UVU Men’s Golf Hosts 25th Annual Golf Classic

May 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley University’s men’s golf squad hosted its 25th annual golf classic.At the Talons Cove Golf Club of Saratoga Springs, 136 golfers participated with all proceeds benefiting the Utah Valley University student-athlete scholarship fund.Coaches and student-athletes from all 16 of the Wolverines’ Division I sports were on hand, interacting with Wolverine Club members with games, giveaway tips and encouragement.All told, $37,000 was raised to benefit UVU athletics.The win was earned by foursome Dave Rogers, Aaron Smith, Kurt Merrill and Kevin Ford who netted a team score of 52. Tags: Aaron Smith/Dave Rogers/Kevin Ford/Kurt Merrill/Talons Cove Golf Club/UVU Men’s Golf Classic Written by August 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Golf Hosts 25th Annual Golf Classiclast_img read more

Mikel Arteta highlights Bukayo Saka’s special ‘gift’ after Olympiacos victory

October 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMikel Arteta highlights Bukayo Saka’s special ‘gift’ after Olympiacos victory Comment Saka produced another impressive display on Thursday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Bukayo Saka’s ‘vision and ability’ in the final third, after the youngster produced another standout display in his side’s 1-0 win over Olympiacos on Thursday night.The 18-year-old took his assists tally up to nine for the season with an inch-perfect cross for Alexandre Lacazette’s winner in Greece.That vital away goal gives the Gunners a good chance of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League.After the game, Spaniard Arteta said: ‘I’m really pleased with the way he [Saka] has developed. And I’m really pleased with the way he’s handling these situations because there’s a lot of highlight on him at the moment, but he’s still really humble.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s still as keen to meet with my assistant, willing to improve. He’s a great kid and he makes big decisions in the final third.‘He’s not someone who hides. He’s got the vision and the ability to execute when the spaces are really tight. That’s a gift.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Feb 2020 9:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Advertisement Gunners coach Arteta has impressed in his first 11 games in charge (Picture: Getty Images)37-year-old Arteta will be keen on keeping the promising winger at the club, with reports that negotiations to extend his contract have hit a new stumbling block.Saka has just 18 months remaining on his current deal, and the England Under-19 international is said to want to continue his progress by playing in Europe.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith the north London club marooned in 10th place in the Premier League table after 25 games, a season without European competition is a real possibility.Another route into Europe for next season is by winning the Europa League, and the Gunners take their 1-0 advantage over Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg on March 27.MORE: Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel MartinelliMORE: David Luiz confident Arsenal have the ‘quality’ to win the Europa League Advertisementlast_img read more

Kazakhstan wants FIFA World Cup as soon as possible

August 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgKazakhstan wants to bid to host the 2026 World Cup – even though, as a UEFA member nation, this would contravene the current hosting rules laid down by world federation FIFA.The ambition, however, was expressed by KFF president Adilbek Zhaksybekov at the federation’s annual meeting.He said: “Now, Kazakhstan is able to organize football world championships or European Championships and UEFA Super Cup matches.“Kazakhstan is planning to be the candidate for the FIFA World Cup 2026. So we are preparing all the documents to send FIFA. Already we have a tentative agreement with UEFA that the UEFA Super Cup match should be held in Astana in 2017.”Zhansybekov, who is now standing down as president, added that Kazahstan also wanted to host FIFA U-21 World Cup in 2019.The 2018 World Cup is being staged in Russia with 2022 in Qatar. FIFA regulations insist that no continent shall host the finals more than once in every three bidding cycles.Hence, unless the rules change, 2030 would be the next possible target for the Kazakhs.When Kazakhstan gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union it was originally granted membership of the Asian confederation. Later it switched to Europe. Hence, last spring, Astana hosted UEFA’s annual congresslast_img read more