OUR JIMMY KIMMEL PRESIDENT

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganPlease, Mr. Trump, I’m on bended knee.Please, Mr. Trump, quit acting like a talk-show host and start acting like the president of the United States.When it comes to NFL players and NFL teams taking a knee in protest before their football games,I’m pretty much like most Americas.I was appalled at what quarterback Colin Kaepernick did last year when he decided to remain seated during the national anthem.In his head, Kaepernick was protesting what he claims is the ongoing oppression of people of color in America by police.Fine.But most of the country interpreted it differently.They saw a privileged, highly paid pro athlete disrespecting the American flag and those who served under it in battle.Kaepernick has paid a high personal price for his principles. He’s now unemployed — and apparently unemployable.Though not a superstar, he’s probably better than half a dozen no-name backup quarterbacks in the NFL.Yet his pre-game troublemaking and the bad publicity he’s created for himself and the league has clearly kept him from being picked up by a team that could use him.No owner wants to have to deal with him or the negative attention that comes with him.His best hope might be getting a CFL team to sign him if he promises to behave during “O Canada.”Four weeks ago the whole Kaepernick protest thing was beginning to fade away on its own. Only about four NFL players were still taking the knee during the “The Star-Spangled Banner.”With its TV ratings falling and attendance in decline for other reasons, the league office was thrilled to see the NFL protest movement losing steam. So was the rest of a politically weary America.But then, late in the fourth quarter, President Trump streaked onto the field.At a rally for the Senate primary in Alabama last Friday, he told a crowd, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a b —- off the field right now? Out! He’s fired! He’s fired!’”Thanks to the meddler in chief, one in eight players took a knee during the national anthem during the games last weekend and Monday.They didn’t take a knee to support Kaepernick or to disrespect the flag. They did it to protest Trump and his attack on NFL players.Yes, President Trump said what so many of us are feeling. But he had no reason to get in the middle of stuff he doesn’t need to be in – and shouldn’t be in.Trump unconditional supporters are praising him for taking a stand, but he wasn’t leading the way.The ones who should take credit for taking a stand against the NFL “Kneelers” are the people of the United States.We’re the ones who’ve stopped watching or going to the games because of the players’ politics. We deserve the credit.The president is following the people’s lead.He joined the winning team after the game was over.I know we can chalk up the president’s meddling to the all-purpose excuse – “It’s Trump being Trump.”But the president should never call anyone a “S.O.B.” in public.Not even if he really feels that way. Not even though we may agree with him.There simply are things a president should not do or say – let’s call it “Presidential Behavior 101.”I know President Trump was playing to his base again. I know they cheered his comments and fell in love with him even more.But I’m tired of hearing him sound more like Jimmy Kimmel than the president.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

first_img NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3 By Associated Press – April 8, 2020 0 353 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus.The NTSB said Tuesday the crash near Rochester was caused by a pickup truck driver’s failure to stop for the school bus, despite its activated and clearly visible warning lights and stop arm.In February, the driver, Alyssa Shepherd was given a sentence of four years in prison for hitting and killing the children and injuring another.However, it says contributing to the crash was the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.’s inadequate safety assessment of school bus routes.That resulted in a prevalence of bus stops that required students to cross high-speed roadways to board a bus. Previous articleMishawaka secures $282,298 for local coronavirus effortNext articleSt. Joseph County first responders to conduct lights and sirens procession Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Game twelve rewind: Defensive effort awash in tough loss

first_imgThe setup: Senior backup quarterback Mitch Mustain made his long-awaited first start in a Trojan uniform after sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley went down with a high-ankle sprain in last week’s loss to Oregon State. Mustain led the Trojans against a struggling Notre Dame team in a game that had little hype and fanfare as for the first time since 2001, both teams came into the game unranked.The story: It was a fairytale ending for Mustain. The Trojans had the game-winning touchdown in the final minute in their grasp.Then everything slipped away.Tim Tran | Daily TrojanIn a twist of emotion found only in movies, the Trojans went from utter jubilation to shock and disappointment as senior receiver Ronald Johnson, who is usually sure-handed, dropped a 53-yard touchdown that would’ve put USC up 23-20 with just 1:17 remaining in USC’s last game in the Coliseum this year.“I was shocked [Johnson dropped the pass],” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “It’s something that we’ve worked on with that coverage. It’s just a shame.”The blame can’t be put solely on Johnson though. USC still had multiple chances after that drop with a 14-yard completion to redshirt junior tight end Rhett Ellison on fourth-and-seven and a 16-yard completion to freshman receiver Robert Woods on the next play. However, Mustain would throw an interception to end the drive.USC receivers were dropping passes all night long as they didn’t make life any easier for the first-time Trojan starter.Cameron attributed lack of focus to the multitude of drops.“It was concentration,” senior tight end Jordan Cameron said. “You got to make plays and be focused. I think a lot of guys took their eyes off the ball focusing on the yards after the catch but you need to focus when it comes to you. You feel terrible when you drop the ball. It happens to the best of us, you gotta have a short memory.”Defense rules: In a dramatic turn from where this team was at the beginning of the season, the USC defense was the unit keeping the team in the game with four takeaways that led to all of USC’s points.On top of only allowing 15 first downs, the second fewest the USC defense has allowed this year, the defense picked off Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees three times and advanced a fumble to the Fighting Irish’s two-yard line that led to the only touchdown from the Trojans.“It was a surprising game from the aspect that prior to the last play of the game we were plus-four in turnover margin,” Kiffin said. “You think that you’d win that game but obviously we got to make more points off the turnovers.”However, two-minute defense was the one thing that was reminded everyone this was still the same unit as the one that took the field against Washington and Stanford earlier this year. All three of Notre Dame’s touchdowns came with less than 2:39 left in each half.“I’m not sure [why we can’t stop teams in the two-minute drill],” sophomore linebacker Devon Kennard said. “Today was a little different in that they were getting big runs on us but usually it’s big passes. We got to play more consistent in the second and fourth quarters.”Injured Trojans: While Mustain made his first start of his Trojan career, Barkley suited up and participated in the captains’ coin toss at the start of the game but wore a baseball cap on the sidelines during the entire game. He said he knew sometime before the game that he wouldn’t be able to play but said that it was tough watching it from the sidelines and is anxious to get back on the field next week.“I’m going to play this week. There’s no doubt about that,” Barkley said. “Whatever needs to happen, I’m going to make it happen.”Barkley’s injury occurred last week, but one important Trojan got injured this week. Sophomore safety T.J. McDonald, who leads the team in tackles, left the game after making tackle on the first play of the second series of the game. McDonald separated his shoulder and did not return.“I came and it was a big hit on the sidelines. I got up and it didn’t feel right. I knew something was wrong,” McDonald said.Walk-on sophomore Tony Burnett took McDonald’s place and recorded 10 tackles, second-highest on the team.“He did a great job coming in for me,” McDonald said. “I was helping him on the sidelines and to be put in my position in a rivalry game, that’s a big job and for him to come in a do that, that’s great.”The Trojans are very thin in a secondary now with sophomore safety Jawanza Starling, redshirt freshman cornerback Torin Harris and junior cornerback T.J. Bryant not playing because of injury — that was already extremely young and inexperienced with it’s starters at the beginning of the year.Senior Day blues: For Mustain, Johnson and a few other key Trojans on the field, this was the last game they played in the Coliseum. To go out in a loss to Notre Dame with the game decided in the final minute wasn’t the way many of these seniors expected to go out.“It’s extremely disappointing. As disappointing as it gets,” senior linebacker Malcolm Smith said.Lost in the crowd: USC senior kicker Joe Houston made all three of his field goal attempts after completing only seven of 13 attempts on the season coming into this game.Houston converted on 45-, 23- and 37-yard attempts, the last one he kicked in driving rain that put the Trojans up 16-13 with 6:25 left in the fourth quarter. The 45-yard field goal was his career long, however, all that was lost in the chaotic ending to the game.last_img read more

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Gfinity confirms Fnatic as new Elite Series org, and expands to ten teams

first_imgFnatic’s Bunkr and global HQ is but a short journey across London from the Gfinity arenaGfinity has today announced that its Elite Series will have a big new member in the form of city neighbours Fnatic for its third season. The London based org, which has been around since 2004, will join the next Gfinity Elite Series for its upcoming season which gets underway on March 2nd. It has also been announced that Tthe Elite Series will be expanded to ten teams for the new season. Season two saw eight take part, and Fnatic are the first to be confirmed as part of this expansion. There was another major bit of news where the Elite Series is concerned recently too after it was announced that FIFA 18 will be one of the new competitive titles. It’ll join Rocket League and Street Fighter V with teams competing for a prize pool in excess of £250,000. There is already a Rocket League team playing under the Fnatic banner, and via a much publicised partnership with AS Roma the team has FIFA players too. By confirming they’ll be a part of Gfinity’s competition this also means that Fnatic will be returning to the world of fighting games.Patrik Sattermon, CGO and Co-Owner, FNATIC said: “We have followed the Elite Series closely for some time and have been thoroughly impressed, in terms of the tournament but also in both the professionalism and vision of Gfinity’s team.“The new opportunities for our existing FIFA and Rocket League rosters are very exciting and a return to the fighting game scene with Street Fighter V is something we very much look forward to.”Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity stated: “Having established the Elite Series as one of the leading esports tournaments in the world, we couldn’t be more excited by expanding and bringing in a team of FNATIC’s calibre. “With their inclusion, an already competitive roster and more announcements to come, this will be our most action-packed season to date.”Esports Insider says: Make no mistake this is huge new for Gfinity to have Fnatic as a part of the next Elite Series season. We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for rumours of who will take the final tenth slot. Nice to see Fnatic back in the FGC too!last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: Neil Armstrong sacked by Hearts of Oak

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak has parted ways with its Managing Director Neil Armstrong Mortagbe sportscrusader.com can confirm.The action which took place later this evening at the Club’s secretariat after long hours of negotiations between the Board and the Management of the Club, interdicted the Managing Director of several counts of unprofessionalism.According to a Hearts source who broke this information to sportscrusader.com soon after the Board meeting, he said “Neil is no longer the Managing Director of Hearts of Oak as he has been interdicted on several counts of unprofessionalism an action that did not go down well with the Board especially its Chairman Togbe Afede XIV.”“There were several things that were leveled against him but the main ones were his misuse of the MD’s office and opportunity that was given to him as the Managing Director. He used the Club’s letter head to secure visas for certain individuals an action the Board did not take lightly.”“Also, he wasn’t able to come straight on several dealings he used the office of the MD to transact, one of which was the under declaration of the Phobia Legacy Campaign money from the GH¢50.000 to GH¢12.000.”These and many more according to the source were the reasons Neil was sacked this evening after the Board met him and his Management. He has been asked to hand over everything relating to the Club to the Administrative Manager Hackman Aidoo with immediate effect. He was sacked after only just ten months in-charge of the Phobian Club.Meanwhile Hackman Aidoo will serve in the capacity of the Managing Director till such a time when a substantive Managing Director is announced by the Board.last_img read more

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Redskins depth chart 2019: Dwayne Haskins, Montez Sweat key for Jay Gruden

first_imgThe Redskins, to many people’s surprise, did not make a coaching change from Jay Gruden despite a second playoff-less 7-9 season. But after Alex Smith, now 35, suffered a serious leg injury late last season, Washington had to finally had to move forward at quarterback.Washington first got its contingency plan with an easy trade for Case Keenum, the bridge starter in Denver and Minnesota the past two seasons. But then the team went fully to the future by drafting Dwayne Haskins — its first first-round QB since Robert Griffin III seven long years ago. 2019 NFL QB RANKINGS: Haskins gets nod over Keenum Going into training camp, the Redskins still have plenty of things to sort out offensively around the Keenum-Haskins battle. Defensively, they had room for a luxury signing that came out of necessity (Landon Collins), followed by a much-needed boost to their pass rush from their other first-rounder (Montez Sweat).Here’s a look at Washington’s projected depth chart for 2019, focusing on the most notable changes.Redskins depth chart: offensePos.StarterBackupQBDwayne Haskins*Case Keenum*RBDerrius GuiceAdrian PetersonWRJosh DoctsonTerry McLaurin*WRPaul RichardsonKelvin Harmon*WRTrey QuinnBrian QuickTEJordan ReedVernon DavisLTTrent WilliamsGeron ChristianLGEreck Flowers*Tony BergstromCChase RouillerRoss Pierschbacher*RGBrandon ScherffWes Martin*RTMorgan MosesTimon Parris* new to roster in 2019QuarterbackKeenum and Haskins are in a familiar veteran vs. rookie competition. Keenum has impressed Gruden so far with his experience and quick grasp of the offense. But Haskins offers intelligence beyond his years to go with his higher-upside physical tools.Keenum is the so-called safe route, but Haskins can also force Gruden’s hand and start right away if he shows confidence and pocket awareness to match his natural arm strength and accuracy. The burden is on Keenum to separate with savvy in camp, because if it’s tied or close, the job should easily go to Haskins.There was another point to Keenum’s signing. Smith’s top backup, Colt McCoy, is entering his age-33 season while also recovering from a broken leg. The Redskins are optimistic McCoy will be able to do work in camp, but they also are watching to see if Keenum, 31, can be a slightly younger upgrade.The Redskins have refused to give up on Smith during his recovery, but it’s a long shot for him to return anytime soon. They have every reason to turn the page to Haskins now and keep Keenum in the role most comfortable for him. Redskins depth chart: defensePos.StarterBackupDEJonathan AllenCaleb BrantleyDTDa’Ron PayneTim SettleDEMatt IoannidisJoJo WickerOLBRyan KerriganRyan AndersonILBShaun Don HamiltonJosh Harvey-ClemonsILBCole Holcomb*Jon Bostic*OLBMontez Sweat*Marquis FlowersCBJosh NormanGreg StromanCBQuinton DunbarJimmy Moreland*CBFabian MoreauAdonis AlexanderFSMontae NicholsonTroy ApkeSSLandon Collins*Deshazor Everrett* new to roster in 2019Outside linebackerThe reason the Redskins had to get aggressive to get Sweat after his first-round stock fell was their free-agency loss of Preston Smith, who was a strong complementary edge-rusher and run-stopper to Ryan Kerrigan. With Smith (6-5, 265 pounds) now in Green Bay, Sweat (6-6, 260 pounds) will be called upon to be more than a situational player, because Ryan Anderson is better suited to remain a swing reserve.Sweat comes in more complete than those prospects with his freakish size and athleticism. Washington thinks he can step in and replace what Smith did (and more) right away. The only question is whether he will be able to shake off the health concerns that caused him to slip in the draft.NFL STADIUM RANKINGS: FedEx Field is fading fastInside linebackerThe Redskins took their biggest free-agency hit in not being able to afford to keep Zach Brown for his age-30 season. He ended up upgrading the Eagles, instead, in the middle of their 4-3. Making matters worse for Washington was the loss of Reuben Foster to a torn ACL in OTAs.Mason Foster was a surprise release at the onset of camp, making it a wide-open battle to help replace Brown. Jon Bostic has scheme experience and is OK filling against the run, but he is coming off an ineffective stopgap season with the Steelers. Shaun Dion Hamilton, a second-year sixth-round pick, flashed as a blitzer last year and has a good chance to start an the absence of the Fosters. Rookie fifth-rounder Cole Holcomb was drafted because of his blazing speed, and he carries the most explosive potential for the position. Wide receiverWashington was one of the worst teams in the NFL at this position last season with Josh Doctson and, when he was healthy, Paul Richardson. With no notable free-agent additions, those two remain the default starters until rookies Terry McLaurin (third round) and Kelvin Harmon (sixth round) are developed enough to contribute outside.McLaurin is a speedster who’s built to be more effective than Richardson in stretching the field, while Harmon is a possession guy who has a chance to displace Doctson. McLaurin’s connection with Haskins from Ohio State helps, as does Harmon’s toughness. What does not help is that they need polish as route runners, and neither fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver for the short term.While the Redskins hope Doctson and Richardson can stay healthy enough to give a little more for Haskins, Trey Quinn might become their most reliable option. Now that the Mr. Irrelevant of the 2018 NFL Draft is fully healthy, the Redskins have great feelings about him in the slot. Quinn (6-0, 220 pounds) was the reason Washington could let Jamison Crowder (5-9, 177 pounds) walk in free agency.Whether the passes are coming from Keenum or Haskins, look for Quinn to be targeted like a big inside go-to guy.NFL UNIFORM RANKINGS: Where Washington’s look ranksGuardThe Redskins moved on from former starting left guard Shawn Lauvao and drafted two interior linemen in Wes Martin (third round) and Ross Pierschbacher (fifth round). But going to camp, they seem set on giving Ereck Flowers, the former Giants bust at tackle, a shot to start between Trent Williams and Chase Rouiller.This is a worthy experiment, because it keeps Flowers from being the big liability he was in pass protection, and he can get more out of his 6-6, 334-pound frame in the running game. If he fails, then the hope will be either Martin or Pierschbacher can be ready for the duties.The worst-case scenario would be a continued impasse with Williams that leads to his departure. For now, that would force the team to put Flowers at tackle and turn to one of the rookies inside, with limited available help on the street. As it stands, the Redskins have a strong line to keep Haskins or Keenum upright and power a higher-juice running game with the hopeful return of Derrius Guice. With youth in Sweat serving the edge, Gruden and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky should also be willing to let Holcomb loose and see how he can raise the playmaking quotient. The Redskins might soon discover he is a version of Brown with fresher legs.SafetyWith Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Bears) and D.J. Swearinger (Cardinals) gone, the Redskins were smart to splurge on Landon Collins in free agency. The departing safeties did a lot for Washington in all capacities. Collins offers much of the same with his nose for making plays in coverage and hard hitting in run support. For the big signing to pay off, however, he needs to rediscover his dominant form, which was missing in 2018.While Collins fills one hole, give Montae Nicholson, who started seven games last season, the mild edge over Deshazor Everett at the other safety spot. Nicholson is the steadier upfield player to better complement Collins’ range and flashiness, but Everett could steal the job by showing more ballhawking skills.last_img read more

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Jon Kreifels, 54, Wellington: March 19, 1961 – March 27, 2015

first_imgJon KreifelsJon Kreifels, 54, of Wellington, died on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 until 8 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. A memorial has been established for his children’s education and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Jon Mark Kreifels was born March 19, 1961 the son of Hank and Pat (Parker) Kreifels in Syracuse, Nebraska. He was a 1979 graduate of Wellington High School. On August 22, 1987 he was united in marriage with Lauree McIntyre in Wellington. Jon was a tool designer and CNC programmer for HM Dunn-AEI in Wichita for the past 16 years. Jon enjoyed smoking meats, hunting and was a avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Most of all Jon loved his family.Jon is survived by his loving wife Lauree of the home; daughter Olivia Kreifels and James of Wichita, sons, Drake Kreifels and Emma, Klyde Kreifels, Chance Kreifels and Landon Kreifels all of Wellington; brothers, Alan Kreifels and wife Linda of Topeka, KS, David Kreifels and wife Diana of Tulsa, OK and Scott Kreifels and wife Paula of Wellington, sisters, Patti Fox and husband David of Wellington and Margaret Chisham and husband Kevin of Wichita; as well as many nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents, twin sister, Joni Kreifels, brother, Don Kreifels, sister, Mary Smalley and special grandma, Edna Parker.last_img read more

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Donegal school awarded €23,700 grant

first_imgSt Crona’s National School in Dungloe is set to benefit from a grant for new upgrade works, it was announced this evening.The Department of Education has approved a grant  €23,700 for the provision of a canopy/ shelter at the entrance to the school.The announcement was welcomed by Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle, who said: “It will be most beneficial for students which are dropped off from buses or those awaiting pickup – particularly during inclement weather conditions.” Tenders will be invited at an early date.Pay the Cope added his congratulations to school authorities for a very comprehensive submission which was approved for funding.Donegal school awarded €23,700 grant was last modified: March 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Brave volunteers sought for world’s most scenic parachute jump

first_imgHow would you like to experience views of the magnificent Carrickfinn landscape from 12,000ft in the air – without a plane?The No Barriers Foundation are calling on brave volunteers to take on a high-flying challenge this May Bank Holiday weekend. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do a sponsored tandem parachute jump and see the amazing Donegal Airport from above. Donegal Airport won the title of ‘World’s Most Scenic Landing’ for the second time in a row this month. So, if you’ve been dreaming about crossing this spectacular journey off your bucket list, this jump is a very special opportunity to do it in style.The sponsored parachute jump will take place on 4th, 5th or 6th May 2019. If you are interested in taking part please contact the No Barriers Foundation on Facebook (click here) or email [email protected] Barriers Sponsored Tandem Parachute Jump at Donegal AirportMoney raised will go towards supporting patients who use the No Barriers Exoskeleton, which was purchased for the benefit of patients in Donegal through a community-led project.Johnny Loughrey, Director and Lead Physio for The No Barriers Foundation said: “This year we are delighted to have two full-time No Barriers staff providing the Exoskeleton service for the Northwest “Money raised via the jump will be used to help cover staff wages to be able to keep providing this service to those suffering from spinal injury, MS, brain injury and stroke around the North West for as low a cost as is possible for the Exoskeleton user. “Any additional revenue will be used to help acquire new much-needed exercise equipment to create an inclusive gym environment in Donegal. This gym will allow wheelchair users and those with varying levels of mobility to train side by side with others within their community.”See the exoskeleton in action with No Barriers service user Anita Jackson here: Taking part in the 2019 No Barriers parachute jump is one way to support this life-changing local project. If you are interested please contact the No Barriers Foundation on Facebook (click here) or email [email protected]  For more information on No Barriers, visit www.nobarriers.ieBrave volunteers sought for world’s most scenic parachute jump was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Airportno barriers foundationparachute jumpSkydivelast_img read more

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Latest: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 – Blues edging closer to another point

first_imgChelsea almost took the lead and might have been awarded a penalty in a lively first half at the Emirates Stadium, where a win would leave them on the verge of being confirmed as champions.The second half has been much less eventful so far, with the visitors edging towards a draw that would restore their 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League.Just after the quarter-hour mark, former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas, jeered by many of the home fans on his return to north London, lifted the ball forward and after Laurent Koscielny failed to clear, Oscar nipped in and lobbed David Ospina.Keeper Ospina clattered into Oscar, leaving him in a heap on the floor, and Gunners defender Hector Bellerin headed off the line to deny the Brazilian what would have been his first goal since January.Chelsea had two other shouts for a penalty waved away by referee Michael Oliver.Oscar went down early on after after contact with Bellerin and on 22 minutes Fabregas was booked for diving following a challenge from Santi Cazorla.And at the other end, Gary Cahill was given the benefit of the doubt after blocking Cazorla’s shot with a raised arm.With Diego Costa and Loic Remy still not fit, Chelsea started without a recognised striker, with Oscar deployed in a central attacking role, supported by Eden Hazard, Ramires and Willian, before being replaced at half-time by Didier Drogba.Drogba, who has scored 15 goals in 15 matches against Arsenal, had a shot comfortably saved by Ospina before Per Mertesacker wasted a decent chance for the hosts when he fired wide.A Chelsea victory would mean they can clinch the title by beating Leicester on Wednesday. Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar (Drogba 45), Willian, Hazard Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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