Unai Emery on whether Rob Holding will start against Manchester United

first_imgUnai Emery on whether Rob Holding will start against Manchester United Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Sep 2019 8:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Advertisement Holding is in contention to start (Picture: Getty Images)Unai Emery ‘cannot be certain’ that Rob Holding will start for Arsenal against Manchester United on Monday, but heaped praise on the young centre-half.Holding made a scoring return to first-team action in midweek after a nine-month lay-off as the Gunners thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-0, much to the delight of Emery.The Arsenal boss views the 24-year-old as a real leader in the dressing room and believes he can have an impact at Old Trafford, even if he doesn’t play from the start.Emery said: ‘When I saw him on Tuesday I thought ‘wow!’ He’s coming back – Rob Holding!AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I can not be certain he will start on Monday but I want him there for his spirit, his behaviour, his commitment.‘He feels really Arsenal Football Club and I want players like him in the dressing room.’ Solskjaer and Emery will clash at Old Trafford (PIcture: Getty Images)A win for Emery’s side would see them move six points clear of United and the Spaniard is relishing the opportunity to put daylight between the two sides.‘It’s amazing to play in Manchester with that atmosphere,’ Emery added.‘We really want to play matches where we can do something important. We know it’s a very big opportunity for us to get three points.‘I am excited waiting for this moment. But also I know we need to prepare a perfect match because three points is very important for both sides.‘Solskjaer has experience. He was a player at Manchester United, he knows the club perfectly, he knows the high competition, the high level and he now has very good players.‘His challenge is also to achieve the consistency and performances that will get them in the top four. We are going to fight on Monday for the first time this season and it’s about which team can respond.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will win at Old Trafford?Manchester United0%Arsenal0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

UFC 231 results: Holloway overwhelms Ortega to defend featherweight title; Shevchenko women’s flyweight champ

first_img— If there’s anyone who is sneaking into UFC 231, it is Aleksandar Rakic. Here’s why .— It has been a rough 2018 for Max Holloway. “Blessed” details to SN the struggle to get to UFC 231.— Brian Ortega had $75 to his name when he began MMA training. Now, he’s on the verge of becoming the UFC featherweight champion. Ortega goes through the journey with SN. The fight was competitive early, but Holloway’s high-volume striking eventually wore down T-City. In the fourth round, Holloway cranked up the pressure and belted his previously unbeaten opponent with punches to the head and body. With Ortega’s face a bloody mess, the fight sapped out of him and his left eye swollen shut, the ringside doctor determined that Ortega was unable to continue.  “Is there anyone else?” Holloway asked during his postfight interview. “Let’s go.”MORE: Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 Here is what happened at UFC 231 in Toronto ( all times Eastern):UFC 231 resultsMax Holloway puts on a spectacular performance to stop Brian Ortega and remain featherweight champion1:06 a.m.: Holloway def. Ortega by fourth-round TKO to retain the featherweight title.  What a fourth round for Holloway. He came right out and let Ortega know that the third round was an illusion. Holloway started out throwing combinations at will and didn’t let up in the slightest bit. It got to the point that Ortega couldn’t see out of his left eye as it was swollen shut. Ortega was desperate. He kept trying for takedowns to no avail and Holloway continued to batter him. As soon as Ortega walked back to the corner, the ringside doctor took a look at the eye and wouldn’t allow him to go out for the fifth round.12:57 a.m.: Round 3 to Ortega (10-9, 29-28 Holloway).  Ortega got himself back into the fight. He threw the harder shots, controlled the Octagon and kept coming forward. Holloway and Ortega are leaving it all in there. Ortega needs to continue to keep Holloway against the cage and in the clinch. It started to wear Holloway down. We have a fight, ladies and gentleman.12:51 a.m.: Round 2 to Holloway (10-9, 20-18 Holloway).  Holloway’s striking is some of the best in the sport right now. It’s crisp, he knows how to stay at the end of Ortega’s punches, demonstrates good movement and counters superbly. Holloway needs to keep his hands up. For all of the four, five punch combinations he’s throwing, Ortega is still coming forward. The staredown between the two with blood pouring down Ortega’s face was unbelievable.12:45 a.m.: Round 1 to Holloway (10-9).  Highly entertaining opening round. Holloway and Ortega each had their moments, but the champion had more of them. Holloway landed the harder shots and wobbled Ortega with a right hand near the end of the round. Ortega needs to stay composed and not overcommit.12:36 a.m.:  It is now time for the main event of UFC 231: Max Holloway puts his featherweight title on the line against No. 1-ranked Brian Ortega. Holloway (19-3) competes for the first time in 2018 after defeating Jose Aldo by third-round TKO at UFC 218 in December 2017. “Blessed” was set to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, but was unable to compete because of an injury. He also offered to step in on short notice to challenge lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. But Holloway was pulled off of the card by New York State Athletic Commission, as the native of Hawaii was struggling to make weight. Holloway says he’s good to go for UFC 231 and ready to make a statement to close out 2018.Ortega (14-0, one no contest) last fought at UFC 222 when he stopped Frankie Edgar after stepping for the injured Holloway. Will the issues Holloway’s been through this year be too much or can he pull through? Is this Ortega’s moment? This has a legitimate chance to be the greatest featherweight title fight of all time.Valentina Shevchenko powers her way past Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win vacant women’s flyweight title12:24 a.m.: Shevchenko def. Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to capture the vacant women’s flyweight championship.  At the end of the day, this came to down power and skill. Shevchenko fought flawlessly. She never Jedrzejczyk garner any type of momentum. Anytime she would throw a power shot, Shevchenko would respond with something harder or just toss the former women’s strawweight titleholder to the canvas. It wasn’t like Jedrzejczyk had a bad fight. Shevchenko is just that good. The “Bullet” era has now begun. 12:20 a.m.: Round 5 to Shevchenko (10-9, 50-45 Shevchenko).  Give Shevchenko credit. She knew Jedrzejczyk was going to come out and give it her all, but still stayed aggressive and ride her bicycle around the Octagon. Off to the judges’ scorecards in what should be a Shevchenko victory.12:14 a.m.: Round 4 to Shevchenko (40-36 Shevchenko).  Surprised Jedrzejczyk didn’t come out more aggressive as she was in the final minute of the round considering she’d lost every round. Now, the native of Poland needs ramp it up like she never has before to walk out with the gold.12:07 a.m.: Round 3 to Shevchenko (10-9, 30-27 Shevchenko).  Every time it looks like Jedrzejczyk is starting to gain momentum and control, Shevchenko roars back with a head or spinning back kick to keep Jedrzejczyk at bay. Jedrzejczyk needs to really pick it up, as Shevchenko doesn’t look to be slowing down.12:01 a.m.: Round 2 to Shevchenko (10-9, 20-18 Shevchenko).  Was pretty much an even round until Shevchenko took Jedrzejczyk down twice with about 90 seconds left. Right now, Shevchenko is controlling every facet. Jedrzejczyk needs to come up with something quick. Shevchenko is fighting the perfect fight and looks to be hard to beat.11:55 p.m.: Round 1 to Shevchenko (10-9).  It’s evident right away that Shevchenko is the more powerful of the two by the way she took Jedrzejczyk down to the mat and when they were in the clinch against the cage. Jedrzejczyk needs to be constantly throwing and commit to her shots.11:49 p.m.: It is time for the co-main event of UFC 231 as No. 1 ranked Valentina Shevchenko squares off with Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women’s flyweight title. Shevchenko (15-3) was supposed to face Nicco Montano at UFC 228 for the belt, but Montano was hospitalized and subsequently pulled from the fight and stripped of the title. Jedrzejczyk (15-2) is the former women’s strawweight champion and won her last fight, defeating Tecia Torres by unanimous decision. She’s competing at 125 pounds for the first time. Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk fought three times in Muay Thai bouts with the former winning every bout. MMA is different than Muay Thai, but the fact Shevchenko did win does give her a psychological advantage. Should be a fantastic title fight.Gunnar Nelson submits Alex Oliveira in bloody fight11:30 p.m.: Nelson def. Oliveira by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:17 of the second round.  Entertaining affair. Oliveira won the first round after reversing Nelson’s body triangle and laid down hard ground and pound punches at will for the majority of the round. About two minutes into the second, Nelson took Oliveira down to the mat and immediately went into mount position. Oliveira tried anything and everything to get out of it, but couldn’t escape. With blood gushing down his nose from Oliveira busting it up in the previous round, Nelson threw an elbow with everything he had and blood poured out like a geyser from Oliveira’s forehead, Oliveira rolled over and Nelson immediately secured the choke and the Brazilian tapped out instantly.Great comeback win for Nelson. You never how a fighter is going to react after being sidelined for a significant amount of time and then lose the opening round and get bloodied up in the process.  11:14 p.m.: Coming up next at UFC 231, No. 13-ranked Alex Oliveira battles No. 14-ranked Gunnar Nelson. Oliveira (19-5-1) has won four of his last five, with all four wins coming by stoppage. Nelson (16-3-1) returns for the first time since July 2017 due to injury, but lost his previous fight to Santiago Ponzinibbio by first round knockout. Oliveira is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport. He doesn’t get paid by the hour and is always looking for the finish. Nelson possesses some of the best ground work in the sport. The fight has the potential to steal the show, as hard as that is to say considering what everyone saw in the main card opener.Hakeem Dawodu dominant in decision victory over Kyle Bochniak11:00 p.m.: Dawodu def. Bochniak by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).  How was this a split decision? Who could give Bochniak one round, let alone two? Good performance for Dawodu. He showed exemplary Muay Thai from start to finish and never let Bochniak get started. Someone to definitely keep your eye on in the featherweight division.10:42 p.m.: Up next at UFC 231, Hakeem Dawodu takes on Kyle Bochniak in featherweight action. Bochniak (8-3) is coming off a loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov in April at UFC 223. Even though he was down on the scorecards, Bochniak left it all on the line and showed a lot of heart by absorbing a ton of punishment and never giving up. Dawodu (8-1-1) suffered the first loss of his career in March to Danny Henry, but bounced back to defeat Austin Arnett. This appears to be a showcase for Dawodu, but never sell Bochniak short.Thiago Santos viciously KO’s Jimi Manuwa in fight of the year contender10:31 p.m.: Santos def. Manuwa by knockout at 0:42 of the second round.  An unbelievable fight. The first round is in the conversation of 2018’s round of the year. Santos started it off by almost finishing Manuwa with a left and right hook. Santos and Manuwa threw the heavy artillery in every way possible and showed chins of steel. Manuwa and Santos began the second round the same way they ended the first, throwing every shot with evil intentions. They were exchanging with Manuwa’s back against the fence when Santos connected on a vicious left uppercut followed by a blistering left hook to knock out Manuwa to earn the tenth knockout win of his career and put the light heavyweight division on notice.A great way to begin the main card. The remaining four fights have a lot to live up to.The LHW division’s newest nightmare. @TMarretaMMA #UFC231 pic.twitter.com/YlGMDCnG6R— UFC (@ufc) December 9, 201810:19 p.m.: Kicking off the main card of UFC 231 are light heavyweights Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos. The No. 7-ranked Manuwa (17-4) has struggled as of late, having lost his last two fights. Santos will be fighting for the fifth time in 2018, going 3-1 thus far. The Brazilian made a successful debut at 205 pounds in September, finishing Eryk Anders in the third round. Don’t blink because this won’t last long as Manuwa and Santos are two of the hardest punchers in the sport.9:59 p.m.: Ansaroff def. Gadelha by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).  What an upset. The name of the game for Ansaroff was her striking and it all started with the jab. She would the flick the jab and then switch to a sidekick or a head kick. The biggest win of Ansaroff’s career and now puts herself in the conversation of a title shot after beating a former title challenger and one of the best the women’s strawweight division.9:40 p.m.:  Time for the featured prelim at UFC 231, a women’s strawweight contest between No. 3-ranked Cláudia Gadelha and No. 11-ranked Nina Ansaroff. Gadelha’s won three of her last four fights and is coming off of a fantastic split decision win over Carla Esparza at UFC 225. After losing two fights in a row, Ansaroff (9-5) is on a three-fight winning streak. This is the biggest bout of Ansaroff’s career because a win against a top contender will vault hers to the top tier at 115 pounds. Gadelha’s now training in the United States to help climb over the hurdle and win UFC gold. 9:32 p.m.: Burns def. Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).  Dominant showing for Burns. He controlled the action on the feet and the ground. Let’s see if Burns can now get on a winning streak. He’s 3-2 now in his last five. The talent is there. He beeds to put it all together consistently to be a contender at 155 pounds.9:19 p.m.:  Like what we saw in the first fight, Burns had a chance to finish Aubin-Mercier in the first round after blasting him with a left hook and a series of vicious ground and pound punches. Instead of continuing to hit Aubin-Mercier, Burns went for a rear-naked choke. Hopefully, it doesn’t cost Burns as it did for Anders.9:11 p.m.:  Next at UFC 228, Olivier Aubin-Mercier faces Gilbert Burns in lightweight action. Aubin-Mercier (11-3) had his four-fight winning streak snapped in July when he lost to Alexander Hernandez. Burns (13-3) has been uneven as of late, as he’s gone 2-2. Can Aubin-Mercier put on a show for his countrymen or can Burns spoil the party?8:59 p.m.: Eye def. Chookagian by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).  Very good fight. Consistent back-and-forth action, but Eye gained the decision because of her activity. She was the aggressor and continuously pushed the pace with inside leg kicks and throwing two, three and four-punch combinations. Three straight wins for Eye since she returned to 125 pounds. She should get the winner of the title fight later in the show between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.8:38 p.m.:  Right now at UFC 231, No. 3-ranked Katlyn Chookagian fights No. 9-ranked Jessica Eye in women’s flyweight action. Chookagian (11-1) is on a good run, having won three consecutive fights. Since returning to 125 pounds earlier this year, Eye (13-6, one no contest) has won both of her fights. A key contest in the division as the winner is likely to get a crack at the winner of the co-main event.8:27 p.m.: Theodorou def. Anders by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).  The lost opportunity by Anders in the second round cost him. Theodorou’s volume in the third round won the fight. Three fights, three wins in 2018 for the Canadian. Time to see Theodorou against a top ten opponent and see if there can be a new contender at 185 pounds.8:18 p.m.:  Not a fan of Anders’ game plan in the second round. He rocked Theodorou on more than one occasion and didn’t try to finish him. I get taking your time and not wanting to burn yourself just in case you don’t get the stoppage. But when the opportunity is there, take it. He may not get another chance.8:03 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of UFC 231. Starting the action will be No. 14-ranked Elias Theodorou taking on Eryk Anders in middleweight action. Theodorou (16-2) comes in having won back-to-back fights and four of his last five overall. This will be the fourth time Anders (11-2) has competed in 2018. The former University of Alabama football has gone 1-2 so far. Both guys looking to end 2018 on a winning note.UFC 231 fight cardMain cardMax Holloway (c) vs. Brian Ortega for Holloway’s featherweight titleValentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women’s flyweight titleAlex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson; welterweights Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak; featherweights Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos; light heavyweights Preliminary Card Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff; women’s strawweights Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye; women’s flyweights Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou; middleweightsOlivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns; lightweights Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic; light heavyweightsBrad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez; bantamweightsChad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima; welterweights Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Jesse Ronson; lightweights UFC 231 latest news— Brian Ortega explains to Sporting News that he anticipates an all-time classic vs. Max Holloway. Many were doubting Max Holloway heading into his UFC 231 main-event fight against Brian Ortega because he had a hard time making weight when he was going to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 and because health issues forced him to pull out of UFC 226.The UFC featherweight champion silenced the skeptics by battering Ortega from pillar to post Saturday night in an emphatic TKO victory.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, June 05, 2013:•6:02 a.m. Travis H. Reves, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal.•4:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Berry R. Dean, 46, Blossom, Tx and Megan M. Nugen, 27, Wellington.•5:16 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic violence battery of a known suspect in the 300 block S. Elm, Wellington.•6:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect(s) in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•10:58 p.m. John Camp, 37, Wellington, was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington Warrant for littering.last_img read more