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  • PAOK Stays 1st, Beats Levadiakos 2-1

    first_imgATHENS — Giorgos Tzavelas and Facundo Pereyra scored a goal each to lead PAOK to a 2-1 victory at Levadiakos in the Greek league on Dec. 21.Tzavelas opened the scoring in the 11th and Pereyra added another in the 51st. Emmanuel Kone pulled one back in the 80th and Levadiakos missed several chances to level in the last 10 minutes.Both teams played with 10 men from the 23rd, when Tzavelas and Levadiakos’ Vangelis Mantzios were sent off for shoving each other.Levadiakos missed a number of big chances to equalize, but PAOK held on for a critical win. But the other big event of the night came when Olympiakos player Eric Abidal got a standing ovation from fans of both teams as he played his last game of his career, only four months after joining the team.PAOK remains a point ahead of defending champion Olympiakos, which won 5-0 at Kalloni on Dec. 20. Asteras Tripolis beat Xanthi 2-1 to keep third.Also, Ergotelis beat Giannena 2-1, and Atromitos drew 2-2 at Panionios. Panetolikos vs. Niki Volos was cancelled because Niki owes money to two former players. Panetolikos was handed a 3-0 win and Niki was decked three points.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • 10 months agoChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contract

    first_imgChris Smalling signs new Man Utd contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract.The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” Mourinho said. “Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • a month agoRoma striker Dzeko delighted for Mkhitaryan after goalscoring debut

    first_imgRoma striker Dzeko delighted for Mkhitaryan after goalscoring debutby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma striker Edin Dzeko was delighted for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in their 4-2 defeat of Sassuolo.On-loan Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan scored on his debut.Dzeko said, “He is a top level player. “I told him, you scored twice against Bosnia for Armenia, now you need to get a goal here too! And he did. When he gets settled in, he’ll do even better.”Dzeko was also on the scoresheet for the win. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 days agoRafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigo

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Rafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigoby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafinha Alcántara admits if he hadn’t joined Celta Vigo he would have stayed at Barcelona. The midfielder cut ties with Barca this past summer.”You have a phrase ‘from the heart’ which sums up what the players who have come feel for the club,” said Rafinha. “If it wasn’t for Celta I wouldn’t have left, I’d have stayed at Barcelona.”His father Mazinho played at Celta. “It’s something that you have from little, that you feel, you can’t explain it,” added Rafinha. last_img read more

  • Video: 4-Star WR Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg’s Son, Commits To UCLA

    first_imgCordell Broadus commits to UCLA on ESPNU, with his father Snoop Dogg with him.Snoop Dogg’s son will be a UCLA Bruin. Wednesday afternoon four-star wide receiver Cordell Broadus announced he has committed to UCLA. Snoop Dogg, of course, is a major USC fan and has often been seen on the Trojans’ sideline over the past 10-15 years. That USC fandom has come to an end, though, the father says. Broadus, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect out of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada), was reportedly considering the Bruins, USC, Arizona State and Notre Dame. “We’re Bruins now.” -Snoop Dogg pic.twitter.com/3pbVh86qVD— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) February 4, 2015UCLA’s 2015 class ranks No. 9 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

  • Commentary Ohio State footballs tarnished reputation worst punishment for NCAA infractions

    Vacate the games. Slash scholarships. Fire the coach. However the NCAA decides to punish the Ohio State football program can’t be worse than the damage that’s already been done. The program’s previously impeccable reputation is dead, or at best, is on life support. OSU hasn’t always been considered the best team in the country, but it was always considered clean and transparent. Sure, there were a few bumps in the road, such as Troy Smith taking money from a booster and Maurice Clarett’s litany of offenses — but the issues were always dealt with and appeared to be isolated incidents. The overall reputation of the program was upheld. Until recently, the lowest I ever saw OSU fans was walking out of the Horseshoe after the Buckeyes lost to USC in 2009. After losing back-to-back national championships and a series of big games, OSU and coach Jim Tressel had the reputation that they couldn’t win the big one. They beat up on the weaker Big Ten teams, but when put on a big stage with some real competition, they choked because they just weren’t good enough. Buckeye fans hated that reputation. It ate them up. The USC game in 2009 was a chance for redemption and the Bucks lost on an 86-yard touchdown drive led by a kid fresh out of high school. It broke hearts. Walking out of that stadium, I remember OSU fans yelling and groaning in utter despair. One image that’s burned into my memory is two middle-aged OSU fans with their faces completely covered in scarlet paint nose-to-nose, ready to fight. I thought that was rock bottom for OSU. It couldn’t get any worse than that. I was wrong. At least OSU still had dignity. At least it still ran a clean program. Or so we thought. The Buckeyes might have had the reputation that they couldn’t win the big game in 2009, but it was still better than having the reputation of cheaters. Winning a few prime-time games and consecutive BCS contests can eliminate the “can’t win the big game” stigma, but cheating is an entirely different issue. Not only are the fans left to wonder if what they’ve cheered so passionately during the past 10 years was real, but the program’s reputation has been tarnished. In college football, reputation matters. OSU has seen the benefit of a good reputation in the past. The Buckeyes have received BCS at-large bids over teams with similar résumés, and they often have gotten the edge in the polls over unproven teams with identical records. Other factors obviously are in play, but reputation is a factor. Now that OSU’s image is in the gutter, these benefits may start to disappear. OSU will truly have to earn everything. Nothing will be handed to the program. It seems inevitable that the NCAA’s punishments will have some effect on the program’s future, but the damaged reputation will have lingering effects long after the punishments expire. The cheating reputation is now a permanent facet of OSU football history, and that’s what hurts the most. read more

  • Mina hints that Barcelona future is in doubt

    first_imgBarcelona defender Yerry Mina has hinted that his future at the club is in doubt after stating that he intends to take some time out before making any final decisions following Colombia’s World Cup exitThe 23-year-old has impressed in Russia on the back of becoming just the second Colombian player to have scored in three successive matches in the tournament with James Rodriguez being the other from four years ago.Mina cancelled out Harry Kane’s opening goal in the third minute of stoppage-time to hand Colombia an unexpected lifeline at Moscow.However, his efforts proved to be in vain with England coming from behind to take a 4-3 victory in a penalty shoot-out.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Now the World Cup is over, Mina must now decide what he will do with his future with Liverpool understood to be keen on signing him this summer following a difficult start at Barcelona.“In my head, I’m going back to Barca,” he told Mundo Deportivo.“Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer.”The Colombian centre-back played just six times by Barcelona last season after completing his move from Palmeiras in January.last_img read more

  • Eric Dier 2018 has been a very special year for England

    first_imgEngland’s exploits in 2018 should go down as one of the nation’s greatest years in history, says Eric DierThe Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia for the first time since 1990 and only narrowly lost out to Croatia for a spot in final.However, on Sunday, England got their revenge by coming back from a goal down to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and book a place for June’s UEFA Nations League’s semi-finals.Aside from that, England also enjoyed memorable victories over Spain and Sweden this year.“2018 has been the best year I’ve experienced as an England player,” Dier told Standard Sport.“It has been very special with what happened at the World Cup and now beating Spain and Croatia. There hasn’t been a year like this for England in a long, long time.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are now going to play a second semi-final in the space of 12 months and it’s fantastic for us. The most important thing is we use that knowledge in the best possible way.”Gareth Southgate’s side head into the Nations League finals in Portugal this summer in search of the nation’s first major silverware since 1966.“Our aim has always been just to win this competition. We are really excited now,” added Dier.“We wanted to get through the group and it was an extremely difficult one against two top teams. now we want to win everything we are involved in.“Beating Croatia shows the progress we have made since July. We are constantly trying to improve, this is just another step along the way. But we know we can get even better.“We could have gone in two directions after the World Cup — we wanted to develop and build on it and I feel we have done that. At the same time, we have to continue to do this. Our potential is huge and it is up to us to fulfil it.”last_img read more

  • Alli praises Pochettino for keeping Spurs fresh

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has praised manager Mauricio Pochettino’s capability to make subtle changes to keep the squad fresh during the busy festive period.The England midfielder revealed the team was overconfident during their shock 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final game of last year.Alli also dismissed suggestions that Pochettino will prioritize some competitions as the club look to end their 10-year trophy drought.“Some people maybe expect you to prioritize different things but I believe we have a strong squad,” said Alli, according to Daily Mail.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have players who work hard in the gym and on the training field to make sure we’re fully fit and the manager makes changes. He’s very good at that.”“When you’re going into different competitions, you can’t take your foot off the gas but you’ve got to be consistent and keep up your top level.”“We had been in great form before Wolves and maybe we got a little bit carried away with ourselves. Maybe we just thought we would win the game. But you can’t do that if you want to win things.”last_img read more