Advertisement Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to remain with Roma, according to Paulo Fonseca (Picture: Getty)Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca says Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keen to stay with the club beyond the summer when his loan deal expires. Mkhitaryan has badly struggled to live up to expectations after completing a move from Manchester United to Arsenal back in January 2018 and the 31-year-old joined Roma in the hope of getting his stuttering career back on track. The Armenian has missed 16 matches since the start of the season with muscle issues but impressed when called upon before the coronavirus crisis brought Italian football to a halt, scoring six goals in 13 league games for the Serie A outfit. AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 4:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan The midfielder joined Arsenal two years ago in an exchange deal for Alexis Sanchez (Picture: Getty)Though the pandemic has caused uncertainty throughout the game regarding player contracts and potential deals, Roma manager Fonseca has made his stance very clear on Mkhitaryan’s future – and claims the midfielder feels the same way.‘I want him to stay and he also wants to stay,’ he told Russian TV programme Great Football.‘However, it should be clear that everything is now on hiatus, and we’ll have to talk to Arsenal.‘I want to continue working with him because he’s a great player and a great man.’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 ArsenalArsenal have reportedly informed Roma that they can sign the Armenia international permanently for around £22million this summer. The Italians have been impressed by Mkhitaryan’s performances but are reluctant to spend that much on his signature considering his injury problems since arriving at the Stadio Olimpico. It’s understood the Giallorossi will attempt to secure the former Borussia Dortmund star for a fee closer to £15m.Does Mkhitaryan have a future at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jack Wilshere reveals how Arsenal players reacted to Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leavingMORE: Lee Dixon remembers his training ground punch-up with Dennis Bergkamp before Arsenal played Tottenham Comment Advertisement
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – An investigation is ongoing into the death of a Shelbyville Police officer.33-year-old David Hudnall was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound on Saturday afternoon.Indiana State Police have launched an investigation.Detectives do not believe foul play is involved, the Indianapolis Star reports.
It marks the first time in his career that the 14-time major winner, who is continuing to recover from back surgery last autumn, has missed all four in the same season.Steinberg says the 40-year-old has decided against playing again this season, according to the Golf Channel.Steinberg detailed Woods’ fitness in an email quoted by golfchannel.com, saying: ‘Continuing to make progress, but simply not ready for PGA. Will not play in the ’15/’16 season and will continue to rehab and work hard to then assess when he starts play for the ’16/’17 season.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week’s US PGA Championship as his absence from the golf tour goes on.The PGA of America announced on its website that Woods will be absent for the year’s final major, just as he was for the Masters, US Open and Open Championship.In a statement, the PGA of America said: ‘We have been in contact with Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, and he informed us today that our four-time PGA champion will be unable to join us at Baltusrol Golf Club next week for the 98th PGA Championship.The tournament begins at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey, on July 28.
Other than Kyler Murray, who has the most to gain at the NFL Combine?That’s the big question for this year’s scouting event, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 26 and runs through Monday, March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma who chose to enter the 2019 NFL Draft over an MLB career with the Oakland Athletics, will be among the top stories of the week, especially if he decides to throw. Jachai Polite, EDGE, FloridaSpeaking of edge-rushers, there are seven such players from the SEC at the Combine, including Kentucky’s Josh Allen and Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat. Polite is already slotted in a favorable mock position, as his 2018 production (11 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss) speaks for itself.That was Polite’s only big year with the Gators, however, and he still needs to separate himself from the others from his own conference, not to mention players such as Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant. This is a talented position group in which player stock will fluctuate before April.Devin Bush, LB, MichiganBush developed into one of the best sideline-to-sideline linebackers in college football as a starter for the Wolverines over the last two seasons. He is fast, and that will show up with his 40 time.Bush’s size will be questioned, but that shouldn’t be a factor considering his production. He had 18.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 11 pass breakups in 2018. If size is deemed a non-issue for Murray at QB, then it should be the same for Bush at LB.MORE NFL COMBINE:What happens behind the scenes in IndyByron Murphy, CB, WashingtonMurphy is considered a first-round talent, and he has a chance to be the first CB off the board in this draft. Of course, he needs to prove it while competing against other top corners Deandre Baker and Greedy Williams, both from the SEC. But Murray is not the only player with plenty to gain at the NFL Combine. Here are 10 other players to watch — one per position group — who could get a nice NFL Draft stock bump in Indy.MORE 2019 NFL COMBINE:Full schedule | All-time Combine recordsNFL Combine 2019: 10 players with most to gain ahead of NFL DraftDwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateHaskins will throw at the Combine, and anybody who has seen him play in person knows what that means. The Buckeyes QB can spread the field throwing in any direction, and for those questioning his accuracy, he completed 70 percent of his passes in college while setting Big Ten single-season records in passing yards (4,831) and touchdowns (50).Haskins will be the first Big Ten QB to be taken in the first round since 1995, and his performance this week could serve as affirmation that he should be the first QB taken in this draft overall.Elijah Holyfield, RB, GeorgiaGeorgia’s RB pipeline to the NFL is strong with Todd Gurley, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb running well in the league. Holyfield is next.He split time with D’Andre Swift in college, but Holyfield averaged 6.2 yards per carry for his Georgia career and has similar dimensions to Chubb, who was a second-round value pick for the Browns last year. Holyfield can provide the same value, and the Combine is an opportunity for him to move up in a thinner RB draft class.MORE: SN’s latest NFL Mock DraftDeebo Samuel, WR, South CarolinaWe anticipate another round of viral pictures of Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf from the Combine, but we can’t wait to watch Samuel perform on the field. Last season, the Gamecocks star bounced back from a broken leg that cut his 2017 season short, responding with 882 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018.Samuel also averaged 29 yards per kickoff return with four touchdowns at South Carolina, and he had a strong Senior Bowl. He is a game-breaker, and the Combine could be an opportunity for him to slide into the first round.Irv Smith, TE, AlabamaIowa tight ends Noah Fant and Dustin Hockenson have received the most attention at the position so far, but Smith can change that with a big performance this week.The 6-4, 241-pound tight end averaged 16.1 yards per catch with seven touchdowns last season — numbers that were better than those of O.J. Howard in his final season with the Crimson Tide.MORE: All-time greatest Combine performancesAlex Bars, OL, Notre DameBars, a Sporting News Preseason All-American, missed most of the 2018 season with an ACL/MCL injury, but he was still invited to the NFL Combine over Irish center Sam Mustipher.Bars has been training in California since the injury. He is next in a line of Notre Dame linemen that includes recent first-round picks Zach Martin, Ronnie Stanley, Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.Ed Oliver, DL, HoustonOliver was generally considered the best player in college football over the last two seasons, but he is a mid first-round pick in our latest mock draft because he is more a defensive end/tackle tweener instead of an edge-rusher.However, none of the edge-rushers in this class — with the exception of maybe Nick Bosa — can put on a Jadeveon Clowney-like display at the Combine. Oliver can, and doing so could bump him right back into the top 10 or top five heading into April. The conference factor might not seem like a big deal until one considers that Deltha O’Neal was the last CB from the Pac-12 who was first off the board at his position, back in 2000. If Murphy becomes the clear best CB, then that won’t matter.Jaquan Johnson, S, MiamiJohnson was one of the most productive players in the ACC over the last two seasons. He averaged 94 tackles per year in that span with six interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.Johnson, who wore the “turnover chain” a lot at Miami, is one of the best all-around secondary talents in this draft. Yet Delaware’s Nassir Adderley and Washington’s Taylor Rapp are getting more attention before the Combine.
Congratulations: Congratulations and best wishes from all at CLG Bun Cranncha to Donegal Minor Footballers John Campbell, Bruce Waldron, Peter McLaughlin and Darach O’Connor, and coach Gary Duffy, who have qualified for the Ulster Minor League final next weekend.Bord na nÓg: The Bord na nÓg meeting for April will take place next Tuesday at 8pm in the clubhouse.Parish Gaelic Football League: Buncrana GAA has launched the 2013 Parish Gaelic Football League for 3rd/4th class pupils, to commence on Friday 19th April with a ‘Get to know you/Sports Day’ at 3.30pm. Boys and Girls of all levels of ability are welcome . The league games will take place on Friday 19th April, Thursday 2nd May, Friday 10th May and the finals will be held on Friday 17th May. Games will finish each day at 4:30pm. Support your Parish schools – Support Buncrana GAA. For further details please contact Declan on 0870916662. Senior and Reserve Football: The senior sides face Glenfin on Sunday afternoon. Following an opening five minutes in which Glenfin were allowed to scored 3 goals, it was always an uphill battle for Buncrana. Points by Odhran Doherty, and two points and a goal by young full forward John Campbell kept Buncrana in the game, going in at half time down by 5 points. The margin could have been less if Buncrana had converted an earlier penalty, awarded for a foul on Darach O’Connor.Buncrana continued to battle in the second half, however Glenfin were able to hold on to their lead an eventually won by 5 points. Despite the result, a positive for Buncrana is that 6 minors lined out for the Senior team. Next up for Buncrana will be Dungloe on Sunday 28th April at the Scarvey. Senior Ladies Football: Buncrana senior ladies played their first home match of the league on Sunday 21st against Red Hughs of Killygordon. In what has a very heated affair, the girls kept their wits about them and pulled off a fantastic comeback to secure a draw. Red Hughs started the much stronger of the two teams and had a good first half display. However Buncrana were never intimidated and kept battling. Buncrana went in at the half-time interval down by 10 points.The second half saw a much rejuvenated Buncrana squad come out all guns blazing and finally showed Red Hughs what they are made of. The girls fought hard for every ball and every point to secure the draw by the time the final whistle was blown. Even though the ladies got off to a rather slow start, they banded together and put in some great individual displays, with the likes of Michelle Browne, Dede Grant, Lauren Hegarty and Caroline Gallagher commanding their areas of the pitch, but it was the overall work-rate of the entire squad that earned them the draw in the end. Training continues on Monday from 8.15pm and Wednesday from 7.30pm in The Scarvey.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Saturdays at 3:00pm in the Scarvey. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome. U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. 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