Leicester boss Rodgers explains Maddison switchby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers explained his decision to switch the role of star James Maddison.The Englishman got a chance at number 10 against Tottenham on Saturday.And he was the star of the show for Leicester, netting the winning goal in a 2-1 success over Spurs.”The change in personnel, that worked well for us,” Rodgers said to reporters after the game. “We tried to get another attacking player into the middle.”I felt at Manchester United, as well as we might have pressed the game sometimes, we needed to be more forward-thinking, so we brought him inside, and Harvey in [on the left].”He can play in a couple of positions, James. We saw him at the top of the diamond in the early part of the second half. He plays that role in behind very well.”We needed to be more aggressive in the game and take the ball, and he’s a player who will take the ball.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re better in shootouts than proper gamesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his team are better at penalty shootouts than playing matches.Dan James scored the winning kick for United to avoid an embarrassing Carabao Cup loss to Rochdale at Old Trafford.”We handled it [the shoot out] really well,” said Solskjaer.”Everyone wanted to take penalties as they did against AC Milan in Cardiff [during pre-season]. I’m very pleased with the confidence. You know we’re better in penalty shootouts than in proper games.”
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is no stranger to the spotlight. He’s been one of the stars of the Buckeye defense for the past few seasons and is a projected top-10 pick in April’s NFL Draft. With that spotlight comes the attention of critics in the media, the stands, and sometimes on Twitter. Apparently, a group of people were trolling Bosa on there today, pulling up old tweets and trying to get his attention. They seemed to get it, but not in the way that they may have expected.Bosa ripped off a series of tweets mocking the Twitter critics. He deleted them almost immediately, but we screenshotted them before he did. Bosa is going to have several more years of dealing with taunting on social media. He’ll probably ignore it next time.Oh, by the way – that chicken looks really good.
We’re now less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2016 NFL Draft, which begins at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. Ohio State recruits turned first round picks.Which college football program will have the best showing on Day 1? It’s got to be Ohio State, which could have five-plus former players selected in the first round. The over/under for Buckeye first round selections has been set by sportsbooks at 5.5. Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker, Eli Apple and Darron Lee are widely viewed as first-round locks. Vonn Bell is a less likely first-round selection, but it’s still possible. Michael Thomas and Joshua Perry are probably long-shots, but they too could sneak into the first round. Which college football programs have the best first-round history, all-time? Let’s take a look. Here are the four college football programs with the most first-round picks in NFL Draft history (the common draft began in 1967). Start With No. 4 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5
Julian Weigl has revealed that he considered a January move to Paris Saint-Germain before being told that he had to stay at Borussia Dortmund.PSG have issues in midfield with Adrien Rabiot running down his contract and Marco Verratti now injured, which led to them being linked with various transfer options, including Weigl, who played under coach Thomas Tuchel at Dortmund.However, the Bundesliga leaders told the 23-year-old they would not let him depart. PSG have subsequently signed Leandro Paredes and Weigl says he is happy to remain with Dortmund. 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? “When PSG showed interest in me before the second half of the season, I naturally thought about my future,” Weigl told Bild.First Home win 2019 #team #win #fight pic.twitter.com/IM3mmy0Myg— Julian Weigl (@JuWeigl) January 26, 2019″I wanted to improve my situation and it’s no secret that I can work well under Thomas Tuchel. I shared my thoughts with Dortmund, then I had to accept that those responsible do not want to let me go.”Now my full concentration is to be successful with BVB. I feel much better now than in the first half of the season.”Weigl has made just ten appearances across all competitions this season, with new men Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney having established themselves ahead of him in the Dortmund side.BVB are enjoying a stellar 2018-19 campaign so far, six points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after 19 matches and through to the Champions League last-16.Next up for Lucien Favre’s side is an away clash against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, before a third-round German Cup tie against Werder Bremen just three days later.
After falling short against Real Madrid last summer, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to lead his side to glory at Wanda Metropolitano and will no doubt look to Sadio Mane and Mo Salah to provide inspiration in attack.Mane and Salah have been at the forefront of Liverpool’s run to the final; the forwards scoring eight goals between them and placing first and fourth respectively in expected goals.Spurs’ recent talisman in the UCL is Lucas Moura. His sensational match-winning hat-trick against Ajax in the semi-final saw him take his competition goal tally to five from just nine shots on target. 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? In terms of direct attacks, Tottenham better Liverpool by 10, creating 32 opportunities versus Liverpool’s 22.Another danger man could also enter the fray, with Harry Kane expected to be fit to play some part in the showpiece final. The England captain has five goals in eight UCL appearances this season.Watch the video above for the statistics and full breakdown. Throughout the 2018-19 season, the ‘Innovation Champions’ series will highlight the Intelligent Movement of Europe’s top teams. Follow the series on Facebook at Nissan Football Lab.
ESPN.Count ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit among the people who were not satisfied with the College Football Playoff Selection Committee’s choices for the final four teams.In an appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show, Herbstreit jumped to the defense of Georgia after the Bulldogs dropped to No. 5 following their loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.“Who had the toughest strength of schedule? Georgia,” Herbstreit said, per DawgNation. “Who had the best offensive efficiency? Georgia. Best defensive efficiency? Georgia. Game control? Georgia. Eyeball test? Georgia. What’s left?”The Bulldogs were replaced at No. 4 by the Oklahoma Sooners, who beat Texas to claim the Big 12 title that same day.Herbstreit suggested that politics influenced the decision to leave Georgia out of the College Football Playoff.”You know what I’m loyal to? College football. I want to see the 4 best teams get their chance because that’s what’s right and what’s fair. Politics, for the first time in 5 years, got the best of the committee” @KirkHerbstreit says Georgia should have been in the #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/UqZX90jlNH— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 4, 2018“It’s the first time the committee let the politics of the conferences, the Power 5 conferences and their commissioners, and having to face them, they finally let them affect doing the right thing,” he said.Georgia led Alabama for most of the game. But in the fourth quarter, after an injury to Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide turned to QB Jalen Hurts, who promptly led his team on two TD-scoring drives that secured a 35-28 victory for Alabama.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers and several other top programs have been making their pitch toward Tyler Davis, who is considered one of the top defensive tackles in the 2019 class. Well, the wait to find out when he’ll make his decision is almost over.Davis is down to Clemson and Florida State for his final list, as he is currently ranked as the No. 12 defensive tackle in his class, per 247Sports. After waiting quite some time to think it over, he posted on Twitter when he’ll announce his commitment.He will make his decision Dec. 19 from his high school.I will be committing on Dec.19 at Wekiva Highschool at 8:15 am— Tyler Shwayze Davis (@tdbeast5390) December 13, 2018Clemson currently has 24 commitments and is trying to add even more future talent before the early signing period comes to an end. Regardless, the Tigers have the top recruiting class in the conference, according to 247Sports.Winning the sweepstakes for Davis would certainly help Dabo Swinney reload his defensive line, which will probably lose several star players to the NFL.Although the focus in Clemson is on the College Football Playoff, the coaching staff will most likely mark their calendars for next Wednesday in the hope that Davis commits to the Tigers.Stay tuned.
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 30: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on prior to their game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ha Ha Clinton-Dix finished his studies at Alabama back in 2018. He was set to degree, four years after finishing his Alabama career in 2014.His decision to go back to finish his degree is impressive, given that he’s had a very successful NFL career during that time. One problem…Alabama hasn’t released his degree yet. And the decision is pretty ridiculous.Ha Ha Clinton-Dix revealed that he hadn’t received his Alabama degree yet over $1.Schools will often withhold degrees due to unpaid student fees. They can get pretty high, when you factor in the cost of a college education in the U.S.That isn’t the case with Ha Ha, though. He only owed $1, which he didn’t realize, and was worried that he hadn’t done everything he needed to finish.I owe 1$ I can’t believe y’all been holding my degree for 100 pennies. I thought I didn’t graduate 👨🏾🎓 y’all dead wrong @UofAlabama for doing ya boy like this 🤣💰 pic.twitter.com/Pu06lielt7— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) April 18, 2019Luckily, as a first-round pick with over $14 million career earnings and $3 million coming in 2019, he can cover it.Clinton-Dix finished up his criminal justice degree last May, and walked at Alabama graduation.Congratulations, @haha_cd6! 🎓#BamaGrad #GoPackGo📸: @AlabamaFTBL pic.twitter.com/dTbuMB3xBa— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 6, 2018The former Packer was traded during the season to Washington. Now, he has a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.Back at Alabama, Clinton-Dix was a two-time national champion, and an All-American as a junior in 2013. He left after three years, and was the No. 21 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
No data available! commentary Rajarshi Gupta MohaliMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 00:56 IST Rohit Sharma was unhappy with his batsmen after Mumbai Indians went down to Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets in IPL. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma was unhappy after a weak finish by his batsmen vs KXIPMumbai Indians managed 176 off 20 overs after being placed at 102 for 2 off 11 oversRohit said 74 runs off the last 9 overs of the MI innings was unacceptableRohit Sharma was unhappy with his batsmen after Mumbai Indians went down to Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets in Mohali to lose their second match of the 2019 Indian Premier League.Quinton de Kock’s 60 had helped MI set KXIP a 177-run target but the hosts rode on a powerful batting performance to storm to victory.KL Rahul hit his first fifty of the season while Chris Gayle and man-of-the-match Mayank Agarwal scored 40 and 43 respectively to script KXIP’s second win of the season.Rohit Sharma had powered Mumbai Indians to an aggressive start with an 18-ball 32. When he was dismissed in the sixth over, MI were 51 for 1.Suryakumar Yadav scored 11 off 6 while Quinton de Kock took over as the aggressor after Rohit fell and things were looking good for Mumbai.But the three-time champions were not able to get going and it meant KXIP were able to keep them under 180.Mumbai Indians, with the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya in their line-up, scored only 74 runs off the last 9 overs.Had it not been for Hardik Pandya’s cameo, MI would have ended up with far lesser than their eventual 176 off 20 overs. Understandably, Rohit Sharma was far from impressed with his batsmen.”(After) the way we started, we were 10 to 15 runs short, maybe even more. At the end of 11 overs, I think we were 102 for 2, and we just didn’t kick off,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”A big partnership was needed and we let the tempo go off a little. To score 70 in the last 9 overs is not acceptable. We should have got more with 8 wickets in hand but we failed to do that.advertisement”But yeah, KL Rahul batted well. We executed our plans but they didn’t work out. Last game, we bowled pretty well. We have got some work to do in terms of our batting. The bowlers did everything they could but it was the batsmen who did not live up to expectations,” Rohit said.Mumbai Indians have plenty of issues to sort out in their batting department and Rohit Sharma needs to lead from the front.Also Read | Hardik Pandya’s runs in the end made the difference: Rohit Sharma after MI beat RCBAlso Read | Rohit Sharma on no-ball controversy in RCB vs MI: These things not good for cricketAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow IPL 2019Follow MI v KXIP graphs view more view less scorecard advertisement IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma far from impressed with batsmen after MI falter vs KXIPIPL 2019: Rohit Sharma said Mumbai Indians’ batsmen did not do well enough after they were in a strong position at 102 for 2 off 11 overs against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. KXIP gunned down the 177-run target with 8 wickets to spare.