TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say BVB, PSG challenge Arsenal for Celtic whizkid Dembeleby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are joining Arsenal in the race to sign Karamoko Dembele from Celtic.The 16-year-old has become one the hottest properties in Europe over the past few months.The Sunclaims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a huge fan of Dembele and wants to add him to the squad.But it appears that he will have competition. PSG are interested, while Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund are “hot” for the youngster as well.Dembele has not played this season for the Celtic first team, but is rated very highly by everyone in the game.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer is training with Aston Villa.He is seeking a new club after departing Millwall in the summer, says the Daily Mail.Archer was released by the Lions at the end of the last campaign and would be an experienced option for a number of clubs, having clocked up more than 200 senior appearances in his career.The 26-year-old will work with Villa goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler and the ‘keepers who have not departed on international duty, Orjan Nyland and Jed Steer, as well as the rest of the squad who have remained at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.Archer started his career at Tottenham but never made a senior appearance for the club. He joined Millwall permanently in 2015, following a successful loan spell, and made more than 150 appearances for the Lions.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I know I can improveby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he’ll get better as he gets fitter.Hudson-Odoi is confident of his place in manager Frank Lampard’s plans.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player,” he said. “I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back. I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was. Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff.”
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes leads his team onto the field against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff semifinal contests may be over, but ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ still awaits. Friday, Iowa and Stanford are set to tangle in the Rose Bowl in what might be the most exciting non-playoff postseason contest. It’s the first appearance in the big game for the Hawkeyes since 1991, and as such, tens of thousands of Hawkeyes fans are making the trip out west.Thursday, the school released an interesting hype video for fans to watch ahead of the fourth quarter. Check it out:For your viewing pleasure during the 4th quarter of the @rosebowlgame | #Hawkeyes : @chrisruthiowa https://t.co/5Zh1MDgMcB— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 31, 2015Will Iowa restore faith in the Big Ten after a rough Thursday night? We’ll find out in just a few hours.
Vine/Andy WittryMaryland struggled down the stretch this season, but played Big Ten favorite Michigan State very tough in today’s conference semifinal. With 0.8 seconds left, down 64-61, the Terps had a chance at a long Melo Trimble heave to tie the game, and on the play it appears that he may have been fouled by Michigan State’s Eron Harris while shooting. A call would have put Trimble, an 86-percent free throw shooter, on the line with a chance to tie the game, but the referees swallowed their whistles, giving Sparty the win.Was it the right call? You decide:Last shot by Maryland. Close call on if it’s a foul or not. Michigan St. wins and will play Purdue tomorrow https://t.co/lCScEB2jwb— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) March 12, 2016Twitter certainly doesn’t have a consensus.Don’t think that was a foul on Harris but WHY IS HE THERE???— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 12, 2016That was a foul on the last shot but #Terps had their chances.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) March 12, 2016LOL Maryland got screwed on the last play. Clear foul.— Peyton Manning GOAT (@mranieri17) March 12, 2016Maryland didn’t deserve a foul at the end. They got too many of them the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half. So no, Terp fans can’t complain— Adam Ruff (@AdamMRuff) March 12, 2016Terps nation: dont complain about the “foul” at the end. Complain about the coach that doesn’t prepare our team or make any adjustments— DLee (@dmvDLEE) March 12, 2016At any other point in the game that’s a foul. Basketball is dumb— Alyssa Goins (@AlyssaGoins) March 12, 2016“I swear to god I didn’t see it” as CBS shows him losing it because it was clearly a foul— Anthony Valle (@Ant_Films) March 12, 2016That was probably a foul at the end of the Maryland-Michigan State game, but a referee is never going to call that.— Justin Howard (@JustinHoward44) March 12, 2016At the same time, if you’re stupid enough to contest a 3/4-length shot and make contact, you should probably be punished with a foul.— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) March 12, 2016“If that was a foul, I will tell you some other ones on our side that were fouls.” -Tom Izzo #goat #V4MSU #bigtentournament— Jerry VanDorpe (@JDVanDorpe) March 12, 2016That is 100 percent a foul.— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) March 12, 2016Calling a foul there would be very rough, but Harris can’t put himself in that position. Michigan State might’ve gotten a little lucky today.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>
Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves has passed away at the age of 32.Former Auburn linebacker Quentin Groves, who also had a short stint in the NFL, has died at the age of 32, according to multiple reports. Groves, according to 247 Sports, was in Trinidad with his family celebrating his daughter’s birthday at the time of his death.Groves, who was an All-SEC selection twice, was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars back in the 2008 NFL Draft.There’s no official report on Groves’ cause of death. Luke Easterling of USA Today, however, is reporting that Groves suffered a heart attack.Former #Auburn DE & #Jags 2nd-round pick Quentin Groves has passed away after suffering a heart attack. #CFB #NFL #RIP— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) October 15, 2016Groves, after medical tests at the NFL Combine, was discovered to have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He had an ablation to help treat the disorder.Auburn confirmed the tragic news Saturday afternoon.The Auburn Family is deeply saddened by the passing of AU great Quentin Groves. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates. pic.twitter.com/fOoMZrx2nC— Auburn Football (@FootballAU) October 15, 2016Our thoughts and prayers are with Groves’ family and friends.
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Scott Frost has landed his quarterback in the class of 2019. He got one with some impressive football bloodlines.Littleton (Colo.) Valor Christian four-star quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced his commitment to Nebraska moments ago. McCaffrey chose the Huskers over Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Michigan, Ohio State, Ole Miss, UNC, Washington and others.He is the youngest member of the McCaffrey clan. His father Ed was a longtime NFL wide receiver and older brother Christian currently plays running back for the Carolina Panthers.Another brother Dylan is a quarterback at Michigan, and oldest brother Max played wide receiver at Duke and briefly in the NFL.After much consideration, I am extremely blessed to announce that I am officially committed to The University of Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/BvYFUVTFDH— Luke McCaffrey (@mccaffrey_luke) June 4, 2018The top 2019 recruit in Colorado, Luke McCaffrey hasn’t been limited to quarterback thus far. In fact, he’s never been the full-time starter there for his school.McCaffrey was the primary backup to Blake Stenstrom, a Colorado signee, last season. In the playing time he received, McCaffrey completed 54-of-71 passes for 878 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.He also rushed for 548 yards and nine touchdowns and hauled in 19 receptions for 147 yards and one score.In 2016, McCaffrey was primarily a receiver, catching 47 passes for 717 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 245 yards and two TDs that season as a sophomore.
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles coaching in the second half against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Willie Taggart had a very tumultuous first season at Florida State. Even one year in, there is significant pressure on him to turn it around next year, and it could result in the controversial hiring of Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, the son of disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles.He coached under his father for the Bears, and was a key part of the staff during the sexual assault scandal that rocked the team.His subsequent hires at both FAU by Lane Kiffin and Houston by Major Applewhite both came under scrutiny, but both are Group of Five programs.Now, he could head to a third new program in as many years, with the rumors of his move to Florida State. Houston media has reported the move, though it is not official yet.According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Willie Taggart has told recruits during this crucial period that they will “like” the offensive hires, though there is no official Kendal Briles news.Writer Jim Henry acknowledges that “every indication” that Briles will be the move, though he remains at Houston as of now.All signs continue to point to Taggart bringing in Briles, 36, as his next offensive coordinator.Those same signs continue to suggest that Briles – currently the associate head football coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston – will bring at least one assistant coach with him.If that happens, current FSU coaches – some of whom have been on the road actively recruiting – will be impacted.The early signing period begins on December 19. The ‘Noles class currently ranks No. 13 in the country.It is unclear whether Briles will make the move before that period, but with just a few days remaining, it seems like FSU will wait until after many of their recruits sign with the program to make an offensive coordinator hire official.[Tallahassee Democrat]