About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender Maguire: Atmosphere can help us beat Man Cityby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Harry Maguire believes that his side must take advantage of being at home in the Carabao Cup.They are facing off against Manchester City in the quarter finals of the competition, with the game in Leicester on Tuesday.While they have lost the last two league games, Maguire is still confident Leicester can turn up for a one off cup game.”Whenever you lose a game you are always looking for the next one and thankfully it is only in a couple of days,” he said to Leicestershire Live.”We’ll prepare for Tuesday, another big game in the quarter final of the cup.”Hopefully it will be packed out at the King Power Stadium and the atmosphere is buzzing. Hopefully we can put on a performance and produce a result that warrants it.”
Tottenham will activate Alderweireld clause confirms Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur will activate Toby Alderweireld’s one-year extension clause in his current contract.Alderweireld was set to become a free agent at the end of the season. The decision also means Spurs have activated a clause that states the Belgian international can leave for £25m this summer.Teams must lodge their bid 14 or more days before the end of the summer 2019 transfer window in order to buy Alderweireld at that price, should he not agree to a new contract beforehand.Pochettino said of triggering the 29-year-old’s clause: “Yes, for sure. It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”The Belgian was a target for Manchester United in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace striker Sorloth on his way to AA Gentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is on his way to AA Gent.Sorloth, reports VG, will join Gent on-loan – which will extend into next season.Jess Thorup, the Gent coach, is driving the deal having worked with the Norway striker at FC Midtjylland.He is leaving just as Palace wrap up a loan deal for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.Sorloth has managed just one goal for Palace. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CHAPEL HILL, NC – MARCH 07: Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devil drives between defenders Brice Johnson #11, Marcus Paige #5 and Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Duke stars Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow seem like locks to be lottery picks on June 25, when the 2015 NBA Draft rolls around. Point guard Tyus Jones has a great shot at being a first round pick. Senior guard Quinn Cook? He was vital to Duke’s success this season, but his NBA potential is a little less clear. Well, at least to those who didn’t play with him on the 2015 national championship team.Basketball Insiders‘ Alex Kennedy wrote a great piece on Cook’s NBA prospects, and spoke to Okafor, who had nothing but praise for his former teammate..@JahlilOkafor praised @QCook323 and said he’d love to play with Quinn again. Full article: http://t.co/1lRWwrBv01 pic.twitter.com/p4ZfERqzrL— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 17, 2015Cook is ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the draft by Draft Express, but the site’s mock draft doesn’t have him being selected. While the other three Blue Devils all look like safe bets to be drafted, we imagine Duke fans would like nothing more than to see Cook land with a team. If that team winds up being Okafor’s? They’d probably sell a bunch of gear in North Carolina.[Basketball Insiders]
Jim Harbaugh Michael Jordan StoryEarlier this month, Michigan announced that it would become the first Nike school to sport the Jordan brand logo on its uniforms, instead of the company’s traditional Swoosh. Apparently, Michael Jordan himself even called Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh to talk about the deal. It turns out Harbaugh initially didn’t believe he was talking to the former NBA superstar.Thursday, Harbaugh, during his press conference ahead of the team’s opener against Utah, made it clear that at first, he couldn’t believe it was actually Jordan on the other line. Check out his reaction:Michael Jordan called @CoachJim4UM. His reaction to learning it was the Greatest of All Time? That’s right here! http://t.co/VVSlwn0Oe5— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 27, 2015Michigan will remain with adidas until the 2016 season, but it’s clear that the Wolverines and their fans are pumped for a new era in 2016.
Ohio State’s 62-3 rout of Nebraska got off to a good start thanks to a pick-6 from Damon Webb.The junior safety stepped in front of a Tommy Armstrong pass and took it back 36 yards for the touchdown to put OSU up 7-0 in the first two minutes.According to Webb’s mom, ESPN analyst and former Buckeye Kirk Herbstreit predicted (requested?) her son’s TD.When @KirkHerbstreit tells your husband before the game that @DameWebb need to get him a pick 6 tonight and he gets one. ??#HerbstreitEffect— Stephanie Webb (@ProfessorSWebb) November 6, 2016The OSU defense was dominant last night, holding Nebraska to only three points and 204 yards of total offense.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers honor deceased player Sam Foltz with a banner before the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska produced an amazing tribute video for the late Sam Foltz on Senior Day.This past summer, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was killed in a car crash that also claimed the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. This season, a number of schools have found thoughtful ways to pay tribute to Foltz’s memory – often by giving the Cornhuskers signed jerseys in his honor. But Saturday, it was Nebraska’s turn to show its appreciation.Nebraska produced a tribute video in honor of Foltz ahead of what would have been his final game in a Cornhuskers uniform. Here’s his Senior Day video, which was played at the stadium:There’s one senior who couldn’t be here today, even though we know he’s watching out for us.#ForeverTwoSeven pic.twitter.com/gKvwpSwazH— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 19, 2016It’s certainly been an emotional season for Nebraska and its fans. The Cornhuskers will look to move to 9-2 with a win over Maryland on Saturday.
Twitter/@devonhunter11Devon Hunter, a four-star safety out of Virginia, will announce his commitment on Christmas Eve.Some families like to open one Christmas gift on Christmas Eve, to kick off the holiday early. One of five college football programs will be getting a new safety on December 24, as Devon Hunter has chosen to make that his commitment date.I will be announcing my commitment on Christmas Eve ??‼️— Devon Hunter (@devonhunter11) November 23, 2016Hunter is choosing between Alabama, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina, and his home state Virginia Tech Hokies.Final Five ?thanks to @Hayesfawcett3 for the edit ? pic.twitter.com/NDkqLZJmiy— Devon Hunter (@devonhunter11) October 31, 2016He cut down his list to that five back in October. He was also considering Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Tennessee earlier in his recruitment.247Sports’ composite rankings have Hunter at No. 43 overall in the nation. He’s the No. 4 safety in the class of 2017, and the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia. The 247Sports crystal ball prognosticators have Virginia Tech as a heavy favorite to win out for Hunter next month, but with programs like Alabama and Florida in the mix, it will be pretty competitive recruitment.
Prolific Netherlands forward Luuk de Jong has signed for Sevilla in a deal to take the PSV Eindhoven star to La Liga on a four-year deal, with the striker adding that he feels “in the best form” of his career.The 28-year-old, who had previous spells with Borussia Monchengladbach and Newcastle, has established himself as one of the leading lights of the Eredivisie since returning to the league in 2014.He brings to a close a half-decade spell with Mark van Bommel’s side, having won three league titles and finished last season as the division’s top scorer. 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 De Jong joins the Spanish club, who appointed former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui as their new coach last month, as they look to continue to push for honours following a sixth-place finish in 2018-19.Speaking to their official website , the Dutchman expressed his delight at having the chance to push for silverware, adding that he considers himself to be at the peak of his powers.”I’m very happy to have this incredible opportunity,” he stated. “It’s a great step for me. I hope I can be important for the club and enjoy it here.”I’ve seen many matches in La Liga and I know of Sevilla’s European achievements which are incredible. For me, after five years at PSV, this is a big step. But this is a great club in an incredible competition, in an incredible league.”Looking back over my career, I think I am in the best form [I have ever been] right now. I’m dangerous in the opposition area, I’m good in the air and I hope to be able to show that here.”At PSV, I had a great season, I scored a lot of goals, and I played in the Champions League. I’m still growing but I feel strong. At 28, I think I’m in the best moment of my life.”De Jong represents a major incoming arrival for Sevilla, who have already parted ways with Quincy Promes and Luis Muriel this off-season, while PSV are meanwhile facing a fight to keep Hirving Lozano on the books following interest from Napoli.
Paul Pogba needs to feel more love if he is to thrive at Manchester United, according to friend and former team-mate Patrice Evra.The World Cup winner’s future continues to generate headlines less than a week out from the new Premier League season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has “no doubts” over Pogba’s loyalty despite Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, last month admitting the midfielder wants to move on and is “in the process” of negotiating an exit. 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? Real Madrid remain interested in engineering a deal and have made Pogba their top target for the transfer window, though they may have left it too late to get him.Ex-United defender Evra, who shared a changing room with Pogba at Old Trafford and Juventus, thinks more warmth towards his compatriot could end the discontent and get him focused on shining for the Red Devils.”I don’t know what Paul’s future holds,” the now-retired Evra told The Daily Mail.”I do know that he felt really loved in Juventus. He doesn’t feel that love in Manchester.”We always forget what a player is about. A player is about performing on the pitch. So kill him when he is not playing well but if he is playing well, concentrate on that.”When you buy nice cars and a big house, you will create hate and jealousy so you have to step up your game and make sure it doesn’t affect you.”That’s why I say to Paul: do whatever you want but if you see it affects your game, stop. Don’t try to be like a warrior. Stop.”For me, money has never been something important in my life. Even at school when they give you the money for lunch, I gave it to my mum straight away. I love to share.”Money helps you do things but it doesn’t make you happy. Money won’t cure you. Money is not everything. I was happy as well when I didn’t have money. Money can make you go crazy, too.”Pogba joined United from Juventus in 2016 and his contract with the club runs until 2021. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.