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  • Martin Keown blames Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka clashing with Arsenal fans

    first_imgAdvertisement Comment Martin Keown blames Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka clashing with Arsenal fans Arsenal hero Martin Keown has blamed Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka’s meltdown (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has explained why he believes Unai Emery is partly responsible for Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka’s shocking meltdown.Xhaka threw his arms up in the air and cupped his ears after his substitution during Sunday’s Premier League draw with Crystal Palace was greeted by boos.As the noise around the Emirates intensified, Xhaka was seen mouthing ‘f*** off’ at the home fans and removed his shirt before storming down the tunnel. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 10:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link568Shares Xhaka was booed off in Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are now considering whether to strip Xhaka of the captaincy. He was handed the armband at the end of last month but Keown says that was a mistake from Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Sunday was not the first time Granit Xhaka has been jeered by his own fans,’ Arsenal legend Keown told the Daily Mail.‘It happened on September 22 too, when Aston Villa visited. Villa were leading 2-1 at the time, then Xhaka was substituted and serenaded by boos.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‘Arsenal, despite being down to 10 men, went on to win 3-2 without the midfielder. Then five days later, Unai Emery names Xhaka as captain anyway.‘Emery is as much to blame as anyone. If you let the players pick their skipper, then it becomes a popularity contest and that is not what leadership is about.‘I’ve never had a manager who decided the captaincy that way and, for me, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still the safer bet.’ Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo 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 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/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.Xhaka is yet to speak out on the ugly scenes that unfolded at the Emirates but Hector Bellerin has taken to social media to offer his support.The Arsenal vice-captain said: ‘We are all humans, we all have emotions, and sometimes it’s not easy dealing with them.‘It’s time to lift each other up, not to push each other away. We only win when we are together.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

  • Buhari Didn’t Order Pinnick’s Arrest, Says Presidency

    first_imgAmaju Pinnick NFF President But in a swift response to the spurious news in circulation, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, insisted last night that it was nothing but fake news.A statement by the Presidency warned those dropping the name of President Buhari in the allegation to desist from such.The statement read, “A press release in circulation in the last 24 hours, to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Amaju Pinnick, the NFF Chairman, is fake news because anyone familiar with the President’s unmitigated and unshakable commitment to the due processes of the law will not make such assumptions of the President.“The position of the President that allegations of criminal nature should be addressed only by investigation and law enforcement agencies, within the framework of the law has not changed.“It is not in the nature of President Buhari to say go and arrest that man or woman as formed the practice in the past.“Rather, he allows all allegations of this nature to be addressed using the mechanism of the rule of law even as law enforcement and investigation agencies should not in any way be hampered in performing their duties.He warned those who are seeking to influence any investigation (if ever there is any) to desist from such.“At the same time, nobody should drop names to seek to influence the course of those investigations.”Earlier on Saturday, the NFF has described the news as outright falsehood, stressing that there was no such order from the Presidency.It also dismissed the so-called travel ban on Pinnick as part of the fake news from those who do not wish Nigeria football well. By Duro IkhazuagbeAttempts to drag the Presidency to rubbish the lofty gains made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under the watch of Amaju Pinnick fell flat yesterday as the Presidency in Abuja denied any directive for the arrest and prosecution of the NFF chief.A section of the sporting media had reported at the weekend that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed security agencies to arrest and prosecute Pinnick on allegations of bogus fraud at the Glass House running into billions of Naira. “Mr. Pinnick was in Accra, Ghana on Friday, 4th January 2019 for a meeting with NFF and CAF partners AITEO and returned to Nigeria the same day. He has been going about his lawful official and private activities unhindered. The NFF published its audited account in two major national newspapers (THISDAY and Daily Trust) on Thursday, 20th December 2018 and in another major newspaper (Vanguard) on Tuesday, 25th December 2018. Anyone interested in the Federation’s financial transactions can refer to those pages. “The report is completely unfounded and is only a product of the writer’s imagination. The NFF President, who is also the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, has not received any such message from any of the agencies mentioned by the writer and has also never been placed on travel ban. “Before appointment into FIFA committees, Mr. Amaju and the two Nigerians in there passed rigorous integrity and eligibility tests. FIFA and CAF have not reported to anyone that their money is missing, and both organizations have been doing auditing of monies given to the NFF. Two years ago, FIFA handed the NFF a clean bill of health on financial management. Our accounts are audited by the same company that audits FIFA-PriceWaterHouse Coopers.center_img “We also urge our sponsors and partners, football stakeholders in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large, and other media institutions to disregard the said news report as its another attempt by the mob against the NFF to tarnish the image of the Federation and its leadership for whatever gains,” concludes the statement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “Our lawyers will take up the matter of the fake news item with the newspaper company that first published it in its online edition. But we urge other media companies and outlets to be painstaking in verification of their news items. “The attention of the Nigeria Football Federation has been drawn to a news item circulating in a section of the media saying a directive has been issued by President Muhammadu Buhari that the President of NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick be prosecuted and that Pinnick has also been issued with a travel ban. “All incomes into the NFF from the Federal Government, FIFA and CAF from 2014 till now have been correctly recorded and reflected in our accounts. The NFF received nothing like the N59 Billion that the fake news reporters have been hawking. It is laughable.last_img read more

  • Split squad no problem for USC

    first_imgThe USC swimming and diving team split up and competed in three different competitions over the weekend — the UCLA Diving Invite, the SMU Classic Invite and the California Grand Prix — with each group achieving successful results.USC’s diving team competed at the UCLA Diving Invite on Saturday where sophomore Harrison Jones won the 1-meter with 323.30 points and the platform with 364.05 points. Freshman Ariel Rittenhouse won the 3-meter springboard with 342.40 points and junior Christine Petrilli was the highest scoring woman of Troy on platform, coming in fourth with 216.15 points.Daily Trojan | Sunil MuraliIn Dallas, eight of USC’s fastest men swam at the SMU Classic Invite on Friday and Saturday against some of the nation’s top teams including Florida, Michigan and SwimMAC. USC’s two biggest victories were in the 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays.The sprint freestyle relay featured senior Zoltan Povazsay, freshman Clement Lefert and sophomores Jeff Daniels and Pat White. The men won in a time of 1:21.05, beating the national record holding team, SwimMAC.The 800-yard relay included junior Richard Charlesworth, Lefert, White and Povazsay, winning with a time of 6:30.54.“The fact that we beat both Florida and Michigan, which are top eight NCAA teams, was significant to our improvement as a team,” coach Dave Salo said.Salo considered Lefert’s victory in the 200-yard butterfly the best individual performance of the meet. The Frenchman scored a season best time and improved on his NCAA consideration ‘B’ time with a 1:44.28. Povazsay came second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.63), and Charlesworth clocked his first NCAA ‘B’ cut as a Trojan (4:24.89).USC came 5th overall scoring 260 points.Meanwhile, the rest of the USC swim team was racing hard at the California Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif. on Friday and Saturday.Junior Presley Bard, a transfer from Indiana, further established herself as one of USC’s top female competitors and came 5th in both the 100-yard freestyle (49.44) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.75). Both of these times were season bests for Bard and scored her two NCAA consideration “B” cuts.USC’s female flyers dominated in the 200-yard butterfly final with sophomore Katinka Hosszu taking first with a 1:53.99, junior Lyndsay DePaul touching second in a 1:55.45, freshman Yumi So coming in fourth (1:58.88) and sophomore Tanya Krisman taking seventh place (2:01.52).Freshman distance star Haley Anderson was third in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking a 4:45.05.“We are looking forward to having a great Pac-10 meet and a much improved NCAA team performance in March,” Salo said.last_img read more

  • Windies Geared Up for “Difficult” Afghanistan Challenge

    first_imgLUC­KNOW, In­dia – CMC – West In­dies have pre­pared for a “dif­fi­cult” chal­lenge from novices Afghanistan when the one-off in­au­gur­al Test be­tween the two teams bowls off mid­night on Tues­day, (East­ern Caribbean time).Head coach Phil Sim­mons told re­porters onTues­day while Afghanistan pos­sessed lim­it­ed ex­pe­ri­ence in the longest for­mat, play­ing in sub­con­ti­nent con­di­tions made them a dan­ger­ous side and it was im­por­tant West In­dies were on top of their game.“As an op­po­nent, they are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult,” said Sim­mons, ahead of his first Test with the Caribbean side in his sec­ond stint in charge in four years.“They are go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult be­cause they are on their home ground. The wick­et’s go­ing to turn [and] every­thing like that but in say­ing that, every­where you go the op­po­nents are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult in their home at­mos­phere.“It is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult Test match for us but at the end of the day, we’ve got to play home and away all the time. That’s how we look at it.”West In­dies en­ter as over­whelm­ing favourites to dom­i­nate the game at the Atal Bi­hari Va­j­pay­ee In­ter­na­tion­al Sta­di­um. In their cap­tain Ja­son Hold­er, they pos­sess the world’s lead­ing all-rounder in Tests while Kraigg Brath­waite, Ros­ton Chase and Shai Hope are all ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers with Test hun­dreds to their names.Vet­er­an seam­er Ke­mar Roach will lead the Windies at­tack with Hold­er and fel­low pace bowler Alzarri Joseph play­ing sup­port­ing roles.Spe­cial­ist spin­ner, left-armer Jomel War­ri­can, is ex­pect­ed to fea­ture promi­nent­ly as is off-spin­ning all-rounder Rah­keem Corn­wall who made his de­but on In­dia’s tour of the Caribbean last Au­gust.Afghanistan, mean­while, has played just three Tests since gain­ing ICC sta­tus two years ago, win­ning two – against In­dia and Bangladesh – and los­ing to In­dia.And Sim­mons, who stepped down as Afghanistan’s coach fol­low­ing the World Cup in Ju­ly, said the Windies would be look­ing to ex­ploit the Asian side’s in­ex­pe­ri­ence.“I think there’s a lot of changes in this team com­pared to the white-ball team,” he not­ed.“And I think that’s their for­mat. Their for­mat is T20 and they’ve done well over the last two, three years in T20 crick­et so they were al­ways go­ing to fight back in that one (se­ries).“I think this one (Test for­mat) they’ve had three Test match­es. They’ve done well … but it’s still a learn­ing stage for them and hope­ful­ly, we can cap­i­talise on that.”Afghanistan’s bowl­ing, as it did in the re­cent T20 se­ries, is ex­pect­ed to be the strength of the home side. But while they boast some de­cent fast bowlers, it is their spin­ners like leg-spin­ning cap­tain Rashid Khan, 19-year-old leg-spin­ner Qais Ahmed and 20-year-old left-arm spin­ners Za­hir Khan and Hamza Ho­tak who are ex­pect­ed to prove the re­al threats.And Sim­mons said West In­dies would un­der­take a last-minute as­sess­ment of the pitch be­fore de­cid­ing on the com­po­si­tion of their squad.“I’ve got to have a look at the wick­et again to­day and maybe to­mor­row morn­ing and see what it looks like be­fore we de­cide what the fi­nal bowl­ing at­tack would be like,” he said.“It (fi­nal XI) may be heavy on spin or heavy on-seam de­pend­ing on what we see be­tween Mon­day and Tues­day.”SQUADSAFGHANISTAN – Rashid Khan (cap­tain), As­ghar Afghan, Ih­san­ul­lah Janat, Ibrahim Zad­ran, Javed Ah­ma­di, Rah­mat Shah, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmed, Ikram Alikhiel (wick­et­keep­er), Af­sar Za­zai, Nasir Ja­mal, Za­hir Khan, Yamin Ah­madzai, Hamza Ho­tak, Ni­jat Ma­sood.WEST IN­DIES – Ja­son Hold­er (cap­tain), Shai Hope, John Camp­bell, Kraigg Brath­waite, Shim­ron Het­my­er, Shamarh Brooks, Ros­ton Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Am­bris, Jomel War­ri­can, Rah­keem Corn­wall, Ke­mar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.last_img read more

  • UEFA Representatives Presented Youth Category Football Development Project

    first_imgIoan Lupesku and Jean-Francois Domergue from UEFA Technical Sector held in Zenica a meeting with representatives of B&H Football Association Denijal Pirić, Elmir Pilav and Murat Jaha, where they presented a new project of youth category football development.“I am glad that we have this meeting because the proposed plan for improving the operation with youth of B&H Football Association fits with the UEFA project of youth category football development that was presented by Ioan Lupesku and Jean-Francois Domergue. B&H Football Association correlating with UEFA, with this project will be the vanguard of quality work in youth football sector”, said the Technical Director of B&H Football Association Denijal Pirić.Besides the meeting, Lupesku and Domergue visited the Training Center of B&H representative selections in Zenica, announced the B&H Football Association.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

  • Federal judge overturns Iowa’s 2012 ‘ag gag’ law

    first_imgDES MOINES — A federal court has ruled Iowa’s so-called “ag gag” law is unconstitutional.The law set up a penalty for people who get a job on a farm or in a livestock confinement in order to go undercover to release details of the operation or free the animals. Rita Bettis Austen of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says the law violated First Amendment rights.“An especially grievous harm to our democracy occurs when the government uses the power of the criminal laws to target unpopular speech, to protect those with power,” she says, “and that’s exactly what this law was always about.”Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, says the court mentioned the value of undercover investigations.“To allow and to prevent the state of Iowa from making a criminal action for entities that publish the truth,” he says, “that shine the spotlight on activities that are of deep interest to the citizens of the state of Iowa.”Matthew Liebman, an attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, says the law stifled investigations his clients might have conducted.“They weren’t willing to put their investigators at risk of going to prison,” he says, “so now that this law is no longer an obstacle, I think we could expect to start seeing undercover investigations in Iowa.”Governor Terry Branstad signed the law in 2012, saying it’s wrong for people to try to disrupt farming operations. Others who supported the law say people who enter livestock barns under false pretenses can expose the animals to diseases. Federal courts have struck down laws in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that were — like Iowa’s law — intended to discourage groups like PETA from videotaping inside livestock confinements.last_img read more


    first_imgOver one hundred and sixty runners and walkers took to the roads in Churchill this morning to take part in the inaugural Bluebird Care 5k, raising an impressive €1,700 in aid of The Órán Nibbs Foundation.Family, friends and neighbours of young Órán Nibbs, from Trentagh, were delighted with the great show of support as people from all parts of Donegal joined in to do the distance to make a difference.“We are heartened by the great turnout here today in support of Órán. Thank you to the team at Bluebird Care and everyone involved in making this event possible, and a special thanks to Bernie Heron, Órán’s Bluebird Carer who helps and supports us everyday” says Aisling Nibbs, Órán’s mother. The first over the line with an impressive time of 16.55 was Gerard McGrenaghan from Letterkenny Athletic Club, closely followed by Marcus McClintock, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 17.20 and Pádraig Breslin taking third place in the men’s category with a time of 18.22.Irene McFadden, from Letterkenny Athletic Club was the first female over the line with a time of 19.38, tailed by Monica McGrenaghan, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 19.40 and Frances Judge, from Letterkenny Athletic Club coming in third place in the female category at 20 minutes exactly.Donal Haughey, from Tir Conail Athletic Club took first place in the males over 50 category with a time of 19.34. Antoin Boyle, from Letterkenny Athletic Club came first place in the junior boy’s category at 29.26. Kathy Boyle, took first place in the female over 45 category with a time of 23.44. Aine Duddy, from Churchill came in first place in the junior girls category at 28.58.All of the funds raised from the Bluebird Care 5k today will go towards helping Órán, who suffers from a rare and progressive condition called Mitochondrial Disease, to receive vital medical treatment in America. Speaking after the event in the Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Director of Bluebird Care (Donegal and Leitrim) Marty Kelly, said, “well done and many thanks to all of you who have made today a great success, especially to all our runners and walkers who have helped us raise €1,700 to go towards youngÓrán’s vital treatment in America.“I would also like to thank Gartan Outdoor Education Centre; Aura Leisure Centre; Glenleary Stables Ramelton; Evolve Menswear; The Swing Room; Neary’s Pharmacy; The Zip Yard; Jiffy Dry Cleaners and HairDO’s Hairdressers for generously sponsoring today’s great prizes”The Bluebird Care 5K will become an annual event to raise funds to support local charities. For more information on Bluebird Care log ontowww.bluebirdcare.ie INAUGURAL BLUEBIRD CARE 5K RAISES €1,700 FOR ORAN NIBBS FOUNDATION was last modified: October 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more