Spain coach Moreno says Barcelona whiz Fati could make 2020 Euros squadby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno says Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati could make their 2020 Euros squad.Fati, 16, recently acquired his Spanish passport and was called up to the Under-21 squad, replacing teammate Carles Perez for the match against Montenegro on Tuesday.”I would like Ansu Fati to be with the U21s,” Moreno said. “We had him in a pre-list.”He has broken the system in terms of players in specific age groups. Hopefully he can help the U21s with qualifying.”I’m not ruling out the fact that he could play at Euro 2020. It would be foolish to say that he will not go.”There will come a time when we have to look at the different pieces and see who is in the picture. Any good player is welcome in the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Month: October 2019
MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.
ESPN.At SEC Media Days this past Wednesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum got into it a bit on the air regarding the legal situation involving Crimson Tide players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones. When the cameras shut off, Saban apparently got even more animated with Finebaum – which a number of nearby reporters listened in on.It looks like the two are ready to hash it out again – or bury the hatchet. Finebaum took to Twitter Friday afternoon to announce that Saban will be in studio on his show this upcoming Tuesday. It’s a safe bet that Saban wants to clarify his position on the matter and address the confrontation the two had.Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban will join me next Tuesday in studio.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 15, 2016We’ll be tuning in, that’s for sure.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh looks on while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Michigan won the game 41-8. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh was an NFL head coach for four years. Will he be one again?Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to leave Michigan any time soon. He’s the sport’s highest-paid coach at $9 million/season and clearly loves it in Ann Arbor, Mich.That reportedly won’t stop NFL teams from pursuing him this offseason, though.Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman says that teams are prepared to make “mega-offers” to Harbaugh in an attempt to lure him away from the Wolverines.From Bleacher Report:I keep hearing several teams are going to make the Michigan coach mega-offers. He won’t take them. Harbaugh isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I don’t care if he’s offered a trillion dollars, a starship and a Cuban cigar. Harbaugh. Is. Not. Leaving.That won’t stop teams from trying.Harbaugh going back to the NFL isn’t that inconceivable. He’s a competitive freak and probably wants to win a Super Bowl at some point.Any time soon, though, and the answer is no.
Brazil moved into their first Copa America final since 2007 with a 2-0 win over Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.Gabriel Jesus starred for Tite’s men, scoring the opener before setting up Roberto Firmino’s sealer in the semi-final at the Estadio Mineirao.Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina had their chances, hitting the woodwork twice through the star forward and Sergio Aguero. 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 But their chances were dashed by Firmino’s 71st-minute goal as eight-time champions Brazil reached the decider.In what was a frantic start, Leandro Paredes went close for Argentina, his powerful effort from range going just over.Jesus had looked bright early and he opened the scoring for Brazil in the 19th minute.Dani Alves did brilliantly to release Firmino down the right side of the area, the forward crossing for Jesus to convert from close range.As Brazil appeared content to sit back after their opener, Argentina went close to an equaliser on the half-hour mark.Messi’s well-weighted set-piece from a central area was met by Aguero, whose header bounced back off the crossbar.FIM DO PRIMEIRO TEMPO! Com gol de Gabriel Jesus, o Brasil vai vencendo o clássico no Mineirão! #JogaBola 1 x 0 | #BRAxARG pic.twitter.com/4h4kjsKQFG— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 3, 2019Philippe Coutinho had a great chance to double Brazil’s lead in the 56th minute, the attacker blazing over after being set up following a wonderful turn by Jesus.And, just a minute later, Argentina hit the woodwork again, Messi’s volley from the left side of the area bouncing off the post after a blocked Lautaro Martinez shot fell to the star.Argentina continued to dominate as they looked for an equaliser, Messi’s 20-yard free-kick comfortably saved by Alisson in the 66th minute.Instead, Brazil struck on the counter-attack to double their lead thanks to some excellent work from Jesus.Jesus led a break with a brilliant run from inside his own half before composing himself to square for Firmino to tap in and make it 2-0.That was the decisive blow as Brazil, who had already sat back after their opener, held firm to progress to the final.@CopaAmerica 35′ ST @Argentina 0 – #Brasil 2 (Gabriel Jesús y Roberto Firmino) pic.twitter.com/CG4y9rUdGU— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) July 3, 2019What does it mean? Belo Horizonte ghosts brushed asideAt the scene of their 7-1 mauling at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, Brazil found a way – and got some luck. Argentina hit the woodwork twice, but Brazil did enough to reach their first Copa America final since 2007.Brazil continue Argentina dominance thanks to JesusBrazil have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina and that record was maintained, thanks largely to Jesus. The Manchester City forward was exceptional throughout, scoring once and assisting the other while causing constant problems.Messi’s wait goes onNow 32, Messi’s wait for a first senior title with Argentina continues. The star struggled to find top form at the Copa America, although he looked threatening against Brazil.Key Opta Facts:- Brazil have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina, winning nine and drawing two.- They have eliminated Argentina the past five times they have met at the Copa America (1995, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2019).- Brazil have not lost a Copa America game after scoring the opening goal since 1979.- Argentina attempted 10 more shots than Brazil (14-4).- Firmino has had a hand in five of Brazil’s 10 goals at the 2019 Copa America, scoring two and assisting three.- Alisson has kept a clean sheet in each of his past nine games in all competitions for Brazil and Liverpool, last conceding on May 4.What’s next?Brazil will face either Chile or Peru in the final on Sunday, while Argentina meet the loser of that clash in the third-place play-off a day earlier. read more
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has been an outspoken member of the #MeToo movement. She has been upfront about the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of disgraced former Michigan State and US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, testifying against Nassar in open court.Tonight, Raisman weighed in on the situation at Ohio State. Urban Meyer and AD Gene Smith were both suspended following an investigation into their handling of domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.Meyer was docked three games–though he can return to the team for practices after Week 1–while Smith has been suspended for a couple of weeks. Many feel they deserved a stiffer punishment.Based off Raisman’s comment on Twitter, she would agree with that assessment.“Ohio State is another example of an organization that puts money, reputation and winning above safety,” she said. “So disappointing.”Ohio State is another example of an organization that puts money, reputation and winning above safety. So disappointing.— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 23, 2018Like anyone else, Raisman is entitled to her opinion on what happened at OSU and how it was handled.You shouldn’t be surprised that she shared it. She’s always willing to speak her mind and put herself out there.She probably won’t be the last person to voice her opinion on the matter either.
Michigan vs. Michigan State just kicked off, and if you thought this year’s version of the rivalry contest wouldn’t be intense, think again. The two teams were going at it two hours before kickoff.This year’s game is at Michigan State, but it doesn’t look like the College GameDay staff is factoring that into their projected outcome.Everyone on College GameDay’s staff – including guest picker Drew Bledsoe – thinks that Michigan is going to prevail.That wouldn’t be a shock, but rivalry games never go as predicted. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the Spartans pulled off a win at home.#CollegeGameDay guys (and Drew Bledsoe) take @UMichFootball across the board. pic.twitter.com/5PA5fTlJpY— Mike Foss (@MikeFossWXYZ) October 20, 2018Michigan, with just one loss (to Notre Dame) is still alive when it comes to the College Football Playoff race. The Wolverines need to win on Saturday to keep that a reality.Michigan State, meanwhile, is 4-2 with an outside shot at winning the Big Ten East. They have plenty of motivation as well.Michigan vs. Michigan State is currently airing on FOX.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Former Kansas head football coach David Beaty is reportedly suing the school. According to multiple reports, Beaty is suing the program for breach of contract and unpaid wages.Kansas fired Beaty following the 2018 season and hired former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles as Beaty’s replacement. The fired head coach claims Kansas owes him $3 million in unpaid wages after his dismissal in November 2018.Beaty alleges he and Kansas athletic director Jeff long agreed in writing that Beaty’s termination was without cause and the coach would be paid the $3 million remaining on his buyout.David Beaty is suing Kansas, claiming the school is trying to dig up dirt on him to try to get out of paying a $3M buyout. pic.twitter.com/on1GA7em8a— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 12, 2019However, Beaty now alleges the university discussed what it would take to avoid the buyout.Here’s more from the lawsuit:Kansas Athletics officials immediately began discussing what it would take to avoid the $3 million payout, emphasizing the need to find ‘something’ on Beaty such as ‘a dead hooker in [his] closet’.Kansas allegedly agreed to pay Beaty monthly payments $500,000 over six months.Beaty coached the Jayhawks for four seasons, racking up just six wins. He finished his coaching stint at Kansas with a 6-42 record, including a 2-34 record within the Big 12.Kansas replaced Beaty with former Les Miles, a former national title winner at LSU.Stay tuned for more.
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Washington Redskins are reportedly considering a jump into the top-five of the upcoming NFL draft in order to select a quarterback with their first-round pick.According to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Redskins have “explored” a trade with teams in the top five in order to secure their future.An earlier report from Wednesday morning suggested the Redskins have honed in on former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins.It looks like the Redskins could make a bold move to snare college football’s leader in touchdown passes.Here’s the report from Garafolo..@MikeGarafolo reports @nflnetwork the Redskins have explored moving into the top-5.#UpToTheMinute— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 24, 2019On ESPN this morning, NFL insider Dianna Russini suggested Haskins will be the pick for the Redskins – if he’s available.“The name I keep hearing is Dwayne Haskins,” Russini said.“We know that Dan Snyder’s son went to high school near Dwayne Haskins when he grew up here. Snyder’s had his eye on him when he played at Ohio State, and he is a quarterback that impressed [general manager] Bruce Allen at his Pro Day.”While Russini says one thing, another NFL scout suggests former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones will be the pick.Reports that Washington is looking to get into Top 5 are 100% accurate. From what I have been told the QB they want is Daniel Jones— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 24, 2019As they say no one – besides the NFL teams themselves – know anything leading up to the draft.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Lavert Hill #24 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his second half touchdown with Josh Metellus #14 after intercepting a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines got some huge recruiting news on Saturday morning. RJ Moten, a four-star safety from Delran, New Jersey, announced his commitment.Moten was considered a Michigan lean, and he announced earlier in the week that he planned on making his decision on Saturday. Considering he was on Michigan’s campus this weekend, this was expected.Moten is a four-star player for the class of 2020 who stands at 6-foot, 200 pounds. 247 Sports ranks him as the 93rd-best player in the country.Moten had 20 offers – including ones from other top schools like Penn State and Notre Dame. Motel’s announcement came on Twitter. It features a graphic with a quote from head coach Jim Harbaugh and the words “finally committed.”finally committed❤️❤️ #goblue pic.twitter.com/MX4eXG7t5l— rj moten (@rjmoten_) July 27, 2019This is a big get for Michigan on the defensive side of the ball.Michigan currently has the eighth-best recruiting class in the country, and second in the Big Ten to only Ohio State. The Wolverines are looking good for the 2020 class.Moten is the 23rd commitment for Michigan’s 2020 class.