first_imgManchester United Rashford and Herrera ‘have a chance’ of making Man Utd’s Sevilla trip Ryan Benson 18:53 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) rashford-cropped Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Sevilla v Manchester United Huddersfield Town Sevilla FA Cup Marcus Rashford The Red Devils will return to Champions League action in the last-16 on Wednesday, and Jose Mourinho could have two senior stars back at his disposal Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera could return from injury in Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho has revealed.Both players will definitely miss United’s FA Cup match at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, though the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan might give them the chance to make a comeback.Rashford was absent for the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United last time out due to a hip problem, while a thigh issue forced Herrera to miss each of their last two games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When asked whether the pair could feature in Spain, Mourinho told a news conference: “They have a chance.”But Mourinho is trying not to give the Sevilla match too much thought ahead of the Huddersfield game, which he feels is more important.”Let’s go step by step,” Mourinho said.”The next one is the one that afterwards we will be out of the FA Cup or in a quarter-final.”Saturday, black or white. It’s not grey. Huddersfield is really important because it’s a knockout match.”We are going to face the game in the best possible way. Sevilla is half of a knockout, so not so crucial as Huddersfield, but almost.”last_img read more

first_imgAfter 12 months of preparation and three days of exciting touch football, the NTL finals day has finally arrived. Nothing is assured, and pride is put on the line,  as the top four teams in each division contest the semi-finals, with the victors having a shot of being crowned National Touch League champions.In the Mens Opens the Sharks are looking for a hat-trick of titles, but first will have to defeat the skill and unpredictability of the Sydney Scorpions to qualify for the final. Suns will be looking to upset last years finalists the Mets, but will have to shut down the inform Scott Buckley and Garry Sonda.The Womens still remains wide open. The Sharks have the opportunity to avenge the loss they suffered at the hands of the Cobras in the rounds, and will be looking to Australian representatives Sharyn Williams, Teena McIIveen and Roxanne Winder to lead the charge. The Mets will start as favourites in their semi-final, but if anyone can create an upset its the Barbarians, with Bo De La Cruz and Shelley Matchem the danger players. In the Mixed Open, the Mets have kept alive the dream for six straight titles, but will have to defeat a solid Hornets outfit just to make the final. The Sharks will need to continue the fine form of Amy Fong and Leon Skinner when they take on the Rebels.In the Womens 20s the Sharks and Cobras will meet again in another cross-town battle. Suns will face the Rustlers for a grand final position in both the Womens 20s and Mens 20s, and the Mets v Sharks promises to be an exciting clash in the Mens 20s. Semi finals commence at 8.30am, with a jam-packed day of touch action not to be missed. If you can be at the fields however, stay tuned to the TFA and Sportingpulse websites for all the results and information from the days games. 8.30amWomens 20s SF1: Suns v RustlersWomens 20s SF3: Sharks v CobrasWomens Open Plate SF1: ACT v CrusadersWomens Open Plate SF2: Rebels v RustlersMens Open Plate SF2: Cyclones v RebelsMens Open Plate SF1: Eagles v Barbarians9.30amMens 20s SF1: Mets v SharksMens 20s SF2: Suns v RustlersMixed Open SF1: Hornets v MetsMixed Open SF2: Sharks v Rebels10.30amWomens Open SF1: Cobras v SharksWomens Open SF2: Mets v Barbarians11.30amMens Open SF1: Sharks v ScorpionsMens Open SF2: Mets v Suns12.30pmWomens 20s Final:Womens Open Plate Final:1.30pmMens 20s: FinalMens Open: Plate Final2.30pmMixed Open Final:3.30pmWomens Open Final:4.30pmMens Open Final:5.30pmPresentationslast_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia is the governing body for the sport in this country, and is the only Touch Football organisation in Australia recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Touch Football is a minimal contact sport that actively encourages physical fitness, team building, communication skills, hand-eye coordination, decision making skills and promotes mutual participation by both boys and girls. There is currently over 500,000 Australian school children who enjoy and participate in various forms of Touch Football. This participation rate ranks Touch Football as one of the highest participation sports for school aged children in Australia. Touch Football Australia’s National Sport Operations Manager, Marianne Maguire, says that there are many benefits of playing Touch Football in an affiliated competition. “There are over 310 affiliated local competitions in Australia and over 25,000 teams competing within those affiliates. They are competitions that provide a quick fitness fix,” Maguire said. Children who participate in junior affiliated competitions are presented with a greater opportunity to develop their skills, understanding of the game and potential for representation. As a member of an affiliated association, junior participants have access to qualified coaches, they participate in games with qualified referees and they are also eligible to participate in regional, state and national tournaments. Another benefit is the link with the ASC and the accreditation of referees, coaches and other technical areas through ASC accredited programs. One of the considerable benefits of being an affiliated association of Touch Football Australia is the insurance and legal reassurance of being an incorporated body. Touch Football South Australia Sport Development Coordinator, Bri Wyatt, says that there are many benefits of juniors playing in affiliated Touch competitions. “The main benefits are being active, so that’s one of our biggest focuses with our kids is making sure they are active and being involved. So the opportunity to run around, especially in a mixed sport as well, both boys and girls, having that interaction are then benefits,” Wyatt said. Other benefits of Touch Football for junior players include that it is easy to learn, it is a cheap sport to play, there is minimal equipment needed and it isn’t a time consuming sport. Carmel Good, mother of current Australian Men’s Open representative, Nick, says she would definitely recommend Touch Football to parents looking for a sport for their children to play. “I chose getting him involved in Touch because they were all playing rugby league and it was a good off-season sport, that’s how we got involved.”“I can’t tell you the benefits that Touch Football has given to our family, it’s been tremendous. For kids, it’s the fitness side of it and the friendships (are some of the benefits),” she said. To find out where to play Touch Football in your area, please click on the map of Australia on the right hand side of the Touch Football Australia homepage at Play for life…join a sporting club is the Australian Sport Commission’s Community Sport Division’s national campaign. It is aimed at encouraging parents to support their children to join a sporting club. You can use the club finder ( to help connect you with sporting clubs in your area. Simply select your state and the sport you are interested in and then click Search. Links to relevant websites will appear on your screen.last_img read more

first_imgThe Alliance is a team that is made up of players from the ‘rest of Australia’ – excluding the states of New South Wales and Queensland, that was created to participate in the Elite Eight series that will debut at the 2011 National Touch League. It was the first hit out for the Alliance, and Friday marked the first time the squads had trained together, and like the Australian squads, they will be in camp at Caloundra this weekend.While Australia won both games convincingly, it was an impressive first display from the Alliance, who proved they will definitely be a team to watch out for in the Elite Eight series. Touch Football Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, was impressed by the standard of the games, and the potential of the Alliance squads. Maguire also says that it is an exciting time for the sport, with the Elite Eight series only six months away. “I got to speak to the Alliance on Thursday night and just to talk to them about the opportunity that they have and how we are moving towards professionalism, and from all accounts talking to the coaches, they’ve just acquitted themselves outstandingly today. And if you are going to test yourself, and you are going to test yourself against the best team in the world, they really, really did well. They’ve got a lot of players that will come in and they’ve got a lot of time to prepare and it was just exciting to see them have such an exciting opportunity,” Maguire said. “In particular, the Women’s side, I know that they will have a lot of players that will come in and from all accounts there is some younger players that are playing at this tournament that have acquitted themselves well enough to be considered, but there are a lot of experienced players that will come in so to play against the Australian team that has some of the best players in the world…they did well and I think that they forced the Australian team to another level to really put them away.”“Same with the boys, they really were slick and moved the ball quite well and the Australian team didn’t go easy and they didn’t relax, they were really working on their combinations.  The Alliance has got something and they’ve got a lot of time to work on it and will have other players who may or may not fit into that and it’s always hard when you’ve got squads it’s always hard to get things done and once you narrow it down they’ll start to get that cohesion and it’s all going to go well,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgAustralia have wrapped up the Womens Open Trans-Tasman test series with a dominant display in the second test.In worsening conditions at Rotorua International Stadium, it looked like the trend from the first match of the day may continue for the women as the Touch Blacks opened the scoring through Tay-a Antonievic.It would prove to be the only time the hosts crossed the line for the half as the Aussies went onto score four unanswered tries in the first half for a 4-1 lead.The first of those was to Lizzie Campbell before Sammy Rodgers held onto a long ball from Manly teammate Danni Davis in difficult conditions to get the Australians in front. A Hannah Dyball first half double on the left hand side rounded out the first half scoring giving the Aussies a comfortable lead at the break.The girls picked up where they left off in the second stanza with tries to Marriki Watego and Dani Davis to push the lead out to five before the Touch Blacks could find the line again bringing the score back to 6-2 through McKayler Moore.Watego was back at it again soon after to pick up her second of the night and a with a Hannah Dyball hat-trick in the bag the Australians cruised to a comfortable 8-5 win and an unassailable 2-0 series lead heading into tomorrow’s third and final test.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: Arrogant to claim I’ll succeed Klopp at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed claims he is guaranteed to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.The former Reds captain has been able to revive Rangers in his first season in charge.And he says: “It’s not because you’ve been a brilliant player that you have a divine right to become the next coach. It is not because you are popular with fans that you are the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he leaves. “It’s really presumptuous. I cannot wait to succeed with the Rangers. I understood the importance of the club and the expectations of its supporters, who want success. I committed myself to it. “I give everything and focus on my work, which focuses all my attention.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to discuss Everton asking price for Idrissa Gueyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are ready to discuss the asking price of Everton for Idrissa Gueye.Everton had believed they’d successfully fought off the attentions of PSG last week for the midfielder.However, Telefoot says PSG chief Antero Henrique is now prepared to get closer to Everton’s €45m valuation.Henrique is confident he will strike personal terms with Gueye as early as today.And it’s suggested PSG will then move to thrash out a fee with Everton for the player’s transfer. last_img read more

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)It is a Saturday morning, and while many of us our enjoying the kickoff of the Premiere League, we’re even more pumped that in a few weeks we’ll be watching the end of College GameDay and getting ready to watch football from noon until we can’t keep out eyes open. Clemson is amped up for the start of the season, and dropped a very cool Instagram hype video to celebrate. It’s title? “Soon.” That’s a sentiment we can all get behind. The Tigers open their season with a 12:30 matchup against Wofford on September 5. We’re so close to football season, everyone. Hang in there.last_img read more

first_imgTom Arnold claps for Iowa football.Twitter/@frzachk After a number of middling years recently, Hawkeyes fandom is paying off for the thousands of diehards that pack Kinnick Stadium every week. Iowa is 10-0, and just wins over sub-.500 Purdue and Nebraska teams away from heading into the post-season with an unblemished record. Iowa fans have plenty to be proud of, and one of the most notable—actor Tom Arnold—hopped on with ESPN‘s Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell to discuss how he became an Iowa fan, and his thoughts on the season. VIDEO: @TomArnold talks about his love for @TheIowaHawkeyes— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) November 20, 2015Most Iowa fans can probably relate to how he’s feeling right now.[ESPN, Saturday Tradition]last_img read more

first_imgRoy Williams on his knee during a game.roy williams vertigo attackNorth Carolina’s Roy Williams appears to be okay, but for a moment there, we were all a little worried about the Tar Heels head coach, yet again. Williams, who suffers from vertigo, collapsed on the sideline during a game against Boston College last month. It nearly happened again tonight during the ACC Tournament title game against UVA, but Williams appeared to steady himself by taking a knee. Here’s video:Roy maybe with a vertigo attack but he waved off medical staff per ESPN— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 13, 2016Williams’ Tar Heels are holding onto a slim lead in the game’s final minute. A win would surely lift his spirits.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has played down the burden of the £71 million fee the Blues paid for him to replace Thibaut Courtois.The 24-year-old was one of Maurizio Sarri’s first signings at Stamford Bridge when he arrived from Athletic Bilbao to fill the gap left by the Real Madrid-bound Belgian.Sarri’s side are fourth in the Premier League table with half of this season’s matches played and Kepa has started every game, keeping eight clean sheets. 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? Courtois helped Chelsea to two league titles, an FA Cup and the Carabao Cup during his time in west London, and Sarri himself said Kepa is not yet at the Belgian’s level.But when asked about the task of taking his place, Kepa told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t call it pressure, I would just say it is how the transfer market goes.”He went and I came in and I’m not one to focus on the comings and goings.”I’m focused on myself and there is a great opportunity for me to come here. I wanted to take advantage of this and enjoy my football and look forward and not back.”I’m happy here both on a personal and a team level and I’m happy here in London. Looking towards the future excites me with the possibilities we have to improve and I’m excited about what the future might bring.”One more step. We’ve reached the semi-finals. Come on @chelseafc  Pauso bat gehiago. Final erdietan gaude.Un paso más. Estamos en semifinales. — kepa Arrizabalaga (@kepa_46) December 19, 2018 Kepa’s transfer fee made him the most expensive goalkeeper in world football, surpassing Alisson at Liverpool, and Chelsea’s record signing ahead of Alvaro Morata.”Obviously the price was very high – £71m is a lot of money,” he added.”I’m aware of this but given the transfer market situation and how things are going, it is normal so I don’t need to focus on the value of the transfer.”I do need to focus on playing my football and what’s happening on the pitch rather than off it. I want to be myself and not think about it.”I’m here now playing for Chelsea. I chose to leave my home at Athletic Bilbao and it was an important step in my career.”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is accustomed to winning trophies, but a Champions League crown is his first with the Reds and he admits he is normally “half-p*ssed” during the celebrations.A long wait for major silverware at Anfield is finally over after seven years.Klopp had led his side to three major finals prior to a meeting with Tottenham in Madrid, only to come unstuck in all of them. 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? He now has tangible success to support the progress he has overseen on Merseyside, with Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi finding the target in a 2-0 win over Spurs.Jubilant scenes from the Reds players and coaching staff greeted the final whistle at Wanda Metropolitano, but there were no alcoholic beverages to be found.Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp told BT Sport when quizzed on the lack of beer in his hand, which is customary in his native Germany: “I don’t know, it’s usually 20 minutes after the game and I’m already half-pissed, I didn’t even get a water.”While having no drink to toast success with, the Liverpool tactician is delighted for everyone connected with the club.He added: “I’m so happy for the boys, the people on the pitch.“I’m so happy for my family, they suffer every year when we go to a final, every game we lose so they deserve it more than anybody.“Did you ever see a team like this? Fighting with absolutely no fuel in the tank any more.“Both teams changing offensively and all that stuff, you have a goalkeeper who makes difficult things look easy, very nice, thank you very much.“It’s unbelievable. Maybe the best night of my life.”Liverpool celebrate vs Tottenham, Champions League final 2018-19Klopp’s evening was got off to the best possible start with the award of a penalty inside the opening 30 seconds.Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handled inside the box, allowing Salah to convert from the spot.Spurs tested the reflexes of Alisson on a few occasions as they sought a route back into the game, but Liverpool were rarely troubled and wrapped up a sixth European Cup success three minutes from time.Klopp added on finally silencing those who have questioned his lack of silverware in English football: “It took a while. We tried a lot of times.“It’s important for our development, our improvement.“We are doing good steps, but people say ‘oh yeah why don’t you win anything?’ But this little mark helps a lot. Now we can carry on working. Our owners never put pressure on us. They’re only supportive.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen Nikita Parris stepped up against Scotland to take the penalty that would become England’s first goal of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, there was one woman back at home who knew exactly how she was feeling.Gillian Coultard’s 51st-minute penalty against Canada in Helsingborg, Sweden, on 6th June 1995 was England’s first goal ever in an official FIFA Women’s World Cup. The midfielder followed that up with a late header to secure a 3-2 win and all three points.“People say a player ‘rose like a salmon’, but the size of our kit, it was like a parachute!” she recalls – because in 1995 there was no such thing as a women’s fit kit. Instead, the England squad had shirts intended for men, and for a woman standing at just over five feet in her football boots, they were outrageously oversized. 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? “It was a big occasion for us, playing the first game. I was the first one to score – and to score two, to have that accolade as well in a World Cup, it’s treasured.”Coultard was a senior player during that tournament, at the age of 31, and had previously captained the side in Debbie Bamford’s absence, taking the armband again after her retirement. She was the first woman to reach 100 caps for England, which in those days was some achievement, considering the tiny number of international matches they had, all of which meant time taken off from work, often unpaid.“I was quite fortunate – I did get time off, and with pay,” she says. “But quite a lot of the girls had to take holiday, or they lost pay, or they lost their jobs.“We didn’t really have anything compared to what they’ve got now. We were playing World Cup games every two days. Now they play every four or five days. Everything has totally changed. But you have to have a starting point somewhere, and it’s got better each time.”That first tournament for England also meant a lot of miles clocked up as they made it out of the four-team group and then faced Germany in the first knockout round. The FA arranged the hotels for the squad, and the players were reimbursed for their journeys to and from Heathrow, the start and finish point of their travel.England 1997That is not to say any of it was direct – there were connecting flights, boat journeys, and even an overnight sleeper train before one match. Other squads benefited from more investment and a more established set-up – Coultard recalls that the Germany team went everywhere by plane.It is worth noting that this World Cup was less than 12 months before the FA hosted the 1996 men’s Euros in England, with the country enthralled by the exploits of Terry Venables’ side. Coultard and her team-mates, meanwhile, were knocked out of the tournament by Germany, beaten 3-0 on a Tuesday evening, and headed straight back home to their day jobs. Nonetheless, she thinks fondly of the whole experience.“It’s really funny to see the old photographs flying around,” she says. “You think, ‘Oh my God, where did you get that from?’ It’s a nice memory and one that a lot of us will treasure for a long, long time – we were the first to represent England in a World Cup.”The 55-year-old spent most of her domestic career across four decades with the legendary Doncaster Belles, but she does not talk about it much these days; recently some new colleagues found out about her achievements after she shared some video clips on social media.“I’ve had some right ribbing about that!” she laughs. “They didn’t realise what I’d done. It’s all out in the open now. It’s nice to reminisce, and it’s nice to see how things have progressed.”And even though she is one of the most significant England centurions, she has not yet seen her name displayed on the honour board at St George’s Park in person, though she was very pleased to be listed between Peter Shilton and David Beckham.“Over my career, we played about four or five [international] games a season,” she says. “To achieve that amount of caps over that number of years… You look now at the girls who are playing between ten and fifteen a season. It’s a vast amount [of matches] now, but to be the first one with the hundred is always special.”Nikita Parris England 2019Coultard has of course been watching the current crop of England stars in action in France, and remains cautiously optimistic about their chances this year.“I don’t think we’ve played particularly well,” she muses. “We struggled a bit against Scotland, but in any football match you’re not going to dominate for 90 minutes. I thought we were all right in the last game [against Argentina], I didn’t think we were fantastic, but it’s the points that matter. We’ve now got to go against Japan, the last one, and win the group. Getting out of the group is the first thing you need to do – everything else takes care of itself in the next stage.”And although England were knocked out of the last World Cup by Wednesday’s opponents, Coultard does not think it will be preying on the mind of any Lionesses.“When you get to a World Cup, past games that you’ve played against countries go out of the window, for me,” she says. “It’s just one of those things. They know what they’ve got to do. It’s all to play for.”last_img read more

first_imgBucky the Badger waves the Wisconsin flag with the band.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 19: The Wisconsin Badgers marching band performs before the college football game against the Troy Trojans at Camp Randall Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)This was supposed to be the year for Wisconsin football. The Big Ten West favorites have knocked on the door of the College Football Playoff before, and they were a trendy pick to crash the party this year.That door may have slammed shut today.BYU, a 23.5-point underdog coming off of a 4-9 year, went into Madison and became the first non-conference opponent to win at Camp Randall since 2003.Rafael Gaglianone had a shot at a game-tying field goal with under a minute left, but missed wide, giving the Cougars the 24-21 win.As expected, Wisconsin football’s College Football Playoff hopes are way down after the loss.ESPN updated its College Football Playoff predictor model after the game.Wisconsin now has the 13th-best odds to make the Playoff, down to just six-percent.ESPN's CFP predictor after Wisconsin's loss.Auburn and Boise State have both lost since the update, so there’s plenty of movement ahead.Meanwhile, at the top of the rankings are many of the teams that we’ve seen in the College Football Playoff throughout the years, including all four of last year’s participants at 50-percent or better to make it.last_img read more

first_imguva qb makes a crazy hurdleThe best play of the day in the college football world today came during Virginia’s 27-3 win over Louisville.The Cavaliers, led by junior quarterback Bryce Perkins, had a lot of success on the ground against the Cardinals today.Perkins, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback, made one play that had everyone drooling.Check this out:?QB HURDLE! ? #SCtop10— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 22, 2018That is not fair, man.Perkins finished 197 passing yards, 78 rushing yards and 3 total touchdowns in the win over Louisville.last_img read more

first_imgea sports ncaa football coverCollege football fans have for years been complaining about the lack of a college football video game. EA Sports’ NCAA Football has been defunct for several years.It’s kind of back, though.EA Sports unveiled its Madden 20 cover athlete this evening. It’s Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.With the announcement, EA Sports announced a new feature for the game.NCAA Football is BACK (kinda)• College teams are in Madden’s ‘Face of the Franchise: QB1’ story mode• Create a college QB and start at the College Football Playoff• 10 schools, including LSU, Clemson, and Oregon• It’s not the full game, but cfb back in gaming is a start— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 25, 2019Here are some of the screenshots:Ten schools available to select in the College Football Playoff part of the Campaign in Madden NFL 20— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 25, 2019Face of the Franchise New Career Campaign in Madden NFL 20— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 25, 2019Sure, it’s not a full NCAA Football video game, but it’s a start.Perhaps a year or two down the line, we’ll finally get EA Sports NCAA Football back in its complete version.Until then, enjoy Madden 20.last_img read more

first_img Next Abreshmina S Quadri LondonFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:51 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost only one out of 13 matches in all competitions since taking over as Manchester United manager. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United advanced to the quarter-finals of FA Cup by knocking out holders ChelseaBefore Monday’s win, United had last won at Stamford Bridge under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012Solskjaer has won 11 of his 13 matches as United manager in all competitionsOle Gunnar Solskjaer on Monday night became the first Manchester United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as they won 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba scored two goals in the first half to take United to victory.With United winning the FA Cup fifth round match against Chelsea, Solskjaer registered his 11th win in 13 matches as manager of the club in all competition. Solskjaer has lost only one game so far – a Champions League home leg against Paris Saint-Germain.United defeating Chelsea to reach quarters was poetic as they avenged their loss in the final of the competition at Wembley in the last season.Solskjaer registered United’s first win at Stamford Bridge since 2012. Back in October 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson had managed United to a thrilling victory in the Premier League. Since October 2012, United had played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge nine times and had lost seven of them.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019Under Ferguson, United were famous for fighting late victories and the same was on display in October 2012. David Luiz own goal and Rovin van Persie’s strike meant United led 2-0 within 15 minutes of the match.However, Chelsea fought back with a 44th-minute goal from Juan Mata and Ramires goal in the 53rd minute. But then all went downhill for Chelsea. Ivanovic and Fernando Torres received red cards within six minutes to peg Chelsea behind.advertisementFerguson rung in substitutions and Javier Hernandez scored the winner for United in the 75th minute.FA CUP 2018-19 VICTORYEnjoyed that. #MUFC #EmiratesFACup United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019This United victory was nothing like their last thrilling win at Stamford Bridge. It was the home team Chelsea who strated brightly and United goalkeeper Sergio Romero was forced to make saves early on. However, a beautiful passage of play for United meant Ander Herrera found the back of the net in the 31st minute to put the Red Devils ahead.Chelsea tried to fight back but United held their shape well and managed to keep the home team at bay. In the 45th minute, a speedy United counter-attack followed with Marcus Rashford crossing the ball towards Paul Pogba, who powerfully headed it home.Chelsea’s attack failed to really threaten United after the break with the visitors happy to sit back and defend deep and make occasional forays into Chelsea’s half.As Solskjaer celebrated with a fist bump and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was booed by his home fans, the contrast was clear.FA CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAWSwansea City v Manchester CityWatford v Crystal PalaceWolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester UnitedMillwall v Brighton & Hove AlbionThe matches will be played from March 15-18Also Read | Ryan Giggs backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent Manchester United managerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Sir Alex FergusonFollow ChelseaFollow Stamford BridgeFollow FA Cup Solskjaer 1st Manchester United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to win at Stamford BridgeManchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night was their first win at Stamford Bridge since Sir Alex Ferguson’s team in 2012.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 16:42 IST Virat Kohli during a test match(AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWindies batters will have to score big hundreds against the bowling attack, said Bowling great Ian BishopThe Indian Test side has performed considerably well in the recent yearsAccording to Bishop, the batting of the hosts will rely on Roston Chase and Shai HopeBowling great Ian Bishop feels India have emerged as a better Test team when it comes to performing in foreign conditions and that’s why West Indies will find it difficult to beat the Virat Kohli-led side in the upcoming two-match Test series in August.The Indian Test side has performed considerably well in the recent years. While their record is unmatchable at home, India have played according to their status of number one-ranked Test team in away conditions as well.Last year, India registered their first-ever Test series win in Australia. Before that, they played well in England in the five-match series. Although, the winning margin was 1-4, signalling the series to be a one-sided affair, the rubber was closely fought between the two teams.Speaking to IANS, Bishop — a panelist of Sony Pictures — said: “India know their home conditions so well. India have become the power house that has played better overseas in recent years. They were very competitive in England last summer, defeated Australia in Australia last year for the first time. No, doubt Australia were without their two key players but that just says India were traveling better.”The 51-year-old believes in order to challenge the Indian team in the two-Test series, Windies batters will have to score big hundreds against the bowling attack which will consist the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.According to Bishop, the batting of the hosts will rely on Roston Chase and Shai Hope who have been performing for the Caribbean team in Test cricket.advertisementHope has played 29 Tests for Windies in which he has scored 1459 runs, including two hundreds and five fifties. Chase, on the other hand, has also played the same number of matches and has amassed 1621 runs, which included five hundreds and seven fifties.”West Indies will hope that Roston Chase, who is integral as a batsman to their course, and Shai Hope and all these guys put their foot down and say ‘ok, the pitches at home have been challenging to bat on for everyone, but we have played two seasons now on this. So, we need to start and set down marks on scoring hundreds’,” Bishop said.India and West Indies will play three T20Is and three ODIs before beginning their ICC World Test Championship campaign from August 22.Read more | Virat Kohli’s comments on Ravi Shastri will not influence CAC: Anshuman GaekwadAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Ind vs WIFollow Ian BishopFollow Test seriesFollow India team Ind vs WI: India under Virat Kohli a threat for West Indies, says Ian BishopThe Indian Test side has performed considerably well in the recent years. While their record is unmatchable at home, India have played according to their status of number one-ranked Test team in away conditions as well.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Editors’ Recommendations We at The Manual are always pleased to see people helping people. Otis & Eleanor is a great example. The company is comprised of a bevy of friends located in various cities around the world, who are always looking for products to travel with. They are also committed to finding things that are well built and designed so they collaborate with independent designers to produce some pretty stellar pieces including watches, shades, and now portable speakers.Bongo is a portable blue tooth speaker encased in 100% bamboo that uses best-in-class APTX audio decompression software, which allows the device to put out some serious sound despite it’s small build. Designed in collaboration with Meghan Sebold, the founder of Alfie, a fashion line that fuses traditional West African textiles with American trends, they used her sensibility to design the speaker and develop the hemp speaker cloth that goes over the heads while spending a year perfecting the technology.Speaking of which, two 1.5” powered drivers utilize rare Earth magnets to deliver powerful and clean bass and the bamboo frame creates a full natural sound much better than a plastic or metal frame. It keeps getting better folks, the Bluetooth 4.0 allows the user to control Bongo with their phone from up to 25 feet away and Bongo boasts 10 hours of playback on a single charge. That’s one long night in the party tent!O&E created a Kickstarter to get Bongo going and hit a cord with speaker freaks – they are now 467% funded! So Bongo will be available in December, just in time for the holidays. The price is great too at $125. Another positive aspect of O&E is cutting out the middle man since they design, produce and distribute themselves.Be sure to check out this video about the Bongo. It gives you more of a sense of the size and versatility of this little crowd pleaser. Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That last_img read more

first_img The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 Editors’ Recommendations Previous The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now On Friday, May 18, 2018, famed footwear brand Clarks Originals released an extremely exclusive run of made-in-Italy Wallabee Boots. Using premium Janus Butt Suede (one of the world’s softest suedes) from British tannery Charles F. Stead, these special Wallabees are hand-numbered up to 365, the maximum amount that has been produced in each of the four exclusive colorways: light blue, black, orange, and maple.These Limited Edition Wallabies may be sporting the softest suede in the world on the exterior, but what’s surrounding your feet on the inside? The lining is made of premium, super soft leather and the shoe signature crepe sole (upgraded from the original color to an antique amber). Although we’re not exactly in boot season now, there’s no reason you can’t start planning ahead for autumn and winter. Remember, there are only 365 versions of each color, so if you’re even possibly thinking of buying a pair of these Clarks Originals Wallabees, you’re going to want to act fast.The great thing about chukka boots — especially Wallabees — is that you can dress them up or down without worry. Since these are, without a doubt, one of the finest pairs of chukka boots we’ve seen in a few seasons, we highly recommend wearing these bad boys with a pair dark jeans, a light denim jacket, and a breezy button down. Add a pair of Clubmaster sunglasses and you’re ready for work or play.See ThemNot looking for boots at the moment? No worries. Check out these awesome all-white minimalist sneakers instead. 1 of 7 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Next The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Stylelast_img read more