David Beckham wanted Roy Keane to play in charity match

first_img Beckham will captain a Great Britain and Ireland XI, managed by Ferguson, against a Rest of the World team coached by Carlo Ancelotti on November 14 at Old Trafford. A number of Beckham’s former Manchester United team-mates will take part in the match, which aims to raise funds for UNICEF, but Keane will not be one of them. “That is part of the problem with some of the other players we wanted to play. “We have to pick a weekend where we felt we would get a lot of support and 3pm on Saturday does not happen very often.” Had Keane been able to accept the offer, it would have been just the second time the former midfielder had played for Ferguson since their famous bust-up in 2005. Keane had been an integral part of Ferguson’s team for 12 years, but Ferguson became angry with his captain after he delivered a damning critique of his team-mates on the club’s in-house TV station MUTV following a defeat to Middlesbrough. The Scot was unhappy about Keane’s brutally honest assessment of his team-mates and shortly afterwards he was sold to Celtic. Keane played again under Ferguson during his testimonial between United and Celtic in 2006, but the pair have had something of a frosty relationship since. Ferguson and Keane traded jibes about each other in their respective autobiographies. :: The UNICEF game featuring Beckham, which pits a Great Britain & Ireland XI v a Rest of the World XI is on 14 November, 3pm, at Old Trafford. Tickets available from manutd.com Beckham wanted Keane to play, but the former United captain had to turn the offer down because he is busy that week due to his commitments with the Republic of Ireland. “We have asked Roy but obviously he is on international duty,” Beckham said of Keane, who is assistant to Republic manager Martin O’Neill. David Beckham has revealed he wanted Roy Keane to return to Old Trafford and play under Sir Alex Ferguson in his charity match next month. Press Associationlast_img read more

NFL Combine 40 times tracker: Who has the fastest 40-yard dash in 2020 draft?

first_imgGenerally, an NFL Draft prospect’s 40-yard dash time tells pro teams little about his potential to succeed as a player at football’s highest level. But NFL Combine 40 times sure are fun to track.The 300-plus players at the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, after all, treat their drills and on-field workouts as a competition. So the player who leaves the Combine with the fastest 40 time will rightfully wear such an accomplishment as a badge of honor regardless of where he eventually gets selected in the NFL Draft. In 2020, those workouts will begin at 4 p.m. ET and end at 11 p.m. ET on the same days, with the exception being Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET).The complete TV schedule for the 2020 NFL Combine can be viewed here.Contributing: Austin Anderson, Tom Gatto 2020 NFL COMBINE RESULTS:Live updates, highlights from player workoutsAlabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, for example, is a potential first-round pick in April’s draft. But his focus at the Combine, he admitted earlier in the week, was breaking John Ross’ 40-yard dash record. Ross was selected ninth overall by the Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft a couple of months after he recorded a 4.22-second 40 at the Combine.”My goal is to be the fastest ever,” Ruggs told CBS Sports on Tuesday.Ruggs III didn’t become the fastest ever, but he did get close. He officially ran the 40 in 4.27 seconds, tied for the fourth fastest by a receiver in Combine history. Quez Watkins of Southern Miss had the second fastest 40 time among wide receivers in 2020 at 4.35 seconds.Of course, balancing out the pride a player might experience after a fast 40 time is the sobering reality that, for most prospects, it means nothing. Keep in mind Tom Brady was the second slowest quarterback at the NFL Combine 20 years ago. Turns out simply being good at football matters just a tad more.As for the rest of the top 40 times from the 2020 NFL Combine, below is a tracker of the fastest players as quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, offensive linemen, specialists, defensive linemen, linebackers and defensive backs run their 40s on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.NFL Combine 40 timesBelow are the fastest 40-yard dash times recorded at the 2020 NFL Combine.(The table will be updated as 40 times are recorded over the four-day period of on-field workouts).Rank40 timePlayerPositionCollege1.4.27Henry Ruggs IIIWRAlabama2.4.29Javelin GuidryDBUtah3.4.35Quez WatkinsWRSo. Miss4.4.37L’Jarius SneedDBLousiana TechT-5.4.38Darnell MooneyWRTulaneT-5.4.38Denzel MimsWRBaylorT-7.4.39Isaiah SimmonsLBClemsonT-7.4.39Antonio GibsonWRMemphisT-7.4.39Devin DuvernayWRTexasT-7.4.39Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsinT-11.4.41Darrynton EvansRBApp. StateT-11.4.41Tanner MuseDBClemsonT-13.4.42Chase ClaypoolWRNotre DameT-13.4.42Raymond CalaisRBLouisiana LafayetteT-15.4.43Justin JeffersonWRLSUT-15.4.43John HightowerWRBoise State17.4.44Anthony McFarland Jr.RBMarylandT-18.4.45Isaiah CoulterWRRhode IslandT-18.4.45Jerry JeudyWRAlabamaT-18.4.45Jeff ThomasWRMiamiNFL COMBINE RECORDS:Top marks for 40-yard dash, bench press, other drillsAdditionally, here are the five fastest 40 times for each position group from the 2020 NFL Combine.(The tables will be updated as 40 times are recorded over the four-day period of on-field workouts.)Quarterbacks:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.58Cole McDonaldHawaii2.4.59Jalen HurtsOklahomaT-3.4.68Justin HerbertOregonT-34.68Steven MontezColorado5.4.69Kelly BryantMissouri(Complete QB results)Wide receivers:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.27Henry Ruggs IIIAlabama2.4.35Quez WatkinsSouthern MissT-3.4.38Darnell MooneyTulaneT-3.4.38Denzel MimsBaylorT-4.4.39Devin DuvernayTexasT-4.4.39Antonio GibsonMemphis(Complete WR results)Tight ends:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.49Albert OkwuegbunamMissouriT-2.4.66Stephen SullivanLSUT-2.4.66Brycen HopkinsPurdue4.4.70Cole KmetNotre Dame5.4.71Dalton KeeneVirginia Tech(Complete TE results)Running backs:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.39Jonathan TaylorWisconsin2.4.41Darrynton EvansAppalachian State3.4.42Raymond CalaisLouisiana4.4.44Anthony McFarland Jr.Maryland5.4.47Cam AkersFlorida State(Complete RB results)Offensive linemen:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.85Tristan WirfsIowa2.4.91Danny PinterBall State3.4.93Ezra ClevelandBoise State4.5.02Jack DriscollAuburn5.5.03Terence SteeleTexas Tech(Complete OL results)Specialists:RankPosition40 timePlayerCollege1.Punter4.69Alex PenchinBucknell2.Punter4.75Tommy TownsendFlorida3.Long Snapper4.76Steven WirtellIowa State4.Punter4.79Michael TurkArizona State5.Punter4.83Braden MannTexas A&M(Complete ST results)Linebackers:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.39Isaiah SimmonsClemson2.4.46Willie Gay Jr.Mississippi State3.4.49Davion TaylorColorado4.4.50Patrick QueenLSU5.4.51Shaun BradleyTemple(Complete LB results)Defensive linemen:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.60James Smith-WillaimsN.C. State2.4.64Jabari ZunigaFlorida3.4.69Alton RobinsonSyracuseT-4.4.70Alex HighsmithCharlotteT-4.4.73uD.J. WonnumSouth Carolina(Complete DL results)Defensive backs:Rank40 timePlayerCollege1.4.29Javelin GuidryUtah2.4.37L’Jarius SneedLousiana Tech3.4.39CJ HendersonFlorida4.4.40Javaris DavisAuburn5.4.41Tanner MuseClemson(Complete DB results)NFL Combine 40-yard dash scheduleThursday: Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight endsFriday: Running backs, offensive linemen and special teamsSaturday: Linebackers and Defensive linemenSunday: Defensive backsThe schedule for the NFL Combine in 2020 was adjusted to satisfy the league’s perpetual thirst for prime-time TV viewers and ratings. The on-field workout portion of the NFL Draft scouting event traditionally had taken place through the mornings and early afternoons of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Combine week.last_img read more

UWI put one foot into RSPL final

first_img Looking back at the game, he said that although Portmore created some good chances, it was down to his team turning over the ball a lot. “A lot of their chances were as a result of turnovers. We have to correct the mistakes and come back,” he said. UWI should welcome back the experienced duo of defender Kemar Flemmings and midfielder Dawyne Smith, who missed the game due to different reasons. “We will have back Flemmings, who missed the game because of a one-match suspension, and Rick (Smith), who had work commitment. They will make the team stronger,” Peart explained. Patrick Brown, who entered the field as a substitute in the second half, scored the all-important goal. “It is a semi-final, so to come off the bench and score the winning goal is a great feeling,” Brown said. “We have to go back and focus on the second game. We will continue the good work and move on to the final,” he added. Meanwhile, losing coach Linval Dixon rued the missed chances. ‘We missed a lot of chances that we should have scored and it came back to haunt us,” Dixon reasoned. “We have to get ourselves ready for the second leg,” he added. In the other first-leg semi-final, Arnett Gardens face off against Humble Lion at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town tonight, starting at 8. The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC made a bold step towards a place in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final when they staged a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Portmore United yesterday at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon. Portmore took the early lead when Ricardo Morris netted in the third minute. However, Girvon Brown equalised when he scored a header in the 22nd minute. Substitute Patrick Brown scored the winner in the 68th minute. The Portmore team had some clear chances to score, but were let down by faulty shooting from Morris, Cleon Pryce and second-half substitute Maalique Foster. UWI’s assistant coach, Andrew Peart said that it was a good feeling for his team after ending a four-game win-less streak during the late part of the preliminary stage. “Yes, we are satisfied with the team’s performance and victory, based on previous games in which we failed to win,” Peart told The Gleaner. He admitted that it was a slim lead, so the two-way tie was far from over. “We are fully aware that a one-goal lead is not much to play around with. We will go back home and prepare for the return game that is set for our home turf,” the coach said. GOOD CHANCESlast_img read more