10 months agoRangers boss Gerrard coy on Liverpool striker Solanke

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard coy on Liverpool striker Solankeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Gerrard has played down talk Rangers could sign Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke in January. The tall forward has struggled for game time this season and has also been linked with Crystal Palace.But Gerrard remained coy on any move when asked on Wednesday.”I haven’t heard Dominic say he wants to leave Liverpool,” Gerrard told the Daily Mail. “I haven’t heard Liverpool say they want him to leave, so there’s nothing really to say about it.” last_img read more

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9 months agoNewcastle not interested in Cabaye reunion

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle not interested in Cabaye reunionby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United will not sign former midfielder Yohan Cabaye on a free transfer.The 32-year-old was this week released by Al Nasr after just six months at the club.Cabaye was part of the Toon squad that finished fifth in the Premier League in 2011/12, leading to some fans asking for his return. However, the Shields Gazette says manage Rafa Benitez has other priorities for signings this month.The Spaniard is focused on signing a number 10, a winger and a left-back. last_img read more

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19 days agoReal Madrid favourites for £100M Van de Beek – after Man Utd snub

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid favourites for £100M Van de Beek – after Man Utd snubby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are regarded as favourites to land Ajax’s £100million-rated Donny van de Beek – just three months after Manchester United decided against signing the midfielder.United failed to make a move for the 22-year-old Dutch international after his Amsterdam club quoted the Reds a £35million asking price, says the Mirror.And now Real have stepped up their efforts to land Van Beek at the end of the season – and have made it clear that they will not be put off by Ajax’s dramatically inflated valuation.Van Beek, who came thought the famed Ajax academy, was in the team beaten by United in the 2017 Europa League final.He has since developed into one of Europe’s top goalscoring midfielders. last_img read more

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15 days agoKoeman explains role in plans to buy Wycombe Wanderers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Koeman explains role in plans to buy Wycombe Wanderersby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland coach Ronald Koeman has spoken of his role in plans to buy League One side Wycombe Wanderers.Reports said the trio of Dennis Bergkamp, Henrik Larsson and Dirk Kuyt put in a bid for the club earlier this year but the Adams Park board opted to go in another direction.Koeman told reporters: “I don’t know how close that is.“I’m in the background, let me put it like that. I’m an advisor. If they want it I’m available for advice but I’m not the one who is going to invest, I’m not the one to decide how the process will continue.“They have the dream to buy a club and they’re working on that but I’m not directly involved and I didn’t want that.“I’ve been asked if they want some advice and if they think I can provide them with good advice I’m available. But I’m not really the one to talk about that a lot.” last_img read more

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5 Bold Predictions For The South Region Of The NCAA Tournament

first_imgFive bold predictions for the South Region. Miami Plug DanceTwitter/@MiamiHurricanesThe 2016 NCAA Tournament gets underway tonight with the first pair of play-in games. Play in the South Region begins at 9:10 p.m. ET on tru TV, with two 11-seeds, Wichita State and Vanderbilt, facing off for the right to play Vanderbilt. The South Region is very intriguing. It contains the No. 1 overall seed in the field, along with a number of teams capable of busting the bracket. We’ll find out which team emerges on March 26 at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville.We’re here to help you make your picks in the South, but we’re not going with just chalk. Without further ado, let’s look at our five bold predictions for the South Region. Get Started: Wichita State “Shocks” The Competition >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

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Vegas Computer Doesn’t Think This Major Week 3 Game Will Be Close

first_imgA general view of the Dallas Cowboys StadiumARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of the field during the game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Week 3 of the college football season kicked off on Thursday night with a matchup between ACC opponents. Boston College and Wake Forest won’t be vying for a national title this season.However, there are several significant games coming up this weekend. No. 7 Auburn takes on No. 12 LSU and No. 15 TCU hosts No. 4 Ohio State.We’ll focus on the latter – which is set for a Saturday night kickoff from AT&T stadium. The two programs might be only 11 spots apart in the AP Poll, but a Vegas computer thinks the matchup won’t be close.OddsShark’s computer is predicting a significant win for the Buckeyes.Ohio State is a 12.5-point favorite entering the game. OddsShark has the Buckeyes covering by quite a bit.It’s the Buckeyes’ final game without head coach Urban Meyer, who is serving a three-game suspension.The action kicks off on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.last_img read more

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ESPN Predicts The Winner Of Notre Dame-Florida State Game

first_imgNotre Dame Fighting Irish stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: A general view is seen as the Michigan Wolverines run an offensive play against the defense of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)In a normal season, a game vs. Florida State  would be more of a concern than the one a week later against Syracuse. Of course, this is not a normal year in the ACC, but that might help Notre Dame football’s College Football Playoff hopes.The Fighting Irish are currently No. 3 in the playoff rankings. With no conference championship to add a valuable data point at year’s end, Notre Dame probably needs to run the table to earn a spot.This weekend, ND hosts Florida State, usually an ACC power, but a team in deep turmoil over the last two seasons. The Seminoles are just 4-5 on the season, and in deep trouble of missing a bowl.Notre Dame is a 16-point favorite at home. Even with starting quarterback Ian Book out, that may be low.ESPN’s Football Power index has Notre Dame football as a major favorite over Florida State.The analytics model gives the Fighting Irish a 90.9-percent chance to win the game.ESPN FPI prediction for Notre Dame vs. Florida State.On one hand, Florida State remains very talented, which makes this nearly 91-percent number jarring.On the other, the ‘Noles haven’t looked good all year, and Notre Dame has a top defense, and has won plenty of games with Brandon Wimbush at quarterback, even if the offense is not at full capacity with him in.This is the final home game in South Bend for the Fighting Irish this season. Next week, it plays a Shamrock Series game at Yankee Stadium against the No. 13 Syracuse Orange, and finishes with a game at USC.The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.last_img read more

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Injury Update For Ohio State LT Thayer Munford

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State is struggling against Maryland Terrapins today, as the Buckeyes could be looking ahead to the upcoming rivalry game with Michigan.While the defense is downright putrid right now, the Buckeyes are having success with their running game. In one quarter of play, J.K. Dobbins has over 60 rushing yards.Unfortunately for Ohio State, that recent success could decline with the latest injury to Thayer Munford. During the Buckeyes’ last drive, the starting left tackle was down on the field after getting hit in the knee.Thayer Munford exits the game for Ohio State. Took a blow to the lateral (outside) of his right knee. Concern for medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. Being evaluated on the sideline now #buckeyes— Dr. Brandon Bowers (@blbowers12) November 17, 2018The extent of the injury is still up in the air, as it recently occurred.Considering that Munford left the field with assistance from the trainers, there’s a strong chance that he could miss time.Thayer Munford limping slowly off the field with assistance from trainers.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 17, 2018If the Buckeyes are without Munford for the remainder of the game, this offense could have to rely on Dwayne Haskins even more.For now, Joshua Alabi will replace Munford at left tackle.Maryland currently leads 17-3 over Ohio State. The game is available on ABC.last_img read more

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Another Michigan Player Has Elected Not To Play In The Peach Bowl

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan starting right tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty has elected not to play in the Peach Bowl on Saturday, it was revealed this morning.A fifth-year senior, Bushell-Beatty missed the Ohio State game with an injury suffered the previous week against Indiana. He is the fourth Michigan draft-eligible player who will not play in the bowl game.The other three are linebacker Devin Bush, defensive end Rashan Gary and running back Karan Higdon.In Bushell-Beatty’s place, Andrew Stueber and Jalen Mayfield are seeing additional work, per the Detroit Free Press’ Nick Baumgardner. Stueber started in place of Bushell-Beatty against Ohio State.No RT Juwann Bushell-Beatty this week. He elected not to play in the Peach Bowl, per UM spokesman.Andrew Stueber/Jalen Mayfield here working at tackle.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 26, 2018Bushell-Beatty was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick this season. He took over as a starter on the offensive line in 2016, replacing Grant Newsome.Michigan and Florida will kick off at noon ET on Saturday from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

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Clemson Reportedly Prepped All Bowl Season For Alabama, Not Notre Dame

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Clemson dominated both Notre Dame and Alabama to win its third national championship this past week. According to one SEC Network analyst, Dabo Swinney & Co. used an interesting approach to get it done.Cole Cubelic reported Friday morning that he was told by a staff member at Clemson that the Tigers used the majority of bowl season to prepare for Alabama. The team reportedly only prepared for Notre Dame, its first opponent, for a week.Notre Dame fans surely won’t like hearing that. If true, the Tigers were confident enough in their ability to beat the Fighting Irish without having to game plan much.If true, Clemson clearly viewed Alabama as the better opponent.Spoke to a staff member at Clemson. Tigers prepped for Bama all bowl season & spent just one week on Notre Dame.Had the confidence to spend much less time on ND & devoted most of December to Alabama. #NationalChampionship— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 11, 2019There’s no word on whether Clemson prepared for Oklahoma at all. The Sooners lost to the Crimson Tide in the other semifinal game.It was my first thought as well.— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 11, 2019This does make some sense. The College Football Playoff is very much an all-or-nothing event. Winning one game doesn’t win you the national title – you need to win both. So Clemson’s coaching staff may have focused on Alabama because they realized they’d need to beat the Crimson Tide either way to win it all.One former Clemson player – Eric Maclain – disputes Cubelic’s claim.I spoke to Clemson Coaches, this is completely false. “Quite the opposite” I was told. Spent bowl season preparing for Notre Dame. Only spent a week on Alabama… https://t.co/jLZR9qrLxk— Eric Mac Lain (@Mr_Clemson) January 11, 2019Whatever Clemson did, it worked. The Tigers were clearly the better team in both games.last_img read more

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