Bayern München Bayern Munich & Perform Group announce unique LatAm partnership Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:00 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Bayern München Bundesliga A footballing superpower joins forces with a digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world Perform Group, the parent company of Goal, and Bayern Munich have announced a unique partnership that focuses on Latin America.The content and sales partnership will give brands the opportunity to engage with one of the world’s most iconic sports teams as well as gaining access to the and leading digital sports content and media group’s platforms.“FC Bayern has over 100 million followers in the Americas. Through Perform’s digital reach in Central and South America coupled with their support in forming mutually beneficial brand partnerships, we will be able to better connect with our fans in that region,” FC Bayern Munich’s president of the Americas, Rudolf Vidal said. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with FC Bayern to help grow their presence in Latin America – a market in which Perform has had continued growth and success both in sales and content delivery. Our partnership will enable FC Bayern to connect with a plethora of consumers and brands due to the number of high profile LATAM players the team carries,” added Juan Delgado, CEO of Perform Media.With stars like Colombian playmaker, James Rodríguez, Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal and Brazilian defender, Rafinha and previous players including Martín Demichelis, Claudio Pizarro, Jorginho, Giovane Elber, Lucio and Zé Roberto, Bayern has a history and present that complements the German giants’ enviable fan base across Latin America.The Bundesliga side has official supporter clubs across countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Venezuela.
Australia’s 12 teams and referee contingent were recognised last night, receiving their Australian jerseys in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series in Auckland in February. Australian Men’s 40’s player, John Samin, Men’s Open player, Anthony Ziade, Women’s Open player, Peta Rogerson and Men’s 20’s player, Sam Brisby were named the Ron Hanson Medallists, the flag bearers for the event. Referee David Baggio was also recognised, named the Australian referee’s Flag Bearer for the event. Here’s what the Flag Bearers had to say when receiving the honour on Saturday night:John Samin35 World Cup caps, three Test caps, 26 European Championships caps, 11 All Nations caps“This means so very much to me, receiving this award from a very special friend and a legend of the game. We need to treasure our legends because they are so very, very special. Thank you to all involved, it’s a very, very great honour.”Sam Brisby Nine World Cup caps, two Test caps (six Youth Test caps)“Firstly I’d just like to thank you for this medal and honour to be the Flag Bearer, it’s a great honour. I’d also like to thank Wayne and all the team for the effort they’ve put in for this tour, having so many teams. I’d also like to thank Sfeirsy, Mick and Al for our team and putting in all of the effort, I’m sure it’s the same for every other team and I wish everyone else the best of luck over in New Zealand.”Peta Rogerson 20 World Cup caps, nine Test caps, nine All Nations caps“I’m really speechless, it’s an absolute honour to represent everyone here tonight, there’s so many people when I look around tonight, there are so many idols of mine here in the room and so many up-and-coming girls and guys that are playing so well. The fact that I’m still getting the opportunity to play with some of these young girls, I’m so happy to be able to do and this will be something that I’ll never, ever forget and I’m very privileged so thank you very much.”Anthony Ziade19 World Cup caps, nine Test caps, nine All Nations caps “It’s a big honour obviously to carry your flag for your country at your chosen sport, that’s anyone’s dream. For our younger players, the 18’s and the 20’s and our older fellas out there, you’ve got to cherish it, you don’t know when our last tournament is coming.”Stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for the highlights from the function – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksRon Hanson Medallists read more
Congratulations to all of the winners on grand final day at the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association’s Vawdon Cup. Mixed Premier League Easts Roosters 5 defeated UNSW Bullets 4Men’s Division OneHornsby Lions 7 defeated Parramatta Eels 5Women’s Division OneBerkeley Vale Panthers 8 defeated Penrith Panthers 7Men’s Division ThreeManly Sea Eagles 9 defeated Liverpool Lightning 6Women’s Premier LeagueEasts Roosters 5 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 4Men’s Division Two Parramatta Eels 9 defeated Wests Magpies 2 Women’s Division TwoEasts Roosters 4 defeated Ryde Eastwood Hawks 3Men’s Premier League Penrith Panthers 7 defeated Wollongong Devils 5To view the live stream of the Premier League games, please visit www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksVawdon Cup Final Results read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter, AC Milan targeting Chelsea defender Andreas Christensenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.Sky Italia says Inter have joined their rivals AC Milan in the battle to sign Andreas Christensen.The Chelsea defender is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge and has been heavily linked with the San Siro.But it now appears Inter are in contention with Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio stating he is on their shortlist to replace Joao Miranda.He is their second choice, however, with young SampdoriaJoachim Andersen their top target.
Everton boss Marco Silva: A really bad afternoonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva offered no excuses after their 6-2 thrashing by Tottenham.Silva says a calamitous mistake involving Jordan Pickford and Kurt Zouma, which gifted Spurs an equaliser, meant the “game changed completely”.“Really bad afternoon for us, really bad result for us, for our fans,” Silva said.“We have to realise why and we will realise for sure.“We started well the match, it started really balanced. We know how they are strong in counter-attack and it started like we planned it and we scored early.“After we made the first mistake during the match when they equalised and the game changed completely.“We lost many things in our behaviour and our organisation and in this level we cannot do that.“At half-time we changed something in our tactical behaviour. I told them we cannot concede any more because we will score again and first two minutes of second half we conceded again.“Everything they went forward it was easy for them. Our organisation in our defensive moment, we don’t put enough aggressiveness in the match.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
Juventus in Mendes talks for Bayern Munich attacker Jamesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are actively discussing a sensational January move for Bayern Munich attacker James Rodriguez.Juve sports chief Fabio Paratici is eager to find an new attacking midfield addition and has confirmed interest in Arsenal’s Bosman prospect Aaron Ramsey.Tuttosport says James is also under consideration, with agent Jorge Mendes happy to place him in Turin alongside another of his clients and former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.James and Ronaldo are close and for his part, the Colombian would be open to joining him at Juve.James is now in the second season of a two-year loan from Real and is keen to quit Bayern after falling out with coach Niko Kovac. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say read more
Tottenham duo Rose, Aurier left out of Olympiakos tripby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham duo Danny Rose and Serge Aurier will be missing for their Champions League clash against Olympiacos.The North London side are playing the first game of the group stages on Wednesday in Greece.Neither Rose nor Aurier have travelled with the rest of the squad for the game.Other absentees include Juan Foyth and Giovani Lo Celso, who have slightly longer term issues.It is likely that Aurier and Rose are being rested, as they were involved from the start at the weekend against Crystal Palace.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino knows he must rotate to keep his players fresh and fit throughout the season. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich four-goal hero Gnabry mocks Spurs: Arsenal fans will love that!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry was happy he could please Arsenal supporters after he fired four past Spurs in Tuesday’s clash in North London.A former Arsenal youngster, Gnagry was on fire as Bayern romped to a 7-2 win over Mauricio Pochettino’s side.”It’s difficult to put this into words, winning 7-2,” Gnabry told Sky in Germany.”None of us would have imagined this.”To have scored four goals is also an amazing feeling. I imagine all the Arsenal fans enjoyed that one!”Obviously it’s great for us, we’re going to enjoy the evening.” read more
Bayern Munich boss Kovac elated after Spurs thrashing: Dream result!by Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNiko Kovac was elated after Bayern Munich’s 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.The Germans were rampant away from home to all but seal their place in the Champions League knock-out stage.”Nobody could dream of this result,” the Bayern boss told DAZN. “We knew what to expect in London and we experienced that in the first 25 minutes.”Tottenham put a lot of pressure on us, but luckily Manuel Neuer kept us in the game. After that, my team did very well.”Of course, the second goal was extremely important for us. At half-time, we once again tightened a few things and then we played as I imagine and wish. Above all, we took all the opportunities we created.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say read more
COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of fans cheering during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on September 29, 2012 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Either Texas A&M’s scoreboards have some kind of very coincidental glitch, or the operations folks at Kyle Field were feeling very troll-ish during Saturday’s game against Alabama. Despite the fact that Texas’ blowout loss to TCU was on October 3, and the Longhorns were on bye this week after a huge win against Oklahoma, a Kyle Field scoreboard displayed the score of the blowout loss.Kyle Field showing the score of Texas’s loss to TCU from two weeks ago. But, no, definitely not rivals anymore. pic.twitter.com/NDBLXRYxzP— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) October 17, 2015We’re all for some good rivalry trolling, but this isn’t the best look for an A&M team that got handled by Alabama at home.[SB Nation] read more
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said he has plans to eat at the Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse as part of the restaurant’s discount promotion.As part of its “Score Big” promotion, the Ann Arbor Ruth’s Chris offered fans a total percentage off their food bill equivalent to Michigan’s margin of victory. Michigan won 78-0 in its game against Rutgers. The discount, however, was capped at 50 percent off.Tonight, Jim Harbaugh said on his radio show he plans on taking Ruth’s Chris up on its generosity.Jim Harbaugh says on his radio show he’s going to Ruth’s Chris this week to take advantage of the steak discount.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 10, 2016This makes perfect sense. After all, we know Harbaugh is a character. He loves khakis, quoting The Lion King, and winning football games. But what does Jim Harbaugh love more than each of those things? A nice steak.Harbaugh was once asked how a parent could get their child to grow to be a 6-foot-5 quarterback. His answer:“I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak.”We’re not messing around, this guy loves himself some steak.It’s only fitting that he cashes on this promotion at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and gets a dose of his daily vitamin. read more
Bruce Arena has landed his first major signing as New England Revolution boss. The MLS side signed forward Gustavo Bou from Liga MX’s Club Tijuana on Wednesday. The club did not announce the terms of the deal, though sources tell Goal that the fee paid was between $6-7 million. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare “Gustavo is a versatile, creative forward with a proven history of success who will bring a high level of experience and leadership to the roster,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Arena said in a statement. “We have followed him for a number of years and have confidence he will be an integral part of our success this year and moving forward. We look forward to welcoming him to New England.” Bou brings a wealth of experience to MLS, having spent time in Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico over the course of a 12-year professional career. Prior to playing in Liga MX for Tijuana, Bou was a star for Argentina’s Racing Club, racking up 44 goals and 19 assists in just over 100 appearances. Bou continued to score goals in Liga MX, netting 21 times in 55 league appearances for Xolos. The 29-year-old becomes the second designated player on the Revolution roster and will be expected to partner with Carles Gil, who was signed in the offseason, also as a designated player, in spearheading the attack. “When they approached me, they showed me they really want me to be here, they want me to be part of the team,” Bou said in a video posted by the club. Arena’s side could use the boost. The club sit eighth in the Eastern Conference and has scored just 22 goals across 19 matches. Arena was named as the club’s new coach in May, replacing Brad Friedel as the club struggled through the early months of the season. The former U.S. national team boss has a long history of building winners in the league, and the signing of Bou should be a boost to his hopes of turning the club around. New England will be back in action on Friday, with the club taking to the road to face D.C. United with a chance to close the gap on one of the leaders in the Eastern Conference. The Revs sit eight points back of second-placed United with a game in hand. read more
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler says the club must do better in Europe next season while admitting that some of the ‘egos’ in the squad make it difficult for the team.PSG have dominated French football since their takeover by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, winning 21 domestic honours since including six Ligue 1 titles.However, they have consistently struggled to match that success on the European stage, failing to get past the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Last season, Thomas Tuchel’s side held a 2-0 lead after the first leg of their last-eight clash with Manchester United but lost 3-1 in the return game at the Parc des Princes to crash out on away goals.One of the criticisms levelled at the club is that they have assembled a team packed full of talented individuals, such as Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, but that does not always result in a coherent team.The current situation regarding world-record signing Neymar, who has told the club he wants to leave and has often seen his attitude questioned, is held up as an example of this.Draxler concedes that having so many egos in the dressing room does have its problems but insists he sees their presence as a positive.”All of them are exceptional players, it is hard to find in the world players of this level,” Draxler told AFP.”But of course they have their own minds, their own heads, they live football, they want to score every game, so they have an ego.”So sometimes it’s not easy for the whole team, but if you are lucky enough to play alongside these players, it’s just a pleasure every day.”Draxler has also been reflecting on his own time in the French capital since joining from Wolfsburg in January 2017 for a reported €36 million (£33m/$40m).The Germany international is pleased with the success Tuchel’s side has achieved in the French game, but believes progressing further in Europe has to be the aim this season.”It’s two-and-a-half years now since I arrived and I won a lot of (domestic) titles so I am happy about that,” he added.”I became a better player than I was before, so that’s positive, but what is negative is what we achieved in the Champions League.”We did not go far in the Champions League and that was one of the goals when I signed.””It hurts a lot, it hurts still that we did not go through (against Manchester United).” read more
Perhaps the single greatest tactical revolution that helped Spain to dominate world football in the early part of this decade was tiki-taka.The short, sharp passing style was forged, along with many of the greatest players of the age, in Barcelona’s La Masia academy and it was the Camp Nou club that trademarked the brand, with Pep Guardiola often considered to be its father.”He is the Steve Jobs of football: experimental, brave, a lover of beauty and innovative,” Real Madrid legend Jorge Valdano said when the Catalan stood down from his role as Barca head coach in 2012. “He is a reference point in world football and rightly so. Barca have turned their football into a culture.”But what is it that made tiki-taka so avidly followed?What are the tactics behind tiki-taka?At the heart of the tactic is possession of the football. The idea is for a team to monopolise possession, using their technical superiority and fluidity of positioning to overcome opponents.Although there is no definitive answer as to where the name came from, one theory is that Spanish commentator Andres Montes coined it during Spain’s 2006 World Cup run who said: “We’re playing with the ball tiki-taka, tiki-taka.”As the sound of the name may suggest, one-touch passing is an essential skill to successfully pull off this strategy, although there is more to it than simple retention of the ball.“I loathe all that passing for the sake of it, all that tiki-taka. It’s so much rubbish and has no purpose,” Guardiola complained to journalist Marti Perarnau in 2014. “You have to pass the ball with a clear intention, with the aim of making it into the opposition’s goal. It’s not about passing for the sake of it.”Guardiola, who also claimed that “Barca didn’t do tiki-taka! It’s completely made up!”, felt that the tactic he had been credited with inventing had become a caricature of itself: keeping the ball for the sake of it.But whether Pep likes it or not, he will be forever associated with the name.His Barcelona side managed to employ it successfully, though, because they passed the ball purposefully. They sought to draw their opposition out and create spaces that a fluid forward line could exploit, with the passing talents of the midfield capable of carving through any defence given an open passing lane.To Guardiola, it was about creating overloads, forcing the defence to tilt unevenly to one side before quick passes to the other exploited the weak area.But there is a defensive aspect to the idea, too, with pressure applied as soon as the opponent is in possession, with the idea being to win the ball as high up the field as possible and hope to profit in the transition game.Tiki-taka, then, is not just passing the ball quickly between players, it is about interchanging positions and intelligent movement that can create space and passing lanes for others to exploit.In possession, it is about making the pitch as big as possible for the opponent, while shrinking it as small as possible when they have the ball.Who invented tiki-taka?Although it could be argued that systems like ‘Schalke’s spinning top’ tactic from the 1930s and the Total Football approach of the Ajax and the Netherlands of the 1970s were forms of tiki-taka, in truth these were watered-down versions.It was Johan Cruyff’s influence in the early 1990s that was the true genesis of modern tiki-taka, with Guardiola among the players that the Dutch great influenced. Whereas Total Football had a similar fluidity and interchanging of positions, it was not based so solely around passing.After Cruyff left the head coach role, the influence of the Dutch school continued with Louis van Gaal and Frank Rijkaard, whose desire to integrate La Masia with the first team saw them begin to drill the short-passing game into the club’s youngsters, who were groomed for technical talent as opposed to their physicality. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking in 2013, Cruyff reflected: “I think the way Barcelona played, it’s a pleasure for everybody who likes football, because the technical qualities are the highest standard and every little child can try to do the technical qualities. It’s not like somebody runs 100 yards in nine seconds and if you can’t do it, you don’t count. You always count because you can always get better. If you want to play basketball you’ve got to be two metres. Otherwise you can’t play. Here, everyone can play and everyone can develop. That’s the nicest thing about the game of football.”A particularly rich crop blossomed as the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta broke into the Barca midfield over the first decade of the millennium, and while they took time to mature, by the time Lionel Messi had broken into the first team, tiki-taka was ready to takeover the game.“I’ve been lucky enough to be brought up on the Barcelona ethos, which has taught me the value of being part of a team. ‘Today for you, tomorrow for me.’ Those qualities are essential for life in general,” Xavi said over the mindset that pervaded the club as he came through the academy.True tiki-taka is generally thought to have begun, therefore, when Pep Guardiola took over as Barcelona head coach in 2008.Which teams have used tiki-taka?Barcelona are the side that has most notably and most successfully employed tiki-taka at club level, incredibly going 317 competitive games without losing the possession battle between May 7, 2008 and September 21, 2013.”People weren’t happy because they had slightly more possession than us,” Cesc Fabregas remembered. That’s why the club is so special, no-one plays quite like Barca.”Blessed with an exceptional group of players that had come through their youth system and, therefore, had an intricate understanding of what the tactic involved. It led to a golden age for the club, which has seen them win seven Primera Division titles since the 2008-09 campaign, not to mention three Champions Leagues.Only when Xavi left in 2015 did Barcelona start to drift away from their tiki-taka ideals, with Ernesto Valverde’s appointment as coach in the summer of 2017 signalling a more radical shift away from the move, with the Catalans starting to play in a more direct manner.On the international scene, Spain profited from the same group of exceptional midfielders to further help the country become synonymous with the idea.Such were the volume of excellent technical players available to La Roja, they came to dominate world football, winning the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and the World Cup in 2010. It was their Barcelona-based heart, though, that made it possible.”Barca won the World Cup, it’s just that they were wearing the wrong shirt,” erstwhile club president Joan Laporta declared after La Roja’s success in South Africa.When tiki-taka went wrong, though, it could become boring and monotonous; possession simply for the sake of having the ball. “Spain’s football is like love without the sex, it lacks a bit of spice,” former France international Bixente Lizarazu once quipped as the verve once associated with the great team faded.But even Barca have been criticised for their style, notably by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who famously enjoys rock and roll football.Speaking 2013, when still in charge of Borussia Dortmund, he said: “If Barcelona were the team I first saw playing as a four-year-old – the serenity of football they have, winning 5- or 6-0, I would have played tennis. It’s not my sport. I don’t like winning with 80% possession. Sorry, it’s not enough for me.”Does anyone still use tiki-taka?There are no longer teams that play with the same imperative upon possession as Barcelona did at their peak.Although the broad ideas of their tiki-taka ideals are retained, they are far more direct in their approach under Valverde than they were in the Guardila, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino or Luis Enrique.In part, this has been prompted by the departures of Xavi and Iniesta, the fulcrums of the system.Equally, Guardiola’s ideals have altered over the years. His style remains based around possession, fluidity and high pressing, but he has become more pragmatic and more direct.The age of pure tiki-taka, it seems, is over. read more
ESPN published today its “experts” predictions for the College Football Playoff. Most of them are pretty chalk. All 42 experts, for example, have Clemson making the playoff.There are a couple of “out there” picks, though. None are bolder than Lee Corso’s.The College GameDay analyst has a wild national title pick and some interesting College Football Playoff teams, too.Corso’s playoff:Wisconsin (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Clemson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Washington (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)Georgia (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)National champion: Wisconsin (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)You can view the full predictions here.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football star passed away this week. He was only 31.USC’s football program announced this evening that former Trojans’ star Kevin Ellison, a three-time Rose Bowl winner and team captain, died this week.The Trojans announced the tough news on Twitter.“FightOnForever, Kevin Ellison. The former USC captain and 3-time Rose Bowl winner died this week. He was 31,” they wrote.#FightOnForever, Kevin Ellison.The former USC captain and 3-time Rose Bowl winner died this week. He was 31. pic.twitter.com/fDGatdQuMH— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 6, 2018Former USC star Brian Cushing took to Instagram to express his condolences:“This hurts more than anything I could’ve ever imagined. Kev you were the best friend and teammate anyone could’ve asked for. Coming in as freshman together I always admired your heart and dedication. I’m going to miss you bro forever. RIP,” he wrote.Ellison starred at USC and had a brief career in the NFL. He was a sixth-round pick in 2009 and played for the Chargers and Seahawks.Rest in peace, Kevin. read more
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)An Oklahoma fan is getting crushed on social media for what he was spotted doing in the stands during today’s game against Oklahoma State.The Sooners fan decided to do the “Horns Down” symbol – an anti-Texas taunt – following an Oklahoma State touchdown.It makes very little sense.OU fan doing Horns Down after Oklahoma State touchdown. pic.twitter.com/Bm9r4fga9z— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 10, 2018Check it out:pic.twitter.com/BWvV9ik93H— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 10, 2018We get that you hate Texas, but doing the Horns Down following a big play by your opponent is just weird.Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are playing on ABC. read more
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The landscape of the Big Ten might be drastically different this upcoming season and the biggest reason is the departure of Urban Meyer. With the championship-winning coach retired for now, the pressure falls on Jim Harbaugh to finally be on the winning side of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.Meyer put together a dominant run at Ohio State, finishing with an 83-9 record, a national title, and an undefeated record against Harbaugh.Last season, the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines in blowout fashion to destroy Michigan’s chances at making the College Football Playoff. Following the loss to Ohio State, Harbaugh faced plenty of criticism from the media.Now that Meyer won’t be on the sidelines for this matchup, Harbaugh could enter this year’s rivalry game with the upper hand. Although the two coaches were pinned as rivals over the past few seasons, Meyer revealed on FS1’s The Herd that the rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan doesn’t affect their relationship off the gridiron.From FS1:“Excellent coach and a really good person. He called me when one of his former coaches was very ill and we wanted to honor him before the Ohio State game. He’s a very genuine person. I know his father from back in the day when he coached at Western Kentucky and I actually know his brother very well from when he was with the Eagles. So we get along fine, we just don’t spend much time together because we’re very busy. The rivalry is real and there’s dislike there, but the one thing I’ve always said and can guarantee at Ohio State there is always going to be respect for all those people and that rivalry.”The full segment on The Herd can be seen here.It’ll be interesting to see how Harbaugh handles the Big Ten with Meyer no longer coaching at Ohio State. read more
Moto G7 and G7 Power may come to India before March-endThe Moto G7 and G7 Power will reportedly launch in India in Q1 2019, while the Moto G7 Plus and G7 Play will be coming to the country later this year.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 11:00 IST HIGHLIGHTSMotorola’s upcoming G7 series is expected to debut in February in BrazilMotorola will first bring the Moto G7 and G7 Power to IndiaThe Moto G7 will sport a waterdrop display while the G7 Power may offer a 5,000mAh batteryMotorola’s upcoming G7 series is expected to debut in February in Brazil. Although the company is yet to confirm anything just yet. It is widely reported that there will be four models in this lineup that includes the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. Now, we assume all these models will come to India sooner or later, and a new report this week suggests Motorola will first bring the Moto G7 and G7 Power to the country before the end of March.According to a report by MySmartPrice, the Moto G7 and G7 Power will be launching in India in Q1 2019, while the Moto G7 Plus and G7 Play will be coming to the country later this year. The report does not provide any reason as to why Motorola is spacing out the launch of the Moto G7 in India, but it wouldn’t be surprising. Last year, Motorola announced the Moto G6 Plus about three months after the Moto G6. The G6 Plus, however, was not positively received in the country due to its higher-than-expected price tag.The Moto G7 series will come with notched displays with some variations. The regular Moto G7 is said to come with a waterdrop display with a tiny notch and bigger screen real estate. The G7 is also expected to come with dual rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the Moto G7 Power is expected to come with a wider iPhone X-like notch and a single rear camera.The Moto G7 is expected to come with a Snapdragon 636 or a Snapdragon 660 chipset, which would be a major bump over the G6’s Snapdragon 450 SoC. The Moto G7 Power, on the other hand, is still a mystery with regards to the hardware. It may get a Snapdragon 625 or a Snapdragon 632 processor. But the major USP of the G7 Power will be a 5,000mAh battery that should promise well beyond a full day of battery life.advertisementWe haven’t heard anything yet regarding the price of the Moto G7, but it would be safe to assume that Motorola will keep it around Rs 15,000. The G7 Power, on the other hand, will slot below the G7 and should cost around Rs 12,000. That being said, a recent report by MySmartPrice claims that the G7 Power will cost EUR 209 (approx Rs 17,000) in European markets.ALSO READ | Moto G7 spotted on benchmark site with Snapdragon 625 chipsetALSO READ | Moto G7 Play, G7 Power prices leak out, new press renders reaffirm designGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow Moto G7Follow Moto G7 PlusFollow Moto G7 PlayFollow Moto G7 Power read more
Next India vs Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed will have to be at his daring best, says Imran KhanIndia vs Pakistan World Cup 2019: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said both India and Pakistan “will come under great mental pressure” on Sunday. Imran, who had led Pakistan to World Cup triumph in 1992, said Sarfaraz Ahmed should go in with specialist bowlers and batsmen for the high-pressure game vs India.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 13:59 IST India and Pakistan will clash against each other at World Cup 2019 on June 16. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia take on Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday – this will be their 7th match in Cricket World CupsIndia have defeated Pakistan on all 6 occasions in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015Pakistan PM Imran Khan said Sarfaraz Ahmed would need to be at his daring best vs India on SundayPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Pakistan cricket skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to be at his daring best and said the team must banish all fears of losing as it geared up to take on India in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Imran Khan was captain of Pakistan when they met India in a World Cup for the first time in 1992. Overall, India and Pakistan have played each other 6 times in World Cups and India have won all 6 times.India, pre-tournament favourites in World Cup 2019, are considered to be much stronger than Pakistan. India won their first two matches against South Africa and defending champions Australia before the game against New Zealand was washed out.Pakistan, meanwhile, went down to West Indies before they bounced back against England. One of their matches was washed out and Pakistan then lost a close game against Australia.Imran Khan, who had led Pakistan to World Cup triumph in 1992, said Sarfaraz Ahmed should look to bat first unless the pitch was damp. Rain looms large over the Manchester game.Imran also said Pakistan should pick specialist batsmen and bowlers in the high-pressure game against India on Sunday.When I started my cricketing career I assumed success was 70% talent & 30% mind. By the time I finished playing cricket I felt it was 50-50 ratio. But now I tend to agree with my friend Gavaskar it’s 60% mental strength & 40 % talent. Today role of mind will be more than 60% 1/5Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 16, 20192/5 Today, given the intensity of the match, both teams will come under great mental pressure and the power of the mind will decide the outcome of the match today. In Sarfaraz we are fortunate to have a bold captain & today he will have to be at his daring best.advertisementImran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 16, 20193/5 All fears of losing should be banished from the mind as the mind can only process one thought at a time. Fear of losing leads to a negative & defensive strategy & crucially mistakes by opponents are not pounced upon. So here are my suggestions for Sarfaraz & Pakistan team:Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 16, 20194/5 1. In order ro have a winning offensive strategy Sarfaraz must go in with specialist batsmen and bowlers because “Raillu Kattas” rarely perform under pressure – especially the intense kind that will be generated today. 2. Unless pitch is damp, Sarfaraz must win the toss & batImran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 16, 20195/5 3. Finally, even though India may be the favourites, banish all fear of losing. Just give your best and fight till the last ball. Then accept whatever the result like true sportsmen. The nation’s prayers are with all of you. Good Luck.Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 16, 2019Meanwhile, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur told his players their careers would be defined by a moment in the game.”It doesn’t get more exciting,” Arthur told the media on the eve of the India vs Pakistan match at Old Trafford. “I’m telling our players in the dressing room, ‘you could be a hero (on Sunday). Your careers are going to be defined by a moment in the game. You do something incredible tomorrow, you’ll be remembered forever.”Our mantra is ‘how do you want to be remembered?’ We’ve got 15 incredible cricketers in that dressing room, and we keep stressing to them ‘how do you want to be remembered? You’re the class of 2019. What are they going to say about you in history?’Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli plays it cool, Mickey Arthur plays up the hypeAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: My heart says Pakistan but mind says India, says Wasim AkramAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Imran Khan read more