Advertisement Rodgers would be keen on a reunion with Tierney (Picture: Getty)Chilwell has told Rodgers he is keen to move to Chelsea and Rodgers would love a reunion with Tierney, should his current left-back move to Stamford Bridge. Indeed, Rodgers was braced to lose Chilwell – with Chelsea and Manchester City circling – last summer and hoped to sign Tierney for Leicester a year ago. Neither move materialised, with Tierney moving to Arsenal instead, but Rodgers may look to resurrect a deal this summer.Should Arsenal sell Kieran Tierney?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jun 2020 11:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Leicester identify Arsenal star as replacement for Chelsea target Ben Chilwell Rodgers is eyeing a replacement for Chilwell (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers has reportedly identified Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney as a replacement for Ben Chilwell, should the England international leave Leicester this summer. Rodgers is a big admirer of Tierney – whom he worked with during his days as Celtic manager – and is hopeful he could lure him away from the Emirates, according to The Transfer Window Podcast. Tierney’s time at Arsenal hasn’t quite gone to plan thus far. Bought for £25million last summer, he has struggled with injury and failed to show his best form. ADVERTISEMENTBukayo Saka had been deployed at left-back in recent months but Mikel Arteta is thought to want to move him further forwards next season. AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta is reportedly keen on signing Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico as his first-choice left-back, which could leave the door wide open for Tierney to leave.
Havyard Power & Systems will deliver an electrical design and equipment package for Esvagt’s Service Operations Vessel (SOV) of the Havyard 831 SOV design, which will be deployed on German Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.The contract is worth NOK 10 million (approximately EUR 1 million) and the package includes IAS and Concept Bridge, as well as a tank gauging system.The SOV will be built in the Zamakona shipyard in Bilbao, Spain.This will be the fifth vessel constructed by Zamakona Yards using an electrical package from the company and the seventh Esvagt vessel for which Havyard Power & Systems has supplied equipment and engineering services. The other contracts concern four wind farm service vessels, one oil service vessel and a crew changeover vessel.The SOV chartered by MHI Vestas for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm is scheduled to be delivered to Esvagt in August 2019.Along with announcing the contract, Havyard Power & Systems informed that it is changing its name to Norwegian Control Systems (NCS).Havyard is merging all its products in the segment Power, Automation and Navigation into a joint business area called Norwegian Electric Systems (NES). As part of this change, Havyard Power & Systems is also renaming to Norwegian Control Systems. read more
March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 3 seed Sacred Heart (20-12, 13-6) vs. No. 2 seed St. Francis (Pa.) (21-9, 14-5)Northeast Conference Tourney Semifinals, DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Sacred Heart is ready to take on St. Francis (Pa.) with a spot in the NEC championship game on the line. St. Francis (Pa.) swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last played on Feb. 6, when the Red Flash shot 40.9 percent from the field and went 10 for 11 from the free throw line en route to a 70-68 victory. STEPPING UP: St. Francis (Pa.)’s Keith Braxton has averaged 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds while Isaiah Blackmon has put up 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. For the Pioneers, E.J. Anosike has averaged 15.9 points and 11.7 rebounds while Koreem Ozier has put up 13.8 points.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Braxton has made or assisted on 50 percent of all St. Francis (Pa.) field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 16 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: St. Francis (Pa.) has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 81.7 points while giving up 67.7.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Red Flash have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Pioneers. St. Francis (Pa.) has 35 assists on 82 field goals (42.7 percent) across its past three outings while Sacred Heart has assists on 31 of 74 field goals (41.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Sacred Heart is ranked first among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.1 percent. The Pioneers have averaged 13.2 offensive boards per game and 17.8 over their four-game winning streak. Associated Press Sacred Heart meets St. Francis in NEC semis ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com read more
For a man who has seen so much in this sport, not even Leyland could have envisioned what he’d witness next.Just a few hours later, Marcus Stroman no-hit Puerto Rico into the seventh inning of what turned into a kick-back, no-worries 8-0 U.S. victory in the World Baseball Classic final.All that stress squeezed into nothing by the right hand of a 5-foot-8 pitcher who normally works for the Toronto Blue Jays, a pitcher who Friday gave up six consecutive hits to this same Puerto Rican team, an American who, because his mother is from Puerto Rico, could have pitched for the other finalist in this tournament.So, America, do you care about the WBC now? With all these juicy storylines? At least a little bit?Add in the fact Stroman told Fox Sports that his mom has been harassed on social media because of his decision to pitch for the U.S., and this was a performance truly from the heart, for both Stroman’s homeland and his home. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> He managed more than 3,500 games in the big leagues over 22 seasons, winning three pennants and a World Series.But now Jim Leyland was readying, at age 72 and on hiatus from his retirement job as a special assistant with the Detroit Tigers, to manage an exhibition.A well-dressed, noisy, partying, flag-waving, face-painted internationally televised exhibition, sure. But an exhibition just the same.“I’m stressed, I’ll be honest with you,” Leyland said Wednesday afternoon. “I’m stressed.” Yeah, even for casual sports fans, this WBC finale was impossible to ignore.I had the opportunity to cover Leyland when he managed the then-Florida Marlins, and, I’ll be honest with you, too: I truly believe the man could chain smoke cups of coffee.Leyland, when on the job, appears just slightly more rigid than a foul pole, only the baseball itself wound tighter.So I believed him when he called the tension of competing in the WBC “unbelievable” and “right up there” with any other event in this sport, including the World Series.I also believed him when he added, “It probably sounds crazy.”It does sound crazy, at the very least, suggesting that a monumental game at Dodger Stadium in 2017 could feature any starting pitcher for the local team other than Clayton Kershaw.But that was Stroman out there Wednesday, firing up a Kershaw-like string of zeroes as the U.S. found one way to finally make Americans acknowledge the WBC in the middle of March Madness.Yes, this exhibition didn’t count, but it certainly didn’t lack meaning, the victory as real as the American high-fives and chest bumps that punctuated it, as sincere as the hugs Stroman received in the dugout after he was replaced.The country that calls baseball its national pastime had been no better than 10-10 all-time in the WBC, playing .500 no way to excite the fans or sell the experience to fellow players.Now, the U.S. has the title and the momentum that carries all defending champions.“I’m hoping in the future that a lot of the players have seen what’s happened here,” Leyland explained, “and will be a little bit more excited about playing in this event.”He said this before the game, the words only gaining significance with each out Stroman collected.Still, champs or not, the riddle remains unsolved, the WBC a tremendous concept that has every element necessary to succeed in this country – except for an ideal time to play it.Or, to be more precise, any time to play it.Cramming a 17-day tournament into a calendar year that already includes a 162-game regular season, a month of playoffs and six weeks of spring training is about as logical as trying to fit a Buick inside a batter’s box.Staging the event now means selling as authentically important games that feature something as artificial as pitch limits.Staging the event after the big league season would mean convincing exhausted players to ramp up things again — but this time with more feeling.Staging the event at midseason would mean asking a pitcher like Kershaw to expend some of his precious second-half bullets for a team other than the Dodgers.Timing, though, is only part of the quandary for the U.S. team, which won this title with — just as an example — Mychal Givens in the bullpen and Mike Trout in Arizona.There’s still the matter of trying to persuade our best players to participate in an event of supposedly profound international standing, knowing baseball’s global status is such that the sport can’t even consistently remain in the Olympics.But what happened here Wednesday night certainly won’t hurt the WBC movement for the U.S., Stroman giving up next to nothing, a starter so dominant that he was a reliever of stress, as well. read more