Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks: Xavi, Iniesta my role-modelsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Harry Winks admits he models his game on Barcelona greats.Winks feels Spurs’ style of play suits him best.He told the Mirror: “I’ve never been blessed with height, strength and power so I’ve had to learn how to play differently from a young age, my game was all based on technique and when I look at players like Xavi and Iniesta they were always players I modelled myself on.“We’ve always had a philosophy at Spurs to play out from the back, to play with style, to play out from the back and that’s the way I’ve always been brought up and to come into the first team is no different.”The manager always expects us to play out or at least try. We never compromise our principles, even Barcelona away, it was a difficult test because they are known for their possession.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus inform Man Utd they must wait for Douglas Costaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have informed Manchester United they can sign Douglas Costa – just not next month.Calciomercato.com says he CAN move to the Premier League – but not now.The Brazilian has played only 16 matches in all competitions for Juve this season having made his loan deal permanent in the summer.Costa has made 12 Serie A appearances this term but has come off the bench nine times, leading to speculation that he doesn’t have a long-term future in Turin.But Juventus now say they have no intention of letting him go until the summer at least – as he is still integral to their Champions League plans.And on top of that Costa has told his agent that he doesn’t want to leave Turin. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri enjoying his first Christmas programmeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s enjoying his first Christmas programme.Chelsea are halfway through a run of four league matches in 12 days but Sarri, who had never managed outside Italy until this season, says it is “fantastic”.He told Sky Sports: “I like to play in the Christmas days. I think it’s very difficult to play every three days.”This season we had a very unusual pre-season. I have no experience of this kind of pre-season. Then we had three weeks of working, then from the end of August we started to play every three days.”So we have no time for training, we have no time for improving the team, we have no time for improving single players.”So I think it’s very difficult to play here, but I think it’s fantastic.”
Foden backing ex-Man City teammate Diaz for Real Madrid successby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Foden is backing former Manchester City teammate Brahim Diaz for success at Real Madrid.Diaz was presented to local media by Real Madrid on Monday.“I’m sad to see Brahim go but he wants opportunities, so good luck to him,” said Foden, who started and scored his first home senior goal in Sunday’s FA Cup thrashing of Rotherham.“He will do well, I know it. I grew up with him and know his qualities, so I know he’ll do well. Maybe one day I’ll face him in the Champions League.“But it shows the strength of the squad we have here, how good the players are – it is difficult to get in, but we all try our best.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane praises Areola for winning debutby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised Alphonse Areola after victory over Osasuna.The on-loan PSG goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on debut for the 2-0 win.Zidane said, “He is a member of the squad, he played tonight and did well. We’re happy that the players who played tonight have done well. He has shown that we can count on him. He was always been on the move, dynamic and looked good and communicated well with his teammates.“It’s not that there is a plan A, B or C. I have 25 players who work hard, train well and want to play. Tonight they had the opportunity to show that they are up to playing here. People may think we took risks, but I think we have players at a top level playing at Real Madrid.”
FIFA tells Cardiff to pay Nantes for Sala transferby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have been told to pay a transfer fee of 6m euros (£5.3m) to Nantes for Emiliano Sala, reports BBC Sport.A Fifa panel met to rule on a dispute between the clubs, who had failed to reach agreement on settling payment for the striker.The Argentine, who was 28, died in a plane crash in January while travelling from France to join his new club.Cardiff had argued they were not liable for the £15m fee because Sala was not officially their player when he died. TagsLigue 1English ChampionshipAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City attacker Gabriel Jesus scores landmark goalby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus netted his 50th goal in their victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday.The City star admitted that his landmark goal for the club had arrived with a hint of fortune, after his attempted header appeared to clip his shoulder before beating Wayne Hennessey.”I tried a header, but I think it hit my shoulder!” Jesus said. “I have to improve this side because I sometimes have difficulties with headers. What a cross from Bernardo as well. “A little bit lucky!”
CHAPEL HILL, NC – FEBRUARY 17: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Dean Smith Center on February 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The news of SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott’s death hit most of the sports world hard, but it’s fair to say that the folks in Chapel Hill, home of North Carolina, felt it a bit more than the rest. Scott, a UNC alum, was extremely supportive of his school, and frequently repped his Tar Heels pride. It looks like one former Tar Heels is now repaying the favor.Danny Green, a shooting guard for the San Antonio Spurs, is paying tribute to Scott this week. Monday, he posted an Instagram photo of a custom pair of kicks he had made in Scott’s honor. They read “STU” and “Booyah” on the sides. Props to Green for finding a cool way to show his appreciation for Scott.
For the Clemson football program, this past winter was a busy one. The Tigers put in a ridiculous amount of work over the past couple of months, hitting the weights and working out on the field nearly everyday. They also were out in the community, doing a bunch of charity work. The training period is over now, though, as Dabo Swinney’s program has begun spring practice. Clemson hit the field for its first practice of the spring on Monday. In appreciation of their offseason work, the Tigers’ video production team released a highlight video recapping everything that was done this winter. The Tigers appear to be set for a big 2015. Clemson begins its season Sept. 5 against Wofford.
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)Happy college football Saturday, everyone! Our favorite sport is back, and with it is ESPN’s College GameDay, which broadcast from Fort Worth, Texas this morning ahead of today’s Alabama-Wisconsin game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Of course, with a big match-up comes some hilarious, clever, and occasionally NSFW fan signs. With GameDay in their hometown, there are plenty of TCU fans there as well, so expect the normal Baylor trolling. Here are our favorites from week one:Bad Academics Make Athletics #Gameday pic.twitter.com/WRxtuiHAe8— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 5, 2015The @CollegeGameDay signs are in midseason form already. pic.twitter.com/8zj9FDSBxI— Derek Ponamsky (@DerekPonamsky) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/ckU5VOO7wn— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015“Saban pays for Tinder” pic.twitter.com/yqhm5k2PMg— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/hJC4JvtwRY— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015The Waterboy makes an appearance. pic.twitter.com/nz6NlWalc4— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/iuBJyR2SjI— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/psxoRzpTg0— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015Please don’t RT, we don’t want this guy to get caught. pic.twitter.com/iREJGAuytX— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015But what I really wanna know is… cc: @PFTCommenter @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/bm0HmQ5OMd— Jim Dayton (@jamesdayton94) September 5, 2015Genius. pic.twitter.com/RLnBpNNj9c— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy_) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/1FSzE1chjr— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/OrNzaKwQvO— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015pic.twitter.com/Ol9UlGXlQr— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) September 5, 2015Kiffin’s Krimson Korner” pic.twitter.com/fDpv2jaYmG— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015“I’m lactose intolerant” pic.twitter.com/3OJ0S6C90p— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015#gamedaysigns pic.twitter.com/eaf4hF6hTs— Ryan Taube (@DetroitDrT) September 5, 2015#WPS pic.twitter.com/zFoXscQnuz— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015Always good to see the Asians at GameDay pic.twitter.com/eluk2mg1md— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 5, 2015Of course, the @WSUCougars are here. pic.twitter.com/XxzZlE96Kg— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 5, 2015Get pumped everyone. Football is back.
Instagram/team_juju9JuJu Smith-Schuster is one of college football’s best raw athletes, but the USC wide receiver is also incredibly skilled. In a video posted to Instagram on Friday, the Trojan star showed off a drill that proves just how incredible his reaction time is, and that he has some pretty sure hands.Smith-Schuster stands what appears to be inches from a Jugs Machine, catching balls being shot directly at him.If he doesn’t make a catch in this drill, he’s taking a football right to the chest from point-blank range.Smith-Schuster has garnered plenty of accolades heading into the 2016 season. Sports Illustrated named him one of the sport’s 10 best players. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach predicted that he will be a first team All-American, alongside Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley.Last year, Smith-Schuster was incredibly productive as a sophomore, catching 89 passes for 1,454 yards, and 10 touchdowns. He went viral around the college football world in October, when he sent Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield flying with a nasty stiff arm. We expect to see more where that came from this fall, and likely on Sundays in 2017 or 2018.JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Trojans have a very tough task ahead of them to start the season, as they open with defending national champion Alabama on September 3 in Arlington, Texas.
Felipe Anderson scored a quickfire double as West Ham came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 and end the Premier League strugglers’ winning run.Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment has turned around Southampton’s fortunes in recent weeks, leading to back-to-back victories, but, despite Nathan Redmond’s scrappy opener, they met their match in the form of West Ham’s Brazilian winger.Having netted a stunning equaliser 168 seconds after Redmond’s goal, Felipe Anderson doubled his tally at the culmination of a slick counter-attack before the hour mark. 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? Lucas Perez should have wrapped up the win, but his failure to convert from close range ultimately mattered little as West Ham held firm to claim a third successive away win for the first time since September 2015.9 – After just one goal in his opening 10 Premier League appearances, Felipe Anderson has scored seven goals in his last nine. Settled. pic.twitter.com/AivZryagh8— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 27, 2018Danny Ings prodded into the side netting as Southampton started in buoyant mood, though West Ham would have been ahead had Perez kept his cool from Aaron Cresswell’s cut-back.But it was after the interval that the game burst into life, when – with Lukasz Fabianski having pulled off a fine save – Redmond was able to bundle home, although it seemed that Southampton’s attacker used his hand to get a vital touch.Manuel Pellegrini’s men wasted no time in responding, though, and were level inside three minutes as Felipe Anderson rifled home from the edge of the box.And the turnaround was complete in the 59th minute, Felipe Anderson lashing high into the net after latching onto Michail Antonio’s precise pass, although Southampton were adamant there was a foul in the build-up.Jannik Vestergaard prevented Perez atoning for his earlier miss soon after, but that block was not enough to spark a comeback, as Hasenhuttl suffered his second defeat as Saints boss. What does it mean? Saints remain in the mireThanks to Burnley’s defeat on Boxing Day, Southampton had the chance to move clear of the relegation zone, but they remain just three points above the 18th-place Clarets.West Ham, meanwhile, are up into the top half, level on points with Everton and one behind Leicester City in seventh.Felipe Anderson’s flare coming to the foreSigned for a reported £36million from Lazio in July, Felipe Anderson struggled to settle in the opening weeks of the season but is now hitting his best form and his quality could well be enough to propel West Ham towards a push for European qualification.Injuries mounting up for the HammersDespite the victory, Pellegrini will be hugely concerned over West Ham’s extensive injury list, with nine first-team players missing Thursday’s encounter. Indeed, Pellegrini named only six substitutes, rather than the seven that are allowed.Key Opta Facts- Southampton have dropped 15 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season; the most of any team in the competition, with 12 of those coming in home games.- West Ham have won five of their last six games in the Premier League (L1) – their previous five wins in the competition came over a run of 20 games between April and November.- This was West Ham’s first Premier League away win after conceding the opening goal since May 2017, when they won 2-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor.- Southampton have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats against West Ham for the first time since October 2001.- West Ham have won 15 points in the Premier League in December (P6 W5 D0 L1); their most in a single month of a season in the competition’s history.What’s next?Southampton bring 2018 to a close by hosting champions Manchester City, who will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat. West Ham, meanwhile, face Burnley. read more
Twitter/@UnlimitedTideIt did not take long at all for someone in Alabama to troll Les Miles about being fired by LSU.It has been just over 48 hours since Les Miles was fired by LSU, and apparently that is plenty of time for someone to buy a billboard ad and troll the former head coach.This is Savage. Dagger to the heart from Pritchett and Moore. pic.twitter.com/9VM4I6rMYv— UnlimitedTide (@UnlimitedTide) September 27, 2016What other fan base would take it to this level of trolling at that rapid of a pace than Alabama supporters? It’s pretty creative and quite impressive if you really think about the logistics behind buying an ad space and getting it out there so quickly.It’s also great publicity for the company as well. They get a laugh out of those that see it, and people will remember that billboard when they think of Pritchett and Moore.I wonder if Tyler Bigbie, who is an Alabama alum, has gotten any phone calls from LSU fans since the ad was put up?
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed Sergio Aguero would start for the Albiceleste in their Copa America semi-final against Brazil on Tuesday.Aguero, 31, has been in the first XI for three of Argentina’s four games at the tournament, scoring one goal and setting up two in a front three including Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez in wins over Qatar and Venezuela.Amid some doubts over the Manchester City star’s place in the starting XI for the blockbuster clash at Estadio Mineirao, Aguero’s spot was the only one Scaloni would confirm on in a press conference ahead of the match. 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 “What I can confirm is that Aguero is going to be a starter,” Scaloni said.”It always comes out that the doubt is Aguero and he ends up playing.”The Argentine boss then joked about the selection situation of Lionel Messi – with the superstar forward failing to reach top form with only one goal in his four matches.”The rest is not confirmed, not even Messi,” a laughing Scaloni added.#SelecciónMayor @Argentina realizó hoy la última práctica antes del choque con @CBF_Futebol . #VamosArgentina pic.twitter.com/DOxSeAaIeM — Selección Argentina (@Argentina) July 1, 2019 Argentina must turn around a poor record away to Brazil, who are tournament hosts and arguably favourites, if they are to reach the final of South America’s football championship.The Selecao have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina, winning eight and drawing two.Scaloni believes Tite’s side, who scraped past Paraguay on penalties in the quarter-finals, are favourites to win the Copa America.”They are in an important situation. They have been playing together for a long time, the coach has been [in charge] for a long time. That is an advantage for them,” he said.”Brazil are the favourites for the Copa, the rival that everyone wants to beat.”Argentina last won the Copa America in 1993 when they defeated Mexico in the final of the Ecuador-based edition.Their opponents Brazil haven’t clinched the honour since a 2007 triumph in Venezuela.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims to have turned down five offers to cut short his two-year loan spell at Besiktas.The German custodian left Anfield for Turkey in the summer of 2018.It was agreed at that stage that he would remain away from Merseyside until at least 2020. 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? Jurgen Klopp agreed to move the 26-year-old on after seeing him endure a difficult time in England.Karius failed to convince throughout his competitive outings, with a disastrous showing in a Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid proving to be the last straw.He has, however, rebuilt his reputation with Besiktas.Another testing period was endured upon linking up with new employers, but form was rediscovered with regular minutes.Karius has attracted further interest after proving his worth, with the option having been put to him to make a return to British football.All approaches have been rebuffed, though, with Besiktas set to have their No. 1 back for 2019-20.”This season, through my agent, two clubs in the UK, three clubs from Germany, made offers,” Karius told Sporx.”I turned them [all] down. Besiktas is very special for me.”Karius took in 35 appearances for Besiktas last season.He faced heavy criticism from manager Senol Gunes at one stage, with it looking difficult to see how a two-year agreement would be seen out.Differences were put to one side, though, and Karius was able to convince with his performances on the field.It does, however, remain to be seen what the long-term future will hold. As things stand, Karius is tied to a contract with Liverpool through to the summer of 2021.There would appear to be little chance of him forcing his way back into favour with the Reds.Klopp has invested heavily in the signing of Brazil international Alisson, with the £65 million ($81m) man having offered an immediate return on the faith shown in him.The undisputed first-choice at Anfield secured the Premier League Golden Glove award in his debut campaign, while also helping to deliver Champions League glory.The presence of Alisson may eventually force Karius to consider offers from elsewhere, but for now he is happy to head back to Besiktas. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
The FA recently announced one of the biggest law changes in grassroots football for a while, with sin bins set to be introduced across all levels from the start of the 2019-20 season.Goal has rounded up all the important details about the rule change, what sin bins are, what they entail and how they differ from yellow cards.What are the new changes to grassroots football in 2019-20?On July 30, the FA announced a major rule change in the introduction of “sin bins”, known as temporary dismissals, as further punishment for dissent made by players towards the referee. 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? Starting from the 2019-20 season, they will be introduced nationwide up to step five of the National League System for men’s football. They will then be introduced from the third tier and below in women’s football, while there will also be shorter sin bins carried out in youth football.Sin bins have been implemented in order to lessen the amount of dissent that happens on the pitch, with the FA having trialled the system in 31 leagues between 2017 and 2019.As a result, 25 of the grassroots leagues had said that they saw an overall decrease in dissent, with 84 per cent of referees, 77% of managers and 72% of coaches in favour of having it introduced permanently.What are sin bins?Sin bins are 10-minute dismissals issued to a player by the referee as punishment for dissent.Dissent is the act of bad or rude language made by the player aimed at the referee. Examples include shouting at the referee, questioning the referee’s ability, slamming the ball into the ground in anger after a decision and sarcastically clapping a decision.FA chief executive Mark Bullingham stated: “Dissent is a key part of the game that needs to be tackled, and our pilot phase has proved that sin bins work well.”They allow referees to address incidents of dissent quickly and effectively. The trial showed a huge impact on behaviour that we want to roll out to the whole game and make it more enjoyable for everyone.”How will sin bins work?Sin bins will be indicated by the referee, who will show a yellow card while pointing with both arms to the side lines clearly. For 90-minute matches, this results in a 10-minute departure from the pitch, in which time the player is forbidden to be substituted or involved in the game in any manner.For matches less than 90 minutes, players will spend eight minutes in the sin bin.They will not replace standard yellow and red cards, and cautions and warnings will continue to be made for unsporting behaviour as well as foul play.While players are required to play the £10 administration fee when given a caution, there is no cost for temporary dismissals.Should a player receive a second sin bin in a match, it will result in the player in question being dismissed for an additional 10 minutes – for a 20-minute total – after which they will not be allowed to re-join the match.They can, however, be substituted if the team has enough available substitutions remaining.Unlike with cautions, which will continue to be issued for unsporting behaviour and foul play, players will not be required to pay the £10 administration fee for temporary dismissals.A player who has been temporarily dismissed and commits a further yellow or red card offence whilst in the sin bin cannot participate any longer in the game and cannot be substituted.
Unfortunately, it seems like every few days now, news breaks that there’s been another school shooting. Friday, it happened yet again, this time at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Indiana. The reported actions of one teacher – who is a former college football player – may have saved many lives.Jason Seaman, who played at Southern Illinois from 2007-2010, was reportedly shot three times – once in the abdomen, once in the hip and once in the forearm. Despite getting shot, Seaman was reportedly able to intervene and help stop the shooter from doing further damage. One other person – a female student – was shot during the attack.Seaman’s brother, Jeremy, told the Indianapolis Star that he isn’t surprised his brother stepped up:“It’s not surprising, to be honest,” he said of his brother’s intervention in the shooting. “He’s not really ever been the person to run away. When the safety of the kids is at hand, it’s not surprising to me that he was going to do what he had to do.”Seaman is already undergoing surgery for his injuries. His mother posted to Facebook that he’s currently in “good condition.”Please pray for my son Jason. This morning there was a shooting at his school Noblesville West Jr High. He was hit 3…Posted by Kristi J. Hubly Seaman on Friday, May 25, 2018Seaman, who is married with two children, has reportedly been a science teacher at the school for four years.Seaman’s alma mater posted a tribute to him after hearing the news.Jason Seaman’s mother reports he was shot 3 times, including one bullet through abdomen. Is out of surgery and in good condition. After he was shot, Seaman still managed to help stop the shooter. #Hero pic.twitter.com/e2XQbgn6qY— Saluki Football (@SIU_Football) May 25, 2018The shooter, who has yet to be identified, is in custody. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by yet another senseless tragedy.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners staked a claim to the best recruiting class in the Big 12 with their 22 players landed on National Signing Day. But Lincoln Riley’s team could make an even bigger leap if they can land one skill player who might be interested.According to 247Sports, 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood, the No. 6 overall prospect and No. 1 WR in the country, is now a favorite to pick Oklahoma over previous favorites Georgia and Miami.Per the source, Haselwood is now 57% likely to choose the Sooners, though his player page indicates it has climbed as high as 68%.247Sports noted that while Haselwood has 17 open offers, he has apparently whittled his list down to five schools: Oklahoma, Georgia, Miami, Florida State, and Tennessee.Oklahoma already boasts a first-rate class of skill players, having landed 5-star WR Theo Wease and 4-star WR Trejan Bridges. Both players are top-10 at their position and top-60 in the country. Haselwood’s signature to a letter of intent would be an incredible cherry on top.As of Thursday, 247Sports rates Oklahoma’s recruiting class as No. 6 in the nation, and the best in the Big 12 Conference.Stay tuned.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p The 6-foot-4, 275-pound center is currently weighing offers from a dozen schools from the Big Ten, ACC, SEC, and AAC.The Buckeyes are already off to a decent start in their 2021 recruiting class, landing No. 2 overall prospect Jack Sawyer. They rank No. 3 in the country as of writing, per 247Sports.Ohio State’s other prospect in the class is four-star pro-style quarterback Kyle McCord.No doubt head coach Ryan Day would love to combine a potential star quarterback with a potential star center to hand him the ball.Will Lithicum become the next great Ohio State offensive lineman? We’ll see. COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)2021 center Ryan Lithicum is projected to be one of the top offensive linemen in his class. With offers coming from across the country, he’s making one of his first visits to one of the top schools on his list.As he announced via Twitter, Lithicum is set to make a visit to Ohio State this weekend. The Buckeyes were one of the first teams to make the Maryland-based center a scholarship offer.Lithicum is a four-star prospect and the No. 172 overall player in the country, per 247Sports. He is the No. 1 center in the country, and the No. 5 prospect from the state of Maryland.Columbus this weekend!!📍 pic.twitter.com/kGeOOfZjD0— Ryan linthicum (@RyanLinthicum2) May 15, 2019
Sacked after defeat to India, Thailand head coach praises Sunil Chhetri & Co.Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac was sacked hours after India’s stunning 4-1 win. He said his side’s opponents thoroughly deserved to take all three points.advertisement Press Trust of India Abu DhabiJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 13:27 IST Milovan Rajevac was sacked by the Football Association of Thailand after losing 4-1 to India (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFootball Association of Thailand sacked head coach Milovan Rajevac after teams lossThailand were humiliated 4-1 by India in their opening AFC Asian Cup group matchRajevac after the loss had said India thoroughly deserved to take all three pointsThe humiliating loss to India in the Asian Cup has resulted in Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac’s sacking but the Serb was effusive in his praise for the Stephen Constantine-coached side.Rajevac, who was sacked by Football Association of Thailand hours after India’s stunning 4-1 win on Monday, said his side’s opponents thoroughly deserved to take all three points.”They (India) absolutely deserved to win the match. For us, the first half was mostly okay, even though we conceded the opening goal after a corner of our own. In the second period, India were more aggressive, and they clearly wanted the victory,” Rajevac said.The NEW second highest (active) International goalscorer @chetrisunil11 pic.twitter.com/8lLG1XrIAv#AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019″We under-performed after the break. At the start of the second half we conceded an early goal which forced us to open up a little as we tried to find an equaliser. The real problem for us was that we did not have a response to India’s aggressive style of play.”The Serbian, who took Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after stints in Qatar and Algeria, was appointed Thailand head coach in April 2017. He then signed for a two-year contract extension in February last year.But recent failures in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Cup, where the five-time champions crashed out with a semifinals loss to Malaysia, caused a fan uproar.Rajevac’s assistant Sirisak Yodyardthai will take over as interim head coach for the rest of the tournament, beginning with the team’s group match against Bahrain on Thursday.advertisement”I would like to announce the termination of the contract of the head coach of the Thai national team Milovan Rajevac and also announce the appointment of Sirisak Yodyardthai to perform the duties with the team,” FA Thailand president Somyot Poompanmoung said in a statement.”…FA Thailand has fully supported the preparations of the national team with the intention of producing better results than before. But the result (against India) is not what is expected of the Thai national team and that our supporters deserve,” he said.India are now on top of Group A with three points ahead of Bahrain and hosts United Arab Emirates, who are tied on a point apiece after their drawn opening match.Also Read | AFC Asian Cup: India not getting carried away with the win, says Stephen ConstantineAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Chhetri proud of his boys, says India a difficult team to play againstAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri overtakes Messi as India thrash Thailand 4-1 to create historyFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Milovan RajevacFollow ThailandFollow CoachFollow AFC Asian Cup 2019Follow IndiaFollow Sunil Chhetri