Arsenal appoint Ljunberg interim manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal have confirmed a temporary successor to Unai Emery for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Norwich City.The Gunners have pulled the trigger on Emery amid their worst run of results since 1992.Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt was the final nail in Emery’s coffin.Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg will take the reins for the time being.He was Emery’s assistant first-team coach before the axing.A statement from Arsenal read: “The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.“We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.“The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”Tags: ArsenalFreddie LjungbergUnai Emerylast_img read more

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in second ODI in Karachi

first_imgPAKISTAN beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years.Pakistan hit 305-7 in their 50 overs with Babar Azam notching a brilliant 105-ball 115 and Fakhar Zaman scoring 54.Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 in 46.5 overs with Usman Shinwari taking 5-51, giving Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The Green Shirts had won the toss and opted to bat first against the visitors.After starting strong, Pakistan lost their first wicket in the 15th over, when Imam-ul-Haq (31 off 41) was trapped leg before wicket by Wanindu Hasaranga.Fakhar Zaman (54 from 65) was next to go, getting caught by Isuru Udana off Hasaranga in the 21st over.Haris Sohail (40 off 48) became the casualty of a run out off Nuwan Pradeep’s bowling in the 40th over.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was run out after scoring eight runs and Babar Azam, who smashed a 105-ball 115, was caught off Lahiru Kumara in the 46th over.Imad Wasim was caught out after contributing 12 runs and Wahab Riaz (2) was run out at the non-striker’s end on the last ball of the innings. Pakistan thus finished their batting with 305-7 at the end of the 50 overs.The long-awaited first ODI between the two sides was called off due to heavy rain in the metropolis on Friday. The second ODI, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, was rescheduled for today and the third match will be played on Wednesday.Monday’s match was the first ODI played in Karachi after a yawning gap of exactly 3,901 days, equivalent to 10 years, eight months and six days.The two teams will also play three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore next month.(AFP)last_img read more

Shafer says Gulley ready to return kicks again at Georgia Tech, Estime solely H-back for now

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 11:24 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ With George Morris II doubtful for Saturday’s matchup against Georgia Tech, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he has no reservations using Prince-Tyson Gulley in the kick return game again this week.Gulley joined Devante McFarlane on kick returns in Syracuse’s 24-10 win against North Carolina State on Saturday. Gulley brought back his only chance from the end zone to the Syracuse 26-yard line early in the fourth quarter.“Prince has always been a viable option back there,” Shafer said.As for the multi-talented freshman H-back Brisly Estime, Shafer said there’s no issue with him being able to catch the ball. He has the skill set to return kicks, but Shafer and offensive coordinator George McDonald want to ease him into his role as an H-Back before thrusting him into the return game.“The issue is he can’t have too many pots on the stove,” Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer added that it could have been the other way around. He, McDonald and Co. could have chosen to hone Estime’s return game from the start of the season, but they considered him more of an asset catching passes.He said Estime catches the ball really well and that he’s just behind Syracuse punt returner Ritchy Desir in that regard. Estime’s role could expand in the future, but for now he’s solely an H-Back.Said Shafer: “That was an educated choice by all of us.” Commentslast_img read more