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NCAA: Ohio State Crushes Penn State 38-25

Penn State’s Nittany Lions faced off against the Ohio State Buckeyes yesterday at Beaver Stadium. Despite the home-field advantage, the Nittany Lions were unable to shut down Ohio’s offense. Penn State is currently 7th in the B10 East conference, while the Buckeyes are third.

The Lions went in very aggressively from the start. However, they were unable to crack the Buckeyes’ defensive line. They did manage to visit the end zone a few times, but their aggressive push proved insufficient. Ohio completely shut down Penn’s rushing game.

The Buckeyes also dominated in the air. Marcus Hooker managed to intercept Penn QB Sean Clifford once. Ohio scored four passing touchdowns, compared to Penn’s three, while also scoring a rushing TD with Teague.

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Klopp Has Nothing But Praise For Debuting Defender Nathaniel Phillips

This Friday, Liverpool bested West Ham in a 2-1 victory that saw goals from Salah and Jota for the Reds. However, for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the most interesting takeaway from the match was defender Nathaniel Phillips.

Today, commenting on Phillips’s impressive performance, Klopp called him “a monster in the air.” It’s very high praise, particularly coming from the tight-lipped German coach. The 23-year-old joined the Wanderers’ academy as a youth, entering Liverpool’s academy shortly thereafter.

He began training with the first team in 2018. After a season on loan to Bundesliga second division team VfB Stuttgart, Phillips was recalled in January 2020. The match against West Ham marked his league debut in the English Premier League with Liverpool, after an appearance in the FA Cup against Everton.

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Former Orlando Pirates Great Vilakazi Slams Chiefs Coach Gavin Hunt

Benedict Vilakaz is known for being one of the best midfielders in the history of the Orlando Pirates. Now, the former player has come down with harsh words for Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt. The Chiefs are still reeling from a 3-0 semi-final loss against the Pirates this Saturday.

Hunt started with Ngcobo and Blom; Sifama, Mashiane, and Lesako were half-time subs. For Vilakazi, this was a terrible decision. He characterized it as “throwing these boys under the bus” when “things get tough.”

He pointed out that in the face of the Pirates’ on-point performance, sending in young, inexperienced players was reckless. Instead, Vilakazi believes Hunt should’ve sent in more experienced players, like Mathoho and Katsande, who’ve been in similar situations before.

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Official Decree Bars Betting Sites From Sponsoring Spanish Football Clubs

A recent decree published in Spain’s Official State Bulletin has effectively banned all bookmaker and sports betting sponsorship deals. The decree affects all official Spanish competitive sports and leagues, including the world-famous La Liga.

For most teams, European betting sites have been a pillar of club finances for a long time now. The move could spell trouble for plenty of organizations, particularly those with a relatively lower profile. According to new guidelines, teams can’t incorporate gambling logos into their kits.

In addition, sportsbook names can’t be part of any official team names. For Bwin-sponsored Valencia CF, the law could be disastrous in the short-term. Teams have a one-season period to transition their finances and sponsorship deals to comply with the new rules.

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River Plate Calls For AFA Intervention In Liga Profesional Dispute Over Hosting

Argentina’s River Plate was set to debut in the Liga Profesional next Tuesday. However, that debut is currently uncertain after league officials informed the team they wouldn’t be allowed to host. Now, the team has published an official reply to the league.

In its open letter, River Plate argued that their home field has undergone extensive renovations. They point out that the stadium and pitch are perfectly fit for official play. In addition, the team claimed it’s impossible to relocate the match at this point.

According to the club, they have all the necessary authorizations to host the match, amply meeting all technical requirements. The team also requested the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) step in to make a ruling on the matter.

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Harris & Pucovski Smash 30-Year-Old Record With Biggest Partnership Score Ever

Marcus Harris and Will Pucovski will go down as the most effective partnership in Sheffield Shield history. The pair had an incredible 486-run performance, the highest first-class partnership score in the 128 years the competition has existed.

With their impressive score, Harris and Pucovski bested the 464-run record held by the Waugh twins for over 30 years. The two managed the landmark during a recent match against South Australia.

For Harris and Pucovski, it’s a welcome boost to their career stats. Pucovski had to quit the Australian Cricket Test team last year due to mental health reasons and a concussion, while Harris was previously removed after a disappointing performance at the Ashes.

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All Blacks’ Ian Foster Explains Reasoning Behind Reduced Leadership Group

After weeks of backseat coaching and harsh criticism, Ian Foster has proved himself and his tactical ability. By winning the Rugby Bledisloe Cup, the All Blacks have silenced Foster’s opposition. However, the 55-year-old coach has decided to share the reasoning behind some of his calls.

In particular, Foster explained why he hasn’t replaced many former members of the leadership group. The team recently lost seasoned veterans like Ben Smith, Kieran Read, Ryan Crotty, and Sonny Bill Williams. But, rather than chase new leaders, Foster focused on the ones he had.

The coach said he decided to prioritize the leadership role of players like Sam Cane, Aaron Smith, and Sam Whitelock. By condensing the leadership duties, the team was able to leverage a smaller pool of experienced players. This approach served Foster well in the Bledisloe Cup.

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