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Former Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis set for talks with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

first_img 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 CityThe former Napoli coach’s stock in Italy remains, high, however, and Milan are hoping to beat Roma to his services should Roman Abramovich call time on Sarri’s time at Stamford Bridge.Milan are, according to Sport Mediaset, prepared to offer the 60-year-old a salary worth €3million-a-year after tax, while Chelsea, who have been slapped with a two window transfer ban, are said to be considering moves for Watford’s Javi Gracia and club legend Frank Lampard whose Derby side reached the Championship play-off final on Wednesday following a dramatic win over Leeds United. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 9:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement / Top articles Full Screen 1/1 PLAY SPONSORED Read More About Connatix V67539 Read More Ivan Gazidis is stepping up his search for Gennaro Gattuso’s potential replacement at AC Milan (Picture: Getty)Ivan Gazidis is set to hold face-to-face talks with Maurizio Sarri as he steps up his plans to secure a replacement for current AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso.The former Arsenal chief executive joined the Italian club in September after overseeing the recruitment process which saw Unai Emery replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.Milan are still in with a chance of securing Champions League qualification following consecutive victories against Bologna and Fiorentina, but Gattuso is expected to depart in the summer, even if he is able to secure fourth spot ahead of Atalanta with two games of the domestic campaign remaining.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite masterminding Chelsea third place finish in the Premier League and a Europa League final against Arsenal on the horizon, Sarri’s future at Chelsea is far from certain following a series of spats with high-profile players and failing to build a rapport with the club’s fans.ADVERTISEMENT Coming Next Video Settings Former Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis set for talks with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1 min. story Skip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Skip Ad Read More by Metro Gennaro Gattuso is expected to leave Milan in the summer regardless of whether Milan can secure Champions League qualification (Picture: Getty)When asked if he will still be at Stamford Bridge next season following last Sunday’s draw with Leicester, Sarri said: ‘I think so, but I am not sure.‘I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Commentlast_img read more

Duncan Garner: Legalising weed could cause teen addiction to skyrocket

first_imgNewsHub 14  November 2019Family First Comment: This study is our warning – public health worsens – by how much we don’t know – so given that we don’t know, why even put the question to Kiwis in a referendum? Why are we even contemplating this change? Stick your “OK boomer” phrase Chloe Swarbrick and start to digest the inconvenient truth – your support for a law change is misguided and irresponsible – your position might even steal someone’s childhood. It’s time to accept the facts and step outside your echo chamber of yes men and sycophants.#saynopetodopeOPINION: It’s official. Legalising weed means more people smoke it, more often and addiction rates go up, starting with kids as young as 12.Be careful what we wish for folks, this is our future staring at us in the face if we are not careful.One of the world’s most respected cannabis researchers has compared half a million people by looking at what happens when an American state legalises weed for recreational use compared to states that don’t.And at every age level in every cohort, every race, creed or LGBT plus any ABCDEFG I’ve left off – where the green herb got the green light – they all got lit alright.Dependency increased, and of real concern 12-17 year olds had the worst results of all the different age groups surveyed.There are more addictions and more people smoking it more frequently – especially men in their 20s.So overall, there are more health issues as a result.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/11/duncan-garner-legalising-weed-could-cause-teen-addiction-to-skyrocket.htmllast_img read more

Doug Pederson explains Eagles’ decision to sign quarterback Josh McCown

first_img“I’ve been in a lot of situations throughout my career — where I was helping a young guy or serving as a stopgap kind of guy or being part of a rebuilding situation — so to come to a situation where it was more established, where they’ve got the quarterback (Carson Wentz) and a veteran defense and a lot of good players on the offense, that to me was enticing.”The Eagles have two preseason games remaining before they face the Redskins in Week 1 action Sept. 8. Nate Sudfeld injury update: Eagles No. 2 QB (broken wrist) has surgery, expected back in 6 weeks, report says Eagles signing veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal McCown spent the last two seasons with the Jets, appearing in 17 games and throwing 19 touchdown passes. He announced he was stepping away from football in mid-June but changed his mind when the Eagles became interested in signing him.“It was an easy sell, to be quite honest,” McCown said (via the Eagles’ official website). “More than anything, it was the comfort level I had talking with Doug (Pederson), where they’re trying to take this thing and where they’re trying to get back to and understanding the expectations that they have here.center_img Pederson discussed the team’s decision to add the 16-year veteran when he met with reporters Sunday.”It kind of falls in line with not only the injury situation, but also the fact that when we have an opportunity to add a little value, add a little depth, add a little competition to that spot, a veteran guy who has been around the league,” Pederson said. “I’ve said this all along, the quarterback position is not immune to any of this, so that’s why we did it.” Related News Doug Pederson thinks Josh McCown will be an asset for the Eagles, even if he never steps on the field.The 40-year-old quarterback came out of retirement and inked a one-year deal with Philadelphia this weekend after backups Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler suffered injuries in the preseason.last_img read more

Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings: Top players, sleepers at outfield for 2020

first_img2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Starter | Reliever | Top 300You’re going to be making a lot of decisions like that with your outfielders. The big power-speed guys will go within the first five or six picks of the draft — and then there are a host of big-time sluggers who will go throughout the next couple rounds — but as soon as guys like Starling Marte and Austin Meadows are nearing the top of your queue, you know you have some decisions to make in regards to balancing out your roster. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverLike the corner infield spots, you’ll always be able to find solid homer upside with outfield, even deep into your draft. Finding the guy who who would hit 37 HRs instead of 25 over a full season is what often separates the top tier from the middling teams, and unfortunately, it’s not easy to do. Luck is certainly involved to some degree, but finding guys with clear(ish) paths to playing time and decent peripheral stats goes a long way. It’s also worth taking some chances at this position with your final starter/bench spots because there will always be worthwhile pickups available throughout the year. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | PointsAs always, the players listed below are ranked as if they’re only eligible at OF. Players eligible at multiple positions may be ranked higher in our overall rankings. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamWe’ll be updating our OF rankings as needed, so check back for the latest player movement. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat SheetFantasy Baseball OF RankingsRankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as categories Few preseason fantasy baseball tasks are more difficult than putting together OF rankings. Starting pitcher and closer rankings are also tough, but at least we know they’re an exercise in futility even as we’re compiling them. Outfield is different because it feels like a code we can crack (even though we can’t). There are so many players, from all-around studs to one-category sleepers, spread throughout the various tiers, that outfield is really a position that needs its own cheat sheet heading into 2020 drafts. Once you get past the top 20 or so OFs, how you’re building your specific team is really more important than how the players are ranked below. We might think Kyle Schwarber’s overall impact will be slightly higher than Ramon Laureano’s, but if you need some steals and a higher average, Laureano probably makes more sense for you.  Position eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (5 games started or 10 games played at a position)* = not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the seasonMore 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorRankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility1Ronald Acuna Jr.Braves2Christian YelichBrewers3Mike TroutAngels4Mookie BettsDodgers5Cody BellingerDodgers1B6Juan SotoNationals7J.D. MartinezRed Sox8George SpringerAstros9Yordan AlvarezAstros10Bryce HarperPhillies11Aaron JudgeYankees12Giancarlo StantonYankees13Starling MarteD-backs14Eloy JimenezWhite Sox15Charlie BlackmonRockies16Austin MeadowsRays17Kris BryantCubs3B18Nicholas CastellanosReds19Jorge SolerRoyals20Jonathan Villar*Marlins2B, SS21Ketel MarteD-backs2B, SS22Franmil ReyesIndians23Kyle SchwarberCubs24Joey GalloRangers25Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B26Oscar MercadoIndians27Victor RoblesNationals28Andrew BenintendiRed Sox29Ramon LaureanoA’s30Luis RobertWhite Sox31Aristides AquinoReds32Tommy PhamPadres33Marcell OzunaBraves34Michael ConfortoMets35Willie CalhounRangers36Justin UptonAngels37Kyle TuckerAstros38Eddie RosarioTwins39Michael BrantleyAstros40Byron BuxtonTwins41Mallex SmithMariners42Cavan BiggioBlue Jays2B43Scott KingeryPhillies2B, 3B, SS44Danny SantanaRangers1B, 2B, 3B, SS45Max KeplerTwins46Andrew McCutchenPhillies47David DahlRockies48Avisail GarciaBrewers49Jeff McNeilMets2B, 3B50Ian HappCubs2B, 3B51Tommy EdmanCardinals2B, 3B52Nick SenzelReds53Bryan ReynoldsPirates54Brandon LoweRays1B, 2B55Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B56Wil MyersPadres1B57Lorenzo CainBrewers58Adam EatonNationals59Brian AndersonMarlins3B60Randal GrichukBlue Jays61Hunter RenfroeRays62Kole CalhounD-backs63J.D. DavisMets3B64Joc PedersonDodgers1B65Jarrod DysonPirates66Alex VerdugoRed Sox67Gregory PolancoPirates68Shin-Soo ChooRangers69David PeraltaD-backs70Mark CanhaA’s1B71Ryan BraunBrewers1B*72Hunter DozierRoyals1B, 3B73Brett GardnerYankees74Trent GrishamPadres75Harrison BaderCardinals76Austin RileyBraves3B*77Jurickson ProfarPadres2B78Jackie Bradley Jr.Red Sox79A.J. PollockDodgers80Jesse WinkerReds81Austin HaysOrioles82Teoscar HernandezBlue Jays83Kevin KiermaierRays84Domingo SantanaIndians85Nomar MazaraWhite Sox86Eric ThamesNationals1B87Dominic SmithMets1B88Yoenis CespedesMets89Tyler O’NeillCardinals90Jo AdellAngels91Yoshi TsutsugoRays3B92Jay BrucePhillies1B93Raimel TapiaRockies94Mike YastrzemskiGiants95Garrett CooperMarlins1B96Anthony SantanderOrioles97Brandon NimmoMets98Stephen PiscottyA’s99Corey DickersonMarlins100Jake FraleyMariners101Jake BauersIndians1B102Josh NaylorPadres103Jordan LuplowIndians104Ender InciarteBraves105Jose MartinezRayslast_img read more