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Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal fan calling him a snake over Chelsea badge pat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Mar 2020 8:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link19.3kShares If you think I’m capable of doing what you are suggesting I did, you don’t know me at all and my feelings towards all of you what so ever. I was actually telling the fans they will always be in my heart, but of course your interpretation must be miss guided by a simple image. 👍🏻— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) March 21, 2020 The Spaniard cleared up an incident at the Emirates when he was playing for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has hit back at a fan on Twitter who branded him a snake for patting the Chelsea badge when playing against the Gunners at the Emirates.The Spaniard, who now plays for Monaco, was Arsenal’s youngster ever captain before leaving to join Barcelona, later returning to the Premier League in 2014 with Chelsea.Fabregas is clearly still attached to Arsenal, frequently commenting on their matches, and will appear on a fan podcast next week to discuss his time at the north London club. ‘I was actually telling the fans they will always be in my heart, but of course your interpretation must be misguided by a simple image.’Fabregas is currently self-isolating in Monaco, with the Ligue 1 season having been suspended along with the vast majority of leagues around Europe due to the coronavirus crisis.‘We have to look at the positives of this quarantine and being able to spend so much time with my family it’s definitely one of them for me,’ he said on social media. ‘Be safe, be responsible, stay home.’MORE: Mesut Ozil a ‘huge problem’ in Arsenal’s contract renewal talks with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Unai Emery aims fresh swipe at former club Arsenal over sale of Aaron RamseyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal fan calling him a snake over Chelsea badge pat FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTHowever, not every Arsenal fan has forgiven him for leaving, with one writing on Twitter that ‘this snake throws our club under the bus with insane levels of snakery’ and referring to a time when he patted the Chelsea badge at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas was being subbed off when the home fans – who used to cheer him – booed and jeered his departure, so he patted the badge, though now claims he was gesturing to his heart and underlining how much he still cared for Arsenal.‘If you think I’m capable of doing what you are suggesting I did, you don’t know me at all and my feelings towards all of you whatsoever,’ he posted. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Robin Gibson-designed masterpiece up for grabs

first_imgStoror says the Sourris siblings are big art collectors and lovers of art, architecture and design have also been drawn to the home.“It’s got these beautiful commercial features. The ceilings are suspended, the light switches all sit flush and you’ve got electric blinds. Even though it’s 17 years old it still feels brand new.”The split-level property features a symmetrical layout with two libraries and dual access on either side.“It’s a very practical well thought-out home,” Storor says. “There’s a double garage on one side and a single garage on the other. You could actually come in with your groceries (from either garage) and pop them straight on the kitchen bench.”The two-storey home is mostly hidden from the street.The two storey home is built into a slope and is partially hidden from street view behind a gated driveway.It includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an additional powder room.Each bedroom takes in the breathtaking views past the river towards Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm to the CBD.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“The property is all about the views,” Storor says.The landscaped garden features hedges and there are no lawns.An integrated sound system and ducted air-conditioning are also included.Storor says the home would make a great property for downsizers who aren’t quite ready for an apartment, or families with older children.“It’s a living piece of art. It’s a masterpiece,” she says.The property has been on the market since the end of July with McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm and is for sale by tender closing 5pm on 31 August. No price guide has been given.Interest has mostly been from locals, with some interstate and overseas buyers also making inquiries. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSplitting the house02:21A riverfront home designed by renowned Brisbane architect, the late Robin Gibson, is for sale by tender closing on 31 August at 5pm.The Hamilton home with Brisbane River and CBD views was built in 1999 for siblings James and Marika Sourris.Gibson, who died in 2014, is known for his influential work on the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum and State Library and the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.Selling agent Sherrie Storor, of McGrath Estate Agents New Farm, says Gibson didn’t typically do residential homes.“Not many people can say they have a Robin Gibson,” she says. “His widow and daughter actually came and had coffee at the house as a sort of goodbye.” Gallery (14 images)The split-level home is partially hidden from the road. last_img read more

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One-Sport Athletes

first_imgOn a recent edition of Coaches Corner, two coaches mentioned the effects caused by athletes choosing to participate in only one sport at the high school level.  There are two main reasons why these coaches, and myself included, think this is causing problems.  The first reason is the lack of students available to participate in other sports.  If you limit yourself to one sport, it takes a huge high school to have enough other athletes available to fill the remaining teams.  If you are in a small school, this becomes critical.The second reason is a little less obvious.  Coaches believe that students who participate in only one sport are more prone to injuries.  The reasons given usually deal with overworking certain muscles.  If you are a multi-sport athlete, you will probably use most of the muslces in your body at one time or another.  If you are a single-sport athlete, you use the few same muslces over and over again.  This is a greater problem when the athlete’s body is still developing which occurs during the teenage years.If you have a son or daughter who plays sports, let them try different things until they find what they are best suited for.  Only a select few are good enough to limit themselves to one sport.  For the “select few”, limiting to one sport might make sense.  However, beware if they start having a lot of injuries.last_img read more

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Argonauts and Lions to Play Rain Out Games on Friday

first_img April 24, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – While West Florida is still in the hunt for a berth in next month’s Gulf South Conference Tournament, the Argonauts will play an additional two games at the end of this week. Along with the scheduled double header at North Alabama, the Argonauts will make up two games with the Lions on Friday. West Florida will end the regular season with a double header at Alabama-Huntsville.West Florida’s Friday double header at North Alabama is a make-up of the double header rainout on Apr. 1 in Pensacola. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. CST. The first game of the double header at the UWF Softball Complex was called with North Alabama leading 4-0 with two outs in the top of the second inning. However, the game will start from the beginning. Even though Friday’s double header will be played in Florence, Ala., West Florida will be the home team. The start time of Saturday’s regularly scheduled double header has been changed to 1 p.m. CST.West Florida (29-22, 9-9 GSC) is currently tied with West Georgia (31-29, 11-11 GSC) for the fourth and final seed from the GSC East Division. West Georgia will complete their regular season on Saturday at West Alabama (25-32, 4-18 GSC).”Live Stats” will be available for the four-game series at North Alabama. The series will also be broadcast on Stretch Internet. Go to the softball page of www.goargos.com to follow the stats and listen to the broadcastPrint Friendly Version Argonauts and Lions to Play Rain Out Games on Friday Sharelast_img read more

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Leicester maintain winning start

first_img Schmeichel again denied Sakho after he combined with substitute Manuel Lanzini and, when Adrian was sent off in injury time for a high kick on Vardy after he trundled forward for a late corner, West Ham’s poor afternoon came to an end. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Leicester lead at West Ham through Okazaki. The Japanese forward scores from an assist by Vardy… Oh the irony.” – Gary Lineker reflects on Jamie Vardy’s week. https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/632559605185413120 PLAYER RATINGS West Ham Adrian: (out of 10) 5 Carl Jenkinson: 5 Angelo Ogbonna: 5 Winston Reid: 6 Aaron Cresswell: 5 Reece Oxford: 6 Mark Noble: 6 Cheikhou Kouyate: 6 Dimitri Payet: 7 Diafra Sakho: 6 Mauro Zarate: 5 Subs Pedro Obiang: 7 Manuel Lanzini: 6 Modibo Maiga: 5 Leicester Kasper Schmeichel: 6 Ritchie De Laet: 6 Wes Morgan: 6 Robert Huth: 6 Jeff Schlupp: 6 Riyad Mahrez: 8 Andy King: 6 Danny Drinkwater: 7 Marc Albrighton: 7 Jamie Vardy: 7 Shinji Okazaki: 8 Subs N’Golo Kante: 6 Yohan Benalouane: 6 Christian Fuchs: 5 STAR PLAYER Riyad Mahrez: The Leicester winger scored twice in the opening day win over Sunderland and was a class act again here. Scored the important second goal and gave Aaron Cresswell the run-around for much of the afternoon. A real asset to Claudio Ranieri’s side. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Shinji Okazaki: A first goal for Leicester following his big-money summer move from Mainz, the Japan forward linked up well with strike partner Jamie Vardy to open the scoring. His initial well-stuck volley was saved but he was alert enough to header in the rebound and set the Foxes on their way to three points. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Both Ranieri and Bilic spent much of the game in their respective technical areas but Bilic will be left wondering where the team that beat Arsenal so convincingly last week disappeared to. Ranieri was not a popular appointment among the Foxes fans but will be winning them over having started with consecutive wins. MOAN OF THE MATCH West Ham plan to have several themed days at Upton Park as they bid farewell at the end of the season. The theme on their opening home game of a memorable campaign? Claret and blue day. Hopefully all future themes will be a little more imaginative… WHO’S UP NEXT Who’s up next? West Ham v Bournemouth (Premier League, Saturday August 22) Leicester v Tottenham (Premier League, Saturday August 22) Both sides started the new season with opening weekend victories but it was the Foxes who extended that run to top the early Barclays Premier League table on Saturday evening, as first-half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez were enough for a 2-1 win. Slaven Bilic had seen his side impress in winning at Arsenal but tasted his first league defeat as manager of the Hammers, who reduced the deficit through Dimitri Payet’s first goal for the club only to have goalkeeper Adrian sent off in the closing stages. Claudio Ranieri’s perfect start to life as Leicester boss continued as his side outshone 10-man West Ham to win at Upton Park for the first time in 15 years. The hosts started positively enough and could have been ahead inside the opening two minutes as 16-year-old Reece Oxford, again trusted by Bilic to sit in front of his back four following an impressive outing at Arsenal, headed Dimitri Payet’s deep free-kick on to the top of Kasper Schmeichel’s crossbar. Neither side fashioned another chance of note until past the midway point of the first half, with Mahrez, the star of last weekend’s victory over Sunderland, forcing Adrian into his first meaningful action of the game as he easily danced past three defenders only to be met by the sprawling Spaniard. However, Leicester were ahead just moments later as Jamie Vardy’s cross evaded home defender Angelo Ogbonna and was met by Okazaki. His initial volley was acrobatically saved by Adrian but the Japan forward was on hand to head home the rebound and net his first goal for the club. Vardy, who hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week and was fined by the club after being filmed allegedly racially abusing a casino punter, was also pulling the strings and again linked up well with Okazaki to create the second. This time the England international’s flicked header picked out Okazaki, whose pass to Marc Albrighton allowed the winger to cut the ball back into the path of Mahrez, who made no mistake in slotting home his third of the season. West Ham wanted a penalty on the stroke of half-time as Schmeichel and Diafra Sakho collided inside the Leicester box after the Senegal forward had poked the ball past the Foxes’ goalkeeper, but referee Anthony Taylor was unmoved. Bilic introduced Pedro Obiang at the break with Oxford making way and his side responded well, Payet pulling one back after his initial effort had been blocked into the path of Cheikhou Kouyate, who teed up the Frenchman to finish with aplomb. Sakho had a chance to level on the hour-mark but his header from Mauro Zarate’s corner was too close to Schmeichel, while Danny Drinkwater missed a great chance to wrap up the points with 15 minutes to go. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Camogie quarter-finals thrown into disarray

first_imgTipp are due to meet Cork in Saturday’s other quarter-final at Semple Stadium though there’s speculation that both these teams and Wexford will also withdraw from the competition over the situation. Both counties finished level in their group with identical records, and a drawing of lots this morning was to determine who would meet Wexford in the quarter finals in Thurles on Saturday.A proposal of a play-off between Clare and Dublin was dismissed by the Camogie Association, and they’ve yet to comment on the counties’ withdrawals.The Clare board say the Camogie Association’s stance is a regressive step.last_img read more

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Meet the Democratic Candidates Running for State Rep.

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Meet the candidates John Norton III and Lora Greene, the two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for State Representative of the the 106th District. Watch the clip above.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Standoff in Oscoda CountyNext The Barricade Situation in Mio – What we Knowlast_img

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Lakers’ Byron Scott preaches patience with D’Angelo Russell

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO >> Two games into his rookie season, D’Angelo Russell’s play has become as much a topic of discussion as the Lakers’ struggles as a team. Russell, the No. 2 pick in last summer’s draft, has as many assists (four) as turnovers. But after scoring 13 points and only turning the ball over once Friday night against Sacramento, Lakers coach Byron Scott said Russell showed fewer nerves and more improvement, especially in his decision-making.“He’s 19 years old and played in two professional games. It’s going to take a while to understand what this league is all about,” Scott said.• Related: NBA season in LA off to great start, except the Lakers “It might be some hard lessons, but they’re going to learn,”Fatigue a factorAfter watching the tape of Friday night’s loss to Sacramento, Scott found an unusual culprit adding to his team’s defensive struggles. Fatigue.It’s a bit unusual to hear this early in the regular season and something Scott said he hadn’t noticed in years past coaching. But upon review and talking with the team, tired legs may have been a factor in the team falling behind by as many as 31 points.“What I did see was guys making the effort, but they just looked fatigued,” Scott said.Scott mentioned that several Sacramento players said they were tired in their season-opening loss to the Clippers but were able to bounce back against the Lakers, scoring 33 fast-break points and 80 points in the paint.Scott is hoping for a similar performance against Dallas on Sunday, but he said he would look into making adjustments to keep his team fresh, such as shortening practice or walkthroughs.“A lot of it depends on them as well,” Scott said. “With young guys, you need repetition more than anything, so it’s a catch-22.”D-Fenders add Upshaw, Frazier to training camp rosterThe team announced late Saturday that both Robert Upshaw and Michael Frazier made the D-Fenders training camp roster.Both players were invited to the Lakers training camp but were waived on October 20 after appearing in four preseason games.The D-Fenders will open training camp on Wednesday.center_img Kobe Bryant said Friday night that Russell’s struggles reminded him of his own rookie year as an 18-year-old mostly coming off the bench in limited minutes. While Scott, who played alongside Bryant that year, said Bryant being a reserve was different than Russell being a starter and the primary ballhandler, he did see similarities, mainly with age and expectations.“It’s very rare for a guy at 18 or 19 to come in and light it up,” Scott said.Russell is not the only young player going through struggles. Julius Randle followed his double-double in the season opener with a quieter outing Friday as he battled foul trouble. It reminded Scott of his own difficulties as a rookie, when he realized “this was a different game than college.” While Scott empathized with his team’s growing pains and preached patience, he also said his players must continue to work and come together.“Offensively, we have to do better trusting each other and moving the ball,” Scott said. “You have three guys on the starting team right now that have been thrown into the fire and they’re going to learn. last_img read more

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Sušić for UEFA.com: BiH never lacked football talents

first_imgHaving missed out on the last two major tournaments in the play-offs, Bosnia and Herzegovina are desperate to reach Brazil 2014, as coach Safet Sušić explained to UEFA.com.One of the finest players of his generation, Safet Sušić is now making his mark as Bosnia and Herzegovina national team coach, having guided his side to the top of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G unbeaten. As he explained to UEFA.com, however, that feat should come as no surprise.“Our people love football very much,” said the 57-year-old, who took the reins in 2009. “You can’t walk around our towns without seeing 100 boys dressed in national team jerseys, usually wearing the names of [Edin] Džeko, [Zvjezdan] Misimović or [Miralem] Pjanić. In our country, there have always been top talents – not a large choice of players, because we are a small country, but there has never been a lack of talent.”Indeed, Sušić was one of those talents, starring for FK Sarajevo and Paris Saint-Germain FC and scoring 21 times in 54 outings for Yugoslavia during an illustrious career. In 2003, he joined the likes of Alfredo Di Stéfano, Bobby Moore and Johan Cruyff in being named his country’s Golden Player as part of UEFA’s 2004 jubilee celebrations.Now Sušić is tasked with inspiring and leading a new generation – a team he took to the brink of UEFA EURO 2012 qualification, only to suffer play-off defeat at the hands of Portugal. That was a carbon copy of their 2010 World Cup fate under Miroslav Blažević, an outcome Sušić believes will not be repeated on the road to Brazil 2014.“The players in my team are extremely intelligent and ambitious,” said Sušić. “They want to learn, they want to improve their quality, and from a defeat, especially a big defeat, you can learn a lot more. We are a small country, eager to achieve great results. After [the loss to Portugal], my players realised that only by taking a serious approach can we match those national teams.”last_img read more

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State Auditor seeks mandatory prison for public money theft

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand is proposing legislation requiring mandatory prison time for those convicted of theft involving public money.Sand’s proposal comes just days after an investigative story by Cedar Rapids television station KCRG that found only about 40% of special investigative audit reports dating to January 2017 led to criminal prosecution. KCRG calculated that meant no one has been held responsible for at least $8 million in improperly used public funds.On Thursday, Sand told KCRG that his bill will require mandatory prison time for felonies involving the theft of $1,000 or more in public money, as well as for misusing tax credits.Sand says his proposal will not have a mandatory minimum sentence but seeks to stop those convicted of serious financial crimes receiving only probation.last_img read more