INDIANAPOLIS – APRIL 03: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils gestures as he coaches in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 72-66 at home last night. The victory gave Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 423rd career ACC victory, surpassing Dean Smith for the most all-time. After the game, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd as part of a ceremony honoring his 1,000th-career win, which came against St. John’s on Jan. 25. As part of the tribute, the Duke players all wore “Coach 1K” shirts, with the number 1 embedded as part of the letter K. Krzyzewski touched on both milestones during his time on the mic, and thanked the Cameron crowd for its support. There might not be any more coach in American more synonymous with his program than Krzyzewski is with Duke basketball. Pretty cool moment.
LSU landed its fifth commitment in the last five days Tuesday afternoon in three-star offensive tackle Shaahdiq Charles, who announced his decision on Twitter. With Charles’ pledge, the Tigers jumped Alabama and Miami on its way to the No. 3 recruiting class in the country – and No. 1 in the SEC – according to 247 Sports.LSU has always recruited well, so this momentum comes as no surprise. But the 2017 recruiting cycle is far from over. A lot can change before next February.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham were wrong in their approach to Saturday’s Premier League clash with Wolves, which ended in a shock 3-1 defeat.Spurs took a first-half lead through a fantastic Harry Kane strike but could not kick on as they did in thumping wins over Everton and Bournemouth in recent matches.Instead they were stunned by a second-half revival from Wolves, with Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa all on target for the visitors. Article continues below 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? The result, which ends a five-match winning run in the league, deals a blow to Spurs’ title hopes, with Pochettino’s side having climbed above Manchester City into second with their 5-0 hammering of Bournemouth on Boxing Day.”We did not dominate the ball in the second half,” said Pochettino. “We were wrong in the way we tried to play, too much long ball and our energy dropped in the second half.”It was difficult to come back into the game after their equaliser. But that is football.”We have had a very good run in the last few weeks and to keep that level is difficult.FULL-TIME: A disappointing afternoon at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/fUUxNaXn2U— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 29, 2018″We tried to play a little more in the second half, but we were too direct and I think we started to pay for the effort in the other games.”We are not machines. We need to understand that we cannot get ourselves in this situation.”I think we used the ball in the wrong way and allowed them to create chances on the transitions.”Spurs will now hope that Liverpool and City drop points when they play later this weekend against Arsenal and Southampton respectively. However should their closets rivals pick up three points apiece, they could trail Liverpool by nine points and drop to third place.Next up for Spurs they travel to Cardiff on New Year’s Day before facing Tranmere Rovers the following weekend.As for Wolves they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Victory against Tottenham moved the West Midlands side up to seventh in the table.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic say Alphonso Davies has the potential to be a huge success at the Allianz Arena.The 18-year-old became the most expensive transfer in Major League Soccer history when he joined Bayern for $13.5 million (€11.5m/£10m) in July.The Bavarian giants are believed to have beaten a number of rivals to land the highly rated teenager including Real Madrid and Manchester United. Article continues below 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? Having spent the remainder for the 2018 MLS season with Vancouver, Davies linked up for training with the Bayern first-team squad in November before officially joining the Bundesliga champions on January 1.The Canada international will now travel to Doha to join up with the squad on their warm-weather training camp.Bayern boss Niko Kovac has already confirmed that the winger, who only turned 18 in November, will be in contention for a first-team place when the Bundesliga resumes after the winter break.He is held in equally high regard by the Bayern hierarchy, with both Hoeness and Salihamidzic talking up the teenager’s potential.”I have never seen him play. But I’ve heard he will be a bomb. That’s where I trust my sporting director [Salihamidzic],” Hoeness told Bild.Salihamidzic added: “He is a great talent. Alphonso is a super boy, a super character. He is hungry and wants to show what he can do.“We will take care of Alphonso, and not build hype around him. It is very important that he can quietly establish himself and get used to the Bundesliga. If we give him enough time, he has a lot of potential to do a great job here.”Davies made his professional debut for the Whitecaps at the age of just 15 and went on to make 65 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals.He made his international debut for Canada against Curacao in June 2017 at the age of 16.Later that summer he was included in the Canada squad Concacaf Gold Cup, going on to be the tournament’s top scorer, win the Young Player of the Tournament award and be named in the tournament’s Best XI.
Twitter/@SECNetworkWe’re coming up on the final few weeks of the regular season, and the conference and college football playoff races are heating up.Using its Football Power Index (FPI), EPN has determined which 12 schools have the toughest remaining schedules.Here’s a look at how the FPI is calculated:The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.According to ESPN, four Pac-12 schools have the roughest sledding. Three programs from the SEC and Big 12 also have their work cut out for them, as do a pair of ACC teams.The 12 Toughest Remaining Schedules In College Football