Southampton midfielder Højbjerg: We must use Arsenal win as springboardby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg hopes to use victory over Arsenal as a “springboard”.A brace for the returning Danny Ings and a late winner from substitute Charlie Austin saw the home side defeat the Gunners 3-2.“Hopefully we can use this as a springboard,” Højbjerg said. “We have to stay focused and realistic but use the confidence from the positive moments from this game because we played very well. We scored three goals against one of the best teams in the league so it’s a really big result. “We can not get carried away, we have to stay strong and keep building and it all starts tomorrow again in training. We need to take the confidence with us and believe we can win the next game as well.”He added: “Most importantly we want to fight for the club because we want to take the club to the next level. Congratulations to everybody, the fans, the coach and the players because the performance today was special.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan GM Marotta: No problem with Icardi contract talksby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan GM Beppe Marotta insists there’s no concern over Mauro Icardi’s contract situation.There has been tension since Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, who also acts as his agent, said they were “far away” from an agreement on a new deal.“The fans should not worry, there’s no need to talk about this as controversy,” Marotta told Rai Sport.“These are typical dynamics in a football club, especially when approaching deadlines. “There will be no problem, as both parties want to continue together and that is a common denominator that bodes well for the future.”
Son lauds Tottenham togetherness for Red Star Belgrade thrashingby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSon Heung-min says Tottenham showed immense camaraderie to thrash Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.With their backs against the wall following three winless matches, Spurs smashed five past the Serbians in front of their own fans.Son told BT Sport: “We as a team stuck together from the start. We wanted to win. It was an amazing job and amazing performance.”The ball (for my first goal) was great and the timing perfect, then I finished well. Not important only the goal, the way we played was the most important thing.”We have got a long way to go, some big away games coming in the Champions League. But we take it step by step, think about Sunday and Liverpool and then think about the Champions League again after that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Tennessee Football Go KartingNothing says team bonding like a little wholesome fun at the go karting track. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones had that in mind when he took his team to the Bear Country Adventure track in Gatlinburg, Tenn. last night. By the looks of all the documentation posted from the event, the Vols had a lot of fun. Quarterback Josh Dobbs really seemed to enjoy himself. Meanwhile, Jones had his son join him for the ride. Had a lot of fun with #Team119 tonight at Bear Country Adventure & Gatlinburg! TY to everyone at @Ripleys tonight! pic.twitter.com/2v8UBJ0DR4— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) December 17, 2015Here’s some video of the team on the track. Seems like it was an awesome night.
The ‘Battle at Bristol’ got started with a bang during the national anthem sung by Jennifer Nettles.Tonight’s ‘Battle at Bristol’ between Tennessee and Virginia Tech broke the record for attendance at a college football game. The pregame ceremony might have broken a record for patriotism.Ahead of the contest, country music star Jennifer Nettles sang an incredible version of our national anthem. To boot, fans in the stands were given cards to flip – displaying our nation’s flag on both sides of the stadium. The end zones featured “U-S-A” spelled out.There was also a massive American flag in the center of the field. Check it all out:The beautiful @JenniferNettles singing the #NationalAnthem at #BattleAtBristol perfect! pic.twitter.com/f2SuzYyuEq— Sara B (@swindsor2007) September 11, 2016With the 15th anniversary of 9/11 falling tomorrow, this was a great display. Let’s hope the game gives us goosebumps too.
France head coach Didier Deschamps has said there are no positives to take from his side’s shock defeat to Turkey in Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier.Les Bleus went down to two first-half goals in ten minutes, with Kaan Ayhan opening the scoring before Cengiz Under doubled Turkey’s advantage.World Cup holders France failed to muster a single shot on target across the 90 minutes despite fielding a strong side, and the defeat leaves them three points behind the Turks in Group H. 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? Deschamps made a double change at half-time, bringing off Blaise Matuidi and Lucas Digne for Kingsley Coman and Ferland Mendy, but to no availAfter the game the head coach, who has won the World Cup as a player and a manager – one of just three men to do so – wasted no time in laying the blame for defeat at the door of his players.“When there is a collective performance like this, there is nothing to retain positive,” the 50-year-old told TF1 .“We did not play our game against a team that played as they like, and we were not present.“If we play with no intentions, even though we are world champions, this is what happens.“We took a good slap tonight and we will analyse it. There is nothing else to say.“Congratulations to Turkey and we should return to our basics.”Turkey did not come close to qualifying for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, finishing fourth in Group I behind Iceland, eventual finalists Croatia and Ukraine.In February of this year they turned to Senol Gunes, who oversaw the side the last time they did make the World Cup in 2002.The turnaround in form has been marked, and they have now won all five games during his second spell in charge.This result is the most impressive of that run, which has seen wins over relative minnows Albania, Moldova and Uzbekistan, with a friendly win over Greece Gunes’ biggest previous scalp.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during warmups before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Few Ohio State football players have been more loved by the Buckeyes’ fan base than Braxton Miller and Ezekiel Elliott. They’re two of the best to play under Urban Meyer and both accomplished a ridiculous amount during their time in Columbus.Now, Miller and Elliott are both in the NFL. They’re both in the same state, actually.Miller is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans. Elliott is a running back for the Dallas Cowboys.Today, Miller took to social media to post a cool photo of himself and Elliott.“Dope or nope?” he asked his fans.Check it out:We vote “Dope.” pic.twitter.com/SwZk7sNy13— Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 12, 2018That’s pretty clearly “dope.”Miller and Elliott are set to meet up again in the preseason. The Cowboys are taking on the Texans on Aug. 30.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC’s football program got the win it needed on Friday night, rallying from a first-half deficit to scrape by Washington State at home.It’s been a tough start to the year for the Trojans, who have already lost twice this season. USC was beaten by Stanford earlier in the year and was blown out by Texas last weekend.Clay Helton had a promising start to his career as USC’s head coach, but he’s starting to see his name pop up on some “hot seat” lists.The “hot seat” talk was developing quite a bit on Friday night. An NFL head coach was actually named a candidate for the USC job if it was to open up.“If Clay Helton gets fired, good luck finding an obvious USC candidate,” USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken tweeted. “Best name is Mike Tomlin but I’d be a bit surprised if he wanted to coach in college.”If Clay Helton gets fired, good luck finding an obvious USC candidate. I’ve had a few conversations on that topic this week and it’s a ??♂️. Best name is Mike Tomlin but I’d be a bit surprised if he wanted to coach in college.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 22, 2018Of course, this is all speculative, and we’re still just a couple of weeks into the 2018 regular season.Still, Helton is going to need to turn things around in a major way moving forward for all of this “hot seat” talk to go away heading into 2019.USC is set to play at Arizona next Saturday.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: # of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels # of the Clemson Tigers during their game on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson is in somewhat of a panic mode against Syracuse this afternoon. The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in the latest top 25 polls, are trailing the Orange, 16-7, as we head into halftime in Death Valley.Trevor Lawrence, making his first-career start for the Tigers, had to leave the game toward the end of the first half. He took a big blow to the head during a scamper down the sideline.Clemson, of course, is now without both Lawrence and former starter Kelly Bryant, who opted to transfer following Dabo Swinney’s decision.Tigers fans are obviously wishing that Bryant would have decided to stay put. He’d be playing for Clemson right now if he had.ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge was critical of Bryant’s decision during this afternoon’s broadcast on ABC. He called “selfish.”Todd Blackledge calling Kelly Bryant’s transfer from Clemson “selfish” on the #SYRvsCLEM broadcast. Says he didn’t put program first. Get. Out. Of. Here.— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) September 29, 2018The problem with this logic is that players in Bryant’s situation should be selfish. You only get four seasons of college football and Bryant has just one left. He deserves to be a starting college football quarterback and he wasn’t going to get that with the Tigers unless an unpredictable injury happened.Bryant spoke to the Greenville News about his decision. He says he felt like Swinney’s decision was a “slap in the face” and that he had to do what was best for him.“I feel like it’s what’s best for me and my future,” Bryant said in an exclusive interview with The Greenville News. “I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don’t feel like I’ve gotten a fair shot.”***“They asked me how I felt about it,” Bryant said, recalling his meeting with Swinney. “I was like, ‘I’m not discrediting Trevor. He’s doing everything asked of him, but on my side of it, I feel like I haven’t done anything to not be the starter. I’ve been here. I’ve waited my turn. I’ve done everything y’all have asked me to do, plus more.’“I’ve never been a distraction. I’ve never been in trouble with anything. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face.”Clemson and Syracuse, meanwhile, are set to resume their game on ABC momentarily.