Pique in talks with Barcelona pal Messi about FC Andorra investmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique is in talks with Leo Messi about a shareholding in FC Andorra.Sport says talks are at an advanced stage and there could be an agreement made public between all implicated parties in the coming days. Pique’s desire is to get Messi on board as a shareholder. Even though the Argentine star’s involvement would be minor, the Barça defender is aware that just Messi’s image is one of the best possible spokesmen to expand the project internationally. Andorra insiders say talks are well down the line and the official announcement could come at a press conference which will be held to reveal the club’s new ambitious structure. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Juventus move to trump Bayern Munich for Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have moved to trump Bayern Munich for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Mirror says the Italians are also hoping to launch a last-minute raid for Chelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi , to try to steal him from under the noses of the German giants.Juventus have held talks with Hudson-Odoi’s representatives, but the 18-year-old Chelsea starlet is believed to favour Bayern amid his contract stand-off at Stamford Bridge. Bayern’s Bundesliga rivals Red Bull Leipzig are also keen.Hudson-Odoi has seen England age-groups star Jadon Sancho’s success since joining Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017, which has left him believing Bayern and the Bundesliga would be a good switch. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Petersen Events Center is one of the hardest places to play in college basketball, and Pitt’s student section, the “Oakland Zoo,” is a big reason why. The Zoo is virtually on top of the court, and like many of the nation’s other top student sections, they get very creative with their heckling. Unfortunately, today doesn’t seem to be their day, at least when it comes to the “cheat sheet” for the game against rival Syracuse.The Oakland Zoo’s cheat sheet on the Syracuse players. Names of players’ girlfriends and moms! pic.twitter.com/VMrsBAxdC5— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) February 7, 2015Including mothers and girlfriends is a bit questionable, but the Zoo is far from the only student section to do that. However, the whole basis for taunts against starting forward Tyler Roberson is a mess.In its cheat sheet, the @OaklandZoo mocked Tyler Roberson for spelling his name wrong on Twitter. Problem is: the Zoo spelled it Robertson— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) February 7, 2015When making fun of someone for misspelling his own name, you should probably make sure you have it right first.
In what was one of the craziest endings we’ve ever seen in an NCAA Tournament game, No. 6 seed SMU lost to No. 11 seed UCLA on a goaltending call. The call was somewhat questionable, but it gave the Bruins a one-point lead, eventually sending them into the Third Round with a 60-59 victory. Following the devastating loss, SMU senior forward Yanick Moreira, the recipient of the goaltending call, took to Twitter to express his frustration. I would like to apologize for all the SMU fans as senior I shouldn’t make those type of mistake.. I’m really sorry— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015“@KDTrey5: Yep that was a goaltend.” You right ref thank you for end my college career pic.twitter.com/nhrrON0DQM— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015These guys don’t deserve it . It really hurts . All those mile run in the summer all those 2 a day to end my college career like this— Yanick Moreira (@Ymoreira35) March 19, 2015Here’s the play. Was it the right call?
Rice Leukemia SigneeThe Rice football program landed a very special recruit on Wednesday. Seven-year-old Ziggy Stoval-Redd, who is battling leukemia, signed with the Owls during a special signing ceremony. Accompanied by his mother and Rice head football coach David Bailiff, Ziggy received a warm round of applause from the Owl team. Here’s the video:Whenever stories like this pop up in the sports world, it always warms the heart a little bit.
Wrestler Ric Flair will appear on College GameDay this weekend as the celebrity guest picker.This weekend, ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to Madison, Wisconsin as the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers take on the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes in a pivotal Big Ten matchup. For one of the segments of College GameDay, the hosts all choose the winners from the weekend’s slate of games, and generally, ESPN chooses someone well-known who is associated with the home team to be a guest picker. This week they chose…Ric Flair?Ric Flair Gameday guest picker? pic.twitter.com/EwwKymAVi0— Ryan Strickland (@rstrickland90) October 15, 2016J.J. Watt, Melvin Gordon, Eddie George, Ron Dayne. Lots of names come to mind. But Ric Flair? It should be entertaining at least.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 15: The Penn State Nittany Lions marching band preforms before the start of the Nittany Lions game against the Navy Midshipmen at Beaver Stadium on September 15, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Today is the 11-year anniversary of Appalachian State’s historic upset at Michigan at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich.Appalachian State might be on the verge of a historic upset today, too.We now have a tied game in State College, Pa.It’s Appalachian State 31, Penn State 31.Uh oh.Touchdown, Appalachian State. We’re tied up at 31 apiece with 6:03 remaining in the game.— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 1, 2018We’ve got about six minutes to go in this one. It’s being televised on BTN.Get there, now.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 27: Texas Longhorn fans cheer on their team against the Texas A&M Aggies with signs noting the Texas score against Oklahoma earlier in the season at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium November 27, 2008 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)It’s not a good night to be a fan of the Texas Longhorns.Texas, the No. 6 team in the country, is looking like anything but a top 10 team in Stillwater, Oklahoma this evening.The Longhorns are currently getting blown out by Oklahoma State, 24-7, on national television.There are a handful of Texas fans in the stands at Oklahoma State this evening. Most of them, unfortunately, are looking like this:TEXAS IS:⚪BACK⚪NOT BACK⚫#SurrenderCobra ? pic.twitter.com/lDqbGwD4Gl— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 28, 2018That’s a tough image, but there’s still plenty of game left.Texas and Oklahoma State are playing on ABC.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shared some major news for Saturday’s game against Penn State on Monday.The Wolverines, who are set to host the Nittany Lions in a huge Big Ten showdown at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, will have a very special game captain.Harbaugh announced that former Michigan basketball star Chris Webber will be an honorary game captain on Saturday.Webber initially accepted the captain offer from Harbaugh during a radio appearance this summer.“I would definitely be honored, Coach, and you know I would do anything for you,” Webber said on the air. “You know, the No. 4s at Michigan, we’ve got to stick together.”Harbaugh gave Webber the option to pick whatever game he wanted and he’s chosen Penn State.This is a cool development for Webber, whose relationship with Michigan had been strained as a result of a booster scandal. The NCAA forced Michigan to disassociate with Webber for 10 years and had his team’s Final Four banners get taken down as a result.Webber has said he would like for everything to be fixed and for there to be a reunion with his former Fab Five teammates.“There’s nothing I would want more than (a reunion), and I think we’re on the right path for that, but I think there has to be conversation organically,” Webber said this summer.“For the fans I want to do it, for myself, for my family, for hoopers. It’s something I think we’re working toward.”Michigan and Penn State are set to kick off at 3:45 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on ESPN.
SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 30: A player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish wears a decal on his helmut honoring Declan Sullivan, a student who was killed while videotaping a Notre Dame practice in high winds this past week, before a game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Former Notre Dame football player Josh Atkinson has passed away at the age of 25 of undisclosed causes, his family confirmed last night.Atkinson played defensive back and was a special teams mainstay for the Fighting Irish from 2011-13. He was also a standout track and field competitor at Notre Dame.Atkinson’s twin brother George III, a running back, played with him at Notre Dame after the two starred together in high school. They are the sons of legendary Oakland Raiders defensive back George Atkinson.Really awful news. Former Granada High standout Josh Atkinson, son of ex-Raiders star George Atkinson and twin brother of ex-NFL player George III, passed away at age 25. #RaidersNation https://t.co/WZmEHIqoMx pic.twitter.com/GrlOjj9E9c— Jon Becker (@JonBecker28) January 1, 2019George Atkinson III shared a heartfelt Instagram message about his brother last night.“I can’t put into words the pain that comes with losing my twin brother (Joshua Alexander Atkinson) thank you for the love and support please keep Josh in your prayers and respect the space i need to mourn this tragic loss God Bless you all,” he wrote.Sadly, Atkinson is the third Notre Dame player from his era to pass away recently. Running back Greg Bryant was killed in a shooting in 2016 at the age of 21 while defensive tackle Kona Schwenke passed away unexpectedly in April at the age of 25.Our thoughts and prayers are with the Atkinson family.