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Funeral Services Scheduled For Sunman Teen

first_imgThomas Herring (Image: Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home)Funeral services have been announced for a Sunman teen who lost his life in an apparent drowning at a neighbor’s pond on Wednesday.A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home in Sunman. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church.Family members and emergency workers searched for the teen Wednesday for upwards of five hours before his body was recovered from a neighbor’s pond.last_img read more

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ARG surface still a problem

first_imgTHE surface of the Antigua Recreation Ground (ARG) continues to cause headaches for grounds-men, politicians, players and coaches even as the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Premier Division has got under way.Rowan Isaac, coach of Asot’s Arcade Parham and former national player, is concerned about the surface and wonders how the ground staff will ever get it back to the days when the pitch was sublime.According to reports, the decline of the ARG was brought about by the 2017 Carnival celebrations.“The eastern end is definitely heavy so a lot of the teams defending that end would get stagnant. I was listening to the discussion and I would not want Batow’s (Everton Gonsalves) job right now because that field is in no good condition because I see a ball was passed to one of our players in a straight line and then the ball just shift,” said Isaac.Derrick Edwards, coach of Sandals Grenades is also in agreement regarding the pitch, saying the ground staff may not have enough to work with.“First, you must have the material to get the job done because if you don’t have the material it makes no sense, and that’s the first aspect. The second aspect is to have time to do the job because if you don’t have the time to do the job then you won’t get a proper job,” he said.“Looking at the surface with the sand, I think it should have gotten some more time to get the grass to grow into those areas and it is going to take a lot of water and so on. And at the moment, I don’t know if they are watering it every day in the evenings because it’s better to water it in the evenings,” the former striker said.last_img read more

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Fans eager to see Spence, Crawford unification clash

first_imgBy Chris WilliamsERROL Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford could now be the biggest fight in boxing given the recent defeats suffered by heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.WBO welterweight champion Crawford (36-0, 27 K.O.s) believes his future unification fight with IBF/WBC champion Spence (26-0, 21 K.O.s) is the clash that fans want to see.The fight to make is Spence vs. Crawford once the sport restarts this year. Spence would need to be willing to take the match without a tune-up, and that’s where we could have a problem. He hasn’t fought since his car crash on October 10, and no one knows whether the unbeaten champion is still the same physically.While there’s a lot of interest in a clash between heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, that’s a fight that resonates in the United Kingdom rather than in the U.S. Fury and Joshua have some fans in the U.S., but not at the level of Spence and Crawford for apparent reasons.Terrrence CrawfordThose two are from the U.K., and they haven’t fought enough in the U.S. to become household names. Joshua has fought just one time in the U.S. against Andy Ruiz Jr. in losing by a 7th round knockout. For his part, Fury has fought only four times in the U.S.“When the world gets back it’s normalcy, we’re going to do our thing,” said Crawford. “I’m not anxious, but I’m ready [to get back into the ring]. I train every day. Give it six weeks; I’d most likely be prepared.“You’re one of those big stars, Terence, where when you fight, you draw pretty big crowds out there,” said Chris Mannix. “There’s a lot of talk about boxing when it comes back, I’ll first come back with fights behind closed doors and with no crowds.How do you feel about that? If we brought a fight to you, there would be no crowd there, how would you react to that?”Crawford: “I haven’t heard about that yet, but that the same time if it were to happen, they’d have to pay me more. They would have to pay me more because fighters of my status and on my level, we get paid for the people that are coming there as well. If I can’t get paid for the people that are coming [from the gate], then I have to be paid upfront.”It’s doubtful that Top Rank will pay Crawford more money to fight behind closed doors in a studio setting. Where would that extra money come from? Unless Top Rank is willing to package Crawford’s fights with undercard fighters that are willing to be paid very little, it’s hard to figure out where the extra money would come from to satisfy Terence.This isn’t exactly the best time for Crawford to be asking for more money when the sport restarts because there’s going to be a lot of unknowns. Depending on how long boxing is shut down, we don’t know how many people will tune in to watch fights on television.Mannix: “If they couldn’t pay you more, would you be comfortable sitting out for as long as it takes to get people back into these buildings?”Crawford: “Sure. You got to pay me to go up there and do what I do because it isn’t free. It’s like you have to pay people for doing anything else in the world. You have to pay us fighters because we’re taking a big risk and a big health risk at the same time. You can’t play boxing. One false move, and you can be six feet.”Mannix: “Would you be willing to sit out the entire year if it meant no fans in the stands?”Crawford: “Well, like I said, if that’s what we got to do, then that’s what we got to do. I know us fighters don’t want to do that, but if that’s what it came to, then if it has to happen, it has to happen.”It will be a shame if Crawford chooses to stall out his career if he doesn’t get the extra money that he wants to fight behind closed doors. Some of the disease specialists aren’t sure when the current pandemic will end.While some are hoping a vaccine will be developed in 12 to 18 months, others believe this could be a problem that could last four years or more. If Crawford is still waiting around for the crowds to come back before he begins fighting again, he could be waiting a long time. (Boxing News).last_img read more

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Man City manager unconcerned over poor form

first_imgIn the Premier leagueManchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he’s not too worried about their poor run of form.A 1-1 draw at home to Southampton yesterday means they haven’t won in 5 games. Despite the result they’re still top of the league.Guardiola says he’ll find out what’s going wrong and fix it.Meanwhile, Manchester United may have to do without defender Eric Bailly for an extended period.The 22 year old damaged his knee ligaments during yesterdays 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.In the Airtricity leagueWexford Youths need a win tonight away to Cork City if they’re to have any chance of avoiding the promotion /relegation play-off.The Youths are 6 points behind 10th placed Finn Harps with 2 games remaining.Kick off is at 7.45last_img read more

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NHL trade tracker 2020: List of deals completed before the deadline

first_imgThe NHL trade deadline has come and gone.Monday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. ET was the cutoff for teams to decide if they’re playoff contenders or playoff pretenders. To VGK: Robin Lehner (G), Martins Dzierkals (F)To TOR: 2020 fifth-round pickFeb. 24LightningBarclay Goodrow (F), 2020 third-round pick (via PHI)SharksAnthony Greco (F), 2020 first-round pickFeb. 24Blue JacketsDevin Shore (F)DucksSonny Milano (F)Feb. 24CapitalsDaniel Sprong (F)DucksChristian Djoos (D)Feb. 24Golden KnightsNick Cousins (F)Canadiens2021 fourth-round pickFeb. 24FlamesErik Gustafsson (D)Blackhawks2020 third-round pickFeb. 24FlyersNathan Noel (F)BlackhawksTJ Brennan (D)Feb. 24CanucksLouis Domingue (G)DevilsZane McIntyre (G)Feb. 24PanthersEmil Djuse (D)Stars2020 sixth-round pick (via BUF)Feb. 24PenguinsConor Sheary (F), Evan Rodrigues (F)SabresDominik Kahun (F)Feb. 24FlamesDerek Forbort (D)Kings2021 conditional fourth-round pickFeb. 24OilersTyler Ennis (F)Senators2021 fifth-round pickFeb. 24OilersAndreas Athanasiou (F), Ryan Kuffner (F)Red WingsSam Gagner (F), 2020 second-round pick, 2021 second-round pickFeb. 24SenatorsMatthew Peca (F)CanadiensAaron Luchuk (F), 2020 seventh-round pickFeb. 24BruinsNick Ritchie (F)DucksDanton Heinen (F)Feb. 24SabresWayne Simmonds (F)Devils2021 conditional fifth-round pickFeb. 24FlyersDerek Grant (F)DucksKyle Criscuolo (F), 2020 fourth-round pickFeb. 24Maple LeafsCalle Rosen (D)AvalancheMichael Hutchinson (G)Feb. 24PenguinsPatrick Marleau (F)Sharks2021 conditional third-round pickFeb. 24FlyersNate Thompson (F)Canadiens2021 fifth-round pickFeb. 24HurricanesVincent Trocheck (F)PanthersErik Haula (F), Lucas Wallmark (F), Eetu Luostarinen (F), Chase Priskie (D)Feb. 24IslandersJean-Gabriel Pageau (F)Senators2020 conditional first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick, 2022 conditional third-round pickFeb. 24AvalancheVladislav Namestnikov (F)Senators2021 fourth-round pickFeb. 24OilersMike Green (D)Red WingsKyle Brodziak (F), conditional pickFeb. 23CapitalsIlya Kovalchuk (F)Canadiens2020 third-round pickFeb. 22Maple LeafsMiikka Salomaki (F)PredatorsBen Harpur (D)Feb. 21JetsCody Eakin (F)Golden Knights2021 conditional fourth-round pickFeb. 21BruinsOndrej Kase (F)DucksDavid Backes (F), Axel Andersson (D), 2020 first-round pickFeb. 20PanthersDanick Martel (F)LightningAnthony Greco (F)Feb. 20PenguinsRiley Barber (F), Phil Varone (F)CanadiensJoseph Blandisi (F), Jake Lucchini (F)Feb. 19RangersJ-F Berube (G)FlyersFuture considerationsFeb. 19Maple LeafsMax Veronneau (F)SenatorsAaron Luchuk (F), 2021 conditional sixth-round pickFeb. 19Golden KnightsAlec Martinez (D)Kings2020 second-round pick, 2021 second-round pickFeb. 19Maple LeafsDenis Malgin (F)PanthersMason Marchment (F)Feb. 18BluesMarco Scandella (D)Canadiens2020 second-round pick, 2021 conditional fourth-round pickFeb. 18CapitalsBrenden Dillon (D)Sharks2020 second-round pick (from COL), 2021 conditional third-round pickFeb. 18JetsDylan DeMelo (D)Senators2020 third-round pickFeb. 18RangersJulien Gauthier (F)HurricanesJoey Keane (D)Feb. 17CanucksTyler Toffoli (F)KingsTim Schaller (F), Tyler Madden (F), 2020 second-round pick and 2022 conditional fourth-round pick Feb. 15LightningBlake Coleman (F)DevilsNolan Foote (F), 2020 conditional first-round pick (via VAN)Feb. 15IslandersAndy Greene (D)DevilsDavid Quenneville (D), 2021 second-round pickFeb. 10PenguinsJason Zucker (F)WildAlex Galchenyuk (F), Calen Addison (D), 2020 conditional first-round pickFeb. 5Maple LeafsJack Campbell (G) and Kyle Clifford (F)KingsTrevor Moore (F), 2020 third-round pick, 2021 conditional third-round pickJan. 17PenguinsJohn Nyberg (D)StarsOula Palve (F)Jan. 7CanadiensLaurent Dauphin (F)PredatorsMichael McCarron (F)Jan. 2SabresMichael Frolik (F)Flames2020 fourth-round pickJan. 2CanadiensMarco Scandella (D)Sabres2020 fourth-round pickLatest NHL trade rumors and newsWhat will the seven Canadian teams do?Rangers: Could they trade Henrik Lundqvist?Ilya Kovalchuk trade grades: Capitals add offensive weapon from MontrealBrenden Dillon trade grades: Capitals add defensive depth as Sharks begin anewTyler Toffoli trade grade: Canucks pay hefty price for offensive threatFlames: Still need top-six forward after recent offensive outburst?Devils: Once thought of as contenders, move forward with rebuildBlake Coleman trade grades: Lightning gain depth, Devils add top prospect Nolan Foote Devils: Sami Vatanen the most valuable trade chip?Canadiens:  All-in or fold with Ilya Kovalchuk?Maple Leafs: Need to add defense before NHL trade deadlineChris Kreider, Kasperi Kapanen and the 10 players most likely to be movedFlames: Look to bolster defensive depth and scoringSenators: Should steer clear of full-sale strategy, retain Jean-Gabriel PageauJets: Could they make a big splash, replace Dustin Byfuglien?Oilers: Will they be in on Chris Kreider sweepstakes?Canucks: Will they add Tyler Toffoli or Wayne SimmondsKings: Should go all in, trade Alec Martinez and Tyler ToffoliMaple Leafs trade grade: Much-needed goaltending, grit come over KingsCanadiens, Ducks and the teams that could weaponize their cap space at the deadlineSharks: Bruins, Hurricanes interested in Brenden DillonFive forwards who could move teams by the trade deadlineJean-Gabriel Pageau, Chris Kreider and the top 10 trade candidates coming out of the NHL All-Star breakPenguins: Reportedly remain interested in Wild’s Jason ZuckerRed Wings: Trevor Daley reportedly desires move to playoff contenderRangers: 5 potential landing spots for Chris KreiderBruins: Rangers’ Chris Kreider is a top deadline targetMaple Leafs: Reportedly inquired about Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev Big names were reportedly on the trade block, including Chris Kreider (New York Rangers), Sami Vatanen (New Jersey Devils), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa Senators) and Tyson Barrie (Toronto Maple Leafs). Pageau (New York Islanders) and Sami Vatanen (Carolina Hurricanes) were dealt while Kreider signed a new seven-year deal with an annual salary-cap hit of $6.5 million, and Barrie, a pending UFA, remains with the Leafs.MORE TRADE DEADLINE: Top trade bait | Best, worst dealsThose were just the tip of the iceberg for a busy trade day. Here’s a list of every trade completed before the NHL’s 2020 deadline.NHL trade deadline tracker 2020DATETEAMPLAYERS TEAMPLAYERS Feb. 24HurricanesBrady Skjei (D)Rangers2020 first-round pickFeb. 24OilersAngus Redmond (G), 2022 conditional seventh-round pickDucksJoel Persson (D)Feb. 24Maple LeafsMatt Lorito (F)IslandersJordan Schmaltz (D)Feb. 24DucksMatt Irwin (D), 2022 sixth-round pickPredatorsKorbinian Hozler (D)Feb. 24SharksBrandon Davidson (D)FlamesFuture considerationsFeb. 24HurricanesSami Vatanen (D)DevilsJanne Kuokkanen (F), Fredrik Claesson (D), 2020 conditional fourth-round pickFeb. 24CoyotesMarkus Hannikainen (F)Blue Jackets2020 conditional seventh-round pickFeb. 24BlackhawksMalcolm Subban (G), Slava Demin (D), 2020 second-round pick (from VGK)Golden KnightsMaple Leafslast_img read more

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Lions thrash Kings

first_imgThe Lions were 12-3 up when hooker Robbie Coetzee was sent off in the 31st minute for kneeing an opponent in the head at a ruck. They scored six more tries while down to 14 men in a scintillating performance to keep the pressure on the unbeaten Crusaders who sit on 59 points. The Lions, who have also played 13 games but have suffered one loss, rest on 56 points. Flanker Kwagga Smith collected two tries and the Lions ultimately overran the Kings by eight tries to one for a bonus-point win.“To play with 14 men … is extremely tough but we showed some character,” Lions captain Warren Whiteley said. “We had to adjust a bit after halftime, being down to 14 men, but I think the guys switched on really well.”The Johannesburg-based Lions secured a 10th straight win and have an easier run home. They meet the lowly Sunwolves and the Sharks in their remaining games before the finals series, while the Crusaders have to face the Highlanders and the Hurricanes – the latter game is in Wellington against the defending champions.South Africa’s Super Rugby teams now have a month-long break to accommodate the June internationals.Lock Andries Ferreira and wing Courtnall Skosan put the Lions in control with early tries before Coetzee responded to a shoulder charge by Kings flanker Chris Cloete in a ruck by hitting him in the head with his knee. Coetzee saw red, and Cloete was yellow-carded.Smith raced away for his first try right at the end of the first half, when both teams were reduced to 14 men.Despite playing the entire second half with just 14 men, the Lions still attacked with zest, and often from deep inside their own half, scoring three more tries before the Kings could reply.Replacement hooker Malcolm Marx went over in a rolling maul at the start of the second half before the Lions turned on the style, with Smith starting a move that saw Ruan Dreyer set up fellow prop Jacques van Rooyen to score under the crossbar.Smith’s second started way down inside the team’s own 22 and capped a run of 28 unanswered points by the 14-man Lions.Against the run of play, Kings centre Luzuko Vulindlu intercepted for their only try of the game in the 60th minute.The Lions created two more tries, and kept going right to the end. Replacement prop Corne Fourie was twice involved in a breakout, eventually providing the final pass for scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to score. After the fulltime hooter, the Lions decided to attack from their own tryline, resulting in fullback Andries Coetzee going nearly 100m to score. Photo: Getty Images (Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith scored two tries as his side walloped the hapless Kings 54-10 in Johannesburg on Monday morning).last_img read more

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New Revenue Task Force Soon

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that a vigorous tax enforcement plan is being finalized by the government of Liberia (GOL), to be implemented by a Special Task Force.In her Annual Message to the National Legislature on Capitol Hill on Monday, January 27, President Sirleaf said the Revenue Task Force would commence operations as the government moves to make the newly established Liberian Revenue Authority (LRA) operational at a much faster pace.She, however, informed lawmakers that activities of the Task Force may cause discomfort and embarrassment for some public officials and prominent individuals and businesses that are yet to pay their fair share of taxes.“I encourage each of us to check our records and move quickly into full compliance,” the President noted. “It is only by paying our fair share of taxes that we can boast of truly contributing to our national reconstruction and development.”The new Revenue Task Force is expected to be set up by the Ministry of Finance, but critics believe that the establishment of said task force by the Ministry of Finance is a clever attempt to further delay the coming into force of the newly enacted Liberian Revenue Authority.Some taxpayers and businesses, who spoke under condition of anonymity, expressed fears that the government (Task Force) could carry out arbitrary measures that contravene the law.While the conversation was ongoing with taxpayers yesterday, some of the businesses observed that there must be a hidden agenda by the Ministry to set up such a task force; especially when the government already has structures in place responsible for tax collection. The LRA is expected to come into full swing on July 1, 2014.At the same time, the Ministry of Finance has reported that the task force is necessary to help it go deeper into collecting government revenues. The LRA was enacted in 2013 separating it from the Ministry of Finance. Until the LRA can commence full operations, its functions are still being executed by the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance.Last week, the Ministry of Finance announced that it would embark on the rigorous task of collecting the GOL’s revenue.Facing the House of Representatives’ inquest, Finance Minister Amara Mohammed Konneh declared that the government has experienced a revenue shortfall of US$17 million in the month of January alone.President Sirleaf appeared to look at the problem more analytically in her annual message where she reported significant improvement in government’s fiscal budget since FY2006/07, allowing service provision and investment expansion.She told the legislators that core revenue increased by an average of 29% each year, “and total revenues, including continent and on-budget borrowing, rose from US$148 million in FY2006/07 to US$559 million in FY2012/13.The President, however, noted that continued sluggishness in core revenue, increasing by only 17% over the previous year, and an average 27% over the seven years, suggests more efforts are needed to strengthen the Ministry of Finance.She stressed that the Ministry of Finance needs to take bolder steps, including proposed legislation to broaden the tax base.“Even though good partnership relations through grant support and one-off payments from sign-on bonuses have covered revenue gaps over the past years, this practice is not sustainable and could become a disincentive to efficiency in tax collection and tax consciousness,” said the Liberian leader.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Eastville Nursery spreads Christmas cheer to senior citizens

first_imgStudents of Eastville Nursery, Annandale, East Coast Demerara, last week distributed hampers to about 80 senior citizens from the community of Buxton.Head Teacher of the school poses with senior citizens after the hamper distributionThe pupils, aided by teachers and parents, undertook their annual charitable project spearheaded by Head Teacher of the school, Ronda Isaacs.She said that since assuming the role of Head Teacher, the school, in 2017, with the support of parents and teachers, sought to assist the less fortunate.“We have been teaching our students through this project that caring is sharing and it’s very important to give. Since the commencement of this project, the response has been heartening as the parents have been very supportive and they understand that teaching their children to give is worthwhile and very important,” she said.The Head Mistress explained that this year, they sought to provide hampers to some 80 seniors who turn up at the Buxton Post Office to uplift their pensions.“When we thought about this year’s project, we wanted to be very impactful and decided that with a number of seniors turning out to receive their pension, it was an ideal moment to provide the hamper to them,” she said.“We are cognisant that we must continue to recognise our seniors as they would have made meaningful contributions in their respective way to our society so as the Christmas season dawns upon us we must continue to realise that giving is sharing and, therefore, our seniors will continue to be respected and admired by our children,” she stressed.The hampers contained rice, sugar, flour and other food items.The Head Teacher expressed thanks and gratitude to their social partners in continuing to support the yearly initiative and looks forward for their support in 2010.last_img read more

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Jimenez, Norwalk roll in mercy victory

first_imgNorwalk High’s Stephanie Jimenez struck out 12 in six innings, and Michelle Contreras had four RBI, leading the Lancers to a 10-0 nonleague victory in softball Wednesday over Calvary Chapel Downey. Jimenez allowed just one hit in the game, which was called for the mercy rule after six innings. Contreras had an RBI double and a three-run home run in the first that put the game out of reach early. Janae Townsend added two doubles and an RBI. Bishop Montgomery 5, Carson 4 (8 inn.) The Colts (3-3) tied the game with two runs in the seventh but were beaten by Vanessa Vasquez’s second home run of the game. Bellflower 1, El Rancho 0 Senior pitcher Stephanie Gonzales of El Rancho (1-1) struck out eight and didn’t allow an earned run and still has an ERA .000 and 17 strikeouts so far this season, but the Dons fell in nonleague play. Baseball center_img Los Altos 3, Glenn 0 Martin Casillas and Tim Soonthorngarun each had a double for the Eagles (1-2) at the Montebello Tournament. Cabrillo 7, Gardena 3 Junior Jose Madera struck out nine, gave up one earned run and didn’t walk anyone in a complete game for Cabrillo (1-1) in nonleague play. Dominguez 7, Animo 6 Senior third baseman Adrian Garcia went 2 for 4 with three RBI and knocked in Keenan Louis for the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh for the Dons (3-0). Venice 4, Lynwood 2 Senior center fielder David Barajas had two hits and an RBI for Lynwood (0-3). Boys tennis Lakewood 16, Orange Lutheran 2 Juniors David Saavedra and Garrett Higginbotham went 3-0 from the No. 3 doubles position for the host Lancers (4-0) in a nonleague rout. Cerritos 13, Cypress 5 Arun Alaggappan swept three singles sets to lead the Dons (4-0) to a nonleague victory. Downey 14, St. John Bosco 4 Seniors Kevin Tran and Robert Choy, and junior Abraham Sandoval swept their singles sets as Downey (4-2) won in nonleague play. Boys golf La Mirada 220, Mayfair 227 Jeff Marco shot a 1-over 37, and Christian Veluz carded a 38 to lead the Matadores to a Suburban League victory at Lakewood CC. Lakewood 200, St. John Bosco 208 Senior Brandon York led the Lancers (5-2) to a nonleague win at Skylinks GC with a 1-over 37. Servite 192, Wilson 203 Sophomore Boris Stantchev shot a 1-under 34 at Western Hills Country Club for Wilson (6-1). Servite freshman Patrick Cantlay shot a 4-under 31. Cerritos 196, Bellflower 278 Sophomore Raymond Ho shot a 1-under par 35, and freshman Kevin Pech shot a 1-over par 37 as the Dons (4-1, 2-0) won their second Suburban League match. Boys volleyball La Serna 3, La Mirada 2 Senior outside hitter Jimmy Phillips had seven kills and four aces for the Matadores, but they fell in nonleague play. Bell 3, Carson 2 Senior outside hitter Paul Nihipali recorded 26 kills for the Colts (3-2) in a nonleague loss. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arsenal line-up v Borussia Dortmund – Wenger to stick with Ozil? Right or wrong decision?

first_img 1 Following their 2-2 draw with Manchester City, Arsenal turn their attentions back to European competition and to an increasingly familiar opponent in the shape of Borussia Dortmund.This is the third time in four seasons that the Gunners have been drawn in the same group as the German giants, and while that familiarity may appear to be a good thing, in the eyes of boss Arsene Wenger, it makes their task slightly difficult.“It is not an advantage, it is not a disadvantage, it is just a new fight every time,” he said.Wenger will have to contend without first choice full-back Mathieu Debuchy who looks set for an period on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while questions have been asked of Mesut Ozil’s continued selection, with the German once again putting in a below-par performance during the weekend’s clash with City.However, small concerns aside, this is perhaps the best time for Arsenal to face Dortmund, who are yet to find their best this season.A shock opening weekend loss to Bayer Leverkusen has been followed by two victories, but Jurgen Klopp’s side still appear disjointed and will be without a handful of first team stars for the visit of Arsenal.Marco Reus is sidelined for up to a month, while captain Mats Hummels has declared that he will not feature as he tries to regain match fitness. Midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Jakub Blaszczykowski are also expected to miss out.One player who will likely play is former Manchester United attacker Shinji Kagawa, although his departure after 60 minutes suggests that he is not yet a full fitness.Below is how Arsenal are likely to line-up: Arsene Wenger seems pretty set on his 4-1-4-1 formation, so will most likely stick with it against Dortmund.Gunners fans should therefore expect to see Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey resume their central midfield partnership, while Mikel Arteta will come in for Mathieu Flamini, after starting as a substitute at the weekend.Ozil’s continued inclusion is a topic of debate, with some suggesting that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should get the nod over the lackadaisical German, but to drop the former Real Madrid man for such an important clash may prove counter-productive to his confidence, so expect him to retain his spot.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Dortmund? Comment below… 1 Arsenal kick off their Champions League campaign against Borussia Dortmund last_img read more

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