first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jun 2020 10:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Comment Advertisement Zech Medley has been training with Arsenal’s first-team in recent weeks (Getty Images)Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Brighton, Arteta stressed the importance of his players adapting quickly to the congested fixture schedule.‘We need to see how many players we have fit for the game because it was a big hit losing three players in key areas which, at the moment, we are very short in. But we have to adapt,’ said the Arsenal manager.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 City‘We’re going to have a lot of games, we’re going to be playing every three days with the schedule the Premier League has given us today so it’s going to be a challenge.’Arsenal, who were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City on Wednesday evening, are eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mikel Arteta set to include Zech Medley in Arsenal squad for Brighton clash Advertisement Mikel Arteta is already battling a defensive crisis at Arsenal (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta is set to promote Zech Medley to Arsenal’s first-team squad for their clash against Brighton on Saturday, according to reports.Arteta is faced with several problems in defence with Calum Chambers, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Pablo Mari all unavailble due to injury, while David Luiz is service the first of his two-game suspension after being sent off against Manchester City on Wednesday evening.Shkodran Mustafi is expected to keep his place at centre-back while Rob Holding is available, although he has not started a match since January.According to Football London, Arteta is now due to promote Zech Medley to the first-team squad which will travel to Brighton for Saturday’s Premier League clash.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMedley, who has trained with Arsenal’s first-team squad at London Colney this week, has made just three senior appearances for the Gunners but has not yet made his Premier League debut.The 19-year-old, who left Chelsea’s academy to join Arsenal in 2016, has not played a first-team game for the Gunners since January 2019.last_img read more

first_imgMedical marijuana has become a “smoking” business in Florida since it was legalized here four years ago.Now, the drug is about to be available in edible versions, too.State health officials this week quietly issued what’s being called an “emergency rule,” while allows for the manufacturing and consumption of edible marijuana items.That means operators statewide will soon be able to offer THC-infused cookies, cakes and candies, and other products.The Department of Health outlined the new rule on its website Wednesday. The agency is requiring the edible products to be without toppings, and to have a unique look to distinguish them as including marijuana, among other restrictions.Emergency rules are usually only valid for 90 days.Health officials and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services must authorize operators to sell any of the items.So far, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has allowed Parallel Florida LLC, Curaleaf, VidaCann and Trulieve to begin making the edible marijuana products.She explains, “Every single patient is different, as far as how their body reacts to this medicine. Some patients can’t swallow pills. Some may have lung cancer and can’t use flower. So, this is another alternative to so many patients who may need their medicine but need it in alternative forms.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Holcomb, who had started 13 games over 10 NFL seasons with Indianapolis and Cleveland, replaced second-year-man J . Losman as Buffalo’s starter. He was 20-of-26 for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Bills beat Miami 20-14 Trent Dilfer, the perfect interim QB, threw two late touchdown passes as Cleveland beat Chicago 20-10. Kyle Orton, the rookie forced into duty with the Bears by injury, passed for just 117 yards, allowing the Browns to stack their defense against the run Smith and the 49ers were totally overmatched by the Colts, who cruised 28-3 even though Manning and the offense had another so-so game. Smith was 9-of-23 for 74 yards, was sacked five times and threw four interceptions. There also is 33-year-old Drew Bledsoe, cast off by Buffalo when it decided to go with Losman and signed by the Cowboys when they decided to let Testaverde walk. He threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns in Dallas’ 33-10 upset of Philadelphia and now ranks third in the NFL in passing. Call it the answer to the old-young quarterback riddle To win, go with experience, even if the player’s record is spotty (Kelly Holcomb) or he seems way over the hill (Vinny Testaverde). If you have no shot at the playoffs, do what Mike Nolan is doing in San Francisco, throwing in Alex Smith even though the No. 1 pick in last April’s draft is still far over his head and has little help “Everyone wants to win their first game, and everyone wants it to be just like college, but it’s not,” Peyton Manning, 3-13 as a rookie starter in 1998, said after the Colts gave Smith fits in his first NFL start. “It is the NFL for a reason. It’s a big adjustment. Six games or a year from now, you look back on these games and you say, `I hated to go through it, but it helped me become a better player.’ “p Sunday’s games brought several perfect examples The 41-year-old Testaverde, out of football after being released by Dallas after last season, started for the Jets two weeks after his old team (1998-2003) lost Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler within seven. They beat Tampa Bay, 14-12, and Vinny was almost flawless, completing a key third-down pass late in the game that helped clinch the win center_img The circumstances surrounding all these QBs are different. Buffalo, which entered the season with playoff aspirations, let Bledsoe go and made Losman the starter. A first-round draft choice, he made token appearances in four games as a rookie, throwing just five passes, but was deemed sufficient to start because the Bills figured their defense and running game could carry them. But they started 1-3 and lost linebacker Takeo Spikes, one of their most important defenders, with a torn Achilles’ tendon. Holcomb, 32, came on in relief in a loss to New Orleans, and with Losman completing less than 50 percent of his passes and clearly struggling, was made the starter Sunday. Sidelight: With typical NFL coaching paranoia, Mike Mularkey wouldn’t announce his QB last week even though wide receivers Eric Moulds and Lee Evans, who apparently lobbied for the change, said at midweek that Holcomb would start. “It’s just something you have to grow from and get over,” said Losman, clearly upset. Cleveland, however, knew what it was doing from the start. In the offseason, it traded with Seattle for the 33-year-old Dilfer, who quarterbacked Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory after the 2000 season. The Browns like rookie Charlie Frye, a third-round pick this year, but are letting him develop behind Dilfer while they satisfy their fans with a few victories. On Sunday, he made his 100th career start and threw TDs No. 100 and No. 101 Testaverde, on the other hand, was a desperation starter for a team that harbored Super Bowl aspirations, then fell to 1-3 and was without any experience at quarterback at all Third-stringer Brooks Bollinger started against Baltimore last week in place of Pennington (and Fiedler), while Testaverde and offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger worked on a “Vinny offense” of around 50 plays replacing the entirely new system Heimerdinger had taken eight months to install for Pennington (and Fiedler) This week, Testaverde started and the “Vinny offense” worked when it had to “Does this ever get old?” Testaverde was asked after the game “No, only I do,” he replied Dave Goldberg is a columnist for The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgSAN JOSE — A couple of home games provided the remedy the Sharks needed to start looking like the team labeled as Stanley Cup favorites in training camp.Following a similar formula to Thursday’s win over the Buffalo Sabres, the Sharks completed a two-game homestand with perfect grades Saturday, beating the New York Islanders 4-1 at SAP Center.After the Sharks wrapped up their five-game road trip with a 2-2-1 record Sunday, head coach Pete DeBoer offered a simple road map for turning the ship …last_img read more

first_imgplain NCAA Logo.NCAA.It appears we’re only a short time away from learning what kind of trouble North Carolina’s athletic department is in with the NCAA. According to InsideCarolina.com, the Tar Heels have received their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but won’t be releasing the details of the report until a later date. The NCAA re-opened its 2011 investigation into North Carolina’s athletic department in 2014. BREAKING: #UNC Notice of Allegations has arrived from NCAA. Story: http://t.co/tlCYi18qKg pic.twitter.com/e5YOogQb30— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) May 22, 2015It’s probably time to start crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, North Carolina fans.last_img read more

first_imgBangkok: Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma notched up a straight game win but compatriot Ajay Jayaram made an exit in the qualification round of the Thailand Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday. Sourabh beat Kantawat Leelavechabutr of Thailand 21-18 21-19 but Jayaram lost to Zhou Ze Qi of China 16-21 13-21 in the opening round matches of the qualifiers. Sourabh now meets Zhou for a place in the main draw. The likes of P V Sindhu, in women’s singles, and B Sai Pranneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap, in men’s singles, are in the fray in the main draw of the BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament.last_img read more

first_imgAs the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on a city-wide ban on fur sales, native San Franciscan Alicia Silverstone sent a letter on PETA’s behalf today asking board members to follow the examples of West Hollywood and Berkeley and make San Francisco a fur-free city.“As a native San Franciscan, I’m thrilled to know that you’re considering a ban on fur sales — which is similar to the lifesaving legislation passed in West Hollywood and Berkeley. I’m writing to urge you to do everything in your power to help make San Francisco a fur-free city.“For decades, my friends at PETA have been exposing horrific cruelty in the fur trade all over the world: Investigators have documented that foxes are electrocuted, dogs are bludgeoned to death, minks are suffering from festering open wounds and eye infections, and much more. One investigator even recorded a skinned raccoon dog who had just enough strength to lift his bloodied head and look into the camera. I hope that after watching this 60-second video, you’ll agree that fur has no place in our progressive, forward-thinking city.“Animals are suffering right now in traps and on fur farms. There’s so much violence in the world that’s beyond our control, but banning fur sales is one easy way to set an example of compassion for the whole world to follow. It would make me even more proud to call San Francisco home.”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly set his sights on signing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, claims the Daily MirrorThe German is a big admirer of Pulisic’s and has had two reported bids for the teenager rejected by his former club who are keen to keep their prized asset.However, Pulisic only has two years remaining on his current contract and Klopp is hopeful that he may be able to convince Dortmund to sell the 19-year-old this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing later on with Premier League rivals Arsenal also having been monitoring the situation at the Signal Iduna Park stadium.Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc previously said that he “knows nothing” about Liverpool’s reported interest in Pulisic.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I’m in constant contact with Jurgen Klopp,” he told Bild.“But I know nothing about that.”However, the Bundesliga side is believed to be worried about losing another star player after the departures of Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the past year and have offered the United States international a new deal, that has been left unsigned.Also keeping tabs on Pulisic’s future is Bayern Munich with the Bundesliga champions viewing the American midfielder as an ideal replacement for the ageing duo of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.last_img read more

first_imgTottenham captain Hugo Lloris has committed his future to the club by insisting that he still has many “beautiful years” ahead of him at North LondonThe goalkeeper captained France to their second World Cup title last Sunday, despite having made a costly error in the build-up to Croatia’s second goal of the game that Mario Mandzukic scored.But the 31-year-old has been consistently one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers throughout his seven-year stay following his arrival from Lyon in 2012 and his comments will likely be well received by the Spurs fans.Lloris was in his hometown of Nice as part of France’s World Cup celebrations when he spoke at the city’s town hall over the appointment of Patrick Vieira as the Nice manager.“I’m extremely happy to see Patrick in charge of OGC Nice. I appreciate him as a person so much,” said Lloris, according to Sport Witness.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“I had this chance to be around him when I first started with the national team. He’s a huge player, and huge personality.“I think it’s a great opportunity for Nice and for him to prove himself.”Lloris refused to confirm whether he would make a return to the club where he started his playing career.“As for my reconversion, we’ll wait a bit more,” he said.“I still have beautiful years with Tottenham and les Bleus ahead of me.”last_img read more