Stafylidis seals Stoke switch

first_imgTransfers Stafylidis seals Stoke switch on short-term loan agreement Joe Wright 22:42 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) kostas stafylidis - cropped Getty Images Transfers Stoke City Stoke City v Huddersfield Town Augsburg Premier League Bundesliga Paul Lambert has made the Greece international defender his first signing since replacing Mark Hughes as the new boss at the bet365 Stadium Stoke City have announced the signing of Kostas Stafylidis from Augsburg on loan until the end of the season.The Greece international reportedly arrived in England for a medical on Wednesday and has now finalised his switch to the bet365 Stadium.He is Stoke’s second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of Moritz Bauer from Rubin Kazan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s official website: “Having played in Germany himself, Paul Lambert is a keen observer of the Bundesliga and I know he has been impressed by what he has seen of Kostas in action for Augsburg.”We have moved quickly to add to our defensive resources by bringing him to the club and we’re delighted to have secured his services until the end of the season.”#SCFC are delighted to confirm the signing of Greek international defender Kostas Stafylidis on loan from @FCAugsburg pic.twitter.com/5DLniC3OJa — Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 18, 2018 Stafylidis could make his debut for Stoke against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.last_img read more

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Aguero hat-trick sinks Newcastle

first_imgManchester City 3 Newcastle United 1: Aguero hat-trick sees pacesetters bounce back Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 03:27 1/21/18 man city-cropped Getty Images Sergio Aguero scored three as Manchester City returned to winning ways against Newcastle United, but they were by no means at their best. Manchester City bounced back from their first Premier League defeat of the season with little difficulty, as Sergio Aguero again tormented Newcastle United by scoring a perfect hat-trick in a 3-1 home win at the Etihad Stadium.Liverpool beat City 4-3 at Anfield last time out, but the runaway leaders rarely looked in danger of dropping further points on Saturday, Aguero taking his tally of goals against Newcastle to a whopping 14.In the first half, the visitors looked like a team whose only plan was to sit back and keep the game goalless for as long as possible. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They managed to hold City at bay for more than half an hour, before Pep Guardiola’s side deservedly ended their resistance 11 minutes prior to the break, Aguero heading in a Kevin De Bruyne cross.Aguero doubled his tally for the day from the penalty spot in the second half, but City became sloppy thereafter and Newcastle grabbed a goal back in style through Jacob Murphy.Further chances fell to Newcastle as they threatened to pull off a shock comeback, yet Aguero killed off their hopes with a fine 83rd-minute finish after Leroy Sane’s incredible solo run, ensuring City again opened up a 12-point lead at the top of the table.FULL-TIME Man City 3-1 NewcastleSergio Aguero’s superb hat-trick means the #PL leaders are 12 points clear at the top again…#MCINEW pic.twitter.com/PbTcGCtKJd— Premier League (@premierleague) January 20, 2018City were all over Newcastle for the entire first half, dominating the ball and keeping their opponents penned into their own defensive third for long periods.However, arguably the best chance of the opening period fell to the visitors in the second minute, as Christian Atsu’s cross fell kindly for Ciaran Clark, who shot straight at Ederson.John Stones followed suit in wasting a decent chance soon after, prodding David Silva’s cut-back wide of the right-hand post.City’s frustration increased when a Raheem Sterling goal was disallowed – correctly – for offside.But their persistence paid off in the 34th minute, as Aguero got the slightest of touches on De Bruyne’s left-wing cross to find the bottom-right corner.De Bruyne nearly added a second shortly after, only for Karl Darlow to get down and tip his deflected effort wide.City’s domination continued into the second half and, although chances hardly flowed, Newcastle’s performance showed nothing to suggest the hosts’ lead was at threat.The lead was eventually increased in the 63rd minute thanks to Aguero’s powerful penalty, converted after Sterling had been clumsily tripped by Javier Manquillo.Newcastle pulled one back out of nowhere soon after, though, as Clark’s pass released Murphy behind City’s defence and the winger produced a brilliant finish to chip the approaching Ederson.The Brazilian nearly gifted Newcastle an equaliser when he spilled shots from Mohamed Diame and Ayoze Perez in quick succession, but City survived and Aguero wrapped things up late on, stroking home left-footed after a remarkable run and cut-back from the excellent Sane.@aguerosergiokun scores the #PL’s 1st perfect hat-trick since he did it himself, against Newcastle, in October 2015#MCINEW @ManCity pic.twitter.com/TDMrisX2BO— Premier League (@premierleague) January 20, 2018 Key Opta stats:- Manchester City are now unbeaten in 21 Premier League matches against Newcastle (W18 D3) – extending their longest unbeaten run against a side in their league history.- Sergio Aguero, who made his 200th league appearance for Man City, has had a hand in 16 goals against Newcastle in 11 appearances in the competition (14 goals, 2 assists).- Raheem Sterling has won more penalties in the Premier League this season than any other player (4).- Oleksandr Zinchenko completed 107 passes in this match, just four fewer than the whole of the Newcastle team combined (111). read morelast_img read more

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Leeds confirm Heckingbottom appointment

first_imgLeeds United Leeds United appoint Heckingbottom as new head coach Goal Last updated 1 year ago 19:42 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Heckingbottom Getty Images Leeds United Championship Barnsley The Championship club have moved to bring in the former Barnsley manager following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen Leeds United have confirmed that they have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach.The 40-year-old has signed a contract until 2019 and has left his role as Barnsley manager, whom he joined in February 2016.Heckingbottom replaces Thomas Christiansen at Elland Road after the former APOEL boss was sacked by the Championship club on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Leeds are currently 10th in the table after 30 matches and have failed to win any of their last seven in all competitions.Heckingbottom led Barnsley to a 14th-placed finish in the Championship last term, having previously won the Football League Trophy and guided the club to a League One play-off final win in 2016.And his first game in charge of his new club will be a Yorkshire derby, with Leeds facing Sheffield United in the Championship on Saturday.Heckingbottom becomes Leeds’s seventh different head coach since May 2014.last_img read more

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Lingard aiming for Man Utd to match 1992 class

first_imgManchester United Lingard wants current Man United crop to match Beckham and the class of ’92 Dejan Kalinic 08:57 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jesse Lingard Paul Pogba Man Utd Premier League Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba Marcus Rashford Premier League The historic group from the early 90s are seen as motivation by one of the new stars at Old Trafford Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard hopes he and his team-mates can emulate the famous class of 1992 by winning multiple trophies.Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have come through United’s youth system, just as the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs did before winning a treble in 1998-99.The 25-year-old Lingard would like to match the heroics of that group with Rashford and Pogba, the latter having returned to United in 2016 after a spell at Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc, and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies,” he told the BBC .”They came through the ranks together, but my [youth] team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did.”Lingard has enjoyed a fine season for Jose Mourinho’s side, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in the Premier League.He is on track to make more than 30 league appearances in a campaign for the first time and Lingard said he was enjoying his football.”It is the start now. I am comfortable in myself and my surroundings so that makes me play stress free and enjoy being on the ball,” Lingard said.. @JesseLingard   @MarcusRashford   @AnthonyMartial  The race to finish the season as #MUFC ‘s second top goalscorer is on!  https://t.co/tKOcuQAAIp pic.twitter.com/leXbfA1DHG — Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 29, 2018 “Consistency, goals and assists – that gets you confidence and puts the thought in the manager’s head that he can’t drop you.”Sometimes games may not go the way you plan it and sometimes you have to do the dirty, gritty stuff well – you have to tackle, you have to run. I learned that when I was young and it is a good feeling to work hard for the team, to get the ball back.”The Premier League looks out of reach for Lingard and company this season, with the club trailing Manchester City by 16 points with eight matches remaining, with the FA Cup, where they face a semi-final against Tottenham on April 21, their last hope of silverware this term.last_img read more

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Buffon stung with three-match UEFA ban

first_imgUEFA Champions League Buffon stung with three-match UEFA ban as Juventus legend considers future options Russell Greaves 22:42 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Buffon-cropedd Bongarts UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Real Madrid v Juventus Juventus The iconic goalkeeper courted controversy with his reaction to referee Michael Oliver during a meeting with Real Madrid and he has now been punished Gianluigi Buffon has been hit with a three-match UEFA ban following his red card against Real Madrid and subsequent outburst at referee Michael Oliver.The Juventus goalkeeper was furious after the English official awarded a last-gasp penalty in April’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid.Juve had been primed for extra time after wiping out a 3-0 first-leg deficit, but Medhi Benatia fouled Lucas Vazquez in the closing stages and Oliver pointed to the spot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Buffon immediately launched into an aggressive and prolonged protest, earning a red card before making further disparaging remarks after the match.He described Oliver as having “a trash can” in his chest instead of a heart.The three-game suspension – which applies to UEFA competitions only – follows two charges against the 40-year-old relating to his dismissal and a contravention of the European governing body’s “general principles of conduct”.Buffon has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, having called time on his long and distinguished Juve career, which saw the Italy legend win nine Serie A titles.UEFA also announced financial and other sanctions against Roma for crowd disturbances in the defeat at Liverpool, while Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow were punished for similar offences in their Europa League meeting in Spain.last_img read more

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NQ TOUCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgNorth Queensland Championships debutant Thuringowa Touch Association claimed the Mens and Womens Open double at the Championships held last weekend in Townsville.Twin cities Thuringowa and Townsville dominated the competition with Townsville also featuring in four of the seven grand finals. Thuringowa and Townsville Blue went head to head in an exciting Womens Open decider, which Thuringowa came out on top 6-4. Danielle Locke starred for Thuringowa and was named Player of the Final, while Townsville’s Jane Royale collected the Player of the Championship award.Thuringowa then made it the Open Championships double, with their Mens Open side defeating Mackay 4-3 in extra time. Joshua Jenner from Mackay claimed Player of the Final, while Justin Clause took home the Championship award.Townsville’s Julie Styles enjoyed a rewarding weekend, leading her Women’s 40 side to a convincing 8-1 victory over Atherton in the final and going on to collect the Player of the Final and the Player of the Championship awards.Townsville managed a clean sweep in the Men’s 30 division, starting with a decisive 8-3 win over Burdekin in the final.  Townsville duo Eddie Pardon (Player of the Final) and Damien Logan (Player of the Championship) were dominant for the home team.Burdekin went three from three in the Men’s 50 division with Ian Kerr and David Mann taking home the player of final and championship awards respectively following the team’s 3-2 win over Townsville.Cairns District Red defeated Mackay 9-6 in the Men’s 40 final and Mackay were victorious against Cairns District in the Women’s 30 final winning 5-3.Cairns District White, contesting the Men’s 40 division, was awarded the team sportsmanship honour. Players were up for selection in the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones representative teams to travel to the Australian 18s tournament later in the year, as well as the National Touch League in March 2007.On the referee front, five regional referees were upgraded to Level 3 accreditation – Debbie Howie (Mt Isa), Jesse Bolton (Charters Towers), Krista Dalamaras (Cairns), Brenten Day (Cairns) and Alwyn Bailey. Richard O’Connor was named Referee of the Championship.last_img read more

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10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe ducks Spurs rumours: But Pochettino?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe ducks Spurs rumours: But Pochettino?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has ducked questions about succeeding Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.Pochettino has been installed as the favourite to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Reports suggest Howe, whose Bournemouth team face Tottenham at Wembley on Boxing Day, could be in contention to replace the Argentinian in north London should that happen.”I’ve got no interest in answering that question,” Howe said at his pre-match press conference when asked about the speculation.Speaking about Pochettino, he added: “The biggest compliment I can give him is that he improves players.”You look at the players that he’s worked with for a consistent period of time, I think they’ve all got better and are now playing at higher levels.”And the team because of that has benefited, so, yeah, an outstanding manager.”He’s definitely someone that I admire, definitely someone that you look at and think has a lot of qualities that you would want in yourself as a manager.”I don’t know him that well but he looks like someone who works incredibly hard, is very committed to his club, and does all the right things.” last_img read more

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10 months agoBrighton matchwinner Locadia delighted for debutant Button

first_imgBrighton matchwinner Locadia delighted for debutant Buttonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton matchwinner Jurgen Locadia was delighted for David Button after victory over Everton.The Dutchman praised goalkeeper Button following a fine Premier League debut between the sticks, and explained how Albion can take momentum from this result heading into the West Ham United match.“It’s hard for any goalkeeper to come into a team without any game rhythm. Maty [Ryan] has played every game, so David did very well and had a really good game today.“Overall we’ve played well lately. We were unlucky against Bournemouth, we created a lot of chances and didn’t score. But I think we’ve played some good football recently, and we need that to continue.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWife of Man City boss Guardiola returns to Spain

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wife of Man City boss Guardiola returns to Spainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has returned to Spain.The Mirror says Cristina will be returning to Barcelona to better manage her business interests, which are based in Catalonia.Cristina has been living with her husband in Manchester for the past three years, often commuting for her work. They have been married since May 2014, and have three children together: Marius, Maria, and Valentina. Two of their children will be left behind with Pep, while he tries to steer Manchester City back on track in the title race. last_img read more

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Photo: An 8-Year-Old Wrote A Letter To OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott, Thinks He Should Win Nobel Peace Prize

first_img8-year old's letter to Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott.The best fan letter of the year has been written by Jacob Taylor, an eight-year-old Ohio State fan from St. Petersburg, Fla. Jacob, who plays baseball, basketball and football, is an avid admirer of Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliott, so he wrote a hand-written note and sent it to the future Heisman candidate. He loves Elliott so much he thinks the Ohio State star should “win the Nobel Peace Prize.” Here’s the letter, originally pointed out by Eleven Warriors. @EzekielElliott my 8 year old son wrote you this letter. He is changing to #15 next season. #rolemodel pic.twitter.com/1MIBs8dnzL— Beth Taylor (@taylor1019) February 13, 2015Hopefully Jacob will be receiving a letter in the mail from his favorite player sometime soon. [11W]last_img read more

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Everyone Thinks This College Football Coach Is About To Get Fired

first_imgMemorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats.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)A major college athletics program fired its AD today. Now, everyone thinks the head football coach is about to be fired, too.Kansas’ chancellor announced this morning that athletic director Sheahon Zenger has been fired. Based on how dismal the Jayhawks’ football program has been lately, most believe the decision had to do with the gridiron.The Jayhawks’ football coach, David Beaty, has been the team’s head coach for three seasons. He’s won three total games.The writing appears to be on the wall.With Zenger gone, David Beaty better win some games this year. Gotta think four wins are a must for him to keep his job.— Rock Chalk Blog (@RockChalkBlog) May 21, 2018Interestingly in the KU release, chancellor Douglas Girod notes David Beaty will remain football coach: “I spoke with Coach Beaty and shared my expectation that he will continue recruiting hard and getting his team ready for the season.”— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 21, 2018A reminder of the schedule where KU head coach David Beaty will be looking for wins: pic.twitter.com/yEsKvELiEf— Elliot Metz (@thatelliotmetz) May 21, 2018So David Beaty gets, what, three games to show improvement before he gets shown the door as well?— Blake Schuster (@Schustee) May 21, 2018David Beaty right now #KUfball pic.twitter.com/lgDHsPXyJC— FireZenger (@wadsworthless87) May 21, 2018Probably not a good sign for former Irving Mac coach, A&M assistant David Beaty. https://t.co/9mIHJPzudB— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) May 21, 2018Not that David Beaty wasn’t already in need of a better season, but with a new AD coming in, one would imagine it’s either win *a lot more* this year or the new AD will go get his guy.— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) May 21, 2018A new athletic director typically wants to bring their own coaches in. Obviously, that won’t be happening with the men’s basketball program, as Bill Self can lead the Jayhawks for as long as he wants. But a change in football coach is now very possible, and probably even likely.Kansas will need a big season for Beaty to stick around. The Jayhawks open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Nicholls State.last_img read more

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4-Star Recruit Spurns SEC Powers With Surprise Commitment Decision

first_imgA general view of Memphis' football stadium.Four-star defensive end Eric Gregory has offers from many of the top programs in the SEC. Auburn, LSU, and Tennessee are among the schools that have offered the IMG Academy standout. He’s made a decision, and as of now, he’s not going to play in the SEC… or the Power Five at all.Gregory transferred to IMG from Memphis Central High School. Now, he’s set to make a move back home. He has reportedly committed to the Memphis Tigers.Gregory is back in his hometown visiting Mike Norvell’s program for a big recruiting weekend. Today, he made the call, per 247Sports:Four-star defensive end Eric Gregory has committed to the Memphis Tigers according to a source.Gregory had other offers from Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee before picking the Tigers this weekend. He was on campus as part of a big weekend of visitors for the Tigers. MemphisAs 247Sports’ Jonah Jordan points out, Memphis could be putting together a historic class, with Eric Gregory as a cornerstone.Head coach Mike Norvell’s class of 2019 now stands at No. 52 in the nation with three commitments. According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Gregory is ranked No. 235 in the nation and 17 at the weak-side defensive position. He is the fifth highest ranked recruit the Tigers have ever brought in right behind Obinna Eze who was ranked 206th in the nation.[…]The commitments of Keveon Mullins and Gregory means this is the first class in the history of the 247Sports Composite Rankings that Memphis has two four-stars in the same class. Mullins is the seventh highest ranked commit in the history of the Memphis program.Gregory also holds offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina. Obviously, there is a lot of time left in this recruiting cycle, but as of now he is set to be the second blue-chip member of Memphis’s class, which is currently ranked No. 52 in the country with just three commits.He is the No. 235 overall player in the class of 2019. 247 ranks him No. 17 among weak-side defensive ends, and No. 37 in the state of Florida.Last year, as a junior at Memphis Central, Gregory recorded 56 tackles, with 16 going for a loss, and 12 sacks. He is transferring down to IMG in Bradenton, Florida for his senior year.[247Sports]last_img read more

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A Former Pac-12 Football Player Is Reportedly “Fighting For His Life”

first_imgGenera view of Reser Stadium.CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)Former Oregon State linebacker Keith Pankey is dealing with a significant health issue after emergency heart surgery, according to a GoFundMe set up to assist him.According to the GoFundMe, Pankey became ill shortly after a fishing trip in early August. A trip to urgent care eventually resulted in Pankey being sent for emergency open heart surgery.Pankey apparently suffered a ruptured aorta which nearly killed him and left him “fighting for his life” as of last week.Keith had ten hour heart surgery early Saturday morning. He needed a valve replacement in his heart. He had an aortic rupture  that just about killed him. Because this wasn’t enough hardship, sometime during his ten hour surgery Keith suffered from a heart attack. He is currently at OHSU in critical condition. Critical, but alive.The funds raised here will go to Keith to help with the medical expenses he is incurring. Doctors are working around the clock to keep Keith moving in the right direction. We are trying to alleviate any unnecessary stress for him once he opens his eyes.Former #GoBeavs LB Keith Pankey in a fight for his life. Prayers to him and his family. https://t.co/0JOfdPjqnu— Angie Machado (@AngieMachado1) August 19, 2018Fortunately, it looks like Pankey is making some progress, according to 247 Sports’ Angie Machado’s latest update today.Still in hospital, but as of last night just released from the ICU. Long road of recovery ahead.— Angie Machado (@AngieMachado1) August 29, 2018Pankey played at Oregon State from 2007-2010. He is currently a police officer in Springfield, Oregon and has made some headlines in that role.Pankey is also the son of former Penn State star and NFL offensive lineman Irv Pankey.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Issues Strong Statement About His Love For Ohio State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 30, 2017 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Ohio State won 56-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is currently speaking at his first weekly press conference of the 2018 college football season.Meyer, who was suspended for the first three games of the year as a result of Ohio State’s investigation into the Zach Smith saga, can return to the sideline this weekend. The Buckeyes are hosting Tulane on Saturday.The Ohio State head coach has discussed a number of things in this afternoon’s press conference, but he made one thing very clear – his love for the school has not wavered throughout this process.“My love for Ohio State is unwavering, never more so now,” Meyer said.Meyer said his relationship with Ohio State’s athletic director is still great, too.“I’m as close to [athletic director] Gene Smith as anybody,” Meyer added.Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN.last_img read more

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Injury Update For Mascot Who Suffered A Brutal Injury During Game

first_imgcolorado mascot gets escorted off the fieldColorado’s mascot, Chip, suffered a brutal injury during a game a couple of weeks ago. He accidentally fired off a T-shirt cannon right into his groin area.Chip was down on the field for a couple of minutes and then had to be escorted off of the field.It was tough to watch.The T-shirt! His groin! It works on so many levels! pic.twitter.com/L5vroxY2sm— Dan Lucero (@danluceroshow) September 19, 2018Thankfully, Chip will be back soon. He’s being listed as “probable” for Saturday’s game.From Ralphie Report:Chip has been in recovery this week and should be ready to go for Friday. There’s a chance he won’t be 100%, but Chip could still be a difference-maker.Colorado and UCLA are set to kick off at 9 p.m. E.T. on Friday.last_img read more

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Major College Football Assistant Coach Reportedly Getting Fired

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Fans watch the USC Trojans and the Ohio State Buckeyes compete at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 35-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)USC is keeping Clay Helton as its head coach for the 2019 season, but it looks like Helton isn’t done making changes to his staff.According to a new report from FootballScoop.com, USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin will not return. Martin has been the Trojans’ OC since 2016 and has been on-staff since 2012 in a variety of roles.Martin had his play-calling duties stripped by Helton earlier in the season, though he remained involved in game-planning.In addition to Martin, FootballScoop is reporting that defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford is also out.Sources: Tee Martin will not return at USC https://t.co/kNLh0v3oWq— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 27, 2018Martin and Bradford make four Trojans assistants on their way out. Quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis left to become the offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky and defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze announced his departure earlier today.✌?Fight on Trojan Family pic.twitter.com/QNLAbEfoLD— Coach Kenechi Udeze (@CoachKU_USC) November 27, 2018With Martin out, it will be interesting to see if USC pursues Kliff Kingsbury as its new OC. Kingsbury was fired as the head coach of Texas Tech over the weekend.Whatever happens, the staff will look a lot different next fall.last_img read more

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Gus Malzahn Makes Big Assistant Coach Hire At Auburn

first_imgGus Malzahn coaching on the sideline for Auburn.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers reacts after a touchdown by the Alabama Crimson Tide was overturned after review during the fourth quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Auburn has made an offensive coordinator hire.Gus Malzahn, who’s attempting to shake up his assistant coaching staff heading into the 2019 season, has plucked Memphis’ offensive coordinator.Auburn announced this evening that it has hired Memphis’ offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham.Dillingham was one of the youngest offensive coordinators in the country this year, entering the season at 28 years old.Welcome to the Auburn Family QB Coach & Offensive Coordinator @KennyDillingham!2018 Fast Facts:1⃣ 3,000+ Yd Passer2⃣ 1,000+ Yd Rushers1⃣ 1,000+ Yd Receiver? » https://t.co/WLNBIaL7GC#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/yUNqNibz0C— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 10, 2018From Auburn:Auburn football has named Kenny Dillingham quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, head coach Gus Malzahn announced Sunday. Dillingham has been on the University of Memphis staff the past three seasons, most recently as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.Moving forward, Malzahn will return to offensive play calling duties for Auburn, as he did during his first three years as the Tigers’ head coach. Additionally, Kodi Burns will add the role of passing game coordinator to his responsibilities.“Kenny is one of the rising stars in our profession, coaching two top 10 nationally ranked offenses the last two years,” Malzahn said. “Because of Kenny’s energy, intelligence and genuine care for his players, he’s been highly successful coaching quarterbacks and is an outstanding recruiter, while working closely with Mike Norvell in developing one of the nation’s top offenses.”Dillingham helped Memphis in 2018 to impressive offensive numbers, ranking fourth nationally in total offense (534.3 ypg), third in rushing offense (285.5 ypg) and seventh in scoring offense (43.6 ppg).You can view the full release here.last_img read more

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Trace McSorley Writes Note To Penn State Fans

first_imgTrace McSorley looks on during a play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)In his final game with Penn State, Trace McSorley displayed his athleticism and toughness that made him one of the most loved players to ever represent the Nittany Lions.Even though Penn State lost to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl, McSorley had 321 total yards and three touchdowns. Despite dealing with a significant foot injury during the game, the dual-threat quarterback nearly mounted an epic comeback against the Wildcats.With his career over as a member of the Nittany Lions, McSorley will leave the program knowing he broke several school records.McSorley almost defeated Sam Darnold and USC in the 2017 Rose Bowl and defeated Washington in last season’s Fiesta Bowl. His ability to handle the spotlight in Happy Valley allowed him to thrive during any big moment.Now that his time at Penn State has come to an end, McSorley wrote a heartwarming post on Instagram to his supporters, teammates and coaches.“A brotherhood unlike any other. Extremely blessed and honored to have put on the most iconic uniform in college football for the last 5 years. Thank you to all my teammates that made my journey completely unforgettable,” McSorley said in his post.Here is the full message:It won’t be easy for Penn State to replace McSorley’s production on the field and in the locker room. However, the star quarterback definitely brought the program back to relevancy in the Big Ten.Congratulations to McSorley on an incredible career in college, as we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.last_img read more

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Florida State 5-Star WR Is Leaving The Program

first_imgAn interior view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)A former Florida State five-star wide receiver recruit is leaving the Seminoles’ program ahead of the 2019 season. The former top recruit has confirmed his departure this evening.George Campbell, a five-star recruit in the 2015 class, had previously entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal. Campbell has not yet announced a transfer destination, but he has confirmed that he’ll be leaving Florida State.247Sports first reported the news tonight.https://t.co/5nOGTUtPKO— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) February 13, 2019From the report:Florida State wide receiver George Campbell has confirmed with Noles247 that he intends to leave the program and will not play for FSU in 2019. Campbell entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 16.  It’s unclear where Campbell is heading, but it is now known that he will not return to FSU.Campbell was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 3 wide receiver and No. 19 overall recruit in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The former top recruit has struggled with injuries during his time at Florida State, though, and appears to be interested in a fresh start.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Braiden McGregor, Country’s No. 5 DE, Is Shutting Down His Recruitment

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 11: A general view of Notre Dame Stadium as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carolina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)One of the top defensive recruits in the 2020 class will soon be announcing his commitment, as he’s set a decision date and shut down his recruitment.Braiden McGregor, the No. 5 defensive end in the 2020 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, announced the major news on Twitter this afternoon.The four-star defensive lineman will be announcing his decision on Friday at 7 p.m.“I will be shutting down my recruitment until then to focus on my decision with my family,” he announced.pic.twitter.com/tztMT2l6En— Braiden McGregor (@BraidenMcgregor) May 19, 2019McGregor, a Michigan native, is ranked the No. 87 player in the 2020 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Notre Dame, Michigan and Clemson are viewed as his top contenders, with the Wolverines getting the majority of the Crystal Ball projections.Stay tuned for a decision.last_img read more

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