About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Eriksen pleased to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was pleased to prove the matchwinner against Burnley.Eriksen fired Spurs’ injury-time winner on Saturday.The Dane said, “It was very important. It’s been a tough but fun week with everything we’ve gone through – going through in the Champions League which we wanted and now a tough game against Burnley with difficult conditions, a difficult team to play against. It was great to come off the bench and help the team win the three points.”Any player who comes off the bench wants to have an impact on the game, trying to create something, trying to score or assist and luckily today I got the goal to get the three points. It was a very nice feeling.”
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jordan Henderson: Chelsea saw Liverpool’s bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Sunday’s win over Chelsea epitomised Liverpool’s character.Frank Lampard’s side brought the scores back to 2-1 thanks to a cracking second-half goal from N’Golo Kante.But the Reds held onto for all three points and captain Henderson was delighted with the resilience shown by his teammates.He said: “Chelsea was a really tough place to come, good team, we had to grind it out, had to give everything and that shows what we’re about as a team.”It’s important, you need character and we’ve got plenty of characters in this team to fight and see games out.”It was tough, they put a lot of pressure on us and we just need to keep winning, keep getting three points.”
Moussa Dembele firming as Man Utd January favouriteby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to launch a January bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.Le 10 Sport says United have had Dembele watched consistently this season – with scouts present since the campaign kicked off.While it’s been a bad start to the season for OL, who are winless after six games, Moussa Dembele has impressed. He has six goals (having scored 15 last season) and has been displaying career best form.Signed for €22m last year from Celtic, the 23 year-old is now valued at almost double that price. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Gilmour possesses ’emotional intelligence’ for Chelsea success – Scotland coach Gemmillby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScotland U21 coach Scot Gemmill says Billy Gilmour’s ’emotional intelligence’ will help him succeed at Chelsea.18-year-old Gilmour has two first-team appearances this season and has been training with Frank Lampard on a regular basis.”He is obviously improving all the time,” said Gemmill. “If you train and play with better players then it raises your game, but the thing with Billy is if you speak to anyone who has worked with him, they are equally impressed with him off the pitch as well as on it. His emotional intelligence; to be able to handle everything.”He needs to continue to show he can handle it, and that his performances continue to improve. He’s obviously playing for a great club, his manager’s got confidence in him, everything is there – but we’ve got a big responsibility to help him.”
Four-star running back Jaason Lewis, who hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has decided to head out west to play his collegiate football, picking the Arizona State Sun Devils over a number of SEC schools, including Tennessee, Florida and Ole Miss. ASU hasn’t given him the best welcoming, however.Arizona State’s Twitter account has sent out two tweets to celebrate Lewis’ signing. In both, his name is spelled incorrectly. Sure, it’s fair to say that he has a strange way of spelling his first name. But you’d think that whoever is in charge of ASU’s Twitter account would be a little more careful.
For the seventh straight year, President of the United States Barack Obama has joined ESPN’s Andy Katz to unveil his March Madness picks. “Baracketology”, as it’s now known, hasn’t been all that successful, but it has been entertaining.This year, Obama went mostly chalk. While he has a number of interesting upsets in the first round, he has seeds ranked 1-4 for 15 of his 16 Sweet Sixteen slots. Davidson, a 10-seed, is the only squad he thinks will wind up pulling two upsets.All the President’s picks: Check out his NCAA Tournament Bracket → http://t.co/ENqqesV08s #Baracketology pic.twitter.com/gYREANLa6P— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 18, 2015Obama has Kentucky over Villanova in the final. He thinks that UK is going to finish the season 40-0. Here’s his entire bracket, via ESPN. What do you think of the President’s picks?
Twitter/@McClain_on_NFL Last week, Baylor fired head coach Art Briles following the release of the Pepper Hamilton Report, which detailed the school’s failure to address the multiple instances of sexual assault within the Bears football program. According to the report, Baylor coaches failed to establish a “culture of accountability for misconduct,” and denied complainants true investigations into their accusations.For the first time since his dismissal, Art Briles released a statement on the matter.Art Briles releases statement pic.twitter.com/O0lsbiwyWN— Jeremie Poplin (@jeremiepoplin) June 2, 2016Former Ohio and Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has been hired as the program’s interim head coach.
The girlfriend of Romania Under-21 international Cristian Manea was hospitalised following a brawl after the European Championship clash with France in Cesena on Monday night.The game at the Stadio Manuzzi had finished scoreless, with the stalemate securing both teams a place in the semi-finals.Shortly after the full-time whistle, though, a fight broke in the stands as Manea was trying to reach his girlfriend, who was left with a bloodied lip after being knocked to the ground amid the chaos. 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? “There was an incident at the end of the game,” a spokesperson for the Romania team confirmed to Goal.”Cristian Manea was going to his girlfriend when someone pushed her away to take a photo with him. His girlfriend’s brother wanted to help her but he was punched by an unknown attacker.”Manea’s girlfriend was also knocked over during the incident and suffered an injury to her face.”She was immediately taken to the hospital but was soon released and is okay now.”Manea wasn’t involved in the fighting at all.”The police are investigating the incident, though, and they are presently looking for the person or persons who punched the brother of Manea’s girlfriend.”The incident marred what was an otherwise joyous occasion for the tournament’s surprise package, Romania, who secured the point they needed to progress as winners of Group C.Indeed, approximately 10,000 Romanian fans were present at the Dino Manuzzi to celebrate their team setting up a semi-final showdown with reigning champions Germany in Bologna on Thursday evening.The legendary Gheorge Hagi was even in attendance, primarily because his son Ianis once again started in attack for Mirel Radoi’s side, who routed Croatia 4-1 in the tournament opener in San Marino last week before upsetting England 4-2 in Cesena on Friday.Romania pipped France to top spot in their pool thanks to their superior goal difference, while Les Espoirs progressed to the last four – where they will now face Group A winners Spain in Reggio Emilia – as the best runners-up.The winners of the two semi-finals will meet in the tournament decider in Udine on Sunday.
Steph Houghton missed a controversial late penalty as holders the United States beat England 2-1 to reach a third successive Women’s World Cup final, despite missing inspirational co-captain Megan Rapinoe.The Lionesses had the opportunity to at least force extra-time with an 84th-minute spot-kick, but Houghton’s poor effort was saved and Millie Bright saw red late on as USA held on to ensure their title defence goes to the final stage.Rapinoe’s absence, said to be due to a hamstring issue, provided a pre-match shock, but Christen Press made a swift impact as her replacement when heading in the opener, before Ellen White’s equaliser was cancelled out by Morgan nodding in just past the half-hour mark on her birthday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare England produced a good response in the second half and White had a second goal ruled out for straying marginally offside, before Alyssa Naeher easily saved Houghton’s penalty and a frustrated Bright earned a second booking, providing a disappointing end for Phil Neville’s side.4 – England have taken more penalties (4) and missed more penalties (3) than any other side at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Pressure. #FIFAWWC #Lionesses pic.twitter.com/QJEVqXXxvW — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 2, 2019 A breathless start resulted in USA opening the scoring early, with Press meeting Kelley O’Hara’s deep cross with a fine header into the top-left corner.But England – who had looked overwhelmed – levelled nine minutes later, White expertly guiding Beth Mead’s left-wing cross into the top-right corner with a first-time effort.Morgan ensured USA went into the break ahead, however, racing on to Lindsey Horan’s lofted pass and glancing a header beyond Carly Telford, before appearing to mock England in her celebration, as she pretended to sip from a cup of tea.The Lionesses improved after the break and thought they had the equaliser 23 minutes from time as White converted after Jill Scott’s gorgeous flicked pass, but a VAR review deemed the striker to have been just offside.Another VAR referral nine minutes from time gave England a penalty after Becky Sauerbrunn was deemed to have fouled White with the goal at her mercy, but Houghton’s feeble effort, taken a full three minutes later, was easily saved.Bright then showed her annoyance with a strong tackle on Morgan that earned her a second yellow card, and USA subsequently finished the job. KEY OPTA FACTS- USA have won their past 11 matches at the Women’s World Cup, the best winning streak in the tournament’s history.- USA are the first side in Women’s World Cup history to reach the final in three successive editions, making their record fifth appearance in total.- England have taken (four) and missed (three) more penalties than any other side at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.- White is the first English player in history to score in five consecutive World Cup appearances.- White has scored six goals at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. No English player has scored more goals than her in a single World Cup tournament (Harry Kane – six in 2018 and Gary Lineker – six in 1986). read more
Still riding high after U.S. women’s national team’s World Cup victory, Megan Rapinoe hasn’t backed down from her ongoing battle with United States President Donald Trump. The veteran attacker exchanged a war of words with Trump during the World Cup in France after footage emerged of her prior to the tournament declaring she’d never go to the White House. Unsurprisingly, Trump took issue with Rapinoe’s remarks and took to Twitter at the time saying the USWNT should worry about winning the World Cup before contemplating any Presidential invite. 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? Win they did, with Rapinoe leading the way as she picked up the golden boot and golden ball with six goals to her name as USWNT won their fourth World Cup after defeating Netherlands 2-0 in the final. Leaving the President somewhat red-faced, Rapinoe is adamant the team’s gender meant Trump struggled to deal with their success. “We are everything he loves with the exception that we’re powerful, strong women,” Rapinoe told The Guardian.”And he was having a really hard time – you could see in these sets of tweets: you hate us, you love us, you want us to come [to the White House] – and you are threatening us, all at the same time.”People were like: ‘That was so intense!’ And I’m like: ‘Honestly, he’s a f***ing joke, so it wasn’t intense, because this is ridiculous.’”I wouldn’t say that we’re anti-authority, but when there’s a person who is abusing their power or manipulating people, whether it’s a teacher when I was younger or Donald Trump now, there’s nothing that fires me up and grinds my gears more.” While more than happy to stand up to the US President, Rapinoe has shied away from a possible political career once she hangs up the boots. “I don’t know quite yet. We’re getting a lot bigger of course. I don’t know if politics is where I want to be,” Rapinoe said in July.”I’ll always be very involved with politics in some way, but I think I might be too wild for politics at this point.”Rapinoe, who plays club football for Reign FC, has made 158 appearances for the USWNT since making her debut in 2006.