Dybala brother fires message at Juventus boss Sarriby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe brother and agent of Paulo Dybala has sent a message to Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.For Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Fiorentina, Dybala was not only left out of the starting line-up, but didn’t even come off the bench. The striker is yet to start for Juve in Serie A this season.Dybala’s brother and representative Gustavo posted to social media:“The violin cannot play beautiful music if it’s missing a string…”Paulo Dybala’s brother Gustavo posted this on Twitter We think we have a good idea of who he’s talking about pic.twitter.com/SopeTF1pFt— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) September 15, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Krylia Sovetov chief Shashkov ‘happy’ for Sobolev over Man Utd interestby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKrylia Sovetov general secretary Vitaly Shashkov is “happy” for Aleksandr Sobolev over interest from Manchester United.The young striker has taken the Russian Premier League by storm this season and has just earned a first call-up to the senior national team squad. Sobolev has been named as a replacement for Lokomotiv striker Fedor Smolov, who has withdrawn from selection due to health problems.The 22 year-old Sobolev wins his maiden call-up to the Russia squad on the back of an impressive 10 goals in 12 Premier League games. His double on the weekend in Krylia Sovetov’s 2-0 defeat of Sochi saw Sobolev leapfrog Eldor Shomurodov to become the league’s current leading goalscorer. Rostov forward Shomurodov sits on nine goals.Such form has seen Sobolev linked with Manchester United in the English press, with it stated the struggling Premier League giants have had scouts watch his exploits.The news has reached Krylia Sovetov, where Shashkov was quick to react when speaking with local outlet RBC. “Well, how can I confirm such things? This is the English press, there are no official approaches to the club. But if so, I’m happy for the guy,” said Shashkov.”The guy is growing, progressing, madly in love with football. The rest I can’t say anything, let’s not inflate.”It’s better not to comment on such things, I don’t want this to become a growing rumour.”- updated October 7 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 04: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception on a failed two-point converstion for two points against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Last December, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who played his college ball at Tennessee, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 25 years old. Less than a year later, he made his triumphant return to the NFL.Thursday night, Berry played his first home game since returning. The team announced his name last, and he received an incredible ovation from the crowd. Check it out:Why We Love Sports Today: Eric Berry received standing ovation in return to Arrowhead Stadium after battling cancer. pic.twitter.com/T37I1lotwt— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 18, 2015Berry was a two-time All-American at Tennessee and has already been named to three Pro Bowl teams in his young professional career. It’s great to see him back on the field.
BTN.Ohio State fans will want to watch the Big Ten Network tonight.J.T. Barrett will be the subject of a feature airing on Big Ten Network’s The Journey this evening.Ohio State football’s official Twitter account has tweeted a couple of previews of Barrett’s feature. It appears the feature will focus on everything from Barrett’s recruitment to his season-ending injury in 2014.“If I went to another school,” Barrett says in the preview, “I saw myself sitting on the couch watching OSU win a national championship without me.””If I went to another school I saw myself sitting on the couch watching OSU win a national championship without me.” https://t.co/0fPyDdzlaP— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 3, 2016One last preview of the @JT_theQB4th story set to air on @BigTenNetwork’s The Journey tonight at 9p.It’s gonna be a good one. pic.twitter.com/3zVwerNRzs— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 4, 2016The feature will air at 9 p.m. E.T. on the Big Ten Network tonight.Barrett, meanwhile, is off to a great start this season, throwing for 888 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions through four games, leading Ohio State to a 4-0 start and a No. 2 national ranking.The Buckeyes are set to host Indiana at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Fantasy football is one of the major factors in the sport becoming the most popular in the country. Unfortunately, college football fans haven’t had a great mainstream college fantasy football option to this point.It appears that that is changing this fall.This morning, Yahoo! Sports, which runs one of the most popular NFL fantasy football platforms in the country, announced that it is finally starting college fantasy football.Yahoo! college fantasy football will feature players from the Power Five leagues and Notre Dame.That gives players 65 full rosters to build teams from. More, on Yahoo!’s college fantasy game:Yahoo Sports College Fantasy Football will feature players from 65 teams. That’s all of the Power Five (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) teams plus Notre Dame.From there, your team will look very much like your normal NFL fantasy roster. It will feature 15 player slots, just like the default roster size for NFL fantasy football:1 QB2 RB2 WR1 TE1 FLEX (WR/RB/TE)1 K1 D/ST6 benchJust like with NFL fantasy, you can create or join a league that hosts between four and 20 players. You can choose from three different draft styles — standard, autodraft and offline. You can customize whether you want to play head-to-head or total points, and your commissioner can customize scoring. Default scoring in 2018 will include a half-point per reception. No Pro or Cash leagues will be available.The college fantasy football season is set to run from August 30, the true Week 1 of this season, until the November 24 games. The few games that fall in ‘Week 0’ before August 30, and then the conference title and bowl games are not included.We’re sure there are some Group of Five fans that want to draft some of the top players in those leagues. However, this is a great start, and will probably be really huge for Yahoo! this year.[Yahoo! Sports]
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)A Tennessee State football player had to be transported to the hospital with a “serious head injury” during tonight’s game against Vanderbilt. Here’s an update on his status.Christion Abercrombie, a linebacker for Tennessee State, had to have emergency head surgery and was given oxygen on the field.The linebacker was reportedly unresponsive at the hospital.AL.com had more:“The last I heard he was in surgery. We’ve been praying for him,” Tennessee State coach Rod Reed told The Tennessean. “I’m going to leave here and go there to see about him.”According to reports, Abercrombie was administered oxygen on the sideline before being moved by stretcher.Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason brought up Abercrombie’s injury in the postgame.“At the end of the day, I’m a football coach coaching a team and coaching a game, but football’s what we do, not who we are,” Mason said. “I know what it is to be a coach. I know what it is to have a player who’s injured. At the end of the day, when serious injuries happen, football becomes secondary.”Our thoughts are with Christion and his family. Hopefully he can make a full recovery.
The NCAA admitted that North Carolina’s punishment wasn’t as bad because the Tar Heels stood by their courses and the grades that were given.Missouri, meanwhile, admitted to some wrongdoing.The NCAA report distinguished the difference between the North Carolina & Mizzou academic fraud cases/rulings: pic.twitter.com/gFvh3l5Xn7— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 31, 2019Now, everyone is saying that you should not ever cooperate with the NCAA.Missouri got the old “exemplary cooperation” gold star from Indianapolis and still got nuked.NEVERCOOPERATEWITH THE NCAA pic.twitter.com/1wjlXoV7j9— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) January 31, 2019Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples pushed back on this idea a bit, though.“USC would disagree with this assessment. They got hit harder in the Bush case because they didn’t cooperate. UNC had the good fortune of the NCAA trying to call something an extra benefit when it clearly didn’t fit the NCAA’s own definition of an extra benefit,” he tweeted.USC would disagree with this assessment. They got hit harder in the Bush case because they didn’t cooperate. UNC had the good fortune of the NCAA trying to call something an extra benefit when it clearly didn’t fit the NCAA’s own definition of an extra benefit. https://t.co/O3uGUSfAyY— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 31, 2019Regardless, Missouri clearly got hit pretty hard here and it could prompt a serious exodus of players from the Tigers’ program.Stay tuned. LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 21: A general view of the court ahead of the game between the UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA is facing some harsh criticism today for handing Missouri a significantly worse punishment than North Carolina, despite both schools having somewhat similar academic scandals.Missouri’s football program has been given a 2019-20 postseason ban and a couple of their other athletic programs have been punished, too.North Carolina, meanwhile, didn’t get hit with anything close to that.The reason, basically: North Carolina didn’t cooperate with the NCAA while Missouri did.
Phil Steele’s Top 25:1 Alabama2 Clemson3 Michigan4 Georgia5 Oklahoma6 Ohio St7 LSU8 Utah9 Notre Dame10 Florida11 Texas12 Oregon13 Mich St14 TCU15 Miami16 Washington17 Texas A&M18 Auburn19 Nebraska20 Penn St21 Iowa St22 Stanford23 Iowa24 Miss St25 Va Tech— CFB Home (@CFBHome) June 29, 2019Fans will have at Steele’s top 25, as they do all preseason rankings. It is part of what makes college football fun.Here at The Spun, we put out our Top 25 last Monday. Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State are our top five.You can see our full list here. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)College football opens up in less than two months. Many outlets’ preseason Top 25 lists have been dropping lately.Longtime college football expert Phil Steele’s top 25 is out, and he ranks teams according to how he thinks they will finish the season. Most of the names on Steele’s list are the usual suspects, but there are some noteworthy picks.Below is his full top 25. Michigan at No. 3 ahead of Georgia sticks out, and Steele is clearly a big fan of the Utah Utes.He is also betting heavily on bounce-back campaigns from Michigan State, TCU and Miami (Fla.).
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State is for real. The sixth-ranked Buckeyes have breezed to a 3-0 record. Four wins is on the horizon as Miami (Ohio) heads to Columbus on Saturday. Momentum is building for OSU.Head coach Ryan Day has seamlessly taken over the program after Urban Meyer’s departure last year. But Day hasn’t had to do it alone. Quarterback Justin Fields looks like a Heisman Candidate. The Georgia transfer is making winning games look easy.With Saturday’s game approaching, Ohio State’s social media/video production team has released another epic video. The footage shows highlights of OSU’s win over Indiana last week. It also plays clips of Day’s post-game speech after the win.“You’re 3-0,” Day said. “Listen to me. You’re 3-0, you’re 1-0 in the Big Ten. And we got to keep building on this because we can be the best. One game at a time. Remember the goal. One game at a time.”The Buckeyes are trying to stay focused despite playing inferior opponents. After playing Miami (Ohio) this Saturday, OSU travels to Lincoln to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers. But as Day says in the video, they’re just trying to focus on one game at a time. The full video can be found below.Drive the momentum‼️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/x0fl2U6bmu— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 19, 2019Ohio State hosts Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET. The game is being televised on Big Ten Network.
Before she took the set, Union posted a photo of her daughter in a cheerleader’s outfit. But it wasn’t just any outfit.It was a replica of the one she wore as a cheerleader in the movie “Bring It On.” Oh, and it also pays homage to the famous Nebraska fast food chain with the same color scheme.Joining Union on set was husband Dwyane Wade – who entered retirement following the 2018-19 NBA season.We’ll have to wait and see who Union picks in today’s games, but we’re sure she’s rolling with the Huskers.Ohio State and Nebraska kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC. LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Basketball star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union greet fans during a break in the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Lincoln before Nebraska’s huge home game against Ohio State.The Buckeyes enter the game as heavy favorites, but Huskers quarterback Adrian Martinez might have something to say about that. Ohio State is a 17-point favorite heading into tonight’s game.Before the game kicks off, Huskers fans fled the broadcast to show support for their team.Each and every Saturday in the fall, ESPN has a special guest – usually with ties to the school. This morning, star actress Gabrielle Union joined the crew for the game.