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.