The 26-year-old woman who has accused Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar of rape testified to Sao Paulo police on Friday for six hours.Najila Trindade was escorted to the police station by officers at midday, with a black jacket covering her head, through a scrum of media to deliver her testimony.After her testimony, she was carried out of the police station by her lawyer and did not speak to reporters. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Though police have confirmed a complaint has been made against Neymar, they have maintained silence over the case and no details of Ms. Trindade’s testimony were released.Ms. Trindade previously grave an interview to SBT Brasil, a Brazilian television channel, detailing her version of the events which allegedly took place on May 15 at a hotel in Paris, calling them: “an assault together with rape”.She claimed that while her intention was to have sex with the Brazil star, she requested he wear a condom and alleges he refused and became aggressive.Neymar has denied the accusations and has not been charged with any crime. He has yet to testify to authorities over the allegation.The Brazil star has spoken with Rio de Janeiro police over his publication of videos and messages allegedly of his accuser to his Instagram account without her approval. The messages and images were originally posted on Sunday morning to defend himself against the charges and were later removed.Neymar’s father claimed he preferred “an internet crime to rape” and said the images were censored and the name of the woman not revealed. After testifying for that investigation at the Virtual Crimes precinct on Thursday, Neymar thanked fans for their support while his lawyer, Maira Fernandes, claims to be confident her client will be found innocent. On the field, Neymar is out of the Copa America after he sustained an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar which saw him exit the contest after 21 minutes.PSG released a statement on Thursday saying they would evaluate his injury to determine his recovery time.Neymar has since been replaced by Chelsea star Willian on Brazil’s Copa America roster for the tournament, which kicks off with the hosting Selecao facing Bolivia on June 14.
Eddie Nketiah scored a late winner to see Arsenal edge Bayern Munich 2-1 at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.Nketiah tapped in an 88th-minute winner for the Premier League outfit at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.A strong Arsenal line-up took the lead early in the second half when Bayern defender Louis Poznanski scored an own goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But the German giants equalised through Robert Lewandowski, who struck with a brilliant header in the 71st minute.However, Nketiah would claim a win for Arsenal with a late tap-in after the contest opened up in the final half-hour.EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! 1-2 (88)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/NzDkvLtc5g— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal were the livelier of the two teams early on, with Mesut Ozil firing a sixth-minute effort across the face of goal from inside the area.While Bayern – who handed a debut to Benjamin Pavard in the second half following his arrival from Stuttgart – looked dangerous on the counter-attack, it was Arsenal appearing more likely to break through.However, the Bundesliga champions almost opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark.Thomas Muller met David Alaba’s low cross from the left, but the forward was denied by Bernd Leno from close range, before the Arsenal goalkeeper also pushed away a Daniels Ontuzans strike.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then led a blistering Arsenal counter-attack before playing in Ozil, who was denied by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer from an angle in the 38th minute.Chance! @Aubameyang7 leads a counter-attack with a fast-paced run from deep, before sliding the ball across for @MesutOzil1088Mesut’s shot is saved and Bayern clear the danger 0-0 (38)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/Umh5QJA8GJ— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal took the lead just four minutes into the second half thanks to a Poznanski own goal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan picked out Aubameyang with a pass to the right and the attacker’s cross was turned into his own net by Poznanski.That led to a far more open encounter as chances start to come at both ends, with Leno tipping a Kingsley Coman strike over the crossbar in the 66th minute.Bayern drew level five minutes later, Lewandowski – introduced at half-time – brilliantly heading a Serge Gnabry cross into the top corner.Gnabry forced Emiliano Martinez, who replaced Leno at the break, into a diving save from 25 yards before Coman fired just wide of the goalkeeper’s post in the 81st minute.Moments after Nketiah forced a save from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, the 20-year-old forward found a winner.Tyreece John-Jules played a one-two with Calum Chambers before crossing for Nketiah to tap in and make it 2-1. read more
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re still a few months away from the 2018 college football season, but news doesn’t stop in the offseason – especially when it’s injury-related. Earlier this spring the college football world lost its mind when Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury, though it turned out to be just a broken finger.Now, it’s time to worry about another SEC quarterback.This time, it’s Tua Tagovailoa’s unfortunate counterpart from the College Football National title game we’re talking about: Jake Fromm.The Georgia quarterback spent some leisure time with friends on Thursday and it ended up with a trip to the hospital.Don’t worry, Fromm seems to be just fine, though he did get a fishing lure stuck in his leg.Jarrett Stidham would never get a lure stuck in his leg ??? pic.twitter.com/qzRT98ARLp— Barstool Auburn (@WarDamnStool) May 18, 2018From is an avid fisher, hunter, and all things outdoorsman.We’re sure he will be just fine after getting stitched up.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Tom Herman and his wife, Michelle Herman, found themselves at the center of some serious college football drama on Saturday.Ohio State reporter Jeff Snook reported on Facebook on Saturday that the Texas head coach was the person who leaked news of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith to college football insider Brett McMurphy.Herman and McMurphy have since denied the allegations.“It is absolutely untrue. Neither I, nor anybody in my family, has ever communicated with Brett McMurphy about the situation at Ohio State,” Herman said.McMurphy also tweeted:“I have never revealed my sources in my nearly four decade journalistic career & I am not going to start now. However, I will say unequivocally that Tom Herman was not my source.”Herman’s wife, Michelle, reportedly sent the following message to Jeff Snook:Reached via instant message Saturday, Michelle Herman answered, “This is BS — we had no reason good enough to do that to Shelley or Urban.”Stay tuned.
Ohio State will enter the season with sophomore Dwayne Haskins at starting quarterback after an open competition this past offseason. Tate Martell, a redshirt freshman, will start the year off as the backup.Monday, interim head coach Ryan Day, filling in for Urban Meyer during his suspension, gave a short-but-important update on the plan for Martell. Day says the plan is to play Martell.What does that mean? Martell will likely have a package of plays – or perhaps he’ll get a series or two against Oregon State. If the Buckeyes take a commanding lead early, perhaps he’ll even get more time.Martell redshirted last year, so there’s no sense in keeping him off the field – unless it’s determined that the Buckeyes are better off with Haskins taking every snap. But as we’ve seen over the years, starting the season as Ohio State’s backup doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t going to get time.Ryan Day officially names Dwayne Haskins Ohio State’s starting quarterback, but says “the plan is to play Tate [Martell].” https://t.co/5du3Gc5YC6— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 27, 2018Ohio State will start its season against Oregon State. Meyer’s full-on suspension runs through that game. For the next two weeks, Meyer will be allowed to coach practice. But he won’t be on the field to see his team take on either Rutgers or TCU.The Buckeyes, per usual, are considered a national title contender this season. Last year, they won the Big Ten but finished just out of the running for a College Football Playoff spot.Ohio State takes on Oregon State on September 1.
College football season has kicked off, and this weekend, we get treated to an incredible slate of games that features Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Louisville vs. Alabama, Auburn vs. Washington and more. Friday, college football analyst Danny Kanell, via his podcast Off The Bench, let fans know which four teams he’s picking to meet in the College Football Playoff this year.The big surprise – which isn’t a surprise at all if you follow Kanell – is that Alabama isn’t in his field. Auburn is the lone SEC team – coming in at No. 2. It’s actually somewhat surprising to see Kanell put any SEC teams in the field.Kanell explained his picks – he thinks Clemson will be the overall 1-seed. He also likes Ohio State and USC to make the field.Here’s what he had to say:“(On Alabama and Auburn getting in) I actually think there’s a pretty good chance that could happen the way their schedules play out. We’ve seen the committee is not afraid to put in two teams from the SEC. I think that could happen.I think there’s a pretty good chance we could see two teams from the Big Ten get in the final Playoff but I couldn’t do it on my own.I went Clemson, now this has a caveat – I’m assuming this is Trevor Lawrence playing quarterback. I think Kelly Bryant starts the season, but at some point, if the transition is made, I think that’s what propels Clemson to the title.…I think Auburn is going to have a big year with Jarrett Stidham, a sneaky Heisman pick – you can actually find some pretty good value there.The Ohio State pick, I think all of this distraction could possibly galvanize the team. I don’t think it’s going to impact them that much not having Urban Meyer those first three weeks. You’ve got to remember, he also is able to participate in practice after that first week. He’s still going to game plan. They’ve got a ton of offensive coaches and head coaches on that staff where I don’t think it impacts them too much.”Here’s the segment, if you’re interested in listening:Obligatory college football playoff picks that you’re not obliged to watch but would be nice if you did…Watch Off the Bench daily: https://t.co/K5l65dx385Download/subscribe to the pod: https://t.co/v84Wj5Bsj9 pic.twitter.com/Y1JUVf8ibv— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 31, 2018Auburn’s, Kanell’s SEC pick, will likely have to get past Washington this weekend to have a legitimate shot. We’ll see how it plays out.
30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportNon-conference games between Power 5 teams can provide some of the more interesting matchups of a college football season. That’s what makes the hypothetical “alliance” between the Big 12 and Pac-12, reported on by The Mercury News‘ Jon Wilner, so intriguing.According to Wilner, a recent proposal from former Kansas State president Jon Wefald would call for the two conferences to exclusively play non-conference games against each other in the future. It came about after West Virginia president Gordon Gee solicited input from Wefald on how to “strengthen” the Big 12.The details of Wefald’s proposed “alliance” can be found below, courtesy of Wilner. For several reasons, this won’t happen, but it is fun to dream about.Via The Mercury News:Wefald’s proposal calls for all 30 of the Big 12’s non-conference games and for 30 of the Pac-12’s 36 out-of-league games to be played against each other.The matchups would be spread evenly across the season (10 per month) with the winners of each conference meeting at the end of the regular season for a championship game, which would rotate between the Rose Bowl and AT&T Stadium.As Wilner explains, the situation Wefald envisioned isn’t feasible, because schools from both leagues aren’t going to lock in all of their non-league games against Power 5 opponents, nor will they want to give up future series against quality teams not in the other conference (i.e. Texas playing Notre Dame, Oregon playing Ohio State, etc.).However, you could come up with some tremendous Big 12/Pac-12 scheduling scenarios, and a limited partnership or alliance might be something the two leagues would want to pursue.It is worth reading Wilner’s article in full here to get the full details on the proposal and the realistic options both teams have.
Even with positive combine reviews, McSorley figures to be a mid- to late-round choice in the upcoming draft. Probably later than earlier.But he still may own significant value as a steady backup quarterback option for teams seeking depth. He’s gained interest from the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, among others, his father said.Buffalo traded up and drafted Josh Allen but saw him succumb to injuries that cost him multiple games. Backups Nathan Peterman, Matt Barkley, and Derek Anderson all proved to be ineffective stand-ins for him.Baltimore traded back into the first round to draft Lamar Jackson, and made it to the playoffs with him at the helm. After the season, the team traded former Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco, cementing Jackson as their quarterback of the future.McSorley was a three-year starter at Penn State, leading the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten title in 2016 – their first in the post-Paterno era.He demonstrated his exceptional athletic ability at the combine with a 4.57 40-time, the best among quarterbacks. STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)While not as highly touted as his former teammate Saquon Barkley, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley could very-well hear his name called at some point in the 2019 NFL draft. One report seems to indicate that at least two teams are giving McSorley a look.According to the York Daily Record, two NFL teams expressed interest in McSorley during the combine: the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens. Per the report, teams are also looking at him as a potential convert to wide receiver or special teams.The Bills and Ravens do share one thing in common that could benefit McSorley: Both drafted quarterbacks in the first round last year and are in need of some sort of backup to them next year.His father confirmed those two teams, while adding that others are also interested: