a month ago​Duffy tips Brighton teammate Connolly for bright future

first_img​Duffy tips Brighton teammate Connolly for bright futureby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShane Duffy has no doubt that teammate Aaron Connolly will have a bright future in the game.The Brighton star hopes that he can help his club and international teammate to achieve his full potential.Connolly is a young striker from Galway who made his Premier League debut recently.Speaking about Connolly, Duffy said to reporters: “We all know he has got a bright future. He has just got to keep working hard and keep his head on his shoulders and keep battling.”He knows now there are only two strikers at the club and he is the third so he is going to get chances.”I’ve said, ‘Don’t change your mentality, keep pushing’ and he has got a big future.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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12 days agoSevilla chief Monchi happy working with coach Lopetegui

first_imgSevilla chief Monchi happy working with coach Lopeteguiby Carlos Volcano12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla sporting director Monchi is delighted working with coach Julen Lopetegui.Sevilla has been a surprise packet so far this season.Monchi told Marca: “There are always doubts until you really know the coach. Julen has presently surprised me. Everyone told me that he was very professional and he’s won me over. When I see someone like him I fall in love, so I’m very happy to work with him.”I don’t read the press and criticism doesn’t affect me. It’s childish and not real. I think the coach knows what’s happening. The important thing is to know how to plan your road map. I always admit when I’ve been wrong.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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3 days agoArsenal midfielder Guendouzi nominated for 2019 Kopa Trophy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi nominated for 2019 Kopa Trophyby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi – and now he’s been nominated for the 2019 Kopa Trophy.The award – awarded to the best player in the world under the age of 21 – has a 10-man shortlist.Guendouzi was recently named Arsenal.com Player of the Month, and is also in the running for the Golden Boy award.Now our midfielder must compete against the likes of Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid, Jadon Sancho from Dortmund, and Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) for the Kopa Trophy.Full shortlist:Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)Moise Kean (Everton)Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)Kang-in Lee (Valencia)Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)Andriy Lunin (Real Valladolid) last_img read more

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Karl-Anthony Towns Penned A Poignant, Handwritten Thank You Note To Kentucky And Its Fans

first_imgKarl-Anthony Towns frowns at an official.MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 29: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts as referee Aaron Smith #51 calls him for a loose ball foul against the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter of the game on October 29, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-120. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)On Thursday, seven Kentucky players announced their intentions to leave school early and enter for the 2015 NBA Draft. Of that contingent, freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns is projected to be the first player selected, possibly as high as the No. 1 overall pick. This afternoon, Towns posted on his Instagram the five-page handwritten thank you note he composed to the university, his teammates and coaches and the members of Big Blue Nation. It’s very heartfelt and definitely worth the read. He even included a postscript from his alter-ego Karlito. Towns is a “one-and-done” player with the talent level of a college senior and the maturity level of an NBA veteran. Incredibly classy gesture on his part.last_img read more

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Michigan Fans Are Now Rooting Hard For Virginia Tech To Upset Clemson

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines student section and marching band during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: The Michigan Wolverines student section and marching band during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Virginia Tech is hanging in with Clemson, down 21-14. The Hokies have the support of many Michigan fans right now.Last night, Michigan fans threw their support behind Colorado, hoping the Buffaloes, who the Wolverines beat in September, would knock Washington out of the College Football Playoff race. That didn’t work out. Washington crushed Colorado 41-10, likely stamping its Playoff ticket in the process.Now, the hopes of the maize and blue fall on the Virginia Tech Hokies, a significant underdog to last year’s national runner-up Clemson in the ACC Championship in Orlando. With a win, Clemson would likely be out, opening up a spot in the field. Of course, Wisconsin or Penn State could jump Michigan with a Big Ten championship, but Michigan is currently ahead of each of those teams in the rankings, and holds a head-to-head win over both. After the rankings release on Tuesday, selection committee chair Kirby Holcutt said that the debate between No. 4 Washington and No. 5 Michigan was the most contentious thing the committee discussed, and the margin between the two was extremely thin.Hocutt: Committee spent almost 2 hours (!) the last 2 days on Washington vs. Michigan. “A lot of committee members were really struggling.”— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 30, 2016Hocutt: “The separation between Washington at No. 4 and Michigan at No. 5 is extremely small.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 30, 2016If true, there seems to be a shot of Michigan, and not the Big Ten champion, taking the last spot, but that is still contingent on Virginia Tech pulling the upset. Former Michigan center Elliott Mealer is all-in on Justin Fuente’s squad.Michigan fans on Twitter are cheering on the Hokies as well.Come on Virginia Tech, get Michigan on the college playoffs!— Kenny Hartwick (@KennyHartwick) December 4, 2016Really hoping Virginia Tech can keep this up.— Michigan Nation〽️ (@UMich2016) December 4, 2016rooting for #VirginiaTech right now because Michigan #GOBLUE #Theresstillhope #CFPlayoff— Charlie Lapastora (@charlielap) December 4, 2016I’ll buy a Virginia Tech shirt if they beat Clemson and Michigan gets into the playoffs— Corey Ortiz (@Corey__Ortiz) December 4, 2016The College Football Playoff turns fan bases into very strange bedfellows.last_img read more

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Mane targets improvement to 26-goal haul

first_imgSadio Mane recorded 26 goals in 2018-19, landing the Premier League Golden Boot and Champions League crown, but he believes he can get even better for “special” Liverpool.The Senegal international was among those to thrive for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season in what turned out to be a memorable campaign.A return to the winners’ enclosure was made in European competition, with a seven-year wait for major silverware ended in some style. 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? Mane played a leading role in that success, while his 22 efforts in the Premier League saw him top the scoring charts alongside club colleague Mohamed Salah and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The bar has been raised by the talented 27-year-old, with personal bests set, but he is confident that there is still more to come as he seeks to remain on an upward career curve.“To be honest, I think I improved a lot in my finishing,” Mane told Liverpool’s official website.“It was positive because I can say I improved every season, which is important in my development. I will try to work harder and harder to get better and better.”If Mane can continue to shine, then there is every chance that the immediate future will deliver more top honours for Liverpool.“We have a great, great team,” added Mane.“The future can be exciting, for sure. We’ll try to do everything to create something special.”Sadio Mane Liverpool Champions League final 2019It is not just the players that will have an important role to play in the pursuit of honours.Mane admits that a loyal fan base have also helped to inspire confidence and lift Klopp’s side to even greater heights.He said: “They played a big part in the season.“[There were] very difficult games at home and they were always here. Keep on going because we need you! It’s very important.“It makes the club special and it’s really important. Sometimes it can be a bad day and if the fans give you more motivation, it’s positive for the team and for them as well.”The likes of Mane and Salah have more competitive action to come at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer, but the vast majority of Liverpool’s squad are counting down the days to pre-season and the start of a new Premier League campaign which will open with a home date against Norwich on August 9. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Report: Brazil 3 Peru 1

first_imgGabriel Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain but his Brazil team-mates sealed a 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana and a ninth Copa America title.Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Everton’s opener with a 44th-minute penalty.Jesus, whose excellent wing play laid on Brazil’s first goal, restored the advantage in first-half injury time. 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 That set the five-time world champions’ on course for their first major honour in 12 years, although a clumsy aerial challenge on Carlos Zambrano was enough to earn Jesus a second yellow card and set up a fraught finale – until substitute Richarlison dispatched a final-minute penalty to spark buoyant celebrations.Peru began confidently before Brazil hit the front in the 15th minute.Jesus got the jump on Miguel Trauco with a clever run before jinking around the full-back and crossing for Everton to finish gleefully on the half-volley.Everton turned provider shortly afterwards as Philippe Coutinho shot wide from 10 yards and Roberto Firmino headed narrowly over in the 36th minute.They were misses the Selecao would regret when referee Roberto Tobar upheld a harsh handball call against a prone Thiago Silva on review and Guerrero levelled from the spot.Peru’s joy was short-lived, however, as Zambrano’s ill-timed slip allowed the razor-sharp Jesus to steal in for a cool finish.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL DO BRAAAAASIL!GABRIEL JESUS COLOCA O BRASIL NA FRENTE! 2 x 1  | #JogaBola #CopaAmérica #BRAxPER pic.twitter.com/XGDcddOapR— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 7, 2019Coutinho fizzed a curling effort fractionally wide six minutes into the second period as Brazil pushed to increase their lead.Jesus was shown remonstrating in tears on steps inside the stadium tunnel after his fifth foul of the game strained Tobar’s patience too far.Edison Flores sent a rasping strike wide before the action became unhelpfully fractious as far as Ricardo Gareca’s men were concerned.Zambrano then erred once more, bundling Everton over, and Richarlison was on hand to land the final blow.What does it mean? Brazil finally taste glory as Neymar looks onEver since his emergence as a wonderkid at Santos, this has been the era of Neymar for world football’s most celebrated international team. However, this first Copa since 2007 comes on the back of failed 2014 and 2018 World Cup campaigns. The former humiliation on home soil has now been exorcised, albeit with the stricken Paris Saint-Germain star on the sidelines.All three final goalscorers would probably have had reduced roles had Neymar been around and how he fits into such a well-drilled and efficient outfit under Tite from this point on will be intriguing.Jesus red should not overshadow huge step forwardThe Manchester City striker was indebted to his team-mates in the end, but they kind of owed him one. Having scored one and created another in the semi-final win over Argentina, Jesus repeated the trick and looked a player reborn in international colours. The 22-year-old’s scoreless outing at Russia 2018 and an often-testing season at club level felt like distant memories.Zambrano slips up at the wrong timeThe last time Jesus saw the Peru defender on the turf it was, of course, bad news for the man in yellow. But Zambrano’s woeful error at precisely the moment Brazilian nerves were jangling could scarcely have come at a worse time. The needless foul to concede the late penalty summed up his outing.Key Opta facts- Brazil have won the Copa America on each of the five occasions they have hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989 and 2019). – Tite is the first coach to win the Copa America (2019), the Copa Libertadores (with Corinthians in 2012) and the Copa Sudamericana (with Internacional in 2008)- Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score a goal and be sent off in a Copa America final- Peru’s goal ended Alisson’s streak without conceding at 889 minutes in all competitions. The previous time he was beaten was in action for Liverpool, Salomon Rondon the scorer for Newcastle United on May 4- Everton’s opener was the first goal scored in a Copa America final since 2011 (Diego Forlan, for Uruguay v Paraguay).What’s nextCONMEBOL’s scattergun approach to scheduling their flagship competition means Brazil must defend their title in Argentina and Colombia next year. read morelast_img read more

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Ohio State Releases New Statement About Football Team Following Urban Meyer News

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program has released a new statement on the status of the team in the wake of head coach Urban Meyer being placed on administrative leave following the report that surfaced from college football insider Brett McMurphy.Meyer is being placed on leave pending an investigation into the allegations that claim he knew more about the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith than he led on at Big Ten Media Days.Ohio State has announced that moving forward, practices will be closed and no one will be available to speak to the media.“The university is committed to supporting our student-athletes as they prepare for the upcoming semester. Due to the ongoing investigation, football coaches and student-athletes will not be available for interviews until further notice and all practices will be closed,” Ohio State announced.From OSU: “The university is committed to supporting our student-athletes as they prepare for the upcoming semester. Due to the ongoing investigation, football coaches and student-athletes will not be available for interviews until further notice and all practices will be closed”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 2, 2018Urban Meyer released the following statement about his administrative leave late on Wednesday night.“[Athletic director] Gene [Smith] and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter,” Meyer said in a statement.Ohio State is one month away from the start of its 2018 season. The Buckeyes open the year on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Getting Criticized For What He Said After Ohio State’s Loss

first_imgespn's kirk herbstreit on sportscenterESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is facing some criticism for what he said (or didn’t say) late in Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Saturday night.The No. 2-ranked Buckeyes fell on the road to the Boilermakers in blowout fashion, losing by more than 20 points in their first defeat of the season.Herbstreit spoke at length at the end of the game about how clear it was that Ohio State wasn’t prepared. However, the ESPN analyst refused to call out Urban Meyer or any of the Buckeyes’ coaches by name.The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch pointed this out on Twitter.“If you are watching ESPN, there was an interesting moment just now. Kirk Herbstreit spoke thoughtfully about Ohio State not being prepared, the cameras focused on Urban Meyer, but KH never mentioned Meyer by name. So a thought, and this isn’t directed specifically at KH,” he tweeted.“The ecosystem of college football broadcasts reflexively deifies and protects coaches. It is baked into the system. It is the culture of the relationship between rightsholder and college sports and we won’t see lt ever change IMO. It’s not the same for the players.”The ecosystem of college football broadcasts reflexively deifies and protects coaches. It is baked into the system. It is the culture of the relationship between rightsholder and college sports and we won’t see lt ever change IMO.It’s not the same for the players. https://t.co/CEyzlMIPAj— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 21, 2018Annie Apple, the mother of former Ohio State star Eli Apple, also tweeted about this:“It’s okay Kirk. You can blame the coaching…” she wrote.It’s okay Kirk. You can blame the coaching…— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) October 21, 2018Jemele Hill responded, too:Please don’t speak the truth. That’s not allowed around here.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 21, 2018Ohio State fell to 7-1 on the season with the loss on Saturday night, though the Buckeyes do still control their College Football Playoff destiny (probably). If Meyer’s team wins out, they should be in.last_img read more

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Vegas’ Prediction For A Michigan-Alabama National Title Game

first_imgUniversity of Alabama head coach Nick Saban talks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Coaches Press Conference.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 07: University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban talks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Coaches Press Conference on January 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)If the College Football Playoff started today, we’d potentially be looking at a Michigan-Alabama matchup. Alabama and Michigan still need to win their respective conference titles, but if they do, they should both be locks to get in.Of course, if there was any movement in the top four, we might not get a Michigan-Alabama game until the National Championship game itself. With that in mind, odds makers have been calculating what the spread on a title game between the two schools would look like.Who do the early odds favor? Alabama. Pretty overwhelmingly, too.OddsShark projects that if we had a Michigan-Alabama National Championship game, the Crimson Tide would open as a 14-point favorite.Potential National Championship matchup spreads (@betonline_ag):Alabama vs Clemson +8.5Alabama vs Notre Dame +20.5Alabama vs Michigan +14— OddsShark (@OddsShark) November 4, 2018The reasoning makes sense.Despite how good Michigan has looked since their first-half lapse against Notre Dame, Alabama has made mincemeat out of their competition.They just covered a 14-point spread on the road against LSU, winning 29-0 last night.Alabama has yet to beat an opponent by fewer than three touchdowns.Michigan, to their credit, have three-straight wins over Top 25 teams, but they’ve played their games much closer than Alabama have.last_img read more

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Colin Cowherd Has A Message For Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh ended the 2018 regular season on a pretty down note, getting blown out by Ohio State, and Michigan is ending its postseason on an even more down note, as Florida is absolutely dominating the Wolverines in the Peach Bowl.Times are tough for Harbaugh and his program.Michigan entered the 2018 season with incredibly high hopes and was seen as a legitimate College Football Playoff contender as late as November.However, things have gone south – quickly.Michigan will now finish the season with back-to-back blowout losses on big stages. This was supposed to be the year Harbaugh delivered some kind of championship and it’s clearly not happening.FOX Sports 1’s Colin Cowherd has been a big supporter of Harbaugh throughout his career and he remains one. However, he thinks Harbaugh could be better off somewhere else…“Michigan will not find a better HC than Jim Harbaugh. They were 10-2 before today. There are , however, geographic realities in college football. Go to Rivals. It’s right there. It should be noted that these limitations don’t exist in the NFL. Happy holidays,” he tweeted.Michigan will not find a better HC than Jim Harbaugh. They were 10-2 before today. There are , however, geographic realities in college football. Go to Rivals. It’s right there. It should be noted that these limitations don’t exist in the NFL. Happy holidays. ?— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) December 29, 2018Harbaugh has been linked to multiple NFL jobs this month, including the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets.Michigan’s head coach says he will remain with the Wolverines, though.“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN earlier this month. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”last_img read more

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ESPN Announcer Getting Crushed For What He Said About Alabama’s Loss

first_imgNick Saban stares on the sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ESPN’s lead college football announcer is facing some criticism for what he said about Alabama at the end of the Crimson Tide’s loss to Clemson tonight.With the final seconds ticking off the clock in Clemson’s 44-16 thumping of Alabama, ESPN’s Chris Fowler pondered where the Crimson Tide will go from here.“Where does Alabama go from here?” Fowler asked ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.Unsurprisingly, Fowler is facing some criticism for this.Alabama is bringing in another top recruiting class, returns Tua Tagovailoa and will almost surely be back in the College Football Playoff next year.Chris Fowler, “Where does alabama go from here?” How about the same direction that has brought 5 championships. What a dumb comment. Congrats to Clemson on a dominating performance. They deserved it from the start.— Dallas Smith (@Bigd8989Dallas) January 8, 2019Chris Fowler: “where does Nick Saban and Alabama go after this?”… back to the National Championship?? ?— Bryan Diehr (@bryandiehr24) January 8, 2019Did Chris Fowler seriously just ask where Alabama goes from here? Lol. Well Chris, they probably go undefeated again and play for another championship in 2020.— Doug Bucshon (@IllinoisRivals) January 8, 2019Of course, Vegas has already released its odds for next season.Alabama is right there at the top:HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!!Futures odds from @SuperBookUSA to win the 2020 #CFBPlayoff National Championship: pic.twitter.com/sQtwIf0Td2— Covers (@Covers) January 8, 2019Alabama will either start the 2019 season ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the country, too. The Crimson Tide will be just fine.last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Will Love What This 5-Star Commit Said Tonight

first_imgA general view of the Ohio State buckeyes football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Ohio State Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)With the season officially over for Ohio State, it appears future players for the Buckeyes are already envisioning championships in their future at Columbus.The entire sports world is currently buzzing over the national title game, which includes five-star recruit Paris Johnson Jr.Johnson is listed as the best offensive tackles in the class of 2020 and the No. 6 recruit overall, per 247 Sports.Before he has his opportunity to play in huge games for the Buckeyes, Johnson is enjoying the showdown between Clemson and Alabama. In fact, the talented recruit has been tweeting about the matchup for the majority of the night.While players around the country enjoy watching two elite programs battle for the grandest prize in college football, the feeling of participating in the game must be even better.Well, it’s safe to say that Johnson has aspirations to play for the national championship at one point in his collegiate career.Out of all the tweets from the five-star recruit tonight, Ohio State fans should love this one:I’ll be playing for championships soon..?— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) January 8, 2019If Ryan Day can successfully takeover for the Buckeyes as the next head coach, then Johnson very well might play in the College Football Playoff.Nonetheless, Ohio State has to be fond of the optimistic attitude from its future players.last_img read more

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Photos Of Clemson Football’s White House Dinner Are Going Viral

first_imgDonald Trump waving.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump in the tunnel before going on field prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Clemson football is at the White House tonight. President Trump is hosting the team in celebration of its national championship victory last week.Over the weekend, Trump revealed what he planned on serving the victorious Tigers for their meal tonight: fast food.“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King, with some pizza. I would think that’s their favorite food,” Trump told reporters.Looking at the photos from the event, he delivered on that statement.Asked which of the fast food eats he likes best, “I like it all,” said @POTUS. “It’s all great stuff.” Said it’ll be interesting to see how much is left, after the Clemson team fills up. Thinks they’ll like it better than anything else the WH could serve. pic.twitter.com/8mlPIREZmu— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019Presidential dinner ?#silverplatter pic.twitter.com/v06KT5Svok— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) January 14, 2019POTUS with “great American food” for Clemson Tigers visiting WH. pic.twitter.com/VgmQeXNhk6— Roberta Rampton (@robertarampton) January 14, 2019State Dining Room laden with burgers, fries, pizza and even some salads, for Clemson Tigers reception. pic.twitter.com/ewyCUMVqZn— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019So we have pizza, chicken nuggets, Big Macs, Filet-o-Fish, Quarter Pounders and more. Is it a typical banquet? No, but a bunch of college kids probably won’t mind eating this stuff.As for Clemson’s sports nutrition staff, well, they might be looking at all this and having a breakdown. Thankfully there isn’t much of an offseason.Clemson could be back here next year as well, as they’ll be the preseason No. 1 team. If that’s the case, Trump will probably have to make an adjustment to his menu.last_img read more

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18-year-old Vinicus scores 1st La Liga goal as Real Madrid thrash Alaves

first_img Next Reuters MadridFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 09:05 IST La Liga: Brazilian Vinicius Jr scored in the 80th minute to seal the victory for Real Madrid vs Alaves. (@realmadriden Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Madrid registered their 4th straight La Liga winReal Madrid are now within 8 points of league leaders BarcelonaKarim Benzema scored his 6th goal in 4 gamesKarim Benzema scored his sixth goal in four games as Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0 on Sunday for a fourth successive La Liga victory which took the European champions to within eight points of leaders Barcelona.The French striker knocked a cross from Spanish left back Sergio Reguilon into the net from close range on the half hour mark, breaking the deadlock against an organised Alaves side who beat Real 1-0 earlier in the season at Mendizorrotza.Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. sealed victory in the 80th minute, with substitute Mariano Diaz further stretching the home side’s lead in added time.Santiago Solari’s side have burst into form in the last three weeks, beating Real Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol in the league and thrashing Girona 7-2 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.With second-placed Atletico Madrid losing at Real Betis earlier on Sunday and champions and league leaders Barca stumbling to a 2-2 home draw with Valencia, Real knew a win would see them gain ground on their rivals.FT: @realmadrid 3-0 @Alaves@Benzema 30′, @vini11Oficial 80′, @marianodiaz7 90’+1’#Emirates | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/QvPCQahNC4Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 3, 2019Real coach Solari has cut a frustrated figure during the team’s stop-start season but he was in bullish mood after the game.”Today everyone could see how hungry we were to gain points on our rivals and we have done that. We’re going to fight for everything until the end of the season,” the Argentine told reporters.advertisement”Madrid never give up and we are always hungry. We always go out to win every game, without doing the maths.”The victory took Real to 42 points, cutting the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to two points ahead of next Saturday’s city derby, and moving within eight points of Barca, who they visit on Wednesday in a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg.Real never looked like letting their lead slip after Benzema struck, but they did not see off Alaves until the in-form Vinicius tapped in a cross from substitute Marco Asensio to score his first La Liga goal.@thibautcourtois: “We need to enjoy this moment because we’re entering a tough run of matches. #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/PfyPJp21pXReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 3, 2019VINICIUS OUT-PERFORMS BALEAlong with Benzema, Vinicius has spearheaded Real’s revival and it was the 18-year-old who had provided the through ball to 22-year-old Reguilon which led to Real taking the lead through Benzema.The teenager provided more spark than Gareth Bale, who was substituted midway through the second half following a first start since returning from a muscle injury.”He has been out for a while and little by little he’s picking up the pace. It was difficult for him because Alaves defend very well and there was little space,” Solari said of the Wales forward.Spain international Alvaro Odriozola had a goal ruled out for offside but he teed up substitute Mariano Diaz, who completed the scoring with a diving header.”We have been much better in 2019, we are in our best form of the season and we’re going to keep working like this to ensure we stay on this path until the end of the campaign,” Vinicius said.Also Read | Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to salvaging draw against ValenciaAlso Read | Japan leave behind clean dressing room, thank you note despite Asian Cup heartbreakAlso Read | Barcelona to meet Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-finals in FebruaryFor 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 Vinicius JrFollow Karim BenzemaFollow Mariano DiazFollow AsensioFollow Real MadridFollow AlavesFollow LA Liga 18-year-old Vinicus scores 1st La Liga goal as Real Madrid thrash AlavesLa Liga: Vinicius Jr, Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz got their name on the scoresheet as Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0 to register a comfortable win.advertisementlast_img read more

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Here is your horoscope for February 9, 2019

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 07:25 IST Aquarius ARIESTake one step at a time and avoid being hurried and over anxious, or you make unreliable judgments. Tackle difficult tasks and people now. Love and romance in personal relationships are on the cards! Meditation brings radiance and elevation of mood and spirit. Lucky number 4. Colour green. TAURUSRather than getting frustrated by pushing situations and people towards change, allow space and time to transform them. Avoid a person who can instigate a confrontation. This is not a good time to take chances or indulge in speculation. Health must be watched. Lucky number 5. Colour pink. GEMINIA logical approach is necessary to arrive at your objectives today. Don’t allow emotions to come in the way of professional decisions. A socially busy day combined with a hectic work schedule keeps you looking for a relaxing break. Maintain balance today. Lucky number 6. Colour sea blue. CANCERMajor happenings and changes at work and at home can throw you to begin with but prove to be gainful. It’s best to look at new directions and be open to opportunities as you restructure plans and ideas. A residential or professional move is in the pipeline. Lucky number 16. Colour reds. LEOYou need to avoid mental tension and stress as they can manifest health problems. You tend to imagine negative results and events that are not likely to take place so be realistic, positive and practical. Stop fighting and letting in some love and fresh energy! Lucky number 9. Colour blue. VIRGOEmotional choices and difficult situations are on the cards but you come out of them without being harmed. Mood swings and false perceptions may have to be accepted for now. Crazy people can create scenes, remain a witness rather than become a participator. Lucky number 18. Colour gray. advertisementLIBRABeware of conceit in professional matters and over indulgence on social occasions. You participate in vigorous activity as you are in good shape. Your inner journey towards growth and your outer journey towards progress is by no means over – avoid complacency. Lucky number 9. Colour red. SCORPIOYour energy seems depleted after a period of hard work and stress today. It’s important to rejuvenate energy and build physical stamina. Avoiding mental tension and taking things in your stride can regain health. A Leo person helps you lighten up and enjoy life. Lucky number 7. Colour red. SAGITTARIUSA touching and transforming experience is on the cards! Physical strength and endurance enable you to indulge in busy schedules and sport. You must aim for the highest and not make compromises, as achievement of the highest degree is possible now. Lucky number 1. Colour orange. CAPRICORNThis is a busy time for you at work when you need to have your wits about you and have your thinking cap on. Creative and original ideas in business projects and professional ventures are expected from you. Keep an eye on health, finances and priorities. Lucky number 7. Colour blue. AQUARIUSYou go through a gamut of experience and changes in emotional relationships. It is best to remain centered by witnessing situations rather than participating in arguments or conflicts. You can expect positive attitudes, love and romance at the end of the day. Lucky number 2. Colour red. PISCESYour subtlety and intelligence carry you smoothly through difficult situations today. You are loving in relationships and considerate in family situations. A young woman or daughter is ready to make independent decisions. Intellectual activity is rewarding. Lucky number 11. Colour pink.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 byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow HoroscopeFollow Daily horoscope Here is your horoscope for February 9, 2019Check out what the stars say your day will be like today.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Porn star Mia Khalifa engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. See pics

first_img Next Porn star Mia Khalifa engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. See picsMost loved porn star, Mia Khalifa is engaged to Swedish boyfriend Robert Sandberg. The chef proposed to Mia on Thursday night in Chicago.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 14:55 IST Mia Khalifa is engaged to boyfriend Robert SandbergMia Khalifa is officially off the market. Yes, you read that right. Porn star Mia Khalifa is engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. The Swedish chef proposed to the Lebanese-American sports show host and ex pornstar, Khalifa on Thursday in Chicago.Mia Khalifa is one of the most famous porn star and her fans cannot keep calm after the two announced the news.Both, Mia and Robert took to their respective Instagram accounts to share the good news with everyone.Robert shared the story of how he proposed to the 26-year-old porn legend. He wrote, “We went to Chicago this weekend and had a wonderful dinner at Smyth. I proposed to Mia Khalifa and she said YES! The ring was hidden in a bowl of dried ingredients and came out as a new serving. Mia was too curious and too eager to taste so she started to eat the inedible ingredients.”advertisementRobert continued, “I told her not to do it and then I put the ring on the finger. I love you so much. Thank you Chef John Shields and team for a really good night and for making this happen.”Mia too took to Instagram to share the exciting news and flaunt her ring.She wrote, “Thank you a million times over for the entire team at Smyth Chicago for helping Robert Sandberg propose. This trip and dinner was supposed to celebrate him getting his visa! Robert has planted the seed so deep in my mind for so long that he hates restaurant proposals so I never, EVER, saw this coming. I love y’all so much! Thank you!”This is the second time that Mia Khalifa will be walking down the aisle. She was previously married to her high school sweetheart but got divorced in 2016.ALSO READ | Porn star Mia Khalifa reveals secrets of her weight-loss journey. See picsALSO WATCH | Start your day with Ira Trivedi’s yoga routineGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Mia KhalifaFollow engagementlast_img read more

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How the tech bubble got Jamie Schweid back in the family business

first_img Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara As for my personal style:Jeans: PaigeShirts: ZegnaPants: ArmaniSuits: SuitsupplyShoes: Jack Erwin Shoes (I am friends with the co-founder. Great company)Accessories: RolexFavorite Cologne: Armani Acqua di GioYour favorite App: Texture (because I travel and love to read, this app is perfect -offering unlimited magazines for a per month cost)Favorite piece of technology: Savant Home AutomationNext tech purchase: Watercop by Dynaquip (I have a beach house and since I am not there in the winters, this technology automatically senses a leak and shuts the water off. Pure genius) We talked with Jamie Schweid of Schweid & Sons burgers about the tech bubble, burgers, and his own personal style. Jamie Schweid: I am the fourth generation of Schweid to be in the Meat business. Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, my childhood involved many burgers and different meals each week that included meat. My mom is a fantastic cook who makes an amazing meatloaf and Bolognese sauce.For college I chose Indiana University to focus on what I thought my passion was – finance. Fortunately, the first tech bubble arrived around the time I was supposed to start a job on Wall Street, and the job was no longer available. My father was not going to allow me to not work, so thus began my career at Schweid & Sons. After two months of working with my father at the business, I knew this was my calling in life. Currently, I reside in New York City and reverse commute to work in New Jersey.In 2014, the company decided to launch products in the retail space. We had just hired a digital marketing company, Night Agency, who suggested that if we were going into retail, the company name my father had used since the beginning was not going to convey the type of brand values we had. Night Agency recommended we change the name to Schweid & Sons. We initially hated the idea of having our last name involved, but ultimately came around to the idea and have had an incredible experience ever since. Schweid & Sons burgers are now in over 4,000 locations and growing every year. WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 center_img Editors’ Recommendations The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip last_img read more

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