first_imgEX-GUYANA fast bowler, Rayon Griffith, is expected to be a part of the new Cricket West Indies (CWI) coaching team spearheaded by former A team coach Floyd Reifer.Griffith, the region’s A-team assistant coach will fill the new fielding coach position, which will form the critical backroom staff for the prestigious World Cup scheduled for England and Wales in May and June.However, his first assignment will be the Tri-Nations One-Day Series in Ireland where West Indies will play two matches against their hosts and against Bangladesh from May 5 to 17 when the final will be held.The 40-year-old Griffith, is a part of Guyana Jaguars franchise coaching unit from the inception of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) in the region. His involvement has resulted in Jaguars winning the title for five consecutive years.Griffith’s countryman, Guyana’s most successful first-class head coach Esaun Crandon, who was appointed assistant coach of the regional cricket team, prior to the England tour to the Caribbean earlier this year, was relieved of that position.Meanwhile, Reifer, a former West Indies captain, takes over as head coach from Richard Pybus, who also served as an interim coach of the regional team since January of this year with Corey Collymore as bowling coach, while Roderick Estwick returns to the fold as one of the assistant coaches.last_img read more

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) – Formula One expects to run a shortened season of 15-18 grands prix once racing can resume after the coronavirus pandemic, hopefully during the European summer, chairman and chief executive Chase Carey said on Monday.The original 2020 calendar had a record 22 races but the season has yet to start with the first eight postponed or cancelled and more likely to be called off.Two, the opener in Australia and the showcase Monaco Grand Prix, have been cancelled while the others — Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Azerbaijan — need rescheduling. “We are all committed to bringing our fans a 2020 championship season,” Carey said in a statement.“We recognise there is significant potential for additional postponements in currently scheduled events, nonetheless we and our partners fully expect the season to start at some point this summer, with a revised calendar of between 15-18 races.”Formula One needs a minimum of eight races for the season to be a proper championship. The next race that is still on is the June 14 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal but that also looks uncertain, as does France on June 28, and some are already questioning whether Formula One will race at all in 2020.The coronavirus has laid waste to the sporting calendar, with the European Championship soccer tournament moved from June to next year and the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July-August set to be postponed.REVISED CALENDAR Carey recognised that nobody could be certain when the situation might improve but said the 10 teams would be ready to go racing when it did.The revised calendar would be considerably shaken up from what was previously published, he added.Formula One has already brought forward the traditional August break to three weeks in March and April so that it can create a space for rescheduling some of those races that had to be postponed. Carey said he expected the season, which was due to finish in Abu Dhabi on Nov 29, to run into December “with the actual sequence and schedule dates for races differing significantly from our original 2020 calendar.“It is not possible to provide a more specific calendar now due to the fluidity of the current situation,” added the American. “But we expect to gain clearer insights to the situation in each of our host countries, as well as the issues related to travel to these countries, in the coming month.”He said the situation also offered an opportunity “to evolve the sport, experiment and try new things” through initiatives such as esports and developing more innovative content.“We’re confident we’ll all get through this and see better days ahead, and, when we do, we’ll ensure that everyone invested in this sport at every level feels rewarded,” said Carey.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United’s surprise move for Romelu plane on their tour of the USA next week.Manchester City have signed Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker on a five-year deal.Sky Sports News HQ understand City have paid £50m for the 27-year-old – a world record-equalling fee for a defender. Walker has signed a five-year contract and will wear City’s number two shirt and he said: “I am thrilled and can’t wait to get started“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Kyle is a fine full-back; one capable of producing quality at both ends of the pitch.“We’ve followed his progress at Tottenham and have been really impressed by how he has developed. He is now one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and justifiably an England regular.”Madrid Sign Ceballos from Real BetisReal Madrid have announced the signing of midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Betis.Ceballos, 20, has become one of the most coveted players across Europe, having helped Spain reach the European Under-21 Championship final in Poland and winning the player of the tournament award.Ceballos signs on a six-year contract after James Rodriguez joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal earlier this week.Real reportedly beat off competition from Barcelona to sign the youngster, who has also been linked with Liverpool in the past. Ceballos has already played 105 games for Betis, scoring seven goals and providing nine assists.Real say Ceballos joined the team on their pre-season tour of the United States yesterday, after being unveiled the day before.Lazio Agree £5m Fee for Liverpool’s Lucas LeivaThe 30-year-old must now agree personal terms and pass a medical before a deal can be completed.Lucas is Liverpool’s longest-serving player, having joined the club for £5m in July 2007 from Gremio.He made his international debut for Brazil later that year and has gone on to win 24 caps for the five-time World Cup winners.After Liverpool’s final match of the season, a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, Lucas was presented with a commemorative trophy by Kenny Dalglish to mark his decade with the club.“It’s been an incredible 10 years, we all know it’s been a little bit like a rollercoaster: a lot of ups and downs,” he said, after receiving the trophy. But I’m so proud to wear this shirt every day of my life. This club made me better as a person, as a player, I have two kids born in Liverpool. I don’t have one specific moment I’d say was a highlight, I think these 10 years have been a very good 10 years.”World Football’s Most Expensive TeamGoalkeeper  – Ederson (Benfica to Man City, £34.7m)Right-back  – Kyle Walker (Tottenham to Man City, £50m)Centre-back  – David Luiz (Chelsea to PSG, £50m)Centre-back  – John Stones (Everton to Man City, £50m)Left-back  – Luke Shaw (Southampton to Man United, £28m)Right wing  – Angel Di Maria (Madrid to Man United, £59.7m)Central midfield – Paul Pogba (Juventus to Man Utd, £93.25m)Central midfield – James Rodriguez (Monaco to Madrid, £63m)Left wing  – Gareth Bale (Tottenham to Madrid, £85.3m)Forward  – Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli to Juventus, £75.3m)Forward  – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United to Madrid, £80m)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgIn the fourth section of the NCAA’s report on Syracuse University, titled “Analysis,” the NCAA details the exact violations committed by the university.The NCAA began by detailing how athletes received impermissible extra benefits, both academic and monetary. In addition, the NCAA wrote that the university failed to follow its self-written drug-testing policy, showed a lack of institutional control and that the men’s basketball head coach failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance in the program, among other violations.These violations were not limited to one particular program in the athletics department, or limited to one particular university or non-university employee. Rather, these problems were widespread and occurred over a long period of time, according to the report.The report classifies each violation as a Level I, II or III violation. The NCAA report defines the levels of violation this way:Level I – Severe breaches of conduct that seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of the NCAA Collegiate Model.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLevel II – Significant breaches of conduct that may compromise the integrity of the Collegiate Model.Level III – Less serious breaches of conduct that are isolated or limited and provide no more than minimal benefit or advantage.Below is a breakdown of the exact infractions detailed in subheads A-D of the Analysis section (click here for subheads E-H, and click here for subheads I-L), including the violated NCAA Bylaws, level of violation, whether the NCAA and Syracuse agreed on the infraction and abridged explanations.A. Providing impermissible extra benefitsExplanation: Over the course of approximately a 14-month period from the 2002-03 academic year through the 2004-05 academic year, five student-athletes received payments totaling $8,335, according to the report. The payments came from a man who the report refers to as “the representative,” who represents the institution’s interests. The representative remains unnamed, like the rest of individuals referenced in the report, but has been identified by The Post-Standard as Jeff Cornish.The representative paid three football and two men’s basketball student-athletes for their involvement in YMCA events, which included mentoring or working at clinics, camps or tournaments, according to the report. However, they were paid for what was considered volunteer work. The representative also provided impermissible transportation and impermissible meals to student-athletes, according to the report.Bylaws violated: NCAA Bylaw 16, which defines extra benefits. An extra benefit refers to any special arrangement made by an institutional employee or representative of the institution’s athletics interests to provide the student-athlete or his or her relatives or friends with a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.Level of violation: The infractions panel determined that the payments given to student-athletes constituted a Level I violation. The transportation provided to student-athletes constituted a Level II violation because it involved multiple Level III violations, according to the report.Consensus: SU and the NCAA enforcement staff “substantially agreed” that violations of the bylaws occurred in regards to impermissible extra benefits, according to the report.B. Unethical conduct: academic fraudExplanation: This violation covers two separate instances.The first involves a part-time tutor, who remains unidentified throughout the report but who The Post-Standard has identified as Hank Leo. During the 2005-06 academic year, two football student-athletes carried out an internship at the YMCA for academic credit, and during the 2006-07 academic year, another football student-athlete did the same.The part-time tutor and three football student-athletes engaged in academic fraud when they provided false or misleading information regarding the student-athletes’ completion of an internship at a YMCA in Oneida, New York. While the student-athletes did not actually complete the requirements of the internship, the part-time tutor and student-athletes provided information to the student-athletes’ professor that suggested otherwise. As a result, the student-athletes received academic credit.The second instance occurred when the director of basketball operations and the basketball facility receptionist completed academic coursework on behalf of student-athlete 7, who The Daily Orange believes to be former SU center Fab Melo, with the intent of restoring his eligibility. The report reads that the two employees engaged in unethical conduct by completing the student-athlete’s work for him. The academic fraud occurred, in part, because the university “lacked oversight, control and monitoring over the process aimed at restoring student-athlete 7’s eligibility,” according to the report.Bylaws violated: NCAA Bylaw 10.1, which defines unethical conduct. It defines knowing involvement in arranging for fraudulent academic credit for a student-athlete as unethical conduct.Level of violation: Both instances were found to be Level I violations.Consensus: SU and the NCAA enforcement staff are in agreement with the conduct and that violations occurred, according to the report. However, the part-time tutor contested allegations about him.C. Academic extra benefitsExplanation: During the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years, the report reads that the support services tutor and the support services mentor provided extra academic benefits to three men’s basketball student-athletes. Together, the two impermissibly made revisions, created or wrote assignments for three student-athletes.The support services mentor, who later became the basketball facility receptionist, has been identified by The Post-Standard as Debora Belanger. The support services mentor provided impermissible assistance to two men’s basketball student-athletes, who are identified in the report as student-athletes 8 and 9. As of now, the names of student-athletes 8 and 9 have not been identified. This included making revisions to or creating midterm assignments and other papers for the student-athletes. The university self-reported that in the spring 2012 semester the support services tutor wrote a portion of student-athlete 10’s midterm exam, according to the report.Bylaws violated: NCAA Bylaw 16, which does not permit student-athletes to receive extra benefits unless it is expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.Level of violation: Level IConsensus: SU and the NCAA enforcement staff disagreed that the mentor provided academic extra benefits to two student-athletes.However, the parties agreed that the support services tutor provided an academic extra benefit. But, the university disagreed that it should be included in the case, because the student-athlete “made a charitable contribution as restitution,” according to the report.D. Failure to follow written drug testing proceduresExplanation: The report details multiple failures to follow Syracuse’s self-written drug procedures concerning student-athletes who tested positive for banned substances.Syracuse both acknowledged and self-reported drug policy violations for “numerous men’s basketball student-athletes.” The drug policy, which was written by the university in May 2000, is summed up in the report:“In short, after a positive drug test a student-athlete became ineligible until specific requirements were met. After a first positive drug test, the policy declared the student-athlete ineligible until the student-athlete’s head coach notified the student-athlete’s parents. After a second, the policy declared the student-athlete ineligible until a counselor declared that the student-athlete was no longer using the banned substances. Finally, after a third positive drug test, the policy called for the student-athlete’s eligibility to be terminated and for the institution to withdraw all athletically related financial aid at the conclusion of the semester.”SU head coach Jim Boeheim admitted that he did not follow this policy and, according to the report, the director of athletics “accepted this practice.” The director of athletics, according to the report, claimed that Syracuse followed an “unwritten policy” because the written policy was confusing. The NCAA wrote in the report, “The suggestion that an ‘unwritten policy’ should supersede a written policy was considered incredible by the panel and contrary to virtually all sense of reason, as the reasons policies are in writing is to ensure that they are clear and followed.”Bylaws violated: NCAA Bylaws 10, 14, 31 and 32 from 2001 to 2009. Bylaw 10, which is referenced in the report’s explanation of the drug policy violations, “requires institutions to follow their institutional procedures dealing with drug abuse when athletics staff members have knowledge of student-athletes use of substances on the banned list.” Bylaw 10 continues that any failure to follow the institutional policies “shall subject the institution to penalties.”Level of violation: Level IConsensus: Violations of its own institutional drug policy were self-reported but, according to the report, SU’s director of athletics said the policy was “confusing” at Syracuse’s NCAA hearing in October. 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first_imgOn Tuesday, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, and Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, in a discussion about the management of iconic media brands in the digital age and the future of magazines.Carter is a former writer for both Time and Life magazines, the founder of Spy magazine, and has served as editor of Vanity Fair for 23 years. Iger, who was named “Tech Top Visionary” by Fortune magazine, is responsible for Disney Studios’ acquisition of Pixar Animation, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm. Annenberg Director Willow Bay introduced the speakers, while Iger led the conversation with Carter.“We both have a lot in common, aside from our love of Vanity Fair,” Iger said. “We have both been in I guess what one would consider the traditional media business for decades. And we were remarking that in that period of time we’ve seen a considerable change in the media landscape.”The conversation started off with a discussion of magazines’ role in the 24-hour news cycle. Carter said that Vanity Fair does not focus on timeliness in most of their content.“The one thing I’ve learned in this business is don’t jump on a story,” Carter said. “We are sort of halfway between the first onslaught on the story and a book. If we were to jump on something now, that story would probably be in the July or August issue.”The process of letting a story develop allows Vanity Fair to create the long-form journalism for which it is famous. He said the stories that he publishes have four components: access, narrative or story, disclosure of new information and conflict. This legacy took many years to build, and Carter argues it might become dwarfed by other media outlets had it started today.“I wouldn’t start [Vanity Fair] today because you would never have time to build a business,” Carter said. “I don’t think you could start a magazine of this scale today and ever hope to make a profit. Technology would eat it.”Carter said he often plays the role of motivator to his staff during the process of creating a story.“My job as an editor is to talk to a writer and a photographer and make them think this is the most important thing they will ever do,” Carter said. “Then I have to turn around three months later and make them think that’s the most important thing they’ll ever do.”Iger observed that through the long writing process, Carter has the ability to work closely with everything that goes into one issue of Vanity Fair.“Your fingerprints are all over this,” Iger said. “A lot of editors don’t really create anything; they just edit. But you create.”Iger drew a connection between Carter’s work as an editor and his own experience at Disney.“The reason why Pixar makes animated films that are so good is because the ideas all came from the head of the director,” Iger said. “Every Pixar film that’s been made, the story itself, has been created by the director.”The discussion concluded with a question and answer session with the audience. One student asked what advice Iger and Carter would give to a recent graduate looking for a job.“There is a lot of value in classroom experience and practical experience,” Iger said. “I benefitted a lot from showing an interest in learning and doing at the same time.”last_img read more

first_img MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 A new bespoke Esports Hosted Solution from EveryMatrix can be integrated within existing sportsbooks and mobile apps in just two weeks, said the company.The solution, delivered through OddsMatrix, will increase the video streaming capabilities for sportsbooks, while also doubling the number of esports events available for betting.This big focus on OddsMatrix esports services, first launched by EveryMatrix in early 2019, has been timed to help its clients deal with the huge reduction in real sports.OddsMatrix now covers over 8,000 esports events each month across popular titles such as FIFA, NBA2k, CS:GO, LOL and Dota. 5,000 of these events come with live betting opportunities, while video streaming is available for over 90% of live events.The Esports Hosted Solution enables bookmakers to direct sports punters to esports by adding an extra tab or menu item to accompany their sports offering.Ebbe Groes, Group CEO (pictured), said: “Along with virtual sports, esports are very much in focus during this sensitive situation. For esports, we’ve seen an enormous increase in turnover in the past weeks, and we’re expecting to see the numbers go up even more. “This is a clear indicator that esports are ready to step up into the mainstream and can also appeal to regular bettors, not only to computer games enthusiasts. “In particular betting on sports-based computer games such as FIFA and NBA2K are extremely popular as an easy cross-over for traditional sports players. This can generate much-needed revenues in these wobbly times.”last_img read more

first_imgMensah missed out on a call-up last time out as well, as he was not included in Ghana’s squad for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe by Kwesi Appiah. Black Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah, led his Columbus Crew side out as captain as they beat New York City FC 1-0.Mensah, who has been at Columbus Crew since 2017 and has made 77 appearances for the MLS club played in defence as his side won their first game of the season, keeping a clean sheet in the process.Mensah was named the club’s new captain ahead of the new season and is clearly relishing his new role.After the game, Mensah posted shots of himself wearing the armband and the Crew fans on Twitter.He spoke of his pride at captaining the side and his joy at his team picking up all three points as well.“Proud to have captained #Crew96 for our first game of the season. Felt even better that we got all three points. Thank you to our amazing fans (crew family) for the support. Together, let’s make it a great season,” Mensah tweeted.Mensah was however, not named in the 23-man Black Stars squad announced by head coach CK Akonnor on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgSix playeen banned and fined by Football Federation Australia for ers have bbetting on a Brisbane pre-season soccer match.Four Brisbane Olympic FC players and two from Rochedale Rovers were found to have breached the national code of conduct by placing a number of bets on a match involving the two teams in February.One of the Olympic FC players and both Rovers players did not participate in the match.Each player was suspended for four matches and fined between $200 and $1000.“The FFA was contacted by a betting agency regarding information it held on betting activity on a match by a group of players from the two clubs,” said FFA’s Jo Setright.“While this is not a case of match-fixing, all six individuals were in clear breach of the code prohibiting betting on matches and have been sanctioned.“This incident shows that FFA’s detection methods work and FFA will enforce the code through our rigorous integrity measures.”last_img read more

first_imgThere is also a prize money boost for men’s and women’s doubles with the winners pocketing $676,082 per pair, up 20% from 2018. Mixed doubles champions receive $145,232 per pair.Prize money breakdown for Wimbledon 2019The payout in both the men’s and women’s singles draws escalates as players advance through each round. Every player earns at least $57,136 simply for stepping on the court at All England Club. Here’s how the prize money is eventually broken down by round.Winner$2,983,748Runner-up$1,491,874Semifinal$746,572Quarterfinal$373,286Round 4$223,464Round 3$140,934Round 2$91,417Round 1$57,136Wimbledon prize money compared to tennis’ Grand SlamsHere’s how Wimbledon’s prize money stacks up with prize money of tennis’ last four majors:TournamentPurseChampion Payout2019 Wimbledon$49,400,000$2,983,7482019 French Open$47,765,388$2,600,0002019 Australian Open$62,500,000$4,100,0002018 U.S. Open$53,000,000$3,800,000 As is the case will all of tennis’ four Grand Slams, not only are the players competing for trophies, they’re also competing for prize money.The 2019 edition of Wimbledon is once again more lucrative than in years past. The All England Club will award a purse of $49.4 million over the course of the tournament — up 11.76% from $44.2 million in 2018 — with the money divided equally among the men’s and women’s singles and doubles competitions. In 2007, Wimbledon changed its policy regarding prize money so now the men and women are awarded the same amount. As of 2019, all four of tennis’ Grand Slams award equal prize money to the men’s and women’s champions.Here’s a breakdown of the prize money that will be award at Wimbledon 2019.LIVE: Follow SN’s coverage of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger FedererWhat is the Wimbledon purse for 2019?The Wimbledon purse for 2019 is $49.4 million for the men’s and women’s tournaments. The total amount awarded to players by the All England Club has more than doubled since 2012, when the collective prize money was $20.1 million.How much money does the winner get?Winning Wimbledon will net the champion of both the men’s and women’s singles draws $2,983,748 each.In 2018, singles champions Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic took home $2,531,722.last_img read more

first_img ( It was tight for a while, but No. 9 Alabama pulled away in the end for a 35-16 victory over No. 17 Michigan.The Crimson Tide (11-2) got off to a strong start when quarterback Mac Jones connected with an 85-yard touchdown to receiver Jerry Jeudy. Michigan (9-4) supplied the next three scores, including a 9-yard touchdown connection between Shea Patterson and Nick Eubanks, to take a 13-7 lead. First play of the game for @AlabamaFTBL … JERRY JEUDY TO THE CRIB!— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 1, 20201:10 p.m.: Michigan goes three-and-out on the first series, but it’s apparent Michigan will attack cornerback Josh Jobe all day. Patterson had his man a couple times but couldn’t connect.1:08 p.m.: Giles Jackson fields the kickoff a yard deep in his end zone and returns it 51 yards out to midfield. Great starting field position for the Wolverines.1:06 p.m.: Alabama wins the toss and defers to the second half. Michigan will receive to start the Citrus Bowl. MORE: College football bowl scheduleAlabama got back on top with a 9-yard touchdown run by Najee Harris, its drive extended by a controversial roughing the passer call on Michigan’s Aiden Hutchinson. Michigan finished the half with a Michigan bowl-record 57-yard field goal to take its last lead of the game at halftime, 16-14.Alabama completely dominated the second half, forcing four straight punts and then two straight interceptions on defense.Offensively, Alabama scored on a 42-yard touchdown connection between Jones and DeVonta Smith, a 20-yard touchdown connection between Jones and tight end Miller Forristall and a 2-yard touchdown by Harris. Jones finished the game completing 16 of 25 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, Jeudy finished with six catches for 204 yards and a score and Harris finished with 24 carries for 136 yards and two scores.For Michigan, Patterson completed 17 of 37 passes for 233 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Running backs Zach Chrabonnet (13 carries, 84 yards) and Hassan Haskins (18 carries, 61 yards) combined for 145 of Michigan’s 162 rushing yards.Check out Sporting News’ live updates, highlights and score changes for Alabama vs. Michigan:Alabama vs. Michigan score 1Q2Q3Q4QFAlabama7771435Michigan1060016Alabama vs. Michigan scoring playsFirst quarter:13:47 — Alabama quarterback Mac Jones 85-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy (7-0 Alabama)7:06 — Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson 7-yard touchdown pass to Nick Eubanks (7-7)0:09 — Michigan kicker Christian Turner 36-yard field goal (10-7 Michigan)Second quarter:7:16 — Michigan kicker Christian Turner 42-yard field goal (13-7 Michigan)3:32 — Alabama running back Najee Harris 9-yard touchdown run (14-13 Alabama)0:00 — Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin 57-yard field goal (16-14 Michigan)Third quarter:13:30 — Alabama quarterback Mac Jones 42-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith (21-16 Alabama)Fourth quarter:10:01 — Alabama quarterback Mac Jones 20-yard touchdown to Miller Forristall (28-16 Alabama)0:26 — Alabama running back Najee Harris 2-yard touchdown (35-16 Alabama)Alabama vs. Michigan live updates, highlights(All times Eastern)Final: Alabama 35, Michigan 164:40 p.m.: Final stats from the Citrus Bowl: ( 2:42 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, MICHIGAN. The Wolverines bring out their long-range specialist Quinn Nordin, who hammers it for the go-ahead field goal. Massive score that makes it 16-14 Michigan at halftime.Quinn Nordin of @UMichFootball with the 57-yard field goal … the longest in bowl history! The previous record was 52 yards by Taylor Mehlhaff of Wisconsin (2007). #VrboCitrusBowl— Vrbo Citrus Bowl (@CitrusBowl) January 1, 20202:39 p.m.: Anfernee Jennings sacks Patterson two plays later for a loss of 4 at the 39. That will make it a 57-yard field goal from this distance.2:37 p.m.: Michigan goes for it on fourth-and-2 at Alabama’s 37. Haskins is held up at the 35, and it’s called a first down on the field. Michigan has 30 seconds left in the half.2:34 p.m.: Patterson rolls right looking to run, backs up at the last second and hits Nico Collins for an 18-yard drive. Good start for Michigan.2:33 p.m.: Michigan gets the ball back at its 25 with roughly three-and-a-half minutes to play. Plenty of time for a go-ahead scoring drive.2:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Two plays later, Harris takes it off left tackle for a leaping, 9-yard touchdown run. That makes it 14-13 Alabama.Najee Harris leaps into the endzone to regain the lead for Bama (-7)— Barstool Bets (@barstoolbets) January 1, 20202:23 p.m.: Michigan forces Jones to throw it away on third-and-10, but Aidan Hutchinsnon is called for roughing the passer on the play. That nets Alabama another set of downs at the 13, and the Michigan contingent is letting their displeasure be known.2:20 p.m.: Two plays later, Jones had Jeudy fairly open, but underthrows him. Lucky for Alabama, Michigan’s Hill committed blatant pass interference and nets Alabama 15 yards. Crimson Tide are driving at Michigan’s 26.2:19 p.m.: Jones hits Jeudy on the underneath route with Michigan defenders bearing down. Jeudy takes it to Michigan’s 45-yard line.2:15 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, MICHIGAN. Turner hits his second field goal of the day from 42 yards out. That makes it 13-7 Michigan.2:13 p.m.: Patterson connects with Bell for a first down, but he’s called for illegal touching. So the defense bends-doesn’t-break again.2:11 p.m.: Michigan is called for holding on the next play, but Michigan gets it all back with an inside slant to Bell. Michigan at Alabama’s 28.2:10 p.m.: Patterson takes it again for another third down-converting run. Michigan now at Alabama’s 40.2:08 p.m.: Patterson scrambles right on third-and-5 and gets another first down for Michigan. Wolverines keep it moving at their own 46.2:06 p.m.: Charbonnet gets a first down on two runs. Michigan driving at its 33.2:01 p.m.: Alabama nets zero yards on the next three plays. The ensuing punt goes 52 yards for a touchback, and Michigan will take over at its 20.1:59 p.m.: First play of second quarter on second-and-10, Najee Harris breaks a 25-yard run to the Alabama 48. Much needed for the Tide.First quarter: Michigan 10, Alabama 71:54 p.m.: Waddle takes the ensuing kickoff, breaks a couple of tackles and gets the ball out to the 23-yard line.1:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, MICHIGAN. Alabama bends but doesn’t break, forcing fourth down at the 17 after Patterson missed Eubanks in the end zone with Xavier McKinney in coverage. It’s 10-7 Michigan+3—-〽️ 10🐘 7#VrboCitrusBowl— Vrbo Citrus Bowl (@CitrusBowl) January 1, 20201:48 p.m.: Christian Barmore finally gets some pressure on Patterson on the next play. He forces what’s called a fumble on the field, but it appears Patterson’s arm was moving forward. That’ll move the Wolverines up 3 yards and make it second-and-10.1:47 p.m.: And now Michigan is at Alabama’s 20. Jackson lines up at running back and takes the wheel route untouched. Bama has no answer early.Very much fooled.— Chicago Gump (@GriffinTSmith) January 1, 20201:46 p.m.: Michigan driving out at the 40 with another 11-yard gain by Charbonnet.1:44 p.m.: Haskins gets an 7-yard gain on first down. Alabama has no push up front defensively. Next play Charbonnet takes it off right tackle and gets it to the 19.1:42 p.m.: Michigan forces another punt after Jaylen Waddle drops a first-down catch. Jones throws it a little behind him a little. Alabama’s punt goes 51 yards, however, and is downed at the 1-yard line.1:40 p.m.: Alabama right back at it with a nice 21-yard connection between Jones and Jeudy. Tide driving near midfield now.1:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, MICHIGAN. One play later, Patterson connects with tight end Nick Eubanks for a walk-in score. That ties the game at 7-7.Touchdown, @UMichFootball! Less than seven minutes to go in the first.— Vrbo Citrus Bowl (@CitrusBowl) January 1, 20201:36 p.m.: Now Haskins gets a nice run, 11 yards to the 7-yard line. First-and-goal coming up for Michigan.1:33 p.m.: And now Michigan gets to Alabama’s 18 with a direct-snap flea-flicker to Donovan Peoples-Jones! Wolverines breaking out some trick plays early.1:32 p.m.: Charbonnet gets another couple of nice gains of 9 and 12 yards, getting Michigan out to the 48. Alabama giving up some big runs early.1:29 p.m.: Jobe is injured on the next play. He hops up off the ground after trainers look at him and walks off on his own power. Would be a big loss for Alabama, considering he’s replacing starter Trevon Diggs.1:28 p.m.: Michigan’s Zach Charbonnet gets a nice 12-yard gain to start the drive. Biggest play from scrimmage for Michigan so far.1:23 p.m.: Tide can’t get the first-down conversion; Michigan’s Lavert Hill gets in the way of Jones’ pass to Henry Ruggs III and forces the punt. Michigan will take over at its 15.1:21 p.m.: Jones hits DeVonta Smith for 15 yards on the slant. Tide having some early success through the air.1:20 p.m.: Patterson had receiver Ronnie Bell on an easy first-down route, but overthrew him a bit. Bell drops it and Michigan punts it right back to Alabama, which takes over at its 31-yard line.1:19 p.m.: Hassan Haskins gets Michigan its first first down of the game with a 4-yard run up the gut.1:17 p.m.: Jackson takes the kickoff again, this time taking it out to Michigan’s 20-yard line.1:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. One play is all it takes for Alabama to get on the board. Jones hits Jerry Jeudy in stride for an 85-yard touchdown to make it 7-0 Alabama. 4:33 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, ALABAMA. Patterson’s throw to the end zone is snagged by Jobe, who was targeted all day. That will do it for the Citrus Bowl.Final play of the game: Patterson throws one up in the end-zone and gets picked off by Josh Jobe!— Boo Boo Shoester (@FTBeard11) January 1, 20204:32 p.m.: Michigan gets the ball back and tries to spike it. Fans booing on both sides, but Michigan will get one last look at an end zone.4:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Crimson Tide tack a little extra on at the end. Facing third-and-goal from the 2, Alabama lines up in victory formation and hands it off to Harris for the touchdown. That makes it 35-16 Alabama.Najee Harris finishes the drive with a TD!— Boo Boo Shoester (@FTBeard11) January 1, 20204:27 p.m.: Harris is getting nothing but 5-yard gains out there now. Alabama’s offensive front is dominating right now.4:23 p.m.: Harris is now over 100 yards with two physically impressive runs where he simply refused to go down. He gets gains of 19 and 16 yards down to Michigan’s 23.4:22 p.m.: Harris gets 6 yards on first down, and Michigan is starting to use its timeouts with under 4 minutes remaining.4:20 p.m.: Jones hits Forristall for a critical third-down conversion to keep the offense on the field.4:16 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, ALABAMA. On Michigan’s first play of the drive, Patterson throws to a wide-open … Shyheim Carter. Seems to be some miscommunication between him and Eubanks. Regardless, Alabama takes over at its 25 with 6:13 remaining.4:12 p.m.: Alabama goes three-and-out and will give the ball back with 6:27 left. Michigan’s not out of it yet, taking over at its 47-yard line.4:06 p.m.: Alabama allows one first down but gets off the field three plays later. Michigan will punt from its 48, giving Alabama the ball at its 16.4:03 p.m.: Curious decision for Alabama to try a sky kick on the ensuing kickoff. Probably trying to get the Michigan returner to lose it in the sun, but the Wolverines will have the ball at their 34.3:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. On the very next play, Jones hits Forristall for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Crimson Tide some breathing room. Jones went 3 for 4 passing for 92 yards on that drive. That makes it 28-16 Alabama.Mac Jones throws his third touchdown of day with this 20-yard strike to TE Miller Forristall.— Alabama Crimson Tide | (@aldotcomTide) January 1, 20203:58 p.m.: On the very next play, Jones hits Jeudy on the slant for a 58-yard gain all the way down to Michigan’s 20-yard line.3:57 p.m.: Jones hits Jeudy on a critical third-and-11 on an out route for a 14-yard gain. Alabama keeps it moving.3:52 p.m.: The Alabama sack keeps Michigan out of field goal position, and the Crimson Tide will take over at their 9-yard line after the punt.3:50 p.m.: On the very next play, after linebacker Shane Lee sacks Patterson and causes him to fumble. A Michigan lineman jumps on it to make it second-and-23.3:49 p.m.: Michigan has the first down at Alabama’s 30.Third quarter: Alabama 21, Michigan 163:43 p.m.: Michigan gets the first down with two nice throws from Patterson, who had all day to pass. Michigan is driving inside Alabama’s 40 to start the fourth quarter.3:42 p.m.: Michigan has consecutive false starts to make it second-and-20.3:40 p.m.: Two plays later Michigan has a first down past its 40-yard line.3:38 p.m.: Patterson hits Haskins out of the backfield, and he gets a ton of yardage out to the 30-yard line. Great play call by Michigan.3:36 p.m.: Alabama goes backward from there, facing third-and-20. The Crimson Tide get 11 of it back with a pass to Miller Forristall, but the Crimson Tide has to punt again. And now Mike Bernier pins Michigan inside its 5-yard line for the second time today.3:33 p.m.: Brian Robinson gets an 18-yard run out to Michigan’s 45.3:30 p.m.: Ruggs is walking to the locker room. His day is probably over.3:30 p.m.: Waddle returns the 46-yard punt for 12 yards to Alabama’s 35. Michigan hasn’t been afraid to punt to him, though he did make two pursuers miss.3:28 p.m.: Michigan gets a first down but can’t get anything after that. Patterson had Bell, but threw it a little high and had the ball glance off his hands. The Wolverines will punt on fourth-and-8 from their 31.3:24 p.m.: Michigan takes over at its 18, and gets a nice 6-yard gain from Charbonnet to start the drive. According to the ABC telecast, Ruggs is “unlikely to return” to the game.3:22 p.m.: Ruggs is being helped off the field. He’s walking very gingerly to the sideline.3:21 p.m.: Alabama goes three-and-out on its drive, as Jones can’t connect with Ruggs down the sideline. Ruggs drops the pass, and he’s down on the field. He went down clutching his left leg and is being looked at by trainers.3:15 p.m.: Michigan takes it all the way to its 49, but Patterson is sacked for an 8-yard loss on third down by McKinney off a corner blitz. Ale Kaho tips the punt for his third block/tip of the season on the next play, and Michigan’s punt only goes for 19 yards. Alabama will take over at its 39.3:11 p.m.: Jackson with another nice return gives Michigan the ball at the 36.3:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. The Crimson Tide retake the lead with a 42-yard touchdown connection between Jones and Smith. Alabama took four plays and 1:30 off the clock for that touchdown. Great start to the half for Alabama to make it 21-16 Alabama.Bama comes out quick in the second half on this deep ball to Devonta Smith to take a 21-16 lead— Barstool Bets (@barstoolbets) January 1, 20203:05 p.m.: Michigan dials up the pressure on second-and-13 and collapses on Jones, who zips it to Ruggs for a 25-yard gain to the Alabama 47.3:04 p.m.: Alabama gets the ball to start the half, and will take over at its 25.Halftime: Michigan 16, Alabama 142:44 p.m.: First-half stats:last_img read more