Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Apr 2020 2:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Arsenal are in talks to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid (Getty Images)Arsenal are in talks with Atletico Madrid over a deal for Thomas Partey, according to the midfielder’s father.Reports have claimed that Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Partey’s performances for Atletico and has urged Arsenal’s hierarchy to make a move at the end of the season.The Ghana international has a a €50 million (£47m) release clause in his current deal with Atletico, and the Spanish club are looking to tie him down to a new contract which would see his clause raised to €100m(£93m).But Partey’s father, Jacob, has now revealed that Arsenal are attempting to negotiate a fee with Atletico before a new contract can be signed.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’. Thomas Partey’s father confirms talks over Arsenal transfer Thomas Partey has a €50m (£47m) release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid (Getty)‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal.‘It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana.‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, Arteta admitted last week that Arsenal are keeping their options open ahead of the transfer window as the club’s final Premier League position will have a major impact on who they will sign.‘We have a lot of meetings to try and plan the season,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘We might have one, two, three different scenarios and we have to be prepared for all of them.‘I’m not a person that likes improvising a lot so we have to know that the circumstances can change every week and we have to be prepared as a club to react to that and adapt.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (April 2) – Cody Gearhart squeezed by race-long leader Beau Davis on the 17th circuit to capture his first local Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory since June of 2013, on opening night at Dodge City Raceway Park.“That really was a tale of two races,” Gearhart said in victory lane after the 20-lapper. “I was getting passed at one point, then things all worked out.”Gearhart spent the early portion of the race chasing Davis, who gunned into the lead from the front row outside.Gearhart briefly fell back a spot when William Nusser battled by to claim second at the midway point. Nusser looped it the next time around in turn four, collecting fourth-runner Cole Traugott in the process.Back up to second, Gearhart kept the pressure on Davis and capitalized when the leader bobbled in turns thee and four on the 16th lap. With the bobble, Gearhart was able to pull alongside and then motored ahead through turns one and two.Gearhart took the checkered flag ahead of Nick Link, who edged Davis at the line for runner-up honors. Ryan Heger and 13th-starter Brendon Gemmill rounded out the top five.Dakota Sproul took IMCA SportMod honors in the closing stages, Tyler Tipton topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Iowan Shannon Anderson bested the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
3 p.m. Varsity girls tennis Wellington Tues., Sept. 15 3 p.m. 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 19 Tues., Sept. 1 Wellington Thurs. Aug. 27 Mon., Sept. 21 Wellington 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 12 3 p.m Tues. Sept. 29 Mon., Sept. 28 Thurs., Sept. 10 Sat., Sept. 5 Tues., Sept. 29 Location Conway Springs Tues., Sept. 22 Wellington Kingman Sat. Sept. 26 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m Tues, Sept. 15 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” 10 things to know about the Wellington High School girls tennis team:1. The essentials: Head coach: Brian Aufdengarten, 16th year. Notable accomplishments last season: Wellington doubles team of sisters Madi and Mekenna Adams placed seventh at the Class 4A State Tournament. Madi Lewellen and Dietra Sober also qualified for state.Â 2.Â No. of returning starters: There are four returning varsity players from a year ago. 3. The varsity roster: Aufty has eight varsity players who will be interchangeable throughout the year. Those girls will be: MeKenna Adams, Madison Lewellen, Abby Lowe, Lexis Saffell, Avery Rusk, Lauryn Snipes, Jacelyn Buck and Kylie Aufdengarten.Â Snipes joins the team as a senior after not playing since her freshman year. Rusk hasnâ€™t played since the eighth grade.4. No. of players on the roster. There are 22 girls out this year, which is the largest number of players Aufdengarten has had in several years.5. Potential starters: â€¢Mekenna Adams, who finished seventh at state in doubles last year went 25-13 last season. She also finished third at regionals with her sister. â€¢Madison Lewellen, who was a state qualifier in doubles with Dietra Sober. Lewellenâ€™s doubles team finished 26-10 last season and took fifth at regionals. â€¢Abby Lowe was 15-15 in singles last year on varsity.Â â€¢Lexi Saffell was 20-8 last season in doubles and singles.Â â€œIâ€™m not sure who the top six will be at this time,â€ Aufdengarten said. 6. Potential starters for Wellington tournament Tuesday: Wellington tennis team opens the season Tuesday at home. This is the tentative starting lineup: Singles: Lewellen and Lowe. Doubles: Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten, No. 1 doubles; Lauryn Snipes and Avery Rusk, No. 2 doubles. 7. Crusader strengths: â€œThe fact we have so many players out this season is a big strength,â€ Aufdengarten said. 8. Crusader weaknesses: Â â€œThe skill levels are really varying this year,â€ Aufdengarten said. â€œWe have a lot of first time players. It is tougher to stretch varsity meets to the top 12 players. We probably arenâ€™t ready for varsity level matches yet.â€ 9. Key stretch for you: There are five tournaments in particular during the regular season: our first tournament, Ark City, Tournament of Champions, Wichita Collegiate, and Pratt. 10. The schedule: 3 p.m Colllegiate Kingman Conway Springs 10 a.m. Circle Wellington 4 p.m. 3 p.m 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 7 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments J.V. girls tennis Time Winfield Pratt 3 p.m. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Oct. 9 – Oct. 10 3 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 10 3 p.m. 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 Winfield Thurs., Sept. 24 Chaparral Thurs., Oct. 1 AV-CTL at Marion Thurs., Sept. 17 Collegiate 3 p.m AV-CTL at McPherson 9 a.m. Class 4A Regional, TBA. Tues., Sept. 8 Maize South Circle Goddard