Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 10:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link291Shares Dani Ceballos starred for Spain during the international break (Picture: Getty)‘I’ve been warned about the cold. But I love football here, the way they live and breathe it. I’ve never seen anything like it,’ he told the Guardian.‘You play away and there are at least a thousand fans supporting you.‘I don’t care if it’s raining or snowing. I’m looking forward to playing every three days over Christmas. It’s a great experience.‘I don’t know what I’ll say in a year but now I’m happy. They see the game like I do; I love football like they do. They respect you and a player has to feel wanted. You applaud them and they applaud you back.’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 Arsenal Dani Ceballos played a key role in Arsenal’s comeback against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos admits he is loving life at Arsenal but will not be able to make a decision on his future until the end of the season.The Spain international arrived on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in the summer and has already established himself as an integral component of Unai Emery’s midfield and a firm favourite with his new fans.Ceballos was afforded a standing ovation following his home debut against Burnley last month and played a key role in helping Arsenal come back from 2-0 down to force a draw in the north London derby prior to the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 23-year-old reportedly requested that his loan deal was not to include an obligation to buy option but hinted his stay in north London could be longer term and insisted he was looking forward to playing regular football over the festive period, regardless of the inclement weather.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Comment Dani Ceballos is loving life at Arsenal and drops hint over his future Advertisement Advertisement
Jacob “Jake” Nettnay passed away March 18, 2018, from complications of cancer. He was born February 20, 1990, in Kentucky.Jake is survived by his parents Kent and Barbara Nettnay, his sister Alix (Nick) Craft, nephews Wilder and Levon, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Max & Ellen Nettnay and Ken & Juanita Nussbaum.Jake packed numerous experiences into his short life. His proudest accomplishments were earning the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts and graduating from Wabash College. While at Wabash he became a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was editor-in-chief of The Phoenix.Jake was a curious individual. He studied many disciplines that piqued his interest: mathematics, Christianity, philosophy, and Old English to name a few. He interned with the Indiana State Senate, where he experienced Indiana politics. Another year he taught geometry at LaSallette Academy.Jake’s final job was at the Hill-Rom Call Center. His proudest moment there came when he answered the call from a hospital in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, the night of the mass shooting. He was responsible for getting as many of a Hill-Rom product delivered there as quickly as possible.A professor at Wabash once said that sometimes to change the world all one needs to do is find a small piece of it and love it deeply. Batesville was Jake’s beloved place. He had dreams to buy “the prettiest house in Batesville” (a small brick farmhouse) and someday run for mayor. A favorite pastime of his was walking Brum Woods.He was diagnosed with adrenocortical cancer on November 17, 2017. It is a very rare and aggressive cancer with few treatment options. His final months were spent with family and friends whom he cherished.Visitation will be Friday, April 6, 2018, from 5-8pm and Saturday, April 7, from 9-10:30am all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.Funeral services will be 11am on Saturday at Batesville United Methodist Church in Batesville. Burial to follow in the Batesville UMC Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, Jake requested memorials be made to the nonprofit corporation Summer Food for Kids, P.O. Box 351, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Press Association McLeish has top-flight managerial experience with Birmingham and Aston Villa, although he took the Blues down to the second tier on two occasions. The Scot has been eager to get back in to football since leaving Nottingham Forest in February, and Palace are one of the clubs on his radar. “There hasn’t been any contact yet but I am available as a free agent,” McLeish told Sky Sports News. “Crystal Palace are in a position that’s precarious for them but there’s still a lot of points to play for. “I’ve had those kind of challenges before and I’ve had some success and some failures, but if you’ve got a fighting spirit and good players playing to their strengths, then why can’t Palace stay up?” Coleman is yet to speak publicly on the idea of succeeding Holloway. However, the 43-year-old is yet to commit his future to Wales beyond November, when his contract expires, despite being offered a new deal. Coleman has strong links with Palace, having been a feted member of the playing staff for four years during the 1990s, but he is not the only candidate being considered. Alex McLeish has declared his interest in becoming the new manager of Crystal Palace. The odds on Wales manager Chris Coleman taking over at Selhurst Park have shortened dramatically in the last 24 hours following a flurry of bets, but McLeish has thrown his hat in to the ring for the position, which has been vacant since Ian Holloway’s departure last Wednesday. Holloway guided Palace in the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs, but lost the respect of the players and left by mutual consent with the team bottom of the table. Martin O’Neill and Tony Pulis are reported to have held talks with Palace, while Neil Warnock’s name has also been mentioned. Palace have confirmed that caretaker manager Keith Millen will be in charge for Saturday’s game against West Brom. Millen was in the dugout for last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal – the Eagles’ eighth reverse of a season that has so far yielded just three points.
City scored four times in the final 26 minutes against Aston Villa on Wednesday to put themselves within touching distance of a second Barclays Premier League crown in three seasons. Pellegrini’s men, with a two-point advantage over Liverpool and much superior goal difference, effectively now need just a point from their final game at home to West Ham on Sunday to finish the job. Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has urged his side to carry on where they left off in midweek and complete their title charge in emphatic style. The World Cup-bound Bosnian, inconsistent throughout his three years at City, has delivered in recent weeks during Aguero’s injury-enforced absence and following Alvaro Negredo’s loss of form. In City’s crucial last three games, when they have seized control of the title race from Liverpool, Dzeko has scored five – doubles against Villa and Everton, and another at Crystal Palace – and now has 26 for the season overall. Pellegrini said: “I think it was very important at the beginning of the season to have a good squad – more than a team – a squad. “At this moment Edin is in a very high level of performance, he is doing very well. “In other moments it was Alvaro Negredo or Kun Aguero, so I think all the players are involved.” Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce admits his future as West Ham manager is far from certain but is urging the Hammers to remember the club’s position when he took charge before they decide to pull the trigger. Allardyce arrived at Upton Park in June 2011 after the club had just been relegated to the Championship by finishing bottom of the Premier League. He guided the club back to the top flight at the first attempt and has overseen the team’s survival for two consecutive campaigns. Inconsistent results and a direct style of play however have drawn regular criticism from the club’s support this season, with reports emerging on Thursday Allardyce faces the sack following the final match at City. “Nobody ever knows when or if it’s going to happen to you, you just have to do the best you can with the resources you’ve got,” Allardyce said. “Everybody needs to remember this club was down and out when I took over. “It was in the Championship and historically it wasn’t guaranteed to get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking. “If you look at the number of teams that get back into the Premier League first time round it’s very few. “We’ve progressed from there and we are trying to establish ourselves as a Barclays Premier League club now.” But Pellegrini has no intention of settling for a draw and intends to play with the same attacking verve that has served his side so well for much of the season. City beat West Ham 6-0 on the London side’s last visit to the Etihad Stadium, in the Capital One Cup in January, and a repeat would certainly do nicely. Pellegrini said: “We beat them here in the Capital One Cup, it was a very good game and I hope we can repeat it, but the best way to do it is to play in the same way. “We did it especially against Aston Villa. I think that was one of the best games we played the whole year.” City’s 4-0 victory over Villa took their tally of league goals for the campaign to 100. Sergio Aguero – who has scored 17 of those goals, and is the club’s top scorer overall with 28 – could return after missing the midweek win with a groin injury. The Argentinian knows all about last-day heroics having scored the late winner against QPR when City snatched the title from Manchester United in dramatic fashion in 2012. Yet if he is not deemed ready to start, City certainly have another in-form striker to turn to who can keep the goals flowing in Edin Dzeko.
Trinidad and Tobago crowned Country Champions … Matthew Vieira takes maiden Super-stock titleAFTER losing by seven points last year, Trinidad and Tobago rebounded in fine style to win this year’s Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) by a margin of more than 700Matthew Vieira hoists his CMRC Super-stock trophypoints to second-placed finishers Barbados.Following the final tally of points after Sunday’s Final Round of racing, the Trinis were miles ahead of the pack, mathematically securing victory even before the final round got going last weekend in Guyana.However, the win still did not limit the team size which consisted of 11 cars and one bike. Its commanding total of 1481.5 eclipsed second-placed Barbados 688.5 and Guyana’s third place 648 total with Jamaica scoring 492, the Cayman Islands 60 and CAMS (United States/Canada) 15.Guyana’s third place finish was due primarily to a lack of registration for the final leg of the series and they could have challenged for the second spot which they missed by exactly 40 points.Trinidad’s dominance was partly due to back-to-back Group Three champion Paul Vieira, who scored 275 country points. The group also won by 225 points after four rounds of action.His nearest competitor, Guyana’s Danny Persaud was more than 100 points off the money with Ronald Wortman also of Trinidad finishing in third.On the Group Two end of things, it was a battle to the finish with the title race having multiple possibilities heading into last weekend, though when the dust settled, Mark Thompson retained the title he had lost last year to Marc Gill.His tally of 177 points was garnered off just three legs, while Marc’s 141 points could only place him second.While the spoils were shared in Barbados between the two, ultimately it was Thompson’s three commanding wins on Sunday that completed the job. He was crowned the best in the group that rapidly became popular for its Honda Civic entrants.Going into the final round, Luke Bhola was leading but slipped back to third with 135 points.In Group Four, fight as he may, Guyanese Kristian Jeffrey, who returned to All Wheel Drive (AWD) glory with two wins on Sunday, could not impede Jamaican Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore’s title. Gore, over three rounds of action, amassed 163 points in the series while Jeffrey, had only 50.On the Two Wheel Drive (2WD) end of things, the three-way battle involving Jamaican Peter Rae, Barbadian Mark Maloney and Trinidad’s Franklyn Boodram had pundits on their calculators, back and forth weighing the possibilities.However, a flag-to-flag day for Maloney easily gifted him the title in the series – 173.5 points ahead of the Trinidadian (147) and Jamaican Rae (108).The bright spot for Guyanese, however, came through Matthew Vieira who copped that elusive title. Vieira, who returned after a tough crash on Friday, is testament to the fact that combined consistency can win titles and surely, the rest of his competition will be taking note.His race-day may have been overshadowed by Team Mohammed’s Enterprise Duo of Bryce Prince (CMRC Super-stock) and Matt Truelove (Superbike Outlaw), both of whom took the chequered flag on all three occasions in their respective races, but they did not ultimately affect his championship.All in all, this year’s Championship proved a learning lesson to some, a refresher to others and the possibility of an intense 2017.
ANGEL Orelien scored two goals as time elapsed to give host Panama a 4-2 win over Honduras in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship opener for each on Friday at the Estadio Maracana.With the result, the Panamanians took over first place in Group A on goal difference over Curacao, which beat Haiti, 1-0, earlier in the evening.With the match tied at 2-2 in the 87th minute, Orelien converted a penalty kick to give Panama the lead and then he added an insurance tally two minutes later.Honduras took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, when Luis Enrique Palma fired a right-footed free kick off the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Jorginho Frias and into the back of the net.Eduardo Guerrero demonstrated fine finishing ability to strike twice within three minutes, netting in the 21st and 24th minutes to put Panama ahead, 2-1.Carlos Mejia leveled at 2-2 from the penalty spot four minutes into the second half for the Catrachos.Panama returns to action on Monday against Haiti, while Honduras will look to bounce back against Curacao.(Sportsmax).
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has instituted a mandatory rest period for Test captain Jason Holder in what seems to be a calculated bid to avoid overuse injuries or player burnout.Holder, who was a part of the team’s recent tour of India, will be rested for both the three-match ODI and Twenty20 series against Ireland. The player will also be unavailable for his regional team Barbados in the upcoming four-day competition fixtures.“Jason will be rested during the Ireland series and will be unavailable for Barbados until the end of the series against Sri Lanka in February. He will then be assessed coming out of the SL series and a decision made and communicated on what his regional workloads will be for the later rounds of the 4-day competition,” CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams told Barbados Today.With a busy 2020 coming up, which will includes the team’s defense of the T20 World title, another player targeted for load management is fast bowler Kemar Roach.The bowler is not in the Barbados team for the opening match against Windward Islands Volcanoes in St. Vincent following a request from Cricket West Indies (CWI) that he plays six of the maximum ten matches.“We see the need to manage Kemar and Jason’s workloads to get the best out of them for 2020,” Adams explained.
The way fans view and interact with their favorite sports is poised to undergo major changes as legalized sports gambling spreads nationwide. In 2018, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Murphy v. NCAA overturned a federal law limiting legal sports betting to a few states, thus allowing any state to legalize and regulate gambling on athletic events. Above all, sports are supposed to be fun — fans in our community at USC and throughout the country use sports as an outlet to come together and to experience a release from the stresses and pressures of life to whatever extent. Though there are many similarities among sports fans, the way everyone interacts with them is different. Profound changes are already afoot in the sports media landscape. ESPN, Fox Sports and other major outlets have made concerted efforts to add programming centered around sports gambling and integrate gambling discussions into their coverage of major sporting events. Perhaps the most prominent example of this occurred last weekend when ESPN and Fox decided to display graphics about betting lines during their broadcasts of the inaugural XFL games. In addition, Barstool Sports recently announced a partnership with casino operator Penn National Gaming in a deal intended to promote and monetize its coverage of sports gambling. It is no secret that before the Murphy decision — when sports gambling was outlawed in the majority of states — sports fans throughout the country nonetheless bet on athletic events through an underground market. Illegal bookies and offshore websites filled the vacuum left in the absence of a legal avenue for sports gambling. Estimates vary on the exact size of the underground market, but economists who have tried to tackle the issue agree that it is massive: A 1999 congressional report estimated the market to be worth about $80 billion while more recent studies have estimated the figure to be up to $150 billion. To put that into perspective, the former estimate would put the underground sports gambling industry as being worth about seven times what the American film industry grossed in the box office last year. The common thread among the effects of the Murphy decision allowing for states to legalize sports gambling is the widening de-stigmatization of sports betting. Some fans swear off betting and focus exclusively on an unwavering allegiance to their favorite teams. Others take great enjoyment in engaging in wagers. Rather than making a futile attempt to change fans’ behavior by outlawing sports gambling, state governments across the country are rightly protecting and legitimizing sports bettors by providing them a regulated platform to engage in gambling. Let’s hope California is next. Legalization would shift sports gambling to regulated platforms, alleviating sports bettors’ concerns about exploitation carried out by illegal bookies and offshore websites beyond the reach of law enforcement. This transition of a large, pre-existing base of regular sports bettors away from the underground market and toward government-sanctioned platforms has accelerated the effects of legalization. The case’s repercussions have already been astounding: Twenty states and counting have legalized sports gambling in some form since the Murphy ruling less than two years ago. Though California has not yet joined the ranks of the states that have legalized betting on athletic events, the State Legislature is currently holding hearings on legalized, regulated sports betting. Even if those hearings do not lead to the passing of a law, an initiative proposing legalization will likely appear on California voters’ ballots in the November election. Jake Mequet is a junior writing about sports and law. His column, “Court in Session,” runs every other Monday.
Thurles Sarsfields and Tipp star Padraic Maher said it was very sad to let a good man go and said best wishes to a legend – Maher also quipped that the “lefties brigade are a man down” The Toomevara native won 2 All-Irelands and 5 Munster titles in a 13 year inter-county career.In tweets this morning – goalkeeping legend Brendan Cummins described him as a class forward and a great leader in the dressing roomWhile current hurling fullback and Upperchruch Drumbane native James Barry described him as an excellent leader both on and off teh pitch – providing a great service to Tipp.
Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 19:32 IST Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Ambiguous Over Coach Jason Garrett’s Future In Dallas Despite a 47-16 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 17, the Cowboys have failed to make it through to the playoffs. Jason Garrett likely to face the axe. For his part, Jason Garrett said that he would prefer to stay on and coach the Cowboys in 2020. However, the Cowboys coach’s current contract expires on Wednesday this week. The Dallas Cowboys’ season has been, by all means, a roller coaster. Inconsistency has largely been the theme for the Cowboys in the NFL this season. With an 8-8 record in the NFL, it appears that the writing is on the wall for Jason Garrett, even if he stops short of reading it. Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Emulates Superman For 1st Touchdown Since 2015 In 49ers Vs Seahawks: WATCHAlso Read | Michael Thomas Breaks NFL Record For Most Receptions In A Single Season, Saints Celebrate LIVE TV COMMENT Colin DCunha ‘Bleak’ would be the word to describe the future of Dallas Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett. When the Cowboys succumbed to a defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles in their penultimate game of the season, they essentially placed their destiny in the hands of the Eagles. However, despite the Week 17 win over the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys, with an 8-8 record have failed to make it through to the playoffs for the sixth time in Jason Garrett’s nine-year tenure as head coach. Speaking after the Cowboys’ 47-16 win over the Washington Redskins, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declined to address Jason Garrett’s future. Also Read | Jason Garrett’s Future Up In Smoke After Cowboys Succumb To Defeat Against Eagles Jerry Jones mum about Jason Garrett’s future with the CowboysJerry Jones addressed the media after the Cowboys’ 31-point win AT&T Stadium. When Jerry Jones was asked the one question that was on everyone’s mind, the Cowboys owner sidestepped the question. “I’m not going to get into it at all, an evaluation or an assessment. I’m not,” he said. “I’m going to do exactly what I always do and get up, go forward and do the best job that I can.” While he did congratulate the Eagles on making it through to the playoffs, he stopped short of any direct mention of Jason Garrett. Jerry Jones concluded by saying that despite everything the one thing he will not do is shut the door on any option. Also Read | Eli Manning Inching Closer To Retirement After Losing Starting Spot In Giants’ Line-up SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 30th December, 2019 19:32 IST WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW US