Mesut Ozil’s agent has insisted there is “no chance” the German midfielder will leave Arsenal this summer. Two men threatened to “kill” Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Dr Erkut Sogut says Ozil will stay in north London at least until the expiry of his current deal in June 2021. The 31-year-old was linked with an exit from the Gunners in January after struggling for game time and form in the first half of the campaign. He has enjoyed an extended run in the side under Mikel Arteta but failed to have a meaningful impact on proceedings as Arsenal suffered late heartbreak in the Europa League at the hands of Olympiakos on Thursday night Arsenal record £27.1m losses for 2019 – and Europa League failure could make 2020 worse “At the moment, we don’t even talk about it, because he still has one-and-a-half-years left,” he told the i.Advertisement Loading… “He still has 15 months to go. Until then, he will stay at Arsenal, for sure. He will stay until the end of his contract. There’s no chance he’ll leave.” Ozil moved to the Emirates from Real Madrid in January 2013 for £42.5million. He penned his current terms in 2018 and earns in the region of £350,000-a-week at Arsenal. When he does leave the Gunners, Ozil would likely be inundated with lucrative offers from China and the USA, but Sogut says he will continue playing at the highest level as long as possible. “He is going into the end of this contract, he will be 32 years old, he will be a free agent, and it’s not a bad situation,” he added. Read Also:Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s trip to Athens “And he will have probably a hundred million followers on the social media side at that time, his marketing will be bigger by that time. And he’s 32 so he can still go and play in top-level football for the next two or three years.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be OpenedWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
A motorcycle crash left two people injured on U.S. 52, just east of McGuire Ridge Road, on Thursday around 6 p.m.Franklin County Deputies responded to the scene of a crashed black 2006 Honda T7C Sport Motorcycle. Investigators say the bike was traveling east when the driver, Brian Sailor, 28, of Connersville, failed to negotiate a curve.The motorcycle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail throwing the driver and a passenger off of the bike.Sailor and a 21-year-old female passenger were airlifted to University Hospital in Cincinnati. Deputies say both suffered injuries to their neck and lower bodies.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on the scene by the Brookville Police Department, Metamora Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel EMS, Rescue 24 and University Air Care.
Victoria C. Kellerman, age 71 of Batesville, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born November 9, 1944 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Catherine (Nee: Voegele) and Florentine Decker. She married Jack Kellerman January 5, 1963 at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in death February 4, 2008.Vicki was very community oriented and was always looking for ways to make the community and surrounding area better. To that end, she served as Ripley County Director of Economic Development 27 years before retiring in 2014. Other organizations she lent her time and talents to include the Indiana Economic Development Association of which she also served as a board member, twelve years on the Batesville Memorial Library Board, founding member of the Ripley County Community Foundation, founding member of the community development organization ECHO 15, as well as a member of the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 ladies auxiliary’s.Vicki loved entertaining. A gracious host, she truly enjoyed having people over. According to her family she had a wonderful sense of humor and was a good cook. The kids remember her large collection of recipes and how good everything was that she made. Although she claimed to have limited musical capabilities, she was actually an accomplished piano and organ player. Vicki liked collecting music boxes and was an avid reader, with Sidney Sheldon novels among her favorites. She and Jack did some traveling through the years and the Grand Caymans were a favorite destination.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Amy and Randy Streator of Batesville; sons and daughter-in-laws John and Natasha of Batesville, Pete and Stephanie of Oldenburg, Clay and Liz of Batesville, Adam of Batesville; sisters Pam Vonderhaar of Union, Kentucky, Libby Bohman of Batesville, Tina Beach of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers Tim Decker of Seymour, Indiana, John Decker of Wildwood, Florida and eleven grandchildren.Visitation is Tuesday, May 31st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1st at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Ripley County Community Foundation.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. – After nine years, new numbers will be written on the lineup board at Sheridan Speedway. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will headline Friday shows at Sheridan this season. The 3/8-mile dirt oval had been idle since 2006 and car numbers were still visible on the infield whiteboard when cleanup and renovation work got underway.“I had raced there myself and it always sparked my interest to own my own track,” said Craig Draper, who purchased the speedway last December. “We’re revamping the entire facility. We have built all-new concessions and grandstand seating. This is an outstanding track.” Spectator parking will be expanded and an overflow area for the pits is in the works. Also planned is a static camera system that will allow drivers to watch the races on Youtube just minutes after they take the checkers. Opening night is May 8. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point races for the Modifieds continue through Aug. 28.“We’ve had an amazing group of volunteers here. It would have been so much more difficult without their help,” promoter Cary Smith said. “Businesses and people in the Sheridan community have donated their time and resources. It’s been overwhelming.” “What I like best about the Modified division is the drivers. They’re what racing is all about,” she added. “The action on the track is great but there’s so much more interest because of the personal connection fans have with the drivers.”Sheridan Speedway is part of IMCA’s Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Cayden Carter looks to make history on Thursday, night four of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, while Jeff Aikey looks to add to his legacy.The Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the program at Boone Speedway this evening. Already qualified for Modified and Stock Car main events, Carter looks to qualify for a third championship event by making the Late Model grid.Aikey, meanwhile, aims to run his record string of Late Model championships to five and career total to seven.Qualifying continues for both Modifieds and Stock Cars, with the top four finishers in each of two features for the two divisions advancing to the middle row of their respective Saturday championship events.
Drivers in all divisions except the Late Models planning to compete at the Sept. 2-7 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s must pre-register online. The form for pre-registration can be found at www.imca.com and www.raceboone.com under the Super Nationals menu. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is Sept. 6 while races of champions and main events for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks are on Sept. 7. “We began the on-line registration process last year and it helped speed up the entire process immensely,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It made it considerably easier for our staff to prepare for Super Nationals leading up to the event and streamlined much of the actual week of Super Nationals for IMCA and Boone Speedway employees.” Drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link. Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series crown the first champion of the week on Labor Day. Sport Compacts run their complete program on Sept. 3. The Prelude and each night of Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Drivers must also pre-register to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone Speedway. Pit stall application links are on Super Nationals menus on both IMCA and Boone Speedway websites as well. Entry fees for the 37th annual Super Nationals remain unchanged at $40 for Modifieds, $50 for Late Models, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, and $15 for Sport Compacts. BOONE, Iowa – Online registration for the biggest and best event in all of dirt track racing is underway. Northern SportMod pilot Ron Hults of Truro, Iowa, was the first driver to pre-register for the upcoming Super Nationals.
Zaha, who has won 12 caps for England Under-21s and two for the senior side, has yet to make his Barclays Premier League debut for the Red Devils and has been linked with a loan move away in the January transfer window. He could line up against Norwich in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, though, and Moyes is keen to see him in action. “I just don’t think we have had the right opportunity to get him on as much as would have liked,” Moyes told the United website. “We don’t want to put him in too quickly. We want to make it the right time. “I’ve said I would look at (a loan) in January as I wanted to have him here for six months to see how we work. I told him we would try to get him minutes but the competition in the wide areas we have with Nani, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj and even Shinji Kagawa playing off the side means we are as strong there as anywhere. “It’s not that Wilf has done anything wrong, it’s just that we have big competition and we have to try to make sure he gets some playing time. Unfortunately, we haven’t done that with Wilf and, if it’s still the case in January, we would look at it. But he is very much in my plans and in my thoughts all the time.” Also seeking to play his way into the first-team picture is midfielder Darren Fletcher, who made his competitive return on Monday in an under-21 game against Fulham. The 29-year-old Scotland international has played just 13 games since announcing he was taking an extended break from football in November 2011 after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He has since undergone several operations – the last of which took place in January – and been put on a strict dietary regime in a bid to correct his stomach condition and allow him to resume playing duties. Fletcher was finally given the all-clear to return to training last week and on Monday night took the first steps towards a first-team comeback by playing 67 minutes of the 2-2 draw. “I’ve been training for a few weeks now and the next progression is to get some match time. I enjoyed it,” he told MUTV. “The plan was to get to half-time and see how I felt. Then get to 60 minutes and take it from there and, although I felt I could have gone on a bit longer, the plan was not to play more than that so I’m better sticking to the plan and not upsetting the sports science lads.” David Moyes insists Wilfried Zaha is still firmly in his plans at Manchester United. Press Association
Aruna Quadri was ranked as Africa’s best player going into the New Year yesterday at 26th position by ITTF ITTF RANKINGDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Aruna Quadri heads into the 2019 season as the best African player on the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranking released Wednesday. Quadri, 30, is ranked 26th, the same position he occupied to end the 2018 season on 9,394 points. His point haul came from eight of his best performances during the 2018 season.He won the ITTF African Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius to earn his biggest points and followed it up with a runner up spot at the ITTF African Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.Quadri was the fans favourite when he stepped out at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos for the ITTF sanctioned Seamaster Nigeria Open which he also won.The African top ranked player got to the Round of 16 at the ITTF Men’s World Cup in Paris, France amongst several other glorious outings.Interestingly, the Egyptian he displaced from the Number 1 spot in Africa, Assar Omar was ranked way behind Quadri in the 47th position with 7,263 points in the current standings.It was only last July that Quadri leapt over the Egyptian to be ranked Number 20 in the world and has not looked back since then.The Nigerian who was ranked 22nd in June leapt over Assar, who dropped from 17th to 21st. With 10234 points, Quadri upstaged Assar who amassed 10233 points in the latest ranking.Two times last year, Quadri made the Top 20 in the world, having made the same spot in January 2018 – being the first to be achieved by a Nigerian.However, Chinese pair of Fan Zhendong and Ding Ning head into 2019 on top of the men’s and women’s World Rankings respectively.The pair hit extraordinary heights in 2018 and were subsequently crowned winners of the ITTF Star Awards in Incheon, Korea.Ding Ning’s return to the Number 1 position completes a remarkable turnaround over the last 12 months. She had started January 2018 in 21st place.Having already occupied the Number 1 position for a total 48 months (Nov 2011 – Aug 2013; Oct 2014 – Oct 2015; Oct 2016 – Oct 2017), the 29-year-old sealed her place at the summit again upon reaching the semi-finals of the World Tour Grand Finals last December.A productive 2018 saw her claim titles at the Women’s World Cup and Bulgarian Open, whilst finishing runner-up at the China and Australian Opens.Meanwhile, Fan Zhendong’s first stint as world Number 1 heads into its 10th month, having risen to the summit in April 2018.The 21-year-old enjoyed an exceptional past year, winning three ITTF World Tour events (Hungarian, Qatar and Swedish Opens), the Men’s World Cup and the ITTF Asian Cup.After playing the best table tennis of their respective careers in 2018, Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto and Hugo Calderano of Brazil will start the new year in their highest ever World Ranking positions.Harimoto rises two places to 3rd having won the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Incheon. At just 15 years and 172 days old, he became the youngest ever player to claim a singles title at the end-of-year showpiece event and he is now also the youngest ever 3rd-placed player in World Ranking history.Meanwhile, Calderano remains at Number 6, but has opened up a significant gap of almost 600 points between himself and 7th-placed Lee Sangsu of Korea after he too impressed in Korea, beating world Number 1, Zhendong in a breath-taking quarter-final encounter.China maintains three of the top five positions with Xu Xin and Lin Gaoyuan occupying 2nd and 4th places respectively, while Timo Boll of Germany drops to 5th as a result of Harimoto’s jump up the pecking order.Further down the list, Jun Mizutani of Japan moves into the Top 10 after reaching the semi-finals in Incheon, Jang Woojin (Korea) rises to 11th as Ma Long (China) drops to 12th, while Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) falls to 14th place just 12 months after topping the Men’s World Ranking.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Quentin Hillsman had been waiting all season to see what his team was capable of.Only one segment of the offense was working. Hillsman catered his entire game plan to maximize Kayla Alexander and Iasia Hemingway’s abilities in the frontcourt, and both have scored consistently all season. But without Syracuse’s guards clicking on all cylinders, the Orange would never reach its full potential.Finally, on the road against then-No. 21 DePaul on Feb. 21, SU’s guards turned in their best performance of the season. The Orange’s four guards combined to score 63 of the team’s 81 points as SU stunned the Blue Demons by 16 points.‘They have to make shots for us to get the ball inside, and I think that now they’re making shots,’ Hillsman said Feb. 23. ‘Sometimes we spread ourselves in the post, but because when they’re scoring it’s not becoming a big issue.’Syracuse (17-13, 6-10 Big East) has reached new heights behind a more balanced offensive attack in recent games. After relying solely on the frontcourt tandem of Alexander and Hemingway earlier in the season to carry the offense, the performances from SU’s guards through the regular season’s final stretch run has helped the Orange blow out inferior Big East opponents and hang with elite ones.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith even production across the board on offense, SU has taken big leaps forward in playing competitive basketball.The offense’s resurgence began after an unsettling performance against Louisville on Feb. 11. After an 89-62 blowout, the Orange needed to do everything necessary to stay afloat in the Big East picture. Syracuse did that against Marquette in its next game a week later with one of its most complete efforts of the season.SU guards Carmen Tyson-Thomas and Elashier Hall finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, as the Orange went on to rout the Golden Eagles 79-63.Throughout the season, the SU backcourt felt the pressure to complement Alexander and Hemingway’s dynamic inside game. But Hall said when their shots began to fall in recent games, the guards’ confidence swelled and the team has seen the results.‘People are obviously getting hip to our high-low game and scouting Iasia really well and Kayla, so we knew that the guards had to step up at some point,’ Hall said Feb. 23. ‘Our shots weren’t falling earlier in the season and now they are, and that’s really built our confidence to keep shooting them and attacking the basket.’The Syracuse guard play is a big reason why the Orange is sticking with the tougher opponents that haunted SU earlier in the season. Against then-No. 15 Georgetown on Saturday, SU point guard Rachel Coffey made the Hoyas pay for their inability to close out on the shooters around the perimeter.When the Hoyas pulled in front 38-37 with less than 14 minutes remaining in the second half, Coffey came up with a huge 3 from the top of the key to help SU regain the lead. Though SU ultimately fell 65-62, Coffey’s 15 points were the highlight for the Orange.But it was still a far cry from when the Hoyas demolished Syracuse 69-42 on Jan. 15, a game that saw SU’s guards combine for 11 points.Coffey said opponents primarily focus on Syracuse’s post players, which opened up space for the guards to operate all season, and now they’re finally taking advantage.‘It helps, but we need to hit shots for it to be a factor because they do worry about the high post with Kayla, so they didn’t really play our shooting too far out,’ Coffey said Feb. 23. ‘It helps because it gives us the opportunity to hit shots.’The recent success of the backcourt has enabled Hillsman to seek out the right combinations in the lineup to create efficient rotations.And with the guards finally complementing the frontcourt, the Orange is playing the best it has played all season heading into postseason play.‘They’re playing well and they’re playing free, they’re playing loose and they’re just playing good basketball,’ Hillsman said. ‘Obviously, for them to be doing what they’re doing at this point of the season lets you know that they’re jelling, their camaraderie is good and they’re playing well together.’email@example.com
Below is the full list of past winnersYear-Name-Nationality-Club2019 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2018 Luka Modric Croatia, Real Madrid2017 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Real Madrid2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Real Madrid2015 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Real Madrid2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Real Madrid2012 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2011 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2010 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2009 Lionel Messi Argentina, Barcelona2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Manchester United2007 Kaká Brazil, Milan2006 Fabio Cannavaro Italy, Real Madrid2005 Ronaldinho Brazil, Barcelona2004 Andriy Shevchenko Ukrain, Milan2003 Pavel Nedvěd Czech Republic, Juventus2002 Ronaldo Brazil, Real Madrid2001 Michael Owen England, Liverpool2000 Luís Figo Portugal, Real Madrid1999 Rivaldo Brazil, Barcelona1998 Zinedine Zidane France, Juventus1997 Ronaldo Brazil, Internazionale1996 Matthias Sammer Germany, Borussia Dortmund1995 George Weah Liberia, Milan1994 Hristo Stoichkov Bulgaria, Barcelona1993 Roberto Baggio Italy, Juventus1992 Marco van Basten Netherlands, Milan1991 Jean-Pierre Papin France, Marseille1990 Lothar Matthäus Germany, Internazionale1989 Marco van Basten Netherlands, Milan1988 Marco van Basten Netherlands, Milan1987 Ruud Gullit Netherlands, Milan1986 Igor Belanov Soviet Union, Dynamo Kyiv1985 Michel Platini France, Juventus1984 Michel Platini France, Juventus1983 Michel Platini France, Juventus1982 Paolo Rossi Italy, Juventus1981 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge West Germany, Bayern Munich1980 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge West Germany, Bayern Munich1979 Kevin Keegan England, Hamburg1978 Kevin Keegan England, Hamburg1977 Allan Simonsen Denmark, Borussia Monchengladbach1976 Franz Beckenbauer West Germany, Bayern Munich1975 Oleg Blokhin Soviet Union, Dynamo Kyiv1974 Johan Cruyff Netherlands, Barcelona1973 Johan Cruyff Netherlands, Barcelona1972 Franz Beckenbauer West Germany, Bayern Munich1971 Johan Cruyff Netherlands, Ajax1970 Gerd Müller West Germany, Bayern Munich1969 Gianni Rivera Italy, Milan1968 George Best Northern Ireland, Manchester United1967 Flórián Albert Hungary, Ferenc Rosi TC1966 Bobby Charlton England, Manchester United1965 Eusébio Portugal, Benfica1964 Denis Law Scotland, Manchester United1963 Lev Yashin Soviet Union, Dynamo Moscow1962 Josef Masopust Czechoslovakia, Dukla Prague1961 Omar Sívori Italy, Juventus1960 Luis Suárez Spain, Barcelona1959 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain, Real Madrid1958 Raymond Kopa France, Real Madrid1957 Alfredo Di Stéfano Spain, Real Madrid1956 Stanley Matthews England, Blackpool The Ballon d’Or has had several winners since its inception in 1956 when England international Sir Matthew Stanley won the first trophy.Barcelona and Argentina international, Lionel Messi extended his tally of wins in the Ballon d’Or after he received his sixth trophy.The 32-year old scored 51 goals and assisted 19 times across all competitions in the 2018-2019 season.The award is his first since 2015 where he scored 58 goals and assisted 27 times in all competitions.The Argentine now holds the record for the most wins in the Ballon d’Or list with six medals with the rival, Cristiano Ronaldo having five trophies.The likes of Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, and Michelle Platini have all scooped three Ballon d’Or trophies.Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to have won the most coveted award and Liberian and AC Milan star, George Weah, still remains the only African to receive the award since its inauguration.Lionel Messi is the first player in history to win the #BallonDor SIX times 🐐#BallonDor2019 pic.twitter.com/zqbwvy9luS— Goal (@goal) December 2, 2019