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WLAX : SU earns most complete victory of season against Bearcats

first_imgWith 12:30 to go in the second half, backup Taylor Nims received a pass from fellow reserve Marley Ciferri. She turned her stick, whipping a behind-the-back goal into the net.The goal gave Syracuse an eye-popping 18-goal lead. It was that kind of day for the Orange, which completely dominated Cincinnati on Saturday in arguably its most complete game of the season.‘Solid effort from top to bottom today,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘Challenged the players not to play down and give their best effort and stay focused throughout the entire game, and they did everything we asked today.’Every player who dressed for the game played. And 13 scored for the Orange (7-7, 5-1 Big East) in its 20-3 thrashing of Cincinnati (2-13, 0-7) on Saturday in front of 508 inside the Carrier Dome. SU knew going into the game that Cincinnati wasn’t one of the better teams it would face this season. The Bearcats are at the bottom of the Big East and have never beaten the Orange in the program’s five years of existence.But unlike many teams that often overlook lesser opponents, the Orange didn’t look past the Bearcats. Instead, it scored a season high in goals while allowing a season low in a complete-game effort.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You’re going to give 100 percent whenever you’re out there, and that’s what we always talk about every game,’ Gait said. ‘Not just taking it easy, not relaxing, but if you’re out there, play hard.’The Orange scored early and never let up. SU ran out to a 9-0 lead and led 12-1 at halftime. Even the lucky shots found their way into the goal for SU. A little more than four minutes into the game, attack Tee Ladouceur sent a shot at the goal. It bounced off Cincinnati goaltender Jen Walsh and into the net, giving Syracuse an early 2-0 lead.Later, Ladouceur passed to Sarah Holden as players from both teams crowded around the goal. When it looked like SU had missed its opportunity to score, Holden was able to poke the ball into the net on a sloppy but lucky play to put SU up 9-0.Ladouceur, a senior who had a game-high six points on Senior Day, emphasized it was the things Syracuse did right that won it the game — not what Cincinnati did wrong.‘Definitely, we came together,’ Ladouceur said. ‘After part of the Louisville game, we didn’t really do our best as an attacking unit, so that’s something that we worked toward today.’As impressive as the offense was, though, the defense was equally dominating. Cincinnati managed only nine shots in the game. The Syracuse goaltenders only had four saves, but that was a product of the SU defense. The Bearcats couldn’t get any shots off.The defense hounded Cincinnati all day, forcing 17 turnovers.‘It’s just a confidence builder for our defense,’ senior goaltender Liz Hogan said. ‘It’s good for our confidence.’Six minutes into the game, Hogan made a difficult save and passed it back to the SU offense. On her lone goal of the game, attack Michelle Tumolo stuck a laser into the right side of the net.With both sides of the ball working flawlessly for much of the game, anything Cincinnati tried didn’t work. It switched goaltenders, but Haley Marvine allowed six goals in relief. It tried to be physical, but picked up four yellow cards. It couldn’t keep up with SU.‘It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you’re not going to take it easy or relax,’ Gait said. ‘It’s nice to see that the practice that they do pays off. It was well done by all.’The win was necessary for Syracuse’s push to the conference tournament — the Orange clinched a spot in the Big East tournament with the win. But it was also a confidence booster as the season winds down.It was the kind of game where everything seemed to go right for the Orange.‘Hopefully it’s a good game to build off of,’ Gait said. ‘You feel good, everybody feels happy, but you’ve got to stay focused and mentally tough.’rnmarcus@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

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Men’s hockey: No. 16 Badgers square off against No. 11 Nittany Lions in final road series

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will head to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on the No. 11 Nittany Lions this weekend, in hopes of a successful road trip finale.The Badgers are coming off an important series in Minneapolis, where they split with the No. 5 Gophers, keeping their deficit for the lead in the Big Ten at 3 points.The offense for Wisconsin, led by sophomore captain Luke Kunin and freshman Trent Frederic, continues to excel in conference play, scoring a second-ranked 3.94 goals per Big Ten matchup.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin remains at second spot in Big Ten after weekend split with top ranked GophersThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team found themselves on both sides of a 3-2 score this weekend, splitting games with Read…“Competitiveness, elite skill and guys that just love being part of our team, they love playing hockey,” head coach Tony Granato said regarding his young stars’ success. “They work together, they stay together, they understand the game well together, they push each other.”Kunin has truly earned his captain status this season, leading the team with 35 points and netting a team-high 20 goals, which leaves him ranked eighth in the country.With Kunin’s consistency and Frederic’s explosive ability, the Badger offense has become a true force to reckon with in both the Big Ten and the nation.The star forwards are not the only Wisconsin sophomore-freshman duo having success. Goaltenders Jack Berry and Matt Jurusik have proven the team’s two-goalie system to be effective.Ben Pierce/The Badger HeraldMen’s hockey: Frederic continues to impress in sweep of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey freshman standout Trent Frederic had another impressive series this weekend as the Badgers swept Michigan Read…Berry earned the sole win last weekend against the Gophers with an impressive 36 saves and has planted himself atop the conference in goals allowed per Big Ten contest. Jurusik has been no slouch, however, boasting a second-ranked 0.909 save percentage in conference games.The Badgers appear to be sticking with the unconventional goalie rotation. But as some would say: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.Both Jurusik and Berry will have their hands full this weekend as they head to Pennsylvania to take on Penn State’s elite offense. The Lions are tied for the top spot in the nation, averaging 4.2 goals per contest and they shredded the Badger defense three weekends ago, scoring six and five goals as they swept the Badgers in Madison.Despite being swept by PSU earlier in the year, the Badgers hold a comfortable 5-point cushion over the Lions in the Big Ten standings.“When we forecheck and we play well offensively by being aggressive and on our toes, we’re a tough team to play against,” Granato said. “We showed some of that when we played them here, but in a smaller rink and on the road I think we can show even more.”The now No. 16 Badgers look to turn the tables on the Lions this weekend as they face off Friday at 6 p.m. CT and Saturday at 7 p.m. CT in another Big Ten showdown.last_img read more

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Syracuse’s next opponent: What to know about St. Bonaventure

first_img Published on December 27, 2018 at 5:41 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (8-4) closes out its nonconference schedule against another in-state foe, St. Bonaventure (4-8). The Bonnies defeated the Orange in the Carrier Dome a year ago, but St. Bonaventure is a much different team than it was when it upset SU. Syracuse enters off a win over Arkansas State, while SBU has lost three in-a-row.Here’s what to know before the 2 p.m. tip off on Saturday.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 24-4Last time they played: On Dec. 22, 2017, Syracuse and St. Bonaventure played a low-scoring game into an overtime period. The Bonnies won, 60-57, in a game that hinged on a late Oshae Brissett charge call. The Orange had their usual three in double figures that day: Frank Howard, Brissett and Tyus Battle. The Bonnies were led by Jaylen Adams’ 23 points. Adams left the Bonnies last year for the NBA.The St. Bonaventure report: The Bonnies are led by 6-foot-5 senior forward, Courtney Stockard. He leads SBU in scoring, at 19.0 points per game, and with 6.5 rebounds per game. After missing the first six games of the season with an injury, Stockard’s return has made him a focal point of the Bonnies’ attack. Guards Jalen Poyser and Kyle Lofton also average double-digits and shoot well from beyond the arc. Off the bench, Nelson Kaputo will also play sizable minutes and space the floor, as he’s hit 20 3s this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn addition to Lofton, the Bonnies’ freshman class is led by the play of 6-foot-10 Osun Osunniyi. He leads SBU with 31 blocks, almost three per game. Osunniyi splits time with another 6-foot-10 player, Amadi Ikpeze, but Ikpeze doesn’t pose as a shot-blocking threat like Osunniyi. The Bonnies shoot the 3 at 35.7 percent, above the national average per Kenpom.com, but shoot below 50 percent from 2-point range. They have a top-100 defense in the country, and four players have double-digit steals this season. Also, the Bonnies rank 79th in the nation in free-throw percentage, at 73.1 percent, which could be important if the two play another slow-it-down contest.How Syracuse beats St. Bonaventure: Finish at the rim. It won’t necessarily be an easy task, as Osunniyi is one of the nation’s top shot blockers. Even with him on the bench, Ikpeze provides another stout presence inside. And the Orange don’t always show perfection at the rim, with Brissett often failing to finish on strong drives and Paschal Chukwu and Bourama Sidibe shaky near the basket. But as SU eventually showed against Arkansas State, it has players that can break down average man-to-man defenders, which leads to looks inside. To win, the Orange will simply have to finish.In addition, the Bonnies will look to remain in the game with perimeter shooting against SU’s 2-3 zone, and the Orange will have to stop players from getting hot. Multiple mid-major guards — Cornell’s Matt Morgan, Morehead State’s Jordan Walker and Buffalo’s CJ Massinburg — kept their teams close against SU with strong 3-point shooting. Syracuse will have to be sure that Stockard, Poyser and Kaputo, among others, are held in check from deep.Stat to know: 15.1 percent – Osun Osunniyi’s block percentage, per Kenpom.com, the ratio of field-goal attempts while he’s on the floor that he blocksKenPom odds: Syracuse is given an 88 percent chance to win, by a 69-56 scorePlayer to watch: Courtney Stockard, forward, No. 11Stockard missed two full seasons with foot injuries after transferring to St. Bonaventure from a junior college. He scored 26 points in SBU’s NCAA Tournament win over UCLA last spring. The junior even helps run a non-profit organization, TruVision, with some friends from the St. Louis area. On Saturday against Syracuse, he’ll add a prolific inside-outside game that’s seen him hit multiple 3s in each of SBU’s last three games while grabbing at least six rebounds in each, as well. A year ago, he scored seven points with six rebounds and five assists in the Bonnies’ upset win. This year, he’ll be the go-to option. Commentslast_img read more

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BT and Sky agree content sharing deal ahead of bidding rights

first_img Share Share Submit Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 A landmark new deal has been signed between Sky and BT for the two firms to be able to sell channels on both platforms.As part of the new deal, the BT Sport channels, which provide coverage of UEFA Champions League and Premier League football will be supplied to Sky, as well as this, BT will be able to sell Sky Sports to its customers via the Sky Now TV package. The deal comes ahead of next February’s Premier League rights auction, where it’s widely anticipated that both Amazon and Facebook are looking to bolster their portfolios with coverage of England’s top flight. BT first purchased the rights to the Champions League in 2012, since then it has spent a staggering £3.5bn on football coverage. Sky boss Jeremy Darroch said: “This is great news for Sky customers who will be able to access all matches on Sky and BT channels from the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Europa League directly with a single Sky TV subscription.”Currently, Sky customers can only through BT subscription, however the new services will become available to BT and Sky customers from early 2019.The deal also comes as it was agreed that within the next Premier League broadcasting deal the number of games shown live on TV will increase from 168 to at least 200 games, with the the league including a Saturday night football.The expansion means that more than 50% of the League’s games will be broadcast live on English television.The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

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Analysis on Match: Wales 0:0 Bosnia and Herzegovina

first_imgNeither team played with much fluency in a tight first half, but the match burst into life in a second period peppered with chances at both ends.Home goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey produced several excellent saves to deny the visitors, while Wales were close to snatching a late winner through Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale.After winning their previous match in Andorra 2-1 and with other results going their way, a draw was enough to take Wales to the top of Group B.Chris Coleman’s side were backed by a vociferous crowd of 30,741 at the Cardiff City Stadium – though it also included a very vocal away following – a record attendance for an international fixture at the venue. They face Cyprus at the same ground on Monday.Injuries had disrupted preparations for Wales, with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen of Liverpool the most notable absentees.Joe Ledley and Jonathan Williams were given the formidable task of replacing them – and containing a dangerous Bosnian midfield featuring Roma’s Miralem Pjanic.Williams created the game’s first chance, as his corner was headed over by his namesake, captain Ashley Williams, in the seventh minute.It was not long before Bale had his first effort on goal, latching on to a long pass from Ben Davies but sending a deft volley over the bar.The Real Madrid winger was not as influential as usual, primarily because the world’s most expensive player was stalked everywhere he went by Everton’s Muhamed Besic.As well as shackling the hosts’ main threat, Bosnia showed flashes of their own attacking potential in the first half with a couple of shots from distance from Pjanic.And they were quickly on the front foot after the restart.Hennessey had to make two excellent saves to deny Haris Medunjanin and captain Edin Dzeko, while the Crystal Palace keeper was well beaten by a Pjanic free-kick that curled narrowly wide.The hosts had a glorious chance to take the lead against the run of play, but an unmarked Ashley Williams headed over from Bale’s free-kick.That was the catalyst for a frantic finale, with Hennessey brilliantly saving a Pjanic free-kick and Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic producing the save of the night to palm away Bale’s fierce angled shot. (Source: BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Peskin, Pawlik, Hanrath Earn First Soccer Weekly Awards for 2018 Season

first_imgHonorable Mention: Christina Hendershot, Sam Houston State; Emma Roccaforte, McNeese; Rachel Johnson, Abilene Christian. 2018 Southland Soccer Week Two Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar and Sam Houston State earned the first weekly awards of the 2018 season, the league announced Tuesday. Kelso Peskin earned Offensive Player of the Week while fellow Cardinal Jocelyn Hanrath was named Goalkeeper of the Week. Courtney Pawlik of the Bearkats earned the week’s defensive accolade. Honorable Mention: Baylii Bieke, Houston Baptist; Sarah Clayton, McNeese; Claire Huston, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Avery Cortez, Houston Baptist; Christina Cutura, Southeastern Louisiana; April Trowbridge, Northwestern State; Christina Arteaga, Abilene Christian. Lamar (2-0-0) heads north for a two-game road swing in week two, taking on Oklahoma State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT and Oral Roberts at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Sam Houston State (1-0-1) hosts San Diego on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in its lone week two contest. Goalkeeper of the Week: Jocelyn Hanrath, Lamar – So. – Salt Lake City, UtahHanrath recorded two shutouts in her first two Division I games in net while also recording a saved penalty kick in the team’s 2-0 win over Houston. She leads the Southland in total saves (12), is second in saves per game (6) and has recorded one assist. Offensive Player of the Week: Kelso Peskin, Lamar – Sr. – Cape Town, South AfricaPeskin helped lead the Cardinals to back-to-back wins in opening weekend, scoring three goals between the 5-0 win against Grambling and 2-0 win over Houston. She scored the first goal in the 14th minute against Grambling, adding the fifth and final team goal in the 54th to complete the brace. Against Houston, she opened the scoring again with a header in the 19th minute. She is tied for first in the conference after week one with three goals to her name on only seven shots. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Defensive Player of the Week: Courtney Pawlik, Sam Houston State – So. – Missouri City, TexasPawlik helped Sam Houston State to a 2-0 win over Utah State, making several key takeaways and serving as the Kats’ primary free kick specialist on set pieces. She led the SHSU defense and put in a full 110 minutes on the pitch at Louisiana in a 1-1 double overtime draw and registered the full 90 minutes at home against Utah State. She helped limit the Ragin’ Cajuns to zero shots in overtime.last_img read more

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Wanda returns Villarreal to Europa League mode

first_imgThe Villarreal I came to this match in the Wanda Metropolitan with the idea of ​​being able to get into the fight and fight for the League from Champions, a goal that start was not within the plans of the yellow team. The good run of results and the irregularity of the teams in that area, invited to be optimistic in that fight. The team arrived at this moment with the idea of ​​winning a direct rival like the Atlético de Madrid, who to win it you left behind and gave you options to be in Champions places. A return after three years out of them, which also needed a win or draw of the Getafe, in his match with the Seville. But those cabals stayed in nothing, since the team of Javier Calleja could not add in the Wanda, which puts Atlético with five points of advantage and the ‘goal average’. To which we must add the victory of Seville, which after winning in Getafe also extends its advantage at five points. A substantial advantage with two complicated rivals, teams that do not seem willing to give more advantages.In the numbers of Villarreal Wanda’s victory was vital to such a high aspiration. Since after this day and this defeat, Villarreal would need win two games more than both rivals in the next thirteen days. This means that they should approach the ten wins in order to be close to the points that are supposed to add the teams of those first four places, since they will be close to seventy points.So the team returns to the squares and the initial fight, the one to aspire to eatar between the first six. A war with Real Society, Valencia Y Pomegranate, which now seem the most focused on fighting for sixth place. Since the seventh place does not ensure Europe, something that did happen in previous years.last_img read more

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SEA Games: Malaysia promises to iron out ‘glitches’

first_imgMOST READ BaliPure sweeps Pocari Sweat for first PVL crown Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) “There are some glitches here and there, we are taking care of that now,” Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters, adding that overall the picture was “so far so good”.Khairy, who himself will compete in polo at the multi-sport event, earlier offered assurances that all venues for the August 19-30 games would be ready on time despite the problems, the Malay Mail reported. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Events taking place at the convention centre include judo, karate, taekwondo and snooker.Large crowds flocked to watch the Malaysia-Brunei game Monday, which Malaysia won 2-1, but some fans with tickets could get in, with media reports blaming poor organization. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Hosts Malaysia won the first gold of the games Wednesday in sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia that combines elements of football and volleyball. They beat the Philippines and Brunei in the “chinlone” category of the sport to win.Malaysia is targeting 111 gold medals at the SEA Games, which brings together thousands of athletes from across the region.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thailand’s Chaiyawat Buran (L) fights for the ball with Indonesia’s Gavin Kwan during their men’s football Group B round match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANAMalaysia’s sports minister admitted Wednesday there were “glitches” with preparations for the Southeast Asian Games after a report said a key venue was not ready and fans had trouble getting into a football game.The Malay Mail Online reported that the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre needed a lot of work as it was only handed over to organizers two days ago, while spectators faced problems getting into Monday’s Malaysia-Brunei match.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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MVP hopes Clarkson plays more games for PH

first_imgREAD: Asian Games-bound Clarkson thankful ahead of PH debut The Inquirer report earlier in the week stating the PBA would be providing a smorgasbord of players for the Yeng Guiao teams that will play the next two Fiba World Qualifying games is also not lost on Pangilinan.“The news that the PBA would open its doors fully for deployment of any of its players is certainly welcome,” he said. “With Clarkson as a part of Gilas (in the Fiba) – I hope! – our team would be formidable. We would have an even chance in regaining our supremacy in Asia. And it’s about time.”READ: It’s final: Jordan Clarkson is playing for PH in Asian Games Clarkson, though, as well as other NBA players in the Asiad, can only play in this tournament as part of their one-time agreement with the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson leaves the court following his teams 82-80 loss to China in their men’s basketball game at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA—Basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan remains hopeful that Jordan Clarkson can still play for Gilas Pilipinas beyond the 18th Asian Games and said that his “optimism continues to grow everyday despite the headwinds and the continuing bad weather” in the country’s basketball scene.“Like all Filipino fans, I was happy (despite the loss to China last Tuesday),” Pangilinan told the Inquirer. “Most especially to see how a young Filipino player could play so well, even if it was his first time to play with us. I refer to Jordan Clarkson.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ONE Championship announces 1st show in Japan for March 2019 A total of 10 Gilas regulars will be serving out multiple game suspensions slapped by the Fiba for the July 2 brawl with Australia in Bulacan, but Guiao can still choose from a field of talented players with June Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood escaping the axe that day.READ: Clarkson arrives in Indonesia just in time to watch PH teamPBA commissioner Willie Marcial said that all Guiao needs to do is identify the players and talk to the league’s board of governors together with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas when the Asiad team flies back home on Sept. 2 at the latest.Whatever happens to the Filipino cagers for the rest of the Asiad, Pangilinan can’t help but be satisfied. That one game, that loss to China, certainly affirmed his belief that the Filipino truly can.“Yes, it is worth it,” Pangilinan said when asked if losing was worth all the trouble, when he and the SBP pulled out all the stops to send a team here and ultimately make Clarkson a part of it. “There is no priceyou can attach to any effort that serves the country.“Especially one which raises the stature of the Filipino,” said Pangilinan in concluding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ READ: Worth the wait: Jordan Clarkson dazzles in Philippine debutThe Cleveland Cavalier in the NBA electrified the region in his Gilas debut, and though the Filipinos fell a tad short against the Great Wall, the expectations to land a medal in this continental showcase was elevated because of that single game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“My optimism continues to grow everyday, despite the headwinds and the occasional bad weather.”Pangilinan was obviously referring to the string of events that led to the country’s Asiad participation, where the PBA, despite a last hour notice, willingly lent a team made up of Rain or Shine’s core and superstars Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee and rookie Christian Standhardinger, among others.last_img read more

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Arsenal latest: £29m midfielder, ex-Barca star and Ligue 1 hotshot linked

first_img 6 6 We may only just be about to broach November but transfer plans are well underway at Arsenal by the looks of it.Injuries and flaws in their squad have been made apparent and it appears manager Arsene Wenger is keen to patch up his men going into the second half of the season.The Frenchman is exploring the options available to him as the transfer window approaches but just who will the Gunners go for? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above for all the latest transfer news coming out of the Emirates… Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen) – Find out which Argentine superstar could join Arsenal for FREE, next – Dubbed the new Mesut Ozil in some circles, the Bundesliga’s premier dead-ball specialist is currently attracting plenty of interest from Europe’s biggest clubs. When Calhanoglu isn’t slotting free-kicks into the back of the net he’s sliding team-mates through on goal and Arsenal are among those alert to his availability. The Gunners would have to stump up at least £29m to land the player, according to Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Michael Schade. Anthony Modeste (Cologne) – Click right to see which £29m-rated man is wanted by Arsenal – He was unable to prevent Blackburn’s relegation to the Championship in 2011/12 but Arsene Wenger reckons French star Modeste can bolster his forward line in January, according to reports. The 27-year-old currently plays in the Bundesliga and has hit six goals in 10 games so far this season after decent spells with Hoffenheim and Bastia. Nolito (Celta Vigo) – Click the right arrow to find out about a possible defensive addition… – With injuries dogging his attacking players, Wenger may want to land another forward in January. Celta Vigo’s 29-year-old hotshot, Nolito, is one player the Frenchman is said to be keen on, but the Gunners will have to move quickly as his former employers at Barcelona are interested in re-signing him when the transfer window opens. 6 6 6 6 Daniele Rugani (Juventus) – Arsenal are being challenged in the race for this young Italian defender after it was reported Serie A side Napoli were keen on loan deal. Arsene Wenger did want to mount a permanent move for Rugani but a temporary switch seems to be more to the liking of Juventus, who are keen on keeping the player in the long-term. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) – See which ex-Barcelona star is on Arsenal’s radar by click the yellow arrow above, right… – The Ligue 1 side might be struggling this season but the Belgian striker is still hitting the back of the net regularly with eight goals making him the top scorer in France so far this season. This form has reportedly caught Wenger’s attention and Batshuayi could be seen as the solution to their striker woes. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) – Click the right arrow to see which Ligue 1 hotshot is tempting Arsene Wenger… – Arsene Wenger is looking to complete a superb swoop for Argentina international Lavezzi next summer when the player will be available on a free transfer. Barcelona are reportedly keen to get a deal done for the 30-year-old, but Arsenal could launch a last-ditch to tempt him to the Premier League in the coming days. last_img read more