UAE fines second player for ‘unethical hair’

first_imgAl Ain UAE fines second player in a week for ‘unethical hair’ Seth Vertelney 02:24 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Caio, Al-Ain Karim Sahib Al Ain World Cup WTF Brazilian midfielder Caio follows Murad Batna of Al Wahda as the Arab nation cracked down on the style of various footballers Al Ain’s midfielder Caio has become the second player in a week in the United Arab Emirates to be fined for “unethical hair.”The Brazilian was fined AED1,000 (€219) by the UAE FA’s disciplinary committee for his hairstyle. Caio’s punishment comes just a week after Murad Batna of Al Wahda was hit with a similar fine for the same offence.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The UAE’s Arabian Gulf League imposes strict restrictions on hairstyles, and players who wear mohawks or leave the side of their heads shaved are at risk of fines. Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan also ran afoul of the league’s hair restrictions last season. Gyan was one of 46 players found guilty of breaching the Arabian Gulf League’s rules at the time. Offending players are sent a letter threatening further action if the hair issue is not corrected.last_img read more

Ronaldo says Real Madrid control his future

first_imgTransfers ‘It doesn’t depend on me!’ – Ronaldo says Real Madrid control his future Harry Sherlock 17:02 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Real Madrid Getty Transfers Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League The Portugal international claims that he is not in charge of his future, as rumours persist over Real’s pursuit of PSG superstar Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo insists that his future is entirely in the hands of Real Madrid.The 33-year-old has enjoyed another prolific season at Santiago Bernabeu, scoring 44 goals in 43 games, with the Champions League final against Liverpool looming on Saturday.Nevertheless, rumours persist that Real are intent on signing Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar this summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Goal understands that the former Barcelona attacker is desperate to move to Real, just a season after making a world-record €222 million (£200m/$262m) transfer to France from Camp Nou.Were any deal to be completed, it is likely that Neymar would supplement, rather than replace, the threat of Ronaldo, who shows no sign of slowing down as he enters the twilight of his career.Ronaldo, though, accepts that his future may not depend on him.”I’m fine, I’m happy. I can’t complain. On Saturday, we play another final. The fans are with Cristiano. I’m fine here, but there are things that do not depend on me,” he told Spanish television show El Chiringuito de Jugones.”In my house, yes [things depend on me], but not in Real Madrid’s house [who make their own decisions as a club].”One avenue that is certainly closed for Ronaldo is a return to Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho insistent that Madrid would never strengthen a European rival. Indeed, he believes that, were the Portugal international to leave, he would likely move to the United States to cap a trophy-laden career.”He has to stay until the moment they authorise him to go and play one year in America or anywhere else that he wants to enjoy. It is a closed door,” Mourinho said.Ronaldo, though, still holds strong feelings regarding United, and claimed earlier this week that he would rather face the Red Devils in this weekend’s Champions League final than Jurgen Klopp’s side.last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where all the Touch news from around Australia can be found here with just one click of your mouse button…* The Touch Football Australia AGM was held over the weekend with Bill Ker and Bruce Ainslie being voted onto the TFA Board of Management as Directors and Michael Sparks being re-appointed as Chairman. Keep an eye on the website over the next couple of days for the full story.* The revamped Touch Football Australia website is getting closer to the release date. Rachel and Jon traveled to Melbourne last week to meet and work with the website creators. They took us through the set up and editing process of the site. We have a few more pages to edit and changes to make before the release, but it’s looking great so far. Highlights of the new site include a Tipping competition for the AFL and NRL, a link on the front page specifically for this weekly column, Sixty Seconds in Touch, a new merchandise shop, a new My Club Touch set up and links to Tournaments. We’re hoping to have the website up and running this Friday or early next week at the latest.0* Less than one month until NTL, all referees must have returned their gear order/levy payment forms by now to ensure you will receive your gear in time. Please remember there will be no referees gear available for swapping sizes or buying gear at the NTL. If you need a spare whistle, drink bottle, hat, shirt or socks, please put your order in now. Call Rachel on 1800 654 951 or media@austouch.com.au * In other NTL news, the February 10 deadline for electronic submission of initial team lists has passed. Please ensure they have been submitted to jon@austouch.com.au* Voting for the poll is going crazy, with 741 votes already being submitted on which Opens final should be televised in full (Mens, Womens or Mixed). Womens still holds a commanding lead with 51% of the votes. Arrangements are being made to ensure the fields, teams, players, officials will all be presented professionally and that production will go smoothly. It’s a great opportunity to build the national exposure and show everyone the elite level of our sport.* If you’re interested in advertising in the 2006 NTL booklet, the deadline is one week away. Approximately 3000 copies of the booklet will be distributed at the 2006 NTL and in an effort to further enhance and improve the size and content of the booklet, TFA are offering advertising space for purchase.This is a great opportunity for your business to promote their services amongst the Touch community, or perhaps for your Touch club to promote an upcoming social event or knockout tournament.The cost will be $500 per A4 page, $250 per 1/2 page and $125 per 1/4 page.TFA will also be loading the booklet as a PDF onto the website, to allow all of those not at the event to view the program.Contact media@austouch.com.au or phone 1800 654 951 if you’re interested in this opportunity.* Don’t forget…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (so it’s not really Touch news, but simply news for the good of all mankind). We hope everyone has a great day with their loved ones and friends.* The Australian Mens 30’s Touch team is a chance to win the `Australian Masters Sports Team of the Year’ award at the Australian Sports Awards on February 22. You can watch the awards on SBS or check out the TFA website the next day to see if they won! We’ve heard that most of the team will be in attendance at the awards, it would be great to see them recognised on a national stage. * The NSW Junior State Cup (code name for absolute organisational nightmare with 282 teams) is being held on the 18th and 19th February, at Wollongong. The draft draw is available, make sure you check it out. We’ll all be praying for beautiful weather (unlike the torrential storms that hit last year’s event) to give NSW Touch staff all the help possible. It’s great to see so many enthusiastic junior players, parents and team management helping the sport develop at a junior level.* The Victorian Touch Association (VTA) is currently seeking written applications from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active coaches for the position of Men’s Over 35s Coach. Applications for this position close on Friday, 3 March, please see www.victouch.com.au for more information and application requirements.* Other news out of Victoria is that the Collingwood AFL side met the NZ Crusaders in a match of Touch last week…check out this link for all the details: COLLINGWOOD AND CANTERBURY CRUSADERS PLAY TOUCH* England Touch Rugby are after people who would like to play a part in coaching their players, squads and teams, which will tour to Scotland and South Africa. They are looking for coaches with excellent skill training and knowledge, as well as fitness and diet coaches. If you are interested please contact mike@englandtouchrugby.org.uk. The closing date for expressions of interest is Tuesday 28th February 2006.* TouchWest are calling for nominations for the `TouchWest 2005 Coach of the Year’, as well as nominations for coaches and staff for the 2006 National 18’s sides. For information on these please check out www.touchwest.com * The February 2006 edition, the 11th issue, has been uploaded onto the TFA website. It’s full of stories and info on the January Aussie 18’s camp, the upcoming NTL, a feature article on staff member Maree Curran, great pictures, games and much more. TOUCH-e-TALK, FEBRUARY 2006 EDITION* Remember, if you have any info you would like included in Sixty Seconds in Touch, email Rachel at media@austouch.com.au and fill her in.last_img

Active Deaf Kids Launch – Touch Football

first_imgLast Thursday it was announced the Australian Government will provide an extra $100,000 in funding to Deaf Sports Australia to support the national roll out of its junior participation program.  “Sport is a wonderful platform for inclusion and I commend Deaf Sports Australia for developing this program to overcome the barriers to participation faced by deaf children.” Touch Football Australia was one of four sporting organisations chosen to help launch Deaf Sports Australia’s Active Deaf Kids program at the ACT Netball Centre on Thursday. 28 deaf and hearing impaired children, their parents and teachers witnessed the Federal Minister for Sport Kate Lundy launch the new program. The Minister, being a keen Touch Football player herself, joined the children in the Touch Football clinic organised by Rob Palmer (Touch Football ACT Sport Operations Coordinator) and supported Adam Raptis (Touch Football Australia Sport Development Coordinator) and hard working local volunteer, Greg Ratford. Earlier in her opening address, Minister Lundy explained the rationale of the Active Deaf Kids program stating that it is about ‘levelling the playing field so kids who are deaf or hearing impaired can get involved and participate in sport’. Further she highlighted the importance of sport being a platform of inclusion and a means to overcome the barriers to participation faced by deaf children.  Present to witness the Minister’s launch was the Australian Sports Commission CEO Simon Hollingsworth whose support for the new program ensured that this project can happen and to witness the benefits of the Australian Sports Commission investment into participation funding used by Touch Football to meet the challenge of inclusion as set by Minister Lundy. Deaf Sports Australia CEO Craig Dodson and Touch Football Australia’s General Manager Business Operations David Brady were also present.Touch Football Australia’s involvement continues as it utilises the ASC participation funding to support this community inclusion program for deaf and hearing impaired Australians through Touch Football. The next big event is in January 2013 where Canberra plays host of the first National Deaf Touch Football Championships.Related LinksActive Deaf Kids Launchlast_img read more

Harvey Norman Touch Football day a success

first_imgOver 150 Harvey Norman franchisees took to the fields at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday to learn more about Touch Football as part of their Electrical Conference. Franchisees from across Australia travelled to Sydney for the conference and had the opportunity to have a run around on Wednesday morning to experience the sport after the recent announcement of Harvey Norman becoming a whole of game sponsor for NRL Touch Football. NRL ambassadors, Nathan Hindmarsh and Mario Fenech were also involved in the day, adding plenty of entertainment and humour to the event. Participants were split into 16 teams, taking part in two games each throughout the morning, with the Gorillas, including Hindmarsh who joined the team for the final, defeating Fenech’s newly adopted Buffalos team in the grand final. Hindmarsh and Fenech were full of praise for the event and the relationship. “It was a great day, there’s nothing better than being outside having a run around. It beats being in the office so I was glad to be involved in the day and beating Mario in the grand final made it an even better day,” Hindmarsh said. “Harvey Norman is a major sponsor of NRL Touch Football which is outstanding news. Harvey Norman has always been a great sponsor of Rugby League over the years, so it’s fitting they’ve started with Touch Football to help grow both codes,” Hindmarsh said. “It was great. Harvey Norman has been a great partner of Rugby League, I’m friends with Harvey Norman and it’s great to be involved,” Fenech said. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said the event was a great way to see the relationship come into fruition following the announcement in early October. “I thought it was a fantastic day, so many people just enjoying themselves. We had four fields running at once, franchisees from all around the country participating in Touch Football and really creating strong ambassadors not only for the relationship but also for our product in terms of Touch Football,” Maguire said. “(Hindmarsh and Fenech) found their way into the first match and made sure they kicked the day off against each other and come grand final time it was no surprise that they found their way onto the two teams participating. They are great ambassadors for our sport as well as the Rugby League and certainly the relationship between us and Harvey Norman.”Harvey Norman’s Chief Operating Officer, John Slack-Smith, said the event was a great opportunity for the franchisees to have a taste of Touch Football. “It was fantastic, when you’ve got people who are genuinely enthusiastic about being involved, sporting skill or not, and a great Sydney day, it’s been lots of fun,” Slack-Smith said. Harvey Norman Caringbah’s Ian Crawford was part of the winning ‘Gorillas’ team and is looking forward to being able to create a relationship with his local Touch Football community. “I had a great time. It’s a fantastic day, a great venue. There were a lot of laughs involved,” Crawford said. “It’s a great team sport, a lot of the guys here today I hadn’t met before but I got to know them really well. It’s a great way to meet new people and have some fun times together. It doesn’t have to be super serious, it’s just a lot of fun.”To view some photos from the day, please visit the Touch Football Australia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia. Stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for all of the highlights of the day – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksHarvey Norman Touch Daylast_img read more

10 months agoMonaco fight Chelsea over Fabregas transfer fee

first_imgMonaco fight Chelsea over Fabregas transfer feeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Monaco are fighting over a suitable transfer fee for Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has flown into the principality and agreed personal terms over a two-and-a-half year contract, which included a signing bonus worth in excess of £9m. Fabregas, who waved goodbye to supporters after Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest, could have joined the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season when his Chelsea contract expires.However, Chelsea want to cash in while on the 31-year-old and are holding out for £10m, but Monaco aren’t willing to meet their evaluation. A deal is still expected to be completed before the transfer window shuts at the end of January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Udinese chief Bonato: Losing Higuain to Chelsea would be AC Milan blow

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Udinese chief Bonato: Losing Higuain to Chelsea would be AC Milan blowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Udinese sports chief Nereo Bonato has warned AC Milan about losing Gonzalo Higuain.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain is wanted by Chelsea this month.Bonato told TMW: “It’s been a complicated story from the beginning, I think Higuain was not happy to leave Juventus, but there’s also Milan’s unsatisfactory performance.”And Higuain will surely be tempted by Chelsea, looking for a central striker. “Milan need investment, they must try to enter the Champions League and it will be more difficult without the Argentine.” last_img read more

9 days agoArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballos

first_imgArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballosby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring forward plans to sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man to replace Mesut Ozil, who he is eager to move on.Arsenal are set to open talks with Real in the coming weeks to discuss a fee for Ceballos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Monday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/23/15)

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-02-21 at 10.09.04 PMTwitter/MiaKhalifaHere’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Former Oregon player Kyle Long explained why he didn’t have to watch quarterback Marcus Mariota in the NFL combine over the weekend.2. Porn star Mia Khalifa poked fun at quarterback Jameis Winston for his slow 40-yard dash time.3. Louisville announced senior guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the team.4. Penn State’s Football team dropped an incredible dance routine at THON on Saturday.5. Ohio State football players reminded Michigan of the Buckeyes’ domination on the gridiron following its basketball loss.6. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made it clear over Twitter that he’s not impressed with the Knicks.7. Miami defensive back Antonio Crawford skipped practice and went on a Twitter rant.8. Nebraska students wore protective goggles at its basketball game to mock notorious Iowa eye poker Adam Woodbury.9. Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh was at the Ohio State-Michigan game yesterday.10. Ohio State outside linebacker Jamarco Jones was disgusted with its performance and loss to Michigan.Video of the Day: Miami’s Phillip Dorsett Ran 4.33 40-Yard-Dash At Combine. Tweet of the Day: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Was Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV.Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Girlfriend of the Day: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht, who once tweeted at Kate Upton, hasn’t lowered his standards. He’s isn’t dating Charlotte McKinney, but he clearly wishes he was.Check Out Friday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more

De Bruyne admits to being below his best

first_imgKevin De Bruyne admits he has been below his best for Manchester City but believes regular game time will help to rediscover his spark.The Belgium international enjoyed a stunning 2017-18 campaign, in what was a record-breaking season for all concerned at the Etihad Stadium.He delivered eight goals and 16 assists in Premier League competition, having posted six efforts and laid on 18 more in 2016-17. 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 target has been found just once this term, but De Bruyne has been severely hampered by injury.Ligament damage in his right leg kept him out for three months early in 2018-19, while a similar ailment in his left knee sidelined him in November.He has been restricted to just two Premier League starts as a result, and told reporters of his form after the most recent of those against Huddersfield: “I’m getting better.“You need a run of games where you play a lot because I’m not used to playing every three days, but I’m getting there.“I’m happy with the way I’m performing. It’s not the same record as last year, but you can expect that because I’ve been out since the World Cup.“To come back twice is not mentally not that easy, but I’m happy to be back playing football again.”De Bruyne Manchester City Burton 2018-19De Bruyne concedes that the only way he is going to make the contribution expected of him is to take in more minutes.With that in mind, he is eager to figure as often as possible over the coming weeks.City’s next outing is set to come against Burton Albion in the second leg of a Carabao Cup semi-final clash that they already lead 9-0 on aggregate.“I want to play every game,” said De Bruyne.“We know with Burton, we should go through, but every game you need to show respect to the other teams. What they did is amazing for them. In the end, it is the manager’s decision who plays on Wednesday.“We want to go as far as possible and until now we have done well, so we will try to keep that going.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Video: Alabama Freshman QB Jalen Hurts Shows Off Ridiculous Arm On 39-Yard Touchdown Pass

first_imgJalen Hurts throwing a touchdown pass.Jalen Hurts didn’t start for Alabama, but he’s making his presence known against USC Saturday night.Blake Barnett started at quarterback for Alabama on Saturday night, but it’s true freshman Jalen Hurts who led the team to its first score. Hurts, who wasn’t even supposed to be playing per Nick Saban’s statement earlier this week, found ArDarius Stewart for a 39-yard score in the second quarter. Hurts had some serious zip on the ball.This is Jalen Hurts.You have been warned.@AlabamaFTBL 7-3. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/pCZFhkdsXb— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 4, 2016Saban had mentioned earlier in the week that it would be Barnett and Cooper Bateman who saw action in the contest. So much for that.Alabama now leads 7-3. It’s shaping up to be a great one.last_img read more

Lingard: We were complacent in World Cup semi-final

first_imgEngland got complacent in last year’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, says Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, and were ultimately defeated by players with more big-game experience. The Three Lions are preparing to line up for another last-four clash on Thursday, this time against Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. Gareth Southgate’s side delivered England’s best showing at a major tournament since 1996 last summer but were ultimately defeated by Croatia, despite taking the lead through a Kieran Trippier free-kick in the fifth minute.  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? A second-half effort from Ivan Perisic took the clash to extra time and Mario Mandzukic made it 2-1 with 11 minutes to play to ensure Croatia took a spot against France in the final. Looking back on the game while filming a YouTube video with former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Lingard, who played the full semi-final in Russia, said of the moment Trippier put England 1-0 up: “It was mad.”I think we got a bit too ahead of ourselves, thinking we could actually win it.“Then we just got complacent at the end, we should have seen the game out.“That whole tournament was up there, that’ll live in the memory,” he continued.Croatia went on to finish runners-up, losing 4-2 to France in the final, although Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award as the most outstanding player of the tournament. “I think it was the experience, they had Modric and [Ivan] Rakitic and they had been in semi-finals before, they know how to handle situations,” added Lingard.England went on to finish above Croatia in their Nations League group campaign, defeating Zlatko Dalic’s side 2-1 at Wembley in the last fixture to ensure qualification for the finals. Lingard was named in Southgate’s 23-man squad to face Netherlands, but last summer’s semi-final scorer Trippier missed out to right-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker.The Tottenham defender admitted he deserved the snub, though, having been below par for his club last season and struggling with a number of minor injuries.Should England be successful against a talented Dutch side, a final against either Portugal or Switzerland would await.last_img read more

Kean’s father: My son nearly joined Man Utd

first_imgMoise Kean’s father has said that he stopped his son from joining Manchester United several years ago.The Juventus striker has emerged as one of his country’s top young talents, but he appears on the verge of a move to England. Goal reported earlier this week that the 19-year-old is set to join Everton in a deal worth an initial €32 million (£29m/$35m). 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? But it could have been different for the Italy international, who nearly joined United in his early teens according to his father. “I did stop his transfer at the time, his mother wanted to send him to Manchester [United],” Biorou Jean Kean told Omnisport.”I said no because I wanted him to stay at Juventus and keep learning. He was not mature enough yet. “To send a young boy abroad aged just 14-15 years old didn’t convince me at that time.”Kean is now ready to make that move, having scored six Serie A goals for Juve last season despite making just 13 appearances and five starts.  The striker has represented Italy at every youth level, and has now scored two goals in three caps for the senior national team. Kean’s father, who was born in the Ivory Coast, believes his son has what it takes to be a success in the Premier League. “I completely trust my son, he will make a big impact in English football with his new team,” Kean said. “He is someone who brings joy wherever he plays. “I’m sure my son will not look bad in England. He will make our family, Italy and Ivory Coast proud.”Man Utd may have missed out on Kean several years ago, but they do appear close to landing another Juventus striker this summer. United have opened discussions over a move for Paulo Dybala in what could potentially be a swap deal with Juve involving Romelu Lukaku.last_img read more

Ohio State Football Coach Appearing In Court After May Arrest

first_imgThe opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith is appearing in court today after a May arrest for criminal trespassing. The school is reportedly aware of the Zach Smith arrest.Smith was taken in by officers back on May 12. The alleged incident occurred in the city of Delaware, Ohio, a bit north of Columbus.Eleven Warriors broke the news about his court appearance this afternoon:Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith is set to appear in court Wednesday afternoon following a May arrest for criminal trespassing, according to a Delaware Municipal Court record.Per case No. 18CRB01399-A, Smith was arrested May 12 by Sgt. Ron Sallows for criminal trespassing and has since pleaded not guilty. His court date is set for Wednesday at 2 p.m.Ohio State did not comment at the time of publication.Further details of the Zach Smith arrest are unknown at this time.Smith is the only assistant coach that remains at Ohio State from Urban Meyer’s first staff. He is the grandson of former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce, who passed away earlier this year.He is known as one of the better recruiters on the staff. Non-Buckeye fans may also recognize the name from his active social media presence.We’ll have more on Smith’s arrest as we learn it.[Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

A Photo Of Jim Harbaugh’s Crazy Whiteboard At Michigan Is Going Viral

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.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)Jim Harbaugh is kind of a weird guy. You know this already, obviously.So, it shouldn’t be surprising to see that Michigan’s head football coach has a huge whiteboard in his Wolverines’ office, complete with a bunch of odd phrases like:“FAT IS THE ENEMY OF SPEED.”And:“IF YOU ARE BORED YOU ARE BORING.”OK then.Here’s a look at the full board, shared by ESPN’s Marty Smith.Within his office, @CoachJim4UM has a massive whiteboard covered with Harbaughisms. “Fat is the enemy of speed.” ? pic.twitter.com/IIRdBpnypQ— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 20, 2018Smith was in Ann Arbor, Mich. doing a piece on Harbaugh for ESPN’s College GameDay. The piece will air Week 1.Like you’ve never heard him before…Airs @CollegeGameDay, Sept. 1. pic.twitter.com/lot4zFOr8Z— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 20, 2018ESPN’s College GameDay is set to air from South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 1 prior to Michigan’s game at Notre Dame.last_img read more

A Major Upset Is Currently Brewing In The SEC

first_imgA football game between LSU and Ole Miss.OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)Upsets during the first few weeks of college football aren’t all that common. Most major programs enter their seasons against inferior opponents to get ready for stiffer competition.It’s not working out too well for Ole Miss. The Rebels kicked off against FCS program Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon with dreams of a 2-0 start in their future.However, the Salukis didn’t come to play for second place. Southern Illinois currently leads the contest at the half by a score of 38-35.It’s been an offensive outburst for both program who have racked up nearly 800 combined total yards in just two quarters of play.The #Salukis lead Ole Miss 38-35 at halftime. #RunWithUs pic.twitter.com/c1IrtwQI80— Saluki Football (@SIU_Football) September 8, 2018Can the Salukis hold on to take down the Rebels in their home stadium? Or will Ole Miss battle back and spoil the upset plans Southern Illinois has worked on for 30 minutes.Tune in to the SEC Network to find out who will take home the win and move to 2-0 on the season.last_img read more

Alabama Player Issues Statement After Getting Caught Throwing Punches

first_imgalabama player caught punching an opponentAlabama standout defensive lineman Raekwon Davis appeared to get caught throwing multiple punches at a Missouri offensive lineman during the win on Saturday night.Replay showed Davis throwing some jabs at the Tigers’ lineman after the play had been stopped. Many were calling for Davis to get ejected, but he only got a personal foul penalty.Here’s replay of what happened:Alabama’s Raekwon Davis Throws Punches During Game Against Missouri; No Ejection From The Refs & Head Coach Nick Saban Allows Him To Stay In The Game pic.twitter.com/Y9LJOmMnvn— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 14, 2018Davis took to Twitter after the game to issue an apology:“I would like to apologize to Kevin Pendleton, the Missouri Tigers, their fans, Alabama Fans, and my teammates and coaches for my actions during tonight’s game. I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and that’s unacceptable. Again I’m sorry and it will never happen again.”I would like to apologize to Kevin Pendleton, the Missouri Tigers, their fans, Alabama Fans, and my teammates and coaches for my actions during tonight’s game. I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and that’s unacceptable. Again I’m sorry and it will never happen again.— Raekwon Davis (@Raekwondavis_99) October 14, 2018While there was no ejection, it’s possible the SEC will look into this play and decide on further punishment for Davis.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Gus Johnson Receives Flak For “Tone-Deaf” Comments About Urban Meyer

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes dominated Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines on Saturday en route to a 62-39 win. The win moved Ohio State to 11-1 on the year and secured a date with Northwestern in the Big Ten title game.During the waning moments of the game, FOX broadcaster Gus Johnson spoke about the winning head coach. Urban Meyer, who was suspended for three games earlier in the season after a report suggested he covered up allegations of abuse against an assistant coach, received praise from Johnson for everything Meyer has “gone through.”Viewers watching at home were unhappy with Johnson’s comments, suggesting Meyer should not receive praise for winning football games after the allegations against him earlier in the year.A quick Michigan-Ohio State thought: FOX really needed a far more muted presentation of Urban Meyer. Seriously…..Gus Johnson saying there aren’t many men like him, the whole crew talking about “all the things he’s gone through”….Just a really tone-deaf, bad look all around.— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) November 24, 2018Is Gus Johnson being paid every time he mentions Urban Meyer’s cyst? Let’s please avoid portraying Meyer as a victim and having overcome the domestic violence suspension.— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) November 24, 2018Clearly viewers at home weren’t happy with the way Johnson talked about Urban Meyer and his tumultuous 2018 season.In the end, Ohio State walked out with a win and Meyer’s season will continue against Northwestern.last_img read more

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Tweets Message After Win vs. Michigan

first_imgDwayne Haskins throws a pass for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the second quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins had quite the performance against Michigan this afternoon, throwing for more than 300 yards and 5 touchdowns in the blowout win over his rival.The Buckeyes improved to 11-1 on the season with the win. Urban Meyer and Co. will head to the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend, where they’ll take on Northwestern.Haskins is excited.Ohio State’s star quarterback took to Twitter to issue a message following the win over Michigan.“You can sleep if you wanna but not on me baby… #NotDoneYet #Shhh #SeeYouNextWeek,” he wrote.You can sleep if you wanna but not on me baby… ?? #NotDoneYet #Shhh #SeeYouNextWeek pic.twitter.com/dPMAN2TDtG— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) November 24, 2018You’ll certainly be seeing Ohio State next weekend.The Buckeyes and the Wildcats are set to meet in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.If Ohio State wins, it’ll be in serious contention for the College Football Playoff.last_img read more