Wilshere set to learn fate

first_img Wilshere feels Arsenal must learn fast from their disappointing defensive display at the Etihad Stadium, where City made the most of some uncharacteristic poor defending. “Most of the goals were individual mistakes. I know I certainly am beating myself up about it and the other players I know will be disappointed,” Wilshere said on Arsenal Player. “We will learn from that individually and collectively. “I think we were too stretched and the space between the defence and the midfield was too much. “We have to tighten up a little bit.” Arsenal are set to monitor the healing process of the deep cut to defender Laurent Koscielny’s knee which was sustained when attempting to prevent City’s second goal late in the first half and was unable to continue. Under their own disciplinary procedures, the governing body has until 6pm on Tuesday to lodge any formal charge against the player. Such sanctions have been implemented in the past as was the case with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who was suspended for one match, fined £20,000 and warned about his future conduct after he made a gesture to home fans as he walked off the pitch following a 1-0 defeat at Fulham in December 2011. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted in his post-match press conference that “if he did it and he is banned, then we will have to accept it.” If that is the case, then Wilshere, who could request a personal hearing, will miss the visit of Chelsea on December 23. Defeat for Arsenal – who have been drawn with Bayern Munich once again in the last 16 of the Champions League – saw their lead at the top of the table cut to just two points. Wenger feels the way his men respond from the defeat could well shape the rest of what has so far been a promising campaign. The Gunners could now be overtaken by first Liverpool, who host Cardiff on Saturday lunchtime, and then City who are at struggling Fulham later in the afternoon. Indeed Wenger’s men may well end up down in fourth spot for Christmas should Chelsea win at the Emirates Stadium – with fifth-placed Everton also out to close up to potentially within just one point if they can win at Swansea. Press Association Television cameras picked up Wilshere raising his middle finger in the direction of Manchester City fans at the Etihad Stadium during the second half of the Gunners’ 6-3 defeat on Saturday lunchtime. Press Association Sport understands the FA is gathering more evidence to help with the context of the situation having now received the submission of observations from referee Martin Atkinson and his officials. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should discover later on Tuesday whether he will face a misconduct charge from the Football Association and a possible ban from the top-of-the-table Barclays Premier League showdown against Chelsea.last_img read more

PBC Mayor Not Ready to Open Bars, Citing Concerns Over Protests

first_img“It’s not the protests that we’re worried about, it’s the people that impose violence and property destruction. They are not protesting the death of George Floyd, best I can tell. The concern is, that’s where those bars are typically housed, and there’s only one purpose to go there, and that is to drink,” he said Friday during a news conference.Kerner added that he hopes to allow bars to reopen as soon as possible and when it is safe.Not word yet on when that will be. With that in mind, he worries the number could increase even more with the ongoing protests in our area.LATEST OPERATIONAL UPDATES FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY. https://t.co/wbiwYw3PIi#COVID19PBCUpdate #COVID19PBCSafety #PBCStrong pic.twitter.com/60iEcNO3iz— Palm Beach County (@pbcgov) June 6, 2020 As Palm Beach County seeks Gov. DeSantis’ approval to move to Phase 2 of his reopening plan, the county’s mayor is not ready to reopen bars.County Mayor Dave Kerner explains the daily average of coronavirus cases has jumped since Phase 1 reopening.last_img read more

Christian and Santamaria secure doubles title

first_imgUSC junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria notched their third major doubles championship together after claiming the Rivera/ITA All-American Doubles championship for the first time in USC women’s tennis history.The No. 1 pair in the ITA rankings took down Duke’s Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar in the finals 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3 at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Oct. 7.Quite the pair · USC’s doubles pair of junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria are ranked No. 1 in the country by the ITA. They helped USC win the ITA Doubles championship for the first time ever. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationAfter a back-and-forth battle in the first two sets, Christian and Santamaria found themselves tied with the Duke team that had upset No. 3 seed California.“We didn’t take them lightly,” Christian said. “We both know them from juniors. We respected them and went out there and played our own game.”Christian and Santamaria pulled ahead to a quick 4-2 lead in the third set and finished off Capra and Mar to claim yet another major doubles crown.“The biggest thing was reenergizing ourselves and regrouping,” Santamaria said. “Just telling ourselves to play one percent better and that we would get them in the third set.” Before the finals, Christian and Santamaria cruised through three rounds of play after a first round bye.After defeating a pair from Oklahoma State and another from Illinois both — to the tune of 8-4 — Christian and Santamaria then ousted No. 4-seed, UCLA’s Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals.“It was just a combination of us playing really well and concentrating really well,” Santamaria said. “I think the energy was just the biggest factor for us.”Christian and Santamaria’s doubles accolades include the 2012 Pac-12 Doubles Championship and the 2011 ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship. The two finished the 2011-12 season ranked No. 3.“We complement each other really well. We’ve been playing together for seven years, so we really know each other’s game styles well,” Christian said.In the singles draw of the All-Americans, USC also saw two of its players reach the final four.Sophomore Zoë Scandalis and senior Danielle Lao, ranked No. 7 and No. 11 in the nation, respectively, pushed to the semifinals on Oct. 6 but both fell in straight sets to their opponents.Christian and Santamaria, who were named the USC Student-Athletes of the Week last week, entered this year ranked No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA Preseason Women’s Doubles rankings.“Last year, we lost in the first round in the NCAAs. We won indoors, and we play indoors again in two weeks so we want to recapture that title,” Christian said. “We’re hoping to get that title and the NCAA championship at the end of the year.”The two are also ranked in singles, with Santamaria standing at No. 8 and Christian at No. 54. The next round of rankings, which will include USC’s team ranking, will be released on Jan. 3.USC will continue its preseason tournament schedule with the ITA Southwest Regionals, which begins on Thursday and runs through Monday, in San Diego, Calif.last_img read more

Extra Innings: Coliseum renovations don’t harm historicity

first_imgEvery change is undoubtedly going to be met with supporters and haters. However, it seems as if the ongoing changes to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have overwhelmingly drawn criticism. I attended the media tour of the Coliseum renovations on Aug. 15 and was fortunate to see some of the changes USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann eagerly announced. A lot of what I saw and heard interested me — viewing terraces, new seats, better press area, new food options — all of these changes sounded pretty good. But when I wrote the article reporting on these changes, commenters on the Daily Trojan site were not shy about their disapproval. “Could be worse, although not sure how,” one commenter wrote. “What kind of institution REMOVES 10,000 of the BEST SEATS in the house — forever!”Growing up in a Michigan suburb, I never had the pleasure of regularly enjoying a historic stadium. Those in Detroit aren’t necessarily recognized as “must-see” stadiums. My relationship with the Coliseum only began last fall when I stepped inside for the first time to watch the USC vs. Western Michigan game last season. I didn’t grow up watching Reggie Bush, OJ Simpson, Matt Leinart or Troy Polamalu tear it up on the Coliseum turf. I didn’t watch “The Comeback.” I wasn’t alive for the two sets of Olympic Games it hosted. The Coliseum’s illustrious past was virtually invisible to me and perhaps that’s why the renovations don’t bother me that much.Nevertheless, I do recognize that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is one of the most renowned stadiums in the world. Its name is on the same level as venues like the Rose Bowl, Wrigley Field and Madison Square Garden. After all, how many stadiums have hosted two Olympic Games and two Super Bowls? The answer is only one: the Coliseum. It is USC and the city of Los Angeles’ duty to preserve the history and integrity of this monumental venue. However, that doesn’t mean the stadium should stand stagnant. First and foremost, there was a lot of hardware that needed to be updated. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems all needed to be replaced, and thank God they have improved the Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the stadium. I don’t think any of those changes are being questioned. However, as mentioned by the commenter, the real point of contention is replacing all the seats. USC football games hardly ever sell out. It’s a hard issue to pick a side on. On one hand, you lose 10,000 prime seats. On the other, you gain a great concourse area with loge areas and suite-style seating. I stand with USC on this issue. It’s imperative that the Coliseum receives updates, and I think the soon-to-come concourse area and terraces will only enhance fan experience. The Coliseum didn’t lose the Olympic torch, the massive arches or the grand entrance. Those aspects of the venue are essential to its identity and should never be taken away. In the grand scheme of things, the changes to the Coliseum do not affect its historicity. The 10,000 seats lost have a minimal impact on the stadium. I’m willing to sacrifice a few thousand seats if it means improving the fan experience.However, I still can’t get over the name change. I understand that the naming rights were sold in order to fund the much needed renovations, but unlike a lot of unsponsored stadium names, the name “Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum” has significance. The stadium was first dedicated to the L.A. veterans of World War I, before it was rededicated to include all World War I veterans in 1968. Adding the United Airlines name taints the sanctity of this memorial act. I have no doubt that fans will still refer to the soon-to-be United Airlines Memorial Coliseum as “The Coliseum.” I won’t enjoy seeing the new name plastered on the Coliseum walls.All in all, I think fans will warm up to the changes. It will take some getting used to, but it’s a small price to pay for the advancements that will renew our beloved Coliseum while preserving its legacy. Sam Arslanian is a sophomore majoring in journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

Home expansion sees Codere hit +2,500 betting points in Spain

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Spanish gambling firm, Grupo Codere has announced that it has surpassed +2,500 betting points operating within its home market of Spain.During the first two months of 2018, Codere has strategically expanded its retail presence in the regions of Andalucía and the Balearic Islands.The Balearic and Andalusian expansions support Codere’s 2017 dedicated betting shop openings in Madrid and Castilla la Mancha.The Spanish legacy gambling operator has expanded its retail presence, by increasing its betting shop portfolio, supported with further betting point partnerships within Spanish gaming halls and independent retail and entertainment venues (kiosks, cafés, arcades etc.).Codere’s home market expansion has seen the gambling group upgrade its entire retail terminal portfolio with Playtech BGT acting as its lead betting systems supplier.The new systems feature a dashboard redesign allowing for better customer engagement with live markets. Furthermore, Codere retail customers will see a significant boost in the number of live markets they can bet on including racing data content supplied by the Racing Post through Playtech BGT terminals.Celebrating its betting point milestone, Codere further informs that its new retail terminals will feature an ‘exclusive section’ for Real Madrid dedicated bets.  Codere is currently the official betting partner of Real Madrid, the firm’s biggest sports marketing partnership to date.last_img read more

Vladimir Putin unveils 2018 World Cup stadium in Moscow

first_imgRussia’s newest completed World Cup stadium, the Otkrytie Arena, in Moscow, was opened by the country’s President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.The stadium, in the north west of the Russian capital, will be home to the city’s famous Spartak club and will host matches at the 2018 World Cup finals.Putin arrived by helicopter, accompanied by the Russian Minister for Sport, Vitaly Mutko, the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, and Leonid Fedun, the owner of Spartak Moscow, who funded the stadium.Russia’s head of state was given a tour of the arena, which currently holds 42,000. He also met Spartak veterans and youth players.Before leaving, Putin signed a football, which will be placed in the club’s museum.”This stadium is fit for one of the most loved clubs in Russia,” said Putin. “The construction of sporting stadia like this helps to push development within the country.” The stadium took seven years to build and cost about 15 billion roubles ($415.17 million).The capacity can be increased to 45,000, which soccer’s world governing body FIFA would prefer. The stadium will also host Confederations Cup matches in 2017.The first game at Spartak’s new stadium will be on Sept. 5 when the club will play a friendly against Red Star Belgrade.last_img read more

Lakers podcast: Nick Young’s resurgence has been key to success

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Los Angeles Lakers fan knew that when Luke Walton became head coach, he would take the restraints of the young talent like Deangelo Russell and Julius Randle. What they might not have expected was the incredible improvement veteran Nick Young has enjoyed thus far on the young season. Mark Medina and Bill Oram of the Southern California News Group discuss the impact Swaggy P is having on this early season run the Lakers have put together.Listen to podcastlast_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: Raptors aren’t focused on who is or isn’t playing for Warriors

first_img NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from the Raptors’ Game 3 road win over the Warriors Warriors injury updates: Klay Thompson to play Game 4, but Kevin Durant out The Raptors will not allow their play to be affected by the Warriors’ injury woes in the NBA Finals.The Warriors were missing Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney for Game 3 and lost 123-109 at home, with recently returned DeMarcus Cousins also evidently out of sorts.  “We’ve got to get playing our defense, quit worrying so much about special plays, this, that, and the other thing. We need to get into the ball.”When you’re guarding it, be great at guarding the ball; when your man doesn’t have it, help, make the rotations; if somebody goes to help, help the helper.”Fly out at shooters and block out. We’ve got to do a better job of that if we want to win.”Takin’ whatever bridge we want back to SF up 2-1. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/udlQ2YwEaS— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2019And Kyle Lowry says the Raptors will not be concerned by any updates on Thompson and Durant before Friday’s Game 4 in Oakland (early indications are Thompson will play, but Durant’s status remains unclear). Draymond Green shrugs off Warriors’ Game 3 loss to Raptors: There are ‘fun times ahead’ Victory on the road gave the Raptors a 2-1 lead in the series, but coach Nick Nurse insists his team paid little attention to the late absence of Thompson, who had taken part in warmups. “It doesn’t impact it very much,” he told reporters. “I think we’re at the point of this series where we’ve got to get out and guard these dudes, whoever’s out there. Related News “We have just got to prepare the same way. We’re a real defensive-minded team,” he said. “We know they’ve got those type of weapons, but we’ve got to just prepare ourselves to be focused on ourselves.”And that’s the one thing we have always done: continued to work on ourselves and work on what we can do.”We can’t control anything else what the Warriors do, we’ve just got to go out there and do what we can do to get better, continue to grow, and see what we can make adjustments on.”last_img read more

Pay dispute is now behind us – Waite

first_imgCoach of Arnett Gardens Jerome Waite says that a recent dispute surrounding a cut to his players’ salary by the club’s management is now behind them.This follows his team’s exciting 5-3 victory over the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday in a match played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town.Arnett’s players and technical staff had a salary cut last October that many believe had a direct impact on the team’s struggles at that point. Things seemed to have indeed taken a turn for the better with the Junglists starting the year on the best possible note.The hosts raced to a 5-0 lead courtesy of goals from veteran striker Leon Strickland in the 7th minute, Lennox Russell (28th), Newton Sterling (30th), captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson (41st) and Marvin Morgan Jnr. (57th).TOO LATEUWI finally arrived to the party in the last half and hour of the game, scoring three times in the final 30 minutes with substitutes Patrick Brown (60th), and Kemar Daley (62nd) as well as Davion Garrison (89th) bulging the Arnett net. However, it was too little too late for the University team.Addressing the salary situation, Waite shared that things remained as they were as far as the cuts are concerned, but credited his players for their approach and focus.”It is as it was. We just have to focus on the team and forget about what happened,” Waite said.”The training went well during the week leading up to the game. We scored four goals in the first half, but in the last 20 minutes gave up three goals, so the fitness level needs to work on,” Waite assessed.Arnett did enjoy the better in the first half, but as their coach observed, they began to wane as the game progressed with UWI looking much improved in the second half.Despite the loss, UWI’s coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle commended his team for their fighting spirit.”I must commend the guys for the second half performance. We did not put away enough chances and Arnett did. We are looking forward to the next game,” Gayle said.last_img read more

Alas leaves Game 5 with knee injury

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Taking the necessary precautions, coach Yeng Guiao will no longer field Alas for the second half, resting the 26-year-old before he undergoes a checkup with Dr. Raul Canlas on Monday morning.Alas is averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the series.Magnolia holds a slim 37-36 lead against NLEX at the half as of posting time.ADVERTISEMENT .@kevinlouiealas shares that he felt his right knee “lock” and “buckled” as he made his move early in Game 5. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/dOTqC98Qow— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 18, 2018 Alas was immediately taken back to the Road Warriors’ dugout as the team’s physical therapists iced his injured knee.“I felt my right knee lock with the floor and it buckled,” he told INQUIRER.net in a short chat during the halftime break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img La Salle holds off FEU, stays on top Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — NLEX guard Kevin Alas injured his right knee early in Game 5 of the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals against Magnolia on Sunday at Ynares Center here.The shifty guard drove against Paul Lee and Mark Barroca when he sustained the injury and immediately writhed in pain on the floor 40 seconds into the all-important tussle.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more