WATCH: Arsenal defender William Saliba leads St Etienne fans sing-song after Lyon winby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender William Saliba has been filmed singing from a microphone in front of St. Etienne’s fans following the Ligue 1 club’s win over Lyon.Saliba was immediately loaned back to France after completing a move to Gunners this summer.He was imperious in the match, which was his first league start for the season.William Saliba & Kieran Tierney both whipping out megaphones after an away win vs Spurs in 2021. I’m absolutely here for this. https://t.co/jk98LyyPzI— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 7, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan count on Wolves to help land Arsenal midfielder Elnenyby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are readying a bid for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.Currently on-loan with Besiktas, Milan believe they can sign Elneny in January for €15m.Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan would seek to fund the deal by inviting Wolves to bid for Franck Kessie.Wolves failed with an attempt for the midfielder over the summer.If a deal can be struck, then Milan will seek to do business with Arsenal over Elneny in the New Year.
The debate rages on. Earlier this month, players from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma State and other schools got into a number of Twitter arguments regarding which program should be considered “D.B.U” – meaning, which school produces the best defensive backs when it comes to NFL success. Well, there appears to be a new entrant, and it has a fairly decent spokesman. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is now claiming that his school is the real “D.B.U”, and he’s got an NFL.com article to back up his claim.pic.twitter.com/IhLH9SdnoC— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) May 28, 2015The piece, written by Chase Goodbread, lists former Buckeyes Donte Whitner, Antoine Winfield, Chris Gamble, Nate Clements, Shawn Springs and Will Allen as examples as to why he believes Ohio State is tops.Of course, these kinds of titles have been created purely for entertainment purposes. That being said, it is interesting to watch players, coaches and analysts vouch for who they think deserves the crown. Is Meyer right?
With the 2016 NFL Draft now just weeks away, some of the top players in the class are that much closer to achieving their dreams. Pro Days are now behind us. The NFL Combine seems a distant memory. And players are now set to take center stage in Chicago beginning April 28. We’ve seen draft stocks rise and fall over the past couple months, with a handful of players sneaking up in the projections. Trades and free agency likely changed a few things, too. It’s impossible to know what teams think about each player – but, like everybody else, we can take a look at each team’s needs and project what they’ll be looking for on draft day; which teams will go where when it’s all said and done. And now we can take the combine into account, too. Here’s the final version of how we think the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will shake out.1. Tennessee Titans – OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole MissWhile Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey has received quite a bit of buzz as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the draft, it’s hard to imagine the Titans don’t go after the only true offensive tackle in the class to protect franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota. So, with that in mind, Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil appears to be the only option. Tunsil is an immediate impact type of talent on the offensive line – something Tennessee needs desperately after giving up the most sacks in the NFL last season.2. Cleveland Browns – QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota StateWith several teams expected to select a quarterback in the first round, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz has continued to separate himself as the pick of the litter. Wentz has done everything right since beginning the pre-draft process, showing plenty of ability both on the field and on the white board. While Cleveland signed Robert Griffin III, the Browns can’t bet their season on him. They still need to take a quarterback with the second pick. 3. San Diego Chargers – CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida StateIf FSU’s Jalen Ramsey falls to No. 3, the Chargers would be silly not to take him, especially considering the holes in their secondary. Ramsey – largely considered the best player in this draft – would be a major boost to San Diego’s defense. As versatile as they come, he played safety, corner and a hybrid nickel back during his time as a Seminole. He also returned kicks.4. Dallas Cowboys – DE Joey Bosa, Ohio StateWhile rumors have swirled that the Cowboys are gearing up to select Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with their first pick, it makes more sense for Dallas to improve things on the defensive side of the ball during the first round. With that in mind, Elliott’s teammate – defensive end Joey Bosa – seems to be the perfect fit. The Cowboys’ coaching staff has recently visited the Buckeyes to hold private workouts for several players, and we believe Bosa will have his name called.5. Jacksonville Jaguars – OLB Myles Jack, UCLAAs one of the best players in the entire class, Myles Jack will make any team happy. And if the Jaguars have the chance to select him at No. 5 they better pull the trigger.Jack is a machine on the football field and his versatility makes things difficult on the opposition. With the ability to rush the quarterback or drop into coverage, the former Bruin appears to be the perfect fit in Jacksonville. 6. Baltimore Ravens – DE DeForest Buckner, OregonOregon’s DeForest Buckner has helped his draft stock as much as any player entering the 2016 NFL Draft, and some projections have him going as high as No. 3 overall to the Chargers. But, with his size and athleticism, he almost seems destined to be a Raven. Buckner would be a perfect fit on the defensive front. Baltimore won’t pass up this opportunity.7. San Francisco 49ers – QB Jared Goff, CalFormer Cal quarterback Jared Goff appeared to take a step back after the NFL Combine, but he’s since gained some ground and has impressed several organizations over the last month. Goff may actually be the most fluid signal caller in this class, with plenty of accuracy and sneaky ability to escape a collapsed pocket. With continued uncertainty surrounding Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers need to slect a quarterback here and Goff will be their best option. 8. Philadelphia Eagles – QB Paxton Lynch, MemphisThe Eagles are expected to have traded up to select a quarterback, and with Wentz and Goff off the board, Paxton Lynch would be a terrific option. Lynch is big, has a huge arm and has impressed during workout over the past couple months. If either Goff or Wentz are still on the board, it’s possible the Eagles go with one of them. But the Eagles should get a quarterback either way.9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Vernon Hargreaves IIIThe Bucs desperately need defensive help, and with DeForest Buckner already off the board, Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III would be an excellent selection at No. 9. While not a versatile as FSU’s Ramsey, Hargreaves is probably the most natural corner in the class. A terrific cover corner who can play the boundary, Hargreaves would make Tampa Bay very happy.10. New York Giants – DE Kevin Dodd, ClemsonThe New York Football Giants need help on the defensive side of the ball, and with so much defensive talent near the top of this class, they’ll have a lot to choose from. At No. 10, there’s already quite a bit of talent off the board, but Clemson’s Kevin Dodd may be just what they need. Dodd, who many consider the lesser of the two when talking about college teammate Shaq Lawson, has improved his stock over the past couple months. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, and Giants fans would love that.Next: Picks 11-20 ???>>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
Mauricio Pochettino does not want a repeat of the inflammatory comments made by Eden Hazard towards Tottenham in their latest fight for the Premier League title.Chelsea star Hazard stated, “we don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League; the fans, the club and the players,” ahead of an ill-tempered 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May 2016, a result that ended Spurs’ hopes of stopping Leicester City from winning the league.A run of five consecutive league wins has put Pochettino’s side firmly back in the race this season, with leaders Liverpool just six points above them at the halfway stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Pochettino hopes there is more of a fair fight in 2018-19, having been stung by remarks such as those made by Hazard two years ago.”When you are professional, some opinions you cannot make public,” the Spurs manager said ahead of their match against Wolves on Saturday.Next up: Wolves at Wembley. #COYS pic.twitter.com/b6rZOjaL5Q— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 28, 2018″Because after, you create a big problem, like what happened at Chelsea. That was more like a battle than a football game.”Why did that happen? You know very well. That’s why it’s compulsory to behave professionally. We translate a lot of emotion to the people. We are public persons.”Pochettino admits there was stronger public support for Leicester’s shock title charge in 2015-16 than there was for Spurs, but he does not expect any team to earn any favours in this term’s tough battle.”Now, it is between the top six: Liverpool, Tottenham, [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United and it’s going to be more about who can win the league,” he said.”We are not going to receive a favour and nor will another club. It’s true, the season when Leicester were there the sympathy for Leicester was bigger than for Tottenham. That was the reality. But they won and they deserved to be the champions.”The sympathy of the neutral people was more for Leicester than for us. This is normal.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
New Barcelona recruit Frenkie de Jong says he would like to see his ex-teammate from Ajax Matthijs de Ligt join him at Camp Nou, but that he cannot make up the defender’s mind for him.Ajax skipper De Ligt has been the subject of intense transfer speculation since he led the Dutch champions to an unlikely semi-final appearance in the Champions League, where only a stoppage-time comeback from Tottenham prevented them from reaching the final.Barca had been favourite to land the 19-year-old’s signature earlier in the summer, but it now looks like Juventus will win the race to sign Europe’s most sought-after defender after the Serie A champions reportedly agreed a fee with Ajax. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And De Jong, who was finally unveiled on Friday as a Barcelona player having agreed to join the club six months previously, says that even though he found the decision to move to Spain a simple one, it may not be the same for his international colleague.“I’d like to see him [De Ligt] here, but I cannot decide,” said De Jong.“He has to make that decision with his family. When I saw Barca wanted me to play here, the decision was very easy.”Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is a known admirer of the player and had been leading his team’s assault to ensnare De Ligt from the Dutch champions, claimed he knows where the 19-year-old defender’s future is, but remains unable to reveal it publicly. “I have known where De Ligt will play [next season] for a long time,” said the president, referencing comments made previously to ESPN in April. “I still know but I cannot say anything else.”De Ligt’s future has been the source of constant speculation for much of the close season, with Ajax sporting direct Marc Overmars conceding the defender would be departing eventually for a top club in Europe.Goal reported in June that De Ligt had made his long anticipated decision in favour of Juventus, with new manager Maurizio Sarri receiving an impressive new tool to go into his defensive arsenal as he aims to guide the club to an ninth straight Serie A crown and a first Champions League title since 1996.
The 2018 college football season kicks off this weekend. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit just dropped his annual prediction piece.“The Herbies” are always a fun read. They feature a ton of preseason awards and predictions, including playoff picks, national champion, top impact players and more.Herbstreit’s playoff picks are pretty chalky. He anticipates three teams who have been there before getting back, and he likes another team that just missed the playoff the last two years to finally get in.Oh yeah, he also thinks we’re getting Alabama-Clemson IV, with the national title being on the line.Herbstreit is picking Alabama to win back-to-back titles, and their sixth overall under Nick Saban.AlabamaClemsonPenn StateWashingtonNational title game: Alabama over ClemsonAlabama, Clemson and Washington are clearly the favorites in their respective conferences. Penn State has a dogfight to get out of the Big Ten, but the Nittany Lions are capable. Plus, Herbie think Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is winning the Heisman Trophy.The games get started this weekend. It should be fun following all of these predictions as the season progresses.You can read the rest of The Herbies here.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 05: Penn State Nittany Lions players and fans sing to celebrate the team’s win over Iowa Hawkeyes on November 5, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Iowa 41-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)This season was plagued by questionable fourth-quarter decisions for Penn State, but finishing the year with three consecutive wins would certainly alleviate the pain.Last Saturday, the Nittany Lions were victorious over Wisconsin. While an upcoming battle with Rutgers should provide an easy opponent, the final game against Maryland will be crucial.If Penn State wants to find themselves playing in an important bowl game, owning a 9-3 record would do the trick.Although the showdown with the Terrapins is almost two weeks away, the kickoff time is now out.The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET from Beaver Stadium.Here’s the schedule for the Big Ten’s final week of the regular season Nov. 23-24. Penn State vs. Maryland kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. pic.twitter.com/6PsGPBtQ3N— Mark Wogenrich (@MarkWogenrich) November 12, 2018ABC will broadcast this Big Ten finale.Maryland owns a 5-5 record, and despite all the turmoil this season, the Terrapins haven’t shown any quit in them.For Penn State fans, watching Trace McSorley’s final game at home will be a bittersweet moment.It should be a tremendous matchup, as the Big Ten provides some of the best action in the entire country.
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks watches on during their game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)As a player and as a coach, Steve Spurrier has offered some pretty incredible moments to football fans. But he may have saved his funniest moments for his current stint with the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football.During Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Commanders, Spurrier appeared very dissatisfied with the officiating on the field. So when the officials called a holding penalty against San Antonio, Spurrier was heard very loudly saying, “About time they finally called it!”The remark was loud enough to be heard in the CBS Sports Network booth, and got a chuckle out of the announce team. He was then heard following up his remark with, “They’ve been doing it every play!”At halftime, Spurrier’s Apollos trailed the Commanders 18-17.”About time they finally called it!”Steve Spurrier is a gem. pic.twitter.com/qNrMgNKz0v— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) February 17, 2019Despite only four rushing yards in the first half and only 23 plays run, Orlando’s passing attack is letting them keep the game close against the Commanders.Last week Spurrier led the Apollos to a 40-6 opening-day win over the Atlanta Legends. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert had two touchdown passes and caught a touchdown pass from wide receiver Jalin Marshall in the win.Spurrier remains the face of the Orlando Apollos, just as he has been at just about everyone of his stops in his legendary coaching career.
Hogan posted a clip of his workout with Witten on Twitter.Check it out:“Hogan to Witten up the seam!”Great time getting work this morning with my guy @JasonWitten ! For all the Cowboys fans wondering, he hasn’t lost a step 😉Also a great call by the mastermind himself, @CoachSchotty pic.twitter.com/IU7DLVGyH6— Deuce Hogan (@_DeuceHogan__) July 2, 2019Witten is making his comeback to the NFL this season, putting an early end to his broadcasting career. He re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys back in March.As for Hogan, the young gunslinger is certainly trending up as a precise passer.Hogan is one of 20 commits in Iowa’s recruiting class, which is currently ranked as the No. 4 group in the Big Ten. IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: Mascot “Herky the Hawk” of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes the field before the match-up against the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)As the Iowa Hawkeyes get ready for this upcoming season, four-star recruit Deuce Hogan is also working hard this offseason. He isn’t going to be on campus until 2020, but his latest workout should have his future coaching staff intrigued.The Faith Christian product is the No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class, per 247Sports. Iowa received his commitment over other Power Five programs, such as Baylor, Boston College and Georgia.With the summer in full swing, Hogan is preparing himself for a strong senior season in high school. In order to keep himself on his game in July, the four-star quarterback is working out with a future Hall of Famer.On Tuesday, Hogan revealed that he’s spending time on the field with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. They were practicing together on a few different routes.