Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks out over Willian’s future amid Arsenal transfer links

first_img Matches returning with halves shorter than 45 minutes ‘not ruled out’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:39FullscreenMatches returning with halves shorter than 45 minutes ‘not ruled out’https://metro.co.uk/video/matches-returning-halves-shorter-45-minutes-not-ruled-out-2165468/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The likes of Tammy Abraham, Danny Rose and Troy Deeney have all raised concerns about the English top flight restarting amid the pandemic and Lampard says he understands their reservations. ‘Everyone will handle those situations differently,’ the Chelsea manager added.‘People like Troy Deeney, you have to give the freedom to speak out, because people will be speaking from the heart.‘I think we have to upgrade that communication so players know what they’re going through, and then they can make those decisions.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Frank Lampard’s transfer stance on Miralem Pjanic and Jorginho as Juventus offer Chelsea swap dealMORE: BBC set to show live Premier League matches for first time ever with selection of games to be made free-to-air Advertisement Frank Lampard says he wants the same Chelsea squad until the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has confirmed that he is keen to extend Willian’s contract if the Premier League campaign restarts. Willian becomes a free agent at the end of next month and discussions over a possible extension at Stamford Bridge have reached an impasse amid the coronavirus crisis. The 31-year-old Brazil international is demanding a new two-year contract but Chelsea are only willing to offer him a rolling 12-month extension and widespread reports suggest he is set to leave the club. Comment Willian and Lampard were once team-mates at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘Of course they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright.‘So it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us.‘I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.’ Giroud and Willian are both out of contract next month (Picture: Getty)Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been mooted as potential suitors, with Willian hoping to remain in London, but Lampard has played down the speculation by declaring that he wants the same squad until the end of the season if ‘Project Restart’ is successful. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOlivier Giroud is also nearing the end of his deal with the Blues.Uncertainty over player contracts remains a huge concern among clubs if the 2019/20 campaign resumes at some stage, with teams potentially set to lose squad members whose deals expire in June.‘It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,’ Lampard told Sky Sports. ‘The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 May 2020 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kShares Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks out over Willian’s future amid Arsenal transfer links Advertisementlast_img read more

The Latest: Braves 1B Freeman matching Ryan’s donation

first_img___4:20 p.m.The Austrian soccer league is making plans to extend its suspension until May and take advantage of UEFA’s decision to postpone the European Championship.The Austrian Bundesliga says its clubs agreed they could restart in early May and play until the end of June.The league says “should the situation in general ease and make a resumption of play possible, the clubs will immediately consult about concrete start dates and draw up an alternative schedule.” 12:36 p.m.Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey hasn’t ruled out the prospect of holding some spring football practices, but he’s not all that optimistic.Sankey says on a conference call with reporters that “practically that window’s pretty narrow.” The SEC and other conferences have canceled championships for spring sports and spring football games, and suspended athletic activities until at least April 15.“That doesn’t mean we’ll be back to normal practice activities April 16,” Sankey said.He also cited federal recommendations limiting the size of gatherings. The Latest: Braves 1B Freeman matching Ryan’s donation ___3:30 p.m.Spanish soccer team Alavés says 15 people in its club have become infected with the coronavirus: three players, seven members of its coaching staff and five other employees.The club had already reported that two members of its staff were infected.Valencia and Espanyol said earlier this week that their clubs have also been hit by the virus. Belgium’s national security council earlier said all gatherings, cultural, social, festive and sporting activities have been prohibited until the same date.The league says it will decide which matches can be rescheduled once training has resumed.The league also says it will pay the second instalment of an 800,000 euro ($862,000) solidarity fund to amateur clubs to help them cushion the economic weight of the pandemic.___1:35 p.m. The race was initially set for June 13-14.The new date will also impact other races on the World Endurance Championship’s calendar.___4:50 p.m.FIFA is looking to set up a hardship fund to help soccer stakeholders affected by the coronavirus outbreak. FIFA says it will “analyze if a support fund at global level will be required” and how it might operate.A conference call with the presidents of FIFA and the six continental governing bodies agreed to proposals made Tuesday by Gianni Infantino.Infantino’s offer for FIFA to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization was approved.Soccer’s stalled season could be delayed beyond its traditional June 30 finish so FIFA will look to amend or have temporary rules relating to player contracts and trading windows.___ Clubs in the top two soccer leagues in Sweden say they do not want to start the new season until the beginning of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Swedish soccer association must now decide whether to accept the clubs’ request.The season was due to start on the weekend of April 3-4.The clubs say in a statement that their decision is supported by broadcasters, fans and the country’s main supporters’ union.The clubs say “work remains on establishing a new plan for the year and sorting out the exact dates for the start and other rounds.” The entire hotel will be given up for medical workers if necessary.___1 a.m.Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.“Everything we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video posted to her Twitter account. “And together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.” UEFA moved the European Championship to 2021, freeing up space for European leagues to finish seasons disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak before many players’ contracts expire on June 30.___8:50 a.m.The Western Athletic Conference has canceled all competition and championships for the remainder of the academic year.The WAC had previously suspended all competition, but the conference’s board of directors voted Tuesday to cancel all spring sports. The decision falls in line with the NCAA’s cancellation of its winter and spring championships. Valencia said Monday that 35% of its squad and coaching staff are infected, while Espanyol said on Tuesday that six members of its squad and staff have it.All three clubs say their infected members are in good health.___3 p.m.All training sessions at Belgian professional soccer clubs have been suspended until at least April 5 because of the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):2:05 p.m.Another Atlanta sports star is following the lead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Associated Press Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’ll match Ryan’s donation of $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which distributes food to the needy, and $50,000 to the Giving Kitchen, which aides food service workers who are financially hit by the coronavirus outbreak.In addition, Freeman says he’ll donate another $25,000 to the Salvation Army.___4:55 p.m.The 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race has been postponed for three months because of the coronavirus outbreak and will now run from Sept. 19-20. The WAC’s decision affects men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.___3:40 p.m.Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora says the country’s top soccer league is likely to resume on May 3.Spadafora says “then we will evaluate whether it’s open to the public or not.” According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up a fundraiser to help Italian hospitals in the center of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimović has donated 100,000 euros ($109,000) to the fund. It quickly raised a further 10,300 euros ($11,300).The site states that all the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of Milano, Bergamo, Castellanza and Torino’s hospitals.”Italy has been the second hardest hit country with more than 31,000 cases of the virus.The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in January from the Los Anegles Galaxy. He has also played for Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus. March 18, 2020 ___1:20 p.m.Premier League team Chelsea is making a hotel located on the grounds of its Stamford Bridge stadium available free of charge for London’s medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak.The club says Russian owner Roman Abramovich will cover the costs of providing the accommodation for staff of the National Health Service who “will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes.”Chelsea says the offer is initially for a two-month period and will be reconsidered depending on circumstances. Italy was one of the first countries to suspend its soccer leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak.Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina says starting on May 3 should allow the league to finish by June 30 but if that’s not possible “there must be a change in format.”Gravina also says “a salary cut for soccer players can not be a taboo in this period of emergency.”___3:35 p.m.last_img read more

Senegal v Algeria: kick-off time, team news, head-to-head, form and more

first_imgThe final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is almost here as the magnificent tournament finally draws to a close in Egypt, with Senegal and Algeria emerging as the two finalists.Both of these sides are worthy finalists, having produced strong displays throughout the tournament and each coming through tough semi-final clashes in dramatic fashion.Algeria may have edged their group meeting with a solitary goal, but it was a tight encounter with both teams enjoying 50 per cent possession and each managing just two shots on target.With the trophy on the line on Friday night we should expect a similarly contested game, and backing the match to go to extra time appeals.READ ALSO:  A fifth “All-African Coaches” AFCON finalWhat’s kickoff time? The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT at Cairo International Stadium on Friday. What is the form of Senegal in comparison to Algeria?Algeria’s quarter-final tie was won on penalties, while only a 95th-minute wonder strike from Riyad Mahrez prevented their semi-final against Nigeria from going on for at least another half an hour.Photo: Riyad Mahrez celebrates last-gasp winner against Nigeria. Senegal were taken to extra time in their semi-final against another stubborn North African side in Tunisia, and there should be plenty of interest in backing a close game.Team news: Who is available, injured or suspended? Senegal will be without key centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for the final. The Napoli defender picked up a second yellow card in three matches during the semi-final and he will now serve a suspension.Photo: Kalidou Koulibaly What is the head to head record of Senegal vs Algeria? Senegal and Algeria have faced each other 22 times and it’s the Desert Foxes who have the superior record winning 13 and only losing four. With four wins from their last five over Senegal, including the 1-0 win in the group stages, Djamel Belmadi’s side may feel the more confident of the two going into the final.Predicted Lineups”‹Senegal: Gomis –  Gassama, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate –  Sarr, Mane, Gueye, Ndiaye, Saviet – Niang ”‹Algeria: ”‹Mbolhi –  Zeffane, Bensebaini, Mandi, Benlamri –  Mahrez, Belaili, Geudioura, Feghouli, Bennacer –  Bounedjah— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

Got Household Hazardous Waste? Try the HazoHouse

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesMost of us have some household hazardous waste in our homes. These are items like cleaning supplies, adhesives, auto products, pool or spa chemicals, and bug and weed killers. Any product in your home that has the words, “Danger,” “Poison,” “Warning,” or “Caution” on it is hazardous and should NOT be thrown out in the regular trash.When hazardous wastes go into the trash, they can harm waste collection workers, get into our environment, and mix with other products to cause dangerous reactions. Instead, take them to HazoHouse at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2420 Hogum Bay Rd. To get to HazoHouse, take the entrance to the right of the main entrance.HazoHouse is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.  When you get to HazoHouse, you drive up, stop your car, and the HazoHouse attendants will come out to assist you. They will take your items from you for free and dispose of the safely. Then you’re done.HazoHouse is right next to the Recycle Center. So when you go to HazoHouse, you can also recycle glass, cardboard, Polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam™), used motor oil, used cooking oil, and more. There are also donation collections sites for Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and E-Cycle Washington. Make a trip to HazoHouse and the Recycle Center part of your spring cleaning tradition!For a complete list of items accepted at HazoHouse go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/Hazo. If you are not sure where to dispose of a specific item, use the Where Do I Take My? website to find out.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl’s Volleyball Team

first_imgAfter a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.The team includes coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff, coach Bryce Moreira, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles. Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.last_img