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‘I adore Harry Kane’

first_imgWorld Cup ‘I adore Harry Kane’ – Tottenham striker key to England’s World Cup chances, says Ardiles Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 18:21 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) World Cup England Harry Kane Brazil Argentina Tottenham Hotspur Lionel Messi The Spurs legend thinks the Three Lions captain has his country’s hopes on his shoulders in Russia Harry Kane’s form at the World Cup will be crucial to England’s chances of success in Russia, according to former Tottenham star Ossie Ardiles.England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday night and Kane has been named captain for the tournament by coach Gareth Southgate.Tottenham striker Kane heads into the World Cup on the back of scoring 46 goals in 53 appearances for club and country this season, and will be aiming for his first tournament goal after drawing a blank in four games at Euro 2016. Editors’ Picks 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 would be selling their soul with Mourinho move World Cup winner Ardiles is a huge admirer of Kane and has outlined the 24-year-old’s importance to England’s prospects in the coming weeks.“First of all, I absolutely adore Harry Kane,” Ardiles told Goal, as he supported the live screenings of the World Cup at London’s Planet Hollywood.”He is one of the guys who is not only scoring but he creates things and he works very hard for his team. He is a proper player, he is wonderful.”Of course, when you have a player like that then he is going to be incredibly important to whoever he is playing for, whether it is Tottenham or in this case England. The success for Harry Kane and England are intertwined. If Harry Kane does very well for England, then England will do very well and the other way around.”Ardiles was invited to watch Argentina’s opening game at the World Cup against Iceland, which finished 1-1, by the Argentinian FA.He received the invitation due to being part of the team that won Argentina’s first World Cup in 1978 and he finished his international career with 58 caps, scoring eight goals in the process.The 65-year-old believes Brazil are the favourites to win the tournament in Russia and has explained why he feels a Lionel Mess-led Argentina are outsiders compared to their old rivals.“If I have to put my money on one team I would go for Brazil,” he added.”My dream is for Argentina to be champions but unfortunately it has not been the best football period for Argentina.”[When] we lost against Spain 6-1, it was a big shock, a big hit and it is not easy to recover from that. We arrived into the World Cup in not the best of minds.”The best player in the world is Messi and with him absolutely anything can happen, but for something to happen the team has to be much, much better.”last_img read more

Of Ideas, National Programs, and Innovations in Service Delivery

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 2, 2010June 21, 2017By: Saumya Ramarao, Senior Associate, Population CouncilClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Written by Saumya RamaRao, Population CouncilIt is Day 2 at the Global Maternal Health Conference and the energy level has revved up as all participants roll up their sleeves to get down to detailed discussions.  Today I learnt of ongoing innovations in maternal and newborn health from different parts of the world.  As I listened to the presentations, it was indeed learning about “context” and identifying general lessons for application elsewhere.Here are my picks for the day gleaned from different sessions and conversations over tea with colleagues during breaks.National programs: India’s National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is an ambitious government initiative aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of its citizens with an emphasis on reaching the underserved with accessible and good quality services.  The NRHM provides a framework for individual states to experiment with ways to “accelerate the pace of decline in maternal mortality.”  A flagship project of the NRHM is the Janani Suraksha Yojana that provides poor, indigent women with cash incentives to deliver in health facilities.  It will be exciting to see whether the multi-pronged investments in health infrastructure, quality accreditation mechanisms, workforce retention strategies and others will indeed result in demonstrable gains in maternal and newborn health.Ideas: An idea that was repeated in different ways at different sessions was that it is not always necessary to follow an “either or” approach whether it is a choice between community based initiatives versus facility based initiatives, oxytocin versus misoprostol for post-partum hemorrhage, or any other such choice.  These tensions can be resolved by “context” specific rationale and solutions too may change and evolve over time with changing circumstances.Another idea discussed in several sessions was the active role that communities play in the organization of their health care—whether taking on activities such as health promotion and education that are “task-shifted” to them or resource generation to fund volunteers and or services.  In a world of health sector reform, as Zulfiqar Bhutta noted devolution can “create demanding communities” leading to a “democratization of public health”.Innovations in service delivery: Today there were many opportunities to learn about programming strategies currently being tested in many countries.  I was able to attend a couple of sessions on community-based initiatives for post-partum hemorrhage prevention and control.Here are my sound-bytes from these sessions:•    Community-based distribution of misoprostol for PPH is feasible in resource poor settings•    There is a high degree of correct use by women delivering at home•    Common side-effects include shivering, nausea, dizziness, and fever which seem to occur at the same rate in both misoprostol and non-misoprostol treated women•    Misoprosotol is acceptable to women, families, and their communities•    There has been little misuse noted of the drug whether for labor induction, augmentation or for terminating a pregnancy•    Women can be trusted to be educated consumers when they are treated as active rather than passive participants of  programs•    As misoprostol for PPH prevention goes to scale, it will be important to think about ensuring adequate supplies and logistics.Saumya RamaRao is an economic demographer with research interests in safe motherhood, abortion and postabortion care, and family planning.  She has experience in monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programs, cost analysis, and the use of data for program design and improvement.Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this:last_img read more

Falcons Improving in the VT League

first_imgAltona was the venue for rounds Seven and Eight of the VT League, with the favourites showing their strengths, and the Falcons steadily improving.Round Seven in the Men’s division saw Western Districts, Cougars and the Blues all victorious. Western defeated Vipers 7-4, while The Cougars clocked up a big 10-5 victory over the Lions, and the Blues notched up an even bigger victory, defeating the Falcons 12-4.In Round Eight, the Lions were closer to their opponents, the Vipers winning 7-4. The Falcons improved on their last start, only losing to the Western Districts 8-4. The Blues and Cougars toughed it out in a close match, the Blues winning in a drop-off 7-6.In the Women’s division, the Blues moved to third on the ladder with two wins, while the Cougars slipped to fourth after two losses.In Round Seven, the Blues defeated the improving Falcons, with the Blues only winning 5-2. The Vipers put away Western Districts 8-3, with the Lions defeating the Cougars in a close match 5-2.In Round Eight, the Blues defeated the Cougars 6-4, while the Western Districts were too strong for the ever-improving Falcons, winning 4-0. The Vipers and Lions fought it out in a tough match, the Vipers taking it 6-5 in a drop-off.Round SevenMen’sWestern Districts – 7 def. Vipers – 3Cougars – 10 def. Lions – 5Blues – 12 def. Falcons – 4Women’sVipers – 8 def. Western Districts – 3Lions – 5 def. Cougars – 2Blues – 5 def.   Falcons – 2Round Eight Men’sVipers – 7 def. Lions – 4Western Districts – 8 def. Falcons – 4Blues – 7 def. Cougars – 6Women’sVipers – 6 def. Lions – 5Western Districts – 4 def. Falcons – 0Blues – 6 def. Cougars – 4last_img read more

10 months agoZinchenko agent leaves door open to Man City exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Zinchenko agent leaves door open to Man City exitby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Oleksander Zinchenko admits he’s still frustrated over his status at Manchester City.The Ukraine international has won great praise from City manager Pep Guardiola this season, though is eager for regular football.Agent Alan Prudnikov told Radio Marte: “It’s still not enough to be happy, but the situation is better than two months ago, he’s played three games in the Champions League, we appreciated these chances he’s had, he needs this to grow, we are always open for possible solutions for the boy.”But City does not want to sell him because they need him, but we remain at the window to listen to other proposals, especially for the summer.” last_img read more

11 days agoBig Sam: Why would Pochettino bother with Man Utd?

first_imgBig Sam: Why would Pochettino bother with Man Utd?by Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England coach Sam Allardyce has taken another dig at Manchester United.He claims Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would reject Old Trafford if there was a vacancy.Speculation around Pochettino’s future has increased as United and Tottenham struggle this season. But Allardyce said: “I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.“At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.“It’s alright saying, ‘this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world’, but has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State Football’s Annual Valentine’s Day Massacre Workout Is Today, It’s The Toughest Lift Of The Year

first_imgDenzel Ward tackling a Maryland player.COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 7: Denzel Ward #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes hits Taivon Jacobs #12 of the Maryland Terrapins after a reception in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ward was ejected from the game after being assessed a targeting penalty for the hit. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The most grueling workout of the year for the Ohio State football program takes place today. The Valentine’s Day Massacre, held the day before the holiday each winter, is led by Buckeye strength coordinator Mickey Marotti, Urban Meyer’s right-hand man and one of the major reasons why the OSU football team seems to get stronger as the season goes on. The workout has been completed by some players, and it’s fair to say they’re pretty worn out. Man that workout was too real— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 13, 2015Walking around like a zombie— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 13, 2015Massacre completed.— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) February 13, 2015You know it’s a real workout when an hour and 15 mins has passed and you still can’t see straight…. #Gains— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) February 13, 2015Just got massacred Valentine’s Day style— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) February 13, 2015We out here hunting while yall sleep— Jalyn Holmes (@JayHolmes_) February 13, 2015The realist workout I have ever done in my life…still can’t walk straight #ValentineMassacre— Jashon Cornell (@JayRock_9) February 13, 2015Valentine’s Day massacre… Keep grinding.. Stay prayed up— Tracy Sprinkle (@TSprinkle93) February 13, 2015Valentines day workout got him all types of sad!! #Massacre #BadDemeanor pic.twitter.com/CZwWYUrC1p— Dylan Thompson (@BRONCODE59) February 13, 2015Happy Valentine’s Day Massacre everyone!!— Kyle Berger(@K_Bergs) February 13, 2015I’m hurt hibernation mode after class. St. Valentine’s Day massacre lived up to all the hype once again. #GoBucks— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) February 13, 2015 There are many reasons why Ohio State has become one of college football’s top programs under Meyer. The strength program led by Marotti is one of the main ones.last_img read more

Video: Jim Harbaugh Smashed A Buckeye Nut Next To Bo Schembechler’s Grave

first_imgJim Harbaugh next to Bo Schembechler's grave.Twitter/@chengelisIt’s official: no one is more of a Michigan Man than head coach Jim Harbaugh. Tonight, while leading fans on a tour of Forest Hill Cemetary to see the graves of Michigan legends, Harbaugh smashed a buckeye nut with a hammer next to Bo Schembechler’s grave. No one has ever done anything more Michigan than this.Jim Harbaugh also smashed a buckeye with a maize hammer at the foot of Bo Schembechler’s grave: pic.twitter.com/AWdLt6swic— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) November 25, 2015Harbaugh smashing a buckeye after speaking to the group on the walk to visit graves of Bo, Yost and Ufer pic.twitter.com/uPgt8tKfQt— angelique (@chengelis) November 25, 2015Before that, he led a prayer and a rendition of the fight song for Chad Carr, the grandson of former UM head coach Lloyd Carr who tragically passed earlier this week.Jim Harbaugh led the fight song and the Lord’s prayer (for Chad Carr) here at Bo Schembechler and Yost’s graves. #UM— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) November 25, 2015Jim and Jack Harbaugh spoke to the UM fans at Bo’s grave tonight as part of the walk to Bo, Ufer and Yost’s graves pic.twitter.com/10ubFPGc35— angelique (@chengelis) November 25, 2015I didn’t think it was possible for Jim Harbaugh to endear himself even more to UM fans, but he’s found a way to do just that.last_img read more

Never rule out Madrid – Valverde

first_imgBarcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde warned against underestimating the Madrid teams in this season’s LaLiga after his side beat Getafe 2-1 to go five points clear at the top of the table.On a day when second-placed Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla and Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Real Sociedad, Barcelona edged a tight game at Coliseum Alfonso Perez to open up a gap on their rivals.Memorable first-half goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez put Barcelona in charge before Jaime Mata scored in a brave Getafe fightback, but the champions proved too strong for Pepe Bordalas’ side. 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? Valverde’s future at Camp Nou had been the subject of speculation in the week leading up to the game and, having delivered a result that leaves his position and the Blaugrana’s title defence looking all the more secure, he issued words of caution.”It has been a hard match,” Valverde told reporters. “We knew it would be as well.”We withstood the challenge and picked up more points than those behind us.”For us it was crucial to be focused. Getafe is a strong rival and pressured us a lot. We have to recognise that they had chances too.”One very good reason to go to sleep happy tonight pic.twitter.com/S7yJlfDd0f— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 6, 2019Getafe are seventh in the table, just five points behind fifth-placed Real Madrid, whose chances of pushing Barcelona for the title appear to be fading.Valverde underlined Getafe’s quality while indicating that he felt the title race remains open.”Getafe is an uncomfortable rival for Barca and for anyone,” he said. “They are experts in winning second balls. They are a hard and difficult team, as the table reflects.”I don’t think too much on the rest of the results. I think about what we have in front of us and never rule out the teams in Madrid or the rest.”Valverde’s opposite number Bordalas lamented the decisions that went against his side, who had a goal ruled out in the ninth minute.Getafe could have been playing against 10 men after Arthur appeared to connect an elbow with Angel Rodriguez’s face but the Barcelona midfielder escaped with only a booking.Mata also missed a glorious opportunity to equalise after rounding Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Bordalas said: “The feeling is bittersweet.”We have had occasions: one goal annulled, a possible red card. We feel very much harmed.”We made a great match. It is true that they have Messi, the best player in the world, but all in all I think that we have been able to play in the match.”We had clear chances that we could not take.”last_img read more

‘Wenger would help Arsenal land top talent’

first_imgArsene Wenger’s presence at Arsenal could help the club to attract top transfer targets, says Charlie Nicholas, with the Gunners urged to consider bringing an iconic former boss back to the club.After 22 years of loyal service in north London, a legendary Frenchman walked away from Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2018.Unai Emery was appointed as his successor and charged with the task of returning Champions League football to the club. 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? He failed to deliver on that remit last season and is reported to have been given a limited budget with which to try and strengthen his squad.Getting deals over the line is proving to be tricky, amid links to the likes of Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney and Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba, but Nicholas believes Wenger could aid the cause.The former Arsenal forward told Sky Sports Transfer Talk Podcast: “Sometimes I like to throw one [an idea] in every now and then, like we all do.“It’s not just because I’m trying to be controversial but Arsene Wenger has been out of a job for a long time.“Now, Arsenal tried to keep him as a director of football or on the hierarchy because he can help guide us in case there was trouble that was going to be there for the club.“Bayern Munich have had [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge and [Franz] Beckenbauer, Man Utd have Alex Ferguson, Liverpool have King Kenny Dalglish.“We missed out on that because Arsene said he wanted to take a break. But he’s been out of a job a long time.“I would have simply have said: ‘Well, why don’t you go after Arsene Wenger?’.“Wenger still knows the game inside out and people will say ‘well, he wanted to leave Arsenal’.“Yeah he did at that time as a manager, it was painful because he felt hurt and damaged. But I still think he loves the club.“If Arsene Wenger sits in a room with these different players that we are trying to attract, if he’s sitting in a room representing Arsenal Football Club, I think we’d get more of a say and more of a feel that they can generally attract these players.”Wenger has opened the door for a return to English football to be made, but claims to be in no rush to find another role after enjoying 12 months away from the dugout.last_img read more

Soccer Saturday: How to watch & full details

first_imgA new Premier League campaign comes with a new season of Soccer Saturday, where the likes of Jeff Stelling and company keep you updated on the 3pm scores in the Premier League, Football League and beyond every Saturday afternoon.Here’s all you need to know about Soccer Saturday.What is Soccer Saturday?Soccer Saturday is a weekly television programme aired on Sky Sports during the course of the football season. 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 show airs exclusively on Saturday afternoons with the bulk of the programme dedicated to covering the “3pm football blackout”, where broadcasters are forbidden to televise top-flight matches from 3pm to 5pm.The football blackout follows the rule that no Premier League, Football League or FA Cup matches be broadcast on live television on Saturday between 2:45pm and 5:15pm. Games may be played on that day and on that time, but they are forbidden to be televised – with Saturday televised kick-offs mostly occurring at 12:30pm or 5:30pm.This rule has been implemented to encourage the attendance of lower-league games.Soccer SaturdayAnd so, from 12pm each Saturday, Soccer Saturday gives running coverage and live commentary of the 3pm matches provided by the studio pundits, graphics showing updated live scores as well as insight by correspondents at the scattered football grounds across the country connected to the studio by video.High-profile incidents, often occuring in the Premier League, are described out loud by the studio panel who watch the events unfold through their own individual monitors.For the final 45 minutes of the programme the studio pundits discuss and recap the games they have been watching, and post-match interviews with players and managers are shown.Who are the Soccer Saturday pundits?Soccer Saturday has been presented by Jeff Stelling since 1994 (under its former name of Sports Saturday).The regular team of pundits and studio analysts include Matt Le Tissier, Paul Merson, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas.How can I watch Soccer Saturday?Soccer Saturday is available to watch on Sky Sports News.What time is Soccer Saturday?Soccer Saturday airs from 12pm and lasts for up to six hours.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

College Football Power Losing Quarterback To Transfer

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Stetson Bennett transfer update: the Georgia preferred walk-on is officially leaving Athens. Bennett, a lifelong Georgia fan, found himself behind incumbent starter Jake Fromm, who led the team to the national championship game last season, and No. 2 recruit Justin Fields on the depth chart. He believes he is good enough to start for an FBS club.Kirby Smart revealed that the redshirt freshman was considering a transfer earlier in the week. Bennett served as scout team quarterback last season, and really impressed the coaching staff, and was set to be the third-stringer for the Bulldogs this season. There was also a chance that he’d be placed on scholarship.Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, whose unit had to face Bennett every week in practice, was effusive in his praise of the young quarterback. From The Telegraph:During the postseason, Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker was complimentary of Bennett’s ability to challenge his unit on a daily basis.“Stetson Bennett is a beast, man,” Tucker said. “Stetson Bennett puts a lot of pressure on our defense because he is extremely quick, he’s fast and he can throw. He can throw in the pocket and he can throw on the run, and he’s very, very competitive.”Now, the Stetson Bennett transfer is official.Bennett reportedly called the decision “the toughest of his life.” DawgNation spoke to him about the transfer:“The dream is to play,” Bennett said. “It was cool being at Georgia. I loved sharing those moments at Georgia last year but the dream is to play. It just wasn’t the same growing up a boy who wanted to play at Georgia if you are not out there. That’s the thing. It was cool. I would love to be the starting quarterback at the University of Georgia. But just being there and being on the team. That’s not good enough for me.”“I’m going to go play somewhere,” Bennett said. “I think that’s evolved to more of the dream than just being somewhere at a place because you grew up loving it. I think now the dream is to go play and go win championships somewhere. That’s what I feel like. I am going to go chase that dream now.”Bennett was a relatively unheralded high school recruit, but did have offers from schools like Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee and Southern Miss, as well as some Ivy League options. Instead of looking at programs like that, he will go the junior college route, and hope to expand his options.He says head coach Kirby Smart has even assisted him in finding some good junior college options.“It was really nice,” Bennett said. “That just showed me more of what I already knew about Coach Smart. That showed me even if I wasn’t going to be here that he still cares about me and whatever I’m going to turn out to be.”[…]“I’m thinking somewhere in Mississippi,” he said. “I am going to take some visits out there. Or I already have visited them. I’m thinking it might be Jones Community College or Gulf Coast Community College.”This Stetson Bennett transfer has a much bigger impact than your average walk-on leaving a program. It leaves a very big hole in the depth chart behind Fromm and Fields, the program’s only two scholarship players at the quarterback position.[DawgNation]last_img read more

New Update On Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

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)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been injured since the spring, unable to take part in much of the Crimson Tide’s activities. Here’s the latest on his status.Tagovailoa appears to be recovering well. He was reportedly back throwing at a private QB camp.CBS Sports reports that Tagovailoa looked fine.“Rising sophomore Tua Tagovailoa — the hero of the 26-23 overtime win over Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship in January — appeared fine at the “QB Retreat,” which is an offseason quarterback camp hosted by private coach Steve Clarkson. He missed the majority of spring practice with a broken finger suffered in the first practice of the season,” CBS Sports reports.Video of Tagovailoa can be seen below:Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa out here @steveclarkson #TheQBRetreat in Palisades. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/yhUT0p6Yel— The Nation. (@SportsRecruits) May 26, 2018Alabama is expected to have one of the most-heated quarterback competitions in the country this fall, but it was unable to really take place in the spring due to Tagovailoa’s injury.We’re back with it now, though. It should be a good one.Alabama is set to open its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Louisville.last_img read more

Nebraska Adds 12th Football Game To 2018 Schedule

first_imgFlag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Flag members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers perform before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football will play a 12th game after all here in Scott Frost’s first season. The team’s season opener against Akron was canceled during a bad storm in Week 1.The Huskers are adding a team from the FCS ranks to their schedule: Bethune-Cookman.The Wildcats shared an open date with the Huskers on Oct. 27, making it a logical match. The team only had 11 games scheduled.Nebraska’s football’s game against Bethune-Cookman was announced moments ago.Via Nebraska:“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.“I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”The school will add the Bethune-Cookman game to the season ticket package, and those who had Akron tickets will be eligible to receive a ticket through the ticket office.Bethune-Cookman will receive $800,000 for the trip. This game eliminates the Wildcats’ bye week, but the team wraps up its 12-game schedule on Nov. 17. Last week, the Wildcats lost their lone FBS game to Lane Kiffin and FAU, 49-28.Nebraska is 0-2 on the year, with close home losses to Colorado and Troy. The team heads to Ann Arbor to face Michigan on Saturday.[Nebraska]last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Names The 5 Teams That Impressed Him Most In Week 5

first_imgKirk Herbstreit speaks on ESPN about college football.At the conclusions of each week of the college football season, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit shares his thoughts on Twitter regarding which teams and players impressed him the most over the weekend.This afternoon, Herbstreit tweeted out his top five team and individual performances from Week 5. His No. 1 team isn’t a surprise.Herbstreit tabbed his alma mater, Ohio State, as the top team performance of the weekend. He’ll get grief from some people accusing him of being a homer, but you can’t really argue with that pick.The Buckeyes went into Happy Valley and overcame a double-digit deficit in the final eight minutes to win 27-26. The victory over Penn State puts Ohio State in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten East.Here are the five teams that impressed Herbstreit the most:Ohio StateKentuckyNotre DameOregonVirginia TechMy performances of WEEK 5Team 1-@OhioStateFB 2-@UKFootball 3-@NDFootball 4-@oregonfootball 5-@VT_Football Player1-Chase Young @OhioStateFB 22-Trace McSorely @PennStateFball 3-Kyler Murray @OU_Football 4-Eno Benjamin @ASUFootball 5-Travis Etienne @ClemsonFB— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 1, 2018As you can see, the top two player performances on Herbie’s list came from the Ohio State-Penn State game. Defensive end Chase Young was a monster all night, while Trace McSorley ran and passed wild to keep Penn State in contention.Looking ahead to Week 6, two of Herbie’s top five teams from this week play each other. Notre Dame travels to Virginia Tech for an 8 p.m. ET game Saturday.last_img read more

FOX Sports Analysts Update Their Playoff Picks

first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)In the aftermath of Ohio State’s 49-20 loss to Purdue that knocked them out of the Top 10 in the college football rankings, the analysts for FOX Sports gave their updated rankings for the College Football Playoffs.Robert Smith, Dave Wannstedt, Matt Leinart and Joel Klatt all agreed that Michigan, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Alabama would be No’s 4-1 in that order.The addition of Michigan makes sense. The Wolverines control their own destiny in the Big Ten – if they win out the regular season and claim the Big Ten Championship, there’s no reason they won’t be a playoff team.Brady Quinn and Tim Brando, however, did not feel that the Wolverines would be going to the playoffs. Instead, the pair though that LSU would make it..@NDFootball, @ClemsonFB and @AlabamaFTBL are locks through Week 8. Meanwhile, @UMichFootball and @LSUfootball battle it out for that 4th Playoff Picks spot. ? pic.twitter.com/x8k0BkKSI7— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 25, 2018Quinn had LSU at No. 4 and Notre Dame at No. 3, while Brando had those two reversed.LSU have a slightly harder path to the College Football Playoffs. Having lost to Florida already, the Tigers would need to beat Alabama on November 3rd and/or win the SEC Championship afterwards in order to have a chance.Ultimately, all six analysts held firm that Clemson would be No. 2 and Alabama would be the ultimate winner at No. 1.last_img read more

Nebraska Lands Brant Banks On National Signing Day

first_imgHerbie Husker fires up the fans.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMPER 6: Herbie Husker awaits the arrival of the team before the game between the McNeese State Cowboys and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers are not staying quiet on National Signing Day. They already have the one of the top recruiting classes in the country and look poised to add even more big players on Wednesday.Among those players is Westbury Christian School OL Brant Banks, who made his commitment to Nebraska official today.Brant Banks has officially signed with the #HuskersHere’s his Signee Spotlight giving you even more information on the newest Nebraska recruit https://t.co/8mzcCvdWl5 pic.twitter.com/gbkJs8xHsb— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) December 19, 2018247Sports rates Banks as a three-star OT prospect. He is ranked No. 1002 in the nation, No. 85 among all OTs, and No. 131 from the state of Texas.Banks is a mammoth of a human being at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds. However, as the Omaha World-Herald reported, Banks is going to start out with the team as a converted defensive end instead.Most schools recruited Brant Banks as an offensive lineman, but he’ll start out as a defensive end with the #HuskersAnd he’ll enroll early so he’ll be in Lincoln for spring practices https://t.co/hTzEcPvHph— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) December 19, 2018247Sports has the Nebraska Class of 2019 as the No. 23 recruiting class in the country, and the No. 4 recruiting class in the Big Ten.As of writing, the Cornhuskers have only four 4-star recruits coming in next year.last_img read more

Jalen Hurts Is Reportedly Expected To Visit A Major ACC School This Weekend

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the game against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the second half of the game against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With Tua Tagovailoa firmly entrenched as Alabama’s starting quarterback next year, former starter Jalen Hurts chose to enter the NCAA’s “transfer portal” earlier this week. That doesn’t mean he’s transferring just yet – but it does mean he’s looking into it.In the few days since, there has been plenty of speculation regarding where Hurts could wind up. One school appears to be emerging as a favorite.Friday morning, Miami officially hired away Alabama assistant Dan Enos – bringing him on as its new offensive coordinator. Enos worked with Hurts a great deal at Alabama.Now, CaneSport.com is reporting that Hurts is expected to visit Miami this weekend.Miami’s pursuit of transfering Alabama QB Jalen Hurts could continue Sunday with a visit to Coral Gables. See https://t.co/Pl5q2WnOUE for details. https://t.co/UTf4la7cFy— CaneSport (@CaneSport) January 11, 2019Hurts, a two-year starter at Alabama, lost his job in the national title game a year ago to Tagovailoa. While he saw some action this year, Tagovailoa was the team’s starting quarterback.If Hurts does choose Miami, it could influence where Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell lands. If Martell is eligible to play in 2019, he likely won’t want to sit behind Hurts at Miami.We’ll know more after this weekend.last_img read more

Jalen Hurts Has Been Named An Oklahoma Captain For 2019 Season

first_imgformer alabama quarterback jalen hurtsTUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field between quarters against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)With only a few days remaining until the opener against Houston, the Oklahoma football team has one last formality to complete: Naming the captains. .On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Football Twitter account revealed the four captains selected for the 2019 season. Among them was newly-minted Oklahoma starting quarterback Jalen Hurts.The former Alabama quarterback joined the Sooners as a grad transfer this offseason. He clearly made an impression on Lincoln Riley, winning the starting job, and earning a captain’s mantle.The other three were defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, and linebacker Kenneth Murray. Chosen by us, to lead us.2019 Captains:@Path2Greatwork@creed_humphrey @JalenHurts @Kmurrayy_9 #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/vG09KNoD1o— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 28, 2019In his first two seasons, Hurts led Alabama to an SEC title and two appearances in the College Football Playoff. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.But after being benched at halftime of the 2018 national title game, he lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa.Rather than ride the bench again for the 2019 season, Hurts opted to transfer, and has now joined the program that has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners and No. 1 overall draft picks.Hurts will get his first chance at showing off his skills and leadership this Sunday against Houston.last_img read more

Janhvi Kapoor is a breath of fresh air in pink halter top and peach shorts

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The Dhadak actress was a breath of fresh air in her workout attire.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Janhvi chose to wear a dark pink colour halter top from Reebok for her gym look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She matched her top with a peach colour mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The actress picked an orange coloured Nike sports bra to go with her entire look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: She completed her look with a pair of silver chappals and her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Janhvi KapoorGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. She chose to wear a pink halter neck top with peach shorts and an orange sports bra. The Dhadak actress completed her look with silver chappals and her LV bag.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c94d9220bde21553258786_1484157_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, March 22, 2019 – 17:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

WADA retrieves more than 2,000 samples from tainted Moscow lab

first_imgWADA retrieves more than 2,000 samples from tainted Moscow labWADA voted last September, amid widespread protests, to conditionally restore RUSADA’s accreditation as long as it allowed inspectors access to the Moscow lab and data to which it had long been deniedadvertisement Next Reuters MoscowMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 12:11 IST WADA said in a statement a 5-person team retrieved 2,262 samples from the laboratory (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWADA said in a statement a 5-person team retrieved 2,262 samples from the laboratoryAll samples are currently being sent to a WADA-accredited laboratory outside of RussiaThe Russian Anti-Doping Agency was suspended in 2015 following a WADA-commissioned reportThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday it had retrieved more than 2,000 samples from a tainted Moscow laboratory that will be used to strengthen cases against athletes who may have cheated.WADA said in a statement a five-person team retrieved 2,262 samples from the laboratory, which had been split into A and B samples contained within 4,524 collection bottles.All samples targeted in advance of the mission were located and extracted and are currently being sent to a WADA-accredited laboratory outside of Russia.”These samples will be used to strengthen cases against those who may have cheated and may exonerate athletes who have not committed an anti-doping rule violation,” WADA Intelligence and Investigations Director Gunter Younger, who is leading the process, said in a statement.WADA also said the authentication process of the Moscow data it extracted in January, one of the final hurdles to be cleared in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) conditional reinstatement, is close to completion.According to WADA, a progress report on that process will be sent in early May to the independent Compliance Review Committee and an update will be presented at the May 15-16 WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings in Montreal.WADA voted last September, amid widespread protests, to conditionally restore RUSADA’s accreditation as long as it allowed inspectors access to the Moscow lab and data to which it had long been denied.RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report outlined evidence of systematic, state-backed doping in Russian athletics. Another report the following year documented more than 1,000 doping cases across dozens of sports, notably at the Winter Olympics that Russia hosted in Sochi in 2014.advertisementAlso Read | WADA lifts suspension on Russia’s anti-doping agency but with conditionsAlso Read | Indian cricketers providing whereabouts details to WADA since 2017For 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 Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow WADAFollow RUSADAFollow Dopinglast_img read more