Getafe president Torres: Real Madrid players are giving upby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGetafe president Angel Torres says it’s clear Real Madrid are in crisis.Just as Barcelona were winning at Getafe, Real Madrid were being beaten at home to Real Sociedad.Torres addressed Real’s problems after his own team’s defeat and said: “Something is happening, something does not work, but I have enough with Getafe, but the league is deteriorating with the hole that Barcelona has opened.”Florentino (Perez) has to fix it. The money of three Champions Leagues, Madrid cannot spend a lot of time without winning the league, I’ve seen today’s game and people have lowered their arms, I hope they fix it.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal boss Emery played Ozil, Mustafi in Reading friendlyby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery fielded a strong XI for Tuesday’s friendly with Reading.The match was Mark Bowen’s first as new Royals manager.The game finished 2-2, with Sam Baldock netting both of Royals’ goals.The former Brighton man had given Reading the lead, before an Arsenal team – which included senior pros Mesut Ozil, Ashley Maitland-Niles, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi – hit back.Baldock had the last laugh though as he claimed his second goal to earn Royals a draw. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Tyvis Powell #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a ball in the fourth quarter during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Want to relive Ohio State’s Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, Buckeye fans?Now you can. Ohio State football’s video production staff has created an awesome highlight video of the Buckeyes’ 42-35 upset victory over the then-No. 1 Crimson Tide on Jan. 1. Check it out:
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)One by one, members of Ohio State’s freshman class are earning the removal of their black stripe and officially becoming true Buckeyes. Offensive lineman Isaiah prince was the first freshman to earn the honor, and after today’s practice, Urban Meyer announced that Mike Weber has done the same.Mike Weber was a work today at practice and earned the removal of his black stripe. Welcome to the Buckeyes 20. #ScarletAndGrey #GoBuckA video posted by The Ohio State Football (@theohiostatefootball) on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:26pm PDT That has to be a pretty special feeling for an Ohio State freshman. Weber, a Detroit native, caught a bit of heat during the winter when he was photographed wearing Michigan gear. It is safe to say that he’s put that Ohio State faux pas behind him, as he becomes the second 2015 freshman to prove himself to the rest of the team.
Fred may have had a difficult debut season at Manchester United, but the midfielder should not give up on his quest to be a success in the Premier League, according to Brazil icon Rivaldo.The 26-year-old joined the Red Devils from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer in a deal worth around £52 million ($68m).Although he started his side’s first three games of last season, the Brazil international was soon dropped by coach Jose Mourinho and was unable to cement a place in the starting XI. 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? Fred was given another chance under current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but was again left out for the final weeks and ended the season with just 17 Premier League appearances.And while Rivaldo admitted that his compatriot’s maiden year in England has not been great, he challenged him to put up a bigger fight to secure a place in the first-team in 2019-20.“Things haven’t been easy for Fred at Manchester United and some people say he should find another club. But I disagree with that,” he told Betfair.“He is a good player who needs to be patient and keep working hard to earn a starting position in the United midfield.“I don’t think leaving would solve his problems, and it would be preferable to stay and keep fighting for his place.”The former Barcelona and AC Milan striker also discussed Gabriel Jesus’ chances of success at Manchester City next season.The 22-year-old is also yet to establish himself as a regular in the starting XI at his club, though he pitched in with 21 goals in 47 games in all competitions.After seeing the striker play a crucial role in Brazil’s Copa America triumph – he scored and assisted a goal in both the semi-final and final, Rivaldo is sure he can impress Pep Guardiola and challenge Sergio Aguero for his place.“Gabriel Jesus is full of confidence after a successful Copa America campaign for Brazil and looking forward to regaining his place in Manchester City’s first team,” he added.“He lost his place to Sergio Aguero last season, but I believe Jesus has the ability to be a starter in any team.“The morale and confidence that he is bringing from Copa America could help him to become a regular starter and scorer for the Citizens this season.”
Kyler Murray MLB Draft update: one analytics-based baseball site is extremely high on the Oklahoma two-sport star. Murray has been ranked as a potential second rounder by some experts, including ESPN’s Keith Law. Now, FanGraphs has him even higher.FanGraphs just put out its 2018 MLB Draft Board. In it, prospects are ranked on their athleticism, frame, performance, and, for pitchers, delivery. The rankings are done on a five point scale, from minus-minus (–) to plus-plus (++) for elite potential in an area.Murray comes in at a plus-plus for athleticism, the third-highest ranked player given that distinction. He was also a plus in performance.The one knock on him is his frame, for which FanGraphs gave him a minus. Obviously, that is an even bigger concern for his future as a quarterback.In the full draft rankings, FanGraphs have Kyler Murray as the No. 21 ranked player.The evaluation of Murray often comes down to his decision to focus solely on baseball, rather than splitting time with football. Law said as much earlier in the process. Via The Oklahoman:“Murray is slated to start at quarterback this fall for the Sooners, but if he’s finally ready to play baseball full time, his plus-plus speed and contact-oriented swing would make him a first-round pick — especially since he’s played fairly well since moving into the Sooners’ lineup in the third weekend of the spring,” Law wrote.Even with his rising MLB Draft stock, Lincoln Riley isn’t concerned about losing his quarterback to baseball. he said as much on AP writer Ralph D. Russo’s podcast a few weeks ago.“Yeah, I don’t really have any concerns with it,” Riley said. “You know, Kyler and I have had some good, private conversations about it, and I’m comfortable where he and his family are at with it and I think he’s comfortable where we’re at with it. So we’ll proceed and certainly expect to have him.”Right now, Oklahoma fans just want Murray to get healthy. The star outfielder remains day-to-day after suffering an injury in the Big 12 Tournament. The Sooners are the No. 3 seed in the Tallahassee region of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, and face Mississippi State State on Friday at 12 p.m. ET. The region also features host Florida State and Samford.[FanGraphs]
ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: An Ohio State Buckeyes player hold his helmet on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Ohio State and TCU highlight the night portion of college football’s Week 3 slate. The Buckeyes and the Horned Frogs are playing the primetime contest on ABC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.It’s a massive game for both programs. The Horned Frogs are looking to pull off the upset and cement their College Football Playoff contenders status. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are hoping to go 3-0 during Urban Meyer’s suspension.Ohio State enters tonight’s game as the favorite – a big one, actually.Most sportsbooks have Ohio State favored by double digits over TCU. This is a neutral-site showdown between two ranked teams, but the Buckeyes are expected by most to win comfortably.Ohio State’s offense is a major reason why. The Buckeyes, led by starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., might just have too much firepower for TCU to handle.OddsShark’s sportsbook seems to agree.The sportsbook’s computer has released its score prediction tonight’s game. It likes the Buckeyes.Ohio State fans would definitely take that. The Buckeyes would cover the spread against TCU with that score, too.Kickoff for Ohio State-TCU is set for 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ABC.
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 21: A.J. Green #4 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys defends a pass intended for Lorenzo Joe #14 of the Texas Longhorns in overtime at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Week 8 of the 2018 college football season featured the biggest upset of the year, with then-No. 2 Ohio State falling on the road in a blowout to Purdue.What upsets do we have in store for Week 9?ESPN has released its analysts’ predictions for the biggest games of the weekend. A couple of them are predicting a major upset.Texas, the No. 6 team in the country, is set to play at Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Can the Longhorns avoid an upset?Three ESPN analysts don’t think so.ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson and David M. Hale are all picking Oklahoma State to upset Texas.This would shake up the College Football Playoff picture once again, as the Longhorns are currently the favorite in the Big 12.You can view the full picks here.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Confetti falls after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The SEC is saturated with national championship contenders heading into 2019. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU all have legitimate shots at the College Football Playoff, and more than half of the conference will likely be bowl eligible by the end of the year.With a portion of the SEC football schedule revealed on Thursday, we now have an idea of what the early matchups look like. There are 37 games featuring SEC teams will take place across half-a-dozen networks in the first few weeks of the season alone.Here is the list, via ESPN and CBS Sports:August 24: Florida vs. Clemson (Orlando) at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN August 29: Texas State at Texas A&M at 8:30 PM EST on SECNAugust 31: Toledo at Kentucky at 12:00 PM EST on SECNAugust 31: Ole Miss at Memphis at 12:00 PM EST on ABCAugust 31: Mississippi State vs. UL-Lafayette (New Orleans) at 12:00 PM EST on ABCAugust 31: Alabama vs. Duke (Atlanta) at 3:30 PM EST on ABCAugust 31: South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte) at 3:30 PM EST on ESPNAugust 31: Georgia Southern at Tennessee at 3:30 PM EST on ESPNUAugust 31: Portland State at Arkansas at 4:00 PM EST on SECNAugust 31: Missouri at Wyoming at 7:30 PM EST on CBSSNAugust 31: Auburn vs. Oregon (Arlington) at 7:30 PM EST on ABCAugust 31: Georgia Southern at LSU at 7:30 PM EST on ESPNUAugust 31: Georgia at Vanderbilt at 7:30 PM EST on SECNSeptember 7: West Virginia at Missouri at 12:00 PM EST on ESPN/ESPN2September 7: Vanderbilt at Purdue at 12:00 PM EST on BTNSeptember 7: Charleston Southern at South Carolina at 12:00 PM EST on SECNSeptember 7: Texas A&M at Clemson at 3:30 PM EST on ABCSeptember 7: Murray State at Georgia at 4:00 PM EST on ESPN2September 7: New Mexico State at Alabama at 4:00 PM EST on SECNSeptember 7: BYU at Tennessee at 7:00 PM EST on ESPNSeptember 7: Tulane at Auburn at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN2September 7: Arkansas at Ole Miss at 7:30 PM EST on SECNSeptember 7: LSU at Texas at 7:30 PM EST on ABCSeptember 7: Tennessee-Martin at Florida at 7:30 PM EST on ESPNU/SECNSeptember 7: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky at 7:30 PM EST on ESPNU/SECNSeptember 14: Arkansas State at Georgia at 12:00 PM EST on ESPN/ESPN2September 14: Kansas State at Mississippi State at 12:00 PM EST on ESPN/ESPN2September 14: Chattanooga at Tennessee at 12:00 PM EST on SECNSeptember 14: Alabama at South Carolina at 3:30 PM EST on CBSSeptember 14: Colorado State at Arkansas at 4:00 PM EST on SECNSeptember 14: Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss at 4:00 PM EST on SECNSeptember 14: Kent State at Auburn at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN2/ESPNUSeptember 14: Florida at Kentucky at 7:00 PM EST on ESPNSeptember 14: Lamar at Texas A&M at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN2/ESPNUSeptember 14: Northwestern State at LSU at 7:30 PM EST on SECNSeptember 14: Southeast Missouri State at Missouri at 7:30 PM EST on SECNNovember 28: Ole Miss at Mississippi State at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN
“We’re going to wait and see how it all turns out with Maurice,” Frost said Thursday at Big Ten Media Days. “He’s been doing a pretty good job in the weight room with the team. We won’t make any decisions on status or anything until we know his legal problems are over.Here is the video from Frost’s press conference:Nebraska head coach Scott Frost on the status of sophomore I-Back Maurice Washington:”We’re going to wait and see how it all turns out.” #Huskers pic.twitter.com/b1SaiLpCQC— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) July 18, 2019Nebraska is expected to be pretty competitive in the second year under Frost. However, any absence from Washington could affect the team’s offensive production.Washington had 455 rushing yards and four total touchdowns last season. He is supposed to be the primary running back for the Cornhuskers this upcoming season.Stay tuned for the latest. LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Although the upcoming season is almost here for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the status of running back Maurice Washington is still up in the air. Scott Frost is hopeful that he’ll have his best tailback available, but there isn’t any indication he’ll be suiting up for Week 1.Frost enters next season with high expectations. During his time at UCF, he led the program to an undefeated season in just his second year.The Cornhuskers have a bunch of playmakers returning for this season, yet the uncertainty surrounding Washington could present a challenge for the offense. He is currently facing two legal charges after allegedly sending a sexually explicit video to a former girlfriend.One of the biggest questions this week at Big Ten Media Days was when Nebraska expects Washington to return. Frost didn’t have a definitive answer.