Batshuayi vows to do Auba celebration

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Batshuayi vows to do Aubameyang celebration after filling Dortmund boots Chris Burton 19:37 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund Cologne Patrik Stollarz Borussia Dortmund Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund v Hamburger SV Hamburger SV Bundesliga The Belgian has already been among the goals after completing a loan switch from Chelsea and is hoping to endear himself further to a loyal fan base Michy Batshuayi is determined to fill the boots of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund, so much so that he is going to steal his celebration.The Belgium international formed part of a striker merry-go-round on deadline day of the winter transfer window, as three deals were completed in quick succession.As Aubameyang left Dortmund for Arsenal, Olivier Giroud was freed to head for Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His arrival at Stamford Bridge nudged Batshuayi down the pecking order, so he completed the circle by making a loan switch to Germany.The 24-year-old made a positive impression in his new surroundings, netting twice on debut, and has vowed to emulate Aubameyang’s goal celebration if he finds the target on his home bow against Hamburg on Saturday.“I will do the somersault in my new stadium,” Batshuayi told reporters ahead of the Bundesliga fixture.The Belgian should be in confident mood heading into a meeting with a struggling outfit that sits inside the relegation zone.He had already netted 10 times for Chelsea this season before being deemed surplus to requirements.Dortmund are delighted to have seen that exit door opened, with a proven performer added to their books.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia DortmundPeter Stoger is prepared to show the kind of faith in Batshuayi that he was denied at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte, with his new boss hoping the goals will flow against Hamburg.He said: “He will definitely try to do well in his first home game. “Of course, the expectation has increased after his goals against Cologne, so it’s not always that easy.”last_img read more

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Ronaldo told ‘the best’ don’t steal headlines

first_imgReal Madrid Ronaldo accused by Del Bosque of not acting like ‘the best’ with headline-stealing antics Chris Burton 04:52 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Champions League final 260518 Getty Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Primera División UEFA Champions League The Real Madrid superstar failed to score in the Champions League final but was able to dominate the post-match reaction after hinting at a transfer Cristiano Ronaldo was wrong to steal the headlines by hinting at a Real Madrid exit in the wake of their historic Champions League triumph, says Vicente del Bosque.As the Blancos toasted a third successive European crown, and a 13th in total, their Portuguese superstar was busy suggesting that a summer move away from the Spanish capital could be on the cards.Ronaldo’s post-match tease saw him refer to his time with the Blancos in the past tense, before promising more news in “the next few days”. 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 His comments quickly took the spotlight away from two-goal hero Gareth Bale, who had stepped off the bench to swing a meeting with Liverpool in Madrid’s favour, and win another major honour for manager Zinedine Zidane.Former Blancos boss Del Bosque believes Ronaldo acted out of line and in a manner not befitting of the supposed best player on the planet, stating in Marca: “It did not seem right to me.”Maintaining good personal relationships within a group is important and his words did not help.”The best ones have to be the most generous in relation to others.”Ronaldo appeared to backtrack on his earlier comments when telling supporters at a parade of the Champions League trophy through Madrid that he intends to see them “next year”.Cristiano Ronaldo PortugalHe is, however, likely to continue dominating headlines throughout the summer, with attention about to be shifted to international matters.Ronaldo is set to lead Euro 2016 winners Portugal in a World Cup adventure, with Del Bosque of the opinion that the Madrid talisman and his eternal rival, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, are capable of carrying their respective nations close to the ultimate prize in Russia.The man who guided Spain to global glory in 2010 added: “The national team are one of the favourites in the World Cup, as well as Portugal and Argentina, who have Cristiano and Messi.”World Cup 2018 is now a matter of weeks away, with the competition due to get underway in Moscow on June 14.last_img read more

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BMTA HOLDING FUNDRAISER FOR CYCLONE LARRY APPEAL

first_imgNomination forms available here: NOMINATION FORMSBrisbane Metro Touch Association (BMTA) with help from Touch Football Queensland and Touch Football Australia, are holding a fundraiser for our Touch Football friends hit by Cyclone Larry.The one-day, round robin event, is taking place on Saturday May 13 and all profits from the day will be given to the North Queensland region. Nomination forms are available above or from from www.bmta.com.au. There’s not much time to nominate, so make sure you get your team in quickly.With Mens, Womens and Mixed Representative and Social divisions, there is something for everyone. This is a great opportunity to help others out and something BMTA, TFQ and TFA are hoping people will become involved with.Date: Saturday May 13 2006Time: 8am Team Managers meeting Location: BMTA fields, Whites Hill Reserve, Boundary rd, Camp HillDivisions offered: Mens RepresentativeWomens RepresentativeMixed RepresentativeMens SocialWomens SocialMixed SocialCost: $100 per team with all profits going to the NQ Touch region.Format: Round RobinWinning teams will receive a BMTA canteen/bar tabAll profits from the day from team fees, food and beverage sales etc will go directly to the TFA Affiliated North Queensland Region.Any queries can be directed to Matt Hall at manager@bmta.com.aulast_img read more

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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgThe Australian Defence Force Touch Association National Championships commenced at the RAAF Williams Laverton Base in Melbourne Victoria on Monday 20 November 2006. Day 1 results and a feature piece from Peter Shefford is attached.The week long National Tournament will culminate in Finals on Friday and will see 21 teams representing Australian Capital Territory (ACT) /New South Wales Country (NSW), South Queensland Sth Qld), North Queensland (Nth Qld), Sydney Metropolitan (Sydney Metro), and combined Southern States in action. Teams will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s 30s, Men’s 35s, and Men’s 40s divisions.Results from Day 1:-MENS OPENSouthern States (3) def ACT / NSW Country (2)Sydney Metro (5) def ACT / NSW Country (4)Nth Qld (6) def Southern States (4)WOMENS OPENACT / NSW Country (7) def Southern States (1)ACT / NSW Country (2) def Barbarians (1)Southern States (4) def Sydney Metro (1)Sth Qld (4) def Barbarians (1)Sth Qld (9) def Sydney Metro (0MENS 30/35sACT / NSW Country (7) def Sydney Metro (0)ACT / NSW Country (4) def Southern States (3)ACT / NSW Country (7) def Sth Qld 35s (2)Southern States (5) def Sth Qld 35s (2)Sth Qld (13) def Sth Qld 35s (2)Sth Qld (5) def Southern States (0)MENS 40sACT / NSW Country (6) def Southern States (1)ACT / NSW Country (6) def Nth Qld (0)Sth Qld (2) def Nth Qld (0)Sth Qld (3) def Sydney Metro (2)A wrap-up of finals will be provided after the conclusion of the championships on Frdiay 24 November 2006.*Please read the attached feature from Peter Shefford on the Australian Defence Force National Championships.Related Filesoperation_williams-pdflast_img read more

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UNDER THE NTL SPOTLIGHT… GAVIN SHUKER

first_imgThe 2007 National Touch League is Australia’s most prestigious touch football tournament. Throughout the tournement Touch Football Australia will be profiling some of the biggest names in the game who are in action at the showcase event.Todays spotlight is on Australian Open Mens Captian, and Rustlers representative Gavin Shuker.To read Shukers profile click here.last_img

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Play By The Rules e-Bulletin

first_imgPlease find enclosed the most recent Play By The Rules e-Bulletin, which includes the latest news and information on keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive.In this edition, read about the Australian Sports Commission’s indigenous sport webinars, video presentations on integrity issues in sport and plenty more. To find out more about Play By The Rules, please visit their website:www.playbytherules.net.au To view this e-Bulletin, please click on the attachment below.Related Filespbtr-ebulletin-june-2012-pdfRelated LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img read more

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2015 TFA World Cup Masters Nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and its national representative teams are about to enter the most important period of the current World Cup cycle. The two years leading up to the 2015 event are vitally important in ensuring the best possible teams and athletes represent Australia at the World Cup. TFA has a proud record at the World Cup and with the event being held on our soil TFA is extremely motivated to continue that record.The attached document outlines the nomination process for selection of the Australian Masters Squads for the 2015 Masters World Cup.The World Cup will be held in NSW, Australia in April 2015. Early indications are that divisions will be offered in Senior Mixed, 30s Mens and Womens and 35s, 40s and 50s Men, although there is no guarantee that all these divisions will go ahead.More detailed information will become available once firm bookings are made, however indicative costs for a player levy based on previous international events held in Australia would be in the area of $1500.For more information, please click on the attached document. Related Filestfa_2015_world_cup_masters_nominations-pdfRelated LinksWorld Cup Masterslast_img read more

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Silent Sports Challenge a success

first_imgIt was an eerily quiet morning at the Senate Oval at Parliament House this morning despite an eager bunch of players taking to the field for a game of Touch Football. To commence a big week of Silent Sports Challenge events in conjunction with Hearing Awareness Week, Wally Lewis and his daughter, Jamie-Lee, as well as several politicians and players took to the field with ear plugs and without communicating, while referees used flags instead of whistles. Jamie-Lee Lewis, who was born profoundly deaf, said that the event and the week is about creating awareness. “We want to show other hearing impaired people that there are no excuses to stop them from doing anything they want, to just get out of their comfort zone and get involved in sport.”Wally Lewis spoke to the two teams after the game on Tuesday morning about what Jamie-Lee has achieved and the importance of creating awareness. “My daughter Jamie-Lee has certainly enjoyed every opportunity she’s had involved in sport and never let the excuse of being hearing impaired be offered. We are very proud of her, as we are of all people hearing impaired in this country that want to go on to bigger and better things. Thank you to the politicians, you have plenty of things to be doing with your time answering to millions of people but for just the hundreds of thousands that are dealing with hearing impairments, it is certainly very much appreciated that you’ve given up your time today,” Lewis said. “I often say to football players, champions of today or tomorrow, that the most important feature of Rugby League is communication on the football field, and when there is no communication or it is reduced it makes it very tough. It really does open the door and make people fully aware of just how difficult it can be. “We are very proud of what she’s been able to achieve, she is the first hearing impaired person to represent Australia at a hearing sport in Water Polo. As she proudly declares every time she takes part in an event like this is that’s it’s never been offered as an excuse. She just goes on to show just how good and what an important role that hearing impaired people can play in sport, that also stretches to the workplace as well.”MP Mal Brough was full of praise for the event. “It’s been great to bring different parties together. Sport is a great leveller.  What Jamie-Lee has done with her life has changed many other lives. This is not an unimportant part of our day, it’s the best part of our day.”Following the parliamentary event, a showcase game was played in front of several local media organisations at Reconciliation Place, before the afternoon saw more Silent Sports Challenge games. Related LinksSilent Sports Challengelast_img read more

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Play by the Rules magazine – June 2017

first_imgThe Play by the Rules magazine is a free online magazine for people interested in safe, fair and inclusive sport issues.The 21st issue of the Play by the Rules magazine has now been released and enclosed below. Feature articles in the magazine include:Governance is just a word for doing business better – 7 tips for good governance in sporting organisationsThe mercy rule in children’s sport – help of hindrance?When under the microscope – how we express ourselves is importantThe magazine is available as a Flip Book, PDF or Word version.Be sure to spread the message of safe, fair and inclusive sport by sharing the magazine to your support networks. Related LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img read more

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Player blog: Danni Davis

first_imgI remember one of my first Vawdon Cup games against the champions, the Canterbury Women’s Open team. All through the warm-up there was talk about this “Weezo” chick, her sister “Bear” and their teammate “Dot”. As we walked onto the field, I still had no clue who they were and what they were capable of. Just one tap off into the game, I learned very quickly who Weezo, Bear and Dot were. Kristie Jenkins, also known as “Dot”, was the woman who put me to shame in one of my first premier league games – the Australian Mixed Opens representative, NSW Women’s Open representative, and one of my best mates today, was known for her speed. Louise “Weezo” and Claire “Bear” Winchester were Australian Women’s Open and NSW Women’s Open sisters and, still to this day, two of the greatest players to come through the ranks of women’s touch football. Growing up playing against the likes of these women constantly motivated me to train hard, run faster and be better. Barry was the Manly Women’s Premier league (MWPL) coach. Laura had been playing and training with the WPL and told me stories about him. He was known for his dreadful fitness sessions and tough personality, but he was one of the best coaches she’d had. Barry invited me to one of his sessions. He asked if I wanted to have a run with the big girls, and me thinking I was a big girl already, accepted the offer in a heart beat. (Turns out I’d only been a big fish in a small pond.)We lost to Queensland in the final that day. Although I was heartbroken, my focus shifted to having a run with Barry and the MWPL team. In the team were the likes of Jenna Hitch, Edith Nathan, Rachel Cleave, Chloe Donovan, Jess Beaky and the incredible Sarah Peattie. All homegrown heroes of the club. It took one training session and a Vawdon Cup game for me to quickly learn my place in the Women’s game. Little fish, big PondAhead of the Open Trans Tasman 2018, Australian Women’s player Danielle Davis has started a blog. Here’s an edited extract of one of her recent posts… Just like in the the NRL, the fiery competitiveness between NSW and Queensland burns strong through all levels and ages in Touch, and I was ready to take them on. My teammate at the time, and now Australian Women’s Open Player, Laura Peattie, pulled me aside. “There’s someone that wants to meet you.” I hoped she was referring to a talent scout, selector or Australian coach. I was let down. It was only a Manly Coach by the name of Barry Gibson. Sitting here looking back now, I laugh about how wrong I was for feeling let down. Adelaide, 2009. I was representing the NSW U15’s All Schools team coached by the NSWCHS legend “Rhino” (Ian Ryan). By then I’d been coached by a number of coaches from all around NSW, however, Ian was different. Aside from his hilarious dry sense of humour, he was a great coach. He was passionate, fun, and had created an amazing culture within the team. He was the first coach to really believe in me and tell me that I had what it took to play in the Green and Gold one day. It was from that tournament on that I took Touch seriously. No more Little Athletics, no more Saturday morning surfs with dad, no more netball or soccer. My entire focus was on Touch. I played many sports while I was young, but none of them made me buzz the way I did when I played footy. I became a #touchhead. Finals day rolled around in Adelaide, and after being beaten by Queensland in the round games, we were all feeling very nervous about playing them in the Grand Final. I remember walking off the field from my Semi Final, having played one of the best games I’d played in that tournament, according to dad. (He was my toughest critic, though not anymore thanks to [my boyfriend] Pete and [his mother] Kerry Norman!). After speaking to dad, I felt confident going into the final. Barry was with his wife Michelle at the time, and she’s someone I owe a lot of my touch career to. If it wasn’t for Michelle pestering Barry to watch me play at that All Schools tournament, I probably would’ve stuck to surfing with Dad on Saturday mornings and be on the WSL tour by now… just kidding! Barry introduced himself and Michelle and asked me where I was from. “Cromer,” I said, “Where’s that?” he asked, like most people do. “It’s near Manly,” I replied. “Wait, so you play at Manly Touch?” Barry asked. I told him I played Junior State Cup, and Friday nights with my friends down at Nolan’s Reserve. “So you don’t play Vawdon Cup?” Barry asked. “What’s Vawdon Cup?”.  I trained with the MWPL  team to see the rest of the 2009 Vawdon Cup season out. At the end of that season, Barry started harping on about all this “Senior State Cup” stuff. “ANOTHER state cup,” I thought to myself. “How the hell are mum and dad going to afford this too?!” Not to mention the fact my body was going into meltdown from all the Touch I had played that year. I was young though, and fit, and I was ready for anything… or so I thought. I agreed to train and trial for the State Cup team that year. I made the team and would soon compete in my first ever NSW Senior State Cup.  To read more of Danni’s blogs and see pictures, head to the Danni Diaries.last_img read more

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10 months agoAtlanta pricing Almiron out of Newcastle move

first_imgAtlanta pricing Almiron out of Newcastle moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtlanta United are pricing Miguel Almiron out of a move to Newcastle United.The Mirror says Newcastle could be about to admit defeat in their pursuit of Almiron.The Paraguayan has been linked with a move to Newcastle for some time amid reports a £15m deal had been struck.But Atlanta are looking for closer to £30m for the player and Rafa Benitez does not have the funds to pay that sum.West Ham and Everton have also been mentioned as potential suitors for Almiron. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with Nasri debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with Samir Nasri’s debut for their FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Nasri impressed during an hour-long debut.“I’m happy because we won the game and secondly because we won through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, we scored two goals, we kept a clean sheet, we gave minutes to Samir Nasri after so long, we played with two young players in Grady Diangana and Xande Silva and Andy Carroll scored, so it was all good news,” Pellegrini confirmed.“Nasri was another positive thing. He is a player whose performances will improve with every minute he plays because he is a top player.” last_img read more

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6 days agoGabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since Man City move

first_imgGabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since Man City moveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Gabriel Jesus says he’s much improved since arriving.The Brazil striker is back in the Blues squad after two impressive performances for his national team, as they head to south London to face Crystal Palace.”On the pitch, I’m more mature, more experienced, with and without the ball,” he said.“I’m more calm, I understand the game more and I also understand our style of play better. My skills have improved since I arrived, I’m better with my left foot, with headers, with my position on the pitch.“Off the pitch, I have always been very mature, very responsible. I have grown up as a person and I want to keep getting better and better.“I have always been very attached to my family, but now I’m even more attached. So, I think I have improved in both areas, on and off the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoSheffield Utd striker Oli McBurnie charged with drink-driving

first_imgSheffield Utd striker Oli McBurnie charged with drink-drivingby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving ahead of Monday’s clash against Arsenal.Scotland hitman McBurnie was held by police in the early hours of Friday morning after driving following a night out in West Yorkshire.He was taken to a nearby station and charged with the offence.A police spokesman told The Sun: “A 23-year-old Leeds man will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with a drink driving offence.”Oliver McBurnie, from Leeds, will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on November 6 after being charged with driving over the prescribed limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday October 18.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Penn State Coach James Franklin Zings Player Who Claims He Didn’t Study For Test

first_imgPenn State's Bryant Harper.College football players, beware. Most of your head coaches are on Twitter – mainly to track what you’re tweeting out to your followers. Walk-on Bryant Harper found that out the hard way Monday afternoon.Harper, boasting a bit, told his followers that despite not studying for his Anatomy test, he received a B grade. Franklin responded, telling him that if he didn’t study, he must need more study hall hours. Harper claimed that it was a scheduling error that led to his issue.B on my first anatomy exam and I didn’t study I’ll take it— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015@HarperJR21 you didn’t study huh, interesting, guess I need to up your study hall hours! We don’t settle for B’s!— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 26, 2015@coachjfranklin forget when the exam was coach minor difficulty in my scheduling!— Bryant Harper (@HarperJR21) January 26, 2015We have a feeling that Harper will get his schedule worked out now…last_img read more

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Ohio State Hosting A White Out For Final Home Game vs. Wisconsin

first_imgT-shirt calls for white out of Ohio State game against Wisconsin.Ohio State doesn’t have any chance of catching Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings this season, but the Buckeyes can still drastically improve their seed for the league tournament with a victory this Sunday against the Badgers. As such, the school has declared its final home game to be a “White Out” for fans. The school announced the news earlier this week, and shirts for the occasion are being sold on campus.#WhiteOutWisconsin #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/6BdBfk3r0s— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) March 2, 2015#WhiteOutWisconsin this Sunday! Shirts available @Buckeye_Corner and @TheSchott Thursday! #GoBucks @Brutus_Buckeye pic.twitter.com/INJaVI06SX— J. America OhioState (@JAmericaCollege) March 4, 2015Ohio State has Penn State Wednesday night before Sunday’s regular season finale. If the Buckeyes win both contests, they could find themselves as the 3-seed in the Big Ten.last_img read more

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5-Star WRs Trevon Grimes, Tyjon Lindsey Commit To Ohio State Together In Bleacher Report Video

first_imgTwo players wearing Ohio State hats.Twitter/@BleacherReport.Ohio State recruiting has been crazy for years under Urban Meyer. The 2017 class may be kicking things up to a new level.The Buckeyes’ chances to eclipse Alabama and claim the No. 1 recruiting class is bolstered today, with the pick-up of a pair of the nation’s best wide receivers. Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey, two five-star pass catchers, teamed up to announced their commitment to Ohio State.In the video, the two face off in a dodgeball game, with teammates representing the other teams on their respective list. At the end, it becomes a one-on-one between Grimes and Lindsey, and rather than finish the game, they dap up and don Ohio State caps.What happens when two top-5 WRs enter the dodgeball arena with commitments on the line?https://t.co/axiRdRpkqi— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2016The pair notably attended Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” camp together back in July. Now, they are officially in the same Buckeye recruiting class.Grimes took to Twitter to acknowledge the change of plans in his recruitment. He was originally set to commit later this week.❕❗️ CHANGE OF PLANS ❗️❕I have Officially Committed to Play Football At …….. ????https://t.co/JEtmCz45t8 pic.twitter.com/z3jmWHREtd— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) August 22, 2016With the double commitment, Ohio State has the nation’s top class, headlined by six five-star recruits. Grimes and Lindsey are joined by tackle Josh Myers, guard Wyatt Davis, cornerback Shaun Wade, and defensive end Chase Young.247Sports ranks Grimes the No. 3 wide receiver in the class and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida, perhaps the most talent-rich football state in the country.Lindsey is ranked No. 5 among all receivers, and No. 1 in the state of Nevada. He recently transferred back to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he will play with fellow Ohio State commit Tate Martell, one of the nation’s best quarterbacks. Back in early July, Martell referred to he, Grimes, and Lindsey as “the future trio.” Clearly, he had a pretty good idea of where they would end up.With these two additions, another Martell prediction may come true. A few days after hanging with the two new Buckeyes at The Opening, he said that the Buckeyes’ 2017 class would go down as the “best of all-time.” We won’t really know if that is a fact until 2021 or 2022, but it is hard to doubt Ohio State recruiting right now.last_img read more

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Here’s The Most Impressive Statistic From Ohio State’s Win Over Bowling Green

first_imgOhio State's Curtis Samuel players celebrating after a touchdown.Ohio StateOhio State’s offense broke records on Saturday. One stat stands out about the rest, however.Ohio State had no problem with Bowling Green on Saturday, racking up 776 yards of offense in a 77-10 thrashing. But one stat – pointed out by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman – stands out above the rest. Ohio State’s offensive line did not give up one tackle for loss the entire afternoon. That’s impressive, considering the Buckeyes lost a ton of talent from the 2015 squad.Maybe most impressive part of #OhioState’s 77-10 win over a good MAC team was a largely rebuilt OL didn’t allow a single TFL the entire game— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 4, 2016The Buckeyes may be inexperienced, but they’re as talented as any team in the country. We’ll see how they follow up Saturday’s performance.last_img read more

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Huddersfield sack Siewert after dreadful run of one win in 19 matches

first_imgHuddersfield Town have sacked head coach Jan Siewert three matches into the new Championship season.The German was dismissed after Friday’s 2-1 home defeat to fellow relegated side Fulham that left the Terriers 20th in the second tier, having taken just one point from three games.A club statement read: “Huddersfield Town has this evening terminated the contract of head coach Jan Siewert with immediate effect.” 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? Siewert was appointed by Huddersfield in January following David Wagner’s departure but he failed to keep the club, who were already facing relegation, in the Premier League.During his time at Kirklees, the former Borussia Dortmund man managed only one win in all competitions, beating Wolves at home in February. A dreadful run of 15 defeats in 19 matches over his seven-month tenure ultimately resulted in the termination of Siewert’s contract. If the final nail hadn’t already been firmly put in Siewert’s coffin after Wednesday night’s exit from the EFL Cup at the hands of League One side Lincoln City, any doubt was confirmed after another disappointing performance on Friday. The 36-year-old becomes the first managerial sacking this Championship season, with Huddersfield having managed to collect only seven league points from their previous 28 games. Keen to address the situation well ahead of a potential second successive relegation, the club and chairman Phil Hodgkinson felt there was no choice but to end the German’s contract prematurely.Huddersfield have not made any further comment but it is apparent that coach Mark Hudson will take charge of the side until a full-time appointment has been made. There is little time to spare, however, as the Terriers welcome last year’s relegation partners Cardiff to the John Smiths Stadium on Wednesday night with hopes of turning around their poor fortunes.Bookies already have Chris Houghton as favourite to take over from Siewert after the former Brighton boss was sacked from the Seagulls at the tail end of last season. Hughton, now 60 years old, is no stranger to the rigours of the second tier of English football, having gained automatic promotion for Brighton in the 2016-17 season with three matches to spare.last_img read more

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