About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini: Fans best they’ve ever beenby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini is delighted with their current form after victory over Lecce.Atalanta are flying high in Serie A with four victories in five courtesy of Sunday’s result.”We had a great performance, confirming our good run of form,” Gasperini said.“We’ve christened the new part of our stadium, which will be completed at a later date, in the best way.“The fans were great, the best they’ve ever been, but the result was perhaps a bit tight for the chances we created.“We still have room for growth. We had several chances, which we didn’t take. We must be more ruthless.“Still, I’m happy. We’ve put together a run of games with quality. We’re constantly seeking confirmation.“We always know what to do and we have more options now. Over the years we’ve reduced the gap with the big sides.“We also want to do that in the Champions League.”
Florida State Trolls Florida Beer Cans Treon HarrisThe Florida vs. Florida State rivalry is alive and well, folks. Well, at least it is in one neighborhood.A Seminoles fan who goes by @Noles_AJ posted a number of tweets and photos Thursday afternoon, explaining how after attending the Atlanta Braves game Wednesday night, a Florida supporter gator-chomped at her, cut her off and threw beer cans at her car as they were trying to leave the stadium. She claims it was because she had a Florida State license plate.In response, she is returning the beer cans, which are now wrapped in Florida State photos, along with a handwritten note that makes fun of Florida fans, Treon Harris’ arm, and the fact that the Gators lost last year’s game. She apparently knows where the culprit lives.Last night after the Braves game, this UF car started gator chomping at us- cut us off & then threw beer cans at us. All bc of a FSU plate.— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015I don’t think the guy knows that we live in the same neighborhood. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015Surprise!! You’re getting your beer cans back! pic.twitter.com/DlL1FaLmfo— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015And a nice little note too. pic.twitter.com/D5PFyOejhj— Ali (@Noles_AJ) May 21, 2015The Seminoles and Gators renew their rivalry on November 28. Let’s hope these two aren’t anywhere near each other at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
You’ll Never Guess Who Retweeted This “Retweet If You Want Cardale Jones To Be Ohio State’s Starting QB” Tweet
@CJ12_Cardale Jones wants to be Ohio State’s starting quarterback. Obviously. The redshirt junior led the Buckeyes to a national championship last January and, of course, wants to play this fall. So it really shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise when we tell you that Jones retweeted a tweet wanting retweets to support the idea of Jones as the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback. It is a very Cardale move, though. @CJ12_Here’s the actual tweet.Retweet if you want Cardale Jones to be your #OhioState #Buckeyes starting QB pic.twitter.com/V0ryYgUQ3Z— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) August 4, 2015Never change, Cardale. Ohio State opens its season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes’ starting quarterback won’t be named until then.
Real Madrid’s form after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure is a “warning” to Barcelona when it comes to Lionel Messi, according to former Blaugrana player Jordi Cruyff.Ronaldo, 33, made a surprise move from Madrid to Juventus for a reported €100million in July after spending nine seasons with the LaLiga giants.Madrid initially struggled to cope with Ronaldo’s absence and are eight points adrift of league leaders and rivals Barca – although they hold a game in hand. 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? Messi is contracted at Barca until 2021, but the club’s former midfielder Cruyff urged them to learn from Madrid’s mistakes.”What happened to Madrid is a warning for Barca,” the Chongqing Dangdai Lifan coach told Sport.”Madrid players are still great, but in football you need that player who even losing 2-0 you think you can win. It happens with Messi.”It’s much more than football… it is belief.” One year ago… The moment Leo #Messi Bernabéu Stadium pic.twitter.com/aq5QPl0nqi — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 23, 2018 Messi has enjoyed another stellar start to this season, scoring 21 goals in just 20 games in all competitions.Cruyff, a former Netherlands international, said Ronaldo – like Messi at Barca – was holding Madrid together.”You analyse Madrid and you see that Cristiano was the man who holds the umbrella,” he said.”When it rains, nobody gets wet. Now, there is no umbrella.”Ronaldo has scored 12 goals and set up seven for new club Juventus as they lead the Serie A by eight points from Napoli.The Old Lady have also qualified for the Champions League knockouts and will face Atletico Madrid in the round-of-16.
Benin and Guinea-Bissau played out Saturday’s third consecutive 0-0 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations to leave qualification from Group F up in the air.After their entertaining opening encounter with Ghana finished 2-2, Benin had the most to rue from a dour match because they must still play defending champions Cameroon.The best chances in each half fell to their striker Steve Mounie, who was unable to capitalise despite turning in a tireless performance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Cameroon – the Indomitable Lions – remain top of the section on four points having won 2-0 in their initial contest against Guinea-Bissau, who against Benin offered little in pursuit of a maiden AFCON win at Ismailia Stadium.Ismailia stadium is ON FIRE! #GHABEN #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/YBtgMG1zlO— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 29, 2019Cameroon and Ghana’s earlier stalemate left the door ajar for both group outsiders to progress, possibly contributing to a cagey opening.A superb throughball from Benin midfielder Jordan Adeoti sent Mounie charging towards goal in the 37th minute, when the Huddersfield Town player forced Jonas Mendes to save sharply down to his left.In a development that scarcely felt possible, the quality of creative play from each team diminished after the break and clear openings remained at a premium.Mounie cut the ball across the six-yard box in the 66th minute but none of his team-mates were on hand to convert.Benin’s number nine slammed his hands against the crossbar in frustration when he headed over unmarked from Stephane Sessegnon’s floated free-kick and there would be no way through.
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 02: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes in the third quarter during the ACC Football Championship at Bank of America Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Kelly Bryant was told by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney on Monday that he was losing his starting quarterback job to true freshman Trevor Lawrence. The five-star freshman will be starting on Saturday against Syracuse.Bryant, a senior, understandably took the news pretty hard. Swinney told reporters today that he gave the quarterback the day off.Transfer rumors began to swirl for Bryant, as the new redshirt rule would allow him to keep a year of eligibility and play somewhere else in 2019 since he’s only played in four games.Swinney, though, says he does not expect Bryant to transfer.“Dabo says Kelly Bryant did not indicate yesterday that he would want to transfer. He says it was a really emotional day and gave Kelly the day off from practice,” Grace Raynor tweeted.Dabo says Kelly Bryant did not indicate yesterday that he would want to transfer. He says it was a really emotional day and gave Kelly the day off from practice.— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) September 25, 2018Dabo added that both quarterbacks will probably continue to play. He believes Bryant can still help this team win.“He’s already helped us win, and he’s going to continue to help us win.”Dabo on Kelly Bryant: “He’s already helped us win, and he’s going to continue to help us win.” Says the chances of both Trevor and him being cold are not really good. Playing two quarterbacks is “just where we are, man”— William Qualkinbush (@QualkTalk) September 25, 2018Clemson and Syracuse are set to kick off at noon on ABC.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 21: Penn State students cheer against the Michigan Wolverines on October 21, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Saturday night’s Ohio State-Penn State game was one of the craziest of the college football season, with the Buckeyes rallying from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to remain undefeated on the season, handing the Nittany Lions their first loss.The craziness wasn’t limited to the field, apparently.New details have emerged regarding a pregame arrest. A Penn State student allegedly struck a horse.From Onward State:A Penn State student allegedly struck a police horse and resisted arrest at a large tailgate on Saturday outside Beaver Stadium.State police eventually used a low-flying helicopter to break up the party after it got out of hand and the tailgaters ignored commands to disperse, police said on Monday.Before the helicopter was called in, state police deployed a tactical mounted unit to move people out of the area. According to a criminal complaint filed by Penn State police on Tuesday, 21-year-old Joseph Oleynik, of Derwood, Maryland, approached a state police horse three times and struck the animal in the side with his hand.That doesn’t sound great.You can view the full arrest details here.
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Week 7 of the college football season started a few days ago on Tuesday night when Arkansas State took on Appalachian State. That contest served as a nice appetizer for Saturday’s full slate of action.Although the games just started, there’s already a major upset brewing in the SEC. Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks tossed an interception in the red-zone against Vanderbilt early in the first quarter.The Commodores didn’t wait long to strike. Vandy took the ball 98 yards for a touchdown and currently lead the contest 7-0.Dudley Field is rocking after that first TD! #AnchorDown https://t.co/U3uEeMN2Xv— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) October 13, 2018It would be quite the upset in the SEC after Florida got its biggest win of the season last weekend over LSU. Is this a classic letdown game? Or will the Gators respond to the challenge?Commodores running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn racked up 55 yards on his first drive. Florida needs to buckle down on defense if the team wants to stay in the SEC East race.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Fiesta Bowl featuring No. 8 UCF and No. 11 LSU is underway from Phoenix, Arizona.ESPN is televising this afternoon’s contest.Unfortunately for the Worldwide Leader, one of their camera operators had an embarrassing moment before kickoff.ESPN’s camera operator following LSU into the stadium fell down.Thankfully, Coach O was there to help him up.Check it out:CAMERAMAN DOWN pic.twitter.com/Q4WpUFNmDQ— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 1, 2019LSU is driving, about to take an early lead against UCF, which is seeking its second straight major bowl win.The game is on ESPN.