Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager

first_imgArsenal Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 21:15 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Mikel Arteta Arsenal Getty/Goal Arsenal Manchester City Premier League The former Gunners midfielder’s return to the club is set to be announced in the coming days as he prepares to replace Arsene Wenger Mikel Arteta has agreed in principle to replace Arsene Wenger and become the new manager at Arsenal.Goal understands that, while no contract has yet been signed, the announcement of Arteta’s return to the Emirates Stadium will be made in the coming days.The Spaniard is currently assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and played a huge part in guiding them to their record-shattering Premier League title success this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arteta is highly regarded by Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who believes a younger coach will slot into a modern European football structure, complemented by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and new head of football relations Raul Sanllehi.Arteta is expected to bring his own backroom staff on board, with reports linking Santi Cazorla as a potential addition, while the futures of Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann remain uncertain despite both receiving offers to stay at Emirates Stadium.Arteta will be the new Arsenal boss, but is he the right man for the job?— Goal (@goal) May 18, 2018The emergence of Arteta as the Gunners’ primary choice to replace Wenger comes in the aftermath of Massimiliano Allegri ruling himself out of the running, choosing instead to remain at Juventus.Fomer Barcelona boss Luis Enrique was also considered, though Sanllehi – who knows the 48-year-old from his own time at Camp Nou – warned Arsenal off him due to him having proven difficult to work with.Arteta left Arsenal upon his retirement from playing in 2016, having made 150 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and laying on a further 11 assists during his four seasons at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Seaman: Arsenal need at least three more signings

first_imgTransfers ‘Arsenal need at least three more signings’ – Emery offered transfer advice by Seaman Chris Burton 03:02 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Arsenal Premier League The Gunners have already tied up a deal for Stephan Lichtsteiner, but the former goalkeeper feels more additions are required during the summer window Arsenal remain at least three signings short of pushing back into the Premier League’s top four, says former goalkeeper David Seaman.The Gunners have opened a new chapter after 22 years under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.The end of his iconic reign saw the club slip out of the Champions League, with Unai Emery charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He has added veteran full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner to a squad inherited at Emirates Stadium, but Seaman feels more additions are required over the summer in order for Arsenal to be competitive.The ex-England international told Omnisport: “You’ve got to progress on the season before and we were out of the top four and we were getting left behind by quite a few of the big clubs.”We need to regroup, have a little restructure of the team and then push on, get into the Champions League again and try and improve on that each season.”It’s not going to be easy because the big guns are quite a way ahead at the moment. We need steel in the team.”We need a couple of defenders, dominant defenders, and a dominant midfield player.”I think the forward side of it, you can leave that alone because we’ve got a lot of firepower there. I’m just a little bit worried about the defence and the art of defending.”Emery appears to be trying to address those issues, with a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos reported to be close.The Gunners are also being linked with several midfield targets, while there remains a desire to tie Wales international Aaron Ramsey down to fresh terms.Attention is, however, about to shift to World Cup matters, with it unlikely that deals will be done for those competing in the global showpiece until their respective campaigns come to a close.last_img read more

Navas: I want to retire at Real Madrid

first_imgTransfers ‘I want to retire at Real Madrid’ – Navas wants to end his career at Santiago Bernabeu Stephen Creek 15:53 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Keylor Navas Real Madrid Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid Primera División Costa Rica v Serbia Serbia Costa Rica World Cup Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas said fans want him to stay at the club where he says he would like to end his career. Keylor Navas claimed the support of the Real Madrid supporters as he stated his intention to end his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Costa Rica international goalkeeper has been Madrid’s first choice in the last three seasons, helping Zinedine Zidane’s side to three Champions League trophies as well as the La Liga title in 2016-17.Zidane’s departure at the end of the 2017-18 season cast Navas’ future into doubt but he told Marca that the club’s supporters are backing him to stay. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “The kindness that the fans show me all the time is incredible and I am very grateful to all of them,” said the 31-year-old. “Whatever the sporting situation, they are always behind me. In the stadium I always hear the shouts of support that motivate me and when I walk through Madrid people always come up to me and show me their support, they say ‘don’t go, we love you’.”I’m a Real Madrid player and I have a contract until 2020. I’ve always said that I’m very happy at Real Madrid and I hope that, if God wishes, I can retire at this club.”I’m very happy at the club, in the city, with my team-mates, so my head is in Real Madrid and to keep enjoying this team.”Navas admitted he was surprised by the news of Zidane’s exit from Madrid after three trophy-laden seasons, crediting the Frenchman with furthering his own development.He said: “I was already in Costa Rica and it was a surprise if I’m honest.”I will always be grateful to Zidane. In every moment he was with me, in the good times we enjoyed together, he gave me advice and he always welcomed me with a smile. I think that all this is something which gives you confidence to improve and I Think that now what’s left is these memories.”Navas endured a tough evening as Costa Rica lost their final World Cup warm-up game 4-1 against Belgium on Monday, but he remains hopeful of helping his team beyond Group E , into the knockout stages and possible all the way to the final.”I would love to take on Spain, obviously,” said Navas. “I have been in Spain a lot of years and I have a lot of love for the country. The Real Madrid fans support the national team and so for that reason it would be a nice final.”last_img read more

Masters World Cup Nominations

first_imgThe attached document outlines the process for the selection of the Australian Masters Teams as well as providing some information surrounding the World Cup tour itself.Nominations will  close on Friday, 7 January 2011.Please click on the attachments for more information.This article was first placed on the website on Thursday, 2 December 2010. Related Filesmasters_world_cup_nomination_process-pdfmasters_nomination_form_-_2011_wc-xlslast_img

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Huddersfield winger Ramadan Sobhi moving to Al Ahly

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Huddersfield winger Ramadan Sobhi moving to Al Ahlyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield winger Ramadan Sobhi is joining Al Ahly on-loan to the end of the season.The 21-year-old will make the switch when the transfer window opens on January 1.Sobhi has played just 75 minutes after joining the Terriers from Stoke in the summer.Today I return back to my country for 6 months to help my childhood club in the African Champions League & make my way back to the National Team. All the best to #TheTerriers Great club, great fans & great people. I’ll be back stronger next season! Much love & see you soon— Ramadan Sobhi (@RamadanSobhi) December 28, 2018 last_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd midfielder Matic: I think Solskjaer happy with us

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Matic: I think Solskjaer happy with usby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is happy playing for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Serb shone for victory at Tottenham last night.And he told VG: “The results show that we do things very well. “I think he is happy with our team effort, especially today against a very tough opponent. We showed that we have personality. “We will do better than we did earlier in the season. I think Solskjaer is happy with us.” last_img read more

Aguero & Sane brilliance the difference as City reopen title race

first_img“Everyone is talking about if we lose, but what happens if we win?” said a defiant Pep Guardiola in the build-up to Thursday’s huge clash. We are about to find out!Manchester City are alive and kicking and, if we did not have one before, we certainly have a title race now.Guardiola’s message came as he backed his side to confound those who have seen a dimming on their aura in recent weeks, in the wake of three defeats in four of their games. 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? City have not been themselves since the start of December and for that reason they came into the game against Liverpool seven points behind their rivals. They come out of it just four points behind, and with plenty of questions answered.Defeat here would not have spelled the end of City’s title challenge but it would have made things a hell of a lot harder. It would have been a 10-point gap and Liverpool would have had all the momentum, and then some.But City need not worry about that now, not after this wild night of Premier League action.Guardiola may have struck a defiant tone in his pre-match press conference but he was more analytical when in front of the TV cameras on Thursday night.”The boxes,” he said when asked what would define this game. “The plan of both teams will be good. The boxes will make the difference.”Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2018-19He was bang on the nail – well, almost. There were almost too many goalmouth incidents to mention by the end, not to mention the very first one of the night when John Stones and Ederson almost contrived to put the ball into their own net, only for it to be hooked away from the line in the nick of time. Eleven millimetres the difference between Liverpool taking the lead or not.And then there are the goals that did go in. Sergio Aguero produced some world-class forward play to fire in the opening goal. The game at Anfield did not have that piece of brilliance and it eventually ended goalless, but Aguero’s divine intervention proved to be the spark this match needed.City stayed on the front foot and kept up the pace after the break, but a pin-point cross-field pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold found the excellent Andrew Robertson, who gambled in behind Danilo (who himself gambled the ball would go out of play) and provided a cross on a plate for Roberto Firmino.And yet City came again. No worries about their mentality in the face of set-backs here. That should be remembered, too.Raheem Sterling picked up a fine ball from Danilo and drove at Liverpool, delaying only to find Leroy Sane, hitherto scrappy and wasteful. This time the German was inch-perfect, striking a low shot into the only available space between Alisson’s hand and the far post.City should have sealed it after that. Sterling was guilty of his indecision in the area, while Aguero tried to round Alisson and only half managed it.Mohamed Salah, unusually quiet thanks to City’s fine work, did have one chance but he was denied by Ederson’s fingertip. Guardiola went potty at the fourth official due to what he deemed to be an unpunished foul in the build-up to that, and not long after Jurgen Klopp exchanged words with the Catalan’s coaches as tempers boiled over both on the pitch and off it.Sergio Aguero Manchester City 2018-19In among all that City – particularly Stones – did brilliantly to repel the Liverpool onslaught. Guardiola has not seemed to trust much in Kyle Walker or Nicolas Otamendi of late but as Liverpool laid siege to Ederson’s goal he brought on both, essentially for the task of winning headers.Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho clattered around midfield all night but by this point it was backs against the wall, everybody on the edge of the penalty area.After the busy fourth-official added on five minutes City’s backline, often accused of not being able to do ‘proper defending’, won a few more headers. Aguero, rather foolishly, tried to chip Alisson from his own half.But Liverpool could not make their late pressure count, and suddenly we are left to wonder not just what will happen now that City have won, but what will happen now that Liverpool have lost.After all, this is the first time they have done so all season. Few saw City’s run of poor form coming and maybe there is one around the corner for Liverpool. Maybe there isn’t, but these are the issues they must now contend with, in the midst of their first major set-back of the season.Captain Vincent Kompany insists he has never seen a better City performance than that, and after seeing the home fans inside the Etihad Stadim greet the final whistle with wild celebrations, you can only imagine what this will do for the club’s belief.They may still be four points behind Liverpool, but on a night like tonight it feels like “only” four points. City are up and running again. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Tottenham had to be talked into £5m Alli deal

first_imgDele Alli was almost passed up by Tottenham, David Pleat has revealed, with the club having to be talked into a £5 million ($6m) deal which has proved quite the bargain.Back in January 2015, Spurs raided the ranks at MK Dons for the highly-rated midfielder.They were buying into potential at that stage and had no way of knowing whether their investment would be rewarded. 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? Alli has gone on to take in over 160 appearances for the club and net 52 goals, while also becoming an established member of the senior England side.He is still just 22 years of age and can take his game to even greater heights as he chases down major honours with Spurs.Those in north London could have missed out on him altogether, though, with Pleat having pleaded with chairman Daniel Levy not to let a talent clearly destined for the top slip the net.The former Tottenham boss told talkSPORT: “I had seen a lot of Dele Alli and I was convinced.“I had spoken to [Spurs technical director Franco] Baldini, I spoke to all sort of people about him, I was pushing, pushing, pushing.“It wasn’t clever. He’d played about 75, 80 games regularly in men’s football for a team called MK Dons, nice people, just down the road. I saw a lot of him and I was convinced, given the opportunity, that he would do well.“So, just before the deadline on, I think it was the January, I was going to a game at Luton and it was Daniel Levy [on the phone] and Daniel said to me, ‘This boy Alli, we hear he’s going to have a medical or he’s going to talk to Villa and to Newcastle. What do you think?’“I said, ‘Mr Chairman, it’s a no brainer!’ and he said to me, ‘Yes, but they want £5m for him.’“I said, ‘Chairman, it’s a no brainer. I would take him at £5m, you can’t lose on him. If we are sympathetic, if we encourage him, I’ve got every hope for this particular boy,’ and of course he took my advice.”Alli penned a new contract with Spurs in October which is set to keep him in north London until the summer of 2024. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Notre Dame DL Jerry Tillery Addresses Pro-Les Miles Tweets He Liked Sunday

first_imgA screenshot of Jerry Tillery's twitter profile.Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery addressed his pro-Les Miles tweet likes on Sunday afternoon.Notre Dame, now 2-5 on the year after a loss to Stanford on Saturday, is clearly going through a tough season – especially considering the fact that the Fighting Irish were expected to be national title contenders. As such, it’s expected that players and coaches are going to show some frustration from time to time.Sunday afternoon, it was noted that defensive lineman Jerry Tillery had “liked” a number of tweets suggesting that Les Miles should be the next head coach in South Bend. Once word got out, Tillery took to Twitter to explain himself.Tillery claims that his likes don’t mean he’s endorsing the idea of the school going in another direction. He also stated that he’s “committed” to his teammates and coaches.Likes don’t = endorsements. We’re committed to this team and these coaches. #goirish— Jerry Tillery (@JerryTillery) October 16, 2016Here are the tweets Tillery liked, if you missed the story.Notre Dame’s best defensive lineman has some interesting recent likes.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) October 16, 2016Change could coming at Notre Dame. It’s going to be an interesting few months.last_img read more

Solskjaer not worried about Pogba treatment amid Madrid links

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he is not worried about Manchester United fans’ treatment of Paul Pogba despite the midfielder’s desire to leave the club this summer.Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, revealed earlier this month that the midfielder is “in the process of” negotiating an exit from Old Trafford. While Juventus have been linked with bringing him back to Italy, it is Real Madrid who are leading the race to sign the France international, having made him their top target this summer. Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hinted last week that a deal could be worked out between the two sides before the end of August, but Solskjaer wants Pogba to stay and vowed to give him a “new challenge” at United.With less than three weeks to go until United begin the new Premier League campaign with a game against Chelsea, Pogba could end up staying put for another season.And Solskjaer does not expect the Red Devils fans to target the 26-year-old when they get underway, saying only a small portion of supporters will be angered by his presence.”No [concerns],” Solskjaer told reporters. “Of course, there will be a small minority [who criticise him]. “Me and the players will testify he’s not been a problem. We’re just grateful when he performs as he does.”Paul Pogba Manchester United 2019-20United are looking to improve on last season’s sixth-place finish in the Premier League and have already signed right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and Daniel James from Swansea, and they have also been pursuing Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire and Sporting star Bruno Fernandes.But Solskjaer believes he already has a strong squad and is confident they can perform well even if no other signings come in.“I believe in these players,” the Norwegian added. “I’m sure we could do well [without]. We’ve played well and had some good results in pre-season but it’s also about finding the way we want to play and get the team gelling.“We’ve got to be patient. It’s very important we get the right ones [new players]. I’ve not had a frustrating feeling at all.”The Red Devils are back in pre-season action against Tottenham in the International Champions Cup on Thursday, where they will be aiming to maintain their 100% record this summer.last_img read more

Kyler Murray, Oakland A’s Have Come To An Agreement

first_imgOklahoma outfielder Kyler Murray waits for a pitch.The Oakland A’s shocked the college football world when the team selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. The selection led meany to believe that Murray would leave the Sooners and head to the majors.It was a tense moment for Oklahoma fans across the country who thought they possibly lost their projected starting quarterback for the 2018 season.However, Sooners fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing Murray will play for the team in 2018, but not beyond that.On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that Murray signed with the Athletics.Kyler Murray and the A’s have a deal that guarantees him close to $5M and allows him to play football (he’s a QB and could be Baker Mayfield’s replacement) at Oklahoma for 1 year.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 6, 2018Murray’s high selection netted him a signing bonus of about $4.7 million. That pay day is more than his head coach Lincoln Riley will make this season. He’ll make $3.1 million in his second year.The A’s and Murray came to the agreement that he’ll play one year at Oklahoma, and then enter the Majors.Sooners fans will get to root for Murray for one season before looking for a replacement at the quarterback position.last_img read more

Look At What Dabo Swinney Was Doing Before Clemson’s Game

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney appears to be pretty pumped up for this evening’s rivalry game against South Carolina.Swinney always sprints down The Hill prior to kickoff, but the Tigers’ head coach seemed extra fiery for this evening’s game.It looked like he was trying to out-sprint Clemson’s mascot.Check it out:I bet Dabo Swinney gets a $5K bonus if he can outrun Clemson’s mascot— Thomas Fant (@Winston_Wolfe) November 25, 2018Don’t pull a hamstring, Dabo.Clemson could use some extra effort tonight, it appears. The Tigers are trailing South Carolina, 7-0, early in the first quarter.The game is on ESPN.last_img read more

Sam Ehlinger Appears To Respond To Kyler Murray Comments

first_imgSam Ehlinger of Texas attempts to throw a passDALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Entering their second clash of the season, there is no love lost between Oklahoma football star quarterback Kyler Murray and his Texas football counterpart Sam Ehlinger.In the first game, this year’s edition of the Red River Showdown, Ehlinger got the big rivalry game ‘W.’Both signal callers accounted for five total touchdowns. Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, along with an interception, and ran for 92 yards and a score.Ehlinger went toe-to-toe with the Heisman candidate though, throwing for 319 and two scores and adding 72 yards and three scores on the ground in the 48-45 Longhorns win.Ahead of the rematch in the Big 12 Championship, Kyler Murray passed on the chance to compliment Sam Ehlinger’s game.From ESPN’s Jake Trotter:Kyler Murray, on the postgame handshake drama with Sam Ehlinger back in October: “If we would’ve won the game, I wouldn’t have run up to him in that moment.” Murray was then asked how much he respected Ehlinger’s game. Murray: “I have no comment on that.”— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 26, 2018After that non-answer made the rounds, Sam Ehlinger had this interesting, Tom Herman-inspired tweet:Ok. CoolHook Em! ??— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) November 26, 2018That, of course, is the same message that his head coach had for former Ohio State football colleague Zach Smith, who accused Herman of extramarital issues while the two were on staff with the Buckeyes.Michelle Herman has since worn a shirt with the phrase, and it has gone very viral around the college football internet.Ehlinger denies that this was in response to Murray, though. He says he just enjoys the phrase.Sam Ehlinger says he wasn’t tweeting at Kyler Murray, Zach Smith or anybody last night with his OK cool tweet: “I just like the phrase.”— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 27, 2018It’s certainly a good one, and if Herman continues to succeed at Texas, it will become iconic. It seems very unlikely that this was just a coincidence though, given the timing and the clear bad blood here.The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 14 Texas Longhorns will play in the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at noon on Saturday. The game has major College Football Playoff ramifications for Oklahoma, and could also vault Texas into the New Year’s Six.last_img read more

Photos: Meet Tim Tebow’s Fiancee

first_imgTim Tebow on the field before a game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 07: Tim Tebow watches the action during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)On Thursday afternoon, Tim Tebow revealed some major personal news. The former Florida Gators star and current minor league baseball player took to Instagram to announce he’s engaged.The college football analyst confirmed rumors he was dating Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe and 2017 winner of Miss South Africa in the fall of 2018It didn’t take him long to drop to one knee.Nel-Peters released a few photos of the marriage proposal along with a note for her new fiance.“Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!” Nel-Peters said in the caption.He addressed their relationship in an interview with ESPN last fall. “She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” Tebow said. “I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.”Meet her below.Congratulations to the couple!Now we’ll just have to wait for the wedding photos.last_img read more

Nebraska RB Greg Bell Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgSDSU does not have any scholarships available, so Bell will join the team as a walk-on.“I’m most definitely coming in to compete for a starting job,” said Bell, who was among the observers Saturday for SDSU’s practice and scrimmage. “I know I can go there and make plays right away, so I think I’ll fit in as soon as I get out there.Coming out of high school in 2016, Bell was only a two-star prospect. He ultimately went to Arizona Western Junior College for a year before finally being accepted into Nebraska.[The San Diego Union-Tribune; Lincoln Journal Star] LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)After a brief stint at Nebraska that saw only a handful of touches this past year, Huskers running back Greg Bell has decided to leave the program. Though it took him a while to bring the move to fruition, he has finally found a new home. The Journal Star reported that Bell left the program after being reduced to third on depth chart.He tried to transfer to Oregon State but was not allowed to do so.Because San Diego State is at the 85 scholarship limit, Bell says he will join the program as a walk-on. From The San Diego Union-Tribune:center_img According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Bell is transferring to San Diego State, which is situated near his hometown. Per the report, Bell originally tried to get into the school coming out of high school, but failed to qualify academically.Bell went into the season as the starter, and rushed for 104 yards on just 13 carries against the Colorado Buffaloes. But his productivity nosedived after that game and by the end of September he was benched and not playing at all.His final numbers in 2018 included 35 carries for 173 yards plus another four receptions for 17 yards.last_img read more

No. 2 2021 QB J.J. McCarthy Commits To Michigan

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh on the sideline prior to a Michigan football game.EVANSTON, IL – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team to the field before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 29, 2018 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Michigan is hosting J.J. McCarthy, the No. 2-ranked pro-style quarterback in the class of 2021, on a visit this weekend. Clearly, he likes what he saw.McCarthy opted to take himself off the recruiting board, almost two full years ahead of his class’ National Signing Day. Moments ago, he announced his commitment to the Wolverines.The decision just came through on Twitter. McCarthy is the second member of the class for UM.C O M M I T T E D to…The University of Michigan!!!〽️Go Blue!!〽️〽️〽️— J.J. McCarthy (@jjmccarthy09) May 11, 2019 J.J. McCarthy is a four-star prospect, and a top 20 overall recruit in the class.He hasn’t been ranked by every service yet, but 247’s in-house rankings have him at No. 19, and at the top of the rankings in Illinois.Just a few days ago, it sounded like Northwestern would be the top competition for Michigan in this one. At the end of the day, Michigan just brought too much to the table, and he decided to make the pledge.From 247:“Michigan checked all of the boxes for me,” McCarthy told 247Sports. “Literally all of them.“The intensity of the program, the top of the line education, the coaching staff is awesome, and it felt like home.”He joins a stacked quarterback room, that already features starter Shea Patterson, and former four-stars Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton. Cade McNamara, another four-star, is a member of the 2019 class, and Michigan has a commitment from 2020 four-star JD Johnson. Brandon Peters, a blue chip member of the 2016 class, is now transferring out, but his commitment started what is now a six-class streak of Jim Harbaugh’s staff bringing in a quarterback ranked four-stars or better.last_img read more

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win her second Grand Slam title

first_img India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 18:36 IST Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova in the women’s singles final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 to win Australian Open women’s singles titleOsaka claimed her second successive Grand Slam title after the US Open winOskaka also became the first Asian player to claim the world No. 1 rankingNaomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 to win her first Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.It was a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her U.S. Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian player to claim the world number one ranking in the process.Kvitova saved four matchpoints, showing the same resilience she needed to return to the top level of tennis after a knife attack and lengthy surgery in 2016, but her fightback fell just short.Tears of joy @Naomi_Osaka_ #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019Osaka shed tears after losing the second set from a 5-3 lead but returned to court after a washroom break calmer and more composed.She broke Kvitova in the third game of the final set and converted her fifth matchpoint to end a superb final in two hours and 27 minutes.The 21-year-old Osaka became the youngest women’s world number one since Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who was 20 when she topped the rankings in 2010.The fourth seed, one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in women’s tennis, also became the first player since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to win the next Grand Slam after her maiden major title.What a moment. @Naomi_Osaka_ wins her second Grand Slam in a row #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019Osaka took the first set on a tiebreak after both players had exhibited their entire array of shots in a high-quality opening to the match.advertisementKvitova’s serve, which looked impregnable during the early games of the opening set, suffered a dip as Osaka took up unconventional receiving positions, forcing the Czech to make adjustments.Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova, Australian Open 2019: HighlightsOsaka had won 59 straight matches after taking the first set before Saturday’s final and showed why as her serves grew bigger and the winners flowed from her racket in the second.Kvitova broke early in the second set to go up 2-0 but a doublefault from the Czech gave Osaka a second breakpoint opportunity, which she converted to get back on serve.Head up @Petra_Kvitova.You’re an inspiration to many #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019The Czech’s confidence appeared shaken and she was broken to love before another Osaka hold gave the Japanese her fourth straight game in the second set.But the 28-year-old Czech, who had lost just seven out of 33 career finals before Saturday, fought back with booming serves to save three matchpoints and hold for 4-5, before breaking Osaka to draw level.A teary-eyed Osaka could not stop Kvitova’s fightback as the Czech won four straight games to win the set and level the match at 1-1, after the Japanese served her fourth double fault.A break in the third game of the decider, however, proved enough for Osaka, who fell to her knees as Kvitova’s forehand went wide to hand her the title.(With inputs from Agencies)For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Naomi Osaka vs Petra KvitovaFollow Naomi OsakaFollow Petra KvitovaFollow Australian OpenFollow Australian Open 2019 Next Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win her second Grand Slam titleNaomi Osaka won the women’s singles title at the Australian Open after beating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 . The Japanese is all set to become the first Asian world No. 1advertisementlast_img read more

Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?

first_imgWho is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?Cardiff City FC’s record signing Emiliano Sala has been missing for a week after he boarded a plane from Nantes in France to Cardiff. The world of football has been in mourning ever since the news broke out.advertisement Next Ritayan Basu CardiffJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 17:49 IST Emiliano Sala has been missing for a week after he boarded a plane from Nantes to Cardiff (@premierleague Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEmiliano Sala has been missing for a week since he boarded a plane from Nantes to CardiffSala secured a club record transfer worth 17 million euros from Nantes to Cardiff CityNo trace of the plane or Sala has been found in multiple attempts over the last weekSport has often been used in books, movies and pop culture a reference to as a metaphor for life. And just like it, sport presents the highs of high and the lows of lows. The story of Emiliano Sala is no different.Sala, the son of truck driver in Cululu in Santa Fe Province of Argentina, has been missing since he reportedly boarded a flight from Nantes in France to Cardiff in the United Kingdom.Sala secured a club record transfer (17 million euros or 19.3 million US dollars) from Nantes, after a phenomenal season in the French Ligue 1, and was on his way back to Cardiff to attend his first training session with his new teammates.He was travelling in a plane arranged by his agent on January 19 from France en route to Wales. On January 21, the news of his disappearance started to surface. The plane, according to reports, lost radar contact off the English Channel island of Guernsey (a small Island in the English channel) late on Monday.According to reports, Sala sent a distress call to his father in which he admitted that he was “scared” for his life.”Hello, my brothers, how are you? Boy, I’m tired. I was here in Nantes taking care of things, things, things, things, things, things, and it never stops, it never stops, it never stops. Anyway guys, I’m up in this plane that feels like it’s falling to pieces, and I’m going to Cardiff. [It’s] crazy, we start tomorrow. Training in the afternoon, guys, in my new team Let’s see what happens. So, how’s it going with you guys, all good? If in an hour and a half you have no news from me, I don’t know if they are going to send someone to look for me because they cannot find me, but you will know Dad, I’m scared!”- Sala said on whatsapp callExtensive searches were on by Guernsey Police and then called off, resumed and then called off again, without any sign of the plane or a person.advertisementOne week on, there has been no news of Sala or of the missing plane.Sala’s last social media post, in hindsight, was tragic. He posted a photo with his Nantes teammates with the caption – “La ultima ciao.” – which translates to “The ultimate goodbye.”He had met his new teams mates the day before Cardiff’s last match at Newcastle United, before going back to Nantes to say goodbye to his former club and gather his belongings.A shrine has since been established outside Cardiff’s stadium.Speaking ahead of Cardiff’s trip to Arsenal on Tuesday, their first match since Sala’s plane vanished, manager Neil Warnock said it had been the most difficult week of his career and admits he had questioned whether he could even carry on doing his job.”You think 24 hours a day about whether to carry on,” Warnock, told reporters.”It’s impossible to sleep. I’ve been in football management for 40 years and it’s been by far the most difficult week in my career, by an absolute mile.”It’s been a traumatic week and even now I can’t get my head around the situation.”All you need to know Emiliano Sala:Born Emiliano Raul Sala Taffarel in Argentina’s Santa Fe Province on October 31, 1990Began his playing career as a youth at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before heading to France where he signed for Girondins de BordeauxThe striker made his debut for the club in 2012 before going on loan to French sides Chamois Niortais and CaenHe joined Nantes in 2015 and has scored 42 goals for the French Ligue 1 side so farSala had scored 12 goals this season in France’s Ligue 1 to rank fifth among top scorers behind Kylian Mbappe (17), Edinson Cavani (14), Neymar Jr and Nicolas Pepe (13)For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Cardiff CityFollow NantesFollow Plane missingFollow Record transferFollow Emiliano Sala missing planelast_img read more

Thinking about buying Tata Harrier? Here is a complete list of specifications, colours and prices of the SUV

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 15:58 IST HIGHLIGHTSHarrier is priced between Rs 12.69 lakh and Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).The new SUV is available in five colours.It has a Kryotec 2.0-L turbocharged engine.Indian auto major Tata Motors launched its long-awaited sports utility vehicle, Harrier, last week for a starting price of Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Ever since its introduction, the SUV has been turning quite a number of heads with its stylish and bold looks.Harrier is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform and the first product to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language from Tata Motors. The company had first showcased the H5X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. When Harrier — the production version of H5X — was finally revealed, it garnered a lot of attention from all corners.It is a well known fact that Tata Motors is out to challenge Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass with its feature-loaded Harrier. The SUV is available in four variants — XE, XM, XT and XZ.That the customers will buy Harrier or not totally depends on their choices and preferences, but I give below a detailed list of the new SUV’s features and specifications that will help them in making an informed decision.Harrier XE– Kryotec 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine– 6 speed manual transmission– power steering– Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel– Projector headlamps– Dual dunction DRLs with turn indicators– Dual airbags (driver and co-driver)– ABS with EBD– Rear parking sensors– Perimetric alarm system– Central locking– Power windowsHarrier XM– All features of XE– Multi drive modes 2.0 (eco, city, sport)– Floating Island 17.78 cm touchscreen infotainment system– 6 speakers (4 speakers and 2 tweeters)– Steering wheel with controls– Follow me home headlamps– Front fog lamps– Rear parking sensor with display on infotainment– Electrically adjustable outer mirrors– Rear wiper washer– Remote central locking– 6 way adjustable driver seatadvertisementHarrier XT– All features of XM– R17 alloy wheels– Premium oak wood finish soft touch dashboard with anti reflective ‘nappa’ grain top layer– 8 speakers (4 speakers + 4 tweeters)– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity– Reverse parking camera– Push button start– Fully automatic temperature control with HVAC– Dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators– Rain sensing wipers– Auto headlamps– Cruise control– Electrically foldable outer mirrors– Rear armrest with cup holders– 8 way adjustable driver seatHarrier XZ– All features of XT– Xenon HID projector headlamps– Front fog lamps with cornering function– Signature oak brown interior colour scheme– Premium Benecke-Kaliko oak brown perforated leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts– Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob– Outer mirrors with logo projection– Terrain response modes (normal, rough, Wet)– Floating Island 22.35 cm touchscreen infotainment system with high resolution display– 9 JBL speakers (4 speakers + 4 tweeters and subwoofer) with amplifier– Acoustics tuned by JBL– Shark fin antenna– Instrument cluster with 17.76 cm colour TFT display– 6 airbags (driver, co-driver, seat side and curtain)– Electronic stability program (ESP)– Hill hold control– Hill descent control– Roll over mitigation– Corner stability control– Electronic traction control– Brake disc wiping– Child seat ISOFIX anchor points: rear outer seats– Foldable 60:40 rear seat splitEngine specifications– Max Power: 140 PS at 3,750 rpm– Max Torque: 350 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm– Type: Kryotec 2.0-L turbocharged– Fuel and Emission Norm: Diesel BS IV– Capacity and cylinders: 1,956 cc, in-line 4 cylinderTransmission– 6-Speed ManualDimensions– Length: 4,598 mm– Width: 1,894 mm (width without mirrors)– Height: 1,706 mm– Wheelbase: 2,741 mm– Ground clearance: 205 mmBrakes– Front: Disc– Rear: DrumSuspension– Front: Independent, lower wishbone, McPherson Strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar– Rear: Semi independent twist blade with panhard rod and coil springTyres– Type: (XE/XM) 235/70 R16 Steel and (XT/XZ) 235/65 R17 alloys– Spare: 235/70 R16 steelSpace– Fuel tank: 50 litres– Boot space: 425 litres– Boot space with rear seats folded: 810 litres– seating capacity: 5Below are the prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of all variants of Harrier.– XE: Rs 12.69 lakh– XM: Rs 13.75 lakh– XT: Rs 14.95 lakh– XZ: Rs 16.25 lakhTata Harrier is available in following five colours.– Calisto Copper– Thermisto Gold– Ariel Silver– Telesto Grey– Orcus WhiteTata Motors will hope to emulate the success it has got in hatchback and compact SUV segments with Tiago and Nexon, respectively, in the SUV section with Harrier as well. Now that Harrier is in market, Mahindra and Jeep will need to come out with innovative strategies to attract customers.advertisementALSO READ | New WagonR: Here is a detailed list of specifications and features of Maruti Suzuki’s latest carALSO READ | Hero MotoCorp sets up research and development center in GermanyALSO READ | Tata Motors revises Tiago variant list, price now starts at Rs 4.20 lakhGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Tata LaunchFollow SUV specificationsFollow All new SUVFollow New SUV launchFollow SUV priceFollow SUV colourFollow SUV features Thinking about buying Tata Harrier? Here is a complete list of specifications, colours and prices of the SUVBased on Land Rover’s D8 platform, Harrier is the first product to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language from Tata Motors and will challenge the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Australia a solid opposition but India slightly ahead, says Harbhajan

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Australia a solid opposition but India slightly ahead, says HarbhajanICC Cricket World Cup 2019: World Cup-winning off-spinner said India should be focussed on fending away the Mitchell Starc threat when they face defending champions Australia in London on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 9, 2019UPDATED: June 9, 2019 08:53 IST India vs Australia World Cup 2019: India were knocked out by Australia in the last edition in 2015 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan Singh said India start with slight edge over Asutralia in Sunday’s tieIndia were knocked out by Australia in the semi-final of the 2015 World CupI don’t think there will be any changes in the Indian playing XI: Harbhajan SinghWorld Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said India will have a slight edge over Australia when the two teams meet in what is expected to be a blockbuster World Cup 2019 match at The Oval on Sunday.Speaking to India Today from London, Harbhajan Singh opined the addition of Steve Smith and David Warner has made Australia a stronger unit.India have won only 1 of their 4 matches against Australia in World Cups since the start of the 21st century but India have been among the most dominant sides in ODI history in the recent past.India clinched their first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia earlier this year but Australia began their revival after a horror run in ODIs with a win over India in the sub-continent ahead of Indian Premier League 2019.Did anyone say serving some short stuff? #TeamIndiaWill we see some lethal ones against #CWC19 (@BCCI) June 8, 2019Australia have won 10 ODIs on the row and showed they have regained their old combativeness when they came back after being pushed to the wall against the West Indies on Thursday.”It’s going to be an exciting game. Both the teams are top most teams in the competition. This is going to be a cracker of a game. I think India are slightly ahead,” Harbhajan said.”I don’t think there will be any changes in the Indian playing XI. Weather is expected to be fine. I don’t think we have to make a lot of chances. We have the players who can adapt to any sort of situation,” the off-spinner added.”Australia are a solid opposition. When Warner and Smith joined back, they made this team even more stronger but I think India are stronger as well.advertisementNext up Australia & #TeamIndia looks ready for the challenge – @ImRo45 #CWC19 (@BCCI) June 8, 2019″It’s going to be challenging to bat against Mitchell Starc. We saw in the previous game. He is in fine form. Coming to London, I don’t expect a lot of swing. India just should bat normally in the first 10 overs just the way they played Tests against Australia. If can resist and not lose too many wickets or not a single wicket inside the first 10 overs. then I think India have a good chance of making 280-290.”Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh also rubbished concerns of distraction over the much-talked-about controversy surrounding an Army Insignia on MS Dhoni’s glove. Dhoni’s gesture fuelled a huge debate back in India but the International Cricket Council has barred the wicketkeeper from wearing the gloves with Balidaan Badge.”Obviously [players will be focussed], that’s something news channels are showing. I don’t think any player on Sunday will be thinking what MS is wearing on his gloves. They have a big game in front of them. If they win this one, then they will put out a statement that they are in it to win this Cup.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Can’t pick favourites for India-Australia clash, says Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Unfazed by MS Dhoni gloves row, India focussed on Australia matchAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting warns Australia of bouncers against India at OvalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Harbhajan Singh Nextlast_img read more