O’Neill has yet to sign the new deal he agreed with the F.A.I however he says it won’t be an issue and he “absolutely” wants to keep Roy Keane on as his assistant. Meanwhile, John O’Shea has praised Shane Duffy despite his red card in yesterdays defeat to the French. O’Shea says the Blackburn defender has proven his worth to the Irish set up.Today at the Euro’s Italy meet Spain at 5 and Iceland clash with England at 8.If Italy can get past defending champions Spain in Paris, they’ll face World Cup winners Germany in the quarter-finals.
As the season reaches the halfway stage, many teams are looking at their position as a base for the rest of the Glo Premier League season.But for some, though the table gives a true refection of a team’s run, they might not see their position on the standings as one of under-achievement.Wa All Stars who have been kept out of the relegation zone courtesy, the head-to-head rule will be determined to stay above the drop zone when they travel to meet Heart of Lions on Saturday in Kpando in the first fixture of the last round of matches for the first round.On Sunday, seven matches will kick off at 15:00GMT and that will prove very crucial in deciding who finishes the mid-season on top and who will be sitting in the bottom three.Medeama are favourites to hold onto top spot come the start of the second round as they are tipped to beat Tema Youth at the T&A Park.At the Agyemang Badu Park, second-placed Aduana will be keeping their sights at the top as they engage Ebusua Dwarfs. The pressure is on coach Yusif Abubakar to turn around Berekum Chelsea’s poor run of two consecutive defeats into a win. Chelsea, sitting third, travel to the Len Clay Stadium to face AshantiGold.Champions, Asante Kotoko are still unconvincing but find themselves in the mix for the title again. The Porcupine Warriors, four points off the top will play Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium.Amidaus Professionals, who will be missing inspirational attacker, Yahaya Mohammed following a groin injury will be at home at the Tema Stadium to bottom side, Real Tamale United.Relegation candidates, Berekum Arsenals will attempt to claim all three points when New Edubiase arrives for their match at the Golden City Park.And surprise relegation contenders for now, Hearts of Oak will have to dig deep if they are to avoid finishing the halfway stage in the drop zone. Winless in their last six meetings, the Phobians, face a difficult opposition in King Faisal when both sides meet at the Baba Yara Stadium.A win could possibly lift David Duncan’s charges from the bottom three but they will have to dread defeat as Faisal will be a rather tough side to beat.
The 18th championship game in conference history pits a longtime Big 12 contender against an upstart squad looking to make a statement. The Sooners have captured seven of the last nine Big 12 championships while Baylor is making its first appearance in the event.Plenty of points are expected in Saturday’s contest. Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) and Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) have combined to average 80.5 points of offense per game this season behind their offensive attacks that rank fifth and 15th, respectively, in the nation. If the Big 12 championship game is anything like the thriller between these two teams last month, viewers will be in for a treat. On Nov. 16, then-undefeated Baylor ran out to a 31-10 halftime lead over Oklahoma. Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts mounted a massive comeback, though, tossing three second-half touchdowns and helping manufacture a late scoring drive which resulted in the eventual game-winning field goal with 1:45 remaining.Below is all the info you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Baylor on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full championship week college football schedule.MORE: Six scenarios for final College Football Playoff rankingsWhat channel is Oklahoma vs. Baylor on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNThe Big 12 championship game between Oklahoma and Baylor will be broadcast nationally on ABC. No. 6 Oklahoma takes on No. 8 Baylor in the Big 12 championship game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. LIVE: Follow Oklahoma vs. Baylor updates from Big 12 championship Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge will handle the announcing duties. MORE: Full betting preview for Big 12 championship gameOklahoma vs. Baylor: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Start time: Noon ETOklahoma vs. Baylor is one of nine championship games that will be decided on Saturday. The Big 12 championship game will share the noon window with the Sun Belt championship game between Louisiana vs. No. 20 Appalachian State and the MAC championship game between Miami (Ohio) and Central Michigan.College football scores, conference championship gamesPac-12: No. 13 Oregon 37, No. 5 Utah 15Big 12: No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaSun Belt: Louisiana at No. 20 Appalachian StateMAC: Miami (Ohio) vs. Central MichiganCUSA: UAB at Florida AtlanticAAC: No. 19 Cincinnati at No. 16 MemphisSEC: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 GeorgiaMWC: Hawaii at No. 19 Boise StateACC: No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 22 VirginiaBig Ten: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Wisconsin