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Yannick Carrasco opens door to Arsenal transfer after hinting at Chinese Super League exit Comment Advertisement Yannick Carrasco wants to return to Europe (Picture: Getty)Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco has opened the door to a move to Arsenal after admitting he would like to return to Europe.The former Atletico Madrid star swapped the Spanish capital for China when he joined Dalian Yifang in 2018.The 25-year-old has spent nearly 18 months in the far-east but has seen the likes of Nico Gaitain leave the club and now wants to return to Europe ahead of Euro 2020.Arsenal were keen on signing Carrasco in January but turned to Denis Suarez instead.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 May 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Carrasco has spent 18 months in China (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard failed to impress on his loan spell from Barcelona and Carrasco has hinted he’d be keen on a move to the Emirates.‘There was interest from Arsenal and I had a lot of teams in January giving me the chance to go back to Europe, but here the president said it was difficult to go then,’ said Carrasco.AdvertisementAdvertisement”Maybe this summer it is possible. If it is a good thing and I want to go, maybe I can speak with the president.‘I try to do my best because I am a professional for my team and after we can think about a solution. If I have a lot of teams who want me but the president decides I have to stay, I cannot do anything.‘All that you want is to be close to your family, and to go back to Europe is a good solution.‘I’m OK here, the club is good with me, the players and fans also are nice with me.‘But you know, when you are far from your family, and I think I can do good things in the European game, I am thinking it’s a solution if I can go back.’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 ArsenalUnai Emery’s budget will be boosted by around £25million should Arsenal win their Europa League final clash against Chelsea.However, he will be left with around just £45m should the fail to secure a win in Baku and may be forced to sell to raise his funds.MORE: Tottenham and Liverpool target Julian Brandt’s future to be decided this week Advertisement
31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.LIVING in this luxury Mermaid Waters house is similar to living in a lighthouse with its elevated point position and 180 degree water vista.Kristian and Haley Hughes bought the 947sq m property in 2015 and spent six months transforming the original 90s house into a modern masterpiece.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.“I am a really big fan of Hamptons but I wanted to have a twist so I’m calling this style ‘glamptons’,” Mrs Hughes, who runs The Institute of Makeup, said.The pair painted the entire house including the roof, knocked out the wall between the dining room and kitchen and installed new belgotex floors, high-end structures and fittings.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“We’re actually the first in the region to have the belgotex floors,” she said.“It’s essentially a form of vinyl tiles but it’s amazing- kid proof and construction proof.“Every single one of the tiles has been precisely hand cut, it took a ridiculously long time.”31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.The a mother-of-two said the floor to ceiling glass was the true hero of the house.“All the glass that surrounds the room, it really feels like you’re living in a lighthouse,” she said.Love dream homes? Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:45 Related videos 01:45Summer Dream Home: Currumbin01:34Paradise for sale…01:16Dream home: Broadbeach Waters01:33Dream Home: New Farm01:36Dream Home: Brookfield01:00Mermaid BeachBut she said one of her favourite features was the spa bath on the second level.31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters.The house at 31 Pilot Court is going to auction on October 21.Ron London and Brad Payne of London Estate Agents — Mermaid Beach are marketing the property.
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Burt Moore, chief of dredging, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, discussed recent beach renourishment project on Tybee Island’s North Beach.The $4.3 million project, which lasted about two weeks, placed approximately 250,000 cubic yards of sand.Tybee Island’s beaches are normally renourished every seven years, however, this project was designed to counter the erosion caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016-17.The contract for the Tybee Island Beach Renourishment project was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which with the help of cutter suction dredge Carolina performed the task.
Versailles, In. — A Sunman man has been sentenced to 50 years after admitting to having sex with his girlfriend’s seven-year-old daughter at the home they shared between 2013 and 2015. The judge in the case suspended seven years of the sentence handed down to James Mills, 31.Prior to the sentencing hearing Mills pled guilty to child molesting, a class A felony.During the sentencing hearing deputy prosecutor Shane Tucker asserted Mills had an extensive criminal history, number of times the abuse occurred and the impact on the victim warranted a maximum sentence.The Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation.
Instead Ireland opted to hand winger Zebo another run at full-back in preparation for the 25-year-old covering Kearney during the World Cup. “Rob Kearney will do moderated training in the first part of this week,” an Ireland injury update statement read. Zebo struggled positionally against England, Anthony Watson catching him out for the second of the hosts’ two first-half tries. Ireland base much of their tactical kicking attacking game around Kearney’s prowess under the high bomb, leaving Kiwi boss Schmidt refusing to take any risks in training this week. Wales fielded first-choice full-back Leigh Halfpenny for Saturday’s 23-19 victory over Italy, but the Toulon star suffered potential knee ligament trouble and is now a huge World Cup doubt. Ireland’s ultra-cautious approach to Kearney’s situation at the start of this week may well have been coloured by the misfortune that struck Wales and Halfpenny at the weekend. Ireland have confirmed scrum-half Conor Murray continues to follow the return-to-play protocols after suffering concussion against England. Schmidt is confident Murray will be fit for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Canada in Cardiff on Saturday week. Simon Zebo deputised at full-back in Saturday’s 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham, Kearney sitting out despite being branded fit for selection. The 29-year-old Leinster star suffered a bruised knee in training last week, but head coach Joe Schmidt said he had remained available for the game. Ireland are taking no chances with full-back Rob Kearney’s World Cup fitness. Press Association Johnny Sexton and Zebo both limped out of the closing stages of Ireland’s defeat in England, but Schmidt revealed their only issues as cramp on Saturday – and that was backed up by Monday’s injury bulletin. “Johnny Sexton and Simon Zebo suffered cramp towards the end of the game against England and were removed as a precautionary measure,” it added. “Both are feeling no ill-effects and trained today.”
London: France and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleaded guilty on Wednesday to drunk driving charges and was fined 50,000 pounds sterling ($65,000) by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.The 31-year-old net minder was also banned from driving for 20 months, after getting pulled over in August with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit in the Marylebone area of West London, reports Efe news.Lloris was seen exiting the court in a dark suit surrounded by a crowd of journalists.The goalkeeper joined Tottenham in August 2012 from French club Olympique Lyonnais and represented France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he helped Les Bleus take home the trophy for the first time since 1998. (IANS)
New Delhi: Former captain Rahul Dravid Saturday hailed the current Indian bowling attack and said its ability to take 20 wickets in a Test has given a huge fillip to the team. “It is fantastic to see the kind of bowling we’ve been doing. We’ve consistently been taking 20 wickets, and we look like taking 20 wickets in every Test,” he said here.“When you start a Test knowing your bowling attack can take 20 wickets, it gives you a huge fillip. At the moment, we’ve got four or five guys (fast bowlers). The bench strength in the fast bowling department is pretty good,” he added.Dravid, the coach of India ‘A’ and under-19 teams, lauded the Cheteshwar Pujara for his brilliant form in the ongoing series against Australia.Also Read | Australian batsmen need to learn from Kohli, says Graeme Hick“He has been brilliant in the series. If we go on to win tomorrow (Sunday). He, then, would’ve played two match-winning innings in two Test matches that India has won. I think it’s terrific, the way he has come back after not being picked for the first Test match in England,” he said after the final of the Chennai leg of the Junior Super Kings T20 tournament.He also had a piece of advice for the youngsters to learn from every game. “Every game is a learning experience. This is a journey. You are lucky to be playing such tournaments. These are opportunities to learn,” Dravid said.Also Read | Yearender 2018: Bollywood’s biggest disappointments of 2018“The higher you go, it is about the mind. You need to learn to handle pressure. The people who will stand out are those who can handle the pressure better,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
FORMER Test batsman Chetan Chauhan, who shone as a gritty player against fiery pace overseas as Sunil Gavaskar’s enduring opening partner in the 1970s, died on Sunday following complications due to Covid-19, his family sources said. He was 73.The two-time former BJP Lok Sabha MP from Amroha was Home Guard minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet. He tested positive for Covid-19 last month and was shifted to a Gurugram hospital after his condition worsened. He is survived by wife Sangeeta and son Vinayak.“My elder brother Shri Chetan Chauhan has left us today after fighting a good battle. I sincerely thank everyone who had prayed for his recovery. His son Vinayak will be reaching anytime and we will then perform last rites,” brother Pushpendra told PTI.In an India career from 1969 to 1981, Chauhan played 40 Tests and seven ODIs. He scored 2,084 Test runs with 16 half-centuries, but never scored a century, with a best of 97. The prolific domestic batsman in a two-decade first-class career played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and then Delhi. Born in UP’s Bareilly, Chauhan grew up in Pune, where his father was posted in the army. He amassed 11,143 first-class runs (21 centuries, 59 fifties).In a moving tribute, Gavaskar recalled they used to greet each other in recent years: “aaja, aaja, gale mil, after all we are in the mandatory overs of life”.“I firmly believe I was responsible for him missing out (century) on two occasions, both in Australia in the 1980/81 series,” he said. In the Perth Test, Chauhan was out for 97 which a superstitious Gavaskar believes was because he moved away from the TV and came on to the players’ balcony to celebrate the century.“The second occasion that I believe I was responsible for Chetan missing a hundred was when I lost my head after being abused by the Australians as I was leaving the pitch after a terrible decision.” He was out for 85 in MCG.He made his Test debut in 1969, but was discarded after five Tests. He made a comeback in 1977 after scoring 158 for Delhi against Haryana braving a broken jaw. He went on to play 35 Tests between 1977 and 1981, 17 of them away.He shared 11 Test century stands with Gavaskar, 10 for the first wicket. He didn’t have an orthodox batting technique, but blunted attacks with sheer grit during a phase when helmets were just being introduced. Chauhan hit 88 at bouncy Perth in 1977 against an attack led by Jeff Thomson. In 1980-81, he played a key role as India rally to draw the series 1-1. At Adelaide, he tackled Dennis Lillee, Rodney Hogg and Len Pascoe for his 97.At MCG, he looked set for a maiden century when a 165-run opening stand ended after Gavaskar (70) was dubiously given out leg before to Lillee. Upset by the sledging, the skipper asked Chauhan also to walk. Though the team manager made Chauhan return to the crease, he was out after India had added 11 runs. India though sealed a famous win, routing Australia for 83 chasing a fourth-innings target of 143. Chauhan and Gavaskar were involved in a 213-run opening stand at the Oval in 1979. He hit 80 and Gavaskar a then career-best 221. India came within nine runs of winning the Test, reaching 429/8 before it was drawn.A former national cricket selector and long-time Delhi cricket administrator, Chauhan received the Arjuna award in 1981. His biggest contribution as a cricket official came as manager on the controversial 2008 tour of Australia, when an initial ban on Harbhajan Singh for alleged racist remarks to Andrew Symonds in the Sydney Test almost led to an India boycott of the series. Following India’s appeal, the ICC adjudicator reduced the ban to a heavy fine for use of abusive language. India went on to win at Perth. Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar, Chauhan’s team mate in many Tests, mourned the loss. “I’ve lost a very dear friend, a very good human being and a great fighter, and always ready to help. He was very jovial, very easy going. We played a lot together right from 1977, my first tour to Australia. A very gutsy batsman, he played well in the series. He batted very well at Perth; playing without helmet he got 80-odd (88). We shared rooms in many Tests.”BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, who was skipper on the 2008 Australia tour, said in a statement. “I’m deeply anguished. I’ve spent so much time with him when he was the Indian team manager. Not only was he a tough opening batsman, he was a person with a tremendous sense of humour and had tremendous attachment to Indian cricket.”(Hindustantimes
The No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team made history this weekend as they swept the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ridder Arena for the first time in 10 years.The Badgers and the Gophers have a tumultuous relationship, with the two teams constantly vying to outdo the other. The Gophers usually have been successful at usurping the Badgers in Ridder, and the away series against Minnesota has always been one of the toughest tests for Wisconsin.Women’s hockey: Undefeated Wisconsin comes home to face Bemidji StateThe No.1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is welcoming Bemidji State University to LaBahn arena this weekend. Wisconsin (8-0, Read…Many people usually say the success of the Wisconsin hockey team can be determined by their success against Minnesota, especially in Minneapolis. In fact, many people were doubting whether or not Wisconsin deserved the No.1 spot overall, and said their performance at Minnesota would be the determining factor.Wisconsin came out strong Saturday, with the Badgers and the Gophers remaining even until the end of the third period, when sophomore Presley Norby would score the game winning goal with a little more than five minutes left on the clock.Saturday’s victory was monumental in ensuring Sunday’s victory, since Wisconsin would need all of the energy they could get to keep pushing for a series sweep. Of course, Minnesota was trying to prevent that at all costs, and their lossSaturday helped to fuel their need to win Sunday.When two of the best teams in hockey meet on the ice, every goal counts, and the smallest of things could wind up losing you the game. Hence, why both teams made sure to make as few mistakes as possible, because allowing their team to capitalize on their mistakes could be the difference between winning and losing.Only seven penalties were tallied during Saturday and Sunday’s contests, with four going against Wisconsin and three against Minnesota. While Wisconsin did not manage to score during one of their three power plays, Minnesota used each power play to their advantage, gaining one goal during each night, which could have been their key to winning the series.Instead, Wisconsin seemed to gain more momentum after each goal scored by Minnesota, and Sunday’s contest would be so close that the Badgers would manage to bring it into overtime — their first overtime of the season.With so much on the line, Wisconsin was looking at finally sweeping their dreaded foes at home, a feat that had not been accomplished by a UW team since January 2007. It would be Wisconsin’s captain Baylee Wellhausen who would earn the sweep for the Badgers, earning the game winning goal a minute into overtime.Women’s hockey: Wisconsin rolls past Mankato to earn first WCHA winThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team remains undefeated after heading to Mankato this past weekend to take on the Read…Twelve games into the season and the Badgers are still undefeated, which gives the program their best season start since the 2015-16 season. Wisconsin was also ranked No.1 in the national unanimously in the USCHO women’s hockey poll this week, earning all 15 of the votes that were available.Wisconsin comes home this weekend to take on Ohio State Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s contest is already sold out, with many Wisconsin fans anxious to see the best team in the nation.