About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City ace Gabriel Jesus: I’m learning a lot from Agueroby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City ace Gabriel Jesus admits he’s enjoying working alongside Sergio Aguero.The Brazilian’s lack of goals was partly down to limited game-time caused by the impressive form of his fellow South American Aguero.City’s all-time leading goalscorer recently missed three games with a groin injury, but City will expect to benefit from having both forwards healthy and in form.”Sergio is a good guy,” Gabriel said.”I like him. I like his football. He is a legend for City and I’m learning a lot from him.”
Man Utd captain Ashley Young: A deserved winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young was pleased with victory over Leicester City.United earned a 1-0 win at Old Trafford yesterday.”When you play as a defender, you want to keep a clean sheet and hope the boys up the top can go and get the goals,” said Young.”On days you’re not going to play well and you’re going to win games. On days you’re going to play well and not win games.”There’s going to be a balance and we just want to do the right things and keep applying ourselves the way we have this season.”I think we have been unfortunate, especially at Southampton the other week. I think it was unfortunate against Crystal Palace as well.”I think we’re very close [to getting it right]. It wasn’t a bad performance. I didn’t think it was a bad performance.”If we had gone on and got a second goal after we got the first then it would have been totally different.”But, like I say, we had to show that resilience and that grit and that determination not to concede a goal and we done that today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Van der Gijp: Gerrard drunk recommending Liverpool’s Johnston to Feyenoord!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool fullback George Johnston has been slammed in Holland.Feyenoord teammate Liam Kelly, signed from Reading, is also being hammered as the Rotterdam giants struggle in the early rounds of the season.Former Holland striker Rene van der Gijp has rapped Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam for signing the pair.He told Veronica Inside “I must honestly say: also it is a sign of inability for Jaapie to take on Liam Kelly. “I mean: we saw that boy play half a game, then we all said: ‘That’s not the one in midfield who Feyenoord can count on’. Come on, dude. “Also loaning (sic) George Johnston has not worked out well for Feyenoord. He called Steven Gerrard for that. He said, ‘He’s very good’, but he was drunk!”Rangers boss Gerrard worked with Johnston as Liverpool U23 coach. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class is pretty stacked, as you’d expect it would be right after winning a national championship. Four star quarterback Joey Burrow signed his letter of intent this morning, and is already staking his claim as Buckeye fans’ favorite player in the class. Shortly after posting a tweet about his signing day, he sent a picture of toilet paper with a Michigan football logo on it.One dream down now it’s time to chase some more. Special day with my friends pic.twitter.com/byDCNhXtcK— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015Where they should be pic.twitter.com/WD8M9kHl9R— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015That is certainly a good way for a Buckeye to endear himself to his fanbase.[Bleacher Report]
LAWRENCE, KS – MARCH 03: Wayne Selden Jr. #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks stands with Devonte Graham #4 and Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 after the Jayhawks defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 76-69 in overtime to win the game and clinch their eleventh straight Big IX Championship title at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kansas freshman forward Kelly Oubre Jr., declared for the 2015 NBA Draft today. He’s pretty much a lock to be selected in the first round, and could even merit a spot in the lottery. Oubre Jr. made his move official in a video released by Kansas moments ago. In it, he declares he’s a “Jayhawk for Life.” //“It’s been a blessing to play the game with KANSAS across my chest…”Kelly Oubre Jr declares for the 2015 NBA Draft: kuathne.ws/1G59hxu #alwaysajayhawk #kubballPosted by Kansas Men’s Basketball on Wednesday, April 1, 2015Oubre Jr. averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game in his lone season in Lawrence.
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Cameron Crazies, fans of the Duke Blue Devils, prepare for their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When Duke’s men’s basketball program won its fifth national championship under Mike Krzyzewski this past spring, it was time for the following car to get a new license plate. The driver of this Subaru Outback gets a new custom license plate every time the Blue Devils win a national title. Here they are: # 5 and Kounting pic.twitter.com/HoNr1uOVm6— Brad Allen Cleary (@bacduke_hoops) June 7, 2015Are all of the license plates kept on the car or were they just being shown off together? Either way, it’s an impressive collection.
john lloyd cincinnati butch jonesLast week, a number of rumors regarding Tennessee head coach Butch Jones – including a claim that he punched a player this past summer during practice – made the rounds on social media. This Monday, Jones commented on the rumor, calling it “absolutely ridiculous.” Wednesday night, one of Jones’ former players made an interesting claim on Twitter regarding the situation.Former Cincinnati punter John Lloyd, who played for Jones from 2010-2012, told his followers that he saw Jones hit players “multiple times” during his time with the Bearcats. He also joked that Jones “probably” made Cincinnati’s video crew delete practice footage. It wasn’t a glowing review of his former coach..@WillWestWNML here are the tweets. pic.twitter.com/cFj2LkDLLn— Football Time in TN (@FootballTimeMag) October 8, 2015Lloyd has since deleted the tweets and moved his account to private, for what it’s worth. Despite Jones’ statement on the matter, it doesn’t seem that this story has gone away. We’ll keep you updated.
LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)USC knocked Utah from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 42-24 victory tonight. During the win, USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster knocked a Utah defender clear out of the field of play with a nasty stiff-arm. It’s been speculated that Smith-Schuster was pointing at the defender to call him out to come get stiff-armed, but it looks like he was just trying to signal for more downfield blocking. Nasty play though.
Mauricio Pochettino has offered a cryptic response to questions about Christian Eriksen’s future, with the Tottenham midfielder yet to sign a new contract.The Denmark international is one of few senior stars yet to pen a long-term extension to his current deal, and unsurprisingly rumours have arisen regarding his future.As one of the most productive creative influences in the Premier League, a number of leading sides across Europe are keeping a close eye on his situation in north London. 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? La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid would welcome the opportunity to snap up a player of Eriksen’s pedigree, and the transfer door may swing open at some stage.Pochettino has been unable to close it, and when quizzed on his efforts to tie the key man down a long-term contract, he said: “Football is so dynamic. It changes every day, every season.”It depends not only on your decision, but it is always a player’s decision.”Now is a moment to enjoy our present.”Of course, it is a person that the club wants for the future, but now we need to be focused – a player like him is focused and tries to deliver a great performance in the way that we need.“A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or [maybe] a decision will happen in the next few days, in January.”Football is so dynamic – it is decision, decision, decision.”I hope we are going to take the best decision for the club and hope the player can take the best decision for them and for the club – it is about negotiation and many things that happen.”Football is so dynamic, always you need to move on.”So, Pochettino has suggested that an agreement could be reached in January.He has also conceded that Spurs may need to “move on”.With little clarity being offered by those at Tottenham, it remains to be seen what the future has in store for a man who has delivered four goals and seven assists this season.
Bayern Munich find themselves in the unusual position of playing catch up in the Bundesliga, with their first match after the winter break a trip to Hoffenheim.Though Niko Kovac’s side finished 2018 in fine form, they trail Borussia Dortmund by six points and can ill-afford a slip against opponents who are chasing European football next season.A sixth win in succession, however, would send a message to BVB that the title race is far from over as the new year begins. Game Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Date Friday, January 18 Time 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). 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? New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Hoffenheim players Goalkeepers Baumann, Stolz Defenders Vogt, Adams, Hubner, Bicakcic, Nordtveit, Hoogma, Posch, Kaderabek, Brenet Midfielders Geiger, Demirbay, Grillitsch, Schulz, Amiri, Bittencourt, Baumgartner Forwards Hack, Nelson, Kramaric, Joelinton, Belfodil, Szalai, Otto Hoffenheim have named a strong squad for this encounter, though Lukas Rupp is injured.Illness means that striker Robin Hack misses out, while Havard Nordtveit is also out with a virus. A lung infection has also prevented Ermin Bicakcic from featuring.Hoffenheim starting XI: Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Hubner; Kaderabek, Demirbay, Belfodil, Schulz; Bittencourt, Joelinton, Kramaric Position Bayern Munich players Goalkeepers Neuer, Ulrich Defenders Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Boateng Midfielders Martinez, Gnabry, Goretzka, James, Rafinha, Rodriguez, Davies, Thiago Forwards Coman, Lewandowski, Muller, Wagner Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are both sidelined for Bayern Munich, who are also without long-term absentee Corentin Tolisso. Renato Sanches is suspended and cannot play.Javi Martinez has overcome a knock to make the starting lineup, while James Rodriguez is on the bench after not playing since November due to a knee injury. Alphonso Davies could make his debut after completing his move from the Vancouver Whitecaps, with the Canadian named to the bench. Bayern Munich starting XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez; Thiago, Goretzka; Muller, Lewandowski, ComanBetting & Match Odds Bayern Munich are priced at 1/2 to win, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 15/4. A win for Hoffenheim is priced at 9/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Bayern Munich failed to finish the Bundesliga in top position at Christmas for the first time in eight years, and they have set about putting a plan in place to ensure that it does not happen again.The Allianz Arena side have been very active in the transfer window in the first half of January, completing a move to sign Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps and doing their best to add Chelsea talent Callum Hudson-Odoi to their ranks, much to the chagrin of the Blues.There has, however, been little attempt to sign a recognised star and indeed it seems likelier that one may go out the exit door, with Kovac having admitted that James Rodriguez is “playing for his future”.Meanwhile, the coach is looking forward to the challenge of hunting down first-placed Dortmund.“I see my lads want to take on the chase,” he said. “We want to and have to win the match to up the pressure against Dortmund.“You never know how you’ll start, where you are. As at the beginning of the season, you hope to start with a very good result. We need that, and we all know it.”Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann will celebrate his 100th Bundesliga match, despite being only 31 years old.After an injury crisis struck his squad in the first half of the campaign, he is eager for his players to put up a strong fight.“It’s important not to run up the white flag when the red bus arrives,” he said. “Bayern are under a certain amount of pressure on Friday. If they don’t win the match it’s a signal for the other teams at the top.”