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

The Latest: USA Gymnastics cancels all top-tier 2020 events

first_imgThe Mystics originally planned to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, but that was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.Also set aside was a banner-raising ceremony scheduled for the home opener against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.It’s not known when the season will begin.So Saturday will feature online festivities.Those will include messages from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Mystics owner Ted Leonsis and coach Mike Thibault, an appearance by player Natasha Cloud, and the first episode of a documentary about the championship run. May 12, 2020 British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.”___World Cup winner Giuseppe Bergomi says he had COVID-19.The former Italy defender says that for 20-25 days beginning in early March his back was in so much pain that he couldn’t sit down.He adds in an Instagram chat that he felt constantly weak. Swedish society hasn’t completely shut down during the coronavirus outbreak because the government and medical authorities have chosen not to impose as many restrictions as other countries.___The club that hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament says it has made donations worth about $1.5 million to emergency services and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club says it has also made contributions to a relief program to support players whose income is particularly affected by the virus outbreak.All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt says “Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good.” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski can finally call Cleveland home.After delaying his family’s move from Minnesota because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefanski, his wife and his young kids made the trip to Ohio over the weekend.“We did an 11-hour drive on Friday and powered through that,” he told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt late Monday night. “I was proud of myself. It was interesting. The license plate game is hard right now because there’s not a lot of cars on the road. But the kids were pretty good. Thank God for the iPads, and now happy to be in Cleveland.”Stefanski spent 14 seasons as an assistant with the Vikings before he was hired by the Browns in January.During his introductory news conference, Stefanski said he knew about Cleveland’s east side-west side divide and wasn’t sure where to live. He wound up settling in a western suburb. The Latest: USA Gymnastics cancels all top-tier 2020 events The organization announced Tuesday it is scrapping the U.S. Classic and the national championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization had initially hoped to reschedule the events for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to the summer of 2021.USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung called the decision “in the best interest” of the gymnastics community after receiving guidance from health experts and consulting with coaches and athletes. The 2021 U.S. Classic will be held in Hartford, Conn., on May 21. The 2021 national championships will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3-6. A new date for the Olympic trials, initially scheduled for June in St. Louis, has not yet been set.The organization’s national congress and trade show, which typically runs simultaneously with the national championships, will be held virtually this year. USA Gymnastics said tickets already purchased for the 2020 events will be valid for the new dates, though it will offer refunds for a limited time.___ The Prefontaine meet in Eugene, Oregon, is set for Oct. 4. The season-ending meet is Oct. 17 in China at a city to be decided.World Athletics says Zurich will now have the finals in 2021 and 2022 and Eugene has agreed to push back its finals back by one year to 2023.___London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he believes it is too early for the Premier League to be planning a resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham all play in the capital. The league says games will take place at various times during the daytime and evening “so that as many matches as possible are made available to football fans” while stadiums are closed.FC Midtjylland leads FC Copenhagen by 12 points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League event in London is the latest track meet to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 at the Olympic Stadium. This year’s grass-court Grand Slam event was canceled on April 1. It is the first time Wimbledon has been shelved since World War II.___The Austrian soccer league is set to resume next month in empty stadiums following clearance from the government.Soccer federation president Leo Windtner met with vice chancellor Werner Kogler and says the path is clear to restart. Training could resume this week.The league is expected to set a date for games at a meeting of clubs Wednesday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinReddit The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___USA Gymnastics will not hold any top-tier events the rest of this year. No Austrian league games have been played since early March. LASK Linz leads Salzburg by three points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League circuit of track meets has a new, shorter schedule from mid-August through mid-October because of the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics says the adapted program can “give athletes time to prepare mentally, stay motivated and adjust training for competition.”The series is now set to start in Monaco on Aug. 14 with two more European meets scheduled for later that month. Four more European meets in September will be followed by Shanghai on Sept. 19. The mayor’s office says the league should resume only “when it is safe to do so.”British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that sports events in the country could resume in June if there is not a new spike in COVID-19 infections.Liverpool led the league by 25 points with nine games remaining when the league was suspended in March.___FIFA has rescheduled two women’s events for next year and will hold its 2020 annual meeting online. Associated Press ___Swedish soccer players will not be required to take a test for COVID-19 before practice sessions or matches.Players will instead have to fill in a self-assessment form each morning before arriving at training or a match. The club doctor will then assess whether the player is healthy enough to take part. Players must stay at home if they have any symptoms.The Swedish league says the principle in the country is that only people who are feeling so ill that they must visit the hospital get a ”full-scale corona test.”The return-to-play protocols have been presented to Sweden’s public health authority. A decision is expected this week on whether the Swedish league can start next month. German soccer clubs will decide whether to adopt a rule change to increase the number of substitutions when they meet by video conference on Thursday.The International Football Association Board agreed last week to let teams use two extra substitutes per match in 2020. That should help leagues clear a backlog of games created by the coronavirus pandemic.Leagues can choose whether or not to adopt the rule change.The German league is scheduled to restart on Saturday.The German league also says it will stop publishing centralized statistics for its coronavirus testing program and will leave that up to the clubs. ___The Danish soccer league will resume on May 28 with games in empty stadiums.The league has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first game will be between AGF and Randers to complete the 24th round. The 25th round will start on May 29.All games in the 26th and final round will be held on June 7. The playoffs will follow with the season scheduled to end on July 29. FIFA says the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama will start on Jan. 20 and the Under-17 Women’s World Cup will be in India from Feb. 17.Both 2020 tournaments were postponed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.FIFA says both tournaments will retain their eligibility rules. The same players can be selected even if they have a birthday early in 2021.The FIFA Congress was due to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 18 but will now be an online event.___ Stefanski and his staff have been holding daily Zoom calls during the team’s offseason program, which has been forced to be virtual because of the virus. On Monday, Cleveland’s rookies joined the meetings.Stefanski believes the sessions have worked well.“Players, young people, are a resilient bunch, and I think they learn under these unique circumstances,” he said.___On the day they were supposed to hold a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the team is billing as a “virtual celebration.” The 56-year-old Bergomi says he has recovered.Bergomi played for Inter Milan and is now an analyst for soccer matches on Italy’s Sky TV. He helped Italy to the 1982 World Cup title.___The qualifying tournament for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies and Zimbabwe were to play in the tournament in Sri Lanka from July 3-19 and three were to qualify. The International Cricket Council has not set new dates.The Women’s World Cup is in New Zealand in February and March.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Provencio to be sentenced Thursday for reckless aggravated battery; rape trial has been delayed until October

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 22, of Caldwell will be sentenced by a Sumner County District Court Judge Thursday for a reckless aggravated battery felony conviction determined by a jury last month.In an unrelated case, Provencio accused of rape, an off-grid felony, has had his jury trial delayed until Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.Provencio is currently in Sumner County jail awaiting Judge Scott McQuin’s sentencing set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Wellington. He was convicted of one felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal deprivation of a vehicle and disorderly conduct for the assault of two elderly Caldwell men on April 22, 2015 in rural Sumner County. A 12-person jury handed in the verdict after a week-long trial.Provencio’s accomplice, Nick Reedy, had foregone a jury trial and pled guilty to reckless aggravated battery and criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled for sentencing in July. Reedy is currently out on bond.Provencio was charged for the assault of Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell during what started out as a Good Samaritan act that turned violent during the midnight hours after Provencio, Reedy and a third person had gotten their pickup stuck in the mud about five miles east of Caldwell.The trial lasted seven days, and the jury handed out a reckless aggravated battery charge which is a level 5 felony. Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer had sought a level 4 aggravated battery charge. The jury, however, determined that Provencio “recklessly without planning” attacked Schneider as opposed to the level 4 charge which met he “deliberately” tried to hurt him. The difference means that Provencio will likely spend 32 to 35 months in prison for the felony, as opposed to 41 to 45 months. Of course, that will depend on McQuin.Provencio was also scheduled for another jury trial this week on the rape charge, an off-grid felony. However, that has been continued to October.He is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a New Year’s Eve Party at the home of his parents on Jan. 1.He pled not guilty in March. The jury trial was originally scheduled to start in May but has now been delayed twice.last_img read more

Liverpool legend: Rampant Reds will crush Man United’s top four dream

first_imgLiverpool will beat Manchester United to a Champions League qualification place, Steve Nicol has told talkSPORT.Brendan Rodgers’ side have bounced back from a dreadful start to the season to be the Premier League’s form team since Christmas, taking 29 points from their last 11 games.United, themselves on a decent run of form, are currently keeping them out of the top four, but Nicol insists it is only a matter of time before Liverpool leapfrog their long-time rivals.Speaking on Extra Time, the Anfield great said: “Man United got themselves into a great position but at this stage of the season it is all about momentum.“You can’t argue that Man United are picking up points. But Liverpool at the moment don’t care who is put in front of them – they just go about their business.“The good Liverpool teams of the past have all been about good passing and good movement and this team’s passing is accurate, the movement is fantastic, and they are giving anybody that is put in front of them a headache. If they keep playing the way they are, who is going to beat them?“Nobody likes to play against teams that are moving all over the place and passing accurately. That is the key – the passing is accurate. When it isn’t, you are turning the ball over, teams are putting pressure on you, and it is a different game.“When you are at your best and the passing is accurate, players move because they know they will get the ball, and that is exactly what Liverpool are doing right this minute.“If Liverpool continue to steamroll teams, they even have a chance of third place. I think Arsenal are guaranteed [to finish in the top four]. It is Arsenal and Liverpool for third and fourth.”last_img read more