David de Gea Ramos tells De Gea ‘never give up’ after Portugal blunder Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:54 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty David de Gea Spain Sergio Ramos Portugal v Spain Portugal World Cup The Spain centre-back showed his solidarity with the fallen goalkeeper after he let a Cristiano Ronaldo shot slip by him in their World Cup opener Sergio Ramos has shown his support for David de Gea in the wake of the goalkeeper’s error in Spain ’s 3-3 draw against Portugal in Friday’s World Cup clash.The shot stopper spilled a speculative shot from Cristiano Ronaldo late in the first-half of their opening match of the tournament, allowing Portugal to restore their lead before half-time.Although La Roja recovered to go 3-2 up, Ronaldo struck again from a free-kick to complete his hat-trick and earn a draw for the Euro 2016 winners. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move De Gea said he felt “calm” in the wake of his mistake , insisting “only those of us who put on our gloves and go out in the field know how hard [it is]” and quickly turning his attention to winning the next game.And team-mate Ramos hopes his reassuring message will boost the Manchester United star’s spirits further as the fight for Group B’s top spot immediately heats up.”It’s not about never failing, it’s about never giving up,” he tweeted.“Always on my team, [David de Gea]. Let’s keep it up.”Ramos was not the only familiar face to give his backing to the 27-year-old, as United coach Jose Mourinho pointed out that any goalkeeper is at risk of committing such blunders .No se trata de no equivocarse,se trata de no rendirse nunca.It’s not about never failing,it’s about never giving up.En mi equipo siempre, @D_DeGea Always on my team.¡Seguimos! / Let’s keep it up. #VamosEspaña 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/SNizXiBW1Y — Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) June 16, 2018 “It’s a mistake he doesn’t make with us at Manchester United because he was named player of the season for fantastic performances,” he said on RT. “But that happens to the best.”De Gea will get the chance to bounce back in Spain’s next game, against Iran on June 20.
Several recent incidents at different levels of Touch around Australia have lead the ATA to remind the Touch public of the respect that must be there between all involved in the sport. Poor behaviour, abuse of players, referees or administration is not constructive, nor does it portray a positive image of our sport to children and to the general public. In one recent case Penrith Touch have banned a player from all Touch activities for 15 years after he physically assaulted a referee. For the full story please click here: http://smh.com.au/articles/2005/06/11/1118347633545.html In another case NSW Touch highlighted that poor off-field behaviour would not be accepted, suspending the players involved from various events, including the upcoming Vawdon Cup. The ATA would like to make it clear that Touch associations Australia-wide will be continually working to maintain a very high level of integrity and behaviour within our sport. Poor behaviour, abuse and so forth will not be tolerated.
Here are the results from day 2 of the School Sport Australia Touch Football Championships being held in Darwin. 15 Boys Vic (7) def SA (4) Qld (5) def NSW (4) NT (10) def Tas (3) ACT (6) def WA (2) NT (4) drew Vic (4) Qld (27) def SA (0) NSW (5) def ACT (1) WA (12) def Tas (1) 15 Girls NT (5) def WA (2) Tas (3) def SA (2) Qld (17) def ACT (0) NSW (21) def Vic (0) WA (2) def Tas (0) NT (10) def SA (0) ACT (4) def Vic (2) Qld (4) def NSW (3) 12 Boys NT (11) def Tas (0) NSW (20) def SA (0) Qld (7) def ACT (0) 12 Girls Qld (6) def NSW (3) ACT (8) def Tas (3) NT (5) def SA (3)
In the second edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Alicia Quirk, speaks about her progression into the Australian team and what it means to her to be representing her country at the 2011 World Cup. Name: Alicia Quirk Nickname: Quirky Age: 19Affiliate: Wagga WaggaOccupation: Student; B Physiotherapy, Bistro/Bar TenderPosition: WingDebut for Australia: 2009 U/18’s, 2010 Open Women’sCareer highlights so far: Winning the Trans Tasman in New Zealand in 2010How you got involved in Touch Football: Family friends invited me to play when I was eight years old. Loved it ever since.Favourite player: Samantha HammondWhat does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It is such an honour to be representing your country at the highest level possible in Touch and I am so excited and looking forward to the experience.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Friends. Play with and for your mates.Favourite sporting moment: Anything that involves winning.What do you know about Scotland: The loch ness monster was at the top of my list and kilts.Any superstitions: Tie my left shoelace before my right shoe lace when putting on my boots.Funniest Australian teammate: Emily Hopkin.Favourite quote: The first and greatest commandment is, don’t let them scare you. (Elmer Davis)Any travel plans for after World Cup: Head over to London and then get on a tour from Paris down to Rome.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 52 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign by clicking on the following links:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus
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Arsenal manager Emery confirms plans for Holding, Bellerin & Tierneyby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has confirmed Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin will soon play the club’s U23 side, while also confirming Rob Holding remains close to a return.Many expected Holding to line-up in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.Speaking after the 3-0 victory in Germany, Holding said: “Rob Holding is getting closer to us now. Tomorrow, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney will play with the under-23s.”On his make-shift defence, Emery added: “[Mustafi] played his first match this season and Chambers played at right back, David Luiz has now played with Mustafi and Chambers, with more players”I think every player can be important for us and I want to create a big spirit from games where we worked like we did tonight.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Sheffield Utd manager Wilder: Beating relegation not enoughby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder says he will not accept his side simply beating relegation. The Blades have surprised many this season with their courageous attitude, and Wilder says the club are aiming for as a high a finish as possible.Wilder said: “We’ve always raised the bar. We don’t want to just finish fourth from the bottom.”I know the players better than anybody. I know who to push and who not to.”We’re not settling for being ‘okay’. We want to raise the bar and keep pushing individually.”That’s been the theme running through. There’s clarity in that. They know I’m tough with them but they accept it.”We’re in a tough changing room. Some people might need a bit of help at times but we’re tough with the boys too.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Southampton academy chief Hale happy with Bycroft, Slattery England callsby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton academy manager Matt Hale is delighted seeing Jack Bycroft involved with England Under-19s.Callum Slattery is also with England Under-20s this week.Hale told the club’s website: “Callum has shown a great attitude this season. We know what he’s capable of. He’s had that opportunity with the first team and I’m sure that will come around again soon, as his performances continue.“I’m delighted for him to be recognised again by the England setup, which is testament to that attitude and how he’s applied himself.“Jack’s done tremendously well. We’ve felt for some time that he was at that level, and finally he’s got that recognition and been rewarded for his hard work and the continuous development he’s shown.“He’s trained a lot with the first team and the first-team goalkeeping staff. He’s had some fantastic performances – both in our Under-18s last year and this year in the Under-23s. We’re delighted for Jack.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Liverpool defender Enrique: Man Utd clash always biggestby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool defender Jose Enrique insists facing Manchester United is always the biggest game of the season.Liverpool sit top of the Premier League and United in 12th. But Enrique told Sky Sports: “It is and it still is even if United is not doing as well now.“For the players, for the fans, it is still the biggest game. Even Liverpool’s rivalry with City, even with the way they are doing… The rivalry between United and Liverpool is different.“The preparation is the same. The only thing when you play this game is in your mind you are more nervous than other games – that is obvious.“It’s another game, it’s three points more, but for the fans and the players it means more. So if you win it, you have a good night after the game!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Back in early November, it was announced that South Carolina freshman offensive tackle Na’Ty Rodgers had been dismissed from the program, and that he’d be transferring elsewhere to continue his football-playing career. It would appear, however, that he’s decided to take a parting shot on his way out.Rodgers, who has transferred to Iowa Western, claims that South Carolina’s training staff is “fake”, and that they misdiagnosed his knee injury. He claims that a doctor told him that he needs surgery, while the Gamecocks’ staff told him he was “fine” and that he could continue practicing.While it’s not completely surprising that a player who was dismissed from a program has beef with his former staff, this is a bit eye-opening. Hopefully South Carolina’s trainers just made an honest mistake.
Late goals from Sebastian Lletget and Paul Arriola saw United States make the most of their superiority and beat Costa Rica 2-0 in Saturday’s friendly, as Gregg Berhalter clinched a second win from as many games as coach.Berhalter’s reign began with a comfortable 3-0 win over Panama on Monday, and although they looked be heading for a frustrating tie, USA – whose squad is made up entirely of players from clubs in North America – finally made the breakthrough towards the end.A dull first half had few highlights and looked to be evidence of the squad’s lack of familiarity, but USA really stepped things up after half-time. 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? Opportunities became a regular occurrence and USA even hit the post twice, as Costa Rica struggled to hold on, and the visitors’ luck finally ran out 10 minutes from time as second-half substitute Lletget opened the scoring, and Arriola wrapped things up..@AmericanOutlaws always in the ! Where’s everyone else watching from? pic.twitter.com/DsCSuJzDnB— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) February 2, 2019The closest either team went before the break saw Costa Rica’s Marvin Loria blast just over from 25 yards in the early exchanges.USA looked much more switched on at the start of second half, piling the pressure on almost immediately.But Cristian Roldan was guilty of an inexplicable miss in the 51st minute, shooting wide from 10 yards despite Gyasi Zardes’ header teeing him up perfectly.THISCLOSE!The post denies this fantastic rip from @nick__lima. Keep pushing, boys! pic.twitter.com/8AclSN4sRu— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) February 2, 2019Nick Lima then sent a fierce drive against the left-hand post from inside the box, before Djordje Mihailovic shot over from a similar distance.Costa Rica continued to ride their luck and USA hit the left-hand post once again 22 minutes from time – Roldan’s sweetly struck 20-yard attempt hitting the upright.USA eventually got the goal their second-half display deserved with 80 minutes on the clock, as Lletget met the cross from fellow substitute Jonathan Lewis at the back post, nodding past Esteban Alvarado.And Arriola sealed the win right at the end, clipping a neat finish over the approaching Alvarado. read more
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has said he will discuss a possible transfer for Paul Pogba with the club’s new coach.The Manchester United midfielder starred for Juve between 2012 and 2016, and has been linked with a summer switch back to his former club or to Spain with either Real Madrid or Barcelona. Juventus are looking for reinforcements in midfield after clinching their eighth consecutive Serie A title in 2018-19, but again falling short in the Champions League with a quarter-final exit to Ajax. 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? Speaking at the Football Leader 2019 event on Tuesday, Paratici acknowledged that Pogba was a possibility but the said club would look to install a new manager before moving in the transfer market. Paratici was asked about another rumoured Juve target, Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa, before also being quizzed on Pogba.”Federico Chiesa? We certainly have a competitive team. As far as the market is concerned, we await the name of the coach. We will make the necessary assessments after announcing it.”Pogba? The same, we’ll speak with the new coach.”Juve are in the market for a new manager after the departure of Massimiliano Allegri, who won the Serie A title in all five of his seasons in charge. One of the favourites to take over is Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who fuelled rumours he could be set to leave the Blues in a recent interview with Vanity Fair in Italy.“For us Italians, the lure of going home is strong,” the 60-year-old said. Paratici though, brushed away those comments and insisted that his side are considering several candidates to take over. “All Italians say that, we know it’s a good life here with great food,” Paratici said with a smile. “There is a range of coaches we are evaluating,” Paratici continued.“We have clear ideas and are working on it. There’s no time limit on a decision, it’ll take a little while, then you’ll know the new coach.”
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to leave Saturday’s game against Mississippi State with an apparent knee injury. The injury isn’t believed to be serious, but it still has Crimson Tide fans on edge.Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy favorite, has been dealing with the knee injury for much of the 2018 regular season. He’s had to leave multiple games in the past.One Alabama player thinks his opponents are intentionally going after Tagovailoa’s knee during games.Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson took to Twitter to wonder why all of the Crimson Tide’s opponents seem to be going after Tagovailoa’s knee.“Why everybody aiming for Tua’s knee..? That’s fine though!! Tua a savage and he lion hearted he’ll get right back up. You just making it worse for your QB! #WeGettingYoQBOuttaThere,” he wrote.Why everybody aiming for Tua’s knee..? That’s fine though!! Tua a savage and he lion hearted he’ll get right back up. You just making it worse for your QB! ? #WeGettingYoQBOuttaThere ?— Lyndell “Mack” Wilson Dirty3o™️ (@iam__mw3o) November 11, 2018Tagovailoa does appear to be fine, thankfully.Nick Saban said after the game that Tagovailoa could have returned to the contest if the Crimson Tide needed him.Stay tuned.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates Mike Gesicki #88 following a touchdown reception during the second half against the Akron Zips on September 2, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Akron 52-0. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)Despite failing to claim the Big Ten title, Penn State and head coach James Franklin enjoyed a great 2018 season. They finished the regular season with nine wins, and with a bowl win would have their third-straight 10-win season. As for which bowl game the Nittany Lions will play in, there appear to be two most-likely options.According to the York Daily Record, Penn State football will most likely wind up at the Peach Bowl or Citrus Bowl.In either bowl game, Penn State would likely be taking on an SEC opponent, though UCF could also be a match-up.Penn State’s bowl game plan? A close call coming between Peach and Citrus bowls https://t.co/jfK4em2Kde— YDR online (@ydrcom) November 28, 2018The York Daily Record noted that for the Nittany Lions to reach the Peach Bowl, Ohio State would have to somehow jump Oklahoma in the final CFP rankings. In that event, Penn State could make the Peach Bowl and might play against Florida, LSU, or projected Group of Five champion UCF.The Citrus Bowl, the report explained, would be less tricky for Penn State to qualify for, as it would only require Oklahoma to finish above Ohio State. In the Citrus Bowl, Penn State might be pitted against LSU, Kentucky, or Mississippi State.Two years ago, James Franklin’s team won the Big Ten title, but due to the team’s two losses, got snubbed for the College Football Playoff. Penn State did get to go to the Rose Bowl, and fell in one of the year’s best college football games to Sam Darnold-led-USC.Last season, Franklin’s team lost two regular season games again and missed the conference title, but picked up a big Fiesta Bowl win over Washington and finished ranked No. 8 in the AP poll.[York Daily Record]
Sports360 ArizonaNoa Pola-Gates, the top uncommitted player out of Arizona, is a highly sought after defensive back in the class of 2019.The four-star seemed like he might make a choice in time for the early signing period last week, especially with Nick Saban and Alabama applying heavy pressure.Instead, he’ll be waiting until February’s National Signing Day.Pola-Gates explained that he is moving forward with the three teams that allowed him to keep going through the process for another month or so.Arizona State, Nebraska, and USC are the finalists for the blue-chip player.247Sports ranks him as the No. 153 player in the class of 2019 overall.He’s rated as the No. 18 cornerback, though he’s probably a safety at the next level, and the No. 3 player in Arizona.Noa Pola-Gates is set to make his decision on January 19 at the Polynesian Bowl.Earlier this month, he discussed eliminating a school like Alabama, and how he’s moving forward with those three finalists.From the Arizona Republic:On eliminating Alabama, he said, “As cool as it is to be so highly recruited by a school like ‘Bama,’ it just isn’t a true fit for me and my family.”[…]“Each have agreed to wait until February,” Pola-Gates said. “I know they really want me and now I have all of Christmas break to train, prep for all-star games and decide on my next steps.”Alabama was the leader in the 247 crystal ball votes by a decent amount, but with the Crimson Tide out, it is a much different picture now.Nebraska currently has 18-percent of the predictions, the only school aside from ‘Bama to land them, with other recruiting experts undecided on his future.[Arizona Republic]
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view of the field prior to the start of the game between the Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Dana Holgorsen and the Houston Cougars are reportedly on the verge of making a major assistant coaching hire.The former West Virginia head coach is reportedly stealing away one of Mack Brown’s top assistant coaches at North Carolina.Brandon Jones, a former star college football offensive lineman, had joined Brown’s staff at UNC in December.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman is reporting that Holgorsen is plucking him out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and bringing him to Houston.Jones, 34, will reportedly serve as the co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach with the Cougars.“SOURCE: #UNC offensive line coach Brandon Jones is joining Dana Holgorsen’s staff at #Houston as the Co OC/O-line coach. Holgorsen has known Jones since he was an a center at Texas Tech some 15 years ago,” he reports.SOURCE: #UNC offensive line coach Brandon Jones is joining Dana Holgorsen’s staff at #Houston as the Co OC/O-line coach. Holgorsen has known Jones since he was an a center at Texas Tech some 15 years ago.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2019This is a significant hire, as Jones played college football in the state of Texas and should be an asset in recruiting.“It’s noteworthy that Dana Holgorsen & Houston were able to hire away Brandon Jones from a good Power 6 job like that. Jones is a very well-regarded OL coach and was in much demand over the past month with some good options,” Feldman added.It’s noteworthy that Dana Holgorsen & Houston were able to hire away Brandon Jones from a good Power 6 job like that. Jones is a very well-regarded OL coach and was in much demand over the past month with some good options. https://t.co/a8BUlfaYYd— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2019Holgorsen left West Virginia for Houston for a record-setting non-Power 5 contract. The Cougars clearly seem to be intent on making moves like a major program.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Clelin Ferrell #99 and Christian Wilkins #42 of the Clemson Tigers react after a sack in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)The NFL scouting combine is underway and 11 Clemson players are getting ready to show off their skills for scouts. Before they participate in the drills though, the players were measured.According to the Greenville News though, Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant will not be able to participate in drills due to surgery. However, Bryant was still measured and came in a 6-foot-3 7/8″ and 271 pounds. He had 9 5/8″ hands, 34 5/8″ arms, and a wingspan of 81 3/8″.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…208. #Clemson DE Austin BryantHeight: 6-3 7/8Weight: 271Hand: 9 5/8Arm: 34 5/8Wingspan: 81 3/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019Clemson offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt was among the first Clemson players to be measured. He came in at 6-foot-5 3/8″ and 303 pounds with 10 1/4″ hands, 34 1/8″ arms and a 81 7/8″ wingspan.47. #NFLCombine key measurements thread…#Clemson OT Mitch HyattHeight: 6-5 3/8Weight: 303Hand: 10 2/8Arm: 34 1/8Wingspan: 81 7/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 27, 2019Clemson wide receiver, captain and elder statesman Hunter Renfrow also got his measurements. The two-time national title winner measured at 5-foot-10 1/4″ and 184 pounds with 7 7/8″ hands, 29 1/8″ arms and a 70 3/4″ wingspan.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…169. #Clemson WR Hunter RenfrowHeight: 5-10 2/8Weight: 184Hand: 77Arm: 29 1/8Wingspan: 70 6/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 28, 2019Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence came in at 6-foot-4 1/2″ and 342 pounds. He has 10 1/2″ hands, 34 3/4″ arms, and an 84″ wingspan.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…#Clemson DT Dexter LawrenceHeight: 6-4 4/8Weight: 342Hand: 10 4/8Arm: 34 6/8Wingspan: 84— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, one of the top defensive line prospects, came in at 6-foot-3 1/4″ and 315 pounds. He has 9 3/4″ hands, 32 1/2″ arms and a 78 7/8″ wingspan.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…182. #Clemson DT Christian WilkinsHeight: 6-3 2/8Weight: 315Hand: 9 6/8Arm: 32 4/8Wingspan: 78 7/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019Another Clemson defensive lineman, Bert Huggins, got measured at 6-foot-2 7/8″ and 305 pounds. He has 10 5/8″ hands, 33 1/2″ arms, and a 80 1/2″ wingspan.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…189. #Clemson DT Bert HugginsHeight: 6-2 7/8Weight: 305Hand: 10 5/8Arm: 33 4/8Wingspan: 80 2/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019Star defensive end Clelin Ferrell came in a 6-foot-4 3/8″ and 264 pounds. He has 10 1/2″ hands, 34 1/8″ arms and a 82 3/8″ wingspan.#NFLCombine key measurements thread…202. #Clemson DE Clelin FerrellHeight: 6-4 3/8Weight: 264Hand: 10 4/8Arm: 34 1/8Wingspan: 82 3/8— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019The rest of the team’s players will be measured over the course of the weekend.
LAWRENCE, KS – SEPTEMBER 29: A Kansas Jayhawks cheerleaders runs with a Jayhawk flag after a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)A new era of Kansas football is slated to start in 2019. Les Miles is taking over the struggling program and has generated plenty of interest in the Jayhawks this year.In light of the new interest Kansas’ football team, ESPN is giving them a TV show for the coming year on the ESPN+ streaming platform.In an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up this week , Miles announced that the ESPN+ show would debut on Thursday, August 29. Miles also revealed that the name of the new Kansas football show will be Miles to Go.KU football’s 18-part ESPN+ series will be called “Miles to Go” with the first four episodes dropping next Thursday (Aug. 29), Les Miles announces on @GetUpESPN. #kufball— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) August 21, 2019 The show will be an 18-part feature covering Miles’ first weeks with the program, and the preparation for their season-opener, among others.Per Phog.net, ESPN has said that Kansas has some editorial control over the series, so don’t expect a Hard Knocks-level of depth. Still, for fans of the Jayhawks and Les Miles, it should be a good watch.Kansas football has largely been irrelevant for the past decade. They’ve had ten straight losing seasons and won just six games against Big 12 opponents in that span.But the hiring of former LSU coach Les Miles has brought renewed energy – and outside interest – to the program.Miles won a national championship with the Tigers in 2007, and never had a losing season with them.He has extensive Big 12 experience as well. He returned Oklahoma State to respectability during his four-year tenure with the Cowboys.
Sorry boss! Alexis Sanchez makes the mistake of sitting on manager Ole Solskjaer’s chairManchester United beat second-tier struggler Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday for a fifth straight win since interim manager Ole Solskjaer.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 08:53 IST Alexis Sanchez (second row extreme left) was taken off just after the hour mark by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United beat Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA CupJuan Mata scored from a penalty and Romelu Lukaku netted in the first-half for the home sideSanchez played a part in both strikes and was taken off just after the hour markManchester United forward was promptly reminded by interim manager of his place as he mistakenly sat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seat after he was taken off during the FA Cup match against Reading on Saturday.Sanchez came off in the 64th minute after being replaced by Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old Chilean striker unknowingly came and sat on Solskjaer’s seat but the manager immediately told him to sit on the chair in front.Sanchez played a part in both strikes amid a busy display in his first start since returning from injury.”Great pass by Alexis. That’s two in two he’s made, so that’s also a positive,” said Solskjaer, referring to Sanchez’s assist in the 2-0 league win at Newcastle on Wednesday.Sanchez went off just after the hour mark and appeared to point to his right hamstring. He has just returned from a hamstring injury.@Alexis_Sanchez #MUFC pic.twitter.com/bAH5rD6J8NManchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2019″Hopefully he’ll be OK for next weekend,” Solskjaer said.United beat second-tier struggler Reading 2-0 in the third round for a fifth straight win since Solskjaer replaced the fired Jose Mourinho last month.The win tied Solskjaer with the record of Matt Busby, who also won his first five games in charge in the 1946-47 season. Solskjaer can surpass Busby’s mark with a win at Tottenham in the Premier League next weekend, and more and more players are putting their hands up for selection, especially in attack.Juan Mata, from the penalty spot, and Romelu Lukaku scored the first-half goals to see off Reading at the Theatre of Dreams.advertisementThe trio of Mata, Lukaku and Sanchez is likely to start on the bench against Tottenham, with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard seemingly Solskjaer’s preferred front three. Lukaku, however, has now scored three goals in three games – the first two as a substitute – and Sanchez is surely a guaranteed starter once he gets back to playing like his old self more regularly.”He’s improving. He’s had his time off over Christmas and now he’s getting his fitness back. He needed 90 minutes but I thought he took his goal well,” Solskjaer said of Lukaku.(With AP inputs)Also Read | Blackpool fan protests on roof of Arsenal team bus before start of matchAlso Read | Chelsea fan banned for 3 years after being found guilty of homophobic chantsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Reading FCFollow Old TraffordFollow FA CupFollow Alexis SanchezFollow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
South Africa’s Albie Morkel announces retirement from all forms of cricketAlbie Morkel had an 11-year career with South Africa playing one Test, 58 One-Day Internationals and 50 Twenty20 matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 21:41 IST Albie Morkel said, “I will be enjoying the game from the other side of the rope.” (@Titans_Cricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlbie Morkel said on Wednesday that “time has run out for me on the cricket field”Morkel represented Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPLChris Morris tweeted expressing grief on Albie Morkel’s retirementFormer South African all-rounder Albie Morkel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday at the age of 37 after a two-decade long career that earned him a reputation as a clean striker of the ball and a bowler full of guile. Even though Morkel played his last match for South Africa in 2015, he had been playing franchise cricket actively.The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, played a single test, 58 One-Day Internationals and 50 Twenty20 matches for South Africa over 11 years, having more influence with bat than ball as a “finisher” at the end of limited overs innings.On Wednesday, Morkel took to Twitter to draw curtains on his cricketing career and said he would now enjoy the game “from the other side”.”That’s the end for me and what a journey it’s been! Plenty of memories good and bad, but I was blessed with a very long career. Thanks @Titans_Cricket @OfficialCSA, will enjoy the game now from the other side,” Morkel wrote on Twitter.That’s the end for me and what a journey it’s been! Plenty of memories good and bad, but I was blessed with a very long career. Thanks @Titans_Cricket @OfficialCSA, will enjoy the game now from the other side. pic.twitter.com/sXik0KYFbzAlbie Morkel (@albiemorkel) January 9, 2019″Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game,” Morkel said in a statement on Wednesday.”There are some new opportunities on the horizon, and I’m looking forward to grow into those. I will be enjoying the game from the other side of the rope.”advertisementAlbie Morkel’s South African teammate Chris Morris called the day as a sad one in his career after Morkel announced his retirement. Morris thanked Morkel for his contribution to Morris as a person and to cricket in general.Sad day in my career! @albiemorkel thank you for everything you’ve done not just for me personally but for @Titans_Cricket on and off the field! Change room won’t be the same. You are a LEGEND!Chris Morris (@Tipo_Morris) January 9, 2019Well done @albiemorkel on a great career. You can be very proud of what you have achieved. Lots of trophies and plenty sixes … Wish you all the best with the next chapter .Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) January 9, 2019It feels like yesterday we were 2 boys dreaming in the backyard about the game we love!! Well done on a magnificent career…proud to call you my brother!! @albiemorkel pic.twitter.com/zI4McvGpDBMorne Morkel (@mornemorkel65) January 9, 2019Morkel was one of the top buys at the inaugural Indian Premier League auction when he went to the Chennai Super Kings for $675,000 in 2008, and later played for Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore.He also had spells in English county cricket with Derbyshire, Durham and Somerset.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Hardik Pandya responds to BCCI show-cause notice and apologises to India teammatesAlso Read | Hardik Pandya apologises for misogynistic comments on Koffee with Karan: Got carried awayAlso Read | Hardik Pandya draws BCCI ire after making sexist remarks on Koffee with KaranAlso Read | India vs Australia: Sachin Tendulkar hopes historic triumph in Australia inspires India’s next generationFor 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 Albie MorkelFollow South AfricaFollow Cricket