Everton supremo Moshiri warns Silva over expected transfer spendingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton supremo Farhad Moshiri is tightening the transfer purse strings.They have splashed out over £250million on transfer fees in the past two years.But with Everton sitting in the bottom half of the table, Moshiri said: “Throwing money is not the answer. “It’s getting the performance level and improving them. It is about development, about driving the club.“There will be no reaction that has not been thought out.”He continued: “You have to get it right — the buying of players and the development. Infrastructure is important and to comply with financial fair play you need to go for younger players on low wages.“The challenge is still progressing while keeping the wages down.“I think we’ve learned. We’ve had poor judgement but I feel we are in the right direction, even if it’s been difficult.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dybala backing Juventus move for Pogbaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala admits he’d like to see Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba return to Juventus.Dybala was asked about again playing with his good friend.“I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck,” replied Dybala.“Everyone knows how important Cristiano Ronaldo is for us and what he represents for our opponents too. He gives everything, whether it’s in training or a match situation, and also sets a good example for youngsters.“I’d say Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are on the same level. As for the future, Neymar and above all Kylian Mbappé have what it takes to match them.“As for myself, I have changed my style of play recently and learned so much by working with great champions. It’s quite a mature and experienced squad in Turin, but that really helps a young player like me, because you learn and absorb their mentality.”
jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkIn sports, saying a team “laid an egg” is a popular expression, used when a favored squad comes out and doesn’t play up to its potential. Usually, “laying an egg” means the team loses the game.Michigan hasn’t really come out flat this season under Jim Harbaugh. At 8-2, it lost its opener at Utah and in the final seconds against Michigan State. In eight victories, the Wolverines have pretty much played as they are supposed to.So perhaps that’s why Harbaugh had this funny response today when asked why his team hasn’t “laid an egg” following a road win at Penn State. Harbaugh on why U-M never laid egg: “Analogy doesn’t resonate with me.I don’t like comparing humans to chickens or any other type of animal.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 21, 2015Harbaugh is never boring. He’s…unique. But not boring.
Michigan Football’s 2016 schedule poster is out. But one of the team’s division rivals isn’t exactly thrilled with the way it looks.Michigan Football dropped its 2016 schedule poster Monday morning, and per usual, it features the logos of the 12 opponents it’ll face during the regular season this year. But one – Maryland – is a bit unhappy with some changes the Wolverines made to its mark. Maryland’s logo, for whatever reason, doesn’t feature the flag bar that typically runs below the famed “M.”Maryland called out Michigan on Twitter. The Wolverines have not responded.Coming soon. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/V18zMKMoX3— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 21, 2016Is the rest of our logo coming soon? #RespectTheFlagBar https://t.co/M5ZoE4PUSn— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) August 22, 2016For reference, here’s what Maryland’s logo actually looks like.It’s also worth noting that Michigan did not put Ohio State’s real logo on its poster. That’s clearly some kind of shot at the Buckeyes.We’re not sure if a logo mixup will provide motivation for the Terrapins this year – but perhaps that game is now a little more interesting.
The College Football Playoff Top 25 has been released by the selection committee, setting the stage for Rivalry Week.After the insanity of Week 11, Week 12 featured a few near-upsets, but nothing that has done a lot to shake up the top of the College Football Playoff rankings. The most significant loss was Louisville falling to Houston, which pretty much seals the deal and crushes the Cardinals’ playoff chances. West Virginia also fell to Oklahoma in a snowy game at Milan Pusker Stadium, handing it a second loss and knocking it way down the list for the College Football Playoff. That game gives Oklahoma a very nice road win, and an interesting case to make for Playoff contention heading into next weekend’s game vs. Oklahoma State, another top Big 12 program, in Bedlam on December 3.The coveted top four slots of this College Football Playoff remains static. Alabama dispatched of Chattanooga relatively easily, Ohio State and Michigan faced tough tests from Michigan State and Indiana respectively, but pulled out wins, and Clemson handled Wake Forest 35-13.As of today, Alabama would host Clemson in a rematch of last year’s National Championship in one of the semi-finals, while Ohio State and Michigan would run back this weekend’s edition of The Game in the other. Of course, with those two teams going head-to-head on Saturday, it is extremely unlikely that both would make the Playoff, based on how things play out. The Big Ten might still slide in two teams, however, depending on how things shake out with Penn State and Wisconsin.Here are the full College Football Playoff rankings:1.Alabama (11-0)2.Ohio State (10-1)3.Michigan (10-1)4.Clemson (10-1)5.Washington (10-1)6.Wisconsin (9-2)7.Penn State (9-2)8.Oklahoma (9-2)9.Colorado (9-2)10.Oklahoma State (9-2)11.Louisville (9-2)12.USC (8-3)13.Auburn (8-3)14.Florida State (8-3)15.Florida (8-2)16.Nebraska (9-2)17.Tennessee (8-3)18.West Virginia (8-2)19.Boise State (10-1)20.Houston (9-2)21.Western Michigan (11-0)22.Utah (8-3)23.Washington State (8-3)24.Stanford (8-3)25.Navy (8-2)
PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 23: The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)We’re less than 3 months away from the start of the 2018 college football season. The first Saturday of the season is Sept. 1.Which programs are going to overachieve? Which programs are going to underachieve?ESPN’s Football Power Index has made projections for every program in the country.For three major programs with first-year head coaches, these projections are not good.ESPN predicts these three major programs will miss a bowl game and finish with a losing record.ESPN’s Football Power Index is projecting a bad season for all three programs. The predicted records:Nebraska: 5.5-6.5UCLA: 5.0-7.0Tennessee: 5.8-6.2Maybe these three programs will prove ESPN’s computer wrong. Or maybe they won’t…You can view the full projections here.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide passes against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Week 2 of the 2018 college football season is in the rearview. It was an exciting weekend.The second weekend of the season was highlighted by No. 2 Clemson’s win at Texas A&M. The Aggies put up quite a fight, coming within two points of the Tigers, but were unable to get over the top in Jimbo Fisher’s first big home game.There were some upsets in Week 2, also. Florida’s ridiculous winning streak against Kentucky finally came to an end. Arizona State took down No. 15 Michigan State, too.The new college football top 25 polls will be released later this afternoon. The Coaches’ Poll comes out at noon and the AP Poll is out at 2 p.m.For now, here’s an updated ESPN Football Power Index.AlabamaOhio StateGeorgiaOklahomaClemsonPenn StateMichiganWashingtonAuburnStanfordThe Football Power Index rankings can be a little wacky, especially early in the season. That’s why you’ll see Michigan ranked above Notre Dame despite the fact that the Wolverines lost to the Fighting Irish.You can view the full rankings here.
DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 21: The Duke Blue Devils run onto the field before their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke football is off to a 2-0 start this season, but the Blue Devils received some brutal news this afternoon regarding star quarterback Daniel Jones.Jones had surgery to repair a broken left clavicle he suffered in yesterday’s 21-7 win over Northwestern. He is out indefinitely.Additionally, Duke cornerback Mark Gilbert is out for the season after dislocating his hip.CB & QB undergo Sunday surgeries.Mark Gilbert will be out for the season while Daniel Jones will be out indefinitely.?: https://t.co/X18ZbKNOMS pic.twitter.com/zu8maNe6tq— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) September 9, 2018Jones was off to an outstanding start to the season. He completed 29-of-39 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns against Army and Northwestern.With Jones out of action, Quentin Harris will take over at QB for the Blue Devils. Harris, a junior, was 2-for-2 for 12 yards with seven carries for 24 yards in limited action in relief of Jones yesterday.He is 9-of-15 passing in his career at Duke.Duke will play at Baylor this Saturday with a good chance at moving to 3-0.
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)As more and more college football players see the risk of injury impacting their NFL Draft stock, some are hedging their bets on themselves by taking out insurance policies.One recent example is Philadelphia Eagles RB Josh Adams. According to ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, Adams successfully collected $500,000 from a loss of value insurance policy on himself.Adams, a star RB at Notre Dame from 2015 to 2017, was injured prior to the 2018 NFL Draft and subsequently went undrafted.He was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent.Former Notre Dame RB Josh Adams is collecting $500,000 in a loss of value insurance policy as a result of hurting himself before draft and going undrafted. Confirmed by insurance advisor Ronnie Kaymore of KPM Sports. pic.twitter.com/UqapfoDRXL— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 17, 2018Adams was a four-star prospect coming out of high school and quickly became a dangerous weapon for Notre Dame.Over his three seasons with the Fighting Irish, Adams averaged 6.7 yards per carry.He finished his college career with 480 carries for 3,201 yards and 20 TDs, along with 41 receptions for 336 yards and two receiving TDs.
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)One of the top wide receiver recruits in the country has named the top five schools in his recruitment.Johnny Wilson, the No. 2 wide receiver recruit in the 2020 class, took to Twitter this afternoon to list his top schools.The 6-foot-5 wide receiver is a Calabasas, California product, ranked the No. 18 overall prospect in the 2020 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Wilson’s top five schools are:WashingtonOhio StateTexasUCLAOregonHere’s his full announcement:You gotta tell The WIZRD, it’s a story like a book…✍? pic.twitter.com/EtDeCfmwXv— Johnny Wilson (@jjohnnywilson) January 28, 2019It’s unclear when Wilson will be making his decision. He’s already visited some of the schools on his list, including Oregon.From 247Sports:Wilson was one of the six five-star prospects on campus for the Ducks game against Washington, when Oregon upset the No. 7 Huskies in overtime.The 6-5, 215-pound wide receiver is the teammate of 2019 Oregon signee Mycah Pittman. During his junior season for Calabasas, Wilson totaled 31 receptions for 520 yards and 10 touchdowns. In his three years of varsity football, Wilson has 2274 yards and 35 receiving touchdowns. Wilson has already committed to play in the 2020 Polynesian All-American game.Stay tuned.