Laurent Koscielny played final part of victory over Manchester United with nasty gash on leg

first_imgAdvertisement Koscielny played on despite a nasty injury (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny played on against Manchester United despite sustaining a three-inch gash in the final part Arsenal’s victory at the Emirates.The Arsenal captain went down injured in the second half and needed treatment before returning to action.Club officials claim Koscielny suffered a nasty three-inch cut that needed to be clamped while he was on the pitch.Club officials say Koscielny played with a three-inch gash in his leg for the final part of the game, which got clamped together on the pitch when he was down for treatment.— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) March 10, 2019 Laurent Koscielny played final part of victory over Manchester United with nasty gash on leg Advertisement Comment Koscielny had a cut clamped (Picture: Getty)Arsenal bounced back from a disastrous defeat to Rennes in the Europa League last Thursday and Emery praised his players after the result.‘They (United) were in a good moment after one result against PSG but we had a big performance and we are in a good moment in the Premier League,’ Emery said.‘To take three points and get a good position for our target is very good and I’m happy for the players.‘We can use different systems and different players and today we changed the system, after two matches away.‘For us it is very important that every supporter helps like they did today.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 Arsenal saw off United 2-0 at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘Being competitive like today for 90 minutes can give us a stronger mentality.‘We are going to think of the next Premier League match, against Newcastle here but that is in three weeks and now our focus is the Europa League on Thursday.‘That is a very important match after what happened away [losing 3-1 to Rennes in the first leg].‘I hope a lot of supporters come here and make the stadium full to create this atmosphere.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves ADVERTISEMENTKoscielny’s commitment was indicative of a powerful display from Arsenal, who kept United at bay to move ahead of the Red Devils into fourth place in the Premier League.Arsenal became the first side to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the league since the United caretaker manager took over in November.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery’s side is now in the driving seat in the race for top four with just eight games left to play. Coral BarrySunday 10 Mar 2019 8:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShareslast_img read more

Big East : TCU accepts Big 12 invite, exits Big East

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Texas Christian University accepted an offer to join the Big 12 conference on Monday night, choosing to leave the Big East without having played a single game. TCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved an invitation from the Big 12 to participate in all sports beginning July 1, 2012.‘Joining the Big 12 connects us not only to schools with whom we share a rich tradition in sports, but also to schools committed to academic excellence,’ TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. said in a statement. ‘Over the past six years, TCU has seen unprecedented success in academics and athletics.’TCU brings stability to the Big 12, which had to replace Texas A&M after losing the Aggies to the Southeastern Conference on Sept. 25. The Horned Frogs had agreed to leave the Mountain West Conference for the Big East last November, but began to explore their options as the rest of college football continued to realign over the summer and into fall 2011.With the future of the Big East uncertain after Syracuse and Pittsburgh left for the Atlantic Coast Conference on Sept. 18, TCU decided the Big 12 was a ‘perfect fit’ due to natural rivalries and geographical proximity to other conference members.TCU will pay an exit fee to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 for the 2012-13 seasons, said Athletic Director Chris Del Conte in a statement. Del Conte declined to confirm whether the school will pay the $5 million exit fee required by Big East bylaws.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the Big 12 stabilized with the addition of TCU, the Big East is left with more questions surrounding its future as a conference. The Big East will be down to 14 schools, six of which have football programs, after the departures of Syracuse and Pittsburgh.Big East Commissioner John Marinatto laid out his next plan of action following a teleconference Monday.‘On a teleconference earlier today, our Presidents and Chancellors authorized the Big East conference to engage in formal discussions with additional institutions and are considering moving to a model that includes 12 football playing schools,’ Marinatto said in a statement.Spokesmen from Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati, South Florida and Rutgers said their schools did not have plans to release statements or comment on the recent developments. Emails to Connecticut were not returned immediately.After TCU made its announcement Monday night, Marinatto said in a statement that the Big East is focused on adding new institutions.‘Although never having competed as a member of the Big East conference, we are disappointed with the news that TCU is joining the Big 12,’ Marinatto said in a statement. ‘… We anticipate taking action in the near future.’rjgery@syr.edu—Sports Editor Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this article. Commentscenter_img Published on October 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

NO TEXT AND DRIVE BILL SENT TO GOV. BRANSTAD (UPDATE)

first_imgUpdated 4:20pm 4/11/17The Iowa Legislature has sent Governor Branstad a bill that would let police officers stop and ticket drivers who were texting while driving.State Representative Gary Worthan of Storm Lake says the bill would allow officers to pull over drivers specifically for texting:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/TXT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….pull them over. ;22The legislation approved Monday by the House would take effect July 1st if Branstad signs it as expected.The bill will still let drivers talk on their phones or use a “map ap” for navigation.Current law bars drivers from using cellphones or other hand-held communication devices to write, send or read text messages while driving.The bill would expand those rules to include use of social media, games and internet sites.Radio Iowa contributed to this story.———————————————The Iowa Legislature has sent Governor Branstad a bill that would let police officers stop and ticket drivers who were texting while driving.He’s already expressed support for tougher regulations.The bill would allow officers to pull over drivers specifically for texting.It’s a secondary offense under current law, which means an officer must have another reason to make a traffic stop.The legislation approved Monday by the House would take effect July 1st if Branstad signs it as expected.Current law bars drivers from using cellphones or other hand-held communication devices to write, send or read text messages while driving.The bill would expand those rules to include use of social media, games and internet sites.APlast_img read more