Month: January 2019

9:38 AM ET When USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced that Clay Helton would remain the Trojans’ head coach on Nov. 25, his statement of support contained a glaring, almost baffling, admission. “We acknowledge and understand our deficiencies in areas that include culture, discipline, schemes, personnel and staff,” Swann said. Again: Culture. Discipline. Schemes. Personnel.
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1:57 PM ET Few student sections are as notorious as Duke’s Cameron Crazies. You’ve seen them before: out in full force, painted blue or white (or blue and white) from head to toe. They wave signs jeering their opponents, or hold up cardboard cutouts of everyone from coach Mike Krzyzewski to actor Rainn Wilson. You’ve
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12:00 PM ET Rachel MarcusESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate The 2018-19 college basketball season has been a wild one for court storming. From Philadelphia to Tulsa to Tempe, students have rushed the floor in droves after their team’s upset wins. These are the top student section moments
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12:46 PM ET The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday banned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball teams from competing in the postseason this year and placed the athletics department on three years of probation as a result of academic fraud. The penalties were handed down after a two-year investigation into alleged academic fraud
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Maurizio Sarri once again lamented his side’s lack of mental strength following Chelsea’s 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. “Maybe I am not able to motivate these players,” said Sarri. The 4-0 loss was Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in 23 years. Sarri kept his players in the dressing room for more than 40 minutes following the loss.
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5:44 PM ET An investigation into the Maryland Terrapins football program last fall will cost the University System of Maryland more than $1.57 million, according to a report Wednesday. Four of eight commission members tasked by Baltimore law firm DLA Piper with investigating the culture of the Terps’ football program billed the university system more
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Neymar has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a right foot injury suffered on January 23. He will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United. Neymar was injured while playing against Strasbourg last Wednesday in the French Cup but will not require surgery. A
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Bundle up, Gophers fans. The Barn will be open for business for Minnesota‘s next game against Illinois, despite extreme cold that has triggered scores of canceled events around the state this week. The university announced Tuesday that the Gophers will play the Illini as scheduled Wednesday, when the
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12:45 AM ET North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell accepted an offer to become USC‘s new offensive coordinator on Monday night, a source told ESPN. The Athletic first reported the agreement. Harrell replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the coordinator post at USC before leaving to become head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The 33-year-old
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Rabbi Matondo is expected to move to Schalke for just under $16 million. The 18-year-old represents the third player from City’s youth academy to move away from the club in the last two years. The club are said to not be as concerned by Matondo’s move as he is not near the quality of displacing
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Alvaro Morata has joined Atletico Madrid on a 6-month loan. The move comes after Gonzalo Higuain moved to Chelsea on-loan last week. The 26-year-old striker played for Atleti before joining Real Madrid as a youth. “I’m very happy and proud to be here. I can’t wait to start training, meet my new team-mates and play,”
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