10 months agoCarragher tells Liverpool: Take your medicine and relax

first_imgCarragher tells Liverpool: Take your medicine and relaxby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher insists Jurgen Klopp’s side are still in a “fantastic position” to win the Premier League title.A loss to Manchester City last night means the Reds now hold a four-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s side.But Carragher has urged Liverpool to relax and stay focused on their remaining games.The former Reds defender told Sky Sports: “Going into this game, the talk was ‘Liverpool could go 10 points clear’ – a lot of the talk was Liverpool.”A lot of the talk over the next few days in the press will be Man City – ‘Man City are back in the race and they are now favourites to win the league’.”Liverpool need to just take their medicine, just relax, calm down, play the FA Cup game. Whatever happens, whatever team he picks, it’s then Brighton that Liverpool play next.”Four points clear is still a really good position to be in and the form they have shown, certainly against sides outside the top six, they have got a lot of those games coming.”Liverpool just need to relax, get some wins under their belt, maybe improve that lead if they can over the next month to six weeks, but they’re in a fantastic position.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton win

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling was relieved to score their third in victory over Everton having missed a chance not long before.The England forward bagged his eight goal of the campaign – and the 100th of his career – with a shot that struck the underside of the crossbar, sealing the points for the champions.“It was a really good moment, especially at 2-1 to make it 3-1- it was a really nice feeling,” said Sterling.“I had chance earlier on and didn’t know was onside until I dragged it wide – you just have to stay focused.“I was running into the box, but thinking Riyad couldn’t make that pass, but it went through the defender’s leg, I took it early and I didn’t get enough on it.“I knew another chance would come. I was waiting for an opportunity and it eventually came.“But you have to finish chances like that off because in the Premier League you can be punished.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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ESPN’s Jay Williams: Bulls Are Rumored To Want Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg As Their New Coach

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTubeOne of the major stories around the sports world currently is the news that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose needs another knee surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the NBA season. The Bulls are 36-21 and in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but there are already some rumblings that Rose’s injury coupled with a possible early playoff exit could spell the end of Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams has heard the Bulls have not only thought about life after Thibodeau, but have also considered who they’d want to replace him. That someone is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.Rumors circulating that people within the Bulls organization are interested in Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State as their next head coach.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 25, 2015Hoiberg is an Iowa State alumnus and a 10-year NBA veteran. Four of those professional seasons came with the Bulls. Since taking over as the head coach of his alma mater in 2010, Hoiberg is 110-53 overall and 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Week 11 Power Rankings After Upset-Heavy Saturday

first_imgESPN week 11 power rankings after upset weekend.espn week 11 power rankings lee corso alabama mascot headInstagram/alecmorris_11This past Saturday, both Clemson and Alabama notched huge in-conference victories, taking control of their respective leagues. Appropriately, ESPN now has the Tigers and the Tide ranked 1-2 in its weekly Power Rankings. Ohio State, which beat Minnesota in a lackluster affair, drops a spot to No. 3. Baylor stayed at No. 4 after handling Kansas State Thursday night.Some other big movers? Notre Dame rose five spots to No. 5 after downing Pitt. Oklahoma State, after surprising TCU, is up six spots to No. 6. And Iowa, after a win over Indiana, is now all the way up to No. 7.Here’s the entire list, via ESPN. Do they have it right?1. Clemson2. Alabama3. Ohio State4. Baylor5. Notre Dame6. Oklahoma State7. Iowa8. Stanford9. LSU10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Utah13. TCU14. Michigan State15. Michigan16. Houston17. Florida State18. North Carolina19. Temple20. UCLA21. Navy22. Northwestern23. Mississippi State24. Wisconsin25. MemphisYou can view last week’s list here.last_img read more

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Clemson LB Ben Boulware Calls Out Twitter Troll, 3 Years Later, Regarding His Success

first_imgBen Boulware tweet.ben boulware takes on twitter trollClemson junior linebacker Ben Boulware, a former four-star recruit, has accomplished a great deal in his short career. Monday, he made sure that one of his doubters recognized that fact.Boulware, who was named Orange Bowl defensive MVP after his performance against Oklahoma, tweeted out a list of his accomplishments and tagged a Twitter troll who told him, back in 2012, that he would never even start for the Tigers.ACC champ, Orange Bowl MVP, 1st Team All-ACC…I hope you didn’t think I was going to forget @TrippWilliams60 pic.twitter.com/1l0j9abN2p— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) January 25, 2016 Boulware likely still has one goal left in college – to win a national title. We’ll see if he can prove everyone wrong again in 2016.last_img read more

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The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 14, Army-Navy Game

first_imgCollege Football Week 14 and Army-Navy Game picks by The Spun staff members.Well, it all comes down to this. For our final edition of staff picks, we’ve rolled together the Week 14 and conference championship games we’re selection, as well as the Army-Navy Game, which stands alone on December 10. That leaves us with 10 total games left to pick from. Considering our publisher Matt Lombardi has a five-pick lead entering the week, we’re those of us in contention are going to need some serious help to pull this one out.Last week, Andrew McCarty continued his hot picking, leading all staff members by three picks at 26-10. He is all the way up to third for the full season, and is in striking distance of the crown.Here are the full office standings through 13 weeks:Record:Picks Back:1.Matt Lombardi375-1132.Dan Lyons370-11853.Andrew McCarty368-12074.Andrew Holleran364-124115.Matt Hladik364-124116.Steve Driscoll349-13926This weekend, we have nine games over two days. On Friday night, Western Michigan looks to Row The Boat to a 13-0 season, and put itself in the driver’s seat for the Group of Five spot in the New Year’s Six bowl games. Later that night, Washington and Colorado meet in the Pac-12 Championship, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Washington currently sits at No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Colorado has an outside chance to crash the party at No. 8. We know which squad Michigan will be rooting for.On Saturday, there is a slate of Big 12 games, including a de facto conference championship at Bedlam between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in Norman. Wisconsin and Penn State jockey for Playoff position in the Big Ten title game, while Alabama and Clemson look to secure their bids in the SEC and ACC Championships, respectively.Here are our staff picks for every Power Five and Top 25 game for College Football Week 14, as well as the Army-Navy game the following week.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 14 and Army-Navy picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCarty17 Western Michigan vs. Ohiowestern michiganohio-logowestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michigan4 Washington vs. 8 ColoradowashingtoncoloradowashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonTCU vs. Kansas StateTCU logoTCU logokansas-state-logoTCU logoTCU logokansas-state-logo19 Navy vs. Templenavy-logonavy-logotemplenavy-logotempletemple9 Oklahoma vs. 10 Oklahoma Stateoklahoma-logooklahoma-logooklahoma stateoklahoma-logooklahoma-logooklahoma-logo16 West Virginia vs. Baylorwest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginia1 Alabama vs. 15 Florida  alabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabama3 Clemson vs. Virginia Techclemson-logoclemson-logovirginia-tech-logoclemson-logoclemson-logoclemson-logo6 Wisconsin vs. 7 Penn Statepenn-state-logowisconsin-logowisconsin-logopenn-state-logowisconsin-logopenn-state-logoArmy vs. 19 Navynavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logonavy-logoSeason Record375-113364-124370-118364-124349-139368-120last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh: Negative Recruiters Are ‘Jive Turkeys’

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field to play the Illinois Fighting Illini.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh went on John Calipari’s podcast this week, and the two head coaches talked about all the different aspects of recruiting players.Jim Harbaugh is a pretty interesting and strange guy, and John Calipari is also a pretty interesting and strange guy, so it’s incredible that the universe didn’t explode when these two found themselves in the same room, let alone on the same podcast. The entire thing is worth a listen (if only to hear Harbaugh say old-fashioned phrases like “youngsters” 500 times), and it can be found at the bottom of the page.Here’s a highlight (emphasis mine), with Jim Harbaugh hilariously referring to negative recruiters as “jive turkeys.” The conversation begins around the 23-minute mark:My philosophy and thought on it: if you have to talk about somebody else and somebody else’s program and negative recruit them or their situation then you’re really not concentrating on your own program and the situation what you have, and that’s what you should be presenting. That’s what you should be encouraging a youngster look at, not the negative side of recruiting. Definitely people use that against you. They use that against me. I’ve long referred to those people as jive turkeys.Add negative recruiters to the growing list of people Harbaugh considers “jive turkeys.” A few weeks ago, he used the same phrase to describe people who start rumors about him going back to the NFL.Leave it up to Jim Harbaugh to use an antiquated and bizarrely obscure insult as a way to refer to his “enemies.” He remains the best thing about college football.[Football Scoop]last_img read more

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Courtney Smith Releases New Statement On Comments Made By Her Mother

first_imgCourtney Smith explains the abuse she allegedly dealt with.Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, has released a new statement via her attorney regarding some of the reports that have surfaced, showcasing comments from her mother and former mother-in-law.Jeff Snook, a veteran author, has published multiple reports with strong comments from Tina Carano, the mother of Courtney Smith, who has actually been defending Zach Smith.“I wanted to stay out of this mess,” Carano said. “But I can’t take it anymore. I can’t take all of these lies that are being written. I just want the truth out there once and for all. What’s right is right. It’s been horrible for me to see the lies that were being written about Zach when he didn’t do what he was accused of doing.“He lost his job over something that didn’t happen.”She added the following:“When Zach got fired, I was in disbelief that it happened the way it did. I was trying to stay out of it, but I really wanted to come forward and tell the whole story,” Carano said. “I do want to see and have a relationship with my grandchildren someday.“But the fact is that Courtney set him up in this whole thing. She was determined to bring him down and she wanted to keep her current boyfriend, who didn’t want Zach around.”Courtney Smith has spoken out today, saying she’s disappointed by the “vindictive falsehoods” being said.The latest from Courtney Smith: pic.twitter.com/ZyQrIDcKqS— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 16, 2018Courtney Smith reportedly met with Ohio State’s investigative committee earlier this week. So, too, did Zach Smith. Snook also reported that both of their mothers met with the committee.Ohio State has had Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. The investigation is expected to take two weeks.The Buckeyes are set to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Ryan Day is the interim coach in Meyer’s absence.last_img read more

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A College Football Team Already Left For Its Week 4 Game

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonAs the East Coast braces for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, one college football team is already on its way to its Week 4 destination. Yes, we’re gearing up for Week 3, but East Carolina University is already headed to Florida.ECU canceled its Week 3 matchup against No. 12 Virginia Tech this weekend due to the hurricane. Now, the Pirates are headed to South Florida for the team’s matchup against the Bulls on September 22.That’s according to an ECU spokesman. The school reportedly wanted to avoid Hurricane Florence completely and was worried about the return trip.Here’s more from Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.ECU spokesman says football team has traveled to Florida, where the Pirates play next weekend. In part, wanted to avoid storm and in part were concerned with return trip.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) September 12, 2018East Carolina is coming off a significant win over North Carolina. The Pirates sank the Tar Heels by a final score of 41-19 despite entering the game as an underdog.ECU and Virginia Tech differed on the approach to cancel the game. The two sides have not agreed to reschedule the game.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Updates His Injury Status After Saturday’s Sideline Incident

first_imgUrban Meyer appears hurt on Ohio State football sideline.FOXOhio State head coach Urban Meyer issued an update to his injury status following his sideline incident during Saturday’s win over Indiana.Meyer, who has dealt with headaches in the past, fell to the ground late in the Buckeyes’ blowout win over the Hoosiers.It was unclear at the time what happened to Meyer. Some had speculated that he had an accidental collision with an assistant coach.However, Meyer revealed after the game that he was dealing with a bad headache. He got some treatment from his medical staff and didn’t leave the game.Today, Meyer updated his status while speaking to reporters. He says he feels fine now.“I’ve been dealing with that cyst for many years. We had surgery several years ago. When it does take place, give me some medicine. I feel fine now,” he said.That’s good news.Ohio State, which is one of 11 remaining undefeated teams in college football, is set to play Minnesota on Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon on FOX.last_img read more

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