9 months agoReal Madrid approach PSG defender Marquinhos

first_imgReal Madrid approach PSG defender Marquinhosby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are eyeing PSG defender Marquinhos.El Pais says Real are in touch with the player’s agent to discuss a potential transfer. It would likely be a complex deal as PSG want to keep their squad together to fight for the Champions League, but FFP limits might be a reason to sell.Real want a back-up centre-back. Jesus Vallejo has suffered another injury and Nacho is the player that keeps filling in the gaps. With Sergio Ramos 32 years old, Madrid want a new top quality reinforcement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard defends Pulisic omission: He’s not unsettled

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard defends Pulisic omission: He’s not unsettledby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has defended his continued omission of Christian Pulisic.Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool was the third straight game where the American was unused substitute.And Lampard has denied reports Pulisic is struggling to settle in at the club.”I have a squad to pick from, he played before that in a few games,” Lampard said of Pulisic.”Willian has come back and looked sharp and good. I decided to go with Mason today. We needed to stay strong and play Mason high up the pitch. That’s my choices to make.”[Pulisic] will get ample opportunities. He is a young player as well. Everyone talks about Mason, Tammy [Abraham] and Fikayo [Tomori] but he is young and younger than some of them so his chances will come.”It is not the case [that he hasn’t settled in].”There’s Pedro, Ross Barkley and [Michy] Batshuayi on the bench.”[Batshuayi] deserves more minutes from the way he is training, those are unfortunate choices I have to make.” last_img read more

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a month agoChelsea set new record with victory over Brighton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea set new record with victory over Brightonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea set a new record with victory over Brighton.Saturday’s encounter with Brighton at Stamford Bridge was the ninth league meeting between the two sides in their respective histories, with Chelsea winning all nine of those contests.The most recent victory, thanks to goals from Jorginho and Willian, means that Chelsea are the only side to hold such a record over a single opponent after that number of games. The previous record was eight wins over a sole opponent, which was held by Bournemouth as they have won all eight of their fixtures against Wimbledon. last_img

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21 days agoAston Villa eyeing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

first_imgAston Villa eyeing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelosby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa are eyeing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.Villa are lining up a January move for Morelos after the way he has started this season.The striker already has 17 goals to his name.Villa boss Dean Smith sees Morelos as the ideal foil for Wesley.The Premier League boys are willing to offer £20m to tempt Gers to sell. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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6 days agoChelsea boss Lampard delighted with Barkley attitude

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard delighted with Barkley attitudeby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted with the attitude of Ross Barkley.Lampard, one of the great goalscoring midfielders in his playing days, believes there is potentially more to come in terms of Barkley raising his performance level.”One thing I have found from working with Ross is that he really wants to learn and improve,” he told chelseafc.com.”He wants to listen and he has great talent. That is probably why people have judged him to be at a level from a young age because we do get excited when a great talent comes through in England.”His move here to Chelsea where it is competitive has given him challenges, and it is up to him to show what he showed for England on Monday night, and what he is showing in parts already since I have been here because midfield players who can go by a player and who can use right and left foot and conjure a moment out of nothing are gold.”But then you have to have the complete game with that and Ross certainly has those talents and can get better.” last_img read more

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Longhorns Commit Says Braxton Miller Is Headed To Texas, Then Backs Off On Claim

first_imgThe transfer talk regarding Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has mostly subsided, but one college football recruit apparently wanted to temporarily excite his new fan base after committing. Tight end recruit Devonaire Clarington, a four-star prospect out of Miami, Florida, took to Twitter to claim that Miller was headed to Texas. He then deleted the tweet and backed off of his claim, saying he’s hearing it’ll instead be Florida State.He eventually told his followers it was a “tease” – still, it’s odd.Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 1.07.33 PMScreen Shot 2015-02-04 at 1.28.54 PMScreen Shot 2015-02-04 at 1.29.49 PMAll signs point to Miller returning to Ohio State, but that hasn’t stopped players at other schools from dreaming.last_img

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Vine: Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis Ejected After Swinging His Elbow At Purdue’s A.J. Hammons

first_imgOcatvius Ellis swings elbow at A.J. Hammons.Vine/Ryan KrasThings are getting chippy in the Cincinnati vs. Purdue game in Louisville. Bearcat forward Octavius Ellis has been given a Flagrant Two foul and ejected after violently swinging his elbow at Purdue’s A.J. Hammons early in the second half.Luckily, it doesn’t look like Ellis got Hammons squarely, but the intent was there, and it was more than enough for the referees to eject him from the game. Ellis was very emotional after the play, and tore his jersey off while leaving the courtPurdue leads Cincinnati 35-30, The winner will play the winner of tonight’s Kentucky-Hampton game.last_img

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Jimbo Fisher Comments On The “Recent Events” Involving Florida State Football Players

first_imgJimbo Fisher"s statement on recent events involving FSU football players.Jimbo Fisher StatementThe past week has not been a good one for the Florida State football program. On Monday, the Seminoles dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the four-star quarterback punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar. Today, FSU indefinitely suspended starting running back Dalvin Cook, who is under investigation for battery. Cook allegedly punched a 21-year-old woman several times at a Tallahassee bar. Other Florida State players are reportedly involved in the incident, too. Jimbo Fisher has released a statement about the recent events involving his players. #FSU coach Jimbo Fisher releases statement on recent events: pic.twitter.com/StUOVPFXVK— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) July 10, 2015Florida State opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Texas State.last_img read more

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Socceroos edge Uzbekistan in shootout

first_imgAustrallia qualified for their fourth consecutive Asian Cup quarter final after overcoming Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties following on from a goalless draw in 120 minutes.Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan was the hero in the shootout, making two saves after Aziz Behich missed the green and gold’s second penalty.The returning Mathew Leckie struck the winning penalty to send his nation in the last eight against either hosts UAE or Kyrgyzstan. 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? Uzbekistan started the better of the two teams and should have taken the lead in the 10th minute through Eldor Shomurodov.After leaving Trent Sainsbury stranded after the simplest of dribbles, Shomurodov could not lift his shot over Mat Ryan, with the ball striking the Socceroos goalkeeper in the shoulder.Australia were dealt another blow mid-way through the half with Tom Rogic receiving a questionable yellow card – a booking that will see him miss the quarter-final.It was a half of few chances as the Socceroos barely troubled Uzbek shot stopper Ignatiy Nesterov, while the Central Asians were restricted to long-range efforts.However the green and gold came out with renewed intensity in the second period and pinned the Uzbeks back in their half from the outset.Trent Sainsbury lifted a wonderful ball over the top of the Uzbek defence to Rhyan Grant’s run in behind, but the Sydney FC defender headed over the bar instead of putting it across goal for waiting teammates.Just before his withdrawal, Jamie Maclaren had a golden chance to break the deadlock but he couldn’t get a toe on Rogic’s clever pass when any contact would have been a goal.The introduction of Mathew Leckie, his first minutes of the tournament, created a spark in the Australian attack and it took a superb save from Nesterov to deny the winger after some trickery down the right flank.Uzbek skipper Odil Akhmedov had a difficult opportunity as stoppage time approached, arriving late in the box to volley but spraying the shot off an Australian defender for a corner.The Socceroos peppered their opponents box in the dying moments but they couldn’t find an opening as extra time beckoned.Momentum continued for Graham Arnold’s side in the first half of the extra period, but aside from a couple of Rogic long-range efforts, Australia couldn’t break down the steely Uzbek rearguard.And it was the same story in the last 15 minutes as the match headed into penalties.Unfortunately for the Uzbeks they were eliminated by the Socceroos again, like they were at the semi-final stage in 2011, but they could hold the heads high at running a tournament favourite to the wire. read morelast_img read more

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Who is performing music at the Champions League final?

first_imgImagine Dragons has been confirmed by UEFA as the band that will play before the 2018-19 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.Best known in Europe for their hits ‘Radioactive’, ‘Demons’ and ‘Thunder’, the Las Vegas outfit have also topped the US rock charts over the last year with ‘Natural’ and scored a No.2 hit with ‘Bad Liar’.The band, who will have a slot on the pitch around 10 minutes before the game’s big kick off, has sold 12 million albums and more than 35 million singles worldwide. 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? “We’re honoured to be playing the UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony with Pepsi for some of the most passionate sports fans on the planet. It’s going to be a great show in Madrid,” lead singer Dan Reynolds said.They will follow in the footsteps of Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys, who have played the event in previous years, with UEFA, who promise a “level of production never seen before at a Champions League final”, confident that this will be the biggest yet.“We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Pepsi on the 2019 UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony,” said UEFA Events SA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein. “For the fourth year running, the opening ceremony will bring music, entertainment and sport together in an epic experience for fans – and Pepsi is the perfect partner to help us do that.“Last year’s performance by Dua Lipa was a great success, breaking records as our most-viewed, single piece of social media content ever. We know that Imagine Dragons are going to build on our fans’ excitement for the opening ceremony performance with a rock show football fans will never forget.”Natalia Filippociants, vice president marketing and global beverages at PepsiCo, is equally confident of an explosive performance, saying: “Each year, we have raised the performance bar and the energy in the stadium minutes before kick-off. And to be able to bring today’s ultimate rock band, Imagine Dragons, to the stage with us for what is sure to be an electrifying final, is a true celebration of where this partnership has come – and where it is going.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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