Urban Meyer-to-Cowboys rumors go from wild to real for Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett

first_imgFrom Jones’ perspective, there’s much less convincing needed with Meyer. He’ll go out of his way to make a return to coaching comfortable, including taking a lot of the pressure of personnel decisions off Meyer. Jones also covets experience, and all other things being equal, Meyer, 55, has the big edge over Riley in that department.Tony Elliott may not seem as big of a name for the Joneses, but the 40-year-old coordinator would be a way to tap into another championship machine, Dabo Swinney’s Clemson juggernaut.Before Slater’s report, Meyer seemed like more of an Urban legend for the Cowboys. Now, it’s very real indeed. Jerry Jones is getting closer to replacing Jason Garrett as head coach of the Cowboys. Urban Meyer wasn’t hired as the head coach at USC. That makes Meyer working for the Cowboys and Jones less of a wild rumor and more of a strong possibility.Meyer, whom BetOnline.ag made the early favorite (3/1) to be the next coach in Dallas, has drawn “very real interest” from Jones, per well-connected Cowboys reporter Jane Slater of NFL Network. Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will remain the coach but I can confirm a very real interest in Urban Meyer. In fact, I’m told Stephen Jones spoke with him recently. Lincoln Riley remains a strong candidate & file this name as a possibility Clemson OC Tony Elliott per sources.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 6, 2019This is no surprise, because Meyer is the best former coach, at any level, available, with his three-national-championships resume. He’s doing well as a college football analyst for Fox Sports.NEXT IN LINE: Ranking possible replacements for Jason GarrettJones went a similar route with Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer back-to-back 30 years ago, and the Cowboys won three Super Bowls. Jones can pay Meyer whatever he wants and doesn’t need to wrangle him from another coaching job.Meyer wins quickly wherever he goes, and the Cowboys, with their talent, are built to win a championship now. One of his specialties is also special teams, something that needs to be cleaned up big-time in Dallas. His direct connection with his former Ohio State stud running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t hurt, either.Lincoln Riley is already a superstar offensive-minded coach at 36 and has picked up where Bob Stoops left off in Norman. He’s making $6 million, or as much as Garrett gets now, and is in a cushy spot as he churns out College Football Playoff contenders and Heisman Trophy-caliber quarterbacks annually.VIDEO: Jerry Jones on Cowboys’ latest loss | Game highlightslast_img read more

CECAFA; Kenya beat Tanzania 1-0 to go top of Group A

first_imgCongratulations @HarambeeStars for qualifying for semi finals. #CecafaKE2017 #CECAFA2017 pic.twitter.com/Lyr9eUfpX8— Jacob Oyugi (@Jacob_Oyugi) December 11, 2017Share on: WhatsApp The draw for the Bright Stars means they could only manage to pick one point from the three group matches, having conceded eight goals, to finish at the bottom. Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hosts Kenya maintained their unbeaten form to beat rock-bottom Tanzania 1-0 to go top of Group A and qualify to the semi-finals of the Cecafa Challenge Cup on Monday.Burly striker Vincent Oburu scored the decisive goal in the 20th minute that proved vital for the home side after close rivals Libya enyoyed a shock 1-0 win over the group pacesetters, Zanzibar in the early kick-off at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos.The result put Kenya at the top of the five-team group on eight points ahead of Zanzibar, who have seven points while Libya, only taking part as guests finished an impressive third on six points.Kenya will now meet Burundi in the first semi-final on December 14 in Kisumu, with Zanzibar taking on holders, Uganda the following day.Burundi finished second in Group B after being held to a scoreless draw by lowly South Sudan in the final group match in Kakamega on Monday.last_img read more

Uganda versus Zimbabwe

first_img06 Dec 2011Zimbabwe v UgandaW0-1CECAFA Cup 06 Jun 1982Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-1International Friendly 22 Aug 2004Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 06 Dec 1989Uganda v ZimbabweD1-1CECAFA Cup 04 Dec 1984Uganda v ZimbabweW4-1CECAFA Cup 22 Jul 1984Zimbabwe v UgandaL1-0International Friendly 13 Jun 1982Zimbabwe v UgandaD1-1International Friendly 23 Nov 1983Uganda v ZimbabweL0-1CECAFA Cup LOOKING GOOD : (FRONT L to R) Michael Azira,  Godfrey Walusimbi, Farouk Miya, Lumala Abdu,Patrick Kaddu; (BACK) Bevis Mugabi, Murshid Juuko; Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Onyango. PHOTO AFPWEDNESDAY: Uganda  vs Zimbabwe  8pmCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Victory for Uganda today will see them make it to the next round and condemn Zimbabwe to an early exit in the Nations Cup. Uganda go into the game with three points after humiliating DRC 2-0, while the Zimbabwe Warriors will be seeking to get their first points, after being seen off 1-0 by hosts Egypt in their opener.The two nations have not played each other before at a competitive level in African or World Cup qualifying matches, which makes it an unpredictable encounter today. 16 Dec 1987Uganda v ZimbabweD2-2CECAFA Cupcenter_img 16 Dec 1987Zimbabwe v UgandaD0-0CECAFA Cup 20 Nov 1981Uganda v ZimbabweD0-0CECAFA Cup DateMatchResultScoreCompetition 08 Nov 1988Uganda v ZimbabweD0-0CECAFA Cup 31 May 2016Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 20 Nov 1982Uganda v ZimbabweD1-1CECAFA Cup The head-to-head record in the matches played so far favours Uganda, but the very last enounter between the two countries ended in a Zimbabwe victory. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Texans thump Steelers

first_imgIt was supposed to be just the offensive line that was going to have trouble against a poor defense but Sunday the defensive line had just as much trouble. With neither holding up the Steelers suffered their second defeat 17-10 to the Houston Texans and now must get back on track against a much improved Tennessee Titans team this weekend at Heinz field. The Titans moved to 3-1 with an impressive 31-13 win over the Cleveland Browns without their best wide receiver who may be out for the season. Chris Johnson of the Titans and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings are considered the best running backs in the game, but Houston’s Arian Foster is challenging that thinking. He led the league in rushing last season and ran all over, around and through the Steelers front line and linebackers as if they weren’t there for 155 yards on 30 carries including the game-winning 42-yard touchdown.The Titans will be looking at the film with great delight to see that the Steel Curtain no longer exists in Pittsburgh as they make plans to put the ball in Johnson’s hands. Especially if they jump off to a lead like the Texans did.Houston completely dominated the Steelers in the first half and the score should have been much larger than 10-0. They had three major penalties that should have stopped drives but they still managed to march down field on a 95 yard scoring drive that was really 115 yards if you add the penalties. And even though Matt Straub looked decent, as he had all day to throw the ball, the bulk of the plays were Foster running through the Steelers. It was like, well, they did look old. Slow. It wasn’t just the blocking, Foster had them grabbing at air.Now the Steelers will have to prove that they can stop the run, because with the performance of Ray Rice from Baltimore and Foster, no team is going to be afraid to run on the Steelers again, especially Tennessee with Johnson.Matt Hasselbeck, who is having an outstanding season so far with the Titans, stated that the main reason he came to Tennessee was the coach promised him line protection, which he didn’t get in Seattle. Well, maybe someone needs to talk to the Steelers, because the Texans spent as much time in the Steelers backfield as the Steelers, as they harassed Ben Roethlisberger the entire game, with five sacks, and many more rushed passes.The Steelers came back to tie the game in the second half 10-10 but right after the tie, Houston marched down field as though the defense wasn’t there to take the lead for good at 17-10 finally getting the monkey off their back, that they couldn’t finish games.It appeared that this was going be the case, as Antonio Brown, who had an outstanding game 6 receptions for 67 yards, took the kickoff 33 yards to the 48 yard line, with plenty time left, but the Steelers weren’t able to do anything with it.Even though Andre Johnson, who is one of the 5 best receivers in the game, left with an injury, Ike Taylor once again played an outstanding game pretty much taking him out of the action before he was injured. He did have 4 catches for 43 yards.Mike Wallace was unstoppable in the first half but got practically nothing in the second half as Ben was running for his life. Wallace had 4 receptions for 77 yards. The Steelers running game was pretty much shut down with Rashard Mendenhall being held to just 25 yards on 9 carries before leaving with an injury. Isaac Redman had 40 yards on 6 carries and Mewelde Moore 34 yards on 4 carries.The Titans are a better defensive team than the Texans so the Steelers had better come up with some plays to get the ball out of Ben’s hands faster, because the offensive line is what it is, and nothing is going to change in a week. Opposing teams know they can get to him, so quick short passes may be what they need to go to. Like the Patriots, they need to run short routes but get big yardage after the catch. With the speed of Wallace, Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, why not try it. This standing in the pocket waiting for guys to get open isn’t working. They must become more creative offensively.The Texans allowed only 296 yards and they were able to ransack Pittsburgh’s offensive line that was missing three starters because of injuries.Sunday’s game had everything but throwback jerseys.During an era in which many teams are spreading the field with wide receivers and operating a no-huddle offense out of the shotgun, the Texans welcomed back Foster by running 35 times for 180 yards.We knew it was going to be a knock-down, drag-out, physical game with great defense,” Coach Gary Kubiak said. “We wanted to stay committed to the run.”Hasselbeck, the 13-year veteran quarterback, who left Seattle after a playoff-filled decade, threw three touchdown passes in the first half and safety Jordan Babineaux returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown as the Titans thumped the Cleveland Browns, 31-13, for their third consecutive win under first-year coach Mike Munchak.When the Titans signed Hasselbeck to a three-year deal in late July, the decision caused some head scratching around the league. Now, other teams may be kicking themselves.“We thought he had a lot left in the tank from watching him in the playoffs last year,” Munchak said. “We didn’t bring him here to retire quietly. We brought him here to do exactly what he’s been doing.”Tennessee’s Chris Johnson finally broke out of his early season funk, rushing 23 times for 101 yards, three more than his total in three games.Johnson was glad to finally contribute to an offense Hasselbeck has humming.“Of all the quarterbacks I’ve played with, he’s most like a coach on the field,” Johnson said.Hasselbeck said the transition has been easier than expected, and credited offensive coordinator Chris Palmer for making it smooth and seamless. HARD AT WORK—Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) tries to wrestle the ball away Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) in the fourth quarter Oct. 2, in Houston. The Texans won 17-10. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl’s Volleyball Team

first_imgAfter a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.The team includes coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff, coach Bryce Moreira, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles. Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.last_img

Rawlo on LIB with Hot New Track, “LIB: Life is Beautiful”

first_imgWho would have imagined that Red Eyez entertainment’s producer, engineer, singer and songwriter Rawlo Vinobles, commonly known as Rawlo the 7 Star General, would be at the top as Liberia’s biggest musical promoter?This cool cat has been making a impact for the past three years while striving to do what he says he came here to do, and that’s promote a signature sound.“I came here based on a invitation for a particular purpose, to change the Liberian sound. Vicky Freeman from Fabric Radio and Studio 57 invited me and I came,” Rawlo stated.According to the corn-rowed musical wonder, things were shaky between him and his receiver due to what he described as a misunderstanding.“That was the first company that brought me here. We fell apart because they didn’t understand me, or where I wanted to take Liberian music. Now I’m living my dream without them,” he said.Now out with a banging party song called “LIB: Life is Beautiful,” Rawlo has contributed his vocals and instrumentals into another masterpiece.“Whenever I ask people for the meaning of LIB, they say (Life is beautiful). I decided to give the full meaning of LIB and that’s how I came up with the song,” he explained.According to Rawlo, anything that is as beautiful as the sound of music should be sexy and appealing to the ears.“I came up with the sexy tone, while the beat is laid back. When I created the beat for the song, the first person that came to my mind was Cypha D’ King. I really needed to get him on the track and actually he did,” he says.  “I want to thank him for turning up and not disappointing me, as well as Santos, who brought the reggae vibes.”Also, “LIB Life is Beautiful” has a collaborated mixture of different sounds from rap, hip-hop, RnB to reggae.At a time when Liberia finds itself barely bereft of happiness due to the Ebola outbreak, this track reminds us why life is so beautiful despite the chaos around us.Meanwhile, as the saying goes, “every good thing has to come to an end,” and this could be Rawlo’s last year in Liberia.“I came here for entertainment, but this will be my last year here, sorry. I came for a purpose, and my purpose can never be fulfilled without money. I’ve decided to complete my mission. The signature sound that is making noise in Liberia came from me with the help of Freeze. I thank God that today we’re making a lot of noise in the country, and I feel my work here is done,” he says.Furthermore, Rawlo says Red Eyez Entertainment has been of great help in his career, and says he couldn’t have done it without them. “The amazing thing about Red Eyez is, the CEO has allowed me to flow and do what I’ve wanted in the year I’ve been with them,” he says.Meanwhile, as Ebola continues to claim lives as fast as water fills a cup, Rawlo and a few other entertainers are doing their best to keep their fans away from it.“I’ve made a couple of tracks towards Ebola. There’s an all star Ebola track by T-Bund Studio getting ready to come out. Some producers and engineers like me have teamed up including King grind, Stone Gray, Luckshine and myself. I always talk about Ebola on social media and still preach awareness,” he noted.Rawlo will be missed but not forgotten if he decides to leave. While he’s still here though, he plans to continue his legacy until his signature of sound can be left behind.“Sincerely from my heart to the Liberian industry, this is the game: if you don’t invest money into it, nobody else will.  I urge all investors to come, and that artists start to travel out. To my fans, thanks for supporting me and not letting me down,” he says.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

first_img0Shares0000Diego Maradona, here with gilfriend Rocio Oliva, cheered on Argentina in Russia © AFP/File / Roman KruchininBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jul 3 – Diego Maradona wants to return to the position of Argentina coach and is willing to work for free, as Jorge Sampaoli faces pressure to resign following their World Cup travails.Speaking on his “Hand of God” television show, the 57-year-old Maradona, who coached Argentina for two years from 2008-10, said it was painful to see the current state of the national team. “I would return to leading the national team and I would do it for free, I wouldn’t ask for anything in return,” Maradona said on his programme, which runs on Venezuelan channel Telesur.Sampaoli is resisting intense pressure to resign following Argentina’s 4-3 defeat to France on Saturday during a World Cup campaign that was fraught with tension and disputes.The coach is believed to have lost the support of his players with some claims attributing team selection and tactics to captain and star Lionel Messi.Sampaoli, though, has another four years to run on his contract, meaning the Argentine Football Association (AFA) would have to pay a reported $15 million (12.9 million euros) to sack him.“Hopefully God will give me the strength to return to the bench,” said Maradona, whose own World Cup coaching campaign in 2010 ended in an ignominious 4-0 thumping by Germany in the quarter-finals in South Africa.“I’m 57, watching my country, which was beaten by a team that isn’t one of the best in the world — it really hursts to see everything that we’ve built destroyed so easily.”Maradona was a genius as a player, leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and again to the final four years later.But his coaching career has been far less glamorous despite his stint in charge of the national team, in which he presided over a record-equalling 6-1 defeat to Bolivia.His last two jobs were in the United Arab Emirates, most recently failing to guide Fujairah to promotion from the Emirati second division last season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea survive Slavia scare to reach Europa semi-finals

first_imgBut having been facing a rout, the Czech visitors restored their pride with two early second-half goals from Petr Sevcik as they threatened a remarkable comeback.Chelsea, however, held on and the London club will face Eintracht Frankfurt for a place in the final after the German side beat Benfica 2-0 to go through on away goals after the tie ended level at 4-4 after two legs.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made five changes from the team beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday and put Eden Hazard on the wing with Olivier Giroud the Blues’ central striker.The Londoners doubled their aggregate lead just five minutes into the second leg of this quarter-final tie thanks to Pedro’s neat finish after a one-two with Giroud.Minutes later, Chelsea had another goal.Pedro produced a contender for miss of the season when presented with a tap-in from close range that came back off the post only for the ball to fly into the face of Slavia defender Simon Deli and rebound into the net for a bizarre own-goal.Pedro then turned provider, squaring for Giroud to score his 10th Europa League goal of the season.Chelsea were cruising at 3-0 ahead on aggregate and it seemed Tomas Soucek had done no more than score a consolation goal when he rose unmarked to head in from a corner.Chelsea though were soon three goals ahead again when Pedro bundled the ball in.But Slavia rallied impressively after the interval, with Sevcik’s 20-yard shot beating Kepa Arrizabalaga at the Chelsea goalkeeper’s near post.And soon afterwards, in the 55th minute, Sevcik produced an even better effort from similar range that flew into the top corner to give Slavia hope of a remarkable recovery.But that was as good as it got for the visitors, with Sevcik scuffing a shot that might have seen him complete what would have been an astonishing hat-trick.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pedro celebrates scoring Chelsea’s fourth goal in their 4-3 (5-3 on aggregate) Europa League quarter-final win over Slavia Prague© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Chelsea were given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.Already 1-0 up from the first leg, Chelsea were cruising when they scored three more goals in the first 17 minutes at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Pedro, an own-goal by Simon Deli and Olivier Giroud and were 4-1 ahead on the night at half-time.last_img read more

England could reach Euro 2016 final, Pele tells talkSPORT2

first_imgBrazilian legend Pele has cast his predictions for Euro 2016, claiming England are good enough to reach the final of the tournament this summer.The Three Lions start their campaign on Saturday, taking on Russia at the Stade Velodrome looking to start the tournament in positive fashion, and you can listen to live commentary of the clash on talkSPORT.Roy Hodgson’s men are favourites to progress out of their group, and if they top the table, there is a good chance of a fairly easy passage to the quarter finals.However, they are not considered likely victors of the entire competition due to the strength of their biggest rivals.The likes of Germany, Spain and France are expected to progress further in the tournament that England, but Pele believes the Three Lions can reach the final – along with likely finalists La Roja.Speaking to talkSPORT2’s Ian Stafford, the three-time World Cup winner said: “Normally you have the big names, [like] England and Germany.“England has lots of new players, but I think maybe they’ll be one of the teams in the final.“But to win the tournament is very difficult to say now.“The level is very, very equal. You have to be the team that has a little bit more luck than the other ones.“If I have to imagine one or two [winners] in this moment, then Spain and England.”Following the clash against Russia, England take on Wales and Slovakia looking to progress from group B as table toppers.last_img read more

WATCH: Neymar DESTROYS a drone with nothing but a football

first_imgNeymar has celebrated turning down Manchester United by showing off his insane football skills once again.The Barcelona star, who today signed a new contract with the LaLiga club, decided to film himself juggling with the ball.However, his crowning moment in the video is when he absolutley thrashes the ball against a drone flying in front of him, sending the remote controlled flying crashing out of the air.His sweetly struck volley was hit perfectly, and is sure to make you jealous of one of the most naturally gifted players in the modern game.You can watch the video above…last_img