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Arsenal to battle Tottenham for Roma winger Under dubbed ‘The Undertaker’Arsenal to battle Tottenham for Roma winger Under dubbed ‘The Undertaker’

first_imgARSENAL may have one up on their rivals Tottenham after winning the North London derby, but they’re now set to battle it out again but this time over Cengiz Under.The Roma winger, nicknamed ‘The Undertaker’, has been on Arsenal’s wish list for some time, but Spurs are now looking to ease the workload on Harry Kane and are prepared to loosen the purse strings.4 Under has expressed an interest in playing in the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty Images – GettyArsenal are in the market for another winger, with Danny Welbeck sidelined for several months, but the move could put Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s place in doubt.Tottenham, meanwhile, have been promised funds in January to boost their squad, after not making any signings in the summer.Spurs made a £30million offer for the Roma star, but it fell short of the £50million price tag they have placed on Under.The rival clubs could well find themselves in a bidding war in January to provide back-up for their top scorers.4 The young winger has been impressive for Roma since joining in 2017Credit: Getty – ContributorPierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently leads the way as the top goal-scorer in the league, with ten goals, while Harry Kane trails with nine.While over in Italy, the Undertaker has been impressive for the Serie A side since joining from Istanbul Basaksehir in 2017.This year, he’s bagged four goals and four assists across all competitions for his club and was watched by Arsenal scouts as he helped his side to a dramatic 2-2 draw against Inter Milan.However, Roma are keen to hold on to the 21-year-old for the remainder of their Champions League campaign, letting the young Turkish player move would result in a profit share with Under’s former club who they’d have to pay 20 per cent of any transfer fee.Under’s stats this seasonTwo Champions League goals and one assist, for RomaTwo Serie A goals and three assists, for RomaOne international friendly goal for Turkey Should the Turkish strar make the move to join Emery’s men, he would battle for a place in the starting XI with Armenian international Mkhitaryan. 4 The 21-year-old is wanted by both North London clubsCredit: Getty – Contributor4 The Roma star has been dubbed ‘the undertaker’ thanks to his surname, but he is somewhat shorter than the legendary wrestlerCredit: Handout A natural right winger, Under has previously spoken of his desire to play in England.Speaking in 2017, the ex-Basaksehir star said: “Among the leagues I want to play in are La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League. But I want to play in the Premier League the most.”center_img The Turkish star may be dubbed the undertaker, but at 173cm he is somewhat shorter than the 208cm wrestler. Lucas Torreira’s dad in wild celebrations after son’s first Arsenal goal against rivals Tottenhamlast_img read more

Kenyans fight heavy rains, dominate Sheehan Classic Rain-shortened race was almost canceled at the last minuteKenyans fight heavy rains, dominate Sheehan Classic Rain-shortened race was almost canceled at the last minute

first_img Kenyans fight heavy rains, dominate Sheehan Classic Rain-shortened race was almost canceled at the last minute MARIE ORTIZ Titus Munji of Kenya crosses the finish line first with a time of 23.05 at the Sheehan Classic in Red Bank. While rain-soaked runners were lining up on Broad Street in Red Bank for Saturday’s five-mile George Sheehan Classic, race organizers were busily working to adjust the course due to flooding on Hunting Lane in Fair Haven. Meanwhile, the weather reports were dire — WCBS-AM was predicting thun-derstorms for central New Jersey, while discussing flooding in the northern part of the state as well as on Staten Island, N.Y. In Red Bank, conditions resembled a hurricane without the wind. “We came within a hare’s breath of canceling,” said Race Director Bob Rosa, who was notified at 8:15 a.m. — 15 minutes before the start of the flooding. “The rain was still coming down and the police told us that some streets were flooded. It turned out to be a very stressful 20 minutes or so.” MARIE ORTIZ Runners stretch, jog, huddle and do just about anything to stay warm as they await the delayed start of the George Sheehan Classic in Red Bank on Saturday. The rain-shortened race eventually began about 25 minutes after its original start time. Rosa toured the course with local police and altered the course around the flooded area, at what would have been the three-mile mark. To accommodate the change, organizers pushed the starting line back by about 400 yards to make up most of the difference. “It wasn’t quite five miles, it was more like 4.9 plus, but we were able to make it safer for the runners,” Rosa explained. “It was a decision we had to make on the fly, and after an impromptu meeting with the race board we decided to make the change.” At the same time, Rosa had his fingers crossed that the rain would stop, thereby avoiding additional course problems. At 8:25 a.m. he decided to postpone the start for 10 minutes. Five minutes later the rain slowed to a trickle and clear skies could be seen in the distance. At 8:40, Rosa was informed that the revised course was ready, and the runners were off at a quarter to nine. “We decided to wait as long as we could, yet we couldn’t wait too long because the people of Red Bank wanted their town back,” he said. “Nine a.m. was the time we set for a final go or no-go decision. Fortunately, it didn’t come to that. The clearing skies were the key, because our liability insurance is void if the race starts while lightning is in the sky.” Although the weather held down the amount of competitors — 2,950 registered in all — amazingly, there was a small crowd of people still signing up for the race as the minutes ticked down. Despite the heavy rains, runners began gathering at the starting line at about 8:20. A few scattered umbrellas dotted the landscape, but most runners were content to stand in the rain. Not knowing of the reason for the delay or of organizers’ efforts to save the race, the runners generally kept good spirits as they were herded backwards to the new starting line. Some commiserated. Some exercised to keep loose. And some just shivered. Finally, the race went off to the strains of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” Fittingly, the compact disc began skipping. That didn’t matter to the Kenyan contingent, which, as usual, pushed out to the lead as the race headed up Broad Street. Gabriel Muchiri was in front at the three-mile mark and was still ahead at mile four, when 19-year-old Titus Munji began closing the gap. Munji made it his race on the way up the Tower Hill grade, the same hill many recreational runners bemoan every year. On the downhill side, Munji held on to his slight advantage and won with a time of 23:05, two seconds ahead of Muchiri. Fellow Kenyan Ronald Mogaka was third in 23:15. Scott DeFilippis of Normandy Beach was the first New Jersey runner to finish. His time was 26:21. Rob DeFilippis of Tinton Falls was right behind at 26:22. On the women’s side, Catherine N’dereba of Kenya crossed the finish line first with a time of 26:27. Ludmila Petrova of Russia was second in 26:43; while Marina Komp of Kenya was third in 27:12. N’dereba’s younger sister, Anastasia, finished 12th in 28:52. Kelly Vanasse of Far Hills was the first American to finish, and Madelyn Noe of Freehold was the first local woman. Noe’s time was 29:25. Many of the slower runners, such as myself, a 38:33 finish, were able to catch a glimpse of the leaders along Ridge Road. We were at the 2.5-mile mark, while they were approaching mile marker four with their long, seemingly effortless strides. I didn’t catch up until the finish line, though Munji had already been there for more than 15 minutes. “It was a great race and the times indicated that with our adjustments we were pretty close to five miles,” said Rosa, who plans to return as race director. “After the race started, everything went smoothly. But all things considered, I’d rather have it hazy, hot and humid.” Time will tell if he will change his opinion about that next year. Staff Writer By Warren Rappleyea last_img read more

Banks DIH cops Coca Cola Excellence CupBanks DIH cops Coca Cola Excellence Cup

first_imgBank DIH Limited for the year 2016 was awarded for performance excellence in the small market in Miami, Florida, USA, when the company competed in the Latin Centre Business Unit (LCBU) competition last month.The award prominently displayedThe leading local manufacturer was able to win ahead of leading bottlers of Coca Cola within the regional LCBU. The high accolade was handed over to the heads of the company by the LCBU at a recently held meeting.Chairman and Managing Director of Banks, Clifford Reis, in accepting the award noted that gratitude is owed to all who worked to make the success a reality.He reminded that Banks has over the years built a quality system which today has been recognised with the award.The Chairman added that with the appreciation shown to the company by being awarded the cup, Banks will remain committed to quality in the production of Coca Cola products and all other products.“I am also proud that we as a Guyanese company can win such an important award. It puts us on the map and says to all that world-class quality can be and is produced right here in Guyana and by Guyanese,” Reis stated.Bottlers in the LCBU and across the world compete in several categories of sales, health, safety and environment.This is the second time the Excellence Cup was awarded. Banks DIH Limited is the local bottler of Coca Cola since 1990.last_img read more

No `Fedspeak’ in Greenspan bookNo `Fedspeak’ in Greenspan book

first_img“Nothing fully prepared me for what I faced when President Reagan nominated me Fed chairman in June 1987,” Greenspan recalls. “So, in my waning months of my Fed tenure, I started getting excited about having time to stand back and think about all I’d been through,” he says. Greenspan, 81, says he especially enjoyed writing the final chapter of his book about how he thought the world would work in 2030. “In the end, I can confidently say writing that final chapter brought me – and the book – closure,” he wrote. “It is not the grand finale of Beethoven’s Ninth, but for me, it hit the right chord.” A lover of classical and jazz music, Greenspan once worked as a jazz musician and studied the clarinet at Juilliard. Writing the book, “I tackled the personal part first, but then started unraveling the detective story about the economy,” he says. As Fed chief, his agile handling of the economy had earned him monikers, including the maestro, the greatest central banker who ever lived and the second-most important person in Washington.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEMOIRS: Former central bank chairman says he welcomed the chance to “use my own voice!” By Jeannine Aversa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Famously opaque when he was chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan – the author – says he relished the opportunity to break out of “Fedspeak” and share his own insights about the nation’s economy. Greenspan’s book The Age of Turbulence hits bookstores later this month. Greenspan ran the Fed for 18 years – the second-longest serving chief of the central bank. He says he began to write the book on Feb. 1, 2006, the day his successor – Ben Bernanke – took over. “I wanted to make the leap from writing economic analysis to writing in the first person about what I’d experienced. And after years of talking `Fedspeak’ in carefully calibrated congressional testimony – I could finally use my own voice!” Greenspan’s musings were contained in a blog, dated Friday, posted on Amazon.com’s Web site. On Greenspan’s watch, the economy – from March 1991 to March 2001 – posted its longest expansion in history. The two recessions during his tenure were mild. He confronted crises including a stock market crash in 1987, just two months into his job; financial upheavals in some parts of the world in the late 1990s; the bursting of the stock market bubble in 2000 that wiped out trillions of dollars in investor wealth; and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. last_img

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea live stream and team newsWolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea live stream and team news

first_img Michy Batshuayi and Kurt Zouma of Chelsea 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers host Premier League title leaders Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup and it’s live, from 5:30pm, on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF WOLVES V CHELSEA IN THE FIFTH ROUND OF THE FA CUPThe Blues are in the hunt for the double in Antonio Conte’s debut season at Stamford Bridge and face a Wolves side struggling in the bottom half of the Championship.But Paul Lambert’s team aren’t to be taken lightly, having beaten Stoke City and Liverpool to reach the last 16 of the competition this season.So, to find out how the match unfolds, stay tuned to talkSPORT!Here are the confirmed teams:Wolves XI: Ikeme; Coady, Batth, Hause, Doherty; Price, Saville; Costa, Edwards, Weimann; BodvarssonChelsea XI: Begovic; Zouma, Terry (c), Ake; Moses, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazardlast_img read more

Messi’s emotional plea to authorities over the search for SalaMessi’s emotional plea to authorities over the search for Sala

first_imgBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi has urged authorities to continue their search for compatriot Emiliano Sala.Sala has been missing for four days since he and pilot Dave Ibbotson were on a light aircraft that disappeared from radar over the Channel Islands as he returned to Cardiff from Nantes.On Friday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner used his huge social media presence to make an emotional plea in an Instagram story. “Please, please, please don’t stop the search. We understand the effort but please don’t stop the search. For us, they are still alive. It is difficult to express our feelings at the moment because everything is really hard.“Emiliano is a fighter. I’m asking you please, don’t stop looking for them. It’s been three days and I’ve still got hope that they’re alive. It’s terrible, it’s desperate not knowing anything. We don’t have certainty of anything.”Everyone at talkSPORT is hoping for the best for both men involved. It said: “As long as there’s a chance, a thread of hope, we ask that you please #DontStopLooking for Emiliano. All of my strength and support to his family and friends. #PrayForSala.”The striker was on his way to join his new Cardiff team-mates having just sealed a dream £15 million move to the Premier League.The search for the two men was brought to a halt on Thursday after three days. A Guernsey Police statement explained, “The chances of survival at this stage are extremely remote.” 3 A rescuer had said previously there was “no hope” of finding either man alive, but that hasn’t stopped the football world pleading for authorities to continue looking.Both Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero have used their voices to encourage the search to go on and Sala’s sister, Romina, has made an emotional plea of her own. 3 Messi has more than 100 million followers on Instagram and he used it to post something on compatriot Emiliano Sala getty Emiliano Sala after his £15million move to Cardiff was sealed Cardiff City fans set up an emotional tribute to their record signing 3last_img read more

Graham Potter to leave Swansea and become new Brighton manager – reportsGraham Potter to leave Swansea and become new Brighton manager – reports

first_img Graham Potter is set to become the new Brighton boss Getty Images no dice REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Potter has told Swansea he wants to leave gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense center_img Graham Potter is set to be named as Brighton’s new manager, according to reports.The Swansea boss, 43, has reportedly turned down a new contract and told the Welsh club he wants to leave. The Seagulls sacked Chris Hughton on Monday after narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season.It is understood they will pay Swansea £3million in compensation.Potter, who ‘felt he could not turn down a Premier League offer’, has been given permission to talk to Brighton about their vacancy and reports claim he will be announced imminently. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS huge blow Swansea coaches Billy Reid, Bjorn Hamberg and Kyle Macaulay are expected to join the Englishman at the Amex Stadium.Potter guided the Swans to tenth in the Championship this season and reached the FA Cup quarter-finals despite drastic cost-cutting measures following their relegation from the Premier League. REPLY shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 ADVICE They sold 16 players and only made five signings last summer – and continuing financial uncertainty is thought to have influenced Potter’s decision.Star winger Daniel James is set to be sold, while Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer, Martin Olsson and Luciano Narsingh will all leave for free this summer.last_img read more

Gerrard: I’ll tell Rangers players home truths if neededGerrard: I’ll tell Rangers players home truths if needed

first_imgUnrepentant Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has said that he was only being honest in setting his players straight after the draw with St Johnstone on Saturday and he expects a reaction in the cup replay against Kilmarnock.After the 0-0 draw at Ibrox on Saturday, Gerrard said he thought some players were “getting a bit comfortable in the dressing room” and that the performance was “miles from” what was needed to succeed.As he prepared for the Scottish Cup replay against Steve Clarke’s side, the Rangers manager stood by his approach, saying that he felt players needed to be told the truth.“On evidence of what’s gone before, I don’t think it was brutal,” Gerrard said. “I think it was honest. “I think probably 99 out of 100 managers would tell them the same thing if they had seen what I saw on Saturday.“Maybe I put it across in a more honest and truthful way but I’m not going to change. I don’t want to lie to the players or mislead them or tell them stuff I don’t believe in.“The reaction can’t be for me, it’s got to be for the fans and the club. St Johnstone brought 100 or 150 supporters at that game and we had 49,000. They are the ones who deserve the standards and the level of performance. It’s my job to just tell the players and be truthful with them and that’s how I do it.”Reflecting on the game and the points dropped, the Rangers boss said that he saw signs of complacency in the build-up and of “ego” playing a part. “I think the St Johnstone game wasn’t just a problem in the 90 minutes,” he said. “Having looked back at the week leading into it, there’s certain things that didn’t really look right.“It doesn’t help when you have four or five players missing that are normally in your 11 but I think the week’s training leading into it I didn’t see a hungry team. I didn’t see a team with the right mentality to go and embrace the challenge that St Johnstone brought.“I think we went in with a bit of ego, thought we could just turn up and we got found out.“It is a concern but it doesn’t happen very often. We’re normally very strong at home and our record, if you take St Johnstone out of the equation, is pretty good. “So you’re hoping this isn’t going to be a regular thing but I’ve told the players in a very honest and truthful way that it’s not acceptable if you’re a Rangers player. “You have to accept the challenge and expect teams to come here and not make it easy for you. That’s what Tommy did and credit to him. They got what they wanted out of it and we never.”Gerrard expects a reaction when his players take to the field on Wednesday night and is preparing for a tough game against a side that drew 1-1 at Ibrox in October.“The good thing with this group of players is that they know where they’ve gone wrong,” he said. “But there’s another opportunity and another chance to put that right on Wednesday.“I think the task will be similar in many ways – we know Steve Clarke will come with a plan and he’s had joy here before.”last_img read more

Edgar shuts out Auburndale footballEdgar shuts out Auburndale football

first_imgApaches host Rib Lake/Prentice next weekBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterEDGAR — The Auburndale football team dropped its second-straight game, losing 43-0 at Edgar in a Marawood Conference game Friday night at Edgar High School.The Apaches were blanked for the second game in a row and fall to 0-2 overall and in the Marawood.Edgar pitched its second-straight shutout after beating Chequamegon 46-0 in Week 1.Auburndale hosts Rib Lake/Prentice on Sept. 4.Game statistics were not provided.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more