Arsenal in talks to sign former Porto winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Wilfried Zaha has also been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is keen to sign a winger to his ranks ahead of the new season with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha believed to be Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementZaha supported Arsenal as a child and has informed his bosses at Selhurst Park that he wishes to join the club, although Palace have slapped a prohibitive £100m price tag on their prized asset.Following Arsenal’s failure to secure Champions League football next season, Emery is working with a reduced transfer budget of around £45m which makes Brahimi a desirable target and more attainable than Zaha.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 CityDuring his five-year spell with Porto, Brahimi scored 54 goals and provided 43 assists in 215 games, helping the club win the Portuguese Primeira Liga once during that time.Brahimi, who was born in Paris, has also played for Rennes, Clermont and Granada in La Liga, while he represented his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.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 Yacine Brahimi is a target for Arsenal after leaving Porto (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in talks to sign Algeria international winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with FC Porto, according to Sky Sports.The 29-year-old has officially left Porto following five seasons in Portugal and is free to discuss a move elsewhere with Arsenal willing to offer him the chance to play in the Premier League.Although Arsenal are able to negotiate with Brahimi alone due to him being a free agent, Sky reports that both parties are some way apart from reaching an agreement over personal terms.A potential sticking point could be in regards to Brahimi’s signing-on-fee as he is reportedly holding out for around £3.5m to join Arsenal, according to reports in his native Algeria.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal in talks to sign former Porto winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jul 2019 1:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link757Shares Commentlast_img read more

Oregon Inlet Dredging Available for Public Review

first_imgCape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has announced the availability of a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the dredging of Oregon Inlet with a Dare County dredge.Dare County is seeking a Special Use Permit from the Seashore to utilize a privately-owned hopper dredge in the same manner and under the same conditions as what is currently authorized for the Army Corps to perform maintenance dredging of small and isolated, regularly occurring shoals within Oregon Inlet.Oregon Inlet, including the submerged lands, is situated within Seashore boundaries.The USACE regulatory control over this project includes the dredging and discharge of dredged material within the confines of the Oregon Inlet corridor and the disposal areas, as a federally authorized navigation channel.The deadline to submit comments is May 25, 2020.last_img read more

Elizabeth Lee “Betty” Rumpke, 86, Cedar Grove, Indiana

first_imgElizabeth Lee “Betty” Rumpke, age 86, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born June 20, 1932 in Georgetown, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Thomas Lloyd & Dorothy Helen (Schmitt) Shriver. She was a graduate of Mt. Healthy High School with the class of 1950. On March 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to James Louis Rumpke, and he preceded her in death on August 29, 1974.A homemaker, Betty was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harrison, Ohio. In her leisure time she enjoyed oil painting; and had taught classes in oil painting for over 30 years.Survivors include a sister, Saramae Mains of Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, James, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Ann “Sally” Rumpke who died 12/14/2015, two sons, James F. Rumpke who died 3/17/1970 and David Lee Rumpke who died 8/31/1982.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 509 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio.Rev. Jeffrey M. Kemper, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Church. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Healthcare Center Patient Activities Fund. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Rumpke family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

William E. Baylis, 83

first_imgWilliam E. Baylis, 83 of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020. William was born on December 6, 1936 in Greensburg, the son of Edward and Nellie (Caster) Baylis. He was a 1957 graduate of Greensburg High School. On August 28, 1960 he married Judith Clark at the Bethel Apostolic Church and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2014.Survivors include his son Edward L. Baylis of Greensburg; his sisters – Ruth Aldrich of Galesburg, IL and Edna Wagner of Greensburg; and his brother Robert (Kay) Baylis of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years; two sons – Mark and William Baylis; one brother Jim Baylis; and his half-sister Mary Baylis.William worked for Bohn Aluminum for 40 years and was a faithful member of the Bethel Apostolic Church.Following state guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings, a visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 4pm – 7pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Bethel Apostolic Church with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Apostolic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

EPL: Magpies attack Palace

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle Venue: Selhurst Park Kick off: 4PMCrystal Palace welcome Newcastle United to Selhurst Park this afternoon having suffered three successive defeats in the Premier League. While the Magpies have not fared much better, picking up two points over the same period has kept the club above Palace in the table. At one stage this season, Palace were riding high in fifth position and had realistic hopes of earning a place in the Europa League for the next campaign. However, a run of seven matches without success have left Palace on the brink of becoming involved in a relegation battle, as well as Roy Hodgson being replaced in the summer. Since the turn of the year, the Eagles have earned morale-boosting draws with Arsenal and Manchester City, but there were signs in their last outing against Everton that confidence was in short supply. On a positive note, Christian Benteke ended his prolonged wait for a Premier League goal, although the Belgian was guilty of squandering an excellent opportunity to get Palace back on level terms for a second time in the contest. Although Palace face a run of games against teams around them, it is unclear whether being involved in high-stakes fixtures in the coming weeks will benefit them given their struggles at both ends of the pitch. From Newcastle’s perspective, a second trip to London in the space of a week is also not ideal after their thrashing at the hands of Arsenal last Sunday. Nevertheless, Steve Bruce will view it as an opportunity for his team to right some wrongs as the North-East outfit look to stay out of trouble in the coming months. Despite having their moments at the Emirates Stadium, their defensive performance in the second half was almost non-existent, much to the frustration of a manager who has prided himself on keeping things tight at the back this season. Bruce will feel that Palace, who possess an equally poor record in the final third as Newcastle, are ideal opponents, but the visitors may have to rely on some individual brilliance from one of their attackers to get anything from what should be a closely-fought game. Crystal Palace possible XI: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha. Newcastle United possible XI: Dubravka, Lazaro, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Rose, Almiron, Hayden, Bentaleb, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.Tags: Crystal PalaceNewcastleSteve Brucelast_img read more

Fans protest against Ashley

first_img One of the main issues raised during the protest was the club’s perceived lack of ambition – they signed only one senior player during the summer transfer window, Loic Remy, and that was a loan deal. However, that particular issue, and specifically the Wonga deal, was addressed by Kinnear in his programme notes. He said: “The chasm that exists between the league’s six most commercially powerful clubs and the rest is significant and growing ever wider. “Even putting the strongest four performers to one side, clubs like ours really have to over-perform in all areas in order to compete season after season with the likes of Liverpool and Spurs. “Their last published accounts show turnovers of £169million and £144million respectively, compared with our £93million. “While that gap is striking enough, it is in respect of commercial turnover where the real gulf is evident. “Liverpool reported a commercial turnover for 2011-12 of £64million while Spurs reported £53million. Ours, in contrast, was just shy of £14million, increasing to £17million for 2012-13. “We cannot, at this time, compete commercially with the very biggest global brands in football because the hugely lucrative (sponsorship) deals will go their way. “But what remains of the marketplace for the rest of us, we must and will fight for our share, and more. “Through astute financial management and by maximising every commercial opportunity available to us, we will give ourselves the best possible chance of competing on the field with those whose strength off it makes them – on paper at least – untouchable.” The demonstration, organised by the Time 4 Change group, saw several hundred supporters parade through the city’s streets and past St James’ Park ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool. Ashley has enjoyed an uneasy relationship with fans for much of his time at the helm with the decision to rename the stadium, the controversial sponsorship deal with payday loans company Wonga and the appointment of director of football Joe Kinnear the most recent flashpoints. Hundreds of Newcastle fans have joined a march to protest against the way in which owner Mike Ashley is running the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Binghamton looks to end streak vs Stony Brook

first_img Associated Press February 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditStony Brook (16-9, 7-3) vs. Binghamton (8-15, 2-8)Events Center, Vestal, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Stony Brook looks to extend Binghamton’s conference losing streak to five games. Binghamton’s last America East win came against the Stony Brook Seawolves 83-79 on Jan. 22. Stony Brook fell 81-64 at New Hampshire in its last outing. DID YOU KNOW: The stout Stony Brook defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 39.1 percent, the 25th-best mark in the country. Binghamton has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5 percent from the field through 23 games (ranked 302nd).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Binghamton’s Sam Sessoms has averaged 17.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists while George Tinsley has put up 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds. For the Seawolves, Elijah Olaniyi has averaged 18.9 points and 6.6 rebounds while Andrew Garcia has put up 13 points and 6.6 rebounds.STEPPING IT UP: The Seawolves have scored 76.5 points per game against conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 68.7 per game they put up in non-conference play.KEY FACILITATOR: Sessoms has either made or assisted on 52 percent of all Binghamton field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 29 field goals and 31 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Binghamton is 0-15 this year when it scores 75 points or fewer and 8-0 when it scores at least 76.STREAK STATS: Binghamton has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 65.7 points while giving up 77. Binghamton looks to end streak vs Stony Brooklast_img read more

Super Sports deal is a breakthrough: GFA Prez

first_imgGhana Football Association President Kwasi Nyantakyi says the new Ghana Premier League television deal with Super Sports will turnaround the fortunes of clubs.Nyantakyi believes the deal will help market the Ghanaian top-flight to attract foreign investors.Super Sport signed a three-year deal with the GFA last Friday to produce and broadcast the league and the Ghana FA Cup.This is the first time the local league will be produced by the continental broadcasting giants.Nyantakyi in an interview with Joy sports stated that, the deal provides the league and clubs the opportunity to market itself on a bigger platform to attract more fans as well as corporate bodies to sponsor.”It is going to give our league a wider international coverage and dimension, it will give it more viewership and attention which will expose it to more marketing opportunities abroad,” said Nyantakyi.”For the clubs this is the chance to showcase the talent we have here and the qualifty of football and the standard of play and advertise the clubs to potential partners that they can work with. “This deal will enhance the value of the game in Ghana, the value of the players and market them to international clubs so the Super Sport deal with the FA is a breakthrough in broadcasting opportunities for the league and the clubs.”last_img read more

South Africa to name coach on July 26

first_imgSAFA have announced they will name the new Bafana Bafana coach on 26 July.“The position of the senior men’s national team needs to be ratified by the SAFA NEC; therefore, the long-awaited announcement of the new Bafana Bafana coach will be made immediately after the NEC meeting next Saturday,” said SAFA CEO Denis Mumble in a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.Speculative reports have linked Giovanni Trappatoni, Stephen Keshi, Ruud Krol, Herve Renard, Shakes Mashaba and Carlos Queiroz to the role amongst others since Gordon Igesund’s departure was confirmed.More to follow………….last_img read more

Dodgers’ winter of discontent likely to feature personnel changes, not philosophical ones

LOS ANGELES — The team with the highest payroll in baseball celebrated a World Series championship on the field at Dodger Stadium.Just the way they planned.But it came a year too late for the Dodgers, who ranked third behind the Boston Red Sox in payroll this year, tucked just under the luxury-tax threshold after leading the majors in payroll each of the previous four years.On the real bottom line, the Dodgers once again fell short, losing a second consecutive World Series. The Dodgers’ luxury-tax limbo this year gives them the flexibility to splurge on the free agent market this winter. They probably won’t break the bank for any single player – even the ultra-talented Machado.The first step in whatever adjustments the Dodgers make this offseason will come this week – and it will require a bending of their philosophy.No analytics can capture the value of Clayton Kershaw to the Dodgers – or justify extending the $30 million-per-year contract of an about-to-be 31-year-old with a history of recurring back problems and diminishing velocity on his fastball. But the Dodgers will likely do that because of Kershaw’s standing in the organization’s history and role-model status to the young pitchers in the clubhouse.“I’m not sure what there is to be done,” Kershaw said Sunday night when asked about the Dodgers’ future. “But I think you have to realize that we are a really good team to get to go to the World Series two years in a row. It might not be a personnel thing. It might just be a ‘Play better’ thing.”With all due respect to Kershaw’s massive will power and determination – there will have to be more to it than that. “We’ll get over the hump,” Dave Roberts said, positive to the end Sunday night. “It’s not easy. It hurts. It’s disappointing. All of that. But to say we didn’t win a championship and it was an unsuccessful season – I think that’s doing a disservice to everyone in that clubhouse.“I expect us to be back here next year – but celebrating on the field.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Disgruntled Dodger fans don’t seem to share his eternal optimism. Roberts was booed during pre-game introductions before Game 5. It was probably fueled heavily by leftover sentiment from his Game 4 decision to pull Rich Hill in the seventh inning.Roberts explained that decision as motivated by his “gut” more than analytics. But those fans have found it hard to embrace an algorithm – even one that has produced an average of 94.8 wins in each of the past four regular seasons, three consecutive trips to the National League Championship Series and back-to-back National League pennants under Andrew Friedman’s leadership.Expect personnel changes this winter – but not philosophical ones. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The Dodgers’ front office, which appears likely to extend Roberts’ contract, gives every indication that they are true believers in the interchangability of players and the ultimate payoff of pursuing matchup advantages in platoons and pitching decisions. The 2019 roster will likely reflect that.Seven Dodgers became free agents Monday morning – catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado, second baseman Brian Dozier and relief pitchers Ryan Madson, John Axford and Daniel Hudson.Grandal bungled away the starting job in the postseason for the second consecutive year. If he leaves as a free agent, however, the Dodgers will have a large hole to fill. They have a cache of catching talent in the minors that is the envy of other teams (Keibert Ruiz, Connor Wong, Will Smith, Diego Cartaya). None are ready to assume the No. 1 job for a championship-chasing big-league team.Ryu was terrific at times – not so much in the postseason, though, and limited physically. Even the qualifying offer of $17.9 million might be too much to invest in a pitcher who can’t be counted on for more than 15 to 20 starts.For the second year in a row, the Dodgers gambled big at the trade deadline and plucked off the player considered the best available, thinking it might be just the move needed to push them over the top.Both Yu Darvish and Manny Machado contributed during their time as Dodgers but came up small in the big moments and became, for many, the face of the team’s October failures. Machado hit .227 (15 for 66) and slugged .394 with a .672 OPS in the postseason – with a .182/.208/.182 slash-line in the World Series.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more