Transfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Marseille hold Fellaini talks Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:20 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Premier League Ligue 1 Serie A Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Marseille interested in Man Utd star FellainiLigue 1 giants Marseille are interested in Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, reports L’Equipe .According to the French outlet, Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has held talks with the Belgium international’s representatives over a potential move, but his wage demands may prove to be a stumbling block. Fellaini, 30, is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer and has also been linked with a move to AC Milan.As well as Fellaini, L’Equipe reports that Marseille are also considering a move for former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who is now a free agent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal hold positive Lichtsteiner talksArsenal are hopeful of completing a deal to sign departing Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Swtizerland international is out of contract this summer and has held talks over signing a two-year deal with the Gunners.He is set to become Unai Emery’s first signing since he replaced Arsene Wenger in north London.Read Chris Wheatley’s full story on Goal! Arsenal hold Forsberg talksArsenal have held talks with Emil Forsberg’s agent regarding a potential deal for the RB Leipzig midfielder, claims SportExpressen. Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also interested in the Sweden international, although Leipzig recently stated they did not want to sell Forsberg this summer .An offer in excess of £45 million ($60.1m) is likely to be required for Leipzig to change their stance as the Bundesliga club also look to reward Forsberg with a new contract.Fekir to Liverpool far from a done dealLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said that Nabil Fekir’s reported move to Liverpool is far from a certainty, denying that there has even been contact between the clubs.Fekir played a leading role in sending OL to the Champions League group stages next season, scoring 18 times and creating seven more in 30 outings for the Rhone side.Such stellar performances have caught the eye of many of Europe’s biggest clubs, but while Aulas admits that there has been interest in his ace, he has said that no official talks have been opened.Read the full story here! Shakhtar want more than €50m for FredManchester United have been warned they will be expected to exceed Manchester City’s previous offer of €50 million if they are to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.The midfielder was the subject of an approach from Premier League champions City in the winter but the Ukrainian outfit rejected the bid.And, while United are now the club leading the charge for the Brazil international, Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov insists that he is expecting offers this summer to be no lower than the one which City submitted in January.Read the full story here! RB Leipzig want Chelsea’s loan star KenedyRB Leipzig are the latest club to express serious interest in Kenedy, joining Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich among those hoping to sign him from Chelsea, Goal understands.Kenedy was used as a back-up wing-back for Marcos Alonso at Chelsea until he joined Newcastle United on loan in January and impressed up on Tyneside.The 22-year-old’s performances have been noted by Leipzig, who are currently showing the most interest in bringing in the wingerRead the full story here! Batshuayi puts off talks on futureMichy Batshuayi wants to concentrate on earning a place in Belgium’s final World Cup squad before considering his long-term future.The striker joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea in January and made a big impression in the Bundesliga, scoring seven goals in 10 appearances before injury curtailed his season.With Antonio Conte expected to leave, Batshuayi has been tipped to stay at Stamford Bridge with a view to earning a place in the next manager’s plans ahead of 2018-19.Read the full story here! Thiago hints at uncertain Bayern futureThiago Alcantara has suggested his future at Bayern Munich is uncertain, although he insists he is focused on the World Cup for now.The 27-year-old midfielder signed a new four-year contract in April last year but has been linked with a possible return to Barcelona in recent weeks.Thiago is ignoring speculation while he prepares for Spain’s World Cup campaign but has admitted his future at the Allianz Arena is far from guaranteed.Read the full story here! Liverpool close in on FekirLiverpool will step up their pursuit of Lyon star Nabil Fekir as they look to sign him before the World Cup, reports The Guardian. The 24-year-old starred for Lyon in 2017-18, scoring 18 goals and earning a call to France’s World Cup squad. The Reds will see their finances boosted by £70 million (€80m/$94m) for reaching the Champions League final, and could spend that windfall on the attacking midfielder. Juve to sign £10m Darmian and keep Alex SandroJuventus are set to complete a deal for Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian as early as next week and remain hopeful of signing Alex Sandro up to a new long-term contract, Goal understands.The Italian champions are likely to wrap up a transfer worth around £10 million (€11m/$13m) for Darmian, ending the Italy international’s three-year spell at Old Trafford by signing him to a five-year contract at the Allianz Stadium.But the deal will not include Alex Sandro, who has been targeted by United, with the Bianconeri insisting he remains a part of their future plans.Read the full story here! Barcelona determined to sign RodrygoBarcelona are determined not to miss out on the signing of Santos’ teenage striker Rodrygo, according to Mundo Deportivo. Rodrygo has already drawn comparisons to Neymar and the 17-year-old is also a target for Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.However, having seen Real Madrid agree a deal for Flamengo’s Vinicius Jr, Barcelona do not want to lose out on another highly-rated Brazilian attacker and hope to persuade Santos to lower their demands, with Rodrygo’s release clause currently standing at €50 million (£43.8m/$58.6m).Martinez in Milan to complete Inter moveInter are set to complete the signing of Lautaro Martinez after the striker arrived in Italy for a medical.The 20-year-old Argentine had been linked with a move to Europe for some time amid his strong performances for Racing Club. Martinez was the subject of a bid from Real Madrid, according to his agent, while Atletico Madrid were also tracking him, but he was keen to continue his development in Italy.Read the full story here! Gremio rule out early Arthur to Barca moveArthur will not be allowed to join Barcelona until the end of the Brazilian season, Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Junior has said.The Catalans reached an agreement over a purchase option for the player in March this year, allowing them to sign him for a fee that could reach €39 million.It was expected Barca would wait until January 2019 to bring the midfielder to Camp Nou but there are claims they will speed up his move due to the departure of Andres Iniesta to Vissel Kobe.Read the full story here! Buffon would be happy to make PSG move – agentGianluigi Buffon’s agent has dropped the greatest suggestion yet that the veteran goalkeeper will move to Paris Saint-Germain next season.The Juventus and Italy legend announced earlier this month that he would leave Juventus at the end of the season and had an emotional send off with the Turin club as he helped them to a seventh successive Serie A title.He had been expected to retire from football but instead kept the door open for another move at the age of 40, and the shot-stopper’s agent has confirmed a move to PSG would be of interest.Read the full story here! Man Utd near Fred & Alderweireld dealsManchester United are nearing the signings of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld, reports the Mirror .United are in talks with Shakhtar over Brazil international Fred, who will cost around £52 million (€59m/$70m).The club also wants to tie up Alderweireld before the World Cup begins, with the Belgium international set to cost £45 million (€51m/$60m).Madrid turned down €150m for Asensio – agentReal Madrid have rejected two offers of €150 million (£131m/$176m) for Marco Asensio, his agent has claimed.The offers both came from the Premier League, with several clubs hoping to snatch the 22-year-old away from Madrid. Asensio started just 19 of his 32 La Liga appearances this season, scoring six goals.Read the full story here! Vidal wants Juve returnBayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal hopes to re-join Juventus this summer, according to Calciomercato . The Chilean made a name for himself with the Old Lady, starring for the club in four seasons between 2011 and 2015. With Vidal’s contract set to expire at the end of next season, Bayern could cash in on the 31-year-old now rather than lose him for free next summer. Lazio’s Savic price too high for Man UtdManchester United have cooled their interest in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic after Lazio demanded £87.5 million (€100m/$117m) for the midfielder, reports the Daily Mail. United have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old Serbia international, who has also drawn interest from Real Madrid and PSG.Jose Mourinho does want to bring another midfielder to Old Trafford alongside the expected arrival of Fred, but is unwilling to go that high for Milinkovic-Savic.Arsenal in for SeriArsenal are still interested in signing Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to Sky Sports. New Gunners boss Unai Emery tried to sign Seri at PSG in January, but the deal was scrapped over Financial Fair Play concerns. Seri has an agreement with Nice that allows him to leave if an offer of £35 million (€40m/$47m) or more comes in. Man Utd ready to pounce for CostaManchester United will make a big-money move for Douglas Costa if Juventus do not exercise their purchase option on the Brazilian, reports The Sun. Costa starred on loan for Juve in 2017-18, and the Serie A side have the option to purchase the 27-year-old from Bayern Munich for £33 million (€38m/$44m).Though Juve are expected to exercise that option, they could opt to spend elsewhere and if they do, United are ready to make a £79m (€90m/$106m) move to sign him from Bayern. Spurs target Zaha, Martial & SessegnonTottenham are targeting Wilfried Zaha, Anthony Martial and Ryan Sessegnon this summer, according to the Daily Mail. Mauricio Pochettino has requested £100 million (€114m/$134m) to strengthen his squad as Spurs look to add marquee names ahead of their move to a new stadium. Pochettino signed a new five-year contract with Spurs on Thursday . Leno to choose between Atletico & ArsenalBayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno will chose between Atletico Madrid and Arsenal as his next club, reports Kicker . The Germany international is in demand and is set to leave Leverkusen after the club signed Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt as his replacement on Wednesday.Leno has turned down the advances of Napoli, meaning the 26-year-old can now decide whether he wants to continue his career in Spain or England. Mandzukic & Arnautovic interest Man UtdManchester United are eyeing up Mario Mandzukic and Marko Arnautovic, reports Gianluca Di Marzio. Mandzukic is expected to leave Juventus this summer and Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to add a tall, powerful attacker like the Croatian. Should a move for Mandzukic not materialise then United would be interested in West Ham star Arnautovic, who fits a similar profile to the Juventus man. Arsenal keen on NdiayeArsenal are interested in signing Badou Ndiaye from recently relegated Stoke City, according to Galsenfoot . The Senegal international joined the Potters from Galatasaray in January, and performed well while making 13 Premier League appearances in a central midfield role. In addition to Arsenal, Besiktas and West Ham have also expressed an interest in the 27-year-old. PL clubs tracking Blackburn teenagerSeveral Premier League sides, including Manchester United, are tracking Blackburn defender Jake Garrett, reports ESPN FC. At 15, Garrett is considered one of England’s best defensive prospects and has been featuring for Blackburn’s under-18 side this season. In addition to United, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Watford, as well as Championship sides Leeds, Derby and Fulham are all monitoring Garrett’s situation. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
England Southgate hoping to repeat perfect Tunisia preparation against Panama Stephen Creek 18:02 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images England World Cup Tunisia England v Panama Tunisia v England Panama The Three Lions manager has warned against complacency as his side prepares to face Panama in their second World Cup match Gareth Southgate said England prepared “perfectly” for their 2-1 victory over Tunisia and asked his players for more of the same as he looked ahead to their second World Cup match against Panama.Harry Kane’s goal in second-half stoppage time ensured England took all three points from their Group G opener and Southgate praised his substitutes for adding energy and threat late in the game.After Kane opened the scoring in the 11th minute, England were guilty of wasting a number of first-half chances to extend their lead before Ferjani Sassi levelled from the penalty spot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The introduction of Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek revived Southgate’s attack in the closing stages of the game and the England manager told The Guardian: “The guys who came on had a different threat.”The freshness of Marcus and Ruben brought energy and a different threat to the one we’d posed.”We talked about this with the players at St George’s Park over the last few weeks before coming to Russia. The way we’ll change the game is by bringing on a different profile of players, who carry a different sort of threat.”England’s forthcoming opponents Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opening game but Southgate warned his players not to underestimate Hernan Dario Gomez’s team.With five days to rest and train ahead of Sunday’s game in Nizhny Novgorod, the England boss said: “We have to prepare as perfectly for Panama as we did here to get the result we need. It’s hard to win a match in the World Cup against anyone.”Panama were obdurate opponents against Belgium for 45 minutes, so we’ll have to prepare 100 per cent for that game to get the right result.”England are unbeaten in competitive matches since their 2-1 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016, but Southgate called for patience as his young side finds its feet in tournament football.”We are a team who are improving and developing,” he said. “There will always be things we can get better at.”We’re a long way from perfection.”
Congratulations to all of the winners from the 2014 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Championships in Palm Beach. 12’s Girls South Queensland 5 defeated Brisbane City 3Player of Series – Francesca MacDonald (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Francesca MacDonald (South Queensland)12’s Boys South Queensland 6 defeated Sunshine Coast 4Player of the Series – Jaymon Bob (Central Queensland)Player of the Final – Flyn Groth (South Queensland)14’s Girls South Queensland 8 defeated South West Queensland 1Player of the Series – Laura Jane Cashman (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Laura Jane Cashman (South Queensland)14’s Boys South Queensland 12 defeated Brisbane City 6Player of the Series – Jordan Andrew (Brisbane City)Player of the Final – Jakob Hall (South Queensland)16’s Girls South Queensland 6 defeated North Queensland 5Player of the Series – Kiara Taylor (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Tahlulah Tillett (North Queensland)16’s BoysSouth Queensland 7 defeated Central Queensland 5Player of the Series – Hayden Moffat (South Queensland)Player of the Final – Hayden Moffat (South Queensland)Congratulations to South Queensland who for the first time won all six divisions. In doing so they retained the Shuker/Williams Regional Championship Trophy.For more results from the 2014 Queensland State Championships, please visit the Queensland Touch Football website – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related Links2014 QLDJSC results
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche admits he wants to buy in January.Dyche said the club were actively looking to add in January.”We are but it is tough,” Dyche said. “We are looking to build a system and a model that is not just for this window but works in a longer period for the club.”There is no immediate pressure on him (football chief Mike Rigg) but it is helpful if he can add something to what we already do and if there is something out there that we think we can move on then we will do.”It’s not throwing money at every situation. It is finding the right situations for now, and there needs to be a competitive element for now quite obviously because we’ve got to get wins, but also the next layer of player and the next development of player.”There’s a lot of boxes need ticking to make sure they are the right players for this club and that makes it difficult but that’s the challenge we’ve been doing for the last six or so years.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Elias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveElias Sorensen is ready to leave Newcastle United this month.The Dane has rattled in 19 goals for their Under-21 team this season, and is expected to face arch-rivals Sunderland’s senior side in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. He said: “The goal is to get to the first team at Newcastle. A loan would help me a lot — to come up against bigger and stronger players every week. We [in the U21s] are striving, working our socks off and want to get into the first team.“I am waiting to see what happens in January. If the manager wants me to go on loan, I will go on loan. If he wants me to stay, I will stay.“It is up to the club and the manager, and I trust them. The manager is world class.”
Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard talks Real Madrid plansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard sees his long-term future with Real Madrid.The Norway international is on a two-season loan in San Sebastian.Odegaard told TV2: “My goal is still to play for Real Madrid. That’s why I signed with them, because I want to play one day. “For me, this is the place to be. I feel that I have improved over the past two years. I think I’m a better player and I’m more mature, older and a little stronger. I feel better now than when I arrived in Spain.”Age also helps, of course.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Shaqiri admits frustration with Liverpool game timeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loverSwiss international Xherdan Shaqiri admits his frustration over game time at the club.The right winger has only played off the bench twice this season, which is a similar story to last season.While Shaqiri has made important contributions, he knows that he is having a tough time dislodging the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane from the wide positions.It is possible that Shaqiri will ask for a transfer in January, but a move next summer is the outcome that looks the most likely.”It is not easy for me, of course I am a little downbeat,” Shaqiri told Teleclub.”You have to be able to handle that and you have to accept it, I was always still in the squad.”You cannot ask the coach to play every match.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles recognises Bellerin threatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles hopes manager Unai Emery keeps selecting his team on merit.Maitland-Niles knows his place will be under threat once fullback Hector Bellerin returns to full fitness.He said, “I want to stay in the team, but if the manager chooses him over me, that’s something I have to live with. I just have to keep training and working so hard that I can be selected instead.”I’m usually a midfielder – either centrally or on the wing – that’s just the same for me. I’m not a defender, so I hear a lot about bad defending, but it’s something I’ve been learning for a few years now.”It won’t come overnight. I would have understood the criticism if I had been a defender as a kid and my defending was poor, but I do my best for the team and the manager.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@NickPriceKU Kansas made quick work of Montana at the Phog today, scoring an 88-46 win this afternoon. Midway through the second half, with a 33 point lead, Wayne Selden and Carlton Bragg connected for an extremely impressive alley-oop. Selden threw it up from beyond half-court, Bragg slammed it home, and accidentally wound up riding on Montana forward Martin Breunig’s shoulders, to add insult to injury.Carlton Bragg making Montana look foolish with this crazy alley-pop. All smiles inside Allen Fieldhouse. #kubball pic.twitter.com/2QsrGVX3mM— Andrew Baker (@abakesports) December 19, 2015Carlton Bragg out here disrespecting #12. #kubball pic.twitter.com/MfMLYPB6kD— Nick Price (@NickPriceKU) December 19, 2015That dunk brought the crowd to its feet, and rightfully so. Not every day does your team casually throw alley-oops from 50 feet away.
Looking at the Golden Boot standings, it would be logical to conclude that Alex Morgan has had a fantastic World Cup. But, as anyone who has watched all five USWNT games would tell you, it hasn’t quite been that simple for a player considered to be one of the world’s top forwards.The U.S. striker is tied with three others atop the leaderboard with five goals, but all of those came in one game. In Morgan’s four subsequent matches, it’s been something of a slog, highlighted by flashes of solid connecting play along with intense physicality from opponents. 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 “Naturally as a number nine I’m going to be plowed through quite often,” Morgan said. It’s all made for a somewhat strange tournament for the striker, who has had to display different elements of her game at different times; a deft scoring touch early and, later on, as coach Jill Ellis said after the team’s quarterfinal win over France, Morgan has needed her “gritty” side.It all started off with a bang for Morgan: an incredible five-goal performance to kick off her World Cup in the USWNT’s record-setting 13-0 win over Thailand. But the rest of her group stage was quiet. She was rested against Chile and then pulled at halftime against Sweden with a minor injury, the exact specifications of which are still a mystery. The knockout stage has seen Spain and France seemingly try everything to exploit that injury. The two teams have battered the U.S. striker, who has had to settle for more of a facilitator role than she possibly anticipated. Meanwhile, a different U.S. player has stolen the headlines. “Megan Rapinoe has put the team on her back from Spain to France,” Morgan said of her teammate, who has scored all four of the USWNT’s goals in the knockout phase thus far. In comparison to Rapinoe, Morgan has flown under the radar a bit. But her coach is still noticing the forward doing the little things to help her team win. “She has a balance in her game in terms of penetration and being able to, like she did in the France game, be more of a player that can hold the ball up for us,” Ellis said. “Sometimes you get one of one or one of the other and I think Alex has worked on that and has that balance.”Early in her career, Morgan was seen as a pure goal-scorer, a player whose displays were mostly characterized by trying to use her speed to get in behind defenses and score goals. But as she’s gotten older, her game has evolved. In addition to scoring, which she still does quite often, Morgan has looked to develop her playmaking, hold-up play and defense. It’s those elements that have shone through in her team’s past few games. “I’ve been given different roles within the team defensively and on the attacking side and all I would like to do is to be able to execute that,” Morgan said, “I think I have.”Still, Morgan would undoubtedly like her scoreless run to end in her team’s semifinal against England on Tuesday. There aren’t many players who could go four straight games without a goal at a World Cup and still win a Golden Boot, but Morgan is certainly one of them. “Of course it would be a great accolade,” Morgan said of the Golden Boot, “but that’s not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup.“As long as the goals continue to come then I’m happy.”
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – SEPTEMBER 12: General View during the game between the Indiana State Sycamores and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 12, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images)Faking injuries – or, at least, exaggerating injuries – to slow down a team’s offense is unfortunately a part of today’s football.Earlier this year, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart says he believed Virginia Tech’s defenders were doing it. Then, this past weekend, it seemed like the Seminoles’ players were doing it against Syracuse.Now, a new video has surfaced, appearing to show a Purdue player telling a teammate to go down with an injury.Check it out:Bro what is this? Watch 98 tell 46 to go down, to stop our tempo… Clear as day pic.twitter.com/hnD6WhIy8d— Sean *Archon (@ArchonRL) September 16, 2018It’s clear as day that the player goes to the ground after his teammate points at it, but it’s possible that the player was truly injured and his teammate just wanted him to not play hurt.Regardless, Missouri ended up winning the game, 40-37.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh attempted to compliment Rutgers and its football program following the Wolverines’ blowout win this afternoon.Unfortunately, Harbaugh got the name of Rutgers’ head coach wrong. Seriously.Harbaugh was trying to compliment Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, who’s been at the school since 2016. Ash is a former Ohio State defensive coordinator.The Michigan head coach, though, did not call him “Chris.” He called it something much different.“That’s a team that’s very close to breaking through and winning multiple games, consecutive games,” Harbaugh said. “Rob does a really good job with them. They’ve got a good plan offensively and a good plan defensively.”As NJ.com has noted, there is no “Rob” at Rutgers.Who the heck is Rob?There is no Rob on the Rutgers coaching staff. There is no Rob on the team’s travel roster, either. The university president’s name is Robert, but he’s about as involved with the team as the average concessionaire.It would appear that Harbaugh was referring to Rutgers head coach Chris Ash but just messed up the name. Hey, the guy is trying to win a national championship. He can’t have all the details straight.Maybe Harbaugh had Montana State head coach Rob Ash come to mind?Former Montana State coach Rob Ash. https://t.co/Ira3KjAYOl— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 11, 2018Harbaugh did end up being very nice to Rutgers and its program.“Rutgers has a good — I thought the home fan base was really good. The team has improved. That’s a competitive football team. They did as good a job as anybody containing our running game. I was really impressed with their young backs — they run hard. The quarterback looked good, too.It was a good competitive game. I knew it would be. I knew going in, we saw the way they played Northwestern, we saw the way they played Indiana. That’s a team that’s very close to breaking through and winning multiple games, consecutive games. Rob does a really good job with them. They’ve got a good plan offensively and a good plan defensively.”Next time, just get the name right.
LOUISVILLE, KY – JANUARY 09: Bobby Petrino talks to the media after being introduced as the head coach of the University of Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on January 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Louisville has reportedly made a decision on head coach Bobby Petrino following the Cardinals’ blowout loss to Syracuse this weekend.Petrino, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports college football insider Pat Forde, has been fired as the head coach of the Louisville football program.“Breaking: Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino, effective immediately,” he reports.Breaking: Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino, effective immediately. Story to come on @YahooSports— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 11, 2018News of Petrino’s firing doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, as he was believed to be on the hot seat for much of the 2018 season.The Cardinals had some success under Petrino in recent seasons, but are 2-8 on the year and primed for a 2-10 finish.Here’s more on the firing, from Yahoo! Sports:Petrino was terminated Sunday morning and will not coach the rest of the season. The Cardinals are 2-8, have lost seven in a row and are winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Petrino has a large buyout, estimated in the $14 million range. But the fan base has bailed on Petrino and set its sights on hometown hero Jeff Brohm, currently the coach at Purdue.Petrino, once considered one of the offensive innovators in the sport, has struggled badly since 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson left after last season. The Cardinals’ offensive struggles have been compounded by a defensive collapse late inthe season. Louisville has surrendered more than 50 points five times, including three games in a row.Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is considered by most to be the top candidate for the job, though it’s unclear if he’ll take it.Stay tuned.
Finebaum shared a graphic on Twitter that said “Last season, the SEC had five teams win 10 or more games.” Those five teams are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and LSU.The graphic also mentioned that the ACC has never had more than three teams reach double-digit wins in a single season.For good measure, the caption on Finebaum’s post said “Are 10-win seasons good?”Are 10-win seasons good? pic.twitter.com/UZdWYcwv2e— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 7, 2019Swinney had said earlier in the day that he wasn’t buying all of the excuses surrounding Alabama’s national title game loss.“My thing on that is, ‘Are you serious? They’re tired?’ Then you look at Clemson, and we won 12 games by 20-plus. Who really challenged Alabama in the SEC? They didn’t get challenged by anybody until the Georgia game [for the SEC championship],” he told ESPN’s Chris Low.The SEC should have another strong campaign as all Alabama, Georgia and LSU are considered title contenders. The ACC should be anchored by Clemson yet again, but Miami and Syracuse could potentially shine.It’s unlikely that this is the last we hear of Finebaum on this subject. ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Dabo Swinney had the college football world buzzing over his latest comments on the SEC. While Clemson’s head coach doesn’t believe the conference is as strong as people think, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum begs to differ.Excuses have been made in the past for Alabama’s blowout loss to Clemson in the national championship. The most recent narrative regarding the Crimson Tide is that they faced a tougher schedule leading up to that game.Although the SEC is usually strong each season, Swinney isn’t a fan of that idea that Alabama lost due to fatigue. After all, Clemson plays in a ‘Power Five’ conference as well.Swinney’s comments on the SEC quickly caught the attention of Finebaum, who subtly fired back on social media.
Realme 3 quick review: Gradient design and power-packed features under Rs 10,000Announced on Monday, the Realme 3 is a successor to the popular Realme 2 and touts a dewdrop display, gradient unibody design, a Helio P70 chips and long-lasting battery, all at an affordable price point.advertisement Next Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Realme 3 has been launched in India starting at Rs 8,999The Realme 3 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notchIt is powered by a Helio P70 SoC and gets a large 4,230mAh batteryRealme has been one of those rare brands in recent times to make a significant mark in the Indian smartphone market, which is no easy feat to achieve. With brands like Xiaomi, Samsung Oppo, Vivo and Nokia in the game, Realme has been able to grab a small piece of the market in less than a year, which is a pretty big deal. The reason behind this success is thanks to a series of phones in 2018 that managed to offer a combination of good design along with some impressive hardware at very competitive prices. The company hopes to grab an even bigger piece of the market in 2019, and it hopes to get the ball rolling with the Realme 3.Announced on Monday, the Realme 3 is a successor to the popular Realme 2. And much like any successor, the latest device brings with it a host of new features and upgrades, both to design and hardware. The Realme 3 touts a dewdrop display along with a new unibody design and gradient colours. At the core of the device is a Helio P70 chipset that aims to offer plenty of speed and power in this price segment. This is combined with the latest Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0, dual cameras and a large battery, among other things. The Realme 3 seems to have all the makings of a winner, at least that’s my initial impression after playing around with the device briefly. Here are my thoughts on the new Realme 3.Right off the bat, we see a new design language that makes the Realme 3 look like it belongs in 2019. The dewdrop display on the front offers a droplet-style notch much like the Realme 2 Pro and Realme U1. The rear panel is now one, seamless cover that extends all the way around the frame and meets the glass panel on the front, which makes the device feel good to hold. The panel is not glass but thanks to an injection molding technique (something we have heard of in the past for budget phones) it looks almost glass-like with a reflective design and a smooth finish. The panel is glossy and will attract quite a lot of fingerprints and smudges as you go about your day.advertisement Realme has joined another mainstream brands now by offering gradient colours on the Realme 3. You get a choice of Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue with the device. The former sees hues of black and purple which shifts in intensity depending on the angle you view it in and the amount of light that hits the surface. The bottom quarter of the panel which is purple-ish also sees some glitter effect as well. The Radiant Blue colour, on the other hand, offers hues of blue that shifts towards green from the top down, which looks equally attractive. There is also a non-gradient Classic Black option, if you prefer a subtle look.I appreciate Realme’s efforts to make the phone look a little bit more premium by adding silver accents around the fingerprint sensor and camera module as well as a copper-coloured ring around the primary camera sensor. The rear panel looks aesthetically pleasing as the camera module and Realme branding are vertically aligned on the left side.Thanks to the generous amount of plastic being used, the Realme 3 is a lightweight phone at 175 grams, which is impressive considering it comes with a fairly large battery. There is a rear fingerprint sensor as mentioned, while the volume buttons are placed on the left side and power button placed on the right. The bottom sees a speaker grille and a 3.5mm headphone jack on either sides of a microUSB port. The Realme 3 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display on the front, and the bezels are thinner compared to the Realme 2. The waterdrop notch is pretty non-intrusive and will make sure it doesn’t eat into the content, whether it is while watching a movie or playing games. The panel looks decent for its price with good brightness levels and colours, but one shouldn’t expect too much from a 720p resolution. We will have more to say about the sharpness and clarity of the display in our in-depth review, so do stay tuned for that.Realme’s latest handset gets the same 2.1GHz Helio P70 octa-core chipset as the Realme U1. This is a MediaTek chipset with four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A73 cores along with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. This is paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Helio P70 chipset touts a good amount of speed and power compared to its predecessor, and Realme claims it to be better in some ways to the Snapdragon 660 chipset. Based on a brief hands-on time, the phone does feel pretty snappy as apps open and load fast, while browsing through the UI was lag-free.advertisementThe Realme 3 gets a pretty standard 13MP + 2MP dual camera system on the back. It’s similar to the Realme 2, but with a wider aperture this time around for better low-light photography. One new feature that the company is offering with the Realme 3 is a Nightscape mode, which aims to offer improved low-light photos by increasing the exposure, and it is certainly something we will test in detail for our full review. Nightscape doesn’t ship out of the box and will rollout with a software update. There is also a new Chroma Boost mode that uses AI to recognise a scene and offer better dynamic range and balanced exposure. On the front, the Realme 3 gets a single 13MP f/2.0 selfie snapper housed in the waterdrop notch with AI beautification, as expected. Based on a few photos captured indoors, the camera does seem to let in more light, offering better detail than what was managed by the Realme 2. Outdoors, the inbuilt AI was able to detect some scenery and was able to automatically boost some colors to make it look rich and vibrant. Again, we will have more to say on the cameras, including the new Nightscape and Chroma Boost modes, after a detailed review.Another key USP of the Realme 3 is its large 4,230mAh battery, which is pretty large and yet the device manages to stay lightweight. The battery capacity should deliver a full day or perhaps over a day worth of battery on a single charge, but that’s something we can only test after using the device for a few days. We will check the battery optimization features and just how energy efficient the Helio P70 chipset is in our in-depth review. Unfortunately, the Realme 3 only charges at an output of 10W, so it may take a while to charge the device to 100 per cent.Based on my brief interaction with the device, the Realme 3 looks like yet another promising affordable smartphone from the newbie brand that should keep Xiaomi on its toes. The Realme 3 comes with an updated look and a lot of promising specs under the hood for a price that starts at Rs 8,999. We will have more to share about the Realme 3 in our full review so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Realme 3 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowGet 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. 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Associated Press AntwerpOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 09:10 IST Reuters PhotoAndy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the European Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 Thursday, while the three highest-seeded players were all eliminated.Murray couldn’t convert any of his first seven break points but finally broke Cuevas in the final game of the first set. He then saved four break points in the opening game of the second before breaking again for a 4-2 lead.The former No. 1 is now 7-7 on tour since returning to action after having hip surgery in January. He won his first singles match at a tour-level event in September at Zhuhai, China, then made it to the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing this month.”I felt a bit better today. I thought I served quite well for most of the match and when I was able to get into the baseline rallies, I felt I was hitting the ball quite clean, which is good,” Murray said.”It’s getting there. It sometimes takes me a little bit longer to get warmed up in the matches and sort of feel confident with my movement. But today I think from the beginning of the match I started pretty well. It was a good day.”Murray will next face Romanian qualifier Marius Copil, who upset third-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentine 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7).Top-seeded Gael Monfils lost 6-3, 6-2 to 18-year-old wild-card entry Jannik Sinner of Italy, while No. 2 David Goffin was ousted 6-3, 6-1 by Ugo Humbert.American Frances Tiafoe advanced by beating seventh-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-4.advertisementFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow European OpenFollow Pablo Cuevas Andy Murray storms into European Open quarterfinals after beating Pablo CuevasAndy Murray is now 7-7 on tour since returning to action after having hip surgery in January. He won his first singles match at a tour-level event in September at Zhuhai, China, then made it to the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing this month.advertisement Next
A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Celebrity vehicle unveilings are nothing new. Just this spring, Daniel Craig was paid $1-million to pull the covers off the new Range Rover Sport. A couple years before that, Sharon Stone and a Baldwin brother were hired to debut the new Lotus models that, sadly, will likely never see the light of day.This latest unveiling has got me a bit puzzled, though. Why do automakers hire celebrities to unveil cars? Makes me wonder if they’re trying to make up for something.Take the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which was just unveiled in May. It had no celebrity premier, though many celebrities will likely purchase it. Often considered the greatest car in the world, one might think the S-Class prestigious enough to warrant a cameo from Kanye West or Bill Gates. Instead, Mercedes let the car speak for itself.Maybe, though, prestige has nothing to do with it. Perhaps automakers fear the car itself isn’t enough of a story to have its curtains drawn by a homely company chairman or product manager. Let’s look at the bones of the BMW i3 and see how it holds up to this theory.The i3 stands as BMW’s first electric production car. Although BMW’s history with electric cars dates back to the 1600 model and continues clear up through the ActiveE model of late, it’s just never sold an EV to the public.The i3 features a carbon-fiber body and an aluminum chassis, both of which are big news for BMW. The i3 is powered by a 170-horsepower electric motor that can propel the i3 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds.Distinctively, customers can option the i3 with an onboard 650cc two-cylinder gasoline generator, which has been borrowed from the BMW Motorrad line. This engine can be fired up and used to create electricity, which is piped to the onboard battery pack and effectively doubles the driving range of the i3 from 81-99 miles to 180 miles.No other electric car offers this option. The Chevrolet Volt comes with an engine whether you want one or not. Inversely, the Nissan LEAF does not come with an engine, even if you want one.Step outside the drivetrain for a moment and study the bodylines of the i3 closely and I think it’s rather good looking. It’s no Tesla Model S in terms of visual appeal but for a compact electric car, it’s chic. It looks rounded and yet chunky and a bit futuristic.It’s also been priced right. In Europe the i3 will cost 34,950 EUR ($46,406). This is more than a Nissan LEAF. But, hey, wouldn’t you rather have a BMW than a Nissan? I would.So what is it then about the i3 needs the help of a couple handsome celebs? Honestly, I think BMW is a bit frightened by the i3.At the unveil, when asked why an 81-99-mile range, BMW said that it felt customers didn’t need/want more range than that. A few weeks ago, though, BMW wagered that electric car driving range could double in the next three years. By its own logic, though, EV customers don’t want more than 90 miles of range – so why make such a claim? It’s a bit strange.Move on from there and the i3 story gets even more confusing. BMW will be selling the i3 through different channels, including; online; at the dealership; or through a Customer Interaction Center (CIC). BMW reassures buyers that “all sales channels will be fully integrated and customers will be able to choose their own individual customer journey. Customers can easily switch between all four channels.” While this is a clever marketing plan, it’s new for BMW.Taking all parts into consideration and something tells me there are some very worried men in dark grey suits back in Bavaria. “Put some pretty people in front of ze car and perhaps zey von’t notice how vorried ve are.”When it comes down to it, the i3 is a big step forward for EVs and one that legitimized the breed better than anything before it. The LEAF was a gamble and the Tesla Model S, for as good as it is, still faces a shaky future. The i3, though, shows that EVs are here to stay, as a very serious company has now taken the EV leap.Regardless of the legitimacy of the i3 and its forward-thinking technology and marketing plan, we’re still forced to see some B-level celebs pose in front of it, as if they know or care at all about the product. After giving it some thought, though, I finally understand why: The i3 is scary for BMW, but it really shouldn’t be. The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Editors’ Recommendations
What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? Editors’ Recommendations Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Today we speak to Michael Satsky, co-owner of Provocateur, a nightclub in New York City. I worked in hospitality and marketing for Morgan’s hotel group and Grand Hospitality. before opening my own restaurant, Smoked, in 2003. Then I merged with my current partner, Brian Gefter, who had an event management company, to open Stereo (NYC) in 2005, Lily Pond (East Hampton) in 2008 and Provocateur in 2009 (NYC). Brian and I also developed the off-site pop-up by partnering with Swedish House Mafia, to create the Provocateur experience within music festivals, film festivals, etc. Late last year, we expanded Provocateur globally with the opening of Provocateur Dubai. Next up, we are opening a 10,000 square foot authentic live music venue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and developing boutique hotels.As for Satsky’s personal style:Jeans: Dior Homme JeansShirts:-T-shirts: Helmut Lang Spring Jersey Tee-Button Down: Saint Laurent Signature Yves Collar ShirtPants: Theory Marlo Suit Pant Suits: I usually go with tailor made suitsShoes: Dior Homme leather ankle sneaker 2011, Balenciaga Cotes High Pleated, Nike Air Jordan 1Outerwear: Army by Yves Salmon Parka Favorite Cologne: I never wear cologne. For lotion, I like Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder pink bottle.Your favorite App: Syracuse University Go Orange AppFavorite piece of technology: Apple TVNext tech purchase: IBM Watson 7 of the Best Drink References in Music