About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender van Dijk lauds Shaqiri: He’s become our game-changerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveXherdan Shaqiri has become Liverpool’s game-changer, according to his teammate Virgil van Dijk.The Swiss came off the bench to score two goals in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.”You can concede and it happened,” van Dijk told the club’s website. “The thing then was to bounce back and make sure we kept pushing, putting the pressure on them and being patient.”That’s what we did and in the end, big Shaq came on and did the job for us.”He is a fantastic player. He showed it since the first game against Manchester United in America [in pre-season]. He is something different and sometimes that’s a game-changer.”
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Milivojevic full of pride leading Crystal Palace to win at Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic was delighted with victory at Manchester City on Saturday.The Serb scored from the spot for the shock 3-2 win.”This result is very special, I am very proud and after the last game against Leicester at home we went on and got the win today. To be honest, you try to do something but you don’t expect a lot from these kind of games but when you score three goals here you can say you deserved to win,” said Milivojevic as he heaped praise on the second Palace goal, an excellent strike from 30 yards out by Andros Townsend.“It was an amazing goal, one of the best I have seen in my career whilst I have been out on the pitch playing in a game”. Milivojevic missed a spot-kick against City 12 months ago in a home draw but he made no mistake in front of the 800 Palace fans inside the stadium.He also told cpfc.co.uk: “I was not nervous, I decided where I wanted to place the ball and I think that goal was massive because that going in gave us more confidence for the second half, Let’s say they possibly gave up a little bit after that goal but then they score late on which put a lot of pressure on us. It wasn’t an easy game but as I say we are all so proud of this victory and we now know the next game is massive for us. (against Cardiff City) I want to thank our fans and I think they deserved this victory.”
AC Milan coach Gattuso concedes Higuain now closer to Chelseaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso has hinted Gonzalo Higuain is leaving for Chelsea this week.Gattuso was speaking after the Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.He said, “We have a very honest relationship, we say things to people’s faces. There is great honesty. When a player makes certain choices, it becomes difficult to convince him otherwise. One can try.“At this moment, he is a Milan player and we’re holding on tight. I don’t know what will happen. We are honest with each other and I want him to maintain this attitude, which has never been lacking thus far.”Gattuso continued: “I’ve talked to him a great deal, but it’s hard to give advice, because the career of a player only lasts 13-14 years. It’s his mind, not mine. The most important thing is to talk as men, look each other in the eyes and speak the truth.“I haven’t figured out what Higuain is unhappy with, because I see him look content and involved in the locker room atmosphere. We’ll see what happens. If it was up to me, I’d keep him at my house and feed him my dinner.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
England No2 Holland at Chelsea tonight for Abraham checkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland assistant Steve Holland will be in attendance at Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.Holland will be in the stands to run the rule over Tammy Abraham, according to The Telegraph.Abraham has scored seven goals in his last three games for Chelsea, including a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Wolves.The 21-year-old is competing with Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson for the role of Harry Kane’s deputy.Nigeria are attempting to convince Abraham to switch his allegiance to them as he qualifies for the Super Eagles through his father. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@CoachZachSmithThe high-scoring NCAA Football game between Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones and Jared Foley, a Buckeyes fan that he visited in the hospital before the national championship, is quickly becoming one of the most hotly-contested video game results that we can remember. The game was originally thought to be a 91-35 win for Jones, but yesterday he clarified that he added a late touchdown to make it 98-35.Clearly, Jones wants to get credit for all of the points he scored, but he may have undersold Foley’s effort himself. In response to a t-shirt that an OSU fan created to celebrate the game, Foley claims that he actually scored 42 points.@LampApparel I NEED ONE!! #Savage RT @Court0385: @CJ12_ @bearfoley check out the new shirts pic.twitter.com/xRauvMJbi1— Zach Sith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) February 11, 2015@CoachZachSmith it was 98-42— jared foley (@bearfoley) February 11, 2015@CoachZachSmith yeah I scored in the finel minute— jared foley (@bearfoley) February 11, 2015Maybe Cardale can invite him to the next Taco Tuesday to make up for this discrepancy.
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 9: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Sanford Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)No. 10 seed Georgia is set to take on seventh-seeded Michigan State Friday afternoon in the opening round of the East region. Yesterday, the Bulldogs received good luck messages from Samuel L. Jackson and country singer Luke Bryan via Twitter videos. Today, some more Georgia fans got in on the act, and it was a star-studded crew.Georgia football coach Mark Richt and his wife, star UGa running back Todd Gurley, rap artist Ludacris, country singer Jason Aldean and celebrity chef Paula Deen all offered their best wishes for their Bulldogs. Deen got her sons involved, and Georgia hoops head coach Mark Fox even shouted out Ludacris’ upcoming album on Twitter. Take a look:The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @MarkRicht pic.twitter.com/78K8kTtzRr— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! Todd Gurley @TG3II pic.twitter.com/RAI9mhrITm— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Ludacris Ludaversal album avail 3/31 pic.twitter.com/jHDWsXMPVM— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Jason_Aldean pic.twitter.com/z0TEeSsTSL— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 16, 2015The Dawgs are Dancing, and so is the DawgNation! @Paula_Deen & sons pic.twitter.com/q10bPyIkeG— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) March 17, 2015March Madness is awesome. Can’t wait to see what other celebrity supporters Georgia hoops has.
The Kentucky Wildcats are the first 36-0 team in college basketball history, and everyone in the state – including one grocery store owner – is trying to get in on the action. The Pikeville Walmart apparently has an incredible Kentucky soda display, complete with the team’s record. In the below photo, taken by a Wildcats fan named Brian Daniels, UK’s logo is made out of Sprite Zero cases, while the W/L columns are made out of Coke Zero cases. Diet Coke cases provide the backdrop. It’s well done.Pikeville Walmart yesterday! @ACassady_KSR @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/uwzopMhX6W— Brian Daniels (@bdanie01) March 22, 2015Kentucky will take on the winner of Maryland vs. West Virginia next week in the Sweet 16.
Ohio State Scarlet and Gray DaysUpdate: We’ve got another Scarlet and Gray Days preview to show you. This one features Braxton Miller, wide receiver. Like what you see, @OhioStAthletics fans? Don’t miss “Scarlet & Gray Days” at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday. #InsideOSU http://t.co/CYarPB7qKE— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 18, 2015Earlier: The Ohio State football program is the subject of a new Big Ten Network show that’s focusing on the Buckeyes’ 2015 training camp. The show, Scarlet and Gray Days, is set to debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. E.T. on BTN. Thanks to Land Grant Holy Land, we’ve gotten a sneak peek at one of the scenes from the first show. In this scene, Urban Meyer is addressing his players. “We will not go into Game 1 in Blacksburg, Va., not nine strong,” he says. Urban Meyer: “We will not go into Game 1 in Blacksburg, VA not ‘nine strong’ … That’s absolutely not negotiable.” http://t.co/y39urFk7T6— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) August 17, 2015Ready for the fall, Buckeye fans? Ohio State opens its season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama just scored a major recruiting coup, flipping Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) five-star linebacker VanDarius Cowan from Florida State. Cowan committed to FSU in December but took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend. Roll Tide pic.twitter.com/MMF3uXdtBc— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016Familypic.twitter.com/sOXSSguqA3— VanDarius Cowan #8 (@vandarius98) April 9, 2016The 6-foot-4, 217-pound Cowan is the No.5 outside linebacker in the 2017 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
SchefterVirtually every year during the NFL Draft process, a few high-profile prospects fail drug tests from February’s combine. That is, until 2016. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, not one player tested positive at this year’s event in Indianapolis, something that is almost unprecedented.For the first time in recent memory, NFL has notified all 32 teams that no player tested positive at February combine, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2016No matter where you fall on the subject of recreational drug use, most would hope that a player can avoid failing a test that they know is coming at the combine. Almost every draft class has a few players fail and see their stock suffer, so congratulations to the class of 2016 for bucking that trend.