Arsenal eye summer transfer move for Jonathan Tah

first_imgJonathan Tah has a €40m release clause in his Bayer Leverkusen contract (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have identified Bayer Leverkusen centre-half Jonathan Tah as a key summer transfer target.Mikel Arteta has presided over a significant defensive improvement since succeeding Unai Emery and elicited improved performances from previously error prone duo Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz.The Gunners have kept rare back-to-back clean sheets after shutting out Burnley and Newcastle in succession, but Arteta strengthening his defence is said to remain a summer priority.Rob Holding is yet to regain full fitness and his best form following a long-term knee injury, while Calum Chambers faces another seven months of rehabilitation before he is will be in contention for a first team return.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal signed Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari on loan in January but are eyeing further additions with Germany international Tah, according to Bild, firmly on their radar, especially given his €40million release clause. Arsenal eye summer transfer move for Jonathan Tah Dayot Upamecano has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The 24-year-old’s current deal expires in 2023 and his current release clause expires in June ahead of the European Championships where he is expected to feature in Joachim Low’s squad.Arsenal are also monitoring RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano who is available for €50m this summer and the 21-year-old admitted he will carefully monitor his options come the close season.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 ArsenalSpeaking ahead of tongiht’s Champions League tie against Tottenham, he said: ‘There are several clubs that want me‘I will speak with my agents and my parents at the end of the season and we will make the right decision.’MORE: Dayot Upamecano responds to Arsenal transfer speculation ahead of Tottenham clashMORE: Arsenal legend Paul Merson blasts Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi after Man Utd defeat Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Feb 2020 8:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Ligue 1: Monaco up to fifth after frantic finish

first_imgMonaco snatched a 2-1 victory at Amiens on Saturday after Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani struck in a frantic finish to push the Principality team up to fifth in Ligue 1. Earlier, Dimitri Payet helped Marseille maintain their grip on second place with the only goal in a 1-0 win over rock-bottom Toulouse. Islam Slimani has scored eight league goals this season In northern France, Monaco trailed to Serhou Guirassy’s first half goal created by a howler by Monaco goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte until Ben Yedder equalised with a superb volley in the 85th minute. Three minutes into injury time, Cesc Fabregas supplied the corner for substitute Slimani to head in a dramatic winner that shot his side to within six points of the Champions League places. “I’m happy. It was a very tricky match against a team that played well and made it difficult for us,” said Ben Yedder. Monaco’s Spanish coach Robert Moreno will hope the goal helps the Algerian Slimani turn the page on a turbulent January when he expressed his desire to leave the club. “He’s a great player, I said as much when I arrived at Monaco,” said 42-year-old Moreno. “We have an incredible attack with some top-draw players. I’m very happy that he scored.” – Payet inspires Marseille – Former West Ham forward Payet proved the difference for Marseille as he struck from distance shortly after half-time at the Stade Velodrome to extend Marseille’s unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions. Dimitri Payet has scored 11 goals for Marseille this season Andre Villas-Boas’ side are still nine points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who play Lyon at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. “Today we needed a moment of inspiration, and Payet gave it to us,” said Villas-Boas. Payet’s winner covered up an uncharacteristically subdued Marseille display in which relegation fodder Toulouse dominated for long stretches and could easily have levelled in the closing stages. Marseille came into the match having beaten Saint-Etienne 2-0 midweek and a goalless draw last weekend. “I think tiredness hit us, as well as a bit of anxiety,” Villas-Boas said. Payet could have had a second late in the game but fired just wide after bursting through the Toulouse defence. Veteran goalkeeper Steve Mandanda preserved Marseille’s lead with an impressive diving save from Belgian forward Aaron Leya Iseka’s shot in the 85th minute. Read Also: Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers Marseille now have an eight-point lead over third-placed Rennes after they dropped points in a goalless draw with Brest. Lille are just one point further back after they beat troubled club Angers 2-0 on Friday. Angers’ chairman Said Chabane was charged this week with sexual assault after several women made allegations. Patrick Vieira’s Nice side slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Nimes despite scoring first but the club backed by chemicals giant INEOS are just two points behind Monaco despite a patchy restart since the winter break. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists Baffled6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement Handled By DNR

first_imgBROOKVILLE – Franklin County Commissioners recently discussed enforcement efforts regarding off-road vehicles in the county.Registration rules are superseded by the Indiana DNR, the Franklin County Observer reported.Conservation officers have the right to stop and cite any off-road vehicle not displayed with a proper registration sticker. Residents can receive registrations from a BMV office for $30 and the sticker is valid for three years.Valid registration is required for all off-road vehicles even those that remain on the farm.last_img read more

Melvin “Mac” Enderle

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Melvin’s memory include his children; Beverly (Robert) Cox of Metamora, James (Karen) Rudisell of St. Leon, Robert Rudisell of West Harrison, Geraldine Walters of Cincinnati, and John (Sheila) Dittly of Forest Park, OH; 14 grandchildren, Heather Jones, Quinn Moeller, Shane Kelley, Jim Rudisell, Rodney Rudisell, John Rudisell, Dave Rudisell, John Dittly Jr., Michele Dittly, Jennifer Rudisell, Kelley Rudisell, Sheri Rudisell, Bobby Rudisell Jr., and Julius Walters, as well as many great grandchildren.  Also surviving are siblings, Elvera Vogel, Lillian Halker, Edwin Enderle, Earl Enderle, and Carol Barnhorst.   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy on February 21, 2014 and siblings, Albert Enderle, Esther Day, Ann Marie Enderle, Norma Manning, and Marie Schlewinsky. Melvin “Mac” Enderle, of Metamora, was born on June 7, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of eleven children to John C. and Caroline Straub Enderle.  He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  On June 28, 1952 Melvin married Dorothy J. Oser at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Cincinnati.  After retiring from Custom Tooling in Cincinnati, he worked for Vohland Nursery in Clarksburg and owned Mac’s Barn in Metamora.  Melvin was a life member and former Commander of the VFW Post #9294 – now the Gailey Post #7340; he also was a member of the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion in Brookville, the Metamora Fire Department and St. Michaels Church.  On Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 90, Melvin passed away at the Cincinnati VA Hospital. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michaels Church or to the Veteran’s Services at the Cincinnati VA Hospital.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Melvin Enderle.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. till 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Rev. John Kamwendo will officiate the funeral service at 12 noon at the funeral home.  Entombment at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati will follow at 2 p.m. with full military honors.last_img read more

Eagles new boy listed in Dutch Eredivisie team of the season

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Dessers helped Heracles to finished the season in the eighth position on 36 points in the 18-team league table. The Belgian born 25-year-old is yet to make his debut for Nigeria after he switched allegiance back in February. read also:My club made my Eagles call-up possible–Dessers He decided to team up with the West African Nation, despite a plea from the Belgian football authority. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Super Eagles striker, Cyriel Dessers, has been named in the Dutch Eredivisie team of the 2019/2020 season. Dessrs gets Eagles call up The Heracles striker enjoyed good season when he scored 15 goals to finish as joint top scorer in this season’s campaign which was stopped because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Eredivisie announced the team on their social media handle on Monday and Dessers joined five players from table-toppers Ajax Amsterdam, including former Manchester United defender Daley Blind, Chelsea’s new signing Hakim Ziyech, Nicolas Tagliafico, Donny van de Beek and Quincy Promes. Other players that made the team are AZ Alkmaar quartet Oussama Idrissi, Marco Bizot, Fredrik Midtsjo and Teun Koopmeiners and Denzel Dumfries of PSV.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gerrard buoyed by Reds new-boys

first_img Press Association He added: “There are some exciting names in there so everyone is excited.” While the likes of Alberto and Aspas may not be well-known names in England, Gerrard has full confidence in the manager and his backroom staff. “I know very little about them, but I have a lot belief and confidence in Brendan and the scouting department that they are going to make the right decisions and I have seen bits and bobs of the new signings we have made,” he added. “I am really looking forward to getting back to work next week and seeing what the new players have got to offer and see if they can help strengthen our squad to put in a better fight for a top-four finish.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is excited by the club’s quartet of new signings and hopes they will improve the Reds’ chances of returning to the Champions League.center_img Manager Brendan Rodgers has already done deals for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, Sevilla midfielder Luis Alberto, Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. “I’m really looking forward to getting started, especially with the news of us making a few signings,” Gerrard told LFC TV. “It’s always important to get faces in as soon as possible; they can get a full pre-season under their belt, get to know the lads and how the manager wants to play.” last_img read more

Ramdhani finishes second in men’s open, champions ladies’ singles

first_imgPAN American, Caribbean and National badminton champion Priyanna Ramdhani showed that she can romp with the boys equally after finishing second place in the Men’s open singles of Banks DIH Aqua Mist/Powerade Christmas Badminton tournament, where she also ruled in the Ladies’ open singles and Girls’ Under-17 singles.According to the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), Ramdhani was allowed to play in the Men’s singles due to lack of competition in the Ladies’ singles of the three competitions, which concluded last Sunday at the National Gymnasium.Ramdhani really showed skills in her semi-finals matchup against Jonathan Mangra, but found herself cut down by Ronald Chang Yuen in the final.Mangra was able to strike first blood, winning the first game 21-9. However, in the second game Priyanna came back with superb and skilful play to win 21-11.Obviously not at his best level of fitness, Mangra was feeling the pressure and picked up only 5 points by the time Priyanna amassed her 21, clearing the way for her to the final.Yuen picked up the other final spot after taking out Marlon Chung in straight sets: 21-14, 21-17.When things got down to the final, Ramdhani wasted no time taking the first game 21-10, while Yuen won the second game by the same margin.Despite trying to continue her aggressive style in the decider game, she was not good enough to overcome Yuen, who took the game 21-19 to stop Ramdhani just short of her third title.Ramdhani, however, still had her Ladies’ singles title to celebrate. She claimed the title after defeating Shivannie Persaud: 21-6, 21-8 and had already pocketed the Girls’ Under-17 singles title since Saturday when she outclassed Sacha Parmanand: 21-3, 21-1.A small presentation ceremony followed Sunday’s conclusion of the tournament, where the winners were presented with their prizes – trophies and haversacks – by Banks DIH Powerade Brand Manager Mr Errol Nelson.The GBA expressed its sincere gratitude and heartfelt delight to Banks DIH for coming on board to make the tournament possible, for yet another year. Appreciation was also extended to Mr Carlton Joao and all who supported the association.last_img read more

England in tatters after Marsh brothers’ tons

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia were closing on an innings victory with England fighting a desperate rearguard on 93 for four at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test on Sunday, still 210 runs from forcing their hosts to bat again.Brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh had earlier both scored centuries on a scorching morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground to put Australia in a position where they could declare on 649-7 in the second session.England, already 3-0 down in the series with the urn relinquished, had toiled in the field in temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius with little success and their luck did not change when they came out to bat.Openers Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman went cheaply inside the first six overs of their second innings with James Vince (18) and Dawid Malan (five) following in the final session.Skipper Joe Root, who made an unbeaten 42 despite playing with an injured finger, and Jonny Bairstow (17 not out) will take England’s fight to save the test into the final day.The Marsh brothers had earlier joined the Chappell siblings Ian and Greg (1972) and the Waugh twins Mark and Steve (2001) in scoring centuries in the same innings in an Ashes test.Shaun Marsh made 156 from 291 balls before being run out by a Stoneman direct hit just after lunch, with Mitchell having departed for 101 on the delivery after securing his second century when Tom Curran took out his off stump.The brothers both scored their second centuries of the series in a brilliant 169-run partnership that built on the mammoth 171 Usman Khawaja scored on Saturday.It was a particularly sweet partnership given Shaun was a controversial selection for the series, his eighth recall to the test line-up being met with disbelief in some quarters, and Mitchell was only brought in for the third test in Perth.Mitchell was the second to reach the milestone about an hour into the morning with two runs past point and Shaun was in such a hurry to congratulate his little brother that he almost ran him out.“Emotions got the better of me and I wanted to give him a hug,” 34-year-old Shaun told reporters.“To be out there with Mitch, to both score our test centuries today for Australia, being out there and sharing each other’s emotions when we got to our hundreds, was an extremely happy moment. It’ll certainly be a day that we won’t forget.”Shaun had started the day on 98 with Australia 479 for four and took just five balls to secure his sixth test century by crunching Moeen Ali through the covers for one of the 18 fours he scored in his 403-minute knock.While Australia flourished with the bat, England continued to struggle.Cook did become the sixth batsman to score 12,000 runs in tests but the ovation had barely been completed before Stoneman was dismissed for a duck by pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, the batsman reviewing the lbw decision to no avail.Former skipper Cook was dismissed for 10 rocking back in his crease to a superb delivery from spinner Nathan Lyon that removed the bail from his off stump.Vince enjoyed a rare England success with the DRS to reverse a caught behind verdict on 15 but he made just three more runs before offering up another poor shot to a Pat Cummins delivery which caught a nick which Steve Smith juggled to take at slip.Root needed lengthy treatment on his right index finger after taking a rap on the digit from a Starc delivery before Malan was trapped lbw on his back foot by Lyon for five, the review system again failing England.“In many ways the last few days have summed up our trip,” said England assistant coach Paul Farbrace.“It’s been exceptionally tough, we’ve come up against a team that’s playing very good cricket but the one thing that we’ve been talking about is making sure we keep on fighting and battling.”last_img read more

No-width: how Broad tamed  Warner during last year’s Ashes

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – England quick Stuart Broad reckons his total domination of Australia opener David Warner in last year’s Ashes series was down to his strategy of denying the batsman any width to play his fierce cut shots and square drives. Broad dismissed Warner seven times in 10 innings as the subdued left-hander finished the drawn series with only 95 runs.“He is such a dangerous player and one of the best third-innings opening batsmen in the world,” Broad said in a Sky Cricket podcast.“Having played against him a lot over the last eight or nine years, I found that, as I am a taller bowler, when he sat back in the crease he was cutting and square driving me a lot to the boundary.“I decided I was just going to try and hit his stumps every ball. I was not going to try and swing it away from it as I felt that gave him width, I was just going to scramble the seam.” Broad said he kept attacking the stumps and did not mind the occasional straight drives. “Once I got him at Lord’s, the third time in a row, I just got that feeling like I was getting a bit of a competitive edge over him,” said Broad, who has 485 wickets from 138 Tests. The lanky right-arm bowler has forged a formidable new-ball partnership with Jimmy Anderson, test cricket’s most prolific seam bowler, and he attributed their success to their complimentary approaches.“I love the competitive side of cricket, the moment of winning, working a batsman out, getting a wicket, but he just loves any sort of bowling and is at his happiest just trucking in,” Broad added.last_img read more

Central New York natives Boltus, Lynch connect on game-winning goal

first_imgNow what?Jovan Miller sat back in his seat, arms folded. His white No. 23 jersey was still his outfit of choice. His eye black still present high on his cheekbones.Following a 9-8 double overtime loss to Army, Miller was joined by John Galloway, Cody Jamieson and Tim Harder at the press conference table. The others wore street clothes, as Miller looked ready to play another half of lacrosse.He simply couldn’t bring himself to disrobe. ‘It hasn’t even hit me yet, that is why I still got my jersey on,’ Miller said. ‘It is just one of those things you just don’t have the words for it.’Miller lacked the words for it because, well, he and the rest of the Syracuse juniors had never experienced a post-season loss until Sunday night. The Orange was 8-0 in tournament play since a loss to the University of Virginia in 2006.Coming into the season questions swirled around the Syracuse squad. They graduated the core of their midfield and everyone wondered how they would replace Kenny Nimms, Dan Hardy and Matt Abbott.The Orange answered and lost just one game all season by one goal. After the shocking loss to Army, head coach John Desko wanted to make sure his team realized the success they did have all season.‘You are going to look back on your season and say hey, you lost two games by two goals,’ Desko said. ‘So even though it stings and it hurts right now, the season’s over with and it’s time to reflect on their accomplishments and what they should be proud of.’But for the moment, it was impossible to be proud. Miller couldn’t take his jersey off. Galloway couldn’t help but think about getting back on the field.Even if that chance is a year away.‘There is no easy way to put it into words,’ Galloway said. ‘The seniors did a great job leading us here. But the bottom line is we are getting ready for next year and that is what the focus will be tomorrow.’ It was not the typical Syracuse connection that put an end to a thrilling game in the Carrier Dome Sunday — but it certainly was a Syracuse connection.Jeremy Boltus (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) found Devin Lynch (Skaneateles, N.Y.) on the doorstep of the Orange goal with five seconds left in the second overtime to give Army the 9-8 shocker of a win over No. 2 seed SU.For the Central New York native-Lynch, the wins don’t come much sweeter than this one.‘To be able to do something like this, it’s truly amazing,’ he said after the Black Knights’ frenzied celebration had concluded. ‘It’s a moment that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.’Lynch and Boltus weren’t the only local Cadets to have a major influence on the Army win. Bill and Tim Henderson, brothers from Tully, N.Y., combined for eight ground balls and five caused turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTim wreaked havoc in the middle third of the field, gobbling up the majority of his six ground balls after faceoffs. When Syracuse midfielder Josh Amidon’s shot sailed wide with one minute left in the second overtime, it was Bill who beat SU’s Chris Daniello to the end line to give the Black Knights their final possession.But it was the consistent heroics of Boltus and Lynch that stole the show. The duo finished with two goals and an assist apiece. Boltus’ second goal tied the score at eight in the fourth quarter. Lynch’s first score beat the buzzer at the end of the second quarter on what Army head coach Joe Alberici called the ‘most critical play of the game.’ All that before the local pair combined to end Syracuse’s title defense.‘It’s really been what they’ve done for us all year,’ Alberici said. ‘(Boltus) has been the quarterback of our offense. He has the ability to make everybody else better and he was doing that again.‘What (Lynch) has given us is his tremendous speed. I just call him kind of sneaky. All the sudden you look and he’s got a goal or two … The upstate guys, I’m just really happy for them.’ Facebook Twitter Google+   Comments The second time aroundArmy head coach Joe Alberici made sure the number 18 was etched into his team’s memory after a 12-7 loss to Syracuse on Feb. 28.Eighteen. That was how much the Black Knights lost the ground ball battle against the Orange earlier this season. So to make sure his team would not let that happen again, Alberici started every practice for the next week doing 18 ground balls.‘That was not acceptable for us,’ Alberici said. ‘This time we out-ground-balled them by four which gives us a little possession. You cannot score against Syracuse unless you have a ton of possession.’Alberici’s blatant message was well received by his squad. Army not only out-ground-balled the Orange, but the extra possessions led to a tired Syracuse defense, a rushed Syracuse offense and a huge upset in favor of the Black Knights.As Army scooped up loose ball after loose ball, it appeared as if the entire game took place in front of the Syracuse net. This took a toll on Orange goalkeeper John Galloway and his defense. And Syracuse head coach John Desko was quick to point out how the possession domination affected his offense, as well.‘It didn’t seem like we could get a good possession on our end of the field,’ Desko said. ‘When we got it we were in a hurry to force it and make something happen and it played into their game plan.’And ground balls were not the only adjustment Army made coming off the early season loss. In that match-up senior attack Chris Daniello killed Army, tallying four goals. It was a performance that earned Daniello extra attention this time around.‘The kid is a first or second team All American,’ Alberici said. ‘That wasn’t apparent to us in the first game. So I thought it was pretty critical when we put Billy on him and Chris didn’t score, so I thought that was critical for us.’ Published on May 17, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more