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Wenger cautious over Wilshere ankle

first_img Press Association Arsenal tackle the managerless Eagles – who parted company with Ian Holloway following the 4-1 home defeat by Fulham on Monday night – looking to consolidate their place at the top of the table. Next week, the Gunners host Chelsea in the Capital One Cup before games against Liverpool and Manchester United as well as the return European trip to Dortmund. It is a run of fixtures which Wenger accepts will test the genuine potential of what his squad can achieve this season. “Yes, it is a step up. It (the challenge) is for us to be at the level now of these games coming up, and I am quite confident,” the Arsenal boss said. “I think we have learned against Dortmund – even though we have lost. There were a lot of positives in that game, because we controlled them quite well, against a team who went in a convincing way into the final last year. “That performance should, despite the disappointment, give us belief.” Wilshere will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace after being substituted during the second half of the midweek Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old had earlier caused some concern when he pulled up after jarring his ankle when running through on goal. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere’s troublesome ankle will eventually settle down – but does sometimes wonder if he is taking a “gamble” on the fitness of the England midfielder. Wenger, though, believes with careful management Wilshere can maintain his fitness levels in this World Cup season following a frustrating spell on the sidelines which scuppered hopes of playing at both Euro 2012 and the London Olympics. “He played Saturday and on Tuesday, so it is difficult for us to find the right rhythm for him,” said Wenger. “Before when I always played him, people say I overplayed him. Now I try to be a bit more cautious. “It is difficult because his ankle is up and down a little bit. “Jack is getting better, but it is still inflamed sometimes and responds sometimes to games, but after that it goes down again and is normal. “I think he will go through this period of stabilisation. “It is going upwards, but sometimes you wonder do I take a gamble or not? “I do what the medical people recommend with him because I am not a specialist. They are quite positive about him.” last_img read more

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Florida man accused of scouting terror targets and attack weapons

first_imgA 23-year-old Florida man is accused of providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, according to federal prosecutors.Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a U.S. citizen is charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.An FBI affidavit says Al-Azhari was recorded expressing his admiration for Omar Mateen, the deceased shooter at the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016 that left 49 people dead. Al-Azhari even drove by the location to “scope” it out.A confidential FBI informant, told officials that Al-Azhari said he wanted to kill at least 50 people.The affidavit also details how Al-Azhari negotiated with an undercover FBI employee to purchase a variety of guns and silencers, including an AK-47-style rifle. He also scouted a number of target in the Tampa Bay area.Officials say his phone was filled with multiple videos in regarding the Islamic State group. Another video, the FBI says, shows Al-Azhari in a facemask and pointing a gun at presumably someone on the floor.“Hey you, get on the floor. Get on the floor now. Don’t you move, don’t you move, I’m telling you, I will kill you,” he says in the video.Officials arrested him on Sunday. Police retrieved weapons that were allegedly to be used in an attack.Al-Azhari’s public defender said the government’s charges in the case unfairly attempt to portray him as a terrorist.Al-Azhari had previously been convicted in Saudi Arabia in 2015 of terror-related crimes, including attempting to join a terrorist group. He served three years in prison in Saudi Arabia and then was deported to the U.S., according to the FBI. He lived in California and since 2019 in the Tampa area.If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison.last_img read more

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Day 3 observations from football training camp

first_img Published on August 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Once again Syracuse’s quarterbacks warmed up their arms at the start of practice. And once again, John Kinder was not one of those quarterbacks.He wore a green No. 14 jersey again at practice on Wednesday, working as a wide receiver for the second day in a row. During a casual toss, Kinder caught passes from freshman quarterback Mitch Kimble and handed the ball to freshman quarterback Austin Wilson instead of throwing it back himself.Scott Shafer is expected to speak about Kinder’s reason for the switch, and other matters, at a press conference at 6:40 p.m., following the conclusion of Syracuse’s first day practicing with shoulder pads.Hunt works with first team againTerrel Hunt worked with the first-team offense and Drew Allen commanded the second. Hunt took snaps from first-team center Macky MacPherson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a light drill, he completed three passes to Ashton Broyld and also hit Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith.Hunt and Allen both looked very comfortable. Midway through practice, backup center Jason Emerich approached Allen looking for a high five. Allen finished dancing and then high-fived Emerich. Both quarterbacks have completed the vast majority of passes they’ve thrown through three days and seem jovial yet focused.Perles digs into offensive linemenOffensive line coach Pat Perles had his players do a drill where they were cramped under an extended bar. They exploded through the bar, hitting an orange mat and plowing into their teammates.Early on in the drill, Perles was visibly upset with three players – offensive linemen Jesse Wolf-Gould, John Miller and Jon Burton. He scolded all three players for their laziness.“They want rookies to be in there before them,” Perles yelled to another coach. “Give ‘em 10 down-ups.”Two minutes later, he reprimanded Burton and Miller once more and made them do 10 more down-ups.“I just told them to grab the bags and they didn’t grab the bags,” Perles said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Sports Council unveils new Sports Museum Friday

first_imgThe Nelson Sports Council is ready to open its Sports Museum for the summer tourist season Saturday, July 7 in the Civic Centre and Nelson and District Community Complex Arenas. The museum exhibits are full of local hockey players who have made it big in the NHL, including Danny Gare, Greg Adams and Pat Price, along with skating and lacrosse memorabilia dating back before the Civic Centre was built in 1935.The museum also has an authentic collection of photos, sport artifacts and historic audio of game play by play for sport enthusiasts, historians and former Nelsonites to enjoy.The Grand Opening and Tour is set for Friday, July 6, at 4 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.The museum is open every Friday and Saturday until August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday to Thursday, by appointment only by calling 250-352-3989.Admission is free.last_img read more

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Arsenal and Spurs chasing RB Leipzig star Sabitzer after CL masterclass

first_imgARSENAL and Tottenham are in the the race to sign RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer, it has been claimed.The Austrian was the star of the show as his side thrashed Spurs 3-0 to knock them out the Champions League on Tuesday night.2 Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in RB Leipzig star Marcel SabitzerCredit: Rex FeaturesAnd he was so impressive the defeated North Londoners and their bitter rivals Arsenal are said to be keen on his services, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato.Sabitzer scored twice in the first 21 minutes before Emil Forsberg completed the drubbing in the 87th to send Spurs crashing out 4-0 on aggregate.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsThe right-winger has already bagged 15 goals and eight assists from 35 games in all competitions for the German side this season.And having signed for Leipzig from sister club RB Salzburg in June 2015 for around £3.5million, the Bundesliga club would be sure to make a huge profit.Since making his full international debut in 2012, Sabitzer has clocked up seven goals in 42 games for Austria.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESThe 25-year-old is said to be a leader off the pitch as well as on it which could be useful to Arsenal and Spurs who both face losing their captains in the summer.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s £300,000-a-week wage demands could force the Gunners into selling him at the end of the season.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himAlthough the striker recently claimed he is “happy” at the Emirates despite the uncertainty over his future.And Tottenham ace Harry Kane is said to prefer a summer move to Manchester United rather than hang around at Spurs for a major rebuild under Jose Mourinho.However, if either side are to land Sabitzer, they will have to fight off interest from AC Milan who are also said to be keen.2PSG player Layvin Kurzawa celebrates with the fans outside the stadium after Champions League winlast_img read more

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The ceded of Sevilla do not earn their return to Nervión

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020 Roque Mesa and Aleix Vidal are being protagonists in Leganés and Alavés respectively, but its performance is far from the necessary to belong to a team that aspires to the Champions League. If it was unlikely that anyone could return to Seville, his season is in charge of confirming it.The loan of Carlos Fernández to Granada is being the exception within the transfer policy of Seville. The canterano is making a name in Primera based on his good performances with Granada, where he has scored three goals and two assists. These numbers are not negligible in a newly promoted as the Nasrid team, especially if you consider that they are better than any of the nine of Seville in LaLiga. Diego Martínez is giving continuity to the work he did with Carlos Fernández when he directed Sevilla Atlético and his performance, at least, It is being worthy to open the debate of whether it should belong to the first squad of Nervión next season or not. Nor are the French Amadou and Gnagnon succeeding. The first, grabbed the title in Norwich after the first month of competition but has disappeared from the Premier League line-ups in the last six games. Gnagnon, meanwhile, played all the Europa League games with Rennes, who fell eliminated in the group stage, while in Ligue 1 he has not started since November 23.center_img Exceeded the equator of the season, the analysis of the performance of the players that Sevilla has given up confirms the success of having detached from them in summer. None of the players borrowed in summer is earning with his performance the return to Nervión, although this means that they are not being revalued and that replacing them next summer is again a problem.Especially bleeding are the cases of Arana and Kjaer in the Atalanta. The Brazilian has practically not played, while the Danish situation is “unsustainable” as his representative has recently stated. Gasperini, a coach of the Italians, points out that the problem of the captain of Denmark is that “he has a hard time interpreting our style of play.” From Italy ensures that Sampdoria, which needs a central, aims to be the new destination of the Nordic footballer, which would still have one more year left in Seville when he returns in June.last_img read more

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St Jago hunting North Street sweep

first_imgSt Jago High School’s coach Glen Laing and his players are determined to emerge one of the top teams in this year’s schoolboy football competitions and so far they have done a very good job.The Spanish Town-based school finished as the best runner-up in their first-round Manning Cup group and qualified for both the lucrative FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup competitions.But despite their good showing in the preliminary round, the second round is where Laing really wants them to make their mark and he believes he has the players, although he has one in particular that he looks to for goals.Shaqon Bryan netted the opening goal seven minutes into St Jago’s surprise 2-0 win over North Street-based Kingston College in the Walker Cup knockout quarter-finals last Friday at the Constant Spring Complex, taking his tally to nine for the season.Today, St Jago face the blue side of North Street, when they tackle St George’s College in the Walker Cup semi-final this afternoon at Constant Spring, and the speedy striker is aiming for more goals. He also knows there is no better way to announce their arrival to the big time than with a win over the mighty George’s.”The aim is always to win, and I always aim for more (goals),” Bryan told The Gleaner.”We are trying to put St Jago on the map and we are doing that … . The team has grown a lot, because at the start of the season, we didn’t have a few players, but we got them back and the team started working, and now all is well,” he added.The player and the team also have huge confidence in their coach, even though Bryan didn’t agree with his part-time substitution role in the first round, he wants to live up to the mantle the coach has handed him in their whole objective.”We are not finishing a lot of the chances we create, but we are getting there. It’s work in-progress. The coach has been telling me that I have the team on my back and that I should carry them forward. I hope to do that as best as possible,” he said.last_img read more

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UE stuns UST; Adamson keeps UP winless

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Bottom-dweller University of the East stunned Final Four hopeful University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23, 18-25, 17-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Warriors improved to 2-5 for share of the sixth spot with De La Salle while the Tiger Spikers, who played without star hitter Joshua Umandal, dropped to fifth at 3-4.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES UST makes it 3 in a row, blasts UE Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UST shot itself in the foot after committing a league-worst 50 errors against the Red Warriors in a game it badly needed to win to stay at the top four of the standings at the end of the first round.Lloyd Josafat paced UE with 16 points while Al-jhon Abalon and Clifford Inoferio had 12 and 11 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsManuel Medina finished with a game-high 30 points to lead UST.In the other game, Adamson University took a share of the third spot following a four-set beating of University of the Philippines, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-18. The Soaring Falcons’ 4-3 record tied Ateneo’s card while the Fighting Maroons are at a miserable 0-7 slate for the no.8 spot.Leo Miranda led Adamson with 18 points while Paolo Pablico and Mark Alvarez had 17 points apiece.John Mark Millette led UP with 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

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RDC roasts NDIA for performance in 2018

first_imgVice Chairman of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Dennis DeRoop is concerned about the poor performance of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) in that region last year.DeRoop’s comments come in the wake of a letter from the NDIA indicating that Cabinet was instructed to give more than $220 million of the region’s $370 million agriculture budget to the NDIA.He was at the time speaking at a special Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting held on Wednesday to discuss moves by the Agriculture Ministry to have the NDIA take over the agriculture budget for that region.The clogged Number 43 outfall channelThe RDC has since written Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan expressing its disappointment.During his presentation, DeRoop explained that the NDIA will not adequately be able to carry out the functions the Regional Administration, pointing out that last year it failed the people of Region Six.“The Number 43/Joppa Outfall was not cleared once for last year. We (RDC) had to run the drainage pump at that location. We had to fuel it and run it for three months every day to solve the drainage problem in Black Bush Polder. Onto today the outfall cannot be excavated.”He added that the NDIA had paid a contractor in full to excavate the outfall channel at Number 43 Village several months ago.Meanwhile, also weighing in on the performance of the NDIA last year was Councillor Zamal Hussain who explained that it was the RDC that came to the rescue of rice farmers when the contractor had not cleared canals after being paid to by the NDIA.“And if we look at some of the works that they are doing, they have failed. There are supposed to be nine excavators in this region managed directly by the NDIA, they do the maintenance and everything for it, it is only two working,” Hussain revealed.He said too that there are thirteen mini-excavators in the region and only two are currently functioning. “If you have to get a gallon of oil you have to go to NDIA in Georgetown, and the machine is down for three weeks.”Cabinet has taken a decision to have the $114 million from the capital budget transferred to the NDIA along with $108 million from the current budget.DeRoop explained that apart from projects that are listed in the region’s agriculture budget, there are unforeseen emergency works which the regional Administration also have to oversee.“Funds from the current program will be spent here. So if we don’t have any funds we will have to run around with a begging basket when these emergencies come up,” he said.Husain, however, reiterated that the people of Region Six will suffer if the funds are handed over to the NDIA.Since last year, Guyana Times highlighted proposed moves by Central Government to have the Region Six agricultural budget given over the NDIA. Minister Bulkan had said it was untrue.During the National Budget debate Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder said there was no intention to do so. “If something is working well there is no need to change it,” Minister Holder told the National Assembly.last_img read more

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‘Try something new, come to Italy,’ Ronaldo urges Messi

first_img0Shares0000“The Juventus group better than Real Madrid,” said Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Dec 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.“I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday. The two strikers have been rivals for the past decade winning five Ballon d’Or trophies each before their domination was broken by World Cup runner-up Luka Modric last week.Asked if he missed the 31-year-old Argentinian, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, Ronaldo replied: “No, maybe it’s him who misses me …“I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain.“Maybe he needs me more… For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy.“He’s a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don’t miss anything here. This is my new life and I’m happy.“I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I’ve proven I’m still an incredible player,” said Ronaldo.Ronaldo joined Juventus for 100 million euros ($114 million) last summer as the Turin giants bid to lift the Champions League trophy after two runners-up finishes in the past four seasons.To mark his 150 days in Italy he gave interviews on Monday to three leading sports dailies: La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.“Comfort zone”: Argentinian forward Lionel Messi has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona. © AFP / Pau Barrena“I had different options. I won’t say which but I had them. Juventus is a solid club. It has a long history,” he said of his decision.“I knew the atmosphere in the stadium. I’d played several times in Italy. I like the city, the people and the club. I knew it could work.“I couldn’t be 100 percent sure I was joining the best club in the world. After nine years at Real Madrid it was difficult to compare.“Now I’m 100 percent sure it was the right option.”– ‘Not an obsession’ –Ronaldo has scored 11 goals this season, bringing his career total to 584.Finishing second in Ballon d’Or voting to Modric, said Ronaldo, just motivates him even more.“Of course I’m disappointed, but life goes on and I will continue to work hard,” said the 33-year-old.“On the pitch I’ve done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, numbers do not lie, but I’m no less happy if I do not win, I have wonderful friends and a family, I play in one of the best clubs.“Congratulations to Modric, who has earned the award, but next year we will meet again and I will do everything to win the prize again.“Do you think I’m going home and crying?”Juventus play Young Boys in their final Champions League group game in Switzerland on Wednesday, having already booked their place in the knockout rounds.And Ronaldo is hoping his experience of winning the trophy five times can serve his new team.“The Champions League cannot be an obsession, you have to think about it calmly,” he warned.“Yes we all want it but we have to get there step by step.“Look at the game against Manchester United (2-1 defeat), if it had been a quarter-final we would have gone out. You need a little luck.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more