No interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

first_img Loading… Chelsea have been sounding out other clubs interest in signing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalga but have had no positive responses, report ESPN.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img The 25-year-old replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – following his €80m move from Athletic Club Bilbao in 2018 and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Lampard’s side during a run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.Kepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea and this development is causing concerns for fans of La Roja ahead of this summer’s European Championships.Read Also: Omeruo’s Leganes offer to buy ambulance for emergency servicesAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been strongly linked to a summer move to Stamford Bridge with the future of Kepa at the club now appearing to be in major doubt.A report from February in football.london, via Spanish TV station El Chiringuito – which is not among Spain’s most reputable journalist outlets – claimed Kepa could be a makeweight in Chelsea’s attempts to land Atletico de Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Indiana AG supports citizenship question for 2020 Census

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined a multistate legal brief supporting plans by the federal government to reinstate a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. The brief was filed in opposition to a lawsuit by 17 other states against the U.S. Department of Commerce, of which the U.S. Census Bureau is part.Amid other legal complaints, the suing states claim that asking census respondents whether they are citizens denies equal protection by discriminating against racial minorities. Attorneys general of the suing states have described the citizenship question as a tool for intimidating states that welcome immigrants. Such objections amount to baseless rhetoric, Attorney General Hill said.“The federal government is well within its rightful authority to ask census respondents whether they are citizens,” Attorney General Hill said. “In fact, a negative response does not necessarily mean that the respondent is here illegally. Those with work or student visas are not U.S. citizens but are here lawfully.”Further, the Census Bureau is statutorily prohibited from sharing any data in which an individual can be identified, Attorney General Hill noted. Individual responses are considered confidential under the law, withheld even from law enforcement. The value of the census instead lies in the bulk data it provides to policymakers and the public.Regardless of individuals’ varying perspectives on immigration policy, Attorney General Hill said, Americans across the political spectrum should be able to achieve consensus supporting the basic value of collecting demographic information on U.S. residents.“Crafting practical solutions to the millions of illegal immigrants already here,” Attorney General Hill said, “does not require that we abandon the collection of data points, such as citizenship status, that can aid us in developing critical solutions to our many pressing problems.”As part of their complaint, the suing states have attempted to depose U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other officials. The brief joined by Indiana opposes such tactics as intrusive depositions of government officials that, if allowed to stand, would encourage increased and unnecessary litigation burdens for state and federal officials.The Census Bureau included a citizenship question on its “long form” questionnaire from 1970 until the 2010 census. With the discontinuance of this practice in 2010, state legislators have faced the prospect of depending on the less reliable American Community Survey (ACS) for information regarding citizenship.Attached is the amicus brief joined Friday by Indiana.last_img read more

AAG releases final team for South American Junior Championships

first_imgTHE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) yesterday released the names of the athletes on the 50-man team that will be representing Guyana at this weekend’s South American Junior Championships to be held at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora.Chantoba BrightNot surprisingly the team is led by CARIFTA Games gold medallists Compton Caesar, Claudrice McKoy, Chantoba Bright, and silver medallist Anfernee Headecker, as well as South American Youth Championships multiple silver medallist Daniel Williams.All of the other athletes who represented Guyana at this year’s CARIFTA Games are also on the team. Overall, the list contains almost all of Guyana’s top, seasoned junior athletes, and then some, as the local side looks to maximise participation, with 21 females and 29 males.“This will be the biggest team that will represent Guyana at any meet. We’ve never before had a team of 50 athletes represent Guyana on any occasion,” team manager Cornel Rose boasted yesterday, during a press conference held by the local organising committee.The athletes have intermittently been training together over the last four weekends, under a pool of coaches from across Guyana’s top athletics clubs, and from all reports spirits and expectations are high among the team, with just a few days to go.“We expect our fair share of medals being that we’re on home turf and this team has been prepared like no other before that I can recall, and I’ve been around for a while.“We’ve had four weekends of camps and the sessions were great. The athletes are all in high spirit, and based on the times that they’ve been doing we can expect medals, not just silver and bronze but our fair share of gold,” coach Julian Edmonds said.Claudrice McKoyMeanwhile, when questioned about athletes being housed at the National Gymnasium during their training stints, after a photo of the athletes sleeping on the facilities bleachers circulated on social media, AAG president Aubrey Hutson said while the situation left much to be desired, it was the best that could be had under current circumstances.“Yes the ideal thing may have been to put them up at the Marriott (Hotel), but we have to understand that it’s one financial pie that we have to share, and how we distribute those finances is that in some areas we’re going to have to make cutbacks, in some areas we will be able to do better than what was previously done,” Hutson stated.“I have never had complaints about the Gymnasium being not suitable. Matter of fact I’ve never heard the athletes complain that it was too hot. We try to do the best that we can under the present circumstances for the development of this sport and hence the Gymnasium was chosen. It wasn’t the ideal place of choice, but based on the prevailing circumstances I think it was the best that we could have done.”Compton CaesarGuyana will be competing in all of the events with the exception of the female hurdles, steeplechase, heptathlon and hammer throw, which are events that Guyana does not conventionally participate in. However, the Land of Many Waters was able to source athletes to represent in the male steeplechase, hurdles, decathlon and hammer throw.The full team is as follows:GIRLS:Kenisha Phillips (100m, 200m, 4x 100m), Onasha Rogers (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Avon Samuels (400m, 4x400m, 4x100m), Collia Rowe (400m, 4x400m), Joanna Archer (800m), Claudrice McKoy (1500m), Serena Williams (1500m), Leyanna Charles (3000m), Kezra Murray (3000m), Delecia Harper (5000m), Tatyana Blair (high jump), Shontel Browne (high jump), Chantoba Bight (long jump, triple jump), Ruth Sanmoogan (long jump, triple jump), Mian McPherson (shot put, discus), Kimbily Hilliman (javelin), Jamecia Scott (discus), Cassie Small (relay), Tonya Rawlins, Tiffauna Garnett, Tandika Haynes (relay)BOYS:Compton Caesar (100m, 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m), Tyrell Peters (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Anfernee Headecker (800m, 1500m, 4x400m), Daniel Williams (400m, 4x400m, high jump), Laurindo Prince (400m, 4x400m), Terrence Fraser (400m hurdles), Hosea Glen (400m hurdles), Samuel Lynch (800m, 4x400m), Ruel Chester (1500m), Ronaldo Wishart (3000m, steeplechase), Nigel Gonsalves (3000m, steeplechase), Matthew McKenzie (5000m), Rondell Newton (5000m), Rickie Williams (10000m), Joshua Williams (10000m), Tortque Boyce (high jump), Tremaine Browne (long jump, triple jump), Anthony Williams (long jump, triple jump), Ronaldo Greene (triple jump), Jermaine Simmons (shot put, discus), Timothy Sealey (shot put, javelin), Tremaine Beckles (javelin, discus), Jonathan Garnett (relay), Jermaine King (relay), Ryan Bramble (relay), Stayon Wilson (relay), Denise Roberts (decathlon), Tevin Nicholson (race walk), Jonathan Copeland (hammer throw).last_img read more

Dodgers clobbered 14-0 by defending champion Astros

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda wipes his face after giving up a solo home run to Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the Houston Astros in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the Houston Astros in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Josh Reddick (not pictured) singles past Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Enrique Hernandez in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado elks back to the dugout after striking out against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor watches as a fan tries to catch Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez (not pictured) solo home run in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) smiles as he waits for Marwin Gonzalez (9) after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor makes a catch on a drive by Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (not pictured) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado bats during a Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, center, speaks with relief pitcher Ross Stripling (68) and Clayton Kershaw prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, speaks with third baseman Justin Turner during a Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier makes the play on ta19 (not pictured) in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A young Los Angeles Dodgers fan wearing the give away bandaids during a Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actress Jenna Elfman during a Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. leaves the game with a trainer after feeling shoulder discomfort in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez hits a two RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez hits a two RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman on a two RBI single by teammate Marwin Gonzalez (not pictured) against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman on a two RBI single by teammate Marwin Gonzalez (not pictured) against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander gives the thumbs up after they score four runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda looks toward the sky after giving up three runs against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda looks toward the scoreboard after giving up three runs against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda is taking out of the game after giving up three runs against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda is taking out of the game after giving up three runs against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda is taking out of the game after giving up three runs against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher JT Chargois (47) tags out ta15 between home plate and first base in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Chris Taylor can’t catch a RBI double by Houston Astros’ Tyler White (not pictured) in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Chris Taylor can’t catch a RBI double by Houston Astros’ Tyler White (not pictured) in the sixth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Josh Reddick rounds third base after hitting a three run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks on in the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Houston Astros’ Josh Reddick (22) high fivers teammates after hitting a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda wipes his face after giving up a solo home run to Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda wipes his face after giving up a solo home run to Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 04, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES >> There are losses, and there are those embarrassing one-sided setbacks like the one the Dodgers absorbed Saturday at the hands of the defending World Series-champion Houston Astros, who beat the Dodgers in seven games in the 2017 Fall Classic.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Dodgers couldn’t pitch. They couldn’t hit. The Astros did both well and the result was a 14-0 shellacking of the Dodgers in front of a sellout crowd of 53,119 at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers (61-51) entered tied for first place with Arizona in the NL West, but fell a game back of the Diamondbacks, 9-3 winners over the Giants.Houston (71-41) retained its five-game lead over Oakland in the AL West. To his credit, Axford answered all the questions in the aftermath.“I think it’s the worst outing of my entire career, so not the best way to start,” said Axford, who hadn’t pitched since July 28, when he was with Toronto.Marwin Gonzalez hit his ninth home run of the season off Maeda in the second inning, and Jake Marisnick hit a two-run home run off Rosscup in the top of the ninth. It was No. 9 for Marisnick.Meanwhile, the Dodgers managed three measly hits, and have scored just one run over the past two games after scoring 21 in a victory Thursday over Milwaukee.Asked to explain that, Roberts simply said, “Good pitching, good pitching.”The Dodgers struck out 16 times on Friday, 14 against Justin Verlander. They struck out 12 times Saturday.Lance McCullers Jr. made the start for Houston, but came out before the start of the fifth inning because of elbow discomfort. Brad Peacock (2-4) got the win with two perfect innings in relief, striking out four.Since this particular loss came against the team that broke the Dodgers’ hearts last October, Roberts was asked whether he is concerned it could have a lasting effect.“Well, no,” he said. “We’ve got them tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get another crack at them, or they get a crack at us, in October. So I think that after this … I don’t think that this has any … tomorrow I think that we turn the page on tonight and we have to find a way to salvage this series.“Outside of that, you don’t want to get swept. You want to win a baseball game. And that’s our only focus.”Max Muncy leads the Dodgers in home runs with 24. He didn’t start Saturday, but came on late at first base and had one at-bat. He intimated it won’t be difficult to turn the page on this one.“It’s baseball, it’s going to happen,” he said. “You just show up the next day and you forget about it and you play the next game. It happens. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you’ve still gotta show up the next day and play.“Same thing goes over there. They can’t be thinking, ‘Oh, we killed these guys, it’s going to be easy tomorrow.’ They have to show up and play the next game.”Speaking of the Astros, the happiest of that bunch might have been Reddick, who had the blast off Rosscup.“I’d be lying if I didn’t say it felt really, really good,” he said. “You come into a place where, one, you weren’t really appreciated and liked as a home player, and then you come here and you get booed tremendously, and you do something like that.“Not only that, when you can beat a team like that, it’s going to feel great on you, and it did. It felt really amazing to put that little good swing on it, and get a little more boos on it. Any time they’re booing me in that regard, I’m happy.”Reddick played in 47 games with the Dodgers in 2016, after being acquired from Oakland. He batted .258 with two home runs and nine RBIs.Sunday’s finale will feature Walker Buehler (4-4, 3.65 ERA) going for the Dodgers and Gerrit Cole (10-3, 2.55 ERA) for the Astros.Christopher Lopez contributed to this report  Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Even worse, recently acquired relief pitcher John Axford made his debut for the Dodgers. He entered the game in the eighth inning with the Dodgers trailing 5-0. He gave up six earned runs on three hits and two walks during a seven-run inning that included a three-run home run by former Dodgers outfielder Josh Reddick off Zac Rosscup, who relieved Axford. It was No. 12 for Reddick. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That’s back-to-back losses to the Astros, who defeated the Dodgers 2-1 on Friday. The series finale is Sunday at 1:10 p.m.Afterward, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was asked to assess the series thus far.“They’ve beat us in every facet of the game,” he said. “You look at the pitching, you look at the hitting … so it’s pretty easy,” he said.Kenta Maeda (7-7) made the start. He went 5-1/3 innings and allowed five earned runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked two.Related Articleslast_img read more