Injured Lacazette hopes to make Premier League opener

first_imgThe French striker is being checked by Arsenal’s medical team, but he does not think it is a serious problem.Arsenal boss Unai Emery was also relaxed about the 28-year-old’s chances of recovering in time for the trip to Newcastle on August 11.Asked whether he might be out for one or two weeks, Lacazette told reporters: “No, before (that). Soon.”It remains to be seen whether Lacazette travels to France for Arsenal’s friendly against Angers on Wednesday.Arsenal wrap up their pre-season preparations with a clash against Barcelona on Sunday.“It’s in his ankle,” Emery said after the defeat to Lyon. “He will probably be assessed over the next few days – but it’s not serious.“We are thinking it’s not important, he decided with the doctor and with me that it is better to take no more risk.“He tried to continue playing but I think it was better in the pre-season to take patience.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette hopes to recover from an ankle injury in time for the start of the season © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 29 – Alexandre Lacazette hopes to be fit for Arsenal’s Premier League opener at Newcastle after suffering an ankle injury.Lacazette was forced to limp out of Arsenal’s 2-1 Emirates Cup pre-season friendly defeat against Lyon on Sunday and left the stadium with a protective boot on his foot.last_img read more

World wrestling body approves new weight categories,World wrestling body approves new weight categories

first_imgSHARE sport Published on The sport’s apex body has released what the 10 weight classes will be in each style moving forward. On the sidelines of the World Championships here, the sport’s apex body has released what the 10 weight classes will be.   –  Reuters × On the sidelines of the World Championships here, the sport’s apex body has released what the 10 weight classes will be.   –  Reuterscenter_img COMMENT August 26, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS The United World Wrestling has added 79kg and 92kg to the existing Olympic and non-Olympic freestyle weight categories while opting for major changes in almost all the greco-roman weight divisions.On the sidelines of the World Championships here, the sport’s apex body has released what the 10 weight classes will be in each style moving forward. The Olympic qualification system was also approved, with the World Championships getting six slots, Continental qualifiers (8) and a World Open (2) accounting for the 16 allotments. Continental championships will also be held.Freestyle, which will keep all their current Olympic and non-Olympic weight categories and in which India have won four Olympic medals so far, include the following: 57kg 61kg 65kg 74kg 79kg 86kg 92kg 97kg 125kg. “The new weight categories were the most deliberated issues of the meetings. Last year, United World Wrestling president stated the intention for wrestling to move from 8 to 10 weight categories, prompting speculation on how those new weights would be distributed and if they would affect the six Olympic weight categories,” the UWW said in a release.“The (UWW) bureau chose an overall moderate approach, looking to impact as few existing weight categories as possible. Freestyle will keep all their current Olympic and non-Olympic weight categories and will simply add 79kg and 92kg.”Women’s wrestling will increase the lowest weight from 48kg to 50kg and slightly redistribute several weight categories, most by only one or two kilograms. It includes the following: 50kg 53kg 55kg 57kg 59kg 62kg 65kg 68kg 72kg 76kg. Greco-Roman went through the largest “shift in assignments”, adjusting nearly all the weight categories (55kg 60kg 63kg 67kg 72kg 77kg 82kg 87kg 97kg 130kg).The junior-level and U-23 wrestlers will also compete at the senior-level weight categories.The two-day competition format was also approved in the meeting for the 2018 season and will commence on January 1, 2018. A two-kilo allowance for the second day will be granted for one year. On January 1 next year the allowance will no longer be available.last_img read more

A lot of women would still be alive if they listened to

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe testimony of the families of murdered and missing women continues this week at the inquiry into why it took so long for police to catch serial killer Robert Pickton.Ernie Crey says his family carries a constant burden knowing that if police had done their job properly, his sister Dawn may still be alive.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img