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09Nov/19

WATCH: Sargent and Weah get first USMNT goals

first_imgUnited States VIDEO: Sargent and Weah get first USMNT goals Ben Valentine Last updated 1 year ago 09:59 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tim Weah Josh Sargent United States Bolivia USA Today United States United States v Bolivia Bolivia Friendlies Videos The 18-year-olds had a night to remember as both scored their first senior team goals against an overmatched Bolivia side You could not have asked for a better evening for the U.S. national team’s pair of teenagers, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah.Both players linked up well and were the best two players on the field for either the USMNT or Bolivia in the contest, and the 18-year-olds were each rewarded with a goal.After Walker Zimmerman got the USMNT in front, scoring off a corner delivered by Joe Corona, it was Sargent who doubled the lead in the second half. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Werder Bremen forward pressured substitute Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe into a poor pass that he did well to intercept and bring down with his back to goal.In on goal all alone, Sargent’s low shot was partially blocked by Lampe, but still found the back of the net to make it 2-0.It was a goal in not only his first senior team start, but also in his first cap for the USMNT.Josh Sargent picks off a bad pass from the keeper to score in his USMNT debut! pic.twitter.com/yGual0ejYt — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 29, 2018 The score was the feather in the cap, but Sargent played well, excelling in his combination play with Weah.Meanwhile, Weah was the most active player early, seemingly involved with everything the USMNT did in attack. His pace terrorized Bolivia on the right, getting out wide multiple times and setting up team-mates for chances.Weah also had the best opportunity of the game early on, as Rubio Rubin played him in and he turned on the afterburners to get in behind. Reminiscent of a chance he had on his Paris Saint-Germain debut, Weah was unable to beat Bolivia starter Guillermo Vizcarra, who made the kick save.There was a scary moment where it looked like Weah would have to come off after a knee-on-knee collision, but after Julian Green was summoned, Weah managed to stay on.The 18-year-old remained active throughout the first half and was finally rewarded with his first senior team goal in the second half as he got on the end of an Antonee Robinson cross and did not miss. Weah would exit with Sargent a few minutes later.Tim Weah joins in on the fun with his first USMNT goal! pic.twitter.com/A9p4hcErtO — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 29, 2018 It was not the greatest of opposition as Bolivia struggled all evening, generating little going forward, and frequently losing both teens as they made runs off one another.But it was exactly what fans of the USMNT, who wanted to see some hope for the future after the nation’s World Cup qualifying disappointment, no doubt wanted to see.last_img read more

09Nov/19

Mbappe feeling ‘100 per cent’ after ankle knock

first_imgFrance Mbappe feeling ‘100 per cent’ after ankle knock in training Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 02:10 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KylianMbappe - Cropped Getty Images France World Cup France v Australia Kylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Ousmane Dembélé After an injury scare, the PSG striker is ready to go for France’s World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday Kylian Mbappe insisted he was feeling no ill-effects from his injury scare while acknowledging that the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and himself will have to be clinical if they are to propel France to World Cup glory.The Paris Saint-Germain forward limped out of training on Tuesday nursing a left ankle problem following a challenge from team-mate Adil Rami.Mbappe subsequently tweeted to calm fears that he could miss Les Bleus’ Group C opener against the Socceroos on Saturday, and the 19-year-old was in high spirits as he faced the media on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I’m 100 per cent, I wanted to continue,” he said.”Club or national training is the same. We play as we train. These are things that happen and will happen again. It’s a bit innocuous, it’s a little late, certainly, but no-one died!”Mbappe also spoke about the possibility of lining up alongside Griezmann and Dembele in attack – a prospect that greatly excites the teenager, although he concedes the trio will have to continue to work on their relationship.”We are three players who appreciate each other and there is a lot of movement and speed,” he said.”But we can improve our defensive [work]. We cannot arrive in this competition with a team cut in half.”We must also be more effective in front of goal, we will not have 60 opportunities. Sometimes we will have one and it will be necessary to put it away.”Asked for his thoughts on the favourites to lift the trophy come July 15, Mbappe named three sides who he feels are ahead of Didier Deschamps’ men in that regard, and one for whom he sees 2018 as the last chance for a golden vintage to perform on the grandest stage.”Brazil, Germany and Spain are at present three teams that are a little ahead of us,” he said. “After, there is Belgium. For them it’s now. With their generation, I think it’s the last chance.”last_img read more

07Nov/19

World Cup Match Reports

first_imgStay tuned to this story as the reports will be updated in the coming hours. Men’s 40’sAustralia has narrowly lost the Men’s 40’s division to New Zealand at the 2011 World Cup, 5-4 in an exciting encounter.Australia took an early lead when John Clark scored following a Troy Morgan run from acting half, but New Zealand were quick to hit back, levelling the score in the next set of six. New Zealand great Pete Walters sent a worry through the New Zealand camp when he looked to be injured, but was soon back on the field and back to his best, setting up a touchdown and helping New Zealand jump ahead to a 3-1 lead. Despite a number of penalties, Australia was unable to capitalise on its opportunities. .New Zealand took their two touchdown advantage into half-time, 3-1. Australia hit back soon after the half-time break, when Robin Kildare setting up John Samin to bring the score back to one touchdown, 3-2. Two quick touchdowns to New Zealand took their lead out to three with just over five minutes remaining. Troy Morgan scored in the next set of six, to bring New Zealand’s lead back to two, and when a New Zealand player was sent to the sin bin with just minutes remaining, Australia capitalised. Robert Sinclair-Smith scored during this time to bring his team back within one touchdown. The Australian comeback was too little too late however, with the siren sounding, giving New Zealand the win, 5-4.Men’s 35’sAustralia has continued it undefeated run at the 2011 World Cup, defeating South Africa, 11-6 in the Men’s 35’s division.The two sides had played each other twice in the lead up to the final, once in the round games and the other in yesterday’s quarter final, which were both won by Australia. Australia got out to a flying start, scoring the first three touchdowns of the match before South Africa got on the scoreboard midway through the first half and went into half-time with a comprehensive lead. Australia continued its dominance after the break, to take the match by five touchdowns and become Australia’s first World Cup champions for 2011.  Men’s 30’s Australia has comprehensively beaten England in the grand final of the Men’s Open division at the 2011 World Cup, taking the game 18-2. After a week of Touch Football that including plenty of high scores from the team, including a 31 touchdown win earlier in the week, the win was a great way for the teams to finish their World Cup campaign. The team didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard, making their mark on the game in the early exchanges. Captain Gavin Shuker led by example, scoring five touchdowns for the match.Senior MixedAustralia has pushed New Zealand all the way in the Senior Mixed division, taking the game to a drop off before losing 7-6. Australia got out to an impressive start, before New Zealand hit back to get back into the game. After leading 3-1, New Zealand hit back in the late stages of the first half, with Australia going to the half-time break up by one touchdown. New Zealand hit back in the early stages of the second half, with the teams continuing their great rivalry right down to the dying seconds, sending the game into a drop off. Both teams were unable to score in their first set of six, and it was New Zealand who eventually has the opportunity to capitalise, scoring in the first two minutes to take the title.last_img read more

07Nov/19

International flavour at 2014 X-Blades National Touch League

first_imgYou can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksWorld Cup 2015 By BEN HARRISWith a little over 400 days until the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup, preparations for the sport’s premier event have been stepped up.The 2014 X-Blades National Touch League is an opportunity for everyone involved to showcase their skills before the April 29 to May 3, 2015 event at Coffs Harbour.Players try to impress Australian selectors, referees want to get notice and international teams look for an edge.Two of the visiting nations that will feature at the World Cup are Japan and Papua New Guinea (PNG).The international sides are playing at this week’s NTL championships to get experience and to prepare themselves the best way possible.Both countries have sent a couple of teams to Coffs Harbour this week to play.Japan has sides in the mixed open, men’s T-League and two teams in the women’s T-League divisions.PNG teams are playing in the men’s and women’s T-League competitions.It has been a learning curve for both countries but that is what this endeavour to the NTL was all about.“We are preparing for the World Cup next year and the NTL is at the same field, the same place and the same stadium [as the World Cup],” Japanese mixed open’s coach Satoru Ozawa.“Most of the players in the Japanese team don’t have any international experience so this is about getting that experience.”The mixed team have yet to win a game while it is more promising in the T-League competition.Japan has won three matches in the men’s and women’s T-League divisions.PNG has also found success in the young division with the men’s side beating South Queensland Sharks (B), Victoria and South West Queensland Swans.The women’s team have pushed their rivals all the way.For developing touch football nations like Japan and PNG, Ozawa said it was hard at times.“In Japan, we have no mixed competition at all so they don’t have any experience,” Ozawa said of his team.“Everyone is excited. Of course we want to win more games.“I want to challenge teams.”last_img read more

07Nov/19

Member Protection Policy Update

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has recently reviewed and updated the TFA Member Protection Policy, in line with Australian Sports Commission standards.  It is a requirement by TFA that all State, Regional, and Affiliate entities formally adopt the TFA Member Protection Policy – 2015/16 version of this policy, under the TFA constitution. This policy will take effect from 1 October 2015.TFA has a legal obligation in relation to harassment, discrimination and child protection. Furthermore we also have moral obligations to establish appropriate standards of behaviour and to provide safe and respectful sporting environments. As member entities of TFA we require you also to implement and regularly update policies and procedures that assist sports to comply with the law and improve the sporting environment.For full information please download the communication below. Memo Member Protection Policy Update MembersMember Protection Policy 2015-16Related LinksPolicy Updatelast_img read more

28Oct/19

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James will face Grimbsy

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James will face Grimbsyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first-team return in the League Cup on Wednesday against Grimsby Town.This follows his recovery from an Achilles injury.The England international was forced off during the draw against Burnley in April and underwent successful surgery days later. The winger will feature alongside Reece James, who is yet to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea’s senior side following a season on loan at Wigan.Asked about the duo, manager Frank Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “They’ll be involved on Wednesday night.”We need to look at players that haven’t been playing so much. We will pay Grimsby due to respect but it certainly is minutes for certain players that haven’t been there.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28Oct/19

21 days agoChelsea boss Frank Lampard: Fikayo Tomori my project player

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: Fikayo Tomori my project playerby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says his “project” player Fikayo Tomori has long justified his faith in him.The centre-back joined Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley as the four Chelsea Lions in Gareth Southgate’s England squad this week. “I put trust in him early in the season – I think that was obvious with the way the pre-season went with the centre-backs,” said Lampard. “At the moment, he has really delivered and long may that continue. I think there is a lot more to come still.“Last year as Derby he was fantastic. But you don’t know until you put players in. Against Sheffield United at home was a game where I thought he deserved his opportunity for his training.”Those are the rules here. You have to train at a level. Then he gave me a big problem because he played so well and he has continued to do that. Yes, he is a project in a way but a nice one because everything you want him to do, he stands up and delivers.” last_img read more

27Oct/19

Video: Rick Pitino Appears To Make Gesture Towards Kentucky Fan After Loss

first_imgRick Pitino flipping off Kentucky fans.Twitter/@Fine_and_TandyPretty much every edition of the Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball rivalry is intense, and today’s game certainly didn’t disappoint. The game featured technicals on both coaches, huge dunks and blocks, and a dramatic finish, resulting in a two-point UK win.After the game, multiple Kentucky fans claimed that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino flipped off someone in the crowd while leaving the court. Twitter user Seiver Tandy captured the incident on video. Pitino definitely appears to make a gesture after being taunted, but it is hard to really tell if he gave a fan the finger or not, at least based on this footage.I got Rick flipping off UK fans on video @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/VPgUbRGM9H— Seiver Tandy (@Fine_and_Tandy) December 26, 2015Pitino sent assistant Ralph Willard out to answer questions after the game, so we’ll have to wait some time to hear Pitino’s side of things. If he did, in fact, flip of a Kentucky fan, that is a really bad look for the Hall of Fame coach.[KSR]last_img read more

27Oct/19

Video: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Hit In Face By Ref

first_imgurban Meyer talking to his coaches on the sideline during an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives instructions to his assistant coaches on the sideline during the fourth quarter of a game against the Army Golden Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Army 38-7. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was hit in the face by a referee during his team’s contest against Wisconsin on Saturday night.Ohio State is struggling against Wisconsin on Saturday night, and it isn’t just the team’s players getting a little beat up. Head coach Urban Meyer, near the end of the first quarter, took a shot to the face from a referee after a play. Meyer attempted to get out of the way, but the ref simply came in too hot.To top it off, Ohio State was hit with a sideline interference penalty that cost the team 15 yards. We’re not sure if the two incidents are related or not.Hero pic.twitter.com/88n5rItZiR— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 16, 2016Lol. Urban Meyer got hit in the face by the ref and they got a 15 yard penalty. #classic pic.twitter.com/EuyB5q6EYd— Taylor Hahn (@taytortaco) October 16, 2016Ohio State trails Wisconsin 10-3 in the second quarter. The Buckeyes need to put away their frustration if they want to emerge victorious.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Barco ‘wants to continue’ in Atlanta amid European links

first_imgEzequiel Barco ​has tried to put to rest rumors that he will be leaving Major League Soccer for Europe in the near future. The midfielder was a star for Argentina at the Under-20 World Cup and has been linked with the likes of Serie A side Napoli as his star continues to rise. A record signing in January of 2018, Barco failed to live up to the hype in his first season in the league, but is looking to continue his development with the MLS side moving forward.  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? “I want to continue here in Atlanta,” he told  FutbolMLS.com . “I’m calm about it [the speculation],” Barco said. “I think this [Atlanta] is a great team where I can continue to grow as a player and then at the end of the year we’ll see what happens. But today my focus is here and I’m not taking it away from Atlanta.”Atlanta has already sent one star to Europe in the form of Miguel Almiron​ being sold to Newcastle. That move has opened the door for Barco to step in as a key member of the Five Stripes, who has been named as an MLS All-Star this season.  Barco, along with fellow Argentine Pity Martinez, have helped Atlanta cover for the loss of their star man, and the club sits fourth in the Eastern Conference, just five points back of the Philadelphia Union with two games in hand. Rather than being upset at not playing much in 2018, Barco says he was fine with sitting behind and learning from Almiron. “Last year of course I didn’t play much,” Barco said. “That’s because Miguel Almiron is a very important player who made a big difference in this league. In every game he was a difference-maker and he stood out a lot.”Barco has also tipped Martinez for improved performances, saying he too will need time to adjust to the style of play in MLS.  “Pity has shown that he can play in this league and in any other league,” Barco said of his new teammate. “We think he’s a very important player for our team. The truth is that it takes time to adapt, but we’re doing everything we can so that he feels comfortable on the field and really show what he did at River.”last_img read more

26Oct/19

‘Balotelli gave me €2000 to drive a scooter into the sea’

first_imgMadcap former Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has been up to his usual tricks while on his summer holidays, reportedly paying a man to drive a scooter into the sea.Balotelli has also had spells with the likes of Inter, AC Milan, Liverpool and Nice, before signing with Marseille during the January 2019 transfer window on a contract until the end of the season.But, despite his clear footballing ability, he more often hits the news for his outlandish off-field stunts, including famously setting his bedroom on fire after setting off fireworks indoors.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare And while he may be taking a break from the sport over the summer, his penchant for mischief seemingly never rests. A bar owner in the Naples seaside neighbourhood town of Mergellina revealed that Balotelli promised him €2000 if he would pilot his moped into the water. And the man duly obliged, stripping down to his underwear – while, presumably for safety reasons, keeping his trainers on – and speeding off the quayside and into the Bay of Naples. “My moped was only worth €600 anyway,” he later told reporters as he celebrated a quick profit off the football star, who held up his side of the bargain and paid out. Balotelli also shared the video on his Instagram page, attracting laughs and criticisms alike for the stunt. But, perhaps most incredibly, he also shared footage of the moped being fished out of the water – and still in working condition!While he frolics on the coast, the much-travelled striker is likely to be making yet another move before the summer transfer window comes to a close. Parma are one team that have been linked with his services, with the club confirming their interest after missing out on Daniele De Rossi. “Balotelli is someone we like, and so do many other teams,” Parma director Daniele Faggiano stated in an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss last week.”We’re looking at a lot of strikers, but it’s not easy.”Whether the Serie A side or indeed any other potential suitors will look favourably upon Super Mario’s famous pranks, of course, is another story entirely as he looks to fix himself up with a club for next season.last_img read more

26Oct/19

I will definitely be at Leverkusen next season – Havertz

first_imgRumoured Bayern Munich target Kai Havertz has ruled out a move away from Bayer Leverkusen for at least another year.The 20-year-old enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Bundesliga side last season, and has been linked with a €90 million switch to league champions Bayern.Havertz, however, has been with Leverkusen since the age of 11 and is in no rush to move on just yet, although he admitted he may be interested in a transfer further down the line. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “For me, it has long been clear that I will spend the next season in Leverkusen, without any ifs and buts,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung.”I feel very well in Leverkusen and I see a period here in which I can develop very well.”At some point I will take the next step. If it comes to that, then no one will be angry with me here. You just want to achieve the most possible in your career.”A number of other European clubs have been tipped to move for Havertz on the back of a campaign that saw him score 17 goals and set up three more in the German top flight.But Leverkusen managing director Rudi Voller previously told any interested suitors to forget about bidding for the Germany international, who is under contract at BayArena until 2022.”It’s logical for clubs to come close, but there was nothing to be agreed and not too much to talk about,” Havertz added. “For the coming season, I can definitely say that Leverkusen is the right place for me.”Leverkusen’s successful attempt to qualify for the Champions League, thanks to their fourth-place Bundesliga finish last term, will also have had a huge bearing on Havertz’s decision.They guaranteed their place in Europe’s premier cup competition after ending the campaign three points ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach.Havertz was called up to Joachim Low’s Germany squad for the very first time last summer, and was included for matches against France and Peru.  He then made his international debut last September, coming on as a late substitute against Peru in a 2-1 win for Germany.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Arsenal rebel Koscielny sent legacy warning

first_imgLaurent Koscielny’s decision to defy the wishes of Arsenal and push for a summer move is damaging his legacy at the club, claims Ian Wright.A long-serving defender, who has spent nine years in north London, has opted against joining the Gunners for pre-season in the United States.He has refused to travel and requested that he be released in order to complete a switch to one of the sides showing interest in his native France. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Koscielny’s current contract at Emirates Stadium is due to run until 2020.Completing that agreement would take him to a decade of service and Wright believes that the 33-year-old is doing himself no favours in the eyes of fans who have supported him for so long.The Arsenal legend said on his personal YouTube channel, with the input of agents being questioned: “He’s given us unbelievable service, we’ve seen him play through pain and build a legacy and legendary status he deserves.”It’s the time in the season where everybody is meant to be together. We are in for a tough season, a transitional period, we need a lot of catching up.”For our captain to refuse to go on a pre-season tour after nine years of unbelievable service, to destroy your legacy a little by refusing to play for a club is something that is baffling me.”Why Laurent? Who are your advisers and what are they saying to you?”I am so disappointed in your decision to do this at this time, if your agent sees this, and I hope they do, shame on you, shame on you, for doing this to him and convincing him. No way you can tell me he will come up with this on his own.”You’re the one we chose as our captain, our leader, and now we’re going into pre-season with our captain refusing to go on the tour.”This is something I cannot get my head around and I pray to god it can be resolved sooner rather than later.”It doesn’t set a good example, Arsenal need to do something quick and disciplinary. I love you Laurent but this is a poor decision.”Koscielny joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2010 and has taken in over 350 appearances for the club. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Report: 4-Star Freshman QB Is Transferring

first_imgMiami players running on the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)It appears the Miami Hurricanes won’t just be losing important members of their coaching staff this winter. With one more game left this season, the ACC powerhouse will be without a vital part of its offense in the future.Jarren Williams barely saw the field this year, as the dual-threat quarterback was still learning Mark Richt’s system. Now, the freshman will look for another college to call home.Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports is reporting that Williams will transfer from Miami later this month. The four-star recruit is expected to be in the NCAA Transfer Portal by Dec. 21.Breaking: Sources tell me that former 4-star QB Jarren Williams will transfer from Miami https://t.co/5ydxseHSRU— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 19, 2018This would force Williams to miss the entire 2019 season due to NCAA rules, barring a waiver.Miami couldn’t find consistent production from the quarterback position, as the staff constantly flipped between Malik Rosier and N’Kosi Perry. Considering that Williams never saw his opportunity on the gridiron with the Hurricanes, he could be in pursuit of greener pastures.The Hurricanes already lost several incoming recruits over the past few weeks, and this latest news won’t make life any easier for the storied program.Stay tuned.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Duke QB Daniel Jones Could Have Played His Way Into A First Round Draft Pick In The Independence Bowl

first_imgDaniel Jones drops back for a pass against Pitt.DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 21: Daniel Jones #17 of the Duke Blue Devils drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The NFL Draft is still four months away, but there is already plenty of hype regarding which quarterbacks could be the first to come off the board. One player whose stock is rising – at least right now – is Duke signal-caller Daniel Jones.Jones, a junior, had an incredible game against Temple in the Independence Bowl on Thursday night. Jones finished the game 30-of-41 for 423 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for a touchdown in the team’s 56-27 victory.There aren’t a ton of top-tier talents at quarterbacks who are coming out this year – especially after Oregon signal-caller Justin Herbert announced he’d be returning to the Ducks. Some are thinking that Jones could be a first round pick.WalterFootball has Jones as the third-best prospect, behind only Drew Lock of Missouri and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. They aren’t alone in their thinking.Duke QB Daniel Jones has set the Independence Bowl record with 5 Pass TD. Jones has 6 TD responsible for today, tying Tajh Boyd in the 2014 Orange Bowl for most by an ACC player in a bowl game. Duke’s 56 points are also a school record for a bowl game. pic.twitter.com/s84qhVvw1S— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 27, 2018Daniel Jones looks like an NFL quarterback. #Duke— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 27, 2018I have talked with several teams who have a preliminary “1st” on Duke’s Daniel Jones if he declares.Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Jones are the favorites to be the first three QBs drafted. https://t.co/JFzfPbn2Nh— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) December 26, 2018Duke, with the victory, finishes the season with an 8-5 record.Of course, there are a lot of steps to be taken for Jones here. He still has the NFL Combine, his pro day, and his interviews – assuming he comes out.This year’s NFL Draft will take place on April 25, 26 and 27.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Son Of NFL Legend Jerry Rice Announces Top Schools

first_imgA closeup of Jerry Rice in a 49ers uniform.17 Dec 2000: Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at the 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Bears 17-0.Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /AllsportChandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star wide receiver Brenden Rice is the son of NFL legend Jerry Rice, but he is carving out his own football legacy. The younger Rice has offers from over 20 schools.Tonight, he cut that list virtually in half. Rice is down to 11 schools, though he did add that his recruitment is still open to new suitors.Currently, Rice’s top 11 consists of Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Washington State.“In God’s hands. Thank you to the schools that have recruited me so far and my Recruitment is still open to All. AGTG,” Rice wrote in his announcement on Twitter. In God’s hands. Thank you to the schools that have recruited me so far and my Recruitment is still open to All. AGTG💯 ✝️ pic.twitter.com/kEAPZzKorS— Brenden (@BrendenRice) June 4, 2019The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Rice most recently visited Oregon in the spring. He is the No. 12 prospect in the state of Arizona, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Rice is also the No. 69 wide receiver in the 2020 class.As a junior, he caught 49 passes for 729 yards and 11 touchdowns. Two years ago as a sophomore, he made 25 receptions for 559 yards and seven scores.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Former Alabama 5-Star Eyabi Anoma May Have Found Transfer Destination

first_img GoCoogs.com has learned from two sources that Alabama transfer Eyabi Anoma is expected to sign with the Houston Cougars in the coming days. Anoma is an outside linebacker that entered the transfer portal last Sunday.Anoma is just a sophomore. He appeared in all 12 games last season and was named to the All-Freshman Team in the SEC.If he does indeed wind up at Houston, he’ll likely have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules.We’ll keep you updated on where Anoma lands. Eyabi Anoma at Alabama football's spring game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Eyabi Anoma #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma, who was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, will be transferring from the university in the coming days. Multiple reports suggest he could land at Houston.Anoma put his name in the transfer portal back in February, but eventually returned to Alabama. This past Sunday, his name was back in the portal.Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed on Saturday that Anoma was dismissed from the program. He did not specify as to the reasoning.Both GoCoogs.com and 247 Sports are reporting that it’s looking like Anoma will sign with the Cougars in the next few days.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Penn State Walk-On Drew Hartlaub Reportedly Ran A 4.25 40

first_img And yet, according to the team’s numbers, he is exactly that.Drew Hartlaub reportedly runs a 4.25 40-yard dash, making him the fastest player on Penn State’s football roster.From the York Daily Record:Hartlaub, a redshirt sophomore this fall, owns the top 40-yard time on the team at 4.25 seconds.That’s faster than receiver KJ Hamler, who outran the Ohio State defense on a 90-yard touchdown and is on the verge of becoming a national star.Faster than tailback Journey Brown, who won back-to-back PIAA 100 meter sprint titles — and broke Olympian Leroy Burrell’s high school record.Faster than receiver Dan Chisena, who ran a leg on Penn State’s school-record 400 meter relay team.He’s faster, they say, than anyone on the team.Which, unofficially, makes him one of the fastest football players in America.Now, those who follow the NFL Draft combine know that guys who reportedly run those types of times don’t generally translate directly when the official numbers come out. Per the officially NFL numbers, just 14 players have broken a 4.3 at the Combine, topped by John Ross’ 4.22 in 2017.Still, even if you only add .05 seconds, that gives Drew Hartlaub truly elite speed that doesn’t come around too often, and could make him a real weapon on special teams.[York Daily Record] James Franklin running onto the field.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)A member of Penn State’s football team reportedly runs a 40-yard dash under 4.3. It probably isn’t a player many outside of Nittany Lions diehards are very aware of.Safety Drew Hartlaub is a walk-on out of Hanover, Penn. entering his redshirt sophomore season in blue and white.Last year, he appeared in 10 games for Penn State, playing as the gunner on the punt unit. He was the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year and recorded three tackles on the season.Penn State coaches compliment his hustle and hard work on special teams, but most wouldn’t peg him as one of the fastest players in all of FBS.last_img read more

26Oct/19

Marty Smith Sends Message To SEC Nation Crew Involved In Serious Car Accident

first_imgMarty Smith speaking on SEC Nation.Saturday, ESPN’s Marty Smith revealed that the SEC Nation family is currently operating with heavy hearts. Smith announced that three members of the team’s staff had been involved in a serious car accident in Birmingham, Alabama.Smith’s announcement came on the SEC Network on Saturday morning. He revealed that all three were injured in the crash.“We wanted to let you guys know that we’re thinking about you, we love you, and we can’t wait see you back real soon.”Our thoughts and prayers go out to our #SECNation family. pic.twitter.com/Ba2q7uZs2U— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 28, 2019 Details regarding the accident were not released.SEC Nation is a Saturday morning show that’s broadcast from the road at SEC sites – just like College GameDay. It typically features Laura Rutledge, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. Smith has been filling in for Rutledge while she’s on maternity leave.Our thoughts and prayers are with the three staffers.last_img read more