Mike Brown From hero against Wales with his usual steadfastness to dropped for the last two games, Brown has been in unfamiliar territory but still has something to offer. 5 Anthony Watson With two tries against Italy, the Bath player did not maximise the chance when stepping across latterly to full-back for Brown, failing to gather Johnny Sexton’s steepling kick and was then injured. 5 Jonny May Tried with typical enthusiasm to get himself involved, scoring twice against Wales but was well-shackled thereafter. 6 Elliot Daly Returned from injury against France and showed well in both games, looking for work and was one of the few to cause difficulties. 6 … [Read more...] about England Six Nations player ratings: Which of Eddie Jones’ men came out with any credit and who could be shown the door?
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The New England Patriots, a team not unaccustomed to controversy, find themselves involved in an NFL investigation following their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts. NFL Media report that the league is looking into the alleged use of deflated balls by New England on Sunday. Balls must contain 12.5-13.5 pounds of air, according to league rules. An NFL spokesman confirmed one ball was taken away for examination during Sunday’s game. Deflating balls can help give players extra grip on the ball. The issue came up at college level in 2012, when USC dismissed a student manager after it was alleged he let air out of balls. WTHR-TV’s Bob Kravitz reported that if found guilty, the NFL could take draft picks off the Patriots. New England were docked a first-round pick and fined in 2008 over the so-called SpyGate scandal. Tom Brady laughed off the allegations on Monday. “I think I’ve heard it all at this point,” Brady told WEEI-FM. … [Read more...] about Tom Brady laughs off claims New England tampered with football
The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday’s game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team’s 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website, the Patriots said a three-person crew for a web series titled Do Your Job inappropriately filmed the field from the press box as part of a feature on the scouting department. The filming took place without specific knowledge of league rules, the statement said. The team also said that while it was granted credentials for the crew from the Browns, the home team, “our failure to inform the Bengals and the League was an unintended oversight”. When confronted, the team said the crew immediately turned over all footage to the league and cooperated fully. “The sole purpose of the filming was to provide an illustration of an advance scout at work on the road. There was no intention of … [Read more...] about Spygate 2? New England Patriots admit filming at Bengals game
The New England Patriots have admitted that a video crew working for the team violated NFL rules by filming their opponents in an echo of the 2007 "Spygate" scandal that severely damaged the credibility of the team. The Patriots have acknowledged in a post on Twitter that they had filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline in the Bengals' match against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. New England are due to play the Bengals at the weekend. The team said in a statement that a three-person crew for a web series titled Do Your Job “inappropriately filmed the field from the press box” as part of a feature on the scouting department. They insisted that the filming took place “without specific knowledge of league rules”. The Patriots also said that while they granted credentials for the crew from the Browns, the home team, “our failure to inform the Bengals and the League was an unintended oversight.” When confronted, the team said the … [Read more...] about New England Patriots admit to breaking NFL rules by filming Cincinnati Bengals in echo of ‘Spygate’
MANCHESTER UNITED ace Marcus Rashford has been living it up with his stunning girlfriend Lucia Loi in Barbados as he enjoys his post-World Cup break. The 20-year-old has been granted an extended break by Jose Mourinho following his displays for England at the World Cup. And he was certainly making the most of his free time as he raced around the crystal clear waters on a jet ski as his partner held on for dear life. Both Rashford and Loi, 20, have taken to social media to document their holiday before he heads back to Carrington. In one picture, the forward ditched his partner and uploaded a snap of himself on a jet ski - captioned "Wavvy" - as he cruised around the Caribbean coast. Although he failed to score or provide an assist in Russia, he still managed to rack up six appearances as the Three Lions finished in fourth place. View this post on Instagram Wavvy 🌊 A post shared by Marcus Rashford (@marcusrashford) on Jul 23, 2018 at 11:47am PDT LATEST MAN UTD … [Read more...] about Marcus Rashford enjoys well-earned Barbados break away with stunning girlfriend Lucia Loi after England World Cup heroics