Carrick manager for 48 hours as Man Utd seek external caretakerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMichael Carrick will be appointed interim manager until a temporary boss is hired within the next 48 hours, according to Sky Sports.The temporary boss will be hired externally, with the hope they will have ties with the club.United currently sit in sixth position, eleven points off the top four.A club statement on Tuesday confirmed that “manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect”.The statement continued: “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne over the fullback’s move to Bournemouth.Warnock has claimed he was “promised” Clyne would instead make a loan move to Cardiff until summer, before learning on TV of his Cherries switch.”I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock said. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”The Cardiff boss was speaking after watching his side lose 1-0 to Gillingham in the FA Cup.
Chelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says there’s more to come from him after his hat-trick at Wolves.He admitted afterwards that there was still plenty for the team to work on, although winning while learning and adapting was the most important thing.”It’s been an amazing day,” reflected Abraham to chelseafc.com. “Coming to a place like Wolves is never easy so the manner of the victory is something we can be very pleased with. We played well, scored goals and got three points to take home with us so it’s been a great day.”Obviously we did concede two goals and that is something we’re disappointed about because a clean sheet would have been fantastic but we will take the positives out of this performance and take it into the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool boss Klopp admits Matip injury doubtby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Joel Matip is a doubt for their Champions League clash with RB Salzburg.Klopp has confirmed Matip picked up a knock in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Sheffield United.The centre-back completed the full 90 minutes alongside Virgil van Dijk at Bramall Lane, where the Reds chalked up their seventh win from seven Premier League matches this season.Their only defeat of the campaign to date came at Napoli in their opening match of the defence of their Champions League crown last month, putting extra emphasis on Wednesday’s visit of Red Bull Salzburg.”In a good mood, good spirits, but we have to wait a little bit to give a final answer about fitness,” he told the Liverpool website when asked about the condition of his squad.“Joel Matip obviously got a slight knock at Sheffield, we have to see how exactly it will be.“Apart from that, everybody should be fine. Of course, we have the players who weren’t available last week – that means Shaq is still out; Alisson is very close but for sure not for tomorrow. I think that’s it pretty much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
There will be some new voices being heard through your TV speakers during the Final Four and NCAA Tournament national championship game this season. CBS announced Tuesday morning that longtime Final Four broadcaster Jim Nantz will announce the two semifinal games and national title bout with Bill Raftery and Grant Hill. Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr announced the 2014 Final Four, while Nantz, Kerr and Clark Kellog had announced the previous three. Nantz has called every Final Four since 1991. CBS Sports and Turner Sports name Bill Raftery + Grant Hill game analysts for 2015 NCAA #FinalFour + National Champ, http://t.co/iQT6iITpOR— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) February 3, 2015Raftery and Hill will join team of Jim Nantz and reporter @tracywolfson to call games together throughout 2015 NCAA Tournament— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) February 3, 2015This season’s Final Four will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4, with the national championship game occurring on April 6. We’ll be filling out brackets in no time.
Don’t worry, Sam Ponder fans. The ESPN college football personality won’t be completely gone from your television sets this fall. But late Thursday night, Ponder announced, via Instagram, that she’ll be “hanging up” her sideline reporter flats for Thursday Night Football. Her reason? She no longer wants to take her daughter, Scout, away from her father, Christian, for five days a week. Needless to say, it’s a respectable, mature decision.As Ponder mentions, she’ll still be part of College Football Live, SportsCenter and College GameDay. This year’s college football season starts on September 3.
Twitter/@UMichAthleticsMichigan went 8-0 in Ann Arbor this season, wrapping up the perfect home slate with a hard-fought win over Indiana on Saturday.To thank their fans for their effort in turning up in huge numbers eight times this season, after the game Michigan put out a cool video, featuring highlights from the year, and players speaking about the impact they felt from the fan base this year.Thank YOU, fans, for an incredible season at home.Eight wins. Zero losses. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/WU9yvdgXrH— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) November 20, 2016Michigan averaged a shade under 110,468 fans per game at The Big House this season, topping out at 111,846 for the October 1 game against Wisconsin.The Wolverines wrap up their season with a massive game at Ohio State. Win, and they head to the Big Ten Championship Game, and are sitting in fantastic position for a College Football Playoff berth.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The Dallas Cowboys sent major waves through the NFL when they traded a first round pick to the Oakland Raiders for WR Amari Cooper. But the Cowboys apparently didn’t just make an impulse buy – they did their diligence.According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys reached out to Alabama head coach Nick Saban and others to make sure Cooper had the skillset and character traits they were looking for.From ESPN.com:The people who knew Cooper spoke glowingly about him, according to sources. The list of people the Cowboys questioned for information about Cooper included Nick Saban, his former head coach at Alabama; Cowboys tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier, who coached Cooper at Alabama in 2012 and 2013; former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio; and Cowboys fullback Jamize Olawale, who played with Cooper for three seasons in Oakland.Each person recommended trading for Cooper, each vouched for his talents and character, and each person expressed consistent thoughts and feelings, according to sources.Saban coached Cooper during the wide receiver’s three seasons at Alabama.During his time at Alabama, Cooper had two 1,000+ yard seasons, won the 2014 Biletnikoff Award, and helped the Crimson Tide win two national championships.Cooper ended up being drafted fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2015.Among the other big names the Cowboys contacted were former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, who coached Cooper from his rookie season until last year.Cooper made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016 with Oakland, but had a rather down year in 2017. However, he still scored seven TDs that season.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Earlier today, Dan Dakich reported Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm will leave the Boilermakers after the season to become the coach at Louisville.The Cardinals fired Bobby Petrino after yet another loss last weekend and are on the hunt for a new head coach.After practice on Thursday afternoon, Brohm addressed the rumors of a potential move to Louisville. According to local reports, Brohm said the rumors are “completely false” and “there’s nothing to” the report from Dakich.#Purdue head coach @JeffBrohm says any current reports or tweets involving his name and the opening at Louisville are “completely false”. Says “there’s nothing to it” when asked about the @dandakich tweet/report from today.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) November 15, 2018Brohm, who went to Louisville, was an assistant coach for the Cardinals from 2003-2008. He moved on to become a head coach at Western Kentucky where he turned the Hilltoppers into one of the most-explosive offenses in the nation.After three years at WKU, Brohm took over a down Purdue program and has turned the Boilermakers into a solid Big Ten program in just two years. Purdue knocked off Ohio State this season, a win that put Brohm’s name on the national stage.Despite Brohm’s claims that the rumors are false, they’re not going anywhere. A coach of Brohm’s caliber will remain a hot topic in coaching searches.Stay tuned.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)This Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines will do battle with the Army Black Knights at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. It’s a tough matchup for the Big Ten favorite, but they are favored to win by just over three touchdowns.Michigan, in its first contest of the season, took down Middle Tennessee, 40-21. Quarterback Shea Patterson put together a nice performance, finishing 17-of-29 for 203 yards and three touchdowns.That said, there was a ton of room for improvement. Michigan turned the ball over twice and gave up over 300 yards of offense to the Blue Raiders. They will need to perform better against Army.Army, meanwhile, knocked off Rice, 14-7 in a defensive affair. The Black Knights, per usual, ran the ball 56 times while attempting just eight passes. Here are the details for Saturday’s contest:Game Time: Noon ETChannel: FOXSpread: Michigan -22Over/Under: 47.5Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny TaftMichigan is favored by a great deal in this one, but if Army can win the time of possession battle, it could get tricky. Last year, the Black Knights almost took down Oklahoma by simply keeping the ball away from the Sooners. It was one of just two games Army lost on the season.The game will kick off at Noon on FOX.