Texas A&M head coach breaks down Tide’s defense

first_imgTexas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin disagrees with the officials call during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin disagrees with the officials call during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)TUSCALOOSA – Defensively, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin sees the “status quo” when breaking down that side of the ball for Alabama.“When you look at them, they’re big first of all, and they’re fast,” Sumlin told reporters during his Tuesday news conference, according to the school’s official website. “On the front, they’ve got three guys starting that are over 300 pounds. (Reggie) Ragland is all over the place. He gets them lined up. Just a heck of a linebacker that is really kind of the leader. A lot of NFL players on this field.”Sumlin and Texas A&M (5-0, 2-0 SEC) get their shot at Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday in College Station at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.Sumlin said the first stat that jumps out is how Alabama’s defense leads the country in three-and-outs. Alabama’s defense has forced 29 three-and-outs in the past three games to move the unit into a tie for first place nationally at 6.83 per game (tied with Marshall). On the season, Alabama has forced a three-and-out on 41-of-92 drives (44.6 percent), including 29-of-48 in the past three games (60.4 percent).“The first thing you better do is get a first down instead of worrying about the other part of it,” Sumlin said. “They’ve been very, very stout. Kirby Smart does a great job. They’re well coached. They know what they are doing. They’re aggressive, and they’re hard to move up front. It’s status quo for an Alabama defense.“I think one of their players said they’re the best defense in the country. It’s hard to argue that they’re not.”Texas A&M offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital said the key will be to get creative when attacking Alabama’s defensive front so the offense can have balance. Spavital said Alabama’s front is “probably one of the best in the country” and that the Aggies know the task at hand.“We have to find ways, unique ways, to (run) the ball if it’s on the perimeter or if it’s running up the middle, but we have to be a little more innovative than what we’ve had,” Spavital said. “I think the plan that (Offensive line/run game coordinator) coach (Dave) Christensen’s got in the run game is going to be pretty good versus these guys.”Texas A&M is seventh in the SEC with an average of 188 yards per game (4.72 yards per carry).Alabama is holding opponents to 77.33 yards per game and 2.61 yards per carry. Both of those are No. 1 in the SEC and rank No. 4 and No. 5 in the nation, respectively.Sumlin said he and the team stressed the importance of being physical to the players all offseason. Sumlin noted the Aggies last two games – Arkansas and Mississippi State – as two contests that were “extremely physical” while adding that he thought the players “handled it a lot better this year” than a year ago, particularly the Mississippi State game, when it comes to the physicality of Texas A&M’s running game.“That’s where this league is. Our goal is to do that,” Sumlin said. “I don’t know how you’d rate them. But are we more physical? Yes. Are we better? Yes. How much? I guess we’ll find out Saturday.”last_img read more

Keeper Caballero given new Chelsea contract

first_imgSee also:Giroud signs new one-year Chelsea contractCech responds to reports he is set to take Chelsea roleVideo: Chelsea squad – including Kante – train ahead of Europa League finalSarri should stay as Chelsea boss – NevinChelsea expect Kante to be fit for final Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea have taken up an option to extend back-up keeper Willy Cabellero’s contract by a year.Caballero, 37, has made 22 appearances since arriving from Manchester City two years ago, five of them in the Premier League.He told Chelsea’s website: “I am very happy to renew my contract with Chelsea and hopefully we can enjoy the next season and achieve a lot of targets. For me to stay at a big club like Chelsea was a really easy decision.”AdChoices广告The Argentine’s new deal comes the day after Chelsea extended Olivier Giroud’s contract by another 12 months.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Willy is an excellent professional who has served us extremely well over the past two years.“He has provided reliable back-up in that time and enjoyed some memorable performances, as well as helping us secure the FA Cup last season and reach the Europa League final later this month.“He has also been a positive presence at the training ground, demonstrating dedication and professionalism every day and helping bring out the best in our first-choice goalkeepers.“We are pleased to retain his services for the 2019/20 season.”Meanwhile, Chelsea expect N’Golo Kante to be fit for the Europa League final. last_img read more

Ladbrokes – Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ 6/4 to break box office records

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Submit Share Following Monday’s release of the official Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ trailer, which sent social media into ‘hyperspace’, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed odds of 6/4 on Lucas Films latest saga instalment to become the highest grossing film of all time.In order to make history, Star Wars Episode VII will have to break James Cameron’s Avatar which recorded box office takings of $2.78 billion in 2009.“Money talks, and punters are awake to the fact it’s a real possibility the latest Star Wars episode can surpass Avatar in the records books,” said Jessica Bridge, Public Relations Manager for Ladbrokes.At present, the majority of UK bookmakers agree that Disney backed Start Wars VII (2/1) will top the 2015 worldwide box office which is currently led by Universal’s ‘Jurassic World’, which grossed $1.65 billion to date.Competitor Paddy Power has opened a special over/under prop market on Star Wars VII total worldwide box office takings set at $1.8 billion (by June 2016), with the bookmaker paying even money on the under outcome.Star Wars  Episode VII opens in UK cinemas on December 16last_img read more

Twelve Ravens thoughts on drafting LSU linebacker Patrick Queen

first_img12. Credit the NFL, ESPN, and NFL Network for pulling off a quality broadcast despite such challenging circumstances, but there was so much going on in this scene at Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel’s house that I haven’t a clue what to even say. With the Ravens selecting LSU inside linebacker Patrick Queen with the 28th overall pick of the 2020 draft, I’ve offered a dozen thoughts, each in 50 words or less:1. A 20-year-old undersized inside linebacker from a college football powerhouse selected late in the first round sparks memories of a certain Hall of Famer. Even Lamar Jackson was calling Queen “Ray Lewis Jr.” on Instagram Live after the pick was made. No pressure.2. Queen is “so tired of hearing” his 6-foot, 231-pound frame is undersized and believes he’s “more mobile” than Lewis was while making clear the Baltimore legend was “probably the best to play.” I like that confidence in someone who had to wait his turn behind former Tigers teammate Devin White.3. Wink Martindale did an admirable job rotating inside linebackers last year, but having a three-down starter with a high ceiling and cover ability will make life much easier. Queen’s speed also makes him an enticing blitz option in the same way the Ravens used Patrick Onwuasor.4. Fair concerns about Queen’s size should be eased by the additions of Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe up front. Lewis was at his absolute best playing behind the likes of Sam Adams, Tony Siragusa, Haloti Ngata, and Trevor Pryce, so a big defensive line should help Queen roam more freely.5. Remarkably, it took 25 years for the Ravens to finally draft a player from LSU, an elite SEC program that’s won three national championships since 2003. In contrast, Baltimore has selected multiple players from Central Florida, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, and Weber State. Go figure.6. Asked how Ozzie Newsome reacted to an LSU draft pick, Eric DeCosta said, “He kept saying something, but we muted him. He kept waving his hands, and the video went out. That’s the thing with technology sometimes — it can be manipulated. I think it was the Russians.” Funny stuff.7. You wonder about a college player who only started one year, but Queen really stood out against Georgia, Oklahoma, and Clemson and was named defensive MVP of the national championship game. Excelling against top competition seems to be a good trade-off for the lack of starting experience.8. Queen is the fifth linebacker to be drafted by the Ravens in the first round, joining Lewis, Peter Boulware, Terrell Suggs, and C.J. Mosley. The first four each made at least four Pro Bowls and combined for 28 in Baltimore. Again, no pressure.9. Credit DeCosta’s patience as options such as edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson, linebacker Kenneth Murray, and center Cesar Ruiz started coming off the board in the early 20s. Standing pat in the first round for the first time since 2017, the Ravens protected their remaining six picks in the top 150.10. General managers always say the player they picked topped their board, but that appeared to be the truth with Queen, who fit one of Baltimore’s biggest needs. DeCosta said he received a congratulatory text from Dallas defensive coordinator and former Ravens assistant Mike Nolan for his pick.11. DeCosta is dedicating this draft to former Ravens scout Ron Marciniak, who died at 85 last month and was the creator of the famous “red star” meeting in which each scout picks a draft prospect who stands above the rest on and off the field. It was a classy gesture.last_img read more

Hockey Prez predicts bright future for the sport.

first_imgPresident of Ghana Hockey, Oko Nii Koi Dzanie has indicated that, there are proper measures been put in place to lift the standard of hockey in Ghana.The Hockey President who turned 60 recently was recognized for his key role in lifting the profile of the sport with major improvements in infrastructure, administration, competition and public enthusiasm.In an interview with Joy Sports, he stated, his outfit are doing their best to get the sport to all the regions in Ghana by creating infrastructures.“We are planning of extending the sport to all the regions in Ghana to make it more attractive so we can achieve the purpose of making it a great sport in the country”. Nii Koi Dzanie told JOY Sports.He added that, club tournaments must be intensified in all the regions, and schools and participation activities in hockey must continue to get more talents to help build the game.last_img read more

Watch hilarious moment Tyson Fury’s lockdown workout is interrupted by his DOG as Minnie makes an appearance

first_imgTYSON FURY was interrupted on his lockdown workout as his DOG Minnie tried to steal the limelight.But the Gypsy King didn’t seem too bothered by the disruption as he went in for a kiss with his beloved pooch.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesTyson Fury and wife Paris were joined in their workout by the family dog MinnieCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101The Furys put on another steamy workout from their front room in MorecambeCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesEvery day during the coronavirus lockdown, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world is broadcasting live gym sessions from his front room on Instagram.The 31-year-old decided to put on the shows following the government’s strict policies to get a grip on the pandemic, advising one piece of exercise per day.Fury, who famously ballooned up to 27st and battled mental health problems during two-and-a-half year out of boxing, has admitted exercise stops him “from going round the bend”.And 36 minutes into Tuesday’s workout he was joined by the family pet who seemingly also wants to keep trim at home.Paris found it tough going at times as husband Tyson called the shotsCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101Tyson Fury didnt seem too upset to have the session interrupted by the poochCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.While wife Paris, who joins Tyson every morning to work out, shouted at the dog to “get out” as she “is not allowed in here”, Fury was in a more generous mood.Lying flat on his back in the front room he cuddled into Minnie before planting a smacker on her. And thankfully we are talking about a kiss and not one of his fierce blows that put paid to Deontay Wilder back in February.It’s not the first time Fury’s gym sessions haven’t exactly gone to plan from his Morecambe pad.His kids Venezuela and Prince, who both joined in for this workout, recently crashed another in hilarious style.Tyson and Paris then took on his brother Tommy and his partner Molly-Mae in one gruelling workout.And Fury even gave away some secrets to how he battered Wilder in another, and replicated some boxing moves of his hero Mike Tyson.Tyson Fury is adamant his exercise sessions are helping with his mental healthCredit: Instagram / @gypsyking101Tyson Fury admits his mental health ‘would be terrible’ and ‘I’d be going round bend’ if it wasn’t for lockdown workoutsGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Most awesome bullfighting festivalcenter_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more

Orioles lose game one in walk off fashion

first_imgMachado: 2-for-4 with two doublesTrout: 0-for-1 & 4 BBOrioles BullpenCobb: 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2BB & 2K’sCastro: 1IP, BB & KBleier: 1.1IPBrach: 0IP, 3H, BB, 1RPlease follow and like us: The Baltimore Orioles drop game one against the Angels in heart breaking fashion. Orioles offense stayed cold the whole game until the bottom of the ninth. Mancini lead of the ninth by singling to right for the second hit of the game for the Orioles. The previous hit came from Machado in the top of the first, then he does it again in the ninth Manny scoring Mancini and cutting the lead to 2-1. Jones follows that up singling to center to score Machado, tying the game up for now at 2-2.Mr. Baltimore puts #birdland on his back https://t.co/JmXiG3oJPM— Marylandsportsblog (@MDsportsblog) May 2, 2018Bleier then comes back in the game after a clean eight to get Calhoun to start the ninth. Now comes the issue, Orioles then went to Brach who let up two singles with one out and later walks Trout. Justin Upton brought his 0-for-5 to bat and ripped a single to left to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth, Angels win 3-2.last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Drew Brees anticipates Week 8 return; Patrick Mahomes throws at practice

first_imgThree things that matterDrew Brees expects to play Week 8While no definitive decision has been made, the veteran quarterback told reporters he anticipates he’ll be ready to take the field Sunday against the Cardinals after missing the last six weeks with a thumb injury.Brees underwent surgery and sported a brace on his hand as he recovered, but was seen throwing earlier this month. In his absence, Teddy Bridgewater has proven to be a reliable backup by winning five straight starts.Patrick Mahomes throws at practice after knee injuryThe Chiefs quarterback wasn’t running, but he was active during the team’s workout and has yet to be ruled out for Week 8 against the Packers. Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Matt Moore will get the majority of reps at practice this week, though Mahomes will toss the ball and take part in individual drills.Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap in Thursday’s win over the Broncos but reportedly could return in as soon as three weeks. The Chiefs are hopeful he could return in Week 11 against the Chargers, though they could choose to wait until after the team’s Week 12 bye.Sam Darnold has ripped toenail removedAnother day, another odd setback for the Jets quarterback. Darnold practiced on a limited basis Wednesday because he had a ripped toenail removed after Monday’s loss to the Patriots. The good news is coach Adam Gase said Darnold will be able to participate in individual drills and is still expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars.”Sam will do individual drills, we’ll evaluate him after,” Gase told reporters. “Hoping to get seven-on-seven in, not sure if we’re going to put him in team periods yet. Kind of that toe, we’re just trying to make sure that he’s good, feels good with the shoes that he’s got.”So we’ll kind of progress as we go through practice. If he ends up getting a ‘Did Not Participate,’ he’ll at least do individual and then we’ll see where he’s at after that.”Two things that don’t matterTom Brady embracing career uncertaintyThe Patriots quarterback is in his 20th season with New England and has said he wants to keep playing into his mid-40s, but he could become a free agent after this season, leaving his future with the franchise in question.”That is the great part for me, I don’t know,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” in Boston. “I think that has been a unique situation that I have been in because I think when you commit to a team for a certain amount of years you kind feel like (there is) the responsibility to always fulfill the contract.”One day I will wake up and I will feel like, ‘OK, that will be enough.’ When that day comes, that day comes. I don’t know if it will be after this year. I don’t know if it will be five years from now. I don’t have to determine those things right now, either. That is kind of a good part of where I am at. Just take advantage of the opportunities that I have this year and do the very best I can do and then those decisions come at probably more appropriate times.”Eric Reid motivated entering matchup with former teamThe veteran safety has been preparing to face the 49ers since San Francisco opted not to re-sign him after the 2017 season, which ultimately paved his path to the Panthers.”I just don’t forget,” Reid told reporters.Reid, who later filed a collusion grievance against the NFL along with quarterback Colin Kaepernick stating teams would not sign the pair due to their stances against social injustices, added he doesn’t feel “bitter” or want “revenge,” just a win. Quarterbacks around the league are on the mend.We dive into the latest injury updates around the league and more in this edition of NFL news and notes. One video you have to seeKansas City is ready to light up Green Bay.Hey #ChiefsKingdom ,We’re doing the Light Show again during pregame player introductions for @SNFonNBC .Here’s a refresher on what to do, plus a little nugget you might not have known before. #LightUpArrowhead pic.twitter.com/xdOCm0PrC7— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 23, 2019Wednesday’s tweet of the dayToo soon, Myles Garrett.Myles Garrett says pressuring Tom Brady is easier said than done, but “you have to make sure he’s seeing ghosts.”— Nick Shook (@TheNickShook) October 23, 2019last_img read more

Gerard Lambert takes top spot at Burapha Golf Club

first_imgThe scoring was unbelievable with only one out of 21 players scoring under 30 points. There was a three way countback for the minor placings all on 38 points. Colin Simpson took 4th with Sandy Chapo taking 3rd. Peter Huf took 2nd and his card looked like this: 3 for 4 points on 8th, 4 for 5 points on 9th, 3 for 5 points on 10th, 4 for 3 points on 11th and 2 for 4 points on 12th. Now that is a card. Pity he couldn’t keep the momentum going.Gerard Lambert, the little French General, taught us all how to play the game scoring 42 points to take the top prize.There were two 2s coming from Peter Huf and Steve Plant. Pattaya Sports Club Billabong GolfFriday, March 6 Burapha A & B StablefordBurapha A and B loops in a high cloudy day, it tried to rain on us but never got around to it properly, just a few spits. The course is in great condition at present with fast greens and lush fairways, an absolute pleasure to play. With 5 groups playing it was a case of go to the tee and hit off.center_img Promoted Contentbrainberries7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattoobrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dobrainberriesbrainberrieslast_img read more

Argentina 4-0 Haiti: Messi hat-trick in World Cup warm-up

first_img However, things changed after the break. Messi added his second after a Lo Celso header was saved and completed his hat-trick after good work by Pavon.  IN SPORT.ES Messi then set up the fourth goal for Aguero, back from injury, before being taken off to a standing ovation from the home supporters.  TEAMS: Argentina: Wilfredo Caballero; Eduardo Salvio, Nicolás Otamendi, Federico Fazio (m.46, Marcos Rojo) y Nicolás Tagliafico (m.70, Marcos Acuña); Javier Mascherano y Giovani Lo Celso (m.74, Ever Banega); Manuel Lanzini (m.58, Maximiliano Meza), Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María (m.58, Cristian Pavón); Gonzalo Higuaín (m.58, Sergio Agüero). Haití: Johny Placide; Mechck Jerome; Ricardo Ade, Arcus Carlens (m.88, Waldo Vernet) y Fabien Borbe (m.46, Derrick Etienne); Zachary Herivaux (m.68, Bryan Labissiere), Mikael Cantave y Bryan Alceus; Jimmy Sanon (m.46, Steeven Sabat), Duckens Nazon and Alex Christian. Goals: 1-0, m.16: Lionel Messi. 2-0, m.57: Lionel Messi. 3-0, m.65: Lionel Messi. 4-0, m.68: Sergio Agüero. Referee: Arnaldo Samaniego (Paraguay). Booked Ade and Cantave. Argentina are looking to win their third World Cup in Russia (they previously won the competition in 1978 and 1986).  Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina kicked off their World Cup preparations with a resounding 4-0 win against Haiti.  Messi consigue un hat-trick con Argentina CEST efe 30/05/2018 In the first half, Messi linked well with Manuel Lanzini, Giovani Lo Celso and Ángel Di María but all Argentina had to show for their efforts was Messi’s 17th minute penalty.  Messi, whose first goal came from the penalty spot, guided Jorge Sampaoli’s side to a comfortable victory in the first of two friendlies they will play before the World Cup begins in Russia.  Barcelona star Lionel Messi set up the fourth goal for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in the game played at Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera. Upd. at 10:40 last_img read more