Arsenal eye Barcelona academy graduate Alex Grimaldo as potential Nacho Monreal & Sead Kolasinac replacement

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Feb 2019 10:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link419Sharescenter_img Arsenal eye Barcelona academy graduate Alex Grimaldo as potential Nacho Monreal & Sead Kolasinac replacement Alex Grimaldo has been targeted by a number of heavyweight European clubs (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are eyeing a move for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, but will face competition from several European heavyweights.Jose Mourinho had ordered Manchester United to keep tabs on the 23-year-old before his sacking in December, while the likes of Atletico Madrid and Manchester City are also monitoring the Barcelona academy graduate.Left-back has turned into something of a problem position for Unai Emery, with Nacho Monreal’s season severely disrupted by a number of muscle injuries.The 32-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season but reports claim Arsenal opted to trigger a 12-month extension clause in January.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 ‘We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gameTo 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 11:35Fullscreen’We want to win’: Emery speaks before Huddersfield gamehttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-want-win-emery-speaks-huddersfield-game-1858426/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.In Monreal’s absence, Sead Kolasinac, a free signing from Schalke 18 months ago, has emerged as a key attacking weapon but remains suspect defensively, especially on the occasions Emery has reverted to a flat back four.Arsenal were restricted to signing players on loan during the most recent transfer window and Emery could be handed as little as £45million to work with in the summer before player sales.Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are two players who could be sold in a bid to raise extra funds, but even then Arsenal would struggle to secure the services of Grimaldo without the carrot of Champions League football.Mundo Deportivo, however, claim Arsenal lead the race for the player who cost Benfica just £2m when he moved from Barcelona three years ago.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

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USACE: Silver Creek Special Flood Hazard Evaluation Complete

first_imgImage source: USACEUnder the Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) program, USACE’s Buffalo District, in coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), recently completed a Special Flood Hazard Evaluation for Silver Creek, located in Chautauqua County, New York.Buffalo District Hydrology and Hydraulics (H&H) Team and Survey Team, guided by Certified Floodplain Manager Laura Ortiz within the Planning Team, were deployed to complete the detailed analysis.The 1-2 year process involved detailed surveying, LiDAR mapping, and hydraulic analysis. These tools were used to create flood profiles and flooded area maps for Silver Creek, and a comparison was made to existing flood maps.The results of this investigation will determine the most accurate floodplain for Silver Creek and Walnut Creek within the Village of Silver Creek, and will be used to determine whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain mapping revisions will be made for the stream systems.While the report does not provide solutions to flood problems, it does provide a scientific basis for the adoption of land use controls to guide floodplain development, thereby preventing intensification of future flood losses.“We hope that these communities can use these FPMS Special Studies and the floodplain mapping as a guidance to assist with impacts of floods and other land use plans,” said Richard Whipple, Army Corps of Engineers, Plan Formulator.Buffalo District is poised to complete three more such studies. One located along French Creek in Lorain County, Ohio, is near completion.Two other projects in New York State are also being studied, said USACE.last_img read more

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Egypt’s ENPPI, Ahly Top Seeds as 12 Teams Set for Battle…

first_imgAccording to the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), host country Nigeria, will be represented by SOJ Table Tennis Club of Lagos and Remo Stars Table Tennis Club of Ogun State in the men’s event.G20 of Abuja and Cannan Queen of Calabar will hoist Nigeria’s flag in the women’s event.The Ahly is to be led by African women’s champion, Dina Meshref, while the best two players in the continent, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Egypt’s Omar Assar, will dorn the colours of ENPPI of Egypt.Congo DRC, Togo, Ethiopia, Benin Republic, Senegal, and Rwanda will also be represented in the continental club championship.For the President of ATTF, Khaled El-Salhy, the tournament would help the players to tune up for the ITTF Africa Cup.“The African Clubs has a different taste in our events with teams representing clubs and some of them are with different nationality, and we have a special case this year that our top two players in men (Aruna Quadri & Omar Assar) in Africa are registered in one club which is ENPPI of Egypt,” he said.For the ATTF boss, the tournament would also add glamour the table tennis fiesta holding in Lagos being the first time any African nation would stag three prestigious tournaments at a stretch.“The tournament is a good test for the African players and a good preparation for the main event “ITTF Africa Cup, which is the qualifying event for ITTF World Cups. We have a good number of entries and I hope ITTF can consider staging a World Clubs Championships in which the Champion in Africa can compete with the champions of others continent,” the ATTF chief said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFRICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPSBeing part of the table tennis fiesta igniting Lagos, 12 teams have already been confirmed for the African Club Championships which begin on Thursday August 1 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.Defending champion – Ahly Club of Egypt has been listed as the number one seed in the women event while ENPPI of Egypt will be heading the men event at the two-day championship.last_img read more

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Golden State Warriors make it 51 straight at home, beat L.A. Clippers

first_img“Man, me and J.J. had a lot of shots that we would love to have over again,” he said. “They didn’t go down. I think it’s going to be tough for us to win if me and J.J. can’t throw it in the ocean.”Redick could not agree more.“Yeah, we have to shoot the ball better, obviously, for us to play well offensively,” he said. “I thought we got great shots, not just Chris and I, but our team. I thought the way we moved the ball against their (defensive) switches was great.”The Clippers are 43-27 and will limp home 1-4 on the road trip that also included losses at San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans; the win was at Houston.Perhaps the player with the most energy Wednesday was the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan. He had 19 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks.“I thought DJ was the most dominant player on the floor overall,” Doc Rivers said.The Warriors were led by the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry scored a game-high 33 and Thompson had 32. Curry shot 12 of 23 overall, 4 of 10 from 3-point range. Curry had shot 3 of 21 from deep his past two games.“I never felt like that in the first place,” Curry said when asked about a long-distance slump. “It’s a long season. Everyone goes through a couple of ups and downs. It’s a lot of games.“You just have to stick it and I feel like I can still play better, so I’m looking forward to what’s coming up.”Thompson shot 7 of 10 from beyond the arc.Austin Rivers scored 16 off the bench for the Clippers.As for the Warriors, they are faced with the task of deciding when to sit players down the stretch, whether it’s strictly for rest or because of a nagging injury. It’s not an easy deal for coach Steve Kerr because his team is trying to both secure the No. 1 seed in the West as well as chase the best regular-season record of all time.The Warriors began play four games ahead of second-place San Antonio in the West. Kerr said that before he thought it was too early to talk about this situation. With only three weeks left in the regular season, the time has come.“Now we’re right there,” Kerr said. “We need to win 10 to set the record; that’s pretty enticing. It’s really the players’ record. I know they want to get it, so we’ll act accordingly.“If the players want to go and they’re fine physically, we’ll probably play them. If we see something, if there’s an injury, somebody’s nicked up and we could potentially cause harm, then we’ll sit that player down.” “It was a little more than that,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked if the poor shooting of Paul and Redick was why his team lost. “I mean, they got great looks. If I had to go in before the game and look at the shots that they both had, I’m taking almost every one of them. They just had one of those nights that it wouldn’t go in for them.”Somehow, the Clippers trailed by just two (51-49) at halftime. They were behind, 81-72, after three quarters. But after getting down by 16 at 90-74 with 9:06 to play, the Clippers pulled within seven points (90-83) on two free throws by Austin Rivers with 7:20 left. That was as close as they would get.“There were times when we were still right there,” Doc Rivers said. “We had the stretch where we cut it to seven, I think, and I think we had five defensive mistakes in a row. And that’s the only time I got, like, heated. I don’t mind if a team scores. You just can’t have those breakdowns.“In the playoffs, it comes down to a single possession and we had too many single possessions where we made mistakes. But overall, listen, I liked how we played, I loved their energy.”Paul had no problem putting the onus for the defeat on himself and Redick. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> Make that 51 consecutive regular-season victories at home for the reigning champion Golden State Warriors dating to this past season.On a night when the Clippers played with a lot of spirit, they could not overcome poor shooting performances by starting guards Chris Paul and J.J. Redick and the Warriors scored a 114-98 victory on Wednesday night before a sellout of 19,596 at Oracle Arena.Chris Paul scored just two points in the first half, 13 overall on 4 of 16 shooting; 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Redick scored only nine points on 4 of 13 from the field; he also was just 1 of 6 from deep.It was too much to overcome against the best team the league has seen in some time. The Warriors are 64-7 and with 11 games to play. They still have a shot at putting together the best regular season in history. That currently belongs to the Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10 in 1995-96.last_img read more

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Curtis Cup players and champions head to Coventry

first_img19 Aug 2018 Curtis Cup players and champions head to Coventry Curtis Cup players and champions are targeting the English women’s open amateur championship which gets underway at Coventry Golf Club on Tuesday.They’re aiming to follow in the footsteps of Solheim Cup stars Charley Hull, Jodi Ewart and Joanna Morley who have all won this title.The high-class international field includes players from 11 different countries and three Curtis Cup players: Lily May Humphreys and Sophie Lamb of England and Shannon McWilliams from Scotland.Many of the competitors hold individual titles and have amassed other impressive achievements.Humphreys, 16, (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) is the Scottish women’s open winner while Lamb, from Clitheroe, Lancashire, was leading amateur at the 2017 British Women’s Open and is a past winner of the British stroke play.Georgina Blackman, (Chelmsford, Essex) is the English women’s amateur champion and Yorkshire’s Nicola Slater (Lindrick) holds the English match play title and won the Bridget Jackson Bowl at Handsworth.Scotland’s Hannah McCook has won both the Irish and Welsh open titles and, alongside McWilliams, was in the Scotland’s winning team at the recent Women’s Home Internationals.Hollie Muse, from West Lancashire, reached the semi-finals of the British women’s amateur and played the British Women’s Open.The juniors in the field include Ffion Tynan of Wales, who is the Scottish girls’ champion, and Charlotte Heath of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, who reached the semi-finals of the British girls’ championship and won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.Among the local players are Coventry’s own Lisa Barton, a past Warwickshire champion, and county team mate Lauren Beaman of Moor Hall.Coventry Golf Club will test the players with its mature undulating parkland course which has been host to many prestigious professional and amateur tournaments.The full field will play an 18-hole round on each of Tuesday and Wednesday, with the top 40 and ties playing the final 36 holes on Thursday. Spectators are welcome and admission is free. Tags: Coventry Golf Club, Open Amateur Championship, Womenlast_img read more

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