TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh happy with new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh admits he’s happy to have signed a new deal.The 19-year-old, who signed his first professional deal with the club last summer, has earned a new contract which will keep him at Vitality Stadium until 2021.The Cherries’ Young Player of the Season for 2017/18 said: “Coming to the club three years ago this is a real positive for me and I feel great being here.”I’m really happy, my family is really happy and I just want to keep moving forward from this point on.”I found out just before an under-21s game, the gaffer called me into his office and wanted to speak to me, I was a little bit nervous to be fair I didn’t know what he wanted to say!”I thought he wanted to talk about the game or something else I’m not sure! But I was over the moon, he’s a great manager and coach, he helps me with everything I need to work on.”I need to work and listen to all of the coaching staff to make me a better player for the future.”I want to stay consistent, hopefully be listening to all the coaches at the club I can kick on and my aim is to stay in and around the first team fold.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City goalscorer Leroy Sane: Fernandinho return made differenceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City ace Leroy Sane hailed Fernandinho for victory over Liverpool.Sane struck in the 2-1 triumph.“Everyone knows Fernandinho is important for us,” Sane explained after the win.“He has to defend the ball, win the ball, pass the ball!“He had amazing game and I’m so pleased he is back for us.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Vives insists Barcelona have no regrets selling Alcacerby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Josep Vives insists there’s no regrets over the sale of Paco Alcacer.Alcacer is starring with Borussia Dortmund this season, while Barca are now in the market for a new backup striker.But Vives says they’re happy with the squad’s makeup.”There is no regret about the departure of Paco Alcacer. The management was very happy with him,” he said. “We are happy that things are going well.”
SNAPPED: Summer signing Kieran Tierney turns out for Arsenal U23sby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSummer signing Kieran Tierney has turned out for Arsenal’s Under-23s.The Scottish defender joined Arsenal in a £25m deal from Celtic but has been made to wait to take to the field after undergoing surgery last season.But Tierney played an hour as the Gunners’ youngsters faced off against their Wolves counterparts on Friday evening.He was joined in the Arsenal starting line-up by Hector Bellerin, who has been out of action since January.The right-back suffered a serious knee injury against Chelsea but has stepped up his comeback.Both players got a decent hour on the pitch with Bellerin looking the more comfortable of the pair.Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in action against Wolves in Arsenal’s u23’s game.It’s good to have you back lads! #afcpic.twitter.com/MM0Lzl3Tkb— DailyAFC™ (@DailyAFC) September 20, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re working on goalscoringby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he works on every aspect of football in his training sessions.Solskjaer is under pressure to keep his job after a poor start to the season, which sees United lay in tenth on the Premier League table with nine points from seven games.Speaking ahead of Thursday’s clash with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, Solskjaer said: “We work on the whole game.”Defending, attacking, scoring goals. You see these players in training and you see the quality. You hope it’s going to be one of these feel-good nights.”It creates a lot of confidence when you score. It’s your job to criticise or praise. It’s our job to just always focus on the next one and scoring goals is the most difficult part in the game of football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allenby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Southampton are both chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen.The 15-year-old has already impressed on trials with Spurs and Manchester City.The Daily Express says Chelsea and Saints want to now run the rule over Allen during a trial period.Rangers are also interested in the Northern Irish attacking midfielder.Allen has already made his debut for the Linfield first-team this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Syracuse basketball has picked up two huge victories over Louisville and Notre Dame in the last week, but they bookended a home loss to Pittsburgh that also featured an embarrassing botched jersey retirement ceremony. The school retired the jerseys of greats Roosevelt Bouie and Louis Orr, but misspelled Bouie’s name as “Bowie” on the jersey it gave the former Orange center. While Bouie was very understanding about the mishap, Syracuse fans, who are already smarting from the program’s self-imposed post-season ban, were not happy about the oversight, which many deemed disrespectful. Two Orange fans let their opinion be known by taking out an ad in today’s edition of The Daily Orange, Syracuse’s independent student newspaper:The letter is addressed to Syracuse Athletics’ Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Communications Officer Joe Giansante, who referred to the gaffe as a “Snickers’ commercial come to life.”“It was not something that — how can I say it — it wasn’t something that you’d think would need to be looked at beforehand,” Giansante said. “There were a lot of people surprised. It was an honest, human mistake. It was a Snickers’ commercial come to life.”Giansante declined to name the athletic department employee who was tasked with the jersey.“Look, it’s an error,” Giansante said. “An honest mistake. We’re a team. An error was made and everyone bears the brunt of that, not a specific individual.”Giansante repeatedly referenced “regret” and “honest mistake.”“It’s not something you want to happen,” Giansante said. “You regret it.”Syracuse plays at Duke on Saturday. A third big win for the Orange late in the season would probably help put smiles back on the faces of Syracuse fans disgruntled by recent events like this.
Twitter/@Pac12NetworkThe 2015 Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Wednesday, March 11 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. (@Pac12Networks)Pac-12 Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN and Pac-12 Networks. Favorite: ArizonaFew teams in the nation have the talent of Arizona, and the Wildcats proved it with a 28-3 record on the season and 16-2 mark in Pac-12 play. Point guard T.J. McConnell is one of the steadiest floor generals in the nation, and has a number of dynamic scorers, including fantastic freshman Stanley Johnson, Brandon Ashley, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Few teams have the balanced scoring of Arizona, which has six players averaging at least nine points per game. Arizona’s three losses—at UNLV, at Oregon State, and at Arizona State—came by a total of nine points. The Wildcats will be tough to overcome for their Pac-12 competition in Las Vegas.Sleeper: UCLAFrom December 13 to January 4, UCLA lost five straight games, and the Bruins’ NCAA Tournament chances looked bleak. UCLA finished the season 11-5 with big wins over Oregon and Utah, and now the Bruins are right on the bubble, and can help themselves with a good showing in Las Vegas. UCLA has five very capable scorers averaging over 10 points per game, but depth is a major concern. Bryce Alford, Isaac Hamilton, Kevon Looney, and Norman Powell all average over 30 minutes per game. Tony Parker averages just under 25 minutes per game, and only three other players play at least 10 minutes each night. If UCLA can keep its guys fresh, the starting five can compete with anyone else in the Pac-12, and with the tournament on the line, the Bruins will definitely be motivated to make a deep run.
Real Madrid have extended their record run of scoring in away matches against their great rivals Barcelona.Lucas Vazquez netted in the sixth minute of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at Barcelona, with Malcom scoring in the second half in an eventual 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. It was Vazquez’s first El Clasico goal in his seventh appearance in the fixture. 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? With the Spain international’s goal, Real Madrid have extended their record for consecutive away matches at Barcelona with a goal, having now netted in 15 straight games and scoring a total of 26 times in those matches.15 – @realmadriden have scored in each of their last 15 away games against Barcelona in all competitions (26 goals), their best scoring run away from home in #ElClasico history. Stampede. pic.twitter.com/X8gba9ZfQ5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 6, 2019Sergio Ramos also grabbed a piece of history in Wednesday’s game as the 32-year-old became the joint record-holder for the most appearances in El Clasico in all competitions in the 21st century.With his 40th El Clasico appearance, Ramos tied Barcelona legend Xavi in that category. Wednesday marked Madrid’s second match at Camp Nou this season. The Blancos did manage to score in their October La Liga fixture in Barcelona, but that was the only bright spot in a 5-1 defeat to the Blaugrana. That match resulted in Julen Lopetegui being sacked as Madrid boss with Santiago Solari taking his place. Solari’s team fared much better than his predecessor’s on Wednesday, setting up a blockbuster second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 27.