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Napoli want Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos without paying transfer fee

first_imgSokratis has entered the final year of his deal (Picture: Getty Images)Sokratis is attracting interest from Napoli, who are hoping to acquire the Arsenal centre-back without paying a transfer fee, according to reports in Italy.The Greek defender has entered the final year of his contract and has fallen down the pecking order in Mikel Arteta’a side.Sokratis didn’t feature once for the Gunners after the restart, with Arteta preferring to use David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Kieran Tierney in a back three. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Sep 2020 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares The Gunners have brought in Gabriel from Lille (Picture: Getty Images)With the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, the Gunners now have nine centre-backs on their books, including Konstantinos Mavropanos, who has been sent out on a season-long loan to VfB Stuttgart.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal may need to slim down their squad to raise funds for their summer signings and according to Sky Italy, Sokratis is one of the defenders that could be cut loose.The report states that Serie A giants Napoli are in the market for a centre-back and they are interested in the 32-year-old.However, they are hoping for a scenario in which they can attain the centre-back without paying a transfer fee.Napoli lost out to Arsenal on Gabriel, while Manchester City are strongly linked with a move for their star defender Kalidou Koulibaly.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 ArsenalMeanwhile, Rob Holding is reportedly set to join Newcastle United on a season-long loan.However, Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn believes that between Holding, Sokratis, Mustafi and Calum Chambers, Holding is the one most worth keeping.‘I think there’ll be more than one of them going, because Arsenal have got a host of centre-halves and it may come down to which players are going to be limited in appearances going forward,’ Winterburn told Bookmakers.co.uk last month.‘Age may come in to it too – all of those players will be looking at the situation and wondering how often they’re going to be playing and what their chances of being a first choice are.‘And if not, are they happy to sit on the bench and wait for opportunities? The one player out of the four that I think might be worth holding on to is Rob Holding.‘Up until his injury I would have said he was Arsenal’s most consistent defender, but he’s struggled to get back to full fitness and get that consistency back.’MORE: Emiliano Martinez wanted by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery at VillarrealMORE: Paris Saint-Germain submit £30m offer for Arsenal star Hector BellerinFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Napoli want Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos without paying transfer fee Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cruise ship searches for missing crew member in Caribbean

first_img Share BusinessLifestyleTravel Cruise ship searches for missing crew member in Caribbean by: – May 17, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 68 Views   no discussions SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A search was underway near the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday for a crew member on a cruise ship who apparently went overboard in rough seas.Geneva-based MSC Cruises said the crew member on the MSC Seaside was reported missing before dawn while the ship was en route to Puerto Rico from St Maarten. The ship turned around to search for the crew member with the assistance of the US Coast Guard and other ships in the area.The effort has been hampered by large swells and winds of more than 30 mph.The Coast Guard said the man went overboard from the seventh deck of the Seaside while the ship was about 10 miles southeast of St Thomas. The missing man was identified as 37-year-old Michael Majaba of the Philippines.The Coast Guard said it sent one of its ships, a smaller vessel and a helicopter to search for the man.last_img read more

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Setien admits his assistant wrong to slam Barca players

first_img “I have no problem with the players,” Setien said. “The players are taking everything with an extraordinary attitude. Some give us their opinion because we ask for it but they are clear about everyone’s role.” Real Madrid play away at Real Betis on Sunday and Setien is confident there will be plenty of twists during the run-in. “I think it will be very difficult for the two leaders to win all their games until the end of the season,” he said. Quique Setien admitted on Friday his assistant Eder Sarabia was wrong in the way he lambasted Barcelona’s players with a series of foul-mouthed rants during last weekend’s Clasico. Quique Setien listens to Barca assistant coach Eder Sarabia Spanish television programme Vamos showed Sarabia making a number of angry outbursts, in which Antoine Griezmann, Gerard Pique and Nelson Semedo were among those targetted for criticism by Setien’s assistant coach. Barca were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid and Sarabia’s antics on the bench have caused a stir in the Spanish media, with some reports claiming the players were unimpressed. Setien told the newspaper El Periodico on Thursday he had apologised to the players and when asked about the issue in a press conference on Friday, he added: “This topic doesn’t need too much attention, the only thing he has done wrong is the way he has expressed himself, which I don’t like and I want to make that clear. “It is normal to shout on the pitch, it is normal to warn the players, to communicate and to demonstrate your character in this way, I love that and that doesn’t worry me. “What I am worried about is the way it happens. We have apologised because there are a number of words that I understand should not be used when you represent a club like this. “For the rest, everyone accepts that a coach and his assistant shout and the players accept that as well.” The loss to Madrid has put the pressure back on Barcelona, who are now a point behind in La Liga ahead of a tricky game at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday. Read Also: Messi unhappy with Barca assistant’s conduct, claim reports “The league is very complicated and it takes a lot to win the games, not only for us but for Madrid too. “We’re fine, we are motivated to keep pace by winning all the time but sometimes you can slip up.” Barcelona confirmed on Friday that Arthur Melo has ankle injury and will miss the game against Real Sociedad, who play at Camp Nou after beating Mirandes on Wednesday to reach their first Copa del Rey final in 32 years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

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Over 1 million marooned in Bangladesh as floods worsen

first_imgWater levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two dozen points in 20 districts. Many new areas in northern, northeastern and central Bangladesh have been affected over the last 24 hours, Arifuzzman Bhuiyan, an executive engineer with the Water Development Board, said. Bangladesh has 64 districts. In this video grab taken from the Associated Press Television footage, Bangladeshi men with a goat row a banana raft through flood waters in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh, Monday, July 13, 2020. AP DHAKA, Bangladesh – Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings, officials and volunteers said Tuesday. Bhuiyan said heavy rainfall and rushing waters from upstream India were the main reasons for the floods in the delta nation of 160 million people, which receives monsoon rains between June and October every year, often leading to flooding. The floods started late last month, and after briefly easing continued to worsen, affecting many new areas, destroying crops and driving people from their homes in several impoverished regions. Bangladesh is crisscrossed by 230 rivers, including 53 shared with India. (AP)last_img read more

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Alene Lemarr

first_imgAlene Lemarr, 73 of Osgood passed away at UC Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on November 1, 1943 the daughter of the late Thurman and Pansy (Dillmon) Lemarr in Lee County, Virginia.Alene loved all animals, especially her dogs and was a true outdoor person loving the sport of fishing, tending to her flowers, gardening and canning. She was raised under the Baptist faith and continued this throughout her life.She was preceded in death by, brothers Clyde and William Charles Lemarr and sister Eulene Lemarr.Alene is survived by: her long time companion and friend, Algar Collins near Osgood, nephews Clyde Walter Lemarr of Brownstown, IN , David A. Lemarr of Salem, IN and Robert Lynn Lemarr of North Carolina and nieces Judy Kay (Gary) Williams, Pamela Sue (Frank) White and Sherry Lynn Laswell all of Holton, IN .Visitation will be held at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood from 10:00 am-11:00am Monday, November 28, 2016 followed by Funeral services at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greendale Cemetery Near Osgood.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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Jeffrey S. Harrington

first_imgJeffrey S. Harrington, age 47 of Batesville, died Sunday, May 10, 2020. Born December 11, 1972 in Falls Church, Virginia, he is the son of Deborah (Nee: Moody) and Warren Harrington. Jeff loved to work and quickly became an expert at anything he got his hands on. On top of working his fulltime job, Jeff was often helping a friend or family member repair their lawn mower, four-wheeler or fix something in their home. Day or night, you could count on him to help with any repair or emergency. According to his family, Jeff was strong and old fashioned. He had an especially amusing sense of humor and was repeatedly quick with the one liners. He was extremely genuine and a man who stood by his word. To many, he would be described as a protector and one would always have your back.Jeff had a love for the outdoors, so naturally that’s where many of his interests took him. He was a long-time deer hunter and could often be found fishing at the Girl Scouts or Brookville Lake. He respected nature and had a love for all animals. For years he raised horses, goats, chickens and was involved with 4-H with his daughters. He enjoyed teaching his daughters how to hunt, drive a quad and watching their sporting events. If you didn’t find Jeff in the woods or at the lake, you would have enjoyed playing cards with him or sitting by the bonfire laughing.He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Steve Rork, his daughters, Shalee and Jadyn Harrington, his loving fiancé, Ashley Butt and her daughters, Zoe and Reagan Bolser. He is also loved by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins along with his many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.Due to the Governor’s mandate of gatherings being limited to 25 people, a private service will be held Friday. Memorials may be made to funeral home to help with expenses and sent to the funeral home in care of the family. You are encouraged to go to www.weigelfh.com and on Jeff’s obituary page leave a message for the family or use the link on our home page to send a “Hugs from Home.”last_img read more

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Carroll brace seals Hammers win

first_imgAndy Carroll inspired West Ham to an impressive 3-1 win over West Brom which eased any lingering hopes of relegation at Upton Park. Carroll then began to exert his influence on the game and West Ham all of a sudden looked far more threatening and the England striker broke the deadlock after 16 minutes, rising above the Jonas Olsson to thump O’Neil’s corner past a stunned Foster. West Ham continued to pile on the pressure and their dominance paid off with O’Neil’s goal just before the half hour. Ricardo Vaz Te charged at the West Brom defence before laying the ball off to O’Neil, who clipped the ball over a diving Olsson and Foster to make it 2-0. The Hammers thought they should have had a penalty just before the break when Matt Jarvis went down in the box under a challenge from Billy Jones, but Andre Marriner waved play on. Substitute Peter Odemwingie provided West Brom with more energy when he came on after 71 minutes, but Carroll put the game beyond doubt with a marvellous volley which he dispatched past Foster from Collins’ long ball. West Brom pulled one back three minutes from the end when Dorrans beat Jaaseklainen after Matt Taylor tangled with Romelu Lukaku in the box. Mulumbu ensured West Brom’s afternoon ended on a low, though, when he picked the ball up after becoming annoyed at not being awarded a foul and stupidly blasted the ball at O’Neil’s back. Marriner had no choice but to show him red. A late injury to George McCartney, who had just returned from a four-month lay-off, failed to dampen the spirits of the Hammers fans, who greeted the final whistle with a loud cheer. The towering striker brushed off his marker and thumped a header past Ben Foster to put the Hammers ahead and then powered home a well-taken volley after Gary O’Neil had made it 2-0. The visitors’ only consolation came through Graham Dorrans’ penalty at the death and Youssof Mulumbu saw red in the dying seconds for needlessly booting the ball at O’Neil.West Brom had the ball in the net in the first half but Gareth McAuley’s header was ruled out for bundling over Jussi Jaaseklainen. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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BCB/New York business group U-19 cricket RHT Pespi to play Albion

first_imgA brilliant century from national Under 17 cricketer Kevin Sinclair and an outstanding all-round performance from another junior national player, Junior Sinclair powered Rose Hall Town Pepsi Under 19-team into the finals of BCB/New York Business Group Under-19 Cricket Tournament. Sinclair blasted an unbeaten 116 while Junior Sinclair took 5 wickets and returned with the bat to score 63 as Rose Hall Town Pepsi defeated a shell shocked Young Warriors by 9 wicket at the Albion Ground in the second semi-finals of the tournament.Albion had earlier in the week defeated Blairmont to advance to the finals which would be played on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of October at the Albion Ground.Young Warriors won the toss in blazing sunshine and elected to take first strike.Openers,Alex Algoo and Ricardo Ramdehol added ten runs before Ramdehol was caught behind by Revoldo Williams off pacer Sylus Tyndall for nought in the 3rd over. Jaron France (1) and Kristoff Bahadur (0) both fell early to leave their team in early trouble at 30 for 3 in the 6th over.However,national junior player Alex Algoo stroked an attractive 73 with nine boundaries while an aggressive Sase Sukhoo blasted 71 runs with six boundaries and three massive sixes to revive their team.Trevon Stamslans clipped in with a quiet 21 as Young warriors reached 196 all out from 46 of the allotted 50 overs in their first innings. Bowling for Rose Hall Town Pepsi – Junior Sinclair claimed 5 wickets for 33 runs.He received support from Sylus Tyndall 2 for 40 and Kevlon Anderson 2 for 30.In response, the Rose Hall Pepsi openers,Kevin and Junior Sinclair took the visitors bowling apart in adding 163 for the first wicket off just 29 overs before Junior Sinclair was caught off A. Ramsammy for a composed 63 with five boundaries. National player Kevlon Anderson joined Kevin Sinclair and they took their team to victory by adding an unbeaten 38 for the second wicket. Sinclair was unbeaten on a classy 116 off 96 balls with 15 boundaries. A. Ramsammy was the only successful bowler for Young Warriors with 1 for 51.The finals between Albion and Rose Hall Town Pepsi promises to be an exciting event with two evenly matched teams. Albion would be depending heavily on home advantage on a pitch tailor-made for spin bowling. The home teams’ effort would be spearheaded by Adrian Sukwah, Joshua Harrichan, Kelvin Umroa, Ritesh Umroa, Matthew Haridyal, Josiah Dhanai, Stephen Kelimudeen and Karan Arpaul. Rose Hall Town Pepsi would be spearheaded by B. Yadram, Kevin Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Brandon Prashad, Junior Sinclair, Brandon Corlette, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Revoldo Williams, Surendra Budhoo, David Prahalad, Simon Naidu and Joel Pike.Umpires for the finals,which bowls off at 10am,are Zaheer Moakan, Imran Moakan and Joseph Simon. The winning team would take home $100,000.00 and a trophy while the runner-up would receive $50,000.00 along with a runner-up trophy. The Man-of-the-finals along with the best bowler would each receive $10,000.00 and trophies. Each team in the finals would also receive T/Shirts from the New York Business Group. The tournament is being organised by the Berbice Cricket Board with sponsorship obtained by the Albion Cricket Club from a group of Guyanese businessmen residing in the New York area.last_img read more

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Osimhen Destroys Hosts Sudan for Flying Eagles

first_imgVictor Osimhen snatched a later winner for Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to beat home team Sudan 2-1 yesterday in a 2017 Under-20 AFCON qualifier at the El Merriekh Stadium in Khartoum.Sudan’s Young Falcons held their own for most part of this clash against a Flying Eagles side, who paraded several stars from Nigeria’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup triumph last year including Osimhen, who is bound for German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.The return leg will be played in Nigeria in a fortnight with the overall winners advancing to the U20 AFCON in Zambia in February.The hosts took the lead through striker Mohamed after 27 minutes against the run of play.However, Nigeria drew level in the 67th minute through Samuel Chukwueze.Four minutes from time, Osimhen rose to the occasion to deal a crushing blow on the Falcons.In stoppage time, the star striker then saw his effort saved at point-blank range.Chukwueze, whose move to Arsenal fell through, had earlier come close to giving the Flying Eagles the winning goal in the 74th minute.Sudan  would have doubled their lead in the 56th minute, when Khalid was one-on-one with Flying Eagles goalkeeper Akpan Udoh only for him to fire off target.It was massive miss as Nigeria continued to chase the game before they were eventually rewarded .The Nigerians coped well with the boiling heat in Sudan and could have even gone ahead in the 22ndminute, but midfielder ‘Paul Scholes’ Gavi Thompson failed to beat the Sudan goalkeeper Adam after going clear of the defence.Two minutes later, danger man Victor Osimhen was denied by the outstanding Sudan goalkeeper, before his header in the 26th minute crashed against the crossbar.Defender Ejike Ikwu was booked in the 36th minute for a rough tackle.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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The Women of Troy beat Long Beach State

first_imgThe No. 19 USC women’s tennis team defeated its second dual meet opponent of the season Friday, beating Long Beach State 6-1.The Women of Troy (2-0) swept the doubles competition and won five out of six in the singles competition, earning the singles point.Sophomore Danielle Lao and freshman Kaitlyn Christian took home two of five singles wins and the pair of junior Alison Ramos and sophomore Valeria Pulido won the No. 1 doubles slot.USC coach Richard Gallien applauded the team’s efforts, but with some reservations.“The girls competed very well,” Gallien said. “I’m not saying Long Beach State is UCLA, but I thought we performed very well.”Over the last year, the Women of Troy have been known to fare well in doubles play, and Friday, they did not leave CSLB any breathing room.“I’d say one of our big strengths is our doubles,” said senior Maria Sanchez. “We have three strong doubles teams so that will help a lot since doubles is so important.”Although Sanchez did not participate in the competition against Long Beach, the rest of the team found success even without its top player.CSLB’s sole point came from a singles match against senior Cristala Andrews, who was just coming back into action after sitting out due to an injury.Given all these circumstances, the team fared well.“[The dual meets] were certainly challenges because Maria missed these matches,” Gallien said. “In a way it’s turned out to be good since it put more pressure on us.”Two weeks have passed since the end of winter break and Gallien credited the team’s dedication over the break as a reason for their success as well.“We just finished this huge break without a lot of practice,” he said. “This time of year you are in big trouble if your team didn’t prepare over break.”With this victory, the Women of Troy will now focus on their next competition. They will fly to Ann Arbor, Mich. next weekend to participate in their ITA Kick-Off Weekend.They will face host Michigan, Auburn and NC State.The team is confident it will be prepared for the upcoming NCAA tournament by competing and playing more matches.“I think as we get more matches under our belt, we will continue to get into more of a rhythm and really be playing well by NCAAs,” Sanchez said. “Our goal is to win the NCAA tournament.”last_img read more

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