Month: February 2019

Jorge Valdano stated that Vinicius can learn how to finish by modeling himself after Raul. “When Raul was at the same age as Vinicius, we spent days correcting his finishing. The goal was clear and that’s what I’d do with Vinicius. He will improve, but he needs to start looking up,” said Valdano, who was instrumental in shaping Raul’s
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Former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster criticized Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane following Real Madrid’s 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals. “That midfield couldn’t even win against Girona’s. Kroos is now a diesel tractor,” said Schuster of Kroos. The former manager also attacked Varane’s positioning. “He’s a shadow of what he
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9:54 AM ET Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray might have silenced some critics without running or throwing a ball — measuring 5-foot-10 1/8 inches at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. There had been rumblings that he was shorter than the 5-10 he had been listed at, but he’s actually a little bit taller. He weighed
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Maurizio Sarri stated that dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham was a message to the rest of the side. “It’s a choice. It’s a message for my group that we are a group and not 25 players,” said Sarri following the match. Kepa, who was fined a week’s wages for refusing to
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1:08 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. WICHITA, Kan. — The UConn players see the upsets that have been happening around the country in women’s basketball. They’ve lost
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9:01 PM ET Oregon is hiring Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos for the same role. Avalos, who spent the past four years overseeing the Boise State defense, replaces Jim Leavitt, who mutually parted ways with the school earlier this month. A former all-conference linebacker at Boise State, Avalos has coached for his alma mater
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6:59 PM ET Wide receiver Cameron Green is passing on a fifth season with the Northwestern Wildcats, announcing Monday on Twitter that “concussions and head injuries within my family” led him to decide to step away from football. ✌🏾🙏🏾🏈 pic.twitter.com/rataPc7YtO — Cameron (@footballcag) February 26, 2019 Green was Northwestern’s No. 2 pass-catcher last season with
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6:14 PM ET Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he hasn’t given much thought to the University of Mississippi basketball players who knelt during the national anthem to protest a pro-Confederate gathering on campus. Bryant told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has been away in Washington and dealing with
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12:26 PM ET Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson safety Jadar Johnson, who played on the Tigers’ 2016 national championship team, has received three years’ probation after pleading guilty for his role in an apartment break-in last March. Johnson, late Clemson running back C.J. Fuller and ex-Duke player Quaven Ferguson were charged with armed
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Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined one week’s wages for his refusal to come off the field at the end of the Carabao Cup final. Arrizabalaga also apologized to teammates. Arrizabalaga will lose approximately £190,000 with the fine. The goalkeeper had twice required treatment during extra time, apparently suffering from cramp. Maurizio Sarri attempted to bring Willy
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Leicester City will name Brendan Rodgers as manager within the next day. Rodgers was convinced of immediately quitting as manager of Celtic. Leicester had identified Rodgers as their No 1 target to replace Claude Puel several months ago. Rodgers previously managed in the Premier League with Liverpool and Swansea City. Rodgers will earn approximately £5
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