a month agoJuventus chief Paratici admits Mandzukic could yet move this week

first_imgJuventus chief Paratici admits Mandzukic could yet move this weekby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Fabio Paratici admits Mario Mandzukic could yet be on the move this week.Mandzukic was not in the Juventus squad for victory at Hellas Verona.The striker’s agents are still negotiating with Al-Rayyan, while Al-Gharafa are also keen.“The situation is stalled a little,” said Paratici. “We have time until September 30 for the Qatar transfer window to close and then we’ll see.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

25 days agoChelsea striker Abraham set to commit to England

first_imgChelsea striker Abraham set to commit to Englandby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham is set to commit his international future to England.The Daily Mail says the Football Association have requested Abraham’s medical records for Chelsea – a clear indication that he is under serious consideration for October’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Gareth Southgate announces his England squad on Thursday, with Abraham hopeful his excellent start to the season will be enough for him to land a recall.Nigeria have tried to convince Abraham, who has two friendly caps for England, to switch his international allegiance.As of yet, the striker, who is 22 on Wednesday, is yet to publicly clarify which country he wants to play for.But it is understood Abraham, who qualifies for Nigeria through his father, will answer England’s call if he is picked by Southgate this week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoChelsea manager Lampard tells Abraham: Don’t relax

first_imgChelsea manager Lampard tells Abraham: Don’t relaxby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has challenged Tammy Abraham to continue scoring goals.The 22-year-old netted in his first Champions League goal in Wednesday’s win over Lille, his eighth in ten appearances this season.Abraham is currently keeping Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud on the bench, and Lampard wants to see him continue.”Tammy’s performance was more of the same of what we are seeing,” Lampard said in his post-match press conference.”He’s hungry for goals, physical, gives everything for the team, has quality with the ball at his feet and, while there’s improvement to be had, he’s showing that.”It’s competitive, the minute Tammy’s levels drop then we will look to [Olivier] Giroud or [Michy] Batshuayi to see if they are pushing him and if they can come in and make a difference.”But at this moment in time, Tammy is doing really well. That’s his first Champions League goal and hopefully we will see many more and performances like this.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Brady Quinn Explains Why He’d Rather Play For Jim Harbaugh Over Nick Saban

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame quarterback and current Fox analyst Brady Quinn made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday, talking the NFL and college football. There was a lot of discussion regarding nutrition and the physical statures of NFL quarterbacks.More interestingly though, Patrick asked Quinn about Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camp strategy and how he felt about it. During his answer, Quinn referenced Nick Saban’s quote about it being a gray area and that he expected them to become regulated. Patrick then followed up with a juicy query: would Quinn rather play for Nick Saban or Jim Harbaugh?“I don’t know, it’s tough,” Quinn said. “I mean, Nick Saban has the championships so I think you’d probably have to go in that direction at least at this point, but I think you’d have much more fun with Jim Harbaugh. Looking at it, maybe I’d change my mind because Harbaugh has more of the NFL pedigree, at least from when he was there and the success he had. And he was a former quarterback with a lot of success as well, so maybe he’d be able to see more eye-to-eye with you as a player.“So as much as it pains me to say because I really wouldn’t want to play for either, I’m a Notre Dame guy, but I’d have to maybe say Harbaugh in this case.”We guess you can score one more small victory for Harbaugh in the ongoing “battle” between he and Saban. You can watch the full video of Quinn’s interview with Patrick below. [ Saturday Tradition ]last_img read more

Video: This Is The Best Chant Of The College Football Season

first_imgA general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Michigan State is hosting Purdue at Spartan Stadium this afternoon. The Boilermakers are coming off their huge upset win over then-No. 2 Ohio State.Purdue, of course, has made a ton of headlines this week for Tyler Trent, the incredible Boilermakers’ fan who’s battling cancer.Michigan State fans said earlier this week that they wanted to get a special “Cancer Sucks!” chant going in honor of Trent and everyone else who’s battling cancer.The Spartans pulled it off:Michigan State fans chant ‘Cancer sucks’ to honor #Purdue superfan @theTylerTrent. pic.twitter.com/BNY3jA7Gh3— Andrew Pogar (@AndrewPogar) October 27, 2018Well done, Michigan State.MSU and Purdue are currently tied, 3-3.The game is on ESPN.last_img read more

Texas Fans Will Like What FS1’s Joel Klatt Says About The Team’s Future

first_imgTom Herman doing the "Hook 'Em Horns" while singing Texas' school song.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns sings The Eyes of Texas following a loss to the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Last weekend wasn’t a great one for Texas football. Riding a six-game winning streak, the Longhorns came out flat at Oklahoma State.Texas was in a 17-point hole, and wound up clawing back, but ultimately fell by three on the road.The game made headlines for what happened after the final whistle; Texas coach Tom Herman had to be held back after a shouting match with OSU’s Mike Gundy.The loss probably eliminated Texas football from College Football Playoff dreams, but FS1’s Joel Klatt had some positive takeaways from the game.Texas is now 6-2, but the team remains tied for the lead in the Big 12. To Klatt, that is serious progress.He appeared on 96.7 FM The Ticket in Dallas on Wednesday to talk ‘Horns football with Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell. From 247Sports:“I thought they played a really poor game on the road, against a quality opponent — a decent opponent, and they still only lost by three,” Klatt said. “You don’t take any moral victories, but Texas is really good and they’re still right in the thick of things.”[…]“No one thought this was a playoff team going into the year,” Klatt said. “So the fact that they’re probably not in that discussion right now shouldn’t cause anybody to gnash their teeth and wring their hands out if you will.”Texas was in the Top 10 heading into the week. After the team’s second loss, it is at No. 17 in the College Football Playoff rankings.Most realistic Longhorns fans would have probably signed for that progress at the beginning of the season, especially with a win over Oklahoma in the mix.[247Sports]last_img read more

Iowa Football Unveils New Helmet Honoring Hawkeyes Legend

first_imgIowa mascot pumps up the crowd.The University of Iowa mascot leads players onto the field prior to the start of the 2006 Alamo Bowl football game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, December 30, 2006, at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas. Texas won 26 – 24. (Photo by Darren Abate/Getty Images)Iowa football isn’t going through a complete uniform overhaul for this weekend’s game against Northwestern. The Hawkeyes do have a new-look helmet for the occasion.Saturday’s game at Kinnick Stadium is this year’s Military Appreciation Game for Iowa football.For the event, the Hawkeyes will be wearing a helmet honoring perhaps the most famous Hawkeye to serve in the armed forces: Nile Kinnick, the stadium’s namesake.This morning, Iowa football showed off the new helmet design honoring Nile Kinnick.From Hawkeye football on Twitter:We will salute all Veterans and pay a special tribute to the memory of Nile Kinnick with this helmet for our Military Appreciation Game this Saturday | #Hawkeyes https://t.co/Ga1YS87qlj pic.twitter.com/OwtE48u57r— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) November 7, 2018Iowa described the various elements of the helmet on the program website:When the Hawkeyes (6-3 overall, 3-3 Big Ten) host Northwestern (5-4, 5-1) on Nov. 10, the black Iowa helmets will be decorated with three prominent stickers. On the right side will be a Tigerhawk in red, white, and blue, resembling the flag of the United States of America. Above the Tigerhawk, near the gold stripe down the middle of the helmet, will be a gold America Needs Farmers (ANF) sticker.The Tigerhawk logo is in recognition of men and women in all branches of the military around the world, who are serving, or have served, their country.The biggest change from year’s past will be on the left side of the helmet where every Hawkeye player will wear a gold numeral 24 in honor of Nile Kinnick. Winner of the 1939 Heisman Trophy, Kinnick, was born 100 years ago (1918 in Adel, Iowa) and died 75 years ago (1943 in the Gulf of Paria off the coast of Venezuela). His jersey No. 24 is one of two retired numbers for the football program; Iowa Stadium was renamed Kinnick Stadium in 1972.The Hawkeyes and Wildcats are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET, with the game being broadcast on FOX. The game could have significant Big Ten West implications.[Iowa Sports]last_img read more

Former Ohio State Football Star Lands TV Analyst Gig

first_imgAn Ohio State player holding a football helmet in the air.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: A detailed view of the helmet of Armani Reeves #26 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrating after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 42 to 35. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Former Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry is making a big move to television this fall. Perry will work as an analyst for the Big Ten Network.It remains to be seen which show Perry will be a part of, but we’ll know soon. He is scheduled to start on August 22.It looks like word of Perry’s hiring leaked on Twitter yesterday thanks to ESPN’s Holly Rowe.Always love when players we covered in college make moves!! Former Buckeye LB ⁦@RIP_JEP⁩ starts with Big 10 Network Aug. 22nd. We gave him some tips!! ⁦@MariaTaylor⁩ ⁦@OhioStateFB⁩ pic.twitter.com/YgqmUS4BKZ— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) August 10, 2019 There are worse people to learn from in television than Rowe and Maria Taylor, so Perry was in good hands in that video.Perry, who retired from the NFL last summer due to concussions, has been working as a host on 97.1 The Fan in Ohio.He joins a long list of former Ohio State players working in television, including Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Robert Smith, Chris Spielman, Stanley Jackson, Cris Carter, Bobby Carpenter and James Laurinaitis.After starring at Ohio State from 2012-15, Perry was a fourth-round pick of the then-San Diego Chargers in 2016. He played in 15 games as a rookie, making one start and compiling 22 tackles and a forced fumble.Perry would play a pair of games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 and spend time with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 before retiring.last_img read more

Photos: The Best Signs On ESPN’s College GameDay This Morning

first_imgLee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is live from Athens, Ga. this morning ahead of tonight’s big contest between Georgia and Notre Dame.Bulldogs fans have shown up in full force for this morning’s show.The fans at ESPN’s college football pregame show have brought out the sign creativity, too.Here are some of the best signs from this morning’s show. We see what you did there 😏 pic.twitter.com/7qg7z2ALXE— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2019This … doesn’t add up 🤔 pic.twitter.com/2bcibKJCRp— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2019GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT 😍 pic.twitter.com/uSDDCqDqRY— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2019OH GOT ‘EM pic.twitter.com/eIUO308rCY— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2019“We (don’t?) want Tennessee” #GameDaySigns pic.twitter.com/rigCmR8lYy— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 21, 2019“Playoffs: No Irish Need Apply” #GameDaySigns pic.twitter.com/njd27nhvTK— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 21, 2019ESPN’s College GameDay airs live from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.Tonight’s Notre Dame-Georgia game is set to air at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on CBS.last_img read more

Barcelona likely to make renewed bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann

first_imgBarcelona likely to make renewed bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine GriezmannBarcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media, are willing to again pursue the signing of Antoine Griezmann from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.advertisement Next Reuters BarcelonaMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 16:15 IST Antoine Griezmann has been at Antoine Madrid since 2014 but has grown frustrated in recent years (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona are planning to sign Antoine GriezmannGriezmann has a release clause of 120 million eurosGriezmann has grown frustrated after many trophyless campaignsBarcelona are set to make another attempt to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid after last year’s long saga led to the France international rejecting the Catalan club, according to multiple reports in the Spanish media on Tuesday.Griezmann famously turned down an offer to join Barcelona last season, detailing his internal struggles about whether to make the move in a landmark documentary called The Decision, which was produced by a company owned by Barca’s Gerard Pique.He later signed a new contract with Atletico until 2023 which initially raised his release clause to 200 million euros but numerous reports say that figure will drop to 120 million on July 1.Catalan newspaper Sport said on their front cover that Barca have set their sights on Griezmann again and plan to fund paying his release clause of 120 million euros ($134.9 million) by selling Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, who cost them a club record 165 million.Spanish newspaper Marca said that Atletico’s squad believe Griezmann’s departure is ‘feasible’ while radio station Cadena Ser said the Frenchman is looking to leave the Madrid outfit after ending the campaign trophyless.The Griezmann saga caused great embarrassment to Barca but after the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool which sent them out of the Champions League, the club are planning to shake up their ageing squad ahead of next season.Griezmann has been Atletico’s talismanic figure since joining from Real Sociedad in 2014, but the club’s finances have been stretched by his ever-rising salary, which Marca say exceeds 20 million euros per year after tax.advertisementAtletico have already agreed to sell France defender Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for 80 million euros, while long-serving captain Diego Godin has announced he is leaving the club at the end of the season.Also Read | Daniele De Rossi to leave AS Roma after 18 yearsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BarcelonaFollow Atletico MadridFollow Antoine GriezmannFollow LA Ligalast_img read more