Gary Lineker believes it is “essential” Arsenal sign a new striker during the transfer window if they want to challenge for major silverware. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is refusing to panic buy a replacement for Olivier Giroud, who has been ruled out until the New Year with a broken tibia. Giroud’s injury has limited Wenger’s striking options to Alexis Sanchez, who is more effective as a winger, and the inexperienced Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell. However, Lineker shares a widely-held belief that the £35million signing from Barcelona is better suited to a wider role. “Striker isn’t Sanchez’s natural position, he prefers it out wide, certainly on the right-hand side of a three,” Lineker said. “I’m sure he can play striker because he’s a terrific player, but I’m not sure it brings out the best in him. “He’s better when he’s facing people and going at them, rather than having his back to goal.” Sanchez was superb against Besiktas with a glaring second-half miss failing to devalue an energetic performance full of desire and commitment. The Chilean’s team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressed by his shift and believes Arsenal will cope without Giroud. “Losing Olivier is a massive blow for us because he’s a great player, but Alexis played absolutely unbelievably against Besiktas,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “I did not realise a man as small as Alexis could hold the ball up so well against big defenders. He did it unbelievably well all night. “There are players in the squad who can fill that role. We have got Theo coming back as well. Whoever is playing up front, I’m sure they will be confident of filling that role.” Arsenal secured a 17th successive campaign in the group stage of the Champions League, a prize that generates £25million in income, but rode their luck at the Emirates Stadium. “Being in the Champions League is massive. Sometimes it seems like everything,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said. “For us as players, we put that expectation on ourselves because we want to be playing in the Champions League. “We know how hard we worked at the end of last season to make sure we get in the position to give ourselves this chance this season, and we really did not want to waste that.” Lukas Podolski can play up front but has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium, while another possibility, Theo Walcott, is sidelined with a knee problem. Former England marksman Lineker believes Wenger must add firepower to his squad before the transfer window closes on Monday. “Arsenal needed to sign a forward whether Giroud was injured or not,” said Lineker, who was speaking as part of Walkers’ ‘Do Us A Flavour’ campaign. “Now that he’s injured it’s essential for them really if they’re to compete for major titles “Forward is one position where they needed to strengthen. You could say in midfield too, but particularly up-front. “If they could add a player who could guarantee 25-goals a season that would be hugely beneficial to them. “Arsene has showed a lot of faith in Giroud and he’s a good player who will score goals, but he’s not hugely prolific and lacks a bit of pace to be that.” Sanchez operated as lone striker in Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory over Besiktas and rewarded Wenger’s faith by opening his Arsenal account with a goal that secured the Gunners’ place in the Champions League group stage. Press Association
Despite the unexpected 1-0 win – their first in eight Premier League matches – against the defending champions the Clarets remain a point from safety, although they are now only three points away from 15th-placed Hull. “It maybe sucked a few other teams closer to us but it’s just one game,” Duff told burnleyfootballclub.com. “Nothing has changed since day one and it won’t change in the next nine games but there is definitely a belief that we can achieve something this year. “We know from the outside that nobody has given us a prayer but we are still there or thereabouts with nine games to go. “I think we have surprised a few people along the way and it’s just having that belief now. “There is a real energy in this team and a hunger too. Not many of us have played at this level for much of our career, so the lads are desperate to stay where we are.” Burnley defender Michael Duff insists their surprise victory over Manchester City changes little in the battle to avoid relegation. Press Association
In other college football news:— Miami star defensive end Gregory Rousseau has opted out of this college football season. He was second in the nation with 15.5 sacks last season. Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz said during a conference call that Rousseau would not play. He would have been a third-year sophomore and is eligible to enter the NFL draft next year. Rousseau is the fourth prominent player who has decided not to play in a season filled with uncertainty because of the pandemic. The others are Penn State linebacker Micah Parson, Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley and Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman. Rousseau had a breakout season in 2019. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is projected as a possible first-round draft pick.— Penn State All-American Micah Parsons is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. The junior linebacker will be eligible to enter the 2021 NFL draft and is already expected to be high first-round selection. Parsons is the third prominent player to pass on the college season and focus on draft preparation, joining Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley and Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman. Parsons led the Nittany Lions in tackles. He ended his college career with maybe his best game. In a Cotton Bowl victory against Memphis, Parsons had 14 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles— Penn State says it’s not expecting to have fans at home football games this season, a decision that will cost the schools millions in revenue. Penn State has one of the largest stadiums in the country, holding more than 107,000 fans for big games. Students typically camp out in “Nittanyville” around the stadium leading into football Saturdays. Statewide policies are limiting gatherings in Pennsylvania to fewer than 500 people. Athletic director Sandy Barbour says if the policies change, plans for fans might as well.— BYU will play at Navy on Labor Day night in a matchup of teams that had openers against traditional rivals canceled as Power Five leagues rearranged their schedules. The Cougars were originally slated to open their season on Sept. 3 at Utah, but the Pac-12 has gone to a conference-only schedule to deal with potential disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Navy was to have opened its season against longtime rival Notre Dame on Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 29. That matchup was canceled after Notre Dame joined the ACC for the season. August 6, 2020 — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to get the annual football game between Florida State and the University of Florida rescheduled. He said Thursday that keeping the famed rivalry going will be good for the state. The two schools have played each other every year since 1958. But Florida State is in the Atlantic Coast Conference and Florida is in the Southeastern Conference. The ACC and SEC are limiting teams to an in-conference schedule only. The Republican governor says he’s going to work on keeping the rivalry going over the next few weeks.— Middle Tennessee is making up for losing three games by scheduling a very rare for football home-and-home with Troy. Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the agreement Thursday. Troy will visit Middle Tennessee either Sept. 5 or Sept. 19, when the Blue Raiders would have either opened visiting Duke or hosting Virginia Tech. Those games were canceled when the Atlantic Coast Conference decided to go to a league-only schedule this season. Middle Tennessee will visit Troy on Nov. 21. That’s the date the Blue Raiders would have visited UConn, which became the first FBS program to cancel its season Wednesday.— Ohio State is opening preseason training camp with strict coronavirus precautions in place and uncertainty about the coming season. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play a 10-game season against all Big Ten opponents starting Sept. 3. However, the season may still be canceled. The conference will make a decision in the coming weeks based on virus trends and after consultations with government officials. Coach Ryan Day says he talked to the team about virus-related issues but the focus quickly turned to football.— Two sons of pro football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis have announced on social media they will transfer to play at Kentucky. Rayshad and Rahsaan Lewis announced their decisions on verified Twitter accounts. A Wildcats football spokeswoman says the brothers are confirmed walk-ons. Rayshad Lewis played wide receiver and special teams as a senior at Maryland last season after switching from defense the previous year. Rahsaan Lewis played several games at receiver for Florida Atlantic last season before redshirting. He began his collegiate career at Central Florida and played in seven contests as a defensive back.TENNIS-US OPEN-WILD CARDS Past champions Clijsters, Murray get US Open wild cardsNEW YORK (AP) — Past U.S. Open champions Kim Clijsters (KLY’-sturz) and Andy Murray received wild-card invitations for the Grand Slam tournament Thursday.Clijsters is a four-time major champion and former No. 1 who came out of retirement this year after already being elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The U.S. Open — which she won in 2005, 2009 and 2010 — would mark the 37-year-old Belgian’s first Grand Slam appearance since a second-round loss at Flushing Meadows in 2012.Murray, a 33-year-old from Britain who also has been ranked No. 1, won the first of his three Grand Slam titles at the 2012 U.S. Open. He is working his way back from two hip operations and has not played in an official event since the Davis Cup last November.The U.S. Tennis Association gave all of its other wild cards for singles play to Americans. De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 10 assists and Harrison Barnes added 22 points for the Kings, who got their first win in four tries since the restart. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each scored 24 points for the Pelicans. Williamson made his first eight shots and ended up making 10 of 12 overall in just under 22 minutes. JJ Redick scored 18 points and Jrue Holiday added 17 for the Pelicans, who fell to 1-3 in the restart.Both teams are chasing a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The Kings pulled even with the Pelicans in the standings and now are 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Memphis with four games remaining. A team needs to be in ninth place and within four games of the eighth-place team to force a playoff. PGA CHAMPIONSHPScheffler is in the clubhouse at minus-4 Associated Press Phelps is a co-executive producer of the documentary. He says the need for change is what drove him to speak up. Phelps said the first step is “treating people like humans” instead of products. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-PELICANS-KINGSBogdanovic’s career-high 35 lead Kings past Pelicans 140-125LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic (BOY’-ahn bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) scored a career-high 35 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 140-125. The U.S. Open is scheduled to start Aug. 31 without spectators.TV-OLYMPIANS-DEPRESSIONPhelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new docLOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympians including Michael Phelps, Apolo Anton Ohno, Jeremy Bloom, Shaun White, Lolo Jones and Sasha Cohen are opening up about their mental health struggles in a new sobering documentary about suicide and depression among the world’s greatest athletes. Many of the athletes are sharing their pain for the first time in HBO’s “The Weight of Gold,” which aims to expose the problem, incite change among Olympics leadership and help others experiencing similar issues feel less alone. Tiger Woods goes for a record-tying fifth PGA Championship title. Jordan Spieth (speeth) needs this major to complete the career Grand Slam. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNotre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won’t play NavyUNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame opens its season as an Atlantic Coast Conference football member against visiting Duke on Sept. 12. But the Fighting Irish won’t face Navy for the first time in more than nine decades as part of the ACC’s reconfigured schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league has set up a 10-game conference schedule that includes a nonconference game, though that game must be played in the member school’s home state. The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen had been scheduled to play for the 94th straight year. It was also set to be Notre Dame’s first visit to Navy’s home field.Opponents must meet ACC medical protocol requirements that include regular testing for athletes, coaches and staff to try to control the potential spread of coronavirus. The ACC’s medical advisory group also recommends schools evaluate travel policies for games, including modes of travel such as buses or flights, lodging accommodations and the size of the travel party. Update on the latest sports SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 2015 PGA Champion Jason Day has the early lead in the first round of the PGA Championship.Day shot a 5-under 65 over the 7,251-yard TPC Harding Park to head to the clubhouse in front. He had a bogey-free round that included a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole.Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) was in a group of nine one stroke behind at minus-4, with some of the morning tee times still on the course.The tournament at Harding Park in San Francisco is the first major of the year. The Masters was moved to November, the U.S. Open to September, and the British Open was canceled. It’s the first time Harding Park has hosted a major and the second straight year the PGA Championship is being held at a municipal golf course.
The Franco-German coach has been widely credited with the countryâ€™s qualification from â€˜The Group of Deathâ€™, which had African champions Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia.Skipper John Mikel Obi praised Rohrâ€™s attention to details, saying he has transformed the Eagles using a fine blend of young, exciting players and experienced campaigners.Meanwhile, the short code – *1945# – will be used for all campaigns that are geared towards Nigeriaâ€™s preparation and participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.The event was organised in conjunction with Secure and Trusted Alliance Services Limited â€“ STA Mobile.NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko, who is also Chairman of Marketing, Sponsorship and Television Advisory Committee, disclosed that the short code would be available for use by all NFF partners, sponsors and suppliers, in the process also revealing an â€˜Official Supporterâ€™ programme into which corporate concerns not presently in relationship with the NFF can lodge to be part of Nigeriaâ€™s 2018 FIFA World Cup excitement train.In explaining the idea behind the short code, STAâ€™s Managing Director, Biodun Jagun, and a clutch of NFFâ€™s current partners, including AITEO Group, Zenith Bank and TGI Group said the plan is for a total of 100 fans of the Super Eagles to win all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, in four tranches of 25 people-a-month between January and April 2018.â€œThe Naija 4 Russia initiative is born in due season as a feel-good factor for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, which is at its highest-ever in the recent history of Nigerian Football.. For the first time in the history of football in Nigeria, we have a VAS platform for the fans and supporters of Nigerian Football by way of a short codeEarlier, Pinnick had revealed that failure to qualify for two straight AFCONS was what pushed the Super Eagles to qualify for next yearâ€™s World Cup.Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 AFCONS and Pinnick said that spurred the NFF to ensure the country did not miss out on the World Cup in Russia.â€œWe knew we were condemned to qualify, and everybody worked hard for it,â€ he said.â€œWe identified the areas that needed extra effort and also knew that we needed to get a topâ€“notch coach as well as be relevant in the gameâ€™s boardroom internationally.â€œWe scored bullâ€™s eye in both areas and these helped us greatly in the campaign.â€He again restated his belief the Eagles fly high at Russia 2018.â€œI want to also commend the players and the technical crew and backroom staff,â€ he saluted.â€œThey aligned with the vision of the board and the secretariat and I have immense confidence that Nigeria can really dazzle the world at the World Cup in Russia next year.â€NFF also revealed that it was targeting the sum of N2 billion from corporate organisations to support the Super Eaglesâ€™ preparation and participation at the World Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Â NFF launches short code to drive Russia 2018 campaignsNigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, announced monday that Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has been given a new contract till 2020 after he guided Nigeria to next yearâ€™s World Cup in Russia.Pinnick announced Rohrâ€™s new deal at the launching of a short code – *1945# – which will be used for all campaigns at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.He also disclosed the coach has been paid his salaries till December 2017.Rohr, 64, signed an initial two-year deal in July 2016 with the provision of an extension if he qualified the country to Russia 2018.
Six weeks after winning a gold medal at the Pan-American games with Canada, Syracuse pitcher Jocelyn Cater took the mound once again, this time wearing orange.After hitting the first batter of the game, Cater, a senior, settled in, striking out 11 and giving up only 2 runs.For Cater, it’s all about keeping her mind in line and staying focused.“I think next pitch, next batter, because the next hit could be a home run,” Cater said, “I just have to battle my way through things.”Cater led the charge and Syracuse’s offense did the rest as the Orange took an 11-2 win over Le Moyne on Friday at SU Softball Stadium to continue its fall exhibition season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Olivia Martinez started the scoring in the second inning for the Orange, launching a two-run home run over the scoreboard in left field.SU head coach Michael Bosch said that even though the staff has only seen her for two weeks now, Martinez, a Cal-State Fullerton transfer, has shown ability behind the plate.“She had a tough year at Fullerton,” Bosch said. “To come to a new school, a new team, a new state, to have this kind of success is great for her.”Sammy Fernandez, a sophomore, continued the scoring with a two-out double to right field, scoring senior Danielle Chitkowski. Junior Alyssa Dewes followed, scoring on a wild pitch, which put the Orange ahead 4-0 after two innings.Cater worked herself into a tight spot in the top of the third, giving up two hits before allowing a two-run single by Le Moyne’s Kirsten Trotta. Cater went on to hit Sabrina Riley with a pitch, but was able to get out of the jam, striking out Kelly Mascari on three straight pitches.The Orange pushed the lead in the fourth, starting with an RBI single to left field by Dewes. Fernandez hit two-run triple to right field, making it 7-2. Sophomore Maddi Doane followed the onslaught of runs with an RBI single to left.The Orange continued the rally, loading the bases with only one out on the board. Martinez drew a walk, bringing in yet another run for SU. With the score at 9-2 and the bases still loaded, freshman Hannah Dossett sent a line drive into right field, scoring two.Dewes, up to bat for the second time in the same inning, struck out swinging, but the damage was already done, and the Orange went into the fifth up 11-2.Cater worked the fifth with ease for SU, striking out the side and breaking the ten-strikeout threshold.Senior Lindsey Larkin replaced Cater on the mound in the seventh, and the southpaw sent the Dolphins down in order. She continued her dominance in the eighth, allowing no runs and only one runner on base.The odd-length game ended midway through the eighth, with Syracuse sealing the victory, 11-2. Cater got the win for the Orange, and Alexis Eastman got the loss for Le Moyne.For Bosch, these preseason games are worth a lot more than they seem.“These games are worth three or four practices,” Bosch said, “we have nine new faces, and we’re trying to mix them in and out, and see where they fit best.” Comments Published on September 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon #bofcon2017 3-5 May (Stamford Bridge)Betting on Football has demonstrated its pulling power amongst top football clubs in Europe by attracting representatives from clubs such as Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic, VfL Wolfsburg, Arsenal, Chelsea, Rangers, Charlton Athletic, AC Milan, AS Roma, and organisations like La Liga and the Scottish Football Association.Representatives at #bofcon2017 will include Mark Davies, Head of New Business for reigning Premier League Champions Leicester, Tom Carter, Director of Partnership Sales for City Football Group, Adrian Filby, the Commercial Director at runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, and Daniel Peikert, Head of Sales at 2009 Bundesliga winners Wolfsburg.Peikert commented: “We are attending Betting on Football 2017 because, as a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen, VfL Wolfsburg has a big responsibility to attract serious partners. We also want to prepare ourselves for virtual advertising with more betting partners. Corporate social responsibility should play a central role within these partnerships.Meanwhile, after impressing on the Club Call panel at last year’s conference, Leicester’s Davies will be speaking on the Premier Partners panel. The session, which headlines the marketing and media track on day two, will be explaining the emphasis on foreign markets for front-of-shirt sponsorships and looking at opportunities for UK-based gambling companies in elite level football.The international appeal of the event is underlined by the presence of Peikert, alongside AC Milan COO Jaap Kalma, AS Roma Managing Director Mauro Baldissoni, Juventus Head of International Sales & Sponsorship, and a high-profile double act from La Liga, Adolfo Bara (Managing Director of Sales & Marketing) and Alfredo Lorenzo (Integrity and Security Director).Lorenzo will be an interested observer at the first day leadership track session on match fixing, ‘Keeping it clean’, which will feature Bill South, Group Director of Security and Community Affairs at William Hill, Peter McLaughlin, Security & Integrity Officer for the Scottish Football Association, and Ivor Heller, Commercial Director at AFC Wimbledon.Heller commented: “I’ve long been interested in betting and its curious relationship with football on a business level. I’m keen to share our experience at club level on the FA’s blanket ban on betting across the sport and its implications for integrity, and the Betting on Football conference provides a great opportunity and platform for that.”Are you interested in connecting with representatives of some of Europe’s top football clubs?Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayFor more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark at email@example.comKey sponsors for #bofcon2017 include Golden Race (Platinum Sponsor), OPTIMA (Gold Sponsor), BetConstruct (Silver Sponsor), Oddslife.com (Bronze Sponsor), HiPay, 138.com and Realex Payments (Premium Sponsors). Share
The deal covers Bregman’s three years of arbitration eligibility and the following two seasons, the report says. Alex Bregman is remaining with the Astros for the foreseeable future.Houston and the 24-year-old infielder have agreed to a six-year, $100 million extension, according to a report from Houston station FOX26. MLB sources: The #Astros have reached an agreement on a six-year/$100 million contract with All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman that includes this season. Deal covers this year & the 3 years he’d be eligible for arbitration plus the first two years Alex can become a free agent.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 20, 2019Bregman slashed .286/.394/.532 and hit a league-leading 51 doubles in 157 games for the Astros last season. He also belted 31 home runs, tallied 103 RBIs and made his first All-Star team. Related News Bregman made his MLB debut in 2016 and helped the Astros win the World Series one season later. Astros’ A.J. Hinch said Angel Hernandez made condescending, unprofessional comments after ejection
On 16 and 17 February in Zagreb, there will be a Hapkido European Championship which is organised by Hapkido Association of Croatia.Hapkido is a dynamic and also eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including a sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick, and staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.Hapkido contains both long and close range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances.Many national teams will participate at this competition such as England, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia etc.Hapkido club ”Bugojno” will represent BiH at this competition.Hapkido club ”Bugojno” will participate as the BiH national team with candidates Alen Ivković, Amel Novalić, Džejlan Kaltak and Anel Hozić , and the coach is Hamza Malbašić.Last year, the club won first place in advanced falls and in fights second place.
Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, January 12, 2016:â€¢5:58 a.m. Ely M. Ray, 29, Winfield,Â was issued a notice to appear for speeding 38 mph in a 30 mph zone. (radar)â€¢8:46 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢1:49 p.m. Officers investigated theft by deception by a known suspect in the Wellington.â€¢1:49 p.m. Officers investigated theft by deception by a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢6 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by known suspect.â€¢8:37 p.m. Officers investigated forgery, theft and interference with law enforcement officers in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢9:52 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and failure to stop at a stop sign in the 500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.â€¢9:52 p.m. Jason A. Lowry,Â 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended and failure to stop at a stop sign.â€¢10:19 p.m. Jason A. Sobel, 41, Wichita, Ks was arrested, charged and confined with forgery, theft and interference with law enforcement officers.
The little participation of João Félix in the Spanish Super Cup, where Atletico ended up falling in the penalty shootout of the final against Real MadridHe left the Portuguese striker as one of the marked in the tournament. The 20-year-old had a very clear chance of scoring after a bad sending of Ramos, but his shot went too cross. The start of the season is not convincing, but it has a great future ahead. Paulo Futre, a myth of the club, brought out his face for his compatriot on social networks. The former soccer player, who acted as Cicerone in the presentation of João Félix with Atlético, published an image next to the ‘7’ rojiblanco with the message: “The ball is always happy when it is at the feet of this genius”. And is that Futre is convinced that the quality of João Félix will end up shining in Atlético and that he will become a player who will mark history in the club.