Bournemouth winger Brooks could return in November – Giggsby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWales boss Ryan Gigga believes that David Brooks is at least a month away from fitness.The 22-year-old Bournemouth star is suffering from ankle ligament damage.Welsh fans were hoping he could be back sooner, but it appears that Brooks could miss the remainder of his country’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.Giggs told BBC Sport: “Even if he was fit, he has been out a long time.”His return is looking around November.”Now whether that’s back playing or back actually training, I’m not too sure. It’s a bit of a difficult one because he was still in a boot in the last camp.”Even if he was fit he has been out a long time. Even if he’s on the bench or fit for Bournemouth the week before, it will be difficult to pick him because he’s been out for so long.”We will see, you never know, there’s still time yet.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho praises Man Utd PR: Solskjaer has perfect jobby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has praised Manchester United for their PR leading into Sunday’s draw with Liverpool.The former United manager believes the club were able to deflect the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”Manchester United did a good job in public relations during the week before the match to try to create a positive atmosphere for the game. And I think they did very well. From what I understand the goal is the future,” Mourinho said.”I will try to find a job like what Solskjaer currently has, which at heart is constantly talking about the future and how you are protected in the present. I think it’s a great situation. He has a three-year contract and it’s all about the future and about young players. The results are important but I think it is amazing to have the opportunity to do that in a giant club like Manchester United.”
Urban Meyer CavsOutside of coaching college football, photobombing is probably Urban Meyer’s best skill. He’s great at it. And the 50-year-old coach – perhaps unintentionally – was at it again last night at the Cleveland-Golden State NBA Finals game. Urban is #ALLinCLE. @OSUCoachMeyer @cavs (photo via @GavinRBlair) pic.twitter.com/A6I5kSNjev— Niraj Antani (@NirajAntani) June 10, 2015Urban Meyer, photo-bomber extraordinaire, strikes again. http://t.co/pWDCl6SI2A pic.twitter.com/4HVe0yEiXD— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 10, 2015When you thought your conversation was private but you get put on blast… pic.twitter.com/EF9sWIsCxA— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 10, 2015Photobombing is getting a little dated, but when you’re a national championship-winning head coach, you can do whatever you want.
SYRACUSE, NY – DECEMBER 17: General view of the back of a Syracuse Orange warm up shirt to honor former player Pearl Washington prior to the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on December 17, 2016 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)This week, Syracuse fans began raising money for former Orange star Pearl Washington, who is battling a brain tumor and needs significant, round-the-clock medical care. There’s also a website “Prayers for Pearl” where people can purchase shirts and donate to the cause. Tonight, Syracuse basketball is getting in on the act, and the team will be wearing special “Pearl” warm-up shirts before taking on Notre Dame. The shirts are very cool, featuring Pearl’s No. 31 and his name written in the same vintage script that appeared on the ‘Cuse jerseys in the 1980s. These are awesome. Kudos to Syracuse and our continued best wishes to Pearl.
Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to spend 20 years as Tottenham manager amid reports linking him with the Manchester United job.Pochettino joined Spurs from Southampton in 2014 and has since turned the club into Premier League title contenders.Under his leadership, Spurs have claimed three top-three finishes in his four years in charge, with the north London club just two points behind second-placed Manchester City in 2018-19. 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 Argentine has been strongly linked with the permanent post at Old Trafford, but Pochettino says he’s focused on his job at Tottenham in both the short and long term.”I hope, or I wish, to be here 20 years, and decide to leave or to finish my career here,” Pochettino said.”I am so focused here, and want to help the club to achieve what the club want to be in history.”He added: “It would be fantastic. I am so happy to be here. I am so happy to work in that pressure. Why not?”The former Espanyol boss signed a new five-year contract at Spurs last summer, but has been linked with both Real Madrid and United in recent months.Santiago Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui just a few weeks into the Spanish Liga campaign, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over for Jose Mourinho for the rest of the Premier League season.Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad has piled the pressure on Solari, however, with the Champions League holders now 10 points behind Barcelona in the title race in Spain.And while Pochettino’s name continues to be mentioned as a possible option for United and Madrid, he says he hopes to replicate the longevity of former rival Arsene Wenger, who remained boss of Arsenal for 22 years.”But I don’t know because I need to ask [Wenger] one day, if I have the possibility, if he is happy in the way that he finished,” Pochettino said. “What I saw from my point of view, it was so unfair how the people treated him.”Spurs return to action against Chelsea on Tuesday as they contest the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
The Rich Eisen Show/ YouTubeRich Eisen lost a bet, and had to pay up by dressing in Ohio State gear.Michigan graduate, and current NFL Network host, Rich Eisen lost a bet to IndyCar racer Graham Rahal. Eisen is a big fan of the Wolverines, obviously, given he went to Michigan. Rahal did not attend Ohio State, but according to Eleven Warriors, he grew up in the Columbus area, and worships the Buckeyes.As any self-respecting fan would, the pair made a bet when their respective teams faced off last weekend. Ohio State won the game in double overtime, and thus, Eisen lost the bet. His consequence? Don some Ohio State gear and give the “O-H,” of course.Eisen clearly needs a little help from Ohio State fans as to the mechanics of throwing up to old “O-H.” Perhaps Eisen didn’t know Ohio State won the past four meetings between the two teams, but now he surely knows its five in a row.At least he’s a good sport.
@mshamburger1/TwitterThis play will be talked about forever.Late in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Orange Bowl, it looked like a Florida State defender got a great jump on a snap. Or, perhaps, he jumped offside.That’s the debate that raged on the internet after Florida State’s 33-32 win over Michigan. Twitter exploded with controversy as FSU’s Demarcus Walker toes the line between making a great play and being offside.Here’s the play. It’s Michigan’s final offensive play of the contest:pic.twitter.com/tX1KQjQj4M— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) December 31, 2016The refs did not call offside on the play. Demarcus Walker beat the guard and had a free rush at Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight–who was forced into an errant pass.Speight missed his target with the throw, and the ball was intercepted by Carlos Becker.So, was Walker offside? Would it have mattered in the end?These questions can be debated forever, yet the outcome remains the same.
Senegal kicked off their campaign in the 2019 African Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Tanzania in Cairo on Sunday.Goals from Inter Milan forward Keita Balde and a second half stunner from Keprin Diatta handed Aliou Cisse’s men the three points against Emmanuel Amuneke’s side.Aishi Manula started in goal for the Taifa Stars, with Kelvin Yondani and Gadiel Michael leading the defence while captain Mbwana Samatta spearheaded the attack. 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? Aliou Cisse started Keita Balde, Ismaila Sarr and Mbaye Niang in attack and could have been rewarded after a fine combination in the seventh minute.Badou Ndiaye beat his marker and played Niang through on goal, but the Rennes forward missed the target from close range.Relief came to Senegal, who dominated the first half, when Idrissa Gueye set up Balde in the 28th minute and he fired past goalkeeper Aishi Manula for the opener.Senegal had a chance to double their lead through Niang but the forward missed the chance and just before the half-time break, another opportunity fell to Gueye, but he too failed to hit the target.The second half continued in a similar fashion with Senegal dominating the early proceedings and could have doubled their lead through Keprin Diatta, but his header was saved by Manula.Tanzania seemed to regain their confidence in the second half and gradually grew into the game but failed to seriously threaten Senegal’s defence.Diatta made amends for his earlier miss when he fired in a stunning strike from 18 yards to seal the victory for the West Africans, and was duly named the Man of the match.Emmanuel Amuneke’s men will hope to bounce back from the defeat in their next outing against Kenya in Group C, while Senegal will tackle Algeria on Thursday. read more
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today is the day for all of the new polls following Week 1. The Coaches and AP Top 25 rankings have been released.This afternoon, Phil Steele released his Vegas power ratings on ESPN. They are a little different than your typical rankings.Steele combines his power ratings with the ratings from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Will Harris of ESPN and Bruce Marshall of the Gold Sheet. The resulting rankings are the final product.“These ratings are less about a team’s record and more about the overall talent that each team possesses, reflecting which team would be favored if meeting at a neutral site,” Steele wrote.”Here’s the top 10 according to Steele’s formula:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOhio StateOklahomaAuburnWashingtonWisconsinNotre DameMichiganAs you can see, these definitely look different than other polls. Washington is still at No. 7 and Michigan remains at No. 10 after Week 1 losses.You can view the rest of the Vegas top 25 here.
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Alliance of American Football just gained another former college football star. Longtime Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is reportedly headed to the AAF. He’s the latest former star quarterback to join the new league.Murray joins former Penn State star Christian Hackenberg and Wisconsin standout Scott Tolzien. The former Georgia star spent four years in the NFL with various teams – most recently with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.Murray, 28, is currently the SEC career touchdown leader after he passed the Manning brothers and former Bulldogs star Matt Stafford.Now, he joins the Alliance of American Football.Former UGA QB Aaron Murray has signed a player contract with The Atlanta Legends pic.twitter.com/JNe3vnyebx— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) November 20, 2018The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Murray out of Georgia in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He played for the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Rams before leaving the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting.After spending time with CBS Sports, Murray is leaving the booth for the field yet again.He’ll play for the Atlanta Legends. The AAF season kicks off on February after the Super Bowl.