Arsenal reject Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal in William Saliba transfer

first_imgArsenal reject Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal in William Saliba transfer Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Jun 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Comment Manchester United and City have scouted Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have told Saint-Etienne they will not agree to loan William Saliba immediately back to the club, reports say.Saint-Etienne are prepared to sell Saliba this summer, who is rated as one of the brightest prospects in France.The 18-year-old is being courted by a host of clubs including Manchester United and Watford, but Arsenal were believed to be leading the race for the defender.But the Sun now claim Arsenal’s chances of sealing the £25million transfer have taken a hit after they rejected Saint-Etienne’s loan proposal.ADVERTISEMENT Saint-Etienne expect to collect £25m for Saliba (Picture: Getty)Arsenal remain in talks with Saint-Etienne and are hopeful they can still strike a deal, despite taking the risk of refusing the French side’s loan demand.Emery is a big fan of Saliba, who continually impressed the Arsenal scouts last season.With Saint-Etienne’s key demand now shot down by Arsenal, Emery is concerned they could lose Saliba to Manchester City.The Premier League champions are believed to have no issue with splashing out £25m on the defender and sending him straight back to France.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img Saint-Etienne want to have Saliba on loan next season (Picture: Getty)The feeling at Arsenal is they cannot wait another season for defensive reinforcements, especially when Saint-Etienne are demanding such a high fee for Saliba.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery’s transfer budget this summer is just £45m, but the Arsenal boss is still targeting a busy window.Emery is prepared to offload the likes of Mesut Ozil in a bid to raise further funds for signings.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 City Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

2018 National League capsule previews

first_imgRuns allowed: 1stManager: Dave RobertsRotation: Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, Hyun-jin RyuBullpen: Pedro Baez, Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani, Scott Alexander, Ross Stripling, Wilmer Font, J.T. Chargois, Tom Koehler (DL), Yimi Garcia (Triple-A)Closer: Kenley Jansen Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lineup: 1B Cody Bellinger, 2B Chase Utley/Kike Hernandez, SS Corey Seager, 3B Logan Forsythe, LF Matt Kemp, CF Chris Taylor, RF Yasiel Puig, C Yasmani GrandalDL: 3B Justin TurnerFun fact: Jansen gave up eight extra-base hits and six walks at Dodger Stadium in 2017.Fun fact II: Dodgers held opponents to zero or one run in 23 percent of their games.Prediction: First, but not another magic carpet ride.COLORADO ROCKIES2017 record: 87-75Rank in runs scored: 1stRuns allowed: 8thManager: Bud BlackRotation: Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, Chad Bettis, German Marquez, Kyle FreelandBullpen: Adam Ottavino, Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, Mike Dunn, Scott Oberg, Chris Rusin, Zac RosscupCloser: Wade DavisLineup: 1B Ian Desmond, 2B DJ LeMahieu, SS Trevor Story, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Gerardo Parra, CF Charlie Blackmon, RF Carlos Gonzalez, C Chris IannettaFun fact: The Rockies led the NL in runs for the fourth consecutive year but ranked 10th in home runs.Fun fact II: Arenado became the 11th player in MLB history to drive in 130 runs for a third consecutive year.Prediction: Second in West and a solid wild card, thanks to a (presumably) improved bullpen.SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS2017 record: 64-98Rank in runs scored: 14thRuns allowed: 9thManager: Bruce BochyRotation: Madison Bumgarner (DL), Jeff Samardzija (DL), Johnny Cueto, Chris Stratton, Ty Blach, Derek Holland, Tyler Beede or Andrew SuarezBullpen: Tony Watson, Sam Dyson, Hunter Strickland, Cory Gearrin, Josh Osich, Julian Fernandez, Manny ParraCloser: Mark MelanconLineup: 1B Brandon Belt, 2B Joe Panik, SS Brandon Crawford, 3B Evan Longoria, LF Hunter Pence, CF Steven Duggar/Austin Jackson, RF Andrew McCutchen, C Buster PoseyFun fact: No Giant had 20 home runs, 80 RBIs or 10 wins last season.Fun fact II: McCutchen has hit 20 home runs or more in each of the past seven seasons.Forecast: Third. A healthy Melancon (30 innings in 2017) and a June return from Bumgarner  should pave the return to normalcy.ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS2017 record: 93-69Rank in runs scored: 4thRuns allowed: 2ndManager: Torey LovulloRotation: Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray, Taijuan Walker, Zack Godley, Patrick CorbinBullpen: Brad Boxberger, Yoshihisa Hirano, Andrew Chafin, Randall Delgado (DL), Jorge De La Rosa, T.J. McFarland, Fernando SalasCloser: Archie BradleyLineup: 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B Ketel Marte, SS Nick Ahmed, 3B Jake Lamb, LF Steven Souza, CF A.J. Pollock, RF David Peralta, C Alex AvilaFun fact: Lamb had a .938 OPS against righthand pitchers, .553 against lefties.Fun fact II: Ray struck out 53 Dodgers in 31-2/3 innings.Forecast: Fourth. The division is better. They’re not.SAN DIEGO PADRES2017 record: 71-91Rank in runs scored: 15thRuns allowed: 11thManager: Andy GreenRotation: Clayton Richard, Bryan Mitchell, Dinelson Lamet (DL), Luis Perdomo, Tyson Ross, Chris Young or Robbie ErlinBullpen: Carter Capps, Kirby Yates. Phil Maton, Kazuhisa Makita, Craig Stammen, Jordan Lyles, Matt Strahm (DL), Buddy BaumannCloser: Brad HandLineup: 1B Eric Hosmer, 2B Carlos Asauje, SS Freddy Galvis, 3B Chase Headley, LF Jose Pirela, CF Manuel Margot, RF Wil Myers, C Austin HedgesFun fact: The Padres’ bullpen WHIP was second in the league.Fun fact II: Pirela had 90 hits, 39 for extra bases.Forecast: Fifth, but hopeful.NL CENTRALCHICAGO CUBS2017 record: 92-70Rank in runs scored: 2ndRuns allowed: 4thManager: Joe MaddonRotation: Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Yu Darvish, Tyler Chatwood, Jose QuintanaBullpen: Carl Edwards, Pedro Strop, Justin Wilson, Brian Duensing, Mike Montgomery, Eddie Butler, Steve CishekCloser: Brandon MorrowLineup: 1B Anthony Rizzo, 2B Javier Baez, SS Addison Russell, 3B Kris Bryant, LF Kyle Schwarber, CF Ian Happ, RF Jason Heyward, C Willson ContrerasFun fact: At 22, Happ had 24 home runs in 115 games last season.Fun fact II: The Cubs’ 86 errors were their fourth fewest ever.Prediction: First. Flawed, but their best baseball is still ahead.MILWAUKEE BREWERS2017 record: 85-77Rank in runs scored: 10thRuns allowed: 5thManager: Craig CounsellRotation: Chase Anderson, Zach Davies, Brent Suter, Brandon Woodruff, Jhoulys Chacin, Jimmy Nelson (DL)Bullpen: Josh Hader, Matt Albers, Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress, J.J. Hoover, Boone Logan (DL), Oliver DrakeCloser: Corey KnebelLineup: 1B Eric Thames, 2B Jonathan Villar, SS Orlando Arcia, 3B Travis Shaw, LF Ryan Braun/Domingo Santana, CF Lorenzo Cain, RF Christian Yelich, C Manny PinaDL: C Stephen VogtFun Fact: The Brewers led the NL in homers for the fourth time in the past 11 years.Fun Fact II: Hader struck out 68 in 47-2/3 innings and gave up 25 hits.Prediction: Second. With Cain and Yelich aboard,  they should chase the Cubs hard.ST. LOUIS CARDINALS2017 record: 83-79Rank in runs scored: 7thRuns allowed: 6thManager: Mike MathenyRotation: Carlos Martinez, Luke Weaver, Michael Wacha, Adam Wainwright (DL), Miles Mikolas, Jack FlahertyBullpen: Bud Norris, Tyler Lyons, Matt Bowman, Brrett Cecil, John Brebbla, Sam Tuivailala, Jason Motte, Luke Gregerson (DL), Alex Reyes (DL)Closer: Dominic LeoneLineup: 1B Jose Martinez, 2B Kolten Wong, SS Paul DeJong, 3B Matt Carpenter, LF Marcell Ozuna, CF Tommy Pham, RF Dexter Fowler, C Yadier MolinaFun fact: The Cardinals’ last losing season was 2007.Fun fact II: Ozuna’s 124 RBIs in Florida would have led the Cardinals by 42.Prediction: Third. Not enough pitching.CINCINNATI REDS2017 record: 68-94Rank in runs scored: 8thRuns allowed: 15thManager: Bryan PriceRotation: Luis Castillo, Homer Bailey, Sal Romano, Tyler Mahle, Amir GarrettBullpen: Michael Lorenzen, Wandy Peralta, Jared Hughes, David Hernandez, Kevin Quackenbush, Austin BriceCloser: Raisel IglesiasLineup: 1B Joey Votto, 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jose Peraza, 3B Eugenio Suarez, LF Adam Duvall, CF Billy Hamilton, RF Scott Schebler, C Tucker BarnhartFun fact: Gennett hit 35 home runs from 2013-16, then hit 27 in 2017.Fun fact II: Only two Reds pitchers even pitched 100 innings last season.Prediction: Fourth. Improving slightly, saving a spot for hot prospect Hunter Greene.PITTSBURGH PIRATES2017 record: 75-87Rank in runs scored: 7thRuns allowed: 13thManager: Clint HurdleRotation: Jameson Taillon, Ivan Nova, Chad Kuhl, Joe Musgrove, Tyler WilliamsBullpen: George Kontos, Michael Feliz, Edgar Santana, Josh Smoker, Dovydas Neverauskas, Steven Brault, Tyler GlasnowCloser: Felipe RiveroLineup: 1B Josh Bell, 2B Josh Harrison, SS Jordy Mercer, 3B Colin Moran, LF Corey Dickerson, CF Starling Marte, RF Gregory Polanco, C Francisco CervelliFun fact: Rivero was a 21 for 23 closer with 47 hits in 75-1/3 innings.Fun fact II: The Pirates failed to draw 2 million at home for the first time since 2011.Prediction: Fifth. It was a fun run while it lasted.NL EASTWASHINGTON NATIONALS2017 record: 97-65Rank in runs scored: 3rdRuns allowed: 3rdManager: David MartinezRotation: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonazlez, Tanner Roark, A.J. ColeBullpen: Ryan Madson, Koda Glover, Brandon Kintzler, Joaquin Benoit, Sammy Solis, Shawn Kelley, Enny RomeroCloser: Sean DoolittleLineup: 1B Ryan Zimmerman, 2B Daniel Murphy, SS Trea Turner, 3B Anthony Rendon, LF Adam Eaton, CF Michael Taylor, RF Bryce Harper, C Matt WietersFun fact: Zimmerman hadn’t had a 100-RBI season since 2009 until he had 108 with a career-high 36 home runs last year.Fun fact II: Turner played 98 games and stole 46 bases.Prediction: First. Bullies in the regular season, paper tigers in the fall.NEW YORK METS2017 record: 70-92Rank In runs scored: 9thRuns allowed: 14thManager: Mickey CallawayRotation: Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Jason Vargas (DL), Steven Matz, Seth LugoBullpen: A.J. Ramos, Anthony Swarzak, Jerry Blevins, Paul Sewald, Hansel Robles, Robert Gsellman, Jacob RhameCloser: Jeurys FamiliaLineup: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Amed Rosario, 3B Todd Frazier, LF Yoenis Cespedes, CF Brandon Nimmo, RF Jay Bruce, C Travis D’ArnaudDL: CF Michael ConfortoFun fact: The Mets got 26 games out of Familia (suspension, injury) and seven starts from Syndergaard (injury) last season.Fun fact II: Conforto had a 1.012 OPS against right-handed pitching.Prediction: Second. Merely competing gets you a long way in the NL East.PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES2017 record: 66-96Rank in runs scored: 12thRuns allowed: 10thManager: Gabe KaplerRotation: Jake Arrieta, Aaron Nola, Vince Velasquez, Ben Lively, Nick PivettaBullpen: Tommy Hunter (DL), Pat Neshek, Luis Garcia, Edubray Ramos, Adam Morgan, Victor Arano, Drew Hutchison, Jake ThompsonCloser: Hector NerisLineup: 1B Carlos Santana, 2B Cesar Hernandez, SS J.P. Crawford, 3B Maikel Franco, LF Rhys Hopkins, CF Odubel Herrera, RF Nick Williams, C Jorge AlfaroFun fact: Hoskins played 50 games, hit 18 homers and was fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting.Fun fact II: Franco’s OPS the past three years: .840, .733, .690.Prediction: Third. Arrieta, Santana add credibility.ATLANTA BRAVES2017 record: 73-89Rank in runs scored: 10thRuns allowed: 12thManager: Brian SnitkerRotation: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltyniewicz, Brandon McCarthy, Sean Newcomb, Luiz Gohara (DL)Bullpen: A.J. Minter, Jose Ramirez, Sam Freeman, Dan Winkler, Peter Moylan, Rex Brothers, Anibal SanchezCloser: Arodys VizcainoLineup: 1B Freddie Freeman, 2B Ozzie Albies, SS Dansby Swanson, 3B Rio Ruiz, LF Preston Tucker, CF Ender Inciarte, RF Nick Markakis, C Tyler FlowersDL: 3B Johan CamargoFun fact: Former No. 1 overall pick Swanson had a .636 OPS and 31 extra-base hits in 551 plate appearances.Fun fact II: Kazmir has 57 starts the past three years, none last year.Prediction: Fourth. Maybe higher if uber-prospect OF Ronald Acuña makes a big splash.MIAMI MARLINS2017 record: 77-85Rank in runs scored: 5thRuns allowed: 12thManager: Don MattinglyRotation: Jose Urena, Dan Straily (DL), Wei-Yin Chen (DL), Odrisamer Despaigne, Caleb Smith, Elieser Hernandez, Chris O’GradyBullpen: Kyle Barraclough, Drew Steckenrider, Brian Ellington, Junichi Tazawa, Javy Guerra, Jacob TurnerCloser: Brad ZieglerLineup: 1B Justin Bour, 2B Starlin Castro, SS Miguel Rojas, 3B Brian Anderson, LF Derek Dietrich, CF Lewis Brinson, RF Cameron Maybin, C Tomas TelisDL: 3B Martin Prado, C J.T. Realmuto, SS J.T. RiddleFun fact: Players who hit 59 and 37 home runs (Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna) and stole 60 bases (Dee Gordon) are now gone.Fun fact II: Barraclough has struck out 12.1 batters per nine innings in his three major league seasons.Prediction: Fifth. Only because there’s no sixth.center_img NL WESTDODGERS2017 record: 104-68Rank in runs scored: 6thlast_img read more

Evacuation Emergency Training Drill to Impact Thurston County Facilities

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersAll Thurston County offices and departments will briefly close on Thursday, August 15, at 1:15 p.m. for an evacuation emergency training drill. County employees will be asked to evacuate the buildings during the drill. The drills are expected to last 15-20 minutes. During the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening, and the choice to wait in gathering areas or in their vehicles until the drill is over.What: Evacuation Emergency Training DrillWhere: All Thurston County FacilitiesWhen: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.Duration: 15-20 minutes“These drills are an important part of our service to the public,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez.  “When we need to evacuate the buildings quickly and safely, it is important we get it right. To do this, we must practice our reaction to ensure everyone knows where to exit and where to go to be at a safe distance from the buildings.”County staff will be located both inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills.Featured photo credit: Diane Waistelast_img read more