Thomas Partey advised to reject Arsenal transfer by ex-Ghana star Derek Boateng

first_imgThomas Partey is one of Arsenal’s top targets for the summer transfer window (EPA)Thomas Partey has been urged to reject a move to Arsenal this summer by former Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.The Atletico Madrid midfielder has a €50 million (£43m) release clause in his contract with the Spanish club and the Gunners have already opened negotiations ahead of a potential deal in the upcoming transfer window.Partey is believed to be one of Arteta’s priority targets for the summer, although Arsenal’s transfer budget is heavily dependant on where the club finishes in the Premier League this season.Reports have also claimed that Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, has approved Arteta’s push to sign the 27-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Boateng, who was capped 47 times by Ghana, believes Partey should be turn down Arsenal due to their lack of Champions League football.‘He needs to be at a place where he will be happy, respected and get a lot of playing time,’ Boateng told JoyFM. Arsenal have already held talks to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)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 Arsenalcan make all the money you want but if the coach doesn’t play you, you won’t be happy.‘I will not advise him to move to Arsenal right now because he is a Champions League player and with the look of the Arsenal team right now, they are not ready with the kind of players they have and some are going to move‘They are playing very well but you can see the inexperience hurting them and with the way the Premier League is going right now, it is going to be really tough. If he wants to move, he has to move to a team that plays in the Champions League otherwise he will lose everything.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey advised to reject Arsenal transfer by ex-Ghana star Derek Boateng View 3 comments Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jul 2020 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Richard Buckler – age 82, of Brookville

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to the Franklin County 4-H Association.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Richard Buckler. Those surviving who will cherish Richard’s memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Geraldine Buckler; children, Ronald (Kimberly) Buckler of Brookville, Debbie (Darrell) Banks of Laurel, and Sandy (Joe) Baxter of Brookville; five grandchildren, Kaylee, Evan, Anna, Ben and Jax; one great-grandchild, Jamison; one brother, August (Marilyn) Buckler of Millville, OH, and one sister, Mary (Jon) Schuck of Brookville.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard R. Buckler, of Brookville, was born on May 25, 1938 in Brookville, a son to Francis and Marie Ziegler Buckler.  He married Geraldine Stenger on May 1, 1965 at St. Michael Catholic Church and together they raised three children.  Dick farmed and also worked at National Monument, Gillman’s and the Franklin County Park.    He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a Franklin County 4-H Committee Leader, showing chickens.  Dick loved horses, farming, fishing and collecting toy farm equipment.  On Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 82, he passed away in Columbus, Indiana. Due to the COVID-19 precautions and state mandates, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol, including wearing a mask. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Fr. Vincent Lampert will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 at St. Michael Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.last_img read more

Short-armed Crume showing flashes of potential on defensive line

first_imgBy no means is Eric Crume small. His menacing 305-pound frame stands out right away.But according to the 6-foot junior defensive tackle, his teammates often jab at him for having short, “alligator-esque” arms. With 6-foot-4 Jay Bromley and 6-foot-5 John Raymon standing next to him on the line, the lighthearted teasing makes a little more sense.“Everybody says I have short limbs,” Crume said, “so I’m just trying to be a technician and use the power and the strength I have.”Power and strength aren’t issues at all, though. In fact, they’re Crume’s forte. His impressive physical build and improved technique make him an imposing threat for Syracuse. Working alongside Bromley the past three seasons has helped Crume overcome his short limbs.This year he’ll be counted on as a staple of Syracuse’s defensive line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s still good,” Bromley said. “He’s still as strong as an ox, so that helps him out.”Crume, who calls himself 6 feet, 1 inch despite the fact that his roster bio marks him at 6 feet and Bromley said he’s certainly no taller than that, only started playing football in high school. But once he started, Crume blazed through the competition in Detroit, earning recognition as a Division IV All-State selection.He lined up at defensive tackle, defensive end and offensive guard, leading Detroit Central High School to three league championships. Crume was only a two-star recruit out of high school, and defensive line coach Tim Daoust said Crume got onto the field during his freshman year out of necessity.Last season, as a sophomore, he saw time in 12 games. Everything started to click as Crume figured out how to use his semi-stocky build to his advantage.“If he stands up he’s still as tall as the shortest offensive lineman,” Bromley said. “He has great leverage.”Instead of lining up at pad level like most linemen, Crume starts out standing nearly straight up. He knives through offensive lines seamlessly and his physique doesn’t deter him from applying pressure on the quarterback.Crume has big shoes to fill with the departure of Deon Goggins, but Daoust believes he will do just fine.“Eric is a tough, hardworking kid,” Daoust said. “He fights for his position up there on the defensive line.”Crume said playing for Daoust gets him fired up. The feisty, intense Daoust loses his voice with regularity. If Daoust could strap on pads and play, Crume said the coach would do so in a heartbeat.“As a person you can get the best out of yourself,” Crume said, “but you need somebody to push you over the top.”Perhaps Crume can complement Bromley to form a lethal one-two punch and push the Syracuse defensive line over the top. The duo has played together for two-plus years now and often practices together when Daoust drills the D-line.When Crume warms up by reaching forward and grabbing a teammate’s shoulders with the opposite hand, Bromley is that teammate. When Crume pushes Orange mats forward in practice, he’s pushing them into Bromley’s gut. When he glides underneath the droopy trampoline in the end zone at practice, Bromley’s often by his side.“It makes it easier for me,” Crume said, “and hopefully I make it easier on him by producing.”Bromley cited Crume’s conditioning and pursuit of the ball as two of his strong suits. He also said Crume’s football IQ has gotten better every year and he’s now better at reading offenses.Though he teases Crume, Bromley has nothing but love for his teammate. Crume has gotten used to the jokes and will be counted on to produce against Penn State on Saturday and for the rest of the season.“It really doesn’t bother me,” Crume said, looking off into the distance. “I just tell them I get the job done, so it’s all fun and games.”That is, until he gets on the field. Comments Published on August 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

A look at the Angels’ payroll now that the free-agent market is open

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The free-agent season officially opened Tuesday, which means Angels fans can officially start salivating over Gerrit Cole and any number of other players who they believe can help stop the team’s four-year streak of finishing with a losing record.But first, it’s important to understand the Angels’ payroll. So, here’s the definitive explainer of how to do the math.For starters, the Angels insist their payroll is always based on their revenues, not the luxury tax. So it’s not right to view the luxury-tax threshold as their payroll limit. This isn’t the NFL or NBA where the salary cap is at a point at which every team is expected to hit it. In baseball, only a few teams each year get to the luxury-tax threshold. Still, we’ll get to that.The Angels’ actual payroll, which is what they have budgeted in terms of actual cash flow, is normally around $170 million to $180 million. Arte Moreno said this year it would go up, but he didn’t say how much. It could be $5 million or it could be $30 million. We don’t know. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Regardless, here’s the math of what they’ve already spent.The Angels have five players with guaranteed salaries for 2020: Mike Trout ($36 million), Albert Pujols ($29 million), Justin Upton ($21 million), Andrelton Simmons ($15 million) and Zack Cozart ($12.75 million). That’s $113.75 million.They also have nine remaining arbitration-eligible players, after they let go of Justin Bour, Luís García and Nick Tropeano. MLB Trade Rumors has arbitration estimates for them that look like this: Andrew Heaney ($5 million), Hansel Robles ($4 million), Tommy La Stella ($2.9 million), Cam Bedrosian ($2.8 million), Brian Goodwin ($2.1 million), Kevan Smith ($1.3 million), Noé Ramírez ($1 million), Max Stassi ($800,000) and Keynan Middleton ($800,000).That’s $21.7 million worth of arbitration salaries.So far that’s only 14 players, though. The Angels will have 26 active players at all times. So they need 12 other spots, plus accounting for the fact that there will be players on the disabled list or in Triple-A getting paid big-league salaries. So, estimating around $600,000 average for about 18 spots, that’s about another $10 million.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter So, although it gets there in a different way, it’s also about $146 million.  The luxury-tax threshold is $208 million.If you want to figure what the Angels have to add to get there, remember the difference between actual salary and average salary. Say they sign Cole to a seven-year, $245-million deal. That would be an average of $35 million, but maybe in 2020 they pay him only $28 million. So it adds $28 million to the actual payroll, but $35 million to the luxury-tax payroll.Now that you’ve got all of that, you can dream away about what the Angels should, or can, do this winter.ALSOThe Angels on Tuesday lost infielder Kean Wong on waivers to the San Francisco Giants. Wong was just claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays in the final week of the regular season. Add those three numbers, and you get $146.25 million toward what has been a limit of around $175 million. Moreno said it would be higher this year, though, so it’s anyone’s guess how high it goes.The luxury-tax threshold is a little different.It uses the average annual value of multiyear contracts. In the cases of Trout, Upton and Cozart, their 2020 salaries are about the same as their averages, but Simmons has an AAV of $8.3 million and Pujols has an AAV of $24 million. Both are significantly lower than what they’re actually being paid in 2020.Assuming all of the arbitration-eligible players sign one-year deals, their figures will all be the same, so the current total of salaries as it relates to the luxury tax is actually about $132 million. For the luxury tax, you also have to count bonuses and benefits, so that’s about another $14 million or so.Related Articleslast_img read more

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

first_imgHome ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.Kyle Johnson scored three times for the Chiefs in the opener while Parker Colley had four assists. Blake Sidoni of Trail scored the lone goal for the Ice, which trailed at the period breaks 3-0 and 7-0.Sunday, Kootenay led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson.Kootenay then scored twice early in the second period.Sidoni, with his second in two games, and Matthew Alderson of Trail put Kootenay up by three goals five minutes into the middle frame.But the Chiefs rallied to score four times in the final 11 minutes of the period before putting the game away with three goals in the third period.Devon Stafford scored three times to lead the Chiefs.Solomon Burk of Castlegar and Jason Mailhiot of Trail tended goal for the Ice.Kootenay, dropping to 3-18-3 on the season, hosts cellar–dwelling Thompson Blazers Saturday (5:45 p.m.) and Sunday (9:45 a.m.) at the NDCC Arena.The Blazers enter the game with one win in 22 games.last_img read more

Trafalgar Thunder rock Stanley Humphries to capture WK Grade 8 Basketball Title

first_imgTrafalgar entered two teams into the weekend tournament.Based on regular season standings both teams were granted byes to the semi-finals of the six-team tournamentSHSS defeated JL Crowe for a spot against Trafalgar B in the first semifinal.Grand Forks defeated Mt Sentinel to advance to play Trafalgar A in the second semifinal. The Rockers advanced to the final as Trafalgar B squad struggled on the offensive end, scoring a 46-6 victory.Meanwhile, the other Thunder squad rolled up a 28-13-halftime lead en route to a 41-28 victory over Grand Forks Wolves.Pan paced Trafalgar with 13 points while Erickson added 12.Kozak and Quinn Kilpatrick each added six and five points, respectively. Van Kozak, Nathaniel Pan and Matt Erickson combined for 38 points to power the Trafalgar Thunder to a convincing 56-18 decision over Stanley Humphries Rockers in the final of the West Kootenay Grade 8 Boy’s Basketball Championship Tournament Saturday in Castlegar.The Thunder jumped to a 15-2 first quarter lead, 29-8 at recess, and never looked back.Kozak led the Thunder with 14 points while Erickson and Pan each added 12.Matteo Kataoka chipped in five points while Grade 7 Kelton Forte added eight.last_img read more