Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 10 Aug 2020 7:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s party featured ‘PEA14’ balloons (Instagram)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 ArsenalArteta, meanwhile, has already made it clear that he is keen for the striker to remain at the Emirates Stadium.‘He knows what I think about him, I want to build a squad around him,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘I want him to stay, it’s about getting the deal done.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was appearing on his brother’s live video (Instagram) Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dyes his hair red and white for Arsenal FA Cup victory party Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated Arsenal’s FA Cup win with his family (Instagram)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have given another indication that he will extend his stay at Arsenal by holding a FA Cup victory party in Italy on Monday.The striker has less than a year remaining on his contract with Arsenal and the Gunners are keen for their top scorer to extend his deal.The 31-year-old remained tight-lipped when asked about his future after Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on August 1.But reports have claimed that Arsenal are increasingly confident that Aubameyang will sign a new contract after being offered a significant rise on his current deal, plus assurances that the team will be strengthened under Mikel Arteta’s guidance.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Aubameyang gave Arsenal fans even more hope after he featured in his brother’s Instagram live video on Monday evening.Aubameyang explained that he was holding a family party in Italy to celebrate Arsenal’s FA Cup win this season, and the striker fully got into the spirit of the occasion as he dyed his hair red and white. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dyed his hair red and white for the party (Instagram)The house was full of red and white balloons, as well as huge ‘PEA 14’ foil balloons.Aubameyang was also wearing Arsenal’s new home jersey with his own name and number on the back. His brother and the children attending the party were also wearing the same shirt.Arsenal fans are convinced that Aubameyang’s latest appearance on Instagram suggests he will commit his future to the Gunners. Advertisement
Genoa president Enrico Preziosi went a little bit nuts when he was approached/stalked by a small group of journalists in the street and asked about reports that he’s selling the club.Preziosi is seen calmly going up to one reporter with a video camera from Genoa paper Il Secolo XIX, the Genoa boss then kicked the man in the legs, took his camera and smashed it on the ground.He then walked away while looking back as if to say, “Yeah. That just happened.”Preziosi now says he’s sorry he did it…but he would do it again. From Football Italia.“I removed a camera that was position in an improper fashion,” Preziosi told TGCom this evening.“I already apologised and said I’ll pay for the camera. However, it’s not right to ambush people. My reaction might be criticised, but the violence I suffered was worse.“I will not accept someone filming me in secret and then ambushing me. In that context, I would indeed do it again.” The biggest crime in all of this? The fact that whoever filmed the incident didn’t hold their stupid phone sideways while recording.
Families and kids at Kin Park wait anxiously to see if they are the lucky winners of the draw prizes for the Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – The sun peaks through the clouds over Surerus Ball Park. Hopefully this means that spring is finally here! Picture: Amber Davy Many families in Fort St. John take part in the Easter Egg Hunt at Kin Park. Picture: Amber Davy
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England pacer James Anderson is not expecting any freebies or much of good length deliveries in the next two Tests at Melbourne and Sydney from the Australians.Jimmy was struck on the side of his helmet in the Perth Test as the hosts rampaged their way to a 3-0 lead in the five-match Test series to regain the Ashes. He was later seen talking to the umpires and it looks like they advised the veteran pacer to expect this in Test match level.”I have actually chatted to the umpires about it during this series and they say ‘ at Test level you should be able to handle short balls’. That is a clear message to get in the nets and practice against bouncers,” Anderson wrote in his column for the Telegraph.”I was not quizzing the umpires or asking them to stop it happening. I was just interested in their opinion. I guess we just need to get better at playing them. I have no problem with that. It is part and parcel of the game,” he added.Earlier, Former England captain Michael Atherton urged the umpires to invoke cricket’s laws and protect England batsmen from Australia’s relentless “bodyline” bowling. But Anderson didn’t walk down those lines and said that he is completely okay with it as they have done the same before to other teams.”We have bounced tailenders in this series and at other teams. The only time I think umpires should step in is if it is clear that a player cannot cope with them. Then the umpires should step in more,” said the 35-year-old.advertisementAustralia captain Steve Smith and paceman Pat Cummins have defended their team’s strategy and warned that the bouncer barrage will continue in the final two Tests at Melbourne and Sydney.”We know it will not stop in this series and playing the short ball better is one challenge for the final two Tests when we need to show some pride and prove to people we are not a walkover as a team,” Anderson added.England will expect some relief after Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the Melbourne Test with a heel injury. (With inputs from Reuters)
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Martin Ødegaard: Now proving the hype at Real Sociedadby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad’s rising star Martin Ødegaard has started the new LaLiga Santander season showing just why he was tipped for the top right from the start of his career.Still just 20 years old, Ødegaard has been lighting up LaLiga in spectacular fashion since his arrival in San Sebastian on loan from Real Madrid last summer. So much so that the txuri-urdin’s midfield star was officially named September Player of the Month in LaLiga Santander, as his goals and assists drove his team towards the top of the table.Born in Drammen, Norway in December 1998, Ødegaard has been setting landmarks all his sporting life. After coming through at local club Stromgodset, he became the youngest player to play in Norway’s top division at the age of just 15, the Tippeligaen’s youngest-ever scorer and Norway’s youngest-ever senior international. A move to Real Madrid soon followed and in May 2015 he became Madrid’s youngest-ever debutant [16 years and 157 days] when replacing Cristiano Ronaldo in a LaLiga Santander game against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.Competition for places at Madrid is always tough, so the teenager played 58 times for the club’s Castilla youth team before joining Dutch team SC Heerenveen for 18 months in January 2017. That brought more regular senior experience, and he returned to the Eredivisie to spend another year at Vitesse Arnhem. 11 goals and 12 assists made him the only non-PSV Eindhoven or Ajax player to make the 2018/19 Eredivisie Team of the Season.Last summer brought a return to LaLiga with La Real, who had an excellent transfer window with other young arrivals including his fellow Scandinavian Alexander Isak and French defender Modibo Sagnan. Txuri-urdin coach Imanol Alguacil immediately put Ødegaard into his starting XI for the 1-1 draw at Valencia on the opening day and he kept his place for the following weekend when he scored his first LaLiga goal in a 1-0 win at RCD Mallorca.Playing mostly in an attacking midfield role, Ødegaard’s technical ability and passing range have stood out, showcasing the tenacity and leadership skills of a player who has amassed significant experience at such a young age. His highest profile game so far brought a man of the match performance, including a fine goal and clever assist, as Atletico de Madrid were beaten 2-0 at the Reale Arena. There have also been assists against Basque neighbours Alaves – a real beauty of a through ball, if you haven’t seen it… – and Sevilla, and he is the only La Real player to have completed all 720 LaLiga minutes so far in 2019/20.October’s international break saw Ødegaard add to his 20 senior caps for Norway in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Spain and Romania. And now it is back to work with his club as La Real look to build on their excellent start to the season with games against Real Betis, RC Celta and Levante. Longer term he remains firm in his wish to triumph at Real Madrid, where he is under contract until 2022, but only after seeing through his agreed two-year loan at La Real.Few players pack as much into their entire careers as Martin Ødegaard has already achieved. LaLiga’s nordic rising star does not turn 21 until next December, but the best is surely yet to come.
Vine/Brian ShearerThe end of Pitt’s 65-61 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome wasn’t without some controversy late. Syracuse fans online are livid over a blatant travel by Pitt guard James Robinson that went uncalled, with just seconds left in the game. Apparently walk-on Carter Sanderson feels the same way. He voice his discontent about the play on Twitter.You can’t be serious, right? A No call? What a joke. https://t.co/xyVyM7OuEt— Carter Sanderson (@TheCarter3_) February 21, 2015The call is very bad, but we bet someone will remind SU’s players to keep their criticism of the refs off of social media. Even Jim Boeheim censored himself after the game.Boeheim declines to comment on the last call. “We’re not allowed to talk about that.”— Phil D’Abbraccio (@PhilDAbb) February 21, 2015Pitt is 18-10 after the big road win.
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Redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson (6) and freshman Austin Mack (11) work together during spring camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFootball players switching positions in college is nothing new in the world of sports, and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer has a history of players swapping spots on the field successfully.Most recently, former OSU wide receivers Braxton Miller and Jalin Marshall, both former quarterbacks, were signed to NFL teams in their new positions. Miller was drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, while Marshall was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.Departed Darron Lee was a quarterback and defensive back in high school before becoming a linebacker under Meyer at OSU, and current Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden used to call the plays for Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland, before becoming a cornerback under Meyer at Florida.Another former quarterback, redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson, made the switch from signal caller to pass catcher in Columbus. Last season, he redshirted following an ankle injury and some problems in the classroom. Gibson was not always open to the idea of changing positions.“My first reaction was no,” Gibson said. “But when I really thought about it, I was being selfish. That’s when I made the switch.”This year, Gibson is expected to make his debut in scarlet and gray as a wideout during the regular season after spending a year healing his injury and learning the position. Admittedly, Gibson said he would line up during practice last year and wonder what route he was supposed to run, or what his blocking assignment was. The time he spent away from the field during 2015, he said, has helped immensely. While he will be on the field to contribute as a wideout, Gibson has missed some time during camp due to a hamstring injury. “Torrance missed about 10 practices,” Meyer said. “He just went for the first time in a week so it’s been a tough go for him.”After an impressive spring game, where he notched two touchdown receptions, the redshirt freshman said he could still tweak some aspects of his game. “I think I could have done a little more of attacking the ball,” Gibson said. “Coach Meyer gets on me everyday about attacking the ball. I wait on it too much. That’s my biggest weakness right now.”Gibson hopes to join good company of athletic playmakers to make the switch from quarterback under the Meyer regime.Gibson and the rest of the Scarlet and Gray begin the season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.