first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hakan Calhanoglu pledges commitment to AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHakan Calhanoglu has pledged his commitment to AC Milan.The midfielder has been linked with a move to RB Leipzig this month.But Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso has blocked the move.“I’m in Milan, I’m a Milan player and I’m happy here,” Calhanoglu told TRT Spor.“The rest is out of the question right now. I’m preparing for our match at the weekend.” last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool chief Moore full of praise for ‘charismatic’ Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool chief Peter Moore is full of praise for Jurgen Klopp over his impact at Anfield.Moore spoke of Klopp’s work since taking charge in 2015.”Jurgen is one of the more holisitic human beings you will ever meet,” he told Michael Robinson at FIFA’s gala this week.”He is able to keep the ship going straight, motivate not just the players but his staff, the coaching staff, the sports science staff – he keeps everyone on an even keel.”His personality is infectious. His charisma is without question”Even when you have lost he makes you think there is a brighter sunshine ahead.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgChelsea captain Azpilicueta tells Pulisic to keep his head upby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has told Christian Pulisic his chance will soon arrive.While the American has been less involved of late, Azpilicueta stressed he will have a crucial part to play in the coming months.He said, “As the manager said, we are a group, we are all important on this long path, we are only in October. Sometimes the manager has to make decisions, but I see him [Pulisic] working hard in training.”What I can say is to encourage him to keep working, because we know it is a new country, a new team, a bit of time of adaption is needed. I see him with the character working hard in training, and I’m sure he will be very important for us for the season.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp slammed as ‘arrogant’ after Leicester post-match interviewby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of becoming arrogant after his Champions League success last season.The German was furious in his post-match interview after Saturday’s win over Leicester City, slamming Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury for his challenge on Mohamed Salah.Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes the comments were aggressive and that there has been a change in Klopp’s demeanour this season.”Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?” Jordan asked on talkSPORT.”I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position.”I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable – and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions – in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.”I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.”He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah.” last_img read more

first_imgMichigan and Jumpman logo seen side by side.Jim Harbaugh is excited for Michigan to become a Nike school. Really excited, apparently.The Wolverines are holding a Nike kickoff event in Ann Arbor, Mich. tonight at The M Den, the school’s official merchandise dealer. Michigan’s $173 million contract with Nike starts at midnight and the store will begin to start selling Nike and Air Jordan gear at that time.Michigan has gone all-out for the start of the contract, holding a type of pep rally outside the store.Harbaugh has made an appearance and, in this video from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, you can watch him emphatically sing The Victors.Jim Harbaugh at @TheMDen an hour before store opens to sell 1st Michigan-Nike product pic.twitter.com/W1QrS75BzC— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2016Harbaugh is just the best.last_img read more

first_imgThe first major FIFA 19 esports tournament of the year has ended after a thrilling weekend of action in Bucharest, Romania with the FUT Champions Cup January. Previous FIFA 19 FUT Champions winners Donovan ‘F2Tekkz’ Hunt and Mossad ‘MSdossary’ Aldossary were both in attendance but weren’t able to add to their expansive trophy collections.Instead, there were two fresh faces in the final Hasan ‘Hasoo’ Eker and SK Gaming’s Dylan ‘DullenMike’ Neuhausen. The young Germans proved you can’t predict these tournaments, anybody can compete in the FIFA Global Series. There were was plenty of surprise and drama during the tournament but here are the five biggest takeaways.DullenMike becomes the youngest FIFA champion ever DullenMike went on a sensational run in Romania to lift the FUT Champions Cup and the 16-year-old replaced Tekkz as the youngest FIFA champion ever. The young German defeated Hasoo convincingly 4-1 over the two legs to take home $50,000 as well as 1,500 Global Series points, taking him towards the top of the Xbox rankings. 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? After the final whistle, DullenMike’s shake of the head said it all – he couldn’t believe what he had accomplished. The SK Gaming man overcame a host of veterans on his way to the final including former FIFA Interactive World Cup champion Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing and Ajax’s Dani Hagebeuk before taking down Rogue’s Niklas ‘NRasek’ Rasek in the Xbox final. With more competitions than ever before, the opportunities are rife for young gamers like DullenMike to make their mark this season.Pinna97 fails to take his chance With most of PlayStation’s top players failing to qualify, including Joksan Redona and Gfinity FIFA Series champion Nicolas ‘Nicolas99fc’ Villalba – PSV’s Stefano ‘Pinna97’ Pinna had an amazing opportunity to finally earn himself a major trophy. The Belgian came runner-up in last year’s FIFA eWorld Cup and also finished second in the PGL Cup earlier this season. Pinna97 will be desperate for another PlayStation trophy at a major tournament but, once again, he fell at the final hurdle.The PSV player made it through to the PlayStation final and was the dead favourite against Hasoo but fell to a shock defeat. Pinna97 said he was simply lost for words, for a player of his calibre this was a major failure. In his next tournament, he won’t have such an easy path into the final but he is at least still racking up points for the Global Series rankings. You will want to keep an eye on the Belgian to see if he can hold his nerve and find the big career win he is so desperate for.Tekkz’s struggles against Rogue continueTekkz is still the top player in the world according to the Global Series rankings but for the third tournament in a row, the young Englishman has been eliminated by a Rogue player. He lost in the FUT Champions Cup December Xbox final against reigning FIFA eWorld Cup champion MSdossary before being knocked out in the Xbox semis by North American pro Nawid ‘GoalMachine’ Noorzai in the Gfinity FIFA Series earlier this month.And the F2 man lost in the semis again, but this time at the hands of Rogue’s NRasek – an experienced pro player who has been competing in FIFA tournaments since 2013. The German was actually the man who lost to Tekkz in the grand final of the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona – the tournament that introduced Tekkz to the world. Tekkz has become an even stronger player since then, making NRasek’s revenge that much sweeter. MSdossary isn’t invincible after all MSdossary is potentially the most decorated FIFA player of all time. The Saudi Arabian won the inaugural FIFA eWorld Cup last year and became the first ever player to win a major FIFA tournament three seasons in a row back in December by winning that month’s FUT Champions Cup. He was able to tame Tekkz’s immense form and it appeared that nobody was near to his level.However, the tournament favourite faced a shock exit from the January cup early into the Xbox knockout rounds at the hands of Ajax’s Dani. The Dutchman took down the champion in the round of 16 which saw many big names exit from the tournament including Gorilla and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cullerier. As shown by DullenMike in this tournament, you can never count any player out.Can Hasoo establish himself as one of PlayStation’s top players?As mentioned earlier, most of the big names from the PlayStation division were missing from the tournament in Bucharest and it was Hasoo who took his chance. The German crushed the PlayStation semi-final, thrashing Diogo ‘Tuga 810’ Pombo 6-0 – making him the only undefeated player left in the tournament. It also means Hasoo is the first-ever player to reach a PlayStation final undefeated.The German was 148th in the PlayStation Global Series rankings but his incredible performance will see him rise to the top 10. This PlayStation final win against Pinna97 could be a huge turning point in Hasoo’s career but he will have to prove himself against the likes of Nicolas99fc and Mohammed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous to establish himself at the top of the scene.last_img read more

first_imgRashan Gary crushes Hayden Moore.Michigan star defensive end Rashan Gary has not played in a few weeks. The mysterious nature of his shoulder injury has led to a slew of rumors that the junior standout was planning on sitting out the rest of the season to preserve his draft status.Well, Gary’s mother Jennifer Coney-Shepherd must have been getting tired of the questions surrounding her son. She chose to address his situation on Facebook earlier today.According to Jennifer, Rashan injured his shoulder in the buildup to the Notre Dame game on Sept. 1. He elected to play through the pain but re-aggravated the issue during the Wolverines’ game against Northwestern on Oct. 6.He has not played since then. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has confirmed Gary is dealing with an AC joint injury but has been mum about a possible return.Jennifer Coney-Shepherd provided plenty of detail in her message, which you can read below:“Rashan & (sic) I appreciate your support. He got hurt a week b4 the Notre Dame game. However, he decided that he could play through it & rehab during the week. However, at UM its all or nothing and daily practice is just like a game..so he never had the chance to rest..then the last game he played he fell on it and the pain was unbearable. After MRI & CT Scan he was told that if he DID NOT rest, treatment, rehab and continued to play (4 to 6 weeks). The next time he may need surgery. So…he followed medical direction, and he’s feeling so much better. To play before that time would be detrimental to himself & a disservice to his team mates. So why would people say he’s quitting football because he has to heal?My son is and always will be a warrior. My son is a Wolverine! He has pride in himself, his team & his academics & until Michigan plays their last game he will be a part of the team. He will however, not participant until he is fully recovered…Now that you know…there’s no need for rumor or speculation.”Rashan Gary’s mom: pic.twitter.com/dUMybzJwQH— Brooks (@GoBlueBrooks) October 24, 2018This season, Gary has recorded 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He is a projected first round pick in next April’s NFL Draft.Even without Gary, the Michigan defense is thriving. The Wolverines have not allowed more than 24 points in a game once this season, and that was in the first game against ND.Michigan will have a bye this weekend before playing Penn State on Nov. 3.last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame's Chase Claypool makes a diving catch.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 13: Chase Claypool #83 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tries make the catch after the pass interference on Dane Jackson #11 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second half at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)This year’s rivalry contest between Notre Dame and USC could have a lot on the line, should the Fighting Irish take down Syracuse this Saturday. Monday, the game time and channel for the contest were both released.The Fighting Irish and Trojans will do battle on November 24 at 8:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on ABC.At the moment, Notre Dame is 10-0 and No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Fighting Irish likely need to win their final two games to stay in the field.USC, meanwhile, is fighting for bowl eligibility. The Trojans, with a 5-5 record, need to beat either UCLA or Notre Dame to play in the postseason.USC’s game against Notre Dame on Nov. 24 in the Coliseum will kick off at 5 p.m. PT. It will air live on ABC.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 12, 2018It’s very possible that when the two squads meet, Notre Dame is playing for a Playoff spot while USC is playing for the right to play in a bowl game.While Notre Dame will surely be favored, anything can happen in an end-of-the-season rivalry game. It should be a good one regardless.last_img read more

first_imgThe Texas Longhorns mascot standing in his corner during a game.AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 10: Bevo, the mascot of the Texas Longhorns, stands in his corner during a game against the Colorado Buffaloes on October 10, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 38-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Video is going viral of Texas’ live mascot, Bevo, going crazy on the field before tonight’s Sugar Bowl matchup against Georgia.The Sugar Bowl attempted to get a pregame photo with Texas’ live mascot, a massive longhorn steer, and Georgia’s live mascot, a cute bulldog.It did not go well.Holy s—. Bevo just charged at Uga.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 2, 2019Bevo charged some of the photographers and could have caused some serious damage.Video of the incident is actually kind of terrifying.Bevo is not here for this mascot meeting. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/KXgaQzGm0W— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019Yooo, @TexasMascot just went at Uga during an attempted photo opportunity @SugarBowlNola. pic.twitter.com/DYiF9OT58E— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) January 2, 2019So, maybe avoid meetings like this in the future.Georgia and Texas, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 8:45 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

first_img This performance could be exactly what he needs to boost his stock before the draft.Check it out:Trace McSorley clocks the fastest unofficial 40 time by a quarterback with a 4.58. pic.twitter.com/yW3CK2Bi29— Onward State (@OnwardState) March 2, 2019During the broadcast on NFL Network, Daniel Jeremiah mentioned how McSorley could transition over to safety. After all, several schools thought he would be a defensive back coming out of high school.Teams have requested McSorley to work out with the defensive backs on Monday. If he does indeed grant their wish, then he’ll be spending additional time at the combine. Trace McSorley drops back to pass against Kentucky.ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first quarter of the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Trace McSorley might not be the most prolific passer in college football, but the dual-threat quarterback is clearly an excellent athlete. With the NFL Combine consisting of several drills that test players’ physical gifts, the Penn State product is putting on a show.McSorley left Penn State as one of the most respected player in the country. His leadership and production in Happy Valley kept the Nittany Lions in the playoff conversation for three years.Outside of Kyler Murray, it might be impossible to find another quarterback with McSorley’s athleticism in this draft. He put his quickness on display over the course of his collegiate career, finishing with 30 career rushing touchdowns.While scouts will probably focus on McSorley’s throwing drills at the combine, he did raise a few eyebrows with his blazing speed in the 40-yard dash. He edged out Tyree Jackson of Buffalo for the best time of his group with 4.58 seconds.last_img read more