Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was offered words of encouragement by Alexandre Lacazette (Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Alexandre Lacazette told him to ‘be focused’ before his penalty in Arsenal’s win over Manchester United on Sunday.The Gunners sealed a 2-0 victory over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to boost their chances of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the first half before Arsenal were given the chance to double their lead in the 69th minute after Lacazette was brought down by Fred.But instead of taking the penalty himself, Lacazette offered it to Aubameyang, who had missed his spot kick the previous weekend in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAubameyang struck his effort past David De Gea and has credited Lacazette for his words of wisdom.‘This friendship is really really strong,’ said Aubameyang. Advertisement Lacazette allowed Aubameyang to take the penalty against Manchester United (Getty Images)‘Straight after he fell down, he looked for me and said: ‘You shoot. You have to be focused and you shoot’.‘It’s a great partnership and, of course, the coach decides who plays and whether we play together or not.‘And we have to accept that, that’s normal. But I think we are both really focused on playing for the team and giving our best.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‘We don’t care about who is shooting the penalty, the most important thing is to score.‘After Laca got the penalty and looked at me, I felt good and I was ready to score because we are having a good period with the team and everybody said that I would score again.‘I watched the penalty I missed a lot. I knew that I made a mistake when I shot last week.‘But in life you have to always look forward and I had to be focused. That’s what I was against United.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals words of wisdom from Alexandre Lacazette during Arsenal’s win over Manchester United Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Mar 2019 2:12 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
Lemar could be available at a knockdown price (Picture: Getty)Lemar is yet to score or provide an assist this season in 21 appearances and is a regular on the Atletico bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 24-year-old has been linked with a return to France and Lyon have been credited with an interest in Lemar, who could be available at a knockdown price due to his form in Spain.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 CityAtletico reportedly paid over £50million to Monaco to sign Lemar and the forward is under contract at the club until 2023.Mikel Arteta is not expected to be given a big transfer budget for January after Arsenal’s busy summer.The new head coach refused to give any details about his January plans, but insisted he was due to talk to club chiefs about transfers.‘We had many other conversations,’ confirmed Arteta. ‘We have a meeting soon and some ideas but we have to put them together.’MORE: Mikel Arteta wants to add Albert Stuivenberg to Arsenal coaching staffMORE: Michael Owen’s Boxing Day predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal Lemar has struggled to perform at Atletico (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are weighing up a move for Thomas Lemar in January, according to reports.Lemar was a major transfer target for Arsene Wenger before the end of his reign and was close to joining Premier League rivals Liverpool before eventually signing for Atletico Madrid in 2018.The Frenchman has struggled to make the grade at Atletico, however, and is being tipped as a potential exit from Spain in January.ESPN claim Arsenal are monitoring developments and consider him an option in attack despite his issues at Atletico.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryTuesday 24 Dec 2019 8:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Arsenal consider transfer move for former target Thomas Lemar Comment Advertisement Advertisement
Image courtesy of Clean Energy FuelsThe Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) has selected Clean Energy Fuels, the California-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier for transport, as its exclusive fuel provider for the association members. As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members as the industry prepares for the implementation of the newest version of the Clean Air Action Plan adopted by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Clean Energy Fuels said in a statement.“The HTA is a solutions-based organization, and we look at Clean Energy’s products as another solution for our members to decrease their carbon footprint while remaining commercially viable,” said Weston LaBar, CEO of the HTA.He added that, while the association will not decide how each member transits to cleaner technology, but, will work on ensuring association members are able to make the transition.In addition to a clean fuels program, Clean Energy will provide resources in the form of workshops on the latest programs for clean technology funding, as well as aide in the grant writing needs for company fleets and individual owner operators looking to upgrade their equipment.Finally, both entities have made the commitment to shape policy that helps get clean technology funds into the hands of those that most need the assistance. The partnership will consist of an advocacy effort that will help get the necessary assistance to fleets and drivers that want to grow green and transition out older equipment.
Following a delay of several months, France has launched a tender for the development and operation of a wind farm offshore Dunkerque.The tender was officially launched in Dunkerque by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and the French Minister of Ecology François de Rugy.The wind farm will cover a 70km2 square area located some 10 kilometres offshore Dunkerque. The project will have a maximum capacity of 500MW.The ten pre-selected potential developers will now have four months to respond to the tender and the winner is expected to be announced by mid-2019. The final tender specifications have already been sent to the pre-selected candidates.The results of the Dunkerque offshore wind tender were initially expected to be released in March 2018.
IKM Production Technology UK, a newly-formed division of the IKM Group, has secured a 12-month contract to support CNOOC Petroleum Europe with the provision of slops treatment services.Andy McLarney, director of IKM Production Technology said: “We are delighted to herald the launch of IKM Production Technology UK with this contract award. “The establishment of our UK facility represents a key component of our on-going internationalization strategy, and we look forward to accelerating the growth of IKM Production Technology UK over the coming months.”The Aberdeen-based entity will reflect its parent company’s recent focus upon drilling waste management, in particular the on-site treatment of waste on offshore installations and FPSOs.
The Oldenburg Academy Boys’ Soccer Team held their awards banquet and the following awards were given:Academic All State (GPA of 3.7 or higher).Sam Johnson (Senior), Matthew Hoog (Senior), Alex Geers (Senior), Lucas McFee (Senior), Max Kirschner (Junior).Top Team Player—Matthew HoogDefensive MVP—Adam HuberOffensive MVP—-Ben KrausMidfield—Mathew Hoog–RocksVarsity Twister—Lucas McFeeMost Improved Varsity—Sam JohnsonRookie of the Year—-Nick FolopJV Twister—Stephen HoffMost Improved JV— Joe SuttmannPerseverance Award—Noah Schmahl
Real Madrid’s return to the top of La Liga put down to good coaching and hard work, not refereeing and VAR favours. The Blancos entered lockdown sat behind arch-rivals Barcelona in the table and with a 2-1 deficit to overturn in a Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City in order to keep their European dreams alive. A spark has been found since returning to action, with seven successive victories secured and five clean sheets collected. Real are now back at the summit in Spain and closing in on a first title triumph since 2017. Zidane was the man to deliver their last crown, with the Frenchman now looking to repeat the trick during a second spell in the Santiago Bernabeu hot-seat. Former player and coach Karanka told Marca of goings on in Madrid: “They have had a spectacular return from lockdown when, three or four months after the match against Manchester City, maybe there had been some doubts. “Once again Zidane has got the magic touch. Players like Sergio Ramos, [Karim] Benzema or [Thibaut] Courtois are getting back to their best. When you have quality and the squad depth of Real Madrid, it’s normal that these things happen.” While Real have been in stunning form, there have been plenty of suggestions that big decisions are going in their favour. Even leading officials at Barcelona have hinted at the Blancos getting assistance from VAR, but Karanka believes there is more than a hint of jealousy in that debate. read also:Zidane: Ramos a unique, unrepeatable player; our leader He added: “I think it’s been the same story many times. When Real Madrid win, the referees are always talked about. “I prefer to talk about the seven-game unbeaten run and that they are much more consistent than any other team in the top flight. That’s why they are where they are in the table.” While chasing down another domestic crown, Real are also readying themselves for the resumption of Champions League action in August. Karanka believes anything is still possible on that front, with there every chance that a meeting with Manchester City can be turned on its head. He said: “If you asked me this question a few months ago, after the match at the Bernabeu, maybe I’d have had some doubts, but I think Real Madrid are doing well now. “Zidane has hit the right note to get the team [playing] phenomenally again and playing in Manchester isn’t the same without a crowd as with it. If there’s a team that can come back, it’s Real Madrid.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Anthony Joshua has ruled out a boxing match with Mike Tyson – because he would be booed out the ring.The British boxer shot to fame when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF title in 2017. Since then, AJ has beaten Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker and Carlos Takem.And it took two fights to beat his latest competitor Andy Ruiz Jr, who shocked the boxing world when he beat him in New York.Another fighter who is familiar with the Big Apple is Tyson, who is arguably the greatest boxer of all-time.There has been talk of Iron Mike returning to the ring despite being 53.But when asked if he would enter the ring with the American, Joshua had nothing but respect. He told The Sun: “With all due respect I wouldn’t.“Even if I fought Iron Mike and beat him, I think I’d be the only one cheering.“People would boo.“He is a legend.“He is the greatest boxer of the modern era. “There are only two recognised champions the world knows of: Ali and Mike Tyson — the most recognised faces in the world when it comes to boxing.”There have been talks that Tyson could make a return to fight Evander Holyfield in a trilogy bout.However, many are against the match-up going ahead, considering he has not been in the ring since 2005.But AJ, 30, added: “I see it like this — how old is David Beckham, 44, 45?RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight “If you see him in 10 years kicking a ball, doing 100 kick ups, a round-the-world and hitting the crossbar and then an overhead volley into the top corner, people would love it.“But because Mike Tyson is the embodiment of like, the killing machine, he hits the pads for 15 seconds and the whole world goes crazy, it is normal.“It is what Tyson knows.“But for him to fight… would you be shocked if Beckham came back?“You would.“But for boxers it’s all they know.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGBoxing Matchmike tyson
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSPlayer reps send new CBA to union members for approvalUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has moved a step closer to labor peace for another decade. — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has been ruled out from returning to play in the regular season or in the playoffs. Bouwmeester spoke to reporters for the first time since he collapsed on the bench in the first period during a game at the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 11. The 36-year-old Edmonton native was hospitalized and spent five nights in the hospital.— Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Mete suffered the injury during the game in Detroit on Feb. 18. The 21-year-old Mete had four goals and 11 assists in 51 games this season. He has four goals and 27 assists in 171 games with Montreal. Mete was a fourth-round pick of the Canadiens in 2016.— Peter Laviolette (lah-vee-uh-LET’) is returning to the bench after being selected as the coach of the United States men’s national team competing at the world hockey championships in May. The move was announced by USA Hockey on Wednesday, seven weeks after Laviolette was fired by the Nashville Predators. Laviolette ranks 16th in NHL wins with 637 covering four teams over 18 seasons, including the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes. He also coached the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers.MLB-STANTON, VERLANDER TO MISS OPENING DAYStanton, Verlander will likely miss opening day — Ubaldo Jimenez took another step in his comeback attempt with the Colorado Rockies, pitching two innings against the Texas Rangers. The 36-year-old threw 21 pitches, 14 for strikes. He gave up two hits and one run, with no walks or strikeouts. Jimenez said it was a meaningful day. He said he had to tell himself to relax and not do too much. The best year of Jimenez’s career was 2010 with the Rockies. He was 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA and started the All-Star Game for the National League. He last pitched in the majors in 2017 for Baltimore.— Miguel Sano has volunteered to move across the diamond to accommodate Twins newcomer Josh Donaldson. Sano gave up his regular spot at third base, moving to first base, and let Donaldson take his place at third. Sano bounced back from a winter injury last season and hit a career-high 34 home runs. His power helped the Twins set a major league record with 307 homers and win the AL Central.— Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games. Some opposing players have called for retaliation against the Astros following Major League Baseball’s finding that Houston broke rules against electronic sign-stealing en route to its 2017 World Series title and again in 2018. Dustin Garneau was hit Sunday against Washington, and José Altuve was grazed Monday against Detroit, when Osvaldo Duarte and Alex De Goti also were hit. Aledmys Díaz and Jake Meyers were hit Tuesday by Miami.— The Houston Astros continued to get booed on the road in spring training as they visited the home of the New York Mets. Former World Series MVP George Springer was heckled as part of Houston’s split squad. Fans are calling the Astros cheaters, and doing it loudly in the wake of their sign-stealing scam. Springer had to hear it for a bit longer on Wednesday. The star leadoff man stepped into the batter’s box a minute before the game was scheduled to begin, giving the crowd extra time to boo him.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK In other NBA news:— Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA’s anti-drug program. Monk’s suspension will begin with Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks and continue until he is determined to be in full compliance with the program. The third-year reserve guard had been playing better of late, averaging 18.2 points over the last seven games.— The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) $25,000 Wednesday, two days after he made an obscene gesture on the court and used profane language during a live television interview. In announcing the fine, the NBA noted that the amount “reflects his multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum.” The gesture occurred with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Sixers’ 129-112 victory over the Hawks on Monday night. With the clock winding down, Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter came from behind and swiped the ball from Embiid, who was trying to dribble it out. Embiid responded by flashing a middle finger at Huerter. He later apologized. Embiid scored a career-high 49 points in the game.NHL-NEWSMuzzin out Update on the latest sports Idaho moves closer to ban on transgender women in athleticsBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional. A measure that overwhelmingly passed in the Republican-led state House of Representatives would apply to all sports teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. A girls’ or women’s team would not be open to a student who was born male, even if they identify as female. It now goes to the GOP-dominated Senate. Republican Gov. Brad Little’s spokeswoman said he had no comment on whether he would sign it into law. — Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend. Boykin and prosecutors agreed to the sentence in return for his guilty plea Wednesday to aggravated assault and witness tampering charges. Boykin’s attorney says his client will be eligible for parole in less than a year. Shabrika Bailey alleged that Boykin broke her jaw in two places in the March 2018 beating. The Seahawks cut Boykin in the wake of the allegation.— The New York Giants have released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. The Giants, rebuilding under rookie head coach Joe Judge, gained more than $13 million in salary cap savings by jettisoning the two. Ogletree was acquired by the Giants two years ago in a trade for two third-day selections in 2018. Ogletree was twice elected a team captain and accumulated a team-high 173 tackles as the starter at inside linebacker over two seasons with the Giants.NBA-NEWSHornets’ Monk suspended indefinitelyUNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) left Wednesday night’s game against Cleveland with an injured left shoulder. Embiid appeared to collide with Cavaliers center Ante Zizic while being fouled late in the first quarter. The 7-footer held his shoulder when he went to the foul line and was in obvious pain as he missed two free throws. Embiid scored a career-high 49 points Monday against Atlanta. Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penaltyPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Penn coach Jerome Allen was hit a 15-year show-cause penalty after he accepted $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers also were slapped by the NCAA with two years of probation, fined $5,000 and suffered recruiting punishments.Allen went 66-104 with the Quakers. He was hired by the Boston Celtics in 2015 and remains on the coaching staff.Allen’s show-cause penalty is meant to limit a coach’s ability to work in college sports after breaking NCAA rules.TRANGENDER SPORTS BAN UNDATED (AP) — Oft-injured New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf. Manager Aaron Boone says Stanton was injured near the end of defensive drills yesterday. And, Yankees star pitcher Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season. The AL East champion Yankees open on March 26 at Baltimore. Stanton played in just 18 games after a number of injuries last season, batting .288 with three homers in 59 at-bats. He signed a $325 million, 13-year contract after the 2014 season.The Yankees put a major league-record 30 players on the injured list last year, with Stanton missing most of the season.Meanwhile, Justin Verlander’s spring training debut will be postponed at least a few more days while the Houston Astros ace deals with tightness in his groin. Verlander had been scheduled to start Thursday against Washington. Instead, he will throw a simulated game at the Astros’ complex prior to that exhibition. Houston manager Dusty Baker said the tightness first appeared a couple of days ago. Baker says he isn’t worried about the injury lingering. Verlander won his second Cy Young Award last season by going 21-6 with a 2.52 ERA.Elsewhere in the majors:— South Korean star Kwang Hyun Kim is proving problematic for major league hitters so far. The 31-year-old left-hander retired all six Miami batters he faced in his first Grapefruit League start for the St. Louis Cardinals. It came after he threw one shutout inning of relief against the New York Mets on Saturday. Kim struggled with control of his off-speed pitches in the first inning, but he found his rhythm in the second. He kept batters off balance mixing a fastball that touched 95 mph with his curve. The Marlins didn’t get a ball out of the infield against Kim. UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have suffered another setback on defense with the loss of Jake Muzzin (MUH’-zihn) to a broken hand.The Leafs announced Wednesday that Muzzin will be out about four weeks after suffering the injury during a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night. If Muzzin misses four weeks, he’ll return with six games left in the regular season.On Monday, the 31-year-old signed a four-year contract extension with an average annual value of just over $5.6 million. He has six goals and 17 assists in 53 games with the Leafs this season.Toronto also is missing defensemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Ceci because of injuries.In other NHL news: February 26, 2020 Japan baseball will play in empty stadiums, Irelands rugby match, Asian soccer postponedUNDATED(AP) — Japan’s professional baseball league says it will play its 72 remaining preseason games in empty stadiums because of the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The regular season is to open on March 20. The virus that began in China is disrupting all of the country’s sports schedules and has raised concerns about the Tokyo Olympics. They are to open on July 24. Representatives of the baseball league’s 12 teams made the move at a special meeting.Meanwhile, Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match against Italy in Dublin has been postponed because of concerns about the spreading virus in Europe. The Italians were scheduled to play at Ireland on March 7, part of annual rugby competition that also includes England, France, Scotland and Wales. A women’s game the following day was also postponed.And Asian soccer leaders have postponed two key meetings because of the outbreak.MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS Player representatives have voted to send a new labor deal approved by the owners to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this year.The new CBA calls for a 17-game regular season, which is expected to begin in 2021; more roster spots; a shortened preseason; a higher percentage of revenues for players; and upgraded pensions for former players. The owners approved it last Thursday, though not unanimously.It seems likely that the players will accept the deal, or else their leadership would not likely have made this move.The NFL Players Association’s executive committee voted 6-5 against the contract on Friday.In other NFL news: Associated Press
TEAM LEADERS: Max Mahoney is averaging 15.3 points and 8.1 rebounds to lead the charge for the Terriers. Walter Whyte has complemented Mahoney and is accounting for 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The Bison are led by Jimmy Sotos, who is averaging 11.4 points.JUMPING FOR JIMMY: Sotos has connected on 37.9 percent of the 140 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 11 over his last three games. He’s also converted 83.3 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Terriers are 0-9 when they score 63 points or fewer and 17-4 when they exceed 63 points. The Bison are 0-11 when they fail to score more than 63 points and 12-7 on the season, otherwise.ASSIST RATIOS: The Bison have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Terriers. Boston University has an assist on 28 of 66 field goals (42.4 percent) over its previous three matchups while Bucknell has assists on 34 of 72 field goals (47.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Boston University has committed a turnover on just 16.9 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all Patriot League teams. The Terriers have turned the ball over only 11.4 times per game this season.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 27, 2020 Bucknell seeks revenge on BU Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBucknell (12-18, 8-9) vs. Boston University (17-13, 11-6)Case Gym, Boston; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bucknell seeks revenge on Boston University after dropping the first matchup in Lewisburg. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 1, when the Terriers outshot Bucknell 55.9 percent to 40.7 percent and had five fewer turnovers en route to the 20-point victory.