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Liverpool weigh up transfer move for Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa

first_img Comment Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link410Shares Kurzawa held talks with Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are considering snapping up Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.The full-back’s contract expires at the end of the season and Kurzawa has already told PSG he does not intend to sign a new deal.Arsenal came close to signing Kurzawa in January, but the 27-year-old ultimately decided to see out the remainder of his contract.Mikel Arteta had been keen to bolster his full-back options and technical director Edu identified the Frenchman as a good fit for the squad.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveSpanish outlet Sport claim Liverpool have entered the race and are one of many interested clubs keeping tabs on Kurzawa, with Arsenal still keen to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementAndy Robertson is Liverpool’s undisputed No.1 left-back, but Jurgen Klopp has been searching for a player who can provide cover for the Scotsman. Liverpool weigh up transfer move for Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa Kurzawa will be available for free this summer (Picture: Getty)The Reds have no senior competition for Robertson and Kurzawa has played 23 times this season for PSG and has international experience.Liverpool will have to battle Barcelona, Inter and Napoli for the signature of Kurzawa, as well as Arsenal.MORE: Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey ArshavinMORE: Man Utd transfer target Harry Kane told he would be ‘stupid’ not to leave Tottenham for Liverpool or Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gives blunt response to Mesut Ozil’s ‘ready’ message

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 1:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link516Shares While Arteta insists Ozil’s exclusion from the side is purely down to ‘footballing reasons’ there have been suggestions in the media that Arsenal’s hierarchy do not want the German in the squad and are looking to offload him – and his enormous salary – this summer.Guendouzi, meanwhile, has been frozen out and told to train alone after he grabbed Brighton striker Neal Maupay around the throat, with the young French midfielder refusing to change his attitude and reacting badly to his punishment.MORE: ‘Out of their depth’ – Tony Adams takes aim at Edu and Raul Sanllehi over Arsenal’s recruitment strategyMORE: Arsenal provide positive update on Bernd Leno’s knee injuryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Spaniard seems unlikely to bring Ozil back into the team (Picture: HaytersTV / YouTube)Mikel Arteta has given little indication that he will bring Mesut Ozil back into Arsenal’s team for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City despite the German declaring he is ‘ready’.Ozil has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the season was restarted, not even making the matchday squad in the last five Premier League games.Arsenal say Ozil has been struggling with ‘back soreness’ that has kept him out of the team, though the player himself appeared to rubbish that suggestion by writing ‘I AM READY’ in block capitals on the eve of Wednesday’s game against Liverpool. Ozil is back in training after his back problem but still can’t get in the squad (Picture: Getty)Once again, though, Ozil was left out of the squad – with Arsenal securing an unlikely 2-1 victory in his absence – and Arteta had a very icy response when asked about the 31-year-old ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTQuestioned on Ozil’s ‘ready’ message on social media, and whether he will be in the squad that takes on City, Arteta responded frostily: ‘Yeah he’s been training.’Probed further on whether that means Ozil is in the squad, Arteta continued: ‘I haven’t done the squad yet. But he’s in training.’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 ArsenalAsked to expand on his thinking in not playing both Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Arteta said: ‘Pure footballing reasons. My decision is always that.‘My ambition is to put the best squad, the best players, that give us the best balance – in and out of the field – and the best possible chance to win the game.’ Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gives blunt response to Mesut Ozil’s ‘ready’ message I A M R E A D Y ⚽💥 #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa #teamtraining— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 14, 2020 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Big family home in Brisbane’s fastest selling suburb up for grabs

first_imgThe striking black and white kitchen at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the other three rooms are large and have built-in wardrobes.The open plan lounge, dining and family areas flow out to a back deck, with views over the estate.Other features include high ceilings and polished timber floors. The lounge room at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house has been repainted and a new kitchen and split-system airconditioning installed in the time they’ve lived there.The striking black and white gourmet kitchen has stone benches, sleek cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The back deck on the house at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.That’s because their 12-year-old will start secondary school next year.The Scomazzons “pounced on” the property when it became available for sale after renting it for several months.“We were in love with where we were, so we bought it,” Mrs Scomazzon said.“I just thought ‘This is home’.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 This family home at 4 Willis Close, Keperra, is for sale. Picture supplied.KNOWING how fast houses sell in Keperra, it’s no wonder Lisa and Richard Scomazzon are reluctant to let go of their cherished family home.After nearly 11 years at 4 Willis Close, the couple have decided it’s time for a change, but Mrs Scomazzon can’t hide her emotion.“It’s a bit bittersweet, but time for new beginnings,” she said. “We’re just looking at downsizing and moving closer to the high school.” One of the bedrooms at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house is on a 591sq m block with low maintenance gardens.Houses take an average of 11 days to sell in Keperra, making it the capital’s fastest selling suburb. “It’s handy to everything, only 10km to the city, you’ve got Brookside shopping centre close by, beautiful cafes and restaurants – and it’s a fast developing suburb,” Mrs Scomazzon said.Keperra has a median house price of $537,250, according to property research firm CoreLogic.last_img read more

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Fight over reclining seat diverts flight

first_imgLifestyleTravel Fight over reclining seat diverts flight by: – June 2, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img (CNN) — Simmering air travel tensions bubbled over this weekend when a United Airlines passenger smacked a fellow flier over an unwelcome seat recline, The Washington Post reported.Air Force fighter jets escorted Ghana-bound United Airlines Flight 990 back to Washington Dulles International Airport after the fight broke out after takeoff Sunday night.The flight arrived back at Dulles at 12:35 a.m. Monday, according to United Airlines. Airline spokesman Mike Trevino said he could not confirm any details of what happened onboard.Sources told the Washington Post that not long after departing the airport, a passenger lowered his seat into the space of a fellow passenger and a fight followed. A flight attendant and another passenger tried to break up the scuffle, the report said.Is reclining your seat a right?Airport police met the flight at Dulles and determined that charges were not warranted, according to a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.The flight was delayed until Monday, Trevino said. He did not know if the feuding passengers were onboard when it departed after the delay.The disagreement over seat reclining is not the first to get physical. In November, a disgruntled passenger grabbed a reclining flier’s right ear with enough force to knock his glasses off, according to a complaint filed in that case.By Marnie Hunter, CNN Share Sharelast_img read more

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Van Dijk injury is no big deal, insists Liverpool boss Klopp

first_img Klopp, though, confirmed after the game that the 29-year-old is not expected to suffer any lasting effects. “Virg only looks like he has a piercing now and has a plaster on it,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the injury sustained by Virgil van Dijk in Wednesday’s (AEST) friendly with Salzburg is nothing to be concerned about. The Netherlands international was forced off in the 55th minute of the Reds’ 2-2 draw in Austria after suffering a cut to his head. Read Also: Messi in talks with Guardiola over Man City switch“It should not be, and is, no problem. In the moment it is, of course, not cool but there will not be a problem.”Liverpool face Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday  before kicking off their Premier League title defence against Leeds United on September 13.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

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Thornton borrows car, tops Deery feature for second Super Nationals crown

first_imgUp next for the IMCA Late Model tour is the 500th event in Deery Series history, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington on Saturday, Sept. 21. Winner of Monday’s $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing was Dalton Simonsen. The Labor Day show was the 49th Deery event held at Boone and the 30th held at Super Nationals.  “Todd and I have been friends for a couple years. It was 100 percent how he runs it,” Thornton said after the last of the victory lane photos were taken. “We didn’t change a thing. He has a setup just for Boone.”  Piloting a car borrowed from Todd Cooney, Thornton dominated in leading the last 36 of 50 laps and won Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model main event, on opening night of the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.  “Not a whole lot of people have done that. It’s pretty cool,” said the Arizona transplant, who will be back in action later this week in both a Modified and a Stock Car. “Now I hope to be the first to win two Super Nationals championships the same year.”  His convincing win in Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event made Ricky Thornton Jr. the first champion crowned at the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Tom Macht, The $2,000 checkers came at the end of Thornton’s career-first tour start. The fast-paced feature was stopped by just a single caution, on the second circuit. Thornton had started from inside the third row. He dogged Zrostlik before catching up and beating him across the stripe by less than a car length when lap 14 was scored.center_img He led by half a straightaway when the 20th lap was in the book and had built up an advantage of five-plus seconds over Kay when the checkers flew.  The Modified champion at Boone in 2016, Thornton became just the fifth driver to win Super Nationals titles in different divisions. Tenth starting Justin Kay, 13th starting Tyler Bruening, Nick Marolf and Terry Neal completed the top five.  Early leader Joe Zrostlik ended in sixth and point leader Andy Eckrich was seventh. “When Ricky Thornton calls and asks to borrow your car, you don’t say no,” said Cooney, who won the last of his three Super Nationals titles in the same car, in 2017, and was almost as happy becoming a Super Nationals champion car owner.  BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – Ricky Thornton Jr. had a three-time Super Nationals champion to thank for his second Super Nationals crown. Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 3. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 4. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 5. Terry Neal, Ely; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 7. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 8. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 9. John Emerson Waterloo; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 11. Curtis Glover, Des Moines; 12. Curt Martin, Independence; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 14. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 15. Jason Hahne, Webster City; 16. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 17. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 19. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax; 20. Luke Pestka, Robins; 21. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 22. Blair Kraus, Gretna, Neb; 23. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb.; 24. Josh Most, Red Oak.last_img read more

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National Fire Prevention Week

first_imgWhile Greensburg Fire Department celebrated their fire prevention week a week early so they could give local students the opportunity to participate before fall break, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to keep safety in mind this week.In observance of the week, the IDHS says the goal is to provide individuals an opportunity to learn and share fire safety information. With their theme this year, “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape!,” they are emphasizing the significance of escaping your home quickly in an emergency situation.According to the IDHS, on average, after a smoke alarm beeps, those within a household have a maximum of two minutes to safely escape their home.Not only is this week a great time to visit your local fire department to enjoy their cuisines, but it also marks a good time to test smoke alarms.Citizens who need working smoke alarms can find information on how to request 10-year non-tamper photoelectric smoke alarms or alarms for the deaf and hard-of-hearing at Fire-Rescue will host their Annual Open House on October 9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Stop by the station, take a tour, and meet your volunteer firefighters.  Sunman Fire-Rescue will host their Annual Open House on October 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  They will have displays from Sunman Area Life Squad, Sunman Police Department, as well as safety booths from University Air Care Helicopter, and fire safety activities for kids.last_img read more

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Masvidal seeks for Kamaru Usman rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Masvidal calls for Kamaru Usman rematch Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title Kamaru Usman retains UFC welterweight title Jorge Masvidal was gracious in defeat but wasted no time in demanding a rematch as he shook hands with Kamaru Usman after his defeat at UFC 251 on Saturday night.As they waited for the judges scores, Masvidal told Usman: “We’re gonna run it back.” Usman had ground out a decision victory over Masvidal to keep his belt, winning via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46).Usman used his superior wrestling and clinch work to wear down the challenger over five rounds.The 33-year-old ripped vicious hooks to the body against the cage and smothered Masvidal on the ground, sapping the challenger’s energy en route to a convincing win.“All these guys, they’re preparing for one guy, and that’s me, at the top of the mountain, and I had to make a mental shift,” Usman said after the fight.“Masvidal is tough, and he showed it out there.” Tags: Jorge MasdivalKamaru UsmanUFC 251last_img read more

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Pinnick Presents Pitch Awards Gong to Okowa

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Wednesday in Asaba presented the award of Football Friendly Governor of the Year to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State.Governor Okowa won the award at the sixth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards held in Asaba on Saturday, but neither the Delta State number one citizen nor the NFF supremo were present at the occasion.Pinnick, also the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, was summoned to France as a result of some issues related to CAF, and left Asaba on the eve of the awards, which held at the Golden Tulip Hotel hours after the Nigeria/Zimbabwe pre-AFCON 2019 sendforth friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi represented Pinnick at the event. “I am happy to present this award to Your Excellency, knowing that you are fully deserving of the gong going by what you have done for Nigerian Football in the past one year,” Pinnick said as he presented the award trophy and certificate to Governor Okowa.Governor Okowa and his administration have hosted several activities of the NFF in the past one year, including four matches of the Super Eagles (Vs Uganda in November 2018; Vs Seychelles in March 2019; Vs Egypt in March 2019 and; Vs Zimbabwe in June 2019); one match of the U23 National Team (Vs Libya in March 2019); the Annual General Assembly of the NFF in October 2018 and; a pre-Extraordinary General Assembly of the NFF in August 2018.The amiable governor has also handsomely rewarded players and officials of the Super Eagles on more than one occasion. His administration also sponsors several Clubs in the various Leagues in the country – a channel for youth empowerment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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J-D, CBA girls tennis maintain win streaks

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story And this led to Friday’s match against a much-improved East Syracuse Minoa, but J-D still had the upper hand in this neighborhood rivalry, turning back the Spartans 5-2.During a singles sweep, Farah routed Julia Barnwell 6-1, 6-0, with Reid handling Lizzy Phillips 6-2. 6-2. Cline prevailed 6-3, 6-1 over Jessica Vollmer.ESM did get points from doubles, where Marissa Drogo and Lauren Postma worked past Mudarova and Teresa Greenwood 6-3, 6-3 as Victoria Bondarenko and Jade Burgen had a 7-5, 1-6, 12-10 win over Park and Patel.J-D countered in the other doubles matches, though, as Wisniewski and Blair got past Sammy Baadani and Alana Day 6-1, 6-4, while Gajra and Sharma worked together to beat Katie Schmidt and Megan Volz 6-3, 6-0.CBA, parked atop the OHSL Liberty division, handled Westhill 7-0 last Monday as Gieselle Vlassis, Grace DelPino and Julia DelPino lost just one game in six sets of singles play. The closest doubles match had Grace Catalano and Maddie Tallman handle Sophie Langdon and Grace Lesselroth 6-4, 6-3.It got tougher a day later when the Brothers faced Skaneateles, with the Lakers picking off points in singles and doubles, but the Brothers still able to claim a 5-2 decision.Vlassis blasted Kenna Ellis 6-0, 6-0 as Julia DelPino handled Isabella Kroon 6-1, 6-0. But the Lakers got on the board by having Lily Miller beat Allie Mancini 6-2, 6-0.Similarly, in doubles Catalano and Grace DelPino could not hold on to an early lead in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 defeat to Ella Danforth and Emma Miller.But Tallman and Lily Geneocco won their own three-set battle over Sofia Capozza and Sophia Soderberg 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, and in yet another three-set match Sophie Schultz and Schutie Zirath outlasted Rachel Hackler and Kelsey Rutledge 6-4, 2-6, 10-7. Tags: CBAgirls tennisJ-D Inika Gajra lost her first singles match to the Redhawks’ Charlotte VonToledo, but Celia Reid rallied past Lauren Forland 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 as Sydney Cline worked past Claudia Boyko 7-5, 6-4.A 6-1 victory over followed on Wednesday afternoon, Gajra blanking Pearl Hettich 6-0, 6-0 as Reid won 6-3, 6-1 over Emma Hutchings and Cline won over Arianna DeFranco 6-4, 6-3.Twice, the Purple Tigers pushed doubles matches to three sets, and split them. Patel and Libby Blair overcame a bad second set to beat Oumou Diakite and Julia Guest 6-3, 0-6, 6-1, while Keough and Muradova lost, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, to Lelyzaveta Antonova and Ellen Conlon. Though challenged on a regular basis, girls tennis teams from  Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy remain atop their respective leagues.J-D, in first place in the SCAC Empire division, returned to action last Monday and turned back Central Square 6-1.The Red Rams’ doubles teams of Mona Farah-Tara Pollock, Riya Sharma-Lana Wisniewski, Elina Park-Serena Patel and Courtney Keough-Sabina Muradova all rolled to straight-set wins.last_img read more

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