About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea No2 Zola: Ampadu has very important future hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea No2 Gianfranco Zola admits they’re delighted with the progress of Ethan Ampadu.Ahead of facing FA Cup opponents Nottingham Forest today, Zola discussed the teen.Ampadu committed his future to Stamford Bridge in September with a new five-year deal and assistant manager Zola stated he is highly rated at the club.The Blues legend said: “Ampadu is… when we spoke about Ampadu, me and a lot of staff, everybody shares the same opinion: he’s going to become an important player for this club.”He has intelligence, he has attitude. He has all the, in my opinion, qualities to become a top player. As a staff we value him a lot and when there is an opportunity he will get time.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Henrik Larsson linked with Southend jobby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is being linked with a return to England.The Daily Mail says he has emerged as a target for Southend United.The League One side want to bring in the Swedish icon to replace Kevin Bond.The Shrimps side have been without a manager for two weeks.They remain winless this season in the league and lost 4-3 at Shrewsbury last night.They’ve lost seven and drawn one of their eight games so far this campaign.Larsson quit as Helsingborgs boss last month over the alleged level of “verbal insults” he received.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea attacker Willian wanted by Juventusby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea attacker Willian is wanted by Juventus.The Telegraph say the Turin club intends to move for the Brazilian next summer, when his contract with the Londoners expires.Willian’s agreement with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2020 – and so far negotiations for its extension have not been successful .The 31-year-old striker moved to Chelsea in 2013 from Anzhi. During his time with Chelsea, Willian has played 203 matches in the Premier League and scored 28 goals.
Kareem Walker is the No. 1 running back in the 2016 and he’s committed to play at Ohio State. You probably don’t remember him committing, Buckeye fans, because he made his pledge during your team’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s understandable. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound back out of Wayne, New Jersey, is ranked the No. 9 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s talented enough to become one of the best running backs the Buckeyes have ever had – and they’ve had plenty. Former Ohio State greats Archie Griffin (1974, ’75) and Eddie George (1995) both won the Heisman Trophy during their time in Columbus. Could Walker become the third running back in Ohio State history to win the award (or, possibly, the fourth if Ezekiel Elliot takes it home in 2015)? Here he is posing in a Buckeye uniform with the trophy. Tb #BuckeyeNation #Heisman pic.twitter.com/gqMKyEFW26— AlⓂ️ightyReem (@_KareemWalker) January 19, 2015Ohio State currently has five commitments in the 2016 class – one five-star (Walker) and four four-stars.
Nigel Hayes is a smart young man. Following Wisconsin’s Elite Eight victory against Arizona, the Badgers’ sophomore forward was asked about Kentucky, his team’s potential opponent in the Final Four. Hayes, who scored eight points in the West Region final, refused to say anything about the undefeated Wildcats. He cited what happened to West Virginia and victory-guaranteeing Daxter Miles as the reason for his decision to keep quiet. Does Nigel Hayes want Kentucky? “I’m not going to go down that road. A young man tried that a couple days ago, and it didn’t work too well.”— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 29, 2015Hayes knows not to poke the bear. The bear is currently in a dogfight against Notre Dame, though. The Wildcats and the Fighting Irish are tied at halftime, 31-31. The game is being televised on TBS.
Will FulerNo. 9 Notre Dame used some luck of the Irish to pull out a 34-27 victory over Virginia on the road. With starting quarterback Malik Zaire out of the game with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, and his team trailing 27-26, back-up QB DeShone Kizer took the team downfield in the final minutes, tossing the game winning touchdown to wide receiver Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining. Fuller’s game-winning score stunned the upset-minded Cavalier faithful. pic.twitter.com/o92NxfHftl— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 12, 2015Wow. What a gut-wrenching loss for Mike London and the Cavs, and what an escape for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.
The Women’s World Cup group stage has ended, with tournament favourites France and the U.S. women’s team having qualified for the knockout phases with ease.The last 16 round of the competition is set to begin soon, with some of the most exciting of the action still to come.Goal has rounded up who each team could potentially face off with in the last 16. 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? Which teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup last 16? The top two placed teams from each of the six groups, plus the four best-placed third teams, will qualify for the knockout stage.The group stage is set to conclude on June 20, at which the full last 16 schedule and teams involved will be confirmed. Group Winners Runners-up Third-placed teams A France 🇫🇷 Norway 🇳🇴 Nigeria 🇳🇬 B Germany 🇩🇪 Spain 🇪🇸 China PR 🇨🇳 C Italy 🇮🇹 Australia 🇦🇺 Brazil 🇧🇷 D England 🏴 Japan 🇯🇵 N/A E Netherlands 🇳🇱 Canada 🇨🇦 Cameroon 🇨🇲 F USWNT 🇺🇸 Sweden 🇸🇪 N/A *correct as of June 20, 2019. Group A permutations France have assured qualification to the last 16 round with three wins out of three, topping their group and earning a last 16 clash with the third-placed finisher of Group C which is Brazil.It gets increasingly interesting for France as they could potentially meet with the USWNT in the quarter-final stage, should both sides win their round of 16 clashes.Second-placed Norway , who advanced with six points, will face the runners-up of Group C which is Australia.Third-placed Nigeria qualified to set up a meeting with Group B winners Germany.Group B permutations Germany finished top of their group with ease, registering three straight victories against China, Spain and South Africa, and will face Nigeria.Runners-up Spain finished above third-placed China based on goal difference and will meet with the USWNT.China , who have guaranteed a top-four third-placed finish with their draw against Spain, will face off against Italy, the winners of Group C.Group C permutations The standings of Group C were not confirmed until the final matchday, with Italy topping their group followed by Australia in second place Brazil qualifying as the third-ranked team.Italy will meet with the third-placed finisher of B which is China.Group C runners-up Australia will go on to face Norway in the round of 16, while third-placed Brazil setting up a meeting with Group A winners France.Group D permutations England and Japan have qualified in Group D, with the Lionesses having topped their group with three straight wins.Phil Neville’s side will clash with third place of Group E or F, which will be Cameroon or Chile.Second-place finisher Japan will then face the winners of Group E, which is the Netherlands.The third-place Group D finisher Argentina did not qualify to make it to the knockout phases.Group E permutations The likes of the Netherlands and Canada have confirmed their qualification, finishing in first and second place respectively.The winner of Group E (the Netherlands) will face the runners-up of Group D, which is Japan.The Group E runner-up (Canada) will then face the runner-up of Group F, which will be either the USWNT or Sweden.The third place Group E finisher ( Cameroon ) will set up a clash with Group D winners England.Group F permutations The USWNT may have an aggregate score of 16-0 after their first two group games, annihilating both Thailand and Chile, and topped their group after defeating Sweden 2-0 in their final group game.They will meet with Spain in the next round, setting up a potential quarter-final battle with France should both sides win their last 16 games.The Group F runners-up Sweden will then meet with the Group E runners-up Canada.Neither Chile or Thailand qualified for the knockout stages as the third-ranked team.
14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /AllsportWeek 1 of the college football season was marred by weather delays and cancellations. Although this weekend has been better on the weather front, it looks like we’re headed for a delay in Tennessee.Tennessee and East Tennessee State are headed for a delay after lightning strikes in the area.The Volunteers and the Buccaneers are battling it out in Knoxville from Neyland Stadium. Tennessee curently holds a 10-0 advantage early in the second quarter of the game.Although the team hasn’t scored yet, East Tennessee State isn’t going anywhere. The Buccaneers are nearly equal with the Volunteers in terms or yards gained during the first quarter.Lightning in the area for #Vols #ETSU game.Delayed.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) September 8, 2018A new kickoff time has yet to be named at this point, but lightning strikes usually delay the games for at least 30 minutes.We’ll update you on the latest with a new kickoff time when it becomes known.We’ll have to wait and see if the delay works in either team’s favor.
A 4-year-old boy that was hit by a car on gameday of an SEC college football game has passed away, the school announced on Monday night.The child was hit at about 2 p.m. E.T. on Saturday while on campus for Kentucky’s football game this past weekend.Kentucky.com has more of the tragic details:Marco Lee Shemwell, 4, died Monday at UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to the University of Kentucky.The child was hit around 2 p.m. Saturday while he and his family were waiting to cross Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive, according to police.The driver, 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil, was driving east on Cooper and his car might have “veered off the road a little bit,” Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder said Saturday.Our thoughts are with the child’s family. May he rest in peace.
LAWRENCE, KS – AUGUST 30: Memorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats on August 30, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. Northwestern defeated Kansas 28-20. (Photo by Dave Kaup/Getty Images)Kansas football may be a bit improved from recent years, but things haven’t gotten so much better that the staff is safe. Today, head coach David Beaty made a big move.Doug Meachem, the team’s offensive coordinator, is out after a 2-4 start to the season.The decision comes after a 38-22 loss to West Virginia on Saturday.David Beaty made the Doug Meachem announcement moments ago.From Kansas:Beaty Announces Offensive Staff Change pic.twitter.com/IBRIioxRQ1— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) October 10, 2018Via the team’s release:“Kansas football head coach David Beaty announced Wednesday that he has dismissed offensive coordinator Doug Meachem. Beaty said the coordination of the offense will be a team effort, but that he will have final say regarding in-game play calling. In addition, Beaty will work directly with the quarterbacks.‘I appreciate Doug and all the work he put in during his time at Kansas,’ said Beaty. ‘None of us are satisfied with the progress we are making on the offensive side of the ball. We hope that with this change we are better able to put out players in the best position to be successful.’”Meachem was a big hire for Kansas ahead of the 2017 season, when Beaty hired him away from TCU. He split offensive coordinator duties with Sonny Cumbie as a member of the Horned Frogs staff. Cumbie remains in Fort Worth.The announcement comes ahead of Kansas’ bye week. The Jayhawks return to the field on Oct. 20 at Texas Tech.