Championship Play Offs

22 May 19
Bruins Daily

Boston has a plethora of riches when it comes to its sports teams. The four professional sports franchises graced the city in riches with 18 championship appearances and 11 title parades since 2001. A handful of professional athletes, including Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Pedro Martinez, Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara, led […]

22 May 19
Sound Books

Below are Nickelodeon USA’s currently announced May 2019 premiere highlights for Nick, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite and TeenNick: Latest Update (5/22): A few minor updates. (Check back regularly for the latest updates!)Channel selector: Nickelodeon | Nicktoons | Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon | TeenNick | Nick@Nite | Nick Jr. | TV Land | Nickelodeon […]

22 May 19
TSO Ladder presented by Cooper Tires

By Steve Witich It’s a rare occurrence that the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires, which is serving as the opening act for the Indianapolis 500 for the 17th time this year, do not bring the 100,000+ Carb Day fans to their feet. Since Ed Carpenter’s dominating 13.952-second victory in the inaugural event in 2013, […]

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

The owners of Sunderland spent 32 million pounds of Premier League parachute payments last year to buy Ellis Short's club. Evidence seen from Sports mail Chairman Stewart Donald and Managing Director Charlie Methven have pledged only £ 5m from Donald's money as part of the £ 37m acquisition of the club a year ago. They […]

22 May 19
Toronto Sun

News and views from the just-concluded NFL spring owners meeting: New pass-interference reviews by coach’s challenge only? NEWS: Owners on Wednesday gifted the competition committee with undefined power to tweak the new rule permitting replay reviews of both called and uncalled pass interference (PI). Specifically, pertaining to the final two minutes of each half. Currently, […]

22 May 19
USA TODAY Sports Brackets

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Standing on the tee box at the 15th hole on Wednesday, Auburn sophomore Julie McCarthy received word that the Tigers had lost to Wake Forest in the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. Her first thought? “We’ll be back.” “I think we all just got a taste of it this week,” […]

22 May 19
USA TODAY Sports

Tigers came back to beat top-seed Texas in quarterfinals 3-2

22 May 19
The Irish Sun
CURTIS FLEMING wants to become Ireland’s first black manager. Fleming, 40, was relieved of his first-team coach role at Championship club Middlesbrough this week in the aftermath of Tony Pulis’ departure. Curtis Fleming hopes to become the first black Ireland manager But the former Ireland defender is now looking for an immediate return to the game — and reckons he is ready to manage. He said: “No one knew Tony was leaving. “The gaffer kept everything so close to his chest but it wasn’t a great surprise after we didn’t make the play-offs. “If we had done that it would have changed the whole thought process. BACK IN THE GAME “After Tony went, I was waiting as much as anybody, looking forward to working with the new manager and then I got the call from the chief executive. “I don’t get shocked easily in football, I have been in the game too long and there is a harsh reality to it but it was a huge blow, I must admit. “I am just really disappointed. Middlesbrough is my club. It is family. I have a real affinity with the club, I love the people and the area and lived here for years. “I played there for more than 11 years, been match-day host, worked in the academy and the first team, so it will leave a huge hole. “But I have to move on and I want to go again. “Managing is as close as you get to playing, that buzz every week, and the pressure, and I have the passion for it. “I wasn’t 16 when I started playing professionally, I was 22. “People say I should be a manager already but I have gone out to gain experience and I’ve got a taste for it. I am ready now. I have done my time. “When are you not ready? Some go in too late, some go in too early, some go into the wrong clubs. When I go into a job, I know I have the nous and knowledge and I can handle people. “It’s in my blood to have a go and I would love to come back and manage Middlesbrough one day — no doubt about it. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT ” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] “And Ireland. If Chris Hughton doesn’t become the first black Ireland manager, then I will.” Last season, Middlesbrough lost to Aston Villa in the play-off semi-final and only dropped out of the top six in the last fortnight of this term. Former St Pat’s and Shelbourne ace Fleming added: “We missed out on a point so the two seasons were not total write-offs.”
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
FLOPS. Duds. Misfits. Alan Stubbs has heard his unlucky 13 St Mirren signings branded all of the above. Alan Stubbs was axed by St Mirren earlier this season But the former Buddies gaffer hit back at the snipers and claimed the right word for them is SCAPEGOATS. Cody Cooke is the only Stubbs signing still involved in the St Mirren first-team picture under Oran Kearney. He bagged a hat-trick in the weekend win over Dundee and could start when Saints return to the City of Discovery for the play-off first-leg against United at Tannadice. But Stubbs reckons getting rid of all his signings was an easy way out for the Buddies as they battle to stay in the Premiership. Cody Cooke celebrates after scoring for St Mirren He said: “To be honest, the signings I made have been used as an excuse. “I’m not going to dig up anyone in there because it is in the past and what happened happened. “I’m not really interested in throwing mud but, at the time, I thought they were used as scapegoats. “It tells you about a couple of individuals that were there what they were saying to the board. “We’ll see at the end of the season if the board were right in sticking with them — or not.” Stubbs stands accused of ripping apart a winning formula too soon after St Mirren had won the Championship title. But he insists former gaffer Jack Ross — who left Paisley for Sunderland last summer — would have done exactly the same as he defended his decision to make mass changes. Buddies chiefs axed Stubbs after just four Premiership games but he maintains he was right to cull his squad — and slammed talk of player unrest. Jack Ross left St Mirren at the end of last season He said: “When St Mirren came up they had a style. To be honest, I think Jack knew what he was leaving. “I spoke to Jack after I took the job — and he told me about some situations in there. “I’m not going to go into it because that’s a private situation but after the phone call I thought ‘Oh dear’. Jack was very honest with me on it. So that was that. “I always remember speaking to one St Mirren fan well-connected in football and he said potentially only three of the squad I inherited were good enough. “It obviously all got sidetracked because of the commotion but you look at a lot of these players I let go. “I remember talking about Cammy Smith at the time when I was trying to do a bit of wheeling and dealing to try and get one out and one in. “And it was all ‘Oh but Cammy was our Player of the Year last year’. “But you look at the teams that were looking to take those players, it was all Championship teams. I think that really tells you a lot. Cammy Smith in action for St Mirren earlier this season “Cammy is a lovely, lovely lad, great professional, great attitude but just didn’t fit into what I was wanting to do. “You look at Cammy now and he is finding it difficult to get into the Dundee United team.” Stubbs – who was speaking on behalf of BT Sport – revealed he missed out on several of his top targets last summer — including Celtic kid Mikey Johnston. But he reckons the reality of being St Mirren manager didn’t live up to what he was promised when he took the gig. Having won the Scottish Cup with Hibernian, he was surprised by what he discovered when he arrived at the Simple Digital Arena ahead of last summer’s Betfred Cup qualifiers. In the end, he only survived for those four group games and the first four Premiership matches of the campaign. Stubbs said: “The conversation I had with them before I took the job and the one I had when I was in there were different. “That’s the problem managers have. They have to go on face value what they are getting told and then it changes in there. Stubbs on the touchline “We were always going to get the John McGinn money from Hibs and I wanted them to be as ambitious as they could be. “Everything was getting left too late. I missed out on a few vital signings. “Mikey Johnston at Celtic was all done on a Saturday then off on a Monday because of an injury. I would say there were at least three or four like that. “People will say that it’s easy to say that now. But it’s a matter of fact. “There were other players who were coming and I just needed a little bit more ambition, a little bit more foresight. “I know for a fact that some of the players I brought in there didn’t work out. “But those are the gambles you have to take when you are working to the level of wages there. “It was as if we couldn’t do anything at times because there was a real nervousness, ‘Is John McGinn going to go? We can’t do anything until John’s gone’. [article-rail-curated title=”RELATED STORIES” selected_posts=”4262746,4262722,4258441,4252223,4239381,4202726″ /] “As we are waiting we are obviously missing out. There are lot of reasons for that, but that ship has sailed and I wish them all the best. “I’ve got no animosity to them whatsoever. I could have. But I haven’t. HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Stubbs slams St Mirren chiefs for publicly targeting top-six finish “I knew it was always going to be difficult, but I am not bitter and twisted. If they stay up, then fantastic.” Watch Dundee United v St Mirren live from 7.15pm on Thursday on BT Sport 1 and via the award-winning BT Sport app. For more info visit bt.com/sport. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6039921661001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Hero Cardiff Met keeper Will Fuller saves three penalties to see his team into the Europa League”]
22 May 19
News Archives Uk

There was a time when Gary Kelly was the heart and soul of Leeds United. a long time indeed. 16 seasons in the first team of Leeds United and almost as many different designs of the home jersey. It is doubtful if another player will ever represent so many epochs of club history. From the […]

22 May 19
Golfweek

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – It didn’t take long for Jay Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can wreak havoc on players attempting to navigate the narrow fairways of Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course. “Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles per hour),” […]

22 May 19
www.thewideplaymaker.com

Welcome to the end of our season six round up, yes season six I can’t believe already that I have managed this fantastic club in over 300 games already. My last update saw me reveal our new tactical system The Velvet Revolution which if you have not already read you can do so by clicking here. […]