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Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link774Shares Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Advertisement Commentcenter_img Lacazette has scored 13 Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admits the Arsenal team feel more confident under Unai Emery’s management in comparison to Arsene Wenger’s.The Frenchman scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night to push the club up to third in the Premier League.When asked about the difference within the team this season in comparison to last season under Wenger, Lacazette told Sky Sports: ‘I think we are more confident and everybody knows what we have to do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When you win a lot of games in a row of course there is a lot of confidence.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are now in third position in the Premier League with just seven games to go, and look on course to secure Champions League football for next season.Now, for the first time, Lacazette has spoken about the Gunners playing elite European football during the next campaign.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 Arsenal‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League,’ he added.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.’Arsenal’s next game is against Everton on April 7 before a Europa League clash against Napoli on April 11.MORE: Bellerin mocks Tottenham as Arsenal leapfrog rivals with Newcastle winWill Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

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Venezuela: 19 inmates killed in prison gang fight

first_img Tweet Share Inmates’ relatives anxiously awaited news after the prison riot at Rodeo I prisonSome 19 people have died and many more have been hurt in a prison riot in Venezuela, officials say.Two rival gangs had confronted each other in El Rodeo I prison near the capital Caracas on Sunday, said Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami.The situation has since calmed down, local media reports say, but 150 people remain in front of the jail awaiting news of their jailed relatives.There have been a number of riots in Venezuelan jails this year.Prisons in the country are notoriously overcrowded, with reports suggesting they are three times over capacity.The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights has urged Venezuela to take action to tackle violence and insecurity in its prisons, and to protect the human rights of inmates.The campaign group Venezuelan Prison Watch says 476 inmates died inside Venezuela’s prisons in 2010.The government had put a plan in place to reform the prison sector and had allocated almost $100m (£60.1m) for the task, said Mr El Aissami.But he admitted that the government’s efforts had so far not been enough to tackle “the sheer drama, urgency and complexity of the problems besetting the prison system”.BBC News NewsRegional Venezuela: 19 inmates killed in prison gang fight by: – June 14, 2011 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Di Canio mad as a hatter – Sinclair

first_img Di Canio’s appointment has sparked a flurry of controversy owing to comments made in 2005 to Italian news agency ANSA in which he stated: “I am a fascist, not a racist”. The Italian issued a statement attempting to play down the issue and named former England winger Sinclair and current Charlton manager Chris Powell as black players with whom he became close friends. And Sinclair told Thursday’s Daily Star: “I was not surprised to be named as a character witness. We genuinely got on well and I don’t mind giving my opinion on such a relevant and important issue within not just football but society. Paolo’s comments should be taken with a pinch of salt because he’s as mad as a hatter.” He added: “But I feel he should apologise for upsetting so many people with his actions and comments and make it clear once and for all if he is or isn’t racist or fascist.” Di Canio appeared to finally do that on Wednesday in a new statement on his club’s official website which read: “I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism. I respect everyone.” That came after the Dean of Durham wrote an open letter to the new Black Cats boss saying he was struggling to stay loyal to the club and that he found Di Canio’s “self-confessed fascism deeply troubling”. The issue had already prompted former Labour foreign secretary David Miliband to resign his non-executive role on the club’s board within minutes of Di Canio’s appointment. Trevor Sinclair has confirmed his friendship with Paolo Di Canio while team-mates at West Ham and claims the new Sunderland head coach’s historical claims that he is a fascist should be “taken with a pinch of salt”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Football parity proves exciting

first_imgFour weeks into the NFL season, we can already see what makes the league so exciting: a little thing called “parity.”The idea of parity essentially means that any team can win on any given weekend, and all teams have a relatively equal chance of being successful.If this notion sounds crazy, just take a look at the standings before you are too quick to judge.It is no surprise to anyone that the New England Patriots and defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts are both 4-0. The Dallas Cowboys are also undefeated with a quarter of the season’s games in the books, which also shouldn’t strike too many fans as unusual.Take a closer look, however, and you will find the beauty of parity.You Cheeseheads out there know exactly what I’m talking about. Your beloved Brett Favre has led the Packers to a surprising 4-0 start and the NFC North lead.No one, not even No. 4 himself, expected this start to Green Bay’s season. Favre was left with a cast of B-list characters on offense, save for receiver Donald Driver. A committee of previously unproven players has decided the running back situation thus far. Before this season, I couldn’t tell you the name of one current Packers running back.Nevertheless, the Pack have been able to hang with every one of their opponents to this point and have helped Wisconsinites forget all about the Milwaukee Brewers.On the flipside of the parity argument, several NFL teams have truly been letdowns thus far. The high-powered New Orleans Saints, an NFC championship game representative last year, have yet to win a game. The San Diego Chargers, who some experts predicted to make a trip to the Super Bowl this season, are 1-3 after surprising losses to the Packers and Chiefs. The Chicago Bears, behind “Sexy Rexy” Grossman, are off to an abysmal 1-3 start. Last season’s NFC champions struggled so bad that head coach Lovie Smith finally decided to bench Grossman for Brian Griese, a move Chicago fans have been wanting for ages.The rest of the league remains pretty tightly contested. Granted, four games may not be enough time to separate the contenders from the pretenders, but it is a more telling sign than, say, a fourth of the NBA season. By that point, the good teams have distinguished and distanced themselves, and the bad have already begun to pray that their ping-pong ball will be chosen first in the lottery draft.Part of the reason why such parity exists in the NFL is the league’s revenue sharing system. With this, all teams benefit from television profits and the sale of merchandise, with each market receiving equal money from the TV deals. As a result, all organizations are able to put together similarly competitive ball clubs, which is why smaller markets like Green Bay have been able to thrive.This is where football separates itself from other leagues, most notably Major League Baseball. Although baseball tries to achieve some level of parity through the league’s salary cap, which limits how much a team can spend on their players’ contracts, there are ways around it. For those clubs with big wallets (I’m looking at you, New York and Boston), they can exceed the cap if they pay a luxury tax.So for a guy like George Steinbrenner, who uses $100 bills as toilet paper, he’ll pay the tax in a heartbeat if it means signing players like Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. This loophole in the system is the reason we constantly see either the Red Sox or Yankees (or both) in the playoffs, while small-market teams like the Brewers have a hard time staying competitive.Of course, parity is not perfect in pro football. If it were, we wouldn’t have had recent dynasty teams like the Patriots. Ideally, in a league of equal opportunity, any team would have had a chance to overthrow New England for the title, but it just didn’t happen. But early games this season have already proven that no matter how much a team is favored, the other team still has a chance.If this year’s college football season tells us anything, it is that the collegiate game embraces the concept of parity as well (to a slightly lesser extent). It is a wonderful thought that a small school such as Appalachian State can upend a Big Ten powerhouse in Michigan. It’s also great to know that a less-recognized team, such as South Florida, can climb to No. 6 in the polls by prevailing as underdogs against West Virginia.The fact of the matter is, any football team, pro or college, almost always has a chance to win each and every weekend.Sorry, Badger fans, but when the football team travels to Illinois as 2.5 point underdogs on Saturday, this point could be made loud and clear.Isn’t parity great?Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. Tell him who the Bears should start at quarterback at tmason@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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O’Neill and Keane officially sign Ireland contracts

first_imgThere’s no place for Brentford striker Scott Hogan but Cork’s Conor Hourihane who’s impressed with Barnsley and Aberdeen keeper Danny Rogers who’s on loan at Falkirk have both received their first call ups.Kevin Doyle, Anthony Pilkington and Stephen Gleeson all return. Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane have confirmed that they have signed their new contracts with the F.A.I.The deals were agreed months ago but up to recently had not been signed.O’Neill has named his squad for the World cup qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova next month. Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Spurs have confirmed that yet another player has committed their future to the club.Kyle Walker is the latest to extend his deal until 2021.Here at home league leaders Dundalk host Derry this evening, Bohemians welcome Longford Town , Finn Harps take on St. Pat’s  while Galway United go to the Tallaght Stadium to face Shamrock Rovers and Wexford Youths are at home to Bray Wanderers.last_img read more

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Clemson’s win over Pitt puts Tigers in a league of their own in ACC

first_imgGeorgia Tech, meanwhile, has struggled to keep up with its counterparts, and longtime coach Paul Johnson has announced his retirement.Those 2009 Yellow Jackets fans probably didn’t realize at the time how precious the opportunity to heckle Clemson would soon become. Given the Tigers’ title-winning performance Saturday night, it might be a while until Georgia Tech — or any fan base in the ACC — can disparage Clemson again.”It never gets old,” Swinney said after the win. “Coming up here, being a part of a special celebration.” “We were supposed to be going into the Orange Bowl. Thirty years since going to the Orange Bowl, hadn’t won an ACC championship in 20 years,” Swinney recalled Friday before the 2018 ACC championship game. “It was a very disappointing moment.”MORE: Jalen Hurts gets his ‘fairytale’ moment Clemson has since become one of the most dominant forces the ACC has seen, with Swinney steering the program from fresh fruit target to bona fide steamroller. The extent of that transformation was evident in Clemson’s commanding 42-10 win over Pittsburgh in the conference title game Saturday. The game began with running back Travis Etienne sprinting beyond the Pittsburgh defense for a 75-yard score — the quickest touchdown in ACC championship game history. It finished with backup quarterback Chase Brice working in extended garbage-time duty.”They rattle a lot of people,” Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi said after Saturday’s contest. “They’ve done that to about everybody they played. We didn’t help ourselves much.”Since 2009, Clemson has played in six ACC title games — matching Alabama’s SEC title game count over that span. By defeating Pittsburgh, the Tigers became the only ACC team to ever take the conference crown outright four years in a row. Not even Bobby Bowden’s feared Florida State squads accomplished that feat (in part because the ACC didn’t implement a championship game until 2005).”They’ll probably win the national championship, in my opinion,” Narduzzi said. “It’s a good football team from the front end to the back end as far as the talent they’ve got. … Clemson is the measuring stick in the ACC right now.”Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence complemented Etienne’s 156-yard ground performance by tossing two touchdowns. Lawrence, a freshman, took the job from Kelly Bryant earlier this season and has thrown 24 touchdowns and just four picks in his first year with the program. With Lawrence slated to remain at Clemson for at least two more seasons and a typically imposing defense in place to back him up, it’s possible the Tigers’ historic conference reign continues beyond 2018.What would it take to knock Clemson off its ACC throne? For starters, pretty much a perfect offensive approach, according to Pittsburgh running back Qadree Ollison, who ranked second in rushing in the ACC but was frustrated by the Tigers’ swarming defense Saturday.”You’ve got to be able to block their front four, that’s the biggest thing,” Ollison said. “They got, shoot, four first-round draft picks on the (defensive) line. You’ve got to be able to block them up front. And then if you’re able to block them successfully, it gets your passing game going and I think you have a chance.”It’s not clear which ACC team is prepared to get that done.Usual Clemson threat Florida State might need time to reboot after the chilly departure of coach Jimbo Fisher was followed by a dismal 5-7 season. Miami has lived in college football purgatory — neither awful nor elite — for more than a decade. Virginia Tech lost to Old Dominion this year. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After Clemson lost the 2009 ACC championship game to Georgia Tech, jubilant Yellow Jackets fans hurled oranges at Tigers coach Dabo Swinney, a poignant reminder Clemson had just blown another chance to go to the Orange Bowl.The Tigers, playing in Swinney’s first full season at the helm, hadn’t reached 10 wins since 1990. They were perennial underachievers, and another leader had come along to Death Valley and failed to break through.last_img read more

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WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Brooks Koepka gets first World Golf win

first_img British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka criticizes J.B. Holmes slow play but doesn’t blame him for poor round It’s Koepka’s seventh PGA Tour victory as the power hitter has proven he can show up on golf’s biggest stages in majors — including the 2019 PGA Championship — as well as week-to-week tournaments.It was also Koepka’s first World Golf Championship win. Related News Add it to the resume.@BKoepka has won @WGCFedEx! 🏆🌎It’s his first World Golf Championships victory.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/6chVffKoOi— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 28, 2019Koepka used a bogey-free round to help inch up the leaderboard. He carded a 5-under 65 on the day to finish 16 under for the tournament.He missed a birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole which would have tied the low round of the day — carded by runner-up Webb Simpson — but still managed to pull away from the field by three strokes.Congratulations, @BKoepka!He’s won the @WGCFedEx. 🏆It’s his seventh PGA TOUR title.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/pWyxyao4oD— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 28, 2019Simpson’s round was highlighted with an eagle on the par-5 3rd hole but a bogey just before making the turn sullied his scorecard. He shot 6-under 64 to go 13 under through the week. Marc Leishman, who also climbed up the leaderboard, rounded out the top three (12 under) after finishing 3-under 67 on the day.The 54-hole leader, Rory McIlroy, fell into a tie for fourth place (11 under) and joined Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick. McIlroy fell victim to two bogeys on his back nine and did not card enough birdies to make up for it, finishing the day with just one. It was his highest round during the event at 1-over 71.Jon Rahm finished seventh (10 under) and Ian Poulter placed eighth (9 under). Bubba Watson and Billy Horschel tied for ninth (8 under) while Justin Rose finished solo 11th (7 under). Rory McIlroy tells Shane Lowry: British Open win ‘is a life-changer’ There’s no stopping Brooks Koepka at this point.The four-time major champion picked up his third win of the season Sunday at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Rory McIlroy takes outright lead on Moving Day This was one of the last tournaments before the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin August 8.Koepka currently has a hold on the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings.last_img read more

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Dead Man Walking Author, Sister Helen Prejean Speaks at Pope John…

first_imgSubmitted by Pope John Paul II High SchoolAuthor of New York Times Best Seller Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean C.S.J., will be the Keynote Speaker for Pope John Paul II High School’s Light & Truth Gala on May 2 at St. Martin’s University in Lacey.  Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and is helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions.A life-long resident of Louisiana, Prejean moved into the St. Thomas Housing Project in New Orleans and began working at Hope House from 1981 – 1984. During this time, she was asked to correspond with death row inmate Patrick Sonnier at Angola.  She agreed, becoming his spiritual adviser, and eventually accompanying him to his death. She has since accompanied five other men to their deaths.  In 1995 Dead Man Walking was made into a major motion picture featuring Susan Sarandon as Prejean and Sean Penn as Sonnier.Of tackling one of the most complex issues of our day, Prejean stated, “I have no doubt that we will one day abolish the death penalty in America.  It will come sooner if people like me, who know the truth about executions, do our work well and educate the public.”She has also been featured on an NBC series on the death penalty and has appeared on 60 Minutes, and ABC World News Tonight.  Published articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Baltimore Sun.  She has received no fewer than 60 honorary degrees from colleges and universities throughout the world.This Fall, JPII students brought Dead Man Walking to the stage, marking the high school’s first full-scale dramatic production.In it’s fifth year of operation, Pope John Paul II High School provides a college preparatory education to South Puget Sound students in the rich tradition of Catholic education. The mission of JPII is to educate young men and women who are intellectually strong, spiritually alive, and committed to serving the needs of others. The school is located at 5608 Pacific Avenue in the former Lacey fire station building, just east of St. Martin’s University.JPII is open to all young men and women, regardless of their faith tradition. We are committed to serving students from all economic backgrounds and provide financial assistance to families in need. The Light & Truth Gala is JPII’s primary source of scholarship funding.Reservations for the event can be made by calling JPII at (360)438-7600 or visiting the website at www.popejp2hs.org. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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2017 Mini Games in Vanuatu on track following govt assurances

first_imgTwo weeks ago, VASANOC said it would ask the Council to withdraw the 2017 Games from Vanuatu if urgent action by the Government was not taken to release promised funding.The President of the Pacific Games Council, Vidhya Lakhan, said all parties are now on the same page.”We’ve got a new government – a new Prime Minister has been in office for maybe two months – so I’ve had two meetings with him and he now fully understands what the commitments are (and) what a host contract is all about. He opened the General Assembly (of the Pacific Games Council in Port Vila) for us and made the commitment of his government to support the 2017 Games so it’s full steam (ahead for preparations).”The Mini Games will be held in December 2017 after the start date was pushed back by three months earlier this year.last_img read more

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