The 26-year-old – who recovered from a serious knee injury last season, but has yet to agree a new long-term deal – feels such strength in depth can only be positive for the squad, if sometimes frustrating for individuals. Fellow England internationals Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs also did not make the first XI against Chelsea. “There is a lot of competition for places so everyone seems to lift a gear and play extremely well. It makes it a bit more difficult for people to get into the team,” Walcott said, quoted on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “I think, especially this season, not many people thought we would be challenging for the Premier League. “In this calendar year, we have been the best team in Europe. “It is the strongest the squad has been and everyone is staying fit as well. “There aren’t many injuries in the squad, which is important. If we had an injury-free season, I think we could lift the title.” Arsenal head to Hull on Bank Holiday Monday looking to keep pressure on Manchester City in the race for second place, and with it automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. Captain Mikel Arteta is set to step up his training this week after an ankle problem hampered recovery from a calf injury, while midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another continuing rehabilitation from an inflamed groin which has seen him out since the FA Cup win at Manchester United last month. Press Association Theo Walcott understands just how difficult it is now to hold down a place in the Arsenal side, who he says have been the “best team in Europe” this year and could lift the title next season if everyone stays fit. The Gunners’ slim hopes of overhauling Chelsea’s 10-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League were all but extinguished following a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Walcott watched on from the bench again before a late substitute appearance, with the forward’s last club start having been back in March.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect who shot and killed one man and injured another in Lantana.The incident took place Wednesday evening in the 1200 block of Hypoluxo Rd.Police responded to the scene and found one man dead and another injured. The injured man was rushed to the hospital. His condition is unknown.29-year-old Albert Clark was arrested and is facing multiple charges, including homicide and attempted first-degree murder.He is being held without bond.
… another tentative kick-off date setBy Ras WadadaTHE ongoing impasse between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and some Elite clubs continued last Tuesday when five clubs were a no-show at a crucial meeting to finalise plans for the start of the new season which has already seen two tentative dates go by.Despite the absence of champions Slingerz, along with Alpha United, Pele FC, GFC and Monedderlust FC, a new date for the opening of the much-awaited 2016-17 Elite League was discussed and it was agreed to start after the October 11 International fixture against Jamaica.The teams that showed up for the meeting were all presented with 12 footballs each by the Federation to assist with their training preparations for the new season. The recipients included newcomers Victoria Kings and Topp XX as well as Fruta Conquerors, Buxton United and the GDF.A reliable source informed Chronicle Sport that First vice-president of the GFF, Retired Brigadier Bruce Lovell, seemed well prepared for the teams which are contending the legitimacy of the GFF to expand the League by including two more teams.Although they were not present Lovell emphasised to those present that the GFF has a MOU and not a contractual arrangement with the clubs with regard to how the League is executed.Further, the expansion of the League was done by the GFF in consultation with the eight Elite Clubs and more importantly the GFF has the authority to alter, amend or bring a halt to the competition.When contacted on the latest development of the ongoing saga, GFF president Wayne Forde stated that he will comment after the Executive meets to determine the way forward.Meanwhile manager of Slingerz FC, Colin Aaron, related to Chronicle Sport that the notice for the meeting fell short of the stipulated 48 hours’ notice and, in addition, his club has received no response from the GFF with regard to concerns that were written and sent to the Federation on behalf of six Elite clubs.The six clubs, Slingerz, GDF, Pele, Alpha, Monedderlust and GFC according to Aaron, are demanding an apology from the GFF boss in retaliation to the indefinite suspension, until an apology to Forde, of Slingerz’s owner Javed Ali.Secretary of Monedderlust FC also indicated that the notice for the meeting was too short and it clashed with another meeting that the club’s president had to attend.Both club officials related that the notice for the meeting came late Monday afternoon for the following day – Tuesday. The Executive was expected to meet yesterday.
THE Guyana Amateur Swimming Association will remain under the presidency of Ivan Persaud following its elections held yesterday at Olympic House on High Street.Persaud was in a three way race; running against Owen Vewey of GO-Invest and Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Vice President Karen Pilgrim.However, both Vewey and Pilgrim pulled out of the race. Pilgrim cited her new responsibilities as Guyana’s representative for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a reason for her pulling out. Dewey has not given any reason for his decision.There are some changes with Nadira Jaikaran from Swim Academy being elected secretary. The other committee members include Dave Ramnarine and Elke Rodrigues as the Association’s Vice Presidents.Joanne Lowe Is Treasurer while Leon Seaton is the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
After more than three months of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019/20 LaLiga season will be back on the screens of SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv, with round 28 matches.The opening restart games, scheduled to hold from 11 to 14 June, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7 to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers and SuperSport Select 4 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The first game upon return is the Seville derby, also known as the Great Derby (El Gran Derbi), between Sevilla and Real Betis at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday. The match kicks off at 9pm and will be aired live on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select 4.The two teams are experiencing very different fortunes, with Sevilla looking to secure a top-four finish and a place in the UEFA Champions League next season, while Real Betis are trying to push themselves up to mid-table and remain clear of the relegation battle below them.Sevilla defeated Real Betis 2-1 when the teams met at Estadio Benito Villamarin back in November 2019. Completing a LaLiga ‘double’ over their town rivals would be a major achievement for coach Julen Lopetegui and his charges, while African fans will hope to see Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri continuing his excellent form.Attention will also turn to the title race between the league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona, and nearest chaser and rival, Real Madrid.Barcelona will be in action on Saturday night when they head to Estadi de Son Moto to face relegation-threatened Real Mallorca. The game will be aired live on SuperSport Select 7 and SuperSport Select 4 at 9pm. La Blaugrana will be hoping to claim a win and maintain their two-point lead atop the table.On the other hand, Real Madrid will welcome 18th-placed Eibar at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday. The game will be aired live on SuperSport 4 and SuperSport Select 4 at 6:30pm. Los Blancos will have to win at home to sustain their title bid against a team scrapping to keep their heads above water in the lower reaches of the log.The remaining team from the ‘big three’, Atletico Madrid, will also be in action on Sunday with a testing clash away to Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Barria. The visitors will need a three-point haul to revive their push to finish in the top four and ensure they return to the UEFA Champions League next season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Dhawan and Ma earned the third state tournament berth by beating Mannara and Plunkett 6-0, 7-6, perhaps a bit of revenge after WG ended F-M’s 267-match win streak a week earlier.While all this was going on, Hatton was running over the singles field. In his first two matches, against Auburn’s William Clark and Manlius-Pebble Hill standout Dan Braverman, Hatton did not lose a game in four total sets.Only the semifinal proved a bit challenging for Hatton, who still rolled past Baldwinsville’s Antonio Marsallo 6-4, 6-2, setting up a final where he got a third 6-0, 6-0 shutout to beat Mexico’s Joe Ocker.Marsallo had, in the round of 16, ousted J-D’s Mark Bratslavsky 6-2, 6-3, and he would go on to beat Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Jacob Starke by those same scores for third place to join Hatton and Ocker in the state tournament field. Braverman had won, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, over Cicero-North Syracuse’s James Corl before falling to Hatton.Elsewhere in doubles, MPH’s Anthony Pitts and Harry Xu lost, 6-3, 6-1, to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Johnathan Corl and Brandon Millias, with F-M’s Ben Farber-McEntee and Andy Sun taking a 7-6, 6-0 defeat to Oneida’s Aidan and Ajay Hicks.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Boys tennisCBAF-MJ-D It went three sets, with the Vlassis brothers prevailing 6-3 in the first, but dropping the second 6-4. However, in the third set the CBA pair took over, blanking Dhawann and Ma 6-0.Meanwhile, J-D’s duo of Essex Glowaki and Dhruv Nanavati was sweeping toward the finals and a state tournament berth, dropping just three games in the first two rounds and then running over West Genesee’s Matt Mannara and James Plunkett 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals.However, Glowaki and Nanavati were no match for the Vlassis brothers, who swept them 6-1, 6-0 in the championship round at Nottingham High School. Whether playing in singles or doubles, area high school boys tennis teams claimed a sweep of the top spots during the Section III state qualifying tournament held earlier this week.Jamesville-DeWitt star Peter Hatton did not lose a set on his way to the singles championship, while in doubles Christian Brothers Academy had Ben and Dean Vlassis win a pair of local duels to finish first.Having already won two matches in the early rounds May 22 at Utica Parkway, the Vlassis brothers met Fayetteville-Manlius stars Rohan Dhawan and Riley Ma in an epochal semifinal.
Alex Kikuchi, a senior majoring in jazz studies, plays a solo on the alto saxophone in the song “Cheeks” as part of a jazz recital held at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall on Wednesday. Kikuchi is part of the Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra. The group performed both jazz standards and new compositions. Another jazz group from the Thornton School of Music will perform at Ground Zero on Thursday.Scott Fairbanks | Daily Trojan
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Comments Saturday’s match against Marquette was one Syracuse wanted. It was a win that would have improved its Big East record and its position in the conference standings. It would have been a win on Homecoming, with alumni filling the stands. And a win that would further solidify its position as a contender. But no matter how much it wanted it, the Orange wasn’t able to come through. ‘It concerns me that we’re 3-3 now in the Big East, with the toughest teams still to come,’ Orange assistant coach Carol LaMarche said. ‘We’ve still got a long road ahead of us. We’re not out of it by any means, but it’s not going to be easy.’ Syracuse’s 0-3 loss to Marquette broke the momentum the Orange had going into the match. With a non-conference game at Cornell Tuesday, the Orange will get an opportunity to get back on track against what should be an easier opponent. From early on, the Golden Eagles kept the Orange out of the match, almost single-handedly trying to put a stop to SU’s surge up the standings. When it was over, Syracuse was put back into a position of having to fight harder to remain in the top eight in the Big East. And with those top of the conference teams still looming, SU could be in for a tough road.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That’s why tonight’s match against the Big Red wasn’t lost on the Orange. It’ll be an opportunity to fix whatever went wrong against Marquette and figure out which lineups work best. If all goes well, that road ahead could get a little smoother. ‘We’re just going to come out strong in the next game, pick up our record,’ defensive specialist Sarah Hayes said. ‘I think it’ll bring us back up, get ready for our next (Big East) game. It’ll be more of, like, a practice game.’ SU sought answers to Marquette’s dominating offense. That included removing outside hitter Hayley Todd from the lineup in the third set and sending in freshman Samantha Clarey, who hadn’t played since the Orange’s Sept. 17 match against Louisiana-Monroe. Nothing stopped the Golden Eagles. ‘We were just trying to figure out something that would work,’ LaMarche said. ‘Sam Clarey got in there and got a strong hit. Our subs did their job today, just unfortunately, as a team, we couldn’t get it done.’ Despite the loss, Syracuse maintained that the mentality of the team hadn’t been shaken up. There wasn’t any new worry that the loss would send the Orange spiraling to the bottom of the Big East. There’s still confidence left, if only because there has to be if SU wants to have any chance at beating its conference foes down the line. ‘It doesn’t change how we’re going to prepare, it doesn’t change how we feel,’ Todd said. ‘We know we’re a better team, and we’re going to do great for the rest of the Big East.’ But before it gets back to the Big East, the Orange will get that opportunity to briefly return to an easier part of its schedule in its match against Cornell. Sure, the Orange is remaining positive, but trying to find a way to beat even better conference opponents is going to be crucial. Marquette was just the first of many quality Big East teams Syracuse will play until the end of its season. And those quality teams are going to be just as strong, just as powerful. That’s why SU will look to get its lineups straightened out and find the best way to get back among the conference elite. ‘We can’t look past Cornell at all,’ LaMarche said. ‘But you have to use your out-of-conference games to try different stuff. That’s what we’re going to do against Cornell and, hopefully, pull off a win while we do it.’ email@example.com
Published on February 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1 Alyssa Murray fought to hold back the tears.Leaning against a table in the postgame media room, the sophomore attack’s eyes shined heavily with water as she reflected on her impeccable performance.Even after an announcement of her feat echoed through the Carrier Dome with 50 seconds left, Murray said she still hadn’t realized what she accomplished.‘I honestly didn’t know when they announced it,’ Murray said. ‘I had no idea that they were even talking about me, so other people were telling me at the end of the game what they were talking about.’Murray rattled off eight goals, a Syracuse single-game record, as the No. 12 Orange (1-0) breezed by No. 8 Boston College (1-1) 23-12 in SU’s season opener Tuesday in front of 585 in the Dome. She recorded a hat trick in less than 10 minutes, sparking a dominating scoring effort by the Orange in which seven players found the back of the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman attack Kailah Kempney racked up five goals in her collegiate debut, while fellow freshman Devon Collins and junior attack Michelle Tumolo tallied three goals apiece.But it was Murray who stole the show. Adding in a pair of assists, she also tied for fourth in the SU record book for points in a game.‘She’s an incredible shooter and setting the school record today for goals, unbelievable,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘I think that’s a credit to the entire offense when she can be the recipient of so many feeds, and taking those easy one-on-ones without the doubles, and do a great job.’Murray started her sophomore season with a bang against the Eagles.With the score tied 5:10 into regulation, Murray held the ball on the right side of the field 20 yards out from the net. Two BC defenders stood between Murray and Eagles goaltender Catherine Conway. One pressured the ball while the other was ready to help.Murray jabbed her left foot toward the middle of the field, then immediately cut right, leaving the first defender in the dust. She then blew by the second defender and seamlessly flicked a backhand shot over the left shoulder of Conway as she ran across the net.‘They were pressuring out really far, which is the kind of style I like to go against the most, just because I know that I can beat someone running at me as long as I protect my stick on the way by,’ Murray said. ‘Just doing that, I could see them coming out, and I just really wanted to beat her, so I put it away.’She proceeded to score with speed, accuracy and skillful maneuvering en route to four first-half goals. But after knocking the ball away from an Eagles defender and scooping it up on the right side of the net in the final minutes of the half, Murray showcased her passing ability.With goalie Emily Mata bearing down on her, Murray calmly lofted the ball across the field, where Kempney stood waiting for an easy score. Murray scored her record-tying seventh goal of the game with 10:52 left in regulation. With Collins streaking up the left side of the field, it appeared she was winding up to fire. Murray sprinted all the way down the field, trailing the freshman.So when Collins was angled off by an Eagles defender and Conway forced her to loop around behind the net, Murray was in perfect position.Collins flipped the ball over the net, and Murray sent it home before the goalie could even turn her head.‘The goalie has a tendency to come out really far because (the BC coaches) think that (Conway’s) really athletic, which she is,’ Murray said. ‘But she was going out and it was basically an empty net, so I was able to get the ball really quick and just put it away.’A backhanded rip from the right side six minutes later gave her the record. And she picked up her 10th point on an assist to freshman attack Gabby Jaquith with 50 seconds left.The announcement flew through one of Murray’s ears and out the other, but her teammates ran to congratulate her on the field after time expired.‘She is one of a kind,’ Tumolo said. ‘I don’t even know her percentage, but I don’t think she missed. That’s just an amazing teammate to have and just a huge weapon that we’re going to have this year.’email@example.com Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on August 24, 2017 at 10:22 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-0-1) beat Army (1-1-1), 3-2, on Thursday at Clinton Field in West Point, New York. Alex Lamontagne scored and assisted for SU as it remained unbeaten on the season.The Orange dominated the Black Knights in shots, firing 15 to the Army’s seven and putting eight of those shots on goal to the Black Night’s two.The Orange started hot with a goal from Lamontagne just 48 seconds into the contest. That bested Syracuse’s previous quickest goal of the season by more than 10 minutes.“Getting an early goal was great, but (it) can also be dangerous,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said through an SU Athletics spokesperson. “Sometimes you relax a bit and I feel like we did that.”Army didn’t back down following the quick start, though, equalizing the score following both of SU’s first half scores.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textArmy goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia needed to make five saves to limit the Orange to its three goals. Syracuse goalkeeper Courtney Bronsan made no saves in the game, allowing both shots the Black Knights put on goal to fall through into the net.Kate Hostage, in her first appearance for Syracuse, provided the first strike in the second half for the Orange, scoring in the 57th minute. That proved to be all SU needed as it held on to win.The Orange assisted on all three of the goals they scored, which is also a season high.With two wins and one tie, the Orange are off to the same start it had in the first three games of 2016, which, just four games into that season, marked its best start the program had had in 13 years. The Orange have collected both of its wins on the road.“Playing at someone else’s stadium is always a challenge,” Wheddon said. “It was about playing our game and not letting them come back.”Syracuse travels to Gainsville, Florida for a Sunday matchup at Florida scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Comments