10 months agoEverton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are ready to release James McCarthy for loan next month.The Mirror says McCarthy is returning to full fitness after a double break in his leg suffered last January and will be involved over Christmas, but the club want him to get back to regular action – and that is unlikely to be on offer at Goodison Park.Marco Silva sees a big part for McCarthy in his long-term plans, but he is happy to let him leave on a loan deal for the season.The Republic of Ireland star, 28, has interest from Fulham, Brighton and Burnley, and will talk with Silva before deciding on which club would be best. last_img read more

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10 months agoRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose surprise candidate for Man Utd job

first_imgRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose surprise candidate for Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose is a candidate for the Manchester United job.The Sun says Rose is the shock name on Manchester United’s managerial shortlist in case Mauricio Pochettino rejects them.The list also includes Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Although Pochettino remains first choice of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, United are putting together a list of alternatives in case the Spurs boss turns them down.Rose, 42, is admired within the United boardroom after leading Red Bull Salzburg to the Austrian title in his first season.The club also made it to the semi-final of last season’s Europa League after beating Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio in the knockout rounds. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissal

first_imgWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissalby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata suffered a meltdown AFTER being sent off in victory at Real Mallorca.Morata saw red after being booked twice in a minute for clashing with Mallorca players, the second following an altercation with Salva Sevilla.In the mixed zone after the 2-0 win, the former striker shouted at reporters, “Let Salva Sevilla say what he said.”Morata was then dragged away by club officials, still visibly angry.Mallorca’s Xisco Campos, who was involved in the brawl, said: “They are things that stay on the field and nothing happened.”Watch below: About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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John Calipari Goes On Twitter Rant Following Criticism For Saying Kentucky’s Goal Was To Get 8 Players Drafted

first_imgJohn Calipari tweets about his draft goal.Twitter/@UKCoachCalpariOn Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship. Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement. The Wildcats’ coach went on somewhat of a Twitter rant this afternoon, addressing his critics. I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I’ll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015I’ll be honest with you, at the time I may have said nine. My point when I said that was to have them all eat.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015When they asked how we do it, I told them to do this you will have to be a selfless team, share & do historic things on the court. They did.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015If Alex doesn’t get hurt, 8 are drafted. We fell short of a national title but this season was not disappointing to me. Have a great day!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015Whether you agree with him or not, you’ve got to respect Calipari for always speaking his mind.last_img read more

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Jason Whitlock Thinks Chip Kelly Will Be Miami’s Next Head Coach

first_imgJason Whitlocks and Colin Coward talk about Chip Kelly on ESPN.jason whitlocks chip kelly to miamiThere are many who believe that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will eventually wind up back in the college game, where he saw great success as the leading man for the Oregon Ducks. One Fox Sports analyst – Jason Whitlock – thinks that it’s going to happen sooner rather than later.Whitlock joined Colin Cowherd on his radio show Wednesday afternoon and made a bold prediction. He thinks that Kelly will be Miami football’s next head coach. He believes that Kelly’s system would be a great fit for the Hurricanes, given the talent in the area.We’re not sure we agree, but it’s fun to think about. Miami needs to make a splash, and being able to land Kelly would certainly do just that.last_img read more

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Arsenal target Perisic requests transfer from Inter

first_imgIvan Perisic was left on the bench for Inter’s Serie A encounter with Torino on Sunday after club CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Arsenal target has requested to leave the club.Inter have reportedly rejected a loan offer made for the 29-year-old by the Gunners, whose boss Unai Emery has already confirmed he will only be able to sign players on a temporary basis in January.But a potential move for Perisic may have edged closer, with Luciano Spalletti having left the Croatia international out of his starting XI for Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Torino 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? Perisic starred at Russia 2018 as Croatia made it to their first World Cup final, but his form for Inter has tailed off, with the former Wolfsburg star having netted just three goals across 25 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.Spalletti hinted in his pre-match news conference that a deal could be done, but Inter’s head coach told Sky Italia that the price must be right.”It’s a player that has been talked about because everyone values him as much as we do, and if anyone wants to buy him they will need to pay him good money because we rate him a lot,” he said.It nows seems that deal for the winger is even closer after Marotta told Sky Italia that Perisic has requested to leave the club.”Perisic has asked to be sold and we have to try to satisfy him by respecting the value of assets,” he said.”No concrete offers have arrived yet but we have to understand and meet him. If he stays with us we will try to give him the chance to get to the end of the year.”Following the match, Spalletti suggested that he could be frozen out at San Siro no matter what happens in the rest of the window.”Players can say what they want, but they are owned by clubs and to give them away needs someone to buy them,” the coach said to Sky.”If he does not want to play, he will stay out. There are no problems. When you think you can’t make a help, you can do it staying out”.It therefore it seems likely that should Arsenal sign Perisic it would have to be on a permanent deal, something which could scupper any proposed move.The Gunners have also been linked with loans for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain’s Christopher Nkunku.Should any of the above sign for Arsenal they will join an injury-ravaged squad.Unai Emery is without key defenders Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Hector Bellerin, and it has therefore also been reported he may attempt to bring in some defensive cover before the window closes on Thursday.last_img read more

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Mendy move to Real Madrid confirmed by Deschamps

first_imgFrance manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid this summer.The Lyon man has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital after Los Blancos’ poor showing in 2018/19 and, speaking at to the press on Monday, Deschamps said that a €50 million (£45m/$57m) transfer has been agreed between the Ligue 1 club and Real.”Ferland has a spectacular growth, he was in Ligue 2 two years ago and he will be at Real Madrid [next year],” said the World Cup-winning coach. 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? “He has both feet, with us he has been good every time he had to play.”There is yet no announcement from either Lyon or Real regarding the transfer, but should Mendy join the side from the Spanish capital, he will become their third signing this summer, following the transfers of Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard last week.If the deal does indeed take place, it will mark the end of an incredible two years for the defender, who in the 2016/17 second was playing second-tier football for Le Havre.However, he has has excelled since his 2017 move to Lyon – for an estimated €6 million (£5m) – and has been voted in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in both seasons he has played in the division.His superb showings in recent years mean he has established himself as one of the best young left-backs in world football, although the 24-year-old can also operate in midfield.As well as excelling at club level, Mendy has become a vital part of Deschamps’ France squad, despite competing with the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Digne and Lucas Hernandez for a left-back berth.Mendy played in Saturday’s shock 2-0 defeat to Turkey in their Euro 2020 qualification group and is expected to feature against Andorra on Tuesday.He may also not be the only French international destined for Madrid, with speculation still swirling that Paul Pogba is set to join Zinedine Zidane’s side.So too, has international team-mate Kylian Mbappe, while Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar hve also been linked with a move back to La Liga.last_img read more

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ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Updates His Urban Meyer Prediction

first_imgpaul finebaum talks about urban meyer on espnPaul Finebaum has been quite outspoken about Urban Meyer since the Ohio State head coach was put on administrative leave and an investigation into his handling of the Zach Smith situation was started.In the past, Finebaum has predicted that Ohio State will get rid of Urban. But with a decision likely coming by the end of the week, Finebaum has no changed his tune.Speaking on 94.5 WJOX in Birmingham, Ala., this morning, Finebaum now says he anticipates that Meyer will survive and return to coaching at OSU.“It has gotten so utterly confusing up there that I think all the he said she said favors Urban Meyer,” Finebaum said via 247Sports’ Sam Hellman. “In the end, I think he will survive. I don’t think there’s an appetite at that university to get rid of one of the iconic coaches in modern college football history, and I’m not sure there’s enough credible evidence to do so. It’s a judgment decision the university will have to make and I think all signs point to Urban Meyer being reinstated either scot-free or with some penalty.”Finebaum also delved into the report that emerged over the weekend from Jeff Snook, which alleged that former Meyer assistant and current Texas head coach Tom Herman was Brett McMurphy’s source for the Zach Smith information. McMurphy, whose reporting on Smith led to where things stand now, has denied Herman tipped him off.“I think it certainly clouds the picture a little bit,” Finebaum said. “If you’re going to take one side of the story literally, you have to look at the other side. Clearly, McMurphy’s reporting has come under vicious attack, and I don’t know enough right now to say whether this guy (Snook) is credible or not. I do think that there has been some absolutely, unbelievably bad reporting on all sides and I think that plays into it, when the situation is so confusing, it gives the university more of a green light to say, ‘listen, we have a mess here, we are going to rectify it by instituting all these things that universities normally do at a point like this.’”You can listen to all of Finebaum’s comments below.It is interesting to see Finebaum changed his opinion on Meyer, but he isn’t alone in thinking the longtime head coach is going to avoid being fired.We’ll know for sure in the coming days, as Ohio State announced on August 5 that the investigation would be wrapped up within two weeks.last_img read more

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2 Colleges Have Decided To Stop Selling Nike Gear After Colin Kaepernick

first_imgColin Kaepernick in Nike commercial.Two colleges have apparently decided to end their partnership with Nike following the brand’s decision to name Colin Kaepernick the face of the “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign.The schools are small and have no monetary relationship with Nike.However, they have decided to stop selling Nike gear and will also stop purchasing gear for the school with the logo on it.“Two small schools, College of the Ozarks & Truett McConnell, have decided they would no longer purchase nor sell school gear with Nike’s logo on it following the Kaepernick ad. Note: Nike has no monetary relationship with either school,” ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports.Two small schools, College of the Ozarks & Truett McConnell, have decided they would no longer purchase nor sell school gear with Nike’s logo on it following the Kaepernick ad. Note: Nike has no monetary relationship with either school.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 8, 2018Another school, Liberty, is also reportedly considering ending its partnership with Nike.Nike unveiled a new Colin Kaepernick commercial earlier this week and are reportedly paying the quarterback an endorsement deal similar to some of the league’s star players.last_img read more

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The Book The Viral FSU Fan Was Reading Today Has Been Identified

first_imgA shirtless Florida State fans reads a book at the end of the Clemson loss.Florida State football is having a rough year as it adjusts to life under Willie Taggart. Today’s home game against Clemson was a particular low.The Tigers went into Doak Campbell Stadium and absolutely blitzed an overmatched Seminoles team.The Tigers were up 59-3 through most of the fourth quarter. A garbage time Florida State touchdown kept it just shy of a 50+ point blowout for Dabo Swinney’s club.One Florida State fan watching the game found a better use for his time.He was spotted by cameras, with his shirt off, reading a book while the game continued to be played.Legend. pic.twitter.com/kGT24jSfgc— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) October 27, 2018Thanks to a few sleuths on Twitter, we now know what book the Florida State football fan was reading, and it makes things even better.The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman noticed that it appeared to be a novel by Gillian Flynn, the author best known for Gone Girl, which was adapted into a hit Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike film in 2012, and Sharp Objects, which HBO turned into a mini-series this year starring Amy Adams.Flynn’s novels are known to be extremely dark, and as it turns out, this man was reading her second book, Dark Places.Writer Shehan Jeyarajah of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football was the one who figured it out. pic.twitter.com/gZdo4xfUB0— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) October 27, 2018Today’s Florida State football game was certainly a Dark Place for Seminoles fans. This whole scene, which immediately became an all-time great viral fan moment, is now even more appropriate.last_img read more

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