Marshfield girls edge Rapids

first_imgBy John KemmeterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield High School girls basketball team edged Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at Marshfield on Dec. 13.Marshfield went into halftime with a 23-22 lead, and then outscored Rapids 25-22 in the second half to secure a 48-44 win.Alli Martin of Wisconsin Rapids fights for the ball during the conference game against Marshfield on Dec. 13. City Times staff photo.last_img

US consulting firm expands in SA

first_img4 December 2007US-based multinational consulting firm Watson Wyatt is to form a strategic alliance with and acquire an initial 20% stake in South African actuarial and employee benefits consultancy Fifth Quadrant.“We are pleased to enter the South Africa market,” Watson Wyatt chief executive John Haley said in a statement on Monday. “Fifth Quadrant is an excellent strategic fit and shares Watson Wyatt’s focus on high-quality client service.”Fifth Quadrant’s core business is the provision of independent advice to institutional clients in the areas of actuarial services, retirement fund consulting, investment consulting and health benefit consulting.It is wholly owned by its executive and non-executive directors, with the executive management team owning over 98% of the business.“We see tremendous growth opportunities in the coming years, not just in South Africa but across the whole continent,” Watson Wyatt regional manager Babloo Ramamurthy said. “This is an exciting opportunity as it further enhances our ability to offer seamless consulting services around the world to our multinational clients.”With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Fifth Quadrant employs 72 staff, including 15 actuaries. The firm has revenues of R78-million and is the leading asset consulting firm in South Africa (advising 36 of the largest 100 funds by asset size).The strategic alliance with Fifth Quadrant follows on from Watson Wyatt’s recent announcement that it is opening an office in Dubai, its first on-the-ground presence in the Middle East.Both firms have signed a letter of intent and aim to sign a definitive agreement by the end of December, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory consents.Earlier this year Arlington, Virginia-based Watson Wyatt acquired Heissmann, Germany’s premier firm of actuarial, benefits and human resources consultants, Watson Wyatt Brans & Co, its long-time alliance partner in the Netherlands, and Oakbridge Consulting Group, a human resources consulting firm in Sweden.“Becoming part of Watson Wyatt Worldwide will provide the international credentials increasingly expected by global companies with operations in southern Africa and allow us to advise local South African firms on global best practice,” Fifth Quadrant executive chairman Rustum Omar said.“It will significantly enhance the service we provide to clients and is likely to create some fantastic opportunities for our staff.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

5 Reasons Your 1990s Nokia Was the Best Cell Phone Ever

first_imgnicole nguyen The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#’90s#1990s#feature phone#Mobile Phone#Nokia#PopSugarTech Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Editor’s Note: This was originally published by our partners at PopSugarTech. Sadly, Nokia is nearly no more. Microsoft is changing the name of its flagship Nokia Lumia phone to, simply, Microsoft Lumia. The company purchased Nokia’s mobile phone division earlier this year and intends to drop the Nokia brand from its high-end Windows Phones entirely.While the entry-level basic phones will still carry the moniker, we’re a little bitter about having to say goodbye to Nokia phones as we know them. After all, for many of us, our first mobile device was a Nokia brick phone. Read on for the five things we’ll miss about those wonderful, unbreakable gizmos.1. They didn’t bend like the iPhone 6Nokias broke you, not the other way around.2. In fact, they were so indestructible, Tom Riddle chose a Nokia as his next HorcruxBeat Snake and destroy the Horcrux! (PS If you’ve never read Harry Potter, you have no idea what we’re talking about. Just move on to the next slide.)3. They had radtastic interchangeable faceplatesChanged that faceplate as often as my outfits.4. They ran out of battery after days of use, not hoursWhat phone charger?5. Last but not least, they came with SNAKE …… which you probably played for hours.Read More from PopSugarTech:We Could All Learn A Few Tech Tips From Kim KardashianGoogle’s Cancer-Seeking Pill Is Pure MagicGeeky Birth Announcements That Need No IntroductionStarbucks’ Delivery App Takes  Your Latte Addiction To The Next LevelYou Can Now Drunk Order Taco Bell From Your iPhone Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

The Reload: Tight End Pledge Praises Gundy, Top CB Target on Commitment Watch

first_imgAs it stands, however, TCU is considered the favorite here. And that could especially be the case after OSU added 2018 cornerback Gabe Lemons to the fold this week.Three-star tight end pledge rock solid despite interest elsewhereLong-time OSU tight end pledge Nic McTear has seen his recruitment skyrocket after committing to the Cowboys, but he’s rock solid with his commitment.In an interview with Scout.com this week, McTear says it’s the Gundy factor that has kept him committed and solid.“It’s coach (Mike) Gundy,” McTear said. “He keeps it real. He is consistent too. He has been there for like the last 10 years. Every single year they go to a bowl game and they just keep it simple. He is just everything you want in a coach.I feel like I am firm where I am at. I feel like I will go there for sure unless something major happens. Other than that I don’t think I am going to be going anywhere else.”McTear has garnered offers from TCU, LSU, Auburn, Miami and others, but with all that interest he has remained firm in his commitment. The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap catching you up to speed with the latest Oklahoma State recruiting news, with an ear to the ground for what to expect.Junior college defensive tackle standout visitingFour-star junior college defensive tackle Tayland Humphrey will be making an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State this weekend, he announced this week. Humphrey’s ranked as one of the best junior college prospects in the Class of 2018 — regardless of position.AdChoices广告The Hutchison C.C. standout is a 6-6, 350-pound mauler with 25 scholarship offers in hand from Texas A&M, Arkansas, OU, Florida State, Alabama and others. He is originally from Klein Oak, Texas.OSU’s top cornerback target on commitment watchSlidell, Louisiana cornerback Eddie Smith announced Thursday evening that he will be making his college commitment on Friday night. Smith recently visited OSU where he came away singing praises of the school he undoubtedly included in his top 3.“I loved it honestly,” Smith said. “I had no idea the school was that beautiful. I fell in love with the campus.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Louisiana Safety Israel Mukuamu Names OSU in Final Four Schools

first_imgOSU has survived the cut from 9 schools to 4 for Louisiana safety Israel Mukuamu. The three-star prospect announced his final four schools on Monday which included Florida State, OSU, South Carolina and Indiana.Mukuamu, a Parkway High School recruit, holds nearly 20 offers from the likes of Florida, Ole Miss, Purdue and others. The big-bodied, 6-4 safety is set to make his final decision on July 24 in a commitment ceremony at his old school in South Carolina.AdChoices广告“When I went up there,” Mukuamu said of his recent visit to OSU, “Coach Gundy sat me in his office and told me he that he thinks I’m the guy for the program and that no matter what they’re going to keep a spot for me. They’re just waiting on me. Coach Hammerschmidt actually compares me to the safety there now, Tre Flowers. He said I could potentially come in early, play early and be the next him because he’s looking for another tall DB like him to play that strong safety position.”Mukuamu says he’s looking for a place that features a sports medicine program that fits him, but more importantly, he’s looking for the right fit as a program.“A coaching staff and football team that’s really family-based,” said Mukuamu. “It’s all about family to them. Education and a place I can play early and win championships.”After a late offer and surge in his recruitment, Florida State is the presumed favorite in his recruitment, especially after making consecutive visits to Tallahassee in mid-June. We’ll see if safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt has some tricks up his sleeve to even the game before he makes his final decision. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Kenneth Edison-McGruder Shines in Star Linebacker Role

first_img“It was just a good play at the right time,”said Edison-McGruder.”Coach made a good play call. Sent me on the blitz. [The] fumble, I seen it. I picked it up and just ran.”Glenn Spencer was pleased overall with this Star backer’s game, even if he took time to rib the junior after the game.“Well, I asked him in the locker room cause I thought it looked like he was running into the guy that was chasing him: ‘Were you trying to get tackled?’ He said he thought the guy to his right were the opponents, and I said, ‘No, that was your own guys.’ Anyway, it was tremendous,” said Spencer.Of course it wasn’t a perfect night. Earlier in that same drive, Edison-McGruder could have had another defensive score if he’d held on to what would have been a gift-wrapped pick-six from Chad President. But if that’s the biggest gripe, I think Spencer will take it. The key is that Edison-McGruder and the several of these Cowboy defenders are fast and are going to be in position to make plays.Spencer talked about this Star position possibly being his best on the team with Edison-McGruder and sophomore Calvin Bundage at 1A and 1B. Bundage left the game “banged up” according to Spencer but Kirk Tucker filled in well. The Cowboys have plenty of depth in their front seven and plenty of speed. This is going to be a fun group to watch, because they’re having fun.“Just being out there with my teammates again, flying around, making plays. It was great.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Kenneth Edison-McGruder had a lot on his mind as his team prepared for Tulsa. While he and his teammates were going to class and attending practice, his family was at home, 500 miles away, in Houston. Edison-McGruder’s 2-year old daughter was safe with family but that didn’t stop him from worrying or wanting to be there for her.“They’re good now,” Edison-McGruder said. “The hurricane is gone now. I was kind of worried at first, towards the beginning of the week, when everything was going on because my daughter’s back home. I wasn’t there with her.”On the field during Oklahoma State’s season opener, the junior looked as sharp as ever. From his new Star linebacker role, Edison-McGruder flew around the field, wreaking havoc on Tulsa’s touted run game and its inexperienced QB. He finished with five tackles (four solo), a tackle for loss, a sack and a pass breakup.AdChoices广告But his play of the game was obvious.last_img read more

Nike football: Great ads, player roster & new boots

first_imgWTF Nike football: Great adverts, current player roster & latest boots Ryan Kelly 23:42 28/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo Getty/Goal WTF Premier League Primera División Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Some of the greatest footballers of all time have worked closely with the sportswear giant, producing ads and promoting clothing Over the past two decades and more, sportswear giant Nike has shown tremendous creativity in showing off their brand and products in football.By marrying the appeal of the greatest footballers in the world with high-level production, the corporation has become synonymous with a certain style of football.Speed, skill and success are the message in their advertising, but they also have fun with it, setting their vision of the game in an upbeat light. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Goal takes a closer look at some of Nike’s football adverts, the star players they are associated with and some of their latest products.Nike football adsIn the 1990s, Nike brought out a number of memorable advertisements featuring footballers, fantastic concepts and catchy soundtracks.The 1996 ‘Match in Hell’, in which a slew of the game’s then-current stars took on the Devil and his demonic football team, kicked things off in the brand’s unique series.The likes of Luis Figo, Paolo Maldini and Ronaldo form a team expected to save the beautiful game in a match that culminates with Eric Cantona’s nonchalant utterance of “au revoir” as he blastes a flaming ball through the Devil to rescue the day.Around the time of the 1998 World Cup another Nike advert captured the imagination of football fans as the Brazil national team kill boredom in an airport by playing an impromptu game filled with tricks and flicks. Fittingly, it was amplified by Sergio Mendes’ 1960s song ‘Mas que Nada’, which has become synonymous with ‘Samba football’. And in the 2000s, they really set themselves apart from competitors with a series of brilliantly produced efforts. In the early part of the decade, Louis van Gaal led a crack team of skilled footballers to a high-security complex to retrieve a special ball that was said to be “rounder”. A few years later, long after his retirement, Cantona returned as the man overseeing a high-stakes underground tournament featuring three-man teams, including the likes of Thierry Henry, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho. A remixed version of the Elvis Presley song ‘A little less conversation’ was the soundtrack and the concept was revisited a number of years later in a winner-takes-all bout.Skilful footballers performing freestyle tricks figured a lot in the ads and the idea of Joga Bonito (meaning ‘Beautiful Game’ in Portuguese) was explored in a series of ads featuring the Brazil national team, recalling the 1998 effort. The Portugal national team, with the likes of Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo, even became involved.Director Guy Ritchie was involved in a famous Nike football ad depicting the meteoric ascent of a non-league player to the very summit of the game. The short film is shot entirely from the viewpoint of the footballer as he climbs the ladder to success, fame and glory.Some films have incorporated Nike athletes from other sports and NBA star Kobe Bryant featured in an ad that focuses on the narrow margins between success and failure, showing the different fates that await stars should they score a winning goal, for example. In it, Wayne Rooney becomes a hero for England, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s path – foreshadowing reality – brings a gigantic statue and a feature-length movie.Fast, fierce, fearless. It’s in their DNA. A select few have it. The rest have to deal with it. Fast by nature. #BornMercurial @Cristiano @neymarjr @KMbappe @marcoasensio10Get notified: https://t.co/45SwifKvcE pic.twitter.com/3eNvi4RVDp— Nike Football (@nikefootball) February 7, 2018Generally speaking, the Nike ads air ahead of major tournaments or events, but they have also produced slick films to promote their latest releases, such as football boots. While they are not always as elaborate, funny or fantastic, they still possess that star quality and show their products in an alluring light.Nike football rosterWayne Rooney Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Nike Risk EverythingAs one of the biggest sports brands in the world, it is not surprising that Nike is associated with some of the best footballers on the planet.Chief among them is five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who has long been the face of the football strand of the corporation, but the Real Madrid superstar is supported by a supremely talented cast too.Other current Nike football ambassadors and sponsees include Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane. The likes of Luka Modric, Christian Pulisic and Robert Lewandowski also feature among the illustrious billing.You can see some of the top footballers who are currently on their roster in the table below. Player Country Club Gonzalo Higuain Argentina Juventus Mauro Icardi Argentina Inter Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Man City Eden Hazard Belgium Chelsea Philippe Coutinho Brazil Barcelona Neymar Brazil PSG Alexis Sanchez Chile Man Utd Arturo Vidal Chile Bayern Munich Harry Kane England Tottenham Raheem Sterling England Man City Alexandre Lacazette France Arsenal Kylian Mbappe France PSG Jerome Boateng Germany Bayern Munich Mario Gotze Germany Borussia Dortmund Leonardo Bonucci Italy AC Milan Lorenzo Insigne Italy Napoli Robert Lewandowski Poland Bayern Munich Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Andres Iniesta Spain Barcelona Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid Christian Pulisic United States Borussia Dortmund Notable former Nike footballersAs already mentioned, Nike has a long history of sponsoring and working closely with the world’s best players.Manchester United legend Eric Cantona figured prominently in ad campaigns during the 1990s and 2000s along with Brazilian stars such as Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.Italy hero Francesco Totti and the unmistakabale Edgar Davids were also heavily involved in promotions.Below you can see some of the biggest names Nike has worked with in the past. Player Country Ronaldo Brazil Ronaldinho Brazil Roberto Carlos Brazil Romario Brazil Paul Scholes England Ian Wright England Eric Cantona France Thierry Henry France Fabio Cannavaro Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Francesco Totti Italy Hidetoshi Nakata Japan Edgar Davids Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Luis Figo Portugal Latest Nike football bootsNike Mercurial Vapor 360 2018Nike’s sponsorship of the world’s best footballers is an ideal vehicle through which they can show off their latest equipment and football boots in particular.For example, back in 1998, Ronaldo’s status as the best player in the world was capitalised on as Nike launched a new boot design – the R9s – in time for that year’s World Cup.Since then, players have naturally been central to the promotion of new footwear and in February the latest designs were launched at a party featuring a cluster of their roster.The Mercurial range is arguably the most well known of Nike’s football boots and the latest offerings are the Mercurial Superfly 360 and the Mercurial Vapor 360, which became available to buy on Valentine’s Day.On the official Nike website, the Superfly 360 are priced at £229.95 ($275) and the Vapor 360 is slightly cheaper £209.95 ($250).Some of the other recent offerings include the Hypervenom, the Magista and the Tiempo ranges. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

VAR controversy in Spurs-Rochdale

first_imgVideos VAR causes controversy again as Spurs host Rochdale in FA Cup Ronan Murphy 04:53 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Heung-Min Son Tottenham 28022018 Getty Videos Tottenham Hotspur v Rochdale Rochdale Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup The video assistant referee overturned two goals from Tottenham in their replay with the League One side at Wembley, sparking more outrage Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup replay with Rochdale was mired in controversy as VAR ruled out an early Spurs goal and overturned a penalty.Erik Lamela had the ball in the net early in the match, but saw his goal chalked off as referee Paul Tierney went to the video assistant who cited a foul from Fernando Llorente in the build-up.Interesting start!Erik Lamela thinks he’s given Spurs the early 1-0 lead but the goal is ruled out by VAR. https://t.co/rcwHawaE4I— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018VAR strikes againSpurs thought they had the lead, but Fernando Llorente was judged to have committed a foul.Robbie Savage was less than impressed pic.twitter.com/IePFp0rjWk— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Heung-Min Son put Spurs ahead after 24 minutes and had the chance to double the lead shortly after when VAR gave the hosts a penalty, but another controversial decision saw his stuttered spot kick deemed unlawful. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Son put the ball beyond Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis, but stopped during the run-up, and with players encroaching into the area before the ball was kicked, Tierney overuled the goal once more.VAR strikes again. https://t.co/PjuDCjRhcq— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018-Spurs goal disallowed.-Spurs penalty ruled out and Son booked,-Rochdale draw level.That escalated quickly…What a pass though!BT Sport 2 HD & 4K UHD pic.twitter.com/iuyJOMvOOQ— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 28, 2018Rochdale levelled the tie just three minutes later through Stephen Humphrys, but many fans and pundits felt that Spurs deserved to be three goals clear if it were not for VAR’s impact.If anything, Llorente was fouled. Hideous— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) February 28, 2018Rochdale’s MOTM so far. pic.twitter.com/fdrZvTmAvf— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 28, 2018Ah so that’s what VAR stands for”Very awful really”— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) February 28, 2018What a joke of a referee the VAR is an absolute joke it took 5 mins to sort the penalty decision out what a joke— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 28, 2018VAR is a waste of time but Rochdale have been excellent so far. Spurs desperate for half time.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 28, 2018This is just the latest in a series of controversies surrounding VAR, which has been widely panned in England and elsewhere.Just this week, UEFA confirmed that it would not be used in the Champions League next season, with European football’s governing body deeming it unready for use.last_img read more

AC Milan vs Arsenal: TV, stream & preview

first_imgUEFA Europa League AC Milan vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly 20:43 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images UEFA Europa League Milan v Arsenal Milan Arsenal The Gunners are at a low ebb as they get set to face Gennaro Gattuso’s upwardly mobile Rossoneri side in Europe Crisis-stricken Arsenal head to Italy on Thursday to take on Serie A side AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.Arsene Wenger’s men are on a dismal run of form and come into the game against the Rossoneri on the back of four consecutive defeats, losing most recently to Brighton in the Premier League.Their hopes of achieving a Champions League finish – in the top four – have effectively been extinguished so the Europa League is now their only way of reclaiming a seat at the top table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp They come up against a Milan side that, conversely, are experiencing an upswing in fortunes, with Gennaro Gattuso finally discovering the formula for success at San Siro. Game AC Milan vs Arsenal Date Thursday March 8 Time 18:00 GMT / 13:00 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position AC Milan players Goalkeepers Storari, G. Donnarumma, A. Donnarumma, Guarnone Defenders Calabria, Conti, Romagnoli, Gomez, Zapata, Bonucci, Abate, Musacchio, Antonelli, Gabbia, Bellanova, Rodriguez Midfielders Mauri, Bonaventura, Suso, Calhanoglu, Montolivo, Biglia, Pobega, Locatelli, Kessie Forwards Borini, Kalinic, Silva, Forte, Cutrone The hosts will be without the services of Andrea Conti and Luca Antonelli, while Ignazio Abate is considered a doubt. Other than that, Gattuso has a full complement of players ready to play at San Siro.Potential AC Milan starting XI: G. Donnarumma; Rodriguez, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Calabria; Biglia, Kessie, Bonaventura; Suso, Calhanoglu, Cutrone. Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Kolasinac Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Nelson, Mkhitaryan Forwards Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Willock Arsenal will be without Nacho Monreal in defence as the Spaniard continues to recover from a back injury, while Alexandre Lacazette and Santi Cazorla are long-term absentees. As well as that, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers; Bellerin, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil; Welbeck.Betting & Match Odds AC Milan are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who price them at 11/10, while Arsenal are rated 23/10 to beat the Rossoneri. A draw is available at 9/4.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Gennaro Gattuso Lazio Milan Coppa ItaliaArsenal arrive in Milan for the Europa League last-16 game at what may be their lowest point since Wenger took the reins of the club over 20 years ago. Not only do they have a point to prove, they are under serious pressure to go all the way in the competition but they have been handed a tough assignment in the form of Gattuso’s Rossoneri.Two months ago it would not have appeared to be as difficult a prospect, but, after enduring a slow start to his tenure, the divisive World Cup winner has seemingly cracked the code.Milan are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions and, while the Gunners are on a four-game losing streak, the Italians have won their last five, beating the likes of Ludogorets and Roma.Gattuso’s men are currently thriving, with players such as Hakan Calhanoglu, Suso and Patrick Cutrone responding well to their new coach’s demands. As well as the aforementioned talent, they also boast the experience of Leonardo Bonucci, Ricardo Montolivo and Nikola Kalinic, so the Gunners cannot take anything for granted in Italy.Indeed, the north London men are a wounded entity and, given that their season now hinges on success in the Europa League, they must dig deep for a result, particularly away from home.last_img read more

The stadiums that have shut out Ronaldo

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo San Siro, the Etihad and the stadiums Cristiano Ronaldo has never scored in Goal 02:06 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getafe La Liga Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League The legendary striker scored his first goal at Parc des Princes on Tuesday – now just 15 grounds have denied him as a Real Madrid playerlast_img read more