Walcott returns to full training

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, October 13- Arsenal winger Theo Walcott returned to full training on Monday after 10 months on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, the Premier League club announced.The 25-year-old England international has not played since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur in January. “Good to have you back, @theowalcott!” Arsenal wrote on Twitter, alongside a picture of Walcott training with the rest of the squad ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Hull City.German forward Serge Gnabry also returned to training on Monday, having been out of action since March due to a knee problem.Walcott’s return to fitness is a timely piece of good news for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has lost German playmaker Mesut Ozil to a knee injury during the international break.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: 28-year-old nets STUNNING winner for Chelsea in post-season friendly

first_img1 It’s been a long old campaign for Chelsea, but Loic Remy made sure it ended with yet another bang earlier today.The newly crowned Premier League champions have been putting in the air miles since they got their hands on the most important trophy in English football by expanding their brand in Southeast Asia and Australia.Manager Jose Mourinho fielded a strong line up against Sydney FC, who finished runners up in the A-League this season, and a wonderstrike from the French striker, plus a typically shrewd defensive display, wrapped things up for the Blues in a 1-0 win.Is this the best goal the 28-year-old has scored during his career for the south west Londoners? It’s definitely up there in our book. Loic Remy last_img read more

Lukaku’s Inter turnaround in Bologna

first_imgRomelu Lukaku scored twice, including a stoppage-time penalty, allowing Inter to overturn Bologna for a 2-1 victory at the Dall’Ara. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img

New Funding To Keep Indigenous Australians Active

first_imgCommunity based initiatives giving greater opportunities for Indigenous Australians to participate in sport and recreation have today been announced through the Australian Government’s $30.4 million Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program (ISARP).Minister for Sport Kate Lundy today congratulated the 123 successful projects that will be funded under the program to deliver sport and recreation activities to Indigenous Australians across every state and territory. Included in the successful projects was a project from Touch Football Australia (TFA) to continue development in the Northern Territory. Minister Lundy said that while ‘sport and recreation is a vital component to a healthy lifestyle’, is it even more so in our Indigenous population. “The ISARP will support community participation in sport and recreation activities with funding over the next three years, as well as providing entry level employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.“The projects funded are diverse and each has been designed to improve health outcomes among Indigenous communities.”Minister Lundy said that in addition to the health and fitness benefits, the social interaction of these activities helps develop skills, relationships, a sense of achievement and often a greater interest in education. “These programs will foster community spirit and a sense of adventure, fun and enjoyment of life.“The ISARP is an integral part of the Australian Government’s commitment to improving the health and physical wellbeing of our Indigenous population.”TFA National Sport Development Coordinator, Adam Raptis, said that the funding provides TFA with a fantastic opportunity to continue the development that began last year in the West Arnhem region, as well as to expand into new communities throughout the East Arnhem region and the wider Northern Territory.“The key focus of this program is to provide education and training opportunities to community members in order to create a self-sufficient and sustainable environment, so that Touch Football may be enjoyed by a greater number of indigenous participants from remote communities on a more regular basis.”Inclusive strategies such as this project form a core component of the TFA Participation Plan through to 2015. TFA is also currently funding various indigenous activities throughout Australia through its Targeted Growth Program and is assessing opportunities for further support in the coming months. To view the TFA Participation Plan, please click on the link below the story. For a full list of the grant recipients please visit the following website:http://www.regional.gov.au/sport/programs/2012-13-isarp-successful-organisations.aspxRelated LinksNew Indigenous Fundinglast_img read more

16 days ago​Chelsea hero Nevin: Man City, Juventus would’ve loved Jorginho

first_img​Chelsea hero Nevin: Man City, Juventus would’ve loved Jorginhoby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that Manchester City and Juventus are two clubs that would have loved to sign Jorginho this summer.Many fans were assuming that Jorginho would be the first casualty of the Frank Lampard era, given he was a Maurizio Sarri favorite.But Lampard has found a place for the Italy international, making him one of the key midfielders of his new-look attacking setup.And Nevin believes the playmaker has enough quality to interest the top clubs in Europe.”To be honest I thought Jorginho was fabulous last season as well and didn’t buy into the no-forward-passing problem being his fault or even true,” Nevin told the club’s official website.”It was the style of the team and in the end it was successful as we know. There were even a few occasions when he was booed at the Bridge last season and it really upset me. He is the bravest player you will ever meet because of where and how often he takes the ball.”He also controls games as well as just about anyone on the planet just now. Happily Frank agrees and has let him off the leash to be more positive and take a few chances going forward more quickly.”I agree it is even better now than it was last season for our number five. Everyone else does seem to be seeing his attributes now though and it is a huge relief. I would have hated to lose him to Juventus or Manchester City, because that is the standard of clubs that would have grabbed him in a heartbeat.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Denmark vs France Lineups announced

first_imgFrance have made six changes to their line-up with captain Hugo Lloris dropped in favour of Steve Mandanda, while Denmark have made three changes of their own with the victor of today’s game set to top Group CDenmark are looking to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 tournament and will likely turn to playmaker Christian Eriksen to inspire the side for the decisive clash with just one point needed to ensure their place in the Round of 16.The Tottenham midfielder has scored 17 goals in his last 20 appearances for the national side.Head coach Age Hareide has replaced Nicolai Jorgensen with Andreas Cornelius up top with Mathias Jorgensen coming in for Lasse Schone.The suspended Yussuf Poulsen is replaced by Martin Braithwaite.?? ???? #DENFRA ???? #WorldCup TEAM NEWS ??Here are the Starting XI of Denmark for their group match against France. #DEN #ForDanmark pic.twitter.com/9uSvzvRlPc— SBOBET (@SBOBET) June 26, 2018Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…Meanwhile, Didier Deschamps has elected to drop captain Lloris in favour of Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda with Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard also out of the starting line-up.Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe have been rested.?? ???? #DENFRA ???? #WorldCup TEAM NEWS ??Here are the starters for France in their final match in Group C against Denmark.#FRA #Fiersdetrebleus pic.twitter.com/YtnYVCyKql— SBOBET (@SBOBET) June 26, 2018The match will begin at 16:00 (GMT +2) at the Luzhniki Stadium.last_img read more

Steve Cook hits out at Troy Deeney

first_imgBournemouth defender Steve Cook has hit out at Watford’s Troy Deeney following his comments about Dan Gosling’s tackle on Tom Cleverley.Gosling was shown a yellow card for a robust second-half challenge on Cleverley which saw him win the ball but then wipe out the midfielder.Deeney made a series of comments during the post-match interviews after the  3-3 draw between Watford and Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, including questioning the decisions of referee David Coote.But Cook felt the Watford captain had got it wrong regarding Gosling, who was making his first appearance since injuring his knee in November.The Cherries center-half also insists Abdoulaye Doucoure’s ugly first-half tackle on Ryan Fraser had been a significantly worse offence than that of Gosling.He said, according to Bournemouth Echo:Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“That’s strange coming from Troy because as a physical striker, I don’t think anyone tries to do anyone.”“If we’re doing people, Doucoure’s done Goso.”“That’s a poor comment from him. It’s strange because he’s a good guy. He was desperate for him to be sent off, actually, but that would have been an awful decision.”“Doucoure’s tackle was twice as bad as Goso’s.”“I think (Doucoure) was probably not 100 percent in control. I haven’t seen it back slowly but on another day he could have seen red.”last_img read more