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Baker Mayfield rips Sam Ehlinger, Texas title talk

first_imgRivalries never die.That seems to be especially true for former Oklahoma quarterback and current Cleveland Browns signal-caller Baker Mayfield, who once again is stirring up the pot with college rival Texas. Oklahoma may have got the last laugh with a win in the Big 12 championship game, but it seems Ehlinger will at least have the confidence knowing he can beat Oklahoma heading into 2019. It’s also worth noting Mayfield and Ehlinger have a history of talking smack. When Oklahoma tackle Orlando Brown turned in an abysmal combine performance ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, prompting Ehlinger to make fun of him, Mayfield was quick to respond, saying, “He’s never beat Lake Travis, and he also hasn’t beat OU, so leave it at that.”All that to say: Clear your calendars on Oct. 12, when Texas and Oklahoma face off in the Red River Rivalry. The Longhorns are coming off a 10-4 season and Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia, prompting some high expectations for their 2019 campaign. They rank No. 6 in Sporting News’ preseason top 25 and are one of our four picks to make the College Football Playoff. Mayfield, when asked what he thinks of such expectations, was happy to shoot down such lofty goals.MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25″They said the same thing when they beat Notre Dame a couple of years ago, and they won like three games after that,” Mayfield told reporters (via ESPN). “I’m sick of that crap.”Mayfield was especially vocal about Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who like Mayfield played high school football in Austin, Texas. Mayfield played at Lake Travis, while Ehlinger played at rival Westlake. “He couldn’t beat Lake Travis, so I don’t really care (about) his opinion on winning,” Mayfield said of Ehlinger. “Westlake is a great program, but the two best quarterbacks to come out of there are Drew Brees and Nick Foles. Sam can stay down there in Texas.”That will stir the pot,” Mayfield said. “He doesn’t like me, and I hope he knows I don’t like him either.”MORE: SN bowl projections, All-Americans and moreWhile it’s true Ehlinger never beat Lake Travis, he did manage to break through against Oklahoma in 2018, helping down the Sooners 48-45 in the Red River Rivalry on Oct. 6, 2018 with a 314-yard, two-touchdown performance through the air. He also scored three rushing touchdowns.last_img read more

Verdasco and Carreño pass; Martinez collides with Medvedev

first_imgVerdasco goes again to BasilashviliFernando Verdasco can be for the sixth time within the third spherical of the Australian Open after beating and beating Nikoloz Basilashvili in 4 units (4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and 6-Four in 2h: 49). The Madrid had a foul time at the beginning of the sport, however then I danger every little thing to go for the win in opposition to an opponent who had gained final 12 months in Vienna and with which now has a positive stability of 2-1. That’s the reason he made 51 errors, though Basilashivili left till he was 58. Verdasco will meet on Saturday with German Alexander Zverev (2-2 in personal duels).Carreño, far superior to GojowczykPablo Carreño will play for the fourth consecutive 12 months the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after beating in 4 units the German Peter Gojowczyk (6-4, 6-1, 1-6 and 6-Four in 2h: 08). In 2018 and 2019, the Gijón reached eighth in Melbourne, though this time it will likely be very troublesome to realize it as a result of He’ll face Rafa Nadal this Saturday. Carreño disconnected within the third set, however he had the sport underneath management and regained the trail to a victory he confirmed within the fourth. With good serves and aggressiveness (44 winners), The most effective factor that Spanish did is to keep up exceptional accuracy (14 failures). He didn’t must add a lot to the community and he handed his opponents a couple of occasions, he had already gained in his earlier two clashes, when he did. Outcomes of the lads’s workforce of the Australian Open. Pedro Martínez had by no means gained an ATP match and it was launched in a giant approach. Final Tuesday he beat the German Koepfer within the first spherical and had the fortune, or misfortune, relying on the way you take a look at it, of crossing within the second with a prime tennis participant and on the central court docket of the Australian Open. His phantasm bumped into the wall of Daniil Medvedev, one of the stable gamers on the circuit, who saved in a couple of minutes of the primary set, gave him no selection: 7-5 and 6-1 and 6-Three in 2h: 09.Martinez fell, however loved the expertise loads. Within the first set he matched the preliminary drawback with which he began and fought to take the partial. Then every little thing was put uphill earlier than an impressed rival who gave some nice hits. Pedro had fun, a lot in order that within the fifth sport of the third set, with the sport nearly misplaced, he made the Muscovite a throw-in, though he was alert and gained the purpose. And within the sixth he threw three balloons as coaching to complete them. Moments of recreation on a special occasion for him, which he will certainly not neglect. On the observe, Medvedev was far superior and punished the alzireño with 19 direct serves for a complete of 40 successful strokes.You might have seen them with one other Spanish, Jaume Munar, however he fell to Australian Alexei Popyrin 6-2, 7-6 (5) and 6-2. The Mallorcan had the chance to match the sport within the second set when he was 5-1 up within the tiebreaker, however a 6-Zero of his rival ended his possibilities of passing.last_img read more