Wolves boss Nuno delighted after defeat of Bournemouthby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez was again on the scoresheet as Wolves defeated Bournemouth on Saturday.An early goal from Raul Jimenez and a late strike by substitute Ivan Cavaleiro handed Wolves the three points.Following wins against Chelsea and Newcastle in the past 10 days, it is the first time since March 1980 that Wanderers have recorded a trio of consecutive victories in the top division.Wolves boss Nuno stated afterwards, “The boys playing in this weather, in the rain, and how hard it was, I’m very proud of them today. They did a fantastic job because we have to adapt to the realities. We were versatile enough to realise that today was about defending and counter attacks – exploiting our talent to achieve what we achieved today, a deserved win.“The organisation, the shape and how compact we were. We didn’t allow too many situations to Bournemouth, who are a fantastic team and played very well. Always trying to help our team mates is what defending is all about. There were not many chances, it was very hard for both teams. They matched us in shape, it was a tough game. We are happy but credit to Bournemouth, it was very difficult.”On third win in a row, he added: “We achieved a third win, but it’s not over, we have to go again. Before we were in a bad moment, now we’re in a good moment and why is important to recognise. Their character, the way they commit themselves to the work on a daily basis and to the competition so well done.“I’m very proud of the work we do every day. The character took us out of the bad moment. The only secret is work, we have to work hard. We do the same things, we were committed and football is like this. It’s life, sometimes you have bad moments, sometimes you have good moment. Rising up, reacting and bouncing back is what I’m most proud of.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer pleased with 2-goal Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was pleased with two-goal Paul Pogba for victory over Huddersfield.Pogba milked the Old Trafford support for his performance.Solskjaer said, “It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. “We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace striker Ayew delighted to be off mark for Wolves winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew was delighted to get his first goal for the club in victory over Wolves.The result was capped by a late penalty from Luka Milivojevic in a 2-0 win.Ayew said, “It’s a big win and good for our confidence after losing at home, it was important for us to bounce back and improve our league position so congratulations to all the lads.“I’m pleased for myself, my family, for our fans and my fans in Ghana and I would like to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity. I was waiting for this moment and now it has come at the start of the New Year means new things, positives and three points so it’s good.”The striker produced a fine touch to control Patrick van Aanholt’s shot on goal before making no mistake to beat Wolves ‘keeper Rui Patrício to break the deadlock. “It is important to be opportunist, making things happen and scoring goals, this is what I try and do and luckily today I was successful. I thank God and will just keep on working hard.”
Liverpool claim comeback win over RB Salzburg in UYLby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool were successful in the UEFA Youth League against RB Salzburg.Much like the senior side, the Reds’ youngsters took on the Austrian club in a tight contest.But Liverpool’s superior offensive capabilities allowed them to emerge with a 4-2 win in the game.Rhian Brewster was among the youngsters who was involved, and it was his penalty in injury time that put the icing on the cake for the Reds.They did experience some scares in the game, as they were 2-1 down with 12 minutes remaining.But they rallied and scored three late goals to seal the contest. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores mixed emotions after draw with Tottenhamby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores had mixed emotions after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Abdoulaye Doucoure’s early goal had set the Hornets on their way to a first victory of the campaign and it increasingly looked like they would get it until controversy reigned four minutes from the end when Dele Alli’s equaliser was allowed to stand after a VAR review, despite the big screens initially showing ‘no goal’. Sanchez Flores said, “Sometimes we were defending a little bit deep but they have very good players. Sometimes when the central defenders could drive and get into positions close to box it was very difficult. But I thought the team was really safe and always with the possibility to create opportunities on the counter-attack.“I saw many teams playing against Tottenham when we were analysing in the week. Newcastle, how they won here, Southampton, how they played, and I think we played much better but we could just draw. Just draw sounds a little bit weird because they got the goal with four minutes left, but if we are realistic and thinking before the match, to draw here is a good result.”
badgers badgers badgers mushroom mushroomFriday morning, Wisconsin and Under Armour officially announced a 10-year contract worth $96 million. One of the apparel manufacturer’s biggest clients came up with a very cool way to welcome the Badgers to the family.Upon hearing the news, Notre Dame tweeted out a video of the famous viral “Badgers” clip with audio of House of Pain’s “Jump Around” – an ode to one of the best Wisconsin football traditions. Check it out:Welcome to #TeamUA, @UWBadgers. You know what to do… @UnderArmour pic.twitter.com/2SOcRLHzLG— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) October 9, 2015Well played, Fighting Irish social media manager.
Martin Keown has criticised Arsenal’s transfer policy and suggested they must make a number of new signings in the next few transfer windows.The 52-year-old was speaking after the Gunners’ 5-1 mauling at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday evening.Arsenal actually took the lead at Anfield before the hosts’ unstoppable attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool gained all three points. 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? And Keown believes that the Gunners are a long way off competing on the same level as Liverpool.”He [Emery] is going to have to go out there to buy personnel to come in,” the former Gunners defender said on BT Sport . “They don’t defend as a unit, they don’t press the ball. There are a succession of things that need to be sorted out. “You could say players are not good enough, but they have to make a better fist of it than they currently are.”Liverpool are shopping in Harrods and Arsenal simply aren’t.“Every time they’re spending money it is £65 million for the goalkeeper, £75m for Van Dijk, it is £50m for a midfield player,” he added.Arsenal did make a number of signings last summer, including Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno, but Keown feels they are not good enough to challenge at the top of the table.“Arsenal are spending £25m for a goalkeeper who doesn’t make the squad for the Germany national team in the summer, maybe that says it all,” he said.”Is [Emery] going to be the one buying the players from now on. How many of these signings are actually his? “We’ll have to wait and see. There is going to have to be a big change in the Arsenal group.”The transfer window opens again next week and it could give Emery the opportunity to add to his squad.Arsenal have been linked with a number of players including Nabil Fekir, Ever Banega and Gary Cahill.Before that they are next in action on January 1 as they host Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken of the confidence he has in his Manchester United players, insisting he is now going into every game expecting to claim a win.The Norwegian took charge of United on an interim basis back in December following the club’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho.He has made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford, winning all of his first four matches, with the club scoring 14 goals in the process. 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? The latest of which was a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford proving the difference between the two sides.And Solskjaer believes confidence is growing within his squad and that they’re going into every match expecting to pick up the win.”Obviously when you come into a club like this you expect to win games,” he told reporters. “And when you win four, you expect to win the next one as well. I think we can win every single game.”Next up for United is a home meeting with Championship strugglers Reading in the FA Cup and Solskjaer is adamant it’s a competition that his side wants to win this season.He added: “We’re about winning trophies and the FA Cup final is such a fantastic one to play in, I played in 1999 at Wembley. I think that was the last one at Wembley.”Having watched so many FA Cup finals as a kid, to walk from the dressing room to the pitch was fantastic, I’ve seen it so many times in Norway. And that’s what we hope for, to get to the final, whatever competition you’re in, you want to win.”I’m not sure if you expect to win it, but that’s more or less what you do expect from a club like this and players we’ve got.”United last won the FA Cup back in 2016, when Jesse Lingard’s stunning extra-time strike helped them claim a narrow 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.They also contested the final in 2017-18, only to suffer defeat to Chelsea at Wembley courtesy of an Eden Hazard penalty. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
It was the morning of the Champions League final, and a picture message dropped into Jordan Henderson’s inbox.It showed his younger self, maybe 10 or 11 years of age, kissing a gold trophy.He was a dreamer back then, a football-mad Sunderland supporter with a passion for the game and a burning desire to win things. It was, he says, all he thought about. 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? Now, aged 28, he can reflect on the greatest night of his career. Liverpool captain, European Cup-winning captain. It doesn’t get much better, surely?“Yes, not bad!” he says, with typical understatement. “It was an amazing feeling, when the final whistle goes it’s an amazing feeling to know we have done it, and then to lift the trophy was a special feeling, one that we will never forget. “My dream as a kid was to win trophies. My best friend sent us a picture this morning of me kissing a trophy when I was about 10, so that gave me even more motivation. The trophy was gold, quite big and I’m kissing it. That gave us a lot of motivation.”You’ll have seen all the images by now. The teary-eyed hugs with Jurgen Klopp, those incredible pictures of the trophy lift. The one of Henderson on Liverpool’s flight back from Madrid, using the European Cup as a footrest. Those epic scenes as the Reds returned to Merseyside to be greeted by hundreds of thousands of eager supporters.Memories to last a lifetime, though perhaps the most poignant moment of all involved a simple embrace between a father and his son, an outpouring of pure emotion on a remarkable night. “My dad has been through a lot over the past few years,” says Henderson. “Not only with himself [his father, Brian, fought a successful battle with throat cancer in 2014] but with his family as well. “I am sure he will be so proud to see us win the game and win the Champions League. It will mean the world to him. I am just glad I can put a smile on his face.”Not just his dad’s face. Victory over Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium confirms Liverpool’s status as Europe’s top dogs once more. Their sixth European Cup will have tasted as sweet as any, especially given the disappointment of losing in the final last season.“It’s nice to know we have come back from so many disappointments, and finally got over the line and won a big trophy,” Henderson agreed. “It is an amazing night and hopefully we can use this to win more in the future.”Henderson revealed he and his team-mates had been inspired by seeing videos of Liverpool’s supporters as they took over the bars and squares of Madrid. It was estimated that around 50,000 fans had made the trip to the Spanish capital.“The videos get sent to us, don’t worry!” smiled Henderson. “The fans have been incredible ever since I have come to the club, but this past couple of years they have travelled everywhere with us in Europe. It costs them a lot of money and tonight makes it all worth it.“I am so proud of this team and I am happy we can give something [to the fans], they give everything, and so have we. I am so happy we can take the trophy back for them.”Henderson, of course, becomes only the fifth man to captain Liverpool to a European Cup. The four who went before him – Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard – are club legends. So has it sunk in yet that he will be forever there alongside them?“Probably it will be after I finish football, to be honest,” he said. “But there is still a long way to go. I am 28, I want to achieve a lot, keep improving as a player, I want the team to keep improving, I want to win more, that is all my focus is on now.“That’s the idea, we hope this can give us a lot of confidence. The big trophies, the big nights. I want to enjoy this moment but also when we come back for pre-season we will be focused on looking to the future.”Henderson had gathered Liverpool for a team meeting at Melwood ahead of the final, in which a number of senior players had their say. “I think we would have regretted if we didn’t have it,” he said. “I felt it was important to speak as a group before the final, it was an important conversation as a group. “A few of us said a few things. It was just about the game really, what we could experience in the game and how we could deal with them situations and obviously use the experiences that we had to use.“Hopefully it helped!”
Brazil were twice denied by the VAR as the Selecao were frustrated by Venezuela in a 0-0 draw at the Copa America.Boos and whistles could be heard at Arena Fonte Nova – just like there were in Sao Paulo last week – following Brazil’s scoreless performance in Salvador on Tuesday.Roberto Firmino had a goal ruled out for a foul in the first half, while Gabriel Jesus’ close-range effort and Philippe Coutinho’s late goal were ruled offside after VAR checks to cap a forgettable evening. 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? The result left qualification up in the air, with hosts Brazil, Peru and Venezuela vying for the two last-16 spots.Brazil were booed at half-time of their eventual 3-0 win over Bolivia following a dour and scoreless first half. And the Selecao opened with real intent and intensity against Venezuela.Arthur – named in the starting XI at the expense of Fernandinho in the only change to the line-up – pulled the strings in midfield and he almost teed up David Neres but the Ajax star fired wide.Venezuela gave away possession cheaply minutes later and Richarlison almost capitalised as he forced Wuilker Farinez into a low diving save.While Brazil made a slick start, Venezuela fired a warning as star striker Salomon Rondon – the only member of the squad to have scored more than once in the competition – headed just wide of the post in the 19th minute.Brazil did find the back of the net via Firmino six minutes before half-time but it was ruled out for a foul on Mikel Villanueva as Tite’s men went into the break deadlocked again, drawing more boos.Jesus replaced Richarlison during the interval and the substitute thought he made an impact when he buried the ball home just past the hour mark, however, the Manchester City forward’s goal was ruled out for offside against Firmino following a VAR check.Groans grew around the stadium, while the Selecao were left frustrated at ground level with Venezuela continuing to hold firm against the eight-time champions, who thought they had snatched victory during the closing stages but Coutinho’s goal was ruled out by the VAR.2º TEMPO – 43 Minutos: Mais um gol anulado da #SeleçãoBrasileira! Finalização de Philippe Coutinho desviou em Firmino, que estava em posição de impedimento! 0 x 0 | #JogaBola #BRAxVEN #CopaAmérica— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 19, 2019What does it mean? Pressure mounting on Tite’s BrazilGroup A will go down to the final matchday and Brazil’s position is far from certain. Eliminated in the group phase in 2016, the Selecao are level on four points with Peru, while Venezuela – who have drawn their opening two games – can still make it through.Venezuela battle to precious pointWith 21 wins in 24 previous meetings in all competitions, Brazil were expected to heap further pain on Venezuela. However, Rafael Dudamel’s side had other ideas to keep their slim hopes of qualification alive.Brazil underwhelm againBrazil were one of the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. Tite’s side, however, have hit a wall since exiting in the quarter-finals. Playing in the absence of injured star Neymar, a three-goal second half against lowly Bolivia papered over the cracks. And while Brazil produced an improved performance on Tuesday, the result raised further questions.Key Opta Facts:- Brazil have kept eight consecutive clean sheets at home in the Copa America, last conceding against Venezuela in 1989.- For the first time ever at a Copa America, Venezuela have not lost to the host nation. They had lost the previous 14 such games.- Brazil are unbeaten in their past 16 Copa America home games, winning nine and drawing seven.- Three of the four goals cancelled by the VAR at the 2019 Copa America have been scored by Venezuela’s opponents.What’s next?Brazil will wrap up proceedings in Group A with a clash against Peru in Sao Paulo on Saturday as Venezuela face Bolivia on the same day in Belo Horizonte. read more
BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)There’s a growing report making the rounds in the college football world today regarding one of the sport’s top quarterbacks. It’s not a good one.Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback, has reportedly/rumoredly been suspended indefinitely.The news was first reported by a college football writer named Mike McDaniel, who says Jackson has been suspended for an academic issue.Virginia Tech starting QB Josh Jackson has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation into an academic issue, per sources.— Mike McDaniel (@MikeMcDanielCFB) June 7, 2018The sophomore quarterback threw for 2,743 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.McDaniel is apparently not the only one who has heard this.Rumor has been out there since last night. FWIW, VT has no official comments on rumors. Coaches are out of town right now. Not expecting any kind of imminent announcement. https://t.co/kyBdvEXvWb— Chris Coleman (@ChrisColemanTSL) June 7, 2018Hearing a few rumors that #Hokies QB Josh Jackson at bare minimum will be suspended. Once again, these are just rumors, not fact, or me reporting anything with certainty.— Andrew Wallace (@WallaceESPN) June 7, 2018Virginia Tech has yet to release an official comment on the subject. Stay tuned.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Week 1 of the 2018 college football season is in the rearview. The opening weekend of the season was highlighted by Notre Dame’s win over Michigan, LSU thumping of Miami and Virginia Tech’s dominance of Florida State, among others.Who’s in line to make the College Football Playoff heading into Week 2?ESPN’s computer has updated its picks after Week 1.Here’s the explanation, from ESPN:“The Playoff Predictor provides every team’s chance to reach the Playoff in the preseason and each and every day of the college football season. It’s telling us not who would make the Playoff at the end of the day, but rather, who will get in on selection day. This isn’t some arbitrary formula based on the feeling of a few people in Bristol: it was created by studying the selection committee’s rankings during the season and on selection day each of the last four seasons.”The teams predicted to make it right now:Alabama – 65 percentClemson – 57 percentNotre Dame – 57 percentOklahoma – 45 percentThe next teams in line:Ohio State – 43 percentGeorgia – 27 percentAuburn – 24 percentWashington – 22 percentYou can view ESPN’s full projections here.
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top quarterbacks in college football has reportedly decided to leave school early for the NFL.Auburn star quarterback Jarrett Stidham has reportedly decided to leave the Tigers for the 2019 NFL Draft.It’s unclear at this point if Stidham will play in Auburn’s bowl game.AL.com’s Matt Zenitz broke the news.“Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham plans to turn pro, according to sources. That’s been the expectation for a while. Unclear at this point whether he’ll play in the bowl game, per sources, but at least some inside the building do currently expect him to play,” he reports.Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham plans to turn pro, according to sources. That’s been the expectation for a while.Unclear at this point whether he’ll play in the bowl game, per sources, but at least some inside the building do currently expect him to play.https://t.co/mYPBBNtZ42— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 4, 2018From AL.com:It’s unclear whether Stidham will play in the Music City Bowl, according to sources, though at least some inside the Auburn building do currently expect him to play.While Stidham’s stock is down significantly from where it was entering the season, when had a first-round grade from at least one of the NFL’s scouting services, it’s still possible he could be selected during the first few rounds of the NFL draft.Stidham is a redshirt junior with one season of eligibility remaining. The 2019 NFL Draft quarterback class isn’t believed to be very strong, so it makes sense for him to leave early.Stay tuned for an official announcement.
PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The 2019 recruiting cycle is starting to wrap up, with the early signing period beginning on Wednesday morning.Most of the top programs have great classes coming in, from Alabama to Clemson to Georgia to Ohio State.There are some programs not doing so well, though.ESPN believes there are four major programs with serious work to do.Those four programs:MiamiFlorida StateUCLAUSCUSC, specifically, needs to get things going:The Trojans finished 2018 with the No. 7-ranked recruiting class. They are now sitting at No. 23, though, and with only 62 ESPN 300 recruits left unsigned, other programs are going to be targeting the prospects USC is after too.If USC can close January strong, similar to how it did in the 2018 class, it will help answer a lot of the questions that still remain with this class.You can view ESPN’s full list here.
The five-star linebacker from the nation’s capital is headed to the SEC.Sherman announced his commitment to Georgia.1000000000 % https://t.co/fXOmMnqDDa— Mekhail Sherman🌹 (@JuicedUpK9) May 10, 2019Sherman is the No. 2 outside linebacker and the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Georgia jumped into the top 10 recruiting classes after the commitment.With the commitment, Georgia jumps from No. 11 overall in the 2020 class to No. 9. The Bulldogs also hold the No. 4 class in the SEC, just one year after taking home the No. 2 overall class behind Alabama.Sherman immediately becomes the top player Kirby Smart’s 2020 class, overtaking offensive tackle Broderick Jones as the top player in the class.Here are the full up-to-the-minute 2020 composite team recruiting rankings. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Five-star outside linebacker Mekhail Sherman narrowed down his collegiate choices late in the month of April. The Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College star holds more than 30 scholarship offers, but entered tonight with only two schools on his mind.In late April, Sherman cut his list to Georgia and Ohio State.“It’s between Ohio State & Georgia fr,” Sherman tweeted. “No interviews, & I appreciate the coaches for presenting me opportunities & the fan bases which came with them. Appreciate you all.”Just over a week later, Sherman knows where he wants to play his collegiate football.
Bengals claimed two players on waivers: former Cardinals’ WR Pharoh Cooper and former Redskins’ RB Samaje Perine.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019Perine had a historic career with the Oklahoma Sooners from 2014 to 2016. As a true freshman, he set the NCAA rushing record with 427 yards and six touchdowns against Kansas. He would finish the year with 1,713 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns.He would go on to record over 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of his next two seasons.When he left Oklahoma in 2017 to enter the NFL Draft, he was the Sooners’ all-time leading rusher, beating out Billy Sims by four yards for the mark.Perine will have at least one familiar face meeting him in the running backs room. His former Oklahoma teammate, Joe Mixon, is currently established as the team’s feature back.Will Samaje Perine have a breakout season for the Bengals in 2019? NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)It looks like Samaje Perine’s NFL dream isn’t quite over yet. After being waived by the Washington Redskins over the weekend, he’s quickly found a landing spot.According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Perine has been claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals. They also claimed former special teams All-Pro Pharoh Cooper.Perine was a fourth-round pick by Washington in the 2017 NFL Draft. By the end of his rookie year, he was the starter, and finished the year as the team’s leading rusher with 603 yards.But his sophomore season in 2018 was considerably more frustrating, carrying the ball just eight times that year.
Pakistan Super League: Quetta Gladiators win maiden title in one-sided finalPeshawar Zalmi lost their second straight Pakistan Super League final after Quetta Gladiators came up with an all-round effort to win their maiden title at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 09:19 IST Quetta Gladiators were dominant throughout the fourth season of Pakistan Super League (@thePSLt20 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSarfraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators won their first-ever PSL title in Karachi on SundayDarren Sammy lauded Peshawar Zalmi’s consistency as they reached three successive finals, winning one of themShane Watson won the Man of the Series award after collecting 430 runs from 12 matchesQuetta Gladiators showcased why they were the most dominant side throughout the fourth season of Pakistan Super League by making light work of Peshawar Zalmi in the much-expected final in Karachi on Sunday.Quetta’s best batsman of the season, Shane Watson failed with the bat but Sarfraz Ahmed-led team eased to a 139-run target and seal the PSL crown in front of a packed house at the National Stadium in Karachi.Everything went right for Quetta as captain Sarfraz won the toss and sent Peshawar into bat.Peshawar suffered a major blow as early as the second over when they lost opener Imam-ul-Haq, who had been one of their most consistent batsmen, for 3. Kamran Akmal tried to get going but Mohammad Nawaz struck to remove the dangerous wicketkeeper-batsman who finished the season as Peshawar’s top scorer.Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Amin led a fightback but the duo was never able to keep the scoreboard moving briskly. Peshawar were let down on the big day by two of their foreign superstars in Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy as both the West Indies big-hitters failed to provide the innings the much-needed impetus towards the end.Best Batsman of the tournament & player of the #HBLPSL 2019, @ShaneRWatson33.Winning captain, @SarfarazA_54.Man of the Final, Muhammad Hasnain.Champion Gladiators #KhelDeewanoKa pic.twitter.com/0fy4vLgL6ePakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 17, 2019Sarfraz should have been mighty impressed with his fast bowlers as Mohammad Hasnain and Dwayne Bravo picked up five wickets between them, conceding just 54 runs in 8 overs.advertisementIn reply, Quetta’s innings got off to the worst possible start as they lost the tournament’s top scorer Shane Watson cheaply. However, senior batsman Ahmed Shehzad held one end and struck a fine half-century.WATCH: @iamAhmadshahzad’s solid half century for @TeamQuetta against @PeshawarZalmi at @thePSLt20Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard https://t.co/6DBUDl8EUY #QGvPZ #PSL2019 #PSLFinal #KhelDeewanoKa #CricketForAll #CaltexPakistan pic.twitter.com/zjcMaHirnACricingif (@_cricingif) March 17, 2019Ahsan Ali’s quickfire knock of 25 from 18 balls sealed the deal for Quetta. Rilee Rossouw then played the finisher’s role to perfection as he smashed a 32-ball 39 to take Quetta past the finish line with 13 balls and eight wickets to spare.Credit goes to team management: Sarfraz Sarfraz Ahmed lauded his teammates for the special effort on Sunday and thanked the Pakistan security forces for making sure the final leg of the PSL was held in Pakistan smoothly.”Credit goes to the team management, and to the crowd. The way they’ve responded to the support for both teams, was excellent. Then the Rangers, Police, PCB they’ve all worked hard to make this tournament possible in Pakistan,” Sarfraz said.Darren Sammy rued Peshwar’s batting performance but lauded the team’s consistency over the last three seasons.”We didn’t do enough with the bat. They were the team to beat in the tournament, and they proved why today. But we’re still proud to make three consecutive PSL finals. We’ve played a brand of cricket that we should be proud of.Meanwhile, Watson bagged the Man of the Series award. The former Australian all-rounder was in fine form throughout the tournament, smashing 430 runs from 12 matches.Also Read | Press conference, football game: How Bangladesh cricketers escaped Christchurch shootingAlso Read | ICC ODI rankings: Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots despite series defeat to AustraliaAlso 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 Pakistan Super LeagueFollow PSL 2019Follow Quetta GladiatorsFollow Peshawar ZalmiFollow Shane WatsonFollow Sarfraz AhmedFollow Darrren Sammy
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 23, 2019 11:31 IST This simplified education structure will provide certification to develop coaches from grassroots through to a high performance/international level.Hockey India has launched its ambitious Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway on March 22, 2019 with a view to develop coaches from the grassroots and to enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of the game. The last date for nomination of candidates and submission of coach registration form is March 26.Moreover, nominations are accepted only through the respective Hockey India State Member Unit and as per the eligibility criteria of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway.Objectives of the initiative:The meticulously-designed programme aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already coaches or wish to pursue coaching as a career option.This simplified education structure will provide certification to develop coaches from grassroots through to a high performance/international level.About the programme:1. As per PTI, the programme consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency based assessment process, a statement from the national federation said.2. The candidates who will successfully complete the Hockey India Level ‘0’, Hockey India Level ‘1’ and Hockey India Level ‘2’ coaching courses will be eligible to enrol for the FIH Academy Level 1 Course, provisionally scheduled during the FIH Men’s Series Finals in Bhubaneswar in June 2019.Emphasising that the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway could potentially revolutionise the sport, Hockey India President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, said: “This program is carefully designed to ensure it is simple yet effective for those pursuing it. As we have assessed through the past several years, we find that there is no dearth of talent among players or coaches in the country.””There is tremendous passion for the sport and with the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway, we want to provide those interested in taking up hockey coaching as profession with the right course,” he added.advertisementGet 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 byHarshita Pathak Tags :Follow Hockey IndiaFollow Hockey India Coaching Programme Hockey India introduces Coaching Education programme: Check detailsThe programme by Hockey India aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already coaches or wish to pursue coaching as a career option.advertisement
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 13:42 IST Paresh Rawal is playing Farhan Akhtar’s boxing coach in Toofan.Paresh Rawal, who was last seen in Uri: The Surgical Strike, will next be seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports drama Toofan. The film stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead role of a boxer, while Rawal has been cast to play Farhan’s coach.While Farhan has been preparing for his role for many months now (his Instagram posts are proof of that), reports say that Paresh has also joined Farhan on his training session a month ago. A source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror, “The formalities were locked in April and Paresh has been training with Farhan in Mumbai for over a month now.”Talking about the film and the actors, producer of the film, Ritesh Sidhwani said, “Every director has a bucket list of actors and Paresh bhai was on the top of mine. I am absolutely thrilled to have him entering the Toofan family. Both Paresh and Farhan are great actors and both their characters are author-backed and well sketched out. There is a huge offering in store for the audience.”Farhan has been practising hard to prepare for his role in Toofan. He often shares videos from his training sessions. In May this year, the actor was seen training with world kickboxing champion Drew Neal. He took to Instagram to share the video and wrote, “It’s not just about strength but speed as well #ToofanInTheMaking @drewnealpt @samir_jaura @rakeyshommehra @ritesh_sid.”advertisementOn the other hand, Paresh Rawal in his last film Uti: The Surgical Strike, played the role of Govind Bhardwaj, a character based on India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Talking about Doval, in an interview with a news channel, Paresh Rawal said, “I had met NSA saab two-three times at corridors in Parliament before doing the film. Who doesn’t know him. Every Indian knows him. He is the true hero of ours.”With Toofan, Farhan Akhtar is teaming up with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra six years after their superhit film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film was based on the life of former sprinter Milkha Singh, who is also called Flying Sikh.ALSO READ | Farhan Akhtar trains extensively in boxing at gym for Toofan. Watch videoALSO READ | Farhan Akhtar packs a punch with world kickboxing champion for Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s ToofanALSO READ | Dogs smarter than you in New India: Paresh Rawal hits out at Rahul Gandhi’s Yoga Day tweetALSO WATCH | Rock On 2’s Farhan-Shraddha in an exclusive interviewGet 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 byJyoti Kanyal Tags :Follow Paresh RawalFollow Farhan Akhtar Farhan Akhtar gets Paresh Rawal as boxing coach in Toofan. Details hereParesh Rawal will be seen as Farhan Akhtar’s boxing coach in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan.advertisement Next
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