About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer echoes Busby: ‘If they’re old enough, they’re good enough’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he will follow in the tradition of legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby by focusing on youth development during his time at the club.The Norwegian has won his first two games in charge since taking over Jose Mourinho.18-year-old Angel Gomes came off the bench in Wednesday’s win over Huddersfield, and with fellow youngsters Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and James Garner knocking on the door, Solskjaer has hinted there will be more opportunities given to the club’s youngsters.”As Sir Matt once said if they’re old enough they’re good enough, we’re built on that tradition, we need young players coming through, it’s important in the academy,” said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.”I am looking to bring players through, we have two or three top talents in the U18s that are knocking on the door now, we’ve had a couple of injuries and fatigue has been involved but then they’re ready to step up. Neil and Ricky they keep me filled in.”
Ohio State’s success on the football field over the last 20 years is no mystery, bringing home two national titles during that time. And under head coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. In terms of time spent on the AP’s Top 25 over the last 20 years, OSU is second to none. But Florida, LSU, Florida State and Georgia aren’t far behind, as this awesome graphic from @Techsideline’s self-proclaimed infographic stat geek OXVT points out. Pix Six Previews shared the graphic on Twitter.#HOKIES #8 in nation in AP Poll appearances last 20 [email protected]@[email protected]@CoachFuente pic.twitter.com/QhpTfhIy0k— OXVT (@OX_VT) June 1, 2016With 300 AP Poll appearances, the Buckeyes have spent 90.1-percent of their time ranked inside the top 25 during that time span. That’s impressive. Not far behind, Florida’s 273 appearances (82%), LSU’s 272 (81.7%), FSU’s 271 (81.4%) and Georgia’s 251 (75.4%) round out the top five. Alabama, due to the pre-Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa, isn’t high on the list in terms of time spent on the AP Poll over the last 20 years. But the Tide have the highest-average ranking (7.3); meaning, when they’re ranked they’re ranked high. What do you think, college football fans? Any surprises here?
Shane Duffy powered home a late header to cancel out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener as the Republic of Ireland battled to a 1-1 draw with Denmark, maintaining their unbeaten start to Euro 2020 qualifying.The sides were on course to play out a fourth stalemate in five matches since November 2017 until a dramatic finish to Friday’s Group D fixture in Copenhagen.Substitute Hojbjerg got in front of Richard Keogh to break Ireland’s resolve 14 minutes from time, only for Duffy to level up nine minutes later to keep Ireland in a strong position at the top of the table. 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? Mick McCarthy’s men, unconvincing 1-0 winners over Gibraltar and Georgia in their first two qualifiers, sit five points ahead of their opponents but have played a game more.Darren Randolph was equal to Christian Eriksen’s free-kick and also a low shot from Martin Braithwaite as the hosts tried to find their feet in a tepid opening 45 minutes.A whipped delivery from Conor Hourihane caused some panic in the Denmark box in the best of Ireland’s first-half openings, but Kasper Schmeichel got down to block Duffy’s hooked attempt on the line.The game did open up in the second half, with Randolph denying Yussuf Poulsen and James McClean testing Schmeichel with an angled drive less than two minutes later.Hojbjerg proved to be an inspired change when he guided Jens Stryger Larsen’s cross past Randolph, putting the Danes on course for a first victory in the campaign.However, they failed to retain their lead through to the final whistle, as Alan Judge whipped the ball into the middle and Duffy climbed high to head the free-kick beyond Schmeichel.Seven points from three gamesTop of Group D! #DENIRL #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/9xjydW2FoT— FAIreland (@FAIreland) June 7, 2019What does it mean? Unbeaten Ireland lead the wayIreland have taken seven points from their first three outings to sit in top spot, though there is still a long way to go in the qualification battle.Beaten Nations League semi-finalists Switzerland occupy second place, sitting three points behind Ireland but having played just twice so far.Duffy a difference at both endsAs well as being a solid presence at the back, with no visiting player managing more tackles and interceptions, Duffy also made a big impact at the opposite end of the field with his equaliser.Eriksen subdued by IrelandEriksen announced after Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final that he would like a new challenge in his career. But, like in Madrid last Saturday, the playmaker could not make an impact as Denmark toiled for long spells.Key Opta facts- The Republic of Ireland are unbeaten in their last five games (W2 D3), their best run since going six games without defeat from August 2016 to March 2017.- Denmark are now unbeaten in eight games in all competitions (W4 D4). However, they have drawn each of their last four games in this run.- Ireland failed to score in the first half – this was their ninth consecutive away game without doing so. They last found the net before half-time on the road against Georgia in September 2017.- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was the first player to score against a Republic of Ireland side managed by Mick McCarthy since Fabio Celestini for Switzerland in October 2002.- All three of Shane Duffy’s international goals have been headers, two of which have been scored against Denmark (also in November 2017).What’s next? Denmark return to action on Monday with a home qualifier against Georgia, who were 3-0 winners over Ireland’s next opponents Gibraltar in the other Group D fixture to take place on Friday. read more
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Early Wednesday morning, college football reporter Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell story that alleged Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew of the assault allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith.According to the report posted on his Facebook page, McMurphy alleged Meyer knew about the alleged assault of Smith, and made a distinct effort to ignore it. This is one of the biggest stories in college football over the past few years.However, it took McMurphy’s former employer, ESPN, over four hours to cover the news. Some attributed this to the awkward feelings ESPN might have after laying off McMurphy in 2017.In a statement released to Awful Announcing, ESPN clarified why the story wasn’t covered originally.We’ve added the following update to our story on ESPN’s coverage of the Urban Meyer story. This explanation was not shared with AA when we reached out initially to ESPN PR but was later shared through sources involved in the seminar.https://t.co/K97NYloaDZ pic.twitter.com/RmuZne153d— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 1, 2018ESPN’s college football reporters were reportedly at a company seminar when the news broke. The Worldwide Leader has a bevy of reporters that are capable of covering a litany of topics.You can read McMurphy’s full report here.Stay tuned for more on the story.
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scrambles with the football against the Georgia Bulldogs during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 26-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s stating quarterback and the strong Heisman favorite, is down during Alabama’s game against Missouri.Tagovailoa slid without contact, and grabbed the back of his knee after the play. He ran for nine yards on the play.aalen: Tua hurt ESPN College Football: Missouri at Alabama https://t.co/luQUHiUfOV pic.twitter.com/ttqURNrBIp— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) October 14, 2018Trainers came out to look at the superstar sophomore, but he was able to jog off the field which is a good sign.Tua Tagovailoa went to the injury tent on the sideline after the play.AL.com’s Michael Casagrande grabbed a photo from Bryant-Denny Stadium:Tua to tent. pic.twitter.com/CQjNQUPQed— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 14, 2018Tagovailoa is 12-for-22 on the game for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Missouri was hanging in with the Crimson Tide early, but Alabama has opened it up.Tagovailoa has been dealing with a sprain, but practiced through it. From Nick Saban earlier in the week:“Tua has taken every rep in practice. We did put a brace on him just to protect him, but he’s been able to do all the work in practice, so that’s not an issue.”Luckily for Alabama, it still has Jalen Hurts, if Tagovailoa misses time. After months of transfer rumors, he opted to stay with the team.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan is riding high after a win over Michigan State on Saturday compounded by arch-rival Ohio State’s loss to Purdue. Unfortunately, head coach Jim Harbaugh is likely to be pretty upset over the plans of one prized young player, James Hudson.On Monday, the school confirmed via a spokesman that redshirt freshman tackle James Hudson is leaving Michigan to pursue a transfer.Hudson was a four-star recruit when he joined the Wolverines.The loss might leave Michigan a bit thin at elite offensive line depth going forward.Michigan redshirt freshman tackle James Hudson is leaving the program and will pursue a transfer, U-M spokesman Dave Ablauf confirms.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) October 22, 2018The Wolverines recruited two four-star OTs this year, Jalen Mayfield and Ryan Hayes.Michigan has thrived defensively this year, but will need to rely on its offense to make waves in the College Football Playoffs, should they qualify.Through seven games, the Wolverines have gotten stellar play from QB Shea Patterson for much of the season, with RB Karan Higdon quietly driving the running game. Higdon has 831 rushing yards and six TDs on the ground – leading and tying the team in both categories respectively.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Michigan will lose several key starters from this season to the NFL, but the defense is fortunate enough to have Khaleke Hudson for one more year.Following the team’s disappointing loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl, Hudson considered leaving early for the 2019 NFL Draft. However, the standout linebacker has unfinished business to take care of in Ann Arbor.The Wolverines will be without Chase Winovich, Devin Bush and Rashan Gary next year, which makes the return of Hudson so important. With Shea Patterson also coming back for his senior campaign, expectations will be high for Jim Harbaugh’s crew.In 2017, Hudson totaled 77 tackles and 7.5 sacks as Jabrill Peppers’ replacement in a hybrid role.Although the 6-foot linebacker’s overall statistics went down in 2018, he finished strong with seven tackles and a blocked punt against the Florida Gators in the Peach Bowl.Hudson announced his decision to return for his senior season on Twitter.“I want to continue to be a leader and example for my teammates. I want to improve my game. I want to work toward my degree. I want to play again for Wolverine fans across the country. I’m excited to return for my senior season at Michigan,” Hudson said.Here is the entire announcement:☝?More pic.twitter.com/2guDvzvuPs— “Hit-Man” (@KhalekeHudson) January 4, 2019He should be the vocal leader of the defense for 2019.With a chance to boost his stock and win the Big Ten championship, Hudson will try to validate his decision to return for his final season in the maize and blue.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners got a bit of a surprise this week when incoming freshman defensive tackle Derek Green abruptly announced his plan to withdraw. But now we know what the reason was that led Green to make the decision.Coming out of high school, 247Sports had Green rated as the No. 721 prospect in the country. He was considered the No. 57 defensive tackle prospect, and the No. 32 prospect from the state of North Carolina.According to Bob Przybylo of SoonerScoop, Green plans to enter the military instead of playing football. Green added the caveat that he would enter the transfer portal if he ultimately changed his mind.Przybylo tweeted his quote, with a link to a paywalled Rivals article: “I am planning to go serve our country proudly and hit the portal if I change my mind.” – #Sooners incoming freshman DL Derek Green, announcing he is leaving #OU. @JLMcCuistion has a lot more info, too, right here: ($) https://t.co/pTELr3SldS— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) February 13, 2019The announcement came just a week after Green had enrolled at Oklahoma.247Sports’ OUInsider would later pick up the story, revealing that Green intends to join the U.S. Navy.He would go on to say that he didn’t want to “waste anybody’s time” in announcing the decision to leave quickly.“I don’t want to waste anybody’s time,” Green told OUInsider, “because Oklahoma has a great group of guys on that defense that’s there and coming in and I want them to be successful and they can spend more time developing them while I try to serve my country.”Unfortunately for the Oklahoma Sooners, Green’s departure does leave the team in something of a bind at his position.Green was the only defensive tackle that the team had recruited in the Class of 2019.He also happens to be the second defensive lineman that has left the school, with defensive end Ron Tatum reportedly transferring as well.With Green and Tatum leaving, the depth at Oklahoma’s defensive line is getting thinner heading into 2019.
India Today Web Desk NapierJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 17:45 IST India’s record in New Zealand is not very impressive (BCCI Photo)The Indian team led by Virat Kohli will look to maintain their winning run when they take on hosts New Zealand in the first match of the five-ODI series at the McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday.India are brimming with confidence after a convincing series win, both in Tests and ODI, against Australia in their own backyard. However, the tourists have won only 10 out of 35 ODIs against the Kiwis in their home turf, which also includes a 0-4 thrashing in 2014.The Indian team boasts of a strong batting lineup with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and an in-form Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Openers Rohit and Dhawan are once again expected to give a fine start looking at their recent form, nothing looks difficult for the duo.India Tour of New Zealand 1st ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live BroadcastAlso, Kohli, as usual, is in his peak and would once again be the main strength of the Indian batting line-up. The Indian run-machine had scored a century in his previous outing at this venue during their last tour here in 2014.Coming to New Zealand, Ross Taylor, who recently played a key role in their whitewash of Sri Lanka, will be the man to look out for. Taylor amassed 281 runs against the Lankans, which included couple of fifties and a century in three games.Henry Nicholls, who smashed an unbeaten 124 in the final affair against the islanders, will try to replicate his show against the No. 2 ranked India.advertisementThe New Zealand batting line-up also has some other big guns like Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and skipper Kane Williamson. Kane has been the most consistent performer for the home side while Munro carries the ability to swiftly change gears depending upon the situation.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs New Zealand start?1st ODI starts at 7.30AM IST on January 23, Wednesday at the McLean Park is a sports ground in Napier.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at the McLean Park in Napier from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, K. Khaleel AhmedNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Ross TaylorFollow MS DhoniFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow Trent BoultFollow Tim Southee India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: When, Where, and How to Watch IND vs NZ 1st ODI matchIndia vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st ODI Live Streaming: India take on New Zealand in the first of the five-match ODI series at the McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday. India have won only one ODI series New Zealand.advertisement
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza to soon get petrol engine, to rival Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza currently gets a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre DDiS 200 engine only. This diesel powertrain produces 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. While the engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, there is an option for a 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift) also.advertisement Next Varun Singh New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 16:43 IST Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the largest selling compact SUV in India.HIGHLIGHTSThe petrol option in Vitara Brezza might be the K15 Smart Hybrid engine that powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.The K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine churns out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque in Ciaz as well as Ertiga.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available in the price range of Rs 7.67 lakh and Rs 10.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).There is no doubt that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is currently the undisputed leader of the compact SUV segment. Since its launch in March 2016 in India, the carmaker has sold over four lakh units of Vitara Brezza. Also, the compact SUV enjoys monthly average sales of almost 14,675 units.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza currently gets a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre DDiS 200 engine only. This diesel powertrain produces 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. While the engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, there is an option for a 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift) also. The compact SUV delivers a mileage of 24.3 kmpl, Maruti Suzuki India claims.Now, a report by Autocar India has claimed that Maruti Suzuki India is considering a petrol engine option for Vitara Brezza. In all likelihood, the petrol option will be the K15 Smart Hybrid engine that powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.The K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine churns out 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque in Ciaz as well as Ertiga. In both the vehicles, this engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rivals the likes of Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford Ecosport. The upcoming Hyundai Venue will also compete against Vitara Brezza. While Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford Ecosport are available in both petrol and diesel options, we are expecting Hyundai Venue to have the two options as well.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available in the price range of Rs 7.67 lakh and Rs 10.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while Tata Nexon is priced between Rs 6.48 lakh and Rs 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The price of Mahindra XUV300 ranges from Rs 7.90 lakh and Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and that of Ford EcoSport from Rs 7.83 lakh and Rs 11.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). So far as Hyundai Venue is concerned, we are expecting it to be made available in the price range of Rs 8 lakh and Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).advertisementALSO READ | Ford Mustang sells 1,13,066 units in 2018, becomes world’s best-selling sports coupe for 4th straight yearALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sells over 46,000 units in Financial Year 2018-19ALSO READ | Tata Nexon XZ+ and Tata Nexon XZA+ get dual tone colour options, prices start at Rs 9.34 lakhGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow new engineFollow 2019 engine optionFollow Petrol engineFollow Maruti petrol engineFollow New petrol engine