About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Oxlade Chamberlain comeback weeks awayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will be training in February.Klopp has announced the former Arsenal midfielder is on the mend after he rupturing a anterior cruciate ligament last season.Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out for the entirety of this season with his knee injury but has shown remarkable signs of recovery and could be back training in just two months.He said: “He started going on the pitch and from the first step it looked completely normal. There was no reaction. It is the best news.”There’s no pressure on him but it looks like February, maybe, he is back on normal training. That gives us hope he will be back this season.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Al Gharafa to bid for Everton striker Cenk Tosunby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAl Gharafa are planning a substantial offer to sign Everton striker Cenk Tosun.Sky Sports says the transfer window in Qatar does not close until September 30 and Al Gharafa are targeting the 28-year-old, who has fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park following the summer signing of Moise Kean.Tosun has not played in the Premier League at all yet this season and did not make the Toffees’ 18-man squad for Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Bournemouth.Dominic Calvert-Lewin started and scored Everton’s goal in the 3-1 defeat, before Keane arrived as a 71st-minute substitute.Tosun, meanwhile, has featured only in the EFL Cup win at Lincoln this term, having reportedly turned down moves back to Turkey in the summer in favour of fighting for a place under Marco Silva.
Ward-Prowse calls for Southampton introspectionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is hoping for some introspection from the team after recent results.The Saints have lost three games in a row heading into the international break.Their most recent setback was a 4-1 loss to Chelsea at home.Ward-Prowse knows they must start picking up wins to avoid getting dragged into another relegation battle.The midfielder told reporters: “I think certainly it will be a case of having a look at ourselves individually and collectively.”First of all, we need to see what we ourselves as individuals need to do and change to bring to the table.”We’ve got a good period of time to work on a few things during the international break, so it will be a good time to work on them.”I think we all, individually, need to be better.”We’ve had an OK start to the season with a few good results here and there, but we need to be consistently better.”We want to start taking points off the big teams and we need to get that belief and drive back to do it again.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
One of the greatest shots in the history of the Ohio State men’s basketball program was made 10 years ago today. On March 6, 2005, Buckeye forward Matt Sylvester hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to beat then-undefeated and No. 1-ranked Illinois in Columbus, 65-64. Here’s the play: What will March bring for this year’s Ohio State team? The Buckeyes are set to face Wisconsin on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS.
IG/theohiostatefootballOhio State running back Mike Weber, a four-star recruit entering his freshman year, may not be available for the Buckeyes when they take on Virginia Tech in their opening contest. Weber, who earned the removal of his black stripe just this past Saturday, has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday morning. Eleven Warriors was the first to report the news. He’s expected to be sidelined 3-4 weeks.Weber took to Twitter late Monday night to inform his followers that he isn’t getting down on himself.Minor setback for a major comeback …God got plans man— Mike Weber (@mikeweber25) August 18, 2015Weber was competing for the backup running back role against Bri’onte Dunn. Let’s hope he’s back on the field in no time.
Friday morning, a student at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana reportedly opened fire on his classmates and teachers – sending two people to the hospital. Jason Seaman, a science teacher at the school, was shot three times during the ordeal – and it’s being reported that he was still able to help stop the shooting.Seaman was hit three times – once in the abdomen, once in the hip and once in the forearm. Friday afternoon, his mother was issuing updates on her Facebook page regarding his status. He reportedly underwent surgery for his injuries and appears to be doing well in the aftermath.Seaman is a former college football player. He suited up for Southern Illinois from 2007-2010 before becoming a teacher.WTHR obtained a quote from Seaman. It shows how dedicated he is to the students he teaches on a daily basis.“To all the students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You’re the reason I teach.”Here’s the full quote:A statement from Jason Seaman the Noblesville West Middle school teacher who stopped the shooter. pic.twitter.com/qJgfDYGiKh— Jim Johnston (@JJohnstonWTHR) May 25, 2018Ella Whistler, a 13-year-old student, was the other person injured in the attack. She’s reportedly in critical but stable condition.Our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with the victims and their families.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 06: A general view of Ohio Stadium during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Ohio Bobcats on September 6, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Two days ago, Brett McMurphy released a bombshell report alleging Urban Meyer knew about the assault allegations against fired wide receivers coach Zach Smith. The allegations stem from a 2015 incident.In his initial piece, McMurphy showed a series of photos from Courtney Smith that showed her bloodied and with bruises she claims are the result of domestic violence.Smith, the fired wide receivers coach, appeared in two interviews with 105.7 The Fan and ESPN on Friday afternoon. During the interviews, Smith said he “never committed domestic abuse” against his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.Brett McMurphy countered that with a previously unreleased text exchange. This exchange is allegedly between Zach Smith and Courtney Smith and if so, it seems to confirm a domestic violence incident occurred.Zach Smith told @1057TheZone he never abused Courtney. Here is text message b/w Zach & Courtney when he admits & apologizes for strangling his wife on Punta Cana trip in March 2015 & again in April pic.twitter.com/GjcjWh6mFT— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 3, 2018How this affects Urban Meyer and his future at Ohio State is anyone’s guess. Meyer announced he knew about alleged domestic violence incidents and reported it up the chain.This does, however, call into question Smith’s interviews with 105.7 and ESPN where he said anything that happened to her body was “defensive movements” to remove himself from the situation.Stay tuned for more.
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Over the weekend, the LSU Tigers dismantled the Miami Hurricanes. Although the final score, 33-17, was relatively close, the action on the field pointed to a dominant effort by the Tigers.The win came at a price, however. Star defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson suffered a season-ending knee injury during the contest, according to LSU beat reporter Ross Dellenger.Chaisson reportedly tore his ACL and will miss the season as a result of the injury.Here’s the news from Dellenger.#LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson is out for the season with a torn ACL.Ed Orgeron announcing the news soon.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 4, 2018It’s a huge loss for the Tigers’ defensive front. Chaisson had five tackles and one sack in three quarters against Miami. During his freshman campaign, Chaisson racked up 27 tackles and two sacks in limited action – which was enough to earn him Freshman All-SEC honors.Talk around the LSU football program suggested Chaisson had a chance to break the school’s single-season sack record this year. Chaisson took over for star pass rusher Arden Key, who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders.It’s a tough break for the star sophomore.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie is making a recovery from the serious brain injury he sustained in a game against Vanderbilt. The latest update is especially encouraging.Abercombie has been upgraded to stable condition, according to a statement from the TSU football Twitter account.He had been in critical condition since collapsing during the game against the Commodores on Sept. 29.Prior updates from Abercrombie’s family indicated he was making progress, but this is the best news yet.“Christian has been off the ventilator for over 24 hours and is breathing on his own,” the TSU statement reads.Update on Christion Abercrombie – October 14, 2018 pic.twitter.com/F5ECu7VUwt— TennesseeSt Football (@tsu_football) October 14, 2018It is awesome see this good news for Abercrombie. Things seemed bleak when he was first hospitalized.We continue to wish him a full recovery and hope keeps improving.
BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Katie Hnida made history back in the early 2000s, when she became the second woman to dress for a Division I college football team, and the first to score in a game.Hnida walked on at Colorado, and then transferred to New Mexico, where she knocked in a pair of extra points during a win over Texas State in 2003.The next year, Hnida made headlines when she alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a Colorado teammate years earlier.Former Buffaloes coach Gary Barnett drew criticism for his response to the allegations, which were to call Hnida “a distraction,” and an “awful, terrible” kicker, per a 2004 ESPN article. Hnida has gone on to work as a spokeswoman for rape and domestic violence survivors.According to her family, Katie Hnida recently suffered multiple organ failure after taking a common, prescribed medication.The family has set up a GoFundMe page, which has raised over $13,000 of a $20,000 goal thus far.From the fundraiser page:“She recently was prescribed a common, everyday antibiotic and suffered a rare, life threatening reaction—multi-organ failure. Katie’s kidneys failed, her liver shut down, and her bone marrow quit functioning. Her blood wouldn’t clot, and she had uncontrollable bleeding. Katie was admitted to the ICU in critical condition where she was given emergency dialysis and doctors debated the need for a possible liver transplant. Fortunately, she has stabilized and her doctors and family are optimistic that she will eventually recover from this crisis. But her road back will be slow and cautious.”According to the GoFundMe, doctors are optimistic, but Hnida’s medical costs are significant. Her treatment is estimated to cost over $155,000, and while she has health insurance, her deductible is extremely high, and she cannot cover the costs out of pocket, especially as she is out of work for months.Our thoughts go out to Hnida and her family as she battles back from this terrifying event.[GoFundMe; FOX News]