There’ll be plenty of 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships grand final action on live stream on day four of the event. The 18’s Girls and Boys semi finals and grand finals will be streamed, as will both Developing State grand finals. To visit the channel, please head to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus or to be taken to the specific games, please click on the links below:18’s Girls semi final – Queensland Fire v South West Queensland Swans:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RokJ77Yk_Lc18’s Boys semi final – New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges v New South Wales Combined High Schools:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuNrhkIz2xw18’s Girls Developing State final:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBpiY2V-Gk18’s Boys Developing State final:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdfPVTfrKgs18’s Girls Final:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6cxbIQZIrc18’s Boys Final:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCZfqroruKoRelated LinksNYC Finals Live Stream
The Australian Womenâ€™s Open team went into the 2015 World Cup final in situation they had never been in before.Going down to New Zealand in the round game the day earlier, Australiaâ€™s first ever World Cup loss in the Womenâ€™s Open division in 73 matches, had people wondering if it was New Zealandâ€™s time to break Australiaâ€™s unblemished World Cup title winning record. But someone forgot to tell the Australian Womenâ€™s Open team. They dominated from the outset, with a Marikki Watego first half double, as well as touchdowns to Sarah Spacie and Kristin Boss, seeing the home side lead 4-1 at half-time. Two more touchdowns to Watego and a double to Ashleigh Quinlan in the second half saw Australia hit back from the round game loss in the most remarkable way. A late game resurgence by New Zealand saw the score line become closer, but the damage was done earlier, with Australia running out 8-4 winners to claim their eighth consecutive World Cup title. Australian captain Louise Winchester, a stalwart of the Australia Womenâ€™s Open team since 2001, said post-match that the win meant â€˜the worldâ€™ to her. â€œIt means the world. I could not be any prouder of my girlsâ€¦they stood so tall today,â€ Winchester said holding back tears.â€œTo do it in front of our family and friends in Australia, it means the world.â€œWe were expecting a tough game and we prepared for that.â€œNew Zealand is just a quality side and they have showed that in the last three years, especially this year.â€AUSTRALIA 8 (Marikki Watego 4, Ashleigh Quinlan 2, Sarah Spacie, Kristin Boss touchdowns) defeated NEW ZEALAND 4 (Tara Mohi, Dayna Turnbull, Destiny Grace, Jessica Drummond touchdowns).Player of the final: Emily Hennessey (Australia)Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia website and social media channels in the lead up to the 2016 Trans Tasman Series for all of the latest news and information:Website â€“ www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook â€“ www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter â€“ www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman2016)Instagram â€“ www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (#transtasman2016)YouTube â€“ www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksLast time they met
Anton is an accredited level 6 referee who has officiated in two FIT World Cups, multiple NTL’s and other representative touch tournaments across Australia. Anton has been a long-time advocate for touch in SA, focusing his time and ability on helping to develop other referees. This includes volunteering his time to mentor and coach upcoming referees. Anton’s commitment and dedication continues to provide a positive example within the touch football community.
Sampdoria coach Giampaolo hails ‘immortal’ Quagliarellaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo hailed Fabio Quagliarella after victory over Parma.The veteran struck in the 2-0 win.“Quagliarella should be protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site,” joked the coach on DAZN. There is talk of Quagliarella winning a new contract.“He is immortal. There really are no more words to say about him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hasenhuttl happy to play Southampton kidsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is happy to play the club’s kids.With injuries and suspensions to the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Danny Ings, he is also not afraid to field academy products.Callum Slattery and Marcus Barnes played in the 2-2 draw FA Cup third round draw at Derby, while Alfie Jones and Josh Sims have been recalled from loan spells at St Mirren and Reading, respectively.”It is interesting. Every time I come to lunch a new one is standing in front of me and it is, ‘Hello, nice to meet you’, and I haven’t seen them before.”Simsy has trained three times with us and he has some qualities that can be interesting for us, so let’s have a look.”
Ten-man Southampton produced a fine second-half rearguard display to beat Leicester City 2-1 and move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.Nampalys Mendy’s clumsy foul on Shane Long allowed James Ward-Prowse to drill home the opener from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, ending a run of four league visits to the King Power Stadium without a goal four Southampton.Yan Valery was sent off shortly before Long double the lead in first-half injury-time, but a much-improved Leicester halved the arrears through Wilfred Ndidi just before the hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side faced relentless pressure from thereon in, but Southampton held firm for a crucial three points – their first away top-flight win at Leicester since 2001 – that lifted them out of the bottom three. Leicester, dumped out of the FA Cup by fourth-tier Newport County last week, remain seventh.Stuart Armstrong had threatened twice by the time Ward-Prowse thumped a penalty high and left of Kasper Schmeichel after Mendy recklessly dragged Long to ground.Leicester were all at sea but nearly levelled when James Maddison’s free-kick fell for Wes Morgan, who was denied on the line by Jan Bednarek.Saints saw Valery receive a second yellow for a needless pull on Marc Albrighton, but they were 2-0 up by the break.Ricardo Pereira failed to deal with Alex McCarthy’s punt and Long outmuscled Mendy on the left of the box before curling past Schmeichel.Leicester unsurprisingly had more verve after the break and Ndidi knew little about his effort off the knee from Pereira’s cross but it was a lifeline nonetheless. Unsurprisingly it was one-way traffic from there and Jamie Vardy should have done better to direct Maddison’s cross goalwards from eight yards.Harvey Barnes and Maddison each tried their luck from range and Ndidi nodded wide from close range as Leicester pushed for a late leveller, but there was too much predictability about their play as Southampton returned to the south coast with a welcome win.#saintsfc pic.twitter.com/EEBWmfYwBq— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 12, 2019 What does it mean? Saints taking shape under HasenhuttlSaints’ initial upturn in fortunes under Hasenhuttl stuttered with a four-match winless streak in all competitions before this fixture, but there were plenty of encouraging signs here. The team pressed, harried and transitioned to attack well, while defensively they were solid following Valery’s red. The threat of relegation obviously still looms, but on this evidence it is a battle they can certainly win.Long stakes his claim as Redmond impressesHasenhuttl this week spoke of his desire for a new striker and allowed Manolo Gabbiadini to re-join Sampdoria, but Long – making his first league start since November 4 – did his chances of regular minutes no harm, cleverly winning the spot-kick and taking his goal well. Nathan Redmond also deserves credit. The winger can be a mercurial talent, but was a constant livewire with his pace and direct running on the break.Mendy’s moments of madness prove costlyThere were several under-par first-half performances from Leicester, with Ben Chilwell not his usual reliable self at full-back. But it really was a day to forget for Mendy, who gave away the penalty and allowed himself to be beaten far too easily for Long’s effort. He was unsurprisingly hauled off at the break as part of a double change from ex-Saints boss Claude Puel, which included an outing for the recalled Barnes.Key Opta Facts- Leicester City’s last three Premier League defeats have come against sides starting the day in 16th (Crystal Palace), 17th (Cardiff City) and 18th (Southampton).- Southampton have won two of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s four away games in the Premier League (D1 L1), as many victories on the road in the competition as in Mark Hughes’ full tenure at the club (P12 W2 D3 L7).- In matches involving Leicester in the Premier League this season, there have been nine red cards shown (four for, five against), the most of any club in the division.- Wilfried Ndidi has scored two goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances for Leicester, as many strikes as in his first 59 matches in the competition.- Southampton’s Yan Valery (19y 324d) is the youngest ever player to be sent off in a Premier League match for the Saints.What’s next?The Foxes will look to bounce back when they make the trip from east to west Midlands to face Wolves next Saturday, while a rejuvenated Southampton welcome Everton the St Mary’s Stadium. read more
KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Tennessee fans are celebrating wildly after the team’s win over Georgia on a ‘Hail Mary’ pass.Tennessee, behind 20 fourth quarter points, somehow survived Georgia on the road on Saturday – but it took some magic on the game’s final play for it to work out. Josh Dobbs found Jauan Jennings for a 43-yard score on a ‘Hail Mary’ pass that will talked about in Knoxville for some time.As you’d imagine, Tennessee fans, who can still celebrate the team being undefeated, are going crazy. Here are a number of UT supporters going crazy during and after the win:Tennessee is having somewhat of a charmed season. How far can the Vols take it?
Lionel Messi’s quest to win the biggest honour in the South American game begins again on Saturday as Argentina face Colombia in the first Group B clash of the 2019 Copa America at the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.The Albiceleste are looking to lift the title for the first time since 1993 as they look to leave behind last-gasp defeats in 2007, 2015 and 2016 to write a new chapter in their history.They face a difficult task against a number of sides however, with their opening opponents already having held them to a 0-0 draw last September. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Both will be keen to get off on the right foot though and ensure that their latest tilt at glory is a rousing success. Game Argentina vs Colombia Date Saturday, June 15 Time 11:00pm BST / 6:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on Telemundo, ESPN+ and live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo / ESPN+ fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Argentina squad Goalkeepers Armani, Marchesin, Andrada Defenders Foyth, Tagliafico, Saravia, Pezzella, Funes Mori, Casco, Otamendi Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Acuna, Di Maria, Pizarro, De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso Forwards Aguero, Messi, Suarez, Dybala, Martinez With Lionel Messi arguably in the prime of his career, the Barcelona star will be determined to make amends for his miss in the Centenario final against Chile three years ago.Lionel Scaloni will likely favour a line-up similar to the one that defeated Nicaragua 5-1 in a warm-up game on June 7 as he looks to guide the Albiceleste to their first title since 1993.Confirmed Argentina starting XI : Armani, Saravia, Otamendi, Pezzella, Tagliafico; Rodriguez, Lo Celso, Paredes; Di Maria, Aguero, Messi. Position Colombia squad Goalkeepers Ospina, Vargas, Montero Defenders Cristian Zapata, Medina, Arias, Tesillo, Mina, Borja, Lucumi, Sanchez Midfielders Barrios, Cardona, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Uribe, Lerma, Cuellar Forwards Duvan Zapata, Falcao, Diaz, Muriel, Martinez Former Iran boss Carlos Queiroz will take charge of his first major tournament after taking the reins in February.The 66-year-old has a full bill of health and will likely stick to a similar line-up that beat Peru 3-0 in a warm-up last week.Confirmed Colombia starting XI: Ospina; Medina, Mina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe; Rodriguez, Falcao, Muriel.Betting & Match Odds Argentina are even favourites to take the win with bet365 in this opening game. Colombia meanwhile can be backed at 3/1 while the draw is available at 11/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview The weight of expectation once again rests upon Lionel Messi’s shoulders as Argentina prepare to begin their latest Copa America campaign against Colombia in Brazil.At 31, he is supposedly moving towards the end of his prime playing days, though his on-field exploits certainly suggest otherwise.As such, he appears poised to finally lead his nation to Copa glory, with the honour one of the few glaring omissions on an otherwise stellar career.Failure here would not spell the end of his chances, with Argentina themselves hosting next year’s edition, and at 36, he may still be in contention for the 2024 edition too.But there can be little hiding that the Albiceleste’s defeats in 2007, 2015 and 2016 – the latter two in penalty shoot-outs to Chile – has left something of a hoodoo over whether he can captain his country to the top prize.As such, Messi and his team-mates under Lionel Scaloni will be determined to go one step futher this year – and will begin with a clash against Carlos Queiroz’s side.The Portuguese is still inside the first six months of his spell in charge after departing the top post with Iran, with whom he competed in two World Cups.The 66-year-old has named enough formidable firepower in his side to trouble even the most ardent defences and the 2016 third-place finishers may fancy their chances as relative dark horses.
Even though England’s elimination from the European Under-21 Championship had been confirmed after just two games, goalkeeper Dean Henderson claimed, “I still believe we are the best team in the tournament.”Unfortunately, while The Young Lions talked a great game in Italy, they never played one.Monday night’s 3-3 draw with Croatia in their final Group C outing means that they have at least bowed out with point but it offered scant consolation for a side that had been expected to challenge for the title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Maybe that was the problem. Maybe England’s players believed their own hype.They had reasons to be confident, of course. They had qualified undefeated, conceding just four goals in the process.But their limitations – and their defence – were horribly exposed in Italy.They shipped nine goals in just three matches. To be brutally honest, they could have conceded more.England led three times against Croatia, thanks to Reiss Nelson’s early penalty, James Maddison’s composed finish and a fine long-range strike from Jonjoe Kenny.However, ultimately, it was only their opponents’ profligacy ensured the scores finished level.Indeed, was the Croats who threated to net a winner after Josip Brekalo’s second goal of the game.The Wolfsburg winger was particularly impressive, with his pace having caused England’s dreadfully slow backline persistent problems.At the other end, Arsenal-owned winger Nelson also justified his first appearance in the competition, winning and converting a spot-kick, while striker Tammy Abraham caused problems all night up front.That England boss Aidy Boothroyd had decided to freshen up his attack was hardly surprising, with his side already out.It was puzzling, though, to see Phil Foden recalled. The Manchester City midfielder had started on the bench against Romania as Boothroyd bizarrely sought to “manage his minutes”.So, why on earth did he play 90 minutes of a dead rubber and just 35 of a must-win match three days previously?Tougher questions than that will now be asked of Boothroyd and his players after their failure to end England’s wait for a first European Under-21 Championship title since 1984.Henderson admitted beforehand, “With the group of players we have, we have really under-achieved.”There can be no arguing with the Manchester United goalkeeper on that front. But the idea that England remain the best team in the tournament has been well and truly obliterated. In truth, they are among the weakest.Hopefully lessons will be learned, chief among them that there is a fine line between confidence and complacency.Those that talk the talk really have to walk to walk.
France midfielder Nabil Fekir will undergo a medical at Real Betis later today, ahead of a permanent €20 million (£18m/$22.4m) switch from Lyon.The 26-year-old had one year left to run on his existing contract at Lyon’s Olympic Stadium but was given permission to speak to potential suitors at the end of last season.The mercurial playmaker had no intention of extending his stay in Ligue 1, with it his desire to undertake a new challenge after six successful years in his homeland. 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? Lyon boss Sylvinho excused Fekir from pre-season training so he could fly to Spain and negotiate terms on a five-year contract with Betis on Monday.The France international is expected to put pen to paper on the long term deal, which brings to an end one of the year’s longest-running transfer sagas.It is Goal’s understanding the Andalucian club will pay an initial €20m for Fekir, with the player and Lyon entitled to a percentage of the incomes that Betis could receive in a future transfer. Liverpool came agonisingly close to signing the World Cup winner last summer and there had been some suggestion the club would revive their interest during the current transfer window.The likes of Juventus and Arsenal were also linked with moves for Fekir in recent months, but he has opted to help Betis climb the Liga table over the coming years.A stellar 2018-19 campaign saw Fekir’s stock continue to rise, as he contributed nine goals and seven assists in 29 Ligue 1 appearances to help Lyon finish third in the final standings.He also shone in the Champions League, grabbing a goal and an assist in a famous 2-1 group stage victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.In total, Fekir played 180 games for Lyon across all competitions, finding the net on 68 occasions, but failed to win a single major trophy during his time at the club.The midfielder could be in line to make his competitive debut for Betis on August 19, when Rubi’s side take on Real Valladolid at Benito Villamarín Stadium in their 2019-20 La Liga opener.
BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers watches the game against the Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Les Miles’ son, Ben Miles, will be playing in the SEC. The fullback has announced his transfer from Nebraska.Ben Miles, a former three-star recruit, had announced earlier this year his intentions to transfer out of the Huskers’ program.The fullback has committed to Texas A&M.Miles announced his decision on Twitter.“Made it to Campus… I am really excited about my opportunity here in College Station! Once again, thank you to the coaches that recruited me to Nebraska and invested in me for a year. This is my next step. I can’t wait to get started!” he wrote.Made it to Campus… I am really excited about my opportunity here in College Station! Once again, thank you to the coaches that recruited me to Nebraska and invested in me for a year. This is my next step. I can’t wait to get started! pic.twitter.com/6XELTHBmTy— ben miles (@BenBmiles2) July 1, 2018Ben Miles is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound traditional fullback. Nebraska has a new head coach in Scott Frost and his spread, up-tempo system wasn’t a great fit for Miles.The fullback will be joining a Texas A&M program that’s now led by Jimbo Fisher.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season kicks off in just a few hours with five, count ’em five, games on the docket tonight. Two ranked teams will be in action Thursday night before the full slate of college football games kick off this weekend.Although Week 8 provided one of the biggest upsets of the season (Purdue over Ohio State), we’re hoping Week 9 has more to offer. We’re finally getting down to the wire and finding out which teams have what it takes to make a run at the College Football Playoff.Before Week 9 kicks off, ESPN’s playoff predictor named every team with a shot at the title. Surprisingly, there are SIX two-loss teams on the list.Here are the two-loss teams ESPN says still mathematically can win a title.WashingtonPenn StateTexas A&MWisconsinStanfordTexas TechShould a two-loss team have a place in the College Football Playoff?[ESPN]
At this point, it’s hard to argue that Nick Saban isn’t the best college football coach in the sport. But FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd thinks that one college football coach is a better coach – overall – than Saban.Colin Cowherd, who has touched on this topic before, believes that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is actually a better head coach than Nick Saban. Cowherd’s main argument? Harbaugh was more successful in the pros.Cowherd also notes that Mark Dantonio outperformed Saban at Michigan State, and argues that Les Miles had a better winning percentage than Saban at LSU.We imagine Alabama fans won’t agree with what he had to say:“Harbaugh is the better coach. Harbaugh has gone four-for-four. San Diego, home run. Stanford, home run. NFL, Super Bowl. Michigan, boom. By the way, you do get – Nick Saban, Michigan State. Nick Saban did not hit a home run at Michigan State. He won 58-percent of his games.Mark Dantonio, grumpy guy, has won 68-percent of his games. Dantonio is much better coach by far at Michigan State than Nick Saban was.What about LSU, what about it? Nick Saban won 75-percent of his games and a title. Les Miles won 77-percent of his games and a title.What about the NFL? Harbaugh got to a Super Bowl, Saban bombed. Harbaugh is the more impressive coach. When you do it over and over and over and over, Harbaugh is four-for-four and was a massive home run. You know how many great coaches have coached in the NFL and don’t even get to a Super Bowl?…Harbaugh is at a school, Michigan, which is a top academic school in a region of the country that doesn’t have nearly the players in high school. Harbaugh is better than Nick Saban as a coach, I just said. I’ll say it again.He’s got a more impressive resume. Go look at Michigan State and LSU and examine them. Dantonio and Les Miles won more games. They did. Sorry, just facts.”Here’s video, for those inclined.Jim Harbaugh is a more impressive coach than Nick Saban pic.twitter.com/W0cKzUFasP— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 2, 2018Saban’s Alabama squad has a big one against LSU on Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Michigan football began spring practice on Sunday. The Wolverines are getting ready for year five of the Jim Harbaugh era.Unfortunately, the program will be without top freshman early enrollee Zach Charbonnet for spring ball. According to Harbaugh, the four-star running back had a knee scope.Thankfully, the injury doesn’t appear to be a major one. Harbaugh described it as “a scope on his meniscus.”Zach Charbonnet had a knee scope this winter, Harbaugh said he won’t be able to play in spring ball.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 18, 2019Harbaugh also said that Charbonnet has already begun rehabbing his injury after the minor surgery.“I mean, he’s doing everything he can,” Harbaugh said. “He started in a chair, he was lifting and doing all the sitting down exercises. Ropes – he’d be sitting down and doing (them). He’s doing everything he can possibly do.”Charbonnet, who played for Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, was the No. 4 running back and No. 46 overall recruit in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He was also the No. 8 prospect in the state of California.Charbonnet was the third-highest rated 2019 signee for the Wolverines, behind five-stars Daxton Hill and Chris Hinton.[ Wolverines Wire ]
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)On Friday, Ohio State released more than 2,000 emails and texts from the Zach Smith saga that engulfed the program last summer.Most of the documents are of a serious nature, but there is one lighthearted email that is going viral. It comes from a man named Chris Tapley, who signed it as “your next coach.”Addressed to the Athletic Department of Ohio State University, Tapley wrote to express his interest in the “upcoming head coaching vacancy.” This was presumably sent when there was some uncertainty over whether or not Urban Meyer would keep his job.“I am sure that the previous coach will be terminated, unless your staff is made up of lizard people,” Tapley writes. As if that isn’t weird enough, Tapley cites his “illustrious” college football career, “impressive” 32-1 record in online Xbox competition and mastery of the option.“One of the biggest differentiating factors between myself and the previous regime is that the only domestic argument that will occur will be the debate between Miller, Coors, Budweiser and Natty,” the email reads.ok I found one (1) good email in the Ohio State doc dump pic.twitter.com/giE2jcMkHm— Richard🇬🇾Johnson (@RJ_Writes) August 2, 2019It goes without saying that this email is amazing. Tapley is certainly qualified for something, albeit not the head football coaching position at Ohio State.Also, kudos to him for if he uses the triple option in online play. It’s an incredible video game offense.
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Defensive lineman Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes #76 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers* of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Big Ten conference will be featured in six games in week five — all games being played on Saturday Sep. 28. Five of the games are between conference opponents. The remaining game will be a non-conference match-up.The biggest game of week five within the Big Ten conference is No. 6 Ohio State versus Nebraska. The Cornhuskers haven’t played all that well to start out the season. But hosting the Buckeyes will give Nebraska a chance to make a statement.No. 11 Michigan hosts Rutgers just one week after traveling to 13th ranked Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the Badgers host Northwestern. Other conference games include Indiana-Michigan State and Minnesota-Purdue.No. 18 Iowa plays Middle Tennessee at Iowa City in the lone non-conference match-up. Here’s the full rundown of all the games:Middle Tennessee at No. 18 Iowa – Noon ET on ESPN2Northwestern at No. 13 Wisconsin – Noon ET on ABCRutgers at No. 11 Michigan – Noon ET on BTNIndiana at Michigan State – 3:30 PM ET on BTNMinnesota at Purdue – 3:30 PM ET on ESPN or ESPN2No. 6 Ohio State at Nebraska – 7:30 PM ET on ABCEveryone enjoy Saturday’s night game?Let’s do it again.@HuskerFBNation vs. Ohio State: 6:30pm, ABC.— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) September 16, 2019As the full conference slate begins for most teams, standings will start to reflect who the real contenders are. Week five will be crucial for teams aiming to reach the Big Ten conference championship.
Turns out, Smith’s performance will be placed in the record books. His five receiving touchdowns and 274 yards are both Alabama football records. Pretty remarkable considering the receivers who’ve played for the Crimson Tide over the years.Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played a big role in helping Smith put up those historic numbers. The Alabama QB threw with pinpoint accuracy on Saturday afternoon. Tagovailoa also had a big game, finishing with 418 passing yards and six touchdowns.Does Alabama field the best offense in the nation? Or, an even better question — can any defense stop the Crimson Tide’s offensive attack?Alabama will certainly be tested this season. The Crimson Tide have games against LSU and Auburn later in the season. Both teams have elite defenses which could test Alabama’s offense.But for now, the Crimson Tide remain one of the most dangerous teams in the nation. TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA – SEPTEMBER 28: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama absolutely steamrolled Ole Miss in a 59-31 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide offense simply couldn’t be stopped thanks to a ridiculously great performance from ‘Bama receiver DeVonta Smith.The Rebels had no answer for Smith who used his speed to break away from defenders all game long. The Alabama receiver finished the game with 11 receptions for 274 yards and five touchdowns. No, these aren’t video game numbers. Smith did this versus an SEC defense.Simply an incredible performance.DeVonta Smith had an unforgettable day for Bama:🔥 11 catches for 274 yards🔥 5 TDs (single-game school record) 🔥 Passed Amari Cooper for most receiving yards in single game at BamaWILD. pic.twitter.com/zTFuzc4ikW— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 28, 2019
Kings XI Punjab welcomes on board AajTak as the Title Sponsor for the teamWith a Title, 6 Sponsors and 11 Associate Sponsors supporting the team, KXIP is set to start the new season on a high.advertisement India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 18:15 IST AajTak is the title sponsor of Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2019. (KXIP Photo)Kings XI Punjab is delighted to announce a range of partners that will support the team this season in the VIVO Indian Premier League.On board as the Title Sponsor for the season is AajTak. They will occupy their place on the front of the Kings XI Punjab Jersey this year. AajTak has been the number 1 channel for the last 19 years and Kings XI Punjab is proud to associate with them.Our other Sponsors include Bageshree Infratech, V.I.P. Industries, along with Jio, Fena, Royal Stag and Finale Cables, who continue to back us from last season.Satish Menon, CEO, Kings XI Punjab said, “We are delighted to announce our partnership this year with the news channel AajTak, a TV channel known as much for its indepth analysis delivered in double quick time as for it’s credibility. A brand of that repute coming on board is a proud endorsement of Kings XI Punjab’s intrinsic values. We head into IPL Season 12 with optimism and enthusiasm as we have the right brands with us on the journey. Their support is our strength as we aim to excel on the field with our performances played in the true spirit of the game.”Ms. Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson, India Today Group said, “India Today Group is really excited to partner with the most anticipated cricketing event of 2019. This partnership of AajTak with Kings XI Punjab is a coming together of the biggest in news with the biggest in Sports. All the best to Kings XI team, looking forward to an amazing tournament and like AajTak, may the ‘Sabse Tez’ team win.”advertisementAlong with these, KXIP welcomes onboard our other partners as well. These include:Kingfisher – Good Times PartnerCoca Cola – Official Beverage PartnerBeardo – Associate SponsorPrayag – Official Bath & Kitchen Fitting PartnerT10 – Official Kit & Merchandise PartnerDream11 – Associate PartnerboAt – Official Audio Partnercricfig – Official Figurine PartnerThe Souled Store – Merchandise PartnerBig FM – Radio PartnerCASHUrDRIVE – Outdoor PartnerWith these brands onboard, we launch into the season IPL 2019!About Kings XI PunjabKings XI Punjab is a part of the eight competing teams promoted by Indian Premier League (IPL). It is held and promoted by a consortium, which includes Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Karan Paul.Also Read | AajTak comes on board as title sponsor for Kings XI PunjabFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow India Today GroupFollow KXIPFollow IPL 2019Follow AajTak
Samsung Galaxy M40 may launch in India next month for Rs 25,000 approxSamsung has launched several M and A series phones in India recently. The South Korean smartphone maker is reportedly working on a new phone called the Galaxy M40. Some specs details and expected price of the Galaxy M40 have been revealed by a new leak. Take a look.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 07:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung is working on another M series phone.It is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy M40.The Samsung Galaxy M40 is said to sport punch-hole display on the front.Samsung is on a roll of late. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer recently launched several Galaxy M and Galaxy A series phones in the country and almost all of them have gained huge popularity in the country. According to a new report, Samsung is working on a new M series smartphone called the Galaxy M40. This will reportedly be the most expensive Samsung M series smartphone launched so far.A report coming from IANS reveals some of the specs and expected price of the Samsung Galaxy M40. The report suggests that the Galaxy M40 will launch with a price tag of around Rs 25,000. The Samsung phone is said to launch in the country next month — that is June. This means the Galaxy M40 will be the most expensive M series smartphone from Samsung so far.The same report reveals some specs details about the Samsung Galaxy M40. The report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come packed with a punch hole screen similar to the Galaxy S10 series of phones. It must be noted that this is for the first time that Samsung will be using Infinity O display on a mid-range device.Reportedly the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of Samsung Exynos processor. Currently, all the existing Samsung Galaxy M series phones in India are powered by Exynos processor. Rumours and leaks suggest that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 6GB of RAM similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.advertisementRumours further reveal that the Galaxy M40 will come with a Super AMOLED display – the screen size is yet to be revealed, 5,000mAh battery, up to 128GB storage, Android Pie, among other things. Rumours also reveal that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with a triple camera setup on the rear panel. On the front, the phone will supposedly pack a single sensor that will sit inside the punch hole. Considering the rumoured specs and the price it is expected that the Samsung Galaxy M40 will compete with phones like Oppo F11 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro and Nokia 8.1.ALSO READ | WhatsApp reveals bug that lets single call install spyware in phone, says users must update app right nowALSO READ | Lenovo unveils folding laptop: ThinkPad X1 with folding display unveiled, to go on sale from 2020ALSO READ | WhatsApp to get night mode and new emoji layout soonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow Samsung
Next Oppo A5s review: Familiar design, good battery life but competition offers moreThe Oppo A5s is an attractive phone with a great battery life. But are these features enough for a phone that starts at Rs 9,990 and stands among the likes of the Redmi Note 7, Realme 3 and Galaxy M20? Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 09:34 IST 7/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Oppo A5s price in India starts at Rs 9,990 for the 2GB RAM variant.The Oppo A5s Red colour options looks attractive.The Oppo A5s offers a good battery life but comes with a dated Android Oreo software.Oppo has consistently delivered attractive phones not just in the mid-range to premium segments but in the budget segment as well, which must have been a source of inspiration for Realme as well. Even under Rs 10,000, you will find some of the best-looking phones come from Oppo. Take the Oppo A5s, for example, which brings a waterdrop display and a glasstic rear panel that give it a premium look at a starting price of Rs 9,990.Underneath that appealing exterior is a large 4,230mAh battery, which is no doubt the biggest winning personality about the Oppo A5s. The smartphone also touts a dual camera setup, a Helio P35 chipset and Android Oreo, some of which may not be as attractive for its price. In our Oppo A5s review, we take a look at whether the phone delivers enough positives to make it worth your money under Rs 10,000.Oppo A5s DesignLike I said earlier, Oppo has a knack for making good looking phones even in the budget segment, even if they are often derivative. The Oppo A5s does not offer anything unique. It’s a design Oppo has tried on multiple phones over the past year, and it seems the company is content with that fact. The Oppo A5s gets a waterdrop display on the front and a glasstic rear panel that houses a fingerprint sensor, dual camera setup with LED flash and the Oppo logo.The rear panel is glossy and looks glass-like, but it isn’t. It is plastic and that’s evident when it attracts visible bruises within days of using it. The panel curves around the edges allowing it to sit comfortably in the hand. The panel meets a solid metal frame, but it’s not a seamless transition as the frame does stick out a bit. The Oppo A5s Red colour variant I received looks deep and dark rather than bright and loud, but I would still opt for the Black colour option.advertisement The Oppo A5s does feel slightly heavy at 170 grams, which is evidently due to a large battery housed inside. The power button on the right and volume buttons on the left are placed near the middle of the frame, allowing one to reach it easily. The card slot just above the volume buttons can house two Nano SIM cards as well as a microSD card. The phone comes with a microUSB port flanked by a speaker grille and 3.5mm headphone jack on either sides.Oppo A5s DisplayThe Oppo A5s sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) dewdrop display. The droplet notch on top and the bezels around the sides are slim but noticeable. The chin is thick as well, but none of it seems distracting when viewing the display. The display offers good colours and decent clarity. The panel is as good as you can expect for a 720p display. While texts appear sharp enough, video content will look soft around the edges with noticeable pixelation if you look for it. Brightness levels and viewing angles are just about average and it certainly fares poorly under the intense Delhi sun.Oppo A5s Performance and SoftwareThe Oppo A5s is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 chipset coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. You will also get 32GB of internal storage for both RAM options, which is low but luckily there is a dedicated expandable storage slot. This doesn’t instill any confidence considering you can get phones like the Redmi Note 7 with a Snapdragon 660 SoC and the Realme 3 with a Helio P70 processor at similar prices that are faster and consistently smooth at handling day-to-day tasks.Given the specs, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Oppo A5s isn’t the snappiest phone in this segment. Apps are slow to open and you will experience lags here and there through the UI. Scrolling through apps like Instagram and Twitter will be jittery as well. The A5s is also not a gaming phone and should be skipped if you’re looking to play games like PUBG or Asphalt 9 as the performance is laggy while resolution is unappealing. Also, if you are planning to pick this phone up, you should only consider the 3GB RAM option that costs Rs 10,990. Performance is unfortunately not the biggest disappointment here. The Oppo A5s ships with Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top, which makes the software quite dated halfway into 2019. Consumers are now expecting phones to ship with Android Pie, especially considering Realme has been launching its 2019 phones with Pie and ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box.advertisementWith ColorOS 5.2, you get a mess of preloaded apps like NewsPoint, UC Browser, Daily Hunt, Paytm, Amazon and so on, which unfortunately does not change much with ColorOS 6 as well. You also don’t get an app drawer and the multi-app window only shows app icons on ColorOS 5.2 rather than a screenshot of the background apps. The other big issue to deal with is constant spam notifications from native apps like Browser.The rear-mounted fingerprint is snappy as one would expect and the default choice to unlock the device. Face unlock is available as well, but it won’t be fast or accurate indoors and in low light. The bottom-firing speaker lacks clarity, but it can get loud.Oppo A5s CameraThe dual camera system on the back of the Oppo A5s includes a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the A5s gets an 8-megapixel selfie cameras. These are pretty elementary cameras that don’t offer anything exciting or unique, but they do work as well as they ought to.You can capture some attractive phones in daylight with good colour reproduction and high saturation levels. There is decent sharpness at the center of an image, which tends to fade away around the edges and HDR does an admirable job. The camera app support portrait mode which will give you bokehs with decent edge detection.IMAGE SAMPLESThe camera struggles in low light and indoors as you get images with a lot of noise and softness. Photos lack brightness and the camera will face trouble locking on to a subject quickly.Selfie camera is again quite average when it comes to shooting bokehs or in low light. The best selfies will be found in broad daylight as you get good sharpness and natural-looking skin provided the AI beauty effect is disabled.Oppo A5s BatteryArguably the biggest USP of the Oppo A5s is the battery. The smartphone houses a 4,230mAh battery, which is sufficient to take you over a full day of usage with ease. The battery life is excellent primarily because the HD resolution and low power consuming chipset do little to drain the battery. Even on a heavy usage day where you’re constantly messaging, browsing social media or spending a few hours watching videos or playing games, you will still get a day and a half of battery on a single charge.The box includes a 10W charger that will be able to juice up the Oppo A5s is about two hours.Should you buy the Oppo A5s?The Oppo A5s has two things going for it – attractive design and great battery life. And while those features do rank high among consumers, the expectations today from a phone, even a budget phone, is far higher. The Oppo A5s struggles in the performance, software and camera departments in a time when the competition is at its fiercest.advertisementToday, consumers want a complete package at Rs 10,000, and phones like the Redmi Note 7, Galaxy M20 and Realme 3 have proved that that is possible. Not only do these alternatives offer attractive designs, but they also provide a feature or two that is new and exciting for consumers.Oppo A5s review7/10ProsGreat battery lifeAttractive designConsLaggy performanceAndroid OreoPoor camerasGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo A5s