There has been a creeping feeling that Aaron Mooy’s value to the Socceroos is less than it would seem. Yes, Mooy is playing in the Premier League, probably the best league in which any Australian abroad is playing. He is a regular starter for Huddersfield, and has been for the past three seasons. He is a central midfielder, a critically important position in a team, around whom an entire tactical system might revolve, and upon whom the team’s fluency might rely. He’s proven himself in the A-League, and in England. It could be comfortably argued that he’s our best player. Click here to re-live The Roar’s live coverage of Socceroos vs Lebanon. And yet, upon closer inspection, and assessing Mooy’s – and Australia’s – strengths and weaknesses holistically, a different conclusion is reached. Mooy is not an athlete, and at times can look outright cumbersome. His passing range comes alive when he is given space and time, but when he is … [Read more...] about Is Aaron Mooy a bad fit for the Socceroos?
News 17 // 21 Nov 2018, 07:10 IST SHARE What's the story?Is Brock Lesnar still going to fight Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Title in 2019?According to an interview with TMZsports.com, Dana White is unsure and has other potential plans.In case you missed it . . .Daniel Cormier won the UFC Heavyweight Championship by knocking out former champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July of 2018.Lesnar, who was in the crowd during the fight, had been in negotiations with UFC for a potential return.After Cormier won the title, Lesnar stormed the cage and the two heavyweights had words. Lesnar even jumped on the mic to address the situation.He then defended it for the first time against challenger Derrick Lewis. Cormier submitted 'the Black Beast' in the second round to retain the championship at UFC 230 on November 3.After his defence, speculation switched to who his next challenger would be, and many felt it would likely be the current WWE Universal … [Read more...] about Will the Beast still have his chance to hold both the UFC Heavyweight title and the Universal Championship?
News 10 // 21 Nov 2018, 05:47 IST SHARE CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has been cleared to resume physical activities after a major health scare. The 30-year-old became extremely ill this summer shortly after he was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Tigers. Martin contracted a bacterial virus that affected his organs and jeopardized his life. Doctors were able to eradicate the infection and Martin was eventually released from the hospital. The Indians said Martin underwent a scheduled checkup Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic and was told he could begin an unrestricted offseason strength and conditioning program. The team anticipates him being ready for the start of the 2019 season. Cleveland had traded for Martin to address its pressing need for a center fielder following a slew of other injuries. But he ended up playing in only six games, and the Indians moved … [Read more...] about Indians OF Martin cleared to work out after medical scare
E.Jay Zarett Omnisport @EjayZarett Updated at 8:47 p.m. ET Updated at 8:47 p.m. ET Watch NBANBA with fuboTV Stephen Curry will be out for at least a little bit longer. The 30-year-old star is set to have his injured groin re-evaluated this weekend. But, Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters the earliest Curry will be back on the floor is Monday against the Magic. “He’s not playing Saturday (against the Kings),” Steve Kerr said Tuesday (via The Mercury News). Kerr also said he wanted Curry to have more practice time before returning. Curry, however, participated in post-practice shooting drills Tuesday and also worked out with former Suns star Steve Nash, who currently serves as a Warriors consultant. Steph’s progress looks pretty encouraging pic.twitter.com/5knr6CHGiB— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 20, 2018 Stephen Curry is getting up shots with … [Read more...] about Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors star improving, still out at least 3 more games
The Wisconsin Badgers tweeted a hype video Tuesday that doubles as a horror film for the Gophers. Ahead of the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, a montage of Badgers players shared how only seniors touch the six-foot-long axe after wins, and they paid tribute to the players who “made the streak,” which stands at 14 consecutive wins for Wisconsin since 2003. The video shows highlights/lowlights of the 2005 matchup, when Gophers punter Justin Kucek fumbled a snap with 36 seconds left and the U holding onto a 34-31 lead. The miscue set up Wisconsin blocking the punt and recovering the ball in the end zone for the winning touchdown in a 38-34 victory. The video then edits together clips of Badgers players parading around Camp Randall and TCF Bank Stadium with the axe in locker rooms and in their routine mock-chopping down of goalposts. There’s a lot of years of footage to pull from. At the end, Badgers share their gratitude for the … [Read more...] about With a hype video, Badgers twist the Axe in the Gophers’ wound