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Mikel Arteta reveals how new Arsenal signing Pablo Mari has ‘surprised’ him following January move

first_img Comment Olympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:52FullscreenOlympiacos v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta pre match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/olympiacos-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-pre-match-press-conference-2114132/This 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.Mari is in contention to feature for the Gunners and has revealed he wants to emulate some of his fellow countrymen who have starred for Arsenal in recent years.‘There have been some wonderful Spanish players to play for Arsenal,’ Mari told Arsenal’s official website.‘Fabregas, Cazorla, Reyes… they’re all great Spanish players that have passed through this club. One of those legends that we have with us now is Mikel.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‘He was a very important player for Arsenal and now this is a new project for him as coach, but I think he’s going to repeat what he achieved when he was a player.‘Personally I look up to him and the career he had at Arsenal. That’s what I’ve been working for all these years.‘I’d love to be at Arsenal for a long time and I hope to give the Gunners some victories to celebrate again.’MORE: Mikel Arteta breaks silence on Matteo Guendouzi bust-up rumoursMORE: Arsenal provide injury updates on Tierney, Mari, Cedric and more Mikel Arteta reveals how new Arsenal signing Pablo Mari has ‘surprised’ him following January move Pablo Mari has ‘surprised’ Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta following his move (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta admits he has been ‘surprised’ by Pablo Mari’s ‘attitude and commitment’ since joining Arsenal on loan from Flamengo.The Spanish defender joined the Gunners during the January transfer window on a loan deal until the end of the season, with Arsenal able to sign him permanently in the summer.Mari played 45 minutes for Arsenal’s U23 side on Monday in a 2-1 defeat to London rivals Chelsea and Arteta was impressed by his performance.‘Well, I watched the game but I could not be there for a personal reason,’ Arteta said. ‘But, I was very glad that those two were there to support him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When he joined the club he hadn’t played for a long time and he had a little niggle as well well when he joined us, but his attitude and commitment has been really, really good and highly surprising.‘He did really well the other day and hopefully we can start to use him soon.’Arsenal travel to Olympiacos on Thursday night for the first leg of their last-32 clash in the Europa League. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Feb 2020 11:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.9kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

This year’s most expensive home sales on Bribie Island

first_imgThe home at 22 North Point, Banksia Beach sold for $1.525 million. Picture: supplied.If you are curious to know how much buyers paid to own a luxurious slice of Bribie, here are the island’s highest sales of 2019. A look at Core Logic sales data shows Bribie Island’s 10 most expensive home sales of the year were all in Banksia Beach with seven located on Cosmos Ave and Raptor Parade, both of which offer properties with prime waterside blocks. The priciest pad of 2019 was 22 North Point, Banksia Beach, which sold for $1.525 million in July. Inside the home at 22 North Point, Banksia Beach. Picture: supplied.The 500sq m home is on a big canal-side block with wraparound pool and an 11m pontoon with power and water. The two-storey home has a home theatre, an indoor-outdoor bar and barbecue area and a master suite with oversized ensuite, walk-in wardrobe, library and balcony.The second highest sale was 82 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach, which sold for $1.35 million in September. The home at 82 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auAnother canal home, the property has a pontoon, a swimming pool, a two-storey home with spacious rooms and a separate pool house with toilet, shower and kitchenette. A home three doors down took out the number three spot, with 88 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach selling for $1.295 million. The 1041sq m property has 17.9m of canal frontage, a pontoon and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Inside, the home has four bedrooms, three bathroom, open-plan living spaces, formal lounge and dining rooms and plenty of water views. The pool and outdoor area at 88 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach. Picture: supplied.Rounding out the top five were a four-bedroom home at 22 Raptor Pde, Banksia Beach that sold for $1.23 million and a three-bedroom property at 58 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach, which also went for $1.23 million. Woorim recorded two million dollar sales and there was one million dollar sale in Bongaree. The home at 26 Pumicestone St, Bellara. Picture: realestate.com.auBongaree$1.1M – 13 South Esp, Bongaree$960,000 – 43 Pentas Drive, Bongaree$925,000 – 85 Pentas Drive, Bongaree $1.525M – 22 North Point, Banksia Beach$1.35M – 82 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach$1.295M – 88 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach$1.23M – 22 Raptor Pde, Banksia BeachMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago$1.23M – 58 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach$1.1675M – 16 Raptor Pde, Banksia Beach$1.16M – 76 Raptor Pde, Banksia Beach$1.15M – 23 The Peninsula, Banksia Beach$1.15M – 2 Skysail Ct, Banksia Beach $1.15M – 40 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach Bribie Island’s most expensive home sales of 2019 Banksia Beach$1.525M – 22 North Point, Banksia Beach$1.35M – 82 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach$1.295M – 88 Cosmos Ave, Banksia Beach The bar and barbecue area at 22 North Point, Banksia Beach. Picture: supplied.Bellara $615,000 – 26 Pumicestone St, Bellara$580,000 – 123 Sylvan Beach Esp, Bellara$530,000 – 15 Bellara St, Bellara Most expensive sales by suburb The home at 13 South Esplanade, Bongaree. Picture: realestate.com.auWhite Patch$958,500 – 114 White Patch Esp, White Patch$905,000 – 78 White Patch Esp, White Patch$475,000 – 84 White Patch Esp, White Patch The home at 114 White Patch Esp, White Patch. Picture: realestate.com.auWoorim$1.05M – 64 Boyd St, Woorim$1M – 97 Arcadia Ave, Woorim$920,000 – 56 Boyd St, Woorim Inside the home at 64 Boyd St, Woorim. Picture: realestate.com.aulast_img read more

LNG orders rise bumps Chart’s third-quarter income

first_imgUS LNG equipment maker Chart Industries reported a net income of $18.7 million for the third quarter of the year as LNG fueling station orders hit a record high.Chart said its profit jumped 29.9 percent from $14.4 million in the second quarter of the year.Orders of $286.2 million for the third quarter contributed to a total record backlog of $755.6 million, an organic increase over the end of 2018 even when excluding the Calcasieu Pass $135 million order.Global LNG infrastructure activity continues to ramp up, with LNG opportunities currently being pursued by Chart in 71 countries. The focus of the activity is small-scale LNG, transportation and associated fueling stations, Chart said.The third quarter of 2019 was a record quarter for LNG fueling station orders, with 19 stations booked, compared to only 3 in the third quarter of 2018. This bumped the year to date total orders for fueling stations of 41 compared to 21 over the same period in 2018.Chart added that in the third quarter, it signed a memorandum of understanding with AG&P to develop LNG infrastructure in India and Southeast Asia, which included 6 LCNG stations in the third quarter in India.The company expects its 2020 revenue to be between $1.61 billion to $1.68 billion, while it could be boosted to the region between $1.72 billion $1.79 billion, should the company book additional big LNG orders which it expects based on current operator timelines for FID.These orders include formal notices to proceed on Driftwood LNG project by the end of the second quarter of 2020, as well as Plaquemines LNG and Corpus Christi Stege 3 projects, also in 2020.last_img read more

GSA boys’ soccer upsets top-seeded Orono

first_imgThe George Stevens Academy boys’ soccer team (10-6) upset the top-seeded Orono Red Riots (13-2) 3-0 in Tuesday’s Class C North quarterfinals.Junior Taylor Schildroth scored all three goals for No. 8 seed GSA, which defeated Orono for the first time in three attempts this season. The Eagles haven’t allowed a goal since losing to the Red Riots 3-2 on Oct. 8.The Eagles’ next game will be against the Houlton Shiretowners (10-4-1), the No. 4 seed, on Friday, Oct. 28. The Shiretowners defeated the Fort Kent Warriors (9-4-2) on Tuesday.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Nadal, Kerber through US Open first round

first_img… Britain’s Edmund upsets GasquetSPAIN’S Rafael Nadal and Germany’s Angelique Kerber were among the leading names to make early progress on day one of the US Open in New York.Kerber, seeded second in the women’s draw, led Polona Hercog 6-0, 1-0 when the Slovenian succumbed to leg cramps.Nadal, the men’s fourth seed and a two-time former champion, swept past Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.Nadal, who missed the French Open and Wimbledon with a wrist injury, said: “The most important thing is that I am here in New York. Injuries are part of the career. I had a hard time this year.”There was an early shock in the men’s draw as Britain’s Kyle Edmund upset French 13th seed Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.John Isner, the 20th seed, almost followed Gasquet out of the tournament but the American came back from two sets down to beat 18-year-old compatriot Frances Tiafoe 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).“It hurts, it hurts a lot,” said Tiafoe, who served for the match in the fifth set. “Especially not getting over the line.”Women’s third seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain avoided an upset as she fought back to beat Belgian Elise Mertens 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.Australian Open champion Kerber made it through to round two without dropping a game, as she looks to land a second major title and end Serena Williams’ 185-week run at the top of the rankings.Kerber, 28, came within one match win of toppling the American eight days ago in Cincinnati, and Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska also have a chance to do so in New York. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Live, World Badminton Championships final: Where to watch on TV and online

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: PV Sindhu is one win away from an elusive World Championships gold after entering a third successive final but B Sai Praneeth settled for bronze following his defeat to Kento Momota in Basel on Saturday. Sindhu, who had claimed successive silver in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament beside two bronze, was a picture of perfection as she outclassed World No. 3 and All England Champion Chen Yu Fei of China 21-7 21-14 in a 40-minute semifinal.  The 24-year-old Olympic silver medallist will take on Japan’s World No. 4 Nozomi Okuhara in the summit showdown on Sunday. Two years ago, Okuhara had robbed off the Indian the title after an epic battle that went down as one of the greatest contests in badminton history. The third seeded Okuhara outlasted former world champion Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, seeded 7th, 17-21 21-18 21-15 in the other semifinal.Where will PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final be played?PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final match will take place in Basel, Switzerland.When will the PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final start (time in IST)?PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final match is likely to start at around 4:30 pm IST on Sunday (August 25).Where and how to watch PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final live on TV in India?PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final match will be live broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD.How to watch PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final online live streaming?PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara World Badminton Championships final live streaming will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website. last_img read more

The Latest: U.S. track federation urges Olympic postponement

first_imgIn a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off.Hamilton said that “I did speak to my doctor and double checked if I needed to take a test but, the truth is there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: U.S. track federation urges Olympic postponement Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The U.S. track federation added its name to a growing chorus of calls to postpone the Tokyo Games because of the coronavirus. Associated Press In a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. USATF joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday. The USOPC leadership has been in agreement with the IOC, that it’s too soon to make any decisions regarding postponing the games.___Brazil’s Olympic Committee has called for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.”It also said that it continues to “trust in the International Olympic Committee.” Brazil organized the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first in South America.___Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus.Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus. March 21, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: World Rugby postponing July test matches

first_imgThe Latest: World Rugby postponing July test matches Quarantine requirements and travel restrictions from some states means players and staff from the four AFL clubs from Western Australia and South Australia — the West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers, Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide — will be temporarily be relocated to hubs on the Gold Coast, an hour south of Brisbane. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___World Rugby has postponed July test matches involving southern and northern hemisphere nations because of ongoing restrictions on international travel during the coronavirus pandemic. May 15, 2020center_img Associated Press The sport’s international governing body issued a statement Friday saying the mid-year test window will be rescheduled when cross-border travel and quarantine regulations are relaxed.New Zealand had been scheduled to play Wales and Scotland, Australia was set to play Ireland and Fiji and South Africa had planned to host Scotland and Georgia. World Rugby said the postponement is due “to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives.”___Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Australian Football League chief executive Gillon McLachlan on Friday announced the matches for the next four rounds of the condensed season would be released within 10 days. The AFL, Australia’s most-watched sports league in terms of attendance and TV audience, was suspended on March 22 after one round.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Denver Post first reported Blackmon’s condition, saying Tuesday that three Rockies players had tested positive. The Post reported Blackmon tested positive last week after workouts at Coors Field in Denver. The newspaper said the Rockies then closed the ballpark, following MLB protocol.The Philadelphia Phillies have said seven players have tested positive for the virus without identifying any of them.A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that several players and staff members of the Toronto Blue Jays have tested positive. The Blue Jays closed their training facility last Friday in Dunedin, Florida, after a player showed symptoms consistent with the virus.Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said a few players have tested positive for COVID-19. Dipoto declined to specify the number of players or if they are part of Seattle’s 40-man roster. Dipoto said they have all been asymptomatic. And Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila says one player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. He didn’t identify them during a video conference. He said the player was living in Florida but wasn’t working out at the team’s spring training facilities in Lakeland. A spokesman confirmed the decisions Wednesday, saying Marshall’s name has already been removed from the history wall at the team’s training facility in Ashburn, Virginia. The spokesman said the Ring of Fame is removing Marshall’s name from its stadium in Landover, Maryland, on Wednesday and the process to alter the website is underway. It’s the latest move to cut ties with the legacy of the team’s racist founder, a segregationist who refused to integrate by signing Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, more than a decade after much of the rest of the NFL. Marshall owned the franchise from its inception in 1932 and moved the team from Boston to Washington several years later. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and died in 1969.PGA-TRAVELERS-KOEPKASBrooks Koepka felt like he was doing everything by the book. Associated Press June 24, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — He took his COVID-19 test when he arrived in Connecticut for the Travelers Championship and waited until he received the result (negative) before going to watch his brother, Chase, earn a spot in the field through Monday qualifying.Both withdrew before the tournament even began after Koepka’s caddie tested positive for the coronavirus, even though subsequent tests on the players came back negative. Each cited the need to be safe, not only for themselves but the other players and caddies at the TPC River Highland.NHL-HALL OF FAMEIginla headlines 2020 Hall class as 4th Black player electedUNDATED (AP) — Jarome Iginla (juh-ROHM’ ih-GIHN’-luh) headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility. — A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star forward Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia. Jokic is expected to be back in Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney complex for the restart of the NBA season next month. — The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Brogdon issued a statement through the team, saying he was in quarantine, feeling well and expects to rejoin his teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the season next month. Brogdon used the March stoppage of play to recover from a leg and hip muscle injury that kept him out of games and recently told reporters he was ready to play. — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet. The Arcadia, California, racetrack was on Monday’s list of nonresidential settings with five or more confirmed cases of the disease. The track’s meet ended Sunday.— Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will open Thursday for wagering on simulcast horse races. Fans will be required to wear masks, maintain social distancing and follow safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Pimlico is scheduled to host the Preakness on Oct. 3. Nearby Laurel Park remains closed to the general public.— The Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October. Iginla will be the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, women’s hockey pioneer Angela James and Willie O’Ree. Iginla and Fuhr are the only Black NHL players enshrined for their on-ice accomplishments, while O’Ree was chosen in the builder category in 2018 for breaking the league’s color barrier 60 years earlier.The longtime Calgary Flames captain was the first Black player to lead the NHL in goals and points and was the first Black athlete in any sport to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. A first-generation Canadian whose father is Nigerian and mother is American, Iginla owns arguably the biggest assist in Canada’s history of international hockey. He passed the puck to Sidney Crosby for Crosby’s “golden goal” at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.BROWN-DROPPING SPORTSBrown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restoredLawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. Update on the latest sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMore positive tests in baseballUNDATED (AP) — All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player identified as having tested positive for the coronavirus. A person familiar with Blackmon’s situation confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. The league and union announced they will “take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice” when the season restarts at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida next month. Specific plans have not been finalized.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts led a meeting that included league officials and players Tuesday to go over plans, including how best to ensure greater inclusion of Black-owned and operated businesses in league matters and forming an NBA foundation “to expand educational and economic development opportunities” in the Black community.NFL-REDSKINS-MARSHALLRedskins removing ex-owner Marshall from Ring of FameUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has imposed a 60-game season that will begin either July 23 or 24. It remains unclear where the Blue Jays plan to hold their training camp and play home games this summer.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:—The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. And Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker announced he has been dealing with the virus as well. Both say they expect to be with their teams when the season resumes in Central Florida next month. All 22 NBA teams that will be part of the resumed season began mandated testing Tuesday.— The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others. Last year’s marathon included a world record 53,640 finishers. Entrants for the 2020 race will be offered a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed entry to either the 2021, 2022 or 2023 marathon. The 2021 New York City Marathon is scheduled for Nov. 7.— The caddies for Graeme McDowell and Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) have tested positive for the coronavirus, and both major champions have decided to withdraw from the Travelers Championship. Both say they are withdrawing to protect the rest of the field. McDowell says it feels like the snowball is getting bigger. This is the PGA Tour’s third week back after being shut down for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first week came off without a hitch. Nick Watney last week became the first player to test positive. — The University of Connecticut has decided to eliminate four athletic teams as it deals with an expected budget deficit driven by issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. UConn’s president told the Board of Trustees today the school will reduce the number of sports it supports from 24 to 20, eliminating its men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s rowing teams after the 2020-21 academic year. — The University of Northern Colorado will discontinue the men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a cost-saving effort due to budget shortfalls created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school located in Greeley, Colorado, will now sponsor 17 intercollegiate athletic programs, including nine women’s sports. NBA RESTART-SOCIAL ISSUESNBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restartNEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson, attorney Jeffrey Kessler said the school made a “purposeful choice to conceal critical information” that cost the athletes the chance to enroll at or transfer to a different school.Brown announced last month that as part of a plan to redirect resources to its more successful programs it would eliminate 11 varsity sports and promote coed and women’s sailing to varsity status, bringing the school’s total from 38 teams to 29. After a backlash over the disparate effect the cuts would have on minority students, the school backed down and agreed to keep men’s track and cross-country.EX-QUARTERBACK-THEFT CHARGESFiling: Victims deserve ex-quarterback’s concussion fundsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Multiple individuals defrauded in a scheme perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback and his accomplice should receive money from the former player’s share of a national concussion settlement, an Ohio prosecutor is arguing. At issue is the case of former star player Art Schlichter (SHLEES’-tuhr), now serving a nearly 11-year sentence on federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say Schlichter promised college and NFL game tickets, including to the Super Bowl, but never delivered despite receiving thousands of dollars in payments.One of Schlichter’s victims was retiree Anita Barney, the widow of a former Wendy’s CEO, who lost nearly her entire life savings to Schlichter..Schlichter has received nearly $700,000 from a national settlement with the NFL over concussions suffered by players, according to a federal court filing last week by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien.last_img read more