Messi: Barcelona will be my only European club

first_imgTransfers Messi: Barcelona will be my only European club Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:11 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Argentina 2017-18 Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Lionel Messi Newell’s Old Boys Primera División The mercurial Argentine has spent his entire senior career to date at Camp Nou but says he would one day like to join Newell’s Old Boys Lionel Messi has reiterated that Barcelona will be the only European side he plays for, although he is still hoping to head home to Newell’s Old Boys at some stage.The Argentine started out in the youth system of the club based in his native Rosario, and clearly still has fond memories of the club.He was, however, to head for Europe at the age of 13 and has not looked back after graduating out of the famed La Masia academy system to become a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and all-time great. 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 Messi has spent his entire senior career with Barcelona, winning countless major honours and scoring 552 goals, and has vowed that he will never represent a continental rival, with Manchester City having previously attempted to sign the forward .The 30-year-old forward told El Trece on his future plans: “It becomes more and more clear that Barcelona will be my only team in Europe.”After that, I have always said that I want to play football in Argentina but I don’t know if it will happen. I have it in mind.”If Messi is to head home at some stage, then Newell’s will be his destination. He added: “I’d like to live it, be it for six months or a few matches, but I don’t know. One never knows.”My dream was to play for Newell’s as a kid, going to the matches with my dad, my brother, my friends.”After that, circumstances in life took me elsewhere but I still have that in mind.”Argentinean matters are the focus for Messi at present, as he readies himself for another shot at World Cup glory .He will be heading to Russia on the back of a domestic double at Barca, but he has conceded that he  would happily swap one of those titles for a so far elusive major honour with his country .last_img read more

TOUCH SA INTRODUCE MITCHELL CUP FOR INTRASTATE CHALLENGE

first_imgTouch SA introduced the Mitchell Cup as a new tournament in the South Australian Elite Calendar, held on Saturday 6th August. The tournament – named after Touch SA stalwart Joanne Mitchell, comprised the best twenty-eight players based on the Talent Identification over the last 12-months to form two teams to compete against each other in a 3-game series for elite supremacy in each of Men’s and Women’s divisions. The event will be recognised as the premium intrastate challenge on the Elite Calendar providing an opportunity for the best players within the state to showcase their talents while vying for state selection to compete against Victoria in the 2005 Border Challenge. Under the guise of ‘Rangers’ & ‘Mariners’, these teams battled out a best of three series in Men’s & Women’s Open divisions. In the Men’s, it was ‘Rangers’ (under the astute coaching of Mick Gray) that drew first blood, before falling on the siren in the second outing and setting up a decider at days end. The final game was again a torrid & close affair, ‘Rangers’ getting over the line on the back of some strong performances from Col Maguire, Christian O’Dwyer & Angus Hambrook. For ‘Mariners’, Jeremy Smith, Sean Lounder and Tom Ainslie all had strong performances throughout the day. The Women’s division opened the day with a 3-on-3 drop-off, to set the scene for what was to remain a tight battle throughout the tournament. Michael Gaskins charges (Mariners) prevailed in the drop-off and again coming from 2 touchdown behind in the second game to clinch the title, Amelia Kent & Paige Johnston leading the way. Rangers did all they could to stop a whitewash, pushing their opposition all the way and restored some respectability winning the final game by 2 touchdowns (the largest winning margin of the day). Crusaders Open Coaches, Michael Lovett & Pete Shefford were on hand to run their eyes over the playing roster, as well as assist with Coaching Assessments for Touch SA’s up & coming coaching ranks. Saturday night saw presentations take place for the Winter State League Competition, and the naming of Touch SA’s State Teams to compete against Victoria in Mildura in September. One thing’s for sure: when Touch SA line up against Victoria in four weeks time, there will be no love lost, and certainly no prisoners taken – this is WAR! Mens Open divisions: Rangers def Mariners 9-6 Mariners def Rangers 5-4 Rangers def Mariners 6-4 Womens Open divisions: Mariners def Rangers 4-3 Mariners def Rangers 4-3 Rangers def Mariners 4-2 Thanks to Tracey Frith at Touch SA for the above report and photograph.last_img read more

10 months agoModric: Real Madrid improving under Solari

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Modric: Real Madrid improving under Solariby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuka Modric believes Real Madrid are improving under coach Santiago Solari.Real begin their Club World Cup defence this week on the back of a scratchy 1-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano.But Modric says: “We are working on our physical preparation so that we can better express our talent and our qualities on the field. “We must do more work. I believe that we have progressed to this point under the guidance of Solari. There is still room for improvement, but I think we will get to Abu Dhabi in a good shape. “Motivation is always there when a trophy is at stake.” last_img read more

a month agoBurn felt Brighton let themselves down in defeat at Chelsea

first_imgBurn felt Brighton let themselves down in defeat at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Dan Burn felt they let themselves down in defeat at Chelsea.Burn arguably had Albion’s best chance of the game when his downward header clipped the bar, and reiterated the need for the team to start taking their chances.He said, “I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day and we didn’t do what we do as well as we have done in other games.“They had some good chances, but we were frustrated with the penalty because I didn’t think it was, at the time.“I could’ve scored with that header as well, so it was very frustrating. We are creating chances, and we have to take them, which is what the top teams do.“We’ll look at it all on Monday and Tuesday and see what we could have done better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoArnesen on Anderlecht axe: No chemistry with Kompany

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arnesen on Anderlecht axe: No chemistry with Kompanyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Arnesen has spoken of his axing by Anderlecht.The former Chelsea and Tottenham football chief was dumped by the Belgian giants last week.”It didn’t catch me. I’ve always thought it was a matter of when. Our conversation was mature and respectful,” Arnesen told BT.”They thanked me for what I did, but also told me why. “One of the things was that they didn’t feel the chemistry was the way it should be between me, them, and Kompany (Anderlecht’s coach Vincent Kompany).” last_img read more

8 days agoGang arrested over player burglaries; Thomas Partey recovers Champions League medal

first_imgGang arrested over player burglaries; Thomas Partey recovers Champions League medalby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe gang that pulled off a series of burglaries against LaLiga footballers has been caught and arrested.Eldiario.es reports four people have been arrested connected to raids on homes of players of Real Madrid and Atletico. The operation was carried out between the cities of Madrid and Toledo, where the alleged criminals were arrested. Law enforcement have managed to recover some valuables that were taken from the homes of the players. Among the jewels and other belongings, the Champions League runners-up medal of Thomas Partey was found. The Atletico Madrid midfielder’s home was raided earlier this month, while he was in Russia for the European match against Lokmotiv Moscow.Casemiro, Isco, Zinedine Zidane and Alvaro Morata were some of those in Madrid who were victims of robberies. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoPaul Ince believes his Liverpool team should’ve won Premier League title

first_imgPaul Ince believes his Liverpool team should’ve won Premier League titleby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool captain Paul Ince believes his team should’ve won the Premier League title.Ince reckons that he could have been a Premier League champion with the Reds if he’d had the current side’s defence alongside him.The former midfielder told the Liverpool Echo: “I felt that we had a very talented team. Jamie Redknapp in midfield, Patrick Berger and (Steve) McManaman, I think we had the most goals in the league in those roles, and then you’ve got Michael upfront, Robbie Fowler, (Karl-Heinz) Riedle, so we had some top, top players.“At the back we never got it right. I look at the Liverpool team now, if we had that back five, we would’ve won title after title after title because the rest of the team was pretty much in order.“That kind of rankles with me a bit, also the fact that I was there two years. I should’ve really had longer.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: ESPN Tabs Generic “Ohio State QB” As One Of The Top Returning Quarterbacks In The Country

first_img"Generic" Ohio State quarterback is one of best in country.There are some very good quarterbacks returning to college football in 2015. Michigan State’s Connor Cook. TCU’s Trevone Boykin. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott. USC’s Cody Kessler. And, of course, Ohio State’s three star quarterbacks – J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes just aren’t sure who will be their starter, and that’s OK. ESPN is confident enough in Urban Meyer that they’ve tabbed the generic “QB For Ohio State” as one of the country’s top returning signal callers. Pretty hilarious graphic pic.twitter.com/wkwU7f88pp— Andrew Gaug (@AndrewGaug) January 23, 2015You’ve got it pretty good, Ohio State fans. Which quarterback do you want to see behind center for the Buckeyes come fall – Barrett, Jones or Miller?last_img read more

Photo: Drake Continues To Support Kentucky As Round Of 32 Game Tips Off, Posts Picture Of Wildcats Jacket

first_imgDrake's Kentucky basketball jacket.IG/champagnepapiIt is very easy to make fun of rapper Drake’s many, many sports allegiances, but to his credit, he is pretty consistent when it comes to college basketball. Drake is a big supporter and occasional Midnight Madness teammate of the Kentucky Wildcats, and he is not afraid to rep the team when they’re playing. Kentucky’s Round of 32 game against Cincinnati tipped off minutes ago, and Drake lent his support to the team with an Instagram post of what appears to be a UK varsity jacket.  A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:55am PDTWe’re not sure if Drake is in Louisville for the game, but it is a good bet that he’ll make it to Indianapolis for the Final Four if Kentucky continues on its historic run.last_img read more

“Sad Virginia Fan” Is The Next Great Internet Meme

first_imgJames Conner diving into the end zone for the Pitt Panthers.CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 15: Running back James Conner #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers dives into the end zone during the Panthers’ game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)…and we’ve got a new viral Internet meme. “Sad Virginia Fan” is taking over Twitter.The context? If you missed it, Notre Dame survived an upset bid by UVA, 34-27, behind a heartbreaking last-minute touchdown pass from DeShone Kizer to Will Fuller. Immediately following the play, ESPN showed a Cavaliers supporter who clearly just had his day ruined. Enjoy:… pic.twitter.com/c45vwTQtqB— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 12, 2015Sniper in the house. pic.twitter.com/IaN9EmPwRL— Sam Dekker (@dekker) September 12, 2015looks about right pic.twitter.com/JWA4qrlDdc— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) September 12, 2015ND killed a man pic.twitter.com/4gSwa8aJ97— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 12, 2015Current mood in Virginia … #NDvsUVA pic.twitter.com/TWzXXao77n— Sports on Earth (@SportsonEarth) September 12, 2015Every Virginia fan right now … pic.twitter.com/LAzCTmAA2m— ESPN (@espn) September 12, 2015Cheer up, you’re now an Internet sensation, Sad Virginia Fan. pic.twitter.com/ZrEDsfdYi8— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 12, 2015pic.twitter.com/AadmZgeEZw— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 12, 2015Dead Virginia fan is the best pic.twitter.com/HzNhpEGQM1— Matt T. (@michiganlions) September 12, 2015This sad Virginia fan is just hilarious pic.twitter.com/LlcW1OIJGw— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) September 12, 2015Virginia fan not sure if he’s dead. pic.twitter.com/OnKoZKrE1x— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) September 12, 2015i’m sorry pic.twitter.com/IeH1MZZdnC— martin rickman (@martinrickman) September 12, 2015Yep, no field-rushing today. Someone get that man a beer – if he’s of age.last_img read more

Colin Cowherd’s CFP Foursome Includes 2 Big Ten Teams But Not Alabama

first_imgColin Cowherd talking College Football on The Heard.colin cowherd says nebraska beats iowaFox Sports’ Colin Cowherd isn’t shy about voicing his opinion on many topics, including the College Football Playoff.  Yesterday, Cowherd tweeted that he disagreed with one-loss Alabama getting into the playoff over one-loss Ohio State, due to what he perceives a difference in strength between the SEC and Big Ten. Tonight, Cowherd revealed his current CFP foursome, and he lived up to his opinion from yesterday. Alabama is nowhere to be found among the four teams, while Michigan State and Ohio State are in the group. Turned in my playoff top 4 to @FOXSports. 1.Clemson 2. Oklahoma 3. Michigan St 4. Ohio State. SEC is an overrated mess. Sorry Bama.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 30, 2015Expect Cowherd’s email and Twitter mentions to be engulfed with angry Tide fans starting 20 minutes ago. As good as the Buckeyes are, Alabama’s resume is impressive. Yes, the Tide lost to 9-3 Ole Miss and have three “cupcake” wins, but their other eight victories are against teams with .500 records or better. Their defensive front seven is scary and Derrick Henry is a legit Heisman candidate. They belong in the CFP.last_img read more

Silva blames rising fees as Everton miss out on centre-back

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva has blamed rising transfer fees for the club’s inability to fulfil their player recruitment targets in defence. With skipper Phil Jagielka returning to Sheffield United and Kurt Zouma back at Chelsea following the end of his loan spell, the Toffees were keen to bring in a central defender during the recent transfer window. AdChoices广告But despite signing seven players, including Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi and Italian prodigy Moise Kean from Juventus, Everton failed to strengthen their squad in the centre of defence.  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? Silva explained how difficult it was to sign players in the current market and admitted it wasn’t ideal that the club couldn’t recruit a centre-back to Goodison Park. “It is really tough now to buy a player – everyone is asking millions and millions and millions,” Silva said in a press conference as his side prepare for a road trip to Crystal Palace. “It is always difficult to sign players even if you are a big club. Everyone is looking at the final picture and asking ‘why so late signing players?’ But you have to work, and it was a tough market for us. “OK [having only three centre-halves] is not the best scenario for us. It is what it is. People are just looking at who we sign – but 18 football players left our club. “I don’t like to speak about those numbers but I know people will say again Everton spent this and this. But in the end, if you put the balance [of players leaving], we spent £28 million ($34m).” Everton will now enter their Premier League campaign with only three natural central defenders in Yerry Mina, Michael Keane and Mason Holgate. In addition to Iwobi and Kean, Everton managed to acquire Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Djibril Sidibe, Jonas Lossl and signed Andre Gomes permanently – but missed out snaring Palace attacker Wilfred Zaha. Several first team players departed during the window also, including Idrissa Gueye, Ademola Lookman and James McCarthy. The Toffees begin their league season at Selhurst Park on Saturday before a home clash against Watford next week and a trip to Aston Villa the following matchday.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Key Assistant Coach Hospitalized Day Before Team’s Game

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns football stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view before a game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)While the Texas Longhorns are currently riding a positive wave of momentum on the gridiron, the team received unfortunate news heading into this weekend.The Longhorns will certainly be the favorites against Kansas State tomorrow. However, their coaching staff will be without a key component of their offense.It turns out that offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Tim Beck is in the hospital getting treatment for an infection. Due to his current illness, he won’t make the trip for this weekend’s showdown against the Wildcats.Texas OC Tim Beck is in the hospital and will not go to Kansas State. He did not talk to reporters on Wednesday. We were told he was “under the weather.” pic.twitter.com/oVIXVdBqGx— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 28, 2018Obviously, it’s not going to be easy for Texas to fill the void, but their coaching staff sounds ready for the challenge.Head coach Todd Herman will have his staff call plays collectively, as their offense has the necessary tools to win on the road. Over the last two weeks, the Longhorns have put together an average of 34.0 points per game.Although Beck will miss tomorrow’s game in Manhattan, hopefully Texas’ offensive coordinator can return next week against Oklahoma.last_img read more

Ohio State Football Assistant Coach Announces His Departure

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With a new regime taking over Ohio State for next season, it appears Ryan Day will have another assistant coach to replace for 2019.Ohio State already began its overhaul by parting ways with Greg Schiano at defensive coordinator. The Buckeyes showed major flaws on defense last year, which is the main reason behind these changes on the staff.Schiano won’t be the only defensive coach departing Ohio State this winter, especially considering that Day will want different assistants than Urban Meyer.Bill Davis has only been with the Buckeyes for two seasons, but he’s also spent two decades taking various assistant jobs in the NFL.There were rumors that Davis could potentially leave Columbus ahead of the upcoming season, and Tuesday, the linebackers coach announced his future intentions on Twitter. It turns out that he’ll leave Ohio State and pursue another opportunity to coach in the NFL.Here is his message to Buckeye Nation:Thank you, Buckeye Nation. pic.twitter.com/ZLIFxwV7wH— Bill Davis (@CoachBillDavis) January 8, 2019It’ll be interesting to see if the linebacker corps can improve with another leader coaching the unit. Last season was full of inconsistent play in the front seven, but that could change with better technique.Day will have ways to go before he reaches the status of Meyer, and there is no denying that he’ll have to meet championship expectations. However, it’s easy to be impressed by his recent decisions to reignite Ohio State’s defense.last_img read more

Oklahoma Under Fire For Blocking Some Of Austin Kendall’s Transfer Options

first_imgOklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma is under fire for how its handling the potential transfer of quarterback Austin Kendall. Earlier this week, Kendall’s name popped up in the transfer portal, suggesting he was seeking a transfer from the Sooners football program.Kendall graduated from Oklahoma, and thus should be eligible to transfer to another program and play immediately. However, according to a report from ESPN, Oklahoma plans to block Kendall from immediate eligibility if he transfers to one school: West Virginia.Here’s more on why the Sooners can block Kendall, despite his being a graduate.Oklahoma, however, still reserves the right under NCAA rules to keep Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, another Big 12 school, for the 2019 season, even though Kendall has earned his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma.Kendall can transfer to West Virginia, where he took a visit earlier this week, but would have to sit out the 2019 season. The former four-star quarterback also took a visit to Auburn this week as well.Stay tuned. UPDATE: Kendall is reportedly being blocked from multiple programs, including any team on Oklahoma’s schedule of the next two years.Confirming @Jake_Trotter report. Oklahoma is blocking Austin Kendall from transferring to any Big 12 school or any school on OU’s schedule the next two years. That includes Tennessee, the school Austin was originally committed to before he flipped to OU.— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) January 16, 2019It’s not a great look for Oklahoma – who is reportedly attempting to land Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts.last_img read more

Fans Weren’t Buying Tom Herman’s Halftime Interview Message

first_imgA closeup of Tom Herman.NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns reacts during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)LSU spent a lot of time trash talking Texas entering tonight’s game in Austin. So far, the Tigers have backed it up. Longhorn fans may be nervous, and a message delivered by Tom Herman probably didn’t help matters.LSU leads Texas 20-14 midway through the third quarter. The Longhorns are definitely in the game, and just punched in a second touchdown, but the Tigers have looked like the stronger side to this point.At halftime, with the same score, Tom Herman gave a halftime interview, in which he said that his team “would be just fine.” His delivery of that message was less than convincing.I hope the halftime speech sounded a little more convincing this pic.twitter.com/0GWx3fntWh— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 8, 2019 Tom Herman is often an easy target for rival fans, for one reason or another, as are the Longhorns when they struggle. That has very much been the case here.Tom Herman in the halftime interview “We are going to be just fine” #LSUvsTexas #hookem pic.twitter.com/JPZNPm8qGQ— Hook’em Fans (@HookEmFans) September 8, 2019Herman during interview: “We’re gonna be just fine”As the awkward but obvious hesitation comes out from his mouth upon interview at halftime.ELI. ARE WE BACK? ARE. WE. BACK?ASKING FOR ALL OF TEXAS. #LSUvsTEX— Fusrodahasian (@fusrodahasian) September 8, 2019“We’re gonna be just fine…” -Tom Herman #LSUvsTEX pic.twitter.com/SSPakneKVn— Pray For The Push (@PrayForThePush) September 8, 2019Tom Herman said, “We’re gonna be just fine” after halftime and I don’t know if I’ve heard a coach more scared for his team.— Jonathan Waldrop (@JonathanWaldrop) September 8, 2019If Herman’s halftime message didn’t instill confidence, the play of Sam Ehlinger might yet.The star quarterback just led the Longhorns on a 19-play, 86 yard drive ending with him calling his own number on a two-yard plunge into the end zone.Statistically, he’s been outplayed by Joe Burrow so far, and Texas has one healthy true running back to give him help. We’ve seen enough Ehlinger heroics through the last few seasons to know not to count him out in a game like this.LSU-Texas is on ABC, with plenty of football to go.last_img read more

ESPN Predicts Every Game Left On Michigan’s Schedule

first_imgMichigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws in first half.MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 21: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass during the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Last weekend, the Michigan Wolverines suffered an embarrassing loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. With the program’s playoff hopes dangling by a thread, it’s time to look ahead at the rest of their schedule.Fans in Michigan are already panicking about the team’s outlook for the rest of the season. The upcoming schedule doesn’t do the school any favors.Michigan has to a face a handful of ranked opponents this fall, which includes games against Ohio State and Notre Dame.The pressure was already on for Jim Harbaugh and the loss to Wisconsin only magnifies it now. It’s fair to wonder if this could be his final year coaching in Ann Arbor. ESPN’s Football Power Index actually predicts the Wolverines to finish with an 7-5 record.Here is how the rest of Michigan’s schedule will shape out, per ESPN’s FPI:September 28 – vs. Rutgers: 95.8%October 5 – vs. Iowa: 61.4%October 12 – at Illinois: 85.6%October 19 – at Penn State: 25.1%October 26 – vs. Notre Dame: 29.0%November 2 – at Maryland: 52.6%November 16 – vs. Michigan State – 54.4%November 23 – at Indiana: 69.7%November 30 – vs. Ohio State: 19.0%According to the FPI, the Wolverines are projected to lose to the Nittany Lions, Fighting Irish and Buckeyes.Michigan has struggled against Ohio State in recent years so it’s not surprising that it’ll be an underdog in the regular season finale.The next big test for Michigan takes place next Saturday when it hosts Iowa.last_img read more

Gujarat: Ten members of family killed in road accident

first_imgGujarat: Ten members of family killed in road accidentChief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed condolence over the accident and directed the district administration to provide all necessary support to the victims, a government release stated.advertisement Press Trust of India KutchDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 09:32 IST (Image for representation: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSThe victims were travelling to Bhuj from Bhachau when the tragedy struckThe accident occurred on the Bhachau highway in the eveningA trailer truck jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the SUVTen members of a family were killed on Sunday when the SUV they were travelling in got crushed between two trucks near Bhachau in Gujarat’s Kutch district, police said.The incident occurred on the Bhachau highway in the evening, when a trailer truck carrying salt jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the sports utility vehicle (SUV) carrying 11 persons, the police said.At the same time, another truck rammed the SUV from behind, resulting in the death of 10 passengers, a police official said.The victims were travelling to Bhuj, their hometown, from Bhachau when the tragedy struck.Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed condolence over the accident and directed the district administration to provide all necessary support to the victims, a government release stated.Also Read | Fatal fun: Car-o-bar at a new high in Delhi, GurugramAlso Watch | Dramatic car crash involving 19 vehicles takes place in KievGet 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 byManisha Pandey Tags :Follow Car accidentFollow Road accidentFollow foglast_img read more

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Arsenal into Europa League final

first_img Reuters ValenciaMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 08:09 IST Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal reached the Europa League final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal beat Valencia 4-2 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate in the Europa League finalPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick and Alexandre Lacazette got oneArsenal will face Chelsea in the final in Baku on May 29 to make it an all-England affairA hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and an Alexandre Lacazette strike booked Arsenal’s place in the Europa League final with a 4-2 win at Valencia on Thursday to seal an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory.Unai Emery’s side will face Chelsea in Baku on May 29 after their London rivals beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties to ensure both European club competitions will feature all-English finals.Arsenal’s first win on Spanish soil since beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in 2006 kept their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League through Europe’s secondary competition alive.”We reacted well to going behind and we knew we had to score a minimum of one goal tonight,” Lacazette told BT Sport.”Auba (Aubameyang) was unbelievable tonight with an incredible hat-trick, so thanks to him.”We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity. We want to play in the Champions League next season and we want the trophy.”MkhitaryanHazardGainoviWhich delivery was your favourite? #UEL #Possibilities @FedExEurope pic.twitter.com/vOESAiRoqsUEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) May 9, 2019In a week of improbable European comebacks, Valencia, trailing 3-1 from the first leg, were seeking to become the latest side to overturn a hefty deficit and made the perfect start as Kevin Gameiro slid in to convert Rodrigo’s centre with 11 minutes played.Rodrigo sent an effort wide as the home crowd sensed an upset, but Arsenal were soon level when Aubameyang notched his first out of nothing, producing a fine finish from outside the box from Lacazette’s flick on following goalkeeper Petr Cech’s long clearance.advertisementValencia continued to push forward, with Dani Parejo sending a free kick narrowly wide before Jose Luis Gaya was booked for diving on the cusp of halftime as they desperately sought a second.Marcelino’s side were caught napping by Lacazette’s curling effort just after the break to put the visitors ahead on the night.Gameiro converted Rodrigo’s mis-hit shot just before the hour to set up a possible grandstand finish, but Aubameyang soon restored Arsenal’s lead before completing his treble two minutes from time to book their first European final since they lost the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona.Tempers flared as players from both sides clashed on the final whistle, but it was Emery’s side celebrating as they booked their final place.Liverpool will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.Also Read | David Beckham handed 6-month driving ban for using phone at wheelFor 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 Europa LeagueFollow Pierre-Emerick AubameyangFollow ArsenalFollow ValenciaFollow ChelseaFollow Alexandre Lacazette Aubameyang hat-trick sends Arsenal into Europa League finalPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Valencia 4-2 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate, to reach the Europa League final against Chelsea.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Brigid Kosgei shatters world marathon record, Cherono wins men’s race

first_imgBrigid Kosgei shatters world marathon record, Cherono wins men’s raceBrigid Kosgei of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year old women’s world record marathon time with 2:14:04. Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race.advertisement Reuters ChicagoOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 21:02 IST Brigid Kosgei celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s marathon. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four secondsKosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in 2003Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon titleKenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in 2003.Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race. Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon title.Debela was a second back as British defending champion Mo Farah placed eighth in 2:09.58 and Galen Rupp failed to finish.The race was the first for Farah and Rupp since their former coach Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport for four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct,Salazar has said he plans to appeal against the ruling.For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Chicago MarathonFollow Brigid Kosgei Nextlast_img read more