Alabama must make definitive statement at Georgia

first_imgAlabama head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will try to regain their swagger by making a statement at Georgia today.Alabama head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will try to regain their swagger by making a statement at Georgia today.TUSCALOOSA — With the outside world telling them their run among college football’s elites was over after the 43-37 loss to Ole Miss, Alabama’s players turned to each other to help put things in perspective.The Crimson Tide’s leadership group called a players-only meeting to ensure everyone was on the same page.“Because when you’re on top of the world, everybody’s praising your name, but then you lose one game, and it kind of goes downhill,” Tide center Ryan Kelly said. “At the end of the day, it’s (about) all the guys in that room. We’re the guys that go out there every day (at) practice, bleed together, sweat together, nobody else is really doing that besides us. So at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter about anybody else’s opinion about what we do.“It’s about who’s in that room, who’s on that field. That’s the kind of thing we do, we come together when things go bad and just keep moving on from there.”Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland, who first mentioned the meeting to reporters, echoed Kelly’s sentiments. Ragland said it was about “being together” and realizing that it’s “still a long season.”Tide cornerback Cyrus Jones said no one in particularly called the meeting, just “the older guys.”“We realized it was time to bring everybody together and just kind of re-state what we want from this team this year,” Jones said. “We can’t dwell on what happened in the Ole Miss game. That’s gone, that’s in the past. We have to focus on the future.”He’s right. One loss doesn’t kill Alabama’s chances at reaching the SEC Championship Game and the College Football Playoff. After all, Alabama pulled off the same feat after losing to Ole Miss last season. But two losses will eliminate the Tide from the national picture.Alabama (3-1) will face its first true road test against Georgia (4-0) in Sanford Stadium at 2:30 p.m. today on CBS. Alabama hasn’t played in Athens, Ga., since 2008, when it won 41-30. The last time the two programs met came in the 2012 SEC Championship Game, a 32-28 victory for the Tide.Today marks Alabama’s first opportunity to make a leap in the national rankings. A win over the Bulldogs would vault the Tide back into the top 10.But Alabama is in unfamiliar territory. The loss to Ole Miss, the outside perception of the program, and in some ways the overall play on the field, has led to Alabama being an underdog for the first time since the 2009 SEC Championship Game against Florida. The Bulldogs are a two-point favorite at home, ending the Tide’s 72-game streak of being the favorite.Jones said it fires the players up.“We take pride in our reputation that we’ve built around here the last few years and the standard we hold ourselves to every time we go out to play,” Jones said. “The fact that we are an underdog gives us that much more motivation to go out and reclaim our reputation, how we want to be viewed by the rest of the league and the rest of the country.”Kelly, a fifth-year senior, understands the stakes of playing at Alabama. He was around for the 2012 season, the last that ended with Alabama winning a championship. He was a starter on last season’s team that ended with a SEC championship and a trip to the playoff, but it was widely viewed as an overall failure with the Tide not winning it all.Kelly tries to treat the criticism the same way he takes the praise: block it out.“Sometimes the praise can be the biggest downfall to some people’s careers,” Kelly said. “So at the same time, you have to still be down to earth with where you’re at. You’ve got to be able to look at yourself in the mirror. That’s what’s so great about this program. When we go and rehash and look at some of the film, egos are out the window. It’s just about how we’re going to get better as a team. Everybody’s back into that fact.”last_img read more

Magnum Mash Cup expected to set off fireworks -12 games on tonight

first_imgTHE inaugural Magnum ‘Mash Cup’ Futsal Classic which is being held in collaboration with Legacy Entertainment will kick off tonight at the National Gymnasium and is expected to be full of high octane encounters and fireworks.With over $800,000 in prize monies and trophies up for grabs, the 32 teams involved will all be rearing to go in the first tournament for the year with the bragging rights for being the first champions of 2018 also at stake.Among the teams that will be in action tonight are Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Gold is Money and Broad Street.It was revealed by Esan Griffith who is part of the organising committee that a number of other teams had been in constant contact with the organisers to book a spot in the invitational tournament; however it was no easy task arriving at the final selection of teams which surpassed the agreed allotment.Most of the top sides in the format include Sparta Boss, West Front Road, ‘Gold is Money, Leopold Street, North Ruimveldt, Broad Street, Sophia, Silver Bullets, NK Ballers and Swag. Entertainment out of Linden and fireworks are expected from the opening night.The winning team will receive $400,000 and a trophy; the runner-up will receive $200,000 and a trophy; third place will receive $100,000 and also a trophy and fourth place will receive $50,000.Fans will also have an opportunity to win big in prizes when they purchase the Magnum tonic wine. Prizes include speakers, headphones, buckets and jerseys.Tonight’s fixtures are:MBK All-Stars vs Broad Street-19:00hrsSophia vs Team Extreme-19:20hrsChannel-9 Warriors vs Ansa McAl All-Stars-19:40hrsBent Street vs YMCA All-Stars-20:00hrsSilver Bullets vs Kingston-20:20hrsNorth Ruimveldt vs Showstoppers-20:40hrsHustlers vs Tigerbay-21:00hrsNew Market Street vs Ol Skool Ballers-21:20hrsGold is Money vs Rugby Team-21:40hrsAlbouystown-A vs Swag Entertainment-22:00hrsCalifornia Square vs NK Ballers-22:20hrsSparta Boss vs Buxton Diamond-22:40hrslast_img read more

Star on Sunday claim Enrique is stalling on Chelsea

first_imgMeanwhile, there continues to be speculation over the future of Fulham star Tom Cairney.The Sunday Mirror claim Cairney will be allowed to leave Fulham for £20m if the Whites fail to win promotion to the Premier League this season.The newspaper declare this will “spark a race” for the Scotland international and will interest West Ham, Watford and Newcastle.Fulham would also struggle to hold onto Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks if they do not go up, the Sunday Mirror say. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The Daily Star Sunday claim Luis Enrique is stalling over a deal to become Chelsea boss because he is keen on the potential manager’s job at Arsenal.It comes amid speculation over the future of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and reports that Enrique is in line to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.It is now claimed that former Barcelona boss Enrique is reluctant to commit himself to taking over at Chelsea in case the Arsenal job becomes available.AdChoices广告The Daily Star Sunday also claim Paris St-Germain are keen on both Enrique and Conte but would prefer to appoint Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Ex-Spurs employee has ‘offered’ forward to Tottenham – Looking for €25m…

first_imgThe club have been looking around for some time since the departure of Fernando Llorente, but they have yet to find a suitable man for the job.Clubs and agents know this is a problem they need to address, which is why players are being presented to them, like AS Roma’s Patrik Schick.This is what Corriere dello Sport are reporting on Tuesday, claiming the Czech Republic international was ‘offered’ to Spurs by Franco Baldini.Embed from Getty ImagesThe former Tottenham technical director has been handed the job of finding a buyer for the striker for at least €25m, and he duly turned to his former club to see if they would be interested.There’s no indication of whether the offer was received positively by José Mourinho and his staff, but considering no bid has been made and there’s been very little talk of concrete moves, we’re going to guess that, for now, other matters are taking priority.You know, like the Premier League starting up again.The 24-year-old has been on loan from Roma to RB Leipzig for the season, where he has impressed, but the Bundesliga side aren’t prepared to pay the pre-agreed €29m fee to make the move permanent, and have so far only put forward €20m (which have been rejected).by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndo When it comes to Tottenham, the big mystery remains who will agree to become the backup to Harry Kane?last_img read more

Kutná Hora caught another debacle, she left Kolín with a disgraceful…

first_imgKolín – After three defeats, the football players of Sparta Kutná Hora already wanted to score points in the division. On Sunday, however, a match awaited them on the field of another tough opponent – Sparta Kolín:Kolin – Kutna Hora 10: 1 (6: 0)Only one half of the field was enough for the first half – the visitors. The Kutná Hora team practically did not get in front of the opponent’s goal, in addition, the Kolín team were faster, more accurate, more emphatic and, most importantly, more successful in air battles. Already in the 2nd min. Kutná Hora lost the air fight, Vojta went alone to the goalkeeper, but Malý still resisted. After a free kick, Koděra shook the Kutná Hora gate with a hard blow to the bar, in the 4th min. The little one successfully faced another 100% chance, this time of Sodom. The guests prepared the only opportunity for the first half in the 5th minute: The long center flew from the right side to the free Hradílek, who aimed above. The field was then completely dominated by the Kolín team, who scored six times during the break! In the 6th min. Vojta offered an introductory goal to A. Čapek with a pass in front of the goal – 1: 0, in the 10th min. L. Šindelář avoided offside – 2: 0. In the 17th min. after a long car and the center, the guests played a small house, but the goal did not fall from an indirect kick. Also after the chances of Štancl or Vácha, in the 25th min. Malý ran against A. Čapek, knocking down his pass only to Vách – 3: 0. In the 31st min. L. Šindelář pulled out A. Čapek, who went alone to the goal – 4: 0, in the 35th min. Sodoma finished the game with a touch of one touch from 5 to 0. Kolín added one more goal during the break, Vojta went to Malý again alone – 6: 0.In the second half, there was basically nothing to play for. Nevertheless, the Kutná Hora team achieved at least an honorable success, when after the center and the confusion in front of Kubát, the only goal of the guests was netted by Cimr. However, that was all from Kutná Hora, on the contrary, the home team enjoyed the “disgraceful ten” for the opponents: In the 61st min. A. Čapek punished the penalty kick of the guests from his own goal, so that in the 69th min. Vojta adjusted the corner to 8: 1 after a corner kick. In the 74th min. Vojta pushed L. Šindelář out of the ideal vertical line and it was again a separate attack on Malý and a goal for 9: 1. In the 78th min. Bareš refused the tenth goal when he ran alone from the half of the field and was caught by a pack of five Kutná Hora players, in the 83rd min. but Šlehofer scored a penalty kick to 10 – 1.According to coach Kolín Petr Pavlík was his clear favorite. “I did not expect such a significant result, but we believed that we would manage the match,” stated and continued: “I’m a little sorry for the goal I received, but with a half-time lead of 6-0, the boys are less motivated. I’m satisfied, 10: 1 is not often won at this level. “Kutná Hora coach Radek Kulhánek there was not much to talk about after the match. “There is nothing to evaluate, the reality is that the quality is on the side of Cologne,” noted and continued: “Since I saw Kolín with the opponents we played with, I announced that Náchod and Vysoké Mýto are one level higher than us and Kolín is still different from these teams. Even after strengthening in the spring coronause and further strengthening during the summer, it is a given that the ambitions in Cologne are. The season starts for us from next week, when after four rounds, in which we have been on the opponent’s favorites three times, we will only now reach the opponents with whom we should be relatively competitive – Nymburk, Libiš, Trutnov, Hlinsko. That should be within our means, Cologne belongs elsewhere. The reality is that we are playing with players for whom we have the funds and those that are not enough for Cologne players. Even so, ten goals scored are too many. Even after the matches in Náchod and Vysoké Mýto, I said that we have a young and unstable team, which, if it gets a goal soon, is not able to react to the development of the match. Unfortunately, it then collapses and the goals fall like on a treadmill. Add to that the injuries of the experienced France and Křelina and Wolf, who is returning after a long-term injury… Unfortunately, we do not have quality. ”Goals: 6., 31., 61. A. Čapek, 10., 73. L. Šindelář, 25. Vácha, 35. Sodoma, 43., 69. Vojta, 83. Šlehofer – 56. Cimr. Referee: Janicek – Hrkal, Havlik. ŽK: Kodera, Milec – Maly, Bilek, Nekvinda, Marek, Tichy, Zelenka. Viewers: 360. Kolín: Kubát – Štancl (55. Suchý), Soběslav, Milec (55. Šlehofer), Koděra – A. Čapek (67. Veselý), L. Šindelář, Vondráček (77. Bareš), Vácha – Sodoma (77. P. Čapek) , Vojta. Coach Petr Pavlík. Kutna Hora: Malý – Prokůpek (38. Zelenka), Exner (46. J. Šindelář), Bílek, Saulich (46. Tichý) – Marek, Nekvinda, Piskač, Hradílek – Wolf (75. Kolůvek), Cimr. Coach Radek Kulhánek.last_img read more

India on verge of win

first_imgAt press time this morning, Australia were 279 for 9 needing 49 runs for a stunning victory  in the first test at Adelaide while India needed only one wicket. Earlier yesterday, India’s pacemen removed Australia’s last two specialist batsmen to put Virat Kohli’s side within four wickets of victory at lunch on the final day of the first test on Monday.Ishant Sharma had local favourite Travis Head caught for 14 in the gully early in the session before Jasprit Bumrah broke through to have Shaun Marsh caught behind for 60 after the drinks break at Adelaide Oval.Australia’s wicketkeeper-captain Tim Paine was 40 not out, with tail-ender Pat Cummins on five, the pair showing impressive grit to push to 186 for six — 137 runs shy of their 323 victory target. Australia had resumed on a docile fifth-day wicket on 104 for four, their hopes pinned on Marsh and Head building a partnership with the ageing ball.India bowled with patience and determination, backed by the knowledge that no team had scored more than 315 runs in a successful run chase at Adelaide Oval.Ishant struck half an hour into the session to remove Head with a venomous short ball that reared up and caught the shoulder of the bat, the edge flying high to Ajinkya Rahane. Marsh, on a dreadful run of scores, stuck firm with Paine and took to India’s bowlers with some crisp shot-making.He smashed Ashwin past midwicket for four to bring up a defiant half-century and then whipped Shami off his pads for another boundary before drinks.It took Bumrah to make the breakthrough, the young seamer inducing an outside edge off lefthander Marsh with a ball that moved slightly off the seam and flew through to a gleeful Rishabh Pant. Marsh trudged off for 60, the budding partnership of 41 broken and Australia’s tail exposed.Ashwin was immediately recalled to attack Pat Cummins and thought he had the seamer out twice in the first over of his new spell.India squandered a review on a caught-behind decision before Cummins was given out for a duck by umpire Nigel Llong, caught at short leg. Cummins reviewed successfully, however, the technology showing the ball whistling by his glove to continue Llong’s poor test after a slew of overturned decisions. Paine took the burden of scoring from the departed Marsh and batted with application, milking runs from the last overs of the ageing ball.Ishant took the second new ball 12 minutes before lunch and almost had Paine, a nick flying between second slip and gully.The skipper survived to keep Australia’s faint hopes of pulling off a famous victory alive.last_img read more

Iker Casillas To Contest Spanish FA Presidency – Reports

first_imgFormer Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is considering running for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Spanish media reported on Wednesday.Casillas told the national sports council (CSD) of his intention to run in the upcoming RFEF elections, reported the Cadena Ser radio station early Wednesday.According to the radio station, Casillas “has made the decision to run” for the elections and has informed Irene Lozano, who as secretary of state for sport is president of the CSD.The date of the election has not been decided. The AS newspaper, citing CSD sources, said Casillas met Lozano and expressed an interest in running.Casillas, 38, played 167 times for Spain, winning two Euros and one World Cup, and more than 700 games for Real Madrid, with whom he won the Champions League three times. He joined Porto in 2015.Last April he suffered a heart attack during training and has not played since. His name has been linked with the RFEF presidency for some months.The Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo said that “it was Casillas who requested the meeting” with Lozano.Current RFEF president Luis Rubiales is in perpetual conflict with Javier Tebas, the president of the Spanish league.According to the rules, the elections should be held in the second half of the year after the Tokyo Olympics. However, Rubiales has asked the CSD to bring the date forward to the first half of the year before Euro 2020, which will run from 12 June to 12 July.RelatedIker Casillas: LaLiga Legend Hangs Up His GlovesAugust 5, 2020In “Featured”Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Beats Ronaldo, Messi To Win Golden Foot AwardNovember 8, 2017In “Features”Mourinho Blasts Casillas For LyingNovember 24, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Brinn adds awards in IMCA partnership pact through 2019

first_imgBAY CITY, Mich. (Dec. 5) – Two IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series champions will earn Brinn transmission rebuilds each year as part of a new agreement covering the 2015-2019 race seasons.The top drivers in point standings for the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour and for the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour both receive transmission rebuilds from the Bay City, Mich., manufacturer.Brinn will give $50 product certificates to top five place finishers at 30 IMCA special events in 2015. Those drivers will be entered in a post-season drawing, with the winner also receiving a new Brinn transmis­sion.Product certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official results from specials are received. Recipient of the transmission for 2014 was Ryan Roath of Phoenix, Ariz., runner-up in the Sept. 20 Desert Classic main event at Canyon Speedway Park.Also new to the Brinn program is a Predator transmission to be awarded to the pole starter at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Saturday night main event. All 33 qualifiers for that event and the 12 Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions starters again receive $50 product certificates. Brinn is the most recent marketing partner to ink a five-year pact with IMCA. The new agreement takes Brinn through its 17th season of sponsorship. Informa­tion about the complete line of Brinn products is available by calling 989 686-8920, at the website and on Facebook. “The new agreement with Brinn solidifies our relationship for the next five years and demonstrates their com­mitment to IMCA racing,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Adding a second transmission giveaway at our biggest event of the year is going to make starting on the pole in Boone that much more lu­crative.”last_img read more

US soldiers in Afghanistan shoot pink confetti to reveal sex of fallen comrade’s baby

first_imgBritt Harris(WASHINGTON) — Britt Harris was married to her husband, Chris Harris, for less than one year before he died while deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.Just one week before Chris Harris’s Aug. 2 death at the age of 25 due to an improved explosive device (IED), Britt Harris told her husband she was expecting their first child.“When I told him, it was the happiest I’d ever seen him,” said Britt Harris, 26, of Southern Pines, North Carolina. “He was so excited.”Britt Harris, who is due in March, decorated a onesie to show her husband when she told him the news via FaceTime.Though she now faces a future of raising their child on her own, Britt Harris said she is more concerned with the soldiers who served alongside her husband in Afghanistan.“I’m dealing with a lot and grieving but I got to take off work and go to counseling, but they didn’t get to,” she said. “I didn’t want them to be forgotten over there.”Harris was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to the Department of Defense.Britt Harris said her husband called his fellow soldiers his “brothers.”“Chris is an only child. They were his family,” she said. “Everyone that I’ve met, before Chris passed and after, if they’re in the military, they’ve treated me like actual family or royalty, actually.”Britt Harris wanted a way to keep Chris Harris’s fellow soldiers close to their child, so she decided to let them in on a secret.“I asked if they’d like to be the first to know the gender and they were really excited,” she said. “I told them I would ship confetti poppers or something and they could be the first to know and feel included.”The soldiers filmed themselves opening the poppers in Afghanistan in front of an American flag. One of them, Joel Crunk, posted the video on YouTube.“August 2 2017 Chris Harris laid down his life for our country. His newly wed wife was expecting their first child,” he wrote. “The reveal is in Afghanistan with the men who fought by his side. We are happy to welcome the new member of our company.”Britt Harris, who shared the video on Facebook, said watching it left her crying tears of joy.“I probably watched it 100 times myself,” she said of the video. “I was crying but smiling because their reaction was so wonderful.”Britt Harris plans to name her daughter Christian Michelle Harris after the baby’s father, Christopher Michael Harris.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Pacquiao inside 8 rounds—Viloria

first_imgMOST READ We are young Bali Pure turns back Valdez, Customs for 1-0 lead in semis Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERLAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s power will be too much to bear for Jessie Vargas and will eventually be stopped.Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria told this to sportswriters Friday as he appeared at the press room of TheLegend vs The Champ at Wynn hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “The end will come within eight rounds,” said Viloria, the former unified flyweight champion (World Boxing Associationand World Boxing Organization) as well as the former WBC and International Boxing Federation light flyweight titlist.The 35-year-old Viloria, born in Hawaii of Filipino descent, lost to reigning pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzales in their battle for the WBC flyweight title last year at Madison Square Garden in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentWith Viloria (36 wins, 5 losses, 2 No Contests, 22 by knockouts) receiving a battering, the referee stopped the lopsided bout at the 2:53 mark of the ninth round.According to Viloria, the 1999 USA Boxer of the Year, he will resume fighting against a yet to be named opponent in January next year. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more