Video Settings SPONSORED Read More Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is confident of a top-four finish (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette insists Arsenal are ‘confident’ of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.With just six matches of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, the Gunners find themselves fifth in the table, one point below north London rivals Tottenham.Arsenal have flourished at home this season but their away troubles continued last week as they slipped to a damaging 1-0 defeat at Everton.But despite the loss, Lacazette says he is ‘confident’ about Arsenal’s top-four prospects as they battle Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea for the final two slots.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Top articles Read More The Gunners were beaten by Everton at the weekend (Picture: Getty)‘Last season we failed to make it to the final. This season we want to go forward and play until the end,’ he said.‘We know we are better at home than away, it’s really important for us. We know as well we can do a good result away.’Asked about Napoli’s strengths, the 27-year-old added: ‘I think it’s 50-50. Napoli have a big history like us, they’re second in the table.‘They’re playing very well, they came from a strong group in the Champions League. They were very competitive.‘It’s going to be difficult for us but we have confidence. We need to be very consistent in two matches.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves 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‘Sunday we all played bad. We didn’t do what the coach asked us,’ the French striker said. ‘But we still have confidence. We want to win a trophy, we are confident.’AdvertisementAdvertisementOn Arsenal’s poor away form, Lacazette added: ‘We have fans [at home] so we feel more confident. Some days you don’t play like you want. That’s it.’Arsenal face Napoli at the Emirates on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash.And Lacazette says he is desperate to progress in the competition, after suffering defeat to Atletico Madrid in last year’s semi-final. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Coming Next Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… About Connatix V67539 / Comment by Metro 1 min. story Read More Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Apr 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Skip Skip Ad 1/1 Alexandre Lacazette rates Arsenal’s chances of securing Premier League top-four finish Advertisement Advertisement
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul face an uncertain future after Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji said that the duo should be suspended until further course of action is taken. Speaking to ANI, Edulji said, “It will be imperative that the players be put under suspension till a further course of action is decided for this misconduct as was done in the case of CEO (Rahul Johri) when he was sent on leave in the sexual harassment matter,” Edulji said. The former India women’s cricket player had initially suggested a two-match suspension for the duo but referred the matter to the legal cell after CoA chief Vinod Rai agreed with her and recommended the same. According to BCCI sources, Pandya is all set to miss the Sydney game while Rahul was not considered for selection. The move was taken by BCCI legal team refused to declare their comments on women in the chat show Koffee With Karan a violation of the code of conduct. “We feel that present matter doesn’t fall under the ambit of Code of Conduct and procedure of Code of Conduct can’t be invoked in present circumstances,” the firm stated. The firm said the behaviour in question was neither a criticism of any match or against a player or support staff or match official. A senior BCCI official said this was not a code of conduct but it was about bringing an organisation to disrepute. The official cited the example of Steve Smith, who was only banned for one Test in the ICC Code of Conduct situation but was banned for one year by Cricket Australia.Read More | Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’ turns 46- Here are some memorable knocksIf they are suspended pending inquiry, the legal team has recommended the appointment of an ad hoc Ombudsman, which could well mean more trouble for the duo. Virat Kohli also distanced himself from the controversy, stating, “From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support. We definitely as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated (to the two players). I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views,” Kohli said.Read More | Don’t stand by comments made by Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Virat KohliPandya’s remarks were slammed as ‘misogynistic’, ‘racist’ by many Twitter users and the Board of Control for Cricket in India also jumped him, issuing a showcause notice to the all-rounder along with KL Rahul, the other cricketer present on the show. Pandya had taken to Twitter to apologise for his remarks and apparently, he has also expressed ‘regret’ over the comments when he responded to the showcause notice. The all-rounder has said the mistake will not be repeated in the future. In a report on PTI, Pandya said. “I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful. I would like to assure you that there was no malice or any sort of ill-intent on my part to offend anyone or portray any section of the society in bad light. I made these statements in the flow of the show and had not comprehended the extent to which my statements would be found offensive.”The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.
HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced a marketing partnership with content driven horse racing website GG.co.uk, giving the firm a future entry point into the UK horseracing market as it strives to become the “market leader in all aspects of sports betting”.With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, GiG are to deliver event and targeted digital paid marketing services from their office in Copenhagen, whilst also taking an “important step” in the utilisation of innovative technologies.Colin Jelfs, Managing Director of GG.co.uk, commented: “Over the years, GG.co.uk has concentrated on building a base of quality content from excellent contributors and providing an effective platform from which to source daily racing information. “We’re excited to be working with the team from GiG, and the capabilities they have within paid marketing, which to date has been unknown territory for us. We’re sure that we can do great things together.” The first of its kind partnership for the online gambling company will see the strategic targeting of horse racing enthusiasts, to offer best informed decisions for picking a winner, with both partnerships focusing on their particular strengths.GG.co.uk is to continue to provide expert knowledge and content, while GiG are set to handle all paid media for the brand.Richard Brown, Chief Digital Officer of GiG, added: “The end game for GIG is to be a market leader in all aspects of the world of sports betting. “And the ability to use our proprietary odds marketing technology in a competitive landscape like horse racing is a great opportunity for us, and with Colin & GG.co.uk we have the right publishing partner to deliver exciting results for both parties.“I am excited to launch a first partnership of this kind. GG.co.uk is a leading horse racing site and we believe there is a vast untapped opportunity to strike similar partnerships with other affiliates across other sports.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit
SCHEDULE: Two of the first three series after the break are against the Astros and Mariners, with the rebuilding Chicago White Sox in between. It’s a 10-game homestand right before the trading deadline. After that, they play the surprisingly improved Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians. If the Angels are to vault themselves back into the race, they’ll need to play well against some good teams. Their margin for error is gone. ANGELS FIRST-HALF REVIEWHOW THEY GOT HERE: Injuries have scuttled the Angels’ season once again. They began the year with nine starting pitchers on their depth chart, and eight of them have been hurt so far. At least two, Garrett Richards and JC Ramírez, are already out for the season. Two of their relievers, Keynan Middleton and Blake Wood, are also out for the year. The Angels have gotten passable work from the pitching despite the injuries, but they’ve been under pressure by an offense that has performed inconsistently.ANGELS SECOND-HALF PREVIEWKEY TO THE SECOND HALF: The bad news for the Angels is they are in arguably the toughest division in baseball, so simply hanging around .500 isn’t good enough to stay reasonably close to the leaders — as it would be in the National League or the American League Central. The good news is that means the Angels still have plenty of head-to-head games against not only the division-leading Astros, but also the Mariners and A’s, who are ahead of them in the wild-card race. They will have to play well against everybody in the second half, but beating the teams in their division will help them make up ground faster.TRADE POSSIBILITIES: The Angels need some help in just about all areas, most acutely the rotation and the bullpen. They could also use a big bat at third base. However, their position in the standings means it’s unlikely the Angels would want to give up much to get a rental player, and those players are the ones who are most readily available. If they aim for someone who will be under control beyond this year, it will require them to deplete a farm system that is finally back to being in the middle of the pack. The Angels also could opt to trade away major leaguers for prospects, although their most attractive players are all under control beyond this year, so they’d probably like to hold on to them. Ian Kinsler is the best trade chip among their impending free agents.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.BIGGEST CONCERN: The pitching could get worse. While their starting pitching was fighting injuries for most of the first half, they still had enough depth that they had a quality starter almost all the time. With Nick Tropeano’s return from the disabled list Friday, the Angels will have four healthy starters among the nine from the start of the season. If they have any more injuries — or if a pleasant surprise like Felix Peña falters — they could be in big trouble. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error