10 months agoTottenham midfielder Sissoko: Missing World Cup hurt

first_imgTottenham midfielder Sissoko: Missing World Cup hurtby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits missing France’s World Cup triumph does burn.Sissoko failed to make the squad after an inconsistent last season with Spurs.He said: “I won’t lie and say, ‘It wasn’t painful to not be part of the squad’.“But you have to accept the manager has made his choice.“I was still behind the team because I had a lot of friends and if I wasn’t in the squad it was not because of them, it was because I didn’t do enough.“That pain has probably helped to drive me on this season.“It was extra motivation to perform and show I could be in the squad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months ago​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omur

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omurby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu says Liverpool have not made an offer for Abdulkadir Omur. The 19-year-old, dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’, has been linked with Liverpool in recent weeks, despite the club’s plethora of attacking talent.The Liverpool Echo reported this week that the Merseyside club were not interested in signing Omur this month, and Agaoglu has confirmed those reports.”If the numbers we want come from the lower teams of the European leagues, this offer is not [acceptable] in our opinion,” Agaoglu said. “[Omur] deserve[s] to play at the highest level in Europe.”[We] did not receive an official offer from Liverpool but there are offers from other clubs.” last_img read more

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a month agoValverde: Granada a test of Barcelona credentials

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valverde: Granada a test of Barcelona credentialsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde expects a big test of their credentials at Granada.Barcelona have failed to win either of their opening two LaLiga Santander games on the road, first losing to Athletic Club (1-0) before drawing with Osasuna (2-2).That was followed up by a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek and Valverde feels that all has to change.”Away from home we are not getting good results, it is costing us,” Valverde said during his press conference.”The [Osasuna] game in Pamplona, which we turned around, we were not able to win. We have to change that dynamic.”These kind of grounds can determine the championship because it is where you cannot slip.” last_img read more

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15 days agoHoward announced as Everton’s first USA ambassador

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howard announced as Everton’s first USA ambassadorby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRetired goalkeeper Tim Howard has been announced as Everton’s first ambassador in the USA.Howard will make his first appearance in his new role in Austin, Texas, later this month with fans being invited to attend an exclusive event with the American on Saturday, 26, October, reports the Liverpool Echo.Howard will also represent Everton at NBC’s Premier League Mornings Live earlier on the same day for the Blues’ league encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion.The former Blues man made a record 354 Premier League appearances during a 10-year stint at Goodison Park with his last game coming in 2016.The 40-year-old officially retired from professional football on Sunday, playing his last game for Colorado Rapids in the MLS. last_img read more

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Rivals Has Added 2 Sixth-Graders To Its Football Recruiting Database

first_imgSixth-grade phenom Daron Bryden gets a Rivals profile.It’s no secret that college football coaches are pursuing recruits at younger and younger ages. But should there be an age that’s considered too young? This week, Rivals.com has added two sixth-grade players to its database. One – Daron Bryden – is a 5-foot-2, 105-pound quarterback. The other – Tyson Thornton – is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound running back. News of their inclusion on the site has been making the rounds.Rivals announces it will now monitor 6th graders for football (H/T @JeffDLowe, @USATODAYsports) pic.twitter.com/BIElTQ1Z7Q— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 16, 2015If you’re wondering what film of a sixth-grade football star looks like, well, here you go. Bryden’s father has been campaigning for his son for years.It’ll be interesting to see if either actually winds up playing collegiate football in the end.last_img read more

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Miami Football: Report: 4-Star 2017 WR Kemore Gamble Commits To Miami

first_imgKemore Gable commits to Miami.Twitter/@kemoregamble15According to a report by 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow, Al Golden has added yet another top player to the 2017 class, in four-star receiver Kemore Gamble.Breaking: 4-star WR Kemore Gamble commits to #Miami. @kemoregamble15 @jcshurburtt— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) June 17, 2015Gamble, a Miami native, is listed a 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. His commitment comes after camping at Miami back on June 6. He also holds offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and others.With this commitment, Miami has eight players in its 2017 class, which currently ranks third nationally.last_img

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The Top 10 Colleges With The Most Ashley Madison Accounts

first_imgIt’s been a big year for the Big Ten. The conference took home its first college football national championship in more than a decade, saw its top basketball team defeat then-undefeated Kentucky in the Final Four and, now, it’s dominating the cheat-on-your-spouse game. According to data gathered by Inside Higher Ed, the Big Ten dominates a top 10 list of Ashley Madison profiles by college. Ashley Madison, the site that makes it easy to cheat on your significant other, had a significant data leak earlier this week. Inside Higher Ed searched the leaked data by .edu email addresses. The Big Ten does cheating better than every other conference. Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Michigan all have spots in the top 10.  Inside Higher EdInside Higher EdThese Big Ten schools have massive enrollments and a huge alumni base, so this really isn’t that surprising. Alabama, meanwhile, topped the state list. [The Big Lead]last_img read more

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Wisconsin Star Joe Schobert Thinks Iowa’s Offensive Line May Be Better Than Alabama’s

first_imgWisconsin's stadium from the back of one of the end zones.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Camp Randall Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers at on September 10, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Oregon State 35-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)In the season opener, Wisconsin went up against Alabama, and the Crimson Tide had little trouble opening up holes for star running back Derrick Henry. The junior back ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries against the Badgers. Wisconsin star linebacker Joe Schobert doesn’t think that ‘Bama necessarily has the best offensive line that he’s faced. That honor goes to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Schobert had a monster game in a losing effort against Iowa, with three sacks and two forced fumbles, but he had a ton of praise for the Hawkeyes, per The Gazette. “I put them on par with Alabama, maybe even a little more,” Schobert told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. “They want to hit you more than Alabama wants to hit you. Alabama is a good, physical offensive line, but I think Iowa kind of takes it to that next step and wants to run at you and wants to physically punch you. We knew that coming in and they lived up to it today. It was just great competition between us and them.”The advanced line stats tell a bit of a mixed story. According to Football Study Hall, Alabama ranks 23rd nationally in adjusted line rushing yards, and 40th in adjusted sack rate. Iowa is better in preventing sack (18th) but lags behind in the run blocking analytics (69th). Either way, Iowa should be proud of the huge Big Ten West win. Being mentioned in the same breath as Alabama is rarely a bad thing.[The Gazette]last_img read more

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Parents Of Texas A&M’s Admon Gilder Left Game Early, Missed His Game-Tying Layup vs. Northern Iowa

first_imgAdmon Gilder shoots a lay up against Northern Iowa.Twitter/@marchmadnessTexas A&M’s epic comeback against Northern Iowa, in which the Aggies made up a 12 point deficit in 44 seconds, is statistically the greatest last-minute comeback in college basketball history. Unfortunately, the parents of Admon Gilder, the Aggie who capped off the comeback with the game-tying layup before the buzzer, weren’t in the arena to see it. The Gilders left the game minutes earlier, assuming that the Aggies were about to lose, to head back to Dallas with work the next morning. Of course, because of it they missed their son being part of basketball history.Admon Gilder says his parents left Northern Iowa game early to get back to Dallas for work. Watched end in car on phone.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) March 23, 2016Yahoo Sports‘ Jeff Eisenberg has more:“They left the game with probably about a minute to go,” the younger Gilder said Wednesday. “They were at the gas station on the way back and someone came out and told them that I’d just hit the game-tying shot.”Paula and Admon Sr. both had to be at work early the next morning in their hometown of Dallas, a roughly four-hour drive from Oklahoma City. They decided they were already too far from the arena to turn around, so they followed overtime and double overtime on their phones instead.Gilder, now an Aggie hero, doesn’t hold it against his parents.“I probably would have left too,” Gilder said.Don’t expect to see the Gilders leaving Thursday’s game in Anaheim against Oklahoma early…unless they think they’re bringing the team a bit of luck.[Yahoo Sports]More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

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Video: FCS-Level North Dakota State Knocks Off No. 13 Iowa On Final Play Of Game

first_imgNorth Dakota State kicker making a field goal to defeat the Iowa HawkeyesTwitter/@TylerBirschNorth Dakota State, a powerhouse at the FCS level, just took down No. 13 Iowa on the field goal on the final play of the game.North Dakota State kicker Cam Pedersen eked a 37-yard attempt inside the right upright to complete the 23-21 win and set off a jubilant celebration.NDSU WITH THE GAME WINNER!!!!! #NDSUvsIOWA @RedditCFB https://t.co/VyIkDqBEyS— Tyler Birschbach (@tylerbirsch) September 17, 2016NDSU has now won six straight meetings with FBS schools. They’ve also won the last five FCS national championships.Message to FBS schools: Stop. Scheduling. North. Dakota. State. Also, how many teams in the Big Ten would the Bison beat this year? At least seven or eight right?last_img

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