Aubameyang vows to become Arsenal ‘legend’ after new contract

first_img Read Also: Barca star faces fitness race ahead of new season He also scored a superb goal as Arsenal beat Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley last month. The 2015 African Footballer of the Year finished as the Premier League’s joint top scorer in 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Everybody knows how special this club is, I have seen incredible players, passionate players, Invincible players,” Aubameyang said. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vowed to become an Arsenal “legend” as the Gunners captain ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract on Tuesday. Aubameyang’s contract saga had dragged on since last season amid speculation he wanted to join a club in the Champions League. But the Gabon forward revealed he had committed his future to Arsenal in a live Instagram stream from the Emirates Stadium. The deal is reported to be worth £250,000-per-week ($321,000), with bonuses that could take it beyond £350,000-per-week contract of the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil. “Arsenal fans, finally as you know I just signed the thing,” Aubameyang said. Arsenal confirmed the news themselves on their website in a statement that said: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year contract with us!” “I dream of being one of them, amongst the best, and staying in the hearts of the fans forever. “I want to become an Arsenal legend just like Thierry, Wrighty, Adams and Bergkamp – too many to mention. “My dad is my biggest inspiration, he was captain of his club and his country so it means so much to me to be the captain of this special club. “I want to leave a legacy, this is where I belong, this is my family.” Aubameyang moved to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and has scored 72 goals in 111 games in all competitions, including one in Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Fulham on the opening day of the new season.center_img After scoring the goals that fired Arsenal to last season’s surprise FA Cup semi-final and final victories over Manchester City and Chelsea, Aubameyang had refused to confirm he wanted to stay at the north London club. At one stage last term, the 31-year-old admitted he faced a big decision over his future, fuelling reports that he was ready to leave amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. But Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remained confident Aubameyang was happy at the club and wanted to stay. Over 100,000 people were watching the announcement via the official Arsenal Instagram account as Aubameyang pledged to follow in the footsteps of Gunners greats like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Loading… last_img read more

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic braced for “special game” against Spurs

first_imgWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic says his squad is braced for a “special game” as they prepare for Sunday’s London derby at Tottenham. Press Association The Hammers travel to White Hart Lane separated only on goal difference with their neighbours after an impressive start to the season. West Ham, sixth in the table, will be without the services of their star man Dimitri Payet however, after the French international was sidelined for three months with an ankle injury. West Ham have not lost on their last three visits to Tottenham. They won in the Premier League and League Cup two seasons ago, while they secured a 2-2 draw last term. But while Bilic says he has no particular personal animosity towards Spurs, he understands the importance of the match to both sets of supporters. “I don’t feel any dislike towards Spurs, no”, Bilic added. “But they are a London club. It means a lot to the fans because you have all West Ham fans working with Spurs fans. “It is a good thing when you win because you can’t wait to go to work and tease them or whatever. If you lose, it’s not very pleasant. “In my apartment, we are all West Ham. I don’t think my dogs are Spurs fans, but I will check it. This morning they looked at me a little bit differently.” Bilic described the 28-year-old as ” irreplaceable “, but he believes his team is still well-equipped to deal with the threat of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. “It is a special game,” said Bilic ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash. “I know it’s a cliche, but there are some games that are more special for the fans. That’s why they are derbies and this one is one of them. “Some are saying it is like the game of the season for West Ham. I wouldn’t call it that, but it is special and we are looking forward to it. “You can feel it in the camp these last few days. It is like we are waiting for a big game.” West Ham have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea this season, and Bilic is optimistic his side will be able to add another of their London rivals to that impressive list of scalps. “We are confident now because we know whoever we play we have a chance,” Bilic, who made his debut as a West Ham player in a 1-0 win at Spurs in 1996, added. “We will approach the game with that knowledge that if we are on top of our game we have a good chance. “For the fans it would be nice if we finish above them but if you ask me if I am happy to finish ninth and they are 10th, Arsenal are 11th, and Chelsea 12th, I would rather finish second and one of them finish as champions.” last_img read more

Cricket News Women’s Big Bash League: Brisbane Heat end Sydney dominance, beat Sixers in tense final

first_img New Delhi: For the first three editions of the Women’s Big Bash League, the Sydney franchises, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers had dominated the tournament. Sydney Thunder won the inaugural edition while the Sydney Sixers won the last two tournaments. Heading into the 2018/19 final, Sydney Sixers were looking good for a hat-trick but an inspired performance from the Brisbane Heat helped them win by three wickets with four balls to spare to clinch the title for the first time at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney on Saturday. This was an inspired performance from the Heat, who had to overcome extremely hot conditions and an in-form batting and bowling line-up to beat the Sixers, who chose to bat in the final.The Brisbane Heat bowlers maintained a tight line and did not allow Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry to get going in the powerplay overs. Healy was bowled by Delissa Kimmince for 18 but Perry and Ashleigh Gardner strung a solid partnership. Perry, who had scored 740 runs at an average close to 100 and a strike-rate of over 120, looked in great touch again but Grace Harris sent back Gardner Jes Jonassen’s left-arm spin accounted for Perry for 37.With their skipper gone, Sydney Sixers tried to build momentum but Harris kept taking wickets at regular intervals to finish with 3/23. Some big hitting from Dane van Niekerk, who finished with 32 off 15 balls which included two fours and two sixes helped Sydney Sixers reach 131/7. Brisbane Heat won the Women’s Big Bash League for first time.Ellyse Perry scored 777 runs and took 10 wickets.Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder won the previous editions of the WBBL. In response, Harris and Sammy-Jo Johnson both departed cheaply and at 14/2, Brisbane Heat faced an uphill task. However, Beth Mooney, their experienced batter and Kirby Short steadied the innings with a crucial 84-run stand for the third wicket. While Short played the sheet anchor role to perfection, Mooney found the boundaries on a regular basis. With Mooney clearly struggling in the heat, she had to take medication in order to ensure she guided the Brisbane Heat over the line.However, when van Niekerk got rid of Mooney for 65 and Short for 29, Brisbane Heat needed 30 off 31. When Erin Burns got two more wickets, it seemed that Sydney Sixers could turn the match around and register a famous win. With four runs needed off five balls in the final over bowled by Marizanne Kapp, Laura Harris pulled a short ball to deep midwicket and a collision between two Sydney Sixers fielders resulted in the Brisbane Heat winning the title in grand style.Mooney was awarded the Player of the Match for her knock while Ellyse Perry was named the Player of the Series for her 777 runs at an average of 86 in addition to her 10 wickets. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Panthers destroy Police 67 – 7 on opening day of Bounty Farm 15’s tournament

first_imgAFTER dismantling the rest of Guyana’s rugby teams to win back-to-back Sevens tournaments, Panthers turned their attention to the Bounty Farm 15’s tournament, where they opened with 67 – 7 against the Guyana Police Force (GPF).Playing at the National Park, Panthers sent a warning to the rest of Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) that they intend to dominate the game’s longer format, as they eased to a 27 – 0 lead at half time against the Police team, compliments of Osei McKenzie, Rondell McArthur and Lancelot Adonis.However, in the second half, Akeemo James slipped through a crack in Panthers’ seemingly air-tight defence to score his team’s lone try in the match, while Daniel De Abreu made good the conversion.Lloyd Anderson (#14), goes airborne for a catch, which he eventually turned into a try against the Police.Lloyd Anderson tallied 18 points in the game, scoring most of them in the second half and helped the Panthers to score 40 points. Daniel Anderson who was the team’s second highest scorer on the day, putting in three tries (15 points), was also pivotal in the Panthers’ devastating run.Meanwhile, yesterday’s game between Yamaha Caribs and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was postponed to a date to be determined by the GFRU, due to a ‘no show’ by officials.The Bounty Farm 15’s tournament will conclude on November 12. The tournament will see five teams playing two rounds of matches. (Rawle Toney)last_img read more

India Women crush Windies by 7 wickets to take  T20 series

first_imgA sterling all-round performance, led by Jemimah Rodrigues’ unbeaten 40, helped India surge to a 3-0 series lead after the third T20 clash  at the Providence National Stadium, last night. Batting first proved to be a nightmare for the home team, who were snuffed out cheaply at the end of their 20 overs as they ended on a paltry 59-9.India, in reply, cruised to 60 for 3 in 16.4 overs thanks mainly to Rodrigues who oozed class in her unbeaten 40 from 51 balls with four boundaries, leading the batting charge.Only all-rounder Hayley Matthews 2-7 managed to look threatening as the home team failed to keep the five match series alive.Right-hander Jemimah Rodrigues steered India to the T20 series win with her unbeaten knock of 40.Forced to go at 2.95 runs an over, it was a horrid batting card for the Windies Women as all of their stars misfired terribly, with Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation the only two players to reach double figures with 11 runs apiece.The Indians were nothing short of ruthless in their bowling approach, collectively sharing the 9 wickets among them with Radha Poonam Yadav bowling a magical spell of 2-6 from her four overs and all-rounder Deepti Sharma duly lending support with 2-12.India lost their leading run-scorer in 15-year-old Shafali Verma who was stumped by wicket-keeper Shamaine Campbelle for a duck off Matthews.But  Rodrigues played confidently as she carried her side close to the total, even surviving a caught and bowl chance after spinner Sheneta Grimmond spilled a return catch.Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur fell to Fletcher for 7, but the unfazed Rodrigues pushed on as she took her score into the 20’s as her team crept to 37-3 at the end of 10 overs.Earlier, Windies suffered a huge blow as their top three batters– vice-captain and home-girl, Campbelle (02),  Matthews (05), and Stacy-Ann King (07)– were back in the dressing room with 26 runs on the board.When the team’s 50 came up, the Windies were eight down with just four overs remaining. The innings inevitably ended as the pair of Mohammed (06) and Selman (02) were left stranded in the middle.The two teams will clash in the fourth T20 at the Providence Stadium on Sunday. The match  bowls off from 13:30hrs.last_img read more

SuperSport Revamps Channel Offering

first_img“We’re making these changes to give DStv and GOtv customers an even better viewing experience, making it easier to navigate our wide variety of sports in the back-to-back channels. As there will be less duplication and repeats of sports and no impact on live events, the overall sport viewing will be enhanced, as will our overall HD offering,” said Gideon Khobane, SuperSport CEO.When the 2018 European football season kicks off in August, SuperSport 3 will be channel for the English Premier League for DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers, while SuperSport 7 will be the channel for Spanish La Liga matches. SuperSport 11 and SuperSport 12 will remain on the platform as permanent event channels for overflow live sports, giving subscribers a wider choice of live sports.SuperSport will also introduce two new sports channels: SuperSport 8 which will treat DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family customers to the Premier League and La Liga overflow matches as well as FIFA internationals and the IAAF Diamond League athletics in High Definition (HD) and; SuperSport 10, which in addition to one live English Premier League and La Liga match per week, will also include a UEFA Champions League and an Europa League match as well as athletics, Rugby 7’s and the newest sports genre growing in popularity – eSports, across all DStv packages.All sports currently available on SuperSport Select and SuperSport Select 2 will henceforth be available on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport 10.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Africa’s leading sports channels provider, SuperSport, has revamped its channels to make it easier for fans to find their favourite sports on DStv and GOtv.The new channels format will debut on July 4 and will offer viewers easier navigation and less duplications.last_img read more

Angels veteran Ian Kinsler OK with pitchers using pine tar, since most do already

first_imgANAHEIM — As Trevor Bauer’s Twitter war with the Houston Astros has revived the discussion about pitchers using pine tar, Ian Kinsler feels the entire debate is not only silly, but probably shouldn’t be coming from the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse.“It’s a weird statement made from a pitcher who is on a pitching staff and has a bunch of peers around who are probably using pine tar,” said Kinsler, who spent the previous four seasons with the Detroit Tigers, in the Indians’ division.“If (Corey) Kluber doesn’t use pine tar, I’d be extremely surprised, because the action he gets on his pitches is something that no one else gets, so I’m sure he’s got a pretty good grip on the ball. For (Bauer) to call out one team, I don’t know what the point of that was. For me, I don’t care.”Kinsler, the Angels’ 35-year-old veteran of 13 big-league seasons, said he believes almost all pitchers use pine tar to help get a grip on the baseball. And he doesn’t mind that they do, as long as it’s not “excessive.” “If that allows them to stay away from the possibility of letting one fly, I’m all for it,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me.”Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Thursday February 21st Local Sports

first_imgNORMAN, OKLAHOMA — The Iowa State women scored 31 points in the third quarter to blow the game open in Wednesday afternoon’s 91-70 win at Oklahoma. Bridget Carleton had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead ISU.The Cyclones are now 10-4 and tied for second place in the Big 12. They host top ranked Baylor on Saturday.A big run to open the third quarter put the game away for Iowa State.That’s Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly who says Baylor will provide the ultimate test. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Wyatt Lohaus had 22 points as Northern Iowa easily defeated Missouri State 63-43 on Wednesday night.Isaiah Brown had 15 points and six rebounds for Northern Iowa (13-15, 8-7 Missouri Valley Conference). Spencer Haldeman added 12 points. AJ Green had 10 points for the visitors.Neither team was able to get much going offensively in the first 20 minutes. Northern Iowa trailed 19-17 heading to the locker room at halftime, but the Panthers came back in the second half to earn the victory. Both teams set season lows for scoring in the first half. The Panthers’ 17 first-half points were the lowest of the season for the visitors, while the 19 points in the first half for the Bears marked the fewest of the season for the hosts.Jarred Dixon had 14 points for the Bears (15-13, 9-6), whose four-game winning streak ended with the loss. MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team moved up a spot to No. 7 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday.NIACC (21-3 overall, 10-1 ICCAC) was No. 8 in the Feb. 12 poll and gained a pair of wins last week (121-101 over Little Priest Tribal College and 109-53 over the Graceland University JV).The No. 7 ranking is the highest for the Trojans since they were No. 3 in the Dec. 4, 2012 poll.Potomac State is ranked No. 1 and Schoolcraft is ranked No. 2. Kirkwood is No. 8 in this week’s poll.NIACC, which has won nine straight games, returns to action tonight at Iowa Lakes in a conference contest. MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team remained No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday.The Lady Trojans (20-5 overall) moved up to No. 2 with a 68-62 win over Kirkwood on Feb. 9. They topped Little Priest Tribal College 101-66 in their lone game last week.NIACC has been in the top 10 in all 11 polls so far this season. The Lady Trojans were ranked 10th in the preseason poll.Illinois Central is ranked No. 1 and Kirkwood is ranked fifth. The Lady Trojans have split with Illinois Central and Kirkwood this season.NIACC, which has won eight straight games, returns to action tonight at Iowa Lakes in a conference contest. CEDAR FALLS — The West Gym in Cedar Falls is sold out for Thursday night’s wrestling dual between 11th ranked Iowa State and 17th ranked Northern Iowa. Cyclone coach Kevin Dresser says the Panthers will be motivated.Dresser says it will be an electric atmosphere.UNI has won the last two duals in the series, including 31-7 a year ago. Panther coach Doug Schwab.Eight of Iowa State’s 10 wrestlers are nationally ranked. UNI has six ranked. BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — A win over Maryland has put the 10th ranked Iowa women in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten regular season title. The road for coach Lisa Bluder’s team is not easy. The Hawkeyes play the next two away from home, including tonight’s visit to Indiana.Bluder says the Hawkeyes have a chance to earn a championship and validate their national ranking.You can hear the Iowa-Indiana game on AM-1300 KGLO tonight starting at about 6:45 with the pre-game, with tipoff scheduled for 7 o’clock.center_img CLEAR LAKE — Boys tournament basketball continues tonight with 3A substate semifinals and 1A district championship games. All games start at 7:00 PM:== 3A Substate 2Algona (12-10) at Clear Lake (21-0)Charles City (13-7) at Webster City (15-7)— Winners meet Monday in Mason City == 1A Substate 2District 4 championship at New Hampton — Rockford (16-6) vs. Janesville (18-4)District 3 championship at Garner — Bishop Garrigan (17-6) vs. St. Edmond (12-10)— Winners meet Saturday in Clear Lake TONIGHT:== AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — 3A boys substate semifinal — Clear Lake vs. Algona — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00== AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women at Indiana — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00 UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick. Coyle represents a significant forward upgrade for Boston, which has won six in a row to move into second place in the Atlantic Division. The 26-year-old Coyle has 10 goals and 18 assists this season but no points in his past seven games.last_img read more

Sultry of Atlético in the Kingdom of León

first_imgAtlético de Madrid fell eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey after losing to the Cultural and Sports Leonesa – a Second B team – thanks to a goal in the extension (2-1) of Sergio Benito at 108 minutes Party in a Kingdom of León that remains impregnable.The mattress set did not live up to the tie, nor its rival, who opted to make many rotations to be focused on the League. The Leonese, however, were dominant in several phases of the match and did not even suffer in excess when Atlético changed the record in the second half.The pupils of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone tried to look for holes in the back of the opponent and with the presence of Thomas, who relieved Herrera at the break. Saul enjoyed the first opportunity, but his shot went high a few minutes after starting the second half. Then Benito marked the clearest opportunity for the locals.The former Rayo forward, who would eventually be the hero of the game, missed a very clear shot a few meters from the goal line. The rojiblancos pressed the accelerator to the bottom and began to step on the rival field with the gallops of Vitolo. The Canary missed a hand in hand at the time of the game against a Lucas Giffard Giffard who became the main protagonist of the clash.The French ‘Cultu’ goalkeeper made up to eight merit stops to stop the mattress momentum. He could not do it in the next action that weaved Joao Felix and Correa, author of the goal. The Argentine, who almost sold out in summer, is the one who pulls the car most when things get complicated. The Cultural eliminates the rojiblancos in an epic extension (2-1) The Cultural did not give up and it was when it went up lines, it increased its pressure and suffocated those of Simeone. Fruit of the change of style was the tie in Castañeda boots with a left-footed shot from within the area that Adam could not reach. The nerves appeared on the bench and in the absence of troops, the Argentine coach gave the opportunity to his youth players Camello and Riquelme.Minutes before Saponjic entered, who had not enjoyed minutes like rojiblanco, and it was he who had the clearest chances. Both in one hand to hand where Giffard wore. And forgive so much that the team of José Manuel Aira found his moment in a play by the left wing that Gudiño built and signed Benito.The auction was impeccable and the victory, too. Atlético de Madrid was left unanswered and sealed its earliest elimination in eight years, precisely that elimination against Albacete that led to the dismissal of Gregorio Manzano and the signing of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: CULTURAL LEONESA, 2 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 1 (0-0, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS:CULTURAL LEONESA: Giffard; Rhodes, Montes Arce, Martínez, Augusto (Kawaya, min. 58); Castañeda, Benito, Gudiño, Aitor (Sergio Marcos, min. 80); Luque (Dioni, min. 70) and Theresin.ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Adam; Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Manu Sánchez; Vitolo (Saponjic, min. 59), Herrera (Thomas, min. 46), Llorente (Camel, min. 99), Saul; Joao Felix and Correa (Riquelme, min. 102).– GOALS:0 – 1, min. 62, Strap.1 – 1, min. 83, Castañeda.2 – 1, min. 108, Benito.–REFEREE: Alberola Rojas (C. Castellano-Manchego). Yellow card with Augusto (min.36), Luque (min.37), Dioni (min.74), Martínez (min.93) and Sergio Marcos (min.118) in the Cultural; and Llorente (min.43) and Saúl (min.74) in Atlético.–STADIUM: Kingdom of León 12,252 spectatorslast_img read more

Rio will host a great Games, says Coe

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President, Sebastian Coe remains confident that this year’s Olympic Games, slated to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between August 5 and 21, will be a success despite the upheaval currently taking place in the country.It is widely expected that on Wednesday members of the Latin American country’s senate will vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The country is also facing economic challenges and still battling the Zika epidemic.But despite all this, Coe said no consideration is being given to moving the Games.”The Rio Games are going to take place, and I know it will be a success, and our responsibility now, as member federations, international federations and members of the sporting community, is to do everything we can to help the organising committee and make this a great Games,” Coe told The Sunday Gleaner.Coe said that close tabs have been kept on what is going on in the country in terms of preparations for the games and he himself will be journeying there shortly for a firsthand view of things.”Our competition team is regular in Rio,” Coe revealed. “I am going in a couple of weeks’ time to watch the test events in Rio, the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics, so I will get a better feel of how the stadium is working and all those things.”Having been chairman of London’s organising committee for the 2012 Games, Coe says he understands the difficulties involved in planning for one of the world’s biggest events, but believes Brazil will put on a great spectacle.”I know how tough this is and I am sure that Rio will be a good Games and I think they have a spirit that will surprise a lot of people,” Coe said.ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more