Dybala in awe of Juventus pal Ronaldo: It’s amazingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala admits he’s had to re-adjust his approach at Juventus since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine has recaptured his best form after a slow start to the season.And he said, “Last year, I scored a lot in the league and little in the Champions League. And now, it’s the opposite. But the important thing is that the team wins and plays well. “Great players have arrived and I have a different role, more withdrawn.”We know that Cristiano is more a finisher. Everyone tries to make themselves available to the team and the coach, to find free spaces.”He is 33 years old and he looks like he is 25. For all he does, for his way of training. It’s amazing how to see a player train like that, who has won so much, so many trophies and still wants to win.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG coach Tuchel: Mourinho sacking changes nothingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel insists the sacking of Jose Mourinho doesn’t change their preparations for meeting Manchester United.PSG and United will meet in the Champions League round of 16.”It does not change anything for us,” said Tuchel. “I do not care who is the coach of this or that team. These things are media stuff. There will be a lot of matches before meeting Manchester. “We will talk about our opponent in due time.”
Wolves captain Coady hails Crystal Palace point: We never give inby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says his teammates will never give in after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.Diogo Jota rescued a point with his side five minutes into stoppage time.Coady told the club’s website: “That’s us, that’s how we want to play, that’s how we need to play – when we’re good, when we’re working as a unit and we’re together, strong and organised, that’s when we’re at our best.”In the first-half I think we did that incredibly well, considering the form that we’re in, but I think it’s something, when you come to a place like this, you know how tough it is, everybody knows how tough it is.”When you come and nick a point in the way we did in the last minute – I say nick a point, but we probably should’ve scored a couple more in the first-half as well, so in the end I thought it was a good point.””That will never change from us. We’ve got that embedded within the squad, we’ve got the spirit, we’re all very, very good friends and I think you see that when we come to play.”We’ll never, ever lie down, but we’ve got players who will score goals. We’ll never, ever stop playing, stop playing hard, and luckily it’s happened today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Man Utd striker Van Persie: Solskjaer doesn’t know what he’s doingby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man management.Van Persie was reacting to United’s defeat at Newcastle.”You can see here’s struggling there, if I’m really honest, during that interview,” Van Persie told Optus Sport.”And I get it if you’re manager of Manchester United during this period of time. So he’s searching for words, maybe he chose a few wrong ones there. Because as a player, what does that mean, ‘sorting the players’ heads out’, what does that mean?”If you’re a player you’re a little bit like, ‘my head is fine’. ‘Even though you can see the players are low in confidence, he needs to find a way to reconnect again and to get their confidence high. As a manager, when you’re team is low in confidence get them up, when your team is too high in confidence, when they are becoming a little bit too much, you have to get them back to the middle again. At the moment, based on this interview, and based on what I’ve seen in the game, I’m not sure if he really knows how to find the buttons there.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud wanted by Vancouver Whitecapsby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Olivier Giroud is wanted by MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.Sportsnet650 says the World Cup winner, 33, is being lined up for a move to the other side of the Atlantic after losing his place in Chelsea’s starting XI.It’s reckoned the Whitecaps have already made an audacious move for the former Gunners ace.But Giroud is not interested in moving his family to the Canadian side.And he instead wants to go to either Los Angeles or New York, although Miami, Washington and Chicago are also tempting.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 06: The Ohio State Buckeyes marching band perform before the game against the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State, under Urban Meyer, seems to have a new tradition after putting together incredible football seasons. Back in 2012, the school celebrated the team’s undefeated season (the Buckeyes will ineligible for the postseason that year) by adding a new sign to one of its streets on campus – “12-0 Row.” Today, Ohio State announced that it will be doing the same for this year’s squad – it has announced that a sign with the name “The Undisputed Way” will be on display on Lane Ave.The new street sign for @OhioStAthletics. Undisputed Way. pic.twitter.com/An4rrP39fM— Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) January 24, 2015Clearly, it’s a play-on-words dedicated to the fact that Ohio State was the undisputed national champion this past year. The party is on in Columbus.
Alabama knocked off Auburn, 57-55, in last night’s men’s basketball contest. But as you’d guess, the Crimson Tide faithful on hand were much more interested in talking about what happened between the two schools on the gridiron earlier this year. Per tradition, the Iron Bowl hardware, known as the James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy, was presented by leaders of Auburn’s student government to Alabama head coach Nick Saban at halftime of the contest. And also, per tradition, Auburn’s students were then forced to sing the Crimson Tide fight song – “Yea Alabama.” AL.com captured the footage. Fast-forward to 1:30 to see the Tigers faithful taking part.Props to both sides for showing sportsmanship in what’s easily the nation’s most spirited rivalry.
Ohio State WR Michael ThomasMichael Thomas has shown off his one-hand catching ability before. We even showed you a video of his skills. The Buckeyes’ redshirt junior wide receiver is showing off again. Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver, posted a video of himself making some one-handed catches inside OSU’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center today. Sundayz “I can’t remember the last time I dropped the ball” #blessed #urbancutthelightsoutonmesaidgohome pic.twitter.com/2OrK9KrdIp— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) May 24, 2015It’s a warm Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend and Thomas is inside, getting ready for the 2015 season. That’s a good sign for your team’s chances this fall, Ohio State fans.
PALO ALTO, CA – NOVEMBER 28: DeShone Kizer #14 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish walks off the field after they lost to the Stanford Cardinal on a last-second field goal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)The Trick Shot Monday tradition continues at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish released the first Trick Shot Monday video of the 2015 season earlier tonight. It took place at the team’s barber shop, with back-up quarterback DeShone Kizer winning the competition. Kizer was able to shoot a ping-pong ball through the barber’s pole and into a Gatorade cup below. Tough test for the first trick shot of the year. The Fighting Irish open the 2015 season at home on Saturday against Texas. Kick-off is set for 7:30 PM EST, and the game will be televised on NBC.
Tyrone Mings will not face punishment from the Football Association (FA) following an incident with Nelson Oliveira that left the striker with facial injuries, Reading have confirmed. Mings, who is on loan at Aston Villa from Bournemouth and was making his debut for the Championship club, landed on Oliveira’s face with his studs during Saturday’s 0-0 draw. The Portuguese forward, who was bleeding heavily after the clash, was taken to hospital and his partner Mel Oliveira wrote on Instagram on Monday that Mings ought to “get a lengthy ban”. 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? However, Reading confirmed in a statement released via social media that Mings will not be charged by the FA.”As a club, we ensured that the referee and the FA were fully aware of an incident during Saturday’s match which caused injury to our striker, Nelson Oliveira,” the club posted on Twitter.”But as the incident was seen by the ref at the time, we understand no retrospective action can or will be taken by the FA.”While playing for Bournemouth in March 2017, Mings received a five-match ban for violent conduct after a Football Association panel ruled he deliberately stood on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head during a 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Mings has apologised for the incident and stressed it was purely an accident.