The 30-year-old’s future in north London has been uncertain for some time with his under-performing team-mates leaving the striker question his long term plans with the club. And, according to The Telegraph, a summer exit is looking likely for the striker, who joined from Borussia Dortmund for £56million in January 2018.Aubameyang was handed the captain’s armband in a bid to keep the Gabon star committed to the cause as Arsenal try to turn their poor season around. In the short term, the striker has pledged his commitment to the cause for the remainder of the season. Aubameyang has 18 months remaining on his contract with the Gunners, and wants to be playing Champions League football next season. The prospect of Mikel Arteta’s side rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite come September are looking slim, leaving the Arsenal captain to weigh up his options.Sunday’s dramatic defeat to London rivals Chelsea leaves the Gunners in lowly 12th position, 11 points behind the Champions League places. Arsenal face a tough task of keeping hold of star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Gunners star keen on playing Champions League football again.Advertisement Read Also:Arsenal eye RB Leipzig’s Upamecano as Arteta’s first signingHowever, there is still hope Arsenal can qualify for club football’s elite competition via the Europa League, with a round of 32 tie against Olympiacos to take place in February.New boss Arteta, who returned to the Gunners earlier this month, risks losing two big name players in the dressing room in the coming months in Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka as he looks to steady the ship.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
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India dying to work with Pakistan, don’t want war: Shoaib Akhtar
Lahore: Even as India and Pakistan continue to have hostile relations, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar believes India’s path of progress goes through Pakistan and that’s why New Delhi is “dying to work” with Islamabad.Shoaib Akhtar, who worked in India as a broadcaster and commentator post-retirement, also believes Indian citizens don’t want any animosity or any type of war with Pakistan and it’s the Indian media which shows that a war will take place between the two Asian neighbors “tomorrow”.“India is a great place, the people are amazing. Never did I feel that they want any animosity or any type of war with Pakistan. But, when I went to their TVs etc. it feels as if war will happen tomorrow,” Akhtar said during a Pakistani chat show.“I have traveled extensively across India, have seen the country very closely, I can say today, India is dying to work with Pakistan. India’s path of progress goes through Pakistan, I am convinced,” he added.He also went on to add that owing to the coronavirus pandemic, India will incur heavy losses. 110 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in India besides two loss of lives.“I hope India does not incur this loss and I hope they prosper, but it is all happening which is unfortunate,” Akhtar said.The former Pakistan speedster earlier had lashed out at those responsible for making the coronavirus infect humans and blamed China solely for the outbreak.“I don’t understand why you have to eat things like bats, drink their blood and urine and spread some virus across the globe…I’m talking about the Chinese people. They have put the world at stake. I really don’t understand how you can eat bats, dogs, and cats. I’m really angry,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his Youtube channel.“The whole world is at risk now. The tourism industry has been hit, the economy is badly affected and the whole world is going towards a lockdown.“I’m not against the people of China but I’m against the law of animals. I understand this may be your culture but this is not benefitting you now, it is killing humanity. I’m not saying you boycott the Chinese but there has to be some law. You cannot go on and eat anything and everything,” he added. IANSAlso Read: Shoaib Akhtar slams China; asks why you eat things like bats, drink their blood & urine…Also Watch: BJP city committee organizes Coronavirus awareness programme in Guwahati on Monday.
Lock up: After dominance in win at Akron, SU defense looks for same against Heisman favorite Locker
Comments Not 20 minutes after Syracuse had finished disparaging of Akron last Saturday, Chandler Jones was already thinking ahead. He knew the task at hand — well, almost. There was, well, this quarterback. Jones knew him as a pretty good quarterback, arguably the best player in the Pac-10. He’s the Heisman Trophy frontrunner. The potential No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. Yeah, what was his name again? ‘Next week, you really have to focus,’ Jones said following SU’s victory over the Zips. ‘You have a good quarterback — Jake, or Chris, Locker. Whatever his name is. He’s supposed to be a first-round draft pick, but we should get ready for him and game plan.’ Whether Jones actually couldn’t remember or just didn’t want to give Jake Locker too much credit doesn’t matter much. After bending Akron quarterback Patrick Nicely to their will, Jones and the rest of the Syracuse (1-0) defense will face their first real test when they travel to Seattle to face the Heisman candidate Locker and Washington (0-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports Northwest).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘It’s a great opportunity,’ senior linebacker Doug Hogue said. ‘I can’t wait. The supposed No. 1 draft pick coming up in this draft. It’s great. I can’t wait to play him.’ Aside from containing Locker, SU will also be trying to begin the reversal of 45 years of futility on the West Coast. Syracuse is 1-11-1 in West Coast road games since 1964, a figure head coach Doug Marrone pointed out at his weekly press conference on Monday. To make the Orange’s task even more daunting, Washington is 23-2 at home since 1970 when facing an East Coast team. Nicely never stood a chance against a dominant SU defense that forced increasing pressure as the game progressed. He was hassled, sacked and knocked down, leading to a final stat line of 12-for-35 and just 111 yards passing. Following the Orange’s three turnovers, its defense proceeded to go out twice and force a three-and-out. The other time, backed up to its own 18-yard line, the defense didn’t allow any yards and forced the Zips to settle for a field goal. The unit didn’t allow a touchdown in the game, something it failed to do all of last season. The three points allowed were the lowest for the team since 2005. And immediately after the win, the unit turned its attention to the cream of the crop of NCAA quarterbacks. ‘I think if you just read the press clippings and the bios,’ Marrone said, ‘they’re all true. He’s a very, very talented quarterback who can run, move and throw the ball anywhere on the field. … He’s probably the top quarterback coming out this year. No disrespect to anyone else, but you still have to go out there and play and perform, at every level, at every position, no matter who you are.’ SU has had a taste of Locker before. Last time, it was the start of something big for Locker, and it was the continuation of a long trend downward for Syracuse football under former head coach Greg Robinson. Locker, then a redshirt freshman, torched the Orange in the first Friday night game ever in the Carrier Dome, using his wheels to open up the field. He rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns, completing 14-of-19 passes along the way, in a 42-12 thrashing of SU. Derrell Smith remembers. He was a redshirt freshman in 2007, and a running back at that, the last time the Orange saw Locker. Smith recalls the game vividly, admittedly because he had a numbing headache for much of the following week from cut blocking a Washington defensive end. But he also remembers standing on the sidelines and watching Locker. ‘I do remember Jake Locker’s first game,’ Smith said. ‘He was extremely fast. I just remember that. We definitely won’t take his speed lightly.’ That speed is something that sets Locker apart. It’s the reason SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer ‘looks like he does,’ tired and coughing profusely between answers from a sleepless half-week of game planning for Locker. What makes Locker so hard to defend, Shafer says, is his speed. Scrambling, he can turn a four-second play into an eight-second play, resulting in more ground for the line and linebackers to cover and more time for each member of the secondary to mark its man. And so, the matchup Shafer is keying on in his preparation is, to him, an obvious one. ‘Locker on all 11 (SU defenders),’ Shafer said. ‘He’s a guy that can take a play you have defended really well and move the pocket with his feet. … There’s a reason why he’s one of the top one, two or three quarterbacks in the nation. He’s the guy that keeps me up.’ With much of the concern on Locker in the Syracuse locker room, it’s not completely one-sided. In the early stages of watching film and preparing to rebound from a 23-17 loss to BYU last week, Locker realizes he is going up against what looks like a vastly improving defense. Last season, SU finished 37th in total defense. This year, after pummeling the Zips, the Orange stands ninth. ‘They’re fast,’ Locker said in a teleconference Monday. ‘They play hard. They get to the ball and make plays. From what I’ve seen, they’re just going to line up and play. They’re not going to do a whole lot of tricky stuff. … We’re going to have to do a good job on offense to move the ball on them.’ And while Locker familiarizes himself with the opposing squad, the Orange defense is getting to know him, too. After a week of preparation for that key matchup of one-on-11, it’s safe to say every single member of the Syracuse defense knows Jake Locker. Even if they don’t know it’s Jake. ‘We all know Jake Locker,’ Shafer said. ‘Everybody in America does. … So I’m sure Chandler knows that (now).’ Added Shafer, smirking: ‘I know one thing. I know it’s Jake.’ email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm
PM tipped for further defeats says Paddy Power
BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 As Parliament is due to be given another chance to vote for a general election on Monday, making it the second opportunity this week, Paddy Power has made it odds-on that MPs will choose to vote against an early election.Boris Johnson has faced a difficult week in Westminster, having faced a party rebellion, a number of resignations and a resounding defeat of his uncompromising Brexit policy. Paddy Power has now predicted that the odds of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal has increased from evens at the start of the week, now priced at 3/1 today.Spokesperson for Paddy Power commented: “If at first you don’t succeed, try again and hope for the best must be Boris Johnson’s motto, as it is revealed MPs will get another chance to vote on an early election on Monday.“But the odds suggest he is in for another defeat as Labour push back on a no-deal Brexit, with a vote in November now much more likely than earlier this week.”Odds of a general election taking place in November have fallen from 5/2 to 6/4, as Labour push to prevent a no-deal Brexit in October, while the odds of a Jeremy Corbyn government succeeding Boris Johnson have shortened to 2/1. Jo Johnson departing from the cabinet has appeared to be a major blow to Johnson’s strategy, which showed during yesterday’s speech which was intended to be the start of BoJo’s general election campaign.Paddy Power has pitted Johnson to become the shortest-serving PM ever, now priced at 7/5. Meanwhile the chance of a general election taking place next month is now rated 10/11, while it’s 6/4 to take place in November, 10/1 to take place in December or 8/1 to be 2020 or later.Whether Boris manages to recuperate any remnants of support from the party to push for an early general election is yet to be seen, but bookmakers will have their work cut out pricing such a turbulent market.
Braves extend Ozzie Albies on 7-year deal, keep young roster intact
Albies was inked to a seven-year extension through 2025 worth $35 million, with club options for 2026 and 2027.According MLB Network, the two-year options are for $7 million and $4 million.It’s the second big extension the Braves have locked down this season after they solidified an an eight-year, $100 million contract with second-year outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. Ozzie Albies will remain in Atlanta for the foreseeable future. The Braves have agreed to an extension with their second baseman, the team announced Thursday.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN Before the extension, Albies was locked in by the Braves through 2023 and was set to make $575,000 this season.Albies, 22, was signed by the Braves in 2013 as an international free agent. He made his MLB debut in August 2017. Two days after his debut, he hit his first Major League home run off his first MLB hit.Last season, Albies hit .261/.305/.452, with 24 home runs, in 684 plate appearances. This season, he’s already off to an impressing start, batting .364 in the first 11 games.
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka senses opportunity for growth in difficult NBA season
“We haven’t had the chance to take a final exam yet. But that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna celebrate the A’s that we’ve gotten so far. And I do think there’s a sense of fulfillment in that there’s been a long drought for Lakers fans now having a team that’s in first place … Those are things that I’m very grateful for, that people did a lot of work to put into that. But we do hope to get a chance to finish what we started.”And so the Lakers wait while the NBA evaluates its options, including playing fanless games and in remote locations.“I think all of us hope that we get to May and there will be more information and clearer information,” said Pelinka, keeping perspective on basketball’s place in the broader world crisis.“We’ll put the health of the world, and our fans and our players, first and foremost. But hopefully, once we get past this initial phase where we’re all putting in these efforts to flatten the curve – if we see success there – hopefully it will get to a place where we can see more definitively what those plans might look like.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Rob Pelinka took stock Wednesday of where the Lakers left things when the season suddenly was suspended exactly four weeks earlier, and where they’d like to pick back up whenever it begins again.To him, the unprecedented pause in play, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic that has caused cancellations worldwide, represents an opportunity. At least, Pelinka said, that’s how his friend Kobe Bryant would have viewed it.“You know it’s interesting, the inspiration from Kobe is (that) he would always say that the trials of life are kind of when greatness is forged,” said Pelinka on a Zoom call with reporters, when he considered all of the difficulties the Lakers and the league have faced this season, including Bryant’s death in January.“If you were on a knight’s journey with him and a huge fire-breathing dragon ended up in the pathway ahead, he would say, ‘OK, this is why this is good right now. We’re going to meet this challenge and here’s how we’re going to get around it and here’s how we’re going to defeat it.’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “We’re grateful for the work everybody in the front office did to kind of arrive at the roster we had,” said Pelinka, who joked about helping his kids with their history reports during the statewide social distancing efforts that have closed school campuses.“It’s almost like I look at our season like a series of tests, and we got a lot of A’s. And we got some A-pluses and some A-minuses.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“That was just his nature, that obstacles or hard times would lead somehow to growth, and I think that’s the way I’m going to look at 2020.”The Lakers hope they’ll be able to look ahead, too, of course.When play was suspended March 11 immediately following the revelation that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19, the Lakers were 49-14 and in first place in the Western Conference, 5 ½ games ahead of the second-place Clippers.Pelinka’s team was clicking, having fun, the players on the roster all having bonded further by having mourned Bryant’s death together.And with Anthony Davis delivering beside him in his first season in L.A., LeBron James was averaging a career-best 10.6 assists per game and making a case for MVP consideration. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed
Men’s basketball heads into game 4
The defending champions KSS Flames, while still at the top of the ladder, are looking forward for a smooth victory this weekend as they play chariots this weekend.After thrashing the Jokers in the last game with triple digits 129-79, the Flames still look confident for this year’s title.Moni Plus Tamaraws, on the other hand, are making game count despite losing to Flames in Round 1. For this weekend, they will face a strong Exodus side after Exodus pulled off a strong win in Game 3 against the Chariots.With teams shaping up in the last week off, they are preparing for a devastating game 4 for this weekend, with all games to be played on Sunday.This weekend’s draw will see Exodus playing Tamaraws in the opening match while Jokers are ready for the Saints and Chariots will face Flames.
‘One more game’
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Ginebra will have the momentum to go for the kill, and Cone has hinted that he will prepare his boys to play just one more game.“Our mentality right now is we want to play just one more game,” Cone said after Game 5 of the best-of-seven series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I just have to be prepared,” Cone went on, before someone asked if he was ready to go the full 48 minutes—at least—in Game 6 where the Kings can sew up a repeat. “I’m ready to do whatever it takes for us to win a championship.”Brownlee played 46 total minutes in Game 5 and struggled throughout with the Meralco defense focusing on him hard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut he delivered when needed by helping in the other aspects in the stretch, as he still finished with 20 points that went with 12 rebounds and five assists. Brownlee also had a night-high three steals—equaling the entire Meralco total—which resulted in a Greg Slaughter bucket that made it 81-70 going into the final 4:30.“Our job’s not done yet,” Brownlee said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Milliam posts rare PPS 3-title romp View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson After five grueling games of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, and considering how he has worked himself ragged to help give Barangay Ginebra a 3-2 lead over Meralco, Justin Brownlee says he’s still got a lot left in the tank as the Gin Kings gun for the clincher on Wednesday night.“No, not at all,” the 6-foot-5 Brownlee said when asked if he was surprised that coach Tim Cone didn’t give him a breather in the second half of a tight 85-74 victory on Sunday before 36,455 fans at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Slaughter was the other big performer for Cone and showed why he is the Best Player of the Conference, finishing with 17 points, 16 rebounds and six swats.Meralco had only five blocks for the night.“I am looking forward to playing in a bigger game,” Slaughter said of Game 6, which will also be at Philippine Arena. “Whoever comes out hungrier for that game will get that game.”Meralco trailed by as many as 18 in the first half before coming back hard in the third period to lead a couple of times. But, like in Game 2, the Bolts suffered a power outage in the most critical time of the game, making just two Allen Durham free throws in a five-minute span.Durham has also been working double time in trying to keep the Bolts in this series, and whether he’s got more to give for two more games will ultimately determine whether Meralco finally breaks through in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
Stenson tops Ogilvy in Match Play final
That was for the flag. This was for himself. In a slugfest that came down to survival, Stenson played mistake-free over the final 10 holes and made four birdies to surge past the U.S. Open champion and become only the second European to win this most unpredictable tournament. “I was struggling big time with my game,” Stenson said. “Somehow, I managed to fight my way through the round and not let Geoff run away with it.” Trying to win his 12th straight match, Ogilvy had a 2-up lead with 10 holes to play until he lost momentum with a three-putt bogey, lost the lead with another and couldn’t stop a sensational finish by Stenson. Stenson hit 8-iron into 2 feet on the par-3 16th, and when Ogilvy missed his 6-foot birdie, the Swede went 2-up to the par-5 17th. He reached the green in two on the 600-yard hole and lagged his 60-foot putt so close that Ogilvy conceded. The longest week of his career was behind him. The blue World Golf Championship trophy was at his side. Henrik Stenson soaked it all in by slowly lowering his head on the table and closing his eyes. “I’m too tired to be happy,” he said. He played 120 holes in five days in the Accenture Match Play Championship, the last 35 on Sunday against Geoff Ogilvy in the final that featured five lead changes and countless mood shifts until Stenson made back-to-back birdies for a 2-and-1 victory . Stenson will go to No. 5 in the world, taking his place among the elite, the highest ranking ever by a Swede. He earned $1.35 million to move atop the PGA European Tour Order of Merit. The last time he felt such a rush of excitement and exhaustion was five months ago when he earned the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup. “That’s just the way it goes,” said Ogilvy, who earned $800,000. “He wasn’t at his best, either, but he got it done when he needed to.” PGA TourFred Funk won one for the old guys. Playing with an achy back befitting his senior status, the 50-year-old Funk won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the second hole of a playoff with Jose Coceres to became only the second man to win a PGA Tour event after winning on the Champions Tour. Funk led the tournament – the PGA Tour’s first in Mexico – since setting the course record with an 8-under 62 Thursday. He never gave it up, but was tied several times, including from the 14th hole Sunday until sinking the birdie putt in the playoff. Champions TourBobby Wadkins won the ACE Group Classic for his fourth tour title, holing a 13-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over Allen Doyle. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!