Ogbonna picked as Chiellini cover

first_imgItaly Ogbonna gets Italy call as cover for doubtful Chiellini Ryan Benson 21:00 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ogbonna-cropped Getty Images Italy Argentina v Italy England v Italy Friendlies SPAL v Juventus Juventus Serie A The Juventus defender suffered a muscle injury during the club’s draw with SPAL on Saturday, and the West Ham centre-back has been drafted in as cover West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna has been called up to the Italy squad as cover for the doubtful Giorgio Chiellini ahead of upcoming international friendlies.Chiellini was forced off late on in Juventus’ Serie A stalemate with SPAL on Saturday after suffering a muscular injury.Although Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri did not expect it to be a serious problem, a medical update is yet to be provided by the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 33-year-old is now a doubt for Italy’s pending friendlies against Argentina and England, with Ogbonna called up by interim coach Luigi Di Biagio in case the 96-cap veteran is unable to feature in either contest.Ogbonna has played 24 times for West Ham in the Premier League this season and will hope to add to his 13 senior caps.Indeed, the defender revealed his desire to return to the national team in February, telling the club’s website: “Of course, I wish to come back to the national team,” he told the official West Ham website.“I would love to play for Italy again, but for now West Ham is more important than anything else because we need a lot of points to get safe.”Ogbonna last played for Italy in 2016, in a 3-1 win over Israel.last_img read more

2013 Super Trans Tasman Day Four Results

first_imgAustralia has claimed it’s first Masters’ division at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, taking out the second Men’s 50’s game and therefore the series. The Australian Women’s 30’s came agonisingly close to taking the division to a decider, losing game two in a drop-off, with New Zealand taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Stay tuned to the website for the full match report. ResultsMen’s 50’sAustralia 12 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s 40’sAustralia 6 defeated New Zealand 2Senior MixedAustralia 5 defeated by New Zealand 6Women’s 30’sNew Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3 (drop-off)Men’s 30’sAustralia 11 defeated New Zealand 9Mixed Open Australia 8 defeated by New Zealand 10Women’s OpenAustralia 6 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s OpenAustralia 5 defeated by New Zealand 6 (drop-off)Super Trans Tasman Day Four ResultsMen’s 50’sAustralia has claimed its first Masters’ division on day four of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, with the Men’s 50’s winning their second game and taking the series with one game remaining. Nothing separated the teams in the opening exchanges, with both teams unable to score for the first six minutes of the game. Tim Kitchingham was the first to score for Australia and by the midway mark of the first half Australia held a 2-0 lead. New Zealand hit back shortly after before Kitchingham scored his second for the game to take a 3-1 lead. The Kiwis then scored another touchdown through Stephen Huggins before two quick touchdowns within five minutes remaining in the half gave Australia some breathing space, taking a 5-2 lead into the half-time break. Australia then turned it up a notch after the half-time break, scoring seven touchdowns to one to take a convincing 12-3 win and an unbeatable series lead, 2-0 with one game to play. Men’s 40’sAustralia has claimed its second division on day two of the Masters category at the 2012 Super Trans Tasman, winning the second game of the series 6-2.Australia got out to a strong start, scoring the first two touchdowns through in the opening 10 minutes of the game to take a 2-0 lead. Pete Walters hit back for New Zealand to reduce the deficit to one, and another touchdown a piece saw the sides at 3-2. Australia extended its lead to two with three minutes remaining to take a two touchdown lead into the break, 4-2. It was 5-2 five minutes into the second half when Robert Sinclair-Smith scored for Australia and Robin Kildare put the game beyond doubt with five minutes remaining when he scored, with Australia taking a four touchdown win, 6-2 to take game two and the series 2-0. Men’s 30’sAustralia has levelled up the Men’s 30’s division at one game-a-piece after a two touchdown win in game two of the series today. The 11-9 win pushes the series into an all-important decider on Saturday, which if the two previous games are anything to go by will be an exciting spectacle. The teams went touchdown for touchdown in the early stages of the game before Australia got out to a 6-3 lead with five minutes remaining in the half. Two touchdowns to New Zealand in the final minutes of the half saw the home side come back to within one at the break, 6-5. Australia was able to keep its advantage in the second half, with New Zealand unable to get to within one touchdown of Australia to set up a cracking showdown in game three which will decide the series and the fate of the Masters Trans Tasman Trophy as well. Women’s 30’sWe had two exciting games in the afternoon of day four at the Touch Trans Tasman Test-Series. With both the Over 30 Women and Over 30 Mixed sides leading their three match series 1-0, they looked to win the grade with a second win.Australia got off to a great start in the Women’s 30’s game two, and managed to take a 3-1 lead into the half-time break. After sustained pressure, the impressive Aussie defence finally gave way with Jamie Te Pania diving underneath some tired Australian legs. The 3-3 scoreline eventually lead to a drop off. McKay went straight through the middle and fed Chantal Baker for the winning touchdown in the far corner. Senior MixedThe second Senior Mixed match of the series was fast and physical from the outset with Australia going into halftime with a slight 3-2 lead. New Zealand looked to be in trouble after letting in a soft touchdown at the beginning of the second half. Then a comeback was on the cards after Jason Puddle set up two quick touchdowns to level the scores. The game looked to be won when the two Steve’s, Toki and Wall, combined to put the Kiwis ahead 5-4 before Australia hit back to level up the match up at 5-5.With the match looking like drop-off material, the Australians couldn’t handle Puddle who had too much gas for third time, setting up the final touchdown of the match, with the New Zealand Senior Mixed winning the series 2-0 with a 6-5 game two victory. Related LinksSTT Day Fourlast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Ham

first_imgInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa offered to West Hamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa has been offered to West Ham.The Sun says Inter have made the 22-year-old available on loan to the Premier League after sending him to Santos in his homeland.Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up his options in the January window and whether he could boost his attack with the Samba star.The Hammers boss will assess all his transfer targets before a decision is made on “Gabigol”, who says he wants to speak to Inter this week about his future.Gabriel put himself on the global map when he started at Santos but did not settle in Europe before heading back to South America.But being made available has put clubs on red alert for a player who forced his way into the Brazil team two years ago. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoChelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was over

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was overby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea whizkid Callum Hudson-Odoi feared he’d never play football again after a serious injury to his achilles.The 18-year-old winger has been flying recently after his return from the injury sustained in April.He said: “I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought. I knew I’d done something really serious so I was really concerned.”But my family kept me confident that I’d be back to how I was.”There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.”So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well.”He added: “When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go.”I was playing games, I’d got called to the national team – everything was going perfectly.”There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I’d be stronger than I was before.” last_img read more

Notre Dame Alum Louis Nix Clearly Thought Irish Were Getting Jobbed By The Refs vs. Duke

first_imgA screenshot of a Louis Nix tweet.Notre Dame held off Duke tonight in the ACC semifinals, but Irish fans aren’t all smiles Friday night. Many believe that Notre Dame was on the wrong end of a number of controversial calls by the referees in the game’s final minutes. Former school football star Louis Nix is among them, and after seeing a call go against Duke center Jahlil Okafor, he posted a meme that basically serves as a Bronx cheer.Is that a call on Okafor… pic.twitter.com/o4TG3UbSug— lOUIS NIX III (@1irishchocolate) March 14, 2015Notre Dame gets the other historic North Carolina powerhouse tomorrow – the UNC Tar Heels.last_img read more

Video: LSU Football Unveils New Weight Room

first_imgAn aerial view of LSU's new weight room.LSU Football/TwitterLSU football’s $2.5 million weight room renovation is complete.The Tigers’ weight room is finished just in time for fall camp to begin.LSU unveiled its new weight room to its players tonight.Tigers checking out the new weight room for the first time. pic.twitter.com/k51gISIECP— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) August 4, 2016LSU posted a video of the unveiling on Facebook. Here are some photos of the weight room. LSU Football/TwitterLSU Football/Twitter LSU Football/TwitterLSU Football/Twitter LSU Football/TwitterLSU Football/Twitter LSU Football/TwitterLSU Football/TwitterLSU opens its regular season on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc.last_img read more

Man City vs Rotherham: Foden starts, Jesus leads the line

first_imgManchester City take on Championship side Rotherham at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.This will be City’s first outing since their crucial 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the Premier League on Thursday which took them to within four points of the league-leaders.Their Cup opponents Rotherham are struggling in the second tier, sitting in 21st place just three points above the relegation zone. But, after being knocked out by lower league Wigan Athletic in last year’s competition, Pep Guardiola will be wary of another upset. He will likely rotate his squad, however, after a busy festive period. 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? Game Manchester City vs Rotherham United Date Sunday, January 6 Time 2pm GMT / 9am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN+ on TV. US TV channel Online stream ESPN+ N/A In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast on television or streamed online. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Manchester City squad Goalkeepers Ederson, Muric Defenders Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Kompany, Stones, Danilo Midfielders Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Foden Forwards Aguero, Sterling, Sane, Jesus Fabian Delph is serving the last game of a three-match ban while Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are out with long-term injuries.Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Foden, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C), Sterling; Jesus  Position Rotherham United squad Goalkeepers Rodak, Price, Bilboe Defenders Ajayi, Wood, Robertson, Raggett, Ihiekwe, Hinds, Mattock, Jones, Vyner Midfielders Vaulks, Palmer, Potter, Towell, Wiles, Taylor, Williams, Newell, Forde, Bray Forwards Vassell, Smith, Proctor, Kayode On loan Brighton midfielder Richie Towell is suspended after getting a straight red against Bristol City two games ago.Billy Jones returns from suspension but picked up a knock in training on Friday.Rotherham XI: Rodak; Vyner, Ajayi, Robertson, Mattock; Forde, Vaulks, Wiles, Taylor; Williams, SmithBetting & Match Odds City are understandably 1/20 favourites to win at home with  bet365 . Rotherham are big outsiders at 66/1 while a draw can be backed at 16/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Phil Foden Manchester City 2018-19The FA Cup was the only domestic honour Guardiola’s side failed to win last season after they lost in the fifth round to Wigan. But City picked up valuable momentum last week after their win against Liverpool, so the atmosphere around the Etihad will be more positive now they have closed the gap on the Premier League leaders and put their December wobble of three defeats in three to bed.That home victory, coupled with the 3-1 win at Southampton, means City now have two consecutive wins and will look to extend their run by following Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United into the next round.A few fringe players will likely come in against Rotherham though, with Phil Foden expected to feature having so far failed to start a Premier League game. United manager Paul Warne will not take any City XI lightly though and said before the game: “Everyone is looking forward to it, except possibly me as the manager! No, we’re looking forward to it. Whichever team they put out will be really strong.”I know that Man City want to do well in all of the cups and tournaments. Premier League players recover quickly so I won’t be surprised to see a few big names in the team on Sunday.”Whenever there is a football match, you’ve got a chance. We were possibly the poorest we’ve been on Saturday in the first half and we won the game. You don’t have to be the better team to win. We’ll turn up with a smile on our face and have a right go.”last_img read more

Pochettino: Season tougher than expected

first_imgMauricio Pochettino said Tottenham’s struggles this season have exceeded his expectations after seeing his side eliminated from two cup competitions inside four days.Spurs followed up their penalty shoot-out defeat to Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 loss in the FA Cup fourth round at Crystal Palace on Sunday.Goals from Connor Wickham and former Spurs winger Andros Townsend settled the game at Selhurst Park, after which Pochettino offered no excuses for his side’s below-par performance. 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? “It was a fair result,” Pochettino told reporters.”They scored and we didn’t. I can’t say anything about that.”We can talk about possession and shots but if you don’t score you don’t deserve to win games.”FULL-TIME: We’re unable to find a way back into the game and our @EmiratesFACup run comes to an end at Selhurst Park. pic.twitter.com/Ha8MxAUvFu — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2019 Pochettino made eight changes to his side, with only Paulo Gazzaniga, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente retained from the side that lost to Chelsea.With Harry Kane and Dele Alli injured, and Son Heung-min travelling back from the Asian Cup, Tottenham lacked a cutting edge in attack as they squandered numerous chances to get back into the game, including a penalty that Kieran Trippier missed.Defeat means Spurs’ chances of silverware rest in the Premier League, where they trail leaders Liverpool by nine points, and the Champions League, where a tough last-16 assignment with Borussia Dortmund awaits, but Pochettino said he had to make the changes he did.Pochettino said: “We came from a crazy fixture schedule and we were forced to make some changes. This season is tough and it’s going to be a massive challenge for us.”We knew it would be a tough season for us but not as tough as it has been.”We’re out of two competitions since Wednesday and we’re disappointed.”Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson paid tribute to Wickham, who scored his first goal in over two years having endured a long rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.”It’s a credit to him,” said Hodgson of the 25-year-old, who scored after nine minutes.”For Connor to crown it with a goal is good news. He’s worked hard to get where he is. I decided to rest Jordan [Ayew] so he could play.”Palace went into the game on the back of league defeats to Watford and Liverpool, and have games with Southampton, Fulham and West Ham on the horizon.Hodgson added: “I don’t think we needed anything to change our approach or confidence.”We have three big games coming up.”last_img read more

‘Koulibaly at Liverpool would be a disaster for rivals’

first_imgLiverpool landing Kalidou Koulibaly “would be a disaster” for their Premier League rivals, claims former Napoli sporting director Carlo Jacomuzzi.The Senegal international defender has been one of the most sought-after talents in European football for some time.Each passing transfer window brings with it a fresh round of rumours regarding his future. 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? Big-money moves to the Premier League are often mooted, with Manchester rivals United and City said to be keen on landing the proven performer.Any deal would not come cheap, with Napoli making it clear that they have no intention of parting with their prized asset.Liverpool, though, are among those who boast the funds to make a move should they wish to do so, and Jacomuzzi claims a centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk would be the envy of opponents around the world.Currently working as a scout for the Reds’ Merseyside neighbours Everton, Jacomuzzi told Radio Marte of Koulibaly’s future: “Manchester United is a pitfall these days.“City? If [Pep] Guardiola makes a decision, they buy.“Napoli want €130m? In England, there are four teams who can pay that amount.“Liverpool? They’ve won so much from the Champions League, from the money from the federation and their sponsors that they can buy two Koulibalys.“It would be a disaster for the others, having to find a way to go through that defence.”Liverpool are in the market for reinforcements this summer.They are, however, reluctant to repeat the elaborate spends that have seen them invest heavily in recent windows.Jurgen Klopp claims to have no intention of sanctioning deals of the kind that would be required to lure Koulibaly from Italy to England.The German is, though, aware of the need for his Champions League winners to match the ambition being shown by domestic and continental opponents.The Reds boss has said: “Liverpool is an ambitious club and if we don’t spend as much money as the others we won’t be able to compete.“Everybody is splashing the cash so we have to do the same.”It remains to be seen whether Liverpool, having already spent £75 million ($96m) on Van Dijk, will look to spend big again in that area of the field. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

De Rossi lauds ‘crazy’ Boca fans

first_imgDaniele De Rossi believes he has chosen to continue his career with “the craziest fans in football” after joining Boca Juniors following his Roma departure.The 36-year-old midfielder had spent his entire professional career at Roma, having come through their academy, but they opted to let him leave on a free transfer and that sparked protests from supporters.Initially the former Italy international looked destined to retire, but Boca emerged as a potential destination, and it soon became apparent De Rossi had long desired to represent Los Xeneizes. 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? De Rossi was given a hero’s welcome upon his arrival in Buenos Aires, and Boca confirmed his signing on Thursday after he agreed a 12-month contract.He was officially presented to the media on Monday and highlighted the influence of Boca sporting director Nicolas Burdisso – a former Roma team-mate of De Rossi’s – and the passion of the fans in his decision to sign. Con este emotivo video, el club sorprendió a Daniele De Rossi en medio de la conferencia de prensa. ¡No te lo pierdas! pic.twitter.com/vwfnjQf3Sy — Boca Jrs. Oficial (@BocaJrsOficial) July 29, 2019 “These days I think I want to be inside this stadium, to know deeply what it means,” he told reporters.”The reception at the airport was incredible. I can’t thank you enough other than by doing my job as seriously as I can. I have to be serious to show that we all made a good choice.”From time to time we talked, Nicolas and I. First, I said yes after I left Roma, but then I asked him if I could think about it a little more.”Being 36 years old and changing everything at once was something that could scare me, but this place stimulates me, and Nicolas was my guarantee.”He told me that they are professionals in Boca, and I believe him. He is my friend; he would not have brought me to a place where I wouldn’t fit in.”Estoy muy feliz de estar acá” | Daniele De Rossi fue presentado este lunes en conferencia de prensa y brindó sus primeras palabras como jugador Xeneize.  https://t.co/yUNjUqBHjK pic.twitter.com/pUVAYLuk2b — Boca Jrs. Oficial (@BocaJrsOficial) July 29, 2019 “I need serious people, with a structure similar to that in Europe, and what I have seen here is that, a suitable place to work.”I asked myself many times. I lived for 20 years in a country where football is lived 24 hours a day.”I could have chosen a much quieter place to relax, but I only know one way: seriousness, and then I chose to come to a place with the craziest fans in football.”last_img read more

Icardi not joining Monaco – agent

first_imgMauro Icardi will not be joining Monaco, the Inter striker’s wife and agent Wanda Nara has insisted.Argentina international Icardi has been linked with a switch to the Ligue 1 outfit after being told he can leave San Siro this summer.Leonardo Jardim’s side are reportedly seeking a successor to Radamel Falcao, who has been linked with Turkish club Galatasaray. 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? Free agent Daniel Sturridge, who left Liverpool at the end of his contract in June, is also reportedly a target for the French club.Icardi, however, will not be moving to the French Riveria before the transfer window closes on September 2.”He will not go to Monaco,” Nara said simply to TyC Sports.Even with a move to Monaco being ruled out, Icardi is still likely to be on the move before the transfer deadline.His relationship with the club broke down last February when he was dropped by then coach Luciano Spalletti and stripped of his captaincy amid reports of contractual disputes between himself, the club and Wanda Nara.He returned to action before the end of the season, but Inter have made it clear that he no longer features in their plans under new boss Antonio Conte.The 26-year-old didn’t travel with the rest of the Inter squad for their pre-season tour of Asia last month, instead returning to the club’s training base on his own.Icardi even had his number 9 shirt taken off him, with new €80 million (£74m/$90m) signing Romelu Lukaku designated that squad number ahead of the new campaign.Serie A champions Juventus have been the side most frequently linked with a move for Icardi as they seek further firepower to compliment five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.However, that move currently looks unlikely with Juve boss Maurizio Sarri claiming he already has too many players in his squad, with as many as six needing to be sold before the transfer deadline.Those thoughts were echoed by Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini, who claimed a move for Icardi would be “fantasy football” given the number of attacking options already at the club’s disposal this season.last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Reaction To That Ohio State Interception Is Going Viral

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer yelling during an Ohio State game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Urban Meyer hasn’t had a lot to be happy about tonight, as his Ohio State team is struggling to put anything together against Penn State at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.It’s Penn State 6, Ohio State 0 a couple of minutes into the second quarter. Analysts projected this one to be a high-scoring affair, but this has looked anything but that.Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins hasn’t gotten any help from his wide receivers tonight. The Buckeyes have had a couple of bad drops and the most-recent one was costly, as it led to a Penn State interception.The Nittany Lions had a lengthy return on the play and it ended up setting up a field goal.Meyer was not happy.Check out his sideline reaction to the interception:urban meyer is not happy on the sidelineOhio State’s sideline has been full of frustration so far tonight. Maybe it’ll change going forward.The Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions are playing on ABC.last_img read more

How Much Purdue Is Reportedly Paying Jeff Brohm To Stay

first_imgPurdue football head coach Jeff Brohm.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Purdue Boilermakers are fortunate enough to keep Jeff Brohm at the helm, despite rumors of him leaving for his alma mater Louisville.Although this news stings for the Cardinals, it provides much-needed stability for the Boilermakers. In two seasons for Purdue, Brohm owns a 13-12 record with several signature victories, including a blowout win over Ohio State.While he’ll miss the chance to coach the program he once played football for, Brohm definitely has strong reasons to stay.Not only does he remain the coach of a talented young team in West Lafayette, but he’ll receive a significant salary boost. According to Yahoo Sports, Purdue will increase Brohm’s contract by $2 million per season.According to @PeteThamel and @YahooForde, Purdue will increase Jeff Brohm’s salary to as much as $6 million per year.$6 million/year would make Brohm the Big Ten’s third highest-paid coach behind Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh.https://t.co/EzEEkLnnZa— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 28, 2018The belief is that Louisville offered a contract of similar value to Brohm. In addition, this salary would make him the third highest-paid coach in the Big Ten.As for the Boilermakers, last weekend’s victory over the Indiana Hoosiers earned them bowl eligibility.With Brohm officially remaining with Purdue, now the focus can shift over to their upcoming matchup.last_img read more

Mel Kiper Unveils His New Top 5 For 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgMel Kiper gives analysis on ESPN.As the 2018 college football season winds down, more in-depth analysis of the 2019 NFL Draft prospects will pick up.ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released a brand new Big Board, reflecting his top selections in the next draft.The new list saw movement in the top-five, with Kentucky OLB Josh Allen jumping into fourth. LSU cornerback Greedy Williams fell to No. 5, which in turn forced Oregon QB Justin Herbert out of the top-five.Kiper still has Ohio State DE Nick Bosa as his No. 1 prospect. Notably, Bosa has not played a down for Ohio State since announcing that he would sit out the rest of 2018 to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.New Big Board for the 2019 class:1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State2. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama3. Devin White, LB, LSU4. Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky5. Greedy Williams, CB, LSUTop 25: https://t.co/kKMnxU2d9n— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) November 29, 2018Allen ascended to the top-five following a stellar 2018 campaign in which he had 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and 14.0 sacks. All of those numbers led the team.Naturally, the absence of offensive players doesn’t mean that a QB like Oregon’s Justin Herbert won’t go in the Top-5.The Oakland Raiders (2-9) and New York Giants (3-8) would both have top selections in the draft if the season ended today and are both candidates for drafting a QB.last_img read more

Michigan Football Officially Announces 2019 Recruiting Class

first_imgJim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team.ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 30: Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football staff have put together another impressive Wolverines recruiting class.With today’s National Signing Day, most programs are finalizing their 2019 recruiting cycles.Some players will linger beyond today, and there are always unexpected circumstances surrounding some guys, but most programs will consider their classes finalized today.Minutes ago, Michigan football officially revealed the 2019 Wolverines recruiting class.The group was unveiled with a pair of well-produced videos, based on the “Family Matters” intro. The program broke them down by offense and defense.As days go by it’s the bigger love of the family.Our new OFFENSIVE student-athletes. ?#GoBlue x #NSD19 pic.twitter.com/DVKBfDbymt— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 6, 2019As days go by we’re gonna fill our house with happiness.Our new DEFENSIVE student-athletes. ?#GoBlue x #NSD19 pic.twitter.com/VrV9E8euV1— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 6, 2019As of now, Michigan is bringing in 25 new players. The full list is included below.All rankings are from 247Sports. Asterisks indicate that a player is one of the eight early enrollees:-QB Cade McNamara* (Reno, NV) – 4-star – No. 268 overall, No. 7 Pro-style QB, No. 1 in Nevada-RB Zach Charbonnet* (Westlake Village, CA) – 4-star – No. 46 overall, No. 4 RB, No. 8 in California-WR Cornelius Johnson (Greenwich, CT) – 4-star – No. 175 overall, No. 26 WR, No. 1 in Connecticut-WR Giles Jackson (Oakley, CA) – 4-star – No. 303 overall, No. 41 WR, No. 43 in California-WR Quintel Kent (Lakewood, OH) – 3-star – No. 966 overall, No. 117 WR, No. 46 in Ohio-TE Erick All* (Fairfield, OH) – 4-star – No. 346 overall, No. 13 TE, No. 10 in Ohio-OT Trente Jones (Loganville, GA) – 4-star – No. 108 overall, No. 11 OT, No. 12 in Georgia-OT Trevor Keegan (Crystal Lake, IL) – 4-star – No. 176 overall, No. 16 OT, No. 1 in Illinois-OT Jack Stewart (New Canaan, CT) – 3-star – No. 575 overall, No. 43 OT, No. 6 in Connecticut-OG Nolan Rumler (Akron, OH) – 4-star – No. 174 overall, No. 10 OG, No. 5 in Ohio-OG Karsen Barnhart (Paw Paw, MI) – 4-star – No. 266 overall, No. 16 OG, No. 7 in Michigan-OG Zach Carpenter (Cincinnati, OH) – 3-star – No. 556 overall, No. 33 OG, No. 21 in Ohio-DE David Ojabo* (Blairstown, NJ) – 4-star – No. 314 overall, No. 19 SDE, No. 7 in New Jersey-DE Gabe Newburg* (Clayton, OH) – 3-star – No. 777 overall, No. 51 WDE, No. 34 in Ohio-DE Mike Morris (Delray Beach, FL) – 3-star – No. 396 overall, No. 27 SDE, No. 48 in Florida-DT Chris Hinton (Norcross, GA) – 5-star – No. 31 overall, No. 4 DT, No. 7 in Georgia-DT Mazi Smith* (Grand Rapids, MI) – 4-star – No. 105 overall, No. 11 DT, No. 4 in Michigan-ILB Charles Thomas (Oakdale, CT) – 3-star – No. 507 overall, No. 26 ILB, No. 5 in Connecticut-OLB Anthony Solomon (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – 4-star – No. 223 overall, No. 14 OLB, No. 33 in Florida-CB Jalen Perry* (Dacula, GA) – 4-star – No. 200 overall, No. 23 CB, No. 22 in Georgia-CB DJ Turner II (Bradenton, FL) – 3-star – No. 400 overall, No. 40 CB, No. 49 in Florida-CB Mike Sainristil* (Everett, MA) – 3-star – No. 597 overall, No. 59 CB, No. 1 in Massachusetts-S Daxton Hill (Tulsa, OK) – 5-star – No. 14 overall, No. 1 S, No. 1 in Oklahoma-S Quinten Johnson (Washington, DC) – 4-star – No. 316 overall, No. 27 S, No. 3 in DC-S Joey Velazquez (Columbus, OH) – 3-star – No. 87 S, No. 48 in Ohio-ATH George Johnson III (Stuart, FL) – 3-star – No. 881 overall, No. 60 ATH, No. 119 in FloridaThe 26-man class is ranked No. 8 in the country, and tops in the Big Ten as of now.last_img read more

Pakistan fined for slow over rate in 4th ODI vs Australia

first_img India Today Web Desk DubaiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 18:16 IST Pakistan were guilty of a slow over rate during the 4th ODI vs Australia. (@TheRealPCB Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan were fined for slow over rate in 4th ODI vs AustraliaPakistan captain Imad Wasim was fined 20 per cent of his match feePakistan lost to Australia by 6 runs to trail 4-0 in the 5-ODI seriesInternational Cricket Committee have fined Pakistan for maintaining a slow over rate against Australia in the fourth one-day international in Dubai on Friday. For the same, Pakistan’s captain of the match Imad Wasim has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee.Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after Imad Wasim’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA 4TH ODI: AS IT HAPPENED | REPORTThus, Imad has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players have received 10 per cent fines. If Pakistan commit another minor over rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with Imad as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by him and Imad will face a suspension.Imad pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.On-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Rashid Riaz, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Ahsan Raza levelled the charge.Pakistan lost the match by just six runs to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. Australia have already won the series and will now be looking to whitewash Pakistan in their adopted home ground.advertisementFor 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 ICCFollow PakistanFollow AustraliaFollow Imad WasimFollow Pakistan vs AustraliaFollow Pakistan vs Australia 4th ODI Pakistan fined for slow over rate in 4th ODI vs AustraliaPakistan captain Imad Wasim was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10 per cent fines for slow over rate offence against Australia in the fourth ODI.advertisementlast_img read more

The Classic Look of Criquet

first_img Summer Ahoy! Southern Tide and Reyn Spooner Team Up for Tropical Collection The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobe How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes You’d think that finding the perfect polo shirt would be easy. However, that’s not the case. There are polos with unflattering sleeves, pockets that get in the way and logos that are just too large. And, in the summer, sometimes a polo is heavier than you like and falls out of your shirt rotation; which, to a guy, is just as good as throwing the thing out.No one understands this plight of the polo more than Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown, the founders of Austin, Texas-based Criquet Shirts. These two men, like so many of us, started out as boys skeptical of the idea of wearing a collared shirt. But after being forced to wear collars for the private school they both attended, Nachman and Brown slowly became obsessed with the idea of finding the perfect shirt.In 2010, after sampling and going through hand-me-down’s and finding thrift store miracles, both Nachman and Brown found themselves heartbroken when each had lost their prized “favorite” polo. Instead of wallowing, the two decided to team up and start their own company—Criquet.Criquet makes shirts that are 100% cotton and certified organic. They come in long sleeve and short sleeve as well as both polo and Oxford styles. Nachman and Hobson designed their shirts for a look that is timeless and naturally well-worn. All of the Criquet shirts straddle the line between preppy and relaxed for a look that should appeal to all guys—at least that’s what we think. Plus, the Criquet logo is simple, elegant and, most importantly, not “in-your-face.”Here at the Manual, our favorite Criquet shirt is the Long Sleeve Players Shirt, which comes in Pine Green, Black Walnut, Navy, Bright White and Sage Grey (we’re partial to Pine Green and Bright White). It’s the kind of shirt that’s so diverse that you can bring it and use it anywhere, which means that you’ll have it for years. But you can’t go wrong with any of the styles that Nachman and Hobson offer. The Light Blue Check Oxford with Snap Pocket would make for a welcome addition to your work wardrobe.It may be too late for showing off a Criquet shirt at your Fourth of July barbecue, but there’s still plenty of summer left for you to find your new favorite shirt—courtesy of Criquet. Dumbgood Makes ’90s Nostalgia Apparel and We Aren’t Mad About it Editors’ Recommendations What is a Camp Collar Shirt? Our Guide to the Classic Looklast_img read more

Road to Adventure: Recovery Gear

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 1. CEP RECOVERY+ PRO COMPRESSION TIGHTS 2. HYDROFLASK 20 OZ WIDE MOUTH 3. GNARLY NUTRITION WHEY 4. ROGUE FITNESS MOBILITYWOD SUPERNOVA 2.0 5. YOGARAT MAT + TOWEL 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 Adventure racing is a multidisciplinary sport where racers navigate through backcountry terrain – often without the benefit of trails – using map and compass, and all manner of transport from stand up paddle boards to mountain bikes. In September Austin Parker is tackling the Adventure Xstream Series adventure race in Glenwood Springs, CO to get a taste of this grueling sport. As part of his training, we are documenting the best gear for paddling, running, biking, and recovery, as well as keeping track of all the (mis)adventure along the way.If we could, we’d be on our bikes, trail runners, or paddleboards all day every day. However, down time and recovery is as important for training for an endurance event as every minute of training is. With that in mind, you’ve got to plan for your recovery days to be filled with “active recovery” rather than simply lazing around on the couch with your favorite protein shake (although that is important too). Whether you get out for a slow run, believe in restorative yoga, or simply back off crushing it in the gym and on the trail for a day or two, these essentials will help you step up your recovery game and ensure you keep making improvements towards race day.Related: Road to Adventure: Mountain Biking | Road to Adventure: SUP GearCEP Recovery+ Pro Compression Tights $150What if we told you that all compression gear is not equal? Creating a serious compression garment is not as simple as making it tight, and there are actually some complex medical reasons why. There are dozens of companies out there making compression socks and tights, but after a side by side test of a few brands, CEP is our favorite. Owned by a German medical device company that makes compression garments for surgery recovery and diabetic patients, CEP’s compression tights are biomapped to individual muscle groups and have their graduated compression tuned to you body’s needs. The result? CEP socks and tights mimic your muscles when they are under load, stimulating blood flow and oxygen uptake. Although the science is still out on exactly how much you need compression (and icing and protein for that matter), we know we feel much less sore after a few hours in ours. If you’re looking for the one secret weapon to fight fatigue and soreness, these tights from CEP are it.Hydroflask 20 oz Wide Mouth $28This year we’ve been introduced to Hydroflask beer glasses and bottles, but what we really love are their commuter mugs. The 20 ounce capacity wide mouth hauls coffee on the way to the office, protein shakes to the gym, and even hot soup when our work outs take us up above the treeline before the sun comes out. It is the perfect size for a messenger or gym bag, and the flip top lid keeps your spare set of clothes safe in your bag. The wide mouth makes cleaning a breeze, so you won’t have an excuse not to stay hydrated all day long.Gnarly Nutrition Whey $60We stumbled on Gnarly at our local climbing gym last year, and have become converted to their Whey and BCAA formulas ever since. They source their protein from grass fed, hormone free cows in New Zealand, and the difference is evident after your first shake. We always used to feel bloated and tired after downing a scoop or two of protein, but Gnarly’s formulation tastes better, and is much easier on our digestion. If you’re feeling like giving the whole system a test, they’ve got a bundle of protein, pre-workout, and BCAAs available too.Rogue Fitness MobilityWOD Supernova 2.0 $40We couldn’t figure out why they named it the Supernova, until we felt the pain on rolling our quads out for the first time. This little ball takes foam rolling to the next level, and we can’t help bu feel the designers at Rogue Fitness probably get a little kick out of inflicting that kind of agony. If you can push through the pain of working knots out of your overused muscles, then this massage ball will become one of your most important tools in staying injury free. The secret is in the design. Rather than spikes or foam like similar products, the Supernova’s ridges and structure are designed to create shearing forces in your muscles that penetrate deeper into soft tissue for more therapeutic benefits.YogaRat Mat + Towel $50One of the things you should invest in whether you work out at home, hit up the local Crossfit Box, or work out at a huge gym is your own yoga mat. It will save your knees and back when doing stretches after a workout, and more importantly, you will know who has used it and how it gets clean – no more worry about catching ring worm from that sketchy dude in the lycra shorts from 1970 who sweats all over the mats at the gym. We like YogaRat because this little combo is perfect for any environment. Their mats are natually grippy and thick, and the addition of the towel keeps it sweat free even when you’re in that early morning hot yoga class. We also travel with the towel quite a bit, as it’s a good option for hotel room stretching and workouts when you’re on the road and space is limited.center_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and Morelast_img read more

Kickstart Your Craving for Craft Beer

first_img The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Kickstarter is a unique fundraising platform where makers of all kinds gather to pitch their big ideas. Many Kickstarter projects have provided the seed money for successful ongoing concerns like the smartwatch company Pebble and the return of entertainment favorites like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Veronica Mars.Beyond those high profile launches, Kickstarter is the home of thousands of smaller entities looking to fill a need in a specific niche. And if your favorite cause is beer, Kickstarter is a great place to lend your hard earned cash and get some cool perks in the process. From bottle coolers to brewing your own beer, these are our favorite Kickstarter beer projects for July 2016.The Catalyst Fermentation SystemThe number one obstacle of every home brewer is the time involved. The Catalyst seeks to simplify your brewing and bottling days by eliminating traditional carboys and buckets and replacing them with a unique single-vessel conical fermenter. The promise is no transfers, no siphoning, no spilling and no clutter. It makes collecting yeast simple and is even dishwasher safe. The Catalyst will retail for $199 but Kickstarter beer backers can get one for as low as $160 with an estimated September delivery date.Related: Tabletop Craft Beer System Launches on KickstarterBrewnola BitesBrewnola is a snack food company that promises “a buddy for your brew.” They take spent grains from an Austin, TX brewery and create Brewnola Bites, a granola-type mix with flavors like Siracha, Chili Lime and Barbecue. The initial Kickstarter campaign is to raise $8,800 to purchase updated recyclable packaging with stretch goals that would allow the business to expand further. Backers can receive bags of Brewnola Bites or other beer-related merch.Artix CoolerA multi-function water bottle, thermos, shaker and beer bottle chiller, the Artix Cooler is a versatile beverage carrier with some nice perks for beer lovers. The carabineer has a built-in bottle opener and the design is made to cradle a 12-ounce bottle and keep it cool along the way. A pledge of $18 or more will get you one of these when they ship in November.As with any Kickstarter project, there are risks involved. The company may fold or the product may not meet your expectations. But the potential upsides are supporting an enterprising young beer-loving company and getting the latest gear before any of your friends. Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S.last_img read more