Liverpool Henderson: Leaving Liverpool was never an option Chris Burton 17:04 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool Premier League The England international was cleared to move on by Brendan Rodgers in 2012, but he opted against a switch and is now club captain at Anfield Jordan Henderson claims leaving Liverpool was “never an option” for him, despite criticism having edged him towards the exits at times.Having been taken to Anfield by Kenny Dalglish in an £11 million deal during the summer of 2011, 12 months later it appeared as though that adventure may be brought to a close.Brendan Rodgers was prepared to part with a man who had struggled to make a mark on Merseyside, with Fulham open to a swap deal involving Clint Dempsey. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Henderson was, however, to dig in his heels after an emotional period of consideration and is now club captain at Liverpool and a contender to fill a similar role for England on a permanent basis.The 27-year-old told the Daily Mail on how close he came to being offloaded ahead of a Europa League clash with Hearts in 2012: “Brendan called me in and said ‘Listen, this is the offer’ and he asked me what I thought.“It implied to me that he would let me leave and it was up to me. I went back to my room. I shed a few tears. I ended up crying a little bit because it hurt so much. I had the game that night to think about it as well.“I spoke to my agent and told him what had happened and I said I didn’t want to go. I wanted to stay and fight and try and improve and try to prove the manager wrong. My agent agreed. I spoke to my dad. He was gutted but he backed my decision to stay and fight.“From that point, I just kept my head down. I knew I wouldn’t get as much game time as I wanted but I still had faith. I was young enough to get my head down, keep working hard, do my extra bits and prove them wrong and I feel I managed to do that by the time Brendan left.“There are always those moments in football — and life in general — which can decide the path and the route you go down. For me it was never an option to leave.”Henderson had faced criticism during a testing debut campaign with Liverpool, and has done at times since, but the hard-working midfielder has learned to turn a deaf ear to detractors.He added: “I don’t like reading good things about myself.“With the criticism and the negative things, I always think that makes me better. You need a little bit of good now and again but the good for me comes from the manager. That’s the good I enjoy, so if I’m told I’m doing my job right, brilliant. Anything outside of that, I tend not to get involved.“I’m not particularly into people giving me credit. It’s not something I think about. It’s not important to me. The only thing that’s important is if I’m doing my job properly on the pitch for the team and for the manager.“I can always accept criticism. Throughout my career, I’ve always had criticism and I think that’s good. Criticism’s healthy. It gives you that extra little bit inside you to prove people wrong, to use it as energy, to use it as fuel.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Russia Salah will be stopped by Russia, Cherchesov promises Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 20:52 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Russia World Cup Russia v Egypt Egypt Mohamed Salah Sergio Ramos The coach of the hosts is confident that his players will maintain their momentum following a spectacular opening-night win over Saudi Arabia Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has pledged to leave Mohamed Salah shackled when the World Cup hosts take on Egypt in St Petersburg on Tuesday.Talk of Salah dominated Cherchesov’s pre-match media briefing at Krestovsky Stadium, with the Liverpool star having been declared fit to return from the shoulder injury he sustained during last month’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.The Egyptian Football Association similarly declared Salah was ready to take on Uruguay in their opening 1-0 Group A defeat but experienced boss Hector Cuper opted not to risk his prized asset. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Salah, 26, tore Premier League and Champions League defences apart during a stunning debut season at Anfield that yielded 44 goals, but Cherchesov is confident he has the remedy as his team look to build upon an emphatic 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.”What can I say? I trust in my team,” he said. “I believe in my players and I will give you a simple answer.”We are ready to do this and we will do this.”Cherchesov dismissed the notion that roughhouse tactics would come into play and defended Madrid captain Sergio Ramos against an accusation that he purposely caused Salah’s injury.”Is someone going to behave as Ramos behaved? I don’t understand the question,” he replied.”I saw that he was holding the cup of the Champions League and tomorrow there will be no cup.”I believe that Ramos did not do this on purpose. This is a contact sport and, as I understand, no one injures people from other teams on purpose.”The man charged with thwarting Salah as Russia’s last line of defence is goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev.The CSKA Moscow man bristled at persistent references to Salah as he sat alongside his coach.”First of all I will tell you about my team,” he said. “I believe we should pay more attention to the Russian team. We have our own tasks, our own missions and so on.”We know there will not be mannequins against us. These will be living beings. It is not only Mo Salah who will be playing against us. They have another 20-plus players. We will see what will happen.”Asked whether he was looking forward to playing against Salah, Akinfeev snapped back: “I don’t even know how to start preparing how to respond to your question, frankly.”I would prefer that my team win tomorrow, that’s my response.”The winning feeling deserted Russia during their preparations – something a comparatively jovial Cherchesov made light of when their dismal run of friendly form was brought up.”Hey – no, no! We’re not talking about the seven games [without a win],” he said.”We have won one game already here at the World Cup, so what is the next question?”Soon enough, it will be Salah posing them.
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 15, 2010June 20, 2017By: Raji Mohanam, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Over the course of the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C., I saw and heard about some amazing new mobile phone-based tools that have the potential to dramatically improve–even revolutionize– global health. In fact, many of them were unveiled and launched during the conference. These innovations move us closer to an era when we may all have a “doctor in our pocket”!Below are some descriptions of these amazing tools and links to more information about them.NETRA, created by scientists at MIT, is a smart phone-based vision test that you can give yourself whenever and wherever you are! The NETRA itself is a device that attaches to your cell phone so you can assess eyeglass prescription. All you need to do is look into the NETRA lens through the cell phone display and align the displayed pattern on the screen. Since light rays from this pattern pass through different regions of the eye, the alignment task gives a measure of the optical distortions in the various regions of the eye. You repeat this procedure for a few different patterns and presto, the system computes the corresponding refractive error for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism!This innovation provides hope to many remote, under-served adults and children in the developing world who currently do not have access to eye exams.Mobisante, based in Redmond, Washington, has developed a small portable mobile phone-based ultrasound device. The device can be used to view ultrasound images/data on the display screen of the phone. The device can be used by healthcare workers directly where an ultrasound machine is not available. As well, it can also be used by non-experts and, potentially, even by patients themselves to transmit images and data to a clinic or healthcare provider for remote diagnosis and monitoring. At scale, the cost is estimated to be less than one dollar per exam! The obvious implications for maternal health in low-resource settings are tremendous and exciting.BugLabs, based in New York City, has come up with “Bug”–a modular software system on a mobile phone platform. The system allows you to attach various devices to your cell phone to build a customized tool that meets your specific needs. The system has already been used to create customized tools such as heat detectors for firemen, GPS-based alarm clocks, provider-patient appointment reminders, remote patient biometrics monitors, pacemaker monitors, air pollution detectors, and surveillance motion trackers. The potential applications for global health are immense and are limited almost only by our own creativity.Cell Scope, at UC Berkeley, has developed a microscope device that you simply attach to a mobile phone to take it ‘on the road’! This microscopy-enabled cell phone can then be used to analyze blood or sputum specimens anywhere in the world. The device relies on your cell phone’s camera to turn it into a microscope with 5x-50x magnification. Your phone is then capable of analyzing smears to detect TB, malaria, and many other diseases. Data captured from these analyses is then read by the healthcare provider who is present or transmitted to a clinic or doctor anywhere in the world for remote diagnosis. Imagine the implications for quick and accurate diagnosing of pregnant women in remote areas of the world who are infected with malaria or other deadly parasites.All these innovative tools have creatively and successfully leveraged the power of a mobile phone as their platform. It is certainly an exciting time for global health! Stay tuned to the MHTF to keep abreast of these and other emerging mobile phone technologies as they improve maternal health around the world.Let us know how your organization is using mobile phones to improve maternal health!Share this:
Touch in Canberra is heating up as the Super League kicks-off on Thursday evening. 4.30pm 4/11/04 Please ensure you check the draw as all three divisions have had a number of changes. The complete draw and results can be viewed here on the 2004 SUPER LEAGUE link With 17 teams registered in the Mens, Womens and Mixed Open divisions and many players travelling from Wagga, Sydney, Yass and even Queensland to compete in the ACT competition, it is sure to provide some great Touch. Teams competing include Canberra City Bears, Eagles, UC Otters, ANU, ADFA & Tuggeranong. The tournament is being held over one single weekend after previously being held as a competition that ran over several weeks. The change was made to the format following feedback from the players involved. “Super League has been the Premier competition in Canberra for several years. We’ve been running the competition since 1989. It’s great to see the improvement in local touch and the addition of quality players from outside the ACT,” co-ordinator Angi Goodwin said. Games are being played at the ADFA Fields, Addison Rd, Majura and begin Thursday evening at 8:15pm and continue through to the finals on Sunday. For information please contact: Angi Goodwin Ph: (02) 62854977 Mob: 0413153258 www.acttouch.com.au
Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire joins Raiders TV host Ben Pollack and Canberra Raiders coach, Ricky Stuart on this week’s edition of Raiders TV. In the final episode of Raiders TV for the year, Maguire speaks about the partnership between TFA and the NRL, as well as the relationship between the Canberra Raiders and Touch Football ACT at the local level. Could Ricky be dusting off the boots and having a run at a Touch Football competition near you this summer season? You’ll have to watch to find out! You can watch the episode by clicking on the links below: http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2015/09/03/raiders_tv_ricky_stu.htmlhttp://www.raiders.com.au/news/2015/09/03/raiders_tv_stuart_ma.htmlRelated LinksRaiders TV
Bournemouth defender Cordner extends loan with Havant & Waterloovilleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth defender Tyler Cordner has extended his loan spell with Havant & Waterlooville.Under manager Lee Bradbury, the 20-year-old has made 16 appearances for the Vanarama National League side so far this season.Cordner has also scored twice for the Hawks in wins over Maidenhead United and Halifax Town.He will now stay with Havant until the end of the season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City winger Sinclair: De Bruyne can win Ballon d’Orby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair says Kevin De Bruyne can win the Ballon d’Or.City ace De Bruyne has been one of his side’s standout stars in the last couple of years, scoring 25 times and claiming 53 assists in 125 Premier League appearances.“He can absolutely win it,” Sinclair responded when asked whether the former Chelsea can win the Ballon d’Or on talkSPORT.”The only reason he hasn’t been considered is because there’s something going on with FIFA and Manchester City players.“None of them made team of the year – even Bernardo Silva despite what he won for City and Portugal.”
Jay Paterno/ESPNJay Paterno, son of the late Joe Paterno, wrote a letter to the editor to USA TodayLast week, Christine Brennan of USA Today wrote a column titled “What is Penn State thinking in honoring Joe Paterno?” after Penn State made the controversial decision to honor Joe Paterno at a game-day ceremony.Jay Paterno has decided to respond to the column and the criticism by writing a letter to the editor.An excerpt:Columnists can walk away from the damage they create. Because others must live with the shrapnel those words spread, journalistic standards of truth should be honored.All along the only honor we’ve sought is the truth.When that truth comes, and it will, hopefully the news media will do the honorable thing and cover it with same zeal it displayed last week.Those with wisdom, with minds open to the facts, will understand.You can read the whole thing in its entirety here.[USA TODAY]
Twitter/@DaHughesGuy83Former Iowa star Danan Hughes spoke with The Spun on a wide variety of topics.Danan Hughes grew up in Bayonne in Northern New Jersey, but made his mark on the gridiron in America’s Heartland for the Iowa Hawkeyes (1988-1992) and Kansas City Chiefs (1993-98). We spoke with Hughes recently about his background, playing career and more.The Spun: What was the recruiting process like for you in the late 1980s?DH: It wasn’t as crazy as it is now. It didn’t seem like as much of a business as it is now. You didn’t have any of the three-star, four-star, five-star stuff. It seemed like if you were an athlete, or a specific position, they found you. I was a product of [former Nebraska linebacker] Ernie Beler being an all-state linebacker and running back, and people coming to see him. They found me. I kind of fit the mold of what I think a lot of the schools were looking for athletically and size-wise–6-foot-2, 195 pounds, three-sport athlete. When I was being recruited, every school told me I could come in and play whatever I wanted to: wide receiver, defensive back or quarterback. I chose wide receiver; I had never played wide receiver but I chose that position. Iowa and Nebraska were the furthest west schools I had. Everything else was up-and-down the East Coast: Penn State, Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College. It wasn’t as crazy from a business perspective and the exposure perspective but it was still a scrambling time trying to squeeze in visits and talk to coaches and still play high school basketball.The Spun: Ultimately, what made you feel that Iowa was the place for you? Was there any adjustment coming from Bayonne, in North Jersey, and being out in Iowa?DH: Well the biggest adjustment is that I didn’t have any really good Italian food or pizza. That was a major adjustment. But one thing I knew is that I wasn’t going to be as successful as I needed to be if I had stayed closer to home. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but because of the social lifestyle of New York City and the friends and all the stuff I had, I just kinda knew that I needed to get away and be my own person and mature and grow on my own. That’s what was a draw to me out to Iowa.When I got to the campus on my visit, obviously it’s out in the middle of nowhere. It’s 11 miles from the airport to the city, so you’re driving through cornfields and cow pastures and then all of a sudden you’re in the middle of Iowa City. I was a little bit thrown off my first time out there, because it was the first time I was on an airplane and the first time I was in Iowa. But I was brought right from the airport to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and it was for the No. 1 vs. No. 2 Iowa-Iowa State wrestling match. I didn’t know much about wrestling. I didn’t know how big it was in the state of Iowa, didn’t know about Dan Gable and all those guys. It was jam-packed, standing room only, 18,000 people. I remember they walked all the recruits down to the mat side on the floor, and I leaned over to one of the other recruits and said ‘If they get this crazy for wrestling, I can only imagine what they do for football.’ I was pretty much sold right there. It was then just about completing the visit and convincing my parents that it was the right place for me.Also, my recruiter, Bernie Wyatt, he was from New York. He recruited Ronnie Harmon, Andre Tippett, Dwayne Williams, Jerome Rowan. All the guys from the East Coast that went to Iowa, he was the guy that recruited them. He spoke like us. He talked like New York. I just felt like I could be at home here.The Spun: Earlier, you mentioned choosing to play wide receiver. In high school, you played quarterback and safety. Why did you ultimately pick a position you had never played before in college? Was it a tough adjustment?DH: What made me choose it was that, one, it was a challenge. I knew I could throw the ball. I knew I could be a smart enough quarterback, but I didn’t feel like I wanted to be a college quarterback. And then defensive back, I was kind of a character and I wanted to score a lot of touchdowns. I didn’t feel like defensive back was going to open that door for me. Receiver just kind of intrigued me. The first time I lined up at wide receiver was the first day of camp at the University of Iowa. But I knew I could always catch, I always had good hands, and it just kind of elevated from there. I was fortunate that the offensive coordinator at Iowa was Bill Snyder. The great coaching that he imparted to me in my first year–attention to detail, knowing what your responsibilities are, being where you’re supposed to be when you’re supposed to be there, not fooling the quarterback, offensive schemes and all the terminology–that was the best coaching I ever received in my entire life, even through the pros. I was very fortunate that my initial indoctrination into the wide receiver position, I was able to be coached by a Hall of Fame coach who was able to mold me.Nuff Said!!!!! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/4VaNE9VL42— Danan Hughes (@dahughesguy83) November 13, 2016The Spun: At Iowa, you set a lot of records and won a lot of games. You even played in a Rose Bowl. But the one thing everybody remembers and talks about is the ‘Snow Angel’ celebration after the touchdown against Minnesota your junior year (1991). How did that come about?DH: (Laughs). That was a crazy day because the snowstorm came on. We were in a team hotel in Cedar Rapids, and we didn’t even know if we were going to make it to the game. That’s how bad it was. We got to the game and the field was covered. You couldn’t see the yard lines. It was natural grass so you couldn’t really sweep off the field. All they did was use a snowblower on the yard lines. The first downs were approximate. Before the game, getting off the bus, I said ‘If I score a touchdown, I’m going to do a snow angel.’ I scored two touchdowns that day; after the first one, I did the snow angel. To this day, twenty-something years later, every time I meet an Iowa person or go into the state of Iowa, somebody always brings the snow angel up. It never fails. I would have never thought it would have had this type of reaction.The Spun: Leaving Iowa and going to the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie, you arrived at the same time as Joe Montana. What was that like to begin your career as a wide receiver playing with a legendary quarterback?DH: Well, it was calming because he was so down-to-earth. He wasn’t cocky or arrogant. He wasn’t anything that you would expect a superstar to be. I also came in the same year Marcus Allen came to the Kansas City Chiefs. I was fortunate that that first year class consisted of myself, Marcus Allen, Joe Montana and Will Shields, who was drafted with me. That’s three future Hall of Famers. Joe was just a really cool, down-to-earth guy. One of the funny stories about Joe is that on the first day of camp, everybody is kind of walking on eggshells. It’s Joe Montana, and we’re wondering what kind of person he is. We had a team meeting, and he lit a stink bomb in the meeting and we had to evacuate. That just kind of tells you his personality. He just wanted to be one of the guys. He didn’t want people to think he was better than anybody else.The Spun: Playing in Kansas City when you did (1993-98), what stands out? You were there during a time of a lot of success for the franchise. What was it like playing in front of that fanbase?DH: I always tell people, up until the new NFL stadiums were built, I played in I think every stadium except for five. There’s no other atmosphere even close to Arrowhead back in the 1990s. The crowd noise, the involvement, the barbecue, the tailgating. It was just insane. We had a lot of Monday and Sunday night games back then because of the star power we had and the types of teams we had. We didn’t lose at home very often. We always felt like we were ahead 7-0 before we even came out of the locker room. It was kind of an attachment onto college and what I had experienced at Iowa. It was just like Iowa 2.0. It was like another college atmosphere in the NFL.You’re playing on Monday Night Football, and you’ve got Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith bracketing at the outside linebacker positions and Joe Montana throwing touchdowns and Marcus Allen running the ball. It was a star-studded type of event. I was fortunate to be a part of it.Come git some!!! #GoChiefs pic.twitter.com/VJyPDbDfik— Danan Hughes (@dahughesguy83) September 11, 2016The Spun: What is it like now? How often are you back in Kansas City at the games and what has it like seeing the franchise have a resurgence in recent years?DH: I go to every home game. I’m part of the Chiefs Ambassadors program, and I also do the Chiefs’ post-game show from the stadium. It’s a similar atmosphere. It is a little bit different because they did some construction on the stadium and now there are indoor areas in the stadium. Back in the 90s, you were there in the stadium. You had nowhere to go. Now, they can go inside to different areas and not be a factor as far as crowd noise. It’s a little bit different, but it’s still an amazing place to play. The fans are faithful, they’re rabid. They love their Chiefs and their Royals. It’s still a special environment.The Spun: Going more into your broadcasting career, what has that been like for you? You mentioned you do Chiefs games. I know you’ve worked with the BTN. What are all your broadcasting responsibilities? How did you get involved in that?DH: I went to college at Iowa and my major was Broadcasting Communications. I didn’t know that I wanted to be in that field quite honestly. I felt comfortable with the media. I had a radio show for two or three years while I was playing with the Chiefs. It was kind of a natural transition going from a one-hour radio show every Monday to doing post-game shows and keys to victory type of shows. I never had an agent or anybody marketing me. I just kind of did word of mouth and availability. Opportunities just kept arising. Right now, I do college football for ESPN3. I do college baseball for the BTN and some college football for the BTN as well. I do college basketball for ESPN3. I do the Chiefs pre and post-game shows, and I do radio in Kansas City four times a week on different radio segments about the Chiefs. I do a lot of public speaking with the Chiefs ambassadors and autograph sessions an meet-and-greets. The broadcasting has been a blessing because it allows me to keep one foot in the locker room and talk about the sports I love.Can you say “B1GBaseball Semifinals”, Boys & Girls? Don’t just say it, tune in, right @kevinkugler ? pic.twitter.com/PHaUiYy2t7— Danan Hughes (@dahughesguy83) May 28, 2016The Spun: How important is giving back to the community for you? I know you’ve been back to Bayonne recently to speak to the baseball team and you also went back there when you were playing. I know you had some involvement in the local community when you were with the Chiefs and even now as well.DH: It’s huge. Lamar Hunt, the former owner of the Chiefs, he really instilled [that] early on. If you go back and look at photos of Arrowhead Stadium in the early 1990s, you’ll notice pictures of the players all around the ring of the field and all the foundations that each player was involved in. He really instilled in every a player a passion of giving back to the community. I’m still able to do that through the Chiefs Ambassadors.As far as Bayonne, I was raised in a way that you don’t forget where you come from. That’s where I came from. I want the best for those kids. I didn’t have any college kids or pros coming to speak to us at assemblies. When I went to work out, I just worked out and did what I thought I was supposed to be doing. I didn’t have anybody that was doing drills with me or showing me techniques. That’s something that stuck with me. As I was going through my career, even when I was in college, I wanted to be a part of the high school program and show kids certain techniques and ways to do things…I still do that to this day. It’s definitely a priority to me. I don’t do it for any kind of acknowledgement. I do it because I feel like it is my obligation when I go back home.The Spun: Lastly, you were a three-sport star (baseball, basketball, football) in high school and you were also drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. How important is it that young kids play multiple sports in an era where specialization is becoming more commonplace? Did being a multi-sport athlete help you when it finally came time to focus on one sport?DH: Well, you touched a little bit of a nerve there because this is one of the subjects that really gets under my skin. I could go on for hours on this. I truly believe one of the biggest abominations of college sports or athletics in general is the specialization. The idea that kids that are 14, 15, 16 years old are supposed to know exactly what they want to do, what they are really good at or what they are able to do well enough to get a college scholarship is insane. High school coaches that preach it or pressure kids to do it are out of their minds, and it’s ridiculous. Joe Paterno recruited me at Penn State, and he used to say he didn’t want to see the football film. He wanted to come see me play basketball. And the reason why he wanted to come see me play basketball was because he wanted to see what I looked like, what my physique looked like, how physical I was, if I was a crybaby, what my facial expressions looked like, how I acted and interacted with players on the court. You can’t see that in a helmet and shoulder pads. So you have that aspect, but then there’s also the fact I wouldn’t have been a good punt returner if I hadn’t been able to go back on fly balls in the outfield. I was on the hands team on onside kicks because I knew how to field a ground ball. Being able to use your body in different ways and leverage and physicality in basketball in the paint helps you in football. So I’m a strong proponent of guys playing multiple sports and figuring things out as they go along. I hate it when I hear coaches or some parents talk about specialization or the pressure on kids.Note: Danan Hughes’ interview is part of a series of Q&As we’re doing with former college standouts. You can read our recent interviews with Terrance Howard here, Ron Bellamy here, Eric Devendorf here, Kenny Guiton here and Jared Zabransky here.
Brazil manager Tite believes Lionel Messi is unstoppable, but he hopes that his side can find a way to slow down the Argentina star in the Copa America semi-finals.Although Messi is yet to hit top form at the tournament, Argentina have reached the last four, where fierce rivals Brazil await in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.Argentina topped Venezuela in the quarter-finals behind goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso after emerging from a group featuring Paraguay, Colombia and Qatar. 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 Messi has scored just once in the competition, and it came from the penalty spot as Argentina limped to a lacklustre 1-1 draw with Paraguay in the second group stage match.Their first was a loss to Colombia, although their fortunes have improved in recent matches having topped Qatar and Venezeula in their last two outings.Despite the forward’s recent struggles, Tite is wary of Messi, but also pointed to the talent in his attack ahead of the showdown.”We spoke not only of the individuality of Argentina. They have grown in collective terms as well,” the Brazil coach told a news conference.”The collective enhances individuality. You don’t cancel out Messi, no, you can slow his actions, but you cannot neutralise his actions.”Just as [Philippe] Coutinho does not neutralise himself, [Roberto] Firmino, David Neres. They will, at some point, be decisive.”Amanhã é o dia!! Brasil e Argentina entram novamente em campo para um clássico histórico. Em jogo, uma vaga na final da Copa América! x – 02/07 – 21h30 #JogaBola #SeleçãoBrasileira #CopaAmérica pic.twitter.com/v6L3zQ7dxA — CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 2, 2019 Brazil are in another semi-final in Belo Horizonte, the scene of their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany at the 2014 World Cup.However, Tite praised the support his team had received in the city and hopes fans can replicate it at the Estadio Mineirao.”If the fans can bring all the affection they have given us when we arrived at the hotel to the stadium, it will leave me and all the players gratified and strengthened,” he said.”[Belo Horizonte] was the place of the greatest affection, greater empathy,” Tite added.”More than Porto Alegre, which is my land.”While Brazil and Argentina collide in one semi-final, defending champions Chile will take on Peru in the other matchup.Chile have topped Argentina in each of the last two Copa America finals as Messi hunts for his first major trophy with his national team.
Have you ever wanted to buy a luxury car from football superstars such as Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker?Well now you can after UK vehicle dealer Auto Trader advertised cars for sale owned previously by five different footballers, including Bale, Walker, Peter Crouch, Alex Song and George Boateng.With Real Madrid star Bale linked with a move to Manchester United in a swap for Paul Pogba, the 29-year-old could be a looking for a new ride with his 2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class SUV on sale for £115,000 ($145,000). 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 Bale’s past ride, which can be seen in the video below, was customised to his personal tastes, including Designo black quilted leather upholstery, alloy wheels in matt black and red brake callipers.Former England striker Crouch, who is currently a free agent after a stint at Burnley, may be looking for a cash boost in his impending retirement and has listed his 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider for a bargain price of £70,000 ($88,000).Premier League title winner Walker’s previously owned 2015 Range Rover Autobiography can be purchased for £62,000 ($78,000), with the Manchester City defender selling in 2017 just prior to making the move north from Tottenham.A move to Switzerland from Russia in 2018 forced former Arsenal utility Alex Song to sell his 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith, which can now be bought for £140,000 ($176,000).The Cameroon star went all-out in his customisation of the vehicle, adding a full black leather interior, chrome details and massage seats.There is also a custom-made 2008 Porsche Cayenne available for £45,000 ($57,000), that was built for former Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng 11 years ago.”Auto Trader continues to be the go-to-destination for footballers looking for a change of wheels ahead of the new season,” an Auto Trader spokesman. “This year highlights the surge in popularity for SUVs amongst Premier League stars, with the likes of Range Rovers and Mercedes-Benz G Class continuing to take the top spots.”Personalisation also seems to be key for footballing legends, from having their shirt numbers stitched into seats, unique colour wraps, to even stocking their own mini fridge.”
Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has severed ties with League Two outfit Macclesfield after just eight months in a first managerial post.The former England international was handed the reins at Moss Rose in November 2018 and charged with the task of steering the club to safety.He delivered on that remit, with Macclesfield hauled off the foot of the fourth tier table. 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? Campbell has, however, waited until just two games into the 2019-20 campaign before severing ties with the Silkmen.He told the club’s official website: “Macclesfield Town provided me with a great beginning in the managerial side of the game, as well as a fantastic learning curve which I am truly grateful for.”I would like to thank all the players and staff for their support during my time at the Moss Rose and also all the loyal fans, whose belief at the end of last season ultimately played a tangible role in our success.”A statement from the club added: “Macclesfield Town can confirm that after eight months with the club and successfully leading us to League Two safety last season, we have mutually agreed to part ways with manager Sol Campbell.“This has been conducted in the most amicable of ways and there has been total transparency between the club and Sol regarding the challenges which face lower league clubs such as Macclesfield Town.“We have a very competitive squad in place, as demonstrated by our opening games of the new season and this certainly bodes well for the future.“Sol’s passion, drive and football knowledge will always be remembered at the Moss Rose with fondness and he has issued the following statement in light of the above -“We will be making a further announcement on the appointment of a new coach as soon as possible.“Finally, we would like to thank Sol for his time at the club – not only in helping us retain our League Two status, but also for installing a winning mentality which we now hope to build on.”Macclesfield have collected one win and a defeat from their two games so far this season, with Campbell walking away having taken eight victories, 12 draws and 10 losses from his 30 matches at the helm.
BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 22: of the Auburn Tigers of the LSU Tigers during the game at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)One SEC tagline, that is often mocked online, is “It Just Means More.” In many cases, it is very true, though.That is the case with the wedding of two SEC West fans: an Aggie bride and an LSU Tiger groom.We’ve seen plenty of college football-theme groom’s takes, and they’re very impressive. A Death Valley cake tweeted out by ESPN’s Darren Rovell is no different.The stadium looks great, especially the detail on the field, including the tiger eye logo. However, look closely, and you’ll notice some pretty wonderfully trolly details.First, the road section is filled with Aggie fans. Obviously Texas A&M fans can travel well, so you could definitely chalk this one up to accuracy.Take a look at the scoreboard though: the bride was cool giving her new husband an LSU cake, but of course, her Aggies are winning the game.Bride gets LSU groom’s cake for husband, who is a Tigers fan. She went to A&M. Not only has Aggies fans in crowd, sneakily has Aggies beating Tigers 42-28 on the scoreboard ? pic.twitter.com/dBVRqVS63U— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 23, 2018In reality, the LSU fan husband has had the upper hand since Texas A&M joined the conference.The Tigers have a 13 game all-time lead in the series between the two. Texas A&M is also winless against their division rival since joining the SEC.The last time A&M beat LSU was all the way back in 1995. We’re sure the husband made note of that when he noticed the score on the cake, but still, this was a pretty excellent troll job.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has his share of critics. One anonymous head coach levied a pretty serious accusation earlier today.In CBS Sports’ newest addition of “Candid Coaches,” Saban drew some votes for most overrated. One coach accused the six-time national champion head coach of cheating.Here’s what they said:“If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you’d win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he ‘s playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he’s the best in the country. It’s like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year.”Many came to Saban’s defense, including ESPN’s Dick Vitale. Dickie V staunchly defended Saban and blasted the rival coach on Twitter.“These polls leave me very COLD / so much JEALOUSY / MR ANONYMOUS should go to bed / if u don’t have the facts or guts to put ur name to claims as serious as accusing @AlabamaFTBL Coach Nick Saban of cheating then just keep quiet,” Vitale tweeted.These polls leave me very COLD / so much JEALOUSY / MR ANONYMOUS should go to bed / if u don’t have the facts or guts to put ur name to claims as serious as accusing @AlabamaFTBL Coach Nick Saban of cheating then just keep quiet . https://t.co/R3RckLzWLo— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 19, 2018Dickie V always sticks up for coaches, given the fact he knows so many of them. He does have a point though; these opinions lose a little weight when delivered from anonymity.Saban probably will shrug them off though. He’s likely got bigger things to worry about with the season less than two weeks away.
We’ve got some awful, awful news coming out of Alabama on Friday night. Longtime Paul Finebaum Show caller Tammy Bullard, an Auburn superfan, has reportedly died in a car crash.What’s worse – an infant has also reportedly been killed in the crash. There’s no report on the identity of the infant.The crash, according to WRBL, took place on Highway 280 in Talladega County, Alabama. Bullard was 52 years old.Bullard was a regular on the uber-popular college football radio show. She was known for her passionate rants about Auburn football.Awful news (@wrblnews3): ‘No. 1 Auburn fan,’ @finebaum celebrity Tammy Bullard killed in car accident https://t.co/9jFswUSXMH pic.twitter.com/RQVAXTg92h— Nathan King (@byNathanKing) November 16, 2018That is my understanding and there are now media outlets reporting it. Very sad news. Tammy was an amazing character on Paul’s show. The off air Tammy, though, was an immensely sweet lady. She loved her grandchildren and her Auburn Tigers. I pray for God’s peace for her family. https://t.co/ViYcBLeeJp— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) November 16, 2018AL.com has specifics on the crash. They’re tough to read:Alabama State Trooper Cpl. Jimmy Harrell said the driver of a commercial vehicle carrying some kind of explosive material was traveling eastbound when he possibly blew a tire and the truck overturned on its side.It then veered into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and collided with an SUV carrying the woman and the infant. Both have been confirmed dead. The truck driver was flown to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center.Update: CBS 42 reports that Bullard’s three-year-old granddaughter Princess is the other victim in the crash. Absolutely horrible.Frequent caller to the Paul Finebaum show Tammy Bullard, 51, and 2-year-old granddaughter Princess named victims in 280 crash https://t.co/ivUX13WCpx— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) November 16, 2018Finebaum has taken to Twitter to share the news himself. Here’s what he posted:It is with a heavy heart that we share the news our friend and loyal Auburn fan Tammy has died. #RIPTammy pic.twitter.com/ZdDCZPFJwX— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 16, 2018Our thoughts and prayers are with Bullard’s family and friends – as well as the Auburn community.
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Butch Jones reacts in the second half of the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech 45-24. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Butch Jones may be staying put in Tuscaloosa after all. A new report suggests Jones will spend a second year on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama.Jones was hired by Saban as an offensive analyst for the 2018 season. In December, The Spun reported that Jones was interviewing at Maryland with the intention of following new Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley from Alabama. A subsequent report from 247Sports confirmed he was taking the job as associate head coach and tight ends coach.Now, Football Scoop is stating Jones will remain at Alabama.In addition to the Scottie Mo & John Reagan news we shared earlier, sources at Maryland tell FootballScoop they expect Butch Jones to remain at Alabama…https://t.co/hed6sStg9E pic.twitter.com/UsicUQqvNu— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 16, 2019Given the fact that Alabama has lost four offensive assistants to other programs this offseason, it would make sense if Jones was receiving a promotion from analyst to full-time role.Jones has not been a position coach since he coached wide receivers at West Virginia in 2005-06. He does have extensive experience as a running backs and wide receivers coach and has also worked with tight ends.Saban could even move Jones into an associate head coaching role like the one he was set to assume at Maryland. Last season, Alabama’s quarterbacks coach Dan Enos and defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski were both associate head coaches.Stay tuned.
Damien Sordelett of The News & Advance tweeted pictures of the latest Freeze set-up. It is a sideline platform where Freeze will sit in a rolling chair, with a stand for playsheets, and whatever else he needs.Liberty’s decision to let Freeze coach through such a horrifying medical issue has come under some scrutiny. You can’t say they haven’t been creative in trying to find solutions though.It’s not the Booger Mobile, but Liberty coach Hugh Freeze is coaching from this vantage point on the sidelines for tonight’s game against Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/izw8ce4CQE— Damien Sordelett (@DamienSordelett) September 14, 2019Liberty will aim for its first win of the Hugh Freeze era today, as it welcomes in Buffalo out of the MAC.The Bulls are 1-1 on the year, after a big division title run last season. They beat Robert Morris to open the year, but fell to Penn State in Week 2.The game is set to kick off from Lynchburg, Va. at 6 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming platform. TwitterThrough the early part of the season, Liberty University is putting on a crash course in how many different seats and contraptions from which someone can coach a college football game. This weekend, Hugh Freeze finally makes it to the Flames’ sideline.Freeze, recovering from a life-threatening staph infection that he came down with just weeks before his first season at Liberty, was in a hospital bed in the coaches box in Week 1. The Flames were beat at home by Syracuse, 24-0.Last week, he made the flight to Lafayette for the Flames’ game against the ULL Ragin’ Cajuns. Freeze coached his team from what was widely described as a “dentist’s chair,” once again from the press box. The Flames fell to 0-2 with a 35-14 loss.Now, he’s on the ground…well, almost.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit addressed the Pac-12’s College Football Playoff hopes on College GameDay this morning.The Pac-12’s College Football Playoff hopes took a hit in Week 1, when Oregon blew a lead to Auburn. Then, on Friday night, No. 10 Utah fell on the road at USC.The league appears to be pretty deep this year, with several ranked teams, though none are likely to be ranked inside the top 10 after Week 4.Does the Pac-12 have any “dark horse” College Football Playoff teams moving forward? Herbstreit named Oregon.“I think so, I think Oregon because they have the quarterback, they have the athletes, they have a defense that I think can give a chance to be competitive on that side of the football. I would say Oregon,” he said.Herbstreit added that he likes the Pac-12’s depth, but knows that conferences get evaluated at the top – and the Pac-12 is struggling there.“Honestly if you evaluate a conference, I like to look at the top. We always like to look at the top teams, but I like to look at the depth” Herbstreit added. “The Pac-12 not having USC as a top-five team hurts that respect that I think the nation would give them. But I think it’s great seeing so many new coaches that’s helped.”Oregon (2-1) is set to play Stanford this evening. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Next I-League clubs await meeting with AIFF president over uncertain futureEight I-League clubs – Aizawl FC, Chennai City, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala, Minerva Punjab, Mohun Bagan, Neroca and East Bengal – had written to All India Football Federation over their uncertain future.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 00:04 IST Eight I-League clubs have asked for a meeting with AIFF president Praful Patel. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSI-League clubs have asked for a meeting with AIFF president Praful Patel over their uncertain futureEight I-League clubs have questioned AIFF over the involvement of FSDLI-League CEO Sunando Dhar told IANS that the president is yet to confirm any date for the meetingI-League clubs are waiting for a meeting with All India Football Federation (AIFF) chief Praful Patel as their fate hangs in the balance.With the I-League reaching its last lap for the 2018-19 season, the question once again doing the rounds is the much-talked about Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League merger. This is a possibility that has been doing the rounds for the last few years. If some of the recent reports in the media are to be believed, this could be the last season for the I-League. This has created a kind of uncertainty among the clubs involved.A letter submitted by the eight I-League clubs — Aizawl FC, Chennai City, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala, reigning champions Minerva Punjab, Mohun Bagan, Neroca and East Bengal — asking for a meeting with Patel to discuss their future has got no response. The clubs that did not sign the letter were Real Kashmir, Shillong Lajong (owned by AIFF vice-president Larsing Ming Sawyan) and AIFF’s own team Indian Arrows.A senior official of Minerva Punjab FC, a signatory to the letter, told IANS, “We have not received any confirmation about the meeting from the Federation.”The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) constitution does not allow a member country to have two national leagues running simultaneously. This was made very clear by AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John when he was in Kolkata for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.”It’s not a question of what we are favouring. It’s in the AFC constitution that one country should have one league. We just gave provision (for two leagues) for a transition period. That’s all,” Windsor told reporters. “There will be one league for sure,” he said.advertisementWhile the AFC has already submitted a roadmap for the merger to the AIFF, the implementation of the roadmap is a huge task. All stake holders, including clubs of both the I-League and ISL, have to be on the same platform for the merger to become a possibility.There is also the Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) issue. The clubs in their letter have demanded that the country’s top league should be run by AIFF and not their commercial marketing partners FSDL as they have a conflict of interest.I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told IANS that the president is yet to confirm any date for the meeting. “We are yet to get a date for the meeting from AIFF president Praful Patel”, he said.Also Read | Real Kashmir reveal reason for not tweeting on Pulwama. Very convenient, says Ranjit BajajAlso Read | Exclusive: Secure or not? Minerva Punjab, Real Kashmir in war of words over Srinagar matchFor 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 I-League 2018-19Follow AIFFFollow Praful PatelFollow Aizawl FCFollow Chennai cityFollow Churchill BrothersFollow Gokulam KeralaFollow Minerva PunjabFollow Mohun BaganFollow Neroca FCFollow East Bengal
India vs Australia 4th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus Mohali matchIndia vs Australia 4th ODI Match, Mohali: India will be hoping to get back to winning ways and seal an unbeatable lead in the five-match ODI series on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 13:32 IST India vs Australia 4th ODI Match, Mohali: Captain Virat Kohli would want his openers to fire vs Australia on Sunday (AP Photo)India will be hoping to prove that Friday’s defeat in Ranchi was just an aberration and seal an unassailable lead when they take on Australia in the fourth of the five-match ODI series in Mohali on Sunday.India will be without MS Dhoni as the former India skipper has been rested for the remaining two ODIs.Speaking to reporters after the third ODI here, India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said late on Friday: “We will have some changes in the last two games. Dhoni will not be playing in the last two games. He will be taking rest.”India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Live ScoreIn the absence of the experienced stumper, Rishabh Pant, who is a part of the current Indian squad, has become an automatic choice for the two ODIs as no replacement was named for Dhoni.Meanwhile, pacer Mohammed Shami is also likely to miss the next two matches due to a leg injury.”We have to see whether he (Shami) will be fit for the game. If he’s not fit then Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play. Those decisions the captain and coach take before the game. As of now no replacements,” Bangar said.India, who suffered a 32-run defeat against Australia here, lead the series 2-1.What time does the 4th ODI between India vs Australia start?The 4th ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 10, Friday at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?advertisementStar Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV andAirtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.Where will the 4th ODI between India and Australia be played?The 4th ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 4th ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 4th ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.Also See:For 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 4th ODIFollow Mohali ODIFollow India national cricket teamFollow STAR SportsFollow Hotstar