About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Robertson challenges Liverpool to maintain recordby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson wants to see his side maintain their perfect record in the Premier League.The Reds made it six out of six after an impressive and battling 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.It was a tough game, with the Reds hanging on in the second half.But they got all three points, and Robertson wants to see them do the same in their coming fixtures.”It’s all about winning games and to keep on moving forward, so we cannot dwell on this,” said Scotland captain Robertson to reporters. “We have got another big week coming up and we just focus on our own game, we don’t focus on anything else other than that.”There are big challenges ahead and we need to keep ticking them off. In this period, if we can keep it going until the internationals and keep looking at the fixtures then that is what we’ll do. We’ve got a tough run but if we can get to the next internationals with positive results then we’ll be in a very good place.”Hopefully we can go one better than last season in terms of finishing second. We won the Champions League but we want the Premier League and hopefully this season we do that. But, there is a long, long way to go and everyone behind us will be waiting for us to drop points.”So I am sure they will be ready to pounce, so we need to be ready for that and I think last season has helped us massively for that.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eusebio Di Francesco agrees to leave Sampdoriaby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEusebio Di Francesco has left Sampdoria.A Samp statement confirmed they and Di Francesco had severed their ties by mutual consent.The former Roma boss only moved to Marassi over the summer, but six defeats and only one win from seven Serie A games have left the side bottom.Gazzetta dello Sport says he is walking away with €1.8m – amounting to one year of his three-year contract.Beppe Iachini is an early favourite for the job.
Lazio coach Inzaghi upset with Gasperini after six-goal thrillerby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi was disappointed with Atalanta rival Gian Piero Gasperini after Saturday’s 3-3 thriller.The Aquile fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 – including two Ciro Immobile spot-kicks.“It was a very clear match. Atalanta dominated the first half, while we dominated the second with three extraordinary scoring opportunities on top of the goals. Thomas Strakosha only made one save after the break,” insisted Inzaghi in his Press conference.Gasperini was furious in his post-match interview, claiming Immobile had ‘dived’ for both penalties.“I admire him as a colleague. I listen to his words, but I do not accept them, because the two penalties are clear. We lost the Champions League place twice due to refereeing incidents, so in this sport you have to accept situations and especially today, when they were very clear.“I am disappointed he decided to say these things about Immobile, as there was clear contact.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The FIFA eWorld Cup is heading back to London in early August with 32 of the best EA Sports FIFA 19 players in the world set to square off at The O2 Arena in an effort to be named the best player in the world. FIFA have confirmed that the eWorld Cup will be held from August 2-4 at the same venue that saw Mosaad Aldossary crowned world champion in 2018. An increased prize purse, with $500,000 total on offer and the winner set to take home $250,000, has raised the stakes for the 2019 event, with a trip to The Best FIFA Football Awards also on the line. 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 The event is the culmination of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and promises to offer fans of the game three thrilling days of broadcasts from the iconic O2, with fans also able to purchase tickets for the final day of the competition, Sunday, August 4. Those who choose to attend the even will be able to meet well-known faces from the FIFA scene such as Spencer Owen and Mike LaBelle along with taking in both semi-finals and the final. “After the incredible success of the tournament last year at The O2 in London, we are excited to once again host the FIFA eWorld Cup at such an iconic venue and to create a one-of-a-kind EA Sports FIFA event for the community,” said Christian Volk, Director of eFootball & Gaming at FIFA in a press release. “With the increased prize money and a world title on the line, the tension will be higher than ever before and will create an incredible atmosphere.”This season, we have seen a great appetite for content consumption of the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series and we are excited to give more fans the chance to witness the greatest competitive FIFA event to date either on-site or at home, as we crown the ultimate champion at The O2 after an exciting season.”The top 32 players in the FIFA 19 Global Series Rankings will be determined after the FIFA 19 Global Series Play-Offs, having taken place July 5-7 in Hamburg on Xbox and the PlayStation event to take place July 12-14 in Berlin.Fans interested in attending the event on August 4 can find ticket details here.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 29: The Florida State Seminoles take the field during a game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Every week, ESPN updates its “Bottom 10” rankings. After Week 3, there is a big-name program right in the middle of this ignominious list.Florida State, which sits at 1-2 under new head coach Willie Taggart, has made its “Bottom 10” debut. The Seminoles got whupped by Syracuse and are only a late comeback against Samford from being 0-fer the season.There is already a GoFundMe to pay for Taggart’s dismissal. Things are bad down in Tallahassee.Meanwhile, Rutgers is the only other Power 5 program on this week’s list, and with good reason. The Scarlet Knights got destroyed at Kansas last Saturday. Yes, that Kansas, the one that went 3-33 in the previous three seasons.Here is the full ESPN “Bottom 10” after Week 3:New Mexico StateUTEPSan Jose StateCentral MichiganFlorida StateOld DominionUTSATexas StateRutgersMiami (Ohio)Fortunately for the Seminoles and Scarlet Knights, these rankings change weekly. Florida, UNC and Oregon State have already made appearances and dropped out, so there is hope.However, both these programs need some wins, and fast.
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the country for the 2019 class has announced some major recruiting news this morning.Austin Griffin, the No. 1 JUCO tight end, announced on Twitter that he’s decided to de-commit from the Louisville program.The top prospect announced the news on Twitter.“I decommitted from Louisville. I’m so thankful for the staff at UofL for the love they showed me. I feel I made my decision a little to early, and all I ask is that you respect my decision. I will be opening my recruitment back up,” he writes.I decommitted from Louisville. I’m so thankful for the staff at UofL for the love they showed me. I feel I made my decision a little to early, and all I ask is that you respect my decision. I will be opening my recruitment back up. ??— Austin Griffin (@austgriff) November 1, 2018There are major questions about the current state of Louisville’s program, with some thinking Bobby Petrino will be fired, so this isn’t too surprising.Griffin is ranked the No. 15 overall recruit in the JUCO class for 2019.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)In just under one hour, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will take the field for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s their third meeting in the title game in the past four years – and fourth-straight meeting in the playoff.Heading into the game, attendance was expected to be an issue as ticket prices fell well below market value. Fatigue from fans may have played a part, but so too, did the location.Tonight’s game takes place from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, on the other side of the country from Alabama and Clemson. Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere in Santa Clara is lacking.According to Pete Thamel, it feels “like a regular season NFL game.”Not surprising considering the ticket selling issues, but the atmosphere is muted here in Santa Clara. Feels like a regular season NFL game.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 7, 2019It’s an unfortunate setting for the title game, especially after the incredible atmosphere Atlanta provided for the title game last season.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
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)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum revealed his “can’t miss,” “10 out of 10” prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft on Wednesday morning.The SEC guru believes that prospect is Nick Bosa.The former Ohio State star is expected to be in contention for the No. 1 overall pick, though so are Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams.Finebaum would take Bosa.“I’m not a draft analyst, but if you’re asking me a question, I would rank him the highest player we’re going to talk about today, I would rank him a 10,” Finebaum said on ESPN’s First Take, per 247Sports. “I think he’s got everything necessary. I know he had the injury and a lot of people quibbled about that. In watching him over his career, he does everything well. I think he’s a can’t miss. I would take him over Kyler Murray or anyone else in this draft.”ESPN’s top personality, Stephen A. Smith, didn’t completely agree.“He’s alright,” said host Stephen A Smith. “He’s alright. I’ll give him a nine (out of 10) because I’m certainly not questioning his ability. Listen, Joey Bosa is a big-time player as far as I’m concerned and look at how much he was reduced against Tom Brady. What I’m trying to say is, as football continues to evolve, you’re going to see quarterbacks getting rid of the football quicker. I think it’s going to neutralize some edge rushers like him. I know that he’s got the ability. I’m not questioning that by any stretch of the imagination but I’m thinking impact. If you’re talking about his ability, I completely believe in Nick Bosa’s ability.”We’ll find out if the Cardinals agree on Thursday night.The 2019 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC/ESPN/NFL Network.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers hold a sign in support of head coach Scott Frost (not pictured) at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers have one of the best fan bases in all of college football. That appears to be on display yet again this Saturday.Ahead of the team’s road game against Colorado, it appears Cornhuskers supporters have taken over Boulder. It’s also being reported that Nebraska fans bought a significant portion of the unused tickets for the game.When the contest kicks off at 3:30 PM ET, it seems very possible that the color red will dominate the stands. It wouldn’t be the first time Nebraska fans have done that to a an opponent.Fans around Boulder have been tweeting about how much red they’re seeing around the town. Check it out: I woke up at 5:30 this morning to head up to Boulder for the CU Nebraska game. I have never seen so many Nebraska fans for an away game. This is unbelievable. In fact, it’s all I see. #GoBigRed #HuskerNation— Eli Moore (@elimoore33) September 7, 2019No idea where this figure is coming from but Rece Davis just said on Gameday that 67% of tickets purchased on the secondary market for CU-Nebraska have been bought by Huskers fans.Nebraska currently listed as 4-point favorites in the game.— Justin Michael (@JustinTMichael) September 7, 2019Its 8:30am and the nebraska cornhusker fans are already tailgating. I see more Red/White tents than Black/white #redoutalert ?? Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/aV2VdTCGpl— Akeem (@brothAdub91) September 7, 2019I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again:Our fans don’t show up because there’s “nothing else to do” in Nebraska. They show up because Husker football is the best thing to do.Paint Colorado red today, Huskers. #GBR 🎈🏈— Meg (@hotmesshusker) September 7, 2019Nebraska fans have taken over Boulder. Colorado fans are not happy seeing all the red. It’s gameday in Boulder, CO! Go Big Red— Austin Reynolds (@reynolds_147) September 7, 2019@CollegeGameDay Nebraska Husker fans have taken over Boulder. First sellout at Folsom Field in 4 years. Wonder why?? Expecting upwards of 20,000 in Red at the stadium. #bigredinvasion— Brandon Ross (@b_ross02) September 7, 2019For reference, Folsom Field holds just over 50,000 fans. If Nebraska fans really gobbled up anywhere near 20,000 tickets, it’s going to be a split crowd at best.Nebraska, in week one, took down South Alabama, 35-21. Colorado, meanwhil, handled in-state rival Colorado State. This is truly one of the hardest matchups to predict this week.The Cornhuskers and Buffaloes kick off at 3:30 PM ET on FOX.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing T20 exhibition match in India: Alyssa HealyAlyssa Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 12:17 IST Alyssa Healy represented Trailblazers in the women’s IPL exhibition match last year (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlyssa Healy said she would love to travel to India for another IPL exhibition matchHealy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format,” Healy saidAlyssa Healy, the wicket-keeper batter of Australia would love to travel to India if the Indian Premier League holds another women’s exhibition match this season.”It would be fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed that experience, heading over there for a few days and playing in that exhibition game,” cricket.com.au quoted Healy as saying.”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format, so if that gets up and running that is really exciting.””I am sure a lot of the girls would be willing to stick their hand up for it.”Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.Australia’s captain Meg Lanning also said that being a part of the match last year was a great deal of fun and she would love to take part in it again.”It was a lot of fun, I would certainly love to be involved in something like that. The next big step for women’s cricket is if an IPL could get up – it is certainly an exciting prospect,” cricket.com.au quoted Meg Lanning as saying.There are speculations doing the rounds that there could be a series of exhibition matches played between as many as three over the space of 7-10 days.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is however yet to reveal whether the experiment will be repeated this year.Also Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceadvertisementFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Alyssa Healy