Fiorentina keeping tabs on Southampton striker Gabbiadiniby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina have an interest in Southampton attacker Manolo Gabbiadini.The striker is being linked with a move to Italy in the January transfer window.Gabbiadini has scored 10 goals in 47 games for the Saints since arriving in 2017.And he is not seen as part of new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans, per the Daily Echo.The new boss even admitted some January transfers may happen.Saints’ boss said in a press conference last week: “We have to keep our eyes open in January.”There can be a few changes in the squad and a few possibilities but first I want a good overview of all the quality I have in my squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZNby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSports streaming subscription platform DAZN has revealed that last Saturday’s Milan derby between Serie A rivals AC and Inter was the most watched game ever on its Italian service, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.DAZN did not disclose how many viewers in Italy tuned into the action but said that figures for the match, which saw Inter win 2-0, surpassed its previous record for a top-flight Italian soccer game set by last season’s fixture between Inter and Juventus.Overall it was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN, which said that it registered more than three million hours of streaming viewed on its Italian platform from 20th to 22nd September.”It was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s executive vice president for Southern Europe. “The Milan-Inter derby was the most followed event ever on our streaming platform, with excellent feedback in terms of quality. We are very happy with the results, which show how streaming remains the core business of our company.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man Cityby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin De Bruyne has been forced out of action at Manchester City.The Sun says he is set to miss two games after a scan on his groin injury.The City midfielder, 28, is out until after the international break later this month and has been ruled out of the weekend clash against Wolves and tonight’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb.De Bruyne was injured after a heavy tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin and while he was taken off the pitch with ten minutes to play.The former Chelsea star later revealed he was fine, but hasn’t suited up for training since.It’s now expected De Bruyne will be sent for further tests to get the bottom of the problem.The playmaker could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves – but will then have two weeks to prepare for the trip to Crystal Palace on October 19, thanks to the international break.
Arsenal defender Holding: Wenger ‘apology’ my motivationby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Rob Holding says he uses Arsene Wenger’s “apology” about him as motivation at Arsenal.Holding moved to north London from Bolton for around £2million in the 2016 summer transfer window – having only previously played in the Championship.”Unfortunately no one speaks about the performance of Rob Holding,” Wenger said at the time. “You should be happy, he is English and 20 years old.”I am sorry he didn’t cost £55 million, so he can’t be good. We don’t speak about the performances anymore and I think that is not right.”In a Reddit AMA, Holding revealed: “I enjoyed his response and I do use it as motivation that I am who I am and hard work will get me where I want to be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Duke NBA PlayersTwenty former Duke players appeared in NBA games during the 2014-15 season. That’s a hefty number, and the most of any college program. Naturally, the Duke program wants to promote that next-level success, which it did via highlight video yesterday. The “Duke in the NBA” video features highlights from nearly all Blue Devil alumni, though some (Kyrie Irving, J.J.Redick, Mason Plumlee etc) are featured more prominently than others.Here’s the full clip:
Twitter/@YahooDrSaturdayOhio State has had plenty of highlights this season on its road to the College Football Playoff.None may be better than the Noah Brown touchdown catch against Oklahoma. You remember it, don’t you? A one-handed grab where Brown trapped the ball on the back of OU’s Michiah Quick.Ohio State football put out a very cool feature this morning recapping Brown’s grab. It includes interview clips of Brown, Curtis Samuel, Malik Hooker and others talking about the big play.One of the biggest reasons the Buckeyes are in the @[email protected]_Eight0.⏪ & relive one of the most defining moments of the season. pic.twitter.com/ebRiv2r4l7— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 7, 2016Ohio State and Clemson will meet in the Fiesta Bowl to determine which team heads to the CFP title game.The Fiesta Bowl will be played on Dec. 31. and is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Chile head coach Reinaldo Rueda has suggested that Alexis Sanchez feels more love and affection with his national team than he does at Manchester United.Alexis endured a miserable 2018-19 Premier League season as he scored just two times in all competitions over the entire campaign, with United finishing a disappointing sixth in the table.His form has been much better on the international stage, however, as he scored his second Copa America goal in as many games in a 2-1 win over 10-man Ecuador on Friday. 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? The former Arsenal and Barcelona forward, who also played through an ankle injury, struck a 51st-minute winner to move onto two Copa goals, sending his side through to the quarter-finals in the process.Alexis’s well-documented struggles at Old Trafford have seen him manage just five goals in 45 appearances across all competitions since joining the Red Devils in January 2018.That form has seen him linked with an exit in the summer, with Serie A side Inter having been mooted as a potentially interested party, while a shock loan move to Palmeiras has also been mentioned in the press.And Rueda feels that Alexis’s struggles domestically are a reflection of United being “unbalanced”, suggesting that he doesn’t get the same levels of affection with his club as he does on the international scene.”He has the motivation, affection and some relationships that he has in the national team and maybe he didn’t have them in Manchester,” Rueda said after Chile’s victory over Ecuador.”He arrived at a difficult, inopportune moment, perhaps in the most unbalanced United in recent years.”Chile are guaranteed to advance from Group C after also winning their opening game 4-0 against Japan, but they must avoid defeat against Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on Monday to secure top spot.Uruguay started with a bang as they too recorded a 4-0 win to begin their Copa America campaign, easing past an Ecuador side whose ill-discipline saw them shown the first of what would be two red cards in as many games.However, they struggled to a 2-2 draw with Japan last time out and need at least a draw to be certain of qualification to the knockout stages.
Hertha Berlin have signed Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on a season-long loan.The Serbia international will return to the German capital for a second successive campaign, having turned down offers from Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt.Liverpool will receive a £2 million loan fee as part of the deal, plus potential bonuses of £500,000, while Hertha will cover his wages in full and there will also be a penalty structure on game time, meaning the Bundesliga club will be charged if Grujic does not play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Grujic impressed with Hertha last term, making 23 appearances and scoring five goals. The 23-year-old was desperate to secure first-team football this season in order to aid his development.Frankfurt could have offered European football, while Bremen used international team-mate Milos Veljkovic and manager Florian Kohfeldt to make their case, but Grujic settled well in Berlin last season and is happy to continue his career at the Olympiastadion.Liverpool will hope he can continue to showcase the talent which convinced them to sign him from Red Star Belgrade in 2016. Grujic was a regular starter for Hertha when fit, but saw his progress hampered by a pair of ill-timed ankle injuries.The tall, powerful midfield man has already made 14 senior appearances for the Reds but the last came in December 2017.However, sources have told Goal that the plan is still very much for Grujic to return to Liverpool and become an important part of the squad for the 2020-21 season. Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with Grujic’s attitude and maturity in choosing Hertha again as the Reds boss believes it is an ideal move for the player’s development on the road to being used by Liverpool.It is also considered significant that both Cardiff and Hertha, where Grujic has been on loan in recent seasons, have both been desperate to keep him for another season.Liverpool fielded enquiries from a number of European clubs in recent weeks, including Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and Premier League side Brighton, but Grujic’s preference was for a loan deal with Hertha. He has trained hard while on holiday in Mykonos this summer, and has joined up with his new team-mates for the first day of pre-season training on Monday.His departure is one of many anticipated at Anfield in the coming weeks. Rafa Camacho has already left for Sporting Lisbon, while Sheyi Ojo joined Rangers on loan earlier this month.Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Herbie Kane should secure loans to Championship clubs – Hull are keen on both Kane and Woodburn – while Kamil Grabara has interest from Germany, Belgium and England after his impressive performances at the European Under-21 Championship.Ryan Kent is wanted by Rangers, Aston Villa, Leeds and Middlesbrough, while Harry Wilson is expecting to go on Liverpool’s tour of the USA before a decision is made on his future.Anderson Arroyo and Taiwo Awoniyi are two more players who will depart, likely on loan.
Jozy Altidore will start as the U.S. national team’s lead striker for Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica. The veteran steps into the role after sitting behind Gyasi Zardes for three of the previous four USMNT Gold Cup matches, but will be called up on to face the same Jamaica side he scored against in the 2017 Gold Cup final. Altidore replaces Zardes, who endured a disappointing performance against Curacao after some strong showings earlier in the tournament. Altidore scored the winner against Panama in the team’s group stage finale in his lone start of the tournament. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Gregg Berhalter made four chances to the squad that defeated Curacao in Sunday’s quarterfinal, with Jordan Morris stepping into the right-wing role previously filled by Tyler Boyd, who endured a difficult performance against Curacao. Morris scored the winner against Jamaica in the 2017 Gold Cup final. The biggest surprise among the changes was FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon being called on to start in place of Nick Lima. Cannon started and played well in the team’s 1-0 win against Panama in group stage action and will be called up on to help deal with Jamaica’s considerable speed in attack. Aaron Long and Tim Ream retained their starting roles in the U.S. defense, with Ream wearing the captain’s armband after Christian Pulisic wore the armband against Curacao. Matt Miazga will also be making his second start of the Gold Cup, stepping in for Walker Zimmerman, who had been a starter for three of the team’s four Gold Cup matches. The U.S. defense has yet to allow a goal in the Gold Cup Pulisic and McKennie will feature in their customary dual attacking midfield roles and will face Jamaica a month after they both missed the USMNT’s pre-Gold Cup loss to Jamaica. Jamaica’s lineup is headlined by Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey, Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, Sheffield Wednesday’s defender Michael Hector and New York Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence. The winner of Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinal will face Mexico on Sunday in the Gold Cup final at Soldier Field.