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Midfielder Rosicky struck in both halves of Arsenal’s 2-1 win in what was only his second league start of the campaign. Arsenal’s sixth win in the last seven league games moved them – at least temporarily – above Chelsea into fourth spot and they are only a point behind Tottenham, with both their main rivals in action on Sunday. Wenger said: “Tomas was fantastic. He is an important player for us. Unfortunately he was out injured for a long time. But every year he gives us a push at the end of the season. I hope he finishes his career with us. I rate him that highly.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Tomas Rosicky to end his career with the Gunners after his two-goal blast at West Brom boosted their chances of securing a Champions League spot. Press Association Wenger has challenged his side to maintain their winning streak and is convinced they will win the battle for a Champions League spot. He said: “I am very pleased, it is three big points. We have 22 points out of the last 27 but we know our target is to continue to do that until the end of the season. We know we have one target to win our games, then we don’t have to look at Tottenham or Chelsea. If we lose our games, then you have to look at the results of the others. “Our attitude is simple, we have to win the games. Can we finish fourth? I believe we will do it. We are conscious as well we have to give 100 per cent commitment in every game and it will be difficult and edgy to the end. We are ready for the fight and we always tell the players ‘don’t look at everyone else, just focus on ourselves’.” Wenger confirmed Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott will be available after injury for next weekend’s clash with Norwich. The Arsenal boss also had no complaints with the second-half red card shown to defender Per Mertesacker for a professional foul on Shane Long inside the box. Albion could only manage a reply from the resultant spot-kick by James Morrison but manager Steve Clarke was happy with his side’s performance. He said: “I thought we played well. They scored in the first half with one of the very few chances they created. We had good control in the first half but didn’t really create enough. We could have had a penalty for a challenge on Claudio Yacob on the edge of the box (by Laurent Koscielny). On another day that was a penalty and would have changed the complexion of the afternoon. “We were disappointed to lose the second goal at the start of the second half. It was crucial for us to get back in it and we gave away another soft goal, a bad goal to lose. At 2-0 it is difficult to chase the game. We made a couple of changes. Then the penalty and the red card does change the game and gives us the chance to get something from the game.”
The Latest: Guingamp staff member tests positive The Brittany-based club said on Twitter that the squad’s activities were immediately suspended, and Guingamp is working with local health authorities on implementing the agreed protocol. Local newspaper Ouest-France reported earlier this week that a player at the second-tier side had also tested positive for the coronavirus.French clubs have resumed training and are playing friendly matches ahead of the new season.The second division starts on Aug. 22.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French soccer club Guingamp said on Sunday that one of its staff members has tested positive for the coronavirus. Associated Press July 26, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Freshman Sophia Popov’s victory helped the No. 3 USC Women’s golf team make up for the absence of three-time All-American junior Lizette Salas.Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the team to keep up.Despite Popov’s first-place performance, the Women of Troy finished third in a field of 21 teams at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.Popov, fresh off pacing the German national team at the World Amateur in Argentina, fired a six-under-par 207 (72-68-67).“I was really relaxed out there and I hit the ball really well,” Popov said.She had her best round last, which helped the team climb the leader board during the rain-delayed final round. Five birdies and only one bogey helped Popov move from fifth the first place, giving the freshman her first collegiate victory on Sunday.UCLA won the tournament at six-over-par 856 (285-281-290), 11 strokes above No. 1 Alabama at 15-over 867 (289-286-292) and 19 strokes ahead of USC at 875 (294-291-290). The Women of Troy were as low as 10th going into the final round, but a strong final day boosted them to a fourth-consecutive top-three finish for the fall season.USC coach Andrea Gaston said she was pleased with the final day.“I know we left a lot of shots and a lot of putts out there, but it’s nice to make a huge move,” Gaston said. “Being back in 10th place and ending up in third is a huge move.”Joining Popov in the top 10 was junior Lisa McCloskey. McCloskey tied for 10th at three-over 216 (69-73-74), continuing her streak of top-10 finishes. Tenth place is her lowest finish since arriving at USC for this season. The two-time All-American, who represented Columbia at the World Amateur in October, was on the front nine in her final round, but couldn’t overcome a double bogey on her way to a three-over-par final nine.Sophomore Cyna Rodriguez tied for 24th at nine-over-par 222 (76-73-73). Her final round of four birdies was undone by four bogeys and a double bogeys, though a final round 73 was good enough to bring her from 45th place to 24th on the final day.Junior Inah Park tied for 79th with a consistent tournament at 21-over-par 234 (77-79-78). A double bogey on her second hole was compounded by seven bogeys with only two birdies on the final day.Freshman Rachel Morris rounded out the Women of Troy in 89th place at 23-over-par 236 (83-77-76). Her best round, on Sunday, suffered from a stretch of five bogeys in six holes.The team played without Salas for the first time this season, presenting an interesting opportunity for the team to examine its depth. A third-place finish without Salas is encouraging, according to Gaston.Beyond naming a team and individual winner, the tournament sought to pit the two most powerful conferences in women’s golf against each other, a concept East and West Coast fans have long dreamed about in college football. The Pac-10 took the title with teams finishing first, third, fourth and tied for sixth.USC has finished its fall season, and now has until Feb. 14 before playing in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif. Until then, the team will work to improve their chances of getting its first victory of the season.“I’ll try to get ready for spring season, because that one matters more,” Popov said.
On this week’s edition of The D.O. Sportscast, our men’s and women’s beat writers discuss the start of the season. Topics include predictions, MVP’s, X-factors, takeaways and more.Subscribe to Sportscast on Spotify and iTunes. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 17, 2020 at 7:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
A salmonella outbreak said to be caused by onions is reportedly expanding and has infected 640 people from 43 states, including Florida.At least 85 of those infected have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If you don’t know where your onions are from, don’t eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them,” the CDC said Friday.The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to eat onions from Thomson International Inc.That advisory applies to red, white, yellow, and sweet onions.Some of the onions were sold at stores including Walmart, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Publix, Giant Eagle, Food Lion, and H-E-B, under various brand names.Several companies have recalled onions and foods made with the recalled onions, including chicken salad, macaroni salad, fajita stir-fry, pizza and diced raw onions, including Taylor Farms and Giant Eagle. The CDC went on to explain that people should check their homes for the recalled products and throw away the affected items.“Do not eat them or try to cook the onions or other food to make it safe,” the agency added.Signs of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps lasting between six hours and six days after exposure to the bacteria.Those under the age of 5, those over 65 and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience severe illness.In some cases, the infection can also spread from the intestines to other parts of the body and require hospitalization.The CDC is asking anyone with symptoms of salmonella poisoning to contact a doctor, write down what they ate the week before they became sick, report the illness to the health department and communicate with health investigators about their illness.Infections have been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Sunday Nelson ends the preseason with a return match against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m.Leafs open exhibition season Wednesday in Beaver ValleyThe Nelson Leafs broke camp Sunday and now coach and GM Dave McLellan will get an opportunity to see his players in action as the Heritage City squad travels to Beaver Valley Wednesday to face the Nitehawks.The game is the first of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition seaon for the Leafs and second for the Hawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday the Leafs conclude the preseason with a game against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m. Matt Brind’ Amour scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 4-4 tie against Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action in Fruitvale.Robson Cramer and Sam Weber added singles while Liam Hall has two assists for the Leafs.Nelson led 3-2 after one period before the Hawks scored twice in the second to grab a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.Both teams played a roster filled with younger players as the respective coaching staffs looked over their teams.The game was the second in as many nights for the Hawks, which dumped Creston 5-1 Tuesday at home.Nelson meets Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.