With the highly anticipated Galaxy S10 launch just days away, every leaked renders or live image gives us pretty much an exact idea of what the flagships will bring to the table. We say flagships because Samsung plans to announce three models – the regular Galaxy S10, the S10 E (Lite) and the S10+. Now, in a span of 24 hours, a bunch of official marketing images of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ have leaked out that all but confirm the design of the two phones.Last evening, 91Mobiles leaked what it claims to be official press images of the Galaxy S10+. The images line up with what past renders and leaked hands-on images have told us, revealing a wide, pill-shaped cutout on the top right corner to house dual selfie cameras. A few hours later, WinFuture’s Roland Quandt also posted official marketing images of the Galaxy S10+, which yet again confirms the design.Alongside the Galaxy S10+, Quandt also posted images of the regular Galaxy S10. The images tell us that both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will look similar except for the difference in size and the hole-punch. The Galaxy S10 will come with a smaller, circular cutout as it gets only one selfie camera. The Galaxy S10 will sport a 6.1-inch AMOLED Infinity-O display, while the S10+ gets a bigger 6.4-inch screen.All of these images also reveal slim bezels on the top and bottom. Samsung has managed to reduce the size of the top bezel significantly by moving the selfie camera within the display. The bottom bezel is comparatively thicker, but noticeably narrower than last year’s Galaxy S9 series.advertisement Moving over to the back, the images seemingly confirm a horizontal triple camera setup for both the Galaxy S10 and S10+. This setup may include a standard, wide-angle and telephoto lens, much like the Galaxy A7 (2018). The cameras are assisted by an LED flash and heart rate sensor. We also see the Samsung branding on the glass back panel, but no fingerprint sensor, which suggests (once again) that the Galaxy S10 phones will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 E (which is a Lite model with a smaller 5.8-inch display) are all expected to come with a Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 chipset. The Galaxy S10 series will continue to keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is nice to see. It also looks like the company will continue to keep a dedicated Bixby button below the volume buttons on the left side.Quandt also listed the memory, storage and colours for each of the three models. The Galaxy S10 E is said to come in a single variant with 6GB/128GB configuration and will be offered in Black, Green, White, Canary Yellow colours. The Galaxy S10 will get two variants, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB, and will come in Prism Black, Green, White, Blue colours. Lastly, the Galaxy S10+ will 6GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB in the same colour options as the S10. Notably, there will also be a super top-tier variant of the S10+ with 12GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of internal storage that will come in Ceramic White or Ceramic Black colours.ALSO READ | Galaxy S10 launch set for February 20 as Samsung sends invite for Unpacked eventALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10+ with 12GB RAM could cost Rs 1,30,000, prices and colours leaked
India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said Shikhar Dhawan is being monitored by the team management and he might recover in 10 to 12 days after suffering a thumb injury. Dhawan was hit on the thumbs during his match-winning 117 in India’s second match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Australia at The Oval on Sunday.Shikhar Dhawan is certain to miss India’s next few matches against New Zealand (June 13), Pakistan (June 16) and Afghanistan (June 22). However, the Indian team would be hoping for him to return to the playing XI for the match against West Indies on June 27.On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Shikhar Dhawan will be kept under observation and no replacement will be named yet. However, Rishabh Pant has been called into England as cover for Dhawan. Rishabh Pant will reach England on June 14.Bangar said while it was good to have a back-up, the Indian team will provide every assistance to Dhawan to get their star opener back on to the field as soon as possible.”We are monitoring Shikhar Dhawan. He may take 10 to 12 days to recover. We will assist him. Vijay Shankar is one of the options, if and when required. It’s good to have back up. Rishabh Pant will be in Manchester,” Bangar told the media on the eve of India’s third match in World Cup 2019 against New Zealand on Thursday.Team India batting Coach Sanjay Bangar: We’re monitoring Shikhar Dhawan. He may take 10-12 days to recover, we’ll assist him. Vijay Shankar is one of the options, if&when required. It’s good to have back up. Rishabh Pant will be in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/u4LUGsTGinadvertisementANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019With Dhawan ruled out, it KL Rahul looks certain to open with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli will bat at No.3 while Vijay Shankar might come in at No.4. MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya will make up the remainder of the batting line-up.#WATCH Shikhar Dhawan at India’s practice session at Trent Bridge, Nottingham ahead of their #ICCCricketWorldCup2019 match against New Zealand, tomorrow. He had suffered a fracture on his thumb in India’s match against Australia on 9 June & has been ruled out for at least a week. pic.twitter.com/4PjV3dvH6j ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019With everything on the Indian team centered on Shikhar Dhawan over the last two days, the man himself looked pretty relaxed when he stepped out to watch a movie with his teammates. In fact, a day later Dhawan even tweeted a few lines from a famous poet to indicate he was ready to fight it out and play again in this World Cup.Also Read | Rishabh Pant to join Team India as cover for injured Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan tweets lines from Rahat Indori’s poem after thumb injuryAlso Read | India look to equal World Cup record vs New Zealand in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence
Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, paid tribute to world number one Novak Djokovic on Monday after the Serbian tennis ace became the Wimbledon champion for the fifth time in London on Sunday.Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limits in the men’s singles final by 8-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court with the match lasting nearly five hours, the longest Wimbledon singles final ever played.Djokovic saved two match points to prevail 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) over Federer to match Bjorn Borg’s record of five Wimbledon titles.Judy Murray, who has known Djokovic since he was 11 years old and is very close to him as well, shared a throwback picture of a young Djokovic on court with a tennis racket along with a picture of him kissing the Wimbledon trophy.From to @DjokerNole @Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/jYns54VEztjudy murray (@JudyMurray) July 14, 2019Even before the tournament began, Judy Murray had picked Djokovic as her favourite to win the title which ultimately came true.”Everything is about focus because the competition is long. I have been knowing him since he was 11 or 12, Andy and their same aged players. It was amazing to follow his career, we are good friends with his family, his wife and his children now.”It was nice to see the way they played those tournaments until dominating. He is my favorite for a new title,” Judy Murray had said earlier this month.This triumph also earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam trophy, moving him closer to the only men ahead of him in tennis history: Federer with 20, and Rafael Nadal with 18.advertisement”Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose. It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his second Wimbledon title in succession.Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final after being down match point since America’s Robert Falkenburg, who was the first player to achieve the feat in 1948 when he saved three match points and came back to defeat Australia’s John Bromwich.Also Read | Novak Djokovic first player since 1948 to achieve this feat in WimbledonAlso Read | Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final Also Read | Novak Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Boris Becker
A bill likely to win final approval in the Iowa legislature this week would let most students carry stun guns on the university campuses in Ames, Cedar Falls and Iowa City as well as community college property.Senator Amy Sinclair, a Republican from Allerton, says the reality is there’s an elevated risk of assault on college campuses.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/STUN1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..wish them harm.” :07Representative Matt Windschitl, a Republican from Missouri Valley, says current Iowa law lets anyone above the age of 18 carry a stun gun, but some public colleges and universities have campus-wide bans on the devices.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/STUN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..to defend themselves.” :10Windschitl says stun guns are not lethal.Nine senators and 37 members of the Iowa House opposed the bill, including Representative Chris Hall, a Democrat from Sioux City.He suggests the bill is condescending to women.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/STUN3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……violence is wrong?” :17The proposal won approval in the Iowa Senate in mid-March.The House voted to add language that would prohibit anyone with a felony conviction from carrying a stun gun on a public college or university campus in Iowa.The Senate is expected to approve that this coming week and send the bill to the governor for her review.
Thinking about the Oklahoma State-Central Michigan over the weekend was a little like thinking about a $30,000 wedding for your daughter at which your uncle got belligerently drunk and the best man speech looked like it was pulled off of YouTube that morning. In other words, we spent well into the five figures and got excited for six months for THAT?But still, there were bright spots and none more so than No. 2, Mason Rudolph. Yes, he missed passes (too many of them, really) and yes, he made bad decisions but you can tell with the great ones.And Rudolph is going to be a great one. He hasn’t necessarily been great just yet. He was above average against Baylor and good (but not great) against OU, Washington and Central Michigan.This isn’t about right now, though. This is about the next 40ish games.A 22/32 line for under 300 yards and just one touchdown isn’t going to blow the doors off of anybody’s house, but with Rudolph, in a still-underdeveloped offense (for reasons unbeknownst to me), it’s the little things that make a big difference.Little things like rolling through progressions like a junior or senior — not a four-game sophomore. Watch this.WR1? No.WR2? No.All-world tailback flaring out to the sideline? Check.@pistolsguy Rudolph is def the truth. 2 progressions, spans entire field, finds check down/busted coverage. pic.twitter.com/0i3kAPQ2jl— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) September 4, 2015 Daxx Garman couldn’t do that if you gave him the controller and told him you weren’t going to rush.It’s little things like willingly throwing passes away even after extended plays outside of the pocket. Brandon Weeden was the best at that.Little things like staying in the pocket an extra beat so your biggest receiver could create some separation.Little things like understanding the flow of a road game against a MAC team and knowing that you have to answer quickly after Central Michigan takes a lead early in the third.“As the game progressed, we had to put some points up,” Rudolph said. “We try to keep an even keel throughout the game and try to keep ourselves calm. But obviously, when you’re down and you need to score there’s that added urgency.”He would do just that in five plays to take the lead back for good and all but guarantee OSU would head to Austin in late September with a perfect 3-0 record.“I feel like I can do it when the opportunity presents itself when there’s a lane like that,” Rudolph told the Oklahoman about his run. “Not quite Zac Robinson at all, but I’m trying to get it done however I can.”“It was a good thing for offense at that time,” said Mike Gundy. “Biggest play of the game for us. He moved around and made some plays with his legs. That’s such a threat for an offense – when a quarterback can move around.”So it was the QB with the golden arm who made the play of the night with his legs. Again, it’s the little things with him.To be sure, Rudolph has a long way to go before he’s talked about as an elite QB nationally. But with the speed of his progression at the end of last season, I have zero doubt he’ll reach that plateau.“The team did a good job of competing and fighting back against adversity,” said Rudolph (sounding a lot like Gundy). “Obviously, there are a lot of things we can correct, and we will do that. I feel like I didn’t play my best game. I was a little rusty, and so was the offense at times. We’ve got an extended week of preparation. I’m excited to get back to work.”The great ones always are.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Oklahoma State’s matchup this weekend against the Texas Longhorns will be televised by ABC at 11:00am Saturday morning for a national broadcast. The television programming was previously in the ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 window.TV UPDATE: @Longhorn_FB at Oklahoma State (Sat 10/1) has been assigned to ABC (national broadcast). Game time is 11 a.m. CT.— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) September 26, 2016Oklahoma State won last years matchup on a last second Ben Grogan field goal, 27-24. Oklahoma State opened as a three-point favorite over the Horns at home, but as Jake Trotter pointed out, the home team has not brought home the W since 2008. So we could be in for a wild ride again this weekend.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Transfers Chelsea line up £15m Llorente with Swansea future uncertain Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 21:02 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Swansea City Premier League The Blues are keen to add another striker to their squad and have been chasing the World Cup winner for more than six months Chelsea are keen on signing Fernando Llorente, with Swansea City potentially willing to discuss a £15 million deal, Goal understands. Swansea will not, however, sell Llorente to Chelsea unless they can sign a replacement but they are keen on bringing in Wilfried Bony to join Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from the Blues.Chelsea 11/2 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Llorente was a Chelsea target in last January’s winter transfer market but Swansea manager Paul Clement blocked the sale as he made the former Spain international integral to the club’s bid to survive relegation. Chelsea haven’t yet made the significant breakthrough required for the former World Cup winner, who has played alongside Alvaro Morata at Juventus, as well as being managed by Antonio Conte in his two-year spell at the Turin club. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains Chelsea’s closest deal to completion after a £35m fee was agreed yesterday , while they are also pushing to finalise a similarly-priced deal for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater. Diego Costa, meanwhile, is pushing for a move to Atletico Madrid and all parties are keen to make it happen. Chelsea’s asking price for the Spain international remains £40m as they look to get the market value for the striker who remains in Brazil with his family and friends.
Manchester City Sane’s simple stuff delights Guardiola after poor pre-season Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 02:44 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Manchester City Manchester City v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Premier League Guardiola Leroy Sané The Manchester City boss was unimpressed with Leroy Sane during pre-season but feels the Germany youngster is back on top form. Leroy Sane is proving his worth to Manchester City all over again after Pep Guardiola decided the Germany international did not deserve to play on the back of a poor pre-season.Sane followed a brace in the midweek EFL Cup win at West Brom with the opening goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday, adding a pair of assists as City ran riot after half-time to record a 5-0 win.6/1 for Man City and Shakhtar to draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 It was only the 21-year-old’s second Premier League start of the campaign but he took his goal tally to five in all competitions.Sane was one of City’s leading performers during the second half of last season but surprisingly found himself below Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva in the pecking order when it came to Guardiola selecting the support attackers for strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.The former Barcelona boss told a post-match news conference that the answers lay on the training pitch.Yesss!!! Very happy with the result this afternoon and to be on the scoresheet again! #GreatTeam #inSané #LS19 #MCICRY @premierleague pic.twitter.com/yEnyEturLe— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) September 23, 2017″He didn’t arrive good, he didn’t make a good pre-season, he didn’t deserve to play,” said Guardiola.”Now I have five strikers who all deserve to play. Gabriel Jesus is amazing, Bernardo Silva always creates, there’s also Raz [Sterling], Leroy and Sergio…”Some of them are going to rest. I need them sharp, especially in the second half of the season.”But, of course, Leroy is so important for us. He’s a guy who runs in behind in the right tempo, at the right moment as well as anyone else in the world.”He is improving at the simple things, the simple balls, not losing the ball. Before he had to improve in that.”Any goal is important and he is scoring a lot of goals, creating chances, giving assists. He is a young player, 21 years old, and he is so important for us.”City are top of the Premier League on goal difference after their latest resounding win – they are the first English team to win three consecutive top-flight games by five or more goals since Blackburn Rovers in 1958-59 – but Ruben Loftus-Cheek should have given Palace the lead before Sane illuminated a disjointed first-half showing with a brilliant solo effort.Having rung the changes for Wednesday’s trip to The Hawthorns, Guardiola felt his rested stars struggled to find their rhythm.”We started good in the first five or 10 minutes, we created two chances and then after that we forgot that the ball should be moved,” he said.”When everything is slow, our rhythm is low, we concede counter-attacks and everything can happen.”In the last 10 or 12 minutes of the first half before the goal, I felt we had it – moving the ball quicker – and we cannot deny that it helps a lot for Leroy to score in the last minutes.” The only blot on City’s day was left-back Benjamin Mendy limping off in the 29th minute with a knee injury that will be fully assessed on Sunday.”Tomorrow we are going to make a real test,” Guardiola added. “He feels better. It was a kick. Hopefully that’s all.”I don’t know if the ligament is damaged. We are going to see.”
Bayern München Rummenigge reveals parting words with Ancelotti after Bayern sacking Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 18:10 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Bayern München Bundesliga Carlo Ancelotti The Italian was dismissed following a 3-0 defeat to PSG but remains on good terms with the German club’s chairman Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists he maintains a friendly relationship with Carlo Ancelotti despite the Italian’s sacking.FCB 21/20 to beat DortmundAncelotti led Die Roten to the Bundesliga title last season, but was dismissed following a thumping 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in September that followed a shaky start to their title defence. 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 Bayern turned to the familiar face of Jupp Heynckes, who was tempted out of retirement to replace Ancelotti and has seen the club regain top spot in Germany.However, Rummenigge says Ancelotti took his sacking with good grace and there are no hard feelings with the former Real Madrid boss.”When I had the conversation on Thursday after the Paris match that was of course not pleasant,” he told Sky Bundesliga.”At the end he got up then said ‘okay, you’re not my boss anymore, but you stay my friend’.”I also have contact with him from time to time.”
Goal 50 Ronaldo at No.1, Messi in ninth – are these the 25 best players of 2017? Last updated 2 years ago 23:02 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(38) Getty composite Goal 50 Lionel Messi Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División Goal’s Carlo Garganese is one of 55 voters for the Goal 50 – and he has revealed the players he voted for as his best of 2017. Do you agree with him? The 2017 Goal 50 is now just four days away. On Tuesday, November 14, we will reveal the world’s 50 best players of the past 12 months.The prestigious annual award, which has been ranking the top performers on the planet since 2008, was last year presented to Cristiano Ronaldo, after he inspired Real Madrid to another Champions League and Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.PSG 7/2 to win UCL 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 Chief editors and correspondents from Goal’s 37 editions around the world all cast their votes, with candidates judged on their level of consistency over the previous year of action, their big-game performances, footballing legacy and the success of their teams at both club and international level. Position Player Club 1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 2 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus 3 Toni Kroos Real Madrid 4 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 5 Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan 6 Luka Modric Real Madrid 7 Dani Alves PSG 8 Paulo Dybala Juventus 9 Lionel Messi Barcelona 10 Neymar PSG 11 Kylian Mbappe PSG 12 N’Golo Kante Chelsea 13 Dries Mertens Napoli 14 Bernardo Silva Man City 15 Isco Real Madrid 16 Thiago Alcantara Bayern 17 Marcelo Real Madrid 18 Alex Sandro Juventus 19 David Luiz Chelsea 20 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Man Utd 21 Dani Carvajal Real Madrid 22 Mario Mandzukic Juventus 23 Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 24 Benjamin Mendy Man City 25 Robert Lewandowski Bayern As a little teaser ahead of the big countdown, we can reveal who one of the 55 voters – Goal senior editor and Italian football expert Carlo Garganese – selected in his list.Each voter was required to name their best 25 players of 2017, with their top pick earning 25 points and their last pick gaining one point. The points accumulated from all 55 voters were then added up to form next week’s Goal 50.Carlo chose Real superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as his No.1, followed by Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon and Madrid metronome Toni Kroos.The winner of the 2015 Goal 50, Lionel Messi, only placed ninth, while his former Barcelona team-mate, Neymar, was selected in 10th.Eye-catching omissions include Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.You can see Carlo’s full vote above. What do you think of his selections and who would you have in your top 25? Join the debate in the comments section.The Goal 50 is an annual award that both recognises and ranks the world’s 50 best footballers of the preceding 12 months. Chief editors and correspondents from Goal’s 37 editions around the world all cast their votes, with candidates judged on their level of consistency over the previous year of action, their big-game performances, footballing legacy and the success of their teams at both club and international level.
Soccer Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter The player shared a letter from the AEPSAD on his official Twitter account on Thursday which stated the case had been closed after “no signs of irregular conduct were found”.The investigation stemmed from an interview which Dmitri Cheryshev gave to Russian publication Sport Weekend during the World Cup, in which he was quoted saying his son had received an injection containing a “growth hormone” in the run-up to the tournament to treat an injury.The Russian Football Union (RFU) said at the time that the treatment the player received had been a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection which is legal and said the journalist had incorrectly interpreted Dmitri Cheryshev’s words.Cheryshev joined Valencia on loan from Villarreal in August. He scored in Russia’s 2-1 win at Turkey in the Uefa Nations League last Friday. Valencia’s director general Mateu Alemany said on Wednesday the club was unaware of the investigation, adding he believed the player’s father had been misquoted.“We haven’t been notified about what has been published. If the player was involved in an investigation then they [the agency] should have told the club and the player,” Alemany said. “We have had no communication in any form, he was subject to controls at Villarreal and at the World Cup. After reading everything, I think it’s an error in the transcription, because growth factors are not the same as growth hormones.” Share on Pinterest Spain’s anti-doping agency has closed its investigation into Russia and the Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev after his father Dmitri had told Russian media that his son had taken an injection containing a “growth hormone” to treat an injury. “The AEPSAD has closed the investigation, the decision has been communicated to the player, the Russian anti-doping agency and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA),” a spokesman for the Spanish Agency for Health Protection in Sport, which is responsible for the fight against doping, said. Cheryshev, who scored four goals in Russia’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals, has denied ever taking a banned substance. “I have never used any prohibited substances and you don’t even have to think twice about it,” he said during the World Cup. WhatsApp chat, bear attacks and George Weah returns – Football Weekly Extra Share on Facebook news Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Russia Listen Share via Email Topics Share on Messenger
Juventus Allegri reports ‘no news’ amid Chelsea and Real Madrid links Alex Fisher 21:30 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Juventus Real Madrid Chelsea Premier League Primera División Chievo v Juventus Chievo Serie A The Juventus boss may have been linked with high-profile positions in the Premier League and La Liga, but he is happy with the Serie A champions Massimiliano Allegri has rejected claims he could leave Juventus at the end of the season, insisting he is focused on the remaining two years of his contract in Turin.With Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea uncertain – as confirmed by Goal on Friday – and Zinedine Zidane under pressure at Real Madrid, Allegri has emerged as a frontrunner for both roles.Conte lifted the Premier League trophy in his first season in England, but their title defence already looks over with the Blues 15 points behind league leaders Manchester City after 24 games. 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 Meanwhile, Madrid’s shock Copa del Rey exit to Leganes has brought further scrutiny to Zidane’s tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu, with his side 19 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona.That has led to Allegri’s name being heavily linked with both roles, as well as the position at Paris Saint-Germain, but the 50-year-old is in no hurry to leave the Allianz Stadium.Speaking a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Serie A clash with Chievo, Allegri said: “I always say that the less you think the better it is.”I’m managing a top side and I have a contract here until 2020. I’m happy at Juventus, so at the moment there is no news.”Allegri is also pleased with the form of Gonzalo Higuain, despite the Argentine striker enduring a run of two goals in 11 appearances in all competitions.Higuain’s dry spell has seen him fail to score in his last five outings, but Allegri is happy with his all-round displays and expects him to end his drought soon.”Higuain works really hard for the rest of the team,” he added.”He’s had his chances in recent games and will get back among the goals soon.”
The Rustlers Mens 35’s arrived in Coffs Harbour yesterday for the 2005 Asics National Touch League with nothing except the clothes on their back, after thieves stole their trailer containing all of their gear. The team had stopped to grab a bite to eat at the Toombul shopping centre and came back out to discover the trailer was gone. Now this was a mini bus and a trailer, not just a bag or suitcase. So somebody or several somebody’s removed the trailer and pulled it away, all while the team was in the shopping centre grabbing some food. Fortunately for the Rustlers boys the trailer was found…unfortunately for the Rustlers boys, everything of any value had been stolen…clothes, playing gear, shoes, personal items, anything and everything. Thankfully, the Rustlers administration managed to collect and scrape together an entire new set of uniforms for the Mens 35’s. Bronwyn Holland is not quite sure how they did it, must have been a miracle, sort of like the fish and the loaves story in the bible. “I don’t exactly know how we managed to get another whole set of uniforms for the guys, but thankfully we have scraped it together and they can take the field for the NTL,” she said. All the Rustlers players from the other divisions also came together to support their Mens 35’s. They did a quick collection amongst themselves to raise $700 so the men could buy some clothes to wear. ATA also kicked in with a deal so they could all afford to buy some new shoes for their matches. So the Rustlers Men have one thing to ask…if you see anyone who looks nothing like a Rustler Touch player running around in Brisbane wearing Rustlers clothing, get in touch with police, report it. If the Rustlers clothing appears on the black market or e-bay, you know where it came from. We just want to wish the team good luck, you certainly deserve it and obviously need it. By Rachel Moyle, email@example.com
Australia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0. Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event website:www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook page:/a>traliawww.facebook.com/touchfootballaus To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube Channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ciaran Clark pondered quitting Newcastleby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Ciaran Clark sought talks with manager Steve Bruce over his future in the summer.The Evening Chronicle says the centre-back spoke to Bruce after interest was shown in the Ireland defender. Crystal Palace were among the sides who looked at Clark, who made his first start of the season on Sunday against Manchester United. But Bruce told he that he wanted to “assess” his options, and utilised Clark – who has been “waiting for his chance”.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow startby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has defended Luka Jovic slow start to his Bernabeu career.Jovic has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.Zidane said, “He’s not demotivated. “He’s just arrived and he’s looking much better now than when he came in. He’s slowly learning Spanish and becoming part of the group. “I will be counting on him and he’s important despite the fact he hasn’t played much recently.”
Walter Mazzarri celebrated victory against his old club as Torino won 1-0 at home to Inter in Serie A on Sunday.Armando Izzo’s deflected header in the first half was enough to give Torino their first win of the year, while problems are mounting for Inter coach Luciano Spalletti, who saw Matteo Politano sent off for dissent late on.Ivan Perisic was benched after it was announced pre-match he has put in a transfer request amid speculation Premier League side Arsenal are trying to complete a move for the attacker. 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? Defeat for Inter leaves Spalletti’s side third in Serie A, while Torino move into the top half of the table.Caption this #SFT #TorinoInter pic.twitter.com/GicAOwCOdC— Torino Football Club (@TorinoFC_1906) January 27, 2019Inter should have taken an early lead but Lautaro Martinez fired wide from close range after Dalbert raided down the left wing to pull back a low cross.But Torino took the lead against the run of play in the 35th minute when Cristian Ansaldi’s deep corner was headed home by Izzo, a deflection off Danilo D’Ambrosio sending the ball looping over goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.Andrea Belotti wasted two chances to extend Torino’s lead early in the second half, while Radja Nainggolan hammered a drive over the crossbar at the other end.Politano went closest to equalising but a day of disarray for Inter ended with the substitute dismissed for arguing with referee Fabio Maresca over the official’s decision not to award a foul against Ola Aina after the midfielder went to ground too easily.What does it mean? Inter stumbles continue without PerisicCroatia star Perisic was expected to start against Torino, but pre-match it was confirmed by general manager Beppe Marotta he has put in a transfer request. Failing to score in both of their Serie A matches since the mid-season break shows Inter cannot afford to lose Perisic cheaply.Nkoulou keeps Inter attack quietTorino’s back three all excelled but it was Nicolas Nkoulou who shone the most despite Izzo proving the matchwinner. Recovering after taking a heavy blow in the back of the head from a clearance made by a team-mate showed his fortitude for battle.Icardi anonymous for InterInter captain Mauro Icardi is one of the most dangerous strikers in world football but he does rely on service. Perisic’s absence restricted the Nerazzurri’s creativity and Icardi did not have a sniff of goal. Among Inter’s problems is that the Argentine offers very little outside the penalty box.Key Opta Facts- Torino are unbeaten in their last five encounters against Inter in the top flight (W2 D3); the last time they had a better run against the Nerazzurri was in April 1986 (eight matches).- Inter haven’t found back of the net away from home for the third time in Serie A this season, two of them in Piemonte, where the Nerazzurri lost 1-0 against Juventus (in December) and to Torino on Sunday.- Inter did not have any shots on target in the second half of the game: the only other occasion they have failed to do so this season came in the defeat to Juventus.- Inter have conceded only three goals during the first half of matches in Serie A this season: a record for the top five European leagues in 2018-19 (alongside Atletico Madrid). What’s next?Inter host Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals on Thursday, with Bologna going to San Siro three days later in the league. Torino’s next game is at SPAL on Sunday. read more
Radamel Falcao has defended Lionel Messi, saying he is held to unfair expectations but admitted it is cost of “being the best player in the world.”Messi had hoped to reverse a long trend of international heartbreak with Argentina at the 2019 Copa America after the nation lost in the finals to Chile in both 2015 and 2016.However, Argentina’s tournament got off to a poor start as they lost 2-0 to Colombia on the strength of goals from substitutes Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata, which consigned the Albiceleste to their first defeat in regulation in the Copa America since 2007. 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? Messi had a chance to put Argentina up when the game was still scoreless, but put a header in the area wide.Any time Argentina lose, Messi invariably comes in for criticism in some circles, but Falcao is convinced the star will find the net soon enough.He also believes Messi’s quality has made him a target for unfair criticism, suggesting he is subjected to moving targets for what is expected.”Messi was close to scoring against us, but he is sure to convert in the next couple of matches,” Falcao said after the Colombia victory.“If Messi scores a goal, people ask for two. If he scores a free-kick, they’ll say the wall wasn’t set up properly. If Argentina lose, it will be talked about like it was his fault.“That’s the price you pay for being the best player in the world.”Having defeated Argentina, and with an impressive roster that includes James Rodriguez, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, Zapata, as well as Falcao himself, might have some thinking the nation could go on to win their first Copa America since 2001.But Falcao has downplayed any talk of Colombia being one of the favourites, arguing the squad still has a long way to go before they can be considered complete.“We can’t think that we are favourites after beating Messi’s Argentina,” Falcao said. “A lot is missing. We are just starting and anything can happen. If you fall asleep here, you will lose.”Colombia will face tournament guests Qatar on Wednesday and close out Group B play on Sunday against Paraguay.
Chelsea need to be realistic about their top four hopes after confirming the appointment of playing legend Frank Lampard as their new manager , according to ex-England international Jamie Redknapp.The caution comes as Lampard prepares for his first season in charge having lost the services of star plater Eden Hazard to Real Madrid earlier this summer.Though Christian Pulisic was signed in January and a permanent deal to sign loanee Mateo Kovacic was confirmed on July 1, Lampard is unable to make any further additions to his squad to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban that has been placed on the club. 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 And ex-Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp, who is also Lampard’s cousin, believes qualifying for the Champions League would be a successful first season in charge for the 41-year-old.He told Sky Sports : “The expectation will be to finish in the top four, but they’ve got to be realistic. I think there’ll be moments in the season where it will be a struggle, because of the Hazard effect.“It doesn’t matter what manager you have – [Pep] Guardiola, [Jose] Mourinho, anyone – they are going to struggle without that quality of player.”But if they were to finish in the top four that would be an amazing season considering the transfer embargo and everything else.”Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season and won the Europa League but struggled for goals at times and will be unable to add to their firepower unless the ban is lifted.Redknapp believes that patience, a quality not often on shown at Stamford Bridge in recent years, will be required as Lampard makes the big step up from managing one season in the Championship with Derby County.“It’s a great move, not just for Frank but for Chelsea too,” he said. “It’s astute, you need someone who can stabilise the club somewhat when you’ve lost your best player and are under a transfer embargo.“They’ve got one of their own, the fans adore him. He’ll need time, there’ll be a lot of changes; you can’t bring in any personnel to replace a big star name like Eden Hazard. He’ll need to be given time, but he will – because he’s Frank Lampard.”Questions also remain about whether Lampard is being promoted too quickly having just one season as a manager under his belt, but Redknapp believes the timing is right given the circumstances.“I know he enjoyed his time at Derby. He had a great rapport with the fans but you can’t turn something like this down. “Everyone will have their opinions, some people will say it’s too early, others people will say it’s the right time, but for someone like Frank – he knows the game, he’s worked with some of the best managers in the world, and in terms of timing it is the right time.“The players will respect him, and patience will be the key,” added Redknapp. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Regardless of his answer, NFL teams will be getting an experienced college player in Finley.The former Wolfpack quarterback completed 64.5-percent of his passes for 10,501 yards, 60 touchdowns and 7.7 yards per attempt in three years as a starter. He earned First-Team All-ACC honors in 2018.But Finley is hardly the first quarterback to experience seriously awkward moments at the NFL combine.One player said he found himself in a staring contest with someone asking him questions, while another lamented being “bashed” for his poor plays. INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 01: A group of coaches and scouts from various NFL teams observe the action during day two of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL Combine had plenty of highlights, but perhaps the biggest surprise of all was the stream of strange questions that NFL teams asked the prospects. The latest report of weird and ridiculous questioning comes courtesy of NC State quarterback Ryan Finley.According to NFL radio personality Ross Tucker, Finley revealed that he was asked one particularly strange question at the combine. He was asked if he would rather come in first in the 100-meter dash, or finish second in a marathon.While Tucker didn’t mention in his Twitter post what Finley’s answer was, a good portion of the responses to the question said they’d prefer to win the 100-meter dash. Given that Vince Lombardi famously said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” one would think that Finley would also prefer to win the dash.Strangest question NC State QB Ryan Finley got at the Combine?”Would you rather come in first in a 100M dash or 2nd in a marathon?”What would you have said?— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 7, 2019