first_imgTransfers Werner opens transfer door to Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City Chris Burton 18:19 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Getty Transfers Real Madrid RB Leipzig Barcelona Manchester United Manchester City Primera División Bundesliga Premier League The RB Leipzig striker has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after talents and admits that he would welcome a future move to an elite side RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has offered transfer hope to the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.The 21-year-old has shot to prominence over the last 18 months, with a move in the summer of 2016 having offered him the perfect stage on which to thrive.AdChoices广告Having never been prolific after breaking through at Stuttgart, Werner has netted 37 times in just 61 appearances for Leipzig. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That return, coupled with his obvious future potential, has attracted admiring glances from afar and the Germany international has now left the door open for a high-profile switch to be made.Werner told Sport 1 on the mounting interest being shown in from leading sides across Europe: “If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern.”It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.”Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three.”There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”While Werner is allowing himself to think about the future, his present is tied to Leipzig on a contract through to 2020.His current club care understandably reluctant to part with such talent and have opened discussions regarding fresh terms.Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick has told Kicker of the speculation surrounding Werner: “Timo definitely knows he is still playing with us now and next season.”We are also in talks to adjust and extend his contract.”Timo Werner RB LeipzigWerner has also suggested that he will stick around for at least one more year, with his focus currently locked on the 2017-18 campaign and a possible World Cup challenge.He added: “The new season is still far away.”We have big goals with RB, want to qualify for Champions League. Hopefully, I’ll go the World Cup after that, and only then I will think about the future.”Right now, I feel good here at Leipzig. My contract says that I should, must, can, will play here for another two years. That’s why there are no other thoughts.”last_img read more

first_img* A week and a half until the 2004 State of Origin and Interstate Challenge, we’re certainly looking forward to the games of touch and talent on display, keep an eye on our website for results and stories, they’ll be uploaded during the tournament. The Australian 20 years squads will be looking for Youth World Cup selection on the same weekend, they’ll take part in a final selection camp following the State of Origin/Interstate Challenge series. * The 10th Australian Masters Games are being held in Adelaide from October 7-16. The touch played at last year’s games was great, let’s see what this year brings. * The player profiles of our National Training Squad are finally complete! Head to the links for `Team Profiles’ for an interesting read. * Just so everyone is aware, the Local/State/International touch websites can be accessed through our own ATA website. Use the `Local’, `State’ and `International’ links in the top right hand corner of the home page to find the association and contact details you’re looking for! * A reminder to all accredited coaches, you’re accreditation is only recognised and active for four years! After this time you will need to fulfill the update requirements as detailed by the ATA. The re-registration form can be found on the My Club Touch website, www.myclubtouch.com.au under `Downloads’ then `Data Files’ then `Coach’s Code of Ethics and Agreement form’. Print this form and then return it with payment to the Australian Touch Association, PO Box 9078, Deakin ACT 2600. The cost of re-registration is $16.20, if you believe this is relevant to you, please begin this process immediately, we want all our coaches to be active and accredited! * A new concept is being tried by New South Wales Touch Association this week. The Western Suburbs Magpies will host a home fixture against the Cronulla Sharks. The Magpies and Sharks will fight it out across the Mens, Womens and Mixed Open divisions. A presentation night will be held after the matches, check out NSW touch for more info. * Over 160 junior Touch players participated in the start of the ACT’s first winter junior competition on Monday nights. This is a great response for junior touch in the ACT! * Touch SA is looking for Mens Open and Senior Mens players interested in playing at the Australia Cup from October 7-9. Trials are being held on August 7-8, see the full article on Touch SA’s website for all the details you’ll need to know. * Victoria and ACT touch have both released their July editions of State Newsletters. Both are filled with details of events, information, facts and touch happenings for those states. These newsletters are a great resource for state information, have a look at their website for a good read. * Last week it was congratulations to the Uni of Canberra who dominated the touch competition at the Eastern University Games, this week the honour goes to Monash University…Monash Uni grabbed the Mens and Womens Open titles at the Southern University Games, while Adelaide Uni (led by Touch SA employees Adrian Sim and Jeremy Smith) grabbed the title in the Mixed division. * Congratulations to Kerry Disney who has been appointed as Victoria’s State Director of Referees. The VTA wishes to offer their thanks to Steve Decker who devoted his time and effort to the job in recent years. * A big `nice work’ must go to TouchWest who have added `The Clubhouse’ to their homepage. It is a link listing all local associations, very easy to access and right on their front page! While it is still under construction it is definitely a great tool for touch players throughout WA! By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img

first_imgThis single sided pull up banner contains pictures of all levels of touch from juniors to elite. It stands at 1200mm x 2000mm and is ideal for use at tournaments, functions and special events.Normally priced at $220 (including GST) + freight, it is currently available for a limited time to order for just $121 (including GST) + freight.To recieve this limited offer orders must be received by COB Friday 13th April 2007.For more information or to order please contact Tara Stanford on 02 6212 2800last_img read more

first_imgIt is on again! The annual charity touch footy day to raise money for the “Westmead Children’s Hospital” and “Gosford Hospital Children’s Ward” When: Friday, 22 August 2008 Time: First game 9am sharpWhere: Woy Woy Oval #2Cost: $40 for players and spectatorsKids free (excludes t-shirt).Includes:–          commemorative t-shirt (if you pay before the day)–          food and refreshments all dayIf you have never been to one then get along and see what it’s all about and help raise some money for the kids!There will also be a raffle and a sports memorabilia auction. For more information contact:Billy Mac Umina Fire Station‘B’ Pltn(02) 4344 6293William.maclean@fire.nsw.gov.auThanks to William Maclean for providing the article content.last_img read more

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first_imgHere is the latest news from around the states…ACT The 2010 Premier League season commenced on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 at the Deakin fields, ACT. In the Men’s division, Brother Bears were 4-1 winners over the ANU Bears, while Phoenix Gold were one touchdown winners over Phoenix Blue. The Vikings Warriors just edged out the Vikings Chiefs, 3-2, while Northbar defeated the Eagles 5-2. In round two, the Chiefs take on Northbar, the Eagles will meet Phoenix Blue, Brother Bears will play the Warriors, while the ANU Bears will battle it out against Phoenix Gold. In the Women’s division, nothing separated the two Phoenix teams, with Phoenix Blue and Phoenix Blue having to settle for a 4-all draw. It was very similar between the two Vikings team, with Vikings White and Vikings Red playing out a 5-all draw. The Kung Fu Pandas defeated the Hillbilly Bears, 6-3, while the Eagles had the bye.Round two will see Phoenix Blue take on Vikings Red, the Eagles versus Vikings White and Phoenix Gold playing the Hillbilly Bears. The Kung Fu Pandas have the bye. There are also some new faces in the ACT Touch offices, with three new employees recently starting. Rod Wise is the new Business Development Manager, Ben Kirk is the Competitions and Event Manager and Nikita Hellmuth comes into the Competitions Coordinator role.For more information, please visit the ACT Touch website:www.acttouch.com.auNorthern Territory The Northern Territory Touch Association recently held their NT Titles in Darwin. In the Men’s Open division, Cazaly Crocs were 7-3 winners over Honkers in the final, with Ramingining’s Cameron Adams named Player of the Series. In the Women’s Open final, CDE Capital Crocs just edged out the Blackest Cats, winning 5-4. The Blackest Cats’ Bo De La Cruz was named Player of the Series.In the Under 18 Mixed Division final, Gove were 7-5 winners over Alice Springs, with Gove’s Mariah McGill and Aka McLeod named Male and Female Player of the Series respectively. The Over 35’s Women’s final saw Cougars run out 7-3 winners over Gumbies, with Leanne Campbell being named Player of the Series. Gove were 7-6 winners in the Regional Men’s division, while Alice Springs was the winner of the Regional Women’s division. The Barry Hounslow Memorial Trophy for overall Player of the Series was awarded to Desley Motlop from the CDE Capital Crocs. The Bubbles Peckham Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship was awarded to Ramingining’s Cameron Adams. The Referee of the Tournament was awarded to Jason Taylor. There were also three referee upgrades at the Titles. Paul Mahoney was upgraded to a Senior Level 4 badge, as was Kerryn Ruane. Jason Taylor was upgraded to an Open Level 3 Badge. NT Director of Referees Tim Pearson and TFA National Referee Panel Member Henry Dos Santos were at the Titles assessing the performance of officials. For more information, and to read a story on the drastic lengths that the Ramingining team went to to get to the NT Titles, please go to the NT Touch website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=699&pID=14New South WalesIt’s been a busy couple of weeks for New South Wales Touch Football, and it won’t slow down anytime soon, with the New South Wales Country Championships being held on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 May 2010. New South Wales Touch will also be conducting an advanced Coaching seminar in the lead up to the Country Championships, for more information, please visit the New South Wales Touch Football website. The New South Wales Touch Referees Awards night was held recently, with Adam Foley and Gavin West named the joint winners of the prestigious ‘Ian Matthew Medal’. It was Foley’s third consecutive year winning this award. New South Wales will hold its technical course weekend from Friday, 18 June to Sunday, 20 June 2010. Courses to be held on the weekend include the Coach and Referee Retention and Recruitment Program, Community (Level 0) Coaching Course, Level 1 and 2 Coaching as well as Level  1 and 2 Selectors Courses. For more information, please visit the New South Wales Touch Football website. New South Wales Touch Football has also announced information on the 2010 Vawdon Cup season. The season will commence on Friday, 27 August 2010. New South Wales will also hold its AGM on Saturday, 15 May 2010. Please visit the New South Wales Touch Football website for more information. www.nswtouch.com.auVictoriaTouch Football Victoria will be holding a Level 2 Referee Course on Saturday, 22 May 2010. For more information please visit their website. The start of the new Albert Park competition has suffered a setback, with the commencement of the new season pushed back. Due to unforeseen weather conditions, the work on installing the synthetic pitches and light towers has been delayed. Therefore, the proposed start date of Tuesday, 11 May has been delayed. The trials for the Touch Football Victoria Under 18 representative squads will be held on Sunday, 16 May at Albert Park Touch fields. The trial times are as follow:Under 18 state selection trials – 9.00am to 11.00amUnder 15 state selection trials – 11.00am to 1.00pmVisit the Touch Football Victoria website for more information:www.victouch.com.auWestern Australia The draft draw has now been released for the 2010 Be Active North West Championships which will be held on Saturday, 5 June and Sunday, 6 June 2010. The Championships will be held at Kevin Scott Oval, South Hedland. Nominations for any interested referees are open until Wednesday, 19 May 2010. Go to www.nwchamps.mytouchfooty.com and download the form. National Youth Championships player nominations are now being called for. Nominations close on Friday, 28 May with trials to be held on Sunday, 13 and Sunday, 20 June 2010. For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit the Western Tigers website: www.westerntigers.com.au A Level 1 Referee Course will be held on Sunday, 16 May at the Melville Bowling Club. A combined Level 2 and 3 Course will also be run in Port Hedland on Friday, 4 June in the lead up to the North West Championships. To keep up-to-date with the latest Touch Football news from Western Australia, please visit their website:www.touchwest.comSouth AustraliaNominations for the 2010 State Cup are now open. This is the first South Australian State Cup since 2004 and the event is set to become South Australia’s premier Touch Football event. The State Cup will be held from Friday, 29 to Sunday, 31 October 2010 at the Touch Football South Australia fields, Eastwood. For more information, please visit the event website:www.sastatecup.mytouchfooty.com Touch Football South Australia would like to advise that trials for their junior state teams, Under 12’s, Under 15’s and Under 18’s, will be occurring on Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 June at the Touch Football South Australia fields. To download trial forms, please go to the Touch Football South Australia website. TFSA would like to congratulate Jason McNamara and Mark Jones on their selection as the South Australian Under 18’s Girls and Boys Coaches respectively. In round four of the Men’s division of the CMI Toyota State League, the Defence Eagles were 6-5 winners over the Central Scorpions, the Northern Vipers were five touchdown winners over the South West Wolves, while the Eastern Stingrays had the bye. In round five, the Scorpions were one touchdown winners over the Wolves, the Stingrays were 6-2 winners over the Eagles, while the Vipers had the bye. Following five rounds of competition, the Stingrays sit on top of the ladder, following their undefeated start to the season. The Eagles and Scorpions sit in second and third place, with two wins each, while the Wolves and the Vipers sit in fourth and fifth place with one win each.Round six, to be played on Sunday, 16 May, will see the Vipers take on the Scorpions, the Stingrays will meet the Wolves, and the Eagles have the bye. In the Women’s division of the CMI Toyota State League, round four saw the Stingrays defeat the Vipers by one touchdown, 4-3, while the Scorpions defeated the Wolves, 3-2.In round five, the Vipers were one touchdown winners over the Wolves, while the Scorpions were 5-1 winners over the Scorpions. After five rounds, the Scorpions are undefeated and sit on top of the ladder, followed by the Vipers, Stingrays and Wolves.Round six will see the top two teams, the Scorpions and the Vipers, battle it out, while the Wolves and the Stingrays will also meet.  For more information, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.auTasmaniaFive rounds of the Southern Touch Winter competition have now been played. In the Men’s Division One competition, the Phantoms Black sit on top of the ladder with five wins from their five games. Condors and Phantoms Purple sit in second and third places respectively, with four wins and one loss each. In the Women’s Division One competition, the Mother Ship and Condors are first and second on the ladder, both with four wins and one loss. The Titans sit on top of the Mixed Division One ladder after five rounds, undefeated so far this season. They are closely followed by Shear Force and Phantoms. For more information on what’s happening in Tasmania, please visit the Touch Football Tasmania website:www.tastouch.com.au QueenslandThe Queensland State Cup was held in Bundaberg on the first weekend of May, with the home side featuring in four of the seven finals. Here are the results:Women’s 27’s:  Australian Defence 5 d Bundaberg W27 3Women’s Open: Barbarians 9 d Bundaberg WO 1Senior Mixed: Rockhampton 5 d Uni Rebels 4Men’s 40’s: Bundaberg 3 d Redlands 2Men’s 30’s: Redlands 4 d Bundaberg 1Men’s Open: Redlands 9 d Eagles 2Mixed Open: Rockhampton 6 d Baby Yacks 5 (Drop off)Nominations for the 2010 Junior State Cup are now open. The event will be held in Caboolture from Friday, 9 to Sunday, 11 July 2010. For more information please go to the Queensland Touch website or the Junior State Cup homepage:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-3588-0-0-0 For more information on what’s happening around Queensland, please visit the Queensland Touch website:www.qldtouch.com.aulast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Christensen hopes Mount injury not seriousby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen hopes Mason Mount’s injury isn’t serious.Mount was forced off early in their Champions League defeat to Valencia.Christensen said, “Mason has been very important for us, he is great for us in our build-up and he is dangerous in front of goal so obviously he was a big loss, but then we have great players to come on so it should not hurt us too much. Hopefully he is not too bad as he is an important player.”On Ross Barkley’s late spotkick miss, the Dane added: “We know Ross, he is going to take the next one as well, he always feels confident with penalties, he is one of the best ones which is why he was on the penalty today.” last_img read more

first_imgItaly coach Mancini delighted to have booked place at Euro 2020by Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini is delighted to have booked their place at Euro 2020.Mancini praised Italy for showing “patience” to beat Greece 2-0.The Azzurri have won all seven games in Group J and qualified for Euro 2020 with three matches to spare, something the Nazionale have never previously achieved.Jorginho converted a penalty and Federico Bernardeschi’s shot was deflected to secure the victory.Mancini said, “The lads did really well. First of all, I want to thank the fans at the Olimpico for coming out and supporting us, even if the first half when we were a bit tense, perhaps nervous at being back in Rome.“We wanted to dedicate the win to the kids at the children’s hospital,” the Coach told Rai Sport, referring to this week’s team visit.Greece put up a brick wall for an hour, but were eventually broken down by a penalty.“We’ll meet teams who sit back and defend. We were too frenetic in the first half, but should’ve patiently moved the ball around to open up spaces. Instead, we started long balls and that’s no good.“It was a much more relaxed second half, we kept focused and achieved our objective.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Pulisic: I know scoring touch will come backby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic isn’t worried about his lack of goals for Chelsea.The American played an integral role in Chelsea’s winner against a stubborn Newcastle outfit on Saturday.He is yet to score for the Blues, but that didn’t ruin his positivity after the 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.”It was a really good game, happy for the team, had a strong performance, they defended really well, and I was happy to make an impact,” Pulisic told ESPN after the match. “I was going to shoot last-second, but I saw Tammy wide open and then DeAndre [Yedlin, Pulisic’s US team-mate] made an unbelievable block, so maybe I should have shot it. “I just don’t have that scoring touch but I know it will come back.” last_img read more

first_imgHead coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 03: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men’s Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)It turns out it isn’t just SEC football fans who are willing to go above and beyond to display their fanhood on a daily basis. Sunday night, a Kentucky hoops supporter named Gina Estep tweeted a photo of her friend, who is pregnant, showing just how much she’s into Wildcats basketball. The UK supporter has painted her stomach into a basketball and added two Kentucky logos. It’s amazing.@UKCoachCalipari Thought you would enjoy this soon to be UK fan:) pic.twitter.com/DtOlhdpSal— Gina Estep (@Ginadawn1) February 16, 2015Score another win for Kentucky – the Wildcats are certainly going to add one more hardcore fan very soon. Props.last_img read more

first_imgESPN Analyst Names Sleeper Team In The SEC In 2018The team with the best chance of going undefeated this fall is not the team appearing No. 1 in most preseason polls. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (the “best predictor of a team’s performance”), Oklahoma – not Alabama – is the team most-likely to go undefeated heading into bowl season. While the Crimson Tide are the likely preseason No. 1, it’s the Sooners with the best chance of reaching the College Football Playoff. Here’s the full top 10:Oklahoma – 16.9 percent chance of going undefeated before bowl seasonFlorida State – 10.6 percentClemson – 8.6 percentBoise State – 8 percentMichigan – 5.8 percentLSU – 5.3 percentTennessee – 4.5 percentOklahoma State – 2.4 percentWashington – 1.4 percentNotre Dame – 1.2 percentSome other notable percentages: Alabama – 0.6 percentOhio State – 0.4 percentNebraska – 0.4 percentMichigan State – 0.1 percentOle Miss – 0.1 percentYou can view ESPN’s full FPI here.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the start of the Premier League season, claims Lauren, with Africa Cup of Nations duty set to delay their return to domestic duty.Two men who earned a share of the Golden Boot in 2018-19 are readying themselves for international action this summer.Salah is eyeing continental glory with Egypt on home soil, while Sane will be leading the charge for Senegal. 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? Both nations are expected to go deep into the competition and a final in Cairo is not due to be held until July 19.With that in mind, two key figures in Jurgen Klopp’s plans may be forced to sit out the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign back at Anfield.Former Cameroon international Lauren, who took in spells with Arsenal and Portsmouth during his career, told bwin of the problems facing Liverpool: “Whatever happens, Liverpool will need to start the season without Salah and Mane as they will need a good couple of weeks to rest and recuperate, otherwise their level will drop during the season.“Players will be mentally and physically exhausted and will need a few weeks to recuperate before heading into the new Premier League season.“If they don’t get the rest, there will be a chance that their Premier League campaign will be impacted by a slow start as the players are just too tired to play – this could be trouble for Liverpool as both Salah and Mane will likely be involved in the latter stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.”Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane Liverpool 2018While warning of potential fatigue at club level, Lauren is not expecting two Champions League winners to be short of sharpness with their respective countries.He added: “The likes of Salah and Mane have played an unbelievable amount of football over the past two seasons, but tiredness will not be a major factor for Salah and Mane in the Africa Cup of Nations. What they lack in physical ability, they will make up for in their mentality going into the competition.“Coming off the back of a Champions League win will compensate for any tiredness and both players will attack this new challenge with a winning mentality which will be interesting to see if Senegal and Egypt play each other. Both players will be confident that they are physically fit and able to win the tournament for their countries.”Landing Cup of Nations glory would help to further enhance the respective reputations of Salah and Mane, with Lauren conceding that they are already among the finest African talents to have graced the Premier League.“It’s impossible to pick the best ever African player to grace the Premier League – you cannot choose just one player when Africa has given the Premier League so much talent,” added the ex-Gunners defender.“You look at players like Kolo Toure, Didier Drogba and countless others and it is impossible to choose between them. You also have to look at people like Salah and Mane and see that they are amazing footballers but there have been so many before them.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgA general view of Clemson's stadium.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels versus Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite having three players suspended before the national championship, the Clemson Tigers took care of business against Alabama.It might not be receiving much attention right now, but those suspensions could present additional issues for Clemson next season.Although Dexter Lawrence is heading to the NFL, both tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will still be on the roster. It turns out that the Tigers have nearly three more weeks to continue the appeal process for their players that tested positive for ostarine.Clemson could potentially lose Galloway and Giella for one year if the program doesn’t win its appeal.Dabo Swinney will have a plethora of talent returning for 2019, but the possibility of losing another tight end would really affect the depth chart.The Tigers are losing Milan Richard and Garrett Williams might pursue a career in the military. The latter of these two tight ends started in 13 of 14 games last season.In the event that Galloway is suspended it would leave Clemson with a major hole on its offense.From The Post and Courier:If Williams leaves and if Galloway’s appeal is denied, that would leave J.C. Chalk, who caught two passes for 21 yards in 15 games, as the only tight end with actual experience at the college level. The Tigers also like early enrollee Jaelyn Lay out of Atlanta, though just a few months ago he was playing high school football.Galloway finished his season with only five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Nonetheless, his physical intangibles and potential bodes well for his future success in the next few years.It’s safe to say the next three weeks will be interesting for Clemson.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_imgMiles Sanders runs with the ball for Penn State.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Running back Miles Sanders #24 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes the football against the Washington Huskies during the second half of the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)He might not be the next coming of Saquon Barkley, but Miles Sanders is another intriguing tailback out of Penn State. With the NFL Combine taking place this weekend, he’ll try to boost his draft stock.Once Barkley left the Nittany Lions for the NFL, Sanders became the next workhorse in the backfield. His junior season consisted of 1,274 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.Sanders isn’t exactly the best pass-catching running back in this class, but he did showcase his versatility in 2018. Most projections have him listed as one of the best prospects at his position for this draft.While Sanders obviously won’t have any say in which team selects him in April, the Penn State product would have no issue playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his media session at the combine, Sanders expressed his appreciation for his hometown squad.From TribLive:“I would love to play for Mike Tomlin,” Sanders said Thursday at the NFL Combine. “I asked certain people on the Steelers staff how he is. They said he’s a cool dude, laid back. I know a lot of Pitt players who run into him at the facility. I’d be honored to play for the Steelers.”It’s not likely that Pittsburgh uses an early selection on Sanders due to their depth at the position. Although Le’Veon Bell is set to leave in free agency, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels have shown their ability to shine in an extended role.Nonetheless, it must be refreshing for the Steelers to hear top prospects want to join the franchise amidst all the drama taking place.Sanders will be on the field today in Indianapolis to participate in several drills alongside other running back prospects.[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]last_img read more

first_imgTodd McShay breaks down his first mock draft of 2019.A good portion of the buzz at the NFL combine has been around D.K. Metcalf and Montez Sweat. But ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay noticed another player who stood out to him in Indianapolis.On a recent edition of SportsCenter, McShay revealed that Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell was among the most-impressive players he saw at the NFL combine. McShay pointed to Campbell’s 4.31 40-time and 40″ vertical leap as traits that he really liked in him as a prospect.Campbell’s 4.31-40 time was tied for the fastest among receivers in the draft. His vertical was the fifth-best, while his 135″ broad jump was third-best.The senior wide receiver out of Ohio State had a career-year in 2018. He posted 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns – all career highs.The most impressive player I saw Saturday (not named Metcalf)? Ohio State’s Parrish Campbell. pic.twitter.com/pfkO54sUqD— Todd McShay (@McShay13) March 3, 2019NFL.com rates Campbell as an “Instant Starter” who draws comparisons to former Vikings Pro Bowl receiver Percy Harvin.But despite his potential, it is increasingly doubtful that any receiver will be taken ahead of Ole Miss superstar D.K. Metcalf.Tankathon’s mock draft currently has Campbell going No. 70 overall in the third round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.But after showing off some of the best speed in the 2019 draft class, Campbell’s stock is certainly on the rise.last_img read more

first_img Of course, it didn’t take long for some on Twitter to point out the hypocrisy in these statements. Coaches, like Petersen, are free to leave at any time.Also, Petersen has accepted transfer players from other programs on his roster. His projected starting quarterback, Jacob Eason, began his college career at Georgia.It’s amazing how the other side of that coin never gets talked about. When someone transfers, they’re leaving the social life, academic structure and locker room culture they know and starting over. That isn’t easy or something most people would do lightly. https://t.co/9CMgXCGtYw— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2019A fair follow-up question to Chris Petersen would be whether he thinks Jacob Eason tapped out when things got tough at Georgia. https://t.co/JlrR1DZRJF— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2019Washington HC Chris Petersen “tapped out” of his job at Boise St to go to WashingtonHypocrisy of college coaches knows no bounds https://t.co/dU0Z0GoFAg— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 24, 2019Chris Petersen, on the other hand, would never leave a program for a situation he thought was better. https://t.co/k03PQj4IIa— Guy Incognito (@StaircaseWhitt) July 24, 2019Petersen’s comments are very different from Jim Harbaugh’s. The Michigan coach recently said he is in favor of a one-time, penalty-free transfer for all student-athletes.Of course, Petersen is technically correct in saying there’s no guarantee a player will find find a better situation elsewhere.But the fact the portal affords them more autonomy to seek out a fresh start is a good thing, even if Petersen disagrees. A closeup of Washington coach Chris Petersen.SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Husky Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)It seems like every big-name coach is being asked about college football transfers this offseason. Washington’s Chris Petersen spoke about the topic at Pac-12 Media Day today.What Petersen said is drawing him some criticism. A self-professed “old school” coach, it turns out Petersen is not a fan of the transfer portal.He told the media today he finds the portal “harmful” because it might influence an athlete to “tap out” of a difficult situation.Washington HC Chris Petersen says he’s old-school, believes the transfer portal is harmful to the athletes because it “allows them to tap out” when they face a hard situation and just go somewhere else they think things will be better, when oftentimes that’s not the case.— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) July 24, 2019last_img read more

first_img The @UMichFootball had 2 Damn Weeks to prepare for this game. Can’t stop the run. Can’t pressure. No discipline. And that’s just the defense. The offense is so much worse. They should be ashamed of the way they look. They can’t run. Can’t protect the QB. Just horrible.#Damn!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 21, 2019Of course, Michigan could shock the college football world and deliver a second half performance for the ages. But given the way the Wolverines have looked against Wisconsin’s rushing attack, that seems a bit far-fetched.Harbaugh has been getting crushed for his team’s performance, as you’d imagine.The second half is about to get underway. espn's stephen a. smithTORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Stephen A. Smith attends the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Michigan, thought to be a College Football Playoff contender before the season started, has looked horrible against Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines currently trail 28-0 in game that has been incredibly one-sided. As a result, Jim Harbaugh and his players are getting trashed by the media.ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith took to Twitter at halftime to express his thoughts on the situation. It won’t shock you to hear that he’s not impressed.“The @UMichFootball had 2 Damn Weeks to prepare for this game. Can’t stop the run. Can’t pressure. No discipline. And that’s just the defense. The offense is so much worse. They should be ashamed of the way they look. They can’t run. Can’t protect the QB. Just horrible.#DamnMichigan had a bye week after its close call against Army, so in theory, the Wolverines should have been ready to go. It does not appear that they were.last_img read more

first_imgChina thrash Thailand 3-0, reach Sudirman Cup finalTen-time winners China beat Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final. China will play the final against the winner between Japan and Indonesia.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BeijingMay 25, 2019UPDATED: May 25, 2019 17:03 IST China’s Shi Yuqi starred in their Sudirman Cup semi-final win on Saturday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn men’s doubles Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen outscored Tinn Isriyanet and Kittinupong KedrenChina only conceded one game by sweeping India and Malaysia in the group stage, both at 5-0China beat Denmark 3-1 in the quarterfinalsTen-time winners China overwhelmed Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final on Saturday.China will play the final on Sunday against the winner between Japan and Indonesia who will vie for the other spot later in the day, Xinhua news reports.The men’s doubles turned out to be a lopsided match as world’s No. 3 Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen outscored Tinn Isriyanet and Kittinupong Kedren 21-14, 21-17, helping China secure the final berth.En route to the final, China only conceded one game by sweeping India and Malaysia in the group stage, both at 5-0 and beating Denmark 3-1 in the quarterfinals.Also Read | Pullela Gopichand blames hectic calendar for shuttlers’ poor run in 2019Also Read | Sudirman Cup: Japan beat Malaysia to advance to last 4Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sudirman CupFollow Li JunhuiFollow Liu YuchenFollow Tinn IsriyanetFollow Kittinupong Kedren Nextlast_img read more

first_imgWhat has he done now? Sourav Ganguly’s cheeky response to question on Ravi Shastri in presserSourav Ganguly gave a cheeky reply to a journalist who had asked the new BCCI president on whether he has had a word with India head coach Ravi Shastri or not after filing his nomination papers for the top job.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk KolkataOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 13:16 IST File photo of Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri had a public fallout in 2017Ganguly was in the CAC panel when Shastri was overlooked for the coach’s post in 2016Shastri had blamed Ganguly for not getting the job back then which he eventually got the next yearSourav Ganguly gave a cheeky reply to a journalist who had asked the new BCCI president on whether he has had a word with India head coach Ravi Shastri or not after filing his nomination papers for the top job.Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was at his wittiest best in a press conference in Kolkata after it was confirmed that he would become the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Ganguly was asked about India head coach Ravi Shastri and whether the two have spoken or not to which the Bengal stalwart gave a cheeky reply.”Have you spoken to Ravi Shastri?” the reporter asked Ganguly, to which he laughed and replied, “Why. What has he done now?”Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri had a public fallout in 2017 before the latter was appointed as the head coach of the senior national team.Ganguly was part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that picked Anil Kumble ahead of Shastri as coach in 2016 for a year until the breakdown in relations with Virat Kohli forced the legendary leg-spinner out.Ganguly was reportedly not keen on Shastri again, being a member of CAC in 2017 when Virender Sehwag too had applied. On that occasion, Shastri bagged the job.Shastri’s tenure was extended after he re-applied for the post earlier this year and this time the Kapil Dev-led CAC decided to renew his contract for another 2 years.But even before he became the BCCI boss, Ganguly maintained that the head coach needs to help India win big tournaments to justify his place in the team management.advertisement”Ravi has been doing this for five years (except one year of Anil Kumble) and now been given this responsibility for two more years. So I don’t think anyone else in history has got such a long time with the team.”He is the right choice but he now has to justify. He has two T20 World Cups ahead and in such big tournaments, India needs to find ways to win them,” Ganguly had told India Today in August.Also Read | Ravi Shastri has to win big tournaments to justify appointment: Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Fans wonder what will happen to Ravi Shastri after Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI presidentAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly will continue to serve the nation with same passion: Sachin TendulkarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Sourav GangulyFollow Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

first_img All the Best Online Memorial Day Sales to Shop in 2019 REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors This holiday season, gift-giving should be stress-free — right?That’s where Huckberry comes into play with a slew of holiday gift essentials for the stylish guy on your list. There’s no question that between the brand’s selection of tough outerwear, stylish watches, essential accessories, and beautiful home goods, you might just have found your one-stop shop. Along the way, you might want to pick up a gift or two for yourself, as well.Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses [$70]If you’re buying for your dad, your best friend or your father-in-law — or anyone who happens to be a whisky aficionado — there isn’t a more premium or well-made set of rocks glasses on the market. The glasses pay homage to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, featuring a raised topographic impression of the country’s greatest mountain peaks. Everyone can raise a glass to that.Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie in Forest [$89]Although its selection of stylish henleys is to be applauded, the 10-Year Hoodie from Flint and Tinder is what built the brand. It’s back this fall and winter in a wider array of colors than ever, and there’s no question that the comfortable, well-made and versatile 10-Year Hoodie is the perfect gift for the guy who appreciates casual cold-weather style. Add onto that the tough, stylish Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket and you’ve got the perfect weekend combo. Get one for yourself and curl up around the fire while you’re at it.Pappy Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup [$40]In keeping with the theme of delicious, gourmet gifts for the spirits lover in your life, you absolutely can’t go wrong with premium maple syrup aged in whiskey barrels. Pappy & Company’s barrel-aged syrup is aged six months in Pappy Van Winkle’s 15-year whiskey barrels — talk about a welcome stocking stuffer and a welcome topper to waffles and pancakes over Christmas break.Form*Function*Form Horween Leather Timex Chronograph [$120]What’s more rugged and durable than a classic Timex watch with chronograph functionality? The Horween leather strap — made in America — from form-function-form. It’s the perfect complement to a watch that works for everything from cold-weather travel style to a crisp business casual day at the office. Oh, and it’s sure to become a favorite of whomever you gift it to this season (especially if you pick one up for yourself).Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven [$299]Not every gift has to be small enough to fit under the tree. In fact, if you’ve got a budding chef in your life, there might not be a gift better suited for them than the Uuni Wood-Fired Oven. At 24 pounds, it’s light enough to travel for a tailgate or a camping trip, and it heats up quickly for the perfect wood-fired pizza (or whatever other treats you can dream up). It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab a New Chrome Industries Bag with This Sitewide Promo Code Editors’ Recommendations Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: Get One of these Great Tactical Watches The Short List of the Best Men’s Workout Clothing Brandslast_img read more

first_imgWe love raw cookie dough.It reminds us of our childhood, when we used to like the spoon clean after our mothers would make a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies. We almost like it better than when the cookies are actually baked. But, eating raw cookie dough isn’t exactly safe. There are raw eggs in there, and we all know what that could mean. Salmonella! The stomach flu! Not exactly worth it if you ask us.Kristen Tomlan came up with a genius idea during a girls’ weekend in Philadelphia. She stopped by and grabbed a tub of cookie dough with her friends, but instead of scooping out the cookie dough onto a baking sheet and popping it in the oven, they ended up devouring it all. Tomian turned into something that we all can enjoy. She opened DŌ in New York’s Greenwich Village. “I love the process of trying new flavors and recipes — the journey of taking raw ingredients and transforming them into a delicious creation that can be shared,” said Tomlan. “I find joy being in the kitchen and baking treats to share with the people in my life. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy the joy of sharing DŌ with your loved ones.”DŌ offers a number of classic flavors, including signature chocolate chip, sugar cookie, brownie batter, oatmeal M&M, and commando — a basic dough with nothing added. There’s also seasonal flavors like red velvet, cake batter, and sugar and kisses. From there, you can add extra ingredients, like chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, salted caramel, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and more.Simply pick a flavor, add any extra toppings, and have it served in a cone or a cup, and there you go, everyone’s favorite treat ready for you to eat.For more information, visit cookiedonyc.com. Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Editors’ Recommendations The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartarelast_img read more