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a month agoArsenal director Venkatesham plays down January transfers: It must be tactical

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal director Venkatesham plays down January transfers: It must be tacticalby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham has played down the likelihood of the club making moves in the January transfer window.The Gunners were active in the summer market, signing Nicolas Pepe, William Saliba, Kieran Tierney, Dani Ceballos, David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli.But Venkatesham says any more signings in January will only come out of necessity.He told Bloomberg: “Well listen, we’ve just been through the transfer period in the summer, that’s what we always call the main transfer window. “We were very aggressive in that transfer window, signing a number of new players that we’re very excited about, predominately targeting young players that we believe can grow and develop with us over future years. “When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window.The January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer and we’re really pleased with what we did in the summer.’Asked whether the defence would be strengthened again, he continued: “Listen, as I’ve said, we’ve been really focused over the summer, we made some defensive reinforcements signing David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic.”We’re looking forward to seeing how those players progress and how they do over the course of the season. “The players that we look for are the players we believe will make the biggest impact on the pitch from a sporting perspective.” last_img read more

Five Davidson Fans In Speedos Fail To Deter Dayton Player At The Free Throw Line

first_imgDavidson fans distract Dayton shooter with speedos.College basketball fans, particularly student fans, have long looked for different ways to distract visiting teams during games. Some of the more creative methods have been displayed when opponents go to the line to attempt free throws, and such was the case with some fans at Davidson during last night’s game against Dayton. With 7:16 remaining in the game, and Davidson leading 66-49, Dayton shooting guard Jordan Sibert stepped up to attempt a pair of foul shots. It was then that TV cameras caught five Davidson fans, clad only in black speedos, dancing and gyrating in an attempt to throw off Sibert’s concentration.The tactic failed, as Sibert nailed both shots. Still, the Wildcats knocked off the 22nd-ranked Flyers, 77-60, and this quintet of fans left an indelible image on the minds of anyone who saw their stunt.last_img read more

Former N.C. State Star Julius Hodge Is Not Happy With John Calipari’s Recruiting Tactics

first_imgJulius Hodge talks about John Calipari's recruiting.Twitter/@Follow24HodgeOn Monday, N.C. State received a commitment from three-star forward Shaun King. It did not take long for Kentucky to muddle up this recruitment, offering King shortly after his decision. King did not sign anything tying him to the Wolfpack, and is reportedly weighing his options.Former N.C. State star Julius Hodge is not happy about this develop, and took to Twitter to express his discontent. He doesn’t specifically call out John Calipari, and denies that he is referring to Kentucky, but that is pretty clearly the target here.I remember when there was a time when coaches respected already “committed” athletes. I only had ONE not do so…seems old dogs=old tricks.— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, 2015CBB recruiting is a vicious part of the business. It’s the guy trying to get a woman’s phone # and she says “I have a bf” and he says “so?”.— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, 2015Why is #BBN on my back? I made no mention of Coach Cal in my tweets. Seems to me Cinderella’s shoe must fit huh? http://t.co/qQebzKBWs2 #WPN— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, 2015College basketball is about the perfect fit. Choose the morally hollowed/sexier pick? Don’t be mad when they cheat on you/over recruit.— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, [email protected] this argument NEVER gets old.— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, 2015“@shacker56: I am not 1 of the fans that trash plyrs 4 who they pick.Trashing a coach is not cool** which coach YOU THINK fit the narrative?— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) April 28, 2015Hodge has a point, and generally, college basketball recruiting does not get as cutthroat as college football does after commitments occur. However, it is up to Kirk to make the decision that is right for him, and if Kentucky causes him to reevaluate things, so be it.last_img read more

Rogers names Brent Johnston to be new wireless president starting Monday

first_imgTORONTO – Rogers Communications has named a former Telus executive to be president for its wireless division starting Monday.Brent Johnston was most recently at Apple Canada from early 2016 until this year and, before that, he worked for 11 years at the wireless division of Telus Corp., which competes with Rogers.At Apple, his responsibilities included all product lines including smartphones sold through network carriers, national retail channels and enterprise clients.At Telus, he held several positions including senior vice-president for consumer marketing.The wireless business — which includes the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands — accounts for more than half of all revenue at Rogers, which also owns a major cable and internet business in addition to various media holdings.Last year, wireless revenue totalled $8.3 billion out of a total of $14.1 billion.Looking ahead, Rogers, Bell, Telus and Shaw are upgrading their networks so they can deliver vastly more data at a new level of speed through fifth-generation wireless technology that’s expected to become commercially available by 2020.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:T, TSX:BCE, TSX:SJR.B)last_img read more

Ohio State field hockey set for Big Ten tournament

Freshman forward Maddy Humphrey (23) chases the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 2 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 2-1. Credit: Grant Miller / Copy ChiefOhio State field hockey has earned the right to face top-seeded and No. 2 Maryland in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament after sneaking into the bracket because of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Indiana.In Maryland’s first season as a Big Ten member, the Terrapins dominated the conference. Maryland (16-2, 7-1) finished the season on an 11-game winning streak, including seven against intraconference foes to finish as the Big Ten regular season champions.Before Maryland took the reins of the Big Ten, the Buckeyes (6-11, 1-7) and Terrapins squared off Oct. 3 in College Park, Md., in a game where OSU kept the score tied for 25 minutes before the flood-gates opened. The Terrapins scored four unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half, and ultimately defeated OSU in shutout fashion, 6-0.OSU is going to try to make changes personnel-wise to match Maryland’s versatility, senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner said.“I think we’re gonna have to maybe mix our lines together,” Wagner said. “Say maybe a midfielder switch with an offender if the offender is tired. We need to layer our fitness and rotate around.”OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said the biggest problem in the first matchup was Maryland’s ability to build a rhythm and keep pressure on freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro.“We need to be able to break (their momentum) and you need to be able to possess the ball to do that,” Wilkinson said. “We’ll work on being able to keep possession in small spaces. And again, being able to get some production out of our attacks.”Maryland took home four Big Ten postseason awards. Senior midfielder Maxine Fluharty was named Big Ten Player of the Year after leading the conference’s best team with 15 goals on the season.Sarah Sprink, a junior defender from Neuss, Germany, received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors, while freshman forward Moira Putsch took home Big Ten Freshman of the Year after tallying 11 goals and six assists in her rookie campaign.Maryland coach Missy Meharg was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for her team’s nation-leading 3.23 scoring margin.Despite her 12 goals and 32 points overall, OSU midfielder Maddy Humphrey fell short in freshman of the year voting and did not make first or second team honors in the conference.Humphrey said she was proud of her work ethic and added her awards snub will motivate her to work even harder in the future.“I worked really hard this season and my stats are among the top stats in the Big Ten, so yes, I do believe I deserved a spot,” Humphrey said in an email. “Unfortunately, I am young and a new face so I just have to work even harder to be recognized.”Junior forward Peanut Johnson was named second-team All-Big Ten for the second consecutive season despite Humphrey leading the team in points with 32 compared to 27 for Johnson.OSU and Maryland are set to face off at Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Thursday at 10 a.m. The winner is scheduled take on the winner of fourth-seeded Penn State and fifth-seeded Michigan State in the semifinal round Friday at 1 p.m read more

Wrestling Ohio State remains undefeated with a 433 victory against Indiana

No. 2 Joey McKenna attempts to finish a single leg takedown on North Carolina State University’s Jamal Morris in the 141-pound bout of the Ohio State vs. NCSU dual meet at St. John Arena. McKenna won the bout by major decision, 10-2. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) won 43-3 in dominant fashion against Indiana (3-7, 0-3 Big Ten) in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday.No. 17 redshirt freshman heavyweight Chase Singletary started the Buckeyes off with a pin to defeat freshman Rudy Streck. No. 2 senior(141) remained undefeated on the season pinning redshirt freshman Paul Konrath and No. 3 redshirt senior Micah Jordan (149) also won via pin against redshirt freshman Kyle Luigs.Freshman Malik Heinselman (125) won a close match 3-2 over three-time NCAA qualifier senior Elijah Oliver following Singletary’s pin to give Ohio State an early 9-0 lead, with which the Buckeyes continued to dominate, eventually winning nine out of 10 bouts.Ohio State No. 1 senior Myles Martin (184) won via pin against redshirt junior Norman Conley. No. 2 redshirt junior Kollin Moore (197) won by pin defeating redshirt junior Jake Hinz.  Martin and Moore both remain undefeated on the season.Redshirt freshman Kaleb Romero (165) was defeated by Indiana’s redshirt senior Bryce Martin.Ohio State senior Te’Shan Campbell (174) has won two in a row since returning from knee injury, winning by major decision 12-2 over redshirt sophomore Jacob Covaciu.This was the first of two duels for the Buckeyes this weekend. They square up against Michigan State at 2 p.m. on Sunday at St John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Following the Michigan State duel Sunday, Ohio State has an highly anticipated battle against rival No. 6 Michigan on Jan. 25. read more

Walcott tips Everton for a Champions League slot

first_imgTheo Walcott hopes Everton can secure one of the Champions League spots in the Premier League but revealed sixth place may be more attainable.The Toffees have not improved on their fifth-place finish they achieved in the 2013/14 campaign, with the Merseysiders settling for eighth last season.However, Walcott believes there will be a massive improvement under new manager Marco Silva, with back-to-back league wins lifting them up to 11th and within four points of sixth.“Me personally, I’m hoping for a top-four finish, I really am. I’ve set my goals really high,” he told Everton TV.Everton still keen on signing Juve’s Moise Kean Obinna Echi – July 28, 2019 Everton are still pushing for the signature of Juventus striker Moise Kean despite the Italian champions insisting they’d only sanction the deal with a…“I’m a positive guy so I genuinely think we’re going in the right direction.“You need to be realistic as well and think maybe that’s a bit too far-fetched, but I think sixth is reachable.“We just have to start turning those draws into wins, it’s as simple as that.“We’re not far off, I really don’t think we are. I think you can judge us fairly when everyone is back fit.”last_img read more

Paul Pogba shows support for Napoli Koulibaly

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that the wristband he wore during the club’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth was in support of Kalidou Koulibaly.Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants and monkey noises during Napoli’s 1-0 loss to Inter Milan last week Sunday by the Nerazzurri supporters.The Napoli defender and his manager Carlo Ancelotti were furious by the actions of the home fans at the San Siro and Ancelotti asked for the match to be stopped twice.The Senegal international was sent off late in the game for a second yellow card offence after sarcastically applauding the decision of the referee to book for a foul on Inter’s Matteo Politano.Pogba wore a white wristband as he scored a brace in United’s win over the Cherries at Old Trafford on Sunday.The France international explained on his official Instagram account afterward that it was a gesture of support to Koulibaly.“Well done guys beautiful way to finish the year. (Plus) honour handband for (Koulibaly)- 2019 say NO to racism,” Pogba wrote.Meanwhile, Ancelotti has revealed that Napoli will simply leave the pitch if similar incidents arise again in the future.He said: “It’s a shame because twice we asked for the match to be suspended for the racist chanting towards Koulibaly.”“It shook him – he’s a good-mannered player and he was bombarded by the stadium. Despite our requests and the chanting, the game wasn’t suspended. I think it should have been. Next time we’ll stop playing ourselves.”last_img read more

India is ready for the UAE Kotal

first_imgThe Indian defender has insisted that his national team will give the United Arab Emirates a real fight in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.India and the United Arab Emirates will face off tomorrow in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for defender Pritam Kotal, this means his team will have to give everything if they want a new victory.“We have our plans for the UAE game. You will be able to see them while we implement it on the pitch,” Kotal told India TV News.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“They are a very good side. We have a lot of respect for them. But we are ready to give it a real fight.”“Before the Thailand game, would anybody have said that it was going to be easy? Every match is tough,” he explained.“We expect UAE to be a tough game too. They are the hosts. We have to fight in every game and aim to take three points.”last_img read more

JBER Soldier Dies In NonCombat Accident In Afghanistan

first_imgStaff Sergeant Brabander was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-JBer-Soldier-killed-in-non-combat-accident.mp3VmJennifer-on-JBer-Soldier-killed-in-non-combat-accident.mp300:00RPd Governor Bill Walker ordered that United States and Alaska flags be immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of Brabander:  “Staff Sergeant David Brabander died in service to his country, fellow Alaskans and his family.” In March 2012, he enlisted in the Army in Anchorage, and was then stationed in Hawaii. In November 2015, Brabander was assigned to U.S. Army Alaska. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Army Staff Sergeant David Brabander, 24, of Wasilla, died on December 11, while deployed in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.Photo courtesy of U.S. Army AlaskaAccording to Military reports, he died Monday in a rollover crash in Nangarhar Province that was not related to combat. According to military reports the cause of the crash is being investigated. Flags should return to full staff at sunset on Friday, December 15.last_img read more