Sullinger To be spit on is just nasty

After the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 71-67 loss in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, freshman forward Jared Sullinger accused Wisconsin fans of spitting on him. Via his Twitter account, @Jared_Sully0, Jared wrote that Badgers fans spat on him before and after the game. “To be spit on is just nasty. On top of that in my Face,” he wrote. “I just kept walking. More fuel to the fire.” Jared did not reference the incidents during postgame interviews, but he did tweet that one of the incidents occurred after Badgers fans rushed the court to celebrate the victory. Justin Doherty, University of Wisconsin assistant athletic director for external relations, told Madison.com that the incidents are under investigation. “We were made aware of it (Saturday) night,” he said, according to the site. “That’s about where it is right now.” Jared’s brother J.J. told The Lantern that the spitting incident was “uncalled for.” “That’s the biggest sign of disrespect you can have,” he said. “To spit on someone just because they’re wearing a different jersey than you, I don’t understand how that could be something that you would even do.” J.J., who played basketball for the Buckeyes from 2003–06, said no fan has ever spit on him. “There’s always going to be that knucklehead that takes it too far,” he said. “I’m sorry it happened to my brother and I’m glad I wasn’t there.” Wisconsin fans also chanted vulgarities, directed at senior guard Jon Diebler, when he was at the free-throw line. OSU spokesman Dan Wallenberg declined to comment on the alleged spitting incident. “We are preparing for the (Michigan State) game Tuesday,” he said. Jared could not be reached for comment. Wisconsin officials declined The Lantern‘s request for comment. read more

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Football Nick Bosa honored as Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year

Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) attempts to sack Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke in the first half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s vaunted defensive line adds its fourth piece of hardware in as many years. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was named the Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. This comes one year after his teammate, redshirt senior defensive Tyquan Lewis, was named the winner of the honor.This is the fourth consecutive year a Buckeye has won the award, and third time it has gone to a Bosa. Nick’s brother, Joey Bosa, received the honor in both 2014 and 2015.Nick has 28 tackles this season, 16 solo and 12 assisted, for an average of 2.33 tackles per game. He also has 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks on the year. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman has broken up two passes and forced a fumble. read more

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Football Nick Bosa following in footsteps of older brother

Ohio State junior defensive lineman Nick Bosa answers questions from the media at Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Aug. 28, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNick Bosa faced high expectations before even touching the field at Ohio State.A five-star prospect ranked No. 8 nationally in the class according to the 24/7 Sports composite rankings, Bosa was already anticipated to be a future star for the Buckeyes on statistics alone.However, more than any ranking ever did, Bosa’s brother, Joey, a two-time All American, No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, made Nick the most hyped up defensive player that Ohio State has had in recent memory.In an interview with NFL Network in January, Joey Bosa said he never felt he had to give his younger sibling any tips for the college game. “He really doesn’t need any help. He’s an absolute monster. I think he’s light years ahead of any spot I ever got to in college,” Joey Bosa said. “Once he gets his full reign this year, people will understand what he’s capable of, which is, it’s going to be pretty scary to watch.”In his two seasons for the Buckeyes, Nick Bosa, a junior defensive end, has proved worthy of the hype his brother Joey had continued to give.Now, a season removed from being named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, the expectations are higher than ever.Nick Bosa has been compared to his brother since his college career began, and his junior season will be no exception.In Joey Bosa’s final year at Ohio State, he often faced double teams from opponents, lowering his stats from his first-team All-American season in 2014 and allowing for other players on the defensive line to make plays.When asked if he expects a similar situation this year, Nick Bosa said if teams decide to double-team him, it will be a mistake.“I think right off the bat, with all the hype that people are making up about me … I’ll probably get the double teams and the chips and stuff like that,” Nick Bosa said. “But once Chase [Young] is coming off the other edge and Dre’Mont [Jones] is on the other side rushing three-tick, if they slide to me, then it’s just going to be a sack.”Young, a sophomore defensive end, was named a co-starter along with junior Jonathon Cooper, and will be given a chance to take advantage of being on the opposite side of Bosa this season.In Joey Bosa’s final year for the Buckeyes, both defensive ends Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard found success while Bosa was double-covered, accounting for 14.5 sacks to Bosa’s five.Nick Bosa could see a similar drop in stats this season, but said it is not a worry in his mind.“My No. 1 goal is to win a national championship, and, however we get there, I know I’m going to be a contributing factor if I’m out there,” Bosa said. “I’m not dying to get big numbers, I want to make plays and help my team that way.”Whether or not Nick Bosa gets double-teamed this season, this could be the year that he is in control, after the Buckeyes lost players like Hubbard and Lewis to the NFL Draft this offseason.With the anticipation higher than ever and the pressure to perform at its peak, Nick Bosa, a newly named captain for Ohio State, is ready to play.When asked how many snaps he is expecting this season, Bosa kept it simple.“However many I can handle.” read more

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Simeone expects a difficult battle

first_imgDiego Simeone insisted that he is still learning as a coach and he believes that his abilities will be examined once again as his Atletico Madrid will face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals.The Argentinian coach admitted that it is going to be a really tough battle and Arsenal are a very strong team, especially at home and the chances between these two very strong sides are basically 50/50.The former midfielder spoke about his side’s chances as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“With their history, they are a very strong rival.”“They have a very important coach who is very capable with plenty of experience and quality footballers.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We know English football and at home, they are very strong. It is a 50-50.”“Jan is the best goalkeeper in the world and I hope he continues with us.”“He has a contract with us and I hope he remains happy and continues growing as he is today.”“All the teams that end up winning have great goalkeepers. I’ve never seen a champion team with a bad goalkeeper.”last_img read more

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Wenger to decide future before the start of the World Cup

first_imgArsene Wenger recently admitted that he is far from sure for his future after his departure from Arsenal, where he spent the last 22 years, but confirmed he will make up his mind before the World Cup starts.The manager claimed despite being physically well, he is unsure if he wants to stay in management as he thinks he should have complete influence on the club and not just on a couple of players.“I haven’t decided yet,” Wenger admitted, according to 101 Great Goals. “That’s a decision I have to make. I’m physically in quite good shape. I have to decide do I continue to manage.”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…“I’m not decided completely unless I can have a huge influence on the club, how the club wants to be perceived, what is important to it, what kind of values does it want to represent.”“If I can have a complete influence on the club, I would consider it. I’ve given myself until the start of the World Cup to decide.”Currently, Mikel Arteta is considered the favourite as the now former Gunners manager himself backed the Spaniard for the position.last_img read more

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Allegri anticipates a complicated runin for Juventus

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri feels that the latter part of the new Serie A season will be a difficult challenge for his squad after the 2018/19 fixtures were released on ThursdayThe Bianconeri are chasing an eight successive Serie A crown and much has been made of the stunning arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer, which people feel will only strengthen their chances both domestically and in Europe.But despite starting their league campaign against the troubled Chievo Verona on August 20, it is the latter part of the schedule that has Allegri concerned.“It’s a calendar where the first games seem manageable, but I always look at the final part of the calendar and it’s similar if not more difficult than last year,” he told the club website.“In the last seven games, starting with Milan, we have Fiorentina, the Turin derby, Inter, Atalanta, Roma and Sampdoria. It will be a complicated run-in, but we will need everyone and have to prepare in the best way.”Even though Juventus have won the league title for the past seven seasons, Allgeri feels that this season may be their toughest yet and he thinks that the championship could very well go down to the wire.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I believe that this year, the championship will be decided right at the end because there are many head-to-head matches between the top contenders. The first half of the season is always important but the second half is decisive,” said the 50-year-old.As for the Boxing Day fixture away to Atalanta, he added: “We have to get used to it. A choice has been made and so we will go to Bergamo on Christmas night.”Below are all the fixtures of Juventus’ 2018/19 Serie A campaign.E’ il momento di ricapitolare. Questa è la @SerieA_TIM che ci aspetta. Pronti per un’altra grande avventura? #FinoAllaFine#ForzaJuve ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/wKKuBIaUmk— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 26, 2018last_img read more

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Paul Merson Mo Salah is not happy at Liverpool

first_imgMohamed Salah is allegedly unhappy with his life at Anfield and could leave Liverpool as early as JanuaryAfter last year’s record-breaking performance that saw him claiming the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, and the Premier League Golden Boot, Mo Salah has failed to shine in the new season.Although he has notched four goals and added one assist in the Premier League, the 26-year-old seems far away from the form that attracted the interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.The British news outlet, Express Sport, have broadcasted the words of the renowned pundit Paul Merson, who believes the former AS Roma star wants to swap the Premier League for La Liga.“Mo Salah’s goals record for Liverpool is phenomenal, but it’s only a matter of time until Real Madrid come calling,” he said.“That’s some record, to be the fastest man to score 50 for Liverpool, especially when people are saying you are having a bad season!“But if he keeps on scoring Madrid will come calling.“How can they not? They need to do something big and they will want him in January. They are struggling like mad.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “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.“If Salah wanted to go, Liverpool would be powerless to stop him.“I can’t remember the last player to say ‘no’ to Real Madrid or Barcelona. It’s another level.“Salah doesn’t look happy at Liverpool at the moment and we’ve seen this before.“I watched him score against Huddersfield and his body language looked terrible. That would worry me if I was a Liverpool fan.“If you take his goals away they’re not title contenders anymore.“Liverpool fans have seen big players leave before. They would be fuming if Salah left too.“But this is what happens when you’re successful in the Premier League. The even bigger clubs come calling.”However, this statement shouldn’t be taken for granted, especially knowing the fact how much Jurgen Klopp admires the pacey Egyptian. There’s no doubt the Merseysiders will do everything in their power to secure Salah’s services for times to come.last_img read more

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