Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel provides blunt response to Matteo Guendouzi rumours

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel provides blunt response to Matteo Guendouzi rumours Comment Guendouzi’s future hangs in the balance (Picture: Getty Images)Thomas Tuchel provided a blunt response when asked if Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi, suggesting a move is not on the cards.The Frenchman was exiled from the Gunners squad back in June after grabbing Brighton’s Neal Maupay by the neck.Guendouzi has now been reintegrated and participated in first-team training ahead of the new season. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 1:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Tuchel shut down Guendouzi speculation (Picture: Getty Images)Reports in France claim PSG are willing to offer their midfielder Julian Draxler as part of a swap deal for Arsenal’s 21-year-old talent.ADVERTISEMENTThe French champions’ title defence got off to a bad start, losing 1-0 to Lens on Thursday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter the game, Tuchel was quizzed about transfers, with the news that PSG are closing in on a move for Roma captain Alessandro Florenzi.He told Canal+: ‘[I am] very optimistic for Alessandro Florenzi.’However, when it came to a question about a rumoured move for Guendouzi, he simply replied: ‘No.’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 ArsenalMikel Arteta has admitted that he spoke to Guendouzi in the off-season to open the door to his return to the squad.When asked before Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Liverpool about the details of his conversation with the youngster, Arteta said: ‘To tell him exactly that he’s going to be part of the team and at the moment he’s like any other player in our squad.‘He deserves, first of all, to be treated exactly the same and I will do that to my best capability.’MORE: Kevin Campbell rates Arsenal transfer targets Thomas Partey and Houssem AouarMORE: Kevin Campbell rates Arsenal transfer targets Thomas Partey and Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Actress Megan Nielsen set to move closer to Brisbane’s CBD

first_imgComedian Barry Humphries pictured with Megan Nielsen in Adelaide in 1985.She is also known for her voice over work on several local radio and television channels.Mrs Nielsen said they had lived at the home, designed by Dennis Dawson Architects, for a decade.The acreage property features four decks, an area to have camp fires and an in-ground swimming pool. 55 Logan Place, Pullenvale.The Brisbane performer is known for her stage work in Menopause The Musical: Women on Fire at the Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills.For some years she was part of comedian Barry Humphries’ small stage retinue touring with him in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago55 Logan Place, Pullenvale.center_img 55 Logan Place, Pullenvale.Actress Megan Nielsen is giving her country lifestyle a break and is making the move closer to Brisbane city.Mrs Nielsen and husband Keith, who have three children, are selling their four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 55 Logan Place, Pullenvale.The property, marketed by Ray White – Toowong selling agent Charlie Sandstrom, is listed for offers over $1 million.last_img read more

Thunderstorm Warning Issued Tuesday Night

first_imgA line of thunderstorms are moving through the region Tuesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thundersorm Warning from 8:01 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Ripley, Dearborn and Ohio counties.Forecasters say the storm is moving east at 45 miles per hour and could produce high winds and heavy rain.Occasional showers and storms are possible through midnight. The forecast shows a 20 percent chance of rain Wednesday with temperatures reaching 82 degrees.Stay tuned to your Hometown Station for the latest weather coverage.last_img

Search Warrant Leads To Meth Bust

first_imgCONNERSVILLE, Ind. – A search of a Connersville home led to the arrest of a woman on multiple felony charges, state troopers said.32-year-old Shirley L. Shelby was arrested after authorities raided her home in the 200 block of 12th St. in Connersville Friday night.Shelby was arrested on suspicion of felony Meth possession, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.Shelby was also charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, as three children under the age of ten were removed from the home.Investigators say the search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into the manufacture and selling of MethamphetaminePolice say more arrests are possible as the investigation continues.last_img

New York City, Berlin marathons cancelled due to COVID-19

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The New York City and Berlin marathons have been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.This year’s New York City Marathon, due to take place on November 1, would have marked the 50th running of the event. It is the world’s largest marathon, with 53,640 finishers in 2019.The Berlin Marathon was due to take place on 27 September, but has been cancelled because the “fun, joy, health and success” of participants cannot be guaranteed.Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners – the New York Marathon’s organisers – said: “Cancelling this year’s New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective.”Earlier in June, London Marathon organisers said they have “not given up hope” of holding the event on October 4.Tags: BerlinCancellationsCOVID-19MarathonsNew York Citylast_img read more

CPL tickets go on sale today

first_imgTICKETS for the Guyana leg of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are scheduled to go on sale today at the CPL Guyana Office located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown.According to a release from CPL Guyana Inc., patrons can purchase their tickets from 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs, Mondays to Fridays and 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs on Saturdays, according to a release from CPL Guyana.Tickets are expected to cost $5 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 500 for the Grass Mound.Corporate companies/organisations wishing to purchase tickets can contact the ticketing office for further details on how to do so.Four exciting and high-quality matches are set to be played in Guyana, with the host team (Guyana Amazon Warriors) taking on the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 17 from 20:00hrs; Trinbago Knight Riders on August 19 from 12:00hrs; Barbados Tridents on August 20 from 18:00hrs and St Lucia Stars on August 22 from 18:00hrs.This year the organisers have put in place many security features to prevent counterfeiting and, unlike some other venues, tickets for the Guyana National Stadium are numbered to match the seat numbers which will eliminate the possibility of overcrowding.For further information on ticketing contact the CPL Guyana office on 231-5344, 231-2035 or 225-5840 and by e-mail – are asked to make early purchases so as to avoid the rush as we get closer to match days, the release concluded.last_img read more

Revenge on the Nerds

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe last time the Wisconsin football team played Northwestern, the results were literally nightmarish — 51 points allowed, 674 yards given up and one heart-wrenching loss. Just a single day before the anniversary of the debacle, the Badgers exacted revenge upon the hapless and in many ways hopeless Wildcats, manhandling them 41-9 in front of a packed Camp Randall Stadium Saturday. “We did look at last year’s film, and it was tough to watch,” senior linebacker Mark Zalewski said. “I think the guys that played in that game did take it personal, and it kind of was a payback game. We don’t play them again for a couple of years, and it’s a great way to go out after what happened last year.” “Last year we got embarrassed down there,” senior strong safety Joe Stellmacher said.The impressive victory led to UW earning a top-25 ranking for the first time this year, coming in at No. 25 in Sunday’s Associated Press poll. P.J. Hill continued to assert himself as the next great Badger back with 249 yards on 35 carries, both career-highs, including a 60-yard touchdown romp on UW’s second play from scrimmage. “Yeah, it impressed me a lot,” Hill sheepishly said after looking at his numbers following the game. “I like being a work horse. It’s good for me and the team. I just go out there and play.”Meanwhile, the Badger defense, motivated by the memory of last season’s embarrassing performance in Evanston, shut down the Northwestern attack, holding the Wildcats to just 216 total yards.”Credit Wisconsin’s defense for stepping up and continually halting our chances,” Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald said. Wisconsin so thoroughly shut down the Northwestern offense that the only consistent weapon the Wildcats showed was quarterback Andrew Brewer. While only throwing for 94 total yards, Brewer ran for 80, accounting for more than 80 percent of the Wildcat offense on the day. Meanwhile, Wisconsin quarterback John Stocco again played like the smooth, cool, veteran offensive conductor he was expected to be coming into the season. The fifth-year senior was ruthlessly efficient, slicing up the Northwestern secondary like a doctor performing an autopsy. Stocco completed 16 of his 21 passes for 220 yards with one gorgeous touchdown toss to an outstretched Luke Swan in the corner of the end zone from 14 yards out. “John has hit a rhythm,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. “He’s definitely a guy that has seen everything. That’s the part that you can’t put a price tag on with John … It’s really hard to rattle him.”The only blemish on the signal caller’s stat sheet was a terrible head-scratcher of an interception with time winding down in the second quarter. With under three minutes to play in the first half UW was threatening to add to its 17-9 lead over Northwestern when Stocco, pressured by the Wildcat pass rush, threw a pass up for grabs in the end zone, which was promptly intercepted by Marquice Cole. “I’m surprised by the throw he threw down there,” Bielema said. “It’ll be one that I’m sure he’d want to take back.”The turnover was the final miscue in a first half that was loaded with them, as the Badgers allowed Northwestern to hang around much longer than they should have by giving away possession three times in the first half. In addition to Stocco’s pick Paul Hubbard fumbled twice, the second of which forced the junior receiver, whose hands have been questioned, from the game. “They couldn’t stop our offense,” Stellmacher said. “Those three turnovers in the first half, they just killed us. I mean, it could’ve been a blowout early if we hadn’t turned the ball over.” The Badgers came back and scored on three of their four possessions in the second half to take the fight out of the Wildcats.”The way we performed in the first half was not an indication of what this football team can do,” Bielema said. “They came out in the second half with a little fire and spunk and we were able to create some things.” The knockout blow came as time wound down in the third quarter when UW turned the table on the Cats in the turnover battle. With Northwestern pinned down at their own 23-yard line, Brewer threw an ill-advised pass toward the sideline, which was picked off by senior safety Joe Stellmacher, who took the ball 25 yards and to the house.”I was actually surprised I caught it, because I messed up my thumb pretty bad last week at Indiana,” Stellmacher said. “It just happened to come into my hands and I showed that Berlin speed going down the field.””It was kind of a gimme,” joked linebacker Mark Zalewki.Besides the turnover, the only true downside was another anemic showing by the Wisconsin kick return team. Northwestern attempted an onside kick to open the game but failed, giving Wisconsin possession at their own 38 yard line. This was significant because it was the first time since the season opener in Cleveland against Bowling Green that the Badgers had the ball past the 20-yard line following a kickoff. On true kickoffs, Wisconsin has not brought the ball past the 20 on its last 16 kickoffs, 10 of them being returns with six touchbacks. The only true return Saturday was by Jarvis Minton, who reached the 16-yard line on his only return. “Hopefully we’ll get better athletes on the field and be able to have success,” Bielema said, before pointing out that it is hard to practice kickoffs when the defense limits opponents to so few points. “We didn’t [give up] many points, so we only had those two opportunities.”last_img read more

Badgers bash Boilermakers with ground game

first_imgWisconsin running back John Clay stretches for a touchdown with Purdue defenders draped over him. The bruising back scored three times Saturday.[/media-credit]On the first play from scrimmage Saturday for the Wisconsin football team, junior tight end Lance Kendricks took the ball on a handoff and sprinted 21 yards down the sideline.Then the Badgers fed sophomore running back John Clay the ball five straight times for 28 yards and two first downs against the Purdue defense.And just when a play-action pass seemed inevitable, freshman running back Montee Ball got in on the action, rushing for 13 yards and a first down.By the time UW was celebrating a 1-yard touchdown plunge from Clay, the Badgers had rattled off 11 straight runs for 80 yards on the game’s opening drive and the tone was set for the eventual 37-0 rout.Just like UW head coach Bret Bielema planned it.“Just taking advantage of what we see on film,” Bielema said of the Badgers power run game. “We thought we would be able to do that. … I [didn’t] see them being able to match up with us in the run game and our big personnel groupings in.”Wisconsin continued to press its advantage on the ground throughout the game, running 53 times for 266 yards while only attempting 19 total passes.Scoring 24 points in the first half, UW quarterback Scott Tolzien went to the air merely 10 times against a smaller Boilermaker defense.“I think our first half was real clean,” UW guard John Moffitt said. “That first drive was a great drive.“We were lighting them up on the run game, and that was working, so when it’s working, it’s working.”Much like Badger fans last saw against Minnesota, Clay ran with power and efficiency, finishing the game with 123 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns.Just as importantly, the bruising back didn’t take any negative yardage and punched in all three TD runs from the goal line.“It’s great blocking for a guy like John,” Moffitt said. “He gets the yards, he fights for the yards. That kind of fight really gives us all a fuel. It helps us sustain longer drives.”The proverbial dagger was driven into the Boilermakers’ heart when freshman David Gilbert — celebrating his 18th birthday — leapt over the Purdue punt wedge and rejected Purdue punter Chris Summer’s boot.UW cornerback Aaron Henry scooped up the loose ball and walked into the end zone with less than five minutes remaining in the half to put the Badgers up by 24 points.“Offense, defense, special teams — those guys went out there with an attitude and played for four quarters, something we have been trying to get done since that first game,” Bielema said.While the Badgers pounding the rock on the ground should surprise no one, giving four carries to Kendricks for a whopping 22.8 yards per carry and 91 total yards was a bit of departure from tradition.Although Bielema said the play was installed a few years back when former Badger tight end Travis Beckum was around, the changeup proved a formidable weapon to go along with offensive coordinator Paul Chryst’s favored wide receiver end-around.The junior tight end almost took one to the house on UW’s first drive of the third quarter, churning out 54 yards on the sideline before getting stopped at Purdue’s 4-yard lineFor the game, Kendricks finished with two receptions for 21 yards — less than one fourth of his yards gained on the ground.“I was actually trying to beat out Clay,” Kendricks said. “We had a competition going.”Joining in Kendricks’ surprise offensive contributions was true freshman wide receiver Kraig Appleton.Limited to only run blocking so far this season, the highly-touted wideout finally caught his first ball late in the third quarter and added a second reception at the start of the fourth quarter.As Appleton put it, “the wait is over.”“I was just thinking, ‘Do as I would do at practice,’” he said. “How you practice is how you play, and I am a firm believer in that.”With the Badgers on a two-game losing streak and the Boilermakers riding high after beating Ohio State and Illinois, most pundits predicted a close win one way or the other.For most people — emphasis on most — a 37-0 blowout was completely unexpected.“Do I think [some people] will be surprised? Absolutely,” Bielema said about the margin of victory. “But if you ask anybody that is in this football family, they wouldn’t be.”last_img read more

Judge dismisses wrongful death case

first_imgA wrongful death lawsuit, filed  against the university by the parents of two USC graduate students who were shot off campus last year, was dropped Friday by a Los Angeles judge. The lawsuit was filed in May.The parents filed the suit seeking unspecified damages and claiming that USC misled them into believing that the school was one of the safest in the nation. USC gave their sympathies but said the case was baseless, according to the Los Angeles Times.In memoriam · A lawsuit filed by the parents of the two Chinese international students who were slain in April 2012 was dropped Friday. — Daily Trojan File PhotoSuperior Court Judge Michael Johnson dismissed the case by citing insufficient legal arguments.Alan Burton Newman, the attorney for the parents of Qu and Wu, said he plans to appeal the decision, claiming that if it were not for the misrepresentations, the engineer students would have studied elsewhere.Ming Qu and Ying Wu, 23-year-old electronic engineering students, were shot and killed off-campus April 11, 2012 while sitting in Qu’s BMW around 1 a.m. They were near the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue.According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the two were found dead after an apparent robbery that turned deadly; Wu was found in the passenger seat and Qu stumbled to a nearby residence.Wanzhi Qu and Xiahong Fei, Qu’s parents, and Xuyong Wu and Meinan Yin, Wu’s parents, argued that the university is responsible for areas beyond the campus. The suit alleged that USC “provided no patrolling” in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred and persisted with a “clearly misleading” portrayal of safety after the incident.But the parents did not have evidence of the university’s responsibility for off-campus crimes committed by people not affiliated with USC. The judge said that even if USC misrepresented the safety of the surrounding area, these misrepresentations did not directly lead to the shooting.The lawsuit alleged that USC claimed on its website to be “ranked among the safest of U.S. universities and colleges, with one of the most comprehensive, proactive campus and community safety programs in the nation.” The suit also stated that USC provides 24-hour security on campus and in the surrounding area.USC attorney Debra Wong Yang told the Times the university security can only stretch so far. She said the incident occurred in the third tier of security, where officers respond to incidents but do not patrol.The neighborhood where the incident occurred ranks 27th out of 209 L.A. neighborhoods for violent crime, according to a Times analysis of crime data.Bryan Barnes and Javier Boldon, both 20-years-old and from South Los Angeles, were charged with the killings and robbery.Yang could not be reached for statement.last_img read more

Trojans set for showdown with Bruins

first_imgAfter a two-game losing streak in mid-October, it appears as if USC is back on track.In consecutive weekends, the No. 2 USC men’s water polo team (18-2, 3-2) has posted a total of three wins, two coming against top-10 ranked opponents, in order to position itself back into the heart of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title race.“I think that winning these close matches is toughening us up,” said USC coach Jovan Vavic after the Trojans claimed victories over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara and No. 7 Pacific. “It certainly gives us confidence going into any game, knowing that we can win.”Last defense · Junior goalkeeper Joel Dennerley makes a save during a Cal match earlier this season. The Trojans will face UCLA on Saturday. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan But a Saturday showdown against crosstown rival No. 3 UCLA will certainly test the notion that the Trojans’ recent performances were all but an aberration.“They are an experienced team,” Vavic said. “Their best players are seniors. It’s definitely going to be a great challenge for us.”Whether challenging or not, it remains more than evident that the Trojans have had their fair share of success against the Bruins thus far in 2010.On Oct. 3, USC notched a 9-8 win over its heated rivals in the finals of the SoCal Tournament following freshman driver Nikola Vavic’s goal with 35 seconds remaining. The victory marked their eighth consecutive tournament championship, sending the Trojans to the top of the polls.Similarly, USC also defeated the Bruins by a score of 11-10 in the finals of the NorCal Tournament a month earlier. Despite holding an 8-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Trojans surrendered six goals in the final frame, allowing UCLA to knot the score up at 10 apiece, before a goal by junior driver Peter Kurzeka put them on top for good.“We learned they don’t give up,” Vavic said. “They play tough. In both games, they were down by three or four goals and they came back to tie the game. They’re very competitive.”But as it’s to be expected in a heated rivalry, where both teams have won five out of the last seven national championships, it might be smart to discount past performances.“It’s always a little extra special when you play a crosstown rival,” Vavic said. “We always get a little bit more excited about these games. Last year’s championship game was against UCLA too, so it does add a little bit to it.”But if the Trojans are capable of recording their third win against the Bruins thus far in 2010, it’ll be largely because of sound play on the defensive end.In the team’s last defeat, an Oct. 16 home loss to then-No. 2 California, the team surrendered a total of 12 goals in a game in which it trailed 8-2 at halftime.An admittedly frustrated all-MPSF junior goalie Joel Dennerley took responsibility for the loss, but Vavic was quick to note that some of the team’s defensive issues were more of a collective problem.“I’m not worried about Joel; he always delivers when it counts the most,” Vavic said. “You know, our defense did not help him, and in some of those games we played in and allowed so many goals it was not just Joel but our defense that had trouble.”Provided the Trojans can continue their improved play as of late, those expected to show up at McDonald’s Swim Stadium could walk away more than pleased in what is expected to once again be a heavily attended contest.“I hope our crowd is a good one,” Vavic said. “I hope to see a lot of Trojans there. But it’s a big game for UCLA as well. They’ll bring their fans. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.”last_img read more