10 months agoChelsea ace Hazard: Kicking me inspires more magic

first_imgChelsea ace Hazard: Kicking me inspires more magicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard admits he welcomes being kicked in games.Hazard finds it a compliment.He has been one of the five most-fouled players in the league every year since he joined Chelsea. Twice he has been the most fouled (the title-winning campaigns of 2014/15 and 2016/17) and already this term he leads the way, illegally halted on average every 24 minutes.”Sometimes it’s tough. For seven years I have got kicked all the time. But now I take care of my ankles, my knees! We have one of the best medical departments in the world.”I don’t like to say I like it, but when people kick me it gives me a feeling that I am too good, or they just want to stop me and they can’t. That gives me extra power to do something magic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAgent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emerson

first_imgAgent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emersonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has opened the door to a move to Inter Milan.Emerson moved from Roma to Stamford Bridge for €20m a year ago, but has struggled for playing time.His agent Fernando Garcia was asked about a move to Inter.He told FCInterNews: “I think all the top European clubs would like to have a player like Emerson Palmieri in their squad. There has been some interest, although nothing formal, so there is nothing to report now.“I cannot talk about the clubs who approached us. I don’t think he’ll leave Chelsea now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoWenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea job

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea jobby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy seeing Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille.Wenger feels Villas-Boas took the Chelsea job too soon.He said, “He may have been a little young at the time when he came to Chelsea. He took little break and sometimes it does not hurt in mid-career. From what I have seen since the beginning of the season, his team has the desire. “It is a little limited in potential. Marseille today does not have the level to play the title of champion of France. But he managed to get the team behind him and instill a dynamic in the team. If he finishes in the first six, I think he has really had a good season.” last_img read more

13 days agoBirkenhead-born Lewis Warrington inks Everton deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Birkenhead-born Lewis Warrington inks Everton dealby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBirkenhead-born Lewis Warrington has signed his first professional contract with Everton.The youngster has put pen-to-paper on a deal which will keep him with the Blues until June 2022.The 17-year-old has been at Everton for 11 years.”I’ve put in a lot of hard work and sacrifices, so to make this next step and sign a pro deal means everything,” Warrington, a season-ticket holder in the Gwladys Street, told evertonfc.com.”I’ve been at Everton for 11 years and the support has been immense from the start.”The coaching I’ve had here has been incredible. Every coach I have had has added something to my game.”They’ve helped make me the player I am, and I’ve got to keep going.” last_img read more

12 days agoWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man City

first_imgWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coach

first_imgLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Auburn RB Corey Grant Ran A Blazing Sub-4.3 40 At The Tigers’ Pro Day

first_imgCorey Grant runs 40-yard dash.Former Auburn running back Corey Grant is doing a pretty good job impressing the scouts at the Tigers’ pro day this afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back did not receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or the NFL Combine, but he’s making up for that today. Grant might be the fastest player available in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to multiple people in attendance at Auburn’s pro day, Grant ran a sub-4.3 40-yard dash. Hearing unofficial 40 chatter of 4.27 and 4.28 for AU RB Corey Grant. Workout wonder. #AUProDay— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 3, 2015BREAKING: Corey Grant is fast. Unofficially a 4.27 40 at Pro Day— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) March 3, 2015Times are often a little faster at pro days than they are at the combine or at NFL team’s individual workouts, but that’s still an incredibly impressive performance by Grant. He’s certainly helping his draft stock today.last_img read more

Auburn Basketball Now Has The No. 1 Recruiting Class In The SEC For 2016

first_imgAuburn has the best basketball recruiting class for 2016.Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Remembers Crew Of Edmund Fitzgerald On 40th Anniversary Of Shipwreck

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Today is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior off the coast of Michigan. The ship’s entire 29-man crew died in the tragedy. It’s a haunting historical event for many who live in the area. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has already admitted that his favorite song is Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” which is a tribute to the captain and crew of the ill-fated ship. This afternoon, Harbaugh tweeted out a link to Lightfoot’s song as a way of remembering those who perished in the storm 40 years ago. Remembering the captain and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald today. God Bless You and Yours! https://t.co/OZl3bMYWuy— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) November 10, 2015Harbaugh truly is a Michigan Man, in more ways than one.last_img read more

Solskjaer’s brought back the Man Utd way – Rossi

first_imgEx-Manchester United attacker Giuseppe Rossi has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his immediate impact at the club since being installed as caretaker boss.The 31-year-old has been training with his former club after being invited back last week, as he continues to look for a new club as a free agent, having left Genoa last summer.Rossi came through the ranks at youth level at Old Trafford before securing a switch to Villarreal in 2007, but his career since then has been blighted by a string of injuries and fitness issues. 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? Solskjaer offered him the chance to return to where it all began and he has been working on his finishing and overall fitness with the current United squad as they prepare for a home clash against Brighton on Saturday.The Norwegian head coach has had a dream start at the helm, winning all six of his games so far, with the team now within six points of fourth place in the Premier League table.Rossi has been impressed by what he has seen from his old teammate and has credited him with restoring the team’s identity after their nightmare start to the 2018-19 campaign.”It’s not an easy task to come to Manchester United, taking over in such a very critical part of the season and he’s been doing amazing,” Rossi said via the Manchester Evening News.”He brought back the Manchester United way, he brought back the tranquillity that maybe this environment needed.”You’ve just got to tip your hat off to him and his coaching staff that have done just an amazing job.”The one-time Italy international has been keeping up admirably in training, with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson even taking in a trip to Carrington to witness his progress.Giuseppe Rossi Man UtdRossi praised Ferguson ‘as the best manager who ever lived’, before adding: “I had breakfast with him at Carrington the other day. We were talking and talking and he still remembers the transfer fee when I got sold.”Just think about it: It was 11 years ago and in that 11-year span there have been hundreds of transfer fees and he still remembered my transfer fee when I went to Villarreal.”It’s great to see him in high spirits and great to see him just being about here on the football field.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

When does the January transfer window close?

first_imgThe January transfer window is open and the football world is eagerly anticipating more high-profile deals to take place.Last year, soap operas surrounding the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Diego Costa all took place in January as Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid spent big money to get their most important deals finished within the first week.But now, this year, with the rest of Europe’s top sides gearing up for an intense end to the season with their domestic and Champions League campaigns to think about, some other big spenders could enter the market to boost their chances of winning the big prizes. 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? Some European leagues have a bit more time to get their affairs in order, however, as the time the window closes varies for each country.January transfer window datesBelow are the opening and closing dates of the transfer windows in the major leagues across the world according to FIFA’s transfer windows calendar. Country Top league Open date Close date Argentina Primera Division January 21 February 20 Brazil Brasileirao January 10 April 3 China Super League January 1 February 28 England Premier League January 1 January 31 France Ligue 1 January 1 January 31 Germany Bundesliga January 1 January 31 Italy Serie A January 3 January 18 Netherlands Eredivisie January 3 January 31 Portugal Primeira Liga January 3 February 2 Russia Premier League January 23 February 22 Spain La Liga January 2 January 31 Turkey Super Lig January 4 January 31 When does the Premier League transfer window close?Although clubs can put agreements in place before the window opens, English sides can officially start registering new players from midnight on January 1 and have until January 31.Teams have until 11pm GMT (6pm ET) that day to agree their deals and get paperwork sent to the governing body, but some details can then be finalised a few hours after that if extra time is needed to get a move over the line.When do European transfer windows close?Christian Pulisic Borussia DortmundJust like in England, the transfer windows in Germany, France, and Spain open as soon as the New Year commences and run until the night of January 31.Despite not being able to do business until two days later than their counterparts, teams in Netherlands and Italy also have until the last day of the month to finish up, while in Portugal they have until February 2.Russia have a bit of a delay in their windows due to the timing of their seasons, as they can bring in signings from January 23 until February 22.When do transfer windows close across the rest of the world?Gonzalo Higuain AC Milan 2018-19Seemingly sniffing around Europe’s top divisions and looking to lure top players with lucrative wages, Chinese Super League teams have a few extra weeks to prepare for the start of their 2018 campaign.The window opens on January 1 for clubs in China, but they can keep dipping into Europe and beyond until February 28.Meanwhile, in South America, Argentina’s window runs until February 7 after opening on Monday January 8, while Brazilian clubs get almost two extra months to get their squads in shape before it shuts on April 2.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

A Former Big 10 Football Star Is Dead At 38

first_imgA general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former college football star has passed away at the age of 38.Mike Labinjo, a former Michigan State football star who had a lengthy career in the Canadian Football League, has passed away.The former Spartan star’s CFL team, the Calgary Stampeders, announced the tragic news.From the team:It is with great sadness the Stampeders learn of the death of alumnus Mike Labinjo. He was 38.“We are deeply saddened to learn of Mike’s death,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He was a big man with a big personality to match and he was a key part of our Grey Cup championship team in 2008. The team offers its condolences to Mike’s family and friends.”A defensive lineman, Labinjo was drafted by Calgary in 2003 and joined the Stamps in 2007 after playing a total of 10 games with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. In 44 games with the Red and White from 2007 to 2010, the Toronto native recorded 61 defensive tackles including nine tackles for loss, seven special-teams tackles, six sacks, seven knockdowns and two fumble recoveries.An alumnus of Michigan State University, Labinjo was part of the Stamps’ Grey Cup-winning team in 2008 and was a standout in the West final victory over the BC Lions that year, recording three sacks and a forced fumble and making two touchdown-saving stops as part of a critical goal-line stand.Labinjo was a third round pick in the 2003 CFL Draft.STAMPEDERS MOURN DEATH OF MIKE LABINJO – Calgary Stampeders @calstampeders https://t.co/gVq80OLPLx #CFL #Calstampeders— CFL News (@CFL_News) September 22, 2018Our thoughts are with Mike’s friends, family and former teammates. May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Greg Schiano Reveals What Changes Are Coming To Ohio State’s Defense

first_imgA closeup of Greg Schiano with his hand on his chin.TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)On the heels on an embarrassing 49-20 loss to Purdue, Ohio State is scrambling to regroup on defense. But if the Buckeyes were hoping for drastic changes to be made by DC Greg Schiano, then they are in for a surprise.According to Ohio State beat writer Dan Hope, Schiano does not plan to make “wholesale” changes to the Buckeyes defense.However, Schiano does plan on making some “tweaks” to give certain defenders better positions.While the Ohio State offense didn’t do the team any favors in the game against the Boilermakers last weekend, the defense gave up six TDs – three of which came in the fourth quarter.Greg Schiano said the Buckeyes don’t plan to make any “wholesale” changes to the defense, but are looking for little tweaks they can make to put players in better positions. https://t.co/lZrEpO4JPd— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) October 24, 2018The loss to Purdue dropped the Buckeys to No. 11 on the AP poll.Schiano is in his third season as the Buckeyes defensive coordinator.The Buckeyes still control their own destiny for a spot in the Big Ten Championship, but could miss out on the College Football Playoff if they don’t get help at the top of the rankings.last_img read more

College Football Player Hit By A Car On Sunday

first_imgAn interior view of the Arkansas RazorbacksFAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 17: UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters do a flyover before a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas State Bobcats at Razorback Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Bobcats 42-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)A college football player has been released from the hospital after getting hit by a car on Sunday.Arkansas announced today that redshirt freshman Jordon Curtis was struck by a vehicle on Sunday night while attempting to cross the street near the football facility.The Razorbacks’ head coach, Chad Morris, released the following statement:“We’re very fortunate, and our thoughts and prayers will be with him and his recovery,” Morris said. “He will not be around this week, but is doing good. We’re very, very, very fortunate. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”Arkansas Online had more details:According to UAPD, officers were dispatched to the scene at 5:26 p.m. Sunday. The officer reported that Curtis was bleeding from a wound above his right eye, but was able to answer cognitive questions about his date of birth and hometown. An ambulance transported Curtis to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.The driver of a blue 2007 Hyundai Veracruz was issued two citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk and for speeding too fast for conditions. The report states that four witnesses observed the driver never hit his brakes, but the driver stated he tried to stop but was unable to avoid hitting Curtis.The vehicle sustained approximately $2,000 in damage to the windshield, according to the report, and was towed.Curtis was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He’s an Oklahoma native.last_img read more

CFB Expert Gives Scott Frost Grade For First Nebraska Football Season

first_imgScott Frost coaching at Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Scott Frost may have gone 4-8 in his first season coaching his alma mater, Nebraska football, but there was definitely sustained improvement during the course of the season.The Huskers won four of their last six games, with tight losses to Ohio State and Iowa mixed in.The improvement from September to November was solid, and made even better by the breakout of freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, who is a true star in the making for Frost. CBS Sports‘ Barrett Sallee graded the first year coaches on their regular seasons, including Nebraska football’s Scott Frost.Sallee gave Frost a ‘B’ for the way he bounced back from the 0-6 start to the season.“Six straight losses to open the season didn’t exactly sit well, but the Cornhuskers came on strong late to finish 4-2 and give fans hope.”Of the 12 Power Five hires, only four graded out above Frost. Dan Mullen earned an ‘A’ for lining Florida up for a potential New Year’s Six berth in year one, while Jimbo Fisher got an ‘A-‘ for Texas A&M’s strong effort against top teams like LSU and Clemson.Down in the Group of Five, only two coaches received a higher grade than Frost. His successor at UCF, Josh Huepel, graded out the highest of all with an ‘A+.’ It’s hard to argue, with the Knights going undefeated once again.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

Top OL Recruit Down To 3 Major Programs

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)Virginia offensive lineman Jakai Moore is nearing his college decision. He’s down to three big programs, with a set of hated rivals involved.Moore, a three-star composite recruit per 247Sports, is ranked No. 477 in the class of 2019. He’s the No. 26 guard in the country, and the 13th-ranked recruit from VirginiaHe’s listed at 6-foot-6 and 295 pounds over at 247.Jakai Moore’s high school coach says that the lineman is down to Clemson, Penn State, and South Carolina.He’s been to Columbia on an official visit, and took unofficials to schools like Florida, Miami, and Ohio State, as well as Penn State.Now, he’s down to the Tigers, Nittany Lions, and Gamecocks. From The State:Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell was in on Tuesday night to watch Moore in a basketball game. He also scouted him during the season. Gamecocks offensive line coach Eric Wolford also is expected to visit Moore this week. Will Muschamp and Penn State coach James Franklin are scheduled to visit on the 14th.This weekend, Moore will take an official visit to Penn State, and he’s scheduled to see Clemson officially the following weekend.Clemson may be the most consistently successful program of the group over the last few years, but the Tigers may be running in third in this recruitment.247‘s crystal ball has Penn State as a slight favorite over South Carolina, with no Clemson predictions. However, the Tigers are a late entrant into the field, and haven’t put on the full-court press yet, according to his high school coach Brud Bicknell:Clemson was not on Moore early as strongly as USC was but Caldwell has been doing what he can to make up for that and has opened some eyes.“Coach Caldwell has done a great job recruiting him but it’s been a one-man deal,” Bicknell said. “South Carolina, it’s been more of a full staff. It seems more of a group effort than Clemson. Coach Caldwell and I have had some good talks as far as his interest.”According to the report, Moore plans to have a decision in time for the early signing period, which begins on December 19, but he will not enroll early.[The State]last_img read more

Mother Of UCF QB McKenzie Milton Issues New Update

first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The mother of UCF starting quarterback McKenzie Milton has issued a promising new update on the status of her son.Milton, one of the top quarterbacks in college football over the last two years, suffered a brutal season-ending injury during Thanksgiving weekend.Details of Milton’s status were unclear for a while, as the family was asking for privacy during a tough time.Teresa Milton, the mother of the UCF quarterback, has taken to Twitter this morning to issue an update on her son.“Good Morning Knight Nation! Wanted to thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts! Yesterday KZ has a ultra sound and it was music to our hearts ! Today a surgery to get him more comfortable! He will be at the Fiesta Bowl to cheer his team mates on to Victory! Arizona bound,” she writes.Good Morning Knight Nation! Wanted to thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts! Yesterday KZ has a ultra sound and it was music to our hearts ! Today a surgery to get him more comfortable! He will be at the Fiesta Bowl to cheer his team mates on to Victory! Arizona bound— TeresaMilton (@milton6teresa) December 13, 2018Milton being able to attend UCF’s Fiesta Bowl matchup against LSU is awesome news.UCF and LSU are set to meet on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img read more

CFB Analyst: Why Notre Dame May Underwhelm This Year

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Crawford says it is potentially the most “unfair” schedule in the country, and a reason that ND may underwhelm:“There’s a reason Notre Dame’s projected preseason win total is under 10 this season. Unlike the 2018 campaign, the schedule doesn’t let up and there’s three games that stick out as uh-ohs in terms of getting back to the College Football Playoff as an independent unbeaten. The Irish travel to Georgia and Michigan before November and sandwiched between those showdowns is a home tilt with Virginia, the preseason ACC Coastal Division favorite. They’ll also play at Stanford in the regular-season finale. Notre Dame’s slate might be the most unfair in college football since seven of its 12 games are against teams coming off bye weeks.”Crawford is bullish on the team itself, saying it compares to last year’s. However, bye weeks can really help a team, and the combination of bad luck in when these games are played plus a high level of opponent may very well lead to a slide for ND.[247Sports] A closeup of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly wearing a visor.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the field with his team before the game against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Notre Dame had something of a breakout season last year, putting itself in position to play for a national title for the first time in the College Football Playoff era. The Fighting Irish ran the table during the regular season, before losing to Clemson in the semifinal.With a number of big players, including starting quarterback Ian Book, returning, expectations remain pretty high for the Fighting Irish. The preseason FPI projections at ESPN have Notre Dame at No. 7, between nine and 10 wins for the season.Of course, there’s no guarantee that the Fighting Irish will have a similar season. Brian Kelly’s squad faces a very brutal schedule, with a pair of games against bona fide College Football Playoff contenders in Georgia and Michigan.That schedule is a major reason why 247’s Brad Crawford has Notre Dame football as a regression candidate for 2019.There has been a ton of discussion about the schedule, which also features seven games against teams coming off of byes.last_img read more

HMD Global sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 6.2 expected

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 08:27 IST HIGHLIGHTSHMD Global has announced its MWC 2019 event will take place on February 24The company will likely announce the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 6.2 at MWC 2019The Nokia 9 PureView is said to come with five rear cameras, the Nokia 6.2 may get a punch-hole displayHMD Global will be attending the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February where it is expected to launch a few Nokia phones much like last year. On Friday, HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the company’s event will take place on February 24. At this event, we expect to finally see the much-rumoured Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone. Apart from this, HMD may unveil a few more devices, one of which could be the Nokia 6.2.The tweet only mentions the date for the MWC 2019 event without revealing anything further. Of course, there are plenty of theories on what the company will announce next month. The most logical assumption is that HMD will announce the penta-camera Nokia 9 PureView. The phone has been talked about all through last year and was expected to launch months ago, but it now seems like the flagship will go official at MWC 2019.Wereallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallywould like you to tune into our Barcelona MWC showdown on the 24th of FebJuho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 25, 2019Another Nokia phone we have been hearing about is the Nokia 6.2, which will succeed last year’s Nokia 6.1. Interestingly, some alleged renders of the Nokia 6.2 suggest a redesign especially with the display. The Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a punch-hole display like the Galaxy A8s and Honor View 20.Talking about the Nokia 9 PureView, pretty much everything is known about this flagship already. The phone is set to come with five rear cameras, a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The flagship is also expected to ship with Android 9 Pie and will be part of the Android One program. The Nokia 9 PureView is said to sport a 5.99-inch 2K display with HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology.advertisementSome reports have also detailed the pricing of the Nokia 9 PureView, claiming that the flagship will cost EUR 749 or EUR 799. A direct conversion puts the price in India between Rs 60,000 to Rs 63,000. This means the Nokia 9 PureView will either be as expensive or costlier than last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco.Meanwhile, the Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a 6.2-inch display with a hole in the screen to house a selfie camera. Additionally, the phone will also come with dual cameras on the back with Zeiss optics. The Nokia 6.2 is said to come with a Snapdragon 632, which would be a minor bump over the Nokia 6.1 that offers a Snapdragon 630 chipset. The Nokia 6.2 could come with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.HMD will likely announce a few more devices, some of which will likely be successor to last year’s models, but details around that are slim at the moment. The company should soon announce the exact time of the event on February 24 as well.ALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView promo video leaks out, 5 cameras, Snapdragon 845 and wireless charging revealedALSO READ | Nokia 6.2 with 6.2-inch punch hole display, Snapdragon 632 may launch soonGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HMD GlobalFollow Nokia 9 PureViewFollow Nokia 9Follow nokia HMD Global sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 6.2 expectedOn Friday, HMD’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas tweeted that the company’s event will take place on February 24, which is where we expect to see the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 6.2.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shot

first_img Rohan Sen HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 19:51 IST Rohit Sharma’s innovative scoop shot fetched him four runs in the 9th over of India’s 237-run chase (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia set India 237 runs to win the 1st ODI in HyderabadRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli shared a 76-run stand for the 2nd wicketKohli got out for 44 while Rohit made 37 with India stuttering at 95 for 3 in 20.5 oversBrief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami (2/44), Kuldeep Yadav (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/60) vs India. Scorecard | Live BlogRohit Sharma can pull off some unbelievable shots when he is on song which is exactly what he did during the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday.The ninth-over of India’s run chase saw Rohit play a delightful scoop shot, one which took even Virat Kohli by surprise.Kohli, who was batting with Rohit at the other end, just couldn’t believe what he saw as Rohit played the shot with such ease against left-arm pacer Jason Beherendorff to take India’s score to 33 in 8.2 overs.The ball was bowled at over 131kmph by the left-arm pacer but Rohit had no trouble in shuffling across the stumps, he went down on his knees and scooped the ball over fine-leg for a boundary.Rohit and Kohli added 76 runs for the second wicket before the Indian captain departed for 44 off 45 balls. The vice-captain fell soon after for 37 to leave India in a spot of bother at 95 for 3 in 20.5 overs as they look to chase down 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.Earlier, India bowlers restricted Australia to 236 for 7 after being asked to field by Aaron Finch.Pacer Mohammed Shami led the attack with figures of 2/44 in 10 overs as chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (2/46 in 10 overs) Ravindra Jadeja (0/33 in 10 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (1/31) made up for a rare off-day by Jasprit Bumrah (2/60 in 10 overs).Usman Khawaja (50) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored the runs for the visitors but never looked in full flow as the Indian attack displayed its versatility.advertisementAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperFor 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 Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Hyderabad ODIFollow Rohit Sharma scoop shot India vs Australia: Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotBrief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami (2/44), Kuldeep Yadav (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/60) vs India. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli shared a 76-run partnership for the second wicket in the run chase of 237 against Australia in the 1st ODI in Hyderabad.advertisement read more