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Batesville 3rd Grade Boys Win HBCA Southeastern Indiana Regional Championship

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgThe Bulldogs 3rd Grade Boys defeated the Milan Indians Twice on Saturday at Milan Elementary to win the HBCA Southeastern Indiana Regional Title38-26.With Batesville and Milan being the only two 3rd grade teams in this year’s regional, the teams played a best of 3 format.  In game 1 the Bulldogs Jumped out early and held on to defeat the young Indians 38-26.  The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cayden Drake with 16, Lincoln Garrett 10, William Kuisel 8 and Caleb Mohr 4.In the deciding game two on the day, the Indians scored the game’s first basket, but it was all Bulldogs after that closing the door on the Indians 37-28.  Drake led with 22 points, followed by Mohr with 7, Ethan Schneider 4, Trenton Jordan and Garrett 2.The 3rd graders move to (16-1) on the season and qualify for the HBCA State Tournament in Salem April 1st and 2nd.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

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Football News Pulwama Terror Attack: Minerva Punjab files writ petition in Delhi High Court over refusing to play Real Kashmir FC

By on September 19, 2020

first_img Srinagar: Minerva Punjab FC pulled out but refused to give up on points while East Bengal adopted a wait and watch approach towards its scheduled fixture after the Pulwama terror attack cast a shadow on their matches against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar. Defending champions Minerva did not show up for their clash against a ready RKFC in Srinagar on Monday after asserting that the home club and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) failed in providing written security assurances. East Bengal, on the other hand, conveyed their concerns about the February 28 match to the AIFF but refrained from making an outright pullout threat. Their clash against RKFC is the last scheduled I-League match in Srinagar. The AIFF, meanwhile, has referred the Minerva issue to its League Committee and maintained silence on East Bengal’s concerns.           The entire sequence of events is a fallout of Thursday’s attack in which at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while several others injured. It has been termed the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir. Minerva claims it couldn’t have travelled to Srinagar after its foreign players were specifically told by their respective embassies to avoid the Jammu and Kashmir capital. The club has refused to offer a forfeiture and has moved the Delhi High Court after the AIFF refused to relocate their match.      “We have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking relief so that we are not forced to play in Srinagar at this volatile time,” Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj told PTI. “Even today there was a 12-hour encounter where four Armymen have been martyred. And they are saying ‘come and play football here’. Unless the court intervenes, we are not expecting natural justice.”         Interestingly, the AIFF has also not declared the match a forfeiture till now. According to the FIFA guidelines, in the event of a forfeiture, full points are awarded to the team turning up for the game. After the February 14 attack, East Bengal also wrote to the AIFF asking for a change in venue.”We have sent a letter to AIFF and we are awaiting the revert. Let them reply and then we will decide the next course of action,” East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said.”AIFF has to let us know when and where the match is going to be held. Once they let us know, we will decide our stance,” he added.         I-League CEO Sunando Dhar though said security was not an issue as the local authorities assured them of all the necessary arrangements.”The local security authorities in Srinagar have given a go-ahead to hold the match. The AIFF has assured of all the necessary arrangements for players and officials by the local authority,” Dhar said.He added that the “whole security arrangement of the players from the airport to the team hotel and from travelling from the hotel to the ground and return, everything was taken care of.”While Minerva Punjab are not in contention, East Bengal and Real Kashmir are both title contenders this season, and it remains to be seen what the AIFF does in the matter. Real Kashmir FC co-founders Sandeep Chattoo and Shamim Meraj expressed disappointment that Monday’s match did not take place. “It’s very unfortunate that the match could not take place today at TRC, we had made all the necessary arrangements for the visiting team and had got the local authorities supporting us. Despite apprehensions, a lot of locals turned up for the match,” the duo said in a joint statement. highlights The  AIFF has also not declared the match between Minerva and Real Kashmir a forfeiture till now.East Bengal have also sought a change in venue in their clash against Real Kashmir FC.East Bengal and Real Kashmir are both title contenders this season in this season of I-League. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Voters say Brown must support education, healthcare

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgEducation and healthcare should top the list of priorities for governor-elect Jerry Brown, according to the latest Los Angeles Times/USC poll.Laurel Van Patten | Daily TrojanFifty-two percent of Asian voters and 51 percent of Latino voters said protecting healthcare and education should be Brown’s top priority.Overall, 42 percent of 2010 midterm voters agreed.Healthcare and education were closely followed by cutting state spending, which was a top policy concern for 33 percent of voters.“The results are consistent,”said Darry Sragow, interim director of the LAT/USC poll and adjunct assistant professor of political science at USC. “Voters absolutely want to protect certain programs — notably healthcare and education for certain groups — but they have absolutely no interest in raising taxes.”Despite wanting to cut state spending, an overwhelming majority of voters did not support cutting funds from California K-12 schools. Seventy percent did not support cuts in education and 33 percent thought that spending for K-12 schools should be increased.Forty-two percent of the state’s general fund goes to education, however, so cutting spending without cutting education is a near impossibility, Sragow said.“There’s a dilemma when it comes to fixing our current balance,” Sragow said. “We want to protect education and healthcare for kids and for seniors and the disabled and people that need that help. On the other hand, it is a near tiny fraction for those that just want to increase taxes.”Although very few California voters favored tax increases alone to curb the budget deficit, they were evenly split between spending cuts or a combination of spending cuts and tax increases to ease the state’s economic woes. Forty-four percent favored spending cuts alone, another 44 percent favored a combination of cuts and tax increases, and only 6 percent favored tax increases alone.Overall, voters also supported granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children and have since graduated from a U.S. high school or served in the military for at least two years, legislation which mirrors that of the DREAM Act.“[Latinos] are more supportive, but whites support the DREAM Act 75 to 22 [percent],” said Manuel Pastor, professor of American studies and ethnicity. “There’s widespread support.”Dan Ichinose, director of the Demographic Research Project at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, said Asian-American voters typically felt the same.“The story for Asian-Americans was that Asian-Americans, along with Latinos, rejected a trend toward conservatism,” Ichinose said. “Asian-Americans in this poll were more likely to think themselves Democrats versus Republican. In a state that’s disproportionately immigrant, it’s likely that anti-immigrant policies turned voters against conservatism.”When it came to healthcare, a majority of midterm election voters were in favor of retaining or increasing spending on healthcare for children and low-to-moderate income families. Overall, 67 percent of voters opposed a cut to healthcare spending, while 37 supported cutting healthcare spending “a lot” or “a little” to reduce the budget deficit.The poll also asked about Californians’ thoughts on transportation and prison spending. A majority of voters favored spending cuts for state prisons, but they were split on whether the state’s transportation, roads and rail systems should receive more or less funding. Forty-nine percent thought funding should decrease, while 45 percent favored retaining or increasing transportation spending.Sragow said Brown has a lot of room to maneuver in the coming months.“Expectations for Jerry are actually quite modest,” Sragow said. “Forty-five percent thought it was only important for little progress to be made in [the top areas of concern among voters.]The LAT/USC poll was conducted from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14. It surveyed 1,689 registered voters in California and 1,457 people who voted in the 2010 midterm election.last_img read more

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Doubles pairing of Harman, Sardinha propels SU to best regular season ever

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first_img Published on April 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Luke Jensen could not come up with a doubles pair more different than Emily Harman and CC Sardinha.Their style of play, their mentalities, their behavior and their hometowns all contrast. They contrast so much that Jensen, the Syracuse tennis coach, did not think to pair them together until 16 weeks into the season. Even if they are two of SU’s best players.‘It really wasn’t close to even on our radar,’ Jensen said. ‘You just couldn’t get further apart, and as the season rolled around we just kept on mixing and matching and throwing in different combos and when we got to it, it clicked from the start. Their games absolutely came together.’Since then, the pair has not lost in seven games.Harman and Sardinha have melded their opposing styles of play to create a balanced doubles team. As their chemistry improved, so did their dominance. Twice in their last three matches they have defeated their opponents 8-0.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Our games complement each other, and that goes along with the chemistry as well,’ Harman said. ‘We know where we’re going without even telling. That’s what makes a good doubles team, and I think it’s progressed really nicely.’The connection they have formed over the three weeks is partly due to playing together in practice. Spending time on the court together, they have learned where to expect one another. They now know that there will usually be someone there to back them up.But a good deal of their success as a doubles pair has come from the tutelage of Jensen, who won the doubles of the French Open with his brother in 1993. Jensen’s experience has made him not only a great coach but a doubles authority. He knows exactly how players need to position themselves to cover as much of the court as possible, especially given the opponents’ formations. He is coaching the doubles teams to play like pros, whether it means trying a lefty serve or spending more time at net than usual. Doubles is where Jensen is most comfortable, and therefore, most effective as a coach.He believes that opposites are often successful on the doubles court because they can play off each other. Harman and Sardinha play directly into this theory. ‘I’m the more consistent player that works better at the baseline for returns,’ Sardinha said. ‘And she’s the net player who can put the points away.The effectiveness of the pair is important because the doubles point sets the tone for the rest of the team match. The doubles matches are played before the singles so they are a warm-up for the players. A win can put them in a great position for their individual matches, but a loss can slow them down. Sardinha appreciates the opportunity to face her opponent before the singles because she can hear what Harman thinks of the opponent as well. Given their opposite tendencies on the court, they are likely to analyze a player differently, so they get twice the information from one match.These distinctly different styles of play have earned Harman and Sardinha the nicknames Batman and Robin. Jensen affectionately calls them his superheroes because they are both forces on the court, Sardinha playing the No. 1 singles spot and Harman playing No. 2. Harman fills her role as the more experienced player, with the more volatile style of play, and Sardinha does so through her consistent performance.‘Harman’s Batman,’ Jensen said. ‘Harman’s the one that’s up front and CC’s Robin. CC’s still the freshman, still doesn’t know where all the buildings are, doesn’t know if it’s pronounced Seh-ton Hall or Seton Hall. All these things, where Batman just shakes her head.’alguggen@syr.edulast_img read more

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Beat writers split over Syracuse-Army matchup

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgNo. 18 Syracuse (1-1) faces off against No. 15 Army (3-0) Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange are coming off a resounding win over Albany, 13-5, and look to string together multiple wins to recover from a season-opening upset loss to then-unranked Colgate.Here’s what our beat writers predicted for the outcome of the game.Nick Alvarez (0-2)KnightedArmy 11, Syracuse 7It’s safe to say that Syracuse’s first two games were anomalies. The Orange were upset by Colgate in a historic opener and then Bradley Voigt stole the show against Albany with seven points. So barring any other Orange madness — like last year’s triple-overtime thriller between these two sides — the better team will win on Sunday. And that’s Army. The Black Knights have a top scoring duo in freshman in Brendan Nichtern (seven goals) and junior Miles Silva (eight scores), something the Orange is currently still seeking. SU goalie Drake Porter has been playing well, and the game will be close into the final frame, but Syracuse will fall to 1-2 and more panic will set in.Andrew Graham (0-2)Knight and daySyracuse 10, Army 8AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter two games, I’m still not sure what to make of this Syracuse team. There seems to be a good SU — which we saw against Albany — and the bad SU that turned in a clunker against Colgate to start the season. It’s hard to tell which shows up Sunday. I do know the No. 13 Black Knights have already notched wins on the road at then-No. 18 UMass and then-No. 8 Rutgers. A Tuesday win over Marist means the Black Knights roll into the Carrier Dome at 3-0 and are likely the best team Syracuse has faced thus far. But my gut tells me the good SU shows up Sunday. Drake Porter and the defense have been a steady force and with the emergence of Bradley Voigt, the offense appears to have more balance. It won’t be pretty, but good Syracuse will show up Sunday.Michael McCleary (0-2)The Knightman LeavethSyracuse 11, Army 9Finally, a week where at least one of us will choose correctly. Army already has three solid wins under its belt. Many thought that Syracuse’s biggest challenge in the early going would be against Albany, but it’s clearly the Black Knights — the Great Danes just didn’t look that good. Army proved it is with its early-season schedule. But offense has hardly been the reason that the Black Knights have won their games, and the SU defense has proven to be one of the only units on the Orange’s roster that has legitimate staying power. But SU is starting to feel good about its offense, too, after last week’s performance. And understandably. Syracuse takes a close one in this matchup because this week is the week the Orange show that they’re far from the team that took the field in week one against Colgate, and some timely offense will help them prove that. Comments Published on February 24, 2019 at 9:02 amcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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St Saviours Ikoyi Holds Successful Kids Mini-Marathon

By on September 8, 2020

first_imgWinners from Category B With the theme ‘Active Kids Rock’, they stated that the mini-marathon is recognised as Nigeria’s only kids-focused marathon, which saw children participating in the 1.2 kilometres, 3km and 5km distance races for kids aged 5 to 15 respectively.The marathon gave parents the opportunity to run with their children and wards turning it to a family fun day of fitness and wellness.Accordingly, the winning kids received prizes from AXA Mansard, Access Bank, Aiteo, MTN among others.The Treasurer of the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund and member of the mini-marathon planning committee, Mr. Ayere Ezekiel, noted that the mini-marathon was aimed at encouraging healthy living among kids and parents, as well as “to have an event that is built into the yearly calendar for Lagos families.”Ezekiel stated further that part of the proceeds from the ticket sales is used to support Slum 2 School Africa, a volunteer-driven social organisation working to empower disadvantaged children in disadvantaged communities “to realize their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health and other psycho-social support.”Among the winners on 4 to 6 years category were Olivia Ofonagoro and Zak Sodeinde; White category (7 to 8 years) boys: Eli Nwachukwu and Chimdi Chiakwela, (girls) Dorcas Nwapa, Ann Osugbesan and Sonekan Ariola.On the Blue category (9 to 12 years) boys: Owoade Habeeb, Afolabi Yusuf and Bolu Amowoyagi were declared winner while the female winners were Mohammed Ramota and Amara Balogun.Winners in the Yellow category (13 and 15 years) male: were Similoluwa Gbenle, Toheeb Muritala and Akanderu Joleme while the female winners were Dara Goodluck, Ibukun Agbede and Ologede Tofunmi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunday OkobiParticipants and organisers of the second edition of St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund Kids Mini-Marathon held last Saturday in Lagos have described the event as a huge success.The organisers noted that after a successful first edition last year, the 2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon was well attended with over 2,500 children representing up to 50 schools in Lagos.last_img read more

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VITAS Healthcare Sponsorship Helps Jamaicans In Need Of Quality Healthcare

By on August 31, 2020

first_imgArchbishop Charles with VITAS general manager of Broward Donna Borland The new Good Shepherd Medical Center opened its doors in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on June 6, 2018, and is serving the island’s poor and needy.  Sir Patrick Allen, the governor general of Jamaica, hosted the official opening, which was attended by supporters from South Florida, including representatives of VITAS Healthcare, a longtime supporter of the project. Gov. Allen noted that as a teaching clinic, the medical complex would have a lasting impact on the quality of healthcare on the island.  Thanks to the continuing support of VITAS Healthcare, the center operated by Friends of Good Shepherd Foundation of Montego Bay, a local charity on the island, provides general medical care, eye care and dental services to indigent adults, children and elderly. The complex includes a chapel and nine suites for visiting teams of volunteer doctors and nurses. It is projected to serve over 30,000 residents per year.Through mission trips beginning in 2014, staff for VITAS Healthcare, the leading provider of end-of-life care in the U.S., has dedicated time, expertise, medical and other supplies to Friends of Good Shepherd International’s charity works.“Our staff has a commendable spirit of compassion and love for those in need in Jamaica,” says Donna Borland, VITAS general manager in Broward County. In granting a check for $5,000 to support the efforts of Friends of Good Shepherd International, Borland praised the ongoing partnership. “We are proud to sponsor and help support this much-needed healthcare facility that serves Jamaica’s indigent communities, where no one is turned away.”Left to Right (Front row): Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Mrs. J. Chandiram, Marie Buteau, Donna Borland (Second Row): Pino Maffessanti, Archbishop Ken Richards, Mr. Godfrey Dyer, Mrs. DyerBorland offered the gift on behalf of VITAS’ Broward, Dade-Monroe and Palm Beach programs and reaffirmed their commitment to continue sending donations of food, clothing and supplies.Marie Buteau, president of the Florida-based Friends of Good Shepherd International, paid tribute to VITAS for its continued assistance to Hope Hospice, Mustard Seed Communities (home to children with disabilities and/or HIV) and the new medical complex located in Montego Bay.Donna Borland with Chairperson of Good Shepherd Foundation, Jeanne Robinson-Foster“The complex, built at a cost of $3 million, is a major accomplishment,” President Buteau said. “Efforts to fund this project began in 2011. It is a great benefit to the people of Jamaica.”The new medical center recognized VITAS’ sponsorship with an engraved plaque naming one of the center’s medical care rooms in honor of VITAS.For more information about VITAS services, call 877.848.2701 or visit VITAS.com.About VITAS Healthcare 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of VITAS Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the American hospice movement. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 45 hospice programs in 14 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia. VITAS employs 11,765 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, and also in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2018, VITAS reported an average daily census of 17,380. Visit www.vitas.com.last_img read more

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This week in esports: Big Gfinity news, Hertha BSC and Unikrn at the MGM

By on August 29, 2020

first_imgIn a surprisingly busy pre-Christmas week for the esports industry, you’d forgive the Gfinity team for getting in the festive spirit a little early after they made two major announcements this week. The news that Fnatic and Team Vitality will be a part of season 3 of the Elite Series is not to be sniffed at.Elsewhere we saw another big football club enter the space. Via a deal with Stark eSports GmBH, Hertha BSC have launched their own esports academy. We also saw some esports betting news with a huge Unikrn and MGM agreement, and UltraPlay adding GWENT to its offering. Team Vitality and Fnatic confirmed for Gfinity’s Elite Series season 3Credit: GfinityThe next iteration of Gfinity’s Elite Series kicks off in March 2018. This series will see a new title in the form of FIFA 18, with CS:GO being dropped and Rocket League and Street Fighter maintaining their places. Another change for the third season is that it’ll be expanded to ten teams.Fnatic and Team Vitality have confirmed their involvement which is huge news for Gfinity, and should enhance the competition both in terms of quality and reach quite considerably.Hertha Berlin enter esportsHertha BSC became the latest football club to make a move in esports this week with their announcement of a dedicated academy. The capital’s top club have partnered with STARK eSports GmBH to do this which is, in our view, a smart move. It’s also nice to see the club commit to a little more than just signing up a FIFA player, and instead being more ambitious and looking to sign up and nurture the best young FIFA talent. The hope is that they see a good return on this and recognise the potential to expand this academy to beyond just the EA Sports title. Read the full story here. Unikrn agrees tournament series at the MGM GrandMassive news from Unikrn prior to Christmas as the company announced a partnership with MGM Resorts International. The company, which is heavily involved in the esports betting space, acquired casinos focused tournament operator LEET.gg, earlier this year and this deal looks set to be a huge win for Unikrn.What we know so far is that there’ll be weekly tournaments, on Fridays and Saturdays, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments with this one, and you can read all the details here. UltraPlay adds GWENT to its product offeringEsports betting supplier UltraPlay became the first to offer betting on the evermore popular title, GWENT. As such the Bulgarian firm now offers markets across 25 titles. Peter Ivanov, Head of Esports trading at UltraPlay had this to say of the news: “Gwent is a perfect choice for a card game that offers endless fun to the players. The eSports betting brands using UltraPlay’s products will be one step ahead of the competition providing another exciting option to their players.”Catch up on the full story here.last_img read more

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Unibank tasks Black Stars to bring down the Cranes of Uganda

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgThe Official Bank Sponsor of the Black Stars, Unibank, has asked the Black Stars to beat the Cranes of Uganda comprehensively in their Africa Cup of Nations Group qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Saturday.“We wish to enjoin the Black Stars to ensure a great start towards Morocco 2015 finals with a resounding victory over the Ugandans,” Unibank said in a statement in Kumasi on Friday.The management of the Bank called on the players to file out with the determination to excel and win the match convincingly to take commanding position in their Group.“We also appeal to all Ghanaians to forget what happened in Brazil and troop en masse to the stadium to spur the team to victory as the gates are now free.“Ghana is a four time Africa champion and we want the fans across the country to support the team massively as they start the journey towards winning the trophy for the fifth time in Morocco 2015.“We feel there is no better way for Ghana to begin another quest for African glory than winning this encounter convincingly and we believe the Black Stars are capable of meeting the expectation of Ghanaians,” the statement saidlast_img read more

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‘Arsenal need Partey, Rabiot & Koulibaly’ – Campbell draws up ambitious transfer plan for Arteta

By on August 13, 2020

first_img“I’d love to see Kalidou Koulibaly at the back as Arsenal struggle with quick forwards and Koulibaly is quick and an excellent defender.”That’s the position, especially after the north London derby, where we need someone who can cover ground pretty well.”A 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals Spurs in their last Premier League outing has Arsenal sweating on European qualification for 2020-21, and continental competition will be required if they are to lure any proven performers onto their books over the summer. It could, however, be that Mikel Arteta is freed to freshen up his ranks with a couple of new additions.A move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey has been mooted, while Juventus star Rabiot has registered on the recruitment radar in north London since his days at Paris Saint-Germain.Napoli defender Koulibaly may prove to be out of reach for Arsenal, with the Senegalese centre-half wanted by top clubs across the continent – with talk of interest from the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and PSG gathering pace.The Gunners need to start plugging leaks at the back, though, and Campbell is hoping to see ambition shown when the next window opens.The former frontman told Gentingbet: “Arsenal need four or five players across the board.”They need centre-halves, I can see them going for one or two players in that position.”They also need central midfielders, and more energy across the midfield and either another striker or a wide player.”Quizzed as to who the Gunners should be targeting, Campbell added: “I could see three players coming to Arsenal, dependent on recruitment and transfer budget – I’m not sure what’s going to happen and I’m not sure who Arteta is looking at.”I could take Thomas Partey in midfield, from Atletico Madrid and Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. Arsenal need to be looking at bringing in “four or five players across the board”, claims Kevin Campbell, with the former Gunners striker adding Thomas Partey, Adrien Rabiot and Kalidou Koulibaly to an ambitious shopping list.Given that those at Emirates Stadium have rarely embarked on elaborate spending sprees, moves for some of the finest talent available in a European market appears unlikely.last_img read more

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