TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Real Madrid swoop for Melilla youngster Mohamed Mizzianby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid have swooped for Melilla youngster Mohamed Mizzian.The 18 year-old has already passed a Real medical and will formally sign from January 1.His play had dazzled Real Madrid’s coaches and as a reward he’s signed a three-year contract, reports Marca.It’s a transfer that has ben difficult owing to the player’s change of representatives, who were not interested in allowing Mizzian a change of scenery, at least not so suddenly.Mizzian had been tracked by Barcelona and others, but the youngster will officially be unveiled in Madrid during January, and will start off in the youth categories of the club.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa midfielder McGinn laments West Ham drawby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa star John McGinn wants his team to be more clinical in the future.The Villains were unable to get all three points in a 0-0 draw against West Ham United on Monday night.They had chances to take the game by the scruff of the neck, but had to settle for a point.And McGinn knows they must do better in such games in the future.He said to the club’s official website: “The feeling is disappointment. You’ve got to take three points against 11 men at home, let alone 10. “We got frustrated when they lost a man. They dropped deep and we gave the ball away a lot. “We didn’t create enough chances with the extra man. It’s one that got away, definitely.”
Everton attacker Theo Walcott released from hospitalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton attacker Theo Walcott has been released from hospital after suffering a nasty head injury during defeat to Manchester City.The Toffees star was smashed in the side of the head with the ball after a Raheem Sterling cross hit him from close range during the early stages of Saturday night’s showdown.The incident occurred in just the second minute at Goodison Park and Walcott received immediate attention from the club medical staff.And, following more than five minutes of treatment, Walcott was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by former Arsenal team-mate Alex Iwobi.Walcott looked understandably confused following the incident and Everton announced that the winger underwent a “precautionary assessment” at hospital, reports the Mirror.Everton issued an update on Saturday night confirming that Walcott has been discharged from hospital and the club “will follow concussion protocols”. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Iowa center Adam Woodbury has become college basketball’s biggest villain over the past couple of weeks, as the 7-foot big man has poked three different opposing players in the eye. Woodbury has yet to be punished by the Big Ten for his antics, deemed unintentional by his coach, Fran McCaffrey, who refused to answer a question on the topic following the Hawkeyes’ game against Maryland. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon has a suggestion for Iowa’s future opponents: put a football player on the floor and have them take care of Woodbury “the old-fashioned way.” Wilbon discussed his idea on Pardon The Interruption Monday. While Wilbon’s suggestion is a bit harsh, something needs to be done about Woodbury. Even if the Iowa big man is not purposely gouging his opponent’s eyeballs, his uncoordinated face guarding has become a serious hazard to those who take the court against him. [Barstool]
ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)When you go from being a third-string quarterback to leading your team to a national championship like Ohio State’s Cardale Jones did, you get plenty of notoriety. You can also get a pretty slick IPhone that’s customized with your initials and distinctive nickname. The IPhone was fixed up by Fredo Neucase, whose service is based out of California. The script is a nice look, as is the addition of the “12 Gauge” nickname on the bottom right. Jones still has to win the starting quarterback job for this season, but it’s doubtful that J.T. Barrett or Braxton Miller’s phones look as cool as this.
Greyson Lambert ReadingFormer Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell went from struggling to read when he began his college career to being inspired to write a children’s book after joining a book club during his time at Georgia. This morning, Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert read his former teammate’s book, “The Magician’s Hat” to a group of youths at a local summer reading program kickoff. Reading is always a good thing, and Lambert sharing Mitchell’s book with kids is even better.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has become the most-polarizing football coach in America. The Michigan head coach is, of course, beloved by his fan base (and enjoyed by those who cover the sport) but there’s certainly a big part of the population (including many of his colleagues) that dislikes him. Much of that dislike surely stems from his recruiting antics, whether it’s his use of satellite camps or his sleepovers at recruits’ homes. A great day for us and the kids of Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/5zE5eA4xZQ— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 6, 2016At a satellite camp in Baltimore today, Harbaugh was asked if he thinks there are inequities between football and other sports when it comes to the recruiting of young athletes. Harbaugh thinks there are, saying there is a “prejudice” against football. Rod Beard of The Detroit News has the full quote. #Michigan Jim Harbaugh on inequities between football and other sports: pic.twitter.com/WuoG2jIydw— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) June 6, 2016A better question might be: is Harbaugh truly doing this for the betterment of student-athletes or the betterment of his football program? Or can it be both?
Tate MartellOn Thursday, Tate Martell tweeted out a list of the players he is recruiting to Ohio State. The list is pretty loaded. Here’s the 14-player list, which includes 10 five-star prospects. Hopefully I’ll be able to put a on my white board next to Wyatt Davis name after tomorrow! #GoBucks @wyattdavis53 pic.twitter.com/X6ICrSLCOO— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 23, 2016How many of these recruits will end up committing to Ohio State?Here’s where the Buckeyes stand with each of the prospectsQBs – Emory Jones, five-star QB in 2018Jones recently visited Ohio State and admitted that the Buckeyes are leading his recruitment. A commitment is likely. RBs – Cam Akers, five-star RB in 2017 The No. 2 running back in the country is believed to favorite Ole Miss, but Ohio State is in contention, along with Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee. A commitment is probably unlikely. OL – Wyatt Davis, five-star OG in 2017; Trey Smith, four-star OT in 2017Davis is announcing his commitment later today and he’s expected to pledge to Ohio State. Smith, a Tennessee native, is likely headed to SEC country. WRs – Tyjon Lindsey, Trevon Grimes, Donovan Peoples-Jones – all five-star wideouts in 2017Lindsey is currently visiting Nebraska, who might be leading his recruitment. Ohio State is believed to lead for Grimes, while Peoples-Jones, a Michigan native, is probably headed to the Wolverines. Getting just one of these guys is probably likely. DL – Chase Young, five-star DE in 2017; Jay Tufele, four-star DT in 2017Ohio State and Maryland are in a head-to-head battle for Young, while Tufele is probably headed to Oregon. LBs – Baron Browning, five-star LB in 2017; Anthony Hines, four-star LB in 2017Browning is a Texas native and Ohio State is competing against four in-state schools, so the Buckeyes have a tough road ahead. Hines is also from Texas and will likely stay in the Midwest. DBs – Jeffrey Okudah, five-star safety in 2017; Lamont Wade, four-star cornerback in 2017; Darnay Holmes, five-star athlete in 2017Ohio State leads for Okudah and is in position to land a commitment from him. The Buckeyes are also the favorite for Wade. Holmes, meanwhile, is being recruited by everyone. A couple of his teammates have committed to Nebraska and he could be headed to Husker country. —–Expected commitments: six out of 14.
ABC.Ohio State-Michigan in 2006 was one of the biggest college football games ever.The Buckeyes and the Wolverines met at Ohio Stadium in Columbus in late November in 2006 as two undefeated, top-two teams. It was dubbed by many as the “Game of the Century” and one of, if not the, biggest game in the history of the rivalry. Ohio State won, 42-39, and went on to the national title game.In honor of it being 10 years since that game, BTN is releasing a documentary on the epic clash.From BTN:The documentary, produced by BTN Originals, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the first-time Ohio State and Michigan played each other nationally ranked as No. 1 and No. 2. Ohio State was led by quarterback Troy Smith, a frontrunner and the eventual winner of the 2006 Heisman Trophy, while Michigan’s 2006 Lombardi Award winner LaMarr Woodley and career rushing leader Mike Hart led the Wolverines.The Game: 2006…Remembered goes in-depth for the full story and reaction to the death of Bo Schembechler, the legendary head coach of the Wolverines who died on the eve of the game. His passing would touch not only Michigan, but would cross state lines into Ohio as Schembechler once played for Woody Hayes at Miami (OH) and would later join him at Ohio State as part of his coaching staff.Here’s when to watch it:DateAll Times ETMonday, Nov. 219:00 PMTuesday, Nov. 223:00 AMTuesday, Nov. 226:00 AMTuesday, Nov. 221:00 PMWednesday, Nov. 233:00 PMThursday, Nov. 246:00 PMFriday, Nov. 2512:30 AMFriday, Nov. 258:00 AMFriday, Nov. 2510:30 AMFriday, Nov. 259:00 PMSaturday, Nov. 269:30 AMMonday, Nov. 288:00 PMTuesday, Nov. 298:00 AM
Reported Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Kai Havertz has admitted he is uncertain if playing for the Bundesliga champions is the “next and right step” for him, while conceding he is likely to move on from Bayer Leverkusen in the future.The 20-year-old Havertz is considered one of Europe’s brightest young talents, having exploded onto the scene last season with Leverkusen.The midfielder scored 17 times in the Bundesliga, which was good for fourth place in the Golden Boot race, while adding another three goals in the Europa League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Bayern and Liverpool have been among the clubs linked with Havertz, though both player and club have ruled out a sale this summer.And speaking to Bild, Havertz admitted uncertainty over whether Bayern are the right club for him when he does decide to depart, though he added it is not his primary focus at the moment.“I really don’t know yet whether Bayern is the next and right step for me,” Havertz told Bild.“I also don’t know whether foreign countries would not be more suitable for me. I really don’t think too much about it at the moment.“I have that self-confidence, yes [I could play for Bayern]. But the same applies to other clubs as well.”However, while he is not considering a move at the moment, Havertz conceded that a transfer is in his future at some point, even if his focus remains on his current club.“I am honest, at some point the next step must come for me,” Havertz said. “But I’m not going to worry about when exactly that will happen.“What counts now is Bayer Leverkusen. We still have a lot to do. Leverkusen very quickly signaled that they wanted to keep me.“That’s why it wasn’t an issue for me. Now I’m starting my 10th year here, maybe we can make it a golden one for the club.“What will happen afterwards has not yet been decided. There is no club where I have already signed.”