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NBA to suspend season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgThe NBA will suspend play starting on Thursday after a Utah Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for the new coronavirus, the league said Wednesday.The test result was reported shortly before Utah’s game against the Thunder in Oklahoma City was to begin, and that game was abruptly postponed.The league said the affected player was not at the arena. The decision was made after the confusing scenes in Oklahoma City, where Jazz and Thunder players took the court to warm up, but shortly before the scheduled tip-off were sent to their locker rooms before police began to clear the Chesapeake Energy Arena.The NBA did not name the player who had tested positive, but several US media outlets reported it was French defensive standout Rudy Gobert, who was listed first as questionable for the game and then as out with illness.Teammate Emmanuel Mudiay was also listed as suffering from an undisclosed illness on the team’s injury report.Six NBA games were scheduled for Wednesday and four were underway when the game in Oklahoma City was called off.”It’s unprecedented,” Detroit coach Dwayne Casey — whose Pistons fell to the 76ers in Philadelphia — said of the decision to suspend the season. “I think it’s the prudent thing to do.”Topics : “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”Team owners had been discussing Wednesday how best the league should respond to the coronavirus outbreak.The Golden State Warriors confirmed they would host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in San Francisco behind closed doors after San Francisco city officials announced a two-week ban on all gatherings of more than 1,000 people.NBA owners on Wednesday were discussing whether to delay the season or instead play in closed arenas league-wide.last_img read more

Bayern’s 23-match winning streak ends with Hoffenheim thumping

first_imgHoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness is the nephew of Bayern’s honorary president Uli Hoeness and left Munich’s reserves in July to take over at Hoffenheim.”We put into practice everything we had worked on, we were dominant from the beginning, managed to always be dangerous and defend well, so I am not surprised by the result,” said Hoffenheim coach Hoeness.Bayern looked tired, showing the effects of being taken to extra time in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday before beating Sevilla 2-1 in Budapest.”We shouldn’t forget that Bayern played 120 minutes four days ago, but we put in a great performance,” added Hoeness.The loss brings to an end Bayern’s run of 23 consecutive wins, a record for a club in one of Europe’s five main leagues, surpassing Real Madrid’s 22 straight between September and December 2014. The shock win left Hoffenheim top of the table while defending champions Bayern are in the unusual position of seventh after two matches.It was the first time Bayern have lost under head coach Hansi Flick in any competition since going down 2-1 to Borussia Moenchengladbach on December 7, 2019.”Compliments to Hoffenheim, they cut out our space and gave us few chances,” said Flick, who bristled at repeated questions about his team’s tired display.”We just couldn’t manage to take our chances or play with our usual intensity.” European champions Bayern Munich suffered a first defeat for 10 months when their 23-match winning run was ended by a shock 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim on Sunday.Hoffenheim raced into a 2-0 lead with early goals by defender Ermin Bicakcic and striker Munas Dabbur.Although Joshua Kimmich gave Bayern a lifeline just before the break, Croatia international striker Andrej Kramaric netted a second-half goal and converted a late penalty.center_img ‘Focus on Dortmund’ With Robert Lewandowski rested ahead of Wednesday’s German Super Cup showdown at home to Borussia Dortmund — the chance to win a fifth title in 2020 — his 19-year-old understudy Joshua Zirkzee struggled to spark Bayern’s attack.”We will tick off this match and focus on what we can do better on Wednesday,” added Flick.Hoffenheim took full advantage of Munich’s lethargy with Bicakcic giving them the lead on 16 minutes when he out-leapt Corentin Tolisso at a corner and headed past Manuel Neuer.The hosts doubled their lead when Bayern defender Benjamin Pavard tried to snuff out a counter-attack, but his pass rolled into the path of Israeli striker Dabbur, who held his nerve to chip the ball over Neuer on 24 minutes.It was the first time Bayern have been two goals down since they lost 5-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt in November 2019, a defeat which cost Flick’s predecessor Niko Kovac his job.Kimmich gave Bayern a lifeline with shot from the edge of the area on 36 minutes, but Hoffenheim could have been 3-1 up at half-time as Kramaric clipped the crossbar before the half-time whistle.Flick responded by beefing up his side by bringing on Lewandowski and central midfielder Leon Goretzka for Zirkzee and Pavard on 57 minutes, but to no avail.Kramaric made sure of the win when he finished a counter-attack with a stunning strike on 77 minutes and slotted the resulting penalty in added time when Neuer brought down replacement forward Ihlas Bebou in the area.Freiburg are fifth in the table, two places above Bayern, after their 1-1 draw at home to Wolfsburg as Nils Petersen’s early goal for the hosts was cancelled out by an equalizer from Wolves’ Croatia midfielder Josip Brekalo.Schalke sacked head coach David Wagner on Sunday morning in the wake of their 3-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen, which left them winless in their last 18 league games.Topics :last_img read more

People moves: USS hires new CRO; Skandia names new allocation head

first_imgJason Wood, RPMI RailpenWood is responsible for ensuring Railpen’s operating platform runs seamlessly, is scalable and cost-efficient. Part of his remit is to harness the latest technology to facilitate investment activities so Railpen can continue to invest to fulfil the trustee’s mission to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.Wood takes over from Paul Nathan, who moves to the role of managing director, strategic development at RPMI. Wood joined Railpen on 1 July from Brooks MacDonald Group, where he was group chief operating officer. He brings almost 25 years of financial services industry experience, including 21 years at Schroder Investment Management, where most recently he was global head of data services.Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) — Nina Dietz Legind has been chosen as the new chair of the supervisory board of the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet). The financial watchdog announced that Dietz Legind, who is a professor of banking and capital market law at the University of Southern Denmark, was appointed to the role on Wednesday by Denmark’s Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Simon Kollerup.Dietz Legind has been a member of the expert panel established by the FSA supervisory board since 2014, and among her other current roles in Denmark, she is a board member of state-owned company Finansiel Stabilitet and chair of publisher Djøf Forlag.Dalriada Trustees – The provider of independent professional trustee services to pensions schemes in the UK has today announced the appointment of David Fogarty as director, based in London. He joins from Mercer where, over a 30-year career with the firm, he held several senior roles including leading the combined actuarial and investment business in the UK from 2017 to 2019 and the European Financial Strategy Group from 2009 to 2017. David Fogarty, DalriadaFogarty will act as a professional trustee for Dalriada focusing on scheme boards where there is a specific requirement for a professional trustee with risk management and/or investment expertise while supporting the wider team on investment and risk management issues.Dalriada has grown its team of professional trustees across the UK by 12 in the last year, as the demand for experienced and knowledgeable trustees on boards grows. The firm expects to make further professional trustee and support role appointments over the coming year to keep pace with this demand.Van Lanschot Kempen – Kempen Capital Management has added six specialist employees who will specifically focus on further enhancing the digital services offered by the asset manager’s client solutions, with an emphasis on institutional, fiduciary clients. The team is based in Switzerland, and is also supposed to contribute to the further development of the private banking services within Van Lanschot Switzerland.Five of the hires made the switch from Altis Switzerland and one from Corestone.Gerard Roelofs, head of client solutions at Kempen, said: “These six professionals are at the top of their fields, both within and outside the Netherlands. Their joining our company is excellent news for our clients, as it will allow us to improve and expand the quality of our service even further.“Our clients increasingly require information based on new data analytics techniques and ever-deeper levels of accountability. In addition, the importance of data analysis in ESG, manager selection and manager monitoring is growing exponentially.”Kempen did not name the individuals.HSBC Global Asset Management –  Daniel Leon is the asset manager’s global head of trading, treasury management and global solutions. He joins from AXA Investment Managers, where he was most recently global head of trading, security financing and derivatives and before that head of client solutions development.  HSBC said that, in this new role, Leon will responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the firm’s trading and treasury management activities as well as for global investment solutions.Carmignac – The asset manager has created the position of chief experience officer, making Nathalie Lahmi its first incumbent. In the role she will be responsible for Carmignac’s digital transformation and distribution model. She joins from Allianz France, where she was mostly recently head of brand and communications. She begins her role at Carmignac on 1 September.SEI Investment Manager Services – Jean White has been hired from Northern Trust as global sales director. She will be responsible for growing SEI’s client base, with a focus on global regulatory compliance outsourcing for investment manager services in EMEA.BNP Paribas Asset Management – David Choa has been appointed head of greater China equities with effect from 1 July.  Based in Hong Kong, he reports to Frédéric Surry, deputy head of fundamental active equities. Choa was a founding member of the greater China equities team upon his arrival in 2012. Before joining BNPP AM, he worked at Fidelity Management & Research (Hong Kong) as an international equity enalyst specialising in Asia Pacific telecommunications.2° Investing Initiative – The climate risk think tank has hired Maarten Vleeschhouwer from the European Commission as its new Head of PACTA, beginning in August. At the Commission he worked in the department (DG) for financial services, as a seconded national expert assisting in the implementation of the Commission’s sustainable finance action plan. Before that he worked at the De Nederlandsche Bank, which was one of the first central banks to use the PACTA scenario analysis tool.The think tank has also announced the promotion of Gabrielle Couderc as director for admin and finance. In her new role, she will act as director of 2DII’s French entity and UK office, in addition to overseeing all administrative, grants, and financial matters for the organisation. She will also join the executive committee of 2° Investing Initiative, which includes founder and CEO Stan Dupré and managing director Jakob Thomae. Couderc was previously head of operations and finance for the 2DII network.The think tank has this month also hired two new analysts in its Berlin office to work on scenario analysis and data-related projects. Daisy Pacheco  will focus on the implementation of PACTA in emerging markets, in collaboration with Laura Ramirez, programme manager for emerging markets. Before joining 2DII, Pacheco worked at the Central Bank of Colombia as senior analyst for financial stability.Jacob Kastl, also new this month, will support the implementation of the climate scenario analysis partnerships with financial supervisors and governments, notably EIOPA. He previously worked at Berlin startup Civey, where he most recently served as head of data and statistics.Danske Bank – Ulrika Hasselgren has left Danske Bank, where she has been global head of sustainability and impact investment, and wealth management leadership member, according to a post on LinkedIn. USS, Skandia, Aegon Asset Management, RPMI Railpen, Finanstilsynet, Dalriada, Van Lanschot Kempen, HSBC Global Asset Management, Carmignac, 2° Investing Initiative, SEI, BNPP AM, Danske BankUniversities Superannuation Scheme – The trustee of the £68bn (€74.25bn) private pension scheme has hired Lindsey Matthews from UBS Asset Management as its new chief risk officer. He replaces Guy Coughlan, who is the first incumbent of a role created last year that is focussed on delivery of the pension scheme valuation.Subject to regulatory approval, Matthews will take up the role on 21 September. USS said he has nearly 30 years of experience in financial markets, most recently as UK chief risk officer and global head of investment risk for UBS Asset Management. He has also previously worked at UBS Wealth Management, and as a senior advisor at StatPro PLC.He is a non-executive director of the CFA Society of the UK and chair of its exams and education Committee. He is a visiting fellow at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School at the University of Reading where he teaches portfolio management and risk.center_img Bill Galvin, USS Group CEO, said: “We are delighted that Lindsey has agreed to join USS. His skills and motivations mean that he is very suited to an organisation dedicated to delivering highly valued pension promises to our members and their families, effectively and safely.”Risk management is at the core of our task as a pension trustee and investment manager, and Lindsey will be an excellent addition to the team as we navigate through these challenging times.”Skandia – Maria Qundos has been appointed as the new head of the allocation unit at Swedish life and pensions group Skandia. She joins from Nordic and Baltic banking group Nordea, where she managed some of the bank’s largest balanced funds. Qundos is to be responsible for balanced funds at Skandia, and also play a key role in the allocation of the life portfolio.A spokesman for the company said the job is partly a new role at Skandia following a minor reorganisation, and that Qundos is not replacing anyone in this specific position. She will start the new job on 16 September.Aegon Asset Management – Russ Morrison has been hired from Barings as the new chief investment officer for the Dutch asset manager’s €170bn fixed income investment platform. He had been at Barings for 17 years, holding several senior positions including president and head of fixed income, equities and multi-asset.Prior to Barings, Morrison held positions in the fixed income divisions at First Union Bank, Ernst & Young Management Consultants and North Carolina National Bank.Morrison joins Aegon Asset Management following the integration of its Asian, European and US businesses to form distinct investment platforms for fixed income, real assets, equities and multi-asset and solutions, each under a global CIO framework.Following Morrison’s appointment, Kirk Buese, the current interim global CIO for fixed income, will retire from the business after 33 years’ service. Buese took responsibility for the platform on an interim basis during the recruitment process, having previously stated his desire to retire this year.RPMI Railpen (Railpen) – The firm, which manages approximately £30bn in assets on behalf of the UK’s railways pension schemes, has appointed Jason Wood as chief operations and technology officer. He joins the investment executive committee and reports to Michelle Ostermann, managing director, investments.last_img read more

Boko Haram:Regional force formed to tackle militants

first_imgNigeria and its neighbours  have agreed  to set up a joint military force to counter Boko Haram.Analysts say this is yet another clear sign of President Muhammadu Buhari’s intent to crush the Islamist militant group during his tenure.The leaders reached the deal at a summit hosted by president Muhammadu Buhari, who made tackling the militants a key campaign pledge.Most of the troops will be from Nigeria with Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin also contributing.Cameroon will take the number two role of “deputy first commander” for an initial 12 months while a Chadian will be appointed chief of staff, again for the first year.The decision that the force should be led by a Nigerian commander came after Mr Buhari rejected calls for leadership to rotate between the countries.National contingents of troops for the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin should be deployed by July 30.Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced 1.5 million people in their six-year fight to establish an Islamic state in north-eastern Nigeria.Squashing the insurgency was one of Mr Buhari’s main campaign promises, in contrast to his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, who was accused of inaction in tackling the Islamist extremist group.Boko Haram has also kidnapped hundreds  of girls and women and even using children as suicide bombers.Nigeria has promised $100 million for the “smooth take-off” of the MNJTF, Mr Buhari said on Thursday, but added that longer-term funding was still a “major issue”.The partners called for financial backing from the African Union for “operations, logistics and general mission support” and asked the UN Security Council for its backing for the force. The purported leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekahulast_img read more

Three injured in Ripley County crash

first_imgNapoleon, Ind. — A Sunday afternoon crash resulted in minor injuries to three people in the Napoleon area.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says around 5:30 p.m. a car driven by Ethan Adams pulled on to U.S. 421 southbound from County Road 700 North into the path of a truck driven by Jason Owens. Three occupants in the Owens vehicle were transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.U.S. 421 was closed for about 45 minutes during the investigation.last_img read more

Everton launch crest consultation

first_imgEverton have begun consulting with fans – as promised – over the next redesign of their crest. Everton have now launched an extensive consultation process inviting fans to complete an online questionnaire and apply to join one of a series of focus groups. The final design for the badge will eventually by decided by a vote. Director of communications Alan Myers said: “The 2014-15 crest will be the people’s crest, make no mistake about that. “All I ask is that the fans trust me, as an Evertonian, to deliver it to them. “Every single supporter may not get exactly what they want but they will have the chance to give their input and shape the crest.” The club apologised to fans earlier this year after a rebrand for the 2013-14 season prompted a petition of complaint signed by more than 22,000 supporters. They immediately vowed to take on board the views of fans for another new badge – the 11th in the club’s history – for 2014-15. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Baggies braced for Anelka absence

first_imgWest Brom striker Nicolas Anelka could be out of action until near the end of the Barclays Premier League relegation run-in if an independent Football Association panel decides his ‘quenelle’ gesture was racist in nature. “I am sure, of course,” he said. “West Brom will be playing in the Premier League, I’m sure. “But more important for me is that the players think that too. I’m the coach, I don’t play. That’s the players. “I agree with (captain) Chris Brunt that we need to win five games.” New Fulham manager Felix Magath is confident he can be a fast learner when being thrown in at the deep end of a Barclays Premier League relegation battle. The 60-year-old German certainly brings a wealth of experience to a first coaching role in England, winning the European Cup as a player at Hamburg and also reaching two World Cup finals with Die Mannschaft in the 1980s. However, despite delivering the Bundesliga title three times from spells at Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg, renowned disciplinarian Magath accepts coming into the cut-and-thrust of a scrap for survival in the most hectic domestic championship of them all is a whole new ball game. “Sure it is a little bit better if you know all of the players in the league, but over the last year, I have seen many games from England (on television) when I was at home,” said Magath, who was comfortable with the departures of Rene Meulensteen, assistant manager Ray Wilkins and first-team technical director Alan Curbishley in a clean break of Fulham’s support staff. “I have played against English clubs and also the national team, for clubs I have managed against English teams, Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester (United). “I don’t know as much about the players as you, but I think I know enough from England, the Premier League and from football.” The likes of Iran international winger Ashkan Dejagah, defender Sascha Riether and on-loan midfielder Lewis Holtby have all worked with Magath before. The new Fulham boss intends to fully examine the depth of his squad, who have been given extra fitness sessions ahead of the trip to the Hawthorns. “I have to cut down the number of players in the team (squad) because we have to concentrate and get together,” he said. “If we have too many players, then we have too many influences. “Sorry for that, but it is the only way to concentrate, to focus on the next game. “If the player has not been here long enough to accept the English way of playing English football, then I cannot use him.” Magath added: “I don’t care if a player has been here 20 years or two months, that does not play a role. “I only have to see how they can play, what he is willing to do and I just have to put 11 players together to work as well as they can together. “We will have a chance if every player helps each other and if we do, then I think we are on the right way.” Albion head coach Pepe Mel has revealed Anelka will not be fit enough to face Fulham on Saturday despite returning to training after a shin injury on Thursday, which means the striker may not feature before the FA hands down a verdict. “Nicolas had his first training session on Thursday so it’s impossible that he plays against Fulham,” said Spanish coach Mel. “He is out. He’s fit and he’s good after the injury but he hasn’t trained enough. “As for the other thing – sorry, I’m the head coach only. I’d like the better outcome for Nicolas and West Brom but I respect the FA and its decision is good for me.” Asked if he was frustrated by the time taken to settle the matter, Mel said: “It’s the rules. For me, what’s important is that Nicolas was injured (anyway) and it wasn’t possible for him to play in recent matches. “In the future, I don’t know.” Struggling Albion are one place above the relegation zone, ahead of Sunderland on goal difference only. However Mel, who replaced the sacked Steve Clarke last month, remains absolutely certain that they will preserve their Premier League status. The Frenchman faces a minimum five-match ban after being charged by the FA for the gesture he made after scoring against West Ham on December 28. Anelka insists the ‘quenelle’ is an anti-establishment gesture, but others say it is widely regarded as being anti-Semitic. The 34-year-old has denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, which is expected to start next week and run for a few days. Press Associationlast_img read more

Duff: It’s different this time

first_imgDefender Michael Duff believes Burnley are much better equipped to survive in the Barclays Premier League than five years ago. Veteran centre-back Duff, 37, said: “It was good, a change of scenery. “Sometimes it’s the same four walls, same pitches, same faces, so it was nice to get some sun on our backs. We had four or five good sessions there as well. “It freshens things up a little bit. There are different targets to last year but hopefully we’ll achieve our goals, which is the ultimate aim. “For the last two years people have written us off and we’ve proved them wrong. No-one gave us a prayer this year, and with eight games to go we’re still alive and kicking. We’re going to have a right good go.” Ward should be back in contention after overcoming an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Tottenham defender Ben Davies will allow no room for sentiment up against Wales team-mate Vokes. Spurs head to Turf Moor looking to sustain a decent run following just one defeat, at Manchester United, from four Barclays Premier League matches before the international break as they look to keep alives hopes of European qualification. Clarets forward Vokes and full-back Davies were part of the Wales team which beat Israel 3-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifying tie. However, Davies maintains there can be no quarter given should he get the chance of a first Spurs appearance since the 2-1 win at QPR. “I have played alongside Sam with Wales for a good couple of years now and it is always strange coming up against somebody who is normally a team-mate, but regardless of that Burnley is a tough place to go,” Davis said on the club’s official website. “Burnley are a well-organised team and they can make it very difficult for their opponents. “They have taken points off some big teams this year, so we need to go there and make sure that we are focused and be wary of the threats that they have got.” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss the match because of a knee injury. Full-back Danny Rose will be assessed after returning early from an England call-up with hamstring and hip issues. Forward Roberto Soldado (knee) is another concern. The Clarets’ previous season in the top flight, 2009-10, ended in relegation after early promise fizzled out and inspirational manager Owen Coyle quit the club midway through the campaign. This time it took longer for Sean Dyche’s men to make their mark – their first win came in their 11th game – but their determination to beat the odds has been clearly evident. With eight games remaining they are still in the relegation zone but, just three points off 15th place, there is reason for optimism. Duff said: “The manager leaving the last time – he had everyone buying into what he thought and then he decided to leave for his own reasons in the January. It ripped the heart out of the club. “It didn’t matter who came in, it was going to be an uphill task. “This is completely different. Everyone is 100 per cent – the board, the players, the supporters, the staff. We are all pulling in the same direction, as we have done all season and last season. “There’s a real belief that we can achieve something this year against all the odds. “There is definitely a stronger mentality in this squad which reflects the manager. There is absolutely no chance you would think we were in the bottom three if you looked in the dressing room and the training ground because the place is so upbeat.” With most of the squad not required for international duty over the past fortnight – Danny Ings, Sam Vokes, Michael Keane and Stephen Ward being the exceptions – Dyche took his squad to a training camp in Spain last week. The hope is they will now come back refreshed for a run-in that begins with a tricky visit from Tottenham on Sunday. The idea of a getaway certainly paid dividends a year ago when the Clarets returned to launch their final assault on a promotion place. Press Associationlast_img read more

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no plans for retirement yet

first_img Press Association Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has vowed to finally retire in 2017 at the end of his contract to uphold a long-standing promise to his wife. It is a transition originally planned to have been made more than a decade ago by the 63-year-old Dutchman, who has delivered league titles at Barcelona and Bayern Munich as well as Ajax, where he also won the Champions League. “To kill a player like Ospina, he has been voted the best goalkeeper of the Copa America, he is on the Ballon D’Or list, he was by far the best goalkeeper of the Premier League in the second part of the season last year; I find that just sensationalism, it is not analysis of football. “If it is combined with real analysis of numbers that justify that, I will say ‘okay, they are right’, but it is just because one guy on the television says something, everybody says exactly the same. “I don’t agree with that, it makes me angry because I think it is unfair to the player. This is a top, top quality player. “Yes he made a big mistake, but that can happen to any player. It happened to Petr Cech, don’t worry.” Arsenal’s next European fixtures are a daunting double header against Group F leaders Bayern Munich. Wenger, though, insists all is not lost. “We are still in the Champions League, we are not out of the Champions League. Everybody writes us out, but we are not out,” he said. Wenger is confident Arsenal can produce the required response against United to lay down a marker for their own Barclays Premier League title challenge. “We have a big game at home and the advantage is to win the big game at home,” he said. “It is the first maybe massive game for the top of the table. “Without the home form, you don’t win the championship, that is for sure.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows he cannot go on in the job forever, but admits the thought of setting a retirement date is somewhat scary. Earlier this week was the 19-year anniversary of Wenger’s appointment at Highbury and he is now the longest-serving manager in the English game. However, just how to f ollow the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson – who famously made a U-turn some 12 months on from his initial retirement announcement in May 2001 – is not on Wenger’s immediate agenda. “I haven’t decided yet, I think it can be more instinctive and impulsive than that,” said the Arsenal boss, whose contract runs until the summer of 2017. “I am always scared – I have heard that so many times, ‘next year I will retire’ and then they continue or go somewhere else. “I think one thing is for sure that, when I retire, I will really retire.” Arsenal head into Sunday’s clash with United in the wake of a disappointing home defeat by Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Wenger was left angered by the criticism of both his team selection, leaving Petr Cech on the bench as David Ospina’s handling error led to a goal, and also the character of the players. “What is boring is everybody says absolutely the same, that is for me boring. If it is the truth, you accept it. If it is not true, it is just cheap. That is boring,” Wenger said. last_img read more

Former NFL player Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson leaves $1,000 tip at South Florida restaurant

first_imgProverbs 11:25 pic.twitter.com/vSPoh1U1BQ— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 18, 2020 “Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. ‘I LOVE YOU’ he wrote on the receipt. Former NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson left a generous tip at a South Florida restaurant.On Monday, Johnson went to Havana’s Cuban Cuisine in Cooper City.  After paying his bill, Johnson left a tip of $1,000.last_img