10 months agoArsenal boss Emery denies bid for Real Madrid keeper Navas

first_imgArsenal boss Emery denies bid for Real Madrid keeper Navasby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has denied the club are aiming to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas this month.The Costa Rican has fallen out of favour at Real and was reportedly the subject of a £14million bid from the Gunners.But Emery insists he’s content with his current trio of Bernd Leno, Petr Cech and Emiliano Martinez.When asked if the Navas rumours were true, Emery said: “Not true. We never speak about one goalkeeper because I think – and it’s true – we are very happy with the three goalkeepers we have now. We’ve never spoken about Keylor Navas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 days agoBelgium coach Martinez: Batshuayi Chelsea situation annoying

first_imgBelgium coach Martinez: Batshuayi Chelsea situation annoyingby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez says Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi needs to be playing more.For the Euros qualifying win over Kazakhstan, Batshuayi opened the scoring for the 2-0 triumph.But Martinez believes the striker could achieve more if he was playing regularly at club level.He explained: “Michy’s not playing at Chelsea enough. I find it annoying. “He continues to score with us, but I hope he will have more playing time. If this is not the case, we will have to find a solution. We need him, but he has to play.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Vine: 5-Foot-10 Ole Miss Guard Stefan Moody Threw Down An Impressive One-Handed Put-Back Dunk

first_imgA referee holds up a basketball during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament between the Washington State Cougars and the Colorado Buffaloes.LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 08: A referee holds up a basketball during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament between the Washington State Cougars and the Colorado Buffaloes at T-Mobile Arena on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 73-63. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)When it comes to wowing the crowd with a put-back dunk, size definitely doesn’t matter in the case of Ole Miss junior point guard Stefan Moody. In the first half of today’s game at Missouri, the 5-foot-10 Moody crashed the offensive glass and threw down an eye-catching one-handed tomahawk off a missed jump shot.Nasty stuff here:The Rebels lead Missouri by 10 late in the first half, and I bet Mizzou is going to make sure to locate Moody when a shot goes up from now on.[ H/T: @OMRebelNation ]last_img

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Video: LSU Scores 16-Yard TD On Fake Field Goal

first_imgA closeup of LSU's Tiger eye logo.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)Oh, the Mad Hatter. LSU head coach Les Miles went to his bag of tricks during the fourth quarter of the Tigers’ contest against Florida, calling for a fake field goal with the game tied 28-28. LSU kicker Trent Domingue executed it perfectly, rushing for a 16-yard touchdown off of a pitch that gave his team the lead. Check it out:LSU now leads Florida 35-28 with 10 minutes left to play.last_img

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Salah tipped to win Ballon d’Or by former coach

first_imgMohamed Salah’s former youth coach says the Liverpool forward’s ambition and desire allied with his natural talent means he is capable of becoming one of the best players in the world.Hamdy Nouh worked with Salah while youth coach at Egyptian side El Mokawloon SC, and he admitted Salah’s raw ability made him a stand out even as a young teenager.After four years with the youth side Salah soon established himself in the senior team, playing for two seasons before joining Swiss side FC Basel in 2012. 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? “I met Salah when he was 14 years old after he came over from Tanta,” Nouh told Goal . ”He played with me for two seasons and was the top scorer with more than 30 goals each season!”I saw great talent and insistence on success so I always tried to help him develop on the pitch in individual training and also outside in terms of the psychological side. It helped that he was committed and had great ambition.”He was promoted to the first team and impressed everyone from the beginning with his abilities and his speed. He moved to Basel after that and always told me when he was in Switzerland that it will not be the last step and that he wanted to play with the best clubs in the world.”After two successful seasons at Basel, Salah joined Chelsea for £11 million ($13.8m) in January 2014.He would struggle for regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge, though, and spent time out on loan at Fiorentina at Roma.He would eventually make a permanent move to Giallorossi and another successful season the Italian capital prompted Liverpool to sign the 26-year-old for £38m ($46.6m) in 2017.Salah his since plundered 60 goals in just 79 appearances for the Merseysiders, and Nouh believes some of his coaching expertise has contributed to the Egyptian’s success at Anfield.Mohamed Salah“I gave him all the experience I had in my career and training for him to be the best,” he added. “I always told him that he would need his right foot in some situations to score goals, which we’ve seen happen a lot with Liverpool.”The injury in the Champions League final along with the events of the last World Cup was the reason for the temporary decline in Salah’s level. This is possible for all players in the world.”Salah’s commitment and determination helped him to overcome this stage and not celebrate [his return to form]. He wanted to move on from what he did last season.”When asked what Salah could achieve in his career, Nouh predicts he will become one of the world’s best.”Salah can win Ballon d’Or. He has great determination, a desire to develop and ambition without limit. He has to keep himself grounded and not surrender to pressure. Protecting himself from injury will also be important.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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Georgia Will Wear Black Jerseys vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, First Time Since 2008

first_imgGeorgia's black jerseys.Twitter/@FootballUGAGeorgia black uniforms are being broken out for the first time since 2008 this weekend.The Bulldogs host the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, November 19, and will be wearing their black alternates for the first time since the 2008 game against Alabama in Athens. The game was 41-30 Georgia loss that the Dawgs from their No. 3 ranking. Without that loss, it is very possible that the Bulldogs would have played for a national championship.Georgia previously wore them in the 2008 Sugar Bowl, when they routed the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 41-10. Now, the Bulldogs will be looking for their first win in the black uniforms since that bowl game. The team has announced that the upcoming ULL game is a blackout, and has teased the uniforms on Twitter.#CommitToTheG pic.twitter.com/5DaDM5IH41— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) November 15, 2016Join the Dawgs in Black on Saturday! #BlackOutSanford | #CommitToTheG pic.twitter.com/whgtIHpTbI— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) November 15, 2016Georgia recruits posted pictures of the black uniforms back in July, revealing that UGA had the alternates in the pipeline for this fall.Bringing That Black Back… ❗️ #Lit? #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/YuoCZaceqX— 9 (@JadenHunter9) July 16, 2016A few weeks later, Georgia announced that it would wear the jerseys during a home game for the first time since 2008. The only other option, at this point, would have been the November 26 edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate against Georgia Tech. Breaking out the new look against a lesser opponent makes sense, as it’ll help give some juice to a game that needs it more than an in-state rivalry match-up.The Bulldogs and Ragin’ Cajuns will kick off at noon on Saturday from Sanford Stadium.last_img

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SEC OL Taken To Hospital After Practice Injury

first_imgA view of Auburn's field during a game against Mississippi State.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)The first scrimmage of training camp can be a fun one, as players and coaches are anxious for anything resembling a real game. However, there is always the fear of injury.Auburn held its first scrimmage of fall practice today. Unfortunately, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Calvin Ashley was taken to the hospital during the session.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn told the media that Ashley suffered a head or neck injury, according to AL.com. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.AL.com reported that Ashley had feeling and movement in all extremities. Additionally, OAnow.com’s Josh Vitale says he the onetime five-star recruit has already been discharged from the hospital.Calvin Ashley underwent a series of tests, which came back negative, and he has already been discharged from the hospital https://t.co/w8AENNjbwg— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) August 9, 2018Thankfully, it seems like Ashley escaped serious injury. Kudos to the Auburn training staff for taking every precaution.Ashley was a five-star recruit in the class of 2017. He was the No. 6 offensive tackle and 26th-rated player in the nation, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Ashley redshirted last season, but was expected to compete for a starting role on the AU line this year.Hopefully he will be back on the field soon.last_img

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2 People In Urban Meyer’s Text Messages Have Been Identified

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A lot of Urban Meyer text messages have been uncovered as a result of Ohio State’s investigation into the head coach and how he handled domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith.More messages were uncovered this week when Ohio State released new documents relating to the investigation.There was one text message exchange that had people talking. Urban Meyer’s agent, Trace Armstrong, told him that two women named Laura and Colleen were going to need his phone for four hours.Texts between Urban Meyer and agent Trace Armstrong. Meyer tells Armstrong that Zach Smith was fired for “cumulative stuff” and “I will not tell the media.” pic.twitter.com/p34CdpBZuk— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2018These women have since been identified. The conspiracy theorists can go away.“The “Laura and Colleen” mentions in the OhioState doc dump I’m told are Laura Hoey & Colleen Conry who were part of Urban Meyer’s legal team & coordinated the preservation & imaging of his phone that day for purposes of the investigation,” Bruce Feldman reports.“The attorneys from the Ropes & Gray firm imaged/preserved Meyer’s cell so they could have a record of all the information. If they deleted messages they risked being disbarred. Conry btw is a former federal prosecutor.”The “Laura and Colleen” mentions in the OhioState doc dump I’m told are Laura Hoey & Colleen Conry who were part of Urban Meyer’s legal team & coordinated the preservation & imaging of his phone that day for purposes of the investigation. 1/2— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 29, 2018The attorneys from the Ropes & Gray firm imaged/preserved Meyer’s cell so they could have a record of all the information. If they deleted messages they risked being disbarred. Conry btw is a former federal prosecutor. 2/2— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 29, 2018So there you go.last_img

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Lincoln Riley Has A Message For Oklahoma Fans

first_imgA closeup of Lincoln Riley wearing a grey Oklahoma sweater before a game.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Following their comeback win over Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game, the Oklahoma Sooners are back in the College Football Playoff.Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley quickly took to Twitter to express his excitement that his team is back in the national championship race.“Sooner nation, we just got some great news before we take off. Can’t wait to play again. Boomer Sooner! See you soon.”Now ranked No. 4, Oklahoma will play against No. 1 Alabama in the Orange Bowl on December 29.? pic.twitter.com/Qm25LTMLrU— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 2, 2018The Sooners won their fourth straight Big 12 championship in a 39-27 win over Texas. Their win, combined with then-No. 4 Georgia’s SEC Championship loss to Alabama, earned them a spot in the College Football Playoff.This will be Oklahoma’s third trip to the College Football Playoff. Last year, Oklahoma was pitted against Georgia in the Rose Bowl, but lost 54-48 in 2OT.In 2015, Oklahoma lost 37-17 to Clemson in the Orange Bowl.last_img

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ESPN Reveals Its ‘Coaches Film Rooms’ For CFB Playoff Games

first_imgDabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly with the College Football Playoff trophy.ATLANTA, GA – December 6: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly pose with the National Championship Trophy at the College Football Playoff Semifinal Head Coaches News Conference on December 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff has been ESPN’s showcase for a variety of different viewing options. One of the most popular of these options is the Coaches Film Rooms, where top college football coaches breakdown the live action in a round table format.ESPN typically chooses different participants in the Coaches Film Rooms, and now we know who will be taking part in it this year.On Thursday, ESPN announced the members of the Coaches Film Room for the College Football Playoff Semi-Final games.Covering the Cotton Bowl between Clemson and Notre Dame will be Mack Brown (UNC), Dave Clawson (Wake Forest), Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech), and Mike Norvell (Memphis).The team for the Orange Bowl between Alabama and Oklahoma will consist of Steve Addazio (Boston College), Herm Edwards (Arizona State), Bryan Harsin (Boise State), and Gary Patterson (TCU).ESPN just announced the Coaches Film Room for the PlayoffCotton: Mack Brown, Dave Clawson, Paul Johnson, Mike NorvellOrange: Steve Addazio, Herm Edwards, Bryan Harsin, Gary Pattersonhttps://t.co/h7HmR9vr6w— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) December 27, 2018According to ESPNMediaZone, the Coaches Film Room will be available on ESPNEWS and the ESPN App while the games are in progress.The Cotton Bowl will be played at AT&T Stadium at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN.The Orange Bowl will be played at Hard Rock Stadium at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.last_img

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