TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham set asking price for Serge Aurierby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have set their asking price for Serge Aurier.Despite his recent form surge, the fullback remains available at Spurs ahead of the January market.Sport Mediaset says AC Milan and PSG are both keen on the Ivorian.And Spurs are eager to sell, setting Aurier’s asking price at €15m.Aurier moved to Spurs almost two years ago from PSG.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Twitter/@AlabamaFTBLAs we near the end of March Madness, college sports fans are coming up on the long summer stretch between basketball ending and football beginning. Other sports like college baseball, lacrosse, and softball are big for some fan bases, and of course, there’s the MLB, but we’re all going to be itching for football season by June. And with college football comes a slew of amazing rivalry games. Virtually every week, there is a game between two power programs that helps define the sport, and because of what is at stake in college football, may go a long way towards deciding whether a team can play for a national championship.It is still March, but we’re putting on our swami hats and predicting the winners of some of the biggest rivalry games in college football. Does Jim Harbaugh knock off Ohio State in year two at Michigan? Will Auburn pull off another miracle, or will the Alabama Crimson Tide roll en route to another SEC West title? Check back in when November rolls around, and see how we did.Next: FSU vs. Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14
Manchester City travel to Southampton on Sunday as they look to get their title push back on track.Pep Guardiola’s men have lost their last two Premier League games and are now 10 points off leaders Liverpool, and they will be without Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan.Man City injuries De Bruyne started at Leicester but made way for David Silva late on as he continues to step up his recovery from two separate knee injuries, but he did not travel with the squad to Southampton and City sources say he sustained a “knock” in training. 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? Ilkay Gundogan did not travel either, leaving City light in midfield. Fernandinho is regarded as doubtful for the match, though his participation has not been completely ruled out.Vincent Kompany has missed several games of late and appears no closer to a return.Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are long-term absentees.Man City suspensions Fabian Delph is suspended, and Southampton have no suspensions.Man City potential starting line-up City should be able to welcome back David Silva to the starting XI but they have a number of headaches to contend with. Danilo has missed much of the season but could be called upon to start at right-back again given Kyle Walker’s poor form, or he could fill in at left-back, instead of Oleksandr Zinchenko.If Fernandinho is not fit enough to start then John Stones may have could deputise again, with Nicolas Otamendi partnering Aymeric Laporte at centre-back.Things could change up front, but Riyad Mahrez has not started too many games of late, perhaps due to Mendy’s injury meaning City’s wingers need to stay wide rather than cut inside.Possible City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Stones, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.Southampton Team News Southampton’s resurgence under Ralph Hasenhuttl took a blow on Thursday night as they lost at home to West Ham.And the Saints could be without full-backs Ryan Bertrand (back) and Cedric (calf) for Sunday’s game.Opta match facts Southampton have won just one of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Manchester City (D2 L8), winning 4-2 in this exact fixture in the 2015-16 campaign. Manchester City have won their last four Premier League games against Southampton by an aggregate score of 12-2. They have never won five in a row against Saints in the Premier League. Man City have lost three of their last four Premier League games (W1) – as many as they had in their previous 70 in the competition (W55 D12 L3). After a run of six consecutive clean sheets, Man City have conceded in eight of their last nine Premier League games. The Citizens have conceded a goal with their first shot faced in three of their last four league games. Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances against Southampton (6 goals, 4 assists), including scoring two and assisting two in the reverse fixture this season.TV coverage and kick-off time Kick off is 14:15 GMT (09:15 ET) on Sunday, and the game will be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC and Universo in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
The Socceroos will be out to secure second spot in Group B when they face Syria at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday morning (12.30am AEDT).Australia got their Asian Cup defence back on track against Palestine with a 3-0 win having lost their group opener against Jordan 1-0.Syria are yet to score in the UAE but can still escape the group in second with a win after being held to a goalless draw with Palestine and falling 2-0 to Jordan. 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? Game Australia vs Syria Date Wedneday, January 16 AEDT Time 12.30am AEDT / 8.00pm LOCAL TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform. There is no free-to-air broadcaster.You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go, Foxtel Play and Kayo – just bear in mind those services are subscription based. AUS TV channel Online stream Fox Sports Foxtel GO/Foxtel Play/Kayo/My Football Live Squads & Team News Position Australia players Goalkeepers Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak Defenders Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek, Grant Midfielders Luongo, Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic Forwards Leckie, Giannou, Nabbout, Maclaren, Kruse, Ikonomidis After picking up his second yellow card of the tournament against Palestine, Trent Sainsbury has been suspended from this clash.In his absence, Socceroos skipper Mark Milligan is expected to slot into defence with Massimo Luongo brought into start in midfield. Tom Rogic faces suspension should he pick up another yellow and with a broken bone in his hand could be rested or given reduced game time against Palestine.Though ending his scoring drought against Palestine, Jamie Maclaren could be replaced up top by a fit-again Andrew Nabbout – who does appear to best fit Graham Arnold’s system. Socceroos predicted XI: Ryan (GK); Behich, Degenek, Milligan, Grant; Luongo, Irvine; Ikonomidis, Rogic, Mabil; Nabbout. Position Syria players Goalkeepers Ibrahim Alma, Mahmoud Al-Youssef, Ahmad Madania Defenders Ahmad Al Salih, Moayad Ajan, Jehad Al Baour, Omar Midani, Amro Jenyat, Hussein Jwayed, Nadim Sabagh, Abdul Malek Anizan Midfielders Mahmoud Al Mawas, Mohammed Osman, Osama Omari, Tamer Haj Mohamad, Ahmad Ashkar, Youssef Kalfa, Zaher Midani, Khaled Al Mobayed, Fahd Youssef Forwards Omar Kharbin, Omar Al Soma (c), Mardik Mardikian Syria are without their usual skipper and veteran Firas al-Khatib in the UAE after he was ruled out of the tournament through injury. Wearing the captain armband in his place is Omar Al Soma with Omar Kharbin’s 16 goals from 37 caps making him the most likely attacking outlet for Syria. Their star player is argubaly Mohammad Osman, who plays for Eredivisie side Heracles, but he is yet to truly make his make for the national team. Syria predicted XI: Alma; Anizan, Al Baour, Al Salih, Ajan; Youssef, Haj Mohamad, Osman, Khribin; Mardikian, Al Soma.Betting & Match Odds Australia are strong favourites in this with a win valued at $1.44 , draw at $4 and Syria victory at $8.50 .With Syria yet to score at this tournament, the most likely result is a 1-0 win to the Socceroos going at odds of $6 .All odds courtesy of Bet365 and correct at the time of publishing. Match Preview Just 15 months ago, the Socceroos saw off Syria 2-1 in extra-time as they went on to seal their spot at the 2018 World Cup. A Tim Cahill header proved the difference on that occasion as a spirited Syria side hit the post at the death and had their dreams of a first World Cup appearance shattered.Revenge could therefore be on their minds when they tackle Australia at the Asian Cup with a win enough for Syria to seal second spot in Group B and leave the Socceroos in limbo. Though their spirit will once again be on full display, Syria have been out of form and are yet to score in the UAE after a 0-0 draw with Palestine and 2-0 loss to Jordan.Winning just three of their last 12 games, The Assyrians must step up soon or find themselves sent packing.The Socceroos started their title defence on shaky feet in a 1-0 loss to Jordan, but bounced back emphatically in a 3-0 win over Palestine.Introducing Chris Ikonomidis and Jackson Irvine to the starting side paid immediate dividends for Graham Arnold and he’ll be hoping to settle on his strongest side ahead of the knockout stages.A win or draw will be enough for the Socceroos to seal second spot in Group B but don’t rule out Syria throwing a spanner in the works should they strike early against an Australian side that have already shown signs of vulnerability.
The party was only just getting started in Madrid, but Liverpool’s players were already talking about the future.The message was clear.“For us, it’s the start,” said Mo Salah. Jordan Henderson was in agreement. “I want the team to keep improving,” said the captain. “I want to win more.” 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? Joe Gomez talked of “limitless” boundaries for Jurgen Klopp’s team, while Daniel Sturridge spoke of “opening the floodgates” for a new era of Anfield success. The striker won’t be around to witness it, but he fully expects the Reds to kick on from their Champions League triumph. “It’s that culture of getting over the line,” he said.James Milner concurred, citing Manchester City’s FA Cup win in 2011 as the day everything changed at that club. “Getting the first one under your belt is massive,” he added.So what comes next for the European Champions? How can Liverpool build on this and, for want of a better word, create a new kind of dynasty at Anfield?It won’t be easy. The standards set this season have been remarkable – Liverpool lost just one league game and dropped just 17 points in total – and in City they have run into a once-in-a-lifetime foe. Pep Guardiola’s team, clearly, will be the ones to beat again next term.The good news for Liverpool is that the core of their side remains fresh, hungry and experienced enough to perform consistently, yet young enough to improve too. The majority are aged between 22 and 29 with only Milner, of the regular starters, the wrong side of 30. Additionally, the key members of the squad – from Salah to Trent Alexander-Arnold to Sadio Mane – are tied to long-term contracts, none of which contain release clauses. Getting a player out of Liverpool in the next couple of years will be nigh-on impossible, even for the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.The Reds will offer new deals to Milner, Joel Matip and Divock Origi, all of whom are entering their final year, while Virgil van Dijk can expect an extension too. Eighteen months into his Anfield career, the PFA Player of the Year has certainly earned his payrise.Ideally, Liverpool would extend Klopp’s deal this summer too. The German is contracted until 2022, and would only need to say the word to be granted an extension. As much as Liverpool’s success is a collaborative effort, there is an appreciation from Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, that without the 51-year-old at the helm, their collegiate efforts would be in vain. The value of a strong, open-minded leader, able to manage relationships as Klopp does, cannot be underestimated.Klopp’s relationship with FSG is stronger than ever. He is particularly close to Mike Gordon, the president, and held lengthy conversations with John W Henry, the principal owner, and Tom Werner, the chairman, in Madrid. He has hinted in the past that he may look to take a break from football when he leaves Liverpool, but FSG hope that he will be around to guide their club for many years to come. Certainly, he is happy and settled for the time being.Settled, too, is the club’s off-the-field setup. Commercially, the Reds are making significant strides – in February they recorded a world-record net profit of £106million ($135m), with the club’s turnover up to £455m ($578m). Its estimated value, according to Forbes, is £1.7billion ($2.2bn).Those numbers will only increase in the coming years. Liverpool will earn close to £100m ($127m) from their Champions League exploits this season, and are hoping to sign the most lucrative kit deal in their history in time for the 2020-21 season, most likely with Nike, the American giants. Unsurprisingly, brands are desperate to be associated.Further expansion of Anfield remains on the agenda. Liverpool have until September to proceed with existing plans to add 5,000 sets to the Anfield Road stand, but reports this week suggest they could pursue a bigger project that could raise the stadium’s capacity past 60,000. FSG, of course, know that they would be able to fill that 10 times over, such is the demand.Yes, these are exciting times on Merseyside, with the move to a new £50m ($64m) training complex at Kirkby set to be completed next summer. That will bring together the first-team and the Academy on one site, creating, in Klopp’s words, “the football headquarters of Merseyside.”Hopes are high for the next generation of young stars. Rhian Brewster and Ki-Jana Hoever, 19 and 17 respectively, are already part of the first-team setup, while Barry Lewtas’ under-18 side won the club’s first FA Youth Cup for 12 years in April, beating City in the final.Liverpool are also set to benefit from an improved loan strategy, which has allowed younger players to gather experience and create value by performing elsewhere. The likes of Harry Wilson, Ryan Kent, Marko Grujic, Herbie Kane and Taiwo Awoniyi have put themselves in the frame for big moves this summer, whether on loan or permanent. Liverpool will, if needed, be able to raise significant transfer funds that way.It is not expected to be a huge summer of spending, mind. More than £170m ($216m) was committed last summer, but the word this time around is that it will be about fine-tuning more than anything else. A back-up full-back, for example, will be needed, and probably a goalkeeper too. In an ideal world, Klopp would add a young, pacy, multi-functional forward player too. If Liverpool lacked anything this season, it was an extra game-changer from the bench.The good news is that the club’s recruitment team, led by sporting director Michael Edwards, continues to deliver. The Reds’ transfer record in recent years is as good as any.Anfield is now a destination for players, rather than a stop-off point. From worrying about key men leaving, Liverpool can now attract anyone. They don’t need much of a sales pitch these days.That’s what Klopp and Co. have created. Now, the challenge is to take the next step, to turn it into something which will last.Limitless boundaries, indeed. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers reacts during the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange at Tiger Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Ed Orgeron is entering a pivotal year for his LSU head coaching tenure. One sports betting site doesn’t have a ton of faith in him turning things around.Orgeron could definitely find himself on the hot seat. LSU has a tough start to the year, with a game against Miami to open the season, and Auburn in Week 3.One would probably peg Kansas head coach David Beaty as the most likely to get fired early this year. However, Sports Betting Dime sees things differently.A lot of it is probably the significance of the LSU job. However, the site has Orgeron at 7/1 to be the first college football coach fired.Ed Orgeron has better odds to be fired first than David Beaty, and a host of the other coaches closest to the hot seat.Via Jeff Rosen of The Kansas City Star:Odds to be the first coach fired, via https://t.co/kYAqM7BwoE:Ed Orgeron (LSU): 7/1David Beaty (Kansas): 9/1Brad Lambert (Charlotte): 14/1Bob Davie (New Mexico): 14/1Everett Withers (Texas State): 14/1— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) July 31, 2018Outside of Orgeron, that’s pretty much a who’s who of the coaches most likely to get the axe this year.Beaty has famously struggled at Kansas, with one Big 12 win in three years. Brad Lambert and Everett Withers are coaching in smaller leagues, but have struggled to get their programs off the ground.Bob Davie faces a number of allegations of a number of different improprieties, and was suspended for a month earlier this year, as New Mexico entered spring football. It is frankly a bit surprising that he is still the coach entering the year.Still, none of those jobs are anywhere near the level of LSU. If Orgeron doesn’t make it, it opens up one of college football’s best jobs.
Earlier this week, College of the Ozarks announced that it will no longer partner with Nike after the company’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary of the famous “Just Do It” campaign.Now, another school is considering dropping the apparel giant as a result of the company’s decision to feature Kaepernick. According to a report from Dan Wolken of USA Today, Liberty is now considering other options to outfit its athletic teams.University president Jerry Falwell, Jr., is a close ally of President Trump – who has been outspoken against Nike’s decision to endorse Kaepernick. Falwell revealed that he’s considering other options if the decision from Nike isn’t just a “publicity stunt.”Here’s more from the report:“We’re exploring the situation. If Nike really does believe that law enforcement in this country is unfair and biased, I think we will look around…But if it’s just a publicity stunt to bring attention to Nike or whatever, that’s different. We understand that. We understand how marketing works.”Falwell went on to say Nike needs to convince Liberty that the company isn’t “attacking law enforcement officers and our military.”The university has long been associated with conservative views, so this news is nothing surprising. However, Falwell left the door open to staying with Nike if the company says all the right things.Nike released the first commercial, narrated by and starring Kaepernick, on Wednesday.[USA Today]
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)TCU’s football team and its fan base is currently experiencing the freight train that is Ohio State’s 2018 squad. Once the Buckeyes get rolling, they’re almost impossible to stop.Ohio State was trailing, 21-13, midway through the third quarter. In the blink of an eye, the Buckeyes reclaimed the lead and then some.Ryan Day’s team scored three touchdowns in the span of a couple of plays, surging to a 33-21 lead late in the third quarter.TCU fans were understandably shaken.ABC’s cameras panned to the crowd to sum it up:Yikes.There’s still plenty of time for TCU to rally, at least.The game is on ABC.
MORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 23: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 23, 2018 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Oklahoma is getting steamrolled right now by Alabama. The Crimson Tide lead 28-7 early in the second quarter, and the game has been even more of a blowout than the score indicates.Kyler Murray has struggled mightily tonight, though he did lead the Sooners to a touchdown just now. However, his overall performance has been quite poor.As a result, everybody is making the same joke on Twitter. Just search “Kyler Murray baseball” and you’ll see dozens of people saying this game is going to make Murray choose the minor leagues over a shot at the NFL.Here are a few of the tweets:Baseball is looking pretty good to Kyler Murray right about now.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 30, 2018Kyler Murray might start playing baseball at halftime. Just on the sideline taking batting practice while his teammates are in the locker room. He doesn’t need this.— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) December 30, 2018I see why Kyler Murray chose baseball— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) December 30, 2018Kyler Murray’s football-or-baseball decision process has been revealed.1. He checks baseball schedule.2. Doesn’t see Bama on it.3. Grabs mitt, a bag of seeds and heads to spring training.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) December 30, 2018Early observationsKyler Murray. Play baseballAlabama vs Clemson get ready for it— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 30, 2018Murray was a first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics in June. He made a commitment to pursue baseball with the organization in 2019, but has been teasing throughout the fall that he might consider taking a shot at the NFL.Right now, he doesn’t look like NFL-ready. As Yahoo’s Pete Thamel writes, NFL scouts will be poring over the game tape from tonight when they ultimately evaluate Murray.One interesting thing from this game. @mlombardiNFL told me that NFL executives will use this tape to ultimately judge Kyler Murray, who keeps hinting about the NFL. So far, he’s looked overwhelmed and underwhelming. https://t.co/AplNdFM9wE— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 30, 2018Oklahoma and Alabama are playing right now on ESPN.The winner will face Clemson for the national title on January 7.
Reuters LondonAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 23:38 IST England women’s cricket team won the 2017 World Cup under head coach Mark Robinson. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMark Robinson has resigned as England women’s national team coachRobinson had led England team to 2017 World Cup gloryThe resignation comes after England’s 12 point to four Ashes defeat against AustraliaMark Robinson has resigned as England women’s national team coach two years after taking the side to World Cup glory with a victory over India in the final at Lords.Robinson departs after four years in the role and following a 12 points to four Women’s Ashes series defeat to Australia earlier in the year with England victorious in only one of the seven matches played across all formats.Assistant coach Alastair Maiden has taken temporary charge of the side as they build towards the ICC Women’s Championship series against Pakistan in December.”It’s been exciting to watch so many players grow and to watch so many records broken, but it feels the right time for me to take on a new challenge and to allow a different voice to come in before the next T20 World Cup in Australia,” Robinson said in a statement.Having won two men’s County Championship titles with Sussex, the 52-year-old has previously suggested he could return to the men’s game.England and Wales Cricket Board managing director of women’s cricket Clare Connor said she agreed with the timing of his departure.”It is important that we give Mark’s successor time to shape the team’s future direction and to begin to develop strong relationships with the players as we plan for the next phase of our international calendar,” she said.Also Read | Women’s Ashes: Meg Lanning sets T20I record with ton as Australia beat EnglandAlso Read | Women’s Ashes: Sarah Taylor withdraws from England T20I squadAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Women AshesFollow Mark RobinsonFollow Alastair Maiden England Women’s World Cup-winning coach Mark Robinson steps downMark Robinson, who guided England eves to their Women’s World Cup win over India at Lord’s two years ago, stepped down following the team’s Ashes defeat to Australia earlier this summer.advertisement