JUST-IN: Arteta’s Arsenal lifts 2019-20 FA Cup

first_imgBut there was nothing the Arsenal goalkeeper could do from the next Chelsea attack as Pulisic struck.Mount broke into the penalty area and squared to Olivier Giroud, the former Arsenal man flicking the ball into the path of Pulisic, who skipped past the challenge of Kieran Tierney to become the first United States international to score in an FA Cup final.Nicolas Pepe thought he had curled in a marvellous equaliser but his celebrations were cut short as Aubameyang had strayed offside in the build-up.However, just seconds later and Aubameyang was played in over the top, racing clear of Azpilicueta before being hauled back by the Chelsea skipper.After the break, Pulisic broke forward looking to add his second of the afternoon but instead was soon going the same way as his captain, limping off with a hamstring injury after shooting wide.Pedro entered the fray in his place as Chelsea started to wrestle back control of the contest.That was until Aubameyang struck once again.Hector Bellerin burst forward down the right and Christensen’s heavy challenge saw the ball break to Pepe, his pass picked up by Aubameyang who turned on to his preferred left foot to lift the ball over Caballero. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea then had Mateo Kovacic sent off as they chased the game, the Croatia international picking up two bookings, both for fouls on Granit Xhaka with the second a controversial call from referee Anthony Taylor.Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains in doubt as he has less than a year to run on his contract, but after downing Manchester City with two goals in the semi-final, he again showed his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side.For Arteta, this was a first piece of silverware in a managerial career that only began in December and sees Arsenal qualify for the Europa League next season.Aubameyang wasted the first chance of the final, heading wide when picked out in the box by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Chelsea had their own opening moments later, Xhaka robbed of the ball and Mason Mount’s curling effort forcing Emiliano Martinez into an early save. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again lit up Wembley as his brace ensured FA Cup final victory for Mikel Arteta’s side over 10-man Chelsea. Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuriesChelsea’s task was made all the more difficult as Mateo Kovacic was sent off, shown his second yellow card for a foul on Granit Xhaka just six minutes after they had lost their lead.While Arteta could toast his first trophy, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ultimately saw his side come up short.He threw on Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi despite being a man light but there was to be no comeback. The striker equalised with a penalty he had won himself to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s early opener. Chelsea then lost Cesar Azpilicueta and Pulisic to injury before Aubameyang brilliantly added his second to secure a 2-1 victory and then lifted a record 14th FA Cup for the Gunners. Promoted ContentKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To BeLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchlast_img read more

Fegley wins first of season at Eagle

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (June 4) – Two hours of work on his race car Saturday morning paid off that even­ing at Eagle Raceway for Chad Fegley.Fegley took the lead on the second circuit and drove to the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock victory at his hometown track. Cody Leifeld, Mark McKinney and Jeff Watts completed the top four.“I started in fourth and got a great jump. I didn’t even touch the car until this morning and spent about two hours on it,” Fegley said from victory lane. “It’s tough when you have your own busi­ness to find time for maintenance on the race car. It was great to finally get a win this year.”Bob Zoubek’s first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory at Eagle this year came from the 11th starting spot. Another first-time winner in 2016 was Matt Moyer from 10th starting in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.Twelfth starting Lance Borgman was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner. He caught Gary Saathoff for the front spot with two laps left. The victory was his third this season at Eagle.Adam Guillion repeated in the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division, by all of .006 of a second ahead of Trevor Grossenbacher.Saturday’s Student Breakout-Driver Appreciation Night at Eagle Raceway saw an overflow crowd in the stands and 157 teams in the pits.last_img read more

Austin hits back at Sullivan “slur”

first_img The 26-year-old QPR striker has been linked with a host of Barclays Premier League clubs over the summer after scoring 18 goals as the Hoops dropped out of the top flight last season. West Ham are one of several sides who have reportedly looked to make a move for Austin, who was called up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the final two internationals of the season, but QPR have not budged from their £15million valuation. Charlie Austin has hit back at an “outrageous slur” from West Ham owner David Sullivan after he said signing the player would be a big risk for the club. “For the record, there is nothing wrong with my “ligaments”, as has been suggested. My strength and performance in pre-season has been excellent and with two goals in my last two games I don’t think there is any doubt that my match sharpness is as good as ever. “I scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season, which would not be possible were I feeling discomfort or pain. “Like many professional footballers, I have the legacy of injuries picked up over my career but the effect on my day-to-day training and on matchday is non-existent. “For a senior figure at a Premier League club to insinuate that I could break down at any moment is an outrageous slur on my professionalism and the work that has gone into making me the footballer than I am today. I am fit, strong and looking forward to Saturday’s home game against Rotherham.” The Hammers are keen to add a forward to their squad with Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate all nursing injuries – with boss Slaven Bilic admitting it is a striker he is most likely to bring in before the close of the window. It is understood West Ham had a list of up to 12 forwards who they were looking to bring in, but it appears Austin is not one of them as QPR look to hang on to their main asset in their battle to secure an immediate return to the Premier League. A response to Austin’s comments from Sullivan came via Jack Sullivan, son of the Upton Park chief. Jack Sullivan published on Twitter a statement he said was his father’s message. In it, David Sullivan says his comments were taken “out of context” by Austin. “He is a player I greatly admire. However, he failed a medical at Hull two years ago,” the statement from David Sullivan adds. “Clearly an old injury left a severe doubt with the Hull medical team about the longevity of his career. “I fully accept he is playing very well and the old injury is not impacting upon him at this moment in time.” Sullivan, in the statement, says different medical officials may take varying views of Austin’s knee. He adds: “I was simply saying at West Ham United we’ve been very unlucky with injuries to strikers, going right back to Dean Ashton and the fact three of our main four strikers are injured at this moment in time. So for us, with our limited budget, our bad luck over injured strikers and the fact he failed a medical at Hull would be a risk we couldn’t take. “However, I’m sure many other clubs would take a different view and I hope he plays on until he’s 37 or 38 as he’s clearly a super professional and a great player.” But, when asked on the Knees Up Mother Brown podcast if Austin was a target, Sullivan was bullish about the former Burnley striker’s injury record. “They say he has no ligaments in his knee, who knows?,” Sullivan said. “To sign a £15m player is a big risk. He could go on for years, but knowing our luck his knee will go in his first game and that’s the end of it. “If we had £100m to spend we may say ‘we’ll spend £15m and gamble one-sixth of our budget’. But it’s not one-sixth of our budget, it’d smash our budget to bits. “And he didn’t keep Queens Park Rangers up. If he’d kept them up single-handedly you might say it was different – and a few of those goals were penalties.” Austin released a personal statement on Twitter in reply to the Sullivan comments, defending his fitness and his professionalism. “I feel I have no option but to address the inaccurate, misleading and uninformed innuendo about my physical condition that has been raised today by an individual who is not privy to my personal health history,” his statement read. “It is one of a number of inaccurate reports about my so-called injury problems which have been made over the summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

Oil prices rise due to fear of Iranian retaliation

first_imgOfficials are noting a surge in international oil prices after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, promised retribution for the death of a top military official killed in an American counter-strike.Gen. Qassem Suleimani who was the head of Iran’s Quds Forces, was killed in a Trump ordered airstrike at the Baghdad international airport earlier this week.While it was not dictated what type of retribution Iranian forces have in-store for the US and it’s allies, oil companies have raised their prices due to fears that Iran will make good on previous threats to block the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf to the US and US allies.As of Friday crude oil prices have jumped 4.5% in London and 4.3 % in the US.Read more here.last_img

Football News Lionel Messi Fit And Firing As Barcelona Demolish Real Valladolid

first_imgMadrid: Lionel Messi made it clear he is fit and back to his scintillating best by tearing apart Real Valladolid on Tuesday in a thumping 5-1 victory for Barcelona. Messi scored another spell-binding free-kick at Camp Nou after his sumptuous pass had already teed up Arturo Vidal for Barca’s second. He then drove home his second late on before sliding through Luis Suarez to make it five. Yet in truth his two goals and two assists were just the start of it, the defining moments of another mesmeric all-round performance that was dotted with flicks, passes and dribbles, not to mention two humiliating nutmegs.”I don’t know what more I can say,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.”There were wonders coming out of his foot,” said Valladolid’s Michel. “You can only applaud and enjoy it.”Valladolid had threatened to make a game of it when Kiko Olivas benefitted from a rare Marc-Andre ter Stegen error to equalise, after Clement Lenglet had struck in the second minute.But with Messi in this sort of mood, the result never felt in doubt as victory sent Barcelona back to the top of La Liga, after Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Alaves a couple of hours before.Valverde’s side have now won seven consecutive matches in all competitions, a run that began by beating Villarreal on September 24, when Messi returned from injury to make his first start of the season.He has needed time, admitting earlier this month he was still short of sharpness even as goals flew in against Sevilla, Eibar and Slavia Prague.But this display sent a resounding message that Messi is back to his best even if Valverde feels there is more to come.”He is still getting back to full fitness,” Valverde said. “But he is getting better and better.”Valladolid were perhaps unfortunate the 32-year-old was fresh after the postponed Clasico on Saturday meant Barcelona and Real Madrid were given the weekend off.It meant this was the first game at Camp Nou since violent protests broke out across Catalonia after nine pro-independence leaders were sentenced to imprisonment on October 21.Giant yellow banners with ‘Independencia’ and ‘Llibertat’ written across them were unfurled before kick-off but there was no sign of unrest. Instead, the mood turned celebratory as Messi got to work.It was his free-kick that Valladolid made a mess of clearing, as Sergi Guardiola lashed the ball against Joaquin Fernandez and Lenglet reacted fastest, his shot deflecting in before two minutes were on the clock.Messi Runs The ShowThe procession was briefly halted when Ter Stegen, perhaps unsighted, slapped a cross straight into the shin of Olivas but the remaining 30 minutes of the first half belonged to Messi.He switched the ball for Frenkie de Jong to slightly overhit a pass for Arturo Vidal and then replicated the Dutchman’s effort but did it better, this time picking out Vidal perfectly to score at the back post.Five minutes later he sent a free-kick curling away from Jordi Masip, who scuttled across his line but could never reach the ball as it nestled in the top right-hand corner.Messi flicked one through the legs of Oscar Plano, who threw his head back and for a moment stopped dead in frustration. Then it was Guardiola’s turn, only this time the nutmeg doubled up as a pass.After half-time, Ansu Fati, making his last appearance before turning 17, should have tucked away a Messi pass before two goals in the 75th and 77th minutes put Valladolid out of sight.Messi cushioned Ivan Rakitic’s cute pass on his thigh and drove it into the corner and then slid in Suarez, who finished for his eighth goal of the season.In injury time, Messi should have had his hat-trick but curled wide of the left post when he seemed certain to score. It might have been his first mistake all night.Atletico Madrid could have done with a drop of Messi’s attacking inspiration as they were held to a disappointing draw by Alaves.Alvaro Morata came off the bench to score his third goal in as many games but Lucas Perez hit a stunning late equaliser at Menizorrotza to ensure a tight contest between two of La Liga’s most stubborn defences ended all square.Atletico sit third, two points behind Barcelona and level with Granada, having played one game more. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Former FIFA referees retire after decades of service

first_imgFORMER FIFA referees Venton Mars and Sherwin Moore have retired from the beautiful game of football, having served a combined total in excess of 21 years.Mars, who served as a FIFA and National assistant referee, and Moore, a referee, both went into retirement over the January–February period.Both match officials have officiated in matches across the Caribbean Football Union, CONCACAF and FIFA regions.Mars began his FIFA career in 2004 while Moore began in 2013.In an invited comment, Chairman of the Referees Committee and Executive Committee Member Dion Inniss said the institutional memory of the technical personnel should be preserved:“Sherwin and Venton are the true embodiments of service to the game. Now that they are no longer active officials, we look forward to them using their experience and knowledge gained over the years to mentor future match officials.”last_img read more

Return to shooting form leads Syracuse into Big East play

first_img Related Stories Carter-Williams comes up 1 rebound short of triple-double in blowout win over Central Connecticut StateRUNNING AWAY: Syracuse breaks out of shooting slump, cruises past Central Connecticut StateGallery: Syracuse cruises past Central Connecticut State 96-62 Published on January 2, 2013 at 1:41 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img For the first time in four years, Syracuse is opening its Big East schedule with a loss on its record. Accompanied by some cold shooting from the outside and a poor showing at the free-throw line, the Orange hit a sluggish point of its early season that included a loss to Temple.No. 7 Syracuse snapped out of it against Central Connecticut, hitting 10 3-pointers and having five players score in the double-digits. As the Orange opens its conference schedule against Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, maintaining that consistency from the field and intensity for all 40 minutes is going to play a major part in Syracuse’s ability to stave off another loss for the duration of the season.“I think we’re excited for the Big East. This is what we’ve been preparing for,” guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “We experienced some adversity and a lot of success. I think we’re going in there prepared to leave it out on the floor.”Aside from Syracuse beginning its final year in the Big East before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a major milestone for head coach Jim Boeheim is on the line. An SU win would give Boeheim his 903rd win, passing Bobby Knight for second place on the all-time wins list.More than that, though, this game signals the start of the Big East grind for the Orange.  The last time Syracuse suffered a nonconference loss during the regular season was in 2008, when it fell to Cleveland State. The Orange went 28-10 that year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we can compete with anybody,” Carter-Williams said. “If we step on the floor and play our hardest, I think we can beat anybody. If we play smart and we play Syracuse basketball, I think we can beat anyone.”For Carter-Williams, the adversity came in the form of a three-game skid where he lost his shooting stroke. He found it against Central Connecticut and kept Syracuse’s offense flowing against the Blue Devils.And it’s an offense that, when firing from all over the floor, is almost impossible for opposing defenses to shut down. It’s been tested twice against quality opponents in San Diego State and Arkansas and came out with wins in both games. But now the start of the Big East schedule presents a whole new challenge, and every game can hinge on small mistakes or one or two missed baskets.The Scarlet Knights finished their nonconference schedule 9-2, though they lost to their toughest opponent, Mississippi, by 13 points. Rutgers has two guards, Eli Carter and Myles Mack, averaging 16.9 and 14.5 points per game, respectively. Carter-Williams said those two guards and the Scarlet Knights’ center Wally Judge have pushed Rutgers to its strong start.“They got two very good guards, Eli and Myles Mack. They’re great shooters, they’re going to bring it,” Carter-Williams said. “They’ve got a tough big man down low so we’ve just got to go out there and play our game and come out with the win.”Syracuse shot 50.6 percent from the field in its win over the Blue Devils after two games in which it shot shy of 45 percent.Boeheim said after the Orange’s win over Central Connecticut that his team never fell into a slump. Instead, he said Syracuse’s shooters struggled for a brief two-game stretch. It’s something that happens at any level, including the NBA, Boeheim said.“You can take any NBA player you want, you can look at a two or three game stretch and they’re going to shoot 25 percent,” Boeheim said. “Any player you want, LeBron, (Dwyane) Wade, pick anybody. They’re going to have a three-game stretch someplace where they shoot 20, 25, 30 percent.”As the tougher half of SU’s schedule begins, Syracuse’s woes have – for now – disappeared.Guard Brandon Triche said that after Syracuse’s struggles against Temple and Alcorn State, the Orange came back to form against Central Connecticut. The Orange’s defense was stifling and its shooting was hot.That one loss on Syracuse’s schedule might have been a hiccup on the way to the start of the conference schedule, but it’ll mean little once the Orange hits its final Big East grind.“I think we’re in a good place,” Triche said. “We’re 12-1, we wish we were 13-0. But still, 12-1 is a pretty good record.” Commentslast_img read more

On-campus cameras scan and report license plates

first_imgThis past January, the USC Dept. of Public Safety installed 14 new license plate recognition cameras on and around campus. Since then, the cameras have gotten more than 500 hits, reporting license plates of  lost or stolen cars that are wanted in connection with a crime.Big brother · A camera watches over Gate 5 on Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue. DPS has installed 14 new license plate recognition cameras on campus and in the surrounding area since January. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanThe cameras were installed as part of a multi-million dollar effort to enhance campus security measures. The new cameras work in tandem with 48 license plate readers that were installed in 2011 and 111 video patrol cameras, the first of which were installed in 2006.“We strategically place them in the neighborhoods, and we also have them at every entrance to campus, so no car, theoretically, can come on or off campus without having their license plate scanned,” DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said.The cameras scan every license plate that passes by them and run the numbers through a Department of Justice database, which determines if the license plate has been reported for any reason.USC is one of few college campuses to use this technology. In a 2012 article from The New York Times, the University of Miami said they were considering adding license recognition cameras system, and an NBC affiliate in Wisconsin recently reported that police at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay have begun testing the system with plans to implement it at the start of the 2014 school year.Carlisle said the cameras are part of USC’s multilayered approach to campus safety that combines the use of DPS officers, private security and LAPD officers with technology to help keep students safe.“We’re trying to minimize any spaces surrounding campus or on campus where a criminal could go without expecting to see law enforcement or be under the surveillance of law enforcement,” Carlisle said.Through its partnership with USC, the LAPD has been able to make 36 LPR-related arrests since the original installation of the cameras in 2011, according to Carlisle.Paul Snell, Captain of the LAPD Southwest Division, said the department’s partnership with USC has been extremely beneficial. He pointed to a recent case where a USC student left a party, got into a car with some men and was raped.“The cameras themselves were useful in allowing us to identify who the suspects were and subsequently take them into custody for a rape investigation,” Snell said. “If we didn’t have that type of technology around campus we wouldn’t be able to make arrests or conduct these thorough investigations.”USC’s resources often exceed those of municipal agencies. LAPD Southwest Division has four working LPR cameras that operate in police vehicles, scanning license plates as officers drive, but the division relies on USC to monitor the cameras surrounding campus and alert the LAPD of incidents. DPS has a communications office where officers are specifically trained to monitor a 72-screen unit that displays feeds from video patrol cameras and LPR cameras.DPS Chief John Thomas credits predecessor Chief Carey Drayton for pushing to install the cameras.“People that have been arrested as a result of the LPR and cameras have been people that have committed crimes away from the USC area,” Thomas said.Junior mechanical engineering major Hannah Wilensky said that she and many other students were not aware of the LPR cameras but believes that they’re worth the cost as long as they remain useful.“DPS does so much that we’re not aware of,” Wilensky said. “They have them there for a reason and they’re really effective. At the same time, if DPS makes [the information] public and [the cameras] start not becoming useful then I would worry.”Still, freshman broadcast and digital journalism major Mirian Fuentes is concerned that the measures don’t have enough of a direct effect on students.“It’s helpful but not enough to outweigh the cost,” Fuentes said.Carlisle said that though students might not directly be aware of the direct benefits of the security measures, the hope is that criminals will become aware of security measures on campus and choose to go elsewhere.Snell said he wishes the LAPD could be as well-equipped as USC but the partnership remains essential for the safety of the city as a whole.“Technology is here and I think people are getting more and more used to it,” Snell said. “The importance that it brings to not only USC but to the Southwest Division in working together to solve crimes is huge.”Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarinolast_img read more

D.O. Sportscast Episode 10: Football superlatives and season recap

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) limped to another 4-8 — its third straight — losing the final four games of the year after sitting at 4-4. In the final three games, Syracuse gave up 162 points, and for the second-straight year, starting quarterback Eric Dungey didn’t play those games. Football beat writers Tomer Langer and Joe Bloss join the show to talk Syracuse’s season and hand out some superlatives.Listen to Episode 10 below.center_img Published on November 27, 2017 at 11:41 amlast_img

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