Have £1,000 to invest? I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 shares for 2021

first_img Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca and Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Have £1,000 to invest? I’d buy these 3 FTSE 100 shares for 2021 Enter Your Email Address This has been a washout year for many stocks. Even if many FTSE 100 shares have bounced back since the stock market crash in March, companies’ performances has been affected. And for many companies, performance is likely to remain dampened even though a V-shaped recovery is looking quite likely now. This is because the sustainability of the recovery is itself in question. The market’s bounce back is a result of the easing of lockdowns. But with government support for businesses expected to be withdrawn in the next months, I reckon the economy will be impacted.FTSE 100 shares to buyBut that shouldn’t deter the savvy investor from buying FTSE 100 shares. I think many shares can perform well in 2021 and beyond. One example is the London Stock Exchange Group. It’s one of the most expensive FTSE 100 stocks, going by its current price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 79 times. But it has also been a strong performer for a while now. I reckon its earnings ratio will remain elevated going forward as well. This is because it’s not just a good growth stock, but at a time when other companies are cutting dividends, it has actually increased the interim dividend.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The second stock I’d buy is the industrial equipment rental company Ashtead. Like LSE, it too saw slightly increased dividends. This adds to the company’s confident outlook and robust financial health, even during these difficult times. This FTSE 100 share comes with the added benefit of a comparatively lower P/E ratio of 16.3 times. I reckon that even if the economy recovers slowly, AHT will continue to grow, going by the pickup already visible in construction activity. Finally, I’d buy the FTSE 100 share DCC, which provides sales and marketing services for sectors like oil and gas, technology, and healthcare. Like both LSE and AHT, its financials are broadly robust. Its top line did take a hit for the year ending 31 March 2020 but its profits still grew. It’s not quite as low priced as AHT, with a P/E of 27 times, but it’s nowhere comparable to LSE either. Further, like both AHT and LSE, DCC too is a dividend-paying stock.    More alternativesAnd these are just three FTSE 100 shares that can set up the investor portfolio for gains in 2021. Other stocks I like are the hygiene and pest control provider Rentokil Initial, which is poised to make gains because of increased focus on hygiene. Pharmaceutical biggies like AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithkline are other stocks on my radar for further developments. While AZN is also a pricey stock, just like LSE, its activities don’t show any cause to collapse anytime. The contrary, in fact. For investors with a bigger risk appetite, cyclicals like real estate and consumer discretionary goods are ones to consider. FTSE 100 real estate stock Persimmon is one I have long liked and in the consumer goods category, I like Burberry for reasons of longevity, improvement in the Chinese market, and overall better times for retail stores compared to the lockdown period.  Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 31st August, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Angels let late lead get away in loss to A’s

first_imgPreviousThe Angels’ Carlos Perez talks with pitcher Osmer Morales during their first spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Rymer Liriano breaks his bat on a single against the Oakland Athletics during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Angels’ Nick Tropeano walks back tot he late next to catcher Rene Rivera against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Athletics’ Matt Olson rounds the bases after a hitting a home run off of the Angels’ Nick Tropeano during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Kaleb Cowart is out at home as the Oakland Athletics’ Sean Murphy holds onto the ball in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate against the Oakland Athletics during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Rene Rivera looks on as the Athletics’ Matt Olson celebrates his two-run home run during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Rymer Liriano is out at second on the tag by the Oakland Athletics’ Franklin Barreto during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate during the team’s spring training opener against the Oakland A’s on Friday at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Parker Bridwell throws to the plate against the Oakland Athletics during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Rymer Liriano runs into an out against the Oakland Athletics during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Jefry Marte slides into second against the Oakland Athletics during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Jefry Marte scores past Athletics’ catcher Bruce Maxwell during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Oakland Athletics’ catcher Bruce Maxwell lies on the ground after being hit in the head by the backswing of the Angels’ Jerry Marte during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Oakland Athletics’ catcher Bruce Maxwell lies on the ground after being hit in the head by the backswing of the Angels’ Jerry Marte during their Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ wore hats in support of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida during their Cactus League opener against the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate between innings against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate between innings against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano doesn’t look happy during his outing against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Matt This celebrates in the dugout in their first spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Jahmai Jones hauls in a fly ball against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Carlos Perez talks with pitcher Osmer Morales during their first spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 22The Angels’ Nick Tropeano throws to the plate against the Oakland Athletics in their first spring training game at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandTHE GAME: The Angels gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose, 9-8, to the Oakland A’s in the spring training opener on Friday at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. The two runs scored when a hard ground ball got past minor league shortstop Connor Justus, who was playing in. It was ruled a hit. The Angels did not have any of their projected everyday players in the lineup. With fewer days of workouts before the first exhibition game this year, the Angels are not playing their regulars until next week.PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Nick Tropeano recorded only four outs in his first game since returning from Tommy John surgery. He gave up three runs, all on a Matt Olson homer in the first inning. Tropeano hit the first batter of the game. “You knew I had some nerves in me,” he said, “and I was real excited. I let that one go a little bit.” Overall, he said it was a positive performance, despite the results: “Eighteen months of hard work and dedication and being in the training room, it’s a relief to get out there, even if it’s a spring game.” … Right-hander Parker Bridwell pitched two crisp, scoreless innings, throwing 16 strikes in just 19 pitches. … Left-hander Ian Krol, a veteran big leaguer on a minor-league deal, gave up hits to two of the four batters he face. … Right-hander Luke Bard, a Rule 5 pick, pitched a perfect inning.HITTING REPORT: The Angels had 13 hits and seven walks. They made four outs on the bases, though, including an apparent miscommunication when Rymer Liriano tried to take third after a double, but Michael Hermosillo had stopped there. … Jefry Marte had two hits and a walk. Marte is competing for a job as a backup infielder, but he is out of options this spring, so he’s likely also competing for a spot on the other 29 teams. … Carlos Perez, who is also out of options, had an RBI double. … Colin Walsh hit a three-run homer to give the Angels a lead in the eighth inning. Walsh, who signed a minor league deal over the winter, is one of the leading candidates to win the last bench spot.DEFENSE REPORT: Catcher Rene Rivera bounced a throw to second on a stolen base attempt. … Hermosillo mishandled a ball that dropped in front of him in center field, allowing a run to score. UP NEXT: Angels (Shohei Ohtani) vs. Brewers (Chase Anderson), Saturday, noon PT, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Shohei Ohtani set for spring training debut with Angels on Saturday Angels’ Luis Valbuena looks for good start after strong finish in 2017 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Angels relievers will be looking for strikeouts in extra innings with new rule

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ANAHEIM — When the Angels sent their high-leverage relievers out to pitch in Saturday’s intrasquad game, they did so starting each inning with a runner at second base.It was part of their preparation for the new extra innings rule this year, which is intended to prevent games from going too long.Obviously, starting an inning with a runner at second will put an increased emphasis for pitchers on getting strikeouts, and Manager Joe Maddon feels that could be a strength for the Angels.“I think we do have some strikeout ability,” Maddon said Sunday. “Of course, that’s what you’re looking for, but I’ll take the ground ball to third or the popup on the infield, too.” TROUT, OHTANI HOMERMike Trout smoked a line drive over the fence down the left field line against Matt Andriese in his first at-bat of Sunday’s intrasquad game, which featured all of the position players expected to be on the Opening Day roster.Shohei Ohtani also hit a homer and singled. Ohtani had been out a few days with a stiff back, but he’s now hit in intrasquad games two days in a row and he is scheduled to pitch on Monday.Related Articles Last year Hansel Robles (9.3 strikeouts per nine innings), Ty Buttrey (10.5), Noe Ramirez (10.5) and Cam Bedrosian all struck out more than a batter per inning. Keynan Middleton, who barely pitched last season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, has a career rate of 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.“Getting that first out without permitting the runner to advance is pretty large if you can do that,” Maddon said.Obviously, even if the runner does get to third with one out, a strikeout for the second out would also prevent the run scoring.The new rule opens up a variety of situations for the offensive manager. On the road, the manager will have to decide whether to sacrifice to play for a single run or try for a bigger inning. At home, the manager’s decision will obviously be dictated by whether the visiting team scored.“Interesting,” Maddon said. “Absolutely. It’s new for all of us.”center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “I thought he looked really good yesterday,” Maddon said before Sunday’s game. “I loved that he took some swings yesterday after he threw. I thought he felt really good about himself. He had a lot of baseball confidence out of yesterday’s event.”Andrew Heaney, who was named the Opening Day starter, faced 21 batters in five trips to the mound. He struck out five and walked one. He gave up eight hits, including the Ohtani homer.Andriese, who is vying for a spot in the rotation, also took five turns on the mound. He struck out two and walked one.ALSOMaddon still has no update on Julio Teheran, who told ESPN last week that he was at home in Atlanta awaiting results of a coronavirus test. “Honestly, crickets,” Maddon said of the lack of an update on Teheran. “I have not heard anything new from the beginning. I don’t anticipate bad, because I’m not hearing either right now. He’s still not here and we’re still eagerly awaiting his arrival.”…Tommy La Stella said he would not have a problem moving over to first base if Maddon asked him, even though he has barely worked out there at all this year. “I’ve been there before,” La Stella said. “I feel comfortable.” The Angels need someone to play first when Albert Pujols has the day off or is at DH.Matt Thaiss, one of the players who had not yet begun working out, arrived in camp on Sunday. The Angels still have six players, including Teheran, who have been unable to work out so far.The Angels have been playing most of their regulars for two out of three days early in the intrasquad games. They all played on Sunday, and were expected to play again on Monday, before getting Tuesday off. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

CYCLING: ENTRIES DUE TO CLOSE FOR RAS DHUN NA nGALL

first_imgClassed as one of Ireland’s toughest and best stage races for A2 & A3 cyclists, Rás Dhun na nGall 2013 promises to be bigger and better than every before. Entries for this years event are nearly full, and entries will close at midnight this coming Friday 24th May.Based in Ardara, Co Donegal, on the June Bank holiday weekend,the race will take the same format as last year starting with a Friday night stage, a Saturday morning TT/Hillclimb, a Saturday afternoon stage and the Sunday stage which finishes on the famous Glengesh Climb.Four Masters Cycling club who promote this event are urging anyone who wishes to enter to do so asap, as no entries will be accepted after Friday as the entry list is going to print on Saturday. For more information on this event or to enter please log onto www.fourmasterscycling.com or contact Liam on 087 2902515 CYCLING: ENTRIES DUE TO CLOSE FOR RAS DHUN NA nGALL was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CYCLING: ENTRIES DUE TO CLOSE FOR RAS DHUN NA nGALLlast_img read more

TechStars & Kauffman Foundation Team Up To Simplify Accelerator Application Process

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting TechStars is joining forces with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help simplify access to the growing number of accelerator programs. As part of the partnership, the Kauffman Foundation will provide TechStars with $200,000 funding to build software that can be utilized by accelerator programs.Specifically, these funds will be used to help build an application system that can be used across industries, not just within the TechStars Network. The aim of the system will be to ease the application process, allowing entrepreneurs to fill out one form to apply to multiple participating programs, rather than have to repeat the process for each organization they apply to.The new system will also allow the Kauffman Foundation and other researchers to analyze the data surrounding these programs. This will help understand the demand for accelerators, the funding opportunities, as well as the business results for participating companies over time. “The Kauffman Foundation is supporting the seed accelerator movement that TechStars helped pioneer, with the goal of making it easier for entrepreneurs to gain access to mentorship from the best and brightest entrepreneurs and investors in their communities,” says TechStars CEO David Cohen.The joint efforts grow out of the White House’s Startup America Partnership, an alliance that aims to boost high-growth companies and, by extension, boost the U.S. economy. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#start#tips Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Developer Plans a ‘Sustainable City’ Near Boston

first_imgA bid to host AmazonIn addition to building an “inspired, urban community,” LStar Ventures also would like to lure Amazon to town to build a second national headquarters. In an announcement, Amazon said the $5 billion project would be a “full equal” to its existing campus in Seattle and would lead to the creation of as many as 50,000 jobs.Competition is intense, but Boston is on a short list of strong candidates, according to an article posted by Forbes. LStar has developed its own pitch to Amazon, emphasizing Union Point’s proximity to Boston, its 4,000 units of affordable housing, and its emphasis on “technology, sustainability and architectural beauty.”LStar says it’s in the process of designing a 500,000-square-foot office building that could serve as Amazon’s first building. It will ready for occupancy in 2019. Eventually, the Amazon campus could total more than 8 million square feet. RELATED ARTICLES What Does ‘Sustainable’ Mean?What’s the Definition of ‘Green Building’?The Next Step in Sustainable Design A massive real estate development project called Union Point is taking shape on 1,400 acres of land about 12 miles south of Boston on what was once the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. Developers say that the community will become a living laboratory for “smart city technologies and sustainability solutions.”The developer is LStar Ventures, a privately held company that has, according to its website, developed more than 65 “environmentally sensitive” communities in 15 states since it was founded in 2007. Clean Technica reports LStar picked up the project in 2015 after another developer, which had built 500 homes on the site, jumped ship.According to the company’s website, Union Point eventually will include 4,000 private homes, 10 million square feet of commercial space, and 1,000 acres of open land. The $5 billion project will take 15 years to complete, Clean Technica says, with the first commercial space to be finished by the end of next year. North Carolina-based LStar says Union Point is being designed from the ground up to be “socially and environmentally conscious.” Commercial buildings will meet LEED Gold or Platinum standards. It wasn’t clear from either the company’s website or the Clean Technica report whether houses in the project would be designed to meet any particular building standard — net-zero ready, Energy Star, LEED, or Passive House, for example — but LStar promises building performance specifications “to radically reduce energy use.” The company didn’t respond to a request for more information.The project will lean heavily on computer technology and the “internet of things.” Computers will monitor mechanical and electrical HVAC systems, manage how water is used, and control traffic flow. Union Point will include both roof- and ground-mounted solar arrays, plus battery storage. The project is getting planning help from the design and engineering firm Arup.last_img read more

NFL Draft: Jordan Sterns, Ashton Lampkin Sign as Free Agents with Kansas City Chiefs

first_imgKansas City thank you ??— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) April 29, 2017 Like their fellow teammate Blake Jarwin, neither Jordan Sterns nor Ashton Lampkin heard their names called from a podium in Philadelphia this weekend. But both have already found opportunities to prove themselves at the next level—and with the same team, no less.Sterns and Lampkin have come to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as undrafted free agents, as the two announced on their social media.All the teams that passed on me thank you??— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) April 29, 2017 God never said it would be easy. Wanna thank the @chiefs for the opportunity to ball again at the next level. Major chip on my shoulder ???? pic.twitter.com/Ym2AmY53gE— Ashton Lampkin (@OSU_DB6) April 29, 2017The Chiefs won the AFC West in 2016 before losing in the divisional round to the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Kansas City, Sterns will get to learn under 5-time Pro Bowl strong safety Eric Berry. Lampkin will compete with, and alongside, former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. They will join former teammate Tyreek Hill, who was drafted by the Chiefs last season out of West Alabama.center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Report: Chris Carson Expected to Make Seahawks Practice Squad

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Another former Oklahoma State player could soon be gracing the sidelines of an NFL team.According to Andy Patton of USA Today, Carson is expected to make the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. The former OSU standout was taken in the seventh round of April’s NFL Draft with pick No. 249.After he was drafted, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had good things to say about Carson.“I really love this guy because he’s so physical and tough the way he ran. You haven’t heard a whole lot about him. He hadn’t run the ball a lot but when he did, he to me made a great statement of his style and a style that we really covet… He’s really aggressive. He hammers it and I think you guys are really going to like him when you see him.”While practice squad players don’t typically see the field, as USA Today’s Patton notes, the Seahawks have a habit of late round picks panning out in the long run.“Expect Carson to have an impact with the Seahawks in the future, but it likely will not be in 2017 unless multiple injuries occur to the current group.”Whatever happens this year, Carson has a chance. Especially if he can continue to make moves like this in the NFL.last_img read more

Arsenal advance despite Ostersund setback

first_imgArsenal 1 Ostersunds 2 (4-2 agg): Gunners through despite Emirates shock Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:56 23/2/2018 ken sema - cropped Getty Images Arsenal were beaten at home by Ostersunds but their first-leg win was enough to see them reach the Europa League last 16 on aggregate. Arsenal survived a huge scare to keep their Europa League campaign alive, progressing to the last 16 with a 4-2 aggregate win over Ostersunds despite a 2-1 loss at home on Thursday.The Gunners cruised to a 3-0 win in the first leg in Sweden last week but found themselves 2-0 down at half-time of the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium.A strike from Sead Kolasinac early in the second half eased some of the nerves in north London, though, and ensured their place in Friday’s draw for the last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Ostersunds, who were only founded in October 1996, after Arsene Wenger had been appointed Arsenal manager, were fearless in their approach and sent the visiting fans into raptures when Calum Chambers’ own goal and Ken Sema’s strike put them 2-0 up in the space of 70 seconds in the first half.A Gunners team including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck offered little by way of a response until the second minute of the second half, when Kolasinac lashed home from close range.Graham Potter’s visitors could not find the two goals they needed to complete a shock turnaround, but the performance will have given Wenger plenty to consider ahead of the EFL Cup final against Manchester City in three days’ time.6 – Arsenal have conceded in each of their last six games at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since April 2014 (seven consecutive games). Woes. pic.twitter.com/ESv5NmGM97— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal, no doubt with one eye on Sunday’s showdown at Wembley, made little effort to add to their aggregate lead during the early stages in front of a sparse home crowd.Ostersunds sensed the hosts’ complacency and Hosam Aiesh stunned the Emirates 22 minutes in, latching onto Saman Ghoddos’ long ball in behind Kolasinac and firing across David Ospina, with Chambers deflecting the effort into the net.Before the visiting fans had even finished celebrating, Sema capitalised on more slack defending from Arsenal, leaving Chambers for dead with a clever drag-back before rifling the ball into the bottom-right corner from the left of the penalty area.70 – There were just 70 seconds between Östersunds’ first and second goals at the Emirates. Unfazed. pic.twitter.com/PJqkveZv4x— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2018Arsenal responded with a spell of possession but offered very little going forward, with a flicked header from Danny Welbeck, which was comfortably held by goalkeeper Aly Keita, the closest they came to a goal back in the first half.However, 90 seconds after the break, they eased some of the anxiety around the Emirates. Full-back Ronald Mukiibi swiped at Hector Bellerin’s cross and missed, allowing Kolasinac to take a touch before smashing the ball into the net from 12 yards out.Arsenal began to look a little more relaxed, with Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck each denied by good saves from Keita, but Ostersunds looked a threat until the end and the Gunners will have to improve significantly if they are to claim the first major trophy of the English season this weekend. Key Opta stats:- Despite progressing into the next round, Arsenal have now lost each of their last six home games in the knockout rounds of European competition.- Graham Potter is just the sixth English manager to win at the Emirates in all competitions (after Alan Curbishley, Phil Brown, Harry Redknapp, Michael Appleton and Garry Monk), but the first to do so in European competition.- Arsenal’s defenders have contributed 20 goals in all competitions this season, the most of any Premier League side (Chelsea 16, Man City 10).- The Gunners have conceded in each of their last six at the Emirates in all competitions; their longest run without a clean sheet there since May 2014 (seven consecutive games).- Ostersunds are the first Swedish side to win an away European match in England since Osters IF beat Tottenham in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.- Arsenal have scored nine own goals since Calum Chambers debuted for them in August 2014, while he has been responsible for 33 per cent of them (3 of 9). read morelast_img read more

‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibra hints at MLS move

first_imgTransfers ‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibrahimovic hints at MLS move Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:29 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Bristol City Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy Premier League MLS The Manchester United striker’s contract expires this summer and he has suggested that he could move to America this summer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could move to MLS from Manchester United.The Sweden striker is currently sidelined with a knee injury, having played just seven times in all competitions this season.Ibrahimovic’s contract at United expires this summer, and it is currently unclear if he will be offered an extension by Jose Mourinho’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 36-year-old is thus exploring his options and has now claimed that he could move to the American top-flight, having expressed his admiration for Los Angeles.“I did not know that several Swedes went to MLS,” Ibrahimovic told SportExpressen.“That means it’s tempting to play in the United States.“Los Angeles is a nice city and I’ve been there a lot on vacation. It is laid back. I think it’s rumours all the time [about my future]. When I play and when I do not play it is rumours. That’s good, that means I live.”Ibrahimovic retired from Sweden duty in 2016, following the European Championships, but he has also hinted that he may return to the international fold for the World Cup this summer.”I miss the national team. If I want, I do it. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance,” he said.”We’ll see, it’s a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody. The door isn’t closed for anything.”last_img read more

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