DONE DEAL: Watford defender Andrew Eleftheriou joins Braintree Townby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford defender Andrew Eleftheriou has moved to Braintree Town on-loan to the end of the season.The 21-year-old defender follows goalkeeper Sam Howes, who moved to Eastbourne Borough, and has made the temporary move to the fellow National League side until the end of this season.The full-back made his first-team debut against Manchester City at the end of the 2016/17 season.He gained experience overseas earlier this year during a loan stint with Norwegian side Sandefjord. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sturridge pulled out of Trabzonspor clash at last minuteby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel Sturridge was pulled out of Trabzonspor’s clash with Sivasspor at the last minute.Fanatik says he was expected to start the Sivas match. However, he was withdrawn after complaining of achilles pain.After tests, it was found the former Liverpool striker had edema in the right achilles tendon. Sturridge immediately started treatment after being removed from the squad for the Sivas game.The setback isn’t serious, however, and there’s confidence he’ll be fit for their clash with Besiktas.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi: We controlled Inter Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio boss Simone Inzaghi insists they didn’t deserve defeat to Inter Milan on Wednesday night.Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header proved the winner, with Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic outstanding.“We did well in the first half and the only thing we really got wrong was not scoring one of our many chances,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“I don’t remember Thomas Strakosha making any saves in the first half and we had three or four big scoring opportunities. There are regrets, because not everyone comes to San Siro and controls the play like this.“Naturally, in the final 20 minutes we got a bit stretched out and allowed some Inter counter-attacks. We should’ve been more determined in front of goal, but I cannot complain about the overall approach.“We are on the right path and emerge with heads held high, albeit with zero points. We’re talking about Inter, they are top of the table and won every game so far, but in terms of performance and quality of football, Lazio did better this evening.”
Man Utd manager Solskjaer slams AZ Alkmaar pitch: Worst I’ve ever seenby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plenty of concerns about AZ Alkmaar’s pitch ahead of their Europa League group stage clash on Thursday night.United will face the Dutch side at Cars Jeans Stadion in The Hague, a temporary ground after a section of AZ’s stadium roof collapsed. The new stadium has an artificial pitch, and Solskjaer says it’s one of the worst he has ever seen.”I’m surprised they’ve chosen to play on this pitch when I’ve looked at it,” Solskjaer said. “I’m used to it from Norway. It’s not the best I’ve seen.”It’s one of the worst ones I’ve seen for a long while. We’ve al got standards back home in Norway anyway. It’s safe, I’m not saying it’s not. It’s not the newest.”It’s just on the floor so on the carpet more or less, so when you pull the grass up you do that loads, there’s more bounce.”It seems like it’s been used a lot but with my knees I’ve not enjoyed astro turf anyway.”I’m surprised that in this climate you have to use astro turf. It’s OK when you live in the North Pole like we more or less do in Norway and can’t play in March, November or December. But here, I’m surprised.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: This is where I belongby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi says he made the right decision staying with Chelsea.The 18-year-old penned a five-year contract recently after previously trying to force through a move to Bayern Munich.”The club have done so much for me and I’m so thankful for that,” he told BBC Sport.”The decision that I made was a very good one for me and my family. We all thought that it was the right club to be at.”I’ve been here all my life, so there’s no need to change yet. My mum and dad are happy where they are and I’m happy where I am.”
Twitter/@CoachCroninUCCincinnati has been without head coach Mick Cronin since December, when he was diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, but he has been unwavering in his support of the team. Moments after the Bearcats’ dramatic overtime win against Purdue in today’s round of 64, a very excited Cronin took a selfie next to his television. That’s my main man !!!!!! BEARCATS BASKETBALL. thank you to all of our fans. pic.twitter.com/i6eFEXdSGx— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 20, 2015We’re glad Cronin is doing well. Watching the Bearcats isn’t quite the same without his intensity on the sideline. Cincinnati will play the winner of tonight’s Kentucky-Hampton game on Saturday.[SB Nation]
Celtic captain Scott Brown believes that former team-mate Kieran Tierney could end up at Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain if he performs well at Arsenal.The Scottish left-back, 22, joined the Gunners in a deal worth £25m (€27m/$30m) on transfer deadline day and will compete with Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal for a starting spot once he recovers from his hernia operation.And 34-year-old midfielder Brown feels that, should the young defender excel, he could earn himself another big move. 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? “You don’t know what could happen,” Brown told The Herald. “He could have a fantastic couple of seasons and end up at Barcelona or PSG or wherever.”He also insisted that there are no ill feelings from the Celtic squad towards Tierney for moving on and claimed the club would welcome him back one day if he chose to return.“There are pictures on the wall all over the club of players who have left, and everyone would wish them all the best. They can come back as well, that’s what this club is all about, he said.“I see Ajax bringing players through and selling them on – and they have a party for them leaving. We try and criticise. It’s a different level.“We wish him all the best. We just concentrate on now and [new left back Boli Bolingoli] has to push on and try to get to the levels that Kieran did.”Bolingoli signed as Tierney’s replacement from Rapid Vienna and started the season as Celtic’s first choice left-back while the former’s future was resolved.He made 42 appearances across all competitions in Austria last term, scoring two goals and recording five assists.Those numbers mirror Tierney’s attacking output almost exactly, with the Scotsman managing one goal and six assists from 40 appearances in all competitions last season.The last Celtic defender to make a high-profile move to the Premier League was Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who then joined Southampton, and Tierney will hope he can be as successful as the Dutchman has been in his time in England.
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave following an investigation into how he handled assault allegations against one of his former assistant coaches. That investigation is set to wrap up this weekend.With Ohio State set to announce a decision soon, one college football insider was asked what he expects the school to do. He thinks Ohio State will retain Urban.However, he might be subject to a short suspension.Here’s Ralph Russo’s prediction for what Ohio State will do with Meyer.Will be employed by Ohio State. https://t.co/xZrgqMSkzZ— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 18, 2018Employed. Maybe not working week 1, but employed. https://t.co/z1iXkuGSpc— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 18, 2018This seems to be the growing consensus over the past two weeks. Initial reports suggested Meyer would be fired, but that tune has changed recently and now Vegas sports books believe Meyer will face a short suspension.Ohio State president Michael Drake announced earlier this week that the school’s investigation will be complete on Sunday. A final decision is likely to come early next week.The Buckeyes open the season against Oregon State on September 1.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)With conference play opening up in the Big Ten, Michigan and Nebraska will battle this upcoming weekend.The Scott Frost era isn’t off to an excellent start, as the Cornhuskers lost their first two games. As for Michigan, Jim Harbaugh’s offense has come alive over the past two weekends, averaging 47 points per contest.Obviously, both Michigan and Nebraska could use a victory within their conference, but ESPN’s Football Power Index believes the Wolverines will come out on top.The current FPI gives Michigan an immense 94.5 percent chance of winning. If Nebraska is going to shock the No. 19 ranked team in the country, then they’ll need Adrian Martinez on the field. The dual-threat quarterback was out of action last weekend, as he recovers from an injured knee.Considering the recent production of Shea Patterson, Nebraska will need to prepare for a high-scoring affair.Michigan and Nebraska are set to kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET. The game will be on FS1.
BOISE, ID – SEPTEMBER 3: The sun lights the foothills of Boise in this overhead shot of Bronco Stadium before the start of the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Boise State Broncos on September 3, 2009 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 19-8. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)A former college football running back was shot and killed by police earlier this week. According to a report from the Idaho Statesman, former Boise State running back Jack Fields Jr. was involved in an altercation with police in a hotel lobby.The report states Fields Jr. allegedly stabbed an officer several times after resisting arrest in the lobby of a Residence Inn in Georgia. The officer, later identified as Stephan Psillos, shot and killed Fields.Fields’ high school football coach confirmed the news to the Statesman.Fields’ coach at Americas High School, Patrick Melton, confirmed with the Statesman that it was the same fields who played at Boise State.The former Broncos running back served as a reserve for Boise State during his four years with the program. He left Boise State with 336 rushing yards on 109 attempts and one touchdown.The officer was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.[Idaho Stateman]