10 months agoSTATS STUNNER: Pogba dominates Man Utd victory over Huddersfield

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STATS STUNNER: Pogba dominates Man Utd victory over Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba dominated the match stats for victory over Huddersfield.Pogba scored twice for the 3-1 win on Wednesday.He managed a game-high of 90 passes in total, with 61 of these coming in the opposition half – again, more than any other player on the pitch. In total, he had 117 touches of the ball which was way clear of the next best in this category – team-mate Luke Shaw.Nobody in a red shirt made more than his two tackles and he gained possession 10 times, which was the most for the home side. There were seven sprints during the 10.73 km he covered in distance as he was hugely influential in the middle of the pitch.In attack, he mustered five shots in total, four of which were on target, with one effort blocked. last_img read more

10 months agoSummer moves didn’t address Man City’s glaring issues and it now shows

first_imgSummer moves didn’t address Man City’s glaring issues and it now showsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the love- The following is a sponsored articleLooking just a week ago everything was supposed to be rosy in the Etihad garden. Man City are in the mix to live up to the expectations of bookmakers and land two-in-a-row in the Premier League and the club are also making strides on the continent, blasting their way into the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.They have a squad jam-packed full of talent, a manager in Pep Guardiola who has been to the very top of the game and is determined to make a return, and a board always happy to stick their hand in their pocket and shell-out for expensive new signings.Fans are happy with the direction the club are taking these days, after suffering years of watching their heroes toil. Everything is near perfect and it’s a great time to be associated with Manchester City, but there are a few glaring issue the club can’t get away from and as we head towards what will be a crucial 2019, they need addressing.The best Premier League betting sites and offers (based on www.top-betting-sites.co.uk) have reacted and have City removed from favourites for a second consecutive title win, mainly after 3 losses in their last five games – without putting the results aside here are some glaring issues:Lack of firepower. Now, it may seem preposterous to suggest The Cityzens lack weight up top, especially after watching them score 54 league goals in their first 20 games (league best), but we saw in December’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge an old worry resurface.Despite millions of pounds spent during the summer transfer window, Man City still have only two natural strikers in their main squad and that isn’t enough to see them hold off all challengers domestically over the course of a season and drive at the major places in European football’s elite club competition.Sergio Aguero is one of those strikers and although when fully fit and in the mood there’s few more talented at created chances and scoring important goals, his recent history shows the Argentinian has suffered from lengthy lay-offs in the past. At 30-years-old and in the thick of a hectic schedule it’s surely only a matter of time before he checks in for more time on the treatment table. If that does happen it would leave a massive hole in the City attack. Who would fill the gap?Gabriel Jesus is the natural replacement, but the Brazilian is returning from what was a poor showing at the World Cup in Russia where his Samba Boys were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Belgium, following a 2-1 defeat. Jesus appears to be struggling with the lack of a proper rest and has scored just 3 goals (two of them against Everton) and chipped in with two assists so far in the league. Compare that to the nine and seven of Aguero and the stats prove he’d be little help in times of crisis.Further back the pitch and Pep has more to keep him awake at night with defender Benjamin Mendy out injured for another month. That couldn’t have come at a worse time for the club heading towards the non-stop festive period and there’s little doubt the talented Frenchman will be a huge miss to his teammates. He’s another beginning to show the signs of a punishing year.Elsewhere, and Ukrainian prospect Oleksandr Zinchenko hasn’t really set the heather alight as was expected of him so far and he appears to lack the dominance and consistency needed to force himself into the limelight. When the chips were down, he hasn’t shown he is the kind of player who could turn a game in his favour although netting an assist the last game against Southampton – his only second 90 minutes game this year.Finally, what’s the latest on the blockbuster signing of the summer, Riyad Mahrez? The winger has had no trouble settling in to his new surrounding and has already played a big part in his team’s title defence. He is a player who could win games for his employers in the blink of an eye and he appears to be getting stronger with the passing of each match. He’ll be key to any success City have during 2019 and that was proven when he scored the winner against Watford at Vicarage Road recently, adding to a Sane first-half opener.Putting in a man of the match performance against The Hornets, the City faithful will be hoping the Algerian internationalist can get an extended run in the team and stay injury free. His attackers could certainly do with the help.Manchester City start the new year with a home match against main title rivals Liverpool on Thursday 3 January in an 8.00pm kick-off which presents a chance to narrow the gap, before welcoming Wolves to town on Monday 14. A trip to Huddersfield shouldn’t pose too many problems six days later and they wind up the opening month on the calendar at St James Park on Tuesday 29. TagsSponsoredAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoZabaleta welcomes ex-Man City teammate Nasri to West Ham

first_imgZabaleta welcomes ex-Man City teammate Nasri to West Hamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePablo Zabaleta has welcomed former Manchester City teammate Samir Nasri to West Ham.Nasri enjoyed some of the best football of his career under Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini’s guidance in City’s 2013/14 Premier League title-winning season.Zabaleta told the Daily Star, “He’s ready. “We know that obviously he will need some game time to build up his fitness level. He’s been working with us for a month and a half. “Of course then in a game it’s different, but I hope he can have his chance soon, because he’s one of those players who can probably bring some creativity into the team because it seems like some part of the games we need to keep the ball better, the final pass, keep more possession. “At the moment, especially in the last two games, we’ve given the ball away so cheaply, so a player with his class of course will bring this.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ESPN’s Desmond Howard Bashes SEC After Performances Of Arkansas And Auburn

first_imgDesmond Howard's playoff prediction.Twitter/@NickDolleIs the Southeastern Conference the best college football league in the country top-to-bottom? Last week, it seemed that the answer was obvious. This week? Not so much. Arkansas, as you probably know, lost to Toledo at home. Auburn needed overtime to get by FCS-level Jacksonville State. And Missouri trails Arkansas State at halftime. ESPN’s Desmond Howard is taking notice, and has a message for fans who think the SEC reigns above all others.Really hard to make the “BEST from top to bottom” claim when you step out of the conf and lose to Toledo (at home) and need OT to beat JVST.— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 13, 2015It’s a long season, so it’s best not to make judgements quite yet. But perhaps the playing field across the country is more level than previously thought.last_img read more

Photo: Desmond Howard Attempts To Play Peacemaker Between Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Desmond Howard can now add “peacemaker” to his resume. The former Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN college football analyst visited Nick Saban at Alabama today. Of course, the head coach of Howard’s alma mater, Jim Harbaugh, has been feuding a bit with the Crimson Tide coach. Harbaugh called Saban “hypocritical” for his criticism of satellite camps, which the Wolverines’ coach has helped make popular. Howard posted on Twitter a picture of himself and Saban, asking why we all can’t just get along. Enjoyed my time at Alabama today with Nick. #Peacemaker #CantWeAllJustGetAlong #RollTide #GoBlue! pic.twitter.com/G2LFqQbCBz— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) June 8, 2016Howard got Saban to smile. Maybe he really does have a future in mediation.last_img read more

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi starts for Blues

first_imgTottenham Hotspur will host Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final as they look to lift their first trophy since 2008, and their first piece of silverware under Mauricio Pochettino.Maurizio Sarri’s side lost to the North Londoners 3-1 in the Premier League in November that ended their unbeaten run and will be out for revenge.The winner of the two-legged will go on to face either Burton Albion or Manchester City in the final of the competition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Tottenham vs Chelsea Date Tuesday, January 8 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm 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 N/A fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports and livestreamed on Sky GO Extra. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Sky GO Extra Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura Forwards Kane, Llorente Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Bulka Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta Midfielders Jorginho, Kante, Hazard, Barkley, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi, Moses, Willian Forwards Morata, Giroud Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Morata, Hazard.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are priced at odds of winning 9/4 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 13/5. A win for Spurs is priced at 5/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2018-19The home side have been given one of the most rigorous routes to the semi-final having been handed three successive ties against Premier League opponents, but a win over their London rivals will put them in prime position to lift their first trophy in over a decade.Wins over Watford, West Ham and Arsenal have sent them to the last four of the competition and they will head into the fixture with major momentum following their 7-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday.Pochettino will likely view the EFL Cup as one of his outside goals in a campaign where Spurs are unlikely title challengers – his side potentially favouring their chances in the FA Cup and Champions League – but Tuesday’s clash is the manager’s best opportunity to bring some long-awaited silverware back to the club.The North Londoners have been in flying form, registering 14 wins from 17 matches in all competitions, though will need to clear their minds following a shock loss against newly-promoted Wolves in their last match at Wembley.Meanwhile, Sarri now has the chance to lift silverware in his first season at Stamford Bridge should he overcome Pochettino’s side with a win at Wembley. The Blues already suffered a loss to Spurs at the end of November and will be eager to avenge their defeat, though a number of forward players are still recovering from injury.Chelsea have suffered from inconsistent form during the festive period, losing to Leicester and drawing with Southampton in the Premier League, though registering a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.The future of Alvaro Morata is still uncertain despite the Spaniard netting twice in the FA Cup, with his status as a Chelsea player likely to remain in doubt until the end of the January transfer window amid poor form and low confidence.last_img read more

Vazquez: Real Madrid deserved more against Barca

first_imgLucas Vazquez believes Real Madrid deserved more from their Clasico draw with Barcelona in the opening leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.Vazquez opened the scoring in Madrid’s 1-1 draw away to bitter rivals and La Liga champions Barca at Camp Nou on Wednesday.AdChoices广告Madrid took the lead in the sixth minute when Vazquez flicked the ball beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen, though Malcom equalised in the second half to earn a draw for Barca. 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 semi-final tie is now evenly poised heading to the Santiago Bernabeu for the return fixture on February 27 and Madrid forward Vazquez was not completely satisfied after the match.”It’s a bittersweet feeling because the team deserved more,” Vazquez told reporters. “I’m thrilled to have got the goal and helped the team but we lacked that little bit to go on and win it.”I’ll take away our efforts for 90 minutes because everyone ran hard and worked with real intensity, both up front and at the back, and that’s the secret to this group. We have to keep it up.”We’d planned a match where we’d press high up and win the ball back in their half, and we did just that, especially before half-time. Every player is extremely committed, we’re all pulling in the same direction.”Towards the end we had a couple of great chances to make it 1-2 but it wasn’t to be. The tie is wide open and it’ll be a hard-fought game next time out. We will be going all out for a win at the Bernabeu in front of our fans. All together we’ll push to seal a place in the final.”Goalkeeper Keylor Navas was in Madrid’s starting XI midweek as number one Thibaut Courtois dropped to the bench.Navas, who impressed against Barca, added: “Both sides had chances, we both took control of the game for different spells. Ultimately 1-1 doesn’t feel so great because we wanted to win it but it’s a fair result from what was a tight game. “I thank God for giving me the strength, desire and motivation. I always say it’s my friends, my wife and my kids who make me come out, enjoy myself and give it my all for this shirt. It’s a privilege to be out on the pitch and I have to make the most of it.”We knew we had to score, to win you have to score goals. We got one and we hope it’s enough, if we keep a clean sheet at home, we could be in the final. It’ll not be easy.”last_img read more

Watch: LSU And Auburn Families Come Together Over Tragedy

first_imgA family of Auburn fans walks side by side.Screencap/ESPNCollege GameDay video: LSU and Auburn families cultivate an unlikely relationship as tragedy puts sports rivalries into perspective.LSU and Auburn are bitter SEC rivals, but at the end of the day, sports are nothing more than a triviality when it comes to the livelihood of family.Enter the Boswell family, steadfast Auburn fans, whose infant son Davis was suffering from a rare virus that attacked his heart. They were told by doctors that he’d need a heart transplant, but it’s rare for that to happen; the organ has to match perfectly. They’d be stuck waiting until a proper donor became available.Four hundred miles away in Louisiana, the Perry family, lifelong LSU fans, had just welcomed the birth of two twins, Ella and John Clarke. After just six months, though, John Clarke developed an extremely high fever, which doctors told the Perry’s was the result of a brain bleed, and John Clarke passed as a result.Weeks of agonizing waiting went by when the Boswell’s finally got the call that a donor heart was available for their son. It was John Clarke’s.As fate would have it, John Clarke’s heart was a perfect match for Davis, and Davis is now a happy and healthy boy.The Boswells and the Perrys now plan on meeting for every Auburn-LSU game, as a way of celebrating life and the legacy of John Clarke, whose heart continues to beat on in Davis.Watch the College GameDay video in its entirety below: LSU and Auburn play Saturday at 6 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img read more

Sterling can score 30 this season – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that Raheem Sterling can score 30 goals across all competitions this season.The England winger managed 25 last term, hitting 17 in the Premier League as City won a domestic treble.But despite those impressive statistics, Guardiola thinks Sterling can do even better. 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? “Yeah, ­hopefully [he can score 30]. It will be good for him and for the team,” Guardiola said.“When he’s in front of the goal, he puts it in the net. So, he can do it, yeah. He scored 25 last season, and 25 to 30 is only five goals. So he can do it. Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!“But I don’t know. I never spoke with Sergio Aguero, or Gabriel Jesus, or Raheem, with any of the people up front, about what are their dreams and targets, so I don’t know, ­honestly.“I think they’re happy when they are scoring goals, like all the people who play in the front line.“So, hopefully, he can score goals. I think goals are a ­consequence of the way we play – their mood, how the team’s playing, no injuries. I wouldn’t judge him if he scored 30 goals, 35 or 20.“When he scores goals, I’m happy. But if he does what he has to do for him and the team, then it’s enough.”The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach also took the time to praise City’s title rivals this season, particularly Saturday’s opponents Tottenham.“How good are [Tottenham]? My words and my opinion on them? They are the second-best team in Europe. For me, that’s enough.“Since I came here to ­England, every season they were a real contender.“In my first season, they ­finished ­second. In the last two seasons, they didn’t win it, but always they were tough, tough games.“I said from the first day, when we played at White Hart Lane and lost 2-0, about the capacity, quality and possibilities of this team, the manager and the club.“They are a strong team, a good team.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

This New Tweet From Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Is Going Viral

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa is responsible for this year’s Alabama team being, maybe, Nick Saban’s best ever, and there are many who doubt that there’s another college football team with a chance of beating them. Las Vegas seems to agree, revealing the Crimson Tide would be double-digit favorites against every team in the country.So, there are probably a lot of college football fans out there that don’t like Alabama’s star quarterback. It’s understandable considering how good he.Tagovailoa has won a lot of college football fans over with his latest tweet, though.Alabama’s sophomore QB wants EA Sports to bring NCAA Football back.Bring back NCAA FOOTBALL @EASPORTS— Tua. T ?? (@Tuaamann_) September 24, 2018That’s an idea that everyone can agree on.Unfortunately, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon.last_img read more

NFL Insider Has Update On Lincoln Riley’s Future In Oklahoma

first_imgOklahoma directing players during pregame warmups.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Every year, there are one or two college football coaches who become hot potential candidates for NFL jobs. This year, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley is one of those guys.Riley is regarded as a young, creative offensive mind in the mold of recent NFL hires who have had success. He’s already been mentioned as a possibility in Cleveland, where he’d reunite with Baker Mayfield.However, given how good of a situation Riley has in Norman, he likely wouldn’t rush to jump to the professional level. He can be a little selective about what job he would want.One NFL insider, Benjamin Allbright, doesn’t think Riley is heading to the NFL “anytime soon” based off conversations he has had.Based on more than a few conversations, I highly highly doubt Lincoln Riley leaves Oklahoma for the NFL any time soon.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 4, 2018Currently, Riley has his Oklahoma team at 8-1 and in position to play for the Big 12 title. The Sooners’ lone loss was to rival Texas.If OU runs the table and goes 12-1, with a fourth-straight conference title, they could still reach the College Football Playoff.Like we said, Riley is going to generate a lot of NFL buzz, and he may be ultimately willing to listen to the right offer. Right now though, it isn’t a guarantee that he leaves OU.last_img read more

ABC Announces Its Primetime Game For Week 12

first_imgA man holding a UCF flag in the air.ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)UCF has been asking for more respect from the polls and the College Football Playoff committee. They are undefeated and have won 22 games in a row.Well, if the rankings don’t fall in UCF’s favor, at least they are getting some more love from the television networks. UCF will play in primetime in Week 12.ABC announced its primetime game for next Saturday earlier today. They will head to Orlando for an AAC showdown between UCF and Cincinnati.The Bearcats are 9-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. This game will have major ramifications in league standings.BOOM! See you Saturday.? https://t.co/PJWJR2IaEM pic.twitter.com/No8kM2FL4I— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 11, 2018As part of being showcased in primetime, UCF and Cincinnati will get ABC’s top broadcasting crew calling the action. That means Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor.Herbie has been critical of the Knights‘ strength of schedule this fall, so it will be interesting to have him on the broadcast.UCF and Cincinnati will kick off at 8 p.m. ET next Saturday on ABC.last_img read more

Major Injury Update For Texas Football

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)After losing in heartbreaking fashion to West Virginia, Texas bounced back with an impressive victory on the road against Texas Tech. Unfortunately, the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Longhorns, as a showdown with Iowa State awaits on Saturday.The Cyclones are currently the No. 16 team in the nation, in large part because of their defense. While they present a tough challenge to the Longhorns, the biggest issue for Tom Herman’s roster is durability.Cornerback Josh Thompson is already out for this weekend, yet he’s not alone on the injury report. Starting wideout Collin Johnson, who missed the Texas Tech game, has been dealing with a knee injury, but his chances of playing continue to improve.Safety Brandon Jones is also nursing an injury of his own, as his ankle has kept him out of action for two weeks. As of right now, he’s a game-time decision for Saturday.Despite all these injuries mounting up for Texas, Herman is confident that he’ll have most of his team on the field against Iowa State.Tom Herman said that everyone other than CB Josh Thompson (ankle) has a chance to play on Saturday, including WR Collin Johnson (knee). S Brandon Jones (ankle) has been limited in practice, so he could be a game-time decision. #HookEm— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) November 16, 2018The Longhorns and the Cyclones will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET.The game will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network.last_img read more

Mack Brown Landed One Of The Biggest Commitments Of The Day

A closeup of Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown.Mack Brown , Head coach of the Texas Longhorns. The Texas Longhorns defeat the Texas A&M Aggies 46-15 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)It didn’t take very long for Mack Brown to land his first big-time recruit at the University of North Carolina.Brown, who came out of retirement to lead the Tar Heels’ program, landed one of the biggest commitments of the day when the early signing period began.One of the top quarterback recruits in the country flipped his commitment to UNC.Sam Howell, a four-star quarterback prospect, had been committed to Florida State, but he’s flipping to the Tar Heels.The quarterback recruit announced his commitment at a ceremony and then posted about it on Twitter.GDTBATH #GoHeels ? pic.twitter.com/rGXCvEcqDN— Sam Howell (@Sam_Howell2) December 19, 2018Howell is ranked the No. 3 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The 6-foot-1 quarterback is a North Carolina native. read more

Notre Dame Commit Had ‘Scary’ Performance At The Opening Finals

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot running with a flag.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 17: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish rally performs September 17, 2011at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 31-13. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)While this upcoming season looks promising for Notre Dame, the future of the football program looks even brighter. As of right now, the Fighting Irish have the No. 7 recruiting class in the country for 2020.Notre Dame has put an emphasis on offensive skill players for its 2020 recruiting class, which features a handful of pass-catching weapons.One of the talented offensive players from the group is Michael Mayer, who is the No. 1 ranked tight end in his class according to 247Sports.Mayer is quickly showing that he’s an elite athlete and downright superstar at the position, impressing everyone at The Opening Finals. Fellow Notre Dame commit Drew Pyne spoke highly of his future teammate at the event.From ND Insider:“He is completely unguardable, and everyone in this stadium knows it,” said Pyne, who the Elite 11 Finals ranked No. 5 among the 20 competing quarterbacks after day four. “I always knew he was unbelievable coming into this. These are the best players in the country, and not one person can guard him. He is just unbelievable.”When Pyne and fellow Notre Dame commit Chris Tyree were asked for one-word descriptions of how Mayer performed, they said “monster” and “scary.” The performance at The Opening Finals has caught the attention of most in attendance.Considering that Mayer is already dominant as a senior in high school, one can only imagine how much better he can get when he finally enrolls at Notre Dame.[ND Insider]last_img read more

College Football Map Reveals Which Program Each State Thinks Will Take Home National Championship

first_img Alabama had the second-highest number of states picking them with seven. Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and of course Alabama took the Crimson Tide.Oklahoma and Penn State both had two states picking them each.Finally, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Utah, Texas, LSU, Florida, Georgia, and Notre Dame all got the vote from their home states.This college football map certainly reflects a lot of things, not the least of which is the recent struggles of certain in-state teams. Nebraska, California, and West Virginia all went with Clemson rather than their own top college football schools. Dabo Swinney raising his arm in triumph after a 2011 college football win for Clemson over Maryland.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates the Tigers’ 56-45 win over the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 15, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Most pundits and websites (including those of us here at The Spun) have already made their picks for the 2019 college football national champion. But what does the rest of the country think?A new Twitter map created by CasinoInsider.com, shared by theScore, shows a breakdown of which way each state in the country is swinging. Based on Twitter data, there’s one clear favorite in most states. The map was generated by over 100,000 geotagged tweets in which fans made their college football predictions.More than half of the country is going with Clemson to defend the title. California, the Carolinas, much of the Midwest and all of New England help make up the 26 states picking the Tigers.Twitter map shows most of U.S. thinks @ClemsonFB will defend title. 🏆 https://t.co/AhiEOS9MmR pic.twitter.com/9ZAiU7QTwp— theScore (@theScore) August 29, 2019last_img read more

GPS data from Garmin smartwatch helps police catch a man convicted of two murders

first_imgGPS data from Garmin smartwatch helps police catch a man convicted of two murdersIn the past, data from Apple Watch and Alexa recordings from Echo speakers have been used for solving murder cases.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 10:37 IST HIGHLIGHTSA Garmin smartwatch helped in nabbing a hitman convicted of gunning down two men.Data from hitman’s Garmin smartwatch helped in determining his activity during the murder.Manchester police used Garmin smartwatch data as an evidence to show hitman’s escape route.In the past, data from Echo smart speaker and Apple smart watch has been used for solving murder cases. And now, a Garmin smartwatch has helped to nab a man who has been accused of killing two men in the United Kingdom. The man was apparently nabbed after cops collected the GPS data from a smartwatch that suspect was wearing. The watch showed that the murder suspect had apparently gone to the victim’s house hours before he reportedly killed the person.According to a report by the Liverpool Echo, data from a Garmin Forerunner watch was recently used as a critical piece of evidence against underworld hitman and runner Mark “Iceman” Fellows who has been accused of killing an organised crime leader Paul Massey and his associate John Kinsella in 2015.Manchester police, while investigating the twin murder case, noticed Fellows sporting a GPS smartwatch while running the Great Manchester run 2014 following which they decided to search his home to find the watch.The data from the Garmin smartwatch showed that Fellows had been conducting reconnaissance runs or survey runs near Massey’s house less than two months before killing him. The activity track from the Garmin smartwatch showed a 35-minute activity that began near Fellows’ own home and ended near a field right outside Massey’s home.Upon examining the data from Garmin smartwatch further, the police discovered that on the day of Massey’s murder, Fellows initially travelled at a speed of about 12mph, suggesting that he had a bike, following which his speed dropped to 3mph, which indicates that he could be walking at the time. The hitman then stopped for about eight minutes.advertisementThe Manchester police used this data as an evidence to show the escape route Fellows had taken after gunning down Massey in his own driveway.Fellows has been sentenced to serve life in prison.As mentioned before this is not the first incident wherein a smart home device have been used for nabbing criminals. Last year in November, recordings from an Amazon Echo smart speaker were used for solving a twin-murder case dating back to January 2017 wherein two women– Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini- had been found dead in a home in Farmington, United States.In yet another case, data from Apple Watch helped in solving the murder mystery in Adelaide, Australia back in September 2016. The data from heart rate moniter helped the police determine that the victim Myrna Nilsson had died following an ambush attack and not a home invasion as suggested by her daughter-in-law Caroline Nilsson, which in turn helped them nab the convict.ALSO READ: | Amazon ordered to hand over Alexa’s recordings in double murder caseALSO READ: | All I see is people dying, says creepy Alexa forcing Echo speaker owner to disconnect herALSO READ: | Apple Watch Series 4 is crashing and rebooting due to a bug: ReportGet 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow GarminFollow garmin smartwatchlast_img read more

Mood of the Nation: Pitch perfect performance by Virat Kohli makes him sportperson of the year

first_imgMood of the Nation: Pitch perfect performance by Virat Kohli makes him sportperson of the yearSportswomen from tennis and badminton made it to the top five in the list of India’s best sportspersons, but the country still bleeds blue.advertisement Suhani Singh January 28, 2019 ISSUE DATE: February 4, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 12:22 IST Virat Kohli. (@imVkohli Photo)The Aussies had a tough time nabbing Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket in the recently concluded Test series which India won, making history as the first team from the Indian subcontinent to win one in Australia. What’s even tougher, though, is dethroning Virat Kohli from pole position in India Today’s Mood ofThe Aussies had a tough time nabbing Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket in the recently concluded Test series which India won, making history as the first team from the Indian subcontinent to win one in Australia. What’s even tougher, though, is dethroning Virat Kohli from pole position in India Today’s Mood of the Nation (MOTN) survey. India’s captain was not even the second best player of the series, but his leadership skills, combined with his consistent performances, is enough to guarantee that the International Cricket Council’s highest-ranked batsman in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI) continues to be India’s most beloved sportsman.Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hasn’t fallen off the charts despite retiring from Tests to play shorter formats only. With two match-winning innings to also clinch the one-day series down under, Dhoni once again proved that he is still the man to bank on to successfully chase a target and, rightfully, won his first man of the series award since 2011. The performance showed that the 37-year-old is not hanging up his gloves any time soon, especially when his heir apparent, Rishabh Pant, 21, had a stellar showing in the Border-Gavaskar series with 350 runs and a record 20 catches. Rohit Sharma, captain of choice when Kohli is unavailable and currently second in the ICC’s ODI bat­sman ranking, is right after Dhoni. The presence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah suggests that bowlers are not overlooked in a nation where Sachin Tendulkar was once a god.advertisementBreaking cricket’s hegemony are three sportswomen: Sania Mirza, currently on a sabbatical from tennis after giving birth, along with badminton players P.V. Sindhu, currently the highest paid sportswoman and a strong medal contender for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, and Saina Nehwal, who returned to her erstwhile coach Pullela Gopichand for better results.Women may not be in the top three in the MOTN survey, but their achievements count for a lot as those surveyed recognised athletes from varied fields, like boxing (Mary Kom) and cricket (Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur). The men in blue, though, are still the ones India cheers for the hardest. And if they keep up their winning ways, especially while away, it’ll be hard not to.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet 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 Tags :Follow Virat Kohli Nextlast_img read more

Uday Deshpande, Smriti Mandhana among Maharashtra sports award winners

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 17:42 IST Uday Deshpande is a mallakhamb coach and expert (Official Mallakhamb India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUday Deshpande got the Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement AwardSmriti Mandhana won the Shiv Chhatrapati award in the player’s categoryThe awards will be given away at the ‘Gateway of India’ on February 17The Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ on mallakhamb coach Uday Deshpande for 2017-18.An announcement to this effect was made by the state Sports Minister Vinod Tawde at a media conference here where he also declared the other award winners.”The (Shiv Chhatrapati) lifetime achievement award is being conferred upon Uday Deshpande of Samarth Vyayam Mandir, who has dedicated his life for mallakhamb,” Tawde said.Deshpande has been promoting and coaching mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport dating back to the 12th century where the practitioner performs gymnastic and yoga postures with wrestling grips on an erect pole or a suspended rope, at the ‘Samarth Vyayam Mandir’ at Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai.The names of the Shiv Chhatrapati award winners in the players’ category also include Indian women’s cricket team member Smriti Mandhana, who hails from Sangli in western Maharashtra.Tawde also announced that these awards will be given away at the iconic ‘Gateway of India’ on February 17 during a glittering ceremony.Among the other award recipients are hockey player Suraj Karkera, paddler Sanil Shetty, track and field athlete Siddhant Thingaliya, who specialises in 110 metres hurdles, runner Monika Athare and squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar.The sports minister also announced that Satara’s mountaineer Priyanka Mohite, who has scaled the Mt Everest and the Mt Lhotse among other peaks, will be awarded the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Award for Adventure’.The state government will also be giving ‘Eklavya State Awards’ for physically handicapped players and ‘Shiv Chhatrapati’ awards for associations and coaches.advertisementAlso Read | Indian junior table tennis players end Bahrain Open with 12 medalsAlso Read | Former India wrestler Jagdish Bhola convicted by CBI in drugs caseFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Uday DeshpandeFollow MallakhambFollow Smriti Mandhana Uday Deshpande, Smriti Mandhana among Maharashtra sports award winnersShiv Chhatrapati award winners include Smriti Mandhana, Suraj Karkera, Sanil Shetty, Siddhant Thingaliya, Monika Athare and Mahesh Mangaonkaradvertisement Nextlast_img read more

New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launch teased for March 26, may be lighter than Apple Macbook Air

first_imgNew Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launch teased for March 26, may be lighter than Apple Macbook AirThe teaser hints that the Mi Notebook Air will weigh around 1.07Kg which is comparison is much lighter than the Mi Notebook Air launched in November last year. The old Mi Notebook Air that comes with 13.3-inch screen measures around 1.3 kg.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 09:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSNew Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air may launch on March 26.Teaser hints that the Mi Notebook Air will weigh around 1.07Kg.The old Mi Notebook Air that comes with 13.3-inch screen measures around 1.3 kg.Xiaomi launched the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air with fingerprint unlock support, fast charging back in November last year. Looks like the company may be launching a new Mi Notebook Air on March 26, which is on Tuesday, in China. This has been hinted by a Weibo teaser. There’s no official announcement by Xiaomi on the coming of new Mi Notebook Air. The new teaser hints that the new Mi Notebook Air will be much lighter than the old one.The teaser hints that the Mi Notebook Air will weigh around 1.07Kg which is comparison is much lighter than the Mi Notebook Air launched last year. The old Mi Notebook Air that comes with 13.3-inch screen measures around 1.3 kg. This means that the new upcoming Mi Notebook air will be much lighter than even Apple MacBook Air which weighs around 1.25kg. Sadly the teaser doesn’t reveal many details about the upcoming Mi Notebook Air.Xiaomi right now sells different sized Mi NoteBooks in China. In 2018, Xiaomi launched two new Mi Notebooks with 15.6-inch and 13.3-inch screen powered by Intel i3/i5/i7 chipsets. Both the Mi Notebooks from last year were about power, design and weight and the same strategy possibly is going to be applied to the new upcoming Mi Notebook.Reports suggest that Xiaomi will upgrade the core specifications and design of the new Mi Notebook when compared to the previous gen laptops. The new Notebook is said to be lightweight and come with several portability features.Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch price, specsTo recollect, the Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch comes for a price tag of 3,999 Yuan which when roughly translates to Rs 41,800. The Mi Notebooks are available in China and other select markets which doesn’t include India. As of now, there are no words whether or not Xiaomi will bring its Notebook lineup to India.advertisementLast year’s Mi Notebook Air is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i3 processor paired with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. It sports a 13.3-inch LCD display with Full HD resolution support and a screen-to-body ratio of 80 per cent. The Mi Notebook Air offers a wide-viewing angle of 170 degrees. The screen of the Mi Notebook Air is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and comes equipped with a full-sized keyboard and a big touchpad.The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home Edition and includes UHD Graphics 620. The laptop packs dual fan cooling technology paired with a 2+2 heat pipe for maintaining the internal temperature of the laptop. It comes with a 40W battery with support for fast charging through USB-C.Apart from the brilliant display and polished design, some of the other highlighting factors of the Mi Notebook Air are that it’s lightweight and supports fingerprint sensor. To be specific, the Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch is designed with a metal body, measures 309.6 x 210.9 x 14.8 mm and weighs 1.3 kg. The fingerprint sensor support lets users unlock the laptop with just a finger touch just the way smartphones are unlocked.ALSO READ | Apple streaming service event today: What to expect and how to watch livestreamALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Truly wireless earbuds that truly sound goodGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow AppleFollow laptoplast_img read more