Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas pens new dealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has signed a new deal.Marca reports Navas has renewed his contract with the club for an extra year, taking his new deal to June 2021.The Costa Rican has fallen out of favour since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois and, since the appointment of Santiago Solari as head coach, his minutes have dwindled further.But it’s emerged he signed the contract a few weeks ago and he will earn five million euros net per season; negotiations had been going on since Los Blancos’ tour of the United States in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nigeria coach Rohr lifts lid on Chelsea pair Abraham, Tomoriby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNigeria coach Gernot Rohr admits Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is set to be capped by England.Abraham’s Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori is also eligible to represent both England and Nigeria – as well as Canada.”They are both interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori,” Rohr told BBC Sport.”They are not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that.”It is also significant to note that Abraham has been assured that he will be in the England squad.”He added: “Tomori is a very good friend of our player Ola Aina (former Chelsea and England youth international) and he said he does not want to discuss this for now.”We have to focus on what we have and not lose focus about what people say all the time.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mata: Man Utd will win trophies with Solskjaerby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata has backed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn things around at the club.Mata, who is preparing to face AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday, believes the club are going in the right direction despite their stuttering start this season.“I think that when the club says we’re going to take time and the manager as well, we don’t believe it’s going to be too long,” the Spaniard told a pre-match press conference.“I think this club, since I’ve been born, has always been winning. [Ole] has won here a lot as a player and, for me, personally, I have been here for a few years already and won a few things, but obviously, my aim in my mind is only to win something important with United.“I believe that during my time here as a player we can do it.“Obviously, we know other teams are doing things well and playing very good football, but I think that winning a trophy with United is possible and that, now, in the final part of my career, is my biggest opportunity.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Mount: Tomori can do everythingby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mason Mount is full of praise for his young teammate Fikayo Tomori.The latter has emerged as a sensation for the Blues in defence this season.The 19-year-old has less senior football experience compared to Mount and fellow youngster Tammy Abraham.But he has proven that he has the raw talent and adaptability to shine at the elite level.”It’s not just the past week, it’s last year as well, how well he did. I’m very close to Fik so my opinion is he can definitely get up there and get in the team. He’s definitely good enough,” Mount told reporters about Tomori. “You can see by his performances.”He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s confident on the ball. You never know what can happen.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Luis Suarez closing on new Barcelona recordby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Luis Suarez is closing on a new club record.The Uruguayan is about to enter the history books of FC Barcelona. With the two goals he scored on Wednesday against Inter Milan in the Champions League, El Charrúa has accumulated a total of 182 goals with the Blaugrana.Now he has a shot at the mythical striker of the twenties and thirties, José Samitier, who scored 184 goals in his career at Barcelona. Samitier is the fourth highest goalscorer for the club.Ladislao Kubala is third on 194, then César Rodríguez second on 232, and teammate and friend, Leo Messi with 603.
Liverpool captain Henderson slams Bulgaria coach Balakovby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson slammed Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov after he refused to outright condemn racist behaviour directed towards England in Sofia on Monday night.Play was stopped twice during the match – an eventual 6-0 win for England – because of racist chants from the home fans, but Balakov said after the match that those allegations must be ‘proven’.”I had a few words with the manager. It wasn’t acceptable – something needs to be done,” the Liverpool captain told Sky Sports News.”He needs to apologise now, really, on behalf of the team and the fans. He knows what was going on. He was asking me what the problem was.”When I told him he knew what was going on, it was baffling how he didn’t, really. Hopefully he looks back and apologises because anyone watching that game would be disgusted really.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/ohhkillem_oneD’haquille “Duke” Williams was a breakout star at wide receiver for Auburn last year. Williams caught 45 passes for 730 yards—good for an impressive 16.2 yards per catch—and five touchdowns for the Tigers last season. With Sammie Coates off to the NFL, Williams figures to be Auburn’s top target in 2015, and he’s made some serious gains in the weight room, based on his most recent Instagram post.Last season, Auburn listed Williams at 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds. One fan asked Williams about the weight gain, but Williams asserted that he only has 8-percent body fat.6-foot-3, 232-pounds is incredibly impressive for a wide receiver, especially if it doesn’t have a negative impact on his speed. Heed his warnings, SEC defensive backs, it might be a rough year for opposing secondaries. [AUFamily.com]
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Parker Boudreaux, a four-star offensive tackle in the 2016 class, committed to Notre Dame earlier this week. It was a pretty extravagant announcement. In a video for Bleacher Report, the 6-foot-4 offensive lineman pulled a 16,000-pound truck to reveal the school of his choosing. Miami freshman defensive lineman Scott Patchan was apparently not a fan of the announcement. Patchan called Boudreaux the “biggest tool I’ve seen in a while.”Patchan and Boudreaux could meet on the field Oct. 29, 2016, when Notre Dame and Miami play in South Bend, Ind. We’d be OK with that.
HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 10: Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman walks the sidelines as he coaches against the Lamar Cardinals in the second quarter at TDECU Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 42 to 0. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)There was an Ohio State reunion in Houston, Texas Monday night.Former Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller caught up with his former backup quarterback, Kenny Guiton, and his former offensive coordinator, Tom Herman.All three former Buckeyes are now stationed in Texas’ biggest city. Miller’s a rookie wide receiver for the Texans while Herman is Houston’s star head coach and Guiton is a graduate assistant under him.“Family reunited.”Family reunited. Great to have @BraxtonMiller5 stop by and reconnect with @CoachTomHerman and @CoachGuiton #GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/bCTmoX1xig— Derek Chang (@dchang10) August 30, 2016Guiton talked to us earlier this summer about his relationship with Miller and if they still keep in touch.Yeah, definitely man. I’m in a group chat with him and like 20 of my other guys from O-State. I definitely had to hit him up and say congrats to him, now he’s coming to my city. I went up to his (city) for college and now he’s coming down to mine. And he’s wearing (my college number) 13, so I had to talk to him about that. But man, he’s so focused right now, I let him have his time to focus up. But yeah, our group chat, we talked a little bit and we talk personally (too). He’s telling me how training camp is going and soon we have to link up.Well, they’ve linked up. Could Ohio State and Houston link up in a bowl game at the end of the 2016 college football season?Both programs start their ’16 campaigns on Saturday.Ohio State is hosting Bowling Green while Houston is facing Oklahoma.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United can line up to attack Tottenham without being naive defensively ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.United have won all of their five matches since the Norewegian was appointed until the end of the season in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking, but the new boss faces his biggest test so far as his side travel to Wembley to face the team sitting third in the league.The Old Trafford side appear to have found a good balance under Solskjaer, scoring 16 times and conceding just three since his arrival in December. 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? And although he promises to keep attacking against their opponents, he does not expect them to risk being caught out at the back.”When you play against a good team you have got to defend. You have to earn the right to win a game of football,” he said on SoccerAM.”We’re not going to go gung-ho and be naïve but Manchester United is about attacking football.”We’ve got to go there and attack the game, we have to win to stand a chance of passing them in the league. We go there to take three points.”Walking out at Wembley with a Manchester United shirt on, that brings the best out in quite a few players. Hopefully we can see that.”United’s return to form has revived their chances of competing for a place in European competition next season, as they sit three points behind Arsenal and six adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.And Solskjaer believes his players have what it takes to keep impressing and finish higher than expected.”They know they are good players, they are playing for Manchester United,” he added. “If we all stick together and do our best every single day we might just surprise a few with the way we could end the league.”As a former player of Sir Alex Ferguson’s, the current Red Devils boss was asked what he learned from the legendary figure during their time together.”The hunger to improve, the hunger to win. To get up next morning, if you win or lose, to try and improve the club,” he replied. “He is the best ever, I would be stupid to not try and learn from him.”