Bayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Underby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal and Chelsea have a new challenger in their pursuit of Roma winger Cengiz Under. According to ESPN, Bayern Munich have moved ahead of the Premier League duo as they look to replace Arjen Robben.The 21-year-old is currently valued at 50m by the Serie A giants, which Bayern have no problem paying. Fortunately for Arsenal and Chelsea, Under is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League.Manchester City and Manchester United have also scouted Under, who has scored two goals and provided four assists in 14 Serie A appearances this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren: We only worry about usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren says no-one is getting carried away with being top of the table.Lovren says the current team has slowly learnt to neither look back or forward, at history or at what they hope to achieve. Instead, the calm around the training ground allows them to concentrate fully on the task in hand.“We don’t look at who is behind us or in front of us. It’s more only about us and that’s how we should do it always,” he said.“We learn from all these previous seasons. When you look against Newcastle it was quite a tough first half, there were chances but we couldn’t find the right spot to score.“Luckily enough I scored but again we had this winning mentality that kept us going, and the second half we played like a new game.”
Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp: Arsenal, Chelsea NOT title contendersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels there’s three genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season.Liverpool currently sit six points clear of Spurs and seven of Manchester City.And Redknapp believes it is a three-horse race.“I think it’s a three horse race,” he told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.“I can’t see anybody else getting into it.“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion.“I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Agent coy over Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Manuel Garcia Quilon is coy over the future of Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas is being linked with a €85 move to Bayern Munich.”We will have to see what to do in the coming days,” the agent said to Deportes Cuatro.”[Atletico CEO] Miguel Angel Gil Marin was very clear when explaining the situation.”I have nothing more to say.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@NBADraft Twitter/@NBADraftWe’re only one week away from the 2016 NBA Draft. The draft order has long been set, and the Philadelphia 76ers have been on the clock deciding who they will take with the No. 1 pick. As the date gets closer, all of the potential picks begin to crystallize and the draft starts to take shape. Last month, we brought you our first NBA Mock Draft, but now we decided to take an updated crack at prognosticating how the draft will play out. Note, there are no draft-day trades in our scenario. We predicted what every team would do if it stood pat and picked in its designated slot.Without further ado, let’s kick things off. Get Started: Picks 1-5Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7
Barcelona have confirmed that Toulouse youngster Jean-Clair Todibo will join the club immediately after bringing forward a transfer previously agreed for the end of the current season.Todibo, 19, was out of contract at the Ligue 1 side in June 2019, and had already struck terms with Barca to move on a free transfer when his current deal expires.But after negotiations between the two clubs, the Catalans have now revealed that he will be presented as a new signing in the current windowafter paying a small fee to Toulouse. 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? Todibo will be presented as a Barca player on Friday and will wear the No. 6 jersey vacated by Denis Suarez when the midfielder moved on loan to Arsenal.Así es @jctodibo, el nuevo jugador del Barça ⚡🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/LQo9Tdjpoc— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 31, 2019″FC Barcelona and Toulouse FC have come to an agreement over the French player Jean-Clair Todibo, with whom the Blaugrana had agreed a transfer from July 1 2019,” the club signalled in a statement.”The agreement signed includes the immediate arrival of the French player, who will sign a contract with the club for the next four and a half seasons, until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.”The French player will wear the number six. A shirt which players like Guillermo Amor, Xavi Hernandez, Dani Alves and Denis Suarez, the last to use it, have worn.”Todibo is the second defensive signing of the current window for Barcelona, who also recruited Valencia’s Jeison Murillo on a loan deal.Born in Cayenne, French Guyana, the player came up through the ranks of the Toulouse youth system after moving to the team in 2016.This season he established himself in the heart of the Toulouse defence, but strained relations at the club with his refusal to sign a new contract.The teenager made 10 starts in Ligue 1 for his club prior to being frozen out of the first team in November, scoring one goal.
Everton have confirmed the arrival of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for a fee of £40 million ($49m).The wideman will sign a five-year contract at Goodison Park, and joins Moise Kean in a new-look front line for the Toffees.The 23-year-old has become Everton’s seventh signing after they signed goalkeeper Jonas Lössl, right-back Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, in addition to Kean. 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? Despite their busy window, manager Marco Silva said their last signing was one they had coveted all summer. “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team,” Silva told the club’s official website.“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.“It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.“Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.”Iwobi made 149 appearances at Arsenal, with the first of them coming in 2015 at just 19 after he had graduated from the academy in north London.He has also made 36 appearances for Nigeria, including this summer, in their run to the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations, as well as in last summer’s World Cup.Arsenal head coach Unai Emery wished the outgoing player well, saying he was an “example to young players” in a statement on Arsenal’s website.”Alex has made a big contribution here at Arsenal. He worked hard in the academy where he was an example to many young players and has been an important part of our squad. We wish Alex every success in the future,” the Spanish manager said in full.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)The Urban Meyer investigation Ohio State has been underway for a couple of days. Sunday night, the school announced that it was expected to take roughly two weeks. Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since last Wednesday.Tonight, ESPN college football reporter Dan Murphy published an update on how the investigation into Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes’ program is going.An interesting tidbit: the Powell Police Department has denied Ohio State’s investigation team in their pursuit of additional records into the Zach Smith accusations.Really interesting development as Powell Police denies Ohio State’s investigative team in their pursuit of additional records from 2015 incidents involving Zach Smith.https://t.co/dRJ8PLnD0Y pic.twitter.com/dtd0hisXTH— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 9, 2018From ESPN.com:Police in Powell, Ohio, have had preliminary conversations with the investigators, according to Chief of Police Gary Vest, and are willing to help as much as the law will allow. The Powell police visited Courtney Smith’s home twice in the fall of 2015 to respond to complaints about habitual domestic violence and stalking. Neither visit resulted in an arrest or any charges against Zach Smith.Vest said he is not at liberty to share the details of what his officers discovered about those incidents in 2015 because of confidentiality laws designed to protect the identity of people accused of crimes. Because Smith was not charged with a crime as a result of those incidents, the details of what police found while responding to those cases are not public record, according to Powell’s city attorney. Vest said he also denied a request from the investigators working on behalf of Ohio State to see the same records based on advice received from the city’s attorney.Ohio State’s football program, meanwhile, started practice last Friday.The Buckeyes open the regular season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. The team is being led by interim coach Ryan Day in Urban Meyer’s absence.
NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 1: Fans of the Oklahoma Sooners cheer in the stands during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on October 1, 2005 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners won 43-21. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Oklahoma, in the midst of another solid season, landed another commit on Monday night. JUCO offensive lineman Finley Felix chose the Sooners over a number of other top programs.Felix doesn’t have an official rating on 247 Sports, but he did have offers from the likes of Ole Miss, West Virginia, Iowa State, Memphis, Missouri, Kansas and Louisville.Felix currently plays for Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. He’s a player for the class of 2019 for Oklahoma.Felix, who is 6-foot-6, 315 pounds, announced the news on Twitter. Check it out:@CoachOatesOL #JUCOPRODUCT #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/BJyIOCVITt— Finley Felix ?? (@felix_finley) November 6, 2018Oklahoma, at the moment, has the sixth-best recruiting class in the country for 2019 – and the top class in the Big 12. The Sooners have 19 players committed.Oklahoma will take on rival Oklahoma State this Saturday – it’s a huge game for the Big 12 race.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles met on Saturday afternoon for in-state supremacy. No. 11 Florida entered with three losses on the season, while Florida State entered on yet another down season.Willie Taggart’s first year in Tallahassee hasn’t gone exactly as planned. The Seminoles sit at 5-6 on the season and are in serious danger of missing out on a bowl game for the first time in 35 years.Florida currently leads 34-14 with just over five minutes left in the game. It’s been a bad showing from the Seminoles.A Florida defender even tried to help out the opposition. According to a reporter near the game, a Florida defensive back yelled at Florida State that the offense didn’t have 11 players on the field.I swear I’m not making this up: a Gators safety just yelled to the FSU sideline that it didn’t have 11 guys on the field. To which FSU promptly added a receiver. And threw an incompletion.— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) November 24, 2018The defender tried to hep out, but it didn’t work out for the Florida State offense in the end.Florida is just a few minutes away from ending its losing streak to Florida State.