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Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr

first_img Read More Comment Mustafi has no shame how’s he getting sat down by Saudi league players 😂— francis (@Coquelin3417) March 26, 2019 PLAY Mustafi was flat on his back as Ronnie Fernandez’s goal crossed the line (Arsenal)Fortunately for Arsenal, Carl Jenkinson equalised in the 42nd minute to pull the Gunners level by half time.But once again, another Mustafi mistake was the key highlight for Arsenal’s supporters, who clearly do not see a future for the German at the club. Top articles Read More Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link45Shares Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mustafi completely out of his depth against this Dubai team 😂 #Arsenal— Talk To Me Nice 🤫 (@SimonHep89) March 26, 2019 Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Even in a no pressure friendly Mustafi is useless.— Hoboken Gunners (@HobokenGunners) March 26, 2019 by Metro 1 min. story Read More / With Mustafi on his back and unable to make a worthwhile defensive contribution, Fernandez then struck a brilliant effort off the post to beat Bernd Leno. Read More Mustafi on his arse again as that ball went in 😂😂😂— Gareth (@gtrebble17) March 26, 2019 😂😂😂 even against some team from Dubai Mustafi is out of his depth— Naitland-Miles (@Naitland_Miles) March 26, 2019 Love how Mustafi fucks up in friendlies as well 😂 #afc— Louis King (@Louisking1) March 26, 2019More: 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 Shkodran Mustafi did not cover himself in glory for Al Nasr’s opening goal (Arsenal)Shkodran Mustafi hit a new low after his woeful defensive error in Arsenal’s friendly against Al Nasr on Tuesday.Unai Emery’s side have been on a warm-weather break in Dubai during the international break and finished their camp with a match against the UAE Arabian Gulf League club.But the Gunners made a poor start to the game and found themselves a goal down after just 14 minutes.A cross from the right flank reached Ronnie Fernandez on the edge of the area, and Mustafi ended up on the floor after being sold a simple dummy by the Chilean forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT How tf is Mustafi struggling in a friendly against Al-Nasr SC. Emery needs a knighthood if he gets top 4 with that clown in his defence #ArsenalInDubai— Mo Almeshhedani (@mo_alm95) March 26, 2019 1/1 Sell Mustafi ffs— Will (@Will99__) March 26, 2019 Full Screen Advertisementlast_img read more

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Walker Buehler’s ‘special’ talent has blossomed as a rookie in Dodgers rotation

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “We have a front-line rotation piece now. We had hoped for that in the spring,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “When it was going to happen, we didn’t know. But obviously you see the makeup and you see the stuff and you hope at the end of this year he was going to be that guy.”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.“He is pitching like we expected him to,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “But I’m not sure that expectation was in 2018.”It was certainly Buehler’s expectation. Though he tempers his answer when asked about those expectations, the 24-year-old right-hander’s self-confidence is as big as his talent – and evident to his teammates, one of whom (fellow rookie Caleb Ferguson) smiles from two lockers away when Buehler is asked about it.“I’m very confident about me and what I do,” Buehler acknowledged as Ferguson smirked into his locker.That confidence was in no way dented by Buehler’s poor performance (in a relief role) as a September call-up a year ago. He had a 7.71 ERA in 9-1/3 innings as a reliever and walked away with the unspoken conviction that even major-league hitters had no right treating him like that. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img LOS ANGELES — In Walker Buehler, the Dodgers knew they had something … what’s a good word for it?“He’s special,” Rangers left-hander and fellow Vanderbilt product Mike Minor said after Buehler’s recent start in Texas, the only time in the last month the rookie right-hander gave up more than one run in an outing. “He’s got special stuff.”“One of the most special talents I’ve seen,” said Dodgers director of player development Brandon Gomes, a big-leaguer for five seasons before joining the Dodgers’ organization two years ago. “I don’t have the longest history in player development. But I can’t think of anyone I played with who had any more talent.”None of this surprises the Dodgers. How quickly Buehler has harnessed that talent has. “I think you have to, at least early, believe you’re good enough to be here. Then you have to be taught what you can and can’t do,” Buehler said.“There are certain things and certain situations that you’re never going to be able to explain it, but you can see it. ‘This guy is doing this. He feels comfortable hitting this pitch of mine. How can I navigate this at-bat without giving him that pitch?’”With 22 games left in the season and a playoff spot yet to be secured, Buehler sits right behind Kershaw in the Dodgers’ rotation – a spot he could also occupy in a postseason rotation despite his rookie status.“Assuming we get to October, I think he’ll be a big part of our success,” Friedman said.“He’s ready to pitch in a playoff game. Absolutely,” Roberts said, adding he has “100 percent” confidence in handing the ball to Buehler.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 6-5, 2.40 ERA) at Rockies (RHP Jon Gray, 11-7, 4.70 ERA), Friday, 5:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) “When I got called up, we talked about it – there’s no bad outcome in this,” Buehler said in retrospect. “No matter how I throw, we’re up 15 games in the division. We were going to clinch. We were going to go to the playoffs. They were going to do what they did last year. So it’s almost like I was just here to learn, for me. If something great would have come out of it and I would have thrown my way on to the playoff roster, that would have been great. But I wasn’t ready for that and I wasn’t good enough. So there’s a point where you say, ‘At least I know what it is. I’ve been there. Now I’ve got to learn to be better.’“When you show up at spring training and your last game was in the big leagues, you prepare to be in the big leagues. It’s a different kind of focus.”Friedman acknowledges that the roots of Buehler’s 2018 success are in the disappointment of last September.“Worst-case is he will gain meaningful experience that will help him in 2018,” Friedman said. “We just didn’t appreciate how much it would.”It has not been a smooth ride. Buehler started the season in Triple-A then pitched six innings in a combined no-hitter in just his third big-league start. He has pitched with the awareness that the Dodgers could cite innings limits and pitch-count restrictions and take the ball from him at any time. He pitched with a microfracture in a rib then went more than a month between starts while recovering.And yet, he has emerged as the Dodgers’ second-best starter behind left-hander Clayton Kershaw, adapting to the major leagues and expanding his repertoire on the fly. Over his past seven starts, Buehler has allowed seven runs in 42-2/3 innings (a 1.48 ERA), striking out 51 and holding opposing hitters to a .168 average and .497 OPS.“There’s just clarity and conviction,” Roberts said. “When he gets the ball now, there is 100 percent conviction that is the right pitch and that pitch is able to get major-league hitters out.“Also, his fastball command has been so consistent. For him and most pitchers, everything stems off of that. Last year, the delivery, the fastball would leak back and there would be mistakes. Now when he gets behind, he can still execute a fastball to get himself back into a count. … It’s a special fastball with special command.”There’s that word again.Friedman says Buehler is “right up there” with any young pitcher he has seen for how quickly he has ascended the major-league learning curve.“It’s pitch execution but also awareness of what he’s trying to do against certain hitters, (being) just a little bit more adaptable in that approach,” Friedman said. “As you’re coming through the minor leagues you don’t really have to be. It’s part of the learning experience for every young pitcher. He’s really bright, which helps. He’s just kind of gotten to it and taken to it as fast as you could possibly hope for.”Part of Buehler’s willingness to adapt has involved making his cut fastball a larger part of his pitch mix and also changing the grip on his curveball, minimizing the use of a “spike” knuckle curve grip in favor of a more conventional curveball grip that produces a higher spin rate.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lady Demons Sweep Season’s Last Weekly Awards

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. This is the first weekly award for Rogers this season and Burleson’s second. The Lady Demons’ (15-16, 10-6 SLC) sweep of the awards comes after a 2-0 week with wins over Nicholls (4-25, 2-14 SLC) and McNeese (19-12, 10-6 SLC) en route to claiming the No. 5 seed in the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, this Friday through Sunday. Offensive Player of the Week: Reagan Rogers, Northwestern State – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Blanco, Texas Honorable Mention: Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Madison Williams, UIW; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Bailey Banks, Houston Baptist Defensive Player of the Week: Channing Burleson, Northwestern State – Jr. – Libero – Midland, Texascenter_img FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Reagan Rogers and Channing Burleson are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Channing Burleson combined for 43 digs across two Northwestern State sweeps. She dug 26 attacks against Nicholls, the most among conference players in a three-set conference match this season. She added seven assists in the contest. Against McNeese, the Midland, Texas, native had 17 digs, including multiple pancakes to extend rallies. Averaging more than seven digs per set this week, Burleson upped her conference-best digs per set to average 5.50 in league matches. With 330 digs in Southland matches, Burleson closes it out the season as one of two league players to record past the 300 mark. Honorable Mention: Madison Woods, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bryaunea Hall, UIW; Lexus Cain, Stephen F. Austin Reagan Rogers, the Southland leader in total kills and kills per set in conference matches, led Northwestern State to a pair of straight-set victories to close the regular season heading into this week’s Southland Tournament. Down 19-16 in the second set against McNeese, Rogers took serve and led her team to a 9-0 scoring streak to win the set, stringing together three aces in that time. Her 13 kills against the Cowgirls came after a 17-kill performance against Nicholls. Rogers also added 15 digs against the Colonels to register her 12th double-double of the season, tied for third-most in the conference.last_img read more

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All Candidates Forum October 10 at The Lido

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is organizing an ‘All Candidates Forum’ for October 10 at The Lido.The All Candidates Forum will feature federal election candidates for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies as they tackle the issues that Canada is currently facing.All candidates from each party have been invited to attend and those in attendance will include:Incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative PartyRon Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of CanadaMavis Erickson of the Liberal PartyCatharine Kendall of the Green PartyMarcia Luccock representing the NDP Party- Advertisement -Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates, followed by the forum at 7:30 p.m.Candidates will be asked to answer questions from residents of Fort St. John and the North Peace.Questions can be submitted by October 10 to [email protected] The All Candidates Forum is taking place on October 10 at The Lido.A live stream of the forum will be available on Energeticity.ca’s Facebook page.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019.last_img read more