10 months agoIcardi family rift goes public between brother and wife

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Icardi family rift goes public between brother and wifeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan captain Mauro Icardi says he won’t be pressured into signing a new deal.However, a family rift has been revealed involving his wife and agent, Wanda Nara.Icardi posted to Instagram: “I want to clarify to all the fans who read work written by pseudo-journalists in ‘serious’ newspapers, which write or give instructions to write without knowing or having a real idea of the facts, that my renewal will only take place when Inter make me a correct and concrete offer.“Only after that can we talk about my renewal with truth, while putting to one side the lies that have been spread.”His brother Guido, on the other hand, could not resist a dig at Nara, suggesting she was a ‘parasite’.“Of course, he turns over €20,000 a week to me …” replied the tattoo artist to a question about whether Mauro helped him financially.When asked about his relationship with Mauro, he responded: “I never said that it was all bad with him, just that there are too many parasites attached to his wallet, but he’s an example for me and I love him generally speaking.”So what does he think about his sibling’s wife?“Obviously…” he wrote, followed by a vomiting emoji. last_img read more

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2015 ACC Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Analysis

first_imgACC tournament bracket for 2015 season.The 2015 ACC men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Tuesday, March 10 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. 2015acctourney(@LifeOfADukeFan)Every ACC Tournament game will be available on either ESPN or ESPN2, as well as the ACC Network. dukeFavorite: DukeVirginia clinched its second straight ACC regular season title after finishing 16-2 in conference play and 28-2 overall. The Cavaliers are a good bet to clinch a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and have perhaps the toughest defense in the nation, but right now it is hard to argue against Duke as the hottest team in the league. After a shaky (by Duke standards) 4-3 start in ACC play, the Blue Devils rattled off 11 straight wins to finish with a 15-3 conference record. Duke’s explosive offense hasn’t been held under 70 points since January, when it became one of only two teams to beat Virginia, knocking off the Hoos 69-63 in Charlottesville. Duke has the most talented post player in the country in Jahlil Okafor, a terrific guard combo in Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones, and a dynamic wing player in freshman Justise Winslow. There should also be plenty of Duke fans making the trip to Greensboro, which gives Coach K’s team a definitive edge over most ACC foes. ncstateSleeper: North Carolina StateIt is hard to get a read on the Wolfpack this season. Mark Gottfried’s team is capable of losing to the ACC’s bottom feeders (88-84 at Wake Forest, 79-63 at Boston College), but it also holds wins over Duke, Louisville, and North Carolina this season. The ‘Pack is coming off of a very nice season-ending win against Syracuse, defeating the Orange 71-57 in Raleigh. N.C. State enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 7 seed, and will face Pittsburgh, a team that it defeated 68-50 in early January, in its first game. With a win, the Wolfpack will have a chance to pick up a second win against Duke. N.C. State fans should also have a strong showing in Greensboro, as they did last year, when the Wolfpack made a run to the semi-finals, helping push the team off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack are no lock for the Big Dance, and can help themselves with a good performance in Greensboro once again.last_img read more

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Lovren not concerned by ‘favourites’ tag

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren will not be swayed by his team being labelled as favourites to win the Premier League, and called on the Reds to keep their focus at the top of the table.Lovren sent his side on the way to victory on Boxing Day with a wonderful volley against Newcastle United, his first of the season for the club.Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho then struck in the second half to seal a 4-0 victory, which, combined with a second straight defeat for Manchester City, sent Liverpool six points clear at the summit. 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? That healthy lead has seen Liverpool tagged as the new front-runners, but Lovren is not interested in such talk.”We know how in football everything changes quickly. It doesn’t take too long to lose one game and everything changes quite quickly,” he said to reporters on Thursday.”For us, every game is a final. It’s good to hear all these positive words but we don’t live on these positive words, we live on winning games and that’s what matters.”When you look at the result it’s good for us, of course, but we don’t look at who is behind us or in front of us. It’s more only about us and that’s how we should do it always.”We learn from all these previous seasons. When you look today it was quite a tough first half, there were chances but we couldn’t find the right spot to score.”Luckily enough I scored but again we had this winning mentality that kept us going, and the second half we played like a new game.”Lovren’s strike was only his seventh in more than 150 games for Liverpool since joining from Southampton in 2014.And he admitted that good fortune played its part in opening the scoring in such emphatic fashion.”Usually it’s a position to kick the ball out, to be honest, but [I was] lucky enough to score it,” he added. “But it doesn’t matter, the most important thing is the three points and this winning mentality that we need to keep.”It will be tough, for sure, it’s a good moment for us but we can’t enjoy now – maybe for the next couple of hours, yes, but then tomorrow we are already focused for the next game, and this is football how it should be.”Liverpool are back in action on Saturday, when fifth-placed Arsenal visit Anfield.A potential top of the table clash then looms on January 3, with Man City hosting the current leaders. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Arsenal crisis deepens with Koscielny & Sokratis injuries

first_imgLaurent Koscielny and Sokratis Papastathopoulos left Friday’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United due to injury, further worsening Arsenal’s defensive crisis.Arsenal recently lost Hector Bellerin to injury as the fullback has been ruled out for up to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.Arsenal fell to the Red Devils 3-1 in Friday’s FA Cup clash with Lingard, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez providing the goals for Manchester United in a match where the two key defensive pieces were forced out. 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? “I’m happy because I think our work is good, but the result is bad,” Emery said after the loss.”Today it’s the result and the injuries. They don’t help us to be in the match, maybe when the result’s 1-2. In this moment we had the possibility to grow and to win, but these injuries – especially the one to Koscielny – didn’t help us because our rhythm went down.”Also, we needed to change different players to play at centre back. They were very clinical today and in the moments when we attacked, we got into the box but couldn’t produce the last action to score.”We deserved more but we played against Manchester United who are in their best moment of the season, and they have a lot of players to make the difference.”On Friday, Koscielny was at the center of a collision with Romelu Lukaku, as the Manchester United forward’s foot collided with the Frenchman’s head.Lukaku immediately signaled to the physio, ruling Koscielny out after a lengthy delay in play.The incident came after Sokratis was also knocked out of the match after falling awkwardly on his ankle while competing for a ball against Jesse Lingard.Sokratis was then replaced by Shkodran Mustafi in the 20th minute.”I think they weren’t big injuries for Sokratis [his ankle],” Emery said after the match. “Maybe Laurent Koscielny is going to hospital to [analyse] what injury he has. Maybe he’s broken [his cheek or jaw] but I hope not.Bellerin’s recent injury sees him join Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck on the club’s long-term injury list.Fortunately for Unai Emery, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is nearing a return from a fractured metatarsal.Next up for Arsenal is a match against Cardiff at the Emirates on Tuesday before an away match against Manchester City next Sunday.last_img read more

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Paul Finebaum: Jim Harbaugh “Hasn’t Won Anything” And “Isn’t Worth $9 Million”

first_imgJim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)ESPN’s Paul Finebaum once again took aim at Jim Harbaugh and Michigan today.Speaking on SportsCenter, Finebaum was asked about Harbaugh’s $9 million salary, tops for college football head coaches. He responded by saying he didn’t feel Harbaugh was worth that type of compensation.“Listen, he’s turned the program around. But I have to ask you this question; up until now, what has he done?” Finebaum said. “He doesn’t have what I consider to be a signature win. He hasn’t beaten his rival yet, Ohio State. He didn’t beat Michigan State last year. It’s $9 million, and quite frankly it’s a lot of money and I don’t think he’s worth it…Try winning a championship before you make that kind of money.”Finebaum is no stranger to criticizing Michigan fans. He’s done it on numerous occasions over the past few months.  He also compared Harbaugh to Donald Trump back in April.If and when Michigan finally does win something by Finebaum’s standards, expect him to hear it from Maize and Blue fans. Michigan can beat Michigan State as early as this Saturday.If you want to watch the full clip of Finebaum talking about Michigan, click the link to Land of 10 below.[ Land of 10 ]last_img read more

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Johnny Manziel Will Have To Unseat Another Former SEC QB To Actually Play In The CFL

first_imgJohnny Manziel on the bench for Texas A&M.COLLEGE STATION, TX – AUGUST 31: Johnny Manziel #2 of Texas A&M Aggies waits on the bench during the first quarter of the game against the Rice Owls at Kyle Field on August 31, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel will be facing some stiff competition if he wants to actually start for his new football team. Saturday, Manziel, a former NFL first round pick, announced he’d be heading up north to join the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and play in the CFL. Most think it’s a good move – but obviously, he’s going to need to get on the field if he wants to impress NFL scouts once again.How does he get on the field? He’s going to have to beat out former Oregon and Ole Miss signal-caller Jeremiah Masoli, who started the majority of the team’s games a year ago.Masoli started two years at Oregon and one year at Ole Miss. June Jones, the team’s coach, told the National Post that the starting job won’t just be handed to Manziel.“Let me tell you something right now, he’s got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah,” Jones said of Manziel.“He’s got a lot to catch up on, but he’ll spend the time to get that done. I know he will because he’s already learned that lesson.”One would think that if the quarterback competition is close, Manziel will get the nod. From a marketing standpoint, he’s a far more attractive option. He’ll likely sell more jerseys than any player in CFL history before it’s all said and done.The CFL season starts in mid-June, so Manziel doesn’t have a ton of time to get prepared. It’ll be interesting to see whether he’s up to speed by the time the 2018 campaign kicks off – and whether his coach gives him the job after such a short time learning their system.last_img read more

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4-Star Quarterback Decommits From Big 12 School, Reopens Recruitment

first_imgMemorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats.LAWRENCE, KS – AUGUST 30: Memorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats on August 30, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. Northwestern defeated Kansas 28-20. (Photo by Dave Kaup/Getty Images)Lance LeGendre was set to be one of the biggest recruits in years for Kansas football. On Wednesday morning that changed.LeGendre elected to decommit from David Beaty and the Jayhawks. The No. 5-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country has plenty of bigger offers, and will explore those.He made the announcement via Twitter yesterday:#Godsplan! pic.twitter.com/ZPvXNgf7Bg— 十二(jū ni) (@LLeGendre12_) August 1, 2018LeGendre committed to Kansas back on February 26. Since that decision, he’s picked up a few big offers.Florida State, Georgia, and Texas A&M have all extended offers in the last few months. He also camped at Tennessee, which has also offered, a few weeks after giving his pledge to Kansas.Overall, Lance LeGendre has 22 reported scholarship offers.Alabama, Houston, Missouri, and Oklahoma State are among the other prominent programs after him.LeGendre is ranked No. 229 overall in the class of 2019. The New Orleans native is the No. 14-ranked player in Louisiana.Kansas is down to just two commits in the 2019 class: three-star tight end Clay Cundiff, and two-star running back Cole Mueller.With the expectation that he will be fired this season looming over him, it will be very tough for David Beaty to build this class ahead of the season.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Loves What Notre Dame’s Doing At Its Playoff Hotel

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are making their first College Football Playoff appearance and have a lot to be proud of. But the school is going above and beyond in making the players feel welcome during their hotel stay.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit shared video footage of the floor at the hotel the team is staying at, revealing that the floor tiles had been altered to show the names and numbers of all of the Notre Dame players.Herbstreit noted his approval. “Wow!! Great idea and very classy,” he wrote.Wow!!Great idea and very classy. Well done @NDFootball https://t.co/t6SOJApN8s— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 23, 2018The Fighting Irish will be playing against the Clemson Tigers in the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic next weekend.Notre Dame finished the 2018 regular season with a 12-0 record, while Clemson secured their spot in the College Football Playoff with an undefeated regular season record and an ACC title.Notre Dame’s last appearance in the Cotton Bowl was in 1994, when they won back-to-back Cotton Bowl Classics against Texas A&M.Clemson is appearing in the Cotton Bowl Classic for the first time since 1940.Notre Dame and Clemson are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. on ESPN on Dec. 29.last_img read more

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Oakland A’s Reportedly Expect Kyler Murray To Attend Training Camp

first_imgkyler murray walks off the field after the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Earlier this week it was reported that former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray was on the list of non-roster invites to training camp for the Oakland Athletics. Murray signed a deal with the A’s that would allow him to play football for the Sooners this season before joining the team for the 2019 season.However, after Murray’s Heisman-winning campaign, he entered his name into the NFL draft and could end up taking his talents to the gridiron rather than the baseball diamond.Despite Murray entering his name into the NFL draft, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin said he expects to see Murray at spring training.Per Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, Melvin had the following to say about Murray.But at this point in time we haven’t heard anything different and I’m expecting him to be in spring training. If something changes in the meantime then we deal with it.Murray has the potential to become a first round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. If he heads to the NFL, Murray would have to return the $4.7 million signing bonus he received in June from the A’s.The first workout for position players for the Athletics is set for February 16, while the NFL scouting Combine kicks off on February 26.last_img read more

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Photo Of Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost Is Going Viral

first_img My goodness Coach Frost is chiseled📷@huskerextra pic.twitter.com/i2PDxhQ71Z— Husker Hype (@husker_hype) August 7, 2019That’s definitely not a head coach you want to argue with. We’ll venture a guess that Nebraska players are sure to not get into it with the 44-year-old head coach.The Huskers, meanwhile, are a couple of weeks away from beginning their 2019 season.Nebraska enters Year 2 of the Scott Frost era with a lot of optimism. The Huskers are a trendy Big Ten West Division champion pick and Adrian Martinez is getting Heisman Trophy hype at the quarterback position.Frost’s team opens the year on Aug. 31 against South Alabama. Scott Frost roams the sideline for Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches late game action against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It’s been more than 20 years since Scott Frost played college football, but the Nebraska head coach very much still looks like an elite athlete.Frost, 44, looks like he’s in playing shape as he practices with the Huskers, who are preparing for a hyped-up 2019 season.A photo of a jacked-up Frost is going viral on social media.The photo comes from the Journal Star.last_img read more

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