TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho tells Benfica to move on from himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Benfica to move on from him.Record says Mourinho was sounded out about a return to his homeland following the sacking of Rui Vitoria.He was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp highlights Krawietz influence on victory at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has highlighted the influence of assistant coach Peter Krawietz on victory at Chelsea.Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home the opener after a well-worked free-kick that involved Mohamed Salah rolling the ball into the path of the young defender.The Reds extended their advantage when Alexander-Arnold played a similar pass to Andy Robertson before his cross was met by Roberto Firmino’s header.”It’s of course from the training ground, the Robbo (Robertson) one is from the training ground,” said Klopp.“The Trent one, I really see the boys on the pitch today had the best view on the pitch. It’s their job to see the best opportunity to score.“It was a direct free-kick so could have scored directly, but this little move changed the whole angle and made it pretty impossible for Kepa (Arrizabalaga) to make a save. It was a brilliant goal.“Pete Krawietz and our analysts, they do a really good job around set-pieces, especially corner kicks.“I loved the corners in the second half where we probably should have scored twice. But it wasn’t a set-piece game, we played a lot of good stuff and in the end you have to score and that’s what we did. All good.”
Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech
The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop. At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]
Video: Duke Basketball Released An Epic 55-Minute Video Celebrating The Blue Devils’ National Championship Run
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Since Duke men’s basketball team won the national championship this past spring, many videos have been released celebrating the Blue Devils title. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ve probably watched all of them. None are better than the following one, though. Today, Duke released “Champions Forever: A Look at Duke’s Title Run.” It’s 55 minutes long and includes highlights, interviews, etc. It’s pretty great and definitely worth your time if you’re a Blue Devils’ fan. Video
Nigeria clinched the bronze medal by defeating Tunisia 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third/fourth-place match at Al-Salam Stadium on Wednesday.Francis Uzoho was preferred in goal ahead of Daniel Akpeyi, thus, making his first appearance in the competition, while Ola Aina replacing Chidozie Awaziem who was suspended for the game after accumulating two yellow cards. Odion Ighalo retained his position upfront along with Samuel Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa.Tunisia coach Alain Giresse replaced injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen with Moez Ben Cherifia and Youssef Msakni who suffered a muscle strain in their semi-final defeat to Senegal with Anice Badri. Nassim Hnid, Ferjani Sassi and Ghaylene Chaalali were also handed starting roles. 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? The Super Eagles got off to a flying start in hot sunny weather with Ighalo opening the scoring with only three minutes into the encounter after pouncing on a loose ball in the area. The striker stamped home the ball with his left foot for his fifth goal in the competition.The Carthage Eagles had a chance to respond to Nigeria’s goal almost immediately after Ola Aina fouled Wahbi Khazri but the Saint-Etienne forward’s effort was blocked.Nigeria almost got the second goal when Ighalo squared the ball into the area but Yassine Meriah was at hand to clear it to safety.Tunisia went close to scoring the equaliser when Sassi shrugged off Wilfred Ndidi before launching a long-range shot but the effort went an inch of the target.Carthage Eagles continued to push for a chance to level the game but were frustrated by the Super Eagles’ water-tight defence.Ndidi had an opportunity to increase Nigeria’s lead after calmly collecting the ball in midfield but he blazed his effort wide of the target.Tunisia made their first change in the 44th minute with Firas Chaouat replacing Taha Yassine Khenissi and moments before the half-time break, Ighalo was forced off after suffering an injury.Sporting Charleroi striker Victor Osimhen replaced the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua forward in the 46th minute after the restart of the game.The Carthage Eagles got close to equalising when Khazri played Chaouat through on goal but the CS Sfaxien man somehow managed to miss the target.Giresse introduced Naim Sliti for Badri before replacing Hnid with Rami Bedoui as the North Africans continued to push for an equaliser.Chukwueze had a chance to score the second goal for the Super Eagles but the forward’s curling long-range effort was brilliantly finger-tipped by goalkeeper Cherifia for a corner-kick.Tunisia looked brighter towards the closing stages of the game but the Super Eagles did enough to hold on to their lead and claim the victory. read more
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska enters the 2018 season with a sense of optimism surrounding the program. Scott Frost is back in Lincoln to run the show.Most experts feel Frost will turn his alma mater around eventually. Frost himself said the Huskers will be “really dangerous” in 2019.But what about this year? What can Nebraska fans expect in Frost’s debut season?Vegas sportsbook South Point released its win total bets for the upcoming season today. There are lines set for every team.Nebraska’s over/under is set at six, right at the .500 mark.Wow. South Point in Vegas released their College Football Season Win Totals today and have the Michigan Wolverines AND Michigan State Spartans BOTH at 9 regular season wins! https://t.co/[email protected] @JimmyVaccaro pic.twitter.com/HPNbznRHbs— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) May 27, 2018If Nebraska gets to the six-win mark, the Huskers will be back in a bowl.It won’t be that easy though. Even if Nebraska wins its three non-conference games against Troy, Colorado and Akron, the Huskers have to play at Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin.Yikes.Home games against Purdue and Michigan State won’t be easy either. That over/under looks pretty accurate right now.
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The son of a former college football star will be seeking a new program.Russ Yeast, a four-star sophomore cornerback at Louisville, has decided to transfer out of the Cardinals’ program.The cornerback is the son of legendary Kentucky wide receiver Craig Yeast, who led the SEC in all-time receptions at the time of his departure.Mark Ennis first reported the news of his transfer.“According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer,” he reports.According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 6, 2018Russ Yeast is a former All-American recruit and will likely have significant interest on the transfer market.It’s possible that Kentucky could emerge as a potential destination.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee sprain for much of the 2018 season, took a shot to his right knee and had to leave the game.The Alabama quarterback appeared to be in some pain on the sideline and was checked out by trainers. He then spent the remainder of the game on the sideline, riding the medical bike at times.Tagovailoa was replaced under center by Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, as Jalen Hurts is also dealing with an injury.Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the status of Tagovailoa following the game. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious.Saban said that Tagovailoa could have returned to the game if Alabama needed him.“He got hit low a few times out there today,” Saban said. “He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was. I think he’s OK.”Still, this has to be at least a little bit concerning for Alabama, as this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. Something is clearly bothering Tagovailoa in that knee, even if it’s just minor.Tagovailoa and Alabama are set to play the Citadel next weekend before hosting Auburn in a rivalry game. The Crimson Tide can take it easy with Tua next weekend, making sure he’s good to go for the Tigers. Alabama then has Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
The Wisconsin basketball program paid tribute to Purdue superfan Tyler Trent on Friday night when the two programs met for a Big Ten showdown.Trent, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at a young age, passed away on New Year’s Day after a lengthy battle with cancer. His story was brought to the college football world by Tom Rinaldi and ESPN during a College GameDay segment and college football fans embraced Tyler with all their hearts.After his passing, ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave a stirring tribute to Trent and now a rival university has done the same.On Friday night, Wisconsin’s basketball program held a moment of silence for Trent.RIP Tyler TrentOur thoughts are with the loved ones of Tyler and the entire @PurdueSports community. Tyler was an inspiration to us all.#TylerStrong #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/F1U21ELGxW— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 12, 2019Trent’s impact on the sporting world will be felt for years to come.
Auburn will keep rolling with Bo Nix under center. The true freshman hasn’t put up huge numbers, but he has made some incredibly clutch throws and has the Tigers at 4-0.Are YOU ready to Ride‼️🏟#WarEagle x #RidefortheBrand pic.twitter.com/i94bM2YURc— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 27, 2019More on the game:Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNSpread: Auburn -10Over/Under: 46Announcers: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweThis one could wind up being a defensive slugfest, as that 46 total points line indicates. Auburn has thrived on defense this season, in particular, allowing under 16 points per game. The Tigers’ defense is ranked No. 10 in FPI and No. 6 in SP+, ESPN’s two major college football metrics.The game may come down to whichever team best contains the other’s rushing attack. Auburn’s JaTarvious Whitlow has 408 yards and four yards on the year, while Mississippi State will ride lead back Kylin Hill, who has 551 yards and five scores. MSU’s Shrader and Auburn’s Joey Gatewood are each the backup quarterback, but both are second on their respective team in rushing yards, adding a dangerous element for each side as well.Auburn will go from this game to a tough division crossover against Florida, while Mississippi State is on bye before an Oct. 12 game at Tennessee. AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)Overshadowed by conference powerhouses Alabama, Georgia, and LSU, Auburn has somewhat quietly clawed up to No. 7 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. This weekend, the Tigers face SEC West foe Mississippi State.The Bulldogs present some uncertainty to Saturday’s game. Mississippi State’s quarterback situation is still very much in flux.Penn State transfer Tommy Stevens won the job out of camp, and had some impressive moments early in the season. He was forced out during the team’s close loss to Kansas State in Week 3 with an injury.Stevens participated in practice this week but remains questionable. If he can’t go, freshman Garrett Shrader, who guided the team to a 28-13 win over Kentucky last week, will get another start. Stevens is 36-for-55 for 441 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions, while Shrader is 28-for-45 for 302 yards and an interception. Both players bring a rushing element as well, as Stevens has score twice on the ground, while Shrader has 223 yards and a touchdown this season.