KPL Humphrey Mieno retains no 30 as Gor Mahia unveil jersey numbers Goal 15:14 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Goal Kenya. KPL Gor Mahia v Mount Kenya United Gor Mahia Mount Kenya United Former Captain, Musa Mohammed’s jersey number five has been preserved Midfielder Humphrey Mieno has retained his favourite jersey number 30 at champions side, Gor Mahia.Mieno signed a three year deal with K’Ogalo in January transfer window and he was handed the same number he used to don at Tusker.Mieno is expected to make his league debut for Gor Mahia against Nakumatt FC at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mieno’s teammate, Cercidy Okello takes the coveted number 10 that was left vacant following the departure of Kenneth Muguna to KF Tirana of Albania.Former Captain, Musa Mohammed’s jersey number five has been preserved while Ivorian striker, Ephraim Guikan was handed number 19.Former Sofapaka defender Wesley Onguso will don number 21 while Lawrence Juma landed number 24.Defender Charles Momanyi who was signed from Kakamega Homeboyz will try and make famous shirt number 27 while Eliu Lokuwam settled on jersey number 32.
Hatem Ben Arfa Where next for Ben Arfa? Enigmatic winger confirms PSG departure Chris Burton 22:24 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images PSG Ligue 1 CSL MLS The France international has endured a tough time at Parc des Princes and will be looking to open a new chapter in his career over the summer Hatem Ben Arfa has confirmed that he will be leaving Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer.The 31-year-old earned a move to the French capital on the back of a stunning one-season spell at Nice in 2015-16 which saw him net 17 times in Ligue 1.He has, however, struggled to make a similar impact at Parc des Princes, with fierce competition for places often leaving him on the fringes of the fold. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ben Arfa has been frozen out completely by Unai Emery this season, failing to make a single appearance, and that has led to him being ushered towards the exits.His last outing for PSG came way back in April 2017, as he netted twice in a Coupe de France quarter-final win over Avranches, and it is clear that there is no way back for him.With that in mind, Ben Arfa has posted a farewell message on social media.He said on his Instagram account: “Soon my PSG adventure ends and despite the difficult moments, I am happy to have worn his shirt.“I will keep wonderful memories of my teammates, I appreciate their continued support and I will always love this club.”With his exit plan already mapped out at PSG, Ben Arfa can start planning for the future.It is unclear where an enigmatic talent will head next, having previously spent time in England with Newcastle and Hull City.Major League Soccer and Chinese Super League moves have been mooted for a man with 15 international caps for France to his name.He is free to open discussions with any interested parties prepared to table terms, with PSG not about to bring him in from the cold any time soon.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have made his Parma debut.The fullback featured in defeat to Cagliari.He told TMW: “Personally, I think it went pretty well, physically I felt good and for the two weeks I got to know my teammates, they showed good qualities. The form will improve even more. “I was disappointed because in front of our audience we honestly didn’t get what we wanted, as always the three points, but we did a good game anyway. Positive on Sunday we have to start again, preparing the challenge for Lazio.”
Arsenal deliver Reiss Nelson updateby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on youngster Reiss Nelson.Nelson picked up a knee injury against Standard Liege earlier this month.And the Gunners says he’ll be ready to return to training in November.The club’s statement read: “Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match on October 3.”Aiming to return to full training in November. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ole Miss star wideout Laquon Treadwell suffered a gruesome injury against Auburn back on November 1, breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in the Rebels’ loss to the Tigers. But less than three months later, it looks like he’s making some serious progress on his road to recovery. Wednesday night, Treadwell posted an Instagram video of himself jogging on a treadmill. It’s amazing to see after the severity of the injury.Before suffering the injury, Treadwell was one of the most feared wideouts in college football. Let’s hope he’s able to get back on the field and continue his successful career.
North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard.The Tar Heels cruised today against Eagles. They’ll get Louisville on Thursday.
espn fpi all sec teams favoredWe’re halfway through bowl season, but the SEC – which has 10 teams that qualified for the postseason – has yet to play a contest. That changes tonight when LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. The Tigers, according to ESPN’s FPI, have a 70% chance to win.In fact, according to EPSN’s FPI, all 10 Southeastern Conference squads have a higher than 50% chance to win.Tuesday, the SEC Network tweeted out a graphic that shows the percentage chances for each SEC team. Surprisingly, both Florida (vs. Michigan) and Texas A&M (vs. Louisville) are favored despite issues at the quarterback position.The SEC is favored in ALL 10 of their bowl games according to ESPN’s FPI. pic.twitter.com/c4CN3QRgQy— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 28, 2015To be clear, ESPN’s FPI is not Las Vegas odds. And obviously, the SEC won’t go undefeated this bowl season. But it’s an interesting graphic, to say the least.
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The state of Florida showed up big at this afternoon’s Under Armour All-American Game. Florida State commits accounted for 21 of victorious Team Highlight’s 27 points. The other six came on a phenomenal one-handed catch by Dionte Mullins, a four-star wide receiver committed to his hometown Hurricanes.Miami commit @dionte_mullins8 makes an insane catch at the UA @AllAmericaGame https://t.co/nyEsN8szIN— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) January 2, 2016Mullins committed to Al Golden back on July 4, 2014, and will take his official visit to The U on January 15. He’s definitely a guy that Mark Richt will want to hold on to.
Bahrain qualified for the Asian Cup’s last 16 in dramatic circumstances as Jamal Rashed’s injury-time penalty earned a 1-0 win that knocked India out of the tournament.The Blue Tigers were heading through from the group stage for the first time in their history with the scores level after 90 minutes at Sharjah Stadium on Monday.But when Hamed Alshamsan was tripped by India captain Pronay Halder in the box, Rashed stepped up to win the game and turn Group A around in the 91st minute. 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? Sayed Dhiya Saeed wasted a series of early chances for Bahrain, who had only scored once in their previous two games at the tournament.Rashed thought he had given Bahrain the lead when he raced clear to beat goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, but the strike was ruled out by a marginal offside call.Ali Jaafar Madan fired off target in the 49th minute as Bahrain pushed for the opening goal, with Komail Alaswad then failing to hit the target with a rising drive.Singh Sandhu’s handling of a backpass gave Bahrain a huge chance to win it in the 74th minute but they could not make the indirect free-kick count, Rashed seeing his 12-yard shot deflect over the crossbar.But another golden opportunity came his way in the closing stages when Alshamsan went to ground under a clumsy challenge from Halder, referee Ilgiz Tantashev pointing to the spot.Rashed made no mistake, smashing the spot-kick down the middle, with his penalty ensuring Bahrain will go through as one of the top third-placed sides, while India are out after finishing bottom of Group A. FULL-TIME:#Bahrain are through to the #AsianCup2019 round of 16! India 0-1 Bahrain pic.twitter.com/2ylGSJJenv— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 14, 2019
Phil Foden, Matthijs de Ligt and Vinicius Jr. have been unveiled as the first three cards in a brand new promotion in FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team.The promotion, titled FUT Future Stars, will highlight some of the world’s best young players via cards projecting their potential future ratings.All cards included in the promotion will feature players that are 23 or younger that are not yet considered an established star, all but certainly ruling out the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Joshua Kimmich and Dele Alli. 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? More players involved in the promotion are set to be unveiled in Thursday with the full ratings of each card revealed on Friday..@philfoden of @ManCity, @vini11Oficial of @realmadriden and Matthijs de Ligt of @AFCAjax are FUT Future Stars!✔️ Age 23 or younger✔️ Not yet an established star✔️ Potential future ratingsMore players revealed tomorrow and full ratings on Friday! pic.twitter.com/PIoaNPVMM7— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 16, 2019De Ligt is included in the list after winning the prestigious Golden Boy award given to the best young player in the game. The Ajax defender captains his club team and has become a vital piece of the Dutch national team as well.Foden remains on the periphery of the Manchester City first team, but has thus far impressed in his appearances under Pep Guardiola. The English midfielder has made 15 total appearances for the reigning Premier League champions this season.Vinicius, meanwhile, joined Real Madrid this past summer from Flamengo and, at 18 years old, the Brazilian is seen as one of the most promising attacking players in the game today.The promotion comes on the heels of FIFA’s annual Team of the Year, which came out of packs on Monday following a week-long event that saw the best players of 2018 included in a 12-man group.FIFA also unveiled the current Team of the Week on Wednesday, headlined by Luis Suarez, David de Gea and Fabinho.
Denis Suarez has completed his loan move to Arsenal after extending his contract at Barcelona through to 2021.Despite penning fresh terms at Camp Nou, the deal which has taken the 25-year-old to Emirates Stadium includes the option for Gunners to push through a permanent transfer in the summer.Goal revealed back on January 10 that Suarez had emerged as a top target for Unai Emery. 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? The Arsenal boss has previously worked with the Spain international at Sevilla.It appeared at one stage as though his efforts to put a reunion in place would come to nothing, with talks breaking down.Goal, however, confirmed on Tuesday that a breakthrough had been reached and a switch was back on.Barca then inadvertently announced the deal on their official website, before hastily deleting the article in question.Everything is now official, with Suarez linking up with the Gunners on an initial agreement through to the end of the 2018-19 campaign.Emery told Arsenal’s website on bringing in a familiar face: “We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us.”He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team.”Suarez has already said his goodbyes to those at Camp Nou, with an emotional message posted on social media prior to the announcement of his departure.He said: “You’re a group of amazing people! Thank you for everything, see you soon. Good luck and Força Barça.”Sois un grupo increíble! Gracias por tanto, hasta pronto. Sort y Força Barça Sempre ❤You’re a group of amazing people! Thank you for everything, see you soon. Good luck and Força Barça ❤ pic.twitter.com/3n9BkBRv3S— Denis Suarez (@DenisSuarez6) January 31, 2019Suarez has been brought in by Arsenal to compete for playing time in attacking midfielder berths with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury. He arrives in north London having made a total of 71 appearances for Barca since re-joining the club in 2016, but having been used sparingly this term.Suarez has just two La Liga outings to his name this season, to go along with six appearances combined in the Champions League and Copa del Rey. In his time with the Blaugrana, Suarez scored eight goals and won five trophies: one La Liga, two Copas del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups.
Ohio State Football/TwitterMike Weber is Ohio State’s starting running back.Urban Meyer announced this evening that the Buckeyes’ redshirt freshman will be starting at running back Saturday when OSU opens its season against Bowling Green.Weber was a four-star recruit in the 2015 class out of Detroit, Mich.While we found out about Weber earning the starting job through Meyer, the parents of the starting tailback found out through a phone call. Ohio State’s running backs coach, Tony Alford, gave the parents a call earlier today.OSU has published a video of that phone call. It’s pretty great.The parents of starting running back @mikeweberjr got a pretty great phone call today ? pic.twitter.com/CiTKmMwUSs— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 31, 2016Ohio State and Bowling Green are set to kick off at noon on BTN.
We got some Ohio State-Alabama back and forth on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.Former Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott and former Alabama standout A’Shawn Robinson squared off in the NFL on Monday night, with Zeke’s Cowboys blowing out Robinson’s Lions.During the game, Robinson was called for a penalty for a hit on Elliott, a penalty many disagreed with.Following the contest, Elliott spoke out against Robinson, saying he was being “dirty” all game.Perhaps Robinson was taking out some anger from the last time he played Elliott – back in the College Football Playoff in 2014 when the Buckeyes upset the Crimson Tide.Zeke on A’Shawn: He was being dirty all game. I think he was a little salty from Sugar Bowl win we got against him two years ago.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) December 27, 2016Elliott totaled 80 yards and two touchdowns on Monday night, helping the Cowboys improve to 13-2 on the season.Dallas has secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni defended Lionel Messi, saying the star was still key to his team despite a quieter Copa America campaign.Messi has scored just once, from the penalty spot against Paraguay, in four games at the tournament, where Argentina reached the semi-finals courtesy of a 2-0 win over Venezuela on Friday.Amid criticism of the Barcelona star, Scaloni defended Messi, saying there were no doubts over the 32-year-old. 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 “I think, along with many other people, that he [Messi] is an essential addition on the pitch,” he told a news conference.”If you were here to see how much he contributes in the dressing room, how much he contributes on the pitch for his team-mates, maybe you would think differently.”I can assure you he is a big part of the team, we have no doubts about that.”Scaloni added: “Messi is Messi. He’s the best, above everyone else.”@CopaAmerica @Argentina 1 (Lautaro Martínez) – #Venezuela 0¡Comenzó el segundo tiempo en el Maracaná! #VamosArgentina ! pic.twitter.com/sjVbwM2CKL — Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 28, 2019 Argentina’s win sent them through to a blockbuster semi-final against Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.Scaloni is excited by the meeting between the rivals, with hosts Brazil having edged past Paraguay on penalties.”This match will be something beautiful to experience for all of you, for all football fans out there,” he said.”For us on the bench, it will be harder. But it will be a beautiful game, very nice, and we will try to complicate things for them and try to win it.”Messi not firing on all cylinders at the tournament has allowed others to shine.Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring for the Albiceleste against Venezuela, his second goal in as many games, having scored against Qatar.Scaloni has changed tactics in those games, playing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner behind a front two of the Inter man and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.Those are the only two games Argentina have won at this tournament, losing to Colombia 2-0 in their opening group game and then drawing with Paraguay in the other.They now have a chance to make their third straight final, and avenge their defeat in the previous title games.Their nemesis from those games, Chile, are in the other semi-final after defeating Colombia in a penalty shoot-out later on Friday.
The Gold Cup final sees Mexico and the U.S. men’s national team face off in the middle of transition periods for both sides after disappointment in recent years, but the chance to lift the title against their rivals is one that doesn’t come up every year.They have shared the last nine cups between themselves and last met in the final back in 2011, with Mexico winning 4-2 in a thrilling match.Having allowed just one goal throughout their tournament run, the USA will be confident of avenging that defeat and retain their title won in 2017, but Mexico are the most successful side in the tournament’s history with ten trophies to their name, and will go into the match as favourites. 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 Game USA vs Mexico Date Sunday, July 7 Time 2:00am BST / 9:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 1 / Univision fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Mexico squad Goalkeepers Ochoa, Orozco, Gonzales. Defenders Moreno, Araujo, Salcedo, Reyes, Montes, Navarro, Rodriguez, Gallardo. Midfielders Guardado, Alvarez, Dos Santos, Pineda, Rodriguez, Montes, Gutierrez, Antuna. Forwards Jimenez, Pizarro, Alvarado, Vega. Mexico came to the tournament without the likes of Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Hector Herrera, Hirving Lozano, Miguel Layun and Jesus Corona in the squad but will be looking to underline their dominance in the region with victory with an under-strength side.Their 1-0 win over Haiti after extra time in the semi-final was more laboured than Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino would have liked, but he is unlikely to tinker with his squad too much at this late stage.Mexico XI: Ochoa; Gallardo, Moreno, Salcedo, Rodriguez; Guardado, Alvarez, Dos Santos; Pizarro, Jimenez, Antuna. Position USA squad Goalkeepers Steffen, Johnson, Miller. Defenders Gonzalez, Lima, Zimmerman, Ream, Cannon, Lovitz, Miazga, Long. Midfielders Bradley, Pulisic, Trapp, McKennie, Roldan, Mihailovic. Forwards Altidore, Lewis, Boyd, Morris, Zardes, Arriola. Gregg Berhalter may name an unchanged side after his team’s convincing 3-1 win over Jamaica in the semi-finals. However with Gyasi Zardes outscoring Jozy Altidore three to one at this tournament so far, the coach does have a decision to make up front.USA XI: Steffen; Ream, Long, Miazga, Cannon; Bradley, Pulisic, McKennie; Arriola, Altidore, Morris.Betting & Match Odds Mexico are 11/8 favourites to win this match with Bet365 . The USA can be backed at 2/1, while a draw is available at 11/5.Click here to see all of Bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Neither of these sides came into the tournament with their squads at full capacity, but it is a mark of their dominance in the competition that they are unsurprising finalists.Without a number of star names, Mexico will be placing their hopes largely on Raul Jimenez’ shoulders. The Wolves striker is currently one behind Canada’s Jonathan David’s total of six goals in the golden boot race, scoring in four of Mexico’s five games so far. But manager Martinez knows he can’t afford to take dominance in the game for granted, and is concerned about the threat posed by the USMNT’s main man, Christian Pulisic.”I think Christian Pulisic is one of the greatest emerging players in world football in this era, without doubt,” Martino said.”He’s one of the most unsettling players I’ve seen in recent times. And I believe that if we don’t give him special attention, above all when we are attacking, then we won’t do well.”He’s a player we have to give a lot of attention because he can decide a game on his own.”His opposite number, Gregg Berhalter, is fully confident in the ability of his players to exploit what he sees as a potentially vulnerable Mexico side.“It’s a good team,” he admitted. “Quality players, a good team concept, with a lot of intensity that they play with, and they can hurt teams. Having said that, they’re also vulnerable, and we’ll plan to hurt them as well.”Captain Michael Bradley, meanwhile, has been full of praise for the job done by Martinez since taking over as Mexico boss in January this year.“When I watch them right now, I think that Tata Martino has done a very good job of putting his imprint on the team in a short amount of time,” he said.“You watch them and you see a Tata Martino team. They’re mobile, They’re dynamic.”They are very good in transition when they can win balls and get guys moving forward. They look to press and be aggressive.”
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Although the Michigan Wolverines will be without several key players for the Peach Bowl, standout defensive end Chase Winovich is going the extra mile to play his final game in college.In his four-year career with the Wolverines, Winovich has totaled 17.5 sacks, 40.5 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles.His production on the field matched his leadership in the locker room.Throughout the season, Winovich has battled through an injury that will require surgery.Instead of opting for the procedure and starting his preparation for the NFL Draft, the senior will leave it all out on the field one more time for Michigan.The Wolverines face the Florida Gators in the Peach Bowl tomorrow at noon.From The Detroit News:“From that point, I know I’m not going to get surgery, I know I want to play in the Senior Bowl, and I have this bowl game. This is a great opportunity. It’s my last game at Michigan. It was like, ‘Shoot, I’m already hurt I might as well take this opportunity and seize it.’ This is what I came here to do. This is why I came back. I didn’t come back to leave early and take the first chance to jump ship. I’m careful with my words, because jump ship is not what I’m saying what they did. Everyone has their own individual decisions that they have to make. For me, I wasn’t ready to leave. I felt like Michigan has done so much for me, I almost felt like I owed it to Michigan to finish it out in what I thought was the best way.”Based off the description that he gave from the game against the Hoosiers, it sounds like Winovich is dealing with back pains. However, his injury clearly isn’t serious enough to keep him away from the gridiron.Winovich didn’t share any specifics to his injury or what surgery he’ll require, but he did reveal that it’s been lingering since the Indiana game in November.The best possible sendoff for Winovich and all other seniors would be a statement victory over the Florida Gators.[The Detroit News]
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Kyler Murray is no longer a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, as the Heisman Trophy winner is heading to the NFL, but he’s still getting some serious support from OU’s head coach, Lincoln Riley.Riley took to Twitter this morning to call out a new report about his former quarterback heading into this week’s NFL Scouting Combine.“Any NFL team thinking of drafting Kyler Murray is going to want to spend time with his father/QB coach Kevin Murray, who told me Kyler is calling the shots on his own career … and reiterated he’s all-in on football,” NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted.Riley responded:“Couldn’t be further from the truth..in 3 yrs coaching him, not 1 conversation with Kevin about ANYTHING football-related..turned out decent- This kid gave up more than what people would ever believe for 1 reason- His love of this game Those doing their homework already know,” he tweeted.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t surprised with any of the talk surrounding Murray, as the same thing happened with Baker Mayfield.“Let ‘the games’ begin Lincoln. Just like last year with Bake! Gotta talk about somethin for 2 months,” Herbstreit tweeted.The NFL Scouting Combine begins in Indianapolis this week.
EVANSTON, IL – NOVEMBER 29: The Illinois Fighting Illini celebrate their win against the Northwestern Wildcats by holding the Land of Lincoln trophy after the Illinois Fighting Illini won the game on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)The NCAA has made a couple of high-profile decisions on major college football transfer waivers this offseason.Two star quarterbacks, Justin Fields and Tate Martell, were both granted immediate eligibility at Ohio State and Miami, respectively.Today, the NCAA ruled on the transfer waiver of Luke Ford, who left Georgia for Illinois.Ford’s waiver, unlike Fields and Martell’s, was denied.“My Waiver got denied… Thanks for all your support,” he announced on Twitter.My Waiver got denied… Thanks for all your support😔 It’s all in the Lord’s timing🙏🏽— L U K E F O R D™️ (@lukeredx97) April 24, 2019Ford was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school, ranked the No. 3 TE in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Illinois will appeal the NCAA’s decision.“We’re all disappointed Luke Ford’s waiver request for immediate eligibility was denied,” Illinois spokesman Kent Brown said. “There is an appeal process that we intend to help Luke explore.”Ford’s father gave further details on his waiver request to ESPN.com:Ford cited his ailing grandfather as the main reason for his decision to transfer to Illinois. But Ford’s father, Tim, told ESPN.com’s Tom VanHaaren that the distance from the family home in Carterville to Illinois’ campus in Champaign — more than 100 miles — might have impacted the NCAA’s decision to deny the waiver request.“He’s leaving the Taj Mahal of facilities [at Georgia] just so his grandpa gets a chance to see him play in person, before it’s too late,” Tim Ford said, adding that his son “is pretty devastated” about the decision.Illinois fans aren’t happy about the decision. Some are calling out the NCAA for an alleged bias when it comes to these waivers, as two high-profile quarterbacks at major schools were granted them, while a tight end at Illinois wasn’t.Justin Fields – Didn’t win job. Transferred. Granted eligibility.Tate Martell – Didn’t win job. Transferred. Granted eligibility.Brock Hoffman – Mother has brain surgery. Transferred. Denied eligibility.Luke Ford – Grandfather is sick. Transferred. Denied eligibility. https://t.co/hNk2upVdwu— blakejmorgan (@bIakejmorgan) April 24, 2019Here is what the NCAA has listed on their site for athletes that wish to transfer.Luke Ford (@lukeredx97) & Brock Hoffman (@BrockHoffman76) are being forced to take an “academic year in residence” while other players transfer freely due to losing a starting job. Is this fair? pic.twitter.com/ia3OZsUvxh— AJ Spurr (@SpurrWVUA) April 25, 2019Ford should be a major contributor to Illinois, though those contributions might have to wait until 2020.
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)After months of waiting for college football to return, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are finally back in action. They’ll face the South Alabama Jaguars in Week 1.There’s a good amount of hype surrounding the Cornhuskers this season. Many experts believe Scott Frost will do wonders in his second year at the program, which is exactly what happened when he was the head coach at UCF.Not only does Nebraska have a steady coaching staff, it has one of the most dynamic players in the country in dual-threat quarterback Adrian Martinez. He’s an early candidate to win the Heisman Trophy.Before Nebraska football kicks off its 2019 campaign, the team’s official Twitter account released an epic hype video.If fans weren’t ready for the Cornhuskers to take the field, they will be now.Here is the hype video that has Nebraska fans ready for Week 1:The wait is finally over.The Big Red are back. pic.twitter.com/lAP31OVkjC— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 31, 2019Nebraska struggled last year and only managed to win four games. All signs point to the program taking a huge step forward in its rebuilding process.Week 1 shouldn’t be that tough of a matchup for Nebraska as it should handle South Alabama at home.Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium.ESPN will broadcast the season opener for the Cornhuskers.
AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winThe Indian women’s football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 with a brace from Dangmei Grace and clinched the top spot in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service MandalayApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 19:01 IST Dangmei Grace scored once in each half to clinch Team India’s win over Indonesia in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers (Photo: Twitter/@IndianFootball)HIGHLIGHTSDangmei Grace scored once in each half to clinch the win over IndonesiaThis was Team India’s 5th consecutive SAFF title winIndia is now positioned in Group A of the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2Dangmei Grace scored a brace as the Indian women football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Wednesday.Grace (27th, 67th) scored once in each half as the team in blue took control of the proceedings right from the first whistle.”The goals were a gift for me. The team did all the hard work! “Watch @aditi03chauhan interview goalscorer Dangmei Grace after the win against Indonesia #BackTheBlue #ShePower #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/Iq9C02YvtjIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 3, 2019Speaking later, head coach Maymol Rocky said: “We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points.”It is important to keep the winning momentum alive… We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 6)”, she added.Keeping their winning momentum alive after the success of their 5th consecutive SAFF title win, the Indian women heaped pressure on the opponents from the opening minute.Some crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi caused havoc on the opposition defence that was unable to read the play of the Indian women.Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence, with one defender almost turning it into an own goal before clearing the lines.Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju, caught the Indonesian defenders napping.advertisementStellar run by SandhiyaRasping shot by SumithraEasy pickings for GraceFinal score: 2-0Watch the highlights as India get off to a start against Indonesia in the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2!#IndianFootball #ShePower #BackTheBlue #INDIDN pic.twitter.com/cMsPJHZyr6Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 3, 2019Her stinging shot from inside the box was saved by Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the next minute.The Indian defence made quick work of Indonesian counterattacks. Indian goalkeepr Linthoingambi Devi was not tested even once.India’s momentum continued in the second half. Ratanbala Devi’s shot from a distance in the 56th minute was thwarted by the Indonesian goalkeeper.Three minutes later, Grace failed to score from close range after Sanju found her with a rasping cross that bewildered the Indonesian defence.In the 67th minute, Dangmei Grace again applied the finishing touches to a shot from Sumithra Kamaraj that was haphazardly parried away by Riska Julianti and fell in front of her — to double India’s lead.January 27 – 3-0January 30 – 2-0April 3 – 2-0.3rd straight win against Indonesia in 2019 get the Indian Women off to a winning start in the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2.#BackTheBlue #ShePower #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/qyBRqE3PCDIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 3, 2019The midfield then dominated possession and kept Indonesia on their toes. India take pole position in Group A of the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2.Also Read | India women’s football team beat Indonesia 2-0Also Read | U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discriminationAlso Read | Indumathi Kathiresan stars as India beat Hong Kong in women’s footballAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019For 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow women football teamsFollow Women’s FootballFollow olympic qualifiers