Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Mahrez begins Reds talks Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:49 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up Mahrez begins Liverpool talksLeicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Gomez says Liverpool won’t dwell on CoutinhoJoe Gomez, LiverpoolLiverpool defender Joe Gomez says nobody at the club is dwelling on the loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Gomez insists the playing and coaching staff at Anfield have already moved on, and instead are focusing on the high-profile arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. Get the full story right here on Goal!Klopp mum on January Keita arrivalNaby KeitaJurgen Klopp has rejected suggestions that Naby Keita’s transfer from RB Leipzig to Liverpool could be moved to January.The midfielder will arrive in the summer but Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona has led to speculation that Liverpool could use some funds from that deal to push Keita’s arrival forward. “I will not start [speculating] now. He is a player of Leipzig and will be in the summer here. That’s all I know,” Klopp said. Get the full story right here on Goal!Liverpool can’t ‘suffer’ over Coutinho – KloppCoutinho presentation BarcelonaLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to move forward and not “suffer” after Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona. Klopp is leaning on his experience losing key players during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund, saying: “We lost plenty of players at Dortmund… one player is never a problem.”Get the full story right here on Goal!World record fee a ‘big compliment’ – Van DijkVirgil van Dijk Liverpool EvertonVirgil van Dijk has told Sky Sports that being subject to a world-record transfer for a defender is a “big compliment”.The Dutchman recently moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million.Get the full story right here on Goal!Liverpool set Sturridge priceDaniel SturridgeLiverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail   reports.The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won’t make a decision until a new manager is in place.Ox: Liverpool fine without CoutinhoPhilippe Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain LiverpoolLiverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted the exit of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona should have no impact on his side. “The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now.”I don’t think it should affect us at all.”See what else he had to say in the full article on Goal! Premier League giants compete for WilmotJurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.Klopp helped Dortmund push up Dembele priceOusmane Dembele BarcelonaJurgen Klopp’s refusal to sell Philippe Coutinho over the summer to Barcelona directly helped former club Dortmund with their own sale, according to Raphael Honigstein on the Totally Football Show . The Liverpool boss reportedly informed Dortmund there was no way he would sell Coutinho, in turn aiding the Germans in their negotiations over Ousmane Dembele.Man Utd to rival Liverpool for PulisicChristian Pulisic Borussia DortmundManchester United will rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic if the Anfield side go in for the Borussia Dortmund teenager this summer, reports The Independent.  The 19-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool to help replace Philippe Coutinho and reunite with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. But Man Utd see Pulisic’s value as both an on-field addition and as a marketing dream as the first truly global American football star. Jardim gives Liverpool & Arsenal Lemar hopeThomas Lemar MonacoMonaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has said that his club do not expect to sell attacker Thomas Lemar this January, but he confessed that if an astronomical offer came their way, they would be in no position to decline it.Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked to the France international in recent weeks, and while Jardim wants to keep the 22-year-old as long as possible, he is aware of the financial realities of the modern game.Read the full story here. Keita could join Liverpool in JanuaryNaby Keita RB LeipzigNaby Keita’s move to Liverpool could happen in January rather than at the end of the season.Coutinho’s £142 million transfer to Barcelona has left the Reds short in midfield and Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking at paying extra for the Guinean in order to bring forward his switch to Anfield.Read the full story on Goal! Trapp planning PSG stayKevin Trapp PSGParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is happy to stay at the French giants for now as he continues to attract interest from the Premier League.The Germany international has been linked with Liverpool and Newcastle, but he is prepared to fight for minutes at Parc des Princes.He told reporters: “For now, I want to stay. I am in Paris, even though I do not have enough playing time.”Read the full story on Goal! Liverpool close to Dani CeballosDani Ceballos Real MadridLiverpool are close to the signing of Dani Ceballos after a hotel meeting, according to Diario Gol . The Reds want to bring in the Madrid midfielder as part of the replacement for Philippe Coutinho. Zinedine Zidane could cause an issue in the move however, as he is keen to keep his playing staff with Los Blancos intact throughout the season. Liverpool to reward Firmino with career contractRoberto Firmino Liverpool SwanseaLiverpool are ready to reward Roberto Firmino with a new contract and hope to keep the Brazilian at the club for the rest of his career, reports The Telegraph . Despite having two years remaining on his deal, the forward will be offered the chance to sign on for an even longer term. The loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona has Liverpool looking to lock down their top players.last_img read more

El Tri’s Layun moves to Sevilla from Porto

first_imgTransfers Mexico defender Miguel Layun moves to Sevilla on loan Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 02:31 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Miguel Layun Mexico Buda Mendes Transfers Sevilla Porto Mexico After starting just three Liga NOS matches this season, the El Tri left back hopes he can get on the field in La Liga Mexico left back Miguel Layun has been handed a lifeline ahead of this summer’s World Cup.The defender is set to move on loan to Sevilla from Porto, the La Liga club announced Monday, pending a physical. Layun is one of the only outside backs Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has called upon regularly but had seen his minutes dip at Porto. With Alex Telles and Ricardo Pereira holding down the left back and right-back spots, Layun earned just 303 league minutes in this campaign.Still, Porto reportedly was not eager to sell the player but now has agreed to a deal that will send the 29-year-old to La Liga for the remainder of the club season with Las Sevillistas also retaining an option to buy.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Sevilla FC and FC Porto have reached an agreement for the loan – with option to buy – of Miguel Layun (Cordoba, 25th of June 1988, Mexico), subject to the passing of a medical by the Mexican full-back this Tuesday, when the player arrives in Seville,” a club statement read.Layun heads to a Sevilla side where Sergio Escudero has typically lined up at left back but right back has been a position of uncertainty. Layun has experience playing on both sides at the club level and won’t be too worried about where he’s lining up as long as he’s seeing playing time.Layun played more minutes with Mexico at the 2017 Confederations Cup alone than he did with Porto in the 2017-18 season, and the Veracruz native is a critical piece of the national team. He’s played left back, right back and in the midfield for El Tri but projects as the team’s starting left back – or left wing back should Osorio opt for a three-man back line. Despite being a sure-fire starter for Mexico, Layun’s lack of minutes was troubling to Osorio and the Mexico staff ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Now, they hope, he’ll be able to find a rhythm, see regular time against top opponents and be ready for the summer tournament.last_img read more

Stoger labels Milan target Reus ‘indispensable’

first_imgTransfers Stoger backs Reus amid Milan links: ‘He is indispensable for any team’ Dejan Kalinic 13:52 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund Getty Images Transfers Milan Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Serie A The attacker is linked with a switch to Serie A, but the BVB is eager to keep his German star Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger labelled Marco Reus “indispensable” amid rumours linking the attacker is linked with a potential move to AC Milan.Reus, 28, has battled injuries throughout his career and underwent knee surgery last year, seeing him spend more than eight months on the sidelines before his return earlier in February.His goal helped Dortmund to a 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Sunday and, despite his injury troubles, the Germany international is once again drawing interest from clubs around Europe.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bortumund boss Stoger, however, still believes that Reus is still capable of being a crucial memeber of any team when his fitness allows. “If he’s fit and well he is indispensable for any team,” Stoger said of the 28-year-old.”We will do it the same way as we handled it last week. We speak to him constantly because he knows his body very well, because he knows how well he is, and because it is just as important to us as it is to him that he stays healthy.”So we will decide soon how we manage his role. It was always in our minds [that he would be rested], but if he feels well, he is indispensable for this team.”Reus has returned to make three appearances so far this season, having played just 24 times in 2016-17.But his return comes at a crucial point in the season for Dortmund. The club currently sit second in Bundesliga table and hold a slim 3-2 lead over Atalanta heading into Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie. And with U.S. international Christian Pulisic having struggled for form in recent weeks, Reus’ return to the side looks even more crucial for BVB, who face crucial Bundesliga clashes with RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt in early March.last_img read more

England vs Nigeria: TV, stream & preview

first_imgEngland England vs Nigeria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane England Getty England Nigeria England v Nigeria Friendlies The Three Lions kick off their World Cup preparations with a tricky looking friendly against the Super Eagles at Wembley this weekend England kick off their World Cup preparations against fellow qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly this weekend.The Three Lions will face Panama, Tunisia and Belgium in their World Cup group in Russia, while the Super Eagles face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.Gareth Southgate’s side will also face Costa Rica before jetting off to the tournament, while Nigeria take on the Czech Republic. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Goal  brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information. Game England vs Nigeria Date Saturday, June 2 Time 5:15pm BST / 12:15pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game can be watched live on television on ITV, as well as being available to stream live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player In the United States (US), the game can be watched live  and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes / Fox Soccer Plus fuboTV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position England players Goalkeepers Butland, Pickford, Pope Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Cahill, Delph, Jones, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Young, Trippier, Walker Midfielders Alli, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek Forwards Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Sterling, Welbeck It remains to be seen if Gareth Southgate will take the opportunity to experiment against Nigeria, though it is more likely that he will begin to lay the groundwork for his starting XI in Russia.Phil Jones, a defender Southgate is understood to rate highly, could be given the day off as his partner is due to give birth, while Nick Pope has expressed his hope that he will be given a chance to shine.Potential England starting XI: Pope; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Young; Alli, Sterling, Kane Position Nigeria players Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi Defenders Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Ebuehi, Aina, Echiejile, Idowu, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo Midfielders Obi Mikel, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Obi, Agu Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo, Nwankwo, Simon Nigeria have a travelling squad of 25 players, which will be whittled down to 23 by June 4.Forward Moses Simon has travelled with the squad but is set to undergo a late fitness test after sustaining a thigh injury, per the BBC, while a number of familiar faces will play at Wembley; John Obi Mikel is a former Chelsea player, while Victor Moses currently represents the Blues and the likes of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi all have previous in the Premier League.Potential Nigeria starting XI: Ezenwa; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Onazi, Iwobi; IheanachoBetting & Match Odds England are overwhelming favourites at 4/9 on dabblebet , while a draw is between the two sides is offered at 3/1 and a Nigeria upset is up for 13/2.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Match Preview Gareth Southgate EnglandEngland qualified for the World Cup with ease – sailing through a group also featuring Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia unbeaten – and, as such, this encounter with Nigeria is an intriguing one.The Super Eagles have strength in depth, and a core comprising a number of Premier League players, and they will be no pushovers.They, too, topped their group, beating out Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria, who drew with England at the 2010 tournament, to punch their ticket to Russia.Manager Southgate is likely to play a strong team, as he bids to prepare his side for their opening games next month.Momentum, of course, is key, and the Three Lions would do well to be wary, as Nigeria will also be looking to kick off their preparations with a bang.last_img read more

Senior Management Specialist at FIGO

first_imgSenior Management Specialist (International Health Programme)FIGO received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to lead an initiative to improve Maternal and Newborn Health in low and middle resource countries. The initiative aims to strengthen the leadership, advocacy and organisational capacity of selected FIGO member national professional organisations and is being undertaken initially in eight FIGO member associations in Africa and Asia.In connection with this initiative, FIGO is seeking to recruit a highly qualified London based Senior Management Specialist.The selected individual will assume following responsibilities:To directly support, in-country, the Member Associations’ implementation of specific activities of the project from the agreed work plans.To provide direct support to the Member Association in the documentation of the project and the development of reports of the outputs and the outcomes from implemented activities to FIGO and the M&E consultants.To provide one-to-one coaching, small group training workshops and technical assistance for the participating member associations in the following:Governance: To include the development of strategic plans and implementation, constitution, by-laws, minutes, action plans, implementation strategies and reporting mechanisms.Leadership: Leadership models, committee skills, communication skills, negotiation skills, facilitating skills, conflict resolution skills, gender equality.Management, including project/programme management: Log frames, work plans, roles and responsibilities, appraisal skills, performance management, understanding monitoring & evaluation, filing systems.Financial management: Financial planning, annual budgets, policy manuals, financial probity, external audit, fund raising including membership fees, external grant writing, accessing government support, in-kind contributions, charitable donations, investments.Human Resources: Recruitment procedures, job description, advertisements, pension/benefits, policy manuals, performance reviews, skills enhancement/ training.Communication/IT: Paper and IT based systems for internal and external communication, newsletters, media training, advocacy training.To facilitate the identification of national and regional consultants who may be able to provide technical assistance and discuss these suggestions with the Project Director.The successful candidate will have the following:A relevant university degree, or equivalent qualification or expertise in a health related setting (Master level or above is required)Demonstrated experience in project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation tools, development of workplans, budgets and proposal writingAbility to train individuals and organizations in the above mentioned skillsPrevious experience in working and coordinating with the UN, NGOs or government agenciesFluency in Portuguese or French would be desirableThe fixed-term full-time position will be based in central London. The appointee will also be required to spend significant periods of time in Africa or AsiaSalary will be by negotiation based on experienceFurther information, together with detailed job descriptions, may be found on the FIGO website at http://www.figo.orgApplications in writing – including a full CV – should be submitted by no later than on Friday, the 11th of February 2011 to:Professor David TaylorFIGO, FIGO HouseSuite 3 – Waterloo Court10 Theed StreetLondon SE1 8STE-mail: figo@figo.orgInternational Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a UK Registered charity –(No 1113263; Company No 5498067) and is an equal opportunities employerThis job description is also available for download as a Word documentShare this: Posted on February 3, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IMPROVING MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH IN LOW-RESOURCE COUNTRIES THROUGH STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more


first_imgIt is a massive weekend for Touch around Australia with the NSW State Cup being held in Port Macquarie and the Queensland State Cup and Australia Cup being held at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. Here you can find links to the results for both events. Also, our homepage will have more stories on the tournaments. Click here to view the NSW State Cup draw & results:NSW STATE CUP DRAW AND RESULTS Click here for the Queensland State Cup and Australia Cup draw & results:QUEENSLAND STATE CUP/AUSTRALIA CUP DRAW AND RESULTS See below for all the stories from the events:last_img read more


first_imgIn states across Australia, TFA employs both Game Development Officers (GDO) and State Managers (SM). Given the uniqueness of the Tasmanian situation it is not feasible to have both a Game Development Officer and a State Manager; therefore these roles have been combined to become a State Game Development Manager – Tasmania.For more information on this role or how to apply, please visit the Sports People website and follow the Jobs links.last_img

NTL Accommodation

first_imgFor anyone still needing accommodation for the 2009 X-Blades National Touch League, some is still available.* Oasis ApartmentsP: 02 6586 7200W: 20 x 2 Bedroom apartments (sleeps 4, 2 bathrooms, small house 4 ½ star)$189 per night* Mecure Centro HotelP: 02 65 830830W:  Twin share accommodation (either 2 x single beds or 1 Queen bed & 1 double sofa bed) $88 per person per night including continental buffet breakfast Single accommodation in a Queen room $160 per night including continental buffet breakfast for 1 person.For any further queries, visit the Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre – read more

2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia and New Zealand’s best up-and-coming talent will be on display in Sydney in January as the two nations meet in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls’ divisions from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. The Australian teams were announced in October following the 2014 National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series in September, with the teams having trained on numerous occasions since then in the lead up to the event. The 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series is a free event. Australian Teams18’s Girls1 Dominique Du Toit2 Mia Johnstone3 Lucy Botten4 Stephanie Maiolo5 Shenae Ciesiolka6 Tayla Clifford7 Madison Crowe8 Rachelle Davis9 Jemma Mi Mi10 Zara Nicholas11 Shannon Rose12 Emma Sykes13 Laura Waldie14 Georgina RackemannCraig Morrow – Coach Paul Cobham – Assistant CoachAnthony Dudeck – Assistant CoachLauren Potter – Manager18’s Boys1 Jackson Mills2 Jayden Ngamanu3 Jarrod Crook4 Matthew Wilson5 Corey Russell6 Ryan Papenhuyzen7 Andrew Searle8 Tristan Broadbridge9 Jordan Sarmento10 David Richards11 Kai Simbolon12 Kalyn Ponga13 Justin Cridland14 Damon MooreDave Nolan – CoachJason Boyd – Assistant CoachJason Martin – Assistant CoachMark Harrington – Manager20’s Girls1 Ashleigh Quinlan2 Katherine Stevens3 Maddison Studdon4 Toni Wells5 Laura Peattie6 Danielle Davis7 Hannah Dyball8 Yasmin Meakes9 Samantha Rodgers10 Ashleigh Kearney11 Kimberley Sue See12 Brooke Walker13 Paige Parker14 Taylor  MasonJustin Creighton – CoachBarry Gibson – Assistant CoachJanine Hinds – Manager20’s Boys1 Jonathon Huskins2 James Blackwood3 Jayden Love4 Josh Rozairo5 James Baartz6 Paddy Coelho7 Michael Fallon8 Mitchell Wickham9 Lachlan Hoch10 Theo Majid11 Cormac Hoch12 Ciaran Toner13 James Western14 Rob McCarthyPhil Gyemore – CoachKeith Rozairo – Assistant CoachGlenn Hayes – ManagerStay tuned to and in the coming weeks for all of the latest news and information about the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series and be sure to follow us on our social media pages:Facebook – – Instagram – Filesytt-pdfRelated LinksYouth Trans Tasmanlast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino delighted with winning Skipp debut

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino delighted with winning Skipp debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with Oliver Skipp’s debut for the win over Burnley.The teenage midfielder was handed his first Premier League start by Pochettino.The manager said, “Fantastic, he played like a 30-year-old man. So relaxed, trying to play forward and give the team what the team needs, plenty of energy full energy I am so proud of him. “He is only 18 years old and I think it was fantastic. Now it is going to be easy for him because always the debut you are nervous. I remember my first game and I said to him you look so relaxed. When I was 17, going to play aIways was so nervous. That is the difference between a player going to be a top player and a normal player like me. “In the last few months in the USA in pre-season he shows that he can cope with the pressure to play in the first team and it was only about time and the possibility to give the opportunity. “I want to congratulate the people in the academy that work in education to build his career with him and to help him to build his career is fantastic. The work they are doing is amazing and we need to profit this work to provide the team that energy and quality player because he is a very good kid, person it is a fantastic thing for Tottenham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche: Heaton like a family member

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche: Heaton like a family memberby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says there’s no hard feelings over Tom Heaton’s move to Aston Villa.The move raised a few eyebrows with the 33-year-old ending last season as Burnley’s No.1.His departure saw Bailey Peacock-Farrell drafted in from Leeds to bolster the goalkeeping ranks with Nick Pope playing every minute in the Premier League so far this campaign.“I treat all these players like they’re my own family members, I try and be as good with my guidance as I would be with my own children,” Dyche told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.“I think it’s important, they become important to you over time, Tom is certainly one of those. I don’t do favourites, apart from Tripps (Kieran Trippier), everybody knows that!“He was my first signing, an important signing, but he’s a top fella on and off the pitch, I like him as a person and professional.“There will always be a business decision here though, every pound is a prisoner, that’s just the way it is.“Behind that, we have got very good goalkeepers. I believe in Nick Pope, quite obviously, I believe in Joe Hart and young Bailey has joined the group and done very well so far.“There is a method to the planning of it, but there often comes a time when a deal gets done here.“With Tom, it worked on every level, and on the one that’s hard to find, an emotional level, because I can shake Tom by the hand, look him in the face, he’s happy, I’m happy, and there’s no thinking on who’s won, everyone has won.” last_img read more

Report: Rangers 3-1 FC Midtjylland

first_imgRangers secured straightforward progress to the Europa League play-off round, beating FC Midtjylland 3-1 at Ibrox to clinch a 7-3 aggregate success.Steven Gerrard’s men have started the new season in impressive fashion, following up a 4-2 first-leg defeat of Midtjylland by putting six past Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.And they were comfortable again in a clinical display on Thursday as Alfredo Morelos, taking his tally to nine for the campaign with a brace, and Sheyi Ojo each found the net. 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? Gerrard had the luxury of leaving Jermain Defoe, the weekend’s hat-trick hero, on the bench until the 81st minute, and Legia Warsaw now lie between Rangers and the competition’s group stage.A double for the Buffalo.— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 15, 2019The hosts dictated play from the outset and lovely movement from Ojo allowed him to centre to Morelos for the opener, the striker shimmying away from Rasmus Nicolaisen in the area and finishing from close range.Jesper Hansen made a smart stop to deny Morelos his and Rangers’ second with a drive from a tight angle, while Midtjylland were wasteful at the other end despite promising forays of their own.The visitors were duly punished as Morelos turned provider for Ojo to sweep home a low cross, with only an excellent Hansen save keeping the same man from making it 3-0 with a free-kick before the break.Rangers’ front two continued to combine and it took just four minutes of the second period for Ojo to again pick out Morelos, who slammed home at the near post.An outstanding Allan McGregor stop denied Gustav Wikheim when he looked destined to pull a goal back, before Evander did belatedly get Midtjylland on the scoresheet with a first-time finish.But the visitors’ best efforts proved far too little, far too late and Sory Kaba was slightly fortunate to escape with a yellow when he lunged in on McGregor late on.last_img read more

ESPN Computer’s Prediction For Ohio State-Michigan Game

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State and Michigan have officially entered Rivalry Week, as we’re now just five days away from the Buckeyes and the Wolverines meeting at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.Both Ohio State and Michigan enter this weekend’s game at 10-1, with a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game on the line. A spot in the College Football Playoff could be up for grabs, too.Michigan, for the first time since 2004, will be a road favorite at Ohio State this weekend. The Wolverines are listed as a 3.5-point favorite heading into this weekend’s game in Columbus.Can Jim Harbaugh and Co. finally get a victory over Urban Meyer?ESPN’s computer has made its prediction.ESPN’s computer is currently giving Michigan a 54 percent chance of winning this game, giving Ohio State a 46 percent chance of pulling out a victory.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Saturday.The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Star College Football QB Makes NFL Draft Decision

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonBuffalo star quarterback Tyree Jackson will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, he announced Sunday morning.Late last month, Jackson entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal. He could have elected to matriculate elsewhwere next year as a graduate transfer.Instead, he will throw his hat in the ring for the 2019 draft.“I am really excited about the journey ahead, and I am going to attack it head on,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “I will work incredibly hard to achieve this lifelong goal.”According to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Jackson received a “return to school” recommendation from the NFL’s advisory committee this winter.Buffalo’s strong-armed QB Tyree Jackson declares for the NFL Draft. He was considering leaving to go somewhere as a grad transfer. He’d gotten a ‘you should return to college’ evaluation from the NFL this winter.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2019Jackson is regarded as a strong-armed, physically-impressive prospect who is still raw and needs work to become an NFL-caliber QB. Teams will likely be intrigued by him as a developmental draft pick.He earned MAC Offensive Player of the Year honors after putting up 3,131 passing yards and 28 touchdowns during the 2018 season.last_img read more

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Explains Why He Needs A Girlfriend

first_img From Sports Illustrated:“You need a girlfriend,” Tua says, “to make her go get stuff and bring it back.”This is simply a playful joke from Tagovailoa, who is poised for another strong season at Alabama.His parents have clearly prioritized strict dieting and training over the course of his career.All that hard work could pay dividends for Tagovailoa, as many scouts see him as one of the top prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft.[Sports Illustrated] Tua Tagovailoa looks to throw a pass for Alabama.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)While there’s no question that Tua Tagovailoa wants to be the next great quarterback, the lefty gunslinger also wants to find himself a girlfriend. However, the reason behind why he wants a significant other is quite unusual.Tagovailoa has gone through a strenuous workout program to prepare for this upcoming season. His father, Galu Tagovailoa, has also put a strict diet into effect for his sons.Although Tagovailoa follows his father’s plan, the dual-threat quarterback wouldn’t mind breaking the rules from time to time.In order to sneak junk food past his parents, Tagovailoa believes he needs a girlfriend that can go out and get the food. After all, the family confiscates the car keys during summer workouts to avoid anyone going to a fast-food chain.last_img read more

James Franklin Discusses Allegations Of Penn State Running Up Score

first_img He’s referring to the Penn State reserves that came in during the third quarter of action. They also had their way with Idaho last weekend.Backup quarterback Will Levis completed 11-of-14 pass attempts for 62 yards and a touchdown. It became clear that even the second-string team for the Nittany Lions was too much to handle.Franklin on the final score: “No one likes to see that, but I will tell you that those guys (reserves) deserve to get in the game and play.”— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 3, 2019Scoring 79 points against any opponent might seem brutal, but James Franklin brought up a great point. It’s not like he left his starting lineup in the game for all four quarters.The chances of Penn State frequently blowing out opponents during conference play are slim. Allowing the reserves to get quality minutes in the season opener gives the coaching staff to see how their backup options may perform down the stretch.We’ll see if Penn State can continue its dominance on Saturday when it hosts Buffalo. Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)James Franklin’s Penn State Nittany Lions looked quite dominant in its season opener against Idaho. On the flip side, the prestigious program received criticism for apparently running up the score.The Nittany Lions won 79-7 over the Vandals in a contest that was basically over heading into halftime. Starting quarterback Sean Clifford shined in his season debut with 280 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.While fans in Happy Valley must be thrilled about how their team looks heading into Week 2, James Franklin and the coaching staff have been dealing with questions about running up the score on a lesser opponent.Franklin had an interesting response to those critics, saying “No one likes to see that, but I will tell you that those guys deserve to get in the game and play.”last_img read more

AFC Asian Cup 2019: After dream start vs Thailand, India brace for tougher test against UAE

first_img Press Trust of India Abu DhabiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 17:54 IST India are ranked seven places below hosts UAE in the FIFA rankings for Asia (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia easily defeated Thailand 4-1 in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 openerHosts UAE were held by Bahrain 1-1 in the tournament openerUAE are currently ranked 79th to India’s 97th in the FIFA rankingsIf Thailand was big, India are faced with a bigger test in hosts United Arab Emirates in the AFC Asian Cup here Thursday, overcoming whom will require them to play out of their skins.Four days after creating a flutter with a stunning 4-1 drubbing of Thailand, India are now looking an upbeat lot in the continental showpiece.While the result against Thailand, who have three J-League players in their ranks, was no mean feat, it will be a bigger achievement if the Indians are able to put it across the hosts who are gunning for the title.Currently ranked 79th to India’s 97th, the United Arab Emirates were placed as high as 24 in the FIFA chart in January 2015.Coach Stephen Constantine will be pleased with how the second half against Thailand turned out. India not only managed to shut down a lethal Thai attack after being tied 1-1 at the break, but also threatened at the other end through quick transitions in attack.That stupendous show earned India three valuable points, a place on top of the group and a goal average of plus three.”We have a very young side here and they are excited. Of course, hosts UAE will be a different game. They are a very good side but they are just another team standing in our way,” said Constantine.As far as the Indian team is concerned, Sunil Chhetri hogs the limelight wherever he goes, and the Blue Tigers will again look up to him upfront.advertisementIt will not exactly be appropriate to say that Chhetri will be high on confidence after his double strikes against Thailand, which saw him go past Argentine superstar Lionel Messi in the goal-scoring chart among active international players, because that is an ingredient the Indian talisman never lacked. He is never overconfident, though.In a team sport like football, a squad heavily dependent on Chhetri would not have experienced a 13-match unbeaten run on way to qualifying for the tournament.Over reliance on the 34-year-old striker would not have seen them maul Thailand the way the did.And that is a good sign for Constantine’s team, which will enhance its prospects of qualifying for the second round of the tournament for the first time in over 50 years if it is able to win or at least draw against the UAE.It is even better for the team that for all his achievements over the years, Chhetri remains grounded.Minutes after coming off the bench against Thailand, Jeje Lalpekhlua found the back of the net, and so did young Anirudh Thapa.However, the surprise package was rookie forward Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh being the livewire down wide right.Udanta, in fact, set up a couple of goals including the inch-perfect cross from right flank, which Chhetri slammed home for India’s second goal.Chhetri and Ashique had their eyes on goal whenever they were on the ball and the direct running of the latter and the technique and finishing prowess of the former left the opposition’s defence helpless. More of the could be expected against a superior opponent in UAE.India can expect the UAE to come hard at them after a 1-1 stalemate against Bahrain in the tournament opener.They wouldn’t be satisfied with their performances, especially in the attacking third. It was the late goal by substitute Ahmed Khalil that saved them the blushes.Midfielder Ismail Hammadi is also a key player in UAE’s scheme of things.UAE will look to dominate the midfield where Anirudh Thapa and Pronay Halder will come up against a tightly-knit unit.India will also be required to be vigilant at the back as the likes of Ali Mabkhout and 2015 Asian Player of the Year Ahmed Khalil are goal-scorers with predatory instincts in the attacking third.Mabkhout is seven goals shy of becoming UAE’s all-time top scorer. The central defensive pairing of Sandesh Jhingan and Anas Edathodika will be kept busy at the back, and so could be goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.India’s grand opening seem to have also left the UAE football association concerned, which has adopted a unique strategy to fill the stands at the stadium with fans of the home team.It has been reported that the UAE FA has purchased 5,000 tickets for the game against India and plans to distribute it only among the local fans on the match day for free to pack the stands with home support.India will hope to not get carried away by all these, something their coach stressed a day after the win against Thailand.advertisement”We don’t go into a match expecting to win 4-1 or 5-1. However, we are not trying to get carried away with the emotion. We still have two games left and we still need another two points to qualify from the group stages,” Constantine had said.”After we have qualified, we can get a little bit excited, but our primary job is still to qualify out of the group stages.”Only time will tell what’s in store.Also Read | Sunil Chhetri’s team donates fines worth Rs 50,000 to Indian Blind Football FederationAlso Read | India not getting carried away with the win, says Stephen ConstantineAlso Read | Chhetri proud of his boys, says India a difficult team to play againstFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byPTI Tags :Follow AFC Asian Cup 2019Follow AFC Asian CupFollow India vs UAEFollow IndiaFollow United Arab EmiratesFollow Sunil ChhetriFollow Indian football AFC Asian Cup 2019: After dream start vs Thailand, India brace for tougher test against UAEAFC Asian Cup 2019: India will look to put one foot in the Round of 16 with a positive result against hosts United Arab Emiratesadvertisementlast_img read more

Harbhajan Singh reveals how Shane Watson batted through bloodied leg in IPL 2019 final

first_img 2 Indian Premier League, 2019, Final 3 Match Ended Indian Premier League, 2019 third Man 149/8 25 vs 0 (20.0) fine Leg Faf du Plessis du Plessis st Quinton de Kock b Krunal Pandya 149/8 third Man 1 Mid off (20.0) covers covers – Fall of Wickets All batsmen are considered right handed Square Leg Mid off Match Ended Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Nigel Llong (ENG) 0 4 Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah 24 14 3 1 Square Leg Scorecard commentary 0 nb Chennai CHE Mid on Mid Wicket 39 Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah Point 0 4 0 1 Mid off 13 r Harbhajan Singh H. Singh Mid off Mid on 4s 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah Mid on 0 0 6s Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja not out st Quinton de Kock b Krunal Pandya view full scorecard Point run out (Ishan Kishan) All batsmen are considered right handed 4 8 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket 0 15 Mid on India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 09:22 IST Shane Watson scored 80 off 59 balls in the IPL 2019 final but couldn’t finish the job for CSK (Harbhajan Singh Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Watson suffered a leg injury while batting in IPL 2019 final, Harbhajan Singh revealedHarbhajan also went on to add that Watson suffered 6 stitches on his leg after the matchWatson’s valiant 59-ball 80 went in vain on Sunday as MI beat CSK by 1 run to lift their 4th IPL titleChennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday revealed how Shane Watson batted through the pain barrier during the IPL 2019 final against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad.According to Harbhajan, the Chennai Super Kings opener received six stitches on his left leg after Watson dived to save his wicket during his knock.Harbhajan posted a picture on his Insta story of Watson’s bloodied left leg from the final.”Can you guys see the blood on his knee.. He got 6 stitches after the game..Got injured while diving but continue to bat without telling anyone,” Harbhajan wrote on his Insta story and shared a picture as well. Harbhajan Singh revealed Shane Watson’s injury on his Insta story on Monday (Harbhajan Singh Photo)Watson almost pulled off the 150-run chase against Mumbai Indians on Sunday night as he smashed 80 off 59 balls for Chennai and batted till the penultimate ball of the match. But once he was run out, Chennai failed to scrape past the finish line and ended up falling short by 1 run.Watson fought valiantly for the Super Kings but couldn’t take his team over the line as Lasith Malinga bowled a sensational final over and defended 8 runs off it.Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians were chasing their 4th IPL title but MI came on top after they held their nerves in a nail-biting title clash.Harbhajan said he still could not come to terms with the fact that CSK could not chase down 150 on a good pitch and rued the loss of regular wickets after a good opening stand between Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson.advertisement”From the fans’ point of view, it was kind of a paisa vasool match but for us it was heartbreaking. Getting MI out for 149, chasing 150 in Hyderabad on that pitch, I thought we had the match,” Harbhajan told India Today. “We had a good start upfront but we lost wickets. I still feel why this happened to us. It was our game. But we have to accept the fact that MI are winners but it was our game,” he said.MS Dhoni’s run out created a stir and Harbhajan Singh said Chennai Super Kings would have liked to see the Dhoni decision go their way.”We would have liked MS Dhoni’s decision to go in our way. If you see, the angles…from one end it looked out, from one end he looked to have made it. It was tough decision to make. A lot of times it’s been said that the decision should be given in batsman’s favour. In Dhoni’s case, it wasn’t given. I think it’s one of the key points where the game drifted away from us.”Apart from that, I didn’t think we built enough partnerships. Watson almost pulled a miracle for us. But it wasn’t enough. Even after MS Dhoni got out, we came so close.. Shane Watson brought us really close,” he said.Also Read | Mumbai Indians’ victory parade brings city to a halt as fans celebrate IPL 2019 winAlso Read | IPL 2019 final was paisa vasool for fans but CSK players heartbroken: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh on MS Dhoni run out in IPL 2019 final: It was a tough decision to makeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Shane WatsonFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow mi vs csk finalFollow IPL 2019 final covers wd MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) run out (Ishan Kishan) lbw b Rahul Chahar covers All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Point Square Leg 1 (20.0) advertisement Square Leg fine Leg 2 fine Leg Kieron Pollard (MUM) K. Pollard (MUM) 0 148/7 2 Mid off Mumbai MUM S/R 0 0 Mid off Mumbai Point Mitchell McClenaghan M. McClenaghan Mid Wicket lbw b Lasith Malinga third Man 8 No data available! 25 All batsmen are considered right handed Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) Square Leg Mid Wicket 3.5 R Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 0 c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah 3.5 fine Leg 133/5 ( D. Bravo 18.2 Overs) , Harbhajan Singh reveals how Shane Watson batted through bloodied leg in IPL 2019 finalAccording to Harbhajan Singh, the Chennai Super Kings opener received six stitches on his left leg after Shane Watson dived to save his wicket during his knock. view more view less Lasith Malinga L. Malinga 0 o 15 2 third Man Super Over 100 3/26 (4) c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah covers Mumbai Bowling MUM Bowling 41 (25) m fine Leg Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on graphs Imran Tahir I. Tahir 5 run out (Krunal Pandya) Square Leg third Man 100 (20.0) 0 8 Chennai batting CHE batting 13 third Man Mid Wicket Point Shardul Thakur S. Thakur lbw b Lasith Malinga 33/1 ( du Plessis 4 Overs) , fine Leg 100 third Man 0 4 1 Mumbai beat Chennai by 1 run fine Leg 4 Mid Wicket 80 (59) Mid off Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Hardik Pandya H. Pandya 0 4 5 6 148/7 (20.0) 70/2 ( S. Raina 9.2 Overs) , Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:30 (Local Time) fine Leg Chennai 82/4 ( MS Dhoni 12.4 Overs) , Extras: 9 runs (B: 5, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) 146/6 ( S. Watson 19.4 Overs) , 0 Point Toss: MUM elected to bat Jasprit Bumrah (MUM) J. Bumrah (MUM) All batsmen are considered right handed w Mumbai MUM 148/7 Mid on 26 Shane Watson S. Watson run out (Krunal Pandya) Point 0 third Man Krunal Pandya K. Pandya 2 Mid off 148/7 ( S. Thakur 20 Overs) , 49 Suresh Raina S. Raina lbw b Rahul Chahar Mid on 1 0 3 covers e/r 1 Mid on 59 covers Deepak Chahar (CHE) D. Chahar (CHE) 0 12.25 0 57.14 2/14 (4) 14 1 Square Leg 0 0 Square Leg Mid Wicket 0 14 covers Rahul Chahar R. Chahar Point Chennai CHE 1 Series Status: Mumbai Indians wins the 2019 Indian Premier League Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah Player Of The Series: Andre Russell 0 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 135.59 0 B not out 80 200 3 73/3 ( A. Rayudu 10.3 Overs) ,last_img read more