Unai Emery hits back at repeated questions over Arsenal’s dreadful away form Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Apr 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link46Shares Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeat ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leicester City (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery reacted angrily to repeated questions surrounding his side’s struggles away from home this season.Having worked their way into a commanding position in the race to cement a top four place, Emery’s side are now playing catch-up after back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves.Leicester will be looking to consign Arsenal to a third league defeat in four away matches at the King Power, but Emery insisted his team are not suffering from travel sickness, citing the recent wins at Watford and Napoli as reasons to remain confident.Asked if he was worried about Arsenal’s away form, he said: ‘I don’t want to speak about the last matches we lost.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘I don’t want to speak about the victory in Naoli and Watford. I only want to speak about the next match to give my players enough information to be ready to play.’When pressed on whether he was concerned he hit back, saying: ‘How many times are you going to ask the same question? Maybe I need to change my words to say the same [thing].’Arsenal have won only once at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League and Emery has noted Leicester’s improvement since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as Claude Puel’s successor in February. Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick on the only occasion Arsenal have won at the King Power Stadium (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘They changed the coach which not good news for coaches. Not changing a lot with the players ] but [they have] change[d] the system, and are doing something different in set pieces.‘They are in good confidence. They play with good combinations and have good players.’Arsenal were without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the midweek defeat at Wolves but Emery is hopeful the Gabon international will return to action on Sunday.He said: ‘He trained today. If he can train tomorrow we can think he is ready for Sunday . If tomorrow he can train normally it is a possibility [whether he can start].’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 Arsenal Comment Advertisement
8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, WarwickHe said when it comes to properties of this age, size and calibre, there was a lot that needed to be discussed before buying.The heritage listed sandstone manor was built on the 1ha site in 1891 and has 50 rooms, including 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a chapel, grand dining room and function rooms.CoreLogic records show owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains paid $1.525 million for the property in 2010. 8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, WarwickIt went under the hammer at Ray White Surfers Paradise’s mega auction The Event in January but was passed in.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Josh Thomas has recently taken over the marketing for the property, asking whether it’s “Australia’s cheapest castle?”He said a number of potential buyers were interested in the property — both to live in and use as accommodation.“There’s interest in the property at the moment, we’re talking to a couple of interested buyers,” Mr Thomas said. That’s not something you see in Queensland every day.A GRAND Queensland manor is being marketed as one of Australia’s “cheapest castles” in a renewed push to sell the country property.The regal three-storey Warwick mansion at 8 Locke St, known as ‘The Abbey’, is listed for more than $2.2 million.It has been on the market for almost three years and was briefly listed for $2.45 million from August 10 to September 7 in 2011. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago8 Locke St, Warwick 8 Locke St, Warwick
Express Engineering is advancing the construction of its assembly and test centre with the completion of the structural steel framework. Business & Finance It highlights Express’ focus to supply assembled and tested actuators, connection systems and tooling for wellheads and subsea tree structures. “With the site set to create a number of skilled jobs, we welcome this addition to one of our premier trading estates.” Steelwork completion comes as Express Engineering continues to maintain a resilient performance and a cautious position due to Covid-19. This is mainly across manufacturing connection systems and other subsea technologies. Categories: The £3.5 million investment in purpose-built centre in Gateshead, UK should enable the company maintain growth and expansion plans. “With lockdown beginning to ease and businesses starting to get back to work, we’re glad to see that a key phase in construction for the centre has reached completion. The company won a clutch of new orders earlier this year and expects revenues to exceed £30 million during 2020. The investment is part of a partnership with UK Land Estates. Posted: 6 months ago Posted: 6 months ago Trevor Hutchinson, connections business manager at Express Engineering, said: When the centre comes on stream in late 2020, the company expects to create a number of skilled engineering roles. Tim Witty, development director at UK Land Estates, also said: “We are continuing to invest to support our growth ambitions, ensuring that we are well-placed to provide our customers with the high-quality subsea products they need when hopefully the oil and gas market return to some sense of normality and starts to ramp-up.” Express Engineering Builds New Facility in Gateshead
Visitation will be Monday, November 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Pipecreek FreewillBaptist Church in Penntown. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Frances Davidson. Frances Davidson, of Sunman was born on April 2, 1936 in Manchester, Kentucky, a daughter to Marion and Lula Davidson Stewart. She married Rev. J. Mott Davidson and together they raised two children. Frances was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family and others. She was a member of the Pipecreek Freewill Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star Chapters in Brookville and Sunman. On Monday, November 12, 2018 at the age of 82 she passed away at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrolton, Kentucky. Those surviving who will cherish Frances’ memory include her children, Marion (Brenda) Davidson of Brookville, and LuAnn (Robert) Nesbitt of Sparta, KY; Grandchildren, Jay (Alyssa) Mays, Bambi (Robert) Gray, Frances Mays, Shelly (Brett) Smith, Sabrina (Ryan) Taylor, Adam (Tonya) Davidson, Ashley Nesbitt, and Justin Nesbitt; 23 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren, and 2 brothers, Levi and Leslie Stewart. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, and three brothers, JB, Floyd, and Jarman.
Feature results – 1. Scott Lutz; 2. Mark Bitner; 3. Tim Tanner; 4. Austin Bishop; 5. Dave Brown; 6. Jon Haegele; 7. Scott Frack; 8. Eddie Wagner; 9. Brendon Poff; 10. Joe Kay; 11. Jeff Geiges; 12. Bobby Butler; 13. Rick Stief; 14. Keith Anderson; 15. Tommy Carberry; 16. Sam Lieberman; 17. David Bonner; 18. Tom Carberry Sr.; 19. Craig Pellegrini Jr.; 20. Stef Carberry; 21. Zack Burd; 22. Tyler Reinhardt; 23. Tim Smolenyak; 24. Bobby Scherff. Scott Lutz won a thriller when the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series traveled to Grandview Speedway on June 24. (Photo courtesy of SDS Photography)By Erika Palmai WagnerBECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (June 24) – Scott Lutz earned his trip to victory lane Saturday at Grandview Speedway after being pressured by second-running Tommy Carberry the majority of the 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature event.Carberry was rim-riding his way around the 1/3 mile high-banked oval and took over the lead as the field was crossing the start-finish line for the white flag. That lead was short-lived as he came into contact with the outside guardrail going down the back stretch, handing the top spot back to Lutz.“I really just drove as hard as I could,” Lutz said. “When the top started to go away for me, I thought to myself that my only shot was getting around the lap cars and getting them in between us, but that actually almost cost me the race in the final laps there.”“I know he had gotten by me but when we got to the back stretch on that final lap, I dove in front of the lap car and that’s how I got back past him before he had made some contact with the outside wall,” he added.The last 10 laps were a crowd pleaser, with Lutz and Carberry slicing and dicing through the field, utilizing all parts of the track, making it three wide at times between lapped traffic, with similar racing going on with third and fourth placed Mark Bitner and Tim Tanner Jr., as well as fifth and sixth place running Austin Bishop and Dave Brown.With two laps remaining and the end in sight, Carberry made his move heading into turns three and four around Lutz, who ran up on a lapped car, allowing Carberry to cruise pass them around the high side.“I got by Lutz on the top going in between a lapped car, coming to one to go, and the top started going away with six or seven laps to go, and I was really close up on the fence and coming out of two he got back underneath the lapped car,” Carberry explained. “I think my right rear grabbed a hold of the wall, and it must have slapped the front end, and I went to turn it into three on the top and I drove it in there hard, and It just went straight and stuffed it in the fence.”Lutz was followed across the line by Bitner, Tanner, Bishop and Brown. Carberry officially finished in fifteenth.On Saturday, July 8, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will make its way back to the Garden State, racing at Bridgeport Speedway.
Mel’s biggest crime in Andalusia was being unable to repeat the success of last season, where a seventh-placed finish earned them Europa League football. But the writing was on the wall this campaign after a heavy 4-0 loss to city rivals Sevilla and he was later sacked. West Brom are confident, though, that Mel – who lists the likes of Alaves and Getafe amongst his former clubs – is the right man for the job. Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said on the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Pepe to the club. “His appointment concludes an extensive recruitment process during which we have cast the net far and wide to identify the most suitable candidate to take the club forward. “Pepe was a strong contender from the outset due to his impressive achievements and has emerged as our number one candidate. “He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football.” Keith Downing and Dean Kiely, who have led the Baggies with some credit for the five games since Clarke’s departure, are to assist Mel. The Baggies decided on Thursday night that the 50-year-old former Real Madrid junior was the right man to replace Steve Clarke on an 18-month contract and he joins Everton’s Roberto Martinez as a second representative of Spain’s pool of coaching talent in the English top flight. Clarke was sacked in December as Albion fell into a relegation battle, with the Scot losing his job not long after Mel’s December 2 axing by Real Betis. The Premier League wakes up with a second Spanish boss on Friday morning after West Brom appointed Pepe Mel as their new head coach. The pair will be on the touchline against Southampton this weekend, with Mel in the stands. Garlick added: “The board is extremely grateful to Keith, the coaching staff and players for their efforts over the past month, which has yielded six points from four unbeaten league games. “Keith will have an important role to play in supporting Pepe as he coaches in England for the first time.” Mel takes over a side out of the FA and League cups and 14th in the Premier League, some four points off the drop zone. Press Association
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Xian: Asian Games bronze-medallist Divya Kakran, Manju Kumari and Seema Thursday made it to the bronze medal play-offs of the Asian Wrestling Championships’ women’s competition in Xian, China. While Kakran and Manju reached the bronze medal round after losing their respective semifinal bouts, Seema made it to the third-fourth place match after winning her repechage bout. Kakran lost out on a place in the final of 68kg as she went down to Feng Zhou of China 4-14 in the semifinals. Earlier in the day, Kakran, who is returning to competitive wrestling after recovering from an ankle injury, came up with an impressive show to beat Hong Thuy Nguyen of Vietnam 10-0 in her quarterfinal bout. Silver-medallist in the 69kg category at the 2017 edition of the Asian Championships in New Delhi, Kakran will take on Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia in her bronze-medal bout later in the day.RELATED Manju Kumari suffered a defeat at the hands of Battsetseg Altantsetseg of Mongolia 6-15 in the last four stage to settle for a place in the bronze-medal round of 59kg. She will fight it out with Thi Huong Dao for a podium finish. Manju had earlier beaten Kazakhstan’s Madina Bakbergenova 5-3 in the quarterfinals. Seema will also vie for a third-place finish in 50kg, where she will face Valentina Ivanovna Islamova Brik of Kazakhstan. She defeated Meng Hsuan Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in her repechage bout 10-2. Seema had earlier lost to Yuki Irie of Japan in the qualification round but made the repechage after her Japanese rival reached the final. However, India’s campaign got over early in the 55kg and 76kg weight divisions when Lalita and Pooja lost their respective quarterfinal bouts to bow out of the tournament. Lalita and Pooja lost their respective quarterfinal bouts to bow out of the tournament.Manju Kumari will fight it out with Thi Huong Dao for a podium finish.Seema will also vie for a third-place finish in 50kg.
Clubs in Austria are only supposed to hold training for small groups of players under social distancing regulations before full training begins Friday.But the league says it was sent multiple videos showing “a regular team training session” which supposedly took place “recently.” LASK has been charged with a violation of fair-play principles. The team could be fined or have points deducted.Salzburg commercial director Stephan Reiter says the second-place club is “shocked and stunned” at LASK’s conduct.Soccer is scheduled to resume in the country with the Austrian Cup final on May 29 before the league starts up again next month.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Austrian soccer league says it is investigating first-place club LASK Linz for breaking rules on training during the coronavirus pandemic. ___The three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash.Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities.The top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes in early May. Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie shared the victory with more than 250,000 people watching a live stream.The winner on Saturday will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes. Ireland has postponed its limited-overs cricket matches against New Zealand and Pakistan in June and July because of the coronavirus pandemic.New Zealand Cricket informed Cricket Ireland this week it couldn’t travel and the latter has confirmed putting off the matches in Northern Ireland. The teams were to meet for three Twenty20s in Bready and three one-day internationals in Belfast from June 19 to July 2.Restrictions on travel and professional sports also forced Cricket Ireland to postpone hosting Pakistan in two T20s on July 12 and 14.The Netherlands legs of both tours by New Zealand and Pakistan had already been curtailed last month after the Dutch government banned all big sports events until Sept. 1.Pakistan is still scheduled to tour England for three tests and three T20s from July 30 to Sept. 2. Associated Press The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.___Turkish soccer club Besiktas says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended.The club says president Ahmet Nar Cebi and a player were among those who tested positive.Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12. The Latest: Austrian soccer investigating league leaders May 14, 2020 Cricket Ireland says it is talking with England officials about possibly rescheduling their three ODIs in September in England.___Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo says it “wouldn’t make sense” to restart Serie A anytime soon.Pozzo says it’s better to wait until “we’ve passed the critical phase” before thinking about restarting.He says if a team is ordered into quarantine after playing two or three matches because a player tests positive and the season is stopped again “we’ll have made a huge mistake.” Udinese was three points above the relegation zone in 14th place before Serie A was suspended on March 9.___The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic.Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday.Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
It’s funny how the twists and turns of baseball can sometimes intersect at the oddest places, or how a formerly frowned-upon star can rehabilitate himself on a stage in which a former teacher has a front row seat to observe the transformation.But with each blast off the extraordinarily hot bat of Hanley Ramirez on Sunday to help inch the Dodgers one step closer to disposing the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series, it’s impossible not to remember his former life under the manager in the opposing dugout.Or how Fredi Gonzalez once tried to save Ramirez from himself, and how the belated result of that effort may soon mean the end of the Braves’ season.It seems like a lifetime ago when the petulance of Ramirez ran into the brick wall that is the respect Gonzalez has for doing things correctly on the baseball field. Back in 2010, the hottest hitter in the Dodgers lineup and the current manager of the Braves were jointly employed by the Florida Marlins, and when Ramirez’s immaturity crossed Gonzalez’s integrity one too many times, Ramirez found himself on the Marlins bench.It was a gutsy move by Gonzalez, and maybe a costly one. He was eventually fired by the Marlins, and to this day some people insist Ramirez had a hand in his demise.As for Ramirez, his reputation took a significant hit. He was seen as non-caring, a loafer and egotistical. And soon he was on his way out of Miami too, shipped off to Los Angeles where the Dodgers agreed to absorb his salary and damaged character in the middle of last season.“That was the same thing I thought coming here as a free agent,” Dodgers reliever J.P. Howell said. “I didn’t know where Hanley was coming from; I used to not like him as an opponent.”Fellow pitcher Chris Capuano, whose three innings of relief Sunday helped steady the Dodgers after starter Hyun-Jin Ryu flamed out after three innings, was apprehensive as well. “I really didn’t know what to expect,” Capuano said. “Maybe a little flashy from the other side sometimes, not sure what kind of a teammate he was going to be.”Only for both to discover Ramirez was nothing like they imagined, perhaps changed by the Dodgers veteran environment or inspired by the winning atmosphere or unburdened without the pressure of having to carry a loaded ballclub. “You’ve seen it so many times where a change of scenery is so good for somebody,” Capuano said. “You get to start over and choose who you want to be.”That renovation began on the very day Ramirez became a Dodger and met with manager Don Mattingly in St. Louis.“I walked into his office, he just told me just be you,” Ramirez remembers. “We’ve got 24 more guys out there that come here every day and play hard and have fun. I want you to be the same.” It was Ramirez, as much as anyone else, who carried the Dodgers this year – their 51-26 record when he started during the regular season a remarkable testament to his influence – and now he’s hoisted them onto his shoulders in the NLDS against the Gonzalez-managed Braves.From the opposing dugout, Gonzalez must watch with assorted interest.Ramirez has hammered his Braves this series, his triple, double, single, two RBIs and three runs scored Sunday a multi-layered haymaker in the Dodgers’ 13-6 Game 3 victory to position themselves for a knockout punch in Game 4 today.It was vintage Ramirez, a former batting champion under Gonzalez back in 2009 and a player who can take over a series with his bat and glove.“It’s ridiculous,” Howell said. “His talent is incredible.”This is the Ramirez who Gonzalez knew was possible three years ago when he doled out the kind of tough love a father does to a reeling son.A player for whom Gonzalez remembered fondly this week from their Florida time as someone who “on any given day, might have been the best player on the field.” That is, before he went astray in 2010 with various acts of on-field defiance and reported disobedience off it. Ironic, then, that the grown-up Ramirez, the one Mattingly speaks of in the highest regard, re-blossomed this year and that it’s Gonzalez and the Braves he and his .538 batting average are punishing right now. Ramirez’s six extra-base hits through the first four games this series ties him for the Dodgers record for extra-base hits in a playoff series with Steve Garvey, who did it in six games against the Philadelphia Phillies in 1978, and Duke Snider, who did it in seven games in the 1952 World Series.“At the plate, right now I’m not thinking. I’m just looking at the ball and hit it, whatever the pitch is,” Ramirez said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling when it’s just less thinking, just produce. Go out there and have fun and play hard.”Ramirez doubled to start the third inning after the Braves tied the score 4-4 in the top of the third, setting the table for a two-run inning that put the Dodgers ahead 6-4.Then he tripled in a run in the fourth as part of a four-run inning to put the Dodgers up 10-4.And in the eighth he singled in yet another run in a three-run inning that extended the lead to 13-4.With every hit and each RBI and run scored he pushed the Dodgers one step closer to advancing to the NLCS.That the grown-up version of Ramirez is doing it for the Dodgers against the man who desperately tried to help him three years ago – harsh and disciplined as the assistance may have been – is one of the great ironies.But for the Dodgers, all’s well that ends well.“I just hope he keeps it up and we can ride his coat tails all the way to the World Series,” said left fielder Carl Crawford. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Neither team is particularly efficient in transition, but slowing things down would play more to Philadelphia’s advantages.76ers vs. Nets predictionThe Nets have what it takes to put a scare into the Sixers, but not enough frontline talent to move to the second round. It’s been a brilliant season in Brooklyn, and being able to push Philly in this series should be taken as a positive.76ers over Nets, 4-3 NBA PLAYOFFS 2019: Full schedule | East predictions76ers vs. Nets: Schedule, breakdown, predictionDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Philadelphia2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 15Game 2 at Philadelphia8 p.m. ET (TNT/fuboTV)April 18Game 3 at Brooklyn8 p.m. ET (TNT/fuboTV)April 20Game 4 at Brooklyn3 p.m. ET (TNT/fuboTV)*April 23Game 5 at PhiladelphiaTBD*April 25Game 6 at BrooklynTBD*April 27Game 7 at PhiladelphiaTBD (TNT)(*if necessary)The key playerIt’s Embiid, all the way. In his last appearance against Brooklyn, Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.He torches the combination of Jarrett Allen and Ed Davis in the middle for the Nets, so whatever advantage Brooklyn might establish on the perimeter can be wiped out by Embiid playing the wrecking ball on the interior. But he’s got to be healthy.The big number102.64. That was the Sixers’ pace factor this season, eighth in the NBA. They prefer to play fast.But maybe not against the Nets, who have a pace factor of 101.78, 11th in the league. They, too, can play fast and considering their depth in the backcourt — as well as the advantage Embiid gives them in the half-court game — it might be wise for the Sixers to slow things down. As ever with the Sixers, the story is the health of center Joel Embiid. He came out of the All-Star break with a mysterious knee injury that caused him to miss eight games down the stretch, and now it appears he might not play in the opener against Brooklyn. That would be a tough blow to a team that is still working out its chemistry after making two in-season blockbuster trades, first for Jimmy Butler then for Tobias Harris.The group of Embiid, Harris, Butler, JJ Redick and Ben Simmons has been together in the starting five only 10 times this season. It won’t help that the Sixers start the postseason with the ever-hustling Nets, whose backcourt depth — All-Star D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie as the starters with Caris LeVert and NBA 3-point leader Joe Harris off the bench — presents a major problem for Sixers coach Brett Brown.