Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link289Shares Comment Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco suspended by Dalian Yifang Yannick Carrasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang.The 25-year-old returned late from international duty with Belgium last week and subsequently missed his side’s match against Hebei CFFC.Carrasco issued an apology on Twitter after he missed a connecting flight but has failed to escape disciplinary action.‘Yannick Carrasco of the Dalian Football Club was absent from the away game against Hebei China Fortune and missed training,’ the club wrote in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘The club now imposes the following penalties on him: Order Carrasco to apologise to the team within three days and stop training.‘The club has always attached importance to the team’s discipline construction, and no individual is above the collective. The club treats everyone equally.’AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this week one of Carrasco’s teammates accused the former Atletico Madrid winger of deliberately incurring a suspension to avoid having to play for his club.Speaking on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Yu Ziqian said: ‘You’re a star and you play well, but you can’t win a game by yourself.‘When we played Shanghai Greenland Shenhua you deliberately got a fourth yellow card (in the season) and got a suspension to avoid playing Shanghai SIPG; and then you went back to Europe ahead of schedule.‘When we played Hebei China Fortune you told the club your plane was late. If you came back one day earlier, how could you be late?‘Now you are back, but you don’t even move in training. When we play training matches you just you just stand around the pitch, you do not attack and do not defend.‘The atmosphere of team training has been ruined. As a professional football player, training and games are as important as life.‘No matter how important a person is, he cannot override the team. I really hope we can say a nice goodbye to you just like we welcomed you at the beginning!’Unai Emery is keen to bring Carrasco to north London, while the player is desperate to return to Europe in order to boost his chances of making Belgium’s Euro 2020 squad.Arsenal, who failed in their attempts to sign Carrasco in January, are, however, struggling to agree a fee with Dalian who are yet to decide whether or not to cash in on their prize asset.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 Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement
Kaymer was five clear of the field when he signed his card but saw his lead trimmed to a single shot by rising star Jordan Spieth, the American world number seven the only player in the field without a single bogey in the first 36 holes. The 20-year-old added a flawless 66 to his opening 67 as he looks to win golf’s so-called ‘fifth major’ just a month after almost becoming the youngest Masters champion in history. Spieth only turned professional in December 2012 and was a 19-year-old special temporary member on the PGA Tour when he won the John Deere Classic last July, the youngest winner on Tour since 1931. But he held a two-shot lead after seven holes of the final round on his debut at Augusta before finishing joint second behind Bubba Watson. Kaymer, who won the US PGA Championship in August 2010 and became world number one the following February for eight weeks, said: “I was very happy the way I played golf the last four or five weeks, so the next step is just putting yourself in contention, hopefully win. “If not, it’s okay, but as long as you put yourself in contention for the next few weeks, especially now we’re coming up to the US Open and British Open.” Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia were all six shots off the lead after adding rounds of 71 to their opening 67s, with England’s Brian Davis a shot behind after a 67. Adam Scott endured a long wait before discovering his latest bid to become world number one remained alive, the Australian rebounding from his opening 77 – which featured double bogeys on the 17th and 18th – to return a 67 with three birdies in his last four holes. Scott, who could have overtaken the absent defending champion Tiger Woods by simply staying at home, needs at least a top-16 finish and eventually discovered he had made the cut with nothing to spare. “I don’t think I played that much better than yesterday to be honest,” said Scott, who revealed he married his long-term girlfriend Marie Kojzar in a small ceremony in the Bahamas last month. Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar are also able to overhaul Woods depending on their results, with Stenson needing a top-six finish, Watson to finish alone in second and Kuchar requiring a victory. European number one Stenson and two-time Masters champion Watson were three under, with Kuchar two under after a second consecutive 71. Press Association Rory McIlroy has his work cut out to catch Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer despite a brilliant finish to his second round in the £6million Players Championship on Friday. McIlroy looked destined for a fourth missed cut in five appearances at Sawgrass when he covered the front nine in 42, but the former world number one birdied the 12th, 13th, 16th and 18th to make the halfway cut on the mark of level par. However, the 25-year-old’s 74 left him 12 shots behind Kaymer after the 29-year-old German added a 69 to his course record-equalling 63 in the opening round.
Despite the hold up, Mourinho’s announcement is expected imminently, although these delays could potentially carry into Euro 2016, and affect Mourinho’s transfer dealings.Van Gaal’s exit was formally announced earlier this week, confirming what many believed to be a long-held formality. The Dutchman was sacked despite winning the FA Cup last weekend, as United beat Crystal Palace after extra time.Assistant manager Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to exit the club, ending his long affiliation with United, amid reports that he is unsatisfied that he was not offered the manager’s role himself.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jose Mourinho’s move to Manchester United is being held up due to complications over image rights, according to top sports lawyer Jake Cohen.Cohen announced on his Twitter feed yesterday morning that Mourinho’s entrance at Old Trafford as Louis Van Gaal’s replacement may not be as smooth as some United fans would hope – even though the issues aren’t believed to be serious enough to scupper the deal completely.He revealed that a delay has occurred due to the fact that former club Chelsea still own the trademark for the Portuguese boss’ real name, adding that his image rights are worth millions and that he was ill-advised during his time in London.
In the nights other third round tie Burnley host Spurs, kick off is at 7.45.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed they’ve agreed a fee for Lukas Podolski with Inter Milan.The forward, who was in Italy to agree personal terms while the Londoners were beating Hull 2-0 in the FA Cup third round, is set to move there on loan. Liverpool hope their resurgence will continue tonight as they go to league two AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.Kick off is at 7.55Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says it will be a big test for his side – especially given the recent news about Steven Gerrard’s departure.
DES MOINES — Senior Josh Fitzgerald socked a two-run homer while 8th-grader Doug Taylor picked up the win on the mound as Newman beat Alburnett 11-1 in six innings in the Class 1A championship game at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com, giving the Knights their third-straight championship.Newman scored two in the second with Kyle Armour’s RBI single and George Schmit knocking in Jack McGuire with a sacrifice fly.After Alburnett plated their only run in the top of the third, Newman responded in the bottom half of the inning with another RBI single by Armour scoring SchuttFitzgerald socked a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to give the Knights a 5-1 lead after four.Newman pushed across four more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Schmitt had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch. After the Knights loaded up the bases, both Fitzgerald and Jack Maznio scored on another wild pitch to make it 9-1 after the fifth.The Knights finished off the game in the bottom of the sixth with a sacrifice fly from Max Burt scoring Armour, followed by a walk-off hit batsman as Merritt McCardle was hit with the bases loaded.Taylor picked up the win, facing 21 batters in 5 1/3 innings, striking out one, allowing four hits, two walks and one run. Fitzgerald came in to finish the game, pitching 2/3 of an inning, striking out one.Armour finished the game with three hits and two RBI.For the Knights, it’s their third straight championship and 8th overall, winning titles in 1998, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017-2019.