‘Goretzka can become a Bayern star’

first_imgTransfers Sule backs Goretzka to become Bayern star Niklas Konig & Felix Kneidl Last updated 1 year ago 01:15 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Leon Goretzka Niklas Sule Germany Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images Transfers Bayern München Schalke 04 Bundesliga The defender is delighted the Schalke midfielder has agreed to join the Bundesliga champions and thinks it has the making of a great move for the club Niklas Sule believes his long-time friend Leon Goretzka can become a “leading player” at Bayern Munich in the years to come.The 22-year-old Schalke midfielder tallied five goals and three assists last season and has followed that up with four league goals already in 2017-18.Those performances made Goretzka a hot commodity this season with his contract running down, and he eventually decided to sign a pre-contract with Bayern, shunning reported interest from the Premier League to remain in Germany. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Sule, who joined Bayern from Hoffenheim following the end of the 2016-17 season and has appeared in 15 Bundesliga contests this season, is excited at the chance to link up with his Germany team-mate on the club level.”Leon has been a very good friend of mine for years,” Sule told Goal and Omnisport. “I am so happy that he comes to us.”Beyond friendship, Sule believes Goretzka has the quality to become a top player at Bayern, evidenced by his performances for the Germany youth national side.“Due to his quality, he can become a leading player here,” Sule added. “He is someone who is going ahead. This has already been seen in the U16 national team. When he on the pitch, he was ahead of the rest.“Leon is a very good transfer for Bayern and I am firmly convinced that he will prevail.”​Sule also spoke positively of another attacking player, James Rodriguez, who joined Bayern over the summer after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.James Rodriguez Bayern MunichJames has battled injuries this season but has made a positive impact in his 14 Bundesliga appearances for the club, scoring three goals and adding six assists — already matching his Liga assist total from last season.And Sule sees unique quality in the Colombia international’s ability to deliver passes with pinpoint accuracy — something that has made him a target of the world’s elite clubs. “You can see that James has an outstanding left foot, he hits the crosses exactly to the striker’s head,” Sule said. “That does not exist that often. It was no accident he played at Real Madrid and is now under contract at Bayern.“He helps us a lot, he often brings calm to the game and he can draw three or four opponents so there is space on the wings.“He moves the ball well and has been simply outstanding since he is here.”last_img read more

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Neymar Sr. slams ‘vulture’ critics

first_imgPSG ‘Like vultures feed off carrion’ – Neymar Sr. slams son’s critics after PSG no-show Daniel Edwards Last updated 1 year ago 08:44 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) Neymar PSG Real Madrid Champions League Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno PSG Real Madrid Real Madrid v PSG UEFA Champions League The player’s father and agent pulled no punches as he turned on those who questioned his son’s performance against Real Madrid Neymar Sr. has slammed his son’s critics after the Paris Saint-Germain star failed to live up to expectations in Wednesday’s Champions League reverse to Real Madrid. The Brazilian showed glimpses of his best form in the 3-1 defeat, but was marshalled efficiently by Nacho as two late goals helped the Merengue over the finishing line. AdChoices广告But according to his father, Neymar is dogged by people who are keen to see him fall, comparing his critics to “vultures” in a lengthy social media outburst.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “In a war there are those who feed off victories and there are those who, like vultures, feed from the carrion of the defeated,” Neymar Sr, who also acts as the player’s agent, fired on Instagram. “They do nothing, they produce nothing, they live off the limelight or, more often, off the struggles of their ‘prey’.”In the football world we know these people as showing ‘vulture behaviour’. Sometimes they take advantage of a loud microphone, of a mediocre ‘playing’ career (it is not right to call those who at the very least act questionably off the field ‘athletes’), always in the shadow of others who are more talented, to vent their frustrations. “They take advantage of a defeat, a lost battle, to begin the hunt, waiting for defeat in the war to feed their egos, like vultures feed off carrion. “They will never win an Olympics in Rio, but there they are, waiting for the first chance to show their mean spirits.”But remember: We lost a battle, not the war. My son’s ‘war’ has been going on since he was a kid, always fighting the good fight, always dodging the vultures, always being reborn stronger!”And most of all, respecting everybody, even the vultures. We lost a battle, maybe the war, we will see, because it will go on as long as he is on the pitch. “And be sure of this… like a phoenix he will be reborn, ready for whatever battle lies ahead! “Maybe you, the vulture, will go hungry. And you can go ahead and eat your words, as rotten as carrion.” Neymar and PSG will get their shot at redemption on March 6, when they welcome Madrid to Parc des Princes for the second leg of their round of 16 tie.last_img read more

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EngenderHealth’s Perspective on New UN Maternal Mortality Estimates

first_imgPosted on September 17, 2010June 20, 2017By: Pam Barnes, President, EngenderHealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5.Trends in Maternal Mortality, 1990 to 2008, just released by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNFPA, and The World Bank, reports that the number of women dying globally due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by 34%, from 546,000 in 1990 to 358,000 in 2008. This is one more piece of evidence that investments to improve maternal health are indeed paying off. It also corroborates research published in Lancet earlier this year that showed a similar, modest decline in the number of women dying from pregnancy complications.While we know that fewer women are dying, there is clearly much more work to be done. In this latest United Nations report, only 10 out of 87 countries with maternal mortality ratios equal to or over 100 in 1990 are on track to achieving Millennium Development Goal No. 5 (MDG 5) by 2015. Also, 30 countries made insufficient or no progress since 1990. (See the full report and press release for more information.)Furthermore, for every life lost due to pregnancy or childbirth complications, about 20 women suffer from maternal morbidity, including obstetric fistula. And if we are going to continue this positive downward trend, we must improve the health of mothers in places with high levels of HIV, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa, and refocus attention to address women’s holistic needs, providing high-quality family planning, obstetric, and HIV services under one roof.As we were reminded at the recent Global Maternal Health Conference 2010, which brought together nearly 700 maternal health experts, solutions exist, and we know what they are. To reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, women must have better access to:Family planning, with other related sexual and reproductive health servicesSkilled care during pregnancyEmergency obstetric careImmediate postpartum careNext week, the world’s leaders will descend on New York City for high-level events, including the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals and the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The good news is momentum behind MDG 5 has never been higher. This is welcome news for all of us who care deeply about improving sexual and reproductive health in the world’s poorest communities. The key now is to harness this energy to ensure that our governments deliver on their commitments to ensure universal access to reproductive health and to reduce maternal mortality by 75%.Read EngenderHealth’s blog here to get the latest updates.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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In The Spotlight – Willie Bishop

first_imgIn the forty-fourth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Willie Bishop, speaks about what it means to represent Australia at the 2011 World Cup, and his career highlights so far. Name: Willie BishopNickname: Willie BAge: 29Affiliate: ManlyOccupation: Personal TrainerPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: 2011 Touch World CupCareer highlights so far: Australian IRB Rugby Sevens 2007 – 2010  Australian Open Men’s How you got involved in Touch Football: New Zealand Juniors RepFavourite player: Peter WaltersWhat does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup? When I was young I always thought I’d represent New Zealand. Times have changed as my family and I jumped ship and moved to Australia. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to play for Australia, although being a Kiwi, New Zealand is where my heart is but I represent for Australia 100%. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career:  Peter WaltersFavourite sporting moment: Representing Australia in the IRB Rugby Sevens Team in Wellington New ZealandWhat do you know about Scotland:  Travelled there a few times on the IRB Rugby Sevens circuit, pretty cold, gets dark real late and the Edinburgh Castle’s pretty crazy.Any superstitions:  NoneFunniest Australian teammate: Jonathan PalauFavourite quote:  “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: None, expecting another baby.With just one week left until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

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Carlson Wins TFSA Volunteer of the Year

first_imgTouch Football South Australia (TFSA) Referee Director and decorated referee, Damien Carlson has been awarded with his second TFSA Volunteer of Year award for his outstanding contribution to the sport in South Australia at the 2012 TFSA Annual Awards function.Damien dedicates countless hours to improving refereeing in South Australia and also holds a position on the TFSA Operations Advisory Panel, providing support and advice on all Touch Football matters. Damien was also honoured for his own achievements on the field as a referee in 2012, claiming the TFSA Referee of the Year award.TFSA congratulates Damien and all the award winners from the 2012 TFSA Annual Awards:Volunteer of the YearDamien CarlsonAffiliate of the YearHope Valley Touch Football ClubAdministrator/Competition Coordinator of the YearBill Sheeky (Hope Valley)Referee of the YearDamien CarlsonCoach of the YearMick GrayKildare Rieck Elite Scholarship Male Recipient – Dave HarrisFemale Recipient – Georgia BrownCongratulations to all the award winners and finalists. Stay tuned to www.touchsa.com.au and www.facebook.com/TouchFootballSouthAustralia for more details and event photos.Related LinksTFSA Annual Awardslast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Sergio Conceicao would be success in England

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva: Sergio Conceicao would be success in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says Porto coach Sergio Conceicao would be a success in England.Bernardo insists the impact of Portuguese managers in the Premier League is a sure sign Conceicao would impress.He told O Jogo: “The Portuguese coaches are very strong tactically. Sérgio Conceição already did a great job in France in Nantes – I think he did. “There would be room in England. (Jose) Mourinho left, but we have Marco Silva (Everton) and Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolves).”Bernardo also spoke of former AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.”I was really sorry (about his sacking). I talked to Mr. Jardim at the time, but it’s a club decision. He lost a lot of the champion players two years ago, but Jardim gave a lot to the club. Monaco supporters are grateful he gave them a title they had not won for a long time.” last_img read more

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7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard: Mourinho had a go after Man Utd defeat

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: Mourinho had a go after Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed Jose Mourinho “had a little go” at him following their opening day defeat at Manchester United.The Blues got their campaign off to a miserable start with a 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford, which marked Lampard’s first competitive game at the helm.Speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard said: “With Jose we would have texts from time to time. We had some at the start of the season around the United game where he had a little go!” Lampard, who spent a period of time working for BT Sport, accepts that it is nothing personal.”It’s all good,” he added. “I’ve sat in the punditry chair for a year so I understand the need to say things so I’m certainly not going to bang on too much. In terms of him, yeah we have a relationship.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoJuventus concerned over Aaron Ramsey struggles

first_imgJuventus concerned over Aaron Ramsey strugglesby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus management have concerns over Aaron Ramsey’s season start.The Wales international left Arsenal in the summer and moved to Turin on a free transfer.The Daily Mail says with just three starts across all competitions so far this season, Ramsey is just an added cost to the income statement and has not yet proved the value the Old Lady had hoped for.Juventus have, so far, not been satisfied with their summer investment.Since his injury as an Arsenal player away to Napoli in April in the Europa League, Ramsey has played just a handful of games. The Caerphilly-born midfielder is muscular yet fragile and at the age of 30, he finds rapid physical recovery difficult to achieve. Then there is a secondary layer to his struggles. It seems to those at the club that Ramsey has not understood the correct rhythm and demands of Italian style training. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4-Star WR Tarik Black Announces Loaded Top 10 On Twitter

first_imgTarik Black lists his top ten colleges on Twitter.tarik black top ten twitterFour-star wide receiver recruit Tarik Black, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound product of Chesire, Connecticut, has offers from dozens of college football programs ahead of the 2017 season. Sunday night, he narrowed his list down to 10. Black’s list includes one SEC school (Alabama), two Pac-12 schools (UCLA, Arizona State), three ACC schools (Duke, Miami, Virginia Tech) and four Big Ten schools (Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers).Thankful for every Opportunity #Top10 pic.twitter.com/K5UfbYt29X— TJ Black (@LetmeRockk_) December 7, 2015You can check out Black’s highlight reel here.last_img read more

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Video: 4-Star Wide Receiver Dredrick Snelson Chooses UCF Over Maryland, Penn State

first_imgUCF flag flies before AAC championship game.ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the ACC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Fort Lauderdale wide receiver Dredrick Snelson had a wild recruitment, but in the end, he will be staying close to home with the UCF Knights. Snelson, a one time Minnesota commit, chose UCF over finalists Maryland and Penn State. He also reportedly had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and numerous others.#Flanagan HS (FL) 2016 WR Dredrick Snelson (@D_Snelson2) signs LOI with the #UCF #Knights pic.twitter.com/iIInG76D5k— Sleeper Athletes (@SleeperAthletes) February 3, 2016Snelson is a four-star player according to ESPN and Rivals. ESPN ranks him as the No. 20 wide receiver in the class.last_img read more

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Messi: I want Neymar and Guardiola back

first_imgLionel Messi would love to have Neymar back at Barcelona but admitted Paris Saint-Germain are unlikely to let their star asset leave.Neymar swapped Camp Nou for Parc des Princes in a world-record €222m ($253m, £200m) move back in August 2017.The 26-year-old spent four successful seasons at Barca, winning La Liga twice and the Champions League once, but a desire to step out of Messi’s shadow is believed to have motivated his unexpected exit. 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? Speculation persists that Neymar could yet seek a return to the Blaugrana and his Brazil team-mate Arthur, who linked up with Spanish champions at the start of the season, said this week he was “praying” for the rumours to become reality .Messi shares a similar view but holds reservations over the likelihood of PSG sanctioning the transfer.”I see it as complicated,” the Barca captain said in a wide-ranging interview with Marca .”We would love him to come back for what he means, both as a player and for the locker room.”We are friends, we have lived very nice moments, others not so much, but we have spent a lot of time together. However, I find it very difficult [for him] to even leave Paris.”PSG are not going to let Neymar get taken away.” Neymar  @neymarjr in 2018 (club & country):  #UCL pic.twitter.com/gtmM9hFZn8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 19, 2018 The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also still harbours hope of a future reunion with Pep Guardiola.Guardiola, now in charge at Manchester City, has previously claimed his only route back to Barca would be as a youth coach, but Messi would appreciate the opportunity to play under the Catalan once more.”Although it is difficult, I would like to work with Guardiola again,” he said.”He is one of the best coaches in the world. That’s why I would like [him to come back], but I’m telling you that I see it as complicated.”last_img read more

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Report: Dortmund 5 Hannover 1

first_imgMarco Reus starred with a goal and an assist as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday, moving nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga at least until Sunday.Lucien Favre’s men were in control for much of the match, but it was a ruthless second-half display that did most of the damage, as they scored four times after the break to comprehensively defeat their relegation-threatened visitors.Full-back Achraf Hakimi broke the deadlock with a fine strike, and while Hannover managed to tighten up at the back until half-time, Dortmund were rampant in the second half. 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? Reus – set up by Hakimi – got a deserved goal after an hour, before Mario Gotze and Raphael Guerreiro added to things, and, although Benjamin Hadzic at least got Hannover on the scoreboard, Axel Witsel rounded things off at the end.2013 – For the first time since 19th January 2013, both @woodyinho and @MarioGoetze have scored in the same #Bundesliga game for @BlackYellow. United. #BVBH96 pic.twitter.com/ivBqt9keCB— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) January 26, 2019After some earlier Reus chances went begging, the breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute – Hakimi sending a fierce strike into the right side of the net after a clever one-two with Guerreiro.Something of a lull followed, but Dortmund exploded into life again in the second half.Reus doubled the lead in sumptuous fashion with 60 minutes played, receiving Hakimi’s cut back after he had robbed Miiko Albornoz and the Germany star produced a delicate first-time chip with the outside of his foot to beat the stranded Michael Esser.Gotze then got in on the act, tucking home from a tight angle after a solo run and pass from Jadon Sancho, before Guerreiro netted in similar fashion 23 minutes from time following Reus’ pass.Hadzic deflected a shot in as Hannover pulled one back in fortuitous fashion towards the end, but it had no impact on the result, with Witsel finding the net from the edge of the box in stoppage time to put more pressure on defending champions Bayern Munich ahead of their clash with Stuttgart on Sunday. read morelast_img read more

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Watch: Here’s The Field View Of Curtis Samuel’s Game-Winner vs. Michigan

first_imgCurtis Samuel scores a touchdown against Michigan.ABC.Curtis Samuel was the hero for Ohio State in the Buckeyes’ epic overtime win over Michigan earlier today.The junior running back out of Brooklyn finished the game with 86 total yards from scrimmage, but he was the key playmaker on Ohio State’s game-winning drive in overtime. His crazy third down run after catch, on which he reversed field and salvaged eight yards on a play that could’ve lost a ton of yardage, set up J.T. Barrett’s controversial fourth down conversion run. On the next play, he busted a 15-yard run for the game-winning touchdown.Here is that Samuel score, from field view. His skip over the goal line is going to go down into the annals of amazing moments in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.That moment when…???? pic.twitter.com/RntejlNJ3m— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 26, 2016On the season, Samuel has 704 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, and 822 yards and seven touchdowns through the air. He’s been an unbelievable playmaker for the Buckeyes all year, and could very find himself on the College Football Playoff stage to end the year.last_img read more

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Ellis provides injury update on Ertz & Morgan

first_imgU.S. women’s national team manager Jill Ellis has said that key performers Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are both “fine” ahead of Monday’s last-16 match against Spain.The USWNT will take on Spain at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims with a place in the quarterfinal at stake, but the availability of two of its best players was in doubt following Thursday’s group-stage finale against Sweden.Ertz missed that game with a hip contusion as the U.S. defeated Sweden 2-0 to cap off a group stage that saw the team win all three of its games while scoring 18 goals and conceding none.  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? The U.S. set a World Cup record for the most goals scored in any World Cup group stage, men’s or women’s.Morgan was taken off at halftime against Sweden with what Ellis called a “knock,” with the manager indicating after the game that the substitution was precautionary.“It’s a zero-risk game in terms of having players available for the next round,” Ellis said.Ellis was asked on Sunday about both players, and although she was not in a mood to reveal much about the duo, she indicated that they should be ready to go for Monday’s game.“Alex is fine, she’s fine,” Ellis said. The coach also said in response to a later question about Ertz: “[Julie] is fine.”Morgan started the tournament with a record-setting five-goal performance against Thailand, tying the mark for most goals in a World Cup game in her team’s 13-0 victory. She was then rested alongside a host of other starters in the USWNT’s 3-0 win over Chile.Ertz started against both Thailand and Chile, scoring a goal against the South Americans, before being rested against Sweden due to her hip injury.The winner of the game between the U.S. and Spain will face the winner of Sunday night’s last-16 encounter between hosts France and Brazil, with the quarterfinal set for Friday night at Parc des Princes in Paris.last_img read more

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‘Adrian!’ – Klopp compares penalty hero to Rocky Balboa

first_imgJurgen Klopp has likened Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian to boxing icon Rocky Balboa after the Spaniard became an instant hero by saving the decisive spot-kick against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final. After the match finished 2-2 following 120 minutes of action in Istanbul, Adrian made the only penalty save as he denied Tammy Abraham and gifted the Reds another trophy. It caps off a big few days for the former West Ham keeper, who has suddenly become Liverpool’s number one shot-stopper following an injury to Alisson. 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? Stepping up on the big stage when his side needed him most, Klopp compared Adrian to Rocky as he belted out the keeper’s name as it was famously done in the movie.”What a story. Adrian! Like Rocky after he lost against Apollo Creed,” Klopp told BT Sport post-match. “He’s really loud in the dressing room already. The Spanish emotions come through.”It’s so nice for him, I don’t think he’s won a lot in his life, so it’s so nice to win a big one and be an important part in the game as well.”Both goalkeepers had incredible saves.””ADRIAN!!!!!!!!”Of course Jurgen Klopp has gone full Rocky Balboa on us 😂🎤 @DesKellyBTS pic.twitter.com/BZzG4hNXxo— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2019While Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also starred for his side with a string of amazing saves, it was Adrian that walked away from the match as the hero, with Liverpool defender Virgil van Djik tipping such an outcome before the match. “I’m very glad Adrian saved the last one. He should enjoy himself,” van Dijk said. “I told him before that he could be the hero tonight. I said ‘do it’ and he did.”I’m very happy for him and for the club as well.”The Super Cup marks Adrian’s first piece of silverware in his senior professional career and he’ll now be hoping to kick on this season with Allison expected to be sidelined for a few more weeks. After six seasons with West Ham, the Spanish keeper was allowed to leave the club as a free agent over the summer, with Klopp’s decision to sign him suddenly becoming a crucial bit of business.Upon joining the Reds, Adrian stressed his desire to become even better at Anfield and provide a good outlet for his side with the ball at his feet. “I like to help the team from the back,” Adrian said.”Obviously we need to save goals but now the modern keeper has to be very complete.  “I am still learning at my age, still learning and improving, but I think I have a great level to show and keep showing in the Premier League.”last_img read more

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College Football Star Could Be Leaving School For NFL Supplemental Draft

first_imgWestern Michigan runs onto the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.We could have a late departure to the NFL from the college ranks. Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal, a potential 2019 first round pick, could try to make an early move.Beal is a former two-star recruit out of Michigan, who has emerged as a top college corner. He has been a standout defender for the Broncos since 2015, including for the 2016 team that went 13-0 before a Cotton Bowl loss to Wisconsin.Last season, Beal dealt with injuries, but wound up as a second team All-MAC cornerback. In Western Michigan’s near upset of USC, he recorded his first career interception against Sam Darnold.Beal considered a jump earlier this year, but ultimately decided that he wanted to experience his senior season. From the Battle Creek Enquirer:“I gave it some thought. I did a couple times. But I feel like I should stay in school and get my education,” Beal said. “Just my family and people that are close to me, talked to them first and they give me the best advice … It’s all about the senior year. Everybody remembers your senior year – the last go-around. So I’m really looking forward to my senior year and seeing what I can do.”Sam Beal has reportedly changed his mind on entering the NFL this season.According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, he will petition to be in the supplemental draft:Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal is petitioning the NCAA to become eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft next month, when he could become the highest-selected player since the Browns used a second-round supplemental pick on Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012, per league sources.The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Beal already was projected as one of the top picks in the 2019 NFL draft. If he were in next month’s supplemental draft, NFL personnel people believe he likely would be picked somewhere in the first three rounds. The only two players picked there over the past decade were Gordon and Terrelle Pryor, who was the Raiders’ third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft.Beal would be the 44th supplemental draft pick in NFL history. Other notable names include Bernie Kosar, Brian Bosworth, Cris Carter, Rob Moore, and Ahmad Brooks.[ESPN]last_img read more

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Greg Schiano Announces He’s Stepping Down From Patriots Staff

first_imgA closeup of Greg Schiano with his hand on his chin.TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The New England Patriots took home another Super Bowl win, but it came with a cost. De facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores left the Patriots to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.Not long after, Bill Belichick hired former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to become the team’s new defensive coordinator.However, just a few months later, it appears that marriage wasn’t meant to be. On Thursday afternoon, Schiano announced his plans to step down from the Patriots coaching staff before the season began.“I have informed Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick that I am stepping down from my position at the Patriots,” Schiano said in a statement.“This is not the result of any one event, but rather a realization that I need to spend more time on my faith and family. I don’t want to look back years from now and wish I had done things differently. Therefore, I am taking time away from the game to re-calibrate my priorities.”https://t.co/PUjERXu27Z pic.twitter.com/hf00muXWKO— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 28, 2019Bill Belichick also offered a short statement:” I respect Coach Schiano greatly and appreciate his contributions to our staff and team. He is a friend who we support completely.”The timing of Schiano’s decision to step down is interesting, as the team preps for the NFL draft. Perhaps there’s more to the story – or perhaps not.Stay tuned to find out who will take over for Schiano on the Patriots’ staff.last_img read more

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CBS Sports Unveils College Football ‘Hot Seat Rankings’ Ahead Of 2019 Season

first_imgIllinois football coach Lovie Smith with a bearded face.EVANSTON, IL – NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Illinois Fighting Illini watches as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on November 24, 2018 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern defeated Illinois 24-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is less than two months away. For a few coaches, that means some serious progress has to come soon.Every year, CBS Sports publishes its “hot seat rankings” for every single FBS coach. For some, there is no doubt where they stand.The coaches are judged on a zero-to-five scale, with zero being “untouchable” and five meaning the coach must “win or be fired.” 12 coaches, including Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Kirby Smart, Kirk Ferentz, Scott Frost, and Lincoln Riley, have that safest designation.Meanwhile, three coaches are on the verge of getting the axe: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, Illinois’ Lovie Smith, and New Mexico’s Bob Davie. Smith was also a “5” last year, so his return in 2019 is a pretty major surprise. From Dennis Dodd:The amount of love for Lovie surprised me when I had him on this list last year. There were plenty of folks in Smith’s corner. There was progress, they said. There was the contract extension, they said. There was improvement in Year 3 to 4-8, they said. But the buyout has been reduced, and the Big Ten isn’t getting easier. That Team Up North (Northwestern) played for the conference title last season. Smith has become his own defensive coordinator. He’d better be good.While they may not be in “win or be fired” mode, other major coaches, like Jim Harbaugh, Willie Taggart, and Clay Helton are in some peril.Six coaches are ranked as “4s”, or “start improving now,” with Helton and Florida State’s Willie Taggart being the biggest names.Taggart popping up here after just one year tells you all you need to know about how poorly 2018 went in Tallahassee:Whatever your level of support for Taggart, it cannot be denied the program is at a crossroads in 2019. In a few short years, Clemson has taken off and separated itself from the ACC (and the rest of college football for that matter). The schools used to be the cream of the conference. There was plenty of blame handed out after the 36-year bowl streak was broken. Still, Taggart has to turn things around in a hurry. Athletic director Dave Coburn is saying all the right things, but the pressure will be on him, too, if the Noles go bowless again.Harbaugh, whose Michigan Wolverines are the favorite to win the Big Ten in this post-Urban Meyer world, finds himself at a “3,” which CBS defines as “pressure is mounting.” He’s joined by Auburn’s Gus Malzahn in that category. It is very unlikely that Harbaugh is fired by Michigan, but if he can’t get over the hump against the Buckeyes, questions about his job will start to grow much louder.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

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Moto One Vision leak positions it as Redmi Note 7 Pro rival, to feature punch-hole camera

first_imgMoto One Vision leak positions it as Redmi Note 7 Pro rival, to feature punch-hole cameraThe Moto One Vision could be the first Motorola phone to come with a punch-hole camera design. Motorola could price it against the Redmi Note 7 Pro.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 09:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe One Vision ditches the notch and goes for a punch-hole camera design.It runs on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences added.The One Vision gets a 48-megapixel primary camera for the rear.Motorola may not be the company it used to be a few years ago. However, the company often does keep on coming up with budget models, even though they don’t compare with the best in the segment. Earlier this year, Motorola announced the new G7 lineup with fairly mediocre specifications, with the G7 Power making it to the Indian shores at a slightly higher price. The company also launched the G7 and Moto One in India today, both of which have fairly average specifications. However, it seems that Motorola is looking to change that with its next budget offering.Renders of the Moto One Vision have leaked online and from what it seems, Motorola is getting ready to come back into the competition. The One Vision looks to be the first midrange Motorola phone that incorporates a modern design language instead of following the older norms. The One Vision ditches the notch found on the current Moto G7 series and goes for a punch-hole camera design, similar to the one seen on Samsung Galaxy S10. The One Vision render shows the punch-hole camera sitting to the left while there’s a noticeable chin at the bottom. Since it’s an Android One device, it runs on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences added.The rear features a familiar glass panel with curved edges. There’s a vertically dual camera setup which appears to be sporting a 48-megapixel primary camera. There’s also a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor with the Moto logo etched on it. The render shows a new brown colour that hasn’t been seen on any other smartphone so far. The USB-C port and the speaker grilles can be seen at the bottom.advertisementRumours suggest that the Moto One Vision is the global version of the Moto P40 that’s scheduled to launch in China. The P40 is rumoured to sport the Samsung Exynos 9610 chip – the same chip that powers the Galaxy A50. Tiger Mobiles, the blog that published the leak, suggests that One Vision will come with stock Android Pie and is scheduled to get Android Q as well as Android R. And since it runs on an Exynos chip, there’s a high chance it will get the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48-megapixel sensor.The render shows April 3 on the widget, which means Motorola could unveil it in global markets pretty soon. India is also supposed to get the Moto One Vision and it could be a while before it comes out. In India, the Moto One Vision will be the successor to the Moto One Power and will compete directly with the recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro.ALSO READ | Moto G7, Motorola One launched in India: Specs, price and India launch detailsALSO READ | Motorola One Power review: Android One plus a massive battery equals a winnerALSO READ | Moto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storageGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow Android OneFollow smartphoneslast_img read more

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