Press Association Trusts from Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Charlton, Fulham and QPR – as well as two clubs who failed in bids to take over the stadium in Leyton Orient and Tottenham – all called on the Government to open a case but their request was thrown out on Thursday. “West Ham United has a concession at the stadium and their contributions reflect that status. The contract, awarded after an open public competition, has been widely scrutinised and tested in court,” a statement released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport read. “The stadium remains in public ownership (E20 Stadium LLP – a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council) and the profits from its multiple uses will flow to the taxpayer. “The agreement with West Ham United, including their contribution to transformation costs and rent, followed an open competitive process, which was delivered under EU rules, conducted visibly and exposed to significant scrutiny. “The outcome has been tested in the courts and upheld. As the winning bid this constituted the best available return for the taxpayer and secures the commercial viability of a national asset for the next 100 years.” While West Ham will host all of their home matches at the stadium, which will sport West Ham livery and colours, British Athletics also have a deal to take control of the arena for one month every summer – with the likes of the Anniversary Games and the 2017 World Athletics Championships set to be hosted there. The Hammers will take on a 99-year deal as anchor tenants starting from next season but the decision to hand West Ham the keys to the stadium has been questioned ever since it was first announced two and a half years ago. A BBC documentary aired last month pointed out how much West Ham would be saving due to their agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation and, since then, eight supporters’ groups started a petition for an inquiry into the details of the decision. The Government has rejected a request from a host of supporters’ clubs for an inquiry into West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium.
GW looks for home win vs La Salle Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLa Salle (12-13, 3-10) vs. George Washington (12-14, 6-7)Charles E. Smith Center, Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks for its fourth straight win over La Salle at Charles E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Explorers at George Washington was an 80-71 win on Feb. 2, 2013. Associated Press February 20, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: La Salle’s Isiah Deas, Scott Spencer and Saul Phiri have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 40 percent of all Explorers scoring over the last five games.EXCELLENT ED: Across 25 appearances this season, La Salle’s Ed Croswell has shot 59.5 percent.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-8 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 12-6 when it scores at least 62.COLD SPELL: La Salle has lost its last five road games, scoring 65.4 points, while allowing 74.6 per game.LOOSENING UP: George Washington’s offense has turned the ball over 12.8 times per game this year, but is averaging 16.8 turnovers over its last five games.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says his players are low on confidence but need to improve – and quickly.Last season’s runners-up are now 12th in the Premier League after a 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.Tottenham capitalised on the sending off of Gaston Ramirez, to come from behind to beat Hull 2-1 at the K-C stadium. Christian Eriksen struck a last minute winner for the North London side.Tonight, second placed Southampton try and cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points with a win at Aston Villa.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Community College’s basketball teams hosted meet and greet night to introduce the teams to the community. Fans watched the men’s team scrimmage. Both squads did drills for their audience. Fans could also win prizes and shoot half court shots. The men’s basketball team’s season kicks off on Monday.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious DNR Seeks Bear DensNext Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Final Public Millage for Jail