AC Milan president Scaroni reveals new stadium plansby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has revealed plans for a new stadium.Scaroni says Inter Milan are also involved in the talks.“I am representing the owners, who invested a great deal of money, and dealing with important elements like the new Milan stadium,” Scaroni told reporters at the Christmas party for the youth team.“We are thinking of building a new stadium along with Inter.”Scaroni also spoke of the current form under coach Gennaro Gattuso.“We aren’t going terribly well, but we are fourth and that is the important thing. We need Milan to get back into the Champions League. It’s important to stay in fourth place.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Nevin: Kepa should be unhappy with goal recordby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will not be happy about his start to the season.The young goalkeeper has already conceded 14 goals in the first six competitive games of the season.While he has not been at fault for a significant majority of those goals, Nevin believes conceding so many will bother Kepa.The Spaniard will be hoping to get his first clean sheet of the season soon enough.”Chelsea this season have already given away 11 goals in just five games, that is the second most in the entire league after Norwich with 12!” Nevin wrote on the club’s official website.”The thing is, that can happen if you play such open, high-tempo football and you have a young team who are learning, even if they are learning very fast.”The positive flip side of course is that we are third top scorers in the league after Man City and Liverpool, this time scoring 11.”They are by a distance the most extreme goal statistics in the league, underlining just how exciting it has been.”In fact only Man City fans have watched more goals in their side’s matches, 23 to our 22, a measly one more for the reigning champions.”Frank will be working hard to reduce the slippage at the back and I am sure it is not making Kepa particularly happy, but as long as we keep scoring it will be fun.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chiefs see Van Bronckhorst as Guardiola successorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGiovanni van Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.Pep Guardiola’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City’s highly-influential Football Administration Officer.
Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.
Urban Meyer/TwitterUrban Meyer has a rare fall weekend off. How will he be spending it?Urban Meyer will almost surely be spending a lot of his bye weekend at Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center, preparing for the games to come, but he will be taking advantage of the rare off day.Ohio State’s head coach said on the Big Ten coaches’ teleconference today that he’ll be watching his son, Nate Meyer, play football for his high school on Friday night.Urban Meyer: “I get to watch a little Nate Meyer football on Friday.”— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 22, 2016Nate Meyer is a class of 2018 safety at Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio.He’s a pretty decent player. Nate Meyer participated in Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights recruiting camp this past summer.Here’s Nate catching a pass from J.T. Barrett.J.T. Barrett to Nate Meyer pic.twitter.com/fvD9l3rBD4— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) July 23, 2016Nate Meyer could end up walking on at Ohio State and playing for his dad.The Buckeyes return to action Oct. 1 against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium.
Australian captain Sam Kerr scored her nation’s first ever World Cup hat-trick in the Matildas 4-1 win over Jamaica, but the striker certainly isn’t at risk of getting a big head anytime soon.Kerr would in fact end the night with four goals to her name after pouncing on a shocking error late in the game but was quick to stress the win wasn’t down solely to her.”A win’s a win and that’s what we needed to build our confidence going into the next round,” Kerr said post-match. 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? “It’s an amazing feeling (to score four goals). It was a team effort, it wasn’t just about me today.”It’s a team effort that’s got us through to the next round. We’re confident in whoever we play.” The 25-year-old is now the joint-top goal scorer at the Women’s World Cup with five goals and will spearhead Australia’s hopes in a Round of 16 clash against Norway.After losing to Italy in their opening game, the Matildas have now claimed consecutive wins in France but coach Ante Milicic is adamant more improvement is needed.”We have qualified for the next round but we need to be better,” Milicic said.”We still get caught in transition far too easily. For us to keep our mission and go further in the tournament we need to get better.”Full credit to Jamaica and I applaud them from trying to play an attacking style.”We have to review this game quickly…it’s a short turnaround and we know we have to be better to get past a very strong Norway team.” Australia will play Norway on Sunday, June 23 with kick-off at 5am AEST.
Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi revelled in his side’s “extraordinary, historic” Africa Cup of Nations final victory over Senegal.Algeria became champions of Africa on foreign soil for the first time – adding to their 1990 success as hosts – thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah’s decisive, deflected second-minute strike.The goal, which Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Bomis may have misjudged, was the fastest goal scored in the competition this year and the quickest in the tournament since 2015. Article continues below 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? The North African side received another bit of fortune in the second half after a penalty called against them for handball was overturned with the use of VAR. Belmadi believes his side deserved their triumph but deflected praise onto his players, citing the nation’s long, difficult road in between AFCON titles. “It’s extraordinary. It’s historic,” he told beIN Sports. “This is the first Cup of Nations we have won outside our borders.”Since 1990, it has been a long, empty passage. We are a football country. We deserve it, I think.”It was a very complicated match, very difficult. We knew that it was going to be decided on a small detail. And the boys held on.”With the tournament we had, with better attack and better defence, what more? But without the players, I am nothing.”We tend to forget that they are the main protagonists. They are the ones who play, who apply the instructions. They did it wonderfully – if not better.”Algeria scored in every match they played in this year’s AFCON, racking up 13 goals in total for the tournament.That number is the highest they’ve managed since their 1990 triumph. The victory in Cairo also continued Algeria’s recent run of dominance over Senegal, which has extended through the last six matches between the clubs, with the North Africans winning five and drawing once.In fact, Senegal’s last three defeats in AFCON have come at the hands of Algeria, as have the been the last six goals they have conceded at the tournament in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 editions.
Bayern Munich have flatly rejected speculation they have completed a deal to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.The Germany international has been linked with a switch to the Bundesliga champions in one of this summer’s longest-running transfer sagas.On Thursday Bild and Kicker had reported that the transfer was completed and that Sane would make the move for a fee of €100 million (£91m/$110m), and would sign a five-year deal, but Bayern took to Twitter to deny those claims. Article continues below 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? The reported fee would have been a Bundesliga record, as would the €20 million a year some outlets reported Sane would receive as salary.“News reports made today stating that Leroy Sane has decided to join FC Bayern do no correspond to the facts,” the club’s tweet stated.The club’s denial that a deal has taken place is unlikely to quell discussion of the transfer.Earlier this week Bayern head coach Niko Kovac was forced to apologise to Pep Guardiola after he said he was ‘confident’ a deal would get done.Kovac also said he was sorry to Bayern after coming in for criticism for his comments by Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.Rummenigge said he “did not like” Kovac’s comments and Salihamidzic said the club was “well advised not to talk about other players.”For his part Kovac promised to “restrain” himself in future.News reports made today stating that Leroy Sané has decided to join FC Bayern do not correspond to the facts.— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 1, 2019The head coach has described Sane as Bayern’s “dream player” while club legend Lotthar Matthaus has said the 23-year-old could be the “new face of the club”.All the speculation does not alter the fact that Sane remains a Manchester City player and one they have offered a contract extension.Sane played and scored a brace in a pre-season friendly against Kitchee on July 24 and afterwards Guardiola said he would be “sad” if Sane decided to leave the club.The Spanish manager has previously said he wouldn’t stand in his way if the player really wanted to leave.Sane tallied 10 goals and 11 assists for City last term, though he seemed to fall out of favour at the back end of the season, starting on the bench in some key games.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)Here is a story you don’t see every day. Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been indicted on charges of insider trading.Kendricks was indicted along with ‘Black-ish’ TV writer Damilare Sonoiki, according to the Philly Inquirer’s Jeremy Roebuck. Sonoiki is a Harvard educated former investment banker who is accused with passing along inside information to Kendricks from 2013-15, according to US Attorney Bill McSwain.Kendricks is alleged to have provided cash and game tickets in exchange for the info.Kendricks allegedly provided $10K in catsh and Eagles tickets in exchange for the inside stock information.— Jeremy Roebuck (@jeremyrroebuck) August 29, 2018Kendricks released a statement on the matter moments ago. In it, he admits to improprieties.“Four years ago, I participated in insider trading, and I deeply regret it,” he said. “I invested money with a former friend of mine who I thought I could trust and who I greatly admired. His background as a Harvard graduate and an employee of Goldman Sachs gave me a false sense of confidence.”A statement from #Browns LB Mychal Kendrick, who has just been charged by the feds for insider trading. Wow. pic.twitter.com/0IEsV6lPTh— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2018To say this is a bad look for Kendricks would be an understatement. However, it seems like he is willing to turn on Sonoiki, which could help reduce whatever punishment he will receive.Needless to say, the Browns probably did not expect this when they signed Kendricks to a one-year deal in June. The Eagles had released him in May after he requested a trade.Wonder if this story will be covered on next week’s episode of Hard Knocks.Update: The Browns have released a statement. Kendricks won’t play in the team’s final preseason game against the Detroit Lions.Our statement on LB Mychal Kendricks: pic.twitter.com/SJT4RPdo0o— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 29, 2018We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.