Instead, it was Milan that doubled its lead in the 28th when Kessié converted a penalty after Alexis Saelemaekers was tripped by Germán Pezzella. Kessié had another penalty saved by Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski five minutes from time following a foul by Martín Cáceres on Theo Hernández. … [Read more...] about ‘For Diego’: Napoli beat Roma 4-0 amid Maradona tributes
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Instead, he is directing the No. 9 unit in both scoring defense and total defense, among teams to have played at least four games. That success, in fact, is the obvious reason Lea is a hot commodity on the coaching market. Vanderbilt is the natural fit for someone who turned a baseball career into a football career there, but it will be far from the only possibility for Lea this winter. And given the Commodores’ football history, it may be far from the most desirable. Aside from James Franklin’s final two seasons in Nashville, 2012-2013, Vanderbilt has not posted a winning record since … 1982. … [Read more...] about Leftovers & Links: The ticking clock on Clark Lea’s time at Notre Dame
Reality check: Ragin' Cajuns get the defending Sun Belt champions and then have a week off before the rematch with Coastal Carolina in the conference title game. ULL has gotten overshadowed by Coastal's feel-good story, but could still turn out to be the Sun kings. … [Read more...] about AP Top 25 Reality Check: Elite 8 gridlock for another week
• The forfeit concept doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a part of the game. Lots of issues with it, even if a team suffers some positive tests by ignoring strict adherence to protocols. If a game’s not played, does the perpetrating team get a loss in the standings, and does its foe that week get a win just for having the good fortune of being on the schedule that week? If a game’s not played, by agreement with the players union, players are not paid that week; that’s not going to work. The NFL seems to believe a bit in Hammurabi’s Code this season: If the Broncos’ quarterbacks messed up in protocol behavior (they admit to being lax with mask-wearing in an off-day film session with one positive player in the room who they didn’t know was positive at the time), then the Broncos should suffer for it. That’s not the reason the NFL gave for not allowing Denver to push Sunday’s game back a day or two, but it’s a sort of … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 12: COVID Wreaks Havoc on the NFL, But What Did We Expect?