18 Oct

Jose Mourinho rates Arsenal signings Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, Dani Ceballos and David Luiz

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 2:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Mourinho was speaking ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford (Picture: Sky Sports)‘Tierney… I think he’s a young [Nacho] Monreal. Same kind of profile, reliable boy, looks a great character, looks a great personality, looks a little bit like he’s from a previous generation in some aspects. His humble way of being… I like his profile.Ceballos… I think that they have other Ceballos in their squad. He’s a good player but they have other Ceballos.When I see Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Ceballos… they can play in different positions on the pitch and very similar characteristics. Mourinho approves of Luiz’s ‘fantastic’ move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)On Luiz’s move across London, Mourinho said: ‘David is a player the manager knows well. He knows what David can give and what David cannot give.‘I think we all know the qualities of David and where he can improve things.‘I know that sometimes he makes mistakes, but he makes these mistakes when his concentration levels are low and when you change to a new club and you have something to prove, I think it’s a good move for him.‘At this moment of his career to get this opportunity of a late move and stay in the Premier League at the highest level, for David, it’s a fantastic move.’MORE: Jose Mourinho backs Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City to challenge for Premier League titlecenter_img Jose Mourinho rates Arsenal signings Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, Dani Ceballos and David Luiz Jose Mourinho says Nicolas Pepe can be a ‘very good signing’ for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho has praised Arsenal for their savvy business in the summer transfer window and backed Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz to succeed at the Emirates.Arsenal fans had relatively low expectations about potential signings at the start of the summer, but six new players arrived through the doors in a busy few weeks for the north London club.The Gunners completed a club-record £72million deal for Lille forward Pepe, with Tierney and Luiz arriving on deadline day from Celtic and Chelsea respectively.Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also signed on the dotted line, while Ceballos joined on a season-long deal from Real Madrid.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked to rate Arsenal’s summer transfer dealings, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘I followed Lille a lot. Last season I didn’t want to go to English stadiums after being sacked by Manchester United and I went to Lille many times.‘So I know Pepe quite well, I think he’s a very, very talented player but there’s always a question mark on the time you need to adapt to come to England… French spoken, African boy, grew up in France… there’s a question mark in terms of the time of his adaptation but obviously he’s a kid with a lot of talent.‘I think he’s potentially a very good signing for Arsenal.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

17 Sep

Former men’s basketball manager defends Bernie Fine, calls allegations ‘lies’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img A former men’s basketball team manager for the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons refutes allegations that Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine molested two ball boys. Sam Carello was with the team at the same time as Bobby Davis, the alleged victim, and called the allegations ‘totally and completely false.’ ‘People that know Bernie will know it didn’t happen,’ Carello said. ‘But the people who don’t will think he’s guilty. It’s not innocent until proven guilty in this society anymore.’ Carello said he and other former SU players and managers are outraged by the allegations of molestations levied against Fine, who has been an assistant at Syracuse for 35 years. He feels the allegations are ‘lies’ that have resurfaced in the wake of the Pennsylvania State University sex abuse scandal. The allegations against Fine were originally investigated by Syracuse police in 2003, according to an article published on ESPN. That is when Davis first went public with his story. And Carello said he was interviewed by ESPN later in 2005 in connection with the same allegations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘What’s really sad is they’ve just ruined a guy’s career without investigating it further,’ Carello said. ‘I was one of the people they interviewed back in 2005 and stuff. You didn’t find anything there. Now, just because of this Penn State stuff and the media, you get a media blitz to ruin this guy’s life without any accusation except one guy claiming this and no evidence.’ Carello said he participated in a teleconference Thursday night with Derrick Coleman and Billy Owens, who were both outraged over the allegations. He said all of the former players know Davis’ words are just lies. ‘I just got off the phone from a conference call with Derrick Coleman and Billy Owens. And everybody feels the same way,’ Carello said. ‘They’re upset and they blame it on the Penn State thing trying to bring down the university’s name for the same reason. Everybody that knows Bernie knows there is no way he did this.’ Carello said he believes Fine will never coach another game for Syracuse, and that is what makes him and his former teammates sad. He feels a great coach with a phenomenal career has suddenly been stripped of everything he’s accomplished, without being proven guilty of anything. ‘I know he’s not guilty, but he’s already presumed guilty,’ Carello said. ‘He’s on leave. He will never coach again. Anyone accused of being a molester at a university, you’re not going to coach anymore. All because of one person coming forth and lying.’ [email protected]last_img read more

16 Sep

Smith, Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 in Independence Bowl

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 11:30 IST Smith, Louisiana Tech Beat Miami 14-0 In Independence Bowl J’Mar Smith threw a touchdown pass and had a late scoring run to help Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 on Thursday night in the only shutout in the Independence Bowl’s 44-game history. Associated Press Television News First Published: 27th December, 2019 11:30 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE J’Mar Smith threw a touchdown pass and had a late scoring run to help Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 on Thursday night in the only shutout in the Independence Bowl’s 44-game history.Louisiana Tech (10-3) hit double-digit victories for the first time since 1984 and ran its postseason winning streak to six. Miami (6-7) completed its second losing season in 12 years.Smith connected with Israel Tucker on a 26-yard touchdown strike on a screen pass in the second quarter, capping a 13-play, 91-yard drive. Smith added an 8-yard scoring run with 1:15 left.Bulldogs running back Justin Henderson was selected the Most Outstanding Offensive Player after rushing for 95 yards on 22 carries. Smith completed 13 of 28 passes for 163 yards with one interception.The teams set the game record for punts at 18, with both tying the single-club record of nine.QUICK LANE BOWLPITTSBURGH 34, EASTERN MCHIGAN 30DETROIT (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left and Pittsburgh held on to beat Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl.After taking its first lead of the game, Pittsburgh (8-5) then forced Eastern Michigan (6-7) to turn it over on downs from its 40. That sealed Pitt’s first bowl victory in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi.Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass was ejected with 10 seconds left after throwing punches at two players. Eagles cornerback Kevin McGill was ejected earlier for unsportsmanlike conduct. Glass was 28 of 50 for 311 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The senior also ran for 83 yards and a score.Pickett completed 27 of 39 passes for 361 yards and three scores, including a school-record, 96-yard TD pass to Maurice Ffrench. Ffrench finished with 12 catches for 165 yards.___More AP college football coverage: SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more