Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Apr 2019 5:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link207Shares Denis Suarez is yet to make a competitive start for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Denis Suarez’s agent has refused to rule out a move to Napoli this summer and admits the midfielder’s spell at Arsenal ‘hasn’t been his best’.The 25-year-old has failed to adapt to the physical demands of English football since joining on loan from Barcelona in January and has been limited to just six substitute appearances for the Gunners.Arsenal have the option to buy Suarez outright ahead of the 2019/20 campaign but Unai Emery is already exploring other options due to the Spaniard’s struggles.Suarez has been suffering with a persistent groin injury in recent weeks and the midfielder’s agent, Felix Guende, believes his client has been unable to build up any momentum during his time in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘He has two years left at Barcelona. This year in England hasn’t been his best. He’s played little and hasn’t been able to find a rhythm,’ he told Radio Kiss Kiss.‘At the moment, he’s injured. He has muscle fatigue and an injury.‘We’re awaiting the results from the exams.’ Advertisement Denis Suarez’s agent rates midfielder’s time at Arsenal and responds to Napoli transfer interest Comment All of Suarez’s appearances have come from the bench (Picture: Getty)Guende has revealed that Suarez is keeping his options open amid reported interest from Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Napoli.‘Napoli? The interest is always appreciated, being a team that has been fighting for the top positions for years,’ he added.‘It’s a bit soon to talk about the transfer window, but we aren’t excluding anything.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp delivers positive Joe Gomez update ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Porto
Boys Tennis Sectional scores at Connersville from Thursday (10-2).The Franklin County Wildcats defeated The Union County Patriots 3-2.The Rushville Lions won 3-2 over the host Spartans.The Wildcats and The Lions will battle for The Sectional Crown on Saturday (10-4) starting at 10 AM.Courtesy of the IHSAA.
By Frederick HalleyREGAL made a clean sweep of all the major prizes when the presentation for the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup took place at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, Georgetown on Sunday night following the completion of the tournament.Legends MVP Mahendra Hardyial poses with the Hero motorcycle with Prime Minister (acting) Khemraj Ramjattan and a representative from Rose Ramdehol.After winning both the inaugural Legends Over-50 and Masters Over-45 with victories over New York President’s XI and Mike’s Wellman respectively, Regal were already assured of $800,000; $500,000 from the former and another $300,000 from the latter.Runners-up New York President’s XI and Mike’s Wellman took home $100-000 each. All the teams were also recipients of trophies while the players of the winning sides got medals.In addition, all three Most Valuable Players (MVPs) were members of Regal: Skipper Mahendra Hardyal in the Legends category, Ramesh Deonarine (Masters) and Sachin Singh (Open). Hardyal “rode” away with the Hero motorcycle, compliments of Rose Ramdehol, while Deonarine and Singh collected television sets, donated by Regal Stationery and Office Supplies. All the MVPs also received bats from Hafeez Ali, owner of Regal.The man-of-the-match for both the Legends and Masters categories went to Regal’s Veerapen Moonsammy and Deonarine respectively; their awards being $10,000 and a trophy each.The tournament, which saw three days of action-packed and entertaining cricket, however, suffered a setback with the organisers forced to abandon the Open final. Set to be played under floodlights for the first time, the lights proved inadequate with the umpires complaining that they weren’t able to see.Open MVP Sachin Singh collects his prize (a TV) from Prime Minister (acting) Khemraj Ramjattan.Following a few stoppages, which started when the women’s feature game was in progress, the organisers made valiant efforts to ensure the Open game could be completed but, after it eventually started, some of the lights malfunctioned. At that stage, SVC Grill Masters, who were asked to take first strike, were 57 without loss in the seventh over.According to an official from the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL), organisers of the tournament, the entity intends to examine the possibility of ensuring all matches are completed during daylight while still maintaining all three categories in the prestigious tournament.At the presentation ceremony, both Prime Minister (acting) Khemraj Ramjattan and GSCL president, Ian John, apologised to the players and spectators for the hiccup.Ramjattan assured the organisers that government will continue its support for the tournament and commended them for the introduction of a women’s game. He described the tournament as being “wonderful” while congratulating the respective winners and participating teams.John also acknowledged that the tournament was a success while acknowledging the mishap with the lights. He lauded the participation of the 26 teams while extolling the winners for their sterling efforts.
Two days after Tactical Services Unit (TSU) rank Akeem Hyles went missing in the Potaro River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) after the boat he was travelling in capsized, his body is yet to be recovered.Dead: Special Constable Akeem HylesSpecial Constable 14536 Hyles, 22, of New Amsterdam, Berbice, was in a boat with several other persons when the vessel capsized sometime around noon on Friday at Amatuk Falls area. His body was not recovered.When contacted on Saturday, Commander of F Division (Interior locations), Rabindranauth Budhram related that the search was still on to locate the missing rank. He noted that a team of officers travelled to the area on Saturday morning and are expected to camp out there until the body surfaces.“Some civilians and Police Officers are there camping out in the area where the accident occured… they have to wait until the body float up so they can retrieved it, so that’s what’s happening now,” he stated.However, Commander Budhram noted that there is a possibility that the current of the water might have moved the body from the area. “We are not certain whether the body will remain there, sometimes with the current of the water, it might move and gone somewhere else so they have to traverse the river and see,” he noted.Hyles was in the boat with other Police ranks, members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and representatives of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Friday heading to conduct raids on illegal mining camps in the area, when the boat came into contact with rough terrain and subsequently capsized.According to the Police, Hyles had departed the Ogle International Airport on Friday morning along with the other members of the Joint Services, who were dispatched to assist the GGMC officials in dealing with illegal mining that was being carried out in the Kaieteur National Park area.The Guyana Police Force extended sincere condolences to the parents, relatives and friends of Special Constable Akeem Hyles.Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman in a subsequent statement expressed his condolences to the Force and the family of Hyles. Trotman said he is saddened by this unfortunate incident and his prayers are with the relatives of the missing rank.