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Unai Emery copying Chelsea tactic to help Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal

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first_imgUnai Emery copying Chelsea tactic to help Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already scored two goals for Arsenal this season (Getty Images)Arsenal manager Unai Emery is encouraging David Luiz to play more direct balls to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.Luiz arrived in a surprise £8 million deal from Chelsea this summer and was given his first start in the 2-1 victory over Burnley last Saturday.Aubameyang, meanwhile, has scored in both of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures so far this season.Dani Ceballos provided the assist for Aubameyang’s goal against Burnley but Emery is hoping Arsenal’s defence can play a key role in supplying their strike force.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 5:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link David Luiz has been encouraged to pick out Aubameyang with his direct passes (Getty Images)According to the Daily Telegraph, Luiz has been ‘encouraged’ by Emery to play long, direct balls towards Aubameyang in the same way he used to pick out Pedro’s runs at Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementLuiz created 11 ‘big chances’ in the Premier League last season, more than any other centre-back in the Premier League and one more than his Chelsea teammate Willian.The report also claims that Emery was ‘delighted’ with the chance to sign Luiz and the Arsenal manager got on well with the Brazilian during their brief time together at Paris Saint-Germain.Luiz has briefly worked under Emery at PSG in the summer of 2016 before the Brazilian completed his return to Chelsea.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 CityIt’s understood that Luiz forced his move away from Chelsea this summer as he was ‘struggling to reconcile’ being managed by his former teammate Frank Lampard.Lampard also refused to give Luiz assurances over his playing time with Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger also in contention for a regular role at centre-back.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 Arsenallast_img read more

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first_imgby Bill Neal:10 Right out the gate so he doesn’t miss it, the man that used to “shake and bake” the best that the Connie Hawkins League had to offer…including the likes of Norm Nixon, Warnie Macklin and Bobby Franklin, just to name a few…yes boys and girls, we’re talking about none other than the “Hazelwood Heat” Frank Foster. Frank, I am proud to say, you’re right where you should have been a long time ago! You’re now “In the Locker Room!” And let me tell the rest of Pittsburgh what you and I already know. The only difference between you and Bobby Byrd is that Byrd had Junkhead and “The Echoes”…the only difference between you and Hosea Champine is that Hosea had Petey Harris and “The Gangsters” and the only difference between you and Norm Nixon is that Norm had Kirk Bruce and “The Force” (Ok, I might have gone too far that time. There’s a big difference between you and Norm Nixon!!! Anyway, back to my point, you not only had game, and plenty of it, you could play that gui-tar! Now somebody run tell that.:09 I know, I know, I know…you’re still not believing what I told you to believe two months ago. The Spurs will win the West and Indiana will upset The Heat to win the East. Yet you still can’t understand why I have a sports column and you don’t!:08 Sing with me here. It’s like candy, I can feel it when you walk…even when you talk, it takes over me. What I want to know is…can you feel it too just like I do? This stuff is starting now…it’s the same feeling I always seem to get around you. There’s no mistaking I am clearly taken by you. Girl, you’re giving me a heart attack…it’s the kind I like…it’s like candy!! (C-A-M-E-O …you know it). Feels good, huh?:07 Your Pittsburgh Pirates are eight games over 500 and playing some serious baseball. I mean serious. Clutch hitting, walk off home runs, shut down closers, less base running mistakes, great fielding and the pitching and hitting is for real. Yes, I do believe the curse is over!:06 If you run into him, make sure you congratulate Master Jacquet Bazemore for being inducted into the National Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Bazemore is a 9th Degree Black Belt Master and is held in the highest regard worldwide.:05 CORRECTION—Yeah, believe it or not, I actually made a mistake. The Golden State back court combination that Coach Mark Jackson placed on an historic pedestal was Stephan Curry and Clay Thompson, not “Jarrad Jack,” as I indicated. Man, that’s my second mistake this year and I only get three or Broadus will bounce me out of here. Of course we know there won’t be a third…don’t we…don’t we!?!?)last_img read more

Pullela Gopichand: Tough scheduling reason for PV Sindhu’s recent troubles

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first_imgAdvertisement 7fnrrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2medWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebp0a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xpy7cWould you ever consider trying this?😱4xm84dCan your students do this? 🌚6iRoller skating! Powered by Firework The shuttler earned the World Championship title back in August but has been putting on a disappointing performance ever since. Sindhu has only been able to put up a fight in the French Open tournament, but Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand believes it is due to her tight schedule. Advertisement The badminton player has not been able to hold up against her opponents after the World Championship tournament. Her early exits from the championships have raised questions, to which coach Gopichand has responded. He gave a brief about her schedule ever since the World Championship ended. Sindhu has been flying to Denmark, France, Korea and China to participate in tournaments, while at the same time preparing for the upcoming Tokyo 2020. The hectic schedule has taken a toll on her, but Gopichand is sure that the country will witness World No 1 Sindhu in her zone again at the Tokyo 2020. Advertisement Other players, apart from Sindhu, are also preparing for the Olympics. He has reason to believe that every sports person representing India can bring back a medal to the country. Having been a fan of cricket ever since he was a child, he is extremely excited for the D/N Test match, that is to Kickstart at the Eden Gardens on Friday. He and Sindhu will be among the many players who will be felicitated at the event. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Juve held at Bologna, opens door to Napoli

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first_imgBOLOGNA, Italy (AP):Juventus missed the chance to move four points clear in Serie A and will not be able to level the record of consecutive wins after they were held to a goalless draw at Bologna yesterday.Massimiliano Allegri’s team beat Napoli last weekend to move top and were seeking a 16th consecutive win, which would have left them one behind Inter Milan’s record set in 2006-07.Victory would also have given Juventus a significant advantage ahead of Napoli’s match against AC Milan on Monday. Instead, Napoli can move a point ahead of Juventus with a win.”We gave our all on the pitch, maybe with a few too many errors in the last ball,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “The season is long. We didn’t win the title last week against Napoli, and we haven’t lost it now.”Bonucci insisted he and his teammates did not have one eye on Europe ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next week and Tuesday’s visit of Bayern Munich.”The title will be fought for right until the end,” he added. “Now, we have to focus on Tuesday, but we weren’t distracted by the match against Bayern Munich. When you’re playing for the title, you never think about the next match.”Juventus did not have a single shot on target all match, for the first time since 2011.Bologna had the best chance of the match in the 21st minute when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried a Matteo Destro effort from long range and Godfred Donsah fired the rebound well wide of the left upright.last_img read more

Raiders pay homage to Cliff Branch, wear No. 21

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first_imgNAPA — The Raiders’ organization took a gut punch with news of the death of wide receiver Cliff Branch.“He and I spent our whole career together,” former Raiders coach Tom Flores said Sunday by phone. “I grew up as a coach and he grew up as a player. I am so sad.”When the Raiders convened for practice, Branch’s uniform No. 21 was conspicuous by its presence. Quarterback Derek Carr shed the typical red quarterbacks practice jersey for a white No. 21.For the legend! pic.twitter.com/3VplJq647 …last_img read more

Bolts claim top spot, rally past Beermen

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Bolts stared at a 32-19 deficit in the first quarter that ballooned to 18, 71-53, midway in the third quarter.“That was just a great second half for our team. We tried to make some adjustments at halftime and we tried to implement adjustments that the players went out and executed,” Black said.“It was still very difficult and it took us a long time to really get our bearings and get on a run, get some momentum, but towards the end of the game, the lineup we had on the floor really worked out for us. We played better defense, and of course, AD picked it up offensively which helped us a lot,” added Black as Meralco beat San Miguel for the first time in six conferences.June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 26 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks, but his floater in the final 10 seconds could not find its mark.Terrence Watson added 18 markers and 10 boards, while Marcio Lassiter also got 18.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PBA IMAGESAllen Durham scored the go-ahead basket and Meralco clinched the top spot with a 104-101 comeback win over San Miguel Beer Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham made the game-winning shot with 27.1 seconds left that capped off Meralco’s 16-5 finishing kick. He finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Tempers flare in SMB-Meralco duel Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s a big win for the Meralco program. I think it’s probably the first time we finished number one at the end of the elimination round, and now it’s on to the playoffs where things are a little more difficult,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.The Bolts, who wound up with a 9-2 card, will face the No. 8 Blackwater Elite. as his side now braces for eighth seed Blackwater in the quarterfinals armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJared Dillinger chipped in 16 markers, five coming in the fourth quarter that triggered the endgame uprising as Meralco fought back from a 96-87 deficit with 3:19 remaining.Chris Newsome added 14 points, six assists, and four boards, while Baser Amer had 13, none bigger than his game-tying three that knotted the score at 98 with 1:28 left. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The loss put the Beermen in a tough situation as they will have to beat Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarters.The scores:MERALCO 104 – Durham 35, Dillinger 16, Newsome 14, Amer 13, Hodge 8, Tolomia 8, De Ocampo 6, Nabong 2, Hugnatan 2, Lanete 0.SAN MIGUEL 101 – Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Watson 18, Cabagnot 16, Ross 10, Santos 6, Rosser 4, Espinas 3, Heruela 0.Quarters: 19-32, 39-51, 69-81, 104-101. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READlast_img read more

a month agoKenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinho

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon says Manchester United should never have replaced Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Reds struggled to see off Rochdale, 17th in League One, in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, progressing eventually on penaties.Solskjaer’s side were also widely condemned after being humiliated in the Premier League last Sunday, losing 2-0 at West Ham . They now face a tough test against a confident Arsenal side. Former United chief Kenyon said: “If you put me in charge of a great club and you needed to appoint a manager, my first thought would be José Mourinho.“He’s intelligent, he’s relevant and has vast experience. He isn’t outdated. I just think he needs the right club. I’m sure that you’ll see Mourinho be a part of a great club again.”He added: “The key is to give him the adequate structure and organisation to make sure he’s a part of everything.“I was the first to express my disappointment when he left United because I think he could have been a part of that great leadership structure.“No one better than him knows what United represents. José is far from being an irrelevant and outdated manager.” last_img read more

Photo: TCU Is Giving Free Beach Tank Tops To The First 200 Students At Tonight’s Game

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first_img"Beach" tank tops given out to students at TCU game.When you’re 16-11 overall and facing a 12-16 conference opponent, sometimes you have to get creative to attempt to draw fans. That appears to be what TCU is doing for tonight’s game against Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs are offering free beach tank tops to the first 200 students to show up at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center for the “Beach Bash.”Are there even any palm trees in the Fort Worth area?last_img

AP Exclusive Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

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first_imgSEATTLE – Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private foundation not only helped create the Washington State Charter Schools Association, but has at times contributed what amounts to an entire year’s worth of revenues for the 5-year-old charter advocacy group.All told, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $25 million to the charter group that is credited with keeping the charter schools open after the state struck down the law, and then lobbying legislators to revive the privately run, publicly funded schools.It’s an extreme example of how billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.Since 2006, philanthropists and their private foundations and charities have given almost half a billion dollars to those groups, according to an Associated Press analysis of tax filings and Foundation Center data. The review looked at 52 groups noted by a U.S. Department of Education website as official charter school resources in the 44 states plus Washington, D.C., that currently have a charter law, as well as the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.Most of the money has gone to the top 15 groups, which received $425 million from philanthropy. The Walton Family Foundation, run by the heirs to the Walmart fortune, is the largest donor to the state charter advocates, giving $144 million to 27 groups.“We ought to be paying more attention to who these organizations are, and what kind of vision they have, and what drives them. A lot of these organizations have extraordinary influence, and it’s often pretty quiet influence,” said Jon Valant, an education policy expert at Brookings.Charters aren’t subject to the same rules or standards governing traditional public schools but are embraced by Gates and other philanthropists who see them as investments in developing better and different ways to educate those who struggle in traditional school systems, particularly children in poor, urban areas. Studies on academic success are mixed.The charter support groups, as nonprofits, are typically forbidden from involvement in political campaigns, but the same wealthy donors who sustain them in many cases directly channel support to pro-charter candidates through related political action committees or their own contributions. In one indication of the philanthropy’s success in asserting its priorities, Georgia’s lieutenant governor was recorded saying he was motivated to support school choice laws to curry the Walton foundation’s favour for his gubernatorial campaign. The Walton foundation has denied any connection to the candidate.Nationwide, about 5 per cent of students attend charters. They have become a polarizing political issue amid criticism from some, notably teachers unions, that they drain resources from cash-starved schools and erode the neighbourhood schooling model that defines communities.The Walton foundation notes the groups it funds have resources that often pale in comparison to the war chests of teachers unions, the usual foes in their battles over state education policy.“The philanthropic support is essential for a small group of schools” that represents disadvantage families without their own political power, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a University of Washington-affiliated think-tank that has in the past been funded by the Gates foundation to support charter schools and traditional school districts working together.But John Rogers, an education policy expert and UCLA professor, said it’s a problem for democracy that billionaires who back a certain model of education reform can go toe-to-toe with a critical mass of professional teachers.“A handful of billionaires who are advancing their vision of education reform is very different than having 200,000-some odd teachers across the state representing their understanding of public education through their union representation,” Rogers said.In California, the Waltons are the biggest backers of the powerhouse California Charter School Association, which has gotten more than $100 million since 2006 with support coming also from Gates, Michael and Susan Dell and the Mark Zuckerburg-backed Silicon Valley Community foundations.“We’re proud of our partners and very open about our desired outcomes, and that is, honestly, access to more better schools,” said Marc Sternberg, who leads the Walton foundation’s education program.Sternberg said the foundation doesn’t set the agenda but wants to empower the local vision, which has included the charter association’s fight for more money and access to public school buildings through lawsuits against Los Angeles Unified, the country’s second-largest school district. The California charter group said it works aggressively when painted into a corner.A political arm of the association also has been a force in Golden State politics. It’s now focusing on pushing pro-charter candidates in the November election, including former charter schools executive Marshall Tuck for state schools superintendent, and a number of legislative seats.In Washington state, charter skeptics say Gates single-handedly propped up the entire charter school network. He gave at least $4 million to help pass a state charter school law, though the concept had failed three times at the ballot. Voters eventually approved a charter school law in 2012, making Washington one of the last states to adopt the schooling model.After the state’s highest court ruled in 2015 that the charter law’s funding model was unconstitutional, the Gates-backed state charter group shepherded almost $5 million to keep the lights on at six charter schools and urged legislators to pass a new law. In 2016, its political arm called Washington Charters Action was created, and an affiliated political action committee has already given small amounts to dozens of state lawmakers up for election this fall.Today, the state’s teachers union is challenging the second version of the law. The Washington Educators Association’s spokesman Rich Wood said the charter group inserted itself into the case after the union sued the state.The Washington charter group — and all the charter schools in the state — wouldn’t agree to be interviewed. The Gates foundation said in a statement it is not involved with the lawsuit but values the association’s technical work helping charter schools blossom.Some critics say money can define the advocacy itself, so not all charter support groups accept money from the billionaire philanthropists.A second statewide charter support organization in California, the Charter Schools Development Center, relies on programming fees to preserve its independence, according to director Eric Premack.Though the two California charter groups share many similar values, Premack said, they’re on different sides of the testing issue: how to and how much to use test scores to determine educational quality. Premack said he rejects test-based accountability — embraced by the California Charter Schools Association and many of its business mogul donors — as antithetical to the charter movement’s innovative spirit.“You often find them being close political bedfellows — if not the same — who support high-stakes testing,” Premack said.___Associated Press journalist Larry Fenn in New York contributed to this report.___Follow AP Education Reporter Sally Ho on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_SallyHolast_img read more

Philippine SC orders release of drug war evidence

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first_imgManila: The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudicial killings. Supreme Court spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said the court ordered the government solicitor-general to provide the police reports to two rights groups which had sought them. The 15-member court, whose justices are meeting in northern Baguio city, has yet to rule on a separate petition to declare President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign unconstitutional. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSolicitor-General Jose Calida had earlier agreed to release the voluminous police documents to the court but rejected the requests of the two groups, the Free Legal Assistance Group and the Center for International Law, arguing that such a move would undermine law enforcement and national security. The two groups welcomed the court order. “It’s a big step forward for transparency and accountability,” said Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, who heads the Free Legal Assistance Group. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe said the documents will help the group of human rights lawyers scrutinize the police-led crackdown that was launched when Duterte came to office in mid-2016, and the massive number of killings that the president and police say occurred when suspects fought back and endangered law enforcers, Diokno said. “This is an emphatic statement by the highest court of the land that it will not allow the rule of law to be trampled upon in the war on drugs. It is a very important decision,” said Joel Butuyan, president of the Center for International Law. “These documents are the first step toward the long road to justice for the petitioners and for thousands of victims of the ‘war on drugs’ and their families,” Butuyan said.last_img read more