Arsenal’s £50m transfer budget concerns Keown

first_imgTransfers Arsenal’s £50m budget leaves Emery with defensive dilemma in summer window – Keown Chris Burton 01:02 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Unai Emery Getty Transfers Arsenal Premier League The new man in charge at Emirates Stadium will have to manage his transfer funds carefully and carefully choose which areas to strengthen Unai Emery is reported to have only £50 million ($67m) to spend at Arsenal this summer and Martin Keown fears that will not be enough to address defensive issues.The Gunners have opted to head in a new managerial direction after 22 years under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, but a frugal approach to recruitment appears to remain.There will be no matching the big-spending of rivals such as Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, with value being sought in a market which has seen price tags soar in the wake of Neymar’s record-breaking €222m (£194m/$259m) move to Paris Saint-Germain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal will, therefore, be forced to prioritise certain areas for strengthening, with Keown of the opinion that there may not be enough money in the pot to plug a leaky back line.The former Gunners defender told the Daily Mail on the transfer dilemma facing Emery: “He has to assess whether Arsenal’s central defenders are good enough for him.”Laurent Koscielny is out for six months, Per Mertesacker has retired, Shkodran Mustafi has had a difficult season and he also has two young defenders in Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.”There will have to be a different message with more emphasis on defence than attack.”It will be encouraging for Ivan Gazidis that Emery has already identified areas where he can improve the players already at Arsenal.”With reports of only £50m to spend, a lot of the change is going to have to take place on the training pitch.”Arsenal did snap up Greek centre-half Konstantinos Mavropanos during the January transfer window and have seen encouraging signs from the 20-year-old.They also have plenty of potential emerging from a famed academy system, but Emery may decide to go in search of experience as he seeks to return the club to the Premier League’s top four and Champions League competition.last_img read more

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Salah, Ronaldo & best team of the Champions League

first_imgUEFA Champions League Champions League 2017-18 – Salah, Ronaldo & best team of the tournament Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:31 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Champions League final 2017-18 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool After Madrid took the honours for a third straight year in Kiev, we look back at the best performers over the course of a gripping competitionlast_img

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The Graduates – Jordan Marshall-King

first_imgIn the sixth edition of The Graduates, austouch.com.au caught up with former New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) player, Jordan Marshall-King, who played for the Sydney Scorpions at the 2010 NYC.  After being a part of the Sydney Scorpions side that won the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March, Jordan Marshall-King was back in the Scorpions colours at the National Youth Championships, having one last shot at the title. He was rewarded for his contribution to the team, being named the Most Valuable Player for the Scorpions 18’s Boys side. Marshall-King was part of the NSWCHS side that came third at the 2009 NYC, and enjoyed being back in the Scorpions team for his last year. “It was pretty good, all of the boys back together again, we had a lot of fun,” he said. Marshall-King and his Scorpions teammates didn’t have a chance to play against NSWCHS at the tournament due to being in different pools, but he says it would have been fun to play against his old side. “It would have been good, because I’m good mates with the coach and a few of the boys.”“It was a good experience last year, I had a lot of mates in that team which made it a lot of fun.”Marshall says that he has plenty of good memories of playing at the NYC, and will miss playing at the event. “It’s good fun coming up and playing with all of the boys, that’s one thing that I’m going to miss and seeing mates from different states that you’ve met through Touch, it’s going to be a big loss.”The event also marked the final chance for players in the Australian Youth Squads to be selected for the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman which will be played in Canberra next January. Marshall-King is in the Australian Under 20’s Boys squad, but says his biggest focus at the NYC was to play well for the Scorpions.“I was just focussing on my game, I’m here to play for my mates and my team, if I make the Aussie team, that’s a bonus.”last_img read more

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Australian Referees Announced For 2011 World Cup

first_imgThe referees are listed below:David BaggioLeigh BryantNathan BudgeTony CalabriaScott CampbellDamien CarlsonSam ClarkKaren DaviesTanya FindlayAdam FoleyBrett FreshwaterJohn FrostKen GilbertSamantha HaconBelinda HunterSimon JacksonPeter JonesMark KellyLarry KentGavin KingMichael LandsbergMatt LaveryDale LawrenceIan McFarlaneMichael McGrathRichard McILroyLuke McKenzieBarry McNamaraSally MelzerPeter MillingtonBen MortonChris MurrayVictor NaumovskiBeau NewellJamie OliverTim PearsonDaniel ScullyChris Schwerdt (formerly Dennison-Smith)Bill SladeAnthony SmithBrad SmithPaul SullivanGreg TaylorNicole TeoJohn TurnbullAnton Van RensburgAdam VickeryRob  WardKen WilsonCliff WinnettAlex Wonglast_img

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10 months agoMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwood

first_imgMan Utd U18 boss Ryan lauds ‘match-winner’ Greenwoodby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United U18s coach Neil Ryan has praised Mason Greenwood as a match-winner after his incredible hat-trick against Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup on Monday.The Red Devils clinched a 4-3 victory and passage into the fourth round over the five-time consecutive champions.”Mason’s the match-winner it’s clear, you can see he’s going to get you goals and he’s always dangerous, but you can’t underestimate the rest of the team and the work they’ve done,” Ryan told reporters after the match. “D’Mani Mellor ran himself into the ground, and so did every player on the pitch. We’re not just a one-man team, it’s the full squad and we have players to come back.”Yes, Mason was fantastic, I can’t fault that. Great goals, and he gets a hat-trick in one of the biggest games, and we want more of these big games for our boys.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoFergie prefers Pochettino ahead of Zidane for Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fergie prefers Pochettino ahead of Zidane for Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSir Alex Ferguson wants to see Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as next Manchester United manager.Pochettino is United’s No1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho from next season, with Fergie championing him behind the scenes.The Sun says Poch famously had lunch with the Old Trafford legend two-and-a-half years ago at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, London.Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 years at United, remains a huge fan of the Argie coach.United will step up their search for Mourinho’s successor and appoint at the end of the season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepping in as caretaker.Zinedine Zidane is in the running and will not cost a penny in compensation after leaving Real Madrid in the summer. last_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace chairman Parish admits likely final Zaha season

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace chairman Parish admits likely final Zaha seasonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits this could be the last season at Selhurst Park for Wilfried Zaha.Parish insisted Zaha will not be leaving this January after a link with a move to the Chinese Super League.The Ivory Coast winger signed a new five-year contract earlier this year worth £130,000-a-week but Parish said: “We have got a long history with Wilf. He loves the club and we love him. But of course people want to do well in their career over time.“We have to look at it. We have to look at the right circumstances for Wilf, the right circumstances for the club.“Right now, I know he is 1,000% committed to Crystal Palace Football Club. He doesn’t think about anything else. He is not interested in going to China. He wants to help us get up the table. That is all he is focused on right now.” last_img read more

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a month ago​Liverpool star Mane worth much more than £100m – Aldridge

first_img​Liverpool star Mane worth much more than £100m – Aldridgeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge believes that Sadio Mane is worth more than £100 million.The Senegalese winger was always seen as a talented attacker, but he has increased his goal output and improved his consistency in recent months.Such improvements mean that Aldridge sees Mane as near irreplaceable, hence the high price tag.Mane has 65 goals in 129 Premier League games for the club.Aldridge told the Irish Independent: “Mane was something of an unknown quantity when Liverpool signed him from Southampton in the summer of 2016 and while he always had raw pace, Klopp and his coaching staff have turned him into a potent scoring weapon in the last couple of seasons.”He is there with Salah now as a scoring threat and if either of the pair were put up for sale by Liverpool (which is not happening by the way!) the fee they would command would be well beyond the £100m mark.”Keeping those three fit is vital to Liverpool and Klopp’s hopes of success this season, with the opening few weeks of this season confirming the European champions mean business in the Premier League.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take it

first_imgChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take itby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Willian admits he wanted to take last night’s penalty in defeat to Valencia.Ross Barkley took the spotkick and missed to hand Los Che the Champions League win.Willian said: “I wanted to take it but he (Barkley) was confident to take it.”This is football. He missed the penalty but it could be me that missed, or Jorginho or whoever. So football is like this. But when we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together.”Barkley added: “If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident of taking it,You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more group stage games to go that we’re aiming to win. The Valencia game just didn’t go our way, it’s disappointing really.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard hailed Jorginho after their 2-0 defeat of Brighton.A penalty from Jorginho followed by a deflected drive by Willian secured the precious points for the Blues. Lampard said, “Everyone has been drawn to talking about the young players but they will always need experienced players around them. You’re talking about Jorginho with the coolness of head to score the penalty, and Willian who not only created chances for himself and got his goal but showed fantastic work ethic as well.”Those are the standards. Some of the experienced players can set those standards and the young players must follow.”Jorginho’s a leader in his personality. For whatever reasons, people made judgements about him last season but I can only judge what I see in front of me and from pre-season he’s been one of the leaders in the dressing room and on the pitch.”He wants to win and to show that in everything you do is so important. He does that so I’m pleased with him. The young players need to look up to that kind of attitude that he has daily.” last_img read more

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2 days agoHamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sancho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sanchoby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Dietmar Hamann says his old club are keen on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.With English clubs seemingly lining up to bring Sancho back to the Premier League, Hamann claims that Liverpool are one of them. “What I hear is that Liverpool have great interest,” Hamann told Sky Germany.”I would imagine that next summer they could become one of the biggest interested parties.”He’s from Manchester City and I do not know if he would come back again, and it’s a thing for Manchester United, too, if they’ve ever been to the rivals.” last_img

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Here’s How The Big Ten Would Handle A 3-Team Tiebreaker

first_imgA Michigan fans reaction to the end of the Michigan Michigan State game.Where will Michigan fans rank? Michigan FansMichigan FansOn Saturday, Michigan State snuck past Michigan on a touchdown off of a fumbled punt. The Spartans now have an important edge on the Wolverines, but the game proved that the two teams are incredibly close. Ohio State beating Michigan State, and Michigan defeating Ohio State in “The Game” definitely seems plausible at the moment, and if those three teams don’t lose to anyone else, the Big Ten could find itself with a ridiculous tiebreaker scenario. A three-way tie between the Buckeyes, Spartans, and Wolverines would negate the first four tiebreakers: records vs. one another, records vs. rest of division, records vs. highest finishers in the division, and record against common conference opponents. The fifth tiebreaker sends things to the College Football Playoff poll, which could complicate things further. ESPN’s Brian Bennett has more:The fifth tiebreaker states that the highest ranked team in the College Football Playoff poll would be the division representative in Indianapolis, unless the two highest-ranked teams are within one spot of each other. So if, say, Ohio State was No. 4 and Michigan was No. 5 and Michigan State 7th, the Wolverines would go based on their head-to-head win vs. the Buckeyes.Michigan jumping a higher ranked Ohio State would be controversial to begin with, but this scenario could also have the three teams waiting for a few days to find out which team heads to Indianapolis at all.The potential issue here, of course, is that the playoff selection committee’s poll does not come out until Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET. So we could have a situation where all three teams are waiting around for three full days after their regular-season finale, unsure who is advancing to play the West Division champion. That would make for a nightmare situation in terms of game preparation for the East teams and the West winner. Add in ticket sales, hotel rooms and other travel arrangements, and it becomes total chaos.If this comes to pass, we have to imagine that the Big Ten will look to streamline their process going forward. Right not, it definitely doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch. [ESPN]last_img read more

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Buffon close to sensational Juventus return

first_imgJuventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is set to make a sensational return to the club after announcing his Paris Saint-Germain departure.The 41-year-old left the Serie A champions at the end of his contract in June 2018 after 17 years with the club, opting to move to France and sign a one-year deal with PSG.He recently announced his intention to leave Paris , despite being offered a contract extension, and Goal can confirm that the Italian is set to make an unexpected return to Juventus. 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? Buffon’s return will see him act as back-up to first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny, whose stock has increased after cementing his place as one of Serie A’s finest between the sticks.Although the move seemed unthinkable only a few days ago, the Italian’s relationship with Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli has helped to push the move through with Buffon having already agreed a one-year contract.The move will be made official once the future of current back-up goalkeeper Mattia Perin has been decided, with the 26-year-old expected to leave the club this summer amid interest from Roma and Sevilla.Buffon still feels he has something to offer at the highest level after leaving PSG with a Ligue 1 winners’ medal, and will possibly look at moving into management when he decides to call an end to his playing days.The World Cup winner is not the only man who donned a PSG shirt last season who Juventus are interested in bringing to Turin this summer, however, with midfielder Adrien Rabiot high on the club’s transfer target list.The France international was suspended by the club in December and has been linked with a move to various top European clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United as a result, but sources close to the deal have told Goal that the Old Lady are confident of completing a deal .The central midfielder’s contract is set to expire at the end of June, and Juventus are offering him a deal worth €7 million (£6m/$8m) per season, excluding any additional bonuses.The Serie A champions are looking to move forward with transfer targets swiftly during the summer transfer window, having appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on June 16.last_img read more

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New York Red Bulls vs NYCFC: TV, stream & preview

first_imgThe New York Red Bulls can overtake New York City FC in the Eastern Conference with victory in the first New York derby match of 2019.NYCFC are just one point ahead of their city rivals in fifth place after their club-record 14 game unbeaten run in all competitions was brought to an end with a home defeat to the Portland Timbers last weekend.The Red Bulls meanwhile have won just one of their last four MLS matches and needed a 93rd minute equaliser from Bradley Wright-Phillips to secure a 3-3 draw against Atlanta United last weekend. 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? Game New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Date Sunday, July 14 Time 11:30pm BST / 6:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes/Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position NYCFC players Goalkeepers Barraza, Johnson, Stuver Defenders Callens, Chanot, Ibeagha, Matarrita, Scally, Sweat, Tinnerholm Midfielders Bedoya, Haak, Medina, Moralez, Ofori, Parks, Ring, Rocha, Sands,Torres Forwards Dos Santos, Castellanos, Mackay-Steven, Mitrita, Tajouri-Shradi New York City FC have a number of injury concerns with Sean Johnson, Alexander Callens, Tony Rocha, James Sands and Joe Scally all set to miss out.Potential NYCFC XI: Stuver, Sweat, Tinnerholm, Chanot, Matarrita, Ibeagha, Ring, Moralez, Castellanos, Ofori, Parks. Position New York Red Bulls players Goalkeepers Louro, Meara, Robles Defenders Duncan, Lade, Lawrence, Long, Murillo, Nealis, Parker, Tarek Midfielders Bezecourt, Casseres Jr. Davis, Epps, Fernandez, Ivan, Koffi, Mines, Muyl, Kaku, Royer, Rzatkowski, Valot. Forwards Etienne Jr. Barlow, Jorgensen, White, Wright-Phillips The Red Bulls have Michael Murillo and Kaku available after suspension but Florian Valot and Tim Parker remain sidelined. Aaron Long is also unlikely to feature after playing for the USMNT in the Gold Cup final against Mexico on Sunday.Potential New York Red Bulls XI: Robles, Tarek, Duncan, Nealis, Lawrence, Muyl, Davis, Royer, Rzatkowski, Casseres Jr, White.Betting & Match Odds New York Red Bulls are priced at evens to win, according to bet365, while a draw is available at 5/2. A win for NYCFC is priced at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more . Match Preview Ismael Tajouri NYCFC 2017-18In addition to bragging rights, the winner of this Sunday’s Hudson River derby will give themselves a huge boost in the race for the playoffs.New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls are fifth and sixth respectively in the Eastern Conference. Toronto FC sits in the seventh and final playoff position, two points behind the Red Bulls. Given they have at least two games in hand on all of their opponents at the top of the table, a win for NYCFC would not only see them pull four points clear of their city rivals but give themselves the platform to cement their place in the top seven.They will also be looking to bounce back after their defeat to Portland last weekend, which was followed up by a penalty shootout loss to Orlando City on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.”When you lose in penalties, in my opinion, the soccer was not fair with us, but it is what it is,” said boss Domenec Torrent. “We have to rest well because now we play the Red Bulls, everyone knows how tough it is to play against this type of [pressing] team.”They’re an aggressive team, but if you take the ball and pass the ball and you have control, it’s more easy to play this type of team.”The Red Bulls, meanwhile, will be glad to return to Red Bull Arena after some shaky results on the road in recent weeks. They threw away a 2-0 lead at Philadelphia at the start of last month before being thrashed 4-0 at Houston, ending the game with nine men.They needed a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Atlanta last weekend and coach Chris Armas hopes the intensity of that game will prove ideal preparation for Sunday’s derby.“Does that one help you prepare for what’s ahead? I hope so. To understand the intensity needed, the focus needed, the quality needed at times, and the discipline that those games demand,” he said.“Even what we said after the game to the guys is that has to be the standard. That shouldn’t be something we can pull out of the hat on certain days. The good thing is we have that in us. The challenge for every team and top players and coaches is to maintain that standard of work all the time.”last_img read more

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College Football QB Accused Of Selling Marijuana To His Teammates

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football quarterback has been accused of selling marijuana to his teammates. The quarterback was arrested on Friday.Florida Institute of Technology quarterback Brandon Ziarno was arrested on Friday during a routine traffic stop. The quarterback was reportedly arrested on marijuana charges after police found 65.7 grams of pot in small, plastic bags.Ziarno reportedly told police he would tell them anything they wanted to know, which apparently included admitting to selling to his teammates.From News 6 in Orlando:Ziarno, 21, told officers he would tell them anything they wanted to know after he was pulled over for running a stop sign and police smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle on Country Club Road, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.Police reports state that Ziarno, a Melbourne Central Catholic graduate, confessed to selling marijuana to a “few” of his Panthers teammates.Ziarno was charged with possession of cannabis over 20 grams and possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver.Ziarno has been Florida Tech’s backup quarterback. He’s heading into his junior season. The quarterback was a standout performer in high school, throwing for more than 7,000 yards.last_img read more

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Clay Travis Says There’s Still A “Big Question” With Urban Meyer, Ohio State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is currently on paid administrative leave while the school completes an investigation into how he handled domestic violence allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith back in 2015. The findings are expected to be released within 14 days.Clay Travis, who runs Outkick The Coverage, thinks there is one major question regarding the case that people aren’t talking about enough. And it actually has to do with the 2009 alleged incident – not the 2015 one.Travis thinks it’s important to know whether Meyer told Ohio State AD Gene Smith in 2012 when they hired Smith about the 2009 incident.Why? He says that a second allegation against someone for domestic violence is much different. He says a school would possibly factor that in when it came to whether or not to employ him. Here’s more, via Outkick The Coverage:Certainly former Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley should be asked whether Meyer informed him about Smith’s arrest and allowed him to continue coaching at Florida — but did Meyer inform his Ohio State bosses about the 2009 incident either in 2012 when he was hiring Smith or in 2015 when the second issue of domestic violence arose? And if he didn’t, shouldn’t he have have done so?Because otherwise Gene Smith, in investigating Zach Smith’s 2015 domestic violence incident, might well have believed this was the only allegation of domestic violence in Smith’s past. The way you would respond to a single incidence of domestic violence might well be different than the way you would respond if you knew Smith had previously been arrested for domestic violence, years earlier, involving the same woman.It’s a fair question – at least when it comes to morality. If everyone at Ohio State knew that Smith had a previous allegation when the 2015 alleged incident occurred, it’d be different if it were just the first.Big question Ohio State has to answer in its investigation — did Urban Meyer tell his Buckeye bosses about Zach Smith’s 2009 arrest for domestic violence at UF when he was hired at OSU in 2012 or when Buckeyes investigated 2015 domestic violence incident? https://t.co/6Gc6dwjCU9— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 6, 2018It would also mean that it wasn’t just Meyer who was employing Smith knowing he had two domestic violence allegations against him – it would be his bosses too.It’s going to be an interesting few weeks in Columbus. We’ll keep you updated.last_img read more

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Two Texas Stars Won’t Play Tonight Against Texas Tech

first_imgA Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)When the Texas Longhorns take the field tonight for their game against Texas Tech, they’ll have to do so without two of their best players. It’s a tough break right before game time.Star wide receiver Collin Johnson reportedly tweaked his knee in practice earlier this week. As a result, he won’t be available tonight in what should be a high-scoring affair.Johnson is second on the team in receiving yards and is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns. Meanwhile, stating defensive back Brandon Jones will also miss the game tonight.The junior defensive back suffered a freak accident during warmups last weekend against West Virginia.BREAKING: Collin Johnson and Brandon Jones will not play today per Tom Herman.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 10, 2018That’s two tough breaks for the Longhorns just about an hour before they take the field against the Red Raiders. Will those two losses affect the outcome?Texas and Texas Tech are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. The game will be broadcast on FOX.last_img read more

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ESPN’s Desmond Howard Places Top 10 Team On “Upset Alert”

first_imgDesmond Howard on the College GameDay set.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Desmond Howard and Rece Davis on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Week 4 of the 2019 college football season already featured one top 10 team getting upset, as No. 10 Utah fell on the road to USC on Friday night.Is another one on the way?ESPN college football analyst Desmond Howard has placed a top 10 team on “upset alert” heading into today’s slate of games.The team: No. 9 Florida. The Gators are coming off a road win at Kentucky, though they lost their starting quarterback in the process, as Feleipe Franks went down with a season-ending injury. Florida is set to host Tennessee in Gainesville today. The Vols are in need of a huge win.“Florida might be vulnerable without Franks,” Howard said on SportsCenter today.Dan Mullen’s team is now being led by backup Kyle Trask, who looked good in the comeback win over the Wildcats.Trask threw for 126 yards and rushed for a touchdown in last weekend’s road win at Kentucky.Florida and Tennessee are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

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Redmi Note 7 Pro, Galaxy S10, Nokia 9 and other top launches: 10 phones that will be unveiled soon

first_imgRedmi Note 7 Pro, Galaxy S10, Nokia 9 and other top launches: 10 phones that will be unveiled soonWith MWC 2019 almost on the horizon, February 2019 will witness some of the most exciting smartphone launches across various price points. From foldable phones to value-for-money devices, we look at some of the highly-anticipated smartphones expected to break cover in February.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 12:16 IST Photo: Concept CreatorHIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi Note 7 Pro is known to feature an upgraded Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera.Samsung will come with three S10 variants – S10 e/S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus.Nokia 6.2 could be the first Nokia device with a punch-hole camera display.February has arrived, which means it’s time for geeks to rub their hands in anticipation of some of the year’s most exciting smartphones. This year, we are expecting some of the most radical devices that could change the course of the smartphone industry. The Samsung foldable phone is expected to mark a new era in the world of mobile phones. Huawei is also expected to unveil its own foldable smartphone at the MWC. Nokia is also expected to unveil its Penta-camera smartphone.While concept devices are expected to grace MWC, India is also expected to witness some exciting smartphones across various price categories. Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. Vivo will be bringing the pop-up camera to its mainstream V series smartphone with the V15 Pro. Motorola’s Moto G7 series is also expected to break cover.If you are willing to shed some cash on smartphones, these are some options that you should eagerly look forward to.Redmi Note 7 Pro Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 7 last month with much galore. Featuring a waterdrop notched display and a 48-megapixel camera, the Note 7 is expected to come to the Indian market pretty soon. However, rumours also say India may be witnessing the Redmi Note 7 Pro before anyone else. The Note 7 Pro is known to feature an upgraded Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera. It could also have a more powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset. The Note 7 Pro is expected to priced between Rs 15,000 to Rs 16,000.Redmi GoThe Redmi Go is expected to be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone in India. The Redmi Go is expected to be priced under Rs 4,000 and could challenge the various smart feature phones such as JioPhone and Nokia 3310. It’s similar to the Redmi 5A, except for the RAM and storage which have been reduced to 1GB and 8GB respectively.advertisementMoto G7 Lenovo will be bringing four models under the Moto G series this year – Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power. All the models sport a notched display, with the G7 and G7 Plus sporting waterdrop notches. All the models will have glossy bodies with glass and plastic rear panels. Except for the Moto G7 Plus that will come with a Snapdragon 636 chip, all other models will sport a Snapdragon 632 chipset. The G7 range is expected to start from Rs 12,000 and go up to Rs 27,000.Vivo V15 ProThe Vivo V15 Pro is expected to offer the pop-up selfie camera from the Vivo Nex at a more affordable price point. The V15 Pro so far is known to feature a triple camera setup and a fullscreen bezel-less display. Rumours suggest the V15 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 675 chipset and will sport a 48-megapixel rear camera. The selfie camera is expected to feature a 32-megapixel sensor. The V15 Pro could be priced under Rs 30,000.Samsung Galaxy S10 The Galaxy S10 is one of the most hyped smartphones in 2019. Samsung is expected to lose the bezels in favour of a punch-hole camera in the display and triple camera setup at the rear. Samsung will come with three S10 variants – S10 e/S10 Lite, S10 and S10 Plus. The S10e/S10 Lite will feature a flat display and dual rear camera, making it the cheapest S10 variant. The S10 and S10 Plus will sport curved edge displays with three cameras as standard. The S10 Plus will get dual selfie cameras along with a combination of 12GB RAM and 1TB storage for the top-end variant. Prices are expected to start from Rs 60,000 and go up to Rs 1,22,000.Samsung Galaxy FoldNothing much has leaked regarding the Galaxy Fold. So far, Samsung had shown the prototype at the Samsung Developer Conference 2018. It is expected that the Galaxy Fold will feature an inward-folding display while it will feature a narrow-bezel display on the outside. It is expected to be powered by the Exynos 9820 chips that will power the Galaxy S10. The Fold could be priced above $1,500.Huawei FoldHuawei has successfully kept its foldable phone under wraps since its announcement. While the details of the device are a complete mystery, Huawei teased the device for an MWC launch. The teaser shows a device with an outward folding display – much like the Royole Flex Pai foldable phone. It is expected to run on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset and customised iteration of EMUI.Nokia 9Nokia’s Penta-camera smartphone has been a myth for the last few years. In one of Nokia’s latest leaked teasers, the Nokia 9 is expected to see the light of the day. The smartphone is expected to feature a five-camera setup that is expected to offer unprecedented camera performance. Rumours also suggest that the Nokia 9 could sport an in-display fingerprint sensor and 18W fast charging. The Nokia 9 could be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip, but could later spawn a 5G variant with the Snapdragon 855 chip.advertisementNokia 6.2Apart from the penta-camera smartphone, Nokia could also unveil the Nokia 6.2. This will be the first Nokia device with a punch-hole camera display and a fairly reasonable Snapdragon 632 chipset. It is also rumoured to feature a 16-megapixel dual-rear Zeiss camera and OZO Audio. And as usual, it will be another Android One device with stock Android interface. The Nokia 6.2 could be priced under Rs 15,000 when it comes to the Indian market.Huawei P30 ProHuawei’s first flagship smartphone in 2019 is expected to lead the market with a quad-camera setup at the rear. Rumours suggest that the entire P30 lineup will sport a triple camera setup, albeit with different states of tune. The entire lineup is also expected to feature a waterdrop notched display. Underneath, the P30 Pro could be powered by the HiSilicon 980 chipset from the Mate 20 Pro.ALSO READ | New details of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Go India variants revealed ahead of launchALSO READ | Moto G7 Plus full specs spotted on TENAA ahead of February 7 launchALSO READ | This is Galaxy S10e, Samsung will launch it with Galaxy S10 to take on iPhone XRGet 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 smartphonesFollow XiaomiFollow androidFollow Samsung Nextlast_img read more

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