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Akinfenwa: Ramos lucky to avoid ‘Beast Mode’

first_imgReal Madrid Akinfenwa: Ramos lucky to avoid ‘Beast Mode’ after Salah scuffle Chris Burton 00:00 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ramos Salah injury Real Madrid Liverpool Champions League final 26052018 Getty Images Real Madrid Sergio Ramos Liverpool UEFA Champions League Mohamed Salah The Liverpool fan and FIFA cult hero has sent a warning to the Real Madrid skipper following his actions during and after the Champions League final Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has been warned he got “lucky” avoiding Adebayo Akinfenwa and the Liverpool fan’s ‘Beast Mode’ after his tussle with Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final.The World Cup-winning defender has become public enemy number one in the eyes of Reds supporters following his antics during and after a continental clash in Kiev.It was after tangling with Ramos that Salah was forced from the field in tears in the Ukrainian capital, with a shoulder injury robbing Jurgen Klopp of the services of a 44-goal talisman. 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 The Blancos captain also caught Loris Karius on the head during an eventful first-half, with it since revealed that the German goalkeeper suffered a concussion as a result of that coming together.Ramos has hardly endeared himself to Liverpool followers since lifting another European Cup, with the Spain international offering a sarcastic response to the post-game fallout.He has been the subject of a petition calling for action from football’s authorities, while an Egyptian lawyer went as far as filing a €1 billion lawsuit against the 32-year-old centre-half.Ramos may have been able to laugh off the accusations being levelled against him, but he should probably consider himself fortunate to have avoided running into Akinfenwa.The FIFA cult hero, who is renowned for his brute strength, has suggested that he would have dealt with Ramos in an altogether different manner in a video posted on his social media accounts titled “Don’t worry Liverpool FC I will always have your back. #WeInThisTogether #SometimesYouHave2Smile #BeastMode.”Don’t worry Liverpool FC I will always have your back. #YNWA 🤣🤣🤣💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 #WeInThisTogether #SometimesYouHave2Smile #BeastMode pic.twitter.com/2aaYtffSMs— daRealAAkinfenwa (@daRealAkinfenwa) June 6, 2018Akinfenwa says in the video: “So it’s been a week since the Champions League final and I’ve just got back from holiday.“Sergio Ramos, not only did you take out my man Mo Salah, but now I’m hearing you put Karius in concussion.“Look brother, I’m never going to play against you because I’m never going to make it to the Champions League, but you’re lucky.”Ramos has further incurred the wrath of Liverpool supporters with his response to discovering that he had left Karius concussed.He said: “Damn, they’ve given this a lot of attention, the Salah thing.”I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified. I see the play well, he grabs my arm first and I fell to the other side, the injury happened to the other arm and they said that I gave him a judo hold.”After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him.”last_img read more

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Pogba: It felt like we were playing in Australia

first_imgWorld Cup Paul Pogba: It felt like we were playing in Australia Josh Thomas @Joshua_Thomas97 Last updated 1 year ago 14:06 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pogba Getty World Cup Australia France v Australia Denmark v Australia Australia v Peru France Paul Pogba The France star was impressed by Australia on and off the pitch in Kazan Just under 12,000km separate Australia and Kazan, but an estimated 10,000 Socceroos fans turned the Russian city into a fortress against France on Saturday.While they came close to seeing an upset only for the French to sneak away with a controversial 2-1 win, the Aussie fans have left some impression.France’s Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admitting post-match that he felt like the game was a home one for the Socceroos.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “It was intense,” Pogba said.”The Australian fans were shouting, they were even booing our players so we felt like we were playing in Australia.”Pogba struck the winning goal against Australia with his effort passing the goal-line by a matter of centimetres.It added to France’s earlier fortune when they were awarded the first ever World Cup penalty by VAR – a controversial decision to say the least.While sheepish in victory, Pogba made a special note to praise a Socceroos side who were widely dismissed heading into the game. “I guess we were lucky, but we create luck,” he said.”You can see today they (Australia) play very well, defend very well, they play altogether.”That is not a small team.”Australia will play Denmark next in their now up-hill battle to escape Group C, while France will take on Peru.last_img read more

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WA State Champs This Weekend

first_imgThe 2009 Be Active WA State Championships are here again, at Lightning Park in Noranda Park, starting Friday 27 February until Sunday 1 March.44 teams from all over WA are playing across seven divisions.In the Men’s Open division, Fremantle will look to add to their Super League Title, which was their first in 20 years. They will face a challenge from Perth Brothers, Tompkins Park and last years champions Southern Stars.In the Women’s Open, the Northern Spirit will look to go for three titles in a row, with players such as Zoe Daley and Shelley Matcham, who has moved from Southern Stars, to boost an already strong side. The Perth Brothers will challenge. Northern and either Southern or Brothers will most likely meet in the Grand Final.The Mixed Open division looks a lot more open, although Perth Brothers will start favourites. Three new teams will contest the division, with Peel Districts, the Brighton Beach Titans and Tompkins Park Sharks all joining.In the Women’s 27’s, last years champs Rosalie will start favourites, but they will face competition from Goldfields, who are based 700km away and Karratha, who by coming from 2500km away, are not just there to make up the numbers.Rosalie are also favourites for the Men’s 30’s division, with many of last years Mixed Opens players moving to Men’s 30’s and will bolster the side. Last years champions Northern will look to go back to back and be stiff competition for Rosalie.The Women’s 35’s is a very open contest, with Southern looking to go back to back and put in a strong performance.In the Men’s 40’s, Fremantle will be tough to beat, although it will be made tough from teams such as Geraldton, who are looking to build on a successful 2008 campaign.Good luck to all those participating.For more info, please visit the website – www.statechamps.com.aulast_img read more

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2014 NSWTA State Cup Results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners at the 2014 New South Wales State Cup in Port Macquarie. Men’s Open Championship – Canterbury Bulldogs 4 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 3Bowl – Murwillumbah Mavericks 7 defeated Bankstown Jets 6Plate – Hills Hornets 5 defeated Varsity Stingers 1Shield – Northern Suburbs UTS Bears 9 defeated UNSW Bullets 3Women’s OpenChampionship – Canterbury Bulldogs 2 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1 Bowl – Newcastle City Knights 4 defeated Wallsend Wolves 2 Plate – Wests Magpies 3 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 2 Mixed OpenMurwillumbah Mavericks 3 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2Bowl – Wallsend Wolves 10 defeated Penrith Panthers 9 Plate – LBM Rangers 7 defeated Liverpool Lightning 6Women’s 20’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 3Men’s 20’sMurwillumbah Mavericks 8 defeated Bankstown Jets 2Men’s 30’sMurwillumbah Mavericks 6 defeated Wallsend Wolves 5 Women’s 30’sEastern Suburbs Roosters 5 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 2 Men’s 35’s Easts Roosters 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Men’s 40’sManly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Jerrabomberra Storm 5Women’s 40’sManly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 1Men’s 45’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Newcastle City Knights 3Men’s 50’sManly Sea Eagles 5 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 3Men’s 55’sPenrith Panthers 3 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 2Senior MixedPeninsula Piranhas 3 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 2To view highlights, please visit the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksNSW State Cuplast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City, Spurs encouraged to bid for Sunderland whiz Maja

first_imgMan City, Spurs encouraged to bid for Sunderland whiz Majaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland are seeking a Premier League buyer for Josh Maja.The Mirror says thirteen goal strike starlet Maja, 19, the top scoring teenager in England’s top four divisions, is out of contract at the end of the season and the Black Cats have yet to reach an agreement on a new dealAnd, fearing they won’t, Sunderland have now offered Maja to English clubs for just £1.5million knowing he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from January 1 and they would then only receive a small fee in accordance with FIFA’s compensation rules.Clubs including Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton have been keeping tabs on Maja this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milan

first_imgEder: Suning capable of buying Messi for Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan striker Eder can see Barcelona star Leo Messi moving to the Nerazzurri.Eder is now playing in China with Jiangsu Suning.He told Gazetta dello Sport: “The feeling of Suning being an empire is very clear. They have turned Inter into a family business. When they bought Inter they set goals and that is what they are doing.“They talked about growth, but without promising either the league or the Champions League. Suning can make any dream come true in football, even signing Messi.“If Suning really wanted it they could make any dream come true. The financial factor is important for Spanish footballers too… if Ronaldo came to Juventus…” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoAston Villa eager to takeover Fosu-Mensah loan from Fulham

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa eager to takeover Fosu-Mensah loan from Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa are eyeing Manchester United fullback Timothy Fosu-Mensah.The Mirror says Fosu-Mensah is interesting Aston Villa.Dean Smith’s men were forced to recall Tommy Elphick from his loan at Hull City last month.Dutchman Fosu-Mensah is currently on loan at Fulham, but he has found opportunities hard to come by at Craven Cottage, making just eight appearances in the Premier League.This could leave to another loan switch to get more experience. last_img read more

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a month agoAtalanta president Percassi: Why Skrtel left

first_imgAtalanta president Percassi: Why Skrtel leftby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta president Antonio Percassi has spoken for the first time over Martin Skrtel’s surprise split.The former Liverpool defender signed with Atalanta over the summer, but stayed only three weeks before leaving.”He was a good guy, but he was sorry. “You could see that he suffered because his wife did not come here,” explained Percassi.Skrtel has since returned to Turkey to join Istanbul Basaksehir. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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24 days agoReally? Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge coy over Sane pursuit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Really? Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge coy over Sane pursuitby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was coy when asked about the club’s interest in Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.The Bundesliga giants will reportedly re-visit a move for Sane in January after their summer pursuit was derailed by a serious knee injury to the Germany international.”To be honest I have no eye on him at all because I don’t speak about players that are still under contract at other clubs,” he said.”FIFA rules don’t allow that and I will always stick to that.” last_img read more

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Vine: This Alley-Oop From Kentucky’s Devin Booker To Trey Lyles Is Absolutely Beautiful Basketball

first_imgTrey Lyles finishes alley-oop from Devin Booker.Vine/@ehatt493 Kentucky’s frontcourt is just unfair at this point. Earlier in today’s game vs. Arkansas—the second place team in the SEC—Willie Cauley-Stein absolutely obliterated a Razorback with a huge block. With just over a minute left in the first half, one of John Calipari’s fantastic freshmen, Trey Lyles, completed a picture perfect alley-oop on an awesome feed from Devin Booker.Trey Lyles cannot be stopped! #BBN https://t.co/N1l9pYpQmh— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) February 28, 2015Lyles leads all scorers with 12 points. Kentucky is up 48-33 on Arkansas, and it looks increasingly likely that the ‘Cats will head into the post-season undefeated.last_img read more

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Kentucky’s AD Calls Coach Cal The “Best Coach In The Game” In Official Pre-Final Four Statement

first_imgKentucky is still two wins away from claiming a national championship, but there’s still no doubt that what the Wildcats have accomplished in 2015 is special. Saturday, ahead of UK’s Final Four matchup with Wisconsin, AD Mitch Barnhart issued a statement on Twitter about the team’s undefeated record, calling head coach John Calipari the “best coach in the game.” Check it out:Tonight @KentuckyMBB takes the floor in the #FinalFour. Before they do, I have some thoughts to share with the #BBN. pic.twitter.com/RtOoT7BSY5— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) April 4, 2015BarnhartKentucky’s 38-0 record is beyond impressive, but it’s likely that the team needs to finish the job to be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The Wildcats and the Badgers tip off Saturday night at 8:49 ET.last_img read more

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Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

first_imgAustin Rivers thinks he is better than the players in the USA basketball scrimmage.Austin RiversThe U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night. Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game. Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the game televised on ESPN, but most of the young guys did. Team USA announces Blue and White rosters for Thursday night’s showcase at UNLV pic.twitter.com/pX2JxvQQ1T— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 13, 2015Former Duke star and current Los Angeles Clipper Austin Rivers was not too impressed.Straight up better than a lot of those dudes playing last night….. Have to prove that this year. M.o.a.M MIP…..why not— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) August 14, 2015It’s cool to be confident, but when your college coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is the man leading USA Basketball, and you weren’t invited, that kind of speaks volumes.last_img read more

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PSG reject Jese seals loan transfer to Betis

first_imgParis Saint-Germain outcast Jese Rodriguez will have another chance to relaunch his career as he gears up for a loan spell with Betis.Jese, 25, has seen his career stall in the past few years since moving from Real Madrid to PSG.And after failing to play a single minute of competitive football so far in the 2018-19 season, he will now go back to his native Spain until the end of the season. 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? “Jese Rodriguez has been loaned to Betis for the rest of the season,” PSG signalled on the club’s official Twitter account.”The club wishes Jese the best of luck for this new challenge he takes on in Spain.”The forward began his career in Real Madrid’s youth system, and caught the eye of those in charge at the Merengue thanks to his sparkling form with Castilla, where he netted 32 goals in 80 games as a teenager.Jese made his senior debut in 2011 at the age of 18, and began to feature more often in the 2013-14 season as Carlo Ancelotti’s charges took the Champions League title.🔛🖊@JeseRodriguez10 est prêté au @RealBetis jusqu’à la fin de la saisonLe club souhaite à Jesé le meilleur dans les challenges qui l’attendent en Espagne 💪 pic.twitter.com/1cJq0i8YSX— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) 29 de enero de 2019Despite early signs of promise, the youngster never quite managed to hold down a regular spot, crowded out by the formidable strike force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.His development was also interrupted by a serious cruciate ligament injury that forced him to spend eight months on the sidelines, in turn missing out on a World Cup call-up for Spain’s 2014 squad.In 2016 PSG swooped, signing Jese in a €25 million deal, but he again failed to break into the starting line-up and just six months later was farmed out on loan to Las Palmas.Another temporary move followed in 2017-18 with Stoke City, but he played just 13 times for the Potters in a season marred by complications arising from the premature birth of his son in his native Gran Canaria.last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Are Chanting “Michigan Sucks” In The Horseshoe During Their Game’s Rain Delay

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State’s contest against Tulsa is currently in a rain delay, so fans are packed inside the halls of the Horseshoe waiting it out. They found a fun way to pass the time.Ohio State is currently up 20-3 on Tulsa at halftime, and the second half of the game is set to begin in a few minutes. For the past hour, fans at the Horseshoe have been stuck inside the stadium, unable to get back to their seats for safety reasons. It appears that they’ve decided to have some fun at the expense of Michigan.In the below video, you can hear Buckeyes fans chanting “Michigan sucks.” We’ll assume they also don’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan.”Michigan Sucks” chants ringing through the Shoe: #BestDamnFans pic.twitter.com/cJzcAWd6oV— Sports Nation Ohio (@SN_Ohio) September 10, 2016Jabrill Peppers got a bit frustrated with Ohio State fans earlier in the day, too – so this isn’t the first story about the famed rivalry today. Reminder – the two will meet again this November.last_img read more

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Texas Fan Creates Awesome Hype Video Ahead Of Longhorns’ Game vs. Cal

first_imgTexas players running onto Darrell K. Royal Stadium field.YouTube/Marsh WesTexas vs. Cal is one of the more intriguing games of Week 3, and a new Longhorns hype video is sure to get fans pumped for the match-up.YouTube user Marsh Wes put together a hype video for this weekend’s game, a rematch of last season’s 45-44 Cal win in Austin. The 2016 Longhorns look like a whole new team, however, led by the dynamic quarterback duo of Shane Buechele and Tyrone Swoopes.Last season, Jared Goff, the eventual No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Jerrod Heard had a huge day for Texas, throwing for 364 yards and rushing for 163 and three scores. Heard would not build on that performance, and has since moved to wide receiver.In his place, Buechele has flashed a big-time arm, throwing for 524 yards (9.89 per attempt), and six touchdowns in two games, while Swoopes has three touchdowns on the ground leading the impressive “18 Wheeler” package that sparked the huge Week 1 win over Notre Dame.Last season, the Cal game was one of three one-score losses for the Longhorns. The 2016 season is early, but so far it looks like the team may have taken a solid leap forward from a rough first two years under Charlie Strong.Texas vs. Cal is set to kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET at California Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.last_img read more

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USYNT star Reyna signs with Dortmund

first_imgUnited States youth international Giovanni Reyna has signed with Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have announced.Reyna had been with New York City FC’s academy, but the 16-year-old departs the MLS club’s youth side to join the Bundesliga outfit.Goal had previously reported Reyna was to join Dortmund’s academy, though the teenager’s move is still subject to FIFA approval given his age. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The midfielder, son of former U.S. international, Claudio Reyna, who currently serves as NYCFC’s sporting director, was announced along with Switzerland youth international Bradley Fink.”Giovanni Reyna is the son of former Bundesliga player Claudio Reyna. He plays in central midfield and is without doubt a huge talent,” Dortmund academy director Lars Ricken said in a statement.”We’re delighted that they’ve opted for Borussia Dortmund. Everyone at BVB is convinced that these two transfers show great promise.”Reyna is set to begin in the Dortmund youth sides, where he will look to follow in the footsteps of current USMNT star Christian Pulisic.Pulisic joined the club at age 16 and received his first-term Dortmund debut as a 17-year-old.Giovanni Reyna 🇺🇸 (16) and Bradley Fink 🇨🇭 (16) have joined the Borussia Dortmund U19 and U17 squads, respectively! 📝Welcome to the club, lads 🐝 pic.twitter.com/rFasUbhS0i— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) July 1, 2019He went onto become a key player for the Bundesliga club, culminating in a €64 million (£57m/$72m) sale to Chelsea this past January.Like Pulisic, Reyna was eligible to join Dortmund prior to the age of 18 due to holding a European passport. In Reyna’s case, it was through his mother’s Portuguese ancestry.Reyna has featured at the U.S. youth international levels, starring at times for the under-17 side, after guiding NYCFC’s youth team to Development Academy title.He would then depart the MLS side’s academy for Dortmund at the start of 2019, though the move was not made official until Monday.His father Claudio, was among the starring members of the 2002 USMNT squad that made it to the quarterfinals of that year’s World Cup, narrowly falling to Germany.Claudio Reyna featured in four World Cups for the U.S., receiving 112 caps between 1994-2006.He featured in the Bundesliga in the early part of his career with Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, before spells with Rangers, Sunderland and Manchester City in England, finishing out his career with the New York Red Bulls in MLS.Claudio has since gone onto management and has been the sporting director of NYCFC since the team’s arrival in MLS.last_img read more

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Fiorentina sign Bayern Munich legend Ribery

first_imgBayern Munich legend Franck Ribery has signed for Fiorentina, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday.The 36-year-old, who won a record nine Bundesliga titles during his stay in Germany, has penned a two-year deal with the Florence-based side to take him through until 2021.The former France international brought the curtain down on a 12-year stay with the Bavarian giants last season after helping them to another domestic triumph. Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Having started his career with his hometown club Boulogne in 2000, he spent spells with Ales, Brest, Metz and Galatasaray before moving to Marseille in 2005, where he made his name, helping the club to back-to-back Coupe de France finals.He subsequently moved to Bayern two seasons later, in 2007, for a then club-record fee of €25 million (£22.9m/$27.7m), where he helped the club dominate German football for the subsequent decade, winning his first title in his maiden season.Along with his domestic league triumphs, was also a six-time DFB-Pokal Cup winner and, in 2013, was a member of the Bayern team that memorably achieved the treble after they lifted the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.In 2008, he was named German Footballer of the Year, making him one of only five foreign players to date to be awarded the honour, while he came third in the Ballon d’Or race in 2013.At international level, Ribery was called up to the national team for the first time in 2006, playing a part in their World Cup near-miss against Italy in Germany, and he would go on to become a consistent presence until 2014, when he retired from representative football following the World Cup in Brazil, which he missed through injury.All in all, he won 81 caps for his country and scored 16 goals.Ribery becomes Fiorentina’s seventh arrival of the transfer window, joining players such as former Bologna midfielder Erick Pulgar and ex-Sassuolo striker Kevin-Prince Boateng in signing for Vincenzo Montella’s outfit.The former Viola boss took the reins in Florence for a second time in April, following the resignation of Stefano Pioli, with the club just avoiding a close shave with relegation from Serie A last season.last_img read more

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It’s Now Snowing At A Major College Football Game Today

first_imgIowa State Cyclones college football fans rush the field after an upset win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium.AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 18: Iowa State Cyclones fans rush the field after an upset win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium November 18, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)Championship weekend for college football is here. Today the champions from each conference will be crowned and several spots in the College Football Playoff will likely be solidified.Although today’s main action belongs to the conference title games, there are a few other games on the docket as well. Games that were postponed earlier in the season are being played today.Among those games are Iowa State and Drake. The Cyclones and Bulldogs kick off from Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa where the weather is less than ideal.After freezing rain was dropped earlier Saturday morning, it’s now snowing.Snowing now at Jack Trice— Randy Peterson (@RandyPete) December 1, 2018Every now and then the football gods bless fans with a now game. It looks like we’ll get on in Ames today.Iowa State and Drake kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET.last_img read more

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SEC WR Arrested On Assault Charge

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders run on the field with flags.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 7: The Kentucky Wildcats take the field prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs game on November 7, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won the game 27-3. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)As Kentucky football awaits its bowl destination following its best season in some time, a Wildcat wide receiver is in hot water. Sophomore Zy’Aire Hughes was arrested earlier today.Details are very scarce so far. We do know that Hughes has been charged with fourth-degree assault.More, from the Courier-Journal:Kentucky sophomore wide receiver Zy’Aire Hughes was arrested Sunday on a charge of fourth-degree assault.Hughes was arrested on Woodland Avenue near UK’s campus and booked in the Lexington jail, according to the jail’s website. No other details of his arrest were immediately available.Kentucky football has reportedly said that it is aware of the situation with Zy’Aire Hughes.Hughes has played sparingly for the team this season.Against Murray State earlier in the year, he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass on a trick play double pass involving Benny Snell and quarterback Terry Wilson.It was one of just two catches on the year for Hughes.Kentucky football finished the regular season ranked No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

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Analyst Says Trevor Lawrence Was “Pretty Bad” In Week 1

first_imgClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in Week 1.CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 29: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t exactly light it up at home against Georgia Tech this past weekend. Despite the lopsided 52-14 score, Lawrence’s arm did very little of the actual damage to the Yellow Jackets.Pro Football Focus senior analyst Steve Palazzolo came away unimpressed with his performance.Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Palazzolo thought Lawrence was “pretty bad” on Saturday. He qualified his statement by stating that Lawrence is “still awesome.” But he did show poor decision-making that we didn’t see in his historic freshman year.“I don’t mean to diminish the 2021 draft hype but Trevor Lawrence was pretty bad against Georgia Tech.“Lawrence is still awesome, and the Clemson offense will be fine, but poor decision making that we didn’t see as a true frosh and overall inaccuracy. He’ll be better.”Lawrence is still awesome, and the Clemson offense will be fine, but poor decision making that we didn’t see as a true frosh and overall inaccuracy. He’ll be better— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) September 4, 2019 It certainly wasn’t the best performance of Lawrence’s young career. The two interceptions that he threw were half as many as he threw all of last season.He finished the game 13-of-23 for 168 yards and a touchdown, with another 24 yards and a touchdown on the ground.Unfortunately, the weak performance may have adversely affected Lawrence’s Heisman Trophy hopes. While the odds on who wins the coveted title remained the same after the game, many other quarterbacks and running backs had stellar games in Week 1.Suffice it to say, Lawrence will need to get back to overwhelming opponents if he wants the Heisman.last_img read more

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