Why Packers Should See What They Can Get in a Trade With Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers' future with the Packers is unclear, but Green Bay needs to at least evaluate what it can achieve in a trade in the market. (Author: Gardener)

Aaron Rodgers'GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers should be on a good run at trading Aaron Rodgers, even if he's ready to move on. Yes, coach Matt LaFleur, general manager Brian Gutekunst and CEO Mark Murphy have good reason to want Rodgers back. Rodgers is close to winning his fourth MVP on Thursday night, and even at the age of 38 it looks like he still has some excellent years left if he wants to keep playing. With him, the Packers are almost guaranteed to win 10 to 13 games each season and make the playoffs. But Rodgers is also on the home stretch of his career, and even with him, the Packers have gone 11 years without a Super Bowl return. Another home playoff flameout as the NFC No. 1 and Rodgers' poor performance in that game are hard to brush aside. It's about time the Packers got the best of them while they can by putting him on a team he wants to play on. And the best-looking potential trade partner is probably the Denver Broncos, a quarterback-starved franchise whose new coach Nathaniel Hackett has been the Packers' offensive coordinator and Rodgers confidant for the past three years. The Broncos have the most valuable asset to offer, a big first-round pick, the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft. "I would take the draft picks and roll with them," said a senior manager of another NFL team, who spoke to the USA TODAY Network on condition of anonymity for competitive reasons, and predicted the Packers can get two first-rounders and a second for their quarterback. AARON RODGERS LANDING SPOTS: What could be QB's next NFL team if he splits from Packers? Said another scout in the league, who spoke to the USA TODAY Network on condition of anonymity for competitive reasons, "I'm making the deal. I just think it's the passage of time. I don't want to keep replaying it, and yes we win games, (but) losing in the playoffs gets so hard. If you're losing and you're No. 1, that's happened a few times now, and it's with him as quarterback. Of course trading Rodgers is risky and not everyone in the league would do it. Immediately after the Packers lost to the 49ers in the Divisional round of the playoffs three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine that they would be knocked out of the playoffs early this season with another No. 1 seed and a more mature team than in 2020 , then it's time for both sides to move on. But many executives and coaches are looking at what gives them the best chance of competing for a title in the here and now, hoping that good health and a few breaks will help them make ends meet from there. Rodgers is a safe bet to give the Packers at least another two or three years of chance. If the Packers trade him, they too could fall into the big quarterback abyss. Thirty years of Hall of Famers play at this point and it's easy to forget what life is like on the other side of the divide. If you didn't follow the Packers in the 1970s and 1980s, it's hard to understand just how bad things can get. Twenty lean years went by between Bart Starr and Brett Favre, and there could be another 20 between Rodgers and the Packers' next goalie in that position. "Probably keep him," an executive from a third team told the USA TODAY Network on condition of anonymity for competitive reasons. I think they need to find a quarterback of the future. It doesn't look like love to me." But even with the risk of stepping into the quarterback's great unknown, there's good reason for Gutekunst to trade with Rodgers. Gutekunst has to watch out for the franchise's future, and if he can do a good deal, it would essentially give him two cracks in finding his quarterback over the next two years. It's true that in his only start this season in Kansas City or his second-half appearance in the regular-season finals in Detroit, Love didn't do much to draw attention. If he didn't look like a completely different player in practice, Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur must be concerned that he's the answer. But it's worth pointing out that the same could have been said of Rodgers at the same stage in his career. In Rodger's longest playing stint in his sophomore season, Game 10 against New England, he played most of the second half after Favre sustained an elbow injury, finishing 4-for-12 for 32 yards pass plus a lost fumble to a stripe sack. Rodgers ended that game with a broken foot, but he had a terrible day from start to finish. So it's still too early to write off love. He has several qualities you look for in an NFL passer - good height, lots of arm strength, decent athleticism and a willingness to play from the bag. The question is whether he can play fast enough to be a successful quarterback in the league. It will take the Packers a season of games to figure that out. And if the Packers decide after the 2022 season that love isn't the answer, trading Rodgers sets them up for another quarterback run in the 2023 draft. For one, if love isn't good enough, they have a poor record, probably in the four to six win range. For example, in the 2021 draft, the 49ers jumped from 12th to 3rd overall by trading two first-round picks (2022 and 23) and one third-round pick (23). In 2016, the Eagles advanced from 8th overall to 2nd for a future first-round player (2017) and second-, third-, and fourth-round picks. So this extra first rounder in '23 will be worth more as trading capital than as a choice to keep and use. A trade in Denver is attractive because the Broncos have a top 10 pick. The draft sucks no matter where you choose, but the odds of finding a difference maker in the top 10 are far better than outside. The board would look good to you at 9. If you don't want to draft a quarterback, that's fine. "Next year's quarterback class is a lot better than this year's," said one of the scouts. Denver isn't the only potential trading partner for the Packers. But the Broncos could probably make the best offer.


Harry Styles won Best Tour of the Year at the Pollstar Awards

Harry Styles' success as an arena headliner was celebrated with an award for the grand tour of the year at Tuesday night's Pollstar Awards, held annually to honor the tours, festivals, venues, promoters, agents, managers, talent buyers and others , which were judged to have achieved the greatest success in the live music sector last year. […] (Author: Gardener)

Harry StylesHarry Styles' success as an arena headliner was celebrated with an award for the grand tour of the year at Tuesday night's Pollstar Awards, held annually to honor the tours, festivals, venues, promoters, agents, managers, talent buyers and others , which were judged to have achieved the greatest success in the live music sector last year. Other artists were honored at the 33rd Annual Ceremony, held in the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom as part of the Pollstar Live! Artists typically videotape their acceptance speeches, as Styles did this year (although Elton John showed up to accept the grand prize in the flesh two years ago). But there was a big cheer and cheer for the dozens of industry professionals who delivered short acceptance speeches in person, including representatives for venues ranging from the venerable Troubadour and Ryman Auditorium to Inglewood's new SoFi Stadium. Ray Waddell, President of Media and Conferences for Oak View Group, Pollstar's parent company, said: "2021 will be remembered as the year when artists were able to reconnect with fans at live events around the world, and Pollstar is thrilled to be able to recognize artists, venues, events and leaders who have made this possible at the highest level, as determined by their peers. This year's Pollstar Awards is a celebration of live entertainment, and we salute the winners, nominees and everyone taking part in the biggest deal there is.” Billy Strings, the up-and-coming bluegrass performer who is attracting young audiences, sold out Hosting theater with multiple night stands won for Best New Headlining/Artist Development Story, beating out competitors like Phoebe Bridgers. The other artists accepted their trophies in categories divided by genre: J. Cole for Best Hip-Hop Tour, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin for Co-Headlining Best Latin Tour, Foo Fighters for Best Rock Tour, Maroon 5 for Best Pop Tour, Stapleton for Best Country Tour, Earth Wind & Fire for Best R&B Tour, and Maniscalco for Comedy Tour of the Year. Maniscalco was the only cast member to accept in person, saying, "First and foremost I want to thank Irving Azoff for giving me Super Bowl tickets this Sunday. I also want to thank Kevin Hart for not touring this year." Grohl sent an acceptance speech via text that was read out, writing in part, "Fuck COVID. Garbage received an award for Best Supporting Act for the opening of Alanis Morissette's Amphitheater Tour. Disney on Ice won Best Non-Music Tour or Event. Aside from the Ohana honor, Southern California unsurprisingly made a big showing as Forum won Arena of the Year, SoFiStadium became Best New Outdoor Venue, and Troubadour once again took home Best Nightclub. Nashville was also particularly well represented, with the Ryman winning Theater of the Year, the Brooklyn Bowl winning Best New Small Concert Hall, and the Ascend Amphitheater winning Open Air Concert Hall of the Year. (The latter award officially has "Red Rocks" in its name, as this Colorado venue has won every year so predictably that it has withdrawn from competition.) Another Nashville venue was among the wins, as David Kells of the Bridgestone Arena took over as the venue executive of the year. Best New Arena went to the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. With “new” in the title, the Royal Albert Hall definitely won nothing, standing out as the best international venue. The Royal Albert Hall was a double winner and also accepted the first Milestone Award in honor of its 150th anniversary. Among individual winners, the most sentimental moment of the evening came when Steve Strange, who recently passed away at the age of 53, was recognized as International Booking Agent of the Year for his work with X-Ray Touring. Other individual winners included Live Nation's Bob Roux as Promoter of the Year, Live Nation's Molly Warren with a Rising Star Award, Marshall Arts' Barrie Marshall as International Promoter, Full Stop's Jeffrey Azoff as Personal Manager of the Year, C3 Presents' Amy Corbin as Talent Buyer of the Year, Goldenvoice's Donna Busch Small Venue Talent Buyer of the Year, and CAA's Allison McGregor Marketing/PR Manager of the Year. Ken Helie, who won Road Warrior of the Year for his work with Dead & Company, quipped that "for the first two years, everyone thought I was a nark." Jeffrey Azoff's speech was preceded by a testimonial from Styles, who sarcastically congratulated his manager for being able to do all his tour-related business "from the comfort of his own home." Styles added, "I'm so happy for you ... and you're welcome." Azoff followed up with by far the funniest speech of the night, cracking jokes about nepotism involving his father, Irving. Perhaps more seriously, he thanked his mother, saying, "I know we were worried that I was too nice to survive in business, but look at us now." To Styles, who he credited with getting him to To become a manager, he said: "I don't know why you chose me, but you did it. Companies receiving recognition included CAA for Booking Agency of the Year, High Road Touring for Independent Global Booking Agency, Bandit Lites for Best Concert Visualization, Rock-It Cargo for Transportation Company and Clair Global for Best Concert Sound. Derrick "D-Nice" Jones received the Music Unites Award for Philanthropy, recognizing his work with the Otis Redding Foundation, mental health and wellness organizations, the Apollo Theater and HBCUs. The full list of 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards winners: Sebastian Maniscalco, Nobody Does This Tour Best Family, Event or Non-Music Tour of the Year Music Festival of the Year (Global; Under 30,000 Attendees) Music Festival of the Year (Global; Under 30,000 Attendees ) Small Venue Talent Buyer of the Year (under 10,000 capacity) Best person to dinner with


John Mulaney will join Saturday Night Live's prestigious Five-Timers Club when he returns to SNL

LCD Soundsystem will be the musical guest for the evening when the episode airs next month on February 26th (Author: Gardener)

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney is making his way back to Studio 8H! It was announced on Saturday that the 39-year-old comedian will be returning to his Saturday Night Live roots as the host of the late-night comedy sketch series on February 26, making him an official member of the prestigious Five-Timers Club make series. The select group includes other famous faces such as Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin and Scarlett Johansson to name a few. Paul Rudd is the latest member to join the club after hosting for the fifth time in December. "And just like that..." Mulaney wrote in a tweet early Sunday morning announcing his upcoming hosting gig, where LCD Soundsystem will be the musical guest for the evening. And just like that... – John Mulaney (@mulaney) January 30, 2022 Want to receive PEOPLE'S biggest stories every day of the week? Subscribe to our new PEOPLE Every Day podcast for the most important celebrity, entertainment and people-of-interest news Monday through Friday. Mulaney was previously a four-year writer at SNL from 2008 to 2012. The comedian is also the fourth SNL writer to host the show, though he's never appeared as an official cast member. RELATED: Willem Dafoe jokes about "mood of a sociopath" in SNL monologue: "I've got an expressive face" Mulaney first hosted SNL in April 2018 and then again almost a year later in March 2019. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic, the series, which the comedian hosted in February 2020 and then again in October of the same year, ended. LCD Soundsystem last appeared on SNL in 2017 as a musical guest during an episode hosted by Chris Pine. RELATED VIDEOS: Pregnant Olivia Munn says she's excited to bring a little person into this world. Mulaney's hosting gig will be his first since becoming a father in November. A source told PEOPLE that a month after Mulaney announced the news of her pregnancy to Seth Meyers on Late Night, Mulaney and Olivia Munn welcomed their first child together. Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. Happy Holidays," Munn, 41, later wrote, sharing the first photo of the little boy. Mulaney captioned his own post, "Meet Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. RELATED: Olivia Munn and Henry Golding's babies have adorable playdate — see photos! SNL's Pete Davidson recently met the couple's newborn son, which Mulaney documented on his Instagram Story. "Uncle Pete!" he wrote for the contribution to the “F. he jokingly remarks to the new parents, who can be heard laughing in the background. Saturday Night Live returns to TV screens next month on February 26th.


Bengals, Joe Burrow shows Steelers how it's done

Steelers fans are about to suffer through a Super Bowl like no other as the Bengals and Joe Burrow reach the NFL's big dance. (Author: Gardener)

Joe BurrowSteelers fans are about to endure a Super Bowl like no other. Proud Pittsburgh is forced to watch once-low division rivals Bengals and their franchise quarterback Joe Burrow dance the NFL big. Few Steelers fans are used to such a twisted world of football. But you can bet the black-and-gold faithful will be green with envy when Burrow and his Bengals take a championship swing at the LA Rams in Super Bowl 56. In two short years, Burrow changed everything for the Bengals -- and for the Steelers. The former LSU quarterback with a penchant for smoking cigars and winning championships is now the benchmark by which the Steelers' next passer is to be judged. So far, however, the Steelers have not had any options in this extremely important position. The Bengals had to sink to the bottom of the NFL to claim No. 1 Burrow in 2020. The Steelers don't want to go that far. Owner Art Rooney II insists the Steelers aren't rebuilding — and never will be. Year after year, the team's goal is nothing less than the Super Bowl. Trouble is, Pittsburgh hasn't come close in over a decade. In fact, a Steelers expert provocatively proclaims that the Steelers missed their chance to take someone like him if not Burrow. Rather than wrap it up, Pittsburgh traded the 2020 No. 1 for Minkah Fitzpatrick's security services. The Steelers went on to post another .500 season, and the Fitzpatrick trade, which was derided at the beginning, was called not just a success but a stroke of genius. In hindsight, with Burrow and the Bengals now in Super Bowl 56, maybe it wasn't anything like that. In this Super Bowl 56 installment of the Steelers Update Podcast, we have a lot more about what could have been and a lot more Steelers Super Bowl envy. NOTE: New episodes of the Steelers update are available every Wednesday afternoon on and everywhere Podcasts can be found, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. The Steelers sure did rebuild back then - both a new stadium and a football team for the ages - as seen in the photo below. Today, according to owner Art Rooney II, the R-word is no longer said to be spoken. Another word that may not be in the Steelers' vocabulary in the near future is Super Bowl: A championship-quality franchise QB is the golden ring that rules everything in the NFL. The Steelers need to find theirs. It's no coincidence that the team brought in former Pitt player and current ESPN commentator Louis Riddick for an interview as GM Kevin Colbert's successor. The family franchise, which normally funds from within, could be looking for new blood to revitalize the now-mediocre Steelers. It all boils down to Joe Burrows envy. Or, if you look outside the division, it's envy of the Chargers' Justin Herbert, Bills' Josh Allen and Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes. But he's not Burrow or Herbert. And he's not Troy Polamalu either: Whichever way you look at it, the AFC is full of arm talent, and the Steelers are looking inside from the outside. That's exactly where Pittsburgh will stay as long as it gets to the Super Bowl as they go without franchise passers-by. With pick 20 in the 2022 NFL draft, the Steelers would likely have to act to land their franchise quarterback — if there even is one in that draft. Draft gurus say this entire QB class is weak and there is no Burrow or Herbert to be had. But trading draft picks and paying a big salary for the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo isn't really getting you that far either. No wonder the lumbering Steelers could reach for an outsider like Riddick to run their family football organization. Until the Steelers' prospects improve significantly at quarterback, Pittsburgh's future will be as bleak as the weather. All in all, it's probably wiser and safer for the Steelers to forgo drafting a quarterback this year to reload on other needed positions like offense and defensive line, middle linebacker and cornerback. But it's not sexy. And it won't satisfy Steelers fans, who know Pittsburgh won't stand a chance of making a Super Bowl until their team lands a franchise arm. Instead, Burrow and the Bengals will continue to show the Steelers how to do it -- and what it takes. WANT MORE: New podcast episodes are available every Wednesday afternoon on PennLive or earlier for our podcast subscribers on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. So log in, Steelers fans. John Luciew is an award-winning reporter for PennLive and a 25-year Steelers season ticket holder. His column and podcast are presented from the obsessively overinformed perspective of an avid Steelers fan. Catch his latest Steelers podcast every Wednesday afternoon, wherever podcasts are.


Winners, grades, reactions and highlights from February 11th

Welcome to the Bleacher Report coverage and recap of All Elite Wrestling Rampage on February 11th. Britt Baker fought Robyn Renegade in a non-title match, and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus put the tag belts on the line against Austin and Colten Gunn... (Author: Gardener)

February 11thBritt Baker fought Robyn Renegade in a non-title match, and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus put the tag belts on the line against Austin and Colten Gunn. After confronting his former trainer, QT Marshall, the young superstar, known as Hook, battled alleged Marshall top student Blake Li. Last but not least, Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta faced off against Nick and Matt Jackson. Let's take a look at everything that happened on Friday's episode of AEW Rampage. Trent and Nick started with quick changes for their teams, but it wasn't long before Nick had to deal with Romero outside the ring as well. Matt tagged in and his opponents took turns hitting him back and forth like they were volleying a ping pong ball. They continued to control the tempo against the Bucks with some good double-team spots. The Bucks sucked them up the ramp to hit superkicks to count them out, but Romero managed to save the match at the last second. Orange Cassidy went under the ring, and when the Bucks tried to pull him out, Danhausen appeared and distracted them so Romero and Trent could do suicide dives. We returned from a break to see the Bucks in control. They taunted Best Friends before Romero knocked them both down at the same time with a hurricanrana. Sue's son tagged in and took it to both opponents with a barrage of high-impact moves. All four men paced the ring, trading big spots until the Bucks won with the BTE trigger. This match started out like any other tag team fight, but over time all four men picked up the pace to make this a potential match of the week achievement. Romero might have been the MVP, but all four guys deserve credit for making this entertaining. Danhausen's cameo was fun and didn't ruin the flow of the game. Throwing comedy in the middle of a game is a risk at this point, but Best Friends have proven they're good at it. Baker and Renegade baited and traded some basic holds and counters. After DMD had the upper hand for a moment, Renegade built some momentum. She missed a running double knee in the corner, so Baker yanked her down by the hair and stomped her to the mat as we headed for a break. The dentist punished Renegade during the commercial, but when we came back, she made a comeback. She hit the double knee she attempted earlier and climbed to the top rope for a frog splash for a near fall. Baker hit a fisherman's neckbreaker followed by the stomp for the win. This was Renegade's Rampage debut, so it would have been easy to understand if AEW booked this as squash for the champion, but that didn't happen. Baker made Renegade look like a competitive fighter who had a real shot at defeating her at various points. Marshall accompanied Li to the ring for his fight against his former student Hook. They circled each other before Hook went behind for the first takedown. Li went for his leg, but Hook dropped and almost caught him in a submission before grabbing the bottom rope. Hook cornered him to deliver some punches. Hook flipped out of a hip toss and hit a gutwrench suplex. He hit a few crossfaces before locking his opponent in the redrum for the win. Every time we watch hook wrestling, he shows us something new. The way it has been used so far in its AEW run has been spectacular. Eventually he'll have to prove he can deliver a promo, but for now we can enjoy throwing him around with other guys. This wasn't much of a match when it came to how competitive it was, but that was by design. The main event was a tag title match between Jurassic Express and No. 1 Gunn Club, with Austin and Colten joined by their father, Billy Gunn. Austin and Jungle Boy opened with a fast-paced sequence, with both men getting some good shots. Luchasaurus came in and went after the two ace boys at ringside. We returned from a break to see the Gunns keep a firm grip on Jungle Boy. Luchasaurus got the hot tag and went wild with big strikes against both opponents. Jungle Boy stopped them from retreating and sent Colten back to fend off Luchasaurus with a chokeslam and a moonsault. Jungle Boy accidentally hit Luchasaurus with a suicide jump when Austin evaded. Christian prevented him from using the ropes for leverage during a pin, so Billy slammed Christian's head on the steps. Colten hit Jungle Boy with one of the belts while the referee was distracted, but he only managed a two count. After collecting, Jungle Boy was able to get the victory for his team to retain the titles. While it didn't quite match the excitement we saw in the opening tag team match, this was a fun and competitive title fight that gave the Gunn Club a chance to shine outside of Dark and Elevation. We all know how good Jungle Boy is, but it feels like Luchasaurus doesn't get enough credit for what he brings to the team. He moves so well for a guy his size that he ends up looking better than some of the smaller guys doing things like standing moon flips. Rampage continues to offer an hour of solid wrestling each week. This is a good formula for AEW, so hopefully it continues to work as well.


No. 21 USC upset rival No. 12 UCLA for fifth straight win over Bruins

Drew Peterson had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Trojans held on to a 67-64 win over the Bruins despite playing without the injured Isaiah Mobley. (Author: Gardener)

BruinsUSC's Drew Peterson (right) blocks a shot from UCLA's Johnny Juzang at the Galen Center Saturday night. Peterson had five blocks on top of 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Trojans' 67-64 win. This time there would be no late heartbreak, no final twist of the knife, no stunning buzzer-beater to remember (or forget). There wouldn't be a moment that would haunt UCLA — or go on forever in highlight roles for USC. This time it was UCLA's Tyger Campbell who had the ball in his hands late, three minutes down and a chance for a stunning shot in the dying seconds. This time, as a sold-out Galen Center crowd held its breath, the buzzer-beater rattled off the back of the iron — and USC still won a stunner, defeating No. 12 UCLA 67-64 for its biggest win of the season. The scene after USC defeated UCLA for the fifth straight year, 67-64. For USC No. 21, the win, his fifth straight win over UCLA, was significant on several fronts. It was the Trojans' first win of the season against a ranked opponent, a big moment for a team that up to that point had little else to bolster their NCAA tournament history. USC also parted ways with Pac-12 leader Arizona within 2½ games, all but eliminating its rival from the conference race. "It was an incredible win," said USC coach Andy Enfield. "Without our best player on the court, in front of a packed house, this was a big win for us and a very, very important win because of its importance to our basketball program." That program has been left to its crosstown rival for most of its existence. The last time USC beat UCLA five straight times, John Wooden was a coach at South Bend Central High School, a legendary college career yet to come. The Trojans had won 42 straight victories against their rivals by this point in 1943, but when Wooden took over a few years later, the next 79 years would go by without USC being able to record five straight victories against its rival to achieve. In those eight decades, there can't have been many performances as brave as Drew Peterson's on Saturday. But as the Trojans went on without their top scorer, Peterson stepped into the void and more than filled in Isaiah Mobley's footsteps. He scored 25 points and added 12 rebounds, five blocks and four assists as he dominated UCLA on both ends. "He did everything tonight," Enfield said. "Obviously," Peterson added with a grin, "I've got my confidence back and a little bit of bragging rights." The Trojans' Drew Peterson, who scored four three-pointers, shoots over the Bruins' Johnny Juzang. Bragging was in short supply for the Bruins on Saturday. With USC's stingy defense, UCLA shot a meager 30% -- and 25% in the second half. Campbell led the Bruins despite that last miss, posting a season-high 27 while the rest of UCLA's offense spent most of the night trying to find a bucket against USC's intensifying defense. Still, Campbell had two chances to equalize late, first coughing up possession and then missing the final Summer Beater attempt when a Hail Mary inbound pass from USC nearly ended in disaster. The 30 seconds before that final, desperate attempt seemed to beckon for a UCLA miracle. A rogue dunk attempt for USC ended in a technical foul when Max Agbonkpolo hung on the rim and gave UCLA a free throw and possession, which outraged Enfield. With USC down to just three, an inbound pass from freshman Harrison Hornery went awry, leaving Campbell with the ball in the corner. He left his feet only to decide mid-shot that he wanted to pass. But UCLA wasn't done yet as another inbound pass - this time with just two seconds remaining - fell into the wrong hands. UCLA's Tyger Campbell drives to the basket against USC's Boogie Ellis. Campbell, who scored 27 points, missed a late three that could have leveled the score. Campbell picked up the loose ball and said a prayer. "I never let Chevez [Goodwin] put the ball in at the end of a game again," Enfield quipped afterwards. Peterson said he thought Campbell's shot would go in at first. Seconds later, he was bombarded by USC students who stormed the court cheering, a scene neither he nor USC will soon forget. "It was crazy," Peterson said. By the final buzzer, the game had played out with a similar intensity to its buzzing predecessors, with the two Crosstown rivals trading blows. But this time, USC had to recreate the magic of its last four wins over UCLA without Mobley, who broke his nose in a loss to Arizona last weekend. But Enfield said after the game Mobley stayed out due to concussion symptoms.


Punish Pete's friends? Kanye West cuts Kid Cudi from Donda 2

Punish Pete's friends? Kanye West cuts Kid Cudi from Donda 2 (Author: Gardener)

Punish Pete'sKanye West took to social media again to announce to his followers that Kid Cudi will not appear on his next album, Donda 2. The 44-year-old rapper wrote on lined paper, which he posted a picture of via Instagram on Saturday, February 12. "We're all talking Billie-speak now." Fans immediately began speculating about "You-Know-Who" and her true identity. While some commenters questioned whether West had magical beef with Harry Potter villain Voldemort, many assumed he meant Pete Davidson, the boyfriend of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian. In his post, West tagged Cudi, 38, as well as Kardashian, 41, KKW Brands chief marketing officer Tracy Romulus and Saturday Night Live star Michael Che. Davidson, 28, isn't on Instagram so tagging it could be Che West's way of making sure the King of Staten Island star sees his message. Cudi and Davidson are known to be friends and even share a history with the Chicago native. During an April 2019 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the SNL star shared a story about how he was tricked into paying for the "Pursuit of Happiness" cast member's birthday dinner, which was only he, Cudi, and one other person should be . However, Timothée Chalamet, Kardashian and her then-husband crashed the dinner. In May 2021, Davidson emphasized the positive impact of his pal's music. ... I really think if 'Man on the Moon' didn't come out I wouldn't be here," he told The Breakfast Club at the time. Don't expect Cudi to end his friendship with the KKW Beauty founder's boyfriend, who she's been dating since fall 2021. In response, the "Day 'N' Nite" rapper told West that he didn't even want to be on the album, even though it was included in the deluxe version of last year's Donda. "Too bad I don't want to be on your album uf—in dinosaur hahaha," Cudi commented via Instagram with a laughing emoji, shortly after West posted on Saturday. "Everyone knows I'm the best thing about your albums since I met you guys. The Ohio native seemingly turned back to West on Twitter. "You are not a friend. West's post also references another recent feud. "We're all talking Billie-speak now" seems to refer to Billie Eilish, whom the "Power" actor apologized to after he thought she dissed Travis Scott. The 20-year-old "Happier Than Ever" singer was interrupting a concert in Atlanta earlier this month after noticing a fan in the ditch was having trouble breathing. The viewer was apparently having trouble breathing when the Grammy winner took action and asked security to get the person an inhaler from backstage. As the fan received the medical attention they needed, Eilish encouraged the crowd to remain calm. "Give her some time, don't overwhelm her. Relax, relax, it's OK," she told the audience. I'm waiting for people to be ok until I move on." Days later, West threatened to cancel his Coachella performance if she didn't apologize for what he perceived as an attack on Scott after the rapper's Astroworld Festival in the November ended in Houston with 10 dead. "COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES," West wrote in the caption of his Thursday, Feb. 10 Instagram post. “NOBODY WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN, TRAV HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS ON STAGE AND WAS VERY HURT BY WHAT HAPPENED AND YES TRAV WILL COME WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I HAVE TO BILLIE EXCUSE BEFORE I PERFORM. The "Bad Guy" singer replied in the comments, "I literally never said anything about Travis. I only helped one fan." West apparently didn't accept her answer. Following this interaction, fans speculate that his phrase "Billie-speak" means to refer to people without addressing them directly. If West's "You Know Who" is Davidson, as fans suspected, it might not make any difference to the comedian. An insider told Us Weekly in late December 2021 that he wasn't bothered by the Yeezy designer's disses or attempts to reunite with Kardashian. "Pete isn't worried about Kanye trying to get back with Kim," a source exclusively told us at the time. In January, another insider revealed that West's outbursts only strengthened the new couple's bond. "If anything, this drama brings Kim and Pete closer because it makes things so easy." Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021.


Arkansas women's basketball has lost three starters and beat Auburn in the last second

Amber Ramirez made a layup with 0.3 seconds left to give Arkansas a 68-66 win over Auburn on Thursday. (Author: Gardener)

ArkansasFAYETTEVILLE — Amber Ramirez wanted a shot back and she got it. With 26 seconds left and Arkansas level with Auburn, Ramirez had blocked a jumper from Auburn's Sania Wells. With 3 seconds left and still tied, Ramirez got another chance. She made the game-winning layup and Arkansas survived Thursday's game against Auburn 68-66 at the Bud Walton Arena. "I said (Coach Mike Neighbors), 'I screwed up the first one, I'm definitely going to get this one back,'" Ramirez said. "I wanted the ball in my hands. I wanted to put the team on my back." Arkansas (15-8, 5-5 SEC) was down by 10 against the SEC's bottom team and didn't have three starters, but an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter helped the Razorbacks level the game and ultimately survive the Maroons (9-13, 1-10). Both neighbors and Auburn coach Johnnie Harris were called out for technical fouls. The neighbors argued with a call in the first half, and Harris did the same with five minutes remaining in the game. Ramirez made both free throws for Arkansas on Harris' technique, giving Arkansas their first lead of the game. "I've never been more proud of any team I've coached," Neighbors said. “To be able to refocus and regroup and persevere throughout the game and find a way to win is really, really proud of me. LAST TIMEOUT: Arkansas Women's Basketball Without Makayla Daniels Falls At Texas A&M TRANSFER CONTRIBUTIONS: How UConn Transfers Saylor Poffenbarger Influences Arkansas Women's Basketball Spencer has been on the rise offensively, posting career highs in points in three straight games and reaching in her last five two-digit numbers. Wolfenbarger had contributed significant minutes throughout the SEC game as starters played by freshmen Emrie Ellis, Ashlyn Sage and junior Destinee Oberg. Neither Sage nor Oberg had played since the closing minutes of Arkansas' win over LSU on Jan. 27 with 11 in 27 minutes. "I think that's the most confidence I've ever had in a game," said Ellis. I had to hit the ball so we could win. Auburn dominated Arkansas on the boards in the first half. Arkan sas was minus nine on the glass at halftime and Auburn snagged 11 offensive rebounds to Arkansas' four. Arkansas has a minus 7.6 rebound margin in the SEC game, so it's not usually dominant on the glass. But the injured Daniels leads the team in rebounds per game (5.2), and Wolfenbarger's lack of indoor size also impacted the glass. In the second half, however, as Arkansas made his comeback, the Razorbacks closed the rebound gap to two while pinning Auburn to two offensive boards. Arkansas finished with 36 rebounds, 13 of them on offense. Arkansas struggled early for the second straight game from beyond the arc. In his last game against Texas A&M, Arkansas finished 4-to-23 from a 3-point range. Arkansas managed just one 3-point success in the first half, an unusually low number for a team with the third-best 3-point percentage in the league. Ramirez, the team's leading range shooter, found her stride in the second half and finished it with 30 points 5-on-11.


Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympic fights can show us all how to learn from mistakes

It was a moment so shocking that it left commentators speechless and their competitors gaping at the foot of the mountain in Yanqing, China... (Author: Gardener)

Mikaela Shiffrin'sIt was a moment so shocking that it left commentators speechless and their competitors gaping at the foot of the mountain in Yanqing, China. Mikaela Shiffrin, the world's most successful slalom skier, went off course around the fourth gate in her first run of the Olympic slalom event on Tuesday night, then missed the fifth gate and was eliminated. On Sunday, 11 seconds into her first run in giant slalom, Shiffrin fell on her left hip and skidded out. In an interview with NBC after that run, Shiffrin called it a "disappointment" and said, "I'll never get over it." Surprise, heartbreak, sympathy, maybe even a tinge of anger at how unfair it seemed, worrying that the weight our own expectations of Shiffrin had overwhelmed her. After her second Olympic start went the same way as the first, Shiffrin sat curled up in the snow for 25 minutes, visibly devastated, at the side of the track. The camera, apparently unsure of what to do with a settled Shiffrin, zoomed in and out without ever quite coming into focus. It was an unprecedented moment for both us as viewers and the commentators, who kept repeating the words 'shocking' and 'shocking' but had little else to contribute as their main story of the night was over in five seconds. Let's focus on Shiffrin's next three planned starts, in Friday's Super-G and Downhill and Combined - events where her reputation may carry less weight than her specialties, and try to block out what we've seen have slalom and giant slalom? Is that what we hope Shiffrin himself does? Or do we take in this vulnerable Shiffrin and reflect on what it means to have watched an athlete accidentally reveal the shock of failure? Skiers "DNF" all the time. But not Shiffrin. She hadn't lost a giant slalom race in four years and 30 starts. She had a similar record in slalom dating back to 2018, although in a World Cup race in January she overstayed and ran in what now seems a dismal foreshadowing of her Olympic performance. "Pretty much everything makes me doubt, like the last 15 years, everything I thought I knew about my own skiing and slalom and racing mentality," Shiffrin told NBC as she left the course. Schools talk about being safe places where kids can fail before entering the real world. But what we saw in Shiffrin on Tuesday night was the realization that failure really hurts right now. Athletes have spoken more frequently, sometimes in times of crisis, about how mental health is affecting their physical play. Her body knew the movements she had to make, but her mind blocked her. And we watched as we turned down a press conference and then withdrew from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for it. Osaka previously felt the need to protect her sanity by avoiding the press and said the questions reporters asked sometimes raised doubts. about how his suicidal thoughts after the 2012 Olympics motivated him to seek treatment. And we heard Chloe Kim, another returning Olympic gold medalist at this Winter Games, talk about how her success and the spotlight it shed on her life became overwhelming. Fear nearly drove her to give up snowboarding altogether after her 2018 win in Pyeongchang, she said, and it only took her a break from the sport and attending college to come to terms with seeking mental health treatment. Shiffrin has admitted the grief has complicated her relationship with skiing. She said ahead of the Olympics that her father's death in 2020, combined with a back injury and the global coronavirus pandemic, caused her to stop skiing for 300 days entirely. But she returned in the fall and focused on the technical disciplines, and this season she resumed competition in all five disciplines. She had a violent but seemingly friendly relationship with Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova in the run-up to the Olympics, which she seemed to rekindle. Vlhova was the eventual gold medalist in Tuesday's slalom. Now Shiffrin has to face a new challenge. She said she would never get over the disappointment. But she also tearfully reports in an unusually candid 20-minute session after the slalom event that she "would really like to call her late father," who would "probably tell me to get over it." For some who watch Shiffrin, that approach wouldn't be motivating. And that's the benefit to all of us when we see athletes acknowledging that sport goes way beyond the body and that there are many ways to deal with when a mental game is up - be it therapy or no press conferences or head down and work through. We're watching in real time as Shiffrin finds her way. It is as remarkable as it is shocking that the world's best skier, DNF, has completed two consecutive races at the Olympics. We're so used to seeing the Olympics as binary: you win or you lose. But we've seen a shift in the way that athletes are viewed in Tokyo and now in Beijing. No one fights the same and Shiffrin won't handle disappointments like Biles or Osaka or Phelps. But all of these athletes have helped expand our understanding of sport, of victory and defeat, of success and failure. Shortly after Shiffrin's aborted slalom run, while she sat motionless in the snow, NBC ran a Visa ad featuring the skier and fellow Olympians. "Finding new finish lines" was the slogan. It seemed a bit cruel for the skier at the moment, who hadn't been able to find a finish line so far. But whether or not she finds one at Yanqing Alpine Ski Center, she may have helped someone else realize that failure is not a finish line.


Premier League final score and result after Richarlison's goal

Watch the live coverage of the Premier League match at Goodison Park this afternoon (Author: Gardener)

RicharlisonFrank Lampard wants to spur a response from Everton in the Premier League with Leeds visit. Lampard had a fierce rivalry against the Whites and Marcelo Bielsa during his time as Derby County manager and the Toffees will be desperate for the points after going down at relegation rivals Newcastle in midweek. Bielsa's side also need the points but head into the competition in high spirits after fighting their way back to earn a 3-3 draw at Villa Park with a Dan James double and Diego Llorente on the scoresheet. A great pass from Dele Alli into the box finds Salomon Rondon who laces a shot into the far corner but sees Illan Meslier jump over and hit the post! 87 mins: Salomon Rondon replaces Richarlison for Everton. Richarlison's goal was credited to Anthony Gordon for his distraction but that doesn't take away from his great performance today. 84 mins: Adam Webster has doubled Brighton's lead against Watford and that looks like three points for the Seagulls. Leeds didn't click in front of goal today. They got the ball into some decent areas but weren't clinical enough in the last third. 81 mins: Three goals in the last 10 minutes at Goodison Park and Everton are good. Marcelo Bielsa has a permanent frown on his face as he tries to figure out how his side are being outclassed by the home team. 78 minutes: game over! He brings the ball in from the right, places it on his left foot and guides it towards the near bottom corner. There's a deflection from Anthony Gordon's heel and Illan Meslier can't get over in time to deflect the shot. 75 mins: Alex Iwobi feels he can reach a loose ball and hacks Diego Llorente down with a sliding tackle. He is shown a yellow card and Leeds are awarded a free kick. 72 mins: Dominic Calvert-Lewin's day is over as Frank Lampard replaces him with Dele Alli. Everton press high on the pitch again, pinning Leeds in their own half. They win the ball and pass it to Iwobi on the edge of the box. He hits back at Van de Beek, who slides a pass to Dele Alli on the left. Dele's cross comes in the middle and is headed away by Llorente. 69 minutes: Alex Iwobi receives the ball on the right and gets Calvert-Lewin into the field with a fine pass. The Everton striker takes the ball away from Diego Llorente and hits one from outside the box only for the defender to block the shot without too much trouble. 66 mins: A Forshaw through ball is intercepted by Keane and sent to Iwobi. He controls the ball and turns away from a tackle to play Gordon to the right side of the box. Gordon tries to roll one into Calvert-Lewin but Struijk blocks the cross and works it clear. 63 mins: Everton wins a couple of balls down the middle of the pitch and doesn't allow Leeds to play their natural passing game at high speed. 60 mins: Coleman leaves Harrison on the ground with a tough tackle but doesn't get very far before losing the ball himself. Leeds try to change the game with a Crossfield pass but it rebounds for an Everton throw-in. 57 mins: Roberts is cut off by Holgate and limps away from the tackle. Leeds sweep the ball to the right side of the field and win a throw-in. Ayling throws it into the box and the ball almost falls down for James. Eager to capture the ball, Pickford leaps forward over the Leeds to snatch it out of the air. 54 mins: Tyler Roberts threads the ball into the box for Rodrigo, who wins a corner as Seamus Coleman returns his cross. The corner is played briefly and comes back to Rodrigo who puts it in Adam Forshaw. James tries to flick the ball in the middle of the box but Everton handle it well. 51 mins: Everton are inventive with their passing, flicking passes over defenders and working tight angles down the sides of the box. Leeds are working hard to take it all back and put the game in the Toffees. 48 mins: Matuesz Klich was also replaced by Adam Forshaw. A clearance from Everton comes onto the field and is won by Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He brings the ball to the left side of the box and tries to pick out Donny van de Beek who is waiting in the middle. His pass comes across but Pascal Struijk manages to intercept and end the Everton attack. Tyler Roberts came on for Leeds with Raphinha coming off at half-time. Leeds need to scroo next if they want to stay in this game but the first chance of the second half comes to Everton. They win the ball high up the pitch and Anthony Gordon drills one in from outside the box, forcing a solid save from Meslier. Goals from Seamus Coleman and Michael Keane have given Everton a two-goal lead at Goodison Park. Two more Premier League games are currently taking place. Brentford remain goalless against Crystal Palace but Brighton have taken the lead after Watford thanks to Neal Maupay's 26th league goal for the Seagulls. For the second time in the match, Rodrigo hits one from long range and slams the ball off the bar! Twice he was inches from a goal for Leeds but they go into half-time two goals behind Everton. 45 minutes: Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. Everton have a commanding lead but Leeds are starting to show the breadth of their abilities. 41 mins: An Allan shot has no power but his attempt from the front edge of the box is easily stopped by Illan Meslier. The Leeds goalkeeper is finding it harder to keep away a snap of Dominic Calvert-Lewin reaching out with a powerful right hand and shoving it well over the back post. 38 mins: Richarlison brings the ball in from the left and passes it to Anthony Gordon, who slams the ball into Dominic Calvert-Lewin's box. Alex Iwobi is free on the right side of the box but Calvert-Lewin tries to twist off Pascal Struijk's shoulder and loses the ball. 35': It was a good response from Leeds. You've started moving the ball quickly and you're getting into some dangerous areas. Mateusz Klich brings the ball down the right wing while Ayling makes an underrun. But he doesn't catch it quite right and the ball goes out for a goal kick. Raphinha brings the ball down to the right and meets Jonjoe Kenny. He dribbles away from the Everton defender, cuts inside and directs a fine through ball into the middle of the box. Rodrigo makes a good run from deep and almost gets the ball but jumps off him and is claimed by Jordan Pickford. 29 mins: Luke Ayling frees for Leeds on the right and whips a cross into the box but can only find Michael Keane, who heads in clear for Everton. 26 mins: Leeds swings the ball into Everton's penalty area. Luke Ayling tries to win it with an overhead kick as Mason Holgate heads it clear. It's a high foot and Everton are awarded a free-kick. 23 minutes: Things are looking good for Everton now! The corner kick is whipped quickly into the middle of the box, where Michael Keane runs into the six-yard box. He leaps for the air ball, gets there first and headers past Illan Meslier. 22 mins: Allan and Iwobi combine on the right side of the pitch for Everton and work the ball to the edge of the box. Iwobi tries to play in Calvert-Lewin but the pass is blocked and Everton wins a corner. First Rodrigo shoved Daniel James into the box but Mason Holgate timed a sliding tackle perfectly and knocked the ball away from the striker. On their next attack, Leeds toss the ball to Rodrigo, who spots Jordan Pickford from his line and drills a volley from distance. The forward is healthy and gets the ball over the keeper's head, but he slams into the bar and jumps off! 16 mins: Richarlison tries to force his way into the box from the left but runs into trouble and loses the ball to Luke Ayling. Everton have already had five attempts on goal with Leeds and have yet to get into the game. 13 mins: Everton need to capitalize on their aggressive start and they did. Gordon tries to thread the ball past Leeds' back three but Struijk intercepts the ball before it reaches Calvert-Lewin and the visitors clear their lines. 10 minutes: Nice goal from Everton! Jonjoe Kenny swings the ball in from the left wing but it goes over everyone before being collected by Seamus Coleman. He brings it inside and passes the ball to Anthony Gordon. Gordon slides a pass into the right side of the box where Donny van de Beek runs to the touchline, recovers the ball and passes it to Dominic Calvert-Lewin. He's being pressured and loops his shot all the way to the right post where Coleman throws himself at the ball and nods it home! 9 mins: Stuart Dallas is pulled off the ball by Marcelo Bielsa after falling. 6 min: Alex Iwobi brings the ball down the right wing before bringing it to the edge of the box. He pushes it to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who shoots from long range but is blocked by Pascal Struijk. The Toffees quickly recapture the ball after Illan Meslier restarted the game. Donny van de Beek moves it nicely into the left inside channel before putting the ball to Anthony Gordon. He shoots from outside the box but Meslier gets behind the bouncing ball and smothers it well. Great chance for Everton to take an early lead after a poor clearance from Leeds gives the ball to the home side. Alex Iwobi slides it to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who slides a pass into the left side of the box where Anthony Gordon has an opportunity to shoot. He rolls the ball straight to his right foot when Luke Ayling slides over and deflects the shot into Illan Meslier's arms. Kick-off: Everton could easily pick up three points this afternoon to gain some breathing room over the relegation zone. Leeds are in a better position but they will want to win for the same reason. Allan gets the ball rolling at Goodison Park. Old Trafford were not amused and had no reason to be after Southampton walked away with a well-deserved point as many of the same problems that have plagued Ralf Rangnick's side of late played out again. Manchester United defender Raphael Varane spoke to BT Sport after the game and said his team will continue to fight for a place in the top four. Marcelo Bielsa's side have conceded 15 goals in their last four away games in the league. Raphinha has scored in Leeds' three Premier League games against Everton since Leeds returned to the Premier League. Everton have only one win and five points in 14 games. They have lost an unrivaled 14 home games since the start of last season. But Frank Lampard has beaten Marcelo Bielsa in their last two encounters: 4-2 away at Derby in the Championship play-off semi-final and 3-1 at home against Chelsea in the Premier League last season. Leeds have gone unbeaten in three consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since October-November 2002. They have three goals in three of their four league games in 2022, having failed to score more than two goals in any of their first 18 games this season. Everton may lose five straight league games for the first time since they set a top club record with six straight defeats in October 2005. Nineteen points is the lowest level after 21 games in a Premier League season. For only the second time in Premier League history, Manchester United have failed to win consecutive games despite leading at half-time in both, most recently in December 1998. Leeds won away at Everton in the league for the first time in 14 attempts in the past season, with Raphinha scoring the only goal, but they have not won a consecutive league game at Goodison Park since November 1976. The reaction to Manchester United's draw with Southampton at Old Trafford, but the focus shifts to the 3pm kick-offs. Frank Lampard's Everton take on Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds at Goodison Park. 90+5 mins: More frustration for Manchester United who give up another lead and have to settle for a draw. It's another good result for Southampton, who remain in 10th place but add another point to their tally. Luke Shaw swings a free-kick into the box from the left wing and hits Harry Maguire perfectly. He nods the ball into the lower right corner, but Forster jumps over and pushes it away with a strong left hand! 90 minutes: Five minutes of stoppage time. When Southampton counterattacked, Armando Broja collected a long ball and shimmyed into Harry Maguire. He drives the ball into the penalty area, but meets Diogo Dalot. Maguire comes back and bundles Broja off the ball before landing on him while coming through. 84 mins: Paul Pogba slices off Tino Livramento on the right and collides with teammate Kyle Walker-Peters. 81 mins: Manchester United fans encourage their side to 'attack, attack, attack' Jesse Lingard replaced Marcus Rashford for the last 10 minutes or so. 78 mins: Sancho plays a great ball to Dalot down the right but he can't spot Elanga in the box and Stephens shoots it clear for Southampton. Fernandes hits the ball over the top and selects Rashford. He brings the ball into the penalty area and laces it past the far post with his right foot. 75 mins: Tino Livramento comes on for Southampton after replacing Mohamed Elyounoussi. Anthony Elanga replaces Scott McTominay at Manchester United. Man Utd win right-back free-kick in final third and Bruno Fernandes rolls set piece into box Cristiano Ronaldo runs behind the high Southampton line and heads the bouncing ball into the back net. 69 mins: Broja wins the ball again in Manchester United's final third and drives to the edge of the box before seeing a shot blocked by Harry Maguire. 66 mins: Marcus Rashford receives the ball down the left and cuts inside but loses possession before he can shoot. He runs past Maguire with apparent ease and smacks the ball over De Gea only for Dalot to sweep the ball out of the six-yard box. Who will win this game? Southampton worked the ball down the left flank before passing it inside to Romeu. He plays a one-two with Broja before firing the ball to the right side of the field where Stuart Armstrong is wide open. Luke Shaw flicks the ball over the top while Cristiano Ronaldo makes a great run into the box. The ball falls over Mohammed Salisu's head and gets to Ronaldo, who fires his shot at goal but is thwarted by Fraser Forster's reactionary stop. Man Utd retrieves the ball and flicks it to Diogo Dalot running into the right side of the box. He drills a first try towards the near post, but Forster is quickly back on his feet and gets two hands behind trying to keep that one out as well. Manchester United wins a free-kick down the left wing in the last third from Southampton. Luke Shaw whips a cross into the box and finds Harry Maguire. He nods the ball down, it hits Cristiano Ronaldo and comes back to Maguire, who volleys on target and is only thwarted in the right foot by Fraser Forster! Kyle Walker-Peters runs down the right touch line and sets up Stuart Armstrong for a first shot from just outside the box. He puts his foot through the chance but pulls it wide of the right post. Broja then snatches the ball from Shaw and weaves his way into enough space to land a shot on goal. De Gea has to jump to the left and makes a good one-handed save to tip the ball over the bar. 51 mins: It's déjà vu for Manchester United, who took a first-half lead against Burnley before conceding an equalizer just after the midweek break. They failed to win this game but can they regain the lead against the Saints? It's a perfect second-half start for Southampton and a nightmare for Man Utd. The Saints move the ball down the left wing and pass it down the inside left channel to Elyounoussi. Adams catches the ball and directs it into the far corner. He beats David De Gea and brings the ball home from the back post! Kick-off: Southampton's Jack Stephens replaces Jan Bednarek. Man Utd get the ball rolling again for the second 45 minutes. Can they go ahead and win this game? Three Premier League games begin at 3 p.m. We will cover the game at Goodison Park but have goalscoring from the other two games. Back at Old Trafford, the teams are on their way for the second half. Man Utd have conceded just 10 goals in 11 Premier League games since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (0.9 per game) after playing 21 times in 12 league games under the Norwegian this season (1.8 per game) . Southampton had more possession and created more chances but Man Utd were more clinical. However, in recent weeks United have tended to slack off in the second half of games and they won't be comfortable unless they score again. After scoring just two goals in his first 23 games for Man Utd in all competitions, Jadon Sancho has since scored two in his last three. 45+2 mins: Goal not recognized! 45+2 mins: Goal not recognized! Luke Shaw flicks the ball over the top and finds Cristiano Ronaldo. He's obviously offside for miles but play continues with Ronaldo bringing the ball into the box and flicking it over to Paul Pogba who finishes it well only for the offside flag to go up when the ball touches the back of the net. The whistle blows at half-time and Manchester United go into the break with a one-goal advantage. 45 minutes: Two minutes of stoppage time in the first half. Manchester United need to break and reset. 42 minutes: The Saints draw closer. It's a nice ball played to Armando Broja, who slides it into the left side of the box for Romain Perraud. He slices inside and flaps away from two defenders before landing a low right footed shot to David De Gea's left but the keeper is up to the task and keeps him away. A long throw comes in the United box and Pogba tries to clear it. However, he can only nod it as far as Stuart Armstrong, who volleys on goal but is thwarted by a jumping David De Gea. Well saved! Southampton play well when they have the ball. They pass it comfortably around Man Utd midfielders as they advance into the final third. Kyle Walker-Peters is open on the right wing and receives the ball from James Ward-Prowse. The right-back swings a teasing cross into the six-yard box, but the ball narrowly avoids the incoming Armando Broja. 33 mins: Elyounoussi is allowed to continue as Southampton simply rebound the free-kick into defense to invite Manchester United into a press. After a loose forward pass, the ball comes to David De Gea, who propels it back to the center of the field. Jan Bednark and Cristiano Ronaldo both battle for victory, with Ronaldo shoving the centre-back and creating another free-kick. 30 mins: Salisu picks out Elyounoussi, who is immediately brought down by Scott McTominay. McTominay appears to have been given the task of marking the Southampton midfielder and picks up a yellow card after the tackle. 27 mins: Man Utd puts the ball in the Southampton half and Perraud takes out Pogba and gives the home side a chance to put the ball in the box. Fernandes shoots it up to Pogba, who tries to fire for the spin but misses his shot and Fraser Forster picks up the ball. 24 mins: Man Utd almost initiate another counterattack after James Ward-Prowse's cross was cleared into their box. Bruno Fernandes tries to get Marcus Rashford out again with an air pass but Mohammed Salisu jumps in front of the ball and stops it with his hand, giving United a free-kick. 21 minutes: There is the opener! Bruno Fernandes Kick initiates a counterattack by sending the ball down the right side of the field. It allows Rashford to enter the box freely, with Jadon Sancho fitting him on the opposite side. Rashford pulls out Frasr Forster, then squares the ball and Sancho turns it into back net despite a final ditch slide from Kyle Walker-Peters. 18 mins: Manchester United are just beginning to worry Southampton. They pass it around the 18-yard box, looking for an opening in the Saints' backline. Dalot sends it inside to Ronaldo, who is quickly surrounded by centre-backs while Mohammed Salisu wins the ball and clears the threat. 15 mins: Another Elyounoussi cross earns Southampton a corner. Briefly on Stuart Armstrong, who is quickly attacked by Sancho and loses the ball. Playing it from behind, Man Utd send the ball to Pogba who laced up a great diagonal pass to Marcus Rashford down the right wing. He holds the ball up and waits for Pogba to get closer before sending it back to him. Pogba then rolls a cross to the opposite side of the box, where Ronaldo dives under the ball and watches as it leaps out of play. 12 minutes: Chances on both sides! Mohamed Elyounoussi dashes in from the left and floats to the back post with an air pass. Walker-Peters comes and hits it back into the box where Che Adams is unable to turn his header towards goal. The ball rolls to James Ward-Prowse but his first shot is blocked by Luke Shaw, allowing United to counterattack. Sancho carries the ball over the left side and brings it all the way into the penalty area. Ronaldo and Fernandes are open but Sancho goes alone, flicks a shot down and sees his try held off but Fraser Forster's outstretched left leg! Paul Pogba plays another beautiful ball into the inside right channel and Jadon Sancho passes Kyle Walker-Peters to get the ball first. He slides the ball into the penalty area for Cristiano Ronaldo, who guides it around the goalkeeper and back towards the open goal. However, there is no power behind his attempt and Romain Perraud comes back in time to clear it before the ball crosses the line. 6 mins: Good job by Paul Pogba down the middle of the pitch. He holds the ball up and flaps away from a tackle before threading it behind Walker-Peters and allowing Sancho a free run towards the Southampton box. Cristiano Ronaldo calls for the ball on the front edge of the box but Sancho holds it for too long and when he finally cuts it back Oriol pinches Romeu in front of Ronaldo to intercept the pass. 3 mins: Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho combine on Man Utd's left to work the ball down the wing. Sancho tries to put a pass through to Kyle Walker-Peters but is blocked by Southampton right-back and the attack collapses. Saints drives the ball through midfield and knocks out Armando Broja on the wing. He slides the ball past Raphael Varane and sprints behind the defender before firing a pass into the six-yard box. Mohamed Elyounoussi comes flying into the box but he just can't reach the loose ball and Diogo Dalot cleans up. Kick off: Southampton starts the game at Old Trafford and plays the ball down the left wing. Scott McTominay leaps to win the ball in the air but it falls over his head and rebounds for an early United throw-in. Southampton stroll onto the pitch at Old Trafford before Harry Maguire leads Manchester United. Southampton come into today's game after a superb win over Tottenham in the week and are confident of a positive result against Man Utd today. For their part, Man Utd are hoping to get back in the top four but they need three points to do that. Ralf Rangnick has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo needs to score more goals but believes his Manchester United team-mates are just as to blame for recent problems finding the goal. Ronaldo has scored just one goal without a penalty since Rangnick's appointment in early December and missed the point in the FA Cup fourth round loss to Middlesbrough last week. However, United have scored just more than once in two of Rangnick's 12 games in charge, while back-to-back 1-1 draws against Middlesbrough and Burnley came despite a 52-14 win over their opponents. Cristiano Ronaldo has gone five appearances without a goal in all competitions. His last extended streak without scoring at club level was seven games from December 2008 to January 2009. The only opponents Ralph Hasenhüttl has never beaten in the Premier League are Manchester United and Cardiff City. Will he finally get his first win today at Old Trafford? Southampton's 12-game clean sheet run in the Premier League is currently the longest in the division. They have conceded an unrivaled 200 Premier League goals since Ralph Hasenhüttl's first game in charge in December 2018. Bruno Fernandes was directly involved in five goals in his four league games against Southampton, scoring two goals and providing three assists. Southampton have lost just once in nine games, including two FA Cup games, and have both scored and conceded in each of those games. Manchester United's only defeat in 11 Premier League games since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came against Wolves on January 3. Under Ralf Rangnick they have won six league games, drawn four and lost just one. Southampton are aiming to win league games for the second consecutive season this season, while it has been 15 months since they have had three straight wins in all competitions. Man Utd are unbeaten in 23 home league games in February since losing 2-1 to Manchester City in February 2008. They have won 18 and drawn five games in that run. The Red Devils have scored just nine goals in as many league games at Old Trafford. That United haven't scored in four home games this season is already more than they have all of 2020-21. Manchester United are unbeaten with five wins and six draws in eleven league games since losing 1-0 at home in January 2016. Southampton lost that game 9-0 in February last season, winning just two of their 22 Premier League away games at Old Trafford (D4 L16). Manchester United have set a Premier League record with 36 points after losing positions against Southampton.