Luis Suarez defends subbed Coutinho

first_imgPrimera División Luis Suarez defends subbed Coutinho after first La Liga start Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 08:48 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) PhilippeCoutinho-cropped Getty Images Primera División Barcelona Luis Suárez Philippe Coutinho Barcelona v Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés The signing from Liverpool experienced a relatively quiet match at Camp Nou on Sunday but still earned the praise of his team-mate Luis Suarez praised team-mate Philippe Coutinho after the club-record signing made his full debut for Barcelona in their win over Alaves.After his cameo off the bench in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, Coutinho was in the starting XI as La Liga leaders Barca came from behind to beat Alaves 2-1 at the the Camp Nou.A reported €160 million arrival from Liverpool, Coutinho experienced a relatively quiet match before coming off for Paco Alcacer in the 66th minute, but goalscorer Suarez defended the Brazilian. 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 “It’s difficult to debut in the Camp Nou in the league,” Suarez said.”Philippe was very good. He did very well trying to drive in the game and the team are happy with his contribution.”Barca were pushed by visiting Alaves, who took a surprise 23rd-minute lead via Celta Vigo loanee John Guidetti.But Barca hit back in the second half when Suarez equalised, scoring for the eighth Liga match in succession before Lionel Messi curled in a free-kick with six minutes remaining.The result ensured Barca remain undefeated and 11 points clear atop the table.”If you don’t concentrate you don’t win, sometimes looking at the league positions of rival teams does you no good,” said the Uruguay international.”In the second half we knew what we were playing for and we got the three points.”last_img read more

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Silva: Messi harder to defend than Ronaldo

first_imgLionel Messi ‘Messi harder to defend than Ronaldo’ – Silva fears Barcelona star over Real Madrid talisman Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 01:58 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi FIFA's The Best awards Getty Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Real Madrid PSG Primera División Ligue 1 UEFA Champions League PSG’s Brazilian defender has faced both men over the course of his distinguished career, and considers Argentine magic to trump Portuguese power Lionel Messi is a tougher opponent than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Thiago Silva, a man who has faced both the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars.The Paris Saint-Germain defender has tested himself against the best in the business at club level and on an international stage with Brazil.He is, therefore, better placed than most to pass judgement on which of the mercurial talents poses the greatest threat. 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 In Silva’s opinion, Messi just edges a man with whom he has shared 10 Ballon d’Or awards , with the Argentine forward proving more difficult to contain that his Portuguese rival.“It’s harder to defend against Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo,” Silva said in Spanish publication Sport .“Cristiano deserved to win everything he’s won in his career. This year is a bit harder for him but it’s not over yet. He could still win the next Ballon d’Or.“The little difference between them is that Messi, with the ball, one on one, or even against two, is difficult to stop.”Silva and Co were unable to contain Messi and Barcelona at the last-16 stage of the 2016-17 Champions League, with the La Liga giants staging a stirring fightback at Camp Nou to claim a remarkable 6-5 aggregate success.Spanish opposition blocks PSG’s path once again this term , with Ronaldo and Real next up for Unai Emery’s side.The Blancos, who are looking to claim a third successive continental crown, have struggled domestically this season, but will pose a considerable threat in Europe.Silva will be hoping that his comments do not come back to haunt him as he prepares to lock horns with Ronaldo and endeavour to keep him quiet.last_img read more

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Trans Tasman

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and Touch New Zealand (TNZ) are pleased to announce that the two countries will hold three Trans Tasman series in the lead-up to the 2011 World Cup.In a meeting held last week between the two nations in New Zealand to discuss the development of the sport, the countries agreed to the re-introduction of the Trans Tasman series.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of TFA, said “It is a wonderful joint initiative of which has been long overdue. The agreement will greatly improve the marketability of the sport and ensure higher representation for our elite players to strive for”. Joe Sprangers, Chief Executive Officer of TNZ was equally ecstatic of the announcement. Joe said “The Trans Tasman series is a great sporting rivalry that New Zealand is committed to continue. Touch New Zealand is proud to be able to offer and be associated with the Trans Tasman series”.Although unconfirmed, initial indications are that a series will be held in April in Australia in 2009 with the return leg held in New Zealand in November 2009. The third series will be played in 2010 at a venue and timeframe to be communicated in time.Although some time off, the Trans Tasman series will have players and spectators salivating at the prospect. The two champion teams have not faced each other since the World Cup in South Africa in 2007. The two sides have also not met on Australian soil since 2002. Many long-serving Australian stalwarts have yet to play a game on home soil and will grasp the opportunity against the best in the world.More information will be provided in due course, but if you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact your respective national sporting organisation. Related Filestrans_tasman-pdflast_img read more

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BMTA Night Administrator Position

first_imgBrisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) is seeking an enthusiastic, customer service oriented person for the Night Administration role. The primary duty of this position is to coordinate all nightly game operations and general administration duties such as siren, announcements, score cards, data entry and customer service. The position requires week nightly work. Hours are normally 5:30pm-10pm Monday to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm – 9.30pm during touch seasons. Approx 34 weeks per year. Some weekend work will also be required (approx 6 times per year). For further information, please see the attached document or visit the BMTA website – www.bmta.com.au  Related Filesnight_administration_position-pdflast_img read more

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Brace Yourself For Impact In The Girls Division At NYC

first_imgNew South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) and Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) are on a collision course for a final showdown in the girls division at the X-Blades National Youth Championships.Both teams won their respective pools and remain undefeated throughout the tournament.NSWCHS went up and against South West Queensland Swans in the final round; the winner would finish on top in Pool A.The two-time defending premiers won the match 14-3.They will play Central Queensland Bulls in the first semi-final tomorrow at 8am.The Swans will take on QSST in the second semi-final.QSST had the bye in the final round but were never in danger as their nearest rivals the Bulls finished six points behind.The rest of the standings in Pool A saw Brisbane City Cobras finish in third spot after winning both of their games today – 7-2 over the Sunshine Coast Pineapples and 5-1 over Western Tigers.The Pineapples finished in fourth spot just in front of New South Wales Combined Independent Schools who were in fifth position.The Tigers and Victoria brought up the rear of Pool A.In Pool B, and apart from QSST dominating the group, the rest of the sides were very close.The Bulls’ 11-1 win over Northern Territory sealed second spot for them as NSW Combined Catholic Colleges were hot on their heels in third spot.NSWTA Development finished in fourth position, a fantastic result for the Edith Nathan-coached side.ACT Pirates came fifth and South Australia were unlucky to finish sixth after pushing several of the bigger teams all their way today.Northern Territory ended up in seventh spot and Tasmania came eighth.Touch New Zealand’s two teams – the under 15s and under 17s – had three wins each.The Kiwis are an invitational squad and are not awarded points for their wins.Tomorrow the semi-final action in the 18’s Girls division gets underway at 8am with the championships semi-finals between QSST and South West Queensland Swans, and NSWCHS and the Bulls.The play-off matches will also be held at 8am tomorrow.Brisbane City go head-to-head with NSWCCC in the play-off for fifth, Sunshine Coast Pineapples meet NSWTA Development for seventh spot, NSWCIS and ACT do battle in the ninth-placed play-off, Tasmania take on the Heat to determine who will finish 11th and Victoria go one-on-one with Northern Territory.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the X-Blades National Youth Championships action: X-Blades National Youth Championships – 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 LinksGirls NYC Day Three Wrap-Uplast_img read more

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10 months ago​Brooks happy with life at Bournemouth

first_img​Brooks happy with life at Bournemouthby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Brooks is delighted at how things have worked out for him at Bournemouth this season.The 21-year-old has been in impressive form, netting another two goals as his side won 2-0 over Brighton.It was his first brace in the Premier League.And he knows how much he has achieved since moving from Sheffield United in the summer, especially when he looks back on what he was facing 12 months ago.Brooks told the Daily Echo: “I was ill last year so while I did get to go home for Christmas, I didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I’d have liked.”When you’re going through it, you don’t really know what’s going to come out of the other side.”I was out of football for about two months and lost a lot of weight.”You don’t know how your recovery will go from that. Thankfully, I have recovered and I’ve been doing all right.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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20 days agoTottenham players dub Pochettino ‘Big Brother’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham players dub Pochettino ‘Big Brother’by Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham players have dubbed manager Mauricio Pochettino “Big Brother” as he watches training via CCTV cameras.Pochettino likes to analyse his stars on screen, so his players have come up with the joke nickname, says The Sun.The Argentine now monitors training from inside Tottenham’s plush Enfield training complex.Poch has become somewhat isolated from his players this term after a string of incidents.He was previously a visible figure but has stepped back as he searches for a solution to Spurs’ dire run. last_img read more

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7 days agoAjax banned from taking fans to Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ajax banned from taking fans to Chelseaby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax have been banned from taking any fans to Stamford Bridge for their Champions League clash with Chelsea on November 5. They were given a suspended sentence by UEFA after fan trouble during their game against Benfica last season, and reoffended in the game against Valencia earlier this month. The specific offences have not been made clear by the governing body and Ajax are waiting for further details before deciding whether they will appeal the ruling. Chelsea usually allocate 3000 tickets for away supporters but had cut that amount to 833 for Ajax in a bid to avoid violence and further issues. Now it seems there will be no Ajax fans in the ground whatsoever for the Group H clash. last_img read more

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Kansas State Fans Raise Money To Pay Fine After Controversial Marching Band Performance

first_imgKansas State gofundme for the marching band.GoFundMe.comOne of the biggest stories of the college football weekend had nothing to do with play on the field. At least, not football play, that is. During halftime of a win over South Dakota, Kansas State’s marching band took a shot at rival Kansas by forming a giant Jayhawk mascot, and having him attacked by what was supposed to be the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek. We’ll leave you to your own imaginations, but to many, the performance seemed to depict something completely different.Earlier today, KSU announced set of self-imposed sanctions, including a $5,000 fine to be paid to the Big 12 conference, and a one game suspension for band director Dr. Frank Tracz, among other things. In order to show support for Tracz and the band, Kansas State fans have come together and raised a large chunk of money via GoFundMe to donate to the marching band program. They eclipsed the $5,000 fine easily.ksu band gofundmeSarah Brinkley, who launched the campaign, wrote this on the GoFundMe page.Dr. Frank Tracz has been an inspiration to the Kansas State community. He is heralded as one of the preeminent band directors in the country and will be awarded the prestigous Sudler Trophy for directing the top marching band in the country.The legacy of Dr. Tracz and The Pride has been tainted with one field set from the September 5 football game. The $5,000 fine was imposed by K-State. We would like to show our support of “DT” and help pay him back for everything he has done for us. The money will be used to help support the band and DT to be used at his discretion. If you have been taught by him, you know that we leave things better than we found them. The money will go directly to the band. Please donate what you can and #StandWithDT.We’re not very surprised with the success here. Kansas State fans are passionate about their football team, and their band.   [GoFundMe]last_img read more

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Bayern begin Bundesliga defence at home to Hertha

first_imgBundesliga champions Bayern Munich will begin the defence of their title with a home game against Hertha Berlin on August 16 as they go in search of a record eighth consecutive crown.The German top-flight fixtures were released on Friday morning and gave Niko Kovac’s team a home game to kick off the campaign, as is traditional in the Bundesliga for the defending champions.Bayern celebrated their seventh title win in a row in May after pipping rivals Borussia Dortmund to top spot, despite having trailed for much of the season, and are preparing to begin life without Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben who have both left the club. 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? On-loan Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez has also departed to return to his parent club, whilst Mats Hummels has rejoined Dortmund.Bayern will open against last season’s mid-table finishers Hertha, who go into the season under the leadership of new boss Ante Covic, who is set to take over from Pal Dardai on July 1.Last season’s runners-up Dortmund will open up against Augsburg at home as they look to finally wrest the title away from Bayern and shatter the dominance enjoyed by their great rivals.Newly promoted Union Berlin, who will play in the Bundesliga for the very first time this season, begin with a home game against Champions League-bound RB Leipzig on what will be an historic day for the German capital.And the city will have a rare top-flight derby to look forward to, with the first Union v Hertha game set to take place on the weekend of November 1-3.The first-ever Bundesliga Berlin derby will recall the days when Germany was divided between east and west, with new boys Union having played in the former German Democratic Republic whilst Hertha represented West Germany.Minnows Paderborn, who have been on a remarkable journey from the Bundesliga to the third tier and back since 2015, open up with an away match against Bayer Leverkusen.The first Klassiker of the season is set for the weekend of November 8-10 as Bayern host Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, with the return game taking place in early April just six games from the end of the campaign.Bundesliga 2019-20 Opening Weekend Fixtures Date Time (BST) Match 16/08/2019 19:30 Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Bayer Leverkusen vs Paderborn 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Wolfsburg vs Koln 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Werder Bremen vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Freiburg vs Mainz 17/08/2019 or 18/08/2019 TBD Union Berlin vs RB Leipziglast_img read more

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USMNT star Pulisic makes Chelsea debut

first_imgChristian Pulisic wasn’t in Frank Lampard’s starting side for Chelsea on Sunday, but the U.S. national team winger did make his full debut for the Premier League side, coming on as a second-half substitute for his first appearance with the club.  In his first official match as Chelsea boss, Lampard chose to use Pedro and Ross Barkley in the wide areas with England youngster Mason Mount also preferred to Pulisic in support of forward Tammy Abraham from the start.  Pulisic entered the match in the 58th minute with Manchester United leading 1-0 through a first-half penalty from Marcus Rashford. 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? The USA international replaced Barkley on the wing at Old Trafford as Chelsea looked for a way back into the match.  He was brought on as the first change of the night from Lampard, who saw his side lack a bit of quality in the final third over the course of the first hour. Having been bought by the club for a £58 million ($73m) transfer fee back in January before joining up with the Blues ahead of the new season, the winger has drawn praise from his new boss for his ability to run in behind defenders and open up a match.  But Lampard cautioned before the season opener that the 20-year-old may need some time to find his feet in the Premier League. “He has good ability, can beat a man, nice touch,” Lampard told reporters ahead of Sunday’s match . “He scored a couple of good goals in pre-season when he ran in behind defenses, which is what I really want from my wingers or attacking players. “We also have to give it time because of his youth. Changing leagues, this is the Premier League, which is the most competitive league in the world, but there are some good signs. When I say I want to look after him, I don’t want to sound like I am talking down to him.” Pulisic’s first involvement in the match saw him hit the ground following a collision with Paul Pogba as he tried to turn out of trouble in the middle of the park. Unfortunately, the winger entering the match did little to turn the tide in his side’s favor. Manchester United doubled the lead shortly after his introduction, with Anthony Martial​ finishing off a cross to make it 2-0 to the home side in the 66th. Marcus Rashford would add a third just a minute later as Manchester United opened up a sizable lead in front of their home support. A Daniel James debut goal for the home side rounded out the scoring in a 4-0 rout for Manchester United, with Pulisic making little impact as his side wilted in the final half-hour.last_img read more

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The Country’s No. 1 WR Recruit Just Announced His Decommitment

first_imgA general view of the Georgia Bulldogs football stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the country announced some major news this evening, as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2019 class is back on the market.Jadon Haselwood, the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the country, announced on Twitter that he is backing off his commitment to Georgia.The five-star prospect out of Cedar Grove (Ga.) says he wants to reopen his recruitment.Here is the full announcement:Thank you and no interviews at this time… pic.twitter.com/pAd8yPZjwz— F E D E R A L ? ² (@jadon_haselwood) October 3, 2018This is a significant blow to Georgia’s 2019 class, although the Bulldogs’ haul ranks No. 1 in the country by 247Sports.Haselwood was one of five 5-star recruits committed to Georgia for 2019.Oklahoma, Clemson, Auburn and Miami were the other schools heavily involved in his recruitment. It’s unclear what schools he’ll be considering now.last_img read more

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3 Schools In The Mix For 4-Star QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Tua’s Brother

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa helped lead No. 1 Alabama to a blowout win over No. 3 LSU on Saturday night, tossing a couple of touchdown passes in the 29-0 win.There were two Tagovailoa quarterbacks on the field last night, too. His younger brother, Taulia Tagovailoa, was watching from the sideline.Taulia, a four-star quarterback recruit, is committed to Alabama, however LSU and another major SEC program are trying to flip him.From 247Sports:The No. 6 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, Taulia committed to the Tide in April. However, the Tigers have been in pursuit of Taulia ever since. And our 247Sports experts indicate the battle between the two SEC powers is getting interesting, with Tennessee also in the mix.LSU head coach Ed Orgeron watched Taulia play Friday evening during the team’s bye week, even bumping into Tua on the sideline. LSU hopes to make Taulia its second QB take in the 2019 class, adding a little Tagovailoa magic to the roster in the process.LSU provided quite the atmosphere on Saturday night, but Alabama came away with the win. We’ll see if the same remains to be true on the recruiting trail.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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New Details Emerge From LSU-Texas A&M Post-Game Fight

first_imgTexas A&M takes on Northwestern.COLLEGE STATION, TX – AUGUST 30: Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher celebrates with his team after defeating the Northwestern State Demons in a football game at Kyle Field on August 30, 2018 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)Texas A&M notched one of the craziest wins of the college football season on Saturday night, defeating LSU in a seventh overtime session.More craziness ensued following the game, too.There was apparently a fight between LSU and Texas A&M’s staff.Fight breaks out between LSU assistant and Aggie assistant. It’s a rivalry #TAMUvsLSU pic.twitter.com/JHUihGToX4— Zach Taylor (@ZachTaylorSport) November 25, 2018POSTGAME | #LSU director of player personnel Kevin Faulk and an unknown man with what appears to be an #Aggie bench credential throw punches on the field after @AggieFootball defeated @LSUfootball in 7-OT @theadvocatebr pic.twitter.com/H7EvCNmoIv— Hilary Scheinuk (@hscheinukphoto) November 25, 2018An LSU official said the altercation started when a member of their staff, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was punched.LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe, a team special assistant who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was punched on the field after the Tigers’ seven-overtime loss to Texas A&M, an LSU official told The Advocate early Sunday.Kragthorpe was checked out after the punch and is OK.LSU director of player personnel Kevin Faulk was seen in a post-game skirmish on the field. The man sparring with Faulk is wearing a red Texas A&M shirt and a game credential.Video has surfaced, appearing to show Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher getting informed about the incident. His reaction says it all.A&M staffer informing Jimbo Fisher that he had punched an LSU coach who suffers from Parkinson’s pic.twitter.com/vKJqgsqcUp— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 25, 2018A report from Football Scoop indicates that the man in the video above is Jimbo Fisher’s nephew, Cole.Report from @FootballScoop indicates that this is Jimbo’s nephew Cole… the plot thickens pic.twitter.com/GBNlVoQkQk— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 25, 2018You can view the full report here.last_img read more

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Major College QB Transfer Could Reportedly Get Blocked

first_imgGeneral view of Wagner Field.30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportA major college football quarterback transfer could reportedly get blocked.Kansas State transfer quarterback Alex Delton has decided to transfer out of the Wildcats’ program and into TCU.KSU, though, is reportedly “pondering” a potential blocking of Delton’s decision.CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd had the details:Kansas State grad transfer quarterback Alex Delton hasn’t quite been released to transfer to TCU.There has been a “slow down” in Delton’s transfer status, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. At issue is a competitive concern with Delton transferring within the Big 12, sources said.***K-State coaches are evaluating allowing Delton to transfer within the conference. Delton put his name in the transfer portal on Dec. 4.Delton announced his decision to transfer to TCU on Tuesday night.Man I am so blessed for what I’ve learned through this game & how it has shaped me. I’m proud of what I’ve done but I am not done yet… Change of plans. I will be finishing my final year at TCU. Excited to get started!!! ???@TCUFootball pic.twitter.com/is55VZtZdY— Alex Delton (@adelton005) January 16, 2019Delton is a graduate transfer, so he’s eligible to play at another school right away in 2019, but Kansas State could still try to block him from playing for another Big 12 school.The quarterback threw for 554 yards and 2 touchdowns last season.TCU was also linked to a couple of other notable transfer quarterbacks, including Jalen Hurts, who opted to go to Oklahoma.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Penn State Grad Transfer QB Tommy Stevens Announces Commitment

first_imgTommy Stevens flexes after a play for Penn State vs. Iowa.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 27: Tommy Stevens #2 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after rushing for a 3 yard touchdown in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 27, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State graduate transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens will finish his college career in the SEC. Stevens is off to Mississippi State.He announced his commitment to the Bulldogs moments ago on Twitter. In Starkville, he’ll reunite with Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead, his former offensive coordinator at Penn State.In addition to Mississippi State, Stevens visited Illinois, Miami (Ohio) and Kentucky. He has one year of eligibility remaining and can play immediately.“I am very blessed to have the opportunity to go to a place like MSU, where I can create more relationships and more experiences,” Stevens wrote on Twitter. “A place that will give me the opportunity to compete at the highest level and also a place where I can expand my education even further.” Hail State! 🐶 pic.twitter.com/5sftwixC57— Tommy Stevens (@TMS_II) May 17, 2019At Penn State, Stevens backed up Trace McSorley, but was also used as a receiver and runner. Over the last three seasons, Stevens rushed for 506 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 carries while catching 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns.As a passer, Stevens is 24-of-41 in his college career, throwing for 304 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.A former three-star recruit out of Indianapolis (Ind.) Decatur, Stevens will compete for the starting job in Starkville. The Bulldogs lost starter Nick Fitzgerald to the NFL.last_img read more

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Penn State 4-Star Grant Toutant Has Flipped His Commitment

first_img “Please respect my decision, no interviews,” he wrote.Please respect my decision, no interviews pic.twitter.com/01UKIEyrQU— Grant Toutant (@toutant_grant) June 10, 2019Toutant is ranked the No. 27 OT and No. 324 overall recruit in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He’s Ohio State’s 11th commitment in the 2020 class.The Buckeyes’ class ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten. A general view of penn state's beaver stadium against ohio stateSTATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 27: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on October 27, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Ohio State Buckeyes won, 35-23. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)One of the top offensive line recruits in the 2020 class announced this evening that he’s decided to flip his commitment.Grant Toutant, a four-star offensive tackle, had been committed to James Franklin and Penn State.The 6-foot-7, 32o-pound prospect out of Warren, Mich. has flipped his commitment to a rival program.Toutant announced this evening that he’s flipped to Ohio State.last_img read more

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ESPN Computer Predicts Winners Of College Football’s 10 Biggest Games

first_img Florida vs. MiamiWinner: Florida A closeup of a University of Florida football helmet.(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Auburn vs. OregonWinner: Auburn Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn smiles on sideline.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Texas vs. LSUWinner: LSU LSU quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before the Fiesta Bowl.(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Georgia vs. Notre DameWinner: Georgia A closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a visor.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nebraska vs. Ohio StateWinner: Ohio State Scott Forst ahead of his team's game against Purdue.(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Oklahoma vs. TexasWinner: Oklahoma former alabama quarterback jalen hurts(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama vs. LSUWinner: Alabama A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State vs. Penn StateWinner: Ohio State Ohio State coach Ryan Day looking over his notes during a football game.(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Auburn vs. AlabamaWinner: Alabama A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Michigan vs. Ohio StateWinner: Michigan A closeup of Michigan QB Shea Patterson throwing a pass.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)***You can view ESPN’s picks for every game here. jim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has released its predictions for every game on the 2019 college football schedule.The FPI, which uses thousands of simulations to project results for every college football team in America, includes win-loss predictions for every major contest.Who’s going to win college football’s biggest games of the year?Here are the picks from ESPN.last_img read more

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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Special Battle Angel Edition launched alongside Mi 9: Key specs and price

first_imgXiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Special Battle Angel Edition launched alongside Mi 9: Key specs and priceXiaomi has launched the Mi 9 SE for starting price of 1999 yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 21,000. The global launch of the phone is set for Feb 24.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 21, 2019 08:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi Mi 9 Se is a toned down version of the Mi 9.Alongside the standard Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE, Xiaomi has also launched a special Battle Angel edition of the Mi 9.The Mi 9 Special Edition comes with a transparent rear cover, 12GB RAM and 258GB storage.Xiaomi launched its 2019 flagship in China today. We are talking about the Mi 9 here. Alongside the Mi 9 Xiaomi also launched Mi 9 SE, which is basically a toned down version of the Mi 9. Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 SE for starting price of 1999 yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 21,000. This price is for the base model of the Mi 9 SE which comes packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.The Mi 9 SE has been launched in two variants, as noted, the base model comes packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The second model of the phone includes 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This model comes for CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs 24,350). Compared to the standard Mi 9 models and the special edition of the Mi 9 with a transparent back cover, the Mi 9 SE is low in specs.As far as the specifications are concerned the Mi 9 SE comes packed with a 5.97-inch display which is quite smaller than the screen size of the Mi 9. On the hardware front the Mi 9 SE is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 712 chipset. In comparison, the big brothers of the Mi 9 SE, the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 special edition comes packed with Snapdragon 855 chipset which is Qualcomm’s latest processor that will power most flagship phones launching this year, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 series which is set to launch tonight in San Francisco.As for the design is concerned the Mi 9 SE looks almost similar to that the Mi 9. The smartphone features waterdrop notch display which equips the selfie camera. On the back panel the Mi 9 SE sports a 48-megapixel main sensor. Most of the other specs of the Mi 9 SE are similar to the Mi 9.advertisementAlongside the standard Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE, Xiaomi has also launched a special Battle Angel edition of the Mi 9. This special variant of the Mi 9 is possibly the companies Mi 9 Explorer Edition which succeeds the Mi 8 Explorer Edition from last year. Compared to the standard version the special edition of the Mi 9 is slightly costlier. The Mi 9 Special Edition comes with a transparent rear cover, 12GB RAM and 258GB storage. This special variant of the Mi 9 costs 3999 Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 42,400. Interestingly all the versions of the Mi 9 come packed with an in-display fingerprint sensor.Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 in two variants — the base model with 4GB RAM/128GB storage for 2999 yuan (roughly translates to Rs 32,000), The second model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and costs 3299 Yuan, which roughly comes around Rs 35,000.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9 launched with triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 chipset, and in-display fingerprint sensorALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 Explorer Edition, Mi 9 SE set to launch today: Specs, expected price, how to watch livestreamGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow androidFollow Mi 9last_img read more

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Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen Yufei

first_imgIndonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiIndonesia Open 2019: 5th seed PV Sindhu came up with a dominant display to beat higher-ranked Chen Yufei in straight games and clinch a final berth at the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta.advertisement Akshay Ramesh JakartaJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 16:53 IST PV Sindhu sailed into the Indonesia Open final (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu defeated Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 in the women’s singles semifinalsThe Indian shuttler will face 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi in the finalThis is the first time Sindhu has entered the final on the tour this yearWorld No. 5 PV Sindhu reached her maiden final of the season when she outclassed 2nd seed Chen Yu Fei in the women’s singles semi-final of Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta on Saturday.Sindhu, the fifth seed, put up a dominant display to thrash the reigning All England champion Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 in just 46 minutes. Sindhu will take on 3rd seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday at the Istora. Notably, Yamaguchi had stunned top seed and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in straight games in the first semi-final.This is Sindhu’s 5th win over Chen Yu Fei 8 meetings. Meanwhile, Sindhu enjoys a dominant head-to-head record against her Sunday’s finalist Yamaguchi. In 14 meetings on the BWF tour, Sindhu has beaten the Japanese shutteler 10 times and has clinched 4 straight wins — a dominant run that dates back to August 2018.Superrrrrr Sindhu!!!What a performance from the World No 5 @Pvsindhu1, dominated the proceeding to reach the finals of #BlibliIndonesiaOpen2019 defeating World No 3 #ChenYuFei 21:1921:10.Way to go, Girl!Go for Gold!#IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/FtTZtOLwFqBAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 20, 2019Sindhu started slow, losing 3 straight points in an error-prone opening display against Chen Yu Fei in the semi-final. There were long rallies in the first game and Yu Fei looked like she would run away with the game when she was leading 18-14.However, Sindhu started a remarkable comeback with an overhead cross-court drop that got the Istora crowd going. There were chants of “Sindhu Sindhu” as the Indian shuttler came up with an aggressive display of badminton to take the first game 21-19.advertisementWith drift playing a big part at the Istora, Sindhu received a huge psychological boost by winning a closely-fought first game.Sindhu once again started the 2nd game on a bad note, giving away 4 easy points to Chen Yu Fei but it was one-way traffic after the Indian shuttler found the rhythm. Sindhu had 11 match points, Yu Fei delayed the inevitable but Sindhu made sure she clinched a resounding win by converting her 2nd match point.Sindhu has been in fine form in the ongoing Super 1000 tournament. The Indian shuttler outclassed her familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final in straight games on Friday.Sindhu inches closer to maiden title of 2019Sindhu had been struggling for consistency in the ongoing season but the world number 5 seems to have benefitted from nearly a 2-month break after the early exit at Australia Open in June.Bidding to win her first title of 2019 at the prestigious tournament in Jakarta, Sindhu said a title in Indonesia will boost her confidence for the remainder of the season.Speaking to reporters after the quarter-final win on Friday, Sindhu had said: “I am hoping, definitely. I want to win this tournament. It will give me a lot of positivity and belief to go further. Taking it step by step for now.”Sindhu is the only remaining Indian contender in Jakarta as the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth exited the tournament before the business end. There was disappointment in the doubles circuit as well for Indian shuttlers.Also 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow Chen Yu FeiFollow Indonesia Open 2019Follow Indonesia Open Super 1000 Nextlast_img read more

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