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” general manager Jeff Luhnow said, although you can judge for yourself below.All right, we cl, , this point, , are and we may make one or two changes, a group that almost certainly would finish ahead haplesse on College Basketball podcast. We touched on lots of topics, the momentum of the team is goodHow long before Kelly Oubre starts playing big minutes for the Jayhawks?Is Gonzaga legit?Might Arkansas prove to be the second best team in the SEC?How will Donnie Tyndall’s story end up?Beyond all that outfits like the and .Okay, tried to answer lots of questions. Among them:Just how good is Kentucky?Should we be concerned about Kansas? so I don’t want to upset it too much.“We have made an outstanding start to the league,f 18-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big.  Tiger Woods 8-1 Dustin Johnson 10-1 Rory McIlroy 12-1 Brooks Koep we’re looking at the competition for the fifth starter, per the Houston Chronicle. “Did a nice job yesterday. It’s always tough to send a guy out after he pitched well, particularly at home.“You don’t want to make wholesale changes. We will see how Hatem (Abd Elhamed) is, ,” he said. “But they are playing well, John Connor (FB), , (Straily) was behind a couple other guys, and we really feel likka 10-1   Rickie Fowler 16-1 Jon Rahm 18-1 Just ,he best players currently out of work (though many of them will find jobs in the coming days and weeks), in Rose 18-1 Francesco Molinari 20-1   Bryson DeChambeau 25-1Jason Day 25-1 Xander Schauffele 25-1 Tommy Fleetwood 25-1   Jordan Spieth 30-1Tony Finau 30, which has been somehow overlooked. We want to maintain that form, let’s get to this: Your 2013 ‘You Just Got Cut’ All-Stars: , that’s probably overstating it, Mike Thoma, but we looked at the set of circumstances that would lead to him being that fifth starter.

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so he will likely serve as a swing man/long reliever o but it wasn’t enough in the 113-102 defeat. Wall played 39 minutes and was 0 for 4 from 3-point range. He added two rebounds and three steals and turned the ball over four times. The Wizards were minus-8 with Wall in the game., and a challenging course awaits. Saturday’s th,interest you in watchinassive mistake”.The English top-flight are unable to sign players after August 8, though it has been hard with injuries and suspensions in the side.“It has also been difficult playing as a lone striker because I am more used to playing in,point ” Robinho told a news conference on Tuesday.“I have to work hard and deliver on the pitch, whdata-use-autolinker=”true”> pitcher gave up two runs on six hits while striking out four Tuesday against the Rays.He threw 2 2/3 innings in his previous outing before joining the Yankees’ rotation Tuesday. The Yankees do not need Warren to stick in the rotation going forward, his form has dipped in recent weeks.“The pressure is something you have to expect at Real,er a bright startguard took 21 shots Wednesday night during a loss at Detroit. He hit only eight of them. Wall scored 20 points and added 11 assistsver the rest of the season.ile the rest of the big European leagues are free to work the market until September 2.”I wasn’t in agreement [with the early close of the Premier League transfer wing this weekend?Rose and Woods will play together late on Saturday with a handful of other elite ball-striking pairing leading up to the main event in Round 3. Woods played his first two rounds in 65-68 while Rose shot 66-67 to get to 7 under. Both are playing probably the best golf they’ve played all season.

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Ranking the 31 managers who played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United as Paul Scholes gets started

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data-js=”article-body” data-insert-mobile-adslot>30. Gabriel Heinze 

anaged: Godoy Cruz, Argentinos Juniors, Velez Sarsfield. 

he Argentine defender took a job with Mendoza-based Primera Division side Godoy in June 2015, despite not having the proper coaching qualifications. He was sacked in September after two draws, two wins and six defeats. Resigned after achieving promotion with Argentinos Juniors. Remains at Velez Sarsfield. None of which is as interesting as the fact he was named in the Panama Papers. 

29. Viv Anderson 

Managed: Barnsley

A solitary season as player-manager at Barnsley, in which the side narrowly avoided relegation into the third tier. Went on to assist Bryan Robson at Middlesbrough, but has never returned to management.

28. Neil Webb 

Managed: Weymouth, Reading Town

Midfielder won the FA Cup with United in 1990. Two short spells in charge of non-league teams followed retirement in 1997. Now works as a pundit, having had stints as a postman and programme seller at Reading.

27. Pat McGibbon 

Managed: Lurgan Celtic, Newry, Portadown

An injury-prone centre-back, he barely featured for United’s first team in five years at Old Trafford. Has spent two spells in charge of Northern Irish teams, including his hometown side Lurgan Celtic.

26. Paul Parker 

Managed: Chelmsford, Welling

eliable full-back from Ferguson’s first title-winning team, he spent four years managing non-league teams with little success.

25. Clayton Blackmore 

anaged: Bangor, Porthmadog

hort spells in charge of two Welsh clubs. When joining Porthmadog, he said: "The fans had too much to say at Bangor and I didn’t think the club was run well. I’m glad I’m not involved in that again. It’s not as ruthless at Port and the fans are a bit more sensible." Lasted there four months.

24. Teddy Sheringham 

Managed: Stevenage, ATK

Took his first job with League Two Stevenage after a dalliance with the world of professional poker. Had previously worked as attacking coach with West Ham. Injuries at Stevenage were so severe Sheringham had to register himself as a player for a Herts Senior Cup game, and lasted less than a year before getting the sack. Won only thee games at Indian Super League club ATK before suffering the same fate. 

23. Peter Davenport

Managed: Macclesfield, Bangor, Colwyn Bay, Southport

Was with Ferguson during his first two seasons at United. Did little at Macclesfield but oversaw Uefa Cup victory against Yugoslavia’s FK Sartid in 2000 at Bangor City. Moved into non-league football but has not managed since 2010.

22. Frank Stapleton 

anaged: Bradford, New England Revolution

The Irishman was sacked after three years as player-manager of fourth-tier Bradford City in 1994. Took a job in the first season of MLS with the New England Revolution but lasted only nine months. Assistant to Ray Wilkins for Jordan’s national team in 2014-15 when they were knocked out at the group stages of the Asia Cup, their only victory coming over Palestine. 

21. Simon Davies 

anaged: Chester

Low-profile member of the Class of ’92, he was sold by Ferguson in 1997 and joined Chester’s coaching setup in 2006. Eight months in charge followed in 2008, in which he secured league status, but was sacked in November of that year. Now back in Manchester, but at City where he managed their under-23s reserve team after Patrick Vieira’s departure. 

20. Gary Neville

After joining Valencia in December 2015, Neville did not see the season out and averaged less than one point a game in La Liga. He was an England first-team coach at three tournaments under Roy Hodgson, ending after the humiliating midfielder Jack Wilshere has urged Marko Arnautovic to stay.The 30-year-old tried to quit the club back in January to secure a mega-money move to China.Wilshere said: “Marko is a top, top player. “I’ve played with a lot of decent strikers and he’s Euro 2016 exit to Iceland. 

19. Ryan Giggs 

anaged: Manchester United

United legend who came to the rescue at the end of the David Moyes disaster and managed two wins, a draw and a defeat in his four games as caretaker. Confessed he broke down in tears after the final game of his spell as a result of the pressure he put himself under and the fear he’d been involved with United for the final time. Those fears were allayed when he became Louis van Gaal’s assistant.

eparted with the Dutchman, but now has the chance to build a reputation as Wales manager. Made a blistering start but stuttered during the last international break, which included a humbling defeat to Albania. 

18. Andrei Kanchelskis 

anaged: Torpedo-Zil Moscow, Ufa, Jurmala

Flying winger who took over at minor Moscow club Torpedo-Zil in 2009 for a couple of unspectacular years. Moved to the Russian Premier League’s Ufa in 2011 but lasted only 16 months. Relegated Latvians Jurmala in 2014. In October 2018, he was appointed manager of the Uzbek club Navbahor Namangan.

17. Chris Casper 

Managed: Bury

Defender who retired age 23 with a horrendous leg injury, he spent three years at Bury but failed to pull up many trees. Then worked with the Premier League and helped clubs in the north west with their academies. Now Salford City’s sporting director, the ascendant club run by Gary Neville and other Class of ’92 members. 

16. Chris Turner 

Managed: Leyton Orient, Hartlepool, Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport

A goalkeeper, he played under Ferguson for two years before taking up management in 1994. Began his coaching career alongside John Sitton at Leyton Orient and had a solid three years at Hartlepool before joining the club he supported as a boy, Sheffield Wednesday, in 2002. He was relegated with them, then Stockport the following year. Was made chief executive of Chesterfield in 2011 before transitioning into a director of football role in 2017. Was later made redundant and is now not in football. 

15. David Healy 

layed just the one game for Ferguson’s United, but is three-and-a-half years into a managerial stint with Belfast side Linfield, where he won a domestic treble in 2016-17. 

14. Michael Appleton 

anaged: Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn, Oxford United, Leicester City

Played twice for United under Ferguson before joining Preston. Retired early with a knee injury, then replaced Steve Cotterill as Portsmouth manager in 2011. Won just over 25 per cent of his games before joining Blackpool, lasting just 57 days. Managed 10 more days there than at Blackpool, before taking Oxford to League One via automatic promotion and reaching two EFL Trophy Finals, losing both. Craig Shakespeare appointed him Leicester City assistant manager in 2017 and he acted as caretaker after Shakespeare’s departure. Appleton left Leicester after Claude Puel’s appointment. 

13. Roy Keane 

Managed: Sunderland, Ipswich

There were high hopes for United’s midfield enforcer in the dugout, but after winning the Championship impressively with Sunderland in 2007 he spent wildly while failing to achieve much, fell out with everyone, and disappointed at Ipswich. Worked as Martin O’Neill’s No 2 with the Republic of Ireland for five years, reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2016, but things turned sour and stale over the next campaign. Strongly linked with an O’Neill reunion at former club Nottingham Forest. 

12. Paul Ince 

anaged: Macclesfield, Milton Keynes Dons, Blackburn, Notts County, Blackpool

erved a promising apprenticeship in the lower leagues before his big break with Blackburn. Faintly disastrous there, so sloped off back down the pyramid, failing to impress at Notts County and Blackpool. Yet to work in management since.

11. Jaap Stam

Enjoyed a very promising start with Reading, with his insistence on progressive, passing football taking them to the play-off final in 2017 where they were beaten by David Wagner’s Huddersfield. Things went south after signing a two-year contract, however, and he was sacked before the end of the following season, with Reading 20th. Now back in Holland. 

10. Henniy has revealed he wants to return to Everton as coach.The former England captain, who had two spells at his boyhood Toffees either side of his 13 years at Manchester United, wants to go into coaching after he hangs up his boots.Asked if he would likeng Berg 

Managed: Lyn, Lillestrom, Blackburn, Legia Warsaw, Videton. 

Approached by Blackburn owners Venky’s after unspectacular spells in charge of two Norwegian clubs. Won just one game for Rovers and was sacked after 57 days in the job. Went on to win the Polish league with Legia Warsaw but was, harshly, sacked. Also sacked after one season at Hungarian club Videton despite taking the title race to the last day. 

9. Mark Robins 

Managed: Rotherham, Barnsley, Coventry, Huddersfield, Scunthorpe, Coventry City

He has taken charge of five clubs since retiring as a player in 2005. Excelled in trying circumstances at Rotherham but faltered at Barnsley. Impressed again at Coventry before being signed up by Huddersfield, who he saved from relegation in 2013. Lasted a little more than 15 months at Scunthorpe, but has worke to finish the season unbeaten.Keown’s Arsenal side of the 2003/04 become only the second team to have gone undefeated throughout in the English top-flight since Preston North End in 1888-89.”During Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles season, I saw opponend wonders at Coventry – winning the Checkatrade Trophy in his first season and promotion to League One via the play-offs in his second. Coventry are in a top-half position in League One as we stand. 

8. Henrik Larsson 

anaged: Landskrona, Falkenbergs, Helsingborgs

he Celtic legend enjoyed a loan spell at United in 2007 and was managing in Sweden three years later. Failed to win promotion from the second tier with Landskrona, but kept Falkenbergs in the top flight before joining Helsingborgs, who he guided to a mid-table finish. 

7. Bryan Robson 

anaged: Middlesbrough, Bradford, West Brom, Sheffield United, Thailand

Briefly promising with Middlesbrough, then got Bradford relegated from the Championship. Kept West Brom up dramatically in 2004 but faded soon after and has done little of note anywhere since. Now back at United as a club ambassador. 

6. Darren Ferguson 

anaged: Peterborough, Preston, Doncaster

Ferguson’s son won two promotions in two years with Peterborough, but failed to stabilise the club in the Championship, then lasted less than a year at Preston. Returned to Peterborough with mixed results. Now at League One Doncaster.

5. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Managed: Molde, Cardiff, Manchester United

Hot property when he arrived at Cardiff after winning three tiles with Molde in Norway, but struggled in the Premier League with Cardiff and was sacked in the Championship. Excelled after returning to Norway with his former club, before stepping in as . Restored some vivacity to their performances and began with the longest winning streak of any new United manager in the club’s history. There is growing noise linking Solskjaer with the job permanently. 

4. Gordon Strachan 

chieved sensible success with Coventry at first before getting them relegated. Went on to do well at Southampton before winning the league three seasons in a row with Celtic. Stepped down after failing to make it four, tanked at Middlesbrough before overseeing some moderate improvement with Scottish national team. Strachan resigned however, after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. 

3. Steve Bruce 

Viewed as something of a promotion and survival specialist, achieving four promotions from the second tier to the top flight, most recently with Hull. Missed the chance of a fifth with Aston Villa, who lost to Fulham in last season’s play-off final. Villa fans never really took to Bruce’s drab football and rigid tactics, but he has another crack at the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday. A fine management career, but one suspects his best days lie in the past. 

2. Mark Hughes 

anaged: Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR, Stoke

Former Stoke manager, he only has one real blemish on his CV, a disastrous spell of mercenary-recruitment at big-spending QPR. Even there he kept the club up against the odds in 2011/12. Has worked well with limited resources at Wales, Blackburn and Fulham. Was, though, not seen as the man to take Manchester City forward at the dawn of their megabucks era. Hughes achieved three successive top-half finishes with Stoke, but the team slowly lost their identity and were relegated last season. Stoke sacked Hughes too late to avoid their fate. 

1. Laurent Blanc 

anaged: Bordeaux, France, Paris Saint-Germain

y dint of the size of his jobs and trophies won (three French league titles, one French Cup and three League Cups) Blanc is comfortably on top of the pile of the players Ferguson coached at United who have gone on to manage themselves. Won the league with Bordeaux and has done well with PSG. Less impressive when in charge of the French national side, but clearly the best of a resolutely bad bunch.

What they're saying: Bills-Titans postgame quotes

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He did will us to victory, but it was a team effort. Obviously he is the reason we won, the difference, b headlines – and dominate the debate around this move. But it is the words and actions of Harry Maguire in his first hours as a Manchester United player which should have the support excited about what lays ahead.First the actions. And it can’t been ut man those guys played awful good. We weren’t perfect on defense, made some mistakes, but it was great to see that our guys wanted to be on that field and that’s the mark of a team that’s starting to figure it out. I was proud of them.

Shoot, I’ve got to give that (Titans) quarterback credit, that young kid’s going to be a good one. He can run too. I think you saw the future of the NFL at that position with the two quarterbacks on the field. Both of them run, they scare the heck out you, that kid made a couple great runs. Obviously Tyrod did as well, but I’m just really proud of the guys for hanging in there. The penalty thing, I think our sideline was a lot better, but the first play and we’re offside; I broke my little wristband on the first play, snapped it. I’ve got to get a different one.

I love it, I loved the fact that we wanted to be on the field at the end of the game on defense. We weren’t afraid. Sometimes the guys get nervous about it and they don’t convert on third down and our guys couldn’t wait to get on that field and that’s the sign of a good team, a good defense, so I was excited about that. I loved the way the offense responded. We had 50 yards at halftime, that was ugly, there’s no question that was ugly. But it ended up being beautiful at the end. We just kept fighting and kept hanging in there. Was a lot of it based on individual effort?  It was absolutely was, and we will take it.

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The leadership role definitely comes from me being the quarterback and on the field they have to see confidence in every play that I call. The main thing is that I just keep everybody uplifted. It is a long game, and whether we are doing good, we still have to maintain that, but if we are doing bad we have to pick it up. They definitely look to me for encouragement and I have to be that person that remains the same throughout the entire game.

That was a designed draw and was something that we practiced on against a certain look. There were two plays called in the huddle and we got up and they gave us the look that we wanted to get and I was able to make a play. There was a bunch of great blocking on that play.

I have been a fan of [Taylor] since he got here in OTA’s. He has been winning this team over and I think you guys are just now seeing it. The poise in the pocket, not being rattled when we are down and able to bounce back the same as he did in the New England game, it is all the things that we have been seeing and they are all the things that we have been raving about.

Definitely. Our defense pretty much kept us in the game and we had a few opportunities, but they played great defense today. Hats off to them. We just kept grinding and that’s all we kept saying on the sideline. It paid off for us.

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It’s one of our short-yardage throws. Tyrod (Taylor’s) on the move. It’s really up to me. I’ve got to out-leverage my defender pretty fast, because the ball’s coming out. It’s one of those things. We did it on third down, as well. I knew what I had to do. I think Percy (Harvin) was on the outside of me. He ran a good route. It was kind of a timing route for us that we would be crossing at the same time. Tyrod threw it and had to step up and make a play, the play that I think this team needed.”

I think we say it every single week, this team fights. Whatever happens in the game, we’re not giving up. I think that’s pretty special. I don’t think you see that in a lot of coach Marcello Lippi has paid tribute to Luciano Moggi.While at the heart of the Calciopoli scandal, Moggi remains hugely respected inside Italian football.China coach Lippi was asked for his best director and said, “How can I not say Luciano Moggiteams that, no matter what happens, no matter where we’re at in the game, it doesn’t matter how much we’re down, we’re fighting to the fourth quarter. We showed that today. I’m just really happy that we were able to get this win. It’s a great team win for us, especially going into this. Next week, and then obviously we travel to London. Now we can try to get things rolling. We obviously still have a lot to work on. Got to come out faster, but that’s what we can work on. We’ll go back and watch the film. I’m just happy for this team.

Sometimes it will be like that. We’re a team. We’re only as good as our team, so we’ve got to pick the offense up sometimes. They’ve got to pick us up sometimes. We did that, and we found a way to win.

It was time to step up and make a play. We hadn’t gotten a turnover all day, so our mindset was to go in and make a play on the defensive end and win the game.

It was in man-to-man, and my guy ran a fade ball, and I got my head around early. I saw he looked like he was open, so I just came off my guy and happened to make a play on the ball.

It’s big. These close games, it gives us confidence, and it gives us the ability to go in every game with confidence. We know we’ve got a good team. No matter how many ups and downs we have, we’ve got to stick together as a team and find a way to win.

At the end of the day, it’s a win. It might look ugly, but we went out there and got the win, so we are happy about that.

We just wanted to rally behind him. He is getting beat up, gest, the drama certainly hasn’t subsided in the pulsating Premier League.Liverpool and City managed to scrape hard-fought wins, Leicester and Spurs returned to winning ways, while United fell to a robust Burnley outfit.A David Luiz red-card, a Henderstting back up and running for touchdowns, getting back up and throwing deep balls. He played outstanding for us today, so we want to go out there and fight for a guy like that.

That was the big thing, just keeping it together mentally. We had a full week of preparation, and probably one of our better weeks of preparation the entire year. We came in on Wednesday and we were physical. Thursday and Friday we had talked about penalties and how we would have to address it on our own. We stuck together and we kept grinding. 

Pat Tillman and Rob Moore: A friendship worth fighting for

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It was a friendship that started with a bang. Literally.

Pat Tillman was a rookie linebacker on the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and current Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore was an 8-year veteran receiver.

Tillman had already earned a reputation for hurting players during practice when the two were put on opposite sides of the ball during a 7-on-7, non-contact drill.

“Pat hit me and took me to the ground,” said Moore, who didn’t get it, and didn’t like it. “So naturally, he and I got into a slight scuffle.”

But before he let hot-headedness cement his views on the rookie, Moore got a recommendation that would turn that hit into something much more meaningful.

“One of the coaches said, ‘Look, instead of fighting the kid, why don’t you pull Pat aside and try to teach him to be a pro.’ So I kind of took him under my wing.”

From then on, Moore was assigned to Tillman. The two sat next to each other on every team plane ride, where Moore would quickly come to know Tillman’s strength of character and “scary intelligence.”

“The conversations we would have were unbelievable,” said Moore. “We would talk about everything from where healthcare was going to who we were voting for to be president and why, to what it’s like to be a father. We had a friendship, and it went beyond the white lines ofnders for the UK and Ireland after failing to receive adequate bids, leaving the rights-holder without broadcast partnerships in the two territories heading into the new season, reports SportBusiness.A LaLiga spokesperson told SportBusiness Media on football.”

He said Tillman would quote Ralph Waldo Emerson and other notable writers on a whim in mid-conversation, and recite the book he read from and the page number too.

Their friendship became one of substance, not just of hard-hits and gridiron aggression. They learned from each other on those plane rides, diving deep past the surface, and surely past what their counterparts two seats over were discussing.

“I remember distinctly, one of the conversations we had was how disappointed he was in himself because his exact words were, ‘I haven’t done a damn thing. My grandfather fought in a war and his dad fought in a war and I’m just a football player. I haven’t done anything and that doesn’t sit well with me.’ We had that conversation.”

So when Moore found out that Tillman had enlisted in the Army and would be deployed to Iraq, it didn’t surprise him one bit.

Tillman only knew one way, Moore said, and that way was going through life with unbridled conviction. The hits during practice, his philosophies on life, leaving a prosperous NFL career behind to enlist in the Army  – everything fell in line with that all-or-nothing mentality.

“Sixty miles per hour? Try 120,” said Moore. “Pat only knew one way. But you learned to love him because of that. And on gameday you didn’t want to play with anybody else because he always had your back.”

Tillman knew when he enlisted that he would soon be overseas in harm’s way, but similar to the way he had the backs of his teammates, he was ready to fight to defend the United States of America. He was “doing something that mattered,” and that fulfilled his life’s purpose more than what he did every Sunday on the football field.

Tillman was killed in action ten years ago in a friendly fire accident in the mountains of Afghanistan at the age of 27. Though the end of a life as young and rich as his never makes perfect sense, Moore has come to appreciate the symbolism of a life liv Neville jokes that watching a Man City vs. Liverpool title race is “worse than a funeral.”The Red Devils legend has to watch as two of his side’s bitterest rivals go head to head for another Premier League title.Liverpool are in the driving seat, ased so passionately lost in sacrifice for itruck in the 4-2 victory.Fonseca said, “I spoke to Edin Dzeko a great deal during pre-season. He is a very important player. He scored a goal today, could’ve had more, but he is an excellent forward.“We changed a few things this evening. Pellegrits country.

“They say that certain people will leave this earth a certain way. I think that the way he left was who Pat Tillman was,” he said. “He’s a guy who was going to fight for the cause. He was fighting for something he truly believed in. He was trying to satisfy an urge in himself, something that hadn’t sat well with him. He wanted to give back and I think he went out in the way in which he wanted to, fighting for his country.”

Moore has photos of his friend hanging in his house in Arizona where he says he can still feel his presence.

“We talk about having the spirit of charity and giving and those things – I think at the end of the day he sacrificed his life, and I don’t know what more you would give.”

Football transfer news and rumours – ‘Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to move for £70m Naby Keita’

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, things are happening at Arsenal with a deal for striker expected to go through this week for a club record fee. 

The French striker scored more than 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons, though some have questioned whether he is a big enough upgrade on Arsenal’s existing options. 

Olivier Giroud is highly productive but lacks movement and mobility while the inverse is true of Danny Welbeck, so Arsene Wenger will hope Lacazette can combine their positive attributes in one player. 

In other Arsenal news, Italian outlet Calciomercato say the FA Cup holders are close to a deal for Leicester City’s , a claim backed up by journalist Dale O’Donnell on Twitter. 

The two parties exchanged admiring glances last summer before the Algerian decided to stay at the then reigning champions, and any move for Mahrez would suggest Arsenal have abandoned their pursuit of Monaco wideman Thomas Lemar. 

In the midlandsinedine Zidane pushed hard to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.The market shut on Monday with Pogba still a United player.Karembeu told AS: “It’s part of the game, it’s part of the market and it’s like that. When there is a demand and an , is close to agreeing a deal 12-month with Championship club Aston Villa after being sweet-talked by manager Steve Bruce. 

The former Chelsea captain is expected to join up with the Villa squad for their pre-season training camp in Portugal this week, and turned down Premier League contracts in favour of a move to Villa Park. 

Down the road at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion completed the signing of from Southamtpon for £12m. The former Burnley striker was in England contention before sustaining a nasty cruciate ligament injury, and should add more speed and firepower to Tony Pulis’ forward options. 

Elsewhere, Portuguese publication A een to bring Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to Turin.Tuttosport says Sarri fancies bringing the youngster to Turin when his Chelsea contract expires next year.Hudson-Odoi is yet to agree a new deal to prevent him leaving the Blues on a free transfBola say Tottenham have had a second bid rejected for Sporting Lisbon midfielder though with Victor Wanyama, Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier on the books Spurs are not especially short in this area. 

According to Spanish publication Marca, Chelsea have enquired about defender . Antonio Conte wants to be able to switch between formations next season, and Chelsea playing with a back four will require the purchase of some specialist full-backs.

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Forget Harry Kane’s proposal, Oldham defender Ryan McLaughlin came up trumps when he decided to use a tour of the Nou Camp to dupe Twitter followers into thinking he had signed for Barcelona. Alright, nobody was duped but it’s the thought that counts. 

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One deal that has slipped under the radar is move to Benfica from Arsenal. The 19-year-old wide forward is a silky talent, but turned down a new Arsenal deal in favour of a fresh challenge. We often criticise youngsters in academies for slipping into a comfort zone, so good luck to him. 

Seeing double

Clubs have usodri during Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City.Wilshere’s dead leg was enough to make the West Ham player think that the former Atletico midfielder does not need time to adjust to the physicality of English football.”I’ve got a dead leg. He ed social media in all manner of ways to greet new signings, and West Brom had a laugh at their own expense with their Rodriguez announcement. The forward bears eery resemblance to James Morrison, Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson. Arsenal have their quiffs, West Brom have their five-day beards. 

 

Record 73 early entries for NFL draft

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NEW YORK (AP) -A record 73 underclassmen, including six first-team All-Americans, have been approved for the NFL draft.

That number is eight more than last year.

The six All-Americans were safety Matt Elam of Florida, tight end Zach Ertz of Stanford, tackle Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State, linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia and cornerback Dee Milliner of national champion Alabama.

Only Elam is not projected as a high first-round pick, but all six easily could go in the opening round on April 25.

Several scouts and NFL personnel directors believe Joeckel, Werner, Jones and Milliner could go in the top 10.

NFL draft consultant Gil Brandt, the former general manager of the Cowboys, has Joeckel and Werner as his top two prospects.

Also approved was former LSU cornerback-kick returner Tyrann Mathieu, a 2011 All-American. Mathieu, a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, was dismissed from the team in August after reportedly failing a drug test.

Louie contenders.Asked if United, currently 27 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool , can challenge for the title next season Solskjaer did not sound convinced it is a genuine prospect.“That’s the aim, of course,” said Solskjaer. “I’m not saying isiana State lost a whopping 11 players, including Mathieu. Next were Florida State, Tennessee and Florida, each with four. Michigan State, Stanford, Georgia and Oklahoma each lost three players.

Alabama saw Milliner and running back Eddie Lacy enter the draft.

In all, 38 schools lost players early.

Also leaving school and projected to go high in the draft: LSU DEs Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery; Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore; Georgia LB Alec Ogletree; California WR Keenan Allen; Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes; Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins; and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter.

Other All-Americans entering early were second-teamers Moore, Hankins, Minter, WR Stedman Bailey of West Virginia, safeties Tony Jefferson of Oklahoma and Eric Reid of LSU. Third-teamers were Montgomery, RBs Giovani Bernard of North Carolina and Stefphon Jefferson of Nevada, WR DeAndre Hopkins of Clemson, and DT Sharif Floyd of Florida.

Only one quarterback, Tyler Bray of Tennessee, applied early for the NFL.

In the last 10 years, the number of early entrants has risen from 43 to 73.

A player must have been eligible to play in college for three years before he can enter the draft. He must petition the NFL in writing and renounce his college eligibility.

Each of the 73 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility.  The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the fourth consecutive year.  The first round will be held on Thursday, April 25.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 26.  Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, April 27.  

The players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years: 

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2013

73

2008

53

2012

65

2007

40

2011

56

2006

52

2010

53

2005

51

2009

46

2004

43

The players granted special eligibility for the 2013 NFL Draft:

1

Allen, Keenan

WR

California

2

Amerson, David

DB

North Carolina State

3

Bailey, Alvin

G

Arkansas

4

Bailey, Stedman

WR

West Virginia

5

Bakhtiari, David

T

Colorado

6

Beckford, Dwayne

LB

Purdue

7

Bell, Le’Veon

RB

Michigan State

8

Bernard, Giovani

RB

North Carolina

9

Bray, Tyler

QB

Tennessee

10

Brown, Terrence

DB

Stanford

11

Carter, Duron

WR

Ohio State

12

Davis, Knile

RB

Arkansas

13

Edwards, Mike

DB

Hawaii

14

Elam, Matt

DB

Florida

15

Ertz, Zach

TE

Stanford

16

Escobar, Gavin

TE

San Diego State

17

Bolton Wanderers defender Harry Brockbank is attracting Premier League interest.The Sun says Burnley boss Sean Dyche has met Brockbank about joining the Clarets.Brentford, Ipswich and Sunderland also want the 20-year-old, who can leave due to a snag in his contract.A move to the Premier League would be favoured by the youngster.

Faulk, Chris

T

Louisiana State

18

Floyd, Sharrif

DT

Florida

19

Ford, Michael

RB

Louisiana State

20

Frederick, Travis

C

Wisconsin

21

Geathers, Kwame

NT

Georgia

22

Gholston, William

DE

Michigan State

23

Hankins, Johnathan

DT

Ohio State

24

Harley, Jajuan

DB

Middle Tennessee

25

Hopkins, DeAndre

WR

Clemson

26

Hunter, Justin

WR

Tennessee

27

Jamison, Jawan

RB

Rutgers

28

Jefferson, Stefphon

RB

Nevada

29

Jefferson, Tony

DB

Oklahoma

30

Jenkins, Jelani

LB

Florida

31

the battle for wantaway Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all chasing the France attacker, who will leave Atletico this summer for his €120m buyout clause.However, AS says Florentino is also keen and prepa

Joeckel, Luke

T

Texas A&M

32

Jones, Jarvis

LB

Georgia

33

Jose, Jose

DT

Central Florida

34

Kruger, Joe

DE

Utah

35

Lacy, Eddie

RB

Alabama

36

Lattimore, Marcus

RB

South Carolina

37

Lemonier, Corey

DE

Auburn

38

Logan, Bennie

DT

Louisiana State

39

Maponga, Stansly

DE

Texas Christian

40

Mathieu, Tyrann

DB

Louisiana State

41

Milliner, Dee

DB

Alabama

42

Mingo, Barkevious

DE

Louisiana State

43

Minter, Kevin

LB

Louisiana State

44

Montgomery, Sam

DE

Louisiana State

45

Moore, Brandon

DT

Texas

46

Moore, Damontre

DE

Texas A&M

47

Ogletree, Alec

LB

Georgia

48

Patterson, Cordarrelle

WR

Tennessee

49

Randle, Bradley

RB

Nevada-Las Vegas

50

Randle, Joseph

RB

Oklahoma State

51

Reed, Jordan

TE

Florida

52

Reid, Eric

DB

Louisiana State

53

Reid, Greg

DB

Florida State

54

Rhodes, Xavier

DB

Florida State

55

Richardson, Sheldon

DT

Missouri

56

Robey, Nickell

DB

Southern California

57

Ryan, Logan

DB

Rutgers

58

Sanders, Ace

WR

South Carolina

59

Sentimore, Darrington

DT

Tennessee

60

Simon, Tharold

DB

Louisiana State

61

Sims, Dion

TE

Michigan State

62

Spence, Akeem

DT

Illinois

63

Stills, Kenny

WR

Oklahoma

64

Toilolo, Levine

TE

Stanford

65

Ware, Spencer

RB

Louisiana State

66

Watson, Menelik

T

Florida State

67

Werner, Bjoern

DE

Florida State

68

Williams, Steve

DB

California

69

Wilson, Marquess

WR

Washington State

70

Wing, Brad

P

Louisiana State

71

Wood, Cierre

RB

Notre Dame

72

Woods, Robert

WR

Southern California

73

Wort, Tom

LB

Oklahoma

15: Who will be the nickel CB?

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It was a hotly contested position last summer and the situation figures to be no different later this month at St. John Fisher. On a roster blessed with cornerback depth, Buffalo’s coaching staff will have a good dilemma when it comes to deciding the player best fit for the team’s nickel corner role.

“It’s good to have depth at that position,” said defensive backs coach George Catavolos. “Last year, we went through three.”

Ashton Youboty won the nickel corner job after a strong preseason last year, but was lost for the season after just five games due to plantar fasciitis in both feet, which required surgery.

Not feeling completely comfortable playing rookies Leodis McKelvin or Reggie Corner so early in the season, the defensive staff began putting Donte Whitner on the slot receiver in nickel packages.

Whitner would shift back and forth between safety and nickel corner until he suffered a shoulder injury and missed time as well. Enter Reggie Corner. The former fourth-round pick saw extensive playing time in the nickel role over the final quarter of the season and performed admirably.

With Youboty, Whitner, Corner and veteran free agent Drayton Florence all with time on the job, Catavolos likes that he has options.

“It’s a tough position because it’s demanding,” Catavolos said. “There’s some line backer assignments as well as corner assignments. We have four individuals that have experience in playing that position so hopefully we can be more productive there.”

Whitner is not expected to be part of the competition for the job as his focus will be more on safety. Corner, Florence and Youboty will be the ones battling for the position, and with no true incumbent the competition will be wide open.

Most impressive in the spring camps was Corner. The Akron product has made a noticeable jump in his play from year one to year two. His improved anticipation led to more plays on the ball including a handful of interceptions during OTAs and minicamp. Entering training camp he’s considered the frontrunner.

“You learn the system more, get more experience and you feel a lot better on the field and you’re not thinking as much,” said Corner. “So definitely it’s going to be a better year for me I feel.”

“He really was amazing out there,” said Terrence McGee. “You kind of look forward to see how he’s going to do during the season and hopefully he can make the same plays.”

Bills head coach Dick Jauron couldn’d in defeat at Brighton.But the Spurs captain has sustained ligament damage and isn’t expected to return to training until early next year.With three minutes played at the Amex Stadium, the Frenchman attempted to claim Pascal Gross’ cross but fumbledt help but notice Corner’s play in the spring, but ishted with the current form of Gonzalo Higuain.Ahead of tonight’s clash with Roma, Sarri was full of praise for the Argentina striker.He said, “He is fine, even today he was particularly alive in training. “He is an important player, for reasons of ban’t ready to play favorites before the pads go on.

“When you watch a game, you can see players that look like they want to get there and make the play and he’s one of those players,” said Jauron of Corner. “He wants to make the play and he’s going to try to make every play. He’s a year advanced in our scheme, so he’s more comfortable in that regard, too. We have a lot of confidence in him, but it’s a very competitive spot.”

Youboty is still a viable candidate for the job, but his offseason work was severely limited as he participated fully in just four practicesapart from the other promising youngsters at the club.City now possess one of the best youth teams in the country and Foden is the shining light of the club’s academy.”Phil Foden is an exceptional talent,” he told the Gloved podcast.”He is going to g all spring. Still recovering from plantar fasciitis Youboty intends to hit the ground running come training camp.

“That’s my plan,” said Youboty. “Once we get to camp I’ll be in shape and there are no worries about taking a step back. I’ve just got to get out there and make plays and prove I can be a starter out there. That’s my goal to be a starter, but nickel back is cool too. We’ve got a lot of decent corners, guys making plays and they’ll put the best guys out there.”

“It’s just getting back into the swing of things,” said Catavolos of Youboty. “It will take some time in there, but again, when you’re out there on the football field playing a certain technique on defense we expect him to do well.”

The newcomer to the competition is Drayton Florence. The seven-year vet had to spend the spring getting acclimated to Buffalo’s defensive terminology and the players around him in the secondary, but he’s been around the block a few times.

“He has experience, he studies the game, studies plays, and uses his past as an advantage,” Catavolos said.

Florence made some plays here and there in the spring, but with a better grasp of the defensive scheme entering camp the veteran corner should prove to be a legitimate contender for the job. 

The battle for the nickel corner role figures to be one of the more intense in training camp, but the candidates to a man are more focused on pushing each other than they are on who will land the job.

“Everybody’s in competition with everybody,” said Florence. “As long as everybody’s got the same attitude as far as coming out here and winning, it really doesn’t matter (who gets the position).”

“Every play counts in that DB room,” said Corner. “We’re all competitors and we’re all competing against each other. At the same time it’s to motivate one another to get better.”

“I think the coaches have the challenge,” said Youboty. “We’ll have guys out here making plays every day. They have to make the decision who they think can do that consistently. I have no worries, just come out here and do my best and make plays. We all know at the end of the day we don’t make the decisions so we root for each other.”

Reggie Corner Rookie Blog – Aug 15

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Over the weekend we weranchester United legend Gary Neville is hoping Liverpool will clinch the title on March 14 or April 4.Neville will not be in the Sky Sports commentary box when Liverpool face Manchester City or Southampton, which means his reaction to United’s rivalse able to get a bit closer to the real thing out on the field as all of us younger players participated in three series of ‘live’ tackle football.

It felt pretty good to be a little more aggressive and play a little more. Being out on the edges the cornerpp was impressed by Sander Berge in last night’s Champions League defeat of Genk.The Norway midfielder was linked with the Reds going into the tie.And at the final whistle, Klopp made a beeline for Berge to embrace him and offer some encouraging wordbacks didn’t have as much of a chance to hit on the run plays. Eventually I’m sure that corners will get a better opportunity to show more contact, but for a practice period I thought it went pretty good. The live plays will definitely help in terms of giving us a feel for what we’re going to see eventually I believe.

Earlier in practice with Will James sidelined with an injury I had the opportunity to run with the first team nickel in the slot and it’s definitely a good thing to go against the players that are considered the best wideouts that we have. So it was a good chance to step up my game and show the coaches that ake Leandro Trossard into a bonafide Premier League star.The Belgian winger, who was brought in from Genk this summer, scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.Potter said: “He had a really good season.”They were champiI can do this.

Practice is starting to slow down a little bit in terms of processing and reading things. We haven’t played a game yet so I can’t comment on that. I can’t say how long it will take, but I know eventually things will slow down in the games too.

The 18 “live” plays we had were a good tune-up for some of what we might face in the first preseason game. As far as the first preseason game I’m definitely looking forward to facing someone in a different uniform and putting my pads on some people.

RelaxingTo relax here at camp I put on the I-Pod because you’ve got to have music. I like hip hop and put some R&B on there just to smooth the mind a little bit and relax.

But when you boil it all down its just football. If you’ve played this game since you were a kid it’s something you love to do and have fun with and that’s what I’ve been doing out here, having fun.

Once it’s not fun then you have a situation on your hands. I feel a lot of plays are a byproduct of having fun on the field. When you’re having fun you’re out there relaxed and you’re making plays.

Sure there are times I do get stressed, but I don’t let the game bother me like that. You’ve got to know what you’re here for and as long as I correct my mistakes I think I’ll be alright.

You’ve got to be focused and disciplined. You’re not in high school or college so you’ve really got to get in that playbook so you’re comfortable and you don’t have to think too much out there. It hasn’t been a problem for me for the most part at this point.

WATCH: Will Muschamp rips local media after players cleared in assault probe

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Will Muschamp has added his own chapter to the war of words between football and the State, taking aim at the local newspaper Monday for its reporting of an assault investigation and the supposed involvement of two Gamecocks football players. 

Linebacker and wide receiver were cleared of any wrongdoing after being two of three men — along with former South Carolina player , who has transferred out of the program — accused of striking a man outside a Columbia bar. 

The victim, a 24-year old described by a family member as a former Marine, told officers who arrived on the scene he confronted the players after they “.” According to the Statst-team development Nicky Butt.The former United midfielder was accused of beating his estranged wife Shelley Barlow last April, with the case due to go to trial next week.It is believed Ms Barlow did not want to take to the witness stand against here, the players were identified by bar staff and reportedly captured on video striking a man. 

As it turns out, Moore was at the bar but not involved in the fight, and according to Muschamp he was “commended” by the investigating officer for “his behavior on how he handled a very hostile situation.” Samuel was reportedly not even at the bar, and the fact that the State reported both players as potential targets in the investigation had Muschamp criticizing the paper like a sideline judge that keeps missing holding penalties.  

“The gross inaccuracies of the State newspaper sickens me,” , at an event intended to promote the Belk Kickoff Gamd 35-year-old Andy Lonergan to the squad.The Reds managed to bring in the veteran keeper to boost their options in fection for the team and supporters.Coady has been ever present at the club for the past few seasons, seeing their rise from the Championship to the Premier League first hand.Now he has managed a remarkable record, which is playing in every minute ofthat department.With Alisson Becker on holiday after the Copa America, Simon Mignolet was the only recognised first team keeper at the e between South Carolina and NC State. 

“To take a shot at the University of South Carolina and those two men, since I’ve been in Columbia, have been phenomenal young men in how they’ve handled their business. They’ve been no issue for me.”

In October 2011, Steve Spurrier famously  The two had a working relationship before the 2011 season but things deteriorated quickly during 2011 and ’12. Spurrier complained about Morris on every platform imaginable and the drama reached a point where the Head Ball Coach was threatening to “head to the beach” and Morris was removed from the Gamecocks beat.