The Bears are determined not to be the team that loses to the winless Browns, who visit Soldier Field at noon Sunday. Both teams are bad and banged up. Here’s a closer look at the Bears’ injury situation as they prepare for the game.WEEK 16 (at Cleveland Browns)FridayDoubtful for Sunday: Left guard Josh Sitton (right ankle)Questionable for Sunday: Tight end Adam Shaheen (chest), offensive lineman Tom Compton (concussion), safety Chris Prosinski (concussion)Did not participate in Friday’s practice: SittonLimited participation in Friday’s practice: Shaheen, Compton, ProsinskiFull participation: Cornerback Sherrick McManis (illness)What you should know: Sitton missed all three practices this week and it would be a surprise if he were suddenly able to play on Sunday. That leaves the Bears with their latest round of reshuffling on the offensive line. If Compton can’t get cleared by game time, expect Hroniss Grasu to start at center with Cody Whitehair and … [Read more...] about Bears injury tracker: Josh Sitton unlikely to play versus Browns
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Despite their best efforts, India's bid fell short, though they have shown a tremendous rise in FIFA rankings over the past few years. News 22 Apr 2018, 12:46 IST What's the story?In a rather disappointing turn of events for Indian, Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has rejected the country’s proposal of playing a friendly with the South East Asian country. Thailand has instead arranged a fixture with Asian heavyweights China.In case you didn't know...China and India had both shown interest in playing Thailand around the same time. India are currently ranked 97th as per the latest FIFA rankings, while Thailand are ranked 122nd. The International friendly would have been a preparation for India ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The heart of the matterSomyot Poompunmuang, the President of FAT, said that arranging two matches in such a short time will be impossible, so they have opted to play against China, which is a higher ranked side than India. China … [Read more...] about India’s bid to play international friendly against Thailand rejected
As the date nears, Mike McGlinchey is trying not to pay attention to the myriad of mock drafts and white noise surrounding next week’s NFL Draft. It’s not always easy for the towering 6-foot-9, 312-pound Notre Dame offensive tackle and 2013 Penn Charter grad.Since he was a year old, when people would ask Janet and Michael McGlinchey, Mike’s parents, how old their baby was and were shocked to learn the pudgy toddler that could barely fit in the stroller had yet to turn two.But this is a new form of scrutiny. NFL scouts, coaches, player personnel people and analytics advisers have all done their probing. It’s now up to Mike McGlinchey to do the waiting for his name to be called Thursday night in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft from the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.Indications are that’s where McGlinchey, the first cousin of NFL star quarterback Matt Ryan, is going to go. McGlinchey has been rated as the No. 1 tackle in the draft by NFL Network … [Read more...] about Mike McGlinchey would love to play for hometown Eagles — but will Penn Charter grad be there at No. 32?
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI — The coach and players of the Vietnamese women’s football team affirmed their determination to win a World Cup place during their Group B matches at the Asian Cup. They will put that plan into motion when they play Japan in Amman, Jordan today. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, coach Mai Đức Chung of Việt Nam, said: “There is still a big gap between women’s teams in Asia. We are in a difficult group with strong opponents in Japan, South Korea and Australia. Việt Nam won a slot to compete at the Asian Cup finals, after our successful qualification. Our players are young, and we have several new faces who are inexperienced. However, we will do our best, especially in the first match, to overcome our challenges. We will not suffer from any pressure in this tournament.” Midfielder Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung and striker Huỳnh Như said that the team did not come … [Read more...] about VN to play Japan in Asian Cup opener
American soccer fans are constantly clamoring for their teams to find a technical and creative mastermind. Perhaps asking for an American Messi is unreasonable, but how about the American Iniesta? Or the American Marozsán? You know, the kind of player who does stuff like this. Or this. Oh, right. A player like Crystal Dunn. Besides her slick passing, Dunn is undoubtedly one of America’s most talented goal-scorers too. She has 23 USWNT goals to her name in just 60 caps, plus an NWSL MVP and Golden Boot, and was the leading scorer in 2016 Olympic qualifying. Dunn is the type of player who can turn a game around 180 degrees with one touch. No matter where she plays in attack, she always looks likely to grab the game-winning goal or assist. And because she can make an impact in just about any space, it doesn’t make sense to limit her. “You don’t want to put a box around Crystal and put her somewhere where she can’t move,” her new club coach Paul … [Read more...] about Crystal Dunn is the USWNT’s most exciting attacker, so why is she going to play left back?