West Ham boss Pellegrini on Fulham win: We took our chancesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham moved into the top half of the table with a 2-0 win over Fulham.The Cottagers remain the only team in England without a clean sheet this season after goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio gave the visitors a 2-0 win and lifted them to ninth in the Premier League.Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said, “We said before the game that we wouldn’t have an easy game here tonight against Fulham. “I think it was a good performance because, while we didn’t create too many chances, the chances we did create, we scored. In a lot of games before, we had a lot of chances but we didn’t do that.“I think we defended very well in the second half. In the first half we had some problems with some of Fulham’s movements, but in the second half we defended well and kept our clean sheet.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Cardiff boss Warnock admits interest in Dundee fullback Kamaraby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits he’s interested in Dundee fullback Glen Kamara.The 23-year-old Finland international is out of contract at the end of the season.Warnock said, “I have always looked at Scottish football and he is a good player (Kamara).”He has had an up and down start to his career, but he is one of a number of Scottish lads we have looked at. I’m not confident at all (of signing new players) as it is so difficult in January.”But it’s better for me when we have had a couple of results that we have had. It is easier talking to players when you are not bottom of the league.”We can try and convince them we have a chance of staying up and ask them to come and help us out.”It is far better for me to talk to players in that situation. And if you look at the club and the crowds that are following us, it is an appealing place to come to.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Kepa aims for Chelsea clean sheets after leaky season startby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is focused on getting clean sheets at the club.The youngster is happy with how the team has recovered from their indifferent start to the season.But he is not happy about their porous defence, which has seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League so far.Speaking about their evolution as a team, both offensively and defensively, he said to the club’s official website: “It’s true that we’ve scored goals but we haven’t been able to get a clean sheet yet. “We really want to achieve it as a team, because obviously if you keep one it makes it a lot easier to win football matches.”Last year we had a few more, but I’m sure if we continue to work hard we will get a clean sheet in our upcoming games. We have quality throughout the team, and that includes the defence.”We have total confidence in the players we have. We know we need to improve. We are just at the start of this process. We have got a new team, a new coach and there is a long way to go.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong: I could’ve joined Man Cityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong admits he could’ve joined Manchester City this year.The Dutchman left Ajax for Barca this summer, having signed in February.He recalled: “Had it not been Barcelona, it’s hard to say now, but I probably would have gone to PSG or Manchester City.”It’s not good to talk about being motivated by money. Money is not my area, it was never the topic of conversation at the meetings I was at. That was my agent’s case.”The choice of Barcelona was based on the fact that it was the club that showed the most love.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd target Erling Haaland admits rejecting Juventusby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland admits he’s already turned down a big club move.The Norway international is a target for Manchester United.And he’s revealed he chose to join Salzburg ahead of Juventus when leaving Molde in January.Haaland explained: “I thought it was too early to go there.”RB Salzburg is the perfect team for me. Here are greater chances to play continuously.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lille sensation Osimhen is Drogba mad: I want to meet him!by Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille star Victor Osimhen admits he grew up a fan of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.The Nigerian has been sensational in his first season with LOSC.He told France Football: “Didier Drogba, that’s my idol. In every sense of the term. For everything. The man, of course, and also the player he was. “I grew up watching him. Still today, I’m addicted to his videos when I’m resting. In my free time, I go on YouTube, I look at his goals, his whole matches when he played in Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray… “Unfortunately, I have not yet had the chance to meet him. I can not wait to meet him one day. It would be a moment that would stay in my heart forever. And I would take advantage of it to take advice!”
SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer for their team against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s mens basketball team, which sits at 23-4 with an 11-3 ACC mark, is easily one of the best squads in the nation this year. The Fighting Irish are ranked No. 10 in the country, have one of the most dynamic players in the nation (Jerian Grant) and are a legitimate threat to reach the Final Four this April. But all of that, apparently, is not enough to fill the student section at home games on a consistent basis. Wednesday night, the Twitter account associated with the Leprechaun Legion, the school’s student body voice for athletics, posted 11 different messages encouraging students to attend home games. It’s clear that there is some frustration resulting from the lack of a turnout from Tuesday night’s contest against Wake Forest.Alright students. We have a top ten team in @NDmbb. There is ZERO excuse to not come to the games. Way to many empty seats last night.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015Attending college basketball games in person is one of the most fun things about being a college student. Don’t miss out on the fun.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015To all those students that showed up last night thank you! To everyone else, @NDmbb needs you to show up and fill the seats.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015Purcell Pavilion is one of the toughest places to play in the country when the student section is filled up. It needs to be full EVERY GAME— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015Crowd noise drastically impacts a basketball game. When you don’t show up to watch our boys play you are doing them a disservice.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015There are two home games left this season. @NDmbb is one of the premier teams in college basketball. Plan ahead and be at these games.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015Be proud of your school, be proud of your team. Show up and fill the student section. It’s part of being a student at Notre Dame.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015No excuses for anyone. Period. The next home game is next Tuesday against Syracuse. This is your notice. Plan ahead. Be there.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015It’s a problem when we can’t fill the student section and it’s even worse when the team is as good as they are. It’s up to YOU to fix this.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015The way the student section was for Duke is the standard. Anything less is unacceptable. It needs to be like that every game. Period.— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015One of the top teams in college basketball should never have to worry about students showing up to the games. It’s on you students. FIX THIS— Leprechaun Legion (@LepLegion) February 19, 2015It’s no secret that Notre Dame is a football school. It’s pretty obvious though, that there are some on campus who wish it were also a basketball school.
If you’ve ever been to an NCAA Tournament game, you’re familiar with the NCAA’s extremely strict policies about basically everything in the arena. Advertisements that aren’t for the NCAA get covered up, the blue circle logo is everywhere and, perhaps most importantly, whatever you’re drinking better be coming out of a paper NCAA cup. Rick Pitino is a follower of the most-important rule. What’s in the Louisville coach’s NCAA cup, though? He claims it is vodka. Rick Pitino’s opening line, comes in with NCAA cup: “As you know, the NCAA makes you put your vodka in a cup.”— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) March 19, 2015He’s obviously joking, but based on how stressful this season has been for the Cardinals’ coach, we wouldn’t be that surprised if he was sipping on some Svedka.
Best NCAA Tournament BracketThe NCAA Tournament is over, and odds are your bracket was busted long before Grayson Allen and Tyus Jones led Duke past Wisconsin. However, not everyone’s bracket was in dire straits heading into last night’s National Championship. With the Blue Devils win, the top bracket in ESPN.com’s Bracket Challenge, out of nearly 12 million submissions, is 12 year old Sam Holtz of Illinois.Best bracket out of 11.57 million on http://t.co/fTASB2ZYtL? 12-year-old Sam Holtz of Lake Zurich, Illinois pic.twitter.com/FWnwhifTtc— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 7, 2015How good was Sam’s bracket? Check it out: Sam’s 27-of-32 first round is impressive, but not unprecedented, although hitting the entire East Region is great. He nailed 14 of the Sweet 16 teams, and most impressively, got every game from the Elite Eight on correct. Congrats, Sam, this is a pretty amazing feat.
YouTubeABC showed Jimbo Fisher addressing his team on the sideline in the middle of Florida State’s 63-20 blowout loss at Louisville last week.If you were wondering what Jimbo Fisher had to say, wonder no more. Showtime just dropped some footage of the FSU head coach speaking in the huddle to his squad.“This ain’t about winning the game. This is about finding our identity, as competitors and people,” is part of what Fisher had to say.To watch more, and also see some leadership from veteran backup quarterback Sean Maguire, watch the video below.Florida State is firmly behind the proverbial “8” ball when it comes to winning the ACC. It needs to win out and get some help in order to make it happen.The Seminoles will have their first chance to turn the page this Saturday when they take on USF in Tampa. Kickoff is at 12 noon on ABC.