Liverpool Liverpool favourite You’ll Never Walk Alone wins Thailand’s The Voice on day of win over Man City Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:39 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City Premier League Videos Jurgen Klopp’s side picked up a vital win over the Premier League leaders on Sunday, the same day the club’s favourite song took over Thai television Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday sparked celebrations around Anfield so wild that many would have thought they could be heard around the world.That was almost the case in Thailand where, on the day of the Reds’ big win over the Premier League leaders, the supporters’ iconic chant You’ll Never Walk Alone dominated television.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were among the goals in a big win for the Reds and, like always, their favourite song was given a big rendition. 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 But, on Thailand’s version of The Voice, the song became more of a reason to celebrate than a method, as contestant Benjamin James Dooley made it his choice in the knockout round of the competition.Dooley said he picked the well-known hit because it is a “good song” and the jury seemed to agree as they clapped wildly and declared him the winner.
Transfers Why misunderstood Walcott deserves praise for Arsenal career Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:20 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(14) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Premier League The 28-year-old’s impressive stats warrant praise instead of criticism after 12 years of service for the Gunners Theo Walcott has grown from a teenager into an adult at Arsenal Football Club and he leaves north London with three FA Cups to his name. Those 108 goals in 397 appearances certainly shouldn’t be overlooked either. After 12 years Arsenal’s longest serving player has left to join Everton in a transfer which will almost certainly revive a career which was beginning to look stale.Walcott’s 397 appearances put him ahead of Thierry Henry (377), while his 108 goals make him joint 15th in the club’s all-time list. He has scored in the FA Cup final, mocked Tottenham fans while sitting on a stretcher and came back from a potential career-ending cruciate ligament injury to score 19 goals last season despite not even playing the final 10 games of the campaign.His numbers are good, his professionalism is unquestioned yet many will reflect on Walcott’s Arsenal career with the opinion that he ‘didn’t do enough’. Sven Goran Eriksson’s decision to call him up to the 2006 World Cup squad was certainly too much too soon for the England youngster. He didn’t play a minute at the tournament and while he went on to become a Three Lions regular, scoring a hat-trick against Croatia in a World Cup qualifier in 2008, there was always a sense that Walcott needed more one-on-one coaching due to his young age and rise from Championship player to Premier League star. 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 Walcott’s first goal for the Gunners was in the 2007 League Cup final and he contributed on average 16 goals and assists per season. Considering he was under 21 in five of those seasons it’s an impressive achievement for a player who clearly wasn’t as gifted as his No.14 predecessor Henry. Indeed, the decision in 2008 to hand Walcott the famous shirt didn’t work out as expected and arguably heaped further pressure on a player who was struggling to deliver at centre forward.It’s fair to say Walcott contributed big moments in big games over the years. His performances against Barcelona prompted praise from Lionel Messi who said the Catalan giants were “scared of Walcott” after a magnificent cameo appearance which helped the Gunners salvage a draw.“When we were playing Arsenal at the Emirates we were so in control of the game at 2-0, with all respect Arsenal were not even in the game,” said Messi. “Then Theo came on and changed the game. He pretty much single-handedly salvaged a draw that night.”In the 2012/13 season, Walcott was the club’s top score with 21 goals and the partnership with Robin van Persie. The Dutchman scored 96 times in the Premier League and Walcott assisted 14 of those strikes. Despite an up and down relationship, the two provided a slick combination in attack and it’s no wonder that the England man’s delay in signing a contract saw Arsenal supporters create a banner and song called ‘sign da ting’.While he eventually did sign on the dotted line to become one of Arsenal’s highest paid players, Walcott has never reached the expectations set of him by many – and perhaps that’s because those expectations were too high. He possessed the pace of Henry but at times his technique was lacking. Those intelligent runs could be seen in games against huge opposition such as Barcelona and Chelsea, but at other times he would struggle to get the ball under control or clumsily run into opposition defenders as if he hadn’t played the game before.To criticise Walcott you must lay the blame at the door of those who coached and brought him into the world arena at the age of 16. He has delivered at the highest level for Arsenal and while he may not have replicated the goals and assists of Henry, his contributions to the club shouldn’t be understated and he certainly deserves to depart as a club legend after 108 goals and 12 years of service.
Real Madrid Zidane still unsure if Kroos and Modric will feature at PSG Ryan Benson 07:45 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Getafe PSG v Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Primera División Real Madrid face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday and there is still uncertainty about Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Zinedine Zidane is still unsure whether Toni Kroos or Luka Modric will be fit to feature in Real Madrid’s Champions League round-of-16 second leg at Paris Saint-Germain.Madrid cruised to a 3-1 win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday in preparation for their crunch European clash, but both Kroos and Modric were missing.Kroos, who impressed in Madrid’s 3-1 first-leg win over PSG, has been struggling due to a knee ligament sprain, while Modric has a hamstring problem. 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 Madrid have just two more training sessions before they face PSG in Paris on Tuesday and Zidane still does not know whether they will be able to play.”They still have not trained with us,” Zidane told reporters on Saturday. “We’ll have to see on Sunday if they do [train].”I can’t tell you anything. Today has not changed anything from yesterday. We’ll see if they train with the ball [on Sunday].”I will never regret injuries. If they can’t be with us, other players will play. The only thing we have is to look at Tuesday and see who we are going to go with.”We have two days to see how Luka and Toni are. I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to do and what we have planned.”What I want is for all of us to travel. I hope everyone trains on Monday, but I don’t know.” goals. points. days to go until we face @PSG_English…#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/8Z2mwjpLGF— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) March 3, 2018Tuesday’s trip to the Parc des Princes will be Zidane’s first return to France as a coach.But he does not see any significance in that and is warning his players they will need to do the ugly parts of the game to progress to the quarter-finals.”It’s true that it’s going to be the first time for me,” he said. “Even if I go to France for the first time as a coach, I will prepare the game as usual.”We’re just going to think about the game. We know it’s going to be very complicated. We’ll have to get our hands dirty to win it.”
Posted on January 25, 2011June 20, 2017By: Ann Starrs, President and Co-Founder, Family Care InternationalClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon formally launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health last September during the 2010 UN General Assembly meeting, a range of stakeholders made commitments totaling $40 billion for improved maternal and child health programs and services. The Global Strategy, a plan to save the lives of 16 million women and children in the world’s poorest countries, cuts across all the Millennium Development Goals, especially those related to health (MDGs 4, 5 and 6). It is designed to serve as a global roadmap to identify and mobilize resources, policies, and critical interventions, with engagement by governments, donors, academic institutions, health professional associations, NGOs, corporations, and many others.These ambitious goals and generous pledges, promising though they may be, are not enough to bring real change. That will come only when commitments are translated into real money and concrete action. As my organization, Family Care International, wrote in our own commitment to the Global Strategy, “commitments don’t save lives until they are actually delivered.”During a strategy meeting in Washington, DC last Friday, I shared an overview (here) on the Global Strategy, noting that accountability will be the key to ensuring that the Global Strategy drives clear, quantifiable progress toward achievement of MDG targets by 2015. The Global Strategy document stated this clearly:Accountability is essential. It ensures that all partners deliver on their commitments, demonstrates how actions and investment translate into tangible results and better long-term outcomes, and tells us what works, what needs to be improved and what requires more attention.Last month, the UN announced the establishment of a high-level Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health, co-chaired by the President of Tanzania and the Prime Minister of Canada. This Commission, with members from developed and developing countries, academia, civil society and the private sector, is charged with developing a framework for tracking resources and results at the global and country levels. Its two working groups — on ‘accountability for resources’ and ‘accountability for results’ – are already hard at work; the Commission’s draft report is due to the UN this May.As a member of the results working group, I will return to the MHTF blog soon to solicit your input on appropriate indicators, measurement needs, and accountability mechanisms (each working group has posted a “discussion forum” page here) , and to report back on our progress.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
In a dramatic climax to one of the closest seasons in years, the 2008/09 Be Active Super League finals have seen Fremantle break a 20 year Men’s Open title drought with their Men’s Open win, while Northern claimed the Women’s Championship, and Tompkins Park became the new title holders of the Mixed Open.The Freo Men survived semi final drop-off against Tompkins Park earlier in the day, where scores were locked at 9-all on full time. Displaying cool heads, the young Fremantle line-up held Tompkins out in the first set of six, then went to the other end, drew a penalty, and were able to finish the game off to progress to the final. And they weren’t done there! The Freo boys stayed in touch with Brothers early, and held a narrow 4-3 half time lead.There were some star performers in the final for Freo, especially Tate Alexander with three touchdowns and both Tynan Smith and Erom Edwards with two apiece, helping Fremantle to a 9-5 win over Brothers. Fremantle Vice President Stephen French was appropriately on hand to blow the full time siren on a result that broke the long standing drought.In the Women’s Open, Perth Brothers hadn’t been challenged in a game all season, and went into the final with plenty of confidence that they could claim the title with a third victory for the season over Northern Districts. Jodie Wielgomasz and Tara Smith both scored doubles for Brothers, but an even contribution across the park from Northern, lead by Shelley Matcham had them holding a 3-2 half time lead. Brothers were able to draw level on several occasions during the second, but on each occasion Northern were able to again move ahead – the decisive touchdown coming in the dying minutes to seal the 6-5 victory.Earlier, Tompkins Park held off a strong Bunbury team to win the Mixed Open Super League title, 8-5 in the final. Both teams had fought out a draw in the round game earlier in the day, and were deserving of a place in the final after neither dropped a game.Our thanks goes to Freda Black for her ongoing efforts with the Referees. A number of Referees were rewarded for the efforts during the season, with the following awards:Most Improved Referee – Dave McKendrickUpgrade Level 2 to Level 3 – Paul Hogg and Chris TraynorThe Be Active Super League season also saw individual players vying for the awards of the Keith Harris-Walker Medal (Men’s Open) and the Karamea Dorset Medal (Women’s Open).The Super Six in each division were:Men’s OpenArmis Black – Perth BrothersCraig Boston – Southern DistrictsAndrew Knox – Southern DistrictsNathan Roberts – Northern DistrictsCraig Sealey – Perth BrothersTrevor Twose – Tompkins ParkKeith Harris-Walker Medallist – Craig BostonWomen’s OpenDebby Hodgkinson – Northern DistrictsShelley Matcham – Northern DistrictsJenaya Quan – FremantleRebecca Senior – Southern DistrictsCharli Simpkins – Perth BrothersRoxy Waru – Perth BrothersKaramea Dorset Medallist – Charli SimpkinsThanks to Matt Bamford for providing the article content.Both the Men’s and Women’s Finals featured the top two teams from the season, and the way matches have unfolded to date, it should have been no surprise to see Fremantle and Northern holding trophies even though they hadn’t been able to beat their rivals in two attempts during the rounds.
By BEN HARRISNew South Wales claimed their first Mixed Open State of Origin division since 2004 after they won their deciding match 10-6 against Queensland.Cameron Nicholls led the way with three touchdowns as the Blues put their second game loss behind them.Unlike the first two matches where no team dominated the match, NSW came out firing and posted six touchdowns in the first half.Both teams went on to score four touchdowns each in the second half.New South Wales Mixed Open co-captain Kylie Hilder said it was a fantastic way to finish off the series. “It’s actually awesome,” she said.“I didn’t realise until we came into this series New South Wales hadn’t won the division for three series in a row so to come in here with the team we had – we had a few hiccups along the way with training – it feels awesome.“After we played in the second game we were a bit concerned coming into the third but we finally played some Touch we knew we could.“The nucleus of this team just came off a Test series in Mudgee and to win another thing with them is awesome.”New South Wales took out the Men’s 20s division in a clean sweep following their 8-4 victory in the dead-rubber.A hat-trick to Madalitso Masache was the backbone for the Blues’ win.New South Wales also had a clean sweep in the women’s 40’s.The Blues scored all their touchdowns in the first half and were strong in defence to deny Queensland more than one touchdown in the second half.The Women’s 35’s was another thriller but unlike the first two matches, a drop-off was not needed to decide the winner.Queensland claimed the division 3-0 with a 3-2 victory in the third game.In the corresponding Men’s match, New South Wales ran rampant in the first half.The Blues scored seven touchdowns to two, which set-up their victory.Darren Reynoldson scored three touchdowns in the 9-3 win.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksNSW’s Mixed Opens success
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the Australian Open teams that will compete in the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup. Australia will be hoping to claim its eighth consecutive World Cup title in the Open’s divisions at the World Cup, which will be held at the C.Ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales from Wednesday, 29 April until Sunday, 3 May. TFA wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian teams for the 2015 World Cup. Australian Men’s Open Team Stuart Brierty (NSW)Sam Brisby (NSW)Scott Buckley (NSW)Drumayne Dayberg-Muir (QLD)Terry Deegan (NSW)Nicholas Good (NSW)Dylan Hennessey (NSW)Michael Law (QLD)Ben Moylan (NSW)Rob Nakhla (NSW)Peter Norman (QLD)Jonathon Palau (NSW)Matt Prowse (NSW)Steve Roberts (NSW)Matt Tope (NSW)Dan Withers (QLD)Coach – Tony TradAssistant – Paul SfeirAssistant – Dave NolanManager – Gary RoseAustralian Women’s Open Team Kristin Boss (NSW) Danielle Davis (NSW)Hannah Dyball (NSW)Emily Hennessey (QLD)Samantha Hopkin (QLD)Jessica McCall (NSW)Laura Peattie (NSW)Leah Percy (VIC)Samantha Rodgers (NSW)Peta Rogerson (QLD)Sarah Spacie (QLD)Kimberley Sue See (QLD)Marikki Watego (QLD)Louise Winchester (NSW)TBATBACoach – Peter Bell Assistant – Swain RovelliAssistant – Phil GyemoreManager – Sharon Martin Australian Mixed Open Team Daniel Barton (NSW) Jayden Benbow (QLD)Scott Bundy (NSW)Kylie Hilder (NSW)Yasmin Meakes (NSW)Patricia Michaelopoulos (NSW)Justin Mitchell (QLD)Elin Mortimer (NSW)Cameron Nicholls (NSW)Leah Opie (NSW)Sarah Peattie (NSW)Sebe Rey (QLD)Michael Singh (NSW)Dean Springfield (NSW)Dylan Thompson (NSW)Trent Touma (NSW)Coach – Micheal LovettAssistant – Michael MoussaAssistant – Justin CreightonManager – Mat Gilbertson Related Files2015_world_cup_team_announcement-pdfRelated LinksWorld Cup Teams
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Font declares Barcelona board lacks leadershipby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePotential Barcelona president candidate Victor Font has declared the board lacks leadership.Font is in the process of securing his formal candidacy.And he told AS: “I have the impression, because I am not inside, that there is a lack of institutional leadership in the those responsible and that has resulted in a situation that is difficult to understand from the outside.”I think they should talk to each other. But there should be more leadership. It is difficult to say with a cause when you’re away but I think it is important that there is leadership in the management of the dressing room I am convinced that there are no dictatorships of the dressing room, but lack leadership in the locker room.”What is observed from the outside is a lack of leadership of the president and the board of directors.”
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City keeper Zack Steffen happy proving Bundesliga doubters wrongby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveZack Steffen is delighted to be back in the Bundesliga with Fortuna Düsseldorf.The USA goalkeeper is on-loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf this season from Manchester City, having made the move this summer.The 24-year-old had once previously tried his luck in Germany. Between January 2015 and the summer of 2016, he was at SC Freiburg under contract. But he never made an appearance.”It felt right to take another step towards Europe,” Steffen told Kicker.”Now I’m more mature and I know what football is like in Germany.”
Ceballos: Everyone at Arsenal have tremendous respect for Emeryby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos is enjoying his football under manager Unai Emery.Ceballos joined on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in the summer and he has impressed in his midfield role.“I arrived on the first day and the respect they have for him is tremendous, he has turned around the club’s situation in just one year,” Ceballos told Radio Marca.“He has managed to compete and only just missed out on the Champions League, he almost won the Europa League.“We’ve started well, just one defeat, third in the league and we are going up.”He added: “It’s strange, I arrived and in my first game they were already singing my name.“I asked Hector Bellerin and he told me that they also sang it to [Santi] Cazorla.“I’ve felt proud from that first moment.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan striker Alexis facing over two months outby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez is facing over two months out after suffering an ankle injury playing for Chile.The 30-year-old is on-loan at Inter from Manchester United and has made four appearances for the Nerazzurri so far this season, scoring one goal.He was on the end of a heavy challenge from Juventus and Colombia wide man Juan Cuadrado during a 0-0 draw.A statement from the Chile football federation confirmed the initial diagnosis was dislocated tendons and possible ligament damage.Alexis is now returning to Italy, where he will undergo further tests and decide on the next step in treatment, which could even be surgery. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan eyeing Everton striker Moise Keanby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Moise Kean is being linked with a return to Serie A.The 19-year-old has made 10 appearances for Everton since joining from Juventus in the summer, starting twice in the Premier League.But he is yet to score as he adjusts to life in England.Calciomercato says Milan are monitoring his situation and aren’t ruling out a January move for the forward.Everton splashed out £25m on his signing less than three months ago.
Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for at least two weeks as his Barcelona career suffers another injury setback.The France international played 69 minutes of the 3-1 win over Leganas on Sunday after going off with a sprained ankle.Subsequent tests have revealed a tear to the left ankle which will see him miss the next four matches. 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? Dembele is expected to be absent for both legs of the Copa del Rey quarter-final against Sevilla and the La Liga games against Girona and Valencia.He joins an injury list which already includes Rafinha and Samuel Umtiti, both of whom have knee injuries.Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund, the 21-year-old’s career at Camp Nou has been dominated by fitness issues.A hamstring tear saw Demebele miss much of his first season at Barca, and he suffered a similar injury 12 months ago which again derailed his spell at the club.But the 2018-19 campaign had been largely injury free for the Frenchman, helping him score 13 goals and contribute five assists in 27 appearances.Ernesto Valverde’s side are still fighting firmly on three fronts this season.The Catalans are top of La Liga, five points ahead of Atletico Madrid and into the last-16 of the Champions League where they face Lyon.Sevilla are their opponents in the Copa de Rey as they pursue an unlikely quadruple, having already won the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the season
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A view as the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)A TCU football star is reportedly out for the entire 2018 season.Horned Frogs’ Ross Blacklock, the Big 12’s Defensive Freshman of the Year, is reportedly out for the 2018 season.Blacklock, a four-star recruit, suffered an achilles injury at practice on Tuesday.247Sports first reported the news:TCU sophomore defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is out for the 2018 season sources confirmed to HornedFrogBlitz on Wednesday night. Rumors of an injury surfaced after Blacklock posted an update from his Instagram account on Wednesday from Ft. Worth Orthopedics. HFB confirmed the news shortly after that Blacklock was indeed injured.Sources told HFB that Blacklock was injured during a non-contact drill during the Frogs’ practice on Tuesday.Bruce Feldman confirmed the news.“BREAKING TCU standout DT Ross Blacklock is expected to be out for the season due to an achilles injury suffered at practice on Tuesday, a source told me. He was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. 247 first reported the news,” he tweeted.BREAKING #TCU standout DT Ross Blacklock is expected to be out for the season due to an achilles injury suffered at practice on Tuesday, a source told me. He was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. 247 first reported the news.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 16, 2018TCU was ranked No. 16 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – SEPTEMBER 25: The Virginia Cavaliers play host to the Syracuse Orangemen during NCAA football at Scott Stadium on September 25, 2004 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Virginia and Ohio will play this weekend, despite the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence. However, the game has been moved from Charlottesville to Nashville.Virginia announced the news moments ago. A report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the game would be moved surfaced earlier today.“Our top priority is the safety of everyone involved and I appreciate the understanding of our fans,” said Virginia AD Carla Williams in a statement.”We’re extremely grateful to Vanderbilt University and vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director David Williams for graciously supporting our efforts. We look forward to returning to Scott Stadium for the Louisville game on Sept. 22.”Because Vanderbilt is on the road at Notre Dame, Vanderbilt Stadium is available.Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.Saturday’s @UVAFootball game against Ohio has been moved to Nashville due to Hurricane Florence. Details: https://t.co/H0B69qEq5B #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/NQwXr77Tok— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) September 11, 2018The television info for this game is still in the works, given the location change. It will be released in the coming days.Virginia is 1-1 on the season after losing last week to Indiana.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)One of the top wide receiver recruits in the 2019 class has announced his decision to open up his recruitment.Arjei Henderson, a four-star wide receiver out of Texas, announced that he’s decided to de-commit from Oklahoma.The top wideout announced his decision on Twitter.“I would like to thank the University of Oklahoma for all the drive and support throughout this process. It wasn’t an easy decision. With that being said i will be re-opening my recruitment. I am now open to all schools!” he announced.I would like to thank the University of Oklahoma for all the drive and support throughout this process. It wasn’t an easy decision. With that being said i will be re-opening my recruitment. I am now open to all schools!— Hendi™ (@king_hendi) November 26, 2018Henderson is ranked the No. 17 WR and No. 104 overall recruit in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M, among other programs, are all heavily involved in his recruitment.
COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs instructs his team against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Between betting sites and analysts, a large swath of experts seem to believe that the Georgia-Texas matchup in the upcoming Sugar Bowl will be fairly one-sided – and not in the Longhorns’ favor.According to ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach in a new prediction piece, the Bulldogs look set to win the game by double-digits.Prediction: Georgia 38, Texas 28Texas is already a huge underdog in this game with sites listing them as an underdog by anywhere from 11-12 points.The Longhorns gave up 30 points or more six times this season, including in the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma in a 39-27 loss.Georgia, on the other hand, has boasted one of college football’s best offenses and defenses all season.The Bulldogs have won every game in which the offense has scored at least 30 points. Defensively, the team has allowed over 20 points only four times. But the two times they allowed over 30 points (against LSU and Alabama), they lost.Georgia and Texas are set to play on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is set for 8:45 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Rohan Sen MelbourneJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 17:01 IST Novak Djokovic applauded his opponent Lucas Pouille and said the Frenchman has a bright future (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic will now face Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final on SundayThe world No. 1 has never lost a championship match at Melbourne ParkThe Serbian advanced to his record-equalling seventh final at Melbourne Park with this winNovak Djokovic’s son Stefan had a very simple message for his father before the Australian Open men’s singles semi-final – “make sure you win”.And the doting father did exactly that on Friday as he hammered Frenchman Lucas Pouille in straight sets to reach the men’s singles final where he will face his arch-rival Rafael Nadal.The world No. 1 took just over an hour and 20 minutes to dispatch Pouille and register a 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 win in the last-four encounter at the Rod Laver Arena.After the game the Serbian tennis ace revealed the 45-minute conversation he had with his four-year-old son just before the match.”My son was talking about Spiderman – he was acting like a fish and doing different things – he just wished me good luck and said, ‘make sure you win’. We are parents of two angels and for me, this is life,” Djokovic said at the post-match interview on court as the crowd burst out laughing.”Make sure you win.” @DjokerNole’s four-year-old son Stefan’s advice to his dad before he takes to the court. #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/3gcMMezu5S#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019On a more serious note, Djokovic recalled his 2012 Australian Open final against Nadal when the Serb outclassed the Spanish master in a 5-hour and 53-minute marathon. But this year he hopes that the final won’t last that long.”First of all, I would definitely want to buy the ticket for the final. We have slightly different rules this year and I don’t think we will go that far. But it’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I hope the result will be the same for me.”advertisementListen up @DjokerNole has a public service announcement for the 2019 #AusOpen men’s singles final against @RafaelNadal. pic.twitter.com/8gOhMm7Uc2#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019Djokovic also applauded Lucas Pouille and said the Frenchman has a bright future. “It’s one of the best matches for me on this court. Tough one for Lucas but he had a great tournament and I wish him all the best for the rest of the tournament. He has the quality to be a top-10 player.”It was highly unlikely I would be here given (my state of health a year ago).. but I alwyas have a lot of belief in myself,” he added.”It’s definitely one of the best matches I’ve ever had on this court. Definitely.”@DjokerNole #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/8yV0kqLH6B#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019With this win, Djokovic extended his streak of Grand Slam semi-final victories to 10, and advanced to his record-equalling seventh final in Australia. He shares the record for most Australian titles with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson. Djokovic has never lost a championship match at Melbourne Park.The 31-year-old has won the last two majors and simply overwhelmed the No. 28-ranked Pouille, who was playing in the semis at a Grand Slam event for the first time.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Stefan DjokovicFollow Australian Open 2019 Next Novak Djokovic’s 4-year-old son had a simple message for him: Make sure you winNovak Djokovic sailed past Lucas Pouille in the men’s singles final to set up a final showdown against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open 2019 final on Sunday.advertisement
Reuters LondonFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 16:36 IST Liverpool’s Joe Gomez fractured his left leg against Burnley on December 5 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Gomez fractured his left leg during a Premier League game against Burnley on December 5″Joe Gomez needs more time. We cannot say more,” Klopp said. Liverpool, who face West Ham United on Monday, will also be without Dejan LovrenLiverpool centre back Joe Gomez may need surgery on his broken leg and the club are not sure when he will return, manager Juergen Klopp has said.The 21-year-old, who began the season as Klopp’s first choice to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence, fractured his left leg against Burnley on December 5 and was initially expected to be out for six weeks.Liverpool, who face West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday, will also be without centre back Dejan Lovren, who has a hamstring injury.Asked at his weekly news conference if Gomez would need surgery, Klopp said: “It is possible, probably.”It is not exactly going how we want – that’s how it is. He needs more time. We cannot say more.”In the absence of Lovren and Gomez, Joel Matip will partner Van Dijk against West Ham, with midfielder James Milner expected to slot in at right back.Milner served a one-match suspension against Leicester City in midweek, with captain Jordan Henderson playing at right back in the 1-1 draw at Anfield.With regular right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold out injured, Klopp was questioned about his decision to allow Nathaniel Clyne to join Bournemouth on loan at the start of the January transfer window but the German said he had no regrets.”You make the decision in the moment you have to and then people judge it later,” he said. “Hendo’ did well there. We all know how good Clyney is, but would he have had more offensive influence in the game?advertisement”I don’t know. Defensively, I did not see a mistake from Hendo.”Liverpool have a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester City ahead of the trip to 12th-placed West Ham.Also Read | My fault that players weren’t able to express themselves: Japan coach after Asian Cup lossAlso Read | FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten streak in Indian Super LeagueAlso Read | Chelsea will not tweak style despite poor run, says Maurizio SarriÀlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow LiverpoolFollow Premier League injury newsFollow Joe GomezFollow football news Next Liverpool’s Joe Gomez may need surgery on broken leg: Jurgen KloppJoe Gomez, who had started the season as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence, was initially expected to be out for six weeks. advertisement
AR Rahman on Thalapathy 63: Haven’t done a film like this in South IndiaOscar Award winner AR Rahman, in a recent media interaction, revealed that Vijay’s upcoming flick Thalapathy 63 is on the lines of Pele and Lagaan.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 12:04 IST AR RahmanAfter tasting success with AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar, actor Vijay has moved on to his upcoming flick, tentatively titled Thalapathy 63. This film marks the third collaboration of director Atlee and Vijay, after delivering two hit flicks namely, Theri and Mersal.The shooting of Thalapathy 63 is currently underway and speculations are rife that the film is said to be a sports-based entertainer. In a recent media interaction, composer AR Rahman has opened up about Thalapathy 63 and Atlee’s vision for the film.The Oscar award-winning composer said, “I have done films like this (Thalapathy 63) in Hollywood, but haven’t done one in South India. Director Atlee has seen my films like Pele and Lagaan. He is a passionate person and his sensibility in music is good. He has listened to all my soundtracks and would ask for a particular type of music in his film.”Rahman heaped praises on Theri director and shared, “I love directors like that, who involve themselves in the entire process. Only directors who enjoy the music would justify with their visuals. He is not lethargic and pays attention to each and every lyric and mixing as well.”In Thalapathy 63, Vijay is rumoured to be playing the role of a football coach and is said to have trained for the same. In the first schedule, the makers shot some high-octane stunt sequences in the film.This film has Nayanthara playing the female lead with Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu and Kathir in supporting roles. Produced by AGS Entertainments, this flick is expected to hit the theatres towards the end of this year.advertisementALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra is a breathtaking bride in new photos from Hindu wedding with Nick JonasALSO WATCH: 2.0 mania takes over India with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar film releaseGet 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 byK Janani Tags :Follow AtleeFollow Thalapathy 63Follow AR Rahman
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