Aaron Ramsey ‘very happy’ with first Juventus goal: A beautiful momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey was delighted to score in victory at Hellas Verona yesterday.It marked the former Arsenal star’s first goal for the Bianconeri.He told TMW: “I am very happy to have scored my first goal and it was even more important to bring these three points home. “Differences between Serie A and Premier League? I think it will take a few games to figure it out. For now I am happy for today, it was a beautiful moment for me. “My favourite position on the pitch? The one in which I played today, as a number 8. A box to box midfielder.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: We’re looking for some kind of styleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores admits their performance was not good enough in their 2-0 defeat at Wolves.Matt Doherty’s opener was added to by Daryl Janmaat’s own goal after the break, which saw Wolves pick up three points and rise up the table. The Hornets head coach said: “We knew today would be a different match [to the defeat at Manchester City] and it would be tough. It’s not enough, it’s clear the performance should be better.“Now we are looking for some kind of style, some way we’re going to play, but at the moment we’re not playing in that way. We concede very easy goals and these destroy all the plans. We are playing [catch-up] behind the score so it’s difficult for the players right now.”Asked what it would take to turn the corner, Sanchez Flores responded: “Winning. We need to win. We need to train hard, we need to improve, we’re stronger on the training ground every single day but in the matches we still have problems, we have insecurities, we have situations we can’t solve, easy mistakes giving opportunities to the opponent.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini jumps to defence of coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini has lept to the defence of coach Marco Giampaolo after defeat to Fiorentina.The Rossonero were thumped 3-1 at home on Sunday.“We chose the Coach, we will defend him, it is right to give him some time. We knew there were some problems that we’d run into, although obviously we didn’t expect to lose four of the first six games, but also the quality of the football is unsatisfactory,” Maldini told Sky Sport Italia.“Right now, it might look like a tunnel with no light, but as our Coach said, the way out is with hard work. We knew that relying on a young squad, during the period when we are waiting for the Coach to really become a leadership figure, there could be a risk of the pressure getting to them.“Of course, it is the fault of the players, the club, the Coach, everyone. Last season, we finished one point off the Champions League places and they always supported us.“I think the fans were right this evening to protest. The responsibility is to be shared around, otherwise it becomes too much of a burden to bear.“We are only six rounds in, all is not lost. We know that in football, situations can turn rapidly. The worrying thing is that we saw such a downturn in performance from the Torino game on Thursday.“It’s strange, because we played very well during pre-season and showed good organisation. There started to be some traffic in the central area of the field, causing some tactical problems and difficulty in moving the ball around.”
Twitter/@aggiefblifeA year ago, former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel was a first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns after a stellar college career. Things haven’t gone very well for Johnny Football since, but Texas A&M’s @AggieFBLife Twitter account still used the Heisman winner in a tweet promoting the upcoming 2015 draft. Sign with Texas A&M: ✔️ Win a Heisman: ✔️ Get drafted in the 1st Round: ✔️ #WHOSNEXT pic.twitter.com/HfgOh2fxja— AggieFBLife (@aggiefblife) April 29, 2015As you can imagine, fans of Texas and other rival schools had a lot of fun with this ‘checklist,’ and trolled A&M and Manziel in response.Signs with A&M ✔ plays for 0 titles ✔ goes to 0 bcs bowls ✔ wins the chik-fil-a bowl ✔ https://t.co/RKR4zHfoZu— Chris Bennett (@chrisgb00) April 29, 2015@aggiefblife @chrisgb00 2nd string ✔️go to rehab✔️— Connor Nelson (@ConnorN22231016) April 29, 2015@aggiefblife Get Kicked Out of Manning Camp. Hang out at Rival School & party. Can’t wait to Leave A&M. #WHOSNEXT— joe villa (@mikeejoe) April 29, 2015 @aggiefblife @JManziel2 @CoachSumlin Really?No Championships, soft nonconf schedule, bttm SEC-W, arrests, rehab stints. #fireSumlin.— III & Company (@IIIandCompany) April 29, 2015So…that didn’t go quite as planned for Texas A&M. Reports that Cleveland may trade up to No. 2 to take Marcus Mariota haven’t helped matters in the Manziel Camp either.[Sporting News]
clemson fans orange bowl ticketsClemson, the No. 1 seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff, hasn’t had the chance to play for a national title in a very long time. As such, we imagine that the gift you’ll see below is a popular one in Tigers fans’ homes Friday morning.The Piedmonts apparently came up with a clever way to give a member of the family her Christmas present. When she opened an orange bowl, it signified that she’d be attending next week’s Orange Bowl contest between Clemson and Oklahoma. Of course, tears flowed.The video was posted by Greg Piedmont on YouTube. Check it out:Will there be more tears of joy after a win? We’ll find out in less than a week.
Manchester City travel to Newcastle on Tuesday with close to a full squad of players.Kevin De Bruyne has returned from a lengthy injury while David Silva and Sergio Aguero have shaken off problems that kept them out of action in December.MAN CITY INJURIES Benjamin Mendy is returning from knee surgery but his return is being managed carefully and he is very unlikely to start at Newcastle. 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? Vincent Kompany is ruled out through injury, while Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko are doubtful after being deemed not fit enough to be in the squad that beat Burnley at the weekend.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither side have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Guardiola could pick close to what many people would consider his strongest XI for the trip to St James’ Park.Mendy would perhaps feature in most teams but in his absence Danilo seems likely to start, given he has done well in the position in recent weeks.There are not too many other contentious spots in the team. Nicolas Otamendi could play at centre-back but Guardiola is expecting a defensive performance from Newcastle and while Salomon Rondon’s aeriel presence is a threat to City, the passing ability of John Stones could help facilitate City’s build-up play, alongside the almost ever-present Aymeric Laporte.De Bruyne and David Silva are generally considered City’s best options as No.8’s and although Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva have deputised well for one or the other this season, it is likely that last season’s first-choice pairing will be started.And while Gabriel Jesus has done well of late, the fact that Sergio Aguero was on the bench at the weekend suggests he was being kept fresh. That also goes for Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, who seem good bets to return to the XI.NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS Rafa Benitez has a few injury worries to contend with for the visit of the champions.”The midfielders are very close, but not ready for this game so it’s more or less the same [squad],” he said in his press conference on Monday, confirming that Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) and Mo Diame (hip) will miss out. Ki Seung-Yung returned from the Asian Cup with a hamstring strain and will also miss out.Joselu is on the sidelines with a hamstring injury picked up against Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend, and the game comes too soon for Karl Darlow (elbow) and Paul Dummett (hamstring).OPTA MATCH FACTS Newcastle are winless in their last 22 Premier League games against Man City (D3 L19) – both Newcastle’s longest winless run and Man City’s longest unbeaten run against any top-flight opponent. Man City have taken 46 points from their last 48 available against Newcastle (W15 D1 L0), scoring 45 goals and conceding nine in that run. Manchester City have won their last four Premier League games, winning the last two by a 3-0 scoreline. Man City have scored the opening goal a league-high 20 times in Premier League games this season (W18 D0 L2), while Newcastle have lost all 11 of their games in which they’ve conceded first – the highest such 100% defeat record this season. This will be Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s 100th Premier League game in charge. He’s won 73 of his 99 so far (D15 L11) – the record for most wins by a manager in their opening 100 matches in the competition is 73, held by Jose Mourinho. Man City’s Raheem Sterling is currently on 99 goal involvements in his Premier League career (59 goals, 40 assists in 212 games). Man City’s Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals in his 12 Premier League appearances against Newcastle – more than any player has scored against an opponent for a single club in the competition’s history.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 20:00 GMT (15:00 ET) on Tuesday, and will be shown on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield paid tribute to another big-time athlete in the state Saturday night.Oklahoma rebounded after a tough loss to Houston last week, shellacking Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, 59-17. The Sooners got the win in front of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook – who was on-hand wearing a customized Oklahoma jersey.Baker Mayfield, the team’s quarterback, appears to have responded to the support from Westbrook. Mayfield is wearing an “In Russ We Trust” tee shirt for his team’s post-game presser. Check it out:Baker Mayfield shows Westbrook a little love in the postgame with an “In Russ We Trust” shirt pic.twitter.com/rxb2j9Vke1— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 11, 2016Mayfield finished 14-of-20 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. We’ll see if Westbrook responds in the coming days.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s running back depth has taken a hit ahead of this evening’s game against Stanford, according to a new report.The Fighting Irish’s co-starting running back will not be able to play in the top 10 showdown against the Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.Irish Illustrated first reported the news.From the report:Irish Illustrated has learned that Notre Dame red-shirt freshman running back Jafar Armstrong will miss Saturday night’s home tilt with No. 7 Stanford with a left knee infection.Irish Illustrated was first informed of Armstrong’s status for the Stanford game Friday afternoon and confirmed it with multiple sources Friday night.Armstrong trails only kicker Justin Yoon for the team lead in points (30) and set a personal-high with 98 yards rushing in last week’s victory at Wake Forest. He made his Notre Dame debut in the season-opener against Michigan on Sept. 1 by scoring a pair of touchdowns.Notre Dame and Stanford are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on NBC.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 8: A general view of a Texas Longhorns bandmember cheering during the game against the Baylor Bears on November 8, 2008 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 45-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)2021 five-star quarterback Jake Garcia is one of the top quarterbacks in the country and is already drawing NFL star comparisons. With just about every school eager to get him, gave an update that Texas fans will surely love.Speaking to 247Sports, Garcia stated that he had just wrapped up a visit to Miami (FL) and is scheduling a visit to Texas next month. He revealed that he previously saw some of the campus at last year’s Texas-West Virginia game and wants to see the rest.“I’m going to Dallas for an Under Armour Camp on July 20th,” Garcia said. “After the camp, I’m going to drive over to Austin and spend a couple of days on campus. I went to the Texas-West Virginia game last year and that was a great time but I didn’t really get to do the whole campus tour or spend time with the coaches since it was a game weekend.“This time around, I’ll be able to see more of the school and talk with the coaches, see how I fit in there. I went to a Satellite Camp that Texas was at earlier this summer and enjoyed working with the staff and I’m looking forward to building that relationship.”247Sports rates Garcia as the No. 19 overall prospect in the nation. He is the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of California.His scouting report draws a pro-comparison to Los Angeles Rams star quarterback Jared Goff. Suffice it to say, Garcia is a player that every team in their right mind wants to get.As for the Longhorns, they face stiff opposition from several SEC and ACC giants in their recruitment efforts. He’s already paid unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and Miami (FL).As of writing, 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions have named the Miami Hurricanes as the favorite with 83-percent of analyst predictions. Nebraska comes in second with 17-percent.Will a visit to Texas be enough to tip Garcia to the Longhorns?
India Today Web Desk DubaiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 22:11 IST Nepal celebrate their victory over UAE (Photo tweeted by @paras77)HIGHLIGHTSNepal beat UAE in the third ODI to win the series 2-1Paras Khadka became the first Nepal batsman to hit an ODI centuryKhadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 for their maiden ODI series winCaptain Paras Khadka became the first batsman from Nepal to hit a century. Khadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the ICC Academy, Dubai on Monday. Nepal won by four wickets to register their maiden series victory in ODIs.A historic, come-from-behind series win had looked unlikely as UAE racked up 254/6, the highest total of the series, batting first, especially for a side who had been bowled out for 113 in the first ODI between the sides.UAE’s total was especially impressive considering they had slipped to 47/4 early in the piece, with a wicket each for Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Khadka limiting their early progress. A doughty 45 from CP Rizwan helped repair the damage, but still, as they found themselves 122/4 after 38 overs, it seemed they might struggle to make 200.The Nepal fans go WILD after their side secured a historic ODI series win in Dubai! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/oKFwYBgsOHICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019That they breached 250 was down to a remarkable late surge courtesy of Shaiman Anwar (87 off 70) and Mohammad Boota, who finished with 59* off 21. Mohammad Naveed struck his first two balls for six and four to apply the afterburners, and Nepal were left a little shell-shocked at the break having conceded 55 runs from the last three overs of the innings.Nepal fans having a fantastic time at the @ICCAcademy in Dubai as their side near a maiden ODI series win! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/UcSCWsEO8mICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019They quickly shook off any cobwebs, recovering from the early loss of Binod Bhandari for 9 to whittle down their target in a series of semi-substantial partnerships. Though after Khadka’s hundred the next highest score was a mere 31, there was enough support to ensure that Nepal stayed ahead of the game, while the wickets lost kept the match interesting.advertisement”This is the beginning.” @paras77 reacts to Nepal’s historic ODI series win and praises their fans who cheered them to victory today in Dubai! #UAEvNEP pic.twitter.com/YeKj97KgpRICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019Khadka was undoubtedly the star of the show, leading from the front as he has so often done for his country. His 115, coming at better than a run a ball, was a masterful knock, considering the pressure of a large chase and a must-win game. By the time he was dismissed, Nepal needed 40 runs in 10.1 overs, and only an almighty collapse could see them lose.Considering the flair for the dramatic Nepal have shown throughout their time in international cricket, such could not be discounted, but Aarif Sheikh and Sompal added cool unbeaten 20-odds to seal victory and send the sizeable band of travelling supporters into raptures.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Paras Khadka Captain Paras Khadka century helps Nepal register maiden ODI series victoryCaptain Paras Khadka smashed 115 off 109 balls as Nepal gunned down 255 against the United Arab Emirates to register their maiden ODI series victory.advertisement