first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Paul Merson tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to snub summer transfer and stay at Arsenal Advertisement Commentcenter_img Paul Merson has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)Paul Merson has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal, telling the Gabon forward that the ‘grass is not always greener on the other side’.Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 61 goals in 97 appearances for the Gunners.The 30-year-old was named Arsenal’s new captain at the end of last year and Mikel Arteta, who replaced Unai Emery as manager in December, is keen for Aubameyang to stay at the Emirates.Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move ahead of the summer transfer window, however, and was recently urged to leave the Gunners by Gabon’s FA president.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Gunners hero Merson told Sky Sports: ‘It’s easy saying move to another, more ambitious club and win stuff but there are not a lot of trophies to win, especially with the two phenomenal football clubs Liverpool and Manchester City.‘I was very fortunate to play for Arsenal for a long time and make no mistake about it, it’s a great club.‘The grass is not always greener on the other side, you have got to be careful. Aubameyang is at an age now where he will play every week for Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If he goes to, say, Manchester United or somewhere else, four or five bad games and you are out of the team.‘He’s going to play every week at Arsenal and when you are coming towards the end of your career, two or three years to go, you have got to enjoy your football and play.‘If I were Aubameyang’s agent I would be stressing that he is at one of the best clubs in the world, a phenomenal football club that has as much chance as anybody, bar Manchester City and Liverpool, winning something.‘For me, I would stay.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey hails ‘unbelievable’ Juventus teammate Cristiano RonaldoMORE: Kim Kallstrom reveals the Arsenal player that was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises Ainsley Maitlaind-Niles for changing his mentality and mindest Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Jul 2020 12:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Ainsley Maitland-Niles snuffed out the threat of Riyad Mahrez (Picture: Getty)‘He has everything, he has great qualities, I believe in him. I had to give him opportunities and today he took it with both arms. He had a really good performance.’The Gunners booked their place in the final thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and will now face either Chelsea or Manchester United at Wembley next month when they will aim to win the trophy for the 14th time.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 ArsenalOn his preferred opponents, Arteta said: ‘I’m going to watch the game tomorrow and use that game to get something out of it. I don’t know, it’s not our decision.‘We’ve done what we had to do today and now we need to prepare for the final against one of those opponents.’MORE: Kieran Tierney apologises for dressing room celebration after Arsenal beat Man CityMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright picks out six star performers after sensational Man City winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta handed a rare start to Ainsley Maitland-Niles against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the 22-year-old repaid his faith with a superb performance against Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory. The academy graduate featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s tenure but fell out of favour following a breach of discipline when he turned up late for training. Reports earlier this week claimed Maitland-Niles would seek a move this summer in the belief that his manager had lost faith in him. Arteta brought Maitland-Niles back in from the cold against City and deployed him at left wing-back where he largely negated the threat of Riyad Mahrez and offered a real threat going forwards. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAppraising the youngster’s performance, Arteta said: ‘Absolutely, [he was magnificent. And I was sure about that with the way he’s training, the way he’s changed his mentality and his mindset.last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has this week opened various wharf and ramp structures built by Sunshine Coast dredging and civil construction company Hall Contracting in the remote territory of Tokelau, a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean.The wharves – funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – take into account the expected impacts of climate change in the area over the next 50 years and will enable more reliable ship-to-shore operations.Hall Contracting CEO Cameron Hall said that he was honored to have Ms Ardern officially launch the important pieces of infrastructure on the Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo atolls.“The New Zealand Government provides significant support to developing countries, particularly those in the Pacific Islands, and we’re delighted to be playing a role in delivering these important aid projects,” Mr Hall said.“In addition to constructing the wharves, we’re also widening and deepening the reef passage leading into each atoll, enabling fishing boats and inter-island vessels to navigate these areas more easily and safely.“Works began in Atafu in mid-2018, with the project expected to conclude in Fakaofo later this year.”Hall Contracting specializes in climate change adaptation and infrastructure delivery in remote locations and has offices in Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia.last_img read more

first_imgGCT New York filed suit against Maersk on April 20th, 2020 in connection with the termination, saying it was being announced twenty months prior to the date on which the agreement could be terminated.  GCT has been fighting Maersk’s decision amid fears that it would push it into the red and cost the port operator over 100 jobs. “While the federal court in New York determined that a preliminary injunction should not be issued, meaning that the damages suffered by GCT are compensable in monetary damages, GCT is continuing legal proceedings for full damages against Maersk in order to protect our business and the integrity of the contractual commitments by our customers,” GCT said in a statement. Source: Maersk The port operator explained in a statement to our publication that it sought an extraordinary remedy from the court in the form of a preliminary injunction on an expedited basis to avoid disruptions to labor, operations, and other consequences from the termination. Maersk announced the move in early April, explaining that the shift was aimed at achieving better operational efficiency in APM Terminals Elizabeth after its recent $200 million upgrades and expansion. The decision comes after GCT tried to stop the premature termination of the contract with the shipping line which was set to expire in 2021.center_img A New York District Court has ruled against the Global Container Terminals’ (GCT) request for a restraining order against Maersk’s plans to transfer three services from GCT’s New York container terminal over to APM Terminals Elizabeth, New Jersey. The deal between the duo was first established in 2015 and extended several times since then. The court dismissed the restraining order on Friday, April 24th, 2020, allowing Maersk to terminate the agreement from May 1, a company spokesperson confirmed to Offshore Energy. “GCT is pursuing and will pursue all legal avenues to protect its interests relating to this wrongful action — a breach of agreement that Maersk has admitted in court documents. ” In order to move forward with the transition, Maersk committed to pay $ 5 million of compensation.last_img read more

first_imgBose Ikard bids for a fourth win on the bounce as he lines up in the feature Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Captain Christy Rated Novice Chase at Clonmel. Noel Meade’s charge was a winner over fences at Roscommon in August and has since struck gold twice over hurdles, most recently when running out a six-and-a-half-length victor at Down Royal last month. He looks a leading light in this three-mile affair, although Presenting Beara was also a winner last time out for Colm Murphy. Dedoctorsdaughter tops the weights in a five-runner affair that also features Shamiran and Behemoth. Aidan O’Brien’s Egyptian Warrior is sure to have plenty of supporters in the opening Novice Hurdle after registering a clear-cut success at Listowel recently. War Of The Pennies was only just touched off last time while Supreme Doc boasts a healthy rating of 119. A Decent Excuse leads the way in the Nire Valley Handicap Hurdle following a string of placed efforts and a couple of wins in 2014. Collen Beag was a bumper winner at Limerick in July but fell short on his next two outings, finishing third in a hurdle before filling the same position back in a National Hunt Flat event. He contests the Laganore Maiden Hurdle along with the likes of Stynes and Vote Of Confidence. Alileo is Willie Mullins’ runner in the Kilmore Maiden Hurdle with the ex-French runner aiming to break his duck for his new connections at the eighth attempt. Captain Carleton and Aussie Guest are others of note in the extended two-mile affair. Henry De Bromhead’s Old Laxey has been making steady progress ahead of the Killenaule Handicap Chase while Rolihlahla is Mullins’ representative in the closing Killahora Flat Race. He has yet to make his mark in three starts with Drumacoo and Table Tips two rivals who have been in better form. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis says due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Dorian as a potential category 3 or 4 hurrican, Saturday’s college football game between Florida State and Boise State will be moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee.The governor says he spoke with the FSU president John Thrasher earlier on Thursday about moving the game and he agreed.DeSantis said that at this point it’s too early to know exactly where the storm will make landfall. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis noted the Florida State-Boise State game may be moved from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville to Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee and broadcast on ESPNU; an FSU source tells the Tallahassee newspaper the move is happening:— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 29, 2019 Still, they felt is was prudent to move the game from the Atlantic coast city further inland to the school’s home stadium.The game is scheduled to be played at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.Best estimates now have Dorian reaching Florida sometime Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgBudapest: G. Sathiyan was the lone Indian survivor at the ITTF World Championships as he edged past Christian Pletea of Romania 11-5, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 in a Tuesday night R64 match. The world No. 28 will meet Hugo Calderano of Brazil, ranked 7, in round of 32 later on Wednesday.Sathiyan, who beat Belgian Robin Devos in the first round 4-0, had little difficulty against Pletea and defeated him in 35 minutes. Sathiyan, leading 2-0, lost the third game as the Romanian won six consecutive points to cause a minor ripple. But the Indian sew it up and won the next two games.Sharath Kamal, on the other hand, was woefully out of sorts against Tomislav Pucar of Croatia when he went down 9-11, 10-12, 11-8, 4-11, 9-11 in round 64. The Indian, ranked 36, failed to come to grips against the world No. 58, who had a better control over the match and Sharath. The Indian, however, registered a 4-0 win over Uzbekistan’s Zokhid Kenjaev in the first round. Manav Thakkar, who had made the main draw cut, failed to go past Austrian Robert Gardos despite a good fight. The young Indian paddler lost 13-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 2-11, 10-12, 6-11 in the round of 128.Both Manika Batra and Suthirta Mukherjee ended their world championships campaign, bowing out in round of 64 on Tuesday evening. Taipei’s Szu-Yu Chen beat Manika 11-2, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9. The world No. 24 needed mere 34 minutes against the world No. 56 Indian. In contrast, Suthirta managed to take two games of Puerto Rican Adriana Diaz before losing 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 5-11, 3-11, 9-11.Earlier on Tuesday evening, the Japanese duo of Honoka Hashimoto and Hitomi Sato defeated Manika and Archana Kamath 11-3, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 in women doubles round of 32. In the Day 4 action, Sathiyan and Archana failed to cope with the higher-ranked Lee Sangsu and Jihee Jion in mixed doubles and the Korean pair moved into the quarterfinals with a 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8 scoreline. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgSAN DIEGO, California (CMC) – Second-half goals from Romario Williams and Darren Mattocks propelled Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz to a comfortable 2-0 victory over fellow Caribbean side Curacao, to make a winning start to their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign here Sunday night.Playing at the Qualcomm Stadium, the 2015 Gold Cup finalists overcame a goalless first half to find the target in the 58th minute through Williams and in the 73rd courtesy Darren Mattocks.Jamaica lie second in Group C on three points behind leaders and defending champions Mexico who brushed aside El Salvador 3-1 in the other game.With the game going nowhere at the half-time whistle, Jamaica asserted their dominance on resumption resulting in Williams’ strike approaching the hour mark.Je-Vaughn Watson, who plays for New England Revolution in the MLS, produced some good work down the right to set up Williams whose volley from a sharp angle gave goalkeeper Eloy Room little chance.Custodian Andre Blake then preserved the Reggae Boyz’ lead, saving well from Gevaro Nepomuceno long range bombshell.The save proved vital as Jamaica doubled their lead 10 minutes later through Mattocks, who collected Kemar Lawrence’s cross in the box before firing a left-footed drive past Room.Jamaica will take on Mexico in their second fixture on Thursday at the Sports Authority Field in Denver, in a re-match of the 2015 Gold Cup final.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Marcus Sales is back as a full member of the Syracuse football team, head coach Doug Marrone announced in a press conference Friday.The senior wide receiver was arrested in July on felony drug charges, but those charges have been dropped.‘He is on the football team,’ Marrone said. ‘He is enrolled at the school and has no issues there, so there is no problem with him being a part of this football team.’Since his arrest, Sales had been suspended from the team indefinitely. The charges were dropped Oct. 26 after an Onondaga County grand jury did not find enough evidence to charge Sales with drug possession.Marrone could not comment on the situation until the university’s student judicial process was complete.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe charges Sales faced included fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana and violating the city’s open container law.Sales’ brother, Michael, was sentenced to five year’s probation in connection with the same drug case. Michael Sales was in the car with Marcus when the two were pulled over by Syracuse police in July.Hunt will not participate in spring practiceMarrone also announced Friday that freshman quarterback Terrel Hunt will not participate in spring practice as a result of his suspension from the team.Hunt, a backup who didn’t see time on the field in 2011, was arrested Jan. 25 after police said he stole from a Hollister store in Carousel Center. Police said Hunt stole a $44 bottle of ‘Breakline Fragrance.’‘Right now in the program we have 79 total players in the program,’ Marrone said. ‘If we went out there today, we would have about 70 players who can practice. We have eight players who are injured and one player who is not going to participate this spring due to suspension, Terrel Hunt.’ Commentscenter_img Published on March 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

first_imgNick Entin | Daily TrojanThe Trojans had no answer for Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, who set a new mark for the most all-purpose yards by a Cardinal player in a single game during Saturday night’s Pac-12 title match. The sophomore Heisman Trophy hopeful racked up 461 total yards en route to breaking Barry Sanders’ single-season all-purpose yards record and leading the No. 7-ranked Cardinal (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) past No. 24 USC (8-5, 6-3), 41-22, on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.“In my opinion, he should win the Heisman,” junior linebacker Su’a Cravens said.Nick Entin | Daily TrojanMcCaffrey was named the game’s most valuable player after he rushed for 208 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries, threw a score to quarterback Kevin Hogan and returned the favor by connecting with the fifth-year senior for one in the air. Hogan completed nine of 12 passes for 144 yards — 105 of those to McCaffrey.“He’s as special a player as we’ve played all season,” head coach Clay Helton said. “He’s just one of those kids that finds ways to make yards and obviously add the back field and the passing game, and he’s a mismatch nightmare.”USC, who dropped its first game since Helton had his interim tag removed this past week, fell behind early, as Stanford commanded the time of possession battle and dominated in the trenches on its way to a 13-0 lead in the first half.Despite the Trojans finishing the 1st quarter with only 17 yards of total offense and one first down, Stanford struggled to convert in the red zone, which allowed USC to stay in the game.Brian Ji | Daily Trojan“Tonight we got beat by a good team,” redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler said.”It was tough, but I told our guys that we have to make the most of our drives when we do get them.”The Men of Troy then rallied to score 16 unanswered points on three consecutive scoring drives to take a three-point lead early in the third quarter. The comeback began with a 40-yard Alex Wood field goal, which was followed by a one-yard Kessler touchdown pass to senior fullback Jaleel Pinner and culminated in a 27-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Ronald Jones II. Their lead would be short-lived, though, as Hogan responded right back with a seven-yard touchdown run to put Stanford up for good.The dagger came on the next USC drive when Kessler was sacked and fumbled, which resulted in Stanford’s Solomon Thomas recovering the ball and running it back 34 yards for a touchdown.Brian Ji | Daily Trojan“We started making our plays and doing things right so that was the biggest thing for the kids — came back, took the lead,” Helton said. “Thought we had a good chance there, and then we had a critical error in pass protection that ended up costing us.”Kessler, who completed 22 0f 37 passes for 187 yards, ran one in on his own from 12 yards out to pull the Trojans within one possession early in the fourth quarter, but two seperate McCaffrey touchdowns eventually sealed the conference title for the Cardinal.The bulk of USC’s offensive production came on the ground, posting 170 rushing yards against Stanford. Junior running back Justin Davis led the way with 99 yards on 17 carries. Sophomore wide out JuJu Smith-Schuster carried the load in the passing game with 11 catches for 87 yards.While the Pac-12 South champion Trojans were hoping to return to their first Rose Bowl since the 2008-09 season, it appears that they are going to have to settle for a different bowl game during the holiday season. They will learn the destination for their final game of the season on Sunday, Dec. 6.Brian Ji | Daily Trojanlast_img read more