first_imgDenis Suarez to hold talks with Unai Emery over training schedule after slow start at Arsenal Suarez is yet to score a goal or provide an assist for Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal’s physiotherapists are keen to see how Suarez reacts to increased rest and have suggested that a reduced workload in training could help him return to full fitness quicker. Suarez will discuss his training schedule with Emery over the next 24 hours.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySuarez was Arsenal’s only signing in January and he was expected to play a key role for the club after enjoying a successful spell playing under Emery at Sevilla during the 2014-15 season. The pair won the Europa League together with Sevilla defeating Dnipro in the final.It hasn’t worked out so far, though, with Suarez struggling to get up to speed in the Premier League, suffering from fitness-related problems and finding himself behind the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi in the pecking order.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 Arsenal Comment Denis Suarez has struggled to make an impression at Arsenal (Getty Images)Denis Suarez is set to hold talks with Unai Emery over reducing his training workload at Arsenal having been dogged by a groin injury in recent weeks.The 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact in north London since joining Arsenal from Barcelona on loan in January, playing for a combined total of 95 minutes across six substitute appearances.After barely featuring for Barcelona during the first half of the campaign, Suarez had hoped to do enough to convince Emery to sign him in the summer with Arsenal able to purchase the Spanish international for £20m.However, time is running out for Suarez to prove himself at the Emirates and his latest injury setback could restrict his minutes further. According to the Daily Mail, Suarez has pain along the pubic bone and there are concerns that he is suffering from a sports hernia.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 4:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link219Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBarca apartments in Bulimba.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Moving forward — during the next phase of the inner Brisbane apartment market cycle — we see the current trends towards lower project yields and larger apartments increasing,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a need to build more owner-resident oriented housing stock across inner Brisbane that is largely fuelled by residents looking to downsize and, importantly, stay in their area.“There are very few new apartment projects that adequately fulfil this market segment’s wish list, which includes a small project; well-proportioned and designed; and in a prime position, such as on the Brisbane River.”Bulimba is identified in the report as a suburb with rising demand from downsizers.The report shows a fall in recent months in the number of dwellings available for resale and rent in Bulimba, and very limited new housing choices in the area, with just three months’ supply in the pipeline and very few potential development sites.Mr Matusik points to just a handful of boutique projects on Bulimba’s riverfront that will deliver apartments to suit discerning downsizers. Amara Residences in Bulimba.Representing a combined total of 87 new residences, they are: Amara Residences, with 13 two and three-bedroom apartments; Barca, with 31 units; 29-31 Byron Street with 16 apartments; and 27 units in The Boatyard.“This strongly suggests that, unlike other locales across inner Brisbane, the Bulimba area is undersupplied with appropriate housing choice,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a large local baby boomer population, many of whom are potentially looking to downsize into an apartment in the same area.“We believe there is considerable local pent-up demand, as most locals cannot find the appropriate product to downsize to.” The Boatyard Bulimba is one of only a few boutique apartment complexes in Bulimba where demand is going to outstrip supply.LARGE apartments in boutique complexes in the inner-city are hot property as the latest research report shows demand for these apartments will soon outstrip supply.The latest Matusik Property Insights report finds that while Brisbane’s wider unit market is entering a downturn, large apartments in small inner-city projects are holding firm with demand from downsizing owner occupiers on the rise.The report finds that boutique apartments stack up financially with small projects in prime positions — on the river, in high-street locations or with uninterrupted views of the CBD — delivering better gains in 2016 (3.9 per cent) than other inner city apartments (-1 per cent).It also shows that larger apartments are the ones to buy with better resell value than their smaller counterparts, with three-bedroom apartments across inner Brisbane averaging gains of 9.6 per cent per annum over the past decade, more than double the average of 4.6 per cent. Report author Michael Matusik said inner city locals looking to downsize locally, more couples without children staying in or returning to the inner-city and fewer people living alone were contributing to the growing demand for boutique apartment living in the city.He said the inner-city apartment market was going through a quick self correction with 40 per cent of scheduled projects shelved over the past 12 months, and what he predicts will be a rise in boutique-style apartment development.last_img read more

first_img The 22-year-old is linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, but he may see Everton as the best place to get regular first team football. Also, Arsenal are not likely to make the UEFA Champions League either, and Chelsea are well stocked in central defence. read also:Ancelotti determined to land Lille defender Gabriel Working with a manager like Ancelotti may also appeal to him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”10 Largest Cities In The World Everton are keen to conclude a deal for Lille defender, Gabriel Magalhães. Loading… The club are hot on the tail of the Brazilian, and they are hoping to fend off interest from higher profile Premier League clubs. The Guardian reports that the Toffees are confident of securing the deal when the transfer window opens. He would be a big addition to Carlo Ancelotti’s team, and would cost them roughly £30 million.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros If the Angels opt to put Valbuena on the bench regularly, they could play Fletcher at third every day. At first, they could start Pujols against righties and Jefry Marte against lefties, with Shohei Ohtani at DH against righties and Pujols against lefties. “I think he’s always been streaky, and we haven’t seen the real hot streak yet,” Scioscia said. “At times he’s gotten a little big with his swing. Hopefully he’ll make those adjustments and get back to doing some of the things he can do in our lineup.”Fletcher has played solid defense and hit .273 with a .672 OPS in the first 88 at-bats of his big league career.Until Monday, Fletcher had mostly been starting against left-handed pitchers with Valbuena playing against righties. In the previous six games, with Albert Pujols on the disabled list, Valbuena and Jefry Marte platooned at first and Fletcher played third. Once Pujols returned to first base on Monday, Scioscia had to choose between Fletcher and Valbuena for third, and he picked Fletcher. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Hours before Monday’s game, Luis Valbuena was on the field for extra batting practice, but he was not in the lineup.In what could be a sign of a change going forward, Manager Mike Scioscia benched the slumping Valbuena against a right-handed pitcher, instead starting rookie David Fletcher at third base.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Scioscia, who had used Valbuena against almost all right-handed pitchers despite his slump, would not commit to any plan beyond one day.“(Valbuena) had a real good workout early trying to get a little more continuity in his swing,” Scioscia said. “We’ll see when we work him back in. Right now there is no doubt that David Fletcher is playing very well and will get some opportunities.”center_img Valbuena, 32, was hitting .202 with nine homers and a .589 OPS. Last year he hit .199, but still hit 22 homers and drew enough walks to have a passable .727 OPS. He got exceptionally hot just after the All-Star break.This year, Valbuena has wrapped a 2-for-25 slump around the All-Star break. He hasn’t hit a homer since June 23.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThere are a litany of words and phrases in the mixed martial arts lexicon that are only thought of in negative terms, even though they’ve been used in the fight game for far longer than the sport has existed.Calling someone a “journeyman” is used to describe a veteran pugilist who was able to ply his trade for a great number of years, winning far more than he lost while getting the odd crack at a world title or former champion looking to make another run. Today, describing a competitor as such is considered a slight — a slap in the face to the hard working men and women who fit the same description, but refuse to be considered anything other than a couple fights away from being a world champion. Join DAZN and watch Bellator 220 on April 27“Against Adam, I’m really hoping  — fingers crossed — that I can show off,” he said with a laugh, acknowledging how odd his statement sounded before elaborating. “I’ve been working hard with my striking coach, Eddie Cha, and I really feel like I haven’t had an opportune time to showcase what I’ve been working on. I work my butt off every single day, two times a day. I’ve been working on my wrestling, two different series of jiu jitsu on the ground, and I just want to show off what I’ve been working on. I want to go out there and showcase all the hard work I’ve put in.“For me, winning the fight comes from what you do when the cameras aren’t there; it’s behind the scenes, where there are no lights, no cameras, no crowd,” he added. “It’s about how much hard work you put in and who works harder — that’s who wins the fights. The fight itself, when the cameras are there, that’s your chance to show off and say, ‘You millions of people around the world watching this, look what I can do!’” Join DAZN and watch Bellator 220 on April 27The same goes for the idea of a “stay busy” fight, where someone in the mix squares off with someone a step or two behind them in order to avoid sitting on the sidelines for too long.You see them all the time in boxing and they’re referred to in those exact terms, but in MMA, suggesting an athlete is taking such a fight is viewed as a slight to their opponent because far too many people seem to want to take everything personally and conflate the idea of a “stay busy” fight with that of a “squash match,” a wrestling term used to describe a one-sided bout where a known performer goes over against an unknown with relative ease.This weekend at SAP Center in San Jose, Benson Henderson is stepping back into the cage for a “stay busy” fight when he takes on Adam Piccolotti on the main card of Bellator 220.“100 percent,” Henderson said when asked if this weekend’s matchup with Piccolotti was more about getting back in the cage than the name on the contract.The plan was initially to have Henderson face Brent Primus, but when the former lightweight champ encountered some headaches with the California State Athletic Commission and asked for the bout to be pushed back a couple of weeks, the 35-year-old veteran opted to keep the date and swap out opponents, as there are big things happening in the Henderson household in the coming weeks.“I have Baby No. 3 coming the week after this fight, so I couldn’t change dates,” said Henderson. “I’m not going to go fight a week or two weeks after my baby is born because that would be almost impossible. They came to me with this guy and I wanted to stay busy.”Who will be standing across the cage has never been much of a concern for Henderson, even during his championship days in the WEC and UFC. All he really needs is a location and a date and he’s game.And if you can keep him competing at a regular clip, well that’s even better.“I don’t care who it is; let’s go,” said Henderson, who earned consecutive victories over Roger Huerta and Saad Awad in 2018 before signing a new contract with Bellator MMA in November. “It’s April, the fourth month of the year, so hopefully I can get two more or three more in this year.“I want to stay busy. They brought Adam’s name to the table and I said, ‘Sure,’” he continued. “I didn’t know who he was. I had heard about him, but I didn’t care whose name they brought to the table. (No matter who it was, the answer was going to be the same): “‘Yes, sure. Sign me up; let’s go.’”At a time when so many competitors are being ultra-conservative when it comes to defending their titles, maintaining their place in the pecking order or charting their path to the top, Henderson is one of the last true gunslingers — a guy who is far more interested in fighting regularly against whomever is available, rather than taking the right fights, against the right people in order to climb the divisional ladder.It’s an approach forged in the competitive fires that continue to burn inside the 12-year veteran and represent the old school way he views the sport.“I’ve never been one of those guys who is going to hold out and wait for a title shot,” said Henderson, who carries a 26-8 record into this weekend’s main card assignment opposite Piccolotti. “If you want the belt, you’ve got to fight everybody that lines up in front of you. You have to prove yourself by beating them anyways, so what does it matter if you beat them before you have the belt or after you have the belt? You want to say you’re the best on the planet? Well, prove it by beating this person and that person. Beat everybody.“I want to beat everybody on the entire roster,” continued the Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, who fought for championship gold in two of his first three appearances inside the Bellator MMA cage. “If I beat everybody on the entire roster, that goes to show that I am the best. If I don’t have the belt around my waist, that would suck because I would prefer to have the belt around my waist, but if I keep beating everyone on the roster, what else can I do?”After a 1-3 start to his run with the company, Henderson finally opted to undergo surgery on the torn ACL he’d been fighting with for a number of years. Back at full strength, he earned a second-round submission win over Huerta last April before dominating Awad in October.Now he looks to keep that run of success going against the 30-year-old Piccolotti, who also picked up a pair of victories in 2018 and carries an 11-2 record in Saturday’s contest.last_img read more