Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken in detail about Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United.With the Portuguese boss out the door at United, it appears he will not be in the Premier League for some time.And Sarri believes the league will miss a manager of his quality and personality.”I think so,” said Sarri in a press conference when asked if the league will miss Jose.”Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. “I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Leeds to cut short loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarkeby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United are set to cut short the loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarke.The Sun says the 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long deal is cut short.Bielsa is set to look for a loan signing to add competition for his first team for the second half of the season as the club battle for promotion. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Florida’s Jake AllenJake Allen, a 2017 quarterback recruit from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told 247Sports back in April that Florida was his top school, even though he hadn’t yet received an offer to play for the Gators. That changed Wednesday. Allen, who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas, tweeted the news, adding that he’d received his “dream offer.” He’s currently ranked as a three-star signal-caller by Rivals, but other outlets are calling him a four-star player.Blessed to have received my dream offer from The University of Florida! #Gators #ChompChomp pic.twitter.com/8N8Y6VR3h5— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015I couldn’t have done it without my personal QB coach @EricKresser . Been with him since the 6th grade! Love ya coach.— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) June 10, 2015Allen currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Miami (FL), NC State and Pitt, among others. While he hasn’t officially committed to Florida, it isn’t a stretch to say that things are looking good.
Twitter/@UKCoachCalipariThe NCAA Tournament bracket, which was revealed last night, had a number of questionable inclusions and seedings. While many are focusing on Syracuse being a 10-seed, Tulsa being in the field at all, and the exclusions of popular mid-majors like Monmouth and St. Mary’s, the top of the bracket had some interesting team placements as well. One notable quirk: despite Kentucky beating Texas A&M in the SEC Championship on Sunday, the Aggies received a three seed while UK was bumped to the four line.John Calipari joined ESPN’s Bracketology show on Sunday night and delivered an epic rant about his team’s seed. Today, on his own radio show, he had a new theory.Calipari on selection committee: “They did not want us in Louisville … noooooo.”— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) March 14, 2016Calipari: They did not want us in Louisville. That’s why they stuck us with a 4 seed.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) March 14, 2016Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the conspiratorial portion of Coach Cal’s show:“I had an idea who would be in our path. Like I said, I thought they’d try to ship us to Anchorage but there’s no regional up there, so they shipped us to Des Moines. (We’re) Playing on Thursday at midnight.” He later added: “They could explain the numbers however they want, they did not want us in Louisville.”We’re not sure we buy it, but Kentucky would have undoubtedly had a crazy home-court advantage in Louisville, so maybe there’s something to it. We’re sure #BBN will have a slight crowd advantage on Thursday night as is, unless there’s a big Stony Brook alumni base in Iowa that we don’t know about.More: Vote In Our “64 Most Annoying People In Sports” Bracket >>>
Michigan/YouTubeOne Michigan football fan created a hype new video to get Wolverines fans everywhere excited for the Big Ten matchup against Wisconsin.No. 4 Michigan football has a pivotal Big Ten matchup this weekend versus No. 8 Wisconsin. And thanks to Luke D’Mello and his fancy editing skills, Wolverines fans have a pretty awesome video to play on repeat until kickoff.The video features highlights from the 49-10 shellacking of Penn State, a game in which the Wolverines rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns while converting 11 of 16 third downs.Watch Michigan put Penn State into a coffin all over again below:Wisconsin has won the last two contests between the schools, but Michigan is 49-14 overall when facing the Badgers. You better believe the Wolverines will be looking for some redemption at home.The Michigan Wolverines are 10.5 point favorites and kickoff is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. E.T on ABC.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Denzel Ward #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)College football season technically kicks off next month, and per usual, publications are putting out their predictions regarding what we might see on the field this year. Tuesday, Sporting News released its Big Ten predictions – including standings, Heisman hopefuls and how the league’s championship game will play out.In short, Sporting News thinks we’re going to get more of the same. The Ohio State Buckeyes are predicted to both win the Big Ten East and the Big Ten title game.The biggest surprise could be Michigan getting picked as the second-best team in the Big Ten East – over Penn State. That will probably depend on how new quarterback Shea Patterson performs.In the Big Ten West, Sporting News thinks Wisconsin will dominate again. The Iowa Hawkeyes are projected to finish second in the league.Here’s what Sporting News has for both divisions:East:Ohio StateMichiganPenn StateMichigan StateMarylandIndianaRutgersWest:WisconsinIowaNebraskaPurdueNorthwesternMinnesotaIllinoisOhio State is also predicted to wind up back in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes wound up No. 5 in the rankings at the end of the season last year and just missed out.If you’re interested in checking out the entire set of predictions, head over to Sporting News.
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)On Tuesday afternoon, the college football bowl season rolled on with the new Year’s Day games. Five games are on the docket today, including a matchup between several SEC and Big Ten programs.Among those in action today are Penn State and Kentucky. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats kicked off from Orlando in the Citrus Bowl earlier this afternoon.After 30 minutes of action, the Wildcats hold a 10-7 lead thanks to two missed field goals – one in the final second of the first half – by Penn State.It’s been a hard-fought defensive struggle thus far. With a three point lead, ESPN’s FPI likes the Wildcats to hold on for the win.The Worldwide Leader gives Kentucky a 54-percent chance to win the game.Can the Wildcats hold on a get a huge win over Penn State? Or will Trace McSorley lead the Nittany Lions back from the halftime deficit?Stay tuned.
EAST LANSING, MI – JANUARY 07: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts late in the second half after tying the game while playing the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 72-68 in overtime. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Last night, Aaron Craft and some fellow Ohio State alums captured the championship of The Basketball Tournament, winning $2 million in the process.Over the weekend, Craft’s team Carmen’s Crew took down the four-time defending TBT champs, Overseas Elite. They snapped Overseas Elite’s 29-game TBT win streak in the process.Last night, Carmen’s Crew beat the Golden Eagles, a team primarily of former Marquette players, to win the title. Craft contributed seven points, five rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.Afterwards, he posted a heartfelt message that Buckeye fans will love on Twitter. “Man, winning with these guys is so much fun! Love playing with them!Thanks @thetournament and their staff for giving us this opportunity. Unreal feeling!! #OH,” he wrote.Man, winning with these guys is so much fun! Love playing with them!Thanks @thetournament and their staff for giving us this opportunity. Unreal feeling!! #OH— Aaron Craft (@ACraft4) August 7, 2019Craft teamed up with former Ohio State players such as William Buford (the MVP of the tournament), David Lighty, Jon Diebler, LaQuinton Ross and Evan Ravenel. One has to expect they will defend their title next summer.During the winter, the 28-year-old Craft played last season in Italy. He’s also played in Monaco and the NBDL.