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 [email protected] 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.