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Martin Keown sends message to Arsenal over Pablo Mari transfer move

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jan 2020 2:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Martin Keown responded to the Pablo Mari rumours after Arsenal beat Bournemouth (Picture: BT Sport/Getty)Martin Keown stressed that Arsenal have little option but ‘to go and sign a central defender’ when asked about a potential move for Pablo Mari this January.Arsenal and Flamengo agreed a deal for Mari last week and the 26-year-old centre-back caught a flight to London on Saturday before undergoing a medical at the club’s training base.However, Arsenal’s deal is reportedly been on the brink of collapse after a ‘disappointed’ Mari headed back home to Brazil following the medical.A Flamengo director later hit out at the Gunners for apparently trying to change the terms of their agreement for Mari and the move is now in serious doubt.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-pleased-arsenal-progress-past-bournemouth-fa-cup-2097240/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Mikel Arteta is desperate for defensive reinforcements after Calum Chambers was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a serious knee injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s injury crisis in defence worsened on Monday night as Shkodran Mustafi was stretchered off the pitch an ankle problem during the side’s FA Cup win over Bournemouth.Speaking after the fourth-round tie, Keown pleaded with his former club to bring in a defender to give themselves a chance of achieving their ‘massive goals’ this season.Asked about the rumours surrounding Flamengo’s Mari, Keown told BT Sport: ‘Numerically, Arsenal now need to go and sign a central defender if they didn’t need one already.‘That will determine it. You need to have bodies now. There’s massive goals ahead for the rest of the season.‘You’ve got the Europa League where if you win that you get back in the Champions League, you can fight for the top-four – maybe that’s gone – but you’ve got to get back into Europe and the FA Cup itself.‘There is still so much to fight for.’ Martin Keown sends message to Arsenal over Pablo Mari transfer move Advertisement Advertisement Mustafi went down with an ankle injury at Dean Court (Picture: Getty)Arteta insists Mustafi’s ankle injury at Dean Court has not altered Arsenal’s recruitment plans this winter.‘No, we had a very clear intention of what we wanted to do in the market with the resources we have,’ Arteta said following the victory.‘If we can do it, fine. But his [Mustafi’s] fitness won’t change anything.’MORE: Frank Lampard tells Chelsea to beat Manchester United to Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech transferslast_img read more

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Where Is the Line Drawn with Cheating?.

first_imgA few weeks ago, a friend told me that her married friend was seeing her ex-boyfriend, but there was “nothing physical about it”. Considering her husband did not know she was seeing her ex-boyfriend, I still considered it shady. It got me wondering, outside of shacking up with someone else, what constitutes cheating? I always thought: anything you wouldn’t want your significant other to catch you doing with someone else was cheating. But that’s a little unforgiving. There are a lot of things that could be considered “cheating,” but we may not agree on them all.What is your opinion on the following possibilities:PornI’ll be the first to admit that I own so much porn that I have “organizing sessions” where I delete and file it on the computer. Guys are very matter-of-fact about porn, and it’s part of our lives before we ever get into a serious relationship.It becomes an issue when porn becomes a bigger part of someone’s sex life than their significant other. An old girlfriend of mine didn’t have sex as much as I wanted to, but I didn’t confront her. I ended up turning to porn instead. It probably would have been more productive to confront her in a constructive way, but i took a different way out. But, because porn helps satisfy sexual urges, one could argue that this alternate source of release helps prevent cheating.An “Online Companion”Suppose your significant other meets someone online. They begin communicating more and more, and eventually it gets romantic. This might even graduate to phone conversations or a clandestine meeting.Connecting with another person romantically, even if it begins online, is a form of cheating in my book. The very nature of building a relationship through conversation adds a spiritual/mental component to the relationship beyond physical attraction.Seeing An ExThis has a lot to do with how much your significant other knows. Plenty of exes remain in our lives as friends, but it becomes an issue when we see them in secret. Even if nothing serious happens, there is potential for old flames to rise again. And, if it’s totally innocent, there’s no reason to avoid telling your significant other that you are hanging out with your ex.A “Work Spouse”My married friend was telling me about a person at work they’d “love to have sex with”. They work together on many projects, get drinks after work, and have become close personal friends. In work situations, it’s inevitable that people will get close. They have a lot in common, feel the same pain from the annoying boss, and go to one another for support in the office and in life outside the office.The “work spouse” is a common phenomenon. My friend Margaret is my “work wife” but it’s completely platonic. We argue like husband and wife. She supports me with advice and even fixed a hole in my jeans once (I really can’t sew). As long as it remains platonic, “work spouse” relationships are rewarding and strong.FantasizingFantasizing/thinking about other people is natural and there’s nothing we can do about it. There are thoughts, then words, then actions. As long as thoughts remain thoughts and don’t evolve into actions, there shouldn’t be a problem. I’m sure all of my girlfriends have thought of someone else while we were dating. I just do my best not to worry about it and, as long as I don’t know about it about I’m fine (unless she’s fantasizing about someone annoying like John Mayer- I just can’t have that).It’s easier, sometimes, to vent to someone else instead of addressing a difficult issue about your relationship with your significant other. It’s a good policy to steer clear from speaking to friends of the opposite gender about weaknesses in your relationship. Your best friend should also be your significant other, so why not bring up deep issues concerning your relationship directly to your them and work on it all together?What other activities would you say could be considered cheating, but may not be considered cheating? Which of the above would you consider cheating?by Rich Santos, Marie Claire LifestyleRelationships Where Is the Line Drawn with Cheating?. by: – August 9, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Coyle expecting Keane deal

first_img Press Association Wigan boss Owen Coyle is confident the loan deal for Manchester United striker Will Keane will be completed in the next 24 hours. Coyle said last week the two clubs had a verbal agreement and the move would be made once the 20-year-old recovered from a foot injury picked up on England Under-21 duty. Keane made his United debut in December 2011 but missed the whole of last season after rupturing a cruciate ligament. center_img Coyle said: “I’d be very surprised if that’s not concluded in the next day. “I spoke again with (United manager) David (Moyes) yesterday just before they were flying off to Germany. We’re both happy in terms of how it proceeds from a football perspective. “The paperwork is there to be signed, whether that’s today or tomorrow morning. I don’t want to get ahead of myself but we’re confident that will certainly happen.” Coyle also confirmed, though, that Aston Villa have recalled winger Marc Albrighton. The 24-year-old played four matches for the Latics after joining the club a month ago and Wigan had hoped to hang onto him. Coyle said: “We’d hoped to extend his loan until a minimum of January. He’s been a great lad, I can’t speak highly enough of him, so much so that he actually came in and trained today even though he was leaving – that’s how much he enjoyed being part of the group. “If he goes back to Aston Villa and plays in the first team then great; if he’s left kicking his heels then I think he’ll be as frustrated as the rest of us because he certainly made an impact at Wigan Athletic and would have continued to do so.” last_img read more

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World Relays…. Gatlin, U.S. romp to victory on night of miscues

first_img(REUTERS)-Justin Gatlin and the United States roared to victory in the men’s 4x100m relay as rivals Canada and Jamaica dropped batons at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas on Saturday.Run down by Canadian Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse in the earlier heats, Gatlin romped home in the final, leading the U.S. team of Leshon Collins, Mike Rodgers and Ronnie Baker to victory in 38.43 seconds.“It’s all about execution, not about superior speed,” the 35-year old Olympic 100 meters silver medalist told reporters.“Britain and Canada didn’t get the stick off (in the final) so I am running with 20 meters to the finish line wondering ‘Hey, where is everybody at.”Barbados claimed the silver and China surprised by taking the bronze.Australia finished fourth ahead of France as both joined the medalists in qualifying for the IAAF world championships in August.DeGrasse, who many have labeled as retiring Jamaican record holder Usain Bolt’s likely successor, never had a chance to replicate his first-round showing.Team mate Aaron Brown briefly got the baton to Brendan Rodney on the second exchange before the stick slipped away.Britain, who ran well until problems on the last exchange, and the Netherlands also failed to finish the race.Olympic champions Jamaica were not even in the final.A botched baton exchange in the heats sent packing the Jamaicans, who were running without both Bolt and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell.Only once before since 2008 had Jamaica failed to claim gold in a global 4x100m race.Their women made up some of the disappointment in the women’s 4x200m with double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson leading them home in a championship record 1:29.04.Germany beat out the United States for second.The Americans were first in the women’s 4x800m, dominating in 8:16.36. That was more than three seconds ahead of Belarus with Australia third.In qualifying, Trinidad and Tobago’s men (3:02.51) and the U.S. women (3:29.27) led advancers in the 4x400m.The relays concluded yesterday with the top eight finishers in the 4x100m and 4x400m for men and women automatically qualifying for the IAAF world championships.last_img read more

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Syracuse looks to improve on poor offensive performances from bench in matchup with Boston College

first_img Published on January 20, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Only four Syracuse players scored from the field against Clemson, a game in which Jim Boeheim sparingly turned to his two-deep bench.It became easy to see why.“Look at the stat sheet,” Boeheim said after the game.Neither of his subs, Ron Patterson and B.J. Johnson, had scored. They tried with nine shots in their 13 minutes, but none of them went in. The game against Clemson was a particularly bad shooting performance for the entire team, but a lack of bench scoring is hardly a new problem.SU has just 14 bench points in its last four games for an average of 3.5 points per game. It’s something Syracuse (13-5, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) will look to improve on as it moves deeper into its conference schedule at home against Boston College (8-8, 0-4) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the past several years, Boeheim has tended not to use his bench very much. Since the 2006–07 season, SU has only ranked higher than 259th in the country in percentage of minutes played by its bench once, according to KenPom.com.The Orange was 94th in the nation in bench minutes in 2011–12, when C.J. Fair, James Southerland, Michael-Carter Williams, Baye Moussa Keita came off the bench with Dion Waiters, who was taken fourth overall in that year’s NBA Draft.It’s worth noting that SU has won 235 games since 2006. This issue isn’t minutes so much as points. Kaleb Joseph’s 12-point performance against Clemson was a bright spot in an ugly game for Syracuse. It was also a necessity.“He has to really continue to do that because we’re getting no scoring out of Ronnie (Patterson) at all,” Boeheim said after the game. “He can’t make a shot. And we’ve got to get something going.”Chris McCullough being out for the year is part of the problem. But his injury really just exacerbated a fundamental issue with this Syracuse team’s roster.There is no dependable scoring option on the SU bench.“McCullough’s a very good player. We miss him,” Boeheim said. “Earlier in the year he averaged 14, but he still averaged 10 points, seven rebounds a game for the year and you can’t replace that. We can’t … but there’s nothing we can do about that.”Patterson shoots 23.4 percent from the field and has failed to consistently stretch the floor, shooting 17.1 percent from 3.Johnson hadn’t appeared in conference play until McCullough was ruled out for the season. He’s shot 0-for-4 in nine minutes since and shoots 29.2 percent from the field overall.Boeheim said he wasn’t concerned with bench scoring, instead looking to his team’s overall play. This team’s issues are more about scoring overall. It just shows worst at the bottom of the lineup.“I don’t know if that makes it any harder or not,” Cooney said. “The bottom line is you just have to make shots.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Badgers seek season sweep against rival Gophers

first_imgSenior forward Ryan Evans has struggled from the line this year, but he has contributed on defense, adding nearly eight rebounds per game.[/media-credit]When the newly-ranked No. 20 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (17-7 overall, 8-3 Big Ten) heads to Williams Arena in Minneapolis Thursday for a matchup with Minnesota (17-7 overall, 5-6 Big Ten), it will be facing a team that has not successfully defeated the Badgers in close to three seasons.The last time the Golden Gophers triumphed over the Badgers – five matchups ago – came Feb. 18, 2010, a loss that only UW seniors, then-freshmen, can remember.Since their previous matchup Jan. 26, things could not have gone more differently for Wisconsin and Minnesota this season.After the Badgers stole the victory in a low-scoring 45-44 affair in Madison, the Badgers went on a tear – winning three of their next four games, including key wins against Illinois, Iowa and then-No. 3 Michigan.In the same span, the Gophers, who boasted a No. 12 ranking the last time they met, have since struggled – only managing two wins in their last five against Big Ten cellar dwellers Nebraska (3-9 Big Ten) and Iowa (4-7 Big Ten) at home – while falling out of the rankings.Despite their very different fortunes over the last month, the Badgers know they can expect a battle from their neighbors to the west in a Big Ten conference that has proven itself to be one of the most competitive in the country this year.“Everybody is so good,” senior forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “You have to bring your A-game every night, regardless of the last three games or regardless of what happened the night before. We went down to Indiana, knocked them off, and then we go into Iowa and kinda get punched in the mouth.“That’s just how the league is, and that’s how it’s going to be.”While the rivalry, which includes 198 matchups and dates back to 1901, is already full of history for both teams, the recruiting competition between Wisconsin and Minnesota adds yet another layer to the ties between the two.Three Wisconsin players – Bruesewitz, Jared Berggren and sophomore guard Jordan Smith – all have roots in Minnesota, and for seniors Bruesewitz and Berggren, this trip to Minnesota will be their last in a Badger uniform.Still, despite his link to Minnesota and what will be a homecoming of sorts Thursday, Berggren said his focus heading into the matchup is still a simple one: to win.“It’s a little bit [bittersweet],” forward/center Berggren said. “I’m just excited about another opportunity to play and another exciting game… It’s going to be fun to have family and friends there, but its just another game, so we have to go down there and take care of business.”But after barely coming out with the victory a month ago, Bruesewitz and Co. realize that may be easier said than done against an athletic and upset-minded Minnesota team.“They have a lot of guys that are really long, really athletic,” Bruesewitz said. “They can challenge anybody … defensively they can present a problem, and then on offense you have to make sure that you don’t give any of them room.”Led by guard Andre Hollins, who is averaging 13.8 points per game, and forward Trevor Mbakwe, with nearly nine rebounds per game, the Gophers as a team average 71.2 points-per-game, while holding their opponents to an average of only 61.4 points.In its last matchup against UM, UW gave up eight points and 10 rebounds to Mbakwe, while Hollins lit up the Badgers for 20 points – good enough for nearly half of all the Gophers’ points alone.In what could be another low-scoring game between bitter rivals, containing these two could be key if the Badgers hope to extend their current winning streak to four and their winning streak against Minnesota to five.Even more importantly, however, a win against Minnesota could serve to galvanize a Wisconsin team that suddenly finds itself a legitimate title contender just one game back in the race for the Big Ten title behind only Michigan State and Indiana.“Every game is big now,” Berggren said. “The more wins we get, as we come down the stretch finding ourselves near the top of the standings, the games just get bigger and bigger. This next one is the biggest game of the year.”last_img read more

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Women’s volleyball earns three wins over weekend

first_imgEmily Smith | Daily TrojanThis past weekend, the women’s volleyball team traveled to Santa Barbara, Calif., to compete in the Thunderdome Classic.  The Trojans prevailed in all three of their matches, which included tournament wins against Arkansas, UC Santa Barbara and Yale.  These victories extend the Trojans overall season record to 7-2.Entering the matches, USC was ranked 19th in the country and anticipated to win its matches.  But the first tournament match against the University of Arkansas turned out to be a challenge as the Trojans barely pulled out the victory in five sets (22-25,25-21, 20-25, 26-24, 15-9).  Arkansas and USC both brought their best defense to the match; both teams combined for 31 blocks.  The Razorbacks accounted for 16 of those blocks, and they kept the Trojans on a season-low .176 hitting percentage.For the Trojans, junior libero Victoria Garrick was a key contributor in holding Arkansas to a .168 percentage by having 20 digs in the match.After the tough match with Arkansas, the Trojans managed to rebound with a sweep of UC Santa Barbara (25-16, 25-16, 25-20).  Against the Gauchos, the Trojans found their groove as they improved their hitting percentage to .389, which they achieved with no errors in the first two sets.  Sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier led the Trojans with 10 kills, junior outside hitter Alyse Ford added nine kills and senior opposite hitters Brittany Abercrombie and Niki Withers scored seven kills each.The Trojan offense also received contributions from their setters, especially against UCSB.  With an accumulated 41 assists between senior setter Reni Meyer-Whalley and sophomore setter Cindy Marina, the Trojans had 46 kills that match in comparison with Santa Barbara’s 26.In the final match of the tournament against Yale, the Trojans were not contested and defeated the Bulldogs in three sets (25-19, 25-21, 25-12).  Junior outside hitter Alyse Ford swung for an impressive .562 percentage with 10 kills.  Sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier also had 10 kills on a .214 attack percentage.  Throughout the match with the Bulldogs, the Trojans only trailed once.  Their performance earned the squad its third match sweep of the season.  The Trojans will continue play next weekend in the Maryland Classic against Maryland and Oklahoma.last_img read more

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USC routed by Iowa in Holiday Bowl

first_imgThe Hawkeyes ended the game converting eight of 13 third downs. While head coach Clay Helton and his future have dominated the headlines for the last several months, he was far from the only Trojan coach operating with an uncertain fate this season.  “These types of experiences for our freshmen and sophomore group I think are important for them to dive into and understand that you can’t make the critical error. You can’t make the critical error on the minus side of the field,” Helton said. “… Those lessons will be invaluable as we move forward. Every experience, whether it’s a success or failure, will help this young team.” The Hawkeyes’ modest 328 yards of total offense don’t tell the story of a unit that dominated a healthy Trojan defense in San Diego. USC allowed touchdowns on each of Iowa’s first four offensive possessions — not including a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown — and didn’t pick up a stop until there was 1:20 remaining in the third quarter.  “We knew we were facing a good team with some dynamic athletes. He’s one of them,” Helton said of Smith-Marsette. “We got to see it firsthand tonight. We know [it was] probably game-changing as far as the kickoff return goes. All of a sudden you blink your eyes, you’re right back down 7.” “I thought we put ourselves right in that position after the onside kick,” Helton said. “It was exciting. It was really neat to see our fans when Matty took the field, the support that was around him, around the guys. We just didn’t get it done.” Sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown was a rare bright spot for the Trojans Friday. He hauled in nine receptions for 163 yards, eclipsing the 1,000-receiving-yard mark on the season. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) Under redshirt junior quarterback Matt Fink, USC’s offense hardly made a peep the rest of the game, and the Hawkeyes pulled away with a 21-0 run to close out the victory. USC entered halftime down 11 points after a 32-yard field goal by redshirt sophomore kicker Chase McGrath to end the half. After coming out of the break with a touchdown drive, Helton called for an onside kick, and the Trojans recovered it down by just 4.  Junior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette was the star for the Hawkeyes, compiling 203 all-purpose yards. He scored rushing, receiving and kick return touchdowns and nearly added a passing score when he slightly overled an open receiver in the end zone.  But they failed to pick up multiple first downs on the following drive, while freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis went down with an elbow injury on a strip sack by junior defensive lineman and possible top-10 pick A.J. Epenesa.  Iowa’s methodical offense put together touchdown drives of 8:15, 7:19 and 6:35 and presented a puzzle that Pendergast and the Trojans could not solve.  Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s leash has arguably been shorter all year. After No. 22 USC’s 49-24 loss to No. 16 Iowa in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Friday, it’s easy to imagine that already-scalding seat turning into a heaping pile of ashes before long.  Fink completed his first three passes but finished a meager 12-of-18 with 74 yards and an interception. “That’s their MO,” Helton said. “If you are not successful with them on third down, it can be long drives. There were some 15-, 14-play drives that really took the wind out of our sails.” The Trojans’ last six drives featured two punts, a lost fumble by senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., an errant snap that Iowa recovered at USC’s 6-yard line, a missed field goal by McGrath and a pick-6 by junior linebacker Nick Niemann.  For the Trojans, it was a disappointing way to end a season marred by inconsistency. Still, USC will be returning most of its top talent in 2020 and figures to compete in a Pac-12 that features many schools losing key players. “It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it really don’t mean nothing going into the offseason, because our offseason, it doesn’t and can’t have anything to do with the 2019 bowl game,” redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Jalen McKenzie said. “We still gotta come back, win the Pac-12 South, beat Bama first game, win all of our games. All of that is still ahead of us.” “Kedon obviously gets a lot more reps with the ones during practice, so I think he just feels more comfortable, obviously,” sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown said. “Fink doesn’t get as many reps, so I think that plays a big part in the chemistry and everything.”last_img read more

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