10 months agoLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for me

first_imgLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for meby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah has paid tribute to his father for the success he has enjoyed over the last 18 months.Salah says his father paid a high price for him, and he is very grateful.He told GQ: “I would complain that I didn’t want to travel [the four hours] to training.”But he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. “The price for him was very high, and I’ll never forget the role he played in my career.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah pen

first_imgBrighton boss Hughton won’t blame Gross for Salah penby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton insists he doesn’t blame Pascal Gross for Liverpool’s winning penalty on Saturday.Gross was penalised for a foul on Salah, which gave the Egyptian the chance to break the deadlock from the penalty spot, and Hughton showed his understanding towards the incident.“You’ve also got to feel for Pascal — he was up against arguably the best player in the country in that position.“It was one-v-one and he needs to have help. There’s no blame on Pascal, I think he did a great job to track him [Salah] anyway.“These are the moments in the game that Liverpool generally find because of the quality that they’ve got.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoArsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick together

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick togetherby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny called for unity after defeat at West Ham.Declan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner on the day.Koscielny said: “We came here to win because for us the three points was very important, and next week as well to play against Chelsea. We tried to play, we did well in the first half but didn’t have a lot of chances in the final third. We need to keep calmer in the final third and find the final ball, but in the second half we didn’t start well and conceded early. “After that we tried to push for the rest of the game, we had some chances and we didn’t score so it is difficult to come back with no points but we need two continue to fight to make the top four.”We are all together, it is not down to] one or two players, we are a group and we need to stay together and to push more for the next game.” last_img read more

a month agoGermany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Germany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits the Germany job could be a future option.While Marc Kosicke’s claims the local weather could force Klopp to leave the Reds have been denied, the agent has also admitted succeeding Jogi Low is an ambition.He told Die Welt earlier this year: “Jürgen himself once said that in the event that Jogi Löw would not want to be a national coach anymore and the constellation was such that he could do that, this would be an option for him.”For now, however, Klopp is focused on the Reds and winning the Premier League.Kosicke told Spox: “That’s right, there are these six top teams in the league. Jürgen recently said so nicely: Our biggest problem in Liverpool is Manchester City.” last_img read more

Ohio State Football Cancels Media Session, Rumors Swirling Of Possible Major Injury

first_imgNoah Brown making a great catch at Ohio State practice.Noah Brown Ohio StateUpdate No. 2: Urban Meyer has confirmed that sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown broke his leg at practice and will have surgery. Urban Meyer just confirmed for me Noah Brown has broken leg, will undergo surgery, full recovery expected. story at http://t.co/x610tIOIt0— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 27, 2015Update: Multiple reports state that Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown suffered a major leg injury at practice tonight. Our understanding is that Noah Brown was injured at #Buckeye practice tonight. EMT’s responded to a call at OSU at 6:37.— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) August 26, 2015Earlier: Various Ohio State football players and coaches were scheduled to meet with the media this evening after practice. Interviews have been cancelled. According to multiple reporters at the Buckeyes’ facility, the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the mood is extremely somber. A player was reportedly carted off the field and rumors of a major injury to a Buckeye are swirling. Bad vibes here at OSU. Interviews cancelled. Looked to be a player carted off.— Matt McCoy (@MattMcCoyWTVN) August 26, 2015It was a strange mood as soon as we walked onto the practice field. Players were all very quiet, just sitting on the bench. No jokes.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy_) August 26, 2015Ohio State abruptly cancelled interviews and people in this building look like they got the wind knocked out of them.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 26, 2015Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith Jr. posted the following tweet. Count yo blessings at all times NB I got bro— Corey Smith Jr (@dreamchaser_cj5) August 26, 2015That seems to be a reference to wide receiver Noah Brown, who was having a tremendous training camp.Per Corey Smith’s tweet, it sounds like WR Noah Brown, who was having an amazing camp, may have been injured.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 26, 2015Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith has also tweeted.This is not our plan… This is God’s plan. Have to have #Faith in His plan and stay true to Him – It will all work out in the end.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) August 26, 2015Brown, a sophomore, played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2014. He appeared to be on the verge of a breakout season this fall.  More to follow.last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Says Alabama Is The “Wal-Mart Of College Football”

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdColin Cowherd has moved on from his weekly trolling of Iowa to find a new target. This week, Cowherd is apparently taking a few shots at Alabama. The FOX Sports radio host isn’t a fan of how “bland” the program has been during the Nick Saban era.Cowherd called Alabama the “Wal-Mart of college football” when discussing the team’s lack of quarterback success at the next level. He also doesn’t think that Saban’s excessive use of Derrick Henry will benefit the running back in the future.Where @ColinCowherd perfectly compares Alabama to Walmart. #RollbackTide #HerdHere https://t.co/mwfBwTGISE— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 15, 2015Obviously, it’s hard to argue with how much success Saban’s had in Tuscaloosa. We imagine that he doesn’t really care whether he’s winning with enough style points.last_img read more

College Spun Media Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Writer This Summer

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209We are expanding!College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over four million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time writer to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. We’re looking for candidates who are obsessed college sports and understand the ever-changing digital journalism landscape. Ideal candidates will also have relevant experience. As an employee of College Spun, you will help dictate the site’s editorial direction.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be a great writer who can spot an interesting story and have the personality to tell it in an entertaining way.You must be well-versed in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc).You must be able to edit and manage other writers; team players only.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email matt@collegespun.com with your resume and two writing samples.last_img read more

Mata calm about United contact situation

first_imgJuan Mata is calm about his contract situation with Manchester United and is uncertain whether he will ever return to Spain in the future.The Manchester United winger’s contract isset to expire next summer and no new deal has been offered, despite the fact he could leave for free at the end of the season.Thursday, Mata was in Madrid to be recognized with an award honoring his work setting up the Common Goal charity, presented by Queen Sofia of Spain. 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? And after, he was asked about his future by AS, specifically about whether a return to Spain could happen.”I don’t know,” Mata told AS. “I’ve been in England for a good while, in a league that I’m well accustomed to and where I’ve adapted well, but it’s true that at times you miss home, your family, your friends.”But I don’t know if I’ll return to Spain in the near future.””I’m calm [about the situation at United]. I’m at the fantastic club that is Manchester United, one of the biggest in the world.”I have to think about the short term and do well from now on.”While Mata might be in the last six months of his United tenure, the attacker is focused on the rest of the season as the club try to recover from their poor start which saw manager Jose Mourinho sacked.That goal for the Red Devils is to reach the top four according to Mata.”We’ve picked up some good results,” he said. “We’re trying to play as well as possible to win for the club.”We were going through a difficult time and we’re focused on finishing the season as well as possible and reaching our goal of a place in the Champions League. We would like to have other objectives but that is the reality.”Mourinho’s sacking saw Mata’s second spell under the manager come to an end. That first, at Chelsea, did not end harmoniously after Mourinho refused to play Mata, but the former World Cup winner says he has no ill will toward the Portuguese after their time together at Old Trafford.”I’ve played under him on two occasions, at Chelsea and Manchester United,” Mata explained. “This year things were difficult, we weren’t getting results, but I’m sure – as he has said himself – he will return to football soon and I wish him all the best.”United have been rejuvenated under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with five straight wins, four of which came in the Premier League.Mata doesn’t believe much has changed aside from Solskjaer giving the players confidence, but he warns that there will be difficulties despite the early success the team has enjoyed under the Norwegian.”Nothing has changed in particular,” Mata said. .”A coach came in who is a club legend and has given us confidence. I think it was important to start well and we got a good result away from home and from then on everything has gone well.”I’m sure that there will be difficult times under this manager between now and the end of the season but we’ll give our all.”last_img read more

Guardiola: Ignore Liverpool’s fixtures!

first_imgPep Guardiola wants his Manchester City players to ignore Liverpool’s fixtures in the Premier League title race.City narrowed the gap to leaders Liverpool back to four points on Monday with a 3-0 home win against 10-man Wolves, Gabriel Jesus on target with a brace before Conor Coady’s late own goal.But Liverpool host Crystal Palace prior to City’s next game, so the Reds’ cushion could again be seven points before Guardiola’s side travel to managerless Huddersfield Town on Sunday. 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? Guardiola, though, does not want City to worry about Liverpool’s results, his side having won a fifth straight game in all competitions while recording their first league clean sheet since November.”I don’t have a magician’s ball to discover when they are going to lose points, I don’t know,” he told reporters. “And I said to them [the players], don’t look and be scared, don’t watch the calendar for the Liverpool games – forget about it.”Because normally when that happens you lose your games, in my experience. If you think they are going to lose in that game or that game, you are distracted and you lose your games. And after, it’s over.”So the best way is the next game is Huddersfield, new manager, so what can you do to beat them? And go. If we play and win games and after that Liverpool win, I am pretty sure I will be here and I’ll congratulate Jurgen and their team. Because they will be well deserved.”All we can do is be in there. Be in there and feel we are there, and win our games. Today we did it. Monday, I don’t always like to play Monday when everybody has already played, against one team you see the incredible results they [Wolves] had of course, it’s 10 against 11 so it’s a little bit easier, but that’s why I’m very pleased for the game today.”Win + clean sheet = perfect night! #AL14 @ManCity pic.twitter.com/PzLCJqf1fh— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) January 14, 2019Although City ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season, Liverpool bounced back with a 1-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion to stay clear of the champions.Guardiola, though, is delighted with the way his side are performing in their title defence, City having set a record 100 points in last term’s memorable success.”We cannot play the games against Liverpool, so we cannot do anything about their own games. They belong to them,” Guardiola continued.”All we can do is win our games. We spoke many times in the last hours with our players so we cannot control what they do, we can control what we do. The only thing to do is be there, and maybe one day they fell. But it is sure that if we don’t win, they will be champions.”That’s why we have to put pressure by winning our games. We speak about that. And we have done incredible numbers. Incredible numbers again, after what we did last season, it’s not easy to be so consistent, it is incredible the numbers that we had in this period.”Numbers to be champions, no problem at all. But one team, they have done better so far. That’s all you can do, be in there. Be in there until the end, and then results will dictate who will win.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit On Why He “Hates” Nebraska

first_imgKirk Herbstreit speaks on ESPN during College GameDay.ESPN.Pretty much every fan base thinks Kirk Herbstreit hates their team.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t very liked by Nebraska fans – some Husker fans, at least.The dislike for Herbstreit from Nebraska fans probably comes from this ESPN Classic show in 2006, when analysts debated the best college football teams of all-time. Herbstreit had a bit of an issue with all of the Nebraska love on the show.Herbstreit spoke with the Omaha World Herald about that show, and the apparent “dislike” he has for Nebraska.“It was one of those made-for-TV argumentative shows,” Herbstreit said. “And the show was kind of real flat. There wasn’t a whole lot of disagreement. So the producer got in my ear, it’s the only time in my career he got in my ear, and he said, ‘Can you help me out out there? You’ve got to liven the discussion up a little bit.’“At the time, we were talking about ’95 Nebraska and ’01 Miami. Truthfully, I couldn’t care less who was the better team. After he said that to me, I just started trying to make a strong argument for why Miami ’01 was the better team. From that point on, that segment lived in infamy and I became a Nebraska hater.“In the world of social media and talk shows, they look at that segment that was really a ridiculous segment and they’ve kind of spun that into ‘I hate Nebraska’ because of that segment and I didn’t bow down to the ’95 team, even though I have no problem with anybody who thinks that that’s the best team to ever play.”Herbstreit also made it clear he does not dislike Nebraska, but he does often hear from some ignorant Husker fans.“What I have to guard against, I can’t let that affect how I talk about their team,” Herbstreit said. “There’s a tendency — if you could read some of the things that some of these fans say as consistently as I get from that fan base — it’d be easy to want to see them lose, just for that contingent of their fan base. But I don’t get that way at all. I stay impartial and neutral.“Every fan base has those fans that don’t represent the real fans, that 5 to 10 percent that you wish weren’t your own fans. Those are the ones that I think I hear from the most from Nebraska.”You can read his full interview with the Omaha World Herald here.Herbstreit will be on the call of Saturday’s Ohio State-Nebraska game at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more