TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Rodgers: Maddison still an injury doubt for Leicester recallby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been giving the latest update on the injured James Maddison.”We’ll see over the next couple of days. He’s obviously going to be a doubt. He’s put some weight on his ankle so we’ll see over the coming days.”He’s a big talent and he’s been playing great. We’ve got a really strong squad. We made some changes in the week, and the rhythm, speed and intensity in the team was the same.”It’s just the risk of whether he’s going to last the game or not. It’s questionable whether he’ll play or not. He’s such a talented player, we’ll give him every chance.”
Man Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward commentsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince says club chief Ed Woodward giving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence is “the worst thing you can get as a manager”.Woodward this week gave Solskjaer his public backing, suggesting the pressure is off the Norwegian for the time being.”You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone,” Ince told Mirror Football. “You hate it, it is the worst thing you can get as a manager a vote of confidence.”Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that, but I’m not seeing progression like I am at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.”So unless that changes then it will change the way people think – it will change the way fans think. Obviously Man United fans love him, he scored the winner in 99′, but fans can turn and once they do it’s a tough one.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of usby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they dominated their 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions League win with a goal in either half.“Borussia Dortmund changed their system to five at the back, which means they were afraid of us and wanted to play by changing their approach to mirror ours,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.“We had prepared for a very different match, but did well to adjust. When Dortmund switched back to 4-2-3-1 after the break, we adjusted again and took control.“We had prepared to press them in certain areas of the pitch and they changed their system, so that was no longer valid. The most important thing I told the lads was not to lose possession in central areas, as that is where they push forward on the counter.“Roberto Gagliardini, Nicolò Barella and Marcelo Brozovic did a great job both in defending and attacking. I often tell Brozo off for attacking too much, but he had a great game tonight with both phases.“Barella is so generous and passionate, but he does give me anxiety attacks when he gets booked after 10-15 minutes…”
Watford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosisby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford’s head of injury prevention and rehabilitation Alberto Leon says the club are waiting on a prognosis for Danny Welbeck’s ankle injury.The striker lasted only a few minutes before being substituted during last Saturday’s draw with Watford”We are waiting on the report from one of the specialists,” said Leon.”We did a first report and it’s not the best news but we are waiting for this opinion. We will decide in a few days what we are going to do with the rehab.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s a safe bet that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who also played for the Wolverines, isn’t a fan of Michigan State. But for at least one day in 1999, he intentionally wore Spartan green. This week, WXTZ-TV in Detroit unearthed footage of Harbaugh celebrating with the 1999 Michigan State basketball team during their national title run.Why does this exist? Harbaugh’s sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, who was then MSU’s assistant coach. Crean is now the head coach at Indiana.Harbaugh probably isn’t thrilled that this footage exists. But if his team beats MSU tomorrow, he probably won’t care.
Barcelona are eyeing Girona forward Cristhian Stuani as they continue their search for a backup striker, Goal understands. Munir El Haddadi completed a move to Sevilla last week, leaving the Blaugrana short on depth in the attacking positions. The Liga leaders have explored the signing of several names, but have focused in on Stuani due to his production and his relatively low price tag. 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? The 32-year-old has netted 12 La Liga goals this season, leaving him trailing only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the league scoring chart. Girona have been looking to tie Stuani down to a new contract, but the veteran has yet to agree terms with his current deal expiring at the end of next season. Though they aren’t able to offer as much game time as Girona, Barca believe the possibility of winning silverware can convince Stuani to move to Camp Nou.Stuani has a €15 million (£13m/$17m) release clause, a relative bargain for a player in such fine goalscoring form. Barca could also potentially offset the price of Stuani’s purchase by selling the little-used Denis Suarez, who is on the verge of completing a loan move to Arsenal with an obligation to buy likely. In addition to Stuani, Barcelona have also been linked with several Premier League forwards in their search for depth at the position. Chelsea pair Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, as well as Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente have been mooted as possible options. However, Barca ruled out a move for Morata two weeks ago and have yet to contact Chelsea over Giroud. Llorente is also unlikely to arrive, with Spurs now more likely to need the veteran forward after Harry Kane’s injury.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Alabama Crimson Tide fans react in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Nine years later and the viral video Irvin Carney shot in 2007 is still making its rounds on social media every time Alabama and Tennessee face off.Alabama plays Tennessee this weekend, and for Irvin Carney, that’s a special occasion. It’s another yearly reminder of his hatred for Tennessee, and perhaps more importantly it’s an annual reminder of the memorable interview he gave that ended up going viral, when the word “viral video” was still in its infancy.Check it out:“Man I hate Tennessee, because first of all it’s Tennessee,” he begins, eventually describing in detail how the Vols’ stadium resembles a garbage truck and why their particular shade of orange repulses him.That was in 2007.This year, AL.com decided to catch up with him and get his thoughts on the video.Carney told AL.com:“It was really random,” Carney said. “It was so organic and I think that’s why it caught on. We just started talking, talked for about 10 minutes before the camera came on. The guy interviewing me knew what I was going to say and I just kind of repeated what we had been talking about. Youtube wasn’t really as big a thing then as it is now so I just recorded it and never really heard anything after that. Then a few months later somebody told me in class that he had seen it on a bunch of different websites. I was like, wow, I forgot about that.Pretty cool, but surely after nearly a decade his hatred has settled down, right?“Oh I still hate Tennessee for sure, especially that soft, pale orange. I want them to lose every game from here to the next century.Okay, maybe not. Still, you have to respect his honesty and commitment to the cause.The Crimson Tide take on the Volunteers this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. E.T. and the game is being broadcast on CBS. You can bet Carney will be watching.[AL.com]
The U.S. women’s national team got its World Cup defense off to a flying start on Tuesday, blowing past Thailand with a record-breaking 13-0 win. Having claimed the World Cup in 2015, the USWNT started off the 2019 competition by setting a record for the largest margin of victory in World Cup history, men’s or women’s, and rolled to a few other impressive marks along the way. 13 – The United States Women’s National Team’s 13-0 victory against Thailand today is the largest margin of victory in the history of the FIFA World Cup (men’s and women’s). Historic. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/CyZxee3pAj — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 11, 2019 Alex Morgan was the star of the night. The 29-year-old scored the USA’s first, fifth, eighth, 10th and 12th goals, becoming just the second player in the history of the Women’s World Cup to net five goals in a single game. 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? USWNT legend Michelle Akers was the only other player to hit five in one match, doing so during the 1991 competition against Chinese Taipei, but Morgan was not content with just scoring goals. She was happy to set the table for others as well, notching three assists on the night, the most for any single player in Women’s World Cup history, capping off a historic performance that saw her account for eight of the 13 goals scored.5+3 – Alex Morgan not only tied a #FIFAWWC record with five goals against Thailand, but also had three assists – the most in a Women’s World Cup match since 2011. Masterclass. pic.twitter.com/GSF6HIySVr— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) June 11, 2019Morgan also became the fourth USWNT player in history to score a hat-trick in a single World Cup match, joining Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings in netting three goals to leave the USA just one player back of Germany (five) for the most in history. Despite a 3-0 lead at halftime the USA really poured it on in the second half. There were just six minutes between Sam Mewis scoring the fourth for the USWNT and Rose Lavelle hitting the seventh.6 – There were just six minutes between the #USWNT ‘s 4th and 7th goals against Thailand (50, 53, 54, 56), the fastest four goals have ever been scored in a single Women’s World Cup match in the competition’s history. Bombard. #FIFAWWC — OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) June 11, 2019 That first Mewis goal was also a milestone for the Women’s World Cup. It was the 800th goal struck in the competition, with the USWNT having racked up 116 of those to that point.4 – Only Germany (five) can boast more hat-trick heroes in Women’s World Cup matches than USA, with Alex Morgan becoming the fourth player do so for her country (also Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings). Acht. pic.twitter.com/aycdYeS7Bs — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 11, 2019 They would go on to score nine more, taking their tally of goals in the competition to 125, more than an eighth of the total scored by all teams all time. Overall the USWNT racked up 40 shots, putting 20 of them on goal. Both of those numbers constitute Women’s World Cup records. The USA also became the first team in the history of the competition to have three players finish with at least two goals, with Morgan, Mewis and Lavelle all striking at least twice. The USWNT will be back on the pitch Sunday to take on Chile, with the side’s final group match set for next Thursday against Sweden.
Manchester United “need” to sign “solid” Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to Kleberson.The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League last term, conceding a whopping 54 goals in the process.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men only managed to win two of their final 12 matches across all competitions, with fans and pundits highlighting a shaky defence as the main cause for concern. 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? The Norwegian boss is expected to invest heavily in new recruits while the transfer market is open and Ajax’s teenage centre-back De Ligt has been mooted as a possible target.The 19-year-old enjoyed a stellar 2018-19 campaign at the Johan Cruyff ArenA, helping Erik ten Hag’s side win a domestic double while also reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.Kleberson, who played for United between 2003 and 2005, has urged his ex-employers to fork out for De Ligt due to his unique “style of play”.The Brazilian World Cup winner told betoclock.com: “In my opinion, Manchester United need to bring in Matthijs de Ligt, who would be a good player to join because of his style of play. “With his passing, he is very comfortable on the ball and he reads the game well. Manchester United need a solid defender at the back to be able to create more chances going forward.”The Red Devils have already managed to bring in Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea this summer, with a number of additional deals also reported to be in the pipeline.Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester, while West Ham’s Issa Diop and Newcastle youngster Sean Longstaff have emerged as potential targets.Solskjaer may also have to think about replacing Paul Pogba, who has expressed his desire to move on to a “new challenge”.Kleberson does not feel that the Frenchman has reached his full potential in a United shirt, insisting that the Premier League does not fully suit his game.“Pogba is a very good player, we saw his quality in the World Cup last year,” Kleberson said.”But his style of play is a little different for the Premier League, he’s differently styled. To drive and run with the ball, to find the perfect pass; this is difficult to do in the Premier League.”I played there for two years and I know how tough a league it is. He’s a very good player, but he is still to hit his top gear at Manchester United.”
Kylian Mbappe has been billed as a Ballon d’Or winner of the future , but the Paris Saint-Germain striker claims he would prefer to land a Champions League crown.At just 20 years of age, the France international has already achieved more than most manage over the course of an entire career.He has a World Cup winners’ medal and three Ligue 1 titles on an impressive CV, along with 87 goals across just three full seasons as a senior star. 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? The expectation is that he will continue to go from strength and strength, be that at PSG or after making a big-money move to the likes of Real Madrid.Wherever he ends up, Mbappe intends to thrive and continue chasing down major honours.Collective prizes will remain his priority over the course of what should be a decorated career, with no emphasis being placed on securing recognition as the finest player on the planet.Quizzed by ESPN on whether he would rather win the Ballon d’Or or a first European Cup, Mbappe said: “The most important thing is to win the Champions League because you can win the Ballon d’Or and not stay in history.“You play with 10 players, you don’t play alone. If it was tennis, I would say Ballon d’Or because you play alone.“Football is a sport that you play with a team and I think if you want to win the Ballon d’Or, you have to win the Champions League.“You can’t win the Ballon d’Or without the Champions League now, it’s so important in the eyes of the world.“I want to win the Champions League first. If I can win the Ballon d’Or, okay, but my objective is to win the Champions League first.”Mbappe added on the legacy he intends to leave when the day comes several years from now to hang up his boots: “I don’t want to be the best ever.“I want to be proud and do my best. I do everything I can do to have success and to win trophies, collective and individual. To do everything is what I want to do.”Many before him have managed to complement team success with personal prizes, with Mbappe an admirer of the very best in the business.Asked to name his all-time favourite footballers, the exciting frontman said: “It’s difficult because the football now is different than 20 years ago.“I could say Pele, but he played in the 1950s, and I could say now [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, [Diego] Maradona, [Zinedine] Zidane.“There are a lot of players and it is difficult to pick one because when you pick one, you forget every player who had a great career.”While reluctant to single out individuals, Mbappe admits that two iconic figures with 10 Ballons d’Or between them are among the pick of those to have graced the modern game.He added: “Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Zidane, Ronaldinho. They are names that have made history and will never be forgotten.”Mbappe is hoping to add his name to that list, but will never add a selfish streak to his game in pursuit of such a standing.
Rangers coach Steven Gerrard has taken inspiration from United States president Donald Trump in refuting rumours he could be the next Newcastle United manager.The Liverpool legend has been linked with the Premier League coaching job recently vacated by his former boss Rafael Benitez and also the head role at Derby County following Frank Lampard’s return to Chelsea.But the 39-year-old emphatically denied speculation he was considering a move to Tyneside, using a quote made famous by Trump. 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 “Fake news. Not that I’m aware of,” Gerrard said to the Scotland’s Daily Record .Gerrard snared his first senior coaching role at Rangers in May 2018 following a stint in charge of Liverpool’s youth teams.In his first full season at Ibrox, he led the club to second position in the league behind city rivals Celtic – finishing nine points in arrears of the leaders but 11 ahead of third place.The former Reds midfielder is now preparing Rangers for a two-leg Europa League qualifier against Gibratar’s St Joseph, starting with the away contest on Tuesday.If the Gers succeed against in their first playoff, they will need to defeat two more teams over two legs to qualify for the group stage of Europe’s second-biggest club tournament.Gerrard wasn’t taking progression in the competition for granted but said the focus will be on his team performs, not the artificial surface they will compete on in Gibraltar.”How difficult it will be will depend on how well we play and if and how well we progress depends on the luck of the draw as well,” Gerrard said.”The pitch causes us no concerns. My players should be used to artificial surfaces given the amount of times we played on them at places such as Livingston, Kilmarnock and Hamilton last year. We won’t be using this as an excuse, that’s for sure.”We have seen the two games St Joseph’s have played in the competition so far. They will be well drilled. We always lay it on the line it is about us.”The second leg against St Joseph will be played at Ibrox on July 18.
Romelu Lukaku marked his first appearance in an Inter shirt by scoring four times in his new side’s emphatic win against Virtus Bergamo.The Belgium international completed his protracted move from Manchester United on Thursday in a reported €80 million (£74m/$90m) deal, ending weeks of speculation.He did not feature at all for United during their pre-season campaign, and spent some time training back in his native Belgium with Anderlecht as he sought match fitness. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The forward wasn’t ready for Saturday’s friendly trip to Valencia, left out of Antonio Conte’s matchday squad entirely for a game which Inter eventually won on penalties after a 1-1 draw.However, he was part of a much-changed side that took to the field for a low-intensity encounter against Serie D minnows Bergamo on Sunday.Handed the number nine jersey, previously warn by Mauro Icardi, Lukaku made a good first impression as he netted half of Inter’s goals in an 8-0 thrashing.Matias Vecino and Sebastiano Esposito, two other players in need of minutes, scored braces to complete the rout.Lukaku will have been relieved to finally see his name back on the scoresheet, with his final goals in a Manchester United shirt coming against Southampton more than five months ago.He will hope to have impressed sufficiently to merit a starting berth for Inter’s first game of the Serie A season, as they host newly-promoted Lecce at San Siro on August 26. They then look forward to fixtures with Cagliari and Udinese, before the first Milan derby of the new campaign on September 21.Inter are hoping to build on a fourth-place finish last season, as they took until the final day of the season to confirm their Champions League place for the coming year under Luciano Spalletti.They ended the season 21 points behind perennial champions Juventus and, having been backed with funds in the transfer market, Conte will be expected to close the gap.Wingers Valentino Lazaro and Matteo Politano have been brought in alongside Lukaku, and there could be further activity from Conte in the window if Ivan Perisic’s expected move to Bayern Munich goes ahead.With the Croatian looking set to return to the Bundesliga, Inter would have until the Serie A transfer deadline on August 23 to find a replacement, should Conte choose to.
A major controversy is developing in Japan’s college football league as a result of an extremely dirty hit on a player during a game earlier this month.Video of the hit went viral on social media. It shows a quarterback for Kwansei Gakuin University getting drilled from behind by a Nihon University.The hit was completely unnecessary and resulted in an injury to the quarterback that reportedly required three weeks of treatment.We have a new update on the status of everyone involved in the controversy. The other team’s head coach has resigned and a police report has been filed.A Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback who was injured by a vicious hit by a Nihon University player in an American football game has filed a complaint with Osaka prefectural police, alleging it constituted a criminal act, sources said May 21.The quarterback and his father received an apology from Masato Uchida, head coach of the Nihon University team, on May 19 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, where Kwansei is located.However, the father expressed dissatisfaction, saying, “(Uchida) did not explain why the Nihon University player made a hit like that. He did not talk about whether he had issued such an order, either.”Uchida said he will resign as the head coach. He apologized, saying, “All responsibility lies with me.”You can view the full update here.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former college football running back has reportedly been arrested on charges of incest, according to a report by TMZ Sports.Former West Virginia running back Justin Crawford, 23, is reportedly facing multiple charges in the state of Georgia.TMZ Sports has the details:Officials confirm … the 23-year-old is facing charges of incest, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purpose, all felonies.Details surrounding the allegations are unclear at this point, we’re working on it.What we know … Crawford was taken into custody on Saturday and booked. We’ve obtained his mug shot.Ex-College Football Star Justin Crawford Arrested for Incest, Sodomy https://t.co/5YWxtvBmpQ— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) October 15, 2018Crawford, a former JUCO player of the year, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at West Virginia in 2016 and ’17.He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons this summer, but was waived before the season.You can view the full report here.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)After three memorable seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Jalen Hurts is ready to take his talents to another program. While there is no timetable for his official decision, the latest betting odds are already out and they’re quite telling.With Tua Tagovailoa cementing himself as the starting quarterback for Alabama, Hurts made the decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal.The dual-threat quarterback has won several big games for the Crimson Tide, has a national title and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year back in 2016.Hurts has already started taking visits for next season, which included trips to Maryland, Miami and Oklahoma over the weekend.Well, it turns out that the Terrapins are the overwhelming favorites to land Hurts. This would definitely make sense considering that he visited the program and has a strong relationship with head coach Mike Locksley.Here are the rest of the teams with strong odds:Heisman Trophy odds as well as Jalen Hurts odds from @betonline_ag pic.twitter.com/HE5TRkQPBV— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) January 15, 2019The Hurricanes also have an interesting connection to Hurts because Dan Enos recently left Alabama’s coaching staff to become the offensive coordinator for Miami.It’s surprising that Oklahoma isn’t among the top teams in terms of odds, especially considering the success that Lincoln Riley had with former transfers in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.Either way it should be an exciting period for Hurts and all the teams pursuing the talented quarterback.Stay tuned.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)One of the biggest unresolved quarterback battles ahead of the college football season is going down in Happy Valley. Sean Clifford is the solid favorite to take over for Trace McSorley, now a Baltimore Raven, while Will Levis is serving as the primary challenger.Tommy Stevens was the one who most pointed to as McSorley’s likely successor. However, things took a turn when Stevens missed the spring due to injury.Because it was unclear that he’d be able to beat out Clifford, Stevens opted to transfer for his final college season instead. The Penn State graduate is now one of the favorites to start at Mississippi State, under former Penn State OC Joe Moorhead.McSorley, perhaps the best quarterback that Penn State has had, leaves behind big shoes to fill. After a Monday practice, which also featured former Penn State RB Miles Sanders and the Philadelphia Eagles, he shared his thoughts on Clifford and Levis, and the direction of the QB battle.From the Centre Daily Times: “From Sean, I think I just go back to the approach he’s taken every single day since he arrived on campus. Really businesslike, very competitive, very hungry. And as he’s gone on through this year especially, I think he’s had a little bit of a chip on his shoulder with people saying this and that about him.“Whether it’s right or wrong or different, I think it’s something that’s going to drive them to be better. He wants to lead this team and take them to good places. Honestly, I’d say the same thing about Will Levis. They’re both really good athletes and can throw the ball really well so, whoever ends up being in that (starting) spot, I think it’d be pretty good.”Based on the answer, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Trace McSorley, like most, expects Clifford to be the guy when August 31 rolls around. Still, James Franklin has played things very close to the vest, and has said good things about Levis all off-season.While most programs have made decisions, with many coming over the last few days, we may have to get a bit closer to the season opener against Idaho before Franklin makes an announcement about his team’s next QB1.[Centre Daily Times]
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 18:15 IST 86 lakh students are studying in 63,000 schools in Rajasthan. State Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said development of quality education was very important for the betterment of a country.Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said on February 29, 2019, while addressing the CSR Conclave on Education, that providing quality education for new generation was significant for the country’s development. It is a challenge for the government to provide quality education given the limited resources. All stakeholders of the society should come together and pool in their resources to improve the services and infrastructure required for quality education in the state, Dotasara said, while addressing the CSR Conclave on Education here.Details on developing quality education in Rajasthan The minister said that there were 86 lakh children studying in 63,000 schools in the state. The centres and schools in rural areas need development.A roadmap should also be devised for promoting sports in schools, rewarding teachers and inclusion of specially-able and other neglected sections in the mainstream, among others, he said.R Venkateshwar, the principal secretary of school education, said that infrastructure was not the only factor to enhance quality education, and that teacher-student relationship, as well as development of soft skills were also of paramount importance. Other initiatives taken to development quality education in the state Venkateshwaran threw light on the Gyan Sankalp Portal. This portal is developed by the department to raise funds for government school infrastructure development. Since its inception the portal has raised more than Rs 88 crore.Challenges faced by children in the state UNICEF officer-in-charge Manjaree Pant said rural students in the state face various challenges such as child marriage, migration, child labour and gender disparity.Schools should be able to fight these challenges and provide skill-based support along with infrastructure, Pant added.advertisementRead: Awake, arise and stop not till your goal is reached, M Venkaiah Naidu message to studentsRead: J&K will soon get 10 new degree colleges and upgrade 228 schools by 2019-21Get 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 byKajari Goswami Tags :Follow Rajasthan Education Resources should be gathered to improve infrastructure for quality education in Rajasthan, says State Education Minister86 lakh students are studying in 63,000 schools in Rajasthan. State Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said development of quality education was very important for the betterment of a country.advertisement
Next Associated Press MelbourneMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 13:36 IST Mercedes locked the front grid in Australian Grand Prix qualifying (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHamilton collected the 84th pole position of his career and his 8th in AustraliaBottas was second and will start alongside his Mercedes teammate on the front of the gridSebastian Vettel was third and Red Bull’s Max Versteppen split the Ferraris by finishing fourthLewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year.The five-time world champion overhauled teammate Valtteri Bottas’ leading time with seconds remaining to top qualifying Saturday in 1 minute, 20.486 seconds.”Oh man. I’m shaking it was so close out there,” Hamilton said in a post-session TV interview. “I’m so proud. Valtteri did an exceptional job out there, so close.”Bottas was second in 1:20.598 and will start alongside his Hamilton on the front of the grid in Sunday’s Grand Prix. Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel was third and Red Bull’s Max Versteppen split the Ferraris by finishing fourth in front of Charles Leclerc.Hamilton collected the 84th pole position of his career and his eighth in Australia.Asked about matching Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna’s record for most pole positions at an F1 circuit, the British driver was slightly taken aback.”I didn’t even know about that,” Hamilton said. “That’s news to me.”He’ll be focused more on the race, having only been able to convert one of his five most recent pole starts here into a victory in 2015.The Ferraris appeared to be the fastest cars in winter testing, but so far haven’t been able to top the Mercedes in any of the three practice sessions or qualifying in Melbourne.That doesn’t bother Vettel, who has won here the last two years despite finishing behind Hamilton in qualifying.Asked if Ferrari can make it three in a row in Australia, Vettel said: “Of course, I think we can. We have a good race car. We’re in good form.”advertisement”Obviously Mercedes are clear favorites, but we’re here to race.”Leclerc had the quickest time in the first of the three qualifying sections but slipped back to third and then fifth.Both Renault drivers missed the last stage of qualifying with Nico Hulkenberg 11th after the second run and Daniel Ricciardo 12th in his first qualifying session for his new team.Pierre Gasly ended his first qualifying run for Red Bull in the garage and was among the five drivers who failed to progress out of the first qualifying section.He was joined by Williams drivers George Russell and Roberta Kubica, who slid off the track after puncturing a tire and had the slowest time of all 20 vehicles in his comeback to F1 following injuries he sustained in a serious rallying accident before the start of the 2011 season.For 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 Australian Grand PrixFollow Aus GPFollow Lewis HamiltonFollow Valtteri BottasFollow Mercedes AMGFollow F1Follow Formula One Lewis Hamilton starts 2019 F1 season with record 6th successive pole at Australian GPFive-time world champion Lewis Hamilton overhauled teammate Valtteri Bottas’ leading time with seconds remaining to top qualifying Saturday in 1 minute, 20.486 seconds.advertisement
CK Khanna meets Virat Kohli, wishes him luck for 2019 ICC World CupBCCI acting president CK Khanna met Team India skipper Virat Kohli at the Royal Challengers Bangalore team hotel on Saturday.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 18:58 IST CK Khanna met Team India captain Virat Kohli and wished him luck (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli will lead India at the 2019 ICC World CupBCCI acting president CK Khanna met Kohli on SaturdayKhanna wished Kohli and Team India for the World CupThe BCCI acting president CK Khanna on Saturday met India captain Virat Kohli and wished him luck for the upcoming World Cup.Khanna, who was forced to skip the day’s CoA meeting due to personal issues, met Kohli at the Royal Challengers Bangalore team hotel.”I wished him all the luck and I am pretty confident that we will win the World Cup under Virat’s leadership,” Khanna said after meeting Kohli. @DDNewsLive PhotoHe sidestepped on the issue of team selection debate though.”The selectors have picked the best 15 and it’s our job to back the team,” said Khanna, who didn’t wish to comment on Delhi man Rishabh Pant’s omission.India 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: List of Players in all 10 teamsFor 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 Tags :Follow BCCIFollow CK KhannaFollow Virat KohliFollow Team IndiaFollow 2019 ICC World Cup
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 13:32 IST Vinod Kambli said he believes in horses for courses selection for the senior national team (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVinod Kambli said India needs to select format-specific playersKambli’s comments in contradiction with Sourav Ganguly’s on India team selectionGanguly had expressed surprise at the absence of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in ODIsHours after former captain Sourav Ganguly stressed the need for more all-format players in the Indian cricket team, Vinod Kambli has disagreed wth his former teammate. Kambli has said that picking players specific to formats will help the team preserve players and increase the reserve pool.Sourav Ganguly had taken to Twitter on Wednesday to express his disappointment at India’s team selection for their tour of West Indies, starting August 3. Ganguly said that India need to look at picking more players for all three formats in order to give them a consistent run at the international level.Vinod Kambli, taking to social media, said he believes that India will benefit by picking format-specific players.”I believe in horses for courses. We need to choose the best players for the format & play them. It will help #TeamIndia preserve players & with the big pool of players at our disposal, the mgmt can then utilize players for bigger series. England & Australia are prime examples,” Vinod Kambli wrote on Twitter.The senior selection committee led by MSK Prasad met in Mumbai on Sunday to announce the India squads for the West Indies tour wherein Virat Kohli’s men will play 3 ODIs, as many T20Is and 2 Tests.While the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed returned to the limited-overs squads, only captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul are part of all the 3 squads. Jasprit Bumrah, who has been picked for the 2 Tests, has been rested from ODIs and T20Is.advertisementMeanwhile, Sourav Ganguly had also expressed surprise at the absence of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the ODI squads. Shubman Gill was picked as replacement for KL Rahul when the latter was suspended during India’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year. Gill has top-scored for India A in the unofficial ODI series, scoring 218 runs, including 3 half-centuries vs West Indies A.”There are many in the squad who can play all formats ..surprised not to see shubman gill ..Rahane in the one day squad..(sic),” Sourav Ganguly had written on Twitter.The former captain added: “Time has come for Indian selectors to pick same players in all formats of the game for rhythm and confidence.. too few are playing in all formats ..great teams had consistent players ..it’s not about making all happy but picking the best for the country and be consistent.”Also Read | Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni deployed in Kashmir Valley as part of Victor ForceAlso Read | England collapse against Ireland ’embarrassing’, says Michael VaughanAlso See:For 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 Sourav GangulyFollow Vinod KambliFollow India cricket teamFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Virat Kohli After Sourav Ganguly’s call for all-format players, Vinod Kambli says horses for coursesIndia tour of West Indies 2019: Former India batsman Vinod Kambli said picking format-specific players will not only help India preserve their stars for major tournaments but also increase the reserve pool. Kambli’s comments come after Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at India’s team selection for West Indies tour.advertisement