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Wenger: We blame ourselves

first_img The Gunners, with a makeshift defence and missing Mesut Ozil because of a knee injury, had taken an early lead through a fine finish from Alexis Sanchez and looked on their way to victory. However, Hull quickly were on level terms through a controversial equaliser from Mohamed Diame as Arsenal claimed a foul in the build-up. Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side only had themselves to blame after having to battle back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hull with a stoppage-time equaliser from Danny Welbeck at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were then made to pay for switching off right at the start of the second half when Abel Hernandez – only playing after an injury to Nikica Jelavic in the warm-up – headed Hull into the lead. Arsenal, beaten at Chelsea before the international break, looked set for more frustrations before Welbeck slotted home in the first of six minutes of added time, and then almost snatched victory at the death through Kieran Gibbs, who was denied by stand-in Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic. “We got a point but we had 80 per cent possession. It is a very disappointing result,” said Wenger, who moved to allay any fears over an ankle/knee injury suffered by Jack Wilshere during the second half. “We were unlucky with the referee on the first goal, but on the second goal we can only blame ourselves. “We came out of the dressing room with a lack of focus and gave them the lead straight away. It was difficult. “I cannot fault the effort or the heart that we had in the game. The defensive concentration was missing on the second goal and when you make it difficult at that level you cannot give the goals away like that.” Wenger added: “Even in the last five minutes we had three clear-cut chances on goal. It is difficult when we play against teams who are physically stronger and organised, it was 10 against 10 in one half. “This was the kind of game where we couldn’t afford to concede another goal when we came out at 1-1. We know that – we have enough experience to know that and we cannot give a goal away like we did. “But we put our heart and effort in until the last second and I cannot fault the effort, the spirit and the work rate of the team.” Arsenal have now not won in the Barclays Premier League since September 20 and are some 11 points behind leaders Chelsea in sixth. Wenger added: “Of course I cannot say it is not a concern, it is a big concern because the other teams win their games and we don’t.” After looking set for being on the end of a hiding, Bruce was full of praise for his side’s efforts. “I am satisfied with a point, but I think that is four times this season we’ve conceded in the last minute,” he said. “Today I didn’t think we were going to concede because we were comfortable, but we ran out of juice badly because the international players had been away and we made a few mistakes. “I thought we were going to hang on to what would be a great win for us. “However, I have been here before with teams where Arsenal have played the reserves and we have been beaten by six or five and gone away with our tails between our legs, so we have done extremely well to get a point.” Bruce revealed Jelavic had twisted his knee during the warm-up, while defender Michael Dawson also hobbled off in the second half with an ankle problem. Goalkeeper Steve Harper, meanwhile, looks set for a spell out of action, having to be replaced just before half-time. “It looks as if he has ruptured his bicep, which is a horrible injury,” Bruce said. “He would love me to say he did it when he tipped the ball over the bar from (Santi) Cazorla, but it was a shot somebody scuffed and he went down.” last_img read more

Cricket News If situation demands Virat Kohli can bat at number 4: Sunil Gavaskar

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli can bat at number 4 in the World Cup if the situation demands. India will play their first World Cup game against South Africa on June 5. The last assignment before the World Cup starts on 24th February against Australia.  New Delhi: With less than four months for the most prestigious event to start, the teams are working regressively with the full fortitude to not keep even a single box unturned. For India, the squad looks pretty much in space with both bowlers and batsmen in prime form. However, there are still a few areas to be seen, one of them turns out to be if skipper Virat Kohli can bat at number four.Since the very statement from Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, the idea of playing batting sensation Virat Kohli at the debatable No.4 slot has caused quite a stir. While most are of the notion that the formidable top-three of the Indian batting line up should not be separated, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that Kohli can bat at number four if the situation demands.He went on saying that if India loses their openers early, India can protect Virat for number four and the likes of Ambati Rayudu or some other can be exposed for the number three spot.  Gavaskar, on Friday, opined that there is no need for the Indian think tank to protect a batsman of the stature of Kohli, but added that if a situation arises where India have lost the openers early on in a big run chase then the “best batsman in the world” can be protected and sent at No.4. “The best batsman in the world needs no protection in the batting order. But sometimes you have to assess the conditions. There could be a lot of swing and movement in the air in England… and if the opposition makes over 350 and India lose the first wicket early, then Kohli could be protected and sent at No.4.”This is the very reason why it is really important for India to select its third opener who is technically sound. Because the ball swings and seams around in England. But if the conditions are not very different then Kohli should bat at No.3,” Gavaskar told India Today. highlights Gavaskar believes that India can build that number three spot for someone till the World Cup, which eventually can provide more solidarity in the batting line up.”The good thing about this Indian top-three is we can separate them if conditions and situations demand. Someone like Virat Kohli can go to number four, and we can put a good number three to bring more balance to the batting line-up. That’s flexibility for you, and for big tournaments like the World Cup, you have to be flexible to see what’s the best balance for the side. So we will decide that (accordingly in England).last_img read more

2 football players appear in court Wednesday; case adjourned until Jan. 30

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Syracuse football players Marquis Spruill and Steve Rene appeared in Syracuse City Court Wednesday for a hearing following their arrests on Dec. 2.The two appeared before Judge Theodore Limpert with their attorney, Christopher Burke of Syracuse University Student Legal Services. Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney Matt Bloss said that he was seeking a “guilty as charged” plea, but told the judge that he was still interviewing witnesses, including the arresting police officers.The judge then adjourned the case until Jan. 30.“(Bloss) needs to speak with his people, his witnesses, and that’s when they’ll decide where we’re going from there,” Burke said.Spruill, 21, faces charges of second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct, both violations. Rene, 21, faces charges of disorderly conduct, a violation, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSpruill is a starting linebacker for the Syracuse football team, while Rene is a running back and punt returner. Rene was declared out for the season on Nov. 20 and received surgery for an upper body injury.Syracuse plays in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium against West Virginia. Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said on ESPN CNY Radio Wednesday that Spruill will play in the game, while Rene will not due to his injury. A call to Sue Edson, assistant director of athletics for communications, was not immediately returned.The two players were arrested in the early morning of Dec. 2. The incident began when Rene stood in the road on Euclid Avenue, yelling at passers-by and police officers, according to the police report. An officer took Rene to the side of the street, but he returned to the road, at the intersection of Livingston and Euclid Avenues.The officer approached Rene and grabbed his shirt in an attempt to secure his position. Spruill attempted to pull the officer away from Rene, according to the report.The first officer pushed Spruill away, and another officer came to secure the position. Officers had difficulty handcuffing Rene, according to the report.Rene and Spruill were placed in the back of a Syracuse police car. While officers were questioning Rene, Spruill kicked the inside of the car in an aggressive manner. He kicked the rear door open at one point, nearly striking an officer in the face, according to the report.Spruill and Rene declined comment after the hearing. Commentslast_img read more

Getting to know Bryant

first_img Published on May 10, 2013 at 12:52 am Five years ago, Bryant was wrapping up its 27th year as a Division-II competitor. In five years, the Bulldogs have risen to respectability on the national scene. Led by former Duke head coach Mike Pressler, the Bulldogs have a chance to play Cinderella on Sunday night at 7:30 in the Carrier Dome.Record: 8-10 (4-1 Northeast Conference)Season outline: Bryant started the season 0-7, losing nonconference games to Colgate, Fairfield, Bucknell, Vermont, Drexel, Albany and Harvard before squeaking out its first win of the season, 10-9, against Stony Brook on March 23. The Bulldogs then scored 47 goals in their first three NEC matchups, ultimately finishing 4-1 in conference play and claiming the top seed in the conference tournament. They beat Sacred Heart 11-9 in the semifinals before routing Robert Morris 14-7 in the final on Saturday to repeat as NEC champions. This year, though, the title came with an automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament.Players to watch:Colin Dunster: The junior midfielder is Bryant’s leading scorer with 31 goals and 14 assists. He tallied a game-high six points (two goals, four assists) in the NEC final.Shane Morell: The sophomore attack is the Bulldogs’ most accurate regular scorer. With 27 goals and 18 assists, he’s tied with Dunster for the team lead in points, but shoots 28.4 percent and finds the cage on 61.1 percent of his shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPeter McMahon: The senior attack is playing to continue his career, and with three straight hat tricks entering the NCAA tournament, it shows. He was the NEC tournament MVP.Kevin Massa: If there’s one player who can single-handedly hurt SU, it’s Massa, a quick-stick sophomore midfielder. The faceoff specialist is 293-for-411 (71.3 percent) at the X this year. Against Robert Morris in the NEC final, he won 21-of-25 faceoffs.Gunnar Waldt: The redshirt freshman netminder has been a steady presence between the pipes through the second half of Bryant’s season. He’s saved 57 percent of shots this year and averages nine goals allowed per game. Waldt made 11 saves while allowing seven goals in the NEC final.Head coach:Mike Pressler: Pressler spent 16 seasons at Duke before being asked to step down after three of his players were accused of rape in April 2006. The accusations ultimately proved false and the charges were dropped, but Pressler has moved on to reshape the Bryant program in only seven seasons. He led the Bulldogs to a 14-4 mark last year, an undefeated record at home and their first-ever Division-I national ranking, cracking the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll at No. 20 in early April 2012. Now Pressler looks to push the program one step further when it takes on the Orange on Sunday.– Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff Comments Related Stories Out of the blue: Pressler leads Bryant into NCAA tournament matchup with Syracuse after rebuilding in wake of Duke rape scandalSyracuse preps for Bryant’s Massa at X, attack-minded Policenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USG votes to change name of Women’s Student Assembly

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government senators voted unanimously to change the name of the Women’s Student Assembly to the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment at the first USG meeting of the semester Tuesday. SAGE Assistant Director Maddie Hengst said that the change came about in order for the group to better fulfill its mission statement and  become a better resource for both cisgender and transgender students. “Our mission statement recognizes that we do not just cater to female-identified students, but also cater to students of all gender identities,” Hengst said. “We also don’t want to alienate any of our constituency by focusing exclusively on women.”Several senators initially voiced their confusion over the choice of a name change instead of the creation of an entirely new student organization. Sen. Leena Danpour asked why WSA did not choose to remain the same and simply create a new group called SAGE. “I hope that in the future women wouldn’t feel alienated by our organization or feel inadequately represented by our organization,” Hengst said in response. “I think right now the organization wasn’t appropriately representing our mission statement, so this name change isn’t really changing the purpose of our organization at all — it’s just better reflecting what our mission statement has been and the work we’ve been doing for the past few years.”Sen. Emily Lee wanted to know if WSA’s name change would expand its functions and encroach on the functions of the Queer and Ally Student Assembly. Sen. Kate Oh said that for the most part, this would not occur.“Gender identity and sexual orientation identity are different things,” Oh said. “There might be overlap, but there shouldn’t be any encroachment.”After the vote to change WSA to SAGE passed unanimously, Sen. Tyler Matheson presented his resolution to create a system notifying students of whether or not they are taking any pass-fail courses. The electronic system, which will also notify them of how many pass-fail courses they registered for, aims to provide students with useful information about classes.Senators will vote on whether or not to pass this resolution at the next USG meeting.last_img read more

Denis Maher suffering from a dislocated shoulder

first_imgIt’s been confirmed the 23 year old suffered a dislocated shoulder and will attend a specialist this week. Denis was part of the Tipperary Minor Hurling panel in 2008 and 2009 and the Under 21 Hurling panel in 2012. The 23 year old made his National League debut as a substitute versus Waterford in February 2014, scoring a point from play.last_img

Ghana’s Black Stars Knock out G’ Bissau to Top Group F

first_imgGuinea Bissau, who could have gone through with a victory, hit the woodwork three times.Piqueti had a 25-yard shot tipped onto the bar by keeper Richard Ofori, Joseph Mendes hit the outside of the post from the edge of the box and Mamadu Cande’s corner struck the crossbar.Swansea striker Ayew also hit the post twice, once in each half.As a result of winning the group on goal difference, four-time champions Ghana, who had drawn their opening two games, will face the team who finish second in Group E – Mali, Tunisia, Angola or Mauritania – in Ismailia on Monday.Meanwhile, Ghana and Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu has been ruled out of the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations with a hamstring injury.Atsu was forced off just 15 minutes into the Black Stars’ goalless draw with Group F rivals Cameroon on Saturday.Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon stay top of group after Ghana drawDefending champions Cameroon remain top of Group F after a goalless draw with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.The 27-year-old has returned to England for further treatment with the Tyneside club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana reached the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations and knocked out Guinea-Bissau with a 2-0 win in Suez.Jordan Ayew raced on to a through ball seconds after half-time to put them ahead, and Thomas Partey slotted home Abdul Baba’s cross to seal the victory.That second goal ensured Ghana finished top of Group F, with Cameroon drawing 0-0 with Benin in Ismailia.last_img read more

Consultation opens assessing licensee data practices

first_img Related Articles Share Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will assess its licensee data and information requirements, after confirming the launch of its new industry stakeholder consultation.The new consultation aims to evaluate operator data requirements and reporting procedures adhering to conditions established by the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP).In addition, the consultation will require stakeholders to submit the details of regulatory returns, official statistics and further licensee data requirements. In its consultation note, the UKGC detailed that its data requirements need to change over time to better reflect the regulatory development of the sector, in addition to informing government policy and research units supporting the UKGC’s in its regulatory approach.The UKGC requires stakeholder input with regards to:     Improving data quality and efficiency of regulations     Streamlining existing licensee requirements, reducing regulatory burdens     Ensuring that new data requirements can fulfil the UKGC’s current and future needs     Strengthening the UKGC’s focus on consumer protection.“The consultation sets out the Gambling Commission’s proposals to change the regulatory data that we require licensees to provide to us and offers an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes,” read the UKGC statement. The UKGC will close its consultation on 20 May 2020. Full consultation terms can be found at read more

Michigan DNR releases Coho and Atlantic salmon into the Thunder Bay River

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Anglers now have more fish to catch thanks to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.On Wednesday, 20,000 Atlantic salmon and 50,000 Coho salmon were released into the Thunder Bay River. Both species of fish were raised in hatcheries near Traverse City for 18 months. It’s the first time that Coho salmon have been stocked here at the Thunder Bay River since 1974.Coho salmon are sure to give fishermen a new challenge on the water.“These fish provide an awesome fishery for anglers across the state,” said Dan Operhall, fishery technician for the Michigan DNR. “There is many people who come from all over to catch these fish. They fight hard. They taste delicious. They’re just a blast to catch.”Atlantic salmon are released every year at that location by the Michigan DNR. They’re also released at other sites on the Sunrise Side like the Au Sable River.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Anglers, Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Fisherman, fishing, Hatchery, Lake Huron, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Salmon, Thunder Bay RiverContinue ReadingPrevious Student art gallery opens at Besser MuseumNext Photo of the Day for Thursday, May 16last_img read more

With Luis Severino sidelined, how should Yankees approach filling gap in rotation?

first_imgWhile a healthy Gonzalez may not wow anyone, consider this: He has made 30 or more starts in eight of his last nine big league seasons and posted a FIP over 4.00 in that span just once. His ERA+ over that span is 117. That’s pretty, pretty good.The fact that more teams aren’t in on Gonzalez — let alone that he is still a free agent — is surprising, to say the least. If the Yankees want to plug the hole quickly and get some stability in their rotation, Gonzalez should be the guy.But, hey, I’m not the GM. “Luis Severi-oh-no!”That was the collective cry of Yankees fans Tuesday when news broke that Severino was broken — at least partially, with a bum rotator cuff, an injury that will keep him out for at least a month.  A friendly reminder: Divisions aren’t won in March and April, but they can certainly be lost. Severino being out for a period of time, even for a week or two of the regular season, raises lots of questions and a fair bit of concern now and moving forward.FANTASY SOURCE: SP rankings for 2019 The Yankees’ No. 1 starter faltered in the second half last year, and after news of this injury, the Yankees and their fans are allowed to feel a bit uneasy about what’s to come with a hole in their rotation.What, then, should the Bombers do?Sign a guyAs of this publishing, there were more arms available on the market than there were people on Twitter mad at me for not ever having watched “Game of Thrones.” That may be slight hyperbole, but look at the names: Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez, James Shields, Edwin Jackson.Sure, some options are more attractive than others, but we’re not talking about replacing a No. 1 for the duration of the season, just for a few weeks of the season — maybe.MORE: Keuchel not panicking about being unsignedThe fact Keuchel and Gonzalez are still free agents is pretty surprising. They may not be what they were three or four seasons ago, but both had decent seasons in 2018:Keuchel (Astros): 34 starts, 204 2/3 innings, 3.74 ERA (3.69 FIP), 2.65 K:BB ratioGonzalez (Nationals and Brewers combined): 27 starts, 171 innings, 4.21 ERA (4.16 FIP), 1.85 K:BB ratioGonzalez, in fact, turned his season around after arriving in Milwaukee, pitching to a 2.13 ERA and a sub-1.000 WHIP in five starts, so there may be something left in the tank after a rough go with Washington. Both pitchers left-handed (who couldn’t use more lefties?) and neither one has a foot in the grave — Keuchel is 31, Gonzalez 33. Even with the acquisition of James Paxton, the Bombers could use rotation more help, given CC Sabathia’s injury history and the team’s current lack of depth.The danger here is that neither one will be ready for the first week of the regular season — some very smart people suggest that they would likely need extra time in extended spring training to get right. Both represent a long-term solution to a (potentially) short-term problem, but the window is open now, so why not go for it?Trade for a guyPulling off a trade at this time of year would represent some good, spicy content, but it could be a possibility.Rumors persist that Madison Bumgarner is on the market, and with the Giants looking more like a rebuilding team, would it be worth it for Brian Cashman to make a call now? Bumgarner’s velocity has been up through the early part of the spring, so reports of his demise would seem to be greatly exaggerated.MORE: Yankees’ GM ‘closing the chapter’ on Harper, MachadoWhat about a guy like Zack Greinke, whom the Diamondbacks are more desperate to get rid of than a zit on prom night? Sure, a deal might take from the organization’s last bit of farm system depth, but what could it hurt? Trading for a known quantity at this point would probably be safer than signing a guy off the street. The likelihood of pulling off either type of move is pretty unrealistic right now, however.Try a guyThe Yanks have plenty of guys to try. Last year, they tried multiple guys, with varying degrees of success.Jonathan Loaisiga, the team’s top-ranked pitching prospect, and Domingo German both pitched relatively well when called upon. Loaisiga pitched to a 3.00 ERA across four starts before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for two months, then pitched out of the ‘pen with mixed results at the end of the season. German scuffled, but he also showed flashes of being a decent back-end starter. Chance Adams, long a talked-about prospect, might finally get a look, but frankly, if it hasn’t happened for him at the major league level yet, it probably won’t happen in 2019 as a rotation reinforcement.The Yankees can’t necessarily afford to turn the clock back to early 2000s Nickelodeon and play “Figure It Out” while they’re in a pennant race this summer, especially with the reigning, defending World Series champion Red Sox and the pesky Rays in the division. You can’t expect perfect health for the duration of the season, just like you can’t expect prospects to figure it out at the major league level for X amount of starts.VerdictIt’s not my money, but I’d spend it faster than a rapper in a jewelry shop.Winning a World Series is hard. A lot has to go right, and that starts with pitching. You can poke holes in the Yankees’ rotation for days, with health being concern numero uno.last_img read more