Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Arsenal to win trophies

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Arsenal to win trophies Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Dec 2019 9:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link357Shares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has decided to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has informed the club he will not sign a new deal at the club and wants to leave to join a side capable of winning major honours.The Gunners have been locked in negotiations with the Gabon’s representatives over extending his existing deal at the Emirates, which runs out in 18 months time.However, talks recently stalled due to the uncertainty over Unai Emery’s position at the club and they haven’t renewed since his departure.Aubameyang signed for the Gunners in 2018 for a club record fee of £57m and the club believed Arteta’s appointment would aid negotiations.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Advertisement Aubameyang has 18 months left on his deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)But, according to the Times, Aubameyang has informed the club that he wants to leave and will not sign a new deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 30-year-old told the club that he wanted to join a club capable of winning trophies and it’s his desire to leave in January.However, Aubameyang knows a January departure is unlikely and he’s willing to wait until the summer before getting his move.Aubameyang was handed the club captaincy earlier this season when he took over the armband from Granit Xhaka.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBarcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the Gabon international and Arsenal are likely to demand in excess of £50m for the forward.His strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette, is in a similar situation and talks have stalled between the Frenchman and the club over an extension.MORE: Liverpool eyeing summer move for £64m Sevilla centre-back Diego Carloslast_img read more

Everton squad now in isolation

first_img Loading… Toffees staff are also in isolation as a “precautionary measure” following medical advice, with the club’s Finch Farm training ground, it’s Goodison Park stadium and its headquarters at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre being closed down. A club statement read: “Everton Football Club can confirm that, as a precautionary measure, its entire first-team squad and coaching staff are undertaking a period of self-isolation following medical advice. “The step has been taken after a first-team player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus. The Club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. “The health, welfare and safety of all Everton players, staff and stakeholders is the Club’s absolute priority.Advertisement “Therefore, the Club has taken the decision to close down all Everton workplaces including USM Finch Farm, Goodison Park and its headquarters at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre. “The Club’s retail store at Goodison Park will also close but its Liverpool ONE store is unaffected and will remain open. Read Also:Everton boss keen for Baines to sign new contract “Everton will continue to adhere to UK Government and Public Health guidelines with regards to the closure of its facilities and wellbeing of staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning. “Further updates will be provided in due course, including guidance relating to forthcoming fixtures.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton’s squad is now in isolation after a first-team player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

NFF, NIKE strategise for another world-beater apparel

first_imgNigeria Football Federation and its global brand kit-sponsor NIKE have taken a further step forward in the plan to unveil another set of kits for the Nigeria National Teams that would wow the world as did those launched on the margin of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. At a virtual meeting on Monday that had NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, NIKE’s Tina Salminen, David Watson and Lee Murphy, NFF Board Members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Felix Anyansi-Agwu, as well as Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Alizor Chuks (Head of Marketing) and Nasiru Jibril (SA to President), finishing touches were put to the designs with observations and comments taken, and NIKE officials fully briefed on the minute details of the preferences of the NFF chieftains. The new designs were to have been launched earlier in the year, but plans went askew as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Super Eagles would launch the new wears during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month. It would be recalled that American sportswear giant, NIKE received three million orders for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup kit prior to the release of the jerseys into the market on 29th May 2018.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldcenter_img On the first day of the sales in London, United Kingdom on Friday, 1st June 2018 (which also was the eve of Nigeria’s high-profile pre-World Cup friendly with England’s Three Lions at Wembley), NIKE shops ran out of stock within one hour of putting out the jerseys. Apart from the tremendous success on the counter, NIKE has continued to express its delight with the running agreement with the NFF, initially signed in London in April 2015, with the various Nigeria National Teams qualifying for major competitions and impressing at continental championships. read also:NFF, Aspire Academy  mourn John Felagha Since the penning of the initial contract, the U17 boys have won the FIFA World Cup; the U23 boys won the U23 AFCON and took bronze medal at the Olympics in Brazil; the Super Falcons have won two AFCON titles; the Eagles B have achieved a record-high second-place finish at the CHAN and; the Super Eagles have qualified for the FIFA World Cup from a ‘Group of Death’ in the African series and have taken the bronze medals at the AFCON. Presently, the Super Eagles comfortably top their 2022 AFCON qualifying group and would be guaranteed a ticket to the finals if they overhaul Sierra Leone home-and-away in the Day 3 and 4 encounters in November. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Stanley Colwell – Brookville

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Stanley’s memory include his wife, Sandra K. Colwell; children, Alan Colwell, Vickie Thorp, and Stephanie Colwell, all of Brookville; three grandchildren, Austin Gough, Kiara Thorp, and Jaedon Thorp, and two great-grandchildren, Darcey and Oliver Gough.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Stanley Colwell, of Brookville, was born on August 3, 1939 in Confluence, Leslie County, Kentucky, the only child to Wes and Nannie Howard Colwell.  He served his country with the United States Army and then the Army National Guard.  Stanley married Sandra K. Metcalf on April 25, 1970 at Plum Grove Pentecostal Church in Brookville.  He worked at Batesville Casket and was a former member of REACT-Civil Defense-EMA.  Stanley worked security at sporting events, festivals and served as a special deputy sheriff for a number of years.  He was a known car enthusiastic and enjoyed building model cars and fishing.  On Saturday, December 29, at the age of 79, he passed away at Reid Hospital. Memorial donations can be directed to the family.  To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stanley Colwell.center_img A memorial service in Stanley’s honor will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Friends may visit with the family from 5 until 7 p.m.last_img read more

Reina open to Napoli stay

first_img The Spain international spent the 2013-14 campaign on loan with the Serie A outfit but is not sure where he will play next. Napoli are reportedly unwilling to meet Liverpool’s asking price for Reina, who has two years left on his contract at Anfield. Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has not ruled out the possibility of remaining at Napoli next season. “There is the possibility to stay at Napoli,” Reina said to Gazzetta dello Sport. “It will depend on Liverpool, Napoli and on Reina. “I have been really happy at Napoli and I feel loved. “There is a project at Napoli that makes one dream. “I have never ruled out the possibility to remain at Napoli.” The Spaniard made 30 league appearances last season to help Rafael Benitez’s men finish third in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers indicated earlier this year that he does not see a future for Reina on Merseyside. The 31-year-old is currently training with Spain in preparation for the World Cup in Brazil. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rabada makes history, mops up Bangladesh

first_img… becomes youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wicketsFAST bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run win on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Mangaung Oval on Sunday.It was the biggest win in South Africa’s Test history, surpassing the innings and 229-run victory over Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2000-01.Rabada took 5-30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 172, a slight improvement on their first innings of 147 in reply to South Africa’s 4-573 declared.Rabada, 22, who had match figures of 10-63, became the youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wickets. He was playing in his 22nd Test. Only Vernon Philander (19) and Dale Steyn (20) of his compatriots have achieved the feat in fewer matches.It was Rabada’s third 10-wicket haul in Tests. He took his tally of Test wickets in 2017 to 54, the most by any bowler this year.It was another poor performance by Bangladesh on a pitch which had bounce but was not especially bowler-friendly.A small group of Bangladesh supporters cheered during a bright fifth-wicket stand of 43 between Mahmudullah, who top-scored with 43, and Liton Das, who made 18. But their team gave them little else to applaud.Rabada and Duanne Olivier were aggressive from the start of play, when Bangladesh resumed on 0-7. They sent down numerous short-pitched deliveries and three batsmen were struck on their batting helmets, including captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who had lengthy treatment on the field after ducking into a bouncer from Olivier with his score on 11 soon after the mid-morning drinks break. He was hit on his helmet near the temple area.Rahim was dazed and lay down next to the pitch while the Bangladesh team physiotherapist and South African team doctor attended to him. He carried on batting for another 50 minutes until he was lbw to Wayne Parnell for 26 in the last over before lunch.The Tigers skipper was reportedly back in hospital for further scans following his innings.It isn’t the first time the diminutive batsman has been struck in Test cricket; Rahim was stretchered off the field after being hit behind the left ear by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee in Wellington in January but was released from hospital the same day.Mominul Haque was hit by a bouncer from Rabada two balls before hooking the same bowler to be caught at deep square leg for 11, while Mahmudullah was hit by Olivier before he had scored.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 573 for 4 decl (A. Markram 143, F. du Plessis 135no, H. Amla 132, D. Elgar 113)Bangladesh 1st innings 147 (L. Das 70; K. Rabada 5-33)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 7-0)Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Olivier 32Soumya Sarkar c du Plessis b Rabada 3Mominul Haque c Maharaj b Rabada 11Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Parnell 26Mahmudullah c Elgar b Rabada 43Liton Das b Phehlukwayo 18Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 4Taijul Islam b Rabada 2Rubel Hossain b Rabada 7Subashis Roy not out 12Mustafizur Rahman b Phehlukwayo 7Extras (lb-6 nb-1) 7Total (all out, 42.4 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-13 S. Sarkar,2-29 M. Haque,3-63 I. Kayes,4-92 M. Rahim,5-135 L. Das,6-139 Mahmudullah,7-145 Sa. Rahman,8-145 T. Islam,9-156 R. Hossain,10-172 M. RahmanBowling: K. Rabada 11 – 1 – 30 – 5,D. Olivier 11 – 1 – 39 – 1,K. Maharaj 6 – 1 – 30 – 0, W. Parnell 5 – 0 – 31 – 1,A. Phehlukwayo 9.4 – 2 – 36 – 3(nb-1).last_img read more

After near-upset of No. 5 Notre Dame, Syracuse moves up to No. 20 in Top 25

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Less than 24 hours after nearly upsetting then-No. 7 Notre Dame, Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.The Week 16 list released Monday afternoon comes after a week during which SU (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) played only one game. The Orange shot out to an 11-2 lead in the game’s first few minutes and held an eight-point halftime lead. But Syracuse, in front of a record-breaking crowd of more than 11,000, could not hold on to beat the No. 5 Fighting Irish in the 85-80 loss. SU has not beaten UND since the 2002 Big East Tournament and has now lost two of its last three games.Guards Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes each scored 19 points in a game SU got smothered on the boards, 44-20. Gabby Cooper added 18 points, one shy of her career high. Notre Dame All-American Brianna Turner scored a game-high 31 points.Seven ACC teams placed in this week’s Top 25 poll: No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 Florida State, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 17 Miami, No. 18 North Carolina State and No. 20 Syracuse. Connecticut (26-0) remains No. 1.This is the final week of the regular season. SU hosts unranked Wake Forest on Thursday night and hits the road Sunday afternoon to play unranked Pittsburgh, a team SU routed last month.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe ACC tournament begins March 1 in South Carolina. Commentslast_img read more

CARICOM countries to get rid of incandescent bulbs

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phase out of the use of the old incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced Wednesday.Objective is more energy efficiency The Secretariat said the regional countries are undertaking the project to become more energy efficient, on the basis of a mandate from the CARICOM Energy Ministers.Plans for the phase out program are now being developed by the CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ).The program will include a roadmap to reduce the import and sale of incandescent light bulbs within the region and guide and support countries in the establishment of regulations and actions for the phasing out exercise.Phase out period begins Jan. 2019“If all goes according to the plan, incandescent bulbs will gradually be phased-out as energy efficiency standards for lighting are phased-in. The phase-out schedule could begin as early as January 2019 with the 100-watt incandescent bulbs, with further restrictions on smaller lamp sizes entering into force in incremental stages over a number of years,” the Secretariat noted.The decision to develop the phase-out program was taken at the recently-concluded meeting of CARICOM Energy Ministers as part of the menu of quality measures that are being undertaken to steer the Community towards energy efficiency and sector regulation.Been around for over 130 yearsThe incandescent light bulbs have existed for 130 years and are inefficient because they waste most of their energy. They are very cheap to manufacture and purchase, but only five per cent of the input power is converted into visible light, with the remainder converted into waste heat.Cuba was the first country in the world to successfully complete the phase-out of incandescent bulbs. In 2007, the Caribbean country banned the import and sale of incandescent bulbs and implemented a program for their direct substitution with CFLs in households.last_img read more

Racing Post B2B appoints Alan Casey as Trading Partnerships lead

first_img Alan Casey – Racing Post B2BRacing Post B2B continues to revamp its senior management structures, confirming the appointment of Alan Casey to the position of Head of Trading Partnerships.Casey joins Racing Post B2B from online betting exchange BETDAQ (GVC Holdings), where he formerly served as Commercial Manager and API lead.Updating the market, Racing Post B2B details that Casey will be a key stakeholder in the developing the commercial strategy of the new ‘AllSported ’ joint-venture formed by Racing Post, TXODDS and Banach Technologies.Launched this summer, AllSported is a ‘made-to-measure’ trading solution for bookmakers optimising their racing odds and market risk management capabilities.Alan Casey commented on joining Racing Post B2B; “I’ve been a horseracing enthusiast for years and working on the operator side for the past seven years has given me a real appreciation of how difficult it is to price horseracing and provide a viable product. I think AllSported bridges that gap and is a hugely significant product for the marketplace. The plug and play solution is key to getting more players in the horseracing space both in the UK and Globally.“Racing Post has been a shining example of how a company needs to continue to diversify and innovate to succeed. From a newspaper to a multimedia content provider and now into the trading space – from afar – it’s been a really interesting few years for the business. I’m excited to be starting and I feel that AllSported can take the business to the next level.” StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020last_img read more

Dick Vitale desperately wants sports back — but only if competitors are 100-percent safe

first_imgHe also wants to see sports again, as soon as possible, as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m a sports fanatic,” he told Sporting News, citing his status as season-ticket holder of the Rays, Buccaneers and Notre Dame football.Seeing those teams play again soon, though, is far below safety in terms of his priorities. This is why he issued a series of tweets over the weekend that initially suggested a preference for no sports at all if fans could not be present but gradually morphed into a different position.He clarified his stance Monday to Sporting News:“What I’m simply saying, if they paint a very positive picture that things are fine, I have no problem with them starting with no fans. It’s better than nothing.“I always try to look at the glass half-filled rather than half-empty. I’m just saying I want to make sure that everybody is saying it’s safe; safe for everybody involved. I want to see the action. But I’m smart enough to understand, unless there’s clarity to me that it is safe beyond a doubt, why should players be involved?“This thing’s got me scared, more than anything in my 80 years.”Vitale had to postpone his annual gala, which was to take place this weekend. It now is scheduled for Sept. 4. His event raises $5 million a year to battle pediatric cancer; donations still can be made at DickVitale.com.MORE: Dick Vitale’s fight against pediatric cancer is never-ending, but worth itVitale worries that if an event is not safe for fans, how can it be for the competitors? But he also said he expects that if colleges return to in-person campus learning in the fall, “You’ve got to play, and I think they will play.”Vitale expressed concerns about whether testing is a sufficient gauge for the re-opening of sports competition because tests have not proven to be 100 percent accurate. However, in a re-opening scenario, athletes would be tested many times over a “preseason” training period and any issues — so long as they follow established protocols that likely would limit public interaction — likely would be discovered before competition resumes/begins.Vitale said if there were a vaccine developed, that would mitigate his concern. He also would be encouraged if Dr. Anthony Fauci, the voice of the U.S. government’s response to the pandemic, declared returning to competition to be acceptable. Dick Vitale wants everybody to be safe.That’s his greatest concern. The NBA suspended its 2019-20 season on March 11, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The NHL and other leagues followed on March 12, the same day the NCAA canceled spring sports championships and men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.Vitale said “it was tough” not being involved in March Madness for the first time in decades; he has been at ESPN since 1979; the network broadcast part of the tournament for most of his first decade there, and he has helped cover and analyze since CBS took over.“I was able to comprehend and understand basketball, as much as I love it, was not the most important thing to deal with,” Vitale told SN. “My heart breaks for all those kids like Obi Toppin, the Dayton team, but if that’s the biggest problem they have, they’ll have a hell of a life. There’s a hurt, but you’ve got to deal with it.”last_img read more