Roy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta

first_imgRoy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares View 5 comments Keane was unimpressed by Arsenal’s back three (Picture: SKY)‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports.‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in. ‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in him’.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 ArsenalArteta hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.Arsenal have submitted two bids for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but neither offer came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the midfielder.Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey remains a priority but the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may have to make way before activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for the Gunners.The Spaniard’s side were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half through Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman’s strike gave Arsenal something to hold onto but their lead lasted just two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put the Reds ahead going into the half-time break.Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward for an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have made improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started in a back three at Anfield underline how far the club have to go. last_img read more

Jennifer A. “Jenny” (Davis) Cotton

first_imgJennifer “Jenny” Davis Cotton, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday November 23, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Jenny was born May 21, 1970 in Springfield, OH, daughter of John Davis and Peggy (Peters) Davis.She worked several years as a Trucking Account Manager for Consolidate Grain and Barge.Jenny was a breast cancer survivor. She was a graduate of Wright State University. She was a member of Aurora Tri-Kappa sorority, and served as Province Officer. She was very involved with her boys’ soccer, and baseball, serving as Little League score keeper, and treasurer. She was known as “Coachette Jenny.” Jenny was an avid reader. She enjoyed fashion, and loved to shop. She was a talker, and did not know a stranger. Jenny loved her family most of all, and was most fond of family time; especially family trips to Gatlinburg.“Jenny” is survived by loving spouse, of 20 years, Jeffrey Cotton, two sons, Bryston Cotton, and Ashton Cotton; father, John Davis of Wilmington, OH; mother, Peggy Davis of Winter Haven, FL; sister, Tammy (Brett) Gregory of Wilmington, OH; sister-in-law, Tammy Worthington of Lawrenceburg, IN; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Verna and Kenny Cotton of Aurora, IN; nieces, Brittany Gregory, Allison (Justin) Hunefeld, Whitney (Nick) Brodbeck, Mallory (Trey) Jackson, Hannah Worthington; and nephews, Blake Gregory, Tyler (Haley) Worthington, Kyle Worthington.Jenny was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Amy Cotton.Friends will be received Saturday, November 30, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 3:00 pm with Pastor William Secrest officiating.Contributions may be made to Tri Kappa Sorority, South Dearborn Athletic Fund, or Aurora Little League. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Bulgaria to name new coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Joshua, Pulev battle gets date, venue Bulgaria football chief resigns over racism row Abraham benched as England put six past Bulgaria Former Ludogorets and Levski Sofia boss, Georgi Dermendzhiev, is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Bulgaria, the |vice-president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said on Monday.The 64-year-old Dermendzhiev will replace Krasimir Balakov, who resigned a few days after a 6-0 defeat by England last Monday when some supporters taunted the visitors with Nazi salutes and monkey chants, prompting match officials to halt the game twice. [L3N2733MF]“Georgi Dermendzhiev is the new head coach of Bulgaria,” BFU vice-president Yordan Letchkov said, adding that Dermendzhiev would sign his contract on Tuesday.Dermendzhiev led Ludogorets to three consecutive Bulgarian league titles between 2015 and 2017.His side became the first Bulgarian team to register a Champions League group stage victory when they beat Switzerland’s Basel in 2014.Winless Bulgaria is bottom of Group A in the Euro 2020 qualifying stage with three points from seven matches.They host the Czech Republic in their final group match next month. Tags: BulgariaGeorgi DermendzhievKrasimir Balakovlast_img read more

EHS boys, GSA girls win at Washington Academy Invitational

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys and George Stevens Academy girls headlined a dominant day for Hancock County runners with team wins at Friday’s meet at Washington Academy in East Machias.On the boys’ side, Ellsworth accounted for nine of the top-20 runners. Matt Shea finished fourth with a time of 18 minutes, 57.87 seconds to lead the way, and Matt Frost (seventh), Mark Berry (ninth) and Nicholas Cormier (10th) joined him in the top 10.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold won the race with a time of 17:12.17. Sumner’s Luke Barnes finished fifth with a time of 19:02.55, and GSA’s Isaac Wardwell claimed 11th by finishing in 20:21.10.GSA’s girls’ team celebrated the return of Mary Richardson, who missed the previous meet in Bucksport because of an injury. Richardson took second place behind teammate Eliza Broughton, whose time of 21:08.35 marked her third win this season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s Trinity Montigny claimed third on the girls’ side, finishing 13.25 seconds behind Richardson and nearly three minutes ahead of fourth-place teammate Emma McKechnie. For Sumner, Skye Howard finished 12th with a time of 27:13.38.Below is a list of the top-20 finishers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individualBrendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 17:12.17Matyas Nachtigall, Washington Academy, 17:44.11Addison Cote, Calais, 18:38.59Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 18:57.87Luke Barnes, Sumner, 19:02.55Holden Clapp, Searsport, 19:06.55Matt Frost, Ellsworth, 19:16.27Justice Bassett, Calais, 19:24.77Mark Berry, Ellsworth, 19:49.36Nicholas Cormier, Ellsworth, 19:56.95Isaac Wardwell, George Stevens Academy, 20:21.10Bryce Carter, Ellsworth, 20:33.07Max Mattson, GSA, 20:59.77Ian Renwick, GSA, 21:05.58Nyahm Wolf, GSA, 21:09.38Calvin Nelson, Ellsworth, 21:09.51Atticus Deeny, Ellsworth, 21:21.28Vianney Cambier, Ellsworth, 21:21.83Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 21:40.72Cody Pellerin, Calais, 21:46.25Boys’ team scoresEllsworth, 37GSA, 70Calais, 78Washington Academy, 110Searsport, 124Bucksport, 146Sumner, 148Girls’ individualEliza Broughton, GSA, 21 minutes, 8.35 secondsMary Richardson, GSA, 21:34.74Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 21:47.99Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 24:32.71Grace Broughton, GSA, 25:22.02Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 25:36.47Susanna Jakub, GSA, 25:52.28Elizabeth Bitar, Calais, 25:53.95Jenna Eldridge, GSA, 26:21.55Miriam Nelson, Ellsworth, 26:31.22Josie Czuj, GSA, 27:12.53Skye Howard, Sumner, 27:13.38Kristen Moseley, Ellsworth, 27:31.77Jordan Finley, Washington Academy, 30:24.01Sophia McVicar, Calais, 30:31.81Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 30:34.51Chelsea Lounder, Ellsworth, 32:18.75Ariel Larrabee, DI-S, 34:05.60Emma Plummer, DI-S, 34:08.84Shaelea Perkins, Washington Academy, 34:33.93Girls’ team scoresGSA, 21Ellsworth, 39last_img read more

Syracuse utilizes 5-man midfield, fast play to top St. Mary’s 3-0

first_img Published on August 31, 2014 at 11:05 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ With six minutes left in the game, St. Mary’s (Calif.) midfielder Cory Schmidt pulled the trigger from 30 yards out, hitting the left post and sending Syracuse goalie Alex Bono diving in desperation.The threat on goal was an outlier in an otherwise lopsided game, though, as it was the Gaels’ only attempt on target in a match the Orange dominated from start to finish.Outshooting St. Mary’s 21-2, Syracuse (2-0) remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory over St. Mary’s (0-2) at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday night. Utilizing its five-midfielder formation to constantly get forward and pester the Gaels’ back line, SU’s offensive effort complemented another shutout from its back three. “We really played at a high tempo, real good energy and enthusiasm,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It’s nice for me to repeat myself to say 3-0 win, can’t really grumble. It was a good 90-minute performance from us tonight.”After Chris Nanco and Tyler Hilliard pressured the Gaels’ back four multiple times in the first several minutes, it was trickery from a set piece that put the hosts on the board less than 10 minutes in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJulian Buescher and Jordan Murrell stood behind the ball 22 yards out to prepare to take a free kick. While the St. Mary’s wall was busy getting situated and not paying attention, Buescher fed a wide open Emil Ekblom to the right, who calmly slotted it home to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.The visitors didn’t stop there, as Juuso Pasanen had a would-be goal headed off the line by a defender and Ekblom saw a header of his own careen off the crossbar, both in the next 10 minutes.With five midfielders, the Orange was able to throw players forward in transition and create number advantages in the attacking third — which materialized in a host of early chances. “It definitely helps us out packing up the midfield,” Nanco said. “It helps us win balls and go forward and create chances, so I think it’s going to be good for us going forward.”SU extended its lead with just more than five minutes remaining in the half when Murrell lined up alone behind another free kick. On Friday against Niagara, Murrell had a free kick from the same spot curl just wide of the right post. This time he hit the post before the ball deflected off the back of diving St. Mary’s goalie Andre Rawls and into the net.“Any goal at home I’ll take, any goal whatsoever, even if it’s a tap-in,” Murrell said. “Even as a defender, trying to score goals to help the team out any way possible.”In the second half, it was Nanco who terrorized the Gaels’ back line.He repeatedly went right at the St. Mary’s right backs, often keeping them on skates before accelerating past them to put a chance on net or a cross in the box.Twelve minutes into the half, Nanco cut left and right four times down the left wing before finally taking the ball to the end line. He dribbled inside and after leaving a defender in his tracks, drew a foul in the box that Nick Perea then turned into a penalty kick goal.“From the beginning of the game our coaches told us their defensive line was not really that fast, so I tried to use my speed against them and it worked out,” Nanco said. “It’s a nice feeling to do that for the team and late in the game, we need to keep on putting the pedal to the metal.”Although McIntyre once again said the decisive cross could’ve been better, the second-straight three-goal victory with the 3-5-2 led the head coach to praise his team.“Systems are only as good as the players you have, and I thought we pressed the ball well,” McIntyre said. “Just that final pass and that little bit of quality and composure, but we were knocking on the door again tonight.” Commentslast_img read more

Burke story not to be forgotten

first_imgThis is a story about a Los Angeles Dodger who not only had to fight off opposing pitchers, but also preconceived notions that his type didn’t belong in baseball. It is not the story of a player who wore the number 42, but of a player who died at the age of 42. It is not the story of Jackie Robinson; it is the story of Glenn Burke.Long before the NBA’s Jason Collins did his cover story confessional for Sports Illustrated revealing his homosexuality, Glenn Burke fought through a gauntlet of prejudice and hatred surrounding his sexuality.Burke entered the majors in 1977, and achieved national attention in his rookie season not because of his homosexuality – that was kept secret for as long as possible. No, Burke garnered national attention for becoming known as the creator of the “High Five.”That year, the Dodgers became the first team in baseball history to have four players hit 30 homeruns in a season. No team has ever repeated the feat. On the last day of the ’77 season, Dusty Baker hit his 30th homerun to become the fourth Dodger to reach the milestone. (Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith, and Ron Cey were the other three.) Burke was waiting on deck, and walked toward Baker with his hand high in the air. Baker hit it up top, and the high five was born. (Burke then proceeded to go to the plate and hit his own home run.)Burke was a quality player from the beginning, and was the only rookie to start in the 1977 World Series. In the locker room that year, he was popular with his teammates. One teammate referred to him as the funniest man he had ever met; “a mix between Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.”Almost everyday after practice or a game Burke could be found dancing on top of the lockers and had teammates saying Burke could dance circles around John Travolta, who had just come out with “Saturday Night Fever.”Although his relationship with many of his teammates was great, there was no hiding the fact that manager Tommy Lasorda and owner Al Campanis were uncomfortable with having Burke as a member of the team as rumors of his sexuality started to swirl among players and members of the media.It got to the point where Campanis actually offered Burke $75,000 to get married, to which Burke responded, “I guess you mean to a woman”? Burke not only turned down the offer, but he started having a relationship with Lasorda’s gay son, “Spunky,” which ended up being the final straw for Lasorda and Dodger management. Burke was traded to the Oakland Athletics.Oakland was at times a great place for Burke, but there was a deep dark side to his existence there as well. While the San Francisco community was recognized for being accepting of individual freedom as it relates to sexual choices, the Athletics manager, Billy Martin, had no tolerance whatsoever. When Martin introduced Burke to his new teammates, he barked, “This is Glenn Burke, and he is a faggot.”“By 1978, I think everyone knew,” Burke wrote in his 1996 autobiography, “Out at Home.” By “everyone” Burke meant all of his friends and family, the majority of players in baseball, and even members of the media. One reporter was overheard as saying he knew about Burke’s sexuality but he “couldn’t put that in the paper.”Glenn Burke had to quit the game he loved at the young age of 27 because of the hatred he received day in and day out. He went on to become the face of the first-ever Gay Games in 1982 by winning medals in the 100- and 200-meter sprints.In an Inside Sports article from 1982, Burke’s sexuality became public knowledge. After turning to drugs over the course of the mid-to-late ’80s, Burke became HIV positive and died in 1996.It never mattered to Burke that people didn’t approve of “that” lifestyle, because he wanted to live his life in an open manner and perhaps change the stereotype that a homosexual could not play professional sports.“My mission as a gay ballplayer was the breaking of a stereotype, and I think it worked.” Burke told People magazine in 1995. “They can’t ever say now that a gay man can’t play in the majors, because I’m a gay man and I made it.”Perhaps Burke’s story was one that wasn’t ready to be heard by many at the time. “I think everyone just pretended not to hear me,” Burke told People.Now, more than three decades later, Jason Collins is recognized as the first gay athlete.While Burke had to leave the game he loved, Collins has no need to worry about such a path. The reaction to Collins has been overwhelmingly positive. This past week he has enjoyed tremendous support from fellow players, celebrities, the public and the media. It shows we are headed in the right direction as a society, and one can expect more athletes to take similar steps in the near future.While we’re applauding Jason Collins, a round or two in memory of Glenn Burke is worthy. He stood up in the face of disheartening and painful adversity to stay true to himself.last_img read more

APS Board of Education Continues Search

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Alpena Public Schools’ Board of Education is making progress on their search for a new board member.The seat became vacant when board member Richard Matteson stepped down on may 15th. Since then, the board has received applicants, and three of those applicants will be interviewed in hopes of filling that seat.The board has 30 days to find a replacement. Letters of interest were accepted through last Friday. According to Board President Gordon Snow, interviews will likely be conducted by the full board of education the week of June 12th, an exact date has not been determined.Snow also says that one of the three candidates will likely be appointed to the board immediately following the interviews, which will be open to the public.The appointment is for the remainder of Matteson’s term, which ends on December 31st, 2018.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Recognizes World MS DayNext Fitness Friday: How Shakes Benefit Your Body and Helps With Weight losslast_img read more

MLB wrap: Dodgers quiet at trade deadline, score 5 in 9th to top Rockies

first_imgWhile most other contenders were making a big trade or two at the deadline Wednesday, the Dodgers were relatively quiet.The Dodgers struck a deal with the Rays for left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek, who doesn’t remind anyone of their top relief target, Pirates flamethrower Felipe Vazquez. And they got light-hitting utility infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals. That’s it. While many Dodgers fans were unhappy the team didn’t make a bigger acquisition, the Dodgers can make the case they’re already set for the postseason, thank you very much. They entered the day with MLB’s best record, and they added an exclamation point to that in their afternoon game against the Rockies.The Dodgers broke open a scoreless tie at Coors Field with five runs in the ninth inning to win, 5-1. Dodgers catcher Will Smith had the big hit, a three-run homer off Wade Davis. Related News MLB trade deadline: Brian Cashman explains why Yankees failed to add starter Nothing like a 9th-inning, 3-run HR to break a tie.— MLB (@MLB) July 31, 2019Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six scoreless frames but got a no decision.Sure, the Dodgers wanted Vazquez, but didn’t want to pay the Pirates’ reported asking price of two of the Dodgers’ top four prospects.So, the Dodgers (71-39) will have to hope the players they already have can carry them to their first World Series title since 1988. There is some help on the way from the farm — Los Angeles is reportedly calling up its top pitching prospect, right-hander Dustin May, from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Friday at home against the Padres.Studs of the NightJosé Berríos pitched seven scoreless against the Marlins, striking out 11 and giving up only two hits.Indians catcher Roberto Pérez hit two home runs and drove in four to key a 10-4 victory over the Astros.Luis Castillo held the Pirates to one run and struck out seven in seven innings in the Reds’ 4-1 win.Dud of the NightAngels reliever Luis García gave up a pair of homers and five runs in the eighth inning in a loss to the Tigers. MLB trade deadline: Astros ‘can’t believe’ they landed Zack Greinke, GM says MLB trade deadline: Best, worst moves from a wild day HighlightsJosh Donaldson stuns Nationals closer Sean Doolittle with this 10th inning home run in the Braves’ win.JOSH DONALDSON.CLUTCH.— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 31, 2019Shortstop Bo Bichette, the No. 8 overall MLB prospect, collected three hits and his first career home run to key Toronto’s 4-1 victory over the Royals.Bo Bichette has his first career home run 🔥— Starting 9 (@Starting9) July 31, 2019What’s Next? Cubs (57-50) at Cardinals (57-50), 8:15 p.m. ET  — The NL Central seems headed for a down-to-the-wire finish between the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers. Winning your games against divisional rivals is critical. The Cubs will send Jon Lester (9-6, 3.63 ERA) against Jack Flaherty (4-6, 4.17 ERA).last_img read more

Cameroon defy Senegal, storm AFCON semis

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Cameroon 0 (5) Senegal 0 (4)Burkina Faso 2 Tunisia 0SundayEgypt vs MoroccoDRC vs GhanaFranceville, Gabon | AFP | Sadio Mane agonisingly missed from the spot to allow Cameroon to beat Senegal 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final tie on Saturday.The match went to penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in the southern Gabonese town of Franceville.After each side had successfully converted their first four penalties, Liverpool star Mane’s effort was stopped by Fabrice Ondoa in the Cameroon goal. Vincent Aboubakar then stepped up to score and take the Indomitable Lions through to the last four at the expense of a Senegal side who were widely fancied coming into the tournament.Cameroon, who also beat Senegal on penalties in the final of the 2002 Cup of Nations, can now look forward to a semi-final tie against either DR Congo or Ghana in Franceville on Thursday.Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals line-upFeb 1 Burkina Faso v Egypt or MoroccoFeb 2 Cameroon v Democratic Republic of Congo or Ghanalast_img read more

Road races could earn $200m this year

first_img Such is the growing support for road races islandwide that the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run grew from 297 participants and $700,000 raised in 1999 to 26,000 entrants and $35 million last year. Others have also been showing growth by tapping into vibrant road running community. The CB Group UWI 5K held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, set a target of $20 million last year, but doubled that by reportedly garnering over $40 million. This year the organisers could be aiming to raise even more for charitable causes including; the UWI scholarship fund in educational and sports development. The GraceKennedy 5k: Education Run raised around $7 million for charities for communities in Downtown Kingston, West Kingston, Spanish Town and Majesty Gardens as well as Quarry Hill in St Catherine. The Digicel Imagine 5k Run, which will mark its sixth renewal, could raise over $15 million this year, having grown steadily with over 10,000 participants in 2015. The event, organised by the Digicel Foundation seeks funds for about 12 special needs beneficiaries. It is supported by over 20 corporate partners. Meanwhile, Running Events Limited, the chief organiser of road events locally reported road race events raised over $100,000,000 last year. Locally, the only road running event to significantly attract foreign participants is the Reggae Marathon 5K and Half Marathon, which draws in runners from at least 30 countries between the winter and thanksgiving period. It is held in Negril annually, and is seen as a strong local sports tourism product. Approximately $200 million could be raised this year, with about 20 major road races set to contribute much needed funds to local charities including schools, homes for the needy and public hospitals. Ingrid Card, vice-president of Group Marketing at Sagicor – organisers of the Sigma Corporate Run, which is targeting $60 million, says the full cost of the event is covered by her organisation, underlining that all funds raised will go to charity. “We will give the entire $60 million, as the need is great. For example, at the Bethlehem Home they had wheels, and a plastic chair as a wheelchair,” she told The Gleaner. “We need the support, and for people to support a worthy cause.” The beneficiaries of that event will be abandoned children and babies in the Bethlehem Home, operated by Missionaries of the Poor, the Spanish Town Hospital Paediatric Unit, and the Mandeville Hospital Paediatric Unit. SHOWING GROWTHlast_img read more