Roma great Pruzzo calls for Mourinho moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma great Roberto Pruzzo would like to see them move for former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.Eusebio di Francesco is under pressure at Roma and Pruzzo believes Mourinho should be considered.Pruzzo told Corriere dello Sport: “One wonders why some players have been sold and why others have been bought because there is no playing model in Rome. “This team, more than anything, does not excite. It lacks great champions. “If Di Francesco were to be fired, Roma would need someone like Mourinho, even though it may be a dream.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri: Leicester rattled us into mental confusionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was furious with his players after their shock defeat at home to Leicester City.Jamie Vardy’s 51st-minute goal at Stamford Bridge was enough to secure a morale-boosting victory for under-fire Leicester manager Claude Puel.”I think we played very well for 55 minutes, we played very good football,” Sarri told reporters after the 1-0 loss.”After the goal the reaction was, for me, a strange reaction, not in the right direction, not as a team but as 11 different players and so it was very strange.”I think we could have done better in the reaction. We only had to continue to play as in the first part of the match, there was time to score without a reaction as a team shocked, as a team in mental confusion.”
Cagliari midfielder Barella reluctant to join Chelseaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are struggling to convince Nicolo Barella to join the club.According to the Evening Standard, the player is the one the Blues want to replace Cesc Fabregas.The Spaniard is set for a switch to Monaco this month.But the 21-year-old Barella is in fine form with Cagliari and he is worried that he would not get the necessary game time at Stamford Bridge.He has started 18 Serie A games in central midfield this season.A possible move for Barella would cost Chelsea roughly £45 million. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso: Paqueta a huge signingby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has included Lucas Paqueta in his squad for their Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria.The former Flamengo attacker is now in line to make his debut today.“He’s smart, wide away, a player with very clear characteristics,” said Gattuso. “He seems more European than Brazilian, as he combines quality with physical strength, sprays passes around and always wants the ball. “We’ve made a huge signing.”
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)As they did for several college football programs in the summer, Nike is releasing custom Free Trainer 5.0’s for Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky just in time for basketball season. The shoes are being released Friday, and you can see more information on each pair on the official Nike page. Below are a handful of photos of the new kicks, all of which are very sharp. Nike has new trainers ready for college basketball season: https://t.co/Tg1eNYLg9g pic.twitter.com/wE6eeSlWRE— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) October 26, 2015Nike releases UNC, Duke and Kentucky team sneakers for the start of the season … pic.twitter.com/5upfqrchs6— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) October 27, 2015
USA TodayAfter a two week hiatus, the Duke Blue Devils are back in the Top 25 after dropping out of the polls for the first time in eight years on February 1. Duke has been playing better as of late, and secured a massive win over then-No. 7 Virginia on Saturday thanks to a controversial buzzer beater by Grayson Allen, launching them back into the two Top 25 polls.Here’s the far baseline view of Grayson Allen’s shot pic.twitter.com/I0vb4BQTc3— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 13, 2016At the top of the polls, Villanova hangs on at No. 1 for the second straight week after comfortable wins at DePaul and vs. St. John’s. The Wildcats may not be an overwhelming No. 1, but with their only losses coming to Oklahoma, Virginia, and in overtime to Providence, they are consistent in a year that’s been anything but for the college basketball world.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Villanova 2. Kansas 3. Oklahoma4. Iowa 5. North Carolina 6. Maryland 7. Virginia T-8. Xavier T-8. Michigan State 10. West Virginia11. Miami (FL) 12. Arizona13. Iowa State 14. Kentucky 15. Dayton 16. Oregon 17. Purdue 18. Louisville 19. Notre Dame20. Duke 21. SMU 22. Indiana23. Providence 24. Texas25. BaylorHere is the USA Today Coaches’ Poll:1. Villanova 2. Kansas 3. Oklahoma4. North Carolina 5. Maryland 6. Iowa 7. Xavier 8. Virginia 9. Michigan State 10. Miami (FL)11. West Virginia12. Arizona13. Dayton 14. Kentucky 15. Iowa State16. Purdue 17. Oregon 18. Notre Dame 19. Duke 20. Providence 21. Indiana22. Baylor23. South Carolina24. Texas A&M25. Texas
Jesus Vallejo plans to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his place rather than join an expected exodus from the Liga giants.Currently making his mark on the international stage at the European Under-21 Championship, with three appearances in the starting XI, Vellejo and his Spain team-mates are one step away from clinching victory as they take on holders Germany in Sunday’s final, with kick-off at 7.45pm BST (2.45pm ET).However, opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu are likely to be limited for Vallejo in the 2019-20 season after Madrid snapped up Eder Militao from Porto during this summer’s transfer window. 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 Currently on international duty with the Brazilian squad, who have reached the semi-finals of the Copa America, Militao will compete with Raphael Varane and club captain Sergio Ramos for a spot, while Zinedine Zidane also has the versatile Nacho Fernandez as a centre-back option.Spanish defender Vallejo made only five La Liga appearances last term but scored his first league goal for Madrid in a 3-2 home win against Villarreal in May. The 22-year-old spent the 2016-2017 season loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but is determined to cement his place at the Santiago Bernabeu.”I’m very focused on the national team,” Vallejo said to Cadena COPE ahead of Sunday’s European Under-21 Championship final. “But I want to stay at Madrid. I’m very happy and I want to succeed at the club.”Having splashed the cash to sign Militao, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy in a rebuilding of Zidane’s squad, Madrid are expected to allow several players to leave to raise funds.With Marcos Llorente having been sold to city rivals Atletico Madrid, the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and Dani Ceballos are among those expected to be moved on, but Vallejo does not intend to depart.Vellejo and fellow Madridista Ceballos are among seven players hoping to make amends from the disappointment of losing out to Germany in the 2017 U-21 European Championship final in Poland, as they prepare to take on a strong Stefan Kuntz side with the likes SC Freiburg’s Luca Waldschmidt in fine scoring form.
BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers throws a a pass against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Which college football program produces the best quarterback talent? USC takes the cake with the most quarterbacks drafted, with a few notable names such as Carson Palmer and Vince Evans.Let’s narrow that down to the SEC. One school believes it is “QBU” at least over the past 20 years.New LSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Steve Ensminger touted the program’s strength at the position.Check it out.“Competition breeds excellence.”Come compete to be the best right here at LSU #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/uAEHDJAsvz— Steve Ensminger (@SteveEnsminger) May 15, 2018The graphic didn’t go over too well on Twitter, with people coming out of the woodwork to rip LSU for its recruiting tools.Each one more terrible than the last— Kelsi Hendrix ?? (@KelsiHendrix10) May 15, 2018This is just sad— A&E presents: A True Duck Story? (@JusGettinBetter) May 15, 2018Their marks on the NFL are undeniable…— Gator (@hgators85) May 15, 2018Matt Flynn has had the best NFL career and it’s been spent as a backup. Yes, Rohan Davey won two Super Bowls, but he wasn’t good enough to hold off Matt Cassell for the third-string spot on the New England Patriots.Perhaps the Tigers should stick to touting their defensive backs instead? Just a suggestion.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A Hall of Fame college football coach has passed away. George Welsh, longtime Navy and Virginia head coach, passed away on Wednesday, according to a release from the University of Virginia.He was 85. Welsh was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 after leading Navy back to prominence and bringing Virginia into the conversation.Virginia announced the news here.College Football Hall of Fame Coach George Welsh passes away.He led UVA to a 134-86-3 record from 1982 to 2000.Details: https://t.co/ZVopNxXBF1#RIPCoachWelsh pic.twitter.com/EBH5vilGVp— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) January 4, 2019Welsh compiled a 182-132-4 overall record as a head coach. He was awarded the Bobby Dodd Award as the national coach of the year in 1991 and was named the ACC Coach of the Year four times – 1983, 1984, 1991 and 1995.He also starred as a quarterback for the Midshipmen during his collegiate football career. Welsh was a first-team All-American in 1955 and finished third in the Heisman voting behind Howard Cassady of Ohio State and Jim Swink of Texas Christian.Welsh went on to work as an assistant under Rip Engle and Joe Paterno at Penn State after his playing career.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)While the majority of football fans have their eyes on the upcoming Super Bowl, the NFL Draft is approaching sooner than people think.Once the finishing touches are put on this season, the next important event will come at the NFL Combine. The best prospects from the country will have the opportunity to make a lasting impression on tons of league executives.Two very intriguing prospects have been barred from attending the combine, though.According to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons and Colorado State wideout Preston Williams don’t meet the criteria for the NFL’s policy about past issues involving violence.League policy states that players can’t participate at the combine if a background check shows misdemeanor or felony convictions, such as domestic violence, sexual offense or sexual assault.Simmons was arrested in 2016 due to a physical dispute with a woman, meanwhile Williams was also arrested for an altercation involving a woman that occurred in 2017.This is huge news for both prospects, especially considering that scouts are high on their potential.Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons – a potential top-10 pick – and Colorado State WR Preston Williams have been informed they won’t be invited to the scouting combine because they don’t meet the criteria under the NFL’s policy about past issues involving violence, sources say.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 31, 2019Simmons is one of the best interior defenders in this class, as he finished his final collegiate season with 63 total tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks.On the other hand, Williams proved his worth at Colorado State by hauling in 96 catches for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns.They’ll have to showcase their athletic skills at their respective pro day workouts.