Sport by James Masson July 5, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Ronnie Clark, Dundee’s IBF European super-featherweight boxing champion, is set to defend his title at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Friday August 24. Ronnie will meet Irishman David Oliver Joyce on an MTK promotion. Joyce, from Mullingar, has boxed professionally only seven times but is undefeated and has six stoppage wins. As an amateur he competed at the 2016 Olympics and won two European Championship golds. Ten of Clark’s 21 victories have come inside the distance. He has had two draws and four losses. He won the title with a points success over Zelfa Barrett at London’s York Hall on February 24. Ronnie is training hard for the contest and is expected to take a large support through to Glasgow for the bout. Meanwhile, Dundee super-welter Paul Kean, whose unbeaten eight bout record includes a triumph in a Boxing Union Ireland … [Read more...] about Dundee boxing champ Ronnie Clark to defend IBF title at the Emirates
PUBLISHED: 10:58 03 July 2018 Russell Cook Mandy Foster and Trevor Root. Picture: TREVOR ROOT Archant A great grandfather and former Suffolk Police officer with 30 years service with the force is planning a charity abseil 100 metres down the Emirate’s Spinnaker Tower, in Portsmouth, to raise money for two charities close to his heart. Trevor and Sally Root pictured in 2004 just before the onset of Alzheimers. Picture: TREVOR ROOTTrevor Root is set to carry out the stunt with Mandy Foster in a bid to boost the funds of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Arthur Rank Hospice, in Cambridge.Operating under the team name of “Daring To Care” the couple have so far raised over £3,000 but they are hoping they can increase that figure with the abseil taking place on Sunday, August 5.The 77-year-old, who lives in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, who has 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, is not new to daring exploits as three years ago … [Read more...] about Pair to abseil down Emirate’s Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and Arthur Rank Hospice, in Cambridge.
New PUBLISHED: 17:27 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 02 July 2018 Layth Yousif Sokratis Papastathopoulos has signed for Arsenal. CREDIT ARSENAL FC Archant The Unai Emery revolution continues after Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos joins Arsenal on a long-term contract with the fee expected to be in the region of £16 million. Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos who is tbeing targeted by Arsenal battles with Harry Kane during their UEFA Champions League, Group H match at Wembley. PA The 30-year-old arrives from Borussia Dortmund, where he won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup. The former AEK Athens Greek international with 79 caps has impressed during his five years in the Bundesliga at the Westfalenstadion. Sokratis has been in demand this summer with his father, Charalambos, claiming Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were in talks with Dortmund in a bid to capture him earlier this month. However, the defender many rate as one of the best … [Read more...] about Arsenal sign £16m Sokratis Papastathopoulos as Unai Emery’s Emirates revolution gathers pace
World Bulletin / News Desk Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday congratulated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election win. According to presidential sources, Erdogan and Al-Sabah spoke over the phone. Turkey on Sunday went to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections. Erdogan won an absolute majority in the presidential poll with 52.5 percent of the vote. Also, Erdogan congratulated the emir on the successful surgery of his son Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Legal Notice: Copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this website can not be reproduced without the prior permission. … [Read more...] about Kuwaiti emir congratulates Erdogan on election victory
Calum Chambers will commit his future to Arsenal by signing a new four-year deal. Defender Chambers has had an extra year added to his last extension and his wages increased to around £70,000-per-week. A string of Premier League clubs were keeping tabs on Chambers' situation in the hope he might be available as new boss Unai Emery overhauls his Arsenal squad. Brighton, Fulham, Bournemouth and Wolves had all registered their interest in Chambers but he has opted to stay at the Emirates. And Chambers is due to pen the new deal that runs until 2022 today after being told in talks that Emery sees him as a big part of his central defensive plans. Read More Transfer latest As it stands, Emery is planning to give Chambers the chance to nail down a starting spot alongside imminent centre-back signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Greek defender, 30, is due to join Arsenal next week for around £18m from Borussia Dortmund. Chambers only signed his previous deal last October and his … [Read more...] about What Emery said to Chambers to convince Arsenal star to stay at Emirates