Urban Meyer says Florida, not Ohio State, has best gameday atmosphere

first_imgUrban Meyer might still reside in the heart of Buckeye nation, but it’s The Swamp that he still looks to as college football’s premier home environment.Meyer, part of a three-person panel on Fox College Football, said night home games at Florida are “second to none” — including at Ohio Stadium. MORE: Florida vs. Miami: Betting trends, things to watch, prediction”Steve Spurrier named it The Swamp I believe in the ’90s. It’s very hot,” Meyer said. “Gainesville is, obviously, in the center, right in the center of the state, not a whole lot of air circulates in the center of the state in Florida. Especially early in the season, it is so hot. Only Gators get out alive is what Steve Spurrier said. And so the fans, the student body is incredible and the fans are out of their damn minds.” What’s the best atmosphere in college football?@MattLeinartQB, @OSUCoachMeyer and @ReggieBush make their picks ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/GFGK7Bn406— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 21, 2019Meyer announced his retirement as coach of the Buckeyes on Dec. 4 after a season in which he was suspended following a report that he mishandled the Zach Smith domestic abuse allegations. He said health was the primary factor that led to his retirement.Meyer was Ohio State’s coach from 2012-18 after a year-long hiatus from coaching. Before that, he was Florida’s coach from 2005-10. He won two national championships with the Gators (2006 and ’08) and one with the Buckeyes (2014).Meyer, now a college football analyst with Fox Sports, still retains the title of assistant athletics director in Columbus with the Buckeyes. If Meyer is honored for his championship-winning at Ohio State, it will be interesting to see what reception he receives from a home stadium that might be second to one in his opinion.last_img read more

Auburn vs. Texas A&M: Tigers look like real SEC contender in win over Aggies

first_img3:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Anthony Schwartz takes the end-around 57 yards to the house! Tigers up early with the big play. 7-0 Auburn.SCHWARTZ SPEED!!He takes it 57 yards to the house for an @AuburnFootball touchdown. pic.twitter.com/F9rU5nxgL2— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20193:44 p.m.: Auburn getting nice 4- and 5-yard chunk plays on the ground. Tigers are driving near midfield.3:41 p.m.: Auburn will start the game at its own 25 after letting the ball bounce out the back of the end zone. MORE: Week 4 top-25 highlightsThe Tigers’ 28-20 featured several big plays from the offense, including freshman quarterback Bo Nix (12 of 20, 100 passing yards, one touchdown), running back JaTarvious Whitlow (18 carries, 67 yards, one touchdown) and Anthony Schwartz (87 total yards, one touchdown) but the biggest storyline from their win might be the defense. The defensive front limited the Aggies to a paltry 56 yards on the day and harrowed Kellen Mond throughout.To the Aggies’ credit, they never gave up, scoring 17 fourth-quarter points to keep the score respectable. Mond completed 31 of 49 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to overcome myriad mistakes in all three phases of the game.See how Auburn scored a pivotal win in the SEC West:Auburn vs. Texas A&M score 1Q2Q3Q4QFinalAuburn1407728Texas A&M0301720Auburn vs. Texas A&M updates, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Auburn 28, Texas A&M 207:07 p.m.: And Bo Nix delivers the dagger, taking it 7 yards for the first down off the zone-read. Auburn wins 28-20.7:05 p.m.: A&M takes its final timeout on Auburn’s second-and-8 with 2:05 remaining. Might have enough time for a few desperation plays if they can force a three-and-out.7:03 p.m.: A&M attempts an onside kick, but Auburn easily falls on it. WIth 2:11 remaining in the game and only one timeout for A&M, that might do it for the would-be comeback.7:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS A&M. And the Aggies aren’t going away! Mond engineers an eight-play, 81-yard drive in 2:18 of game clock, punctuated by a 15-yard touchdown to Ainias Smith with 2:12 left to play. 28-20 Auburn.What a throw by Kellen Mond for six. pic.twitter.com/TF42YqfhME— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20196:59 p.m.: Kellen Mond with some nice chunk plays of 18, 11, 16 and 12 yards. Aggies are driving at the Auburn 23 with 2:48 remaining.6:56 p.m.: A&M averts disaster. Isaiah Spiller recovers Roshauud Paul’s muff at the 19, and that’s where the Aggies will take over.6:53 p.m.: Texas A&M takes its first timeout of the half on an Auburn third down and 4:46 remaining.6:47 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, TEXAS A&M. Gotta give it to the Aggies: They’re not giving up. Kellen Mond was 6 of 9 through the air for 59 yards on that scoring drive, but A&M stalls at the 6-yard line and settles for the gimme field goal.28-13 Auburn.6:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. That might be the dagger. A&M needed a stop, but Auburn instead takes it 69 yards off 12 plays and 6:01 of game clock. It’s capped with an 8-yard score from JaTarvious Whitlow. 28-10 Auburn.JaTarvious Whitlow would not be denied a touchdown. pic.twitter.com/RhgryZiYyJ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20196:30 p.m.: Aggies need a stop, but Auburn is getting big chunks of yards. They’re driving near the A&M 20 with 10 minutes remaining.6:24 p.m.: Noah Igbinoghene fields the ensuing kickoff at the goal line and returns it 31 yards out, where the Tigers take over.6:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS A&M. And the Aggies finally find the end zone with a 27-yard touchdown connection between Mond and Quartney Davis, who caught it at the 9, ducked under a would-be tackle and ran it into the end zone for the score with 14:28 remaining. 21-10 Auburn.THE AGGIES AREN’T DONE. pic.twitter.com/78nDhNIPOC— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20196:18 p.m.: Big Kat Bryant called offsides for the third time today. A little too quick on the snap.6:17 p.m.: A&M putting together a pretty decent drive. Started at its 15 and is now at the Auburn 32. This is four-down territory now.Third quarter: Auburn 21, Texas A&M 36:08 p.m.: Aggies D holds strong again, forcing a punt at its 45.6:04 p.m.: Tigers follow up with passes of 12 and 17 yards to Seth Williams and Eli Stove, respectively. Driving now at the A&M 46.6:03 p.m.: Auburn tries the flea-flicker, and Bo Nix has a wide-open Eli Stove! Too bad he overshot him. Second-and-10 upcoming.5:59 p.m.: Braden Mann’s 68-yard punt (!) is fielded at the Auburn 2 by Christian Tutt, who side-steps a pursuer and returns it 24 yards to the Tigers 26. Tough break for the Aggies, who could have had Auburn pinned inside its 5.5:58 p.m.: OK, now A&M has it fourth-and-19 after consecutive false starts on the punt attempt.5:56 p.m.: Another three-and-out by A&M, and Jimbo Fisher might want refs to call what looked like, at least, defensive holding.5:51 p.m.: Aggies defense holds strong with a three-and-out. They’ll need more of those if they want to get back in this one. A&M to take over at its 39.5:47 p.m.: Texas A&M gets a 22-yard gain on third down but it’s not enough to move the chains. Caden Sterns’ punt goes out the back of the end zone for a touchback. Aggies’ last six drives (in reverse chronological order) have looked like. …Three-and-outFumbleMissed field goalPuntThree-and-outPunt5:43 p.m.: Auburn’s defensive line is having its way with Texas A&M. Derrick Brown strip-sacks Kellen Mond, but A&M recovers it. The very next play, Tyrone Truesdell sacks him again. Follow that up with a false start and A&M has third-and-30 from its 15.Not a great situation for Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/wa5P1vt9OM— #BusinessAintBoomin (@ftbeard_17) September 21, 20195:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN.The Tigers take advantage of the short field and cap it with a 9-yard touchdown connection between Bo Nix and Seth Williams. 21-3 Auburn.Bo Nix ➡️Seth WilliamsAuburn is getting it done on the road. pic.twitter.com/46izrzOPTN— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20195:35 p.m.: Isaiah Spiller with a nice 13-yard gain up the left side, but he fumbles the ball. Auburn will take over at the A&M 38. Disastrous for the Aggies.What’s an ideal way to start a half? How about forcing a fumble. pic.twitter.com/SjABU8xCud— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 2019Halftime: Auburn 14, Texas A&M 35:16 p.m.: Halftime statsFirst downs:A&M 9; Auburn 63rd downs:A&M (4 of 10); Auburn 149Passing: A&M 14 of 24, 142 yards; Auburn 5 of 10, 44 yardsRushing: Auburn 18 attempts, 102 yards; A&M 13 attempts, 12 yardsPenalties: A&M 3 for 25; Auburn 5 for 30Turnovers:N/APossession:A&M 18:05; Auburn 11:555:11 p.m.: Seth Small pushed it left. He’s 1 of 3 for the day. Auburn takes a 14-3 lead into the half.5:10 p.m.: Big Kat Bryant is called for offsides. That will give A&M an attempt at a 51-yard field goal with four seconds remaining.5:10 p.m. Aggies have the ball at their 40 with seven seconds left in the half — enough time to get in position for a long field goal.5:08 p.m.: Aggies use their last timeout after tackling JaTarvious Whitlow for a 4-yard loss. They’ll get the ball back with fewer than 10 seconds in the half.5:06 p.m.: Or Auburn could take a play out of Tulane’s book and go for a fake kneel for … 5 yards? And now A&M takes its first timeout with 26 seconds remaining.5:05 p.m.: Mond misses Quartney Davis on third-and-5 from Auburn’s 47. Aggies punt, Auburn takes over at its 6, and that should do it for the half.5:01 p.m.: Mond hits Quartney Davis for a gain of 18. Aggies driving near midfield and this drive isn’t over yet.5 p.m.: Derrick Brown nearly picked off an A&M screen attempt. Aggies will face third-and-10 with 1:16 left. Auburn, it should be noted, has two timeouts remaining.4:58 p.m.: Aggies will take over at their 20 with 1:47 left in the half. Got to have something here (considering A&M gets the ball out of the half).4:58 p.m.: Bo Nix overthrows a wide-open Will Hastings on third-and-8. The Tigers are now 0 for 4 on third downs from that distance and beyond today.4:54 p.m.: And Auburn responds in kind with a third-down sack by Derrick Brown. Aggies’ Caden Sterns punts on fourth-and-16 to Auburn’s 7.Here come the Aggies, and down goes Nix. pic.twitter.com/4p8pmMvYn8— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20194:52 p.m.: Justin Madubuike gets the sack on Bo Nix to force a punt! Aggies are playing a lot tougher in the second quarter.4:46 p.m.: An illegal procedure penalty offsets another Texas A&M first down, which can’t convert on third-and-15 a few plays later. Caden Sterns’ punt goes into the end zone, and the Tigers take over at their 20 with 6:54 remaining.4:40 p.m.: Kellen Mond has completed seven straight passes and is 11 of 14 passes for 109 yards. A&M driving at its 47.4:34 p.m.: Aggies get their second three-and-out of the game, forcing Auburn to punt from its 25. A&M to take over at its 26.4:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, TEXAS A&M. Aggies can’t convert on third-and-5 and will instead have to settle for the field goal. Seth Small makes good on the try this time and gets A&M on the board. 14-3 Auburn.4:24 p.m.: End of the first, and Auburn is out-gaining 91-14 on the ground. Aggies will need to do better if they want to keep up.First quarter: Auburn 14, Texas A&M 04:23 p.m.: Followed with a 41-yard pass to Jhamon Ausbon! Aggies moving up the field, knocking at the Tigers’ 22.KELLEN MOND DIME! pic.twitter.com/YEprPXeLEh— #BusinessAintBoomin (@ftbeard_17) September 21, 20194:22 p.m.: Kellen Mond keeps it on the zone read and takes it up the right sideline for 17 yards.4:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBHR. And two plays later, quarterback Joey Gatewood (a noted dual threat) fakes a run left and connects with a wide-open John Samuel Shenker for a 6-yard touchdown. 14-0 Auburn.*looks up definition of wide open* pic.twitter.com/FfFvWTQ5qb— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 20194:17 p.m.: Eli Stove and Nick Schwartz get gains of 13 and 18 yards, respectively. Tigers are knocking at the door at Texas A&M’s 8.4:15 p.m.: Auburn faces third-and-2 after taking over at A&M’s 46. Not much doing so far outside of Schwartz’s big run.4:09 p.m.: A&M fails to convert on third-and-1, then an unnecessary roughness call against Glenn Beal moves the Aggies back even further. They’ll punt from fourth-and-16.03 p.m.: Texas A&M holds tough after the big gain. Auburn punts, and the Aggies will take over at their 28-yard line.4 p.m.: Bo Nix with the nice pass to Seth Williams, who drags defenders a good 7-8 yards for a 19-yard gain.3:58 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL. That’s tough. Seth Small misses the 48-yard field goal, and Auburn will take over at its 31. 7-0 Auburn.3:57 p.m.: Auburn gets some pressure on Kellen Mond, who throws a slightly high ball that Quartney Davis can’t pull in. Field goal team incoming.3:55 p.m.: A defensive holding call against Auburn (on third down, of course) gives Texas A&M the ball at the Tigers 35.3:53 p.m.: Another third-down conversion from Mond! He hits Jalen Wydermyer on third-and-8 for a 13-yard gain.3:51 p.m.: Texas A&M goes backward on its first two plays, but a nice third-and-16 connection between Kellen Mond and Jhamon Ausbon goes for 19 yards and a first down. No. 8 Auburn scored yet another impressive victory — in its first true road game, to boot — beating No. 17 Texas A&M 28-20 in a pivotal SEC West matchup.And in so doing, the Tigers looked like real contenders alongside Alabama and LSU to win the SEC West.last_img read more

Oliver Wilson reinvents himself by, well, not reinventing

first_imgEnglish golfer Oliver Wilson is coming out of some dark times and continued his re-emergence as an elite golfer on Saturday as he fired a five-under-par 67 at Sun City to storm into fourth place, just three shots off the lead, in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.But he is not trying to regain the game he once had which took him into the top-50 of the world rankings, instead the 39-year-old is trying to completely reinvent himself.Back in 2008, Wilson was considered an outstanding talent as he was runner-up four times on the European Tour, was chosen for the Ryder Cup and beat Phil Mickelson.But by 2011 he had lost his European Tour card and in 2014 he considered quitting professional golf.But then he pulled off an astonishing victory in the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship: playing on a sponsor’s invite he fired a 64 at Carnoustie to hold off Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood.It proved a false dawn, however, and in 2016 he lost his card again.It was last year’s South African Open that marked another turnaround in his fortunes, however, as his top-three finish qualified him for the Open Championship and then the next weekend he finished in the top-five at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.He has been a pretty consistent performer in the last year, with three top-10 finishes taking him to 64th in the Race to Dubai.His tour card is very secure.But in this comeback he has consciously tried to move away from how he played in his greatest period of success a decade ago.“I’m definitely trying to reinvent myself. I don’t want the game I had 10 years ago because it would drive me insane. Sure, I did well – I was in the top-50 in the world – but it was very stressful and I wasn’t really enjoying my golf. This year I’ve enjoyed my golf more than ever. It’s about having fun and constantly challenging yourself, just trying to improve. It’s like a puzzle you want to solve.“My career has been up-and-down, I’ve had extreme highs and extreme lows, but now I have some perspective. My little boy is coming up to two years old, having a family made me realise golf is not that important. Things like family, relationships and friends are way more important. Golf still means a lot to me and I enjoy the good times out there because you never know when it will be over, but it’s not the same as 10 years ago,” Wilson told The Citizen on Saturday.Wilson has admitted that, like a person with a sweet tooth constantly being drawn to the chocolate in the checkout aisles of a supermarket, he used to love trying different things in his golf game, which eventually caused him to lose his swing.“I’m very inquisitive – I like to learn, and I read a lot and see what other people are doing to try and get better. The downside of that, though, is that it can fill your head with a lot of other things which take you off-track from moving forward. You need people around you who are a sounding board and have experience, who can give you a structure and blueprint and make sure you keep to that. I’ve got those things in place now,” he previously wrote in a player blog for the European Tour website.“I’ve never been a good driver of the ball and that’s what cost me in the end. So that’s an area of the game that I’m trying to become much better in, while keeping my strengths in my short game and putting. My approach game is better too because I’m fitter and stronger and I’ve played some golf recently that is the golf I always dreamt of playing. That’s what helps drive me forward – knowing I can compete in the biggest tournaments because my good golf is becoming really good, it’s showing me what I can do,” Wilson said on Saturday.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Taking a break from cricket’s ‘disaster zone’

first_imgWith the administration of South African cricket in absolute freefall – this week I woke up in a cold sweat after a nightmare that the Proteas had been knocked out of the World Cup by Afghanistan, who scored 20 runs in the last over – it has been great to take a break from that disaster zone and focus on golf for the last three weeks. There was a week of rubbing shoulders with the European Tour elite at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, then time with leading South African golfers, celebrities and sporting legends at the Gary…last_img

Rabiot set to return to Juventus, laughs off ‘strike’ claim

first_img“When you realise it’s your last day on … STRIKE!” Rabiot wrote on Instagram, alongside two laughing emojis and a sad-looking photo of himself.Shortly after, the former Paris Saint-Germain player posted a new image, a drawing of a small vial on which was written “Newspapers-TV-Press, do not swallow”.The 25-year-old, who has spent the two-month coronavirus confinement at his home on the French Riviera, suggested that he should be back in Turin on Wednesday.Italian newspaper La Stampa had claimed that the Frenchman was on “personal strike” in his Cote d’Azur villa in protest at the club’s decision to cut wages.Most foreign Serie A players have now returned to Italy, including Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Italian clubs have been allowed to resume individual training since May 4, but this has been optional for players.At Juventus, besides Rabiot, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has also yet to return to northen Italy.last_img read more

Football clubs forced to rethink recruitment strategy as virus impacts transfer market

first_imgWhile the German Bundesliga returns in stadiums devoid of fans, the sport is preparing for an economic crisis which will impact all levels of the game.That will be particularly visible in the transfer market, where it has become the norm to see leading clubs splash out 100 million-euro fees.Damien Comolli has observed events from afar having left his role at Turkish club Fenerbahce in January.The ex-Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur sporting director told AFP he foresees fees dropping by “between 30 and 50 percent compared to the usual prices, and a reduction of 70-75 percent in terms of activity.”In particular, the loss to clubs from matchday revenue as a result of games being played behind closed doors will impact budgets.When it comes to signing players, those in charge of recruitment at clubs have also simply not been able to do their jobs.– Time to take stock –“The biggest part of my job is following up on targets for the next transfer windows,” says Martyn Glover, head of scouting and recruitment at English Premier League side Southampton.Scouts usually spend much of their time clocking up road and air miles to watch prospective signings in action.“I would expect to be abroad every week at some point,” says Glover, who previously worked at Everton.“I might fly to Paris to watch PSG and then the next day to Germany to watch somebody else. My week would probably be three or four live games of football.”Robert McKenzie has a similar a role at Belgian second-tier outfit Leuven, who in 2017 were taken over by King Power, the Thai owners of Leicester City.Usually he would be on the road watching up to 20 games a month, eyeing up targets.“The current situation obviously has significant implications for what has historically been the most important part of the process: the assessment of players in live games,” he tells AFP.Atletico Madrid’s Portuguese forward Joao Felix is one of several players to have moved for fees of more than 100 million euros in recent years. Such extravagance could now be a thing of the past. AFP/File/PAU BARRENA“I do often think to myself when will be the next time I’m actually sat in a football stadium watching a game? Who knows!”However, he acknowledges that the shutdown has afforded him the luxury of time to take stock and assess options.In contrast, Newcastle United made headlines when their head of recruitment, Steve Nickson, was placed on furlough along with the whole scouting department, stopping a crucial section of the club from functioning.In any case, how can a Premier League club plan for the summer window without knowing if they will still be a top-flight club next season, or if this season will restart, with all the financial consequences?“There are too many imponderables,” says Glover.“We are not a club who might spend 80 million on a player anyway.“I am sure there will be some opportunities that present themselves by the nature of what has happened, both at home and abroad, but the hardest part is the finances.”– A different approach –Glover admits the way his job is done could change forever. Comolli helped introduce data use and analytics into English football and believes that approach will become more widespread.“Maybe more and more clubs will use data and statistics instead of live scouting and maybe clubs will also investigate more the player himself, their families, the way they live.“If I had one chance to go and watch a player live or one chance to meet him and his family, I would take the opportunity to go and meet him.”He believes those clubs who already placed the emphasis on video scouting and data can emerge from the crisis with their teams unscathed.Even clubs lower down may emerge stronger. That includes Leuven, although they must await the outcome of a play-off in August to see which division they will be in next season.“I think there may be opportunities that arise for us as a club as a result of the current situation which were previously thought not possible,” insists McKenzie.last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Bucs won’t bench Jameis Winston; Amari Cooper has ‘painful’ thigh bruise

first_imgThree things that matterJameis Winston’s job appears safe… for nowThe Buccaneers aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet, as coach Bruce Arians confirmed the team isn’t looking to make any changes under center at this time.”No. I look at the reasons why. What happened?” Arians told reporters. “If it happens again, yeah, it’ll concern the hell out of me.”Winston, who is in the final year of his rookie contract after his fifth-year option was picked up, threw five interceptions and had two fumbles against the Panthers, though Arians admitted the team’s battered line was partly to blame.”I think when you get hit — I don’t care if you’re Tom Brady — when you get hit early in games, it’s different,” Arians said. “And we got him hit early in the game, excluding the first play. We got him hit too much early in the game.”Amari Cooper diagnosed with thigh bruiseThe Cowboys receiver suffered the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Jets, though one report suggested there’s “no indication of long-term damage.” Cooper could, however, be dealing with the “horribly painful” ailment at a time when Dallas faces a must-win scenario in Week 6 against the NFC East rival Eagles.Cooper, who has 32 catches for 512 yards and five touchdowns this season, also battled foot and ankle injuries earlier this season.Saquon Barkley ramps up workout after tweeting he’ll “be back soon”The Giants got a little healthier as the star running back was joined by fellow back Wayne Gallman (concussion), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) and tight end Evan Engram (knee), who all missed Thursday’s loss to the Patriots. Each player took part in individual drills during the team’s light practice.Barkley has missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain, but all signs point to him returning ahead of schedule, possibly this week against the Cardinals. The Giants don’t want to rush him, but the hype video he tweeted this weekend indicates he’s itching to get back on the field.Two things that don’t matterMason Rudolph eyeing Week 8 returnThe Steelers quarterback entered the concussion protocol last week after being knocked out by Ravens safety Earl Thomas in Week 5 but practiced just three days after taking the hit, a positive sign that he should be back after the ransacked Steelers get some much-needed rest on their bye.The team got a morale-boosting win in primetime Sunday with third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges at the helm, thanks in large part to a stout performance by running back James Conner, though he did suffer a game-ending quad injury in the third quarter. His status will also be closely monitored before the Steelers return to action against the Dolphins.Tom Brady won’t lure Rob Gronkowski out of retirementThe Patriots quarterback is happy to see his former teammate thriving in life after football, and doesn’t want to disrupt that peace.”I’m so happy that he’s enjoying his time, his life. He seems to really be doing a lot of great things. He knows how I feel about him. I want what’s best for him. He’s the only person that can make those decisions. I don’t lobby for those things,” Brady said Monday morning in his weekly appearance on WEEI, a Boston sports radio station.Gronkowski retired in March and started work last week as an NFL analyst on Fox, where he said that he’ll always leave the door open to unretire. But it appears unlikely to happen any time soon.”He’s given a hell of a lot to our team already over a long period of time, and I think people should be very appreciative for what he’s brought to the team and what he’s brought to the region,” Brady said. “I think he’s just a very special guy. He’s at a different phase of his life.” Change doesn’t appear to be looming in Tampa Bay.But we take a look at the adjustments to come with the latest injury updates around the league in this edition of NFL news and notes. One video you have to seeNot only were the Chargers embarrassed on Sunday Night Football, Steelers fans also took over their stadium.IT STILL COUNTS AS RENEGADE YOU’RE GONNA REGRET THIS @CHARGERS #HEREWEGO pic.twitter.com/QW05mBwmNq— pat muldowney (@muldowney) October 14, 2019Monday’s tweet of the dayCardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is pumped to be back after serving a six-game suspension for PEDs.GOING TO WORK!!!!— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) October 14, 2019last_img read more

¿Cuándo es la próxima pelea de Canelo Álvarez? Fecha, hora, precio, probabilidades, cartelera completa para Álvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev

first_imgEl camino parecía estar despejado para la trilogía con un rival amargo y el nuevo campeón de la FIB, Gennadiy Golovkin. Pero Álvarez se negó a enfrentarse a Golovkin, creyendo que no hay nada más que demostrar, porque fueron a un empate dividido y cuestionado en septiembre de 2017. La mayoría de los expertos en boxeo sintieron que Golovkin hubiera ganado. Álvarez ganó una decisión de mayoría estrecha sobre GGG en la revancha.Únete a DAZN para ver a Canelo contra Kovalev y más de 100 noches de pelea al añoInicialmente, había conversaciones entre los campos de Álvarez y Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Después de una serie de extensiones de la FIB, las conversaciones se interrumpieron, y Álvarez estaba despojado del campeonato. El foco de atención de Álvarez se dirigió hacia Kovalev.Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), tres veces campeón de 175 libras y excampeón unificado, mantuvo su nombre en la conversación con la faz del boxeo con un nocaut en el undécimo asalto sobre Anthony Yarde para defender el título de la OMB.Menos de tres semanas después, Álvarez vs. Kovalev fue confirmado.Esta es una pelea más cercana de lo que la gente dice. Recuerde, Álvarez está haciendo el cambio de dos clases y está peleando contra un luchador superior en la división de peso semipesado. Si Kovalev ya no está en su mejor momento, todavía posee un montón de poder y tiene un buen jab.MÁS: Lea las últimas noticias de Canelo vs. Kovalev¿Cómo va a contrarrestar Álvarez un golpe del mayor Kovalev, que en la noche de la pelea pesará entre 185 y 190 libras? ¿Cómo controla Kovalev el momento? Se enfrentó a Andre Ward dos veces, pero Álvarez conlleva un tipo de presión completamente diferente.Aquí hay una guía completa de la pelea de Canelo Álvarez contra Sergey Kovalev, cuál está disponible exclusivamente en DAZN en lugar del tradicional pago por visión, junto con las de apuestas actualizadas, quién está en la cartelera preliminar y más.¿Cuándo es la próxima pelea de Canelo Álvarez?Fecha: sábado 2 de noviembreHora: 9 p.m. ETVer: solo por DAZNUbicación: MGM Grand Garden, Las VegasLa pelea de Canelo Álvarez contra Sergey Kovalev tendrá lugar el 2 de noviembre en el MGM Grand Garden Arena.Será la séptima vez que Álvarez compita en el lugar, pero la primera vez desde una victoria por decisión dividida sobre Erislandy Lara en julio de 2014. Kovalev nunca ha peleado en la arena, pero regresa a Las Vegas por primera vez desde sus victorias consecutivas contra Ward Andre en noviembre de 2016 y junio de 2017.Es una de las principales peleas de DAZN de la temporada de otoño, una semana antes de Logan Paul contra KSI y aproximadamente un mes antes de la revancha por el título de peso pesado entre Andy Ruiz Jr. y Anthony Joshua el 7 de diciembre.Transmisión en vivo de Canelo contra Kovalev: cómo ver la peleaLa pelea entre Canelo y Kovalev se transmitirá exclusivamente en DAZN en América del Norte en lugar de un tradicional PPV.Los interesados en ver la pelea pueden encontrar DAZN en varios sistemas diferentes, que incluyen, entre otros, Amazon Fire TV / stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku y Xbox One. Los espectadores también pueden encontrarlo en DAZN.com utilizando navegadores como Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer y Safari.Nuevo para esta temporada de pelea, los clientes de Comcast pueden inscribirse a DAZN por Xfinity Flex.¿Cuánto cuesta la pelea entre Canelo y Kovalev?Suscripción de 1 mes: $ 19.99Suscripción de 1 año: $ 99.99Los fanáticos de boxeo interesados en ver el juego en DAZN pueden suscribirse para obtener una suscripción mensual o un pase anual para ver la pelea. El pase anual cuesta $ 99.99 mientras que la suscripción mensual cuesta $ 19.99. Junto con los eventos en vivo de DAZN, los suscriptores del pase anual tienen acceso a lo más destacado, repeticiones, funciones detrás de escena, programas originales e informes en vivo.Para aquellos que esperan ver el evento en persona, las entradas en Ticketmaster todavía están disponibles por tan solo $ 56. Stubhub tiene boletos desde $ 68.¿Dónde está la pelea de Canelo Álvarez?Álvarez y Kovalev pelearán en el MGM Grand Garden Arena, la cual ha albergado peleas como Floyd Mayweather Jr. contra Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather contra Canelo y ambas peleas entre Mike Tyson y Evander Holyfield. Apuestas para Canelo vs. KovalevÁlvarez abrió como favorito -387 contra Kovalev en su próxima pelea, lo que significa que tendrá que apostar $ 387 para ganar $ 100. Mientras tanto, Kovalev es un desvalido de +300, lo que significa si apuesta $ 100, podría ganar $ 300.Para obtener cuotas actualizadas, consulte los listados provistos en Sportsbook Review.Únete a DAZN para ver a Canelo contra Kovalev y más de 100 noches de pelea al añoRécord y biografía de Canelo ÁlvarezNombre: Saúl “Canelo” ÁlvarezNacionalidad: mexicanoNacido: 18 de julio de 1990Altura: 5-9Alcance: 70 1/2 pulgadasTotal de peleas: 54Récord: 51-1-2 con 35 nocautsRécord y biografía de Sergey KovalevNombre: Sergey KovalevNacionalidad: rusoNacido: 2 de abril de 1983Altura: 6-0Alcance: 72 pulgadasTotal de peleas: 36Récord: 32-3-1 con 28 nocautsCartelera completa de Canelo contra KovalevSergey Kovalev vs. Canelo Álvarez | Semipesado | OMBRyan Garcia vs. Romero Duno | Ligero Seniesa Estrada vs. Marlen Esparza | Mosca femenino | WBA (Interino)Blair Cobbs vs. Carlos Ortiz | Welter Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead Jr. | Mediano juniorBakhram Murtazaliev vs. Jorge Fortea | Medio juniorTristan Kalkreuth vs. Twon Smith | CruceroMeiirim Nursultanov vs. Cristian Olivas | Mediano El nombre más grande del boxeo vuelve al ring en su búsqueda de la historia, ya que el campeón mediano unificado y el campeón súper mediano de la AMB Canelo Álvarez sube dos clases de peso para desafiar al campeón de peso semipesado de la OMB Sergey Kovalev el sábado 2 de noviembre, en el MGM Grand Garden Arena en Las Vegas, en vivo y exclusivamente por DAZN.Una victoria de Álvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) lo convertiría en un campeón mundial de cuatro divisiones y lo pondría en la conversación de los mejores boxeadores mexicanos de todas las épocas. En su última pelea en mayo, Álvarez derrotó a Daniel Jacobs para capturar el cinturón de peso mediano de la FIB para agregar a sus títulos de la AMB y el CMB.last_img read more

NASCAR playoff standings 2019: Updated points for Cup chase after AAA Texas 500 at Texas

first_img“Going to Homestead, baby! HELL YEA, BOYS!” @KevinHarvick ‘s win at @TXMotorSpeedway advances him to the championship race at @HomesteadMiami ! #NASCARPlayoffs #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/j9i3HBxW28— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 4, 2019″Texas has always been so great to us,” Harvick told NBCSN afterward.Although anything can happen next weekend in the penultimate race of the season at Phoenix, the Championship 4 field for Homestead-Miami Speedway will include Harvick, by virtue of his Texas win, and Martin Truex Jr., last week’s winner at Martinsville.Kyle Busch holds a 22-point advantage on the cutoff, and Joey Logano (+20) also has a big cushion on Denny Hamlin, who sits fifth in the standings. Of course, a win by Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson or Chase Elliott at Phoenix could vault them into the Championship 4 field.Harvick led a strong day for Stewart-Haas Racing, with Aric Almirola finishing second and Daniel Suarez placing third for a 1-2-3 finish.Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, seeking his first win since June 2017, led 40 laps but saw his chances at a win vanish when he smacked the wall while running in the top five.Caution! @JimmieJohnson goes around and hits the outside wall while running in the top five. pic.twitter.com/zpYtyOpJ99— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 3, 2019NASCAR playoff points standings 2019RankDriverWinsPointsNo. 1Martin Truex Jr.74,133No. 2Kevin Harvick44,113No. 3Kyle Busch44,113No. 4Joey Logano24,111No. 5Denny Hamlin54,091No. 6Ryan Blaney14,088No. 7Kyle Larson14,088No. 8Chase Elliott34,033No. 9Brad Keselowski32,265No. 10William Byron02,247No. 11Clint Bowyer02,225No. 12Alex Bowman12,215No. 13Aric Almirola02,204No. 14Kurt Busch12,204No. 15Ryan Newman02,193No. 16Erik Jones12,127No. 17Daniel Suarez0801No. 18Jimmie Johnson0784No. 19Paul Menard0732No. 20Chris Buescher0687No. 21Matt DiBenedetto0658No. 22Austin Dillon0657No. 23Ricky Stenhouse Jr.0643No. 24Ty Dillon0583No. 25Daniel Hemric0489No. 26Ryan Preece0484No. 27Bubba Wallace0472No. 28Michael McDowell0467No. 29Corey LaJoie0393No. 30David Ragan0377No. 31Matt Tifft0352No. 32Reed Sorenson0116No. 33Quin Houff077No. 34Jamie McMurray019No. 35Austin Theriault017No. 36Andy Seuss09No. 37Blake Jones06No. 38Stanton Barrett02How the NASCAR playoffs work:Sixteen NASCAR drivers qualified for the playoffs. Four were eliminated in the Sept. 29 race at Charlotte. Four more were eliminated in the Oct. 20 race at Kansas, and four more will fall out at Phoenix on Nov. 10, leaving the final four drivers to compete straight up for for the NASCAR Cup title Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the first of the four playoff drivers to cross the finish line is crowned the champion.How drivers earn points:– Win Stage 1 or Stage 2 in a race: 1 playoff point (point awarded per stage win)– Win a race: 5 playoff points– Win the regular-season championship: 15 playoff pointsSecond place in the final regular-season standings earns 10 playoff points, third place receives eight points, and the points awarded decline to one point for 10th (4th = 7 points, 5th = 6 points, etc.).Championship-contending drivers can accumulate additional playoff points throughout the playoffs via stage and race wins and may use all the playoff points they earn, from both the regular season and the playoffs, to advance all the way up to the Championship 4. Kevin Harvick won the race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Championship 4 as the playoff finale picture became much clearer.Harvick led 119 of the 334 laps in the AAA Texas 500 to earn his fourth win of the year and the 49th of his career. Playoff points are added to a championship-contending driver’s reset points total at the start of every round of the playoffs until they are eliminated from championship contention.At Homestead-Miami, playoff points are off the table, and the Championship 4 drivers enter the “winner-take-all” race tied in the standings. Cup playoff information provided by NASCAR.last_img read more

Confident, rested Utes to face a reeling SDSU

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com SAN DIEGO — Two basketball teams in the same spot in the Mountain West Conference standings, but seemingly headed in opposite directions, meet today at Cox Arena.Utah comes into the game on a two-game win streak with increased confidence, while the preseason favorite Aztecs may be doubting themselves a bit after two straight defeats and four losses in six games. They also may be playing today without one of their top players.The Utes are coming off wins over nationally ranked Air Force and Wyoming at home, while the Aztecs lost two road games, at Air Force and UNLV. Their only two MWC wins were by five points each against Colorado State and New Mexico.While some teams might prefer to keep playing after winning a couple of games, the Utes have welcomed the full week between games.Ute coach Ray Giacoletti has been trying to improve his team’s play on the floor, while also working to instill more confidence in his young players.”We’ve had a good week,” he said. “We’re trying to take another step in regards to team chemistry and trying to get better on the floor and with our minds.”For the Utes, it’s one of the few times all season where they have six days between games, and it afforded them the chance to work on some little things as well as try to improve psychologically. The Utes have lost eight games this year by four points or less, with each one coming down to the final seconds.San Diego State coach Steve Fisher is plenty wary of the Utes despite their 7-12 overall record. He should be, considering he has a 2-13 record against Utah in his seven years as SDSU coach.”Our task is to get ready for a very good and confident Utah team,” Fisher said. “We do not feel good about not having won the last two games. We need to not worry about where we are and what’s happened, but worry about doing the very best we can to get a game plan and hold a game plan and be ready.”Senior forward Mohamed Abukar is listed as questionable for the game. He sat out the Aztecs’ last two games with an injured left knee. He leads the team in rebounding at 9.5 per game and is second in scoring at 15.7 per gameThe Aztecs still have Brandon Heath, who was last year’s MWC player of the year. He averages 19.2 points per game and is joined in the starting lineup by Louisville transfer Lorenzo Wade, sophomore point guard Richie Williams, forward Kyle Spain and either Abukar or Jerome Habel inside.Giacoletti said he’ll go with the same starting lineup that has worked so well in the past three games, which included an overtime loss at New Mexico, in addition to the two victories.Luka Drca and Ricky Johns will join Johnnie Bryant on the perimeter with Luke Nevill and Shaun Green on the inside. Freshmen Curtis Eatmon, Daniel Deane and Stephen Weigh and sophomore Lawrence Borha will likely see the most minutes off the bench. After today’s game, the Utes have a busy upcoming week with a home game Wednesday against BYU and a road game at TCU on Saturday. last_img read more