Southampton loanee Elyounoussi enjoys Celtic debutby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMo Elyounoussi was delighted after making his debut for Celtic. The winger, on loan from Southampton, set up the winner in his first start for the Scottish giants.He said: “It was good to get the chance to play. I am proud of getting the win.”It was a good first five minutes and I almost scored but in the end I was happy to assist James in front of the goal and win the game.”It was a tough game and the pitch wasn’t the best and a bit dry but we came here for three points and that’s what we got.”He added: “They have been taking care of me since day one.”In time I will get more time to know them and on the pitch know each other and how they want to play and I want to play and hopefully that will get better in the future.”I am proud to get the debut and the three points is nice and now it’s Rennes on Thursday and we go again.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Georgia-Bama Pre-GameAlabama and Georgia are less than a half hour away from kick-off, and emotions are already running high in Athens. According to media members on the scene, Georgia and Alabama players engaged in some taunting pre-game, with Bulldog players meeting the Crimson Tide as the team took the field. Oh my, Georgia players rushing to the sideline to get in faces of Bama players as they come on the field. Refs had some work separating them— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 3, 2015Looked like a good bit of chest-bumping between Alabama and Georgia players when UA came out of the tunnel onto the field— Tommy Deas (@tommydeas) October 3, 2015Alabama player jumped up/down coming out of tunnel in corner of UGA endzone, Georgia players responded with own jumping. But no brawl— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) October 3, 2015AL.com’s Michael Casagrande has video of the mini-altercation.Almost got ugly pre game. Alabama and Georgia players barking. Refs separate them. pic.twitter.com/0rzui88i5O— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 3, 2015This game is shaping up to be an intense one.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on March 3 arrested 24-year-old Rahul Victor, who was accused of rape and sexual exploitation, after three years on the run.In February 2016, a woman alleged that Victor had taken her to Gurugram where he offered her a glass of cold drink spiked with some form of intoxicant. Waiting for her to lose consciousness, the accused raped her and took photographs and video clips. He, later, used these to sexually exploit her several times by threatening to leak the complainant’s clips online. Victor also came to the victim’s house to threaten her following which she registered an FIR at Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station. A team of two sub-inspectors and two constables was set up immediately under the guidance of ACP Ranbir Singh, Defence Colony and investigation was promptly started. But, due to no known addresses of the accused, a technical team was mobilised that found an Aircel sim card that Victor was using at that time. Unfortunately, after the company’s closure, no phone records could be traced. The investigating team then started scouring social media sites like Facebook in search of the accused’s profile. After looking through several profiles, the victim identified Victor. The police, then, continued their investigation during which they identified his workplace through a selfie he had posted. They were finally able to nab him from Sikandarpur, Gurugram where he lives and registered a case under sections 376/328/342/506 of the IPC at Kotla Mubarakpur police station. South District DCP Vijay Kumar said that this was a challenging case as the accused was well-versed in hiding his phone and social media records and that the team must be commended for their work in apprehending the accused.
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned former Union Minister Y S Chowdary of the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) to appear for questioning at its Bangalore office in connection with a bank fraud case amounting to more than Rs 300 crore, sources here said on Thursday.The Rajya Sabha MP is to be questioned by investigators on Friday to determine his role in the case where Best and Crompton Engineering Projects Limited (BCEPL) defaulted on loans taken from a consortium of banks led by the Central Bank of India. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The CBI has named several directors of BCEPL in its FIRs as accused persons in the case for hatching a criminal conspiracy to cheat several banks by forging documents and falsifying account statements and balance sheets. Sources said the decision to call Chowdary in for questioning was arrived at after detailed investigation of all the allegations in the case, and more about his role in the fraud will be known only after his questioning is completed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, Chowdary issued a letter on Thursday night denying having held “any executive or non-executive positions in any corporate entity since October 2014”. He added that he has no knowledge or acquaintance with BCEPL or its affairs at any point of time. The CBI had registered three FIRs in the case following complaints from the banks sometime in 2017, but none of them named Chowdary as an accused in the case. Chowdary’s party TDP quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March 2018. In November of the same year, officials of the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax raided his homes and offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad, in what ED had claimed was a multi-thousand crores bank fraud case. Following this, ED attached Viceroy Hotels, a Rs 315 crore worth property in Hyderabad promoted by Chowdary and with links to BCEPL. According to the complaints filed by the lending banks, BCEPL had used entities such as Viceroy Hotels and Sujana Group of Companies (founded by Chowdary) among others to divert loan amounts for use other than the original purpose. Chowdary said that he held only non-executive positions in three companies of the Sujana Group till 2014. CBI’s case against BCEPL looks at offences committed between 2010 and 2013.
OSU sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) celebrates during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 7 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 28-14. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes are stocked with talent. Household names such as redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller and junior running back Ezekiel Elliott immediately come to mind whenever the Buckeyes are mentioned.Yet, there’s one player deserving of such notoriety that has flown under the radar for quite some time now.Through the first nine games of the season, sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan has quietly led the Buckeyes in total tackles with 83, good for third most in the Big Ten. McMillan has not only capably anchored the middle of OSU’s stout defense, but he’s become the heart and soul of a unit that has been the single most consistent entity on the team. His conservative temperament on the field explains the lack of buzz coming from the national media. He leaves the boisterous celebrations to the likes of other notable names on the defense, like junior defensive end Joey Bosa and his signature shrug.In spite of the shuttered spotlight, McMillan has outshined his fellow starting linebackers, senior Joshua Perry and redshirt sophomore Darron Lee. Overall, though, he’s been as good and as consistent as any linebacker in the country.Averaging roughly nine tackles per game, few teams have been able to successfully move the rock against the McMillan-led front seven of the Buckeyes. His sophomore campaign is going so well, in fact, that he’s been named as one of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, which is given annually to the best linebacker in college football.With Curtis Grant currently pursuing a career in the NFL, McMillan has stepped up big time in what is his first season as a full-time starter. He attributes much of his success to newfound confidence, saying as much on Monday. “I wouldn’t say comfortable, but I would say confident,” McMillan said. “I’m out there making calls on the field; calling things out as I see it. Last year, I was more tentative on the field. But this year, I’m more confident in what I’m saying and I’m saying it loud.”That confidence is something that has helped the Buckeyes to a top-15 ranking in total defense. Despite that high level of play, McMillan is still yearning for more.“We’re steadily getting better every week,” he said. “That was one of our things at the beginning of the season: to progress every week and to be playing your best football at the end of the season. And I think we’re working toward playing our best football at the end of the season.”With only three more games left on the Buckeyes’ regular-season schedule, McMillan will look to continue what has been nothing short of tremendous play at the middle linebacker position. Guys like Bosa, Lee and Perry may make all of the headlines, but it’s No. 5 who quietly serves as the integral leader of the defense. All things considered, McMillan may just be the best kept secret in all of college football, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls out a play in the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter Saturday’s 62-14 victory against Maryland, Ohio State rose one spot from No. 10 to No. 9 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll.The Buckeyes are one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25. Penn State, which beat Northwestern 31-7 Saturday, rose to No. 3 this week. Michigan dropped to No. 17 following its 14-10 loss to Michigan State Saturday night. The Spartan victory put Michigan State in the top 25 for the first time this season as it appeared at No. 21 in the rankings. Wisconsin rose to No. 7 after defeating Nebraska 38-17. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Washington round out the top five. Ohio State will look to continue its rise up the rankings Saturday when the Buckeyes take on Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, at 7:30 p.m.AP PollAlabama (43)Clemson (18)Penn StateGeorgiaWashingtonTCUWisconsinWashington StateOhio StateAuburnMiami (Fl.)OklahomaUSCOklahoma StateVirginia TechNotre DameMichiganSouth FloridaSan Diego StateNorth Carolina StateMichigan StateUCFStanfordTexas TechNavy
Diogo Dalot has completed his medical at Manchester United ahead of his proposed move from Porto, according to Sky Sports.A move clearly showing how close the club are to sealing a transfer for Porto right-back after a whirlwind transfer pursuit.The 19-year-old, who plays as a right or left-back couldn’t make the final weeks of Porto’s title-winning season as a result of a knee injury but is said to have become fit for the start of pre-season training on July 15. Since United have been made aware of Dalot’s medical reports, the player will undergo a typical examination when the time comes in no time.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Manchester United, for now, are the only club in the UK to have a medical suite fitted out with MRI and CT scanners such that everything beginning from the final negotiations to medical itself will be done at Carrington when the player and his entourage arrive.Dalot first appeared with the first team in competitive games in 2017, starting in a 6–0 away win over Lusitano G.C. for the season’s Taça de Portugal. He also first played in the Primeira Liga on last February, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 5–0 home routing of Rio Ave FC.
The Mexican forward is known to make bold statements, like during the last World Cup where he insisted ‘El Tri’ should do “f*cking great things”They say that “to dream doesn’t cost a dime”, and this is how Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez seems to be taking the new Premier League season.“I’m a dreamer. I am always aiming as high as I can and if we can put West Ham in the Champions League, why not?” he told the West Ham United official website.“Top six, top four is the aim, as high as we can,” he said.The 30-year-old forward joined West Ham in 2017, having played 28 matches scoring eight goals.The attacker, and Mexico’s best goalscorer in history, has played for Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen in the past.“The manager [David Moyes] called me before the World Cup because he knew my situation was difficult at the end of last season, and he made me feel very good,” he commented.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He told me I was going to be an important player and would play an important role in this team, so he gave me a lot of confidence.”“I’m very motivated and I know I need to work hard to win a place in the starting line-up and then perform as well as I can to help the team with goals, assists and good performances to get the points to move up the table.”⚒️ ‘WEST HAM CAN FINISH TOP FOUR’ ⚒️Javier Hernandez has claimed West Ham are aiming to finish in the top four this season, despite their struggles against relegation last campaign.https://t.co/XUaxFu6LTk pic.twitter.com/aXH6yNwKLW— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 9, 2018
A surprising statement from Sir Alex Ferguson about Jose Mourinho’s possible sacking from Chelsea in 2015 have emerged this week.Now that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s job is literally in the balance, a statement by Sir Alex Ferguson from 2015 when the Portuguese manager was about to get sacked by Roman Abramovic has emerged and gone viral.In that statement he made to the press a couple years after he retired, Ferguson urged the Russia oligarch to not give Jose Mourinho the boot after a poor season with the Blues in 2015.It should be interesting to hear what Sir Alex Ferguson thinks about the manager now, because it’s very different having him as a rival than in your own squad not getting the results people expect from him.“Abramovich has to trust and have confidence Jose can turn it around, there is no point in sacking one of the best coaches of all time.”“Mourinho has won the European Cup twice, he’s won the league in each country he’s managed in, he’s won the big trophies.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It would be foolish for him to take that step to sacking him. That would be bad management; it is not leadership, that,” said Ferguson to the press about Jose Mourinho’s possible exit from Chelsea back in 2015.We can’t help but wonder what would Sir Alex Ferguson think nnow about Jose Mourinho’s job at Manchester United?Awesome art work of Sir Alex FergusonArt by: @IamMrVankie pic.twitter.com/gZuqNmKjR8— Roberts Faith (@FaithiaRoberts) October 4, 2018
Tottenham forward Lucas Moura was delighted to score a goal and help his team qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League after their 1-1 draw at Barcelona.Spurs looked to be heading straight to the Europa League after Dembele scored in the 7th minute to give Barcelona the lead, but Lucas Moura equalized in the 85th minute to keep Tottenham’s Champions League dreams alive.“It was a very important goal and I’m so happy to score here in the Nou Camp in the Champions League and help my team-mates to qualify,” Moura told the club’s website.“It was an amazing moment. The last time here was really sad for me (referencing PSG’s 6-1 defeat) and this is really different.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“In the second half, we did very well. We had many chances to score. We could win. It was a deserved result.“After the game, we didn’t know what the Inter result was and didn’t know if I could celebrate!“I waited with my team-mates to see and when they said to me it was 1-1 and I saw the fans happy, I knew we’d qualified. It was a very happy night for me, an amazing moment.”