Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild

first_imgArsenal are interested in signing Wolves forward Diogo Jota (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota this summer, reports say.Jota has thrived at Molineux following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2017, scoring at least ten goals every season since arriving in England.The Portuguese star was a key part of Wolves’ Championship-winning team in 2017-18 and netted ten goals in his debut season in the Premier League.Jota, 23, has continued to impress during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 15 goals to help Wolves climb to sixth in the Premier League and reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.ADVERTISEMENTMikel Arteta, who is preparing for his first full season as Arsenal manager, wants to sign at least one wide attacker this summer and the Daily Mail say Jota is a top target.AdvertisementAdvertisementJota scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Europa League earlier in the season and his form has caught the attention of Arsenal, who are currently ninth in the English top-flight.Arsenal boss Arteta, who is currently recovering from coronavirus, has also expressed interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.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 CityThe Ghanaian midfielder was part of the Atletico team that knocked Premier League leaders Liverpool out of the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.In Arteta’s first transfer window in charge of Arsenal, the Gunners signed defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.Arsenal were due to face Brighton this weekend but all professional football in England has been suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus outbreak.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans after testing positive for coronavirusMORE: Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal star David Luiz Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Warner hails ‘world-class’ Archer

first_imgBy Peter HallLEEDS, England (Reuters) – Australia batsman David Warner described England fast bowler Jofra Archer as “world class” after he picked up his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to help dismiss the touring side for 179 in the third Ashes Test yesterday.Barbados-born Archer, who made his Test debut in the last match at Lord’s, ripped through the Australians with figures of 6-45 on a weather-affected opening day to put England in command as they look to level the series at 1-1.Warner, who scored his first half-century of the series before falling to Archer for 61, was full of praise for the 24-year-old, comparing him to Dale Steyn, South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker. “That was incredible Test bowling,” Warner said. “England put the ball in the right areas.“He bowled at bit like Dale Steyn with the new ball, tried to use the conditions and ramp it up when he needed to. It was world-class bowling at its best.” Archer struck early to remove opener Marcus Harris in damp, overcast conditions, but Australia recovered after a rain-affected morning session to 136-2.Backed up by Stuart Broad, Archer then turned the match in England’s favour. Bowling at a slightly slower pace than he did at Lord’s, Archer said his style reflected the conditions.“I don’t need to run in and bowl 90 (miles per hour) every spell to get wickets,” Archer said. “It has shown that today.“There will be times in Test matches you have to focus on hitting your length. There will be times to ramp it up as well but you don’t have to go into it every innings. “These are things you train for. If you train hard you will be rewarded. We bowled well as a team at Lord’s, luckily enough for us it happened today.”Australia need one more win in the five-match series to retain the Ashes urn for the first time in 17 years. But, in the absence of the tourists’ leading batsman Steve Smith, England are looking to seize their chance to restore parity, and former Australia paceman Glenn McGrath believes Archer can be the difference.“I dare say Jofra Archer will be getting a fair few more five-fors in his career,” McGrath told the BBC. “With him, England could win this inside three days.”last_img read more

All-woman final for London Pride Steward of the Year competition

first_img Four women, each representing an England Golf region, have been selected as national finalists in the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year competition. The 2012 winner will be announced at a celebratory lunch in London on Friday, 2nd November, when all four finalists will also receive their regional awards. This is the first time that all the regional winners have been women. They are: Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk – South East Region Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, Rugby, Warwickshire – Midlands Region Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, Rotherham, Yorkshire – North Region, Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon – South West Region The competition, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Hundreds of club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations over a two-month voting period.  These were read and reviewed by representatives of  England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2011 Steward of the Year, Scott Parker from Buckingham Golf Club, and were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards: three from each region. The shortlisted stewards – which included eight women – were all visited personally by England Golf and Fuller’s representatives who experienced firsthand the exceptional service they provide. The regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. The Steward of the Year will win tickets to an international cricket match, as well as an overnight stay at a Fuller’s hotel. Their club will also receive the opportunity to work closely with Fuller’s to increase their marketability through advertising opportunities in their local press.   Mark Roberts, Brands Marketing Manager for Fuller’s, said: “We have had some fantastic nominations for the competition this year and have been really impressed with the quality of stewards we have had put forward.” Paul Keeling, England Golf Club Services Manager, added: “The stature of this award grows every year and it is very important we acknowledge the lasting impression a steward can make by their outstanding service to members and visitors and their contribution to the business as a whole.” The 12 regional finalists were: North Keith and Lynne Bolton – Bingley St Ives Golf Club, West Yorkshire. Dawn Stacey – Wath Golf Club, South Yorkshire Simon Ward – Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire Midlands James Hilton – Trentham Golf Club, Staffordshire Yvonne James – Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire Luke Ryan – Coventry Hearsall Golf Club, West Midlands South East Lynne Day – Henley Golf Club, Oxfordshire Samantha Hudson – Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk Jason Waddington – Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Bedfordshire. South West Kevin Brown – Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset Sharon Covey – Mullion Golf Club, Cornwall Anna Tyson – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon 16 Oct 2012 All-woman final for London Pride Steward of the Year competition last_img read more

Pa. Scholastic Football Rankings

first_imgSto-Rox quarterback Lenny Williams looks downfield against Neshannock, Williams threw for five touchdowns in the Vikings 34-31 win over the Lancers Sept. 12. The 6-0 Vikings are ranked #2 in the latest PA Class A rankings released Oct. 9. Pennsylvania high school football rankings from PennLive.com, with school’s district in parentheses, followed by record and position in last week’s rankings. NR means not ranked. Teams with an asterisk are the 2012 PIAA champions.___CLASS AAAA – Record – Previous Rank1. Upper St. Clair (7) 6-0 – 12. Pittsburgh C.C. (7) 6-0 – 23. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 4-1 – 34. Coatesville (1- 6-0 – 45. Neshaminy (1) 6-0 – 56. McKeesport (7) 6-0 – 77. La Salle College HS (12) 5-1 – 68. Gateway (7) 6-0 – 89. Wilson-West Lawn (3) 6-0 – 910. Seneca Valley (7) 5-1 – NRTeams to watch: Bayard Rustin (1) 6-0, Cumberland Valley (3) 5-1, Parkland (11) 5-1, Pennsbury (1) 5-1, North Allegheny(asterisk) (7) 4-2, Whitehall (11) 5-1.___CLASS AAA – Record – Previous Rank1. Archbishop Wood (12)- 5-1 – 12. Bishop McDevitt (3) – 6-0 – 23. Thomas Jefferson (7) – 6-0 – 34. Cathedral Prep(asterisk) (10) – 6-0 – 45. West Allegheny (7) – 6-0 – 56. West Mifflin (7) – 6-0 – 67. Manheim Central (3) – 6-0 – 78. Central Valley (7) – 5-1 – 89. Berwick (2) – 6-0 – 910. Pottsgrove (1) – 6-0 – 10Teams to watch: Clearfield (9) 6-0, Abington Heights (2) 6-0, Cocalico (3) 5-1, New Castle (7) 5-1, Scranton Prep (2) 6-0, Slippery Rock (10) 6-0.___CLASS AA – Record – Previous rank1. Aliquippa (7) – 6-0 – 12. Imhotep Charter (12) – 4-1 – 23. West Catholic (12) – 5-1 – 34. Beaver Falls (7) – 6-0 – 45. Richland (6) – 6-0 – 56. Berks Catholic (3) – 6-0 – 67. Washington (7) – 6-0 – 78. South Fayette (7) – 6-0 – 89. Danville (4) – 6-0 – 910. Catasauqua (11) – 6-0 – 10Teams to watch: Mount Pleasant (7) 6-0, Greenville (10) 6-0, Montoursville (4) 6-0, Seton-LaSalle (7) 5-1, Hickory (10) 5-1, Jeannette (7) 4-2.___CLASS A – Record – Previous rank1. Southern Columbia (4) – 6-0 – 12. Sto-Rox (7) – 6-0 – 23. Dunmore (2) – 6-0 – 34. Clairton(asterisk) (7) – 5-1 – 45. North Catholic (7) – 6-0 – 56. Old Forge (2) – 5-1 – 67. Neshannock (7) – 5-1 – 78. Monessen (7) – 5-1 – 89. Steel-High (3) – 5-1 – 910. Bellwood-Antis (6) – 5-1 – NRTeams to watch: Avonworth (7) 5-1, South Williamsport (4) 5-1, Penns Manor (6) 6-0, Fort Cherry (7) 5-1, Lakeview (10) 5-1, Tri-Valley (11) 6-0.last_img read more