Tottenham chairman Levy: Refinancing will not affect transfersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists their transfer funds remain as deep as ever.Levy has insisted that the refinancing of Tottenham’s stadium debt will not impact the club’s activity in the transfer market.Spurs borrowed £637million in loans from various banks to help finance the development and construction of their 62,062-seat ground, which opened in April.Levy told the Financial Times that the new arrangements will not alter the way the north London club is run.He said: “The refinancing will have no bearing on how we run the club… and no bearing on those types of short-term movements [like transfers].” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley’s two goal striker Chris Wood: We were at our bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley’s two goal striker Chris Wood praised the manner of their win over Norwich City.Norwich – fresh from beating champions Manchester City a week ago – never really threatened the lead as Sean Dyche’s men wrapped up a first win since the opening day with an accomplished display from back to front.“That’s what comes of it if we are at our best – we get the three points,” said Wood.“That’s what we try and strive to do every week and it’s nice to put in a great performance and get the three points out of it.“We thrive on home games and try and work hard to get those wins. Thankfully we got another one today and now we can build on that and go forward.“We knew we had a good four games (between international breaks) to hopefully get some points on the board and we’ve started pretty well.“You can look it very happily, knowing that we can build on it and move forward and hopefully get some more results.”
National TitleYesterday, we ranked the five most-overrated college football teams in the country based on the odds the sports books are giving them to win the national championship. Twitter/Playoff.You can see those five teams here. Now, we’re ranking the five most-underrated teams by the oddsmakers. These are five teams whose national championship odds are a little too low, in our opinion. So, yes, these five teams – in our opinion – would be good teams to bet on to win it all. As we did with the five most-overrated teams’ feature, we’re using Bovada’s national title odds, which you can see here. Here are the five most-underrated college football teams in the country heading into the season. Start With No. 5 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6
Despite 2016 being running back Ezekiel Elliott’s first season in the NFL, don’t expect the Cowboys rookie to be picking up any massive dinner checks this offseason. With the playoffs in mind, they want the former Ohio State star’s head to be clear of distractions. On Tuesday, TMZ Sports posted this great video to YouTube of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant saying that the Cowboys don’t playfully haze rookies anymore and that Elliott will escape the tradition altogether because they “need his mind right.”With so many weapons on the field it’s easy to see why. The addition of Elliott behind one of the best offensive lines in the country provides endless possibilities in Dallas. Bringing balance to the potent offense could really open things up for Tony Romo.
Having beaten Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie, Real Madrid make the short trip to Estadio Municipal de Butarque with the expectation of completing the job on Wednesday.Despite that victory, it has been a rocky start to 2019 for Los Blancos, who got a league win under their belts at the weekend against Real Betis . They were made to work hard for that success, though, and with Champions League football next season anything but a formality they will surely focus on the league.Leganes, meanwhile, are likely in the business of simply trying to save face; two goals in the last 25 minutes of the first leg have surely put this tie beyond them. Game Leganes vs Real Madrid Date Wednesday, January 16 Time 8.30pm GMT / 3.30pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on beIN SPORTS and streamed on beIN SPORTS Connect. US TV channel Online stream beIN SPORTS beIN SPORTS Connect In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Leganes players Goalkeepers Lunin, Cuellar, Serantes Defenders Siovas, Omeruo, Dos Santos, Tarin, Silva, Nyom, Juanfran Midfielders Perez, Vesga, Gumbau, Eraso Forwards Arnaiz, Merino, Ojeda, El Zhar, Rolan, Santos, En-Nesyri, Braithwaite Leganes starting XI: Cuellar; Juanfran, Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Kravets; Eraso, Recio, Gerard Gumbau; Merino, Braithwaite Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Navas, Luca, Altube Defenders Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Reguilon, Sanchez, Odriozola Midfielders Casemiro, Jaume, Ceballos, Valverde, Brahim, Isco Forwards Vazquez, Vinicius Jr, Cristo Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Odriozola, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Regulion; Vazquez, Vinicius, IscoBetting & Match Odds Real Madrid are priced by bet365 at odds of 21/20 to take the win, while a draw is available at 23/10. A win for Leganes is priced at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more . 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? Match Preview Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Leganes last week has proven to be a vital result.Not only did it ease the pressure on interim head coach Santi Solari, which had built following a 2-0 home loss to Real Sociedad a few days earlier, but it was emphatic enough to allow for an off night in the second leg.After Sergio Ramos’ opener from the penalty spot just before the break, Madrid cut clear in the final quarter, with goals from Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior going some way to sealing the team’s place in the next round.Madrid continued their momentum against Real Betis at the weekend, going to Seville and scoring a fine 2-1 win against opponents who seriously tested them.It was a hard night for the capital club, who lost Karim Benzema to a fractured wrist and have seen a raft of problems mount due to muscular complaints.These issues have only highlighted the ongoing absence of Isco, with the coach unhappy with his efforts in training. If he is not involved from the outset on Wednesday, it would surely be a killer blow to his hopes of remaining with the team.Leganes were semi-finalists in the Copa del Rey last season but find themselves all but out of the competition after last week’s loss.They bounced back with a vital 1-0 win over La Liga’s bottom side Huesca on Saturday, but with a relegation battle to fight, it would be understandable if they do not channel all their energy towards this encounter.
Whoever runs Ohio State’s Twitter account made a pretty embarrassing mistake on Monday morning, and Michigan fans are having a field day with it.Every year, Ohio State and its fans do their best to block out any “Ms” on campus (and on social media) during the week leading up to their big rivalry game against Michigan. But Monday morning, whoever runs Ohio State’s Twitter account made a pretty big error.While X-ing out the “M” in “Monday”, “Morning” and “campus”, the Buckeyes forgot to take the “M” out of “from.” Michigan fans (and everyone else) are loving the mistake:Happy ❌onday ❌orning from The Ohio State University ca❌pus. pic.twitter.com/zSpfDakfzg— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 21, 2016Xissed one. https://t.co/lG6Ce1xoyW— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) November 21, 2016You tried. @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/55qUUjHbbx— LG (@LGhail) November 21, [email protected] When you cross out all the m’s but forget the ‘m’ in from pic.twitter.com/44iueSqDRB— Ben Lewandowski (@AwkwardBenny) November 21, [email protected] stick to flipping burgers, you obviously can’t social media very well in addition to playing school.— † Wolverine Devotee (@UMichWD) November 21, [email protected] FYI FROM has an M. #Fail #GoBlue— Kelly E (@AngelMom037) November 21, 2016Ohio State poked fun at itself on Twitter later on.Scout tea❌ hel❌ets are ready.(Did we get all the ❌’s this ti❌e? ¯_(ツ)_/¯)#BeatTTUN pic.twitter.com/67OIlcRqKc— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 21, 2016The Game hasn’t mean this much in years. Saturday should be fun.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 07: C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs the ball against the Michigan Wolverines during the game at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan-Notre Dame is without question one of the most anticipated games of the college football season, let alone opening weekend.Both teams are ranked in the top 15, and it is their first meeting since 2014. Two traditional programs with a long-standing rivalry and big expectations playing in prime time?Yes please.The day before the day before. 2️⃣ DAYS! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/kD33W5NJ7f— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 30, 20182️⃣ days! @SwedishBlackGuy and @dexterw_22 you ready?#GoIrish ☘️ #BeatMichigan pic.twitter.com/5GebwvF8gq— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 30, 2018Kickoff for this game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.Here is who will be broadcasting the contest:Play-by-play: Mike TiricoGame analyst: Doug FlutieSideline reporter: Kathryn TappenNotre Dame is a two-point favorite in this game. Expect this one to go down to the wire.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The third version of the College Football Playoff rankings comes out on Tuesday, and after a weekend that featured only a few upsets, there likely won’t be many changes at the top. That said, it’s starting to become obvious that there are only really nine teams with a shot at playing for it all.Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame – all of which are undefeated – are seemingly going to be part of the field, so long as they win out. In such a case, the battle for the No. 4 spot would be fascinating.Michigan, which blew out Rutgers on Saturday, currently occupies that spot. But the Wolverines still have to play Ohio State, which is also in contention, in the final game of the regular season.Oklahoma and West Virginia each have one loss – and at this point it looks like they might play each other in back-to-back weeks to end the season.Georgia, after beating Auburn, kept its hopes alive. Washington State, too, only has one loss on the season.Let’s go ahead and attempt to predict what the top 10 will look like on Tuesday.AlabamaClemsonNotre DameMichiganGeorgiaOklahomaWashington StateOhio StateLSUWest VirginiaThe third version of the rankings will come out Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: A giants American Flag is displayed on the field prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff rankings will be updated tomorrow night. We’ll see how the top 25 looks, but the top 10 should be pretty set.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan will remain the top four. Behind them will be Georgia, followed by Oklahoma and then some combination of LSU, Ohio State, Washington State and UCF.The old BCS system was a lot different than the CFP one, but if it was still in place, the rankings would basically be the same.Here’s how the BCS top 16 would shake out right now, courtesy of BCSKnowHow.comThis week’s simulated look at what the #BCS might’ve looked like ranks UCF ahead of Ohio State while No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Georgia remain separated by the thinnest of margins: pic.twitter.com/iaCNmVEO19— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) November 19, 2018All Alabama, Clemson and Michigan need to do is survive “Rivalry Week” and win their respective conference championship games in order to reach the playoff. Notre Dame’s regular season ends this weekend at USC, and if the Irish move to 12-0, they essentially lock up a playoff berth as well.We’ll see how the next two weeks shake out.In the meantime, the new CFP rankings will be unveiled tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Tommy Tuberville of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks on in the first half against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Auburn and Cincinnati head football coach Tommy Tuberville reportedly has interest in returning to the sideline.Tuberville, 64, could reportedly be a candidate for a major assistant job.Miami will reportedly be looking for a new defensive coordinator, as Manny Diaz is expected to be the next head coach at Temple.According to a new report, Tuberville has interest in replacing him.“Regarding Manny Diaz situation: we’re told that among those believed to have interest in replacing him would be former Cincinnati, Auburn (and more) coach Tommy Tuberville,” Susan Miller Degnan tweeted.Regarding Manny Diaz situation: we’re told that among those believed to have interest in replacing him would be former Cincinnati, Auburn (and more) coach Tommy Tuberville.— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) December 12, 2018Tuberville has been out of coaching since 2012. He led Cincinnati’s program from 2013-16 and previously coached at Texas Tech, Auburn and Ole Miss.Stay tuned.