10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to match Busby record

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to match Busby recordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shrugged off the amazing start to his Old Trafford career.A fourth win from his first four games in charge hasn’t been seen Sir Matt Busby in 1946.Solskjaer said, “It [winning his opening four games like Sir Matt Busby] will be in the books but it’s nothing I’m thinking about. I’m thinking about the next game. If we win four, we can win another four. “At this club, that’s the challenge and that’s the standard we’re known for. It’s about meeting challenges and when we’ve won four, we can go on to the next four and think about them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Florida State Is The New 2015 ACC Favorite After Everett Golson Transfer

first_imgIt is yet to be seen how the Everett Golson transfer will effect Florida State on the field, but the news is already making waves in the gambling world. With the former Fighting Irish quarterback on the Seminoles, they have jumped Clemson as the favorites in the ACC. Tomahawk Nation noticed the change on sportsbook 5Dimes.On Monday, Clemson was a slight betting favorite (+260 to +300) to take home the ACC crown at 5Dimes sports book and casino. With the news that Notre Dame QB Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State, the odds flipped ever so slightly, and now the Seminoles are the favorite at +260 to Clemson’s +275.Here are the full ACC ods, via 5Dimes:accfbodds520 Fans who held Florida State tickets before the Golson situation arose have to feel pretty good right now.[Tomahawk Nation]last_img read more

Week 14 College Basketball Polls Feature New No. 1 After North Carolina, Oklahoma Lose

first_imgWeek 14 college basketball polls from February 8.Once again, it was not a great week to be college basketball’s top school. Last week, two programs split that ranking in the AP and Coaches Polls: North Carolina and Oklahoma. Like many 2015-16 teams before them, the Tar Heels and Sooners both suffered setbacks this week, leading to a big shakeup in the polls. UNC dropped both of its games, losing at Louisville Monday and Notre Dame on Saturday. Oklahoma could not pull out a win in the Octagon of Doom against Kansas State on Saturday as well. With OU and UNC slipping, Villanova is your new No. 1 in both polls.Villanova (20-3) basketball is the #1 ranked team in the country this week in the AP poll for the first time ever.— Marty Hudtloff (@mhudtloff) February 8, 2016 Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Villanova 2. Maryland 3. Oklahoma4. Iowa 5. Xavier6. Kansas7. Virginia 8. Michigan State 9. North Carolina10. West Virginia11. Oregon   12. Miami (FL) 13. Louisville  14. Iowa State15. Texas A&M 16. SMU17. Arizona18. Purdue 19. Dayton20. Providence 21. Baylor  22. Kentucky 23. USC24. Texas25. Wichita StateHere is the USA Today Coaches’ Poll:1. Villanova 2. Maryland 3. Oklahoma4. Xavier 5. Iowa6. Kansas7. Virginia 8. North Carolina  9. Michigan State10. West Virginia11. Miami (FL) 12. Oregon   13. Texas A&M 14. Arizona15. Iowa State16. Purdue  T-17. DaytonT-17. Providence 19. Baylor  20. South Carolina21. Kentucky 22. Indiana23. USC24. Wichita State25. Texaslast_img read more

Report: Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

first_imgManchester City swept Burnley aside to maintain their fight for silverware on four fronts with a 5-0 FA Cup fourth-round triumph.Pep Guardiola described talk of City winning the quadruple as “fantasy”, but it remains an attainable achievement for his side at the end of a week in which they reached the EFL Cup final.Tougher tests will await than that presented by Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with the visitors undone by a first-half strike from the in-form Gabriel Jesus and one apiece after the break from Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, the latter being the pick of the bunch. 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? City also won October’s Premier League fixture here 5-0 and Sean Dyche’s side succumbed to the same fate as Kevin Long’s own goal and Sergio Aguero’s penalty completed the rout. LOVE ‘EM!3-0 #cityvburnley #mancity pic.twitter.com/WFXXgaahiG— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2019The most notable action of the first 12 minutes saw Kyle Walker break a corner flag as he attempted to deliver a cross, leading to a delay in the action as a replacement was sourced.City should have taken the lead in the next attack, De Bruyne’s cross skidding underneath the outstretched leg of the onrushing Jesus.Silva was next to come close as his side-footed effort was well kept out by an alert Nick Pope, who first parried then caught a subsequent strike from Danilo. Having snapped the flagstick, Walker’s next target was Steven Defour, the England full-back receiving a yellow card for his mistimed challenge on the Belgian. The breakthrough followed soon after as Jesus cut in from the left side of the area and finished with confidence past Pope for his eighth goal in five matches. Burnley wasted a glorious opportunity to equalise within three minutes of the restart when Nicolas Otamendi was caught in possession, but Matej Vydra fired wide with only Ederson to beat. Dyche’s men paid the price when Silva’s deflected shot doubled City’s lead after collecting a pass from De Bruyne, who then lashed in the goal of the match from 25 yards out.A fine outing from De Bruyne was capped when his cross was turned into his own net by Long, whose mix-up with Pope led to the spot-kick from which Aguero converted. What does it mean? Four trophies still up for grabsIt remains a possibility for City to complete the clean sweep of silverware. Few would bet against them in the EFL Cup and, on this showing, the FA Cup could easily come their way. Of course Liverpool will take some catching in the Premier League, while the Champions League would be a first for the club, but can you really discount this City vintage from claiming the lot? De Bruyne the key to unpick any lockGuardiola is blessed with options in his squad, but few players in the world could satisfactorily fill the void created when De Bruyne is absent, as he has been for large parts of this season. The Belgium international is such a creative driving force and Burnley simply could not live with him.Vydra fluffs his linesIt may seem harsh to single out for criticism a lone striker who received so little service, and indeed whose only chance came from his own willingness to close down a careless Otamendi. However, having forced such a clear-cut opening at the start of the second half, Vydra simply had to score. He instead shot wide, and five minutes later it was practically game over. Key Opta Facts- City have scored 29 goals since they last conceded; they have not let in a goal in 566 minutes of play since Roberto Firmino equalised for Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.- Jesus has scored eight goals in all competitions in 2019, at least twice as many as any other Premier League player (Fernando Llorente, 4).- City have scored 28+ goals over a period of six games in all competitions for the first time since January 1939 (also 28).- Aguero has scored in all five of his appearances against Burnley at the Etihad for Manchester City, netting six goals in total.What’s next? It is a quick turnaround for both clubs as the Premier League retakes centre stage on Tuesday, with City heading to Newcastle United and Burnley returning to Manchester to face in-form United. read morelast_img read more

Nebraska Just Had The Worst Kickoff Attempt Of All-Time

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Nebraska had a really promising start to its game against Ohio State this afternoon, as the Huskers marched right down the field for a 75-yard touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead on the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium.The ensuing kickoff, unfortunately, could have gone better – at lot better.Nebraska had what might be the most-embarrassing kickoff attempt of the season (or all-time, really). The Huskers’ kicker just missed the ball entirely.Check it out:This game is already getting weird. ? pic.twitter.com/t7hjeRGsY6— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 3, 2018It looked like he might have been trying for a surprise onside attempt and just did not come close to making solid contact with the ball.To make matters worse, the Huskers were called for an onside penalty.Somehow, Nebraska stopped Ohio State from scoring points on the Buckeyes’ drive. The Huskers halted a 4th down attempt.Nebraska and Ohio State are playing on FOX.last_img read more

Another College Football Coaching Vacancy Will Reportedly Be Filled

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)In their fourth season of college football in the FBS, the Charlotte 49ers recorded a 5-7 record and let go of head coach Brad Lambert. But now it looks like the 49ers are set to name the coach that will lead them in 2019.According to college football reporter Bruce Feldman, Charlotte is set to hire James Madison University head coach Mike Houston.Houston has seven years of head coaching experience, but only in the NCAA Division II and FCS. This will be his first job in the FBS.SOURCE: #JMU’s Mike Houston is expected to become the new head coach at #Charlotte.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 28, 2018In his last three seasons at JMU, Houston’s team has gone 37-5, winning the FCS National Championship in 2016 and finishing as runner-up for the title in 2017.The team went 9-3 in 2018, finishing second in the Colonial Athletic Association and securing a spot in the FCS Playoffs.In his prior stint at The Citadel, Houston led the Bulldogs to a Southern Conference title and the second round of the FCS Playoffs.Houston takes over a Charlotte team that was only one win away from bowl eligibility in its fourth year in the Conference USA.last_img read more

ESPN Predicts What’ll Happen If Alabama Loses To Georgia

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field against the Florida Gators before the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 5: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field against the Florida Gators before the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Alabama and Georgia met in Atlanta in a rematch of the national title game from a year ago. The two SEC powers are fighting for a spot in the College Football Playoff – though both could make it in a close contest.After nearly two quarters of play, Georgia is playing bully ball and currently leads Alabama 21-7. Although the Tide looked unstoppable heading into this game, Nick Saban’s squad has been punched in the mouth by Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs.What if the unthinkable happens and Alabama loses?ESPN’s 538, a computer model, ran the simulations. The Worldwide Leader predicts a playoff foursome of: Georgia, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.If this result holds, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma would make the playoff yet again, after making it in 2017.Can the Bulldogs hold off the reigning title winner?Alabama is rolling down the field late and looks to cut the lead to 21-14 with just over two minutes left in the game.[ESPN]last_img read more

Texas RB Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)While several standout players are entering the NCAA transfer portal around this time, former Texas running back Toneil Carter has made his official decision.Carter announced back in December that he’ll leave the Longhorns, as the former four-star recruit didn’t see enough snaps in the backfield.After showing promise during his freshman season, Carter ultimately fell way behind on the depth chart in 2018 and didn’t even play once.Both Tre Watson and Keaontay Ingram saw the majority of carries, which is one of the main reasons for him transferring from Texas.Now that his time is over with the Longhorns, the Langham Creek product will join Sam Houston State.Carter announced on Twitter that he’ll continue his collegiate career with the Bearkats.Here is his official announcement:I’m Offically a Bearkat ??? Thank you Bearkat family for accepting me . I promise I won’t disappoint .Now into my bag I go??— ?T~Carter? (@carter_toneil) January 15, 2019He’ll finish his time as a member of the Longhorns with 252 rushing yards and four total touchdowns.Sam Houston State is fortunate enough to add a potential-packed tailback to lead its offense for the foreseeable future. After all, Carter still has three years of eligibility remaining.last_img read more

Miami Insider Has The Latest On Tate Martell’s Future

first_imgTate Martell playing for Miami.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes warms up before the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Once Miami named Jarren Willliams its starting quarterback on Monday, speculation began about what Tate Martell’s next move would be. That speculation only ramped up further when Martell reportedly didn’t practice yesterday.Could Martell, who transferred to Miami from Ohio State this offseason, actually be on the move again? Not yet at least, according to a new report from the Miami Herald.Per the Herald’s Susan Miller Degnan and Barry Jackson, Martell did attend a team meeting after practice on Monday and is slated to be on the practice field today.With regard to the capable @Andrew_Ivins reporting that Martell didn’t practice today, UM tells me tonight that Martell remains on UM’s roster and will be attending team meeting tonight— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 13, 2019 Williams may be Miami’s No. 1, but Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz said yesterday he has yet to decide on a backup. Martell and redshirt sophomore N’Kosi Perry are competing for that role after being beaten out for the starting job.Perry played in 11 games and started six for Miami last season. Martell, meanwhile, played in six games for the Buckeyes behind Dwayne Haskins.The former four-star recruit connected on 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 128 yards and two scores. He elected to transfer from OSU after Justin Fields’ decision to leave Georgia and play for the Buckeyes.Miami is set to open its 2019 season on Saturday, August 24 against Florida in Orlando.last_img read more

Unreal feeling: Faiz Fazal after Vidarbha defend Ranji Trophy title

first_img India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 13:01 IST Faiz Fazal with the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy (BCCI video screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs in the Ranji Trophy finalFaiz Fazal became the 11th captain to win two successive Ranji Trophy titlesAditya Sarwate, who bagged 11 wickets in the final, was named man-of-the-matchVidarbha captain Faiz Fazal was over the moon after his side’s magnificent victory over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur. Vidarbha, on Thursday, defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs in the summit clash to lift the Ranji Trophy title for the second consecutive year.Chasing 206 for a victory, Saurashtra crashed to 127 in their second innings thanks to left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate’s 6 for 59. Sarwate, who had also picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings, finished with 11 wickets in the match for his maiden 10-wicket match haul in first-class cricket.”It feels unreal. Behind all this there is a lot of hard work from each and everyone. It is different, first time is always special but we had to work really hard this season. The whole team worked hard in the off season,” Faiz Fazal said at the post match presentation ceremony.Vidarbha defeat Saurashtra by 78 runs in the Ranji Trophy finalLift back-to-back Ranji Trophy titles pic.twitter.com/km0LASmN4SBCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 7, 2019Fazal also thanked each and every member of his team and also had a special word of praise the support staff.”Really happy with the entire season but more happy with the way we played this final. Can’t thank them enough, each and every member of the support stuff has been incredible. They give us everything and make our life comfortable,” he said.Faiz Fazal also joined an elite list of Ranji Trophy captains to win two successive Ranji Trophy titles. He became the 11th captain to achieve the feat.advertisement”Lucky charm maybe (talking about captaincy). Hopefully I continue for a few more years,” Fazal said.Aditya Sarwate, who was named man-of-the-match, bagged his 12th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.”It was a terrific final. I would like to congratulate the Saurashtra team to coming this far. They (team management) are always there for us. In the second innings it was difficult to rotate the strike but the idea was to bat long and let the pitch deteriorate. The runs with the tail were crucial,” Sarwate said.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Faiz FazalFollow Aditya SarwateFollow Ranji Trophy Unreal feeling: Faiz Fazal after Vidarbha defend Ranji Trophy titleRanji Trophy, Vidarbha vs Saurashtra: Faiz Fazal, who became the 11th captain to win two successive Ranji Trophy titles, thanked each and every member of his team. Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final to win the Ranji Trophy for the second time.advertisementlast_img read more