Lampard in battle with Chelsea to sell Kepa ahead of Pope move

first_img SunSport told you Kepa – the world’s most expensive keeper – fears he is paying the price for Chelsea’s defensive problems. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You The Spain star, 25, has vowed to fight for his future after being axed for the 2-2 draw against Leicester on the weekend.Lampard instead selected understudy Willy Caballero for the game.The Mirror say £71.6million Kepa could be on his way out under Lampard this summer, after the boss decided the last straw was his performance in last month’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal.Mikel Arteta’s side had just two shots during that game and saw both go on.But they claim Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is against selling the former Athletic Bilbao man.She personally pushed through the deal to sign him two years ago and does not want to give up so soon on a player handed a seven-year deal worth £10m a season.But should Lampard get his way then he wants 27-year-old England and Burnley star Pope to replace him, say The Express.Read Also: Man Utd, Chelsea get Timo Werner transfer boostThe fact that Pope counts towards their homegrown quota appeals to the Blues.But he would require a big sum to land given he has a contract with the Turf Moor side to 2023 and the club have the option to extend his deal for another 12 months.Arrizabalaga has faced criticism over his inability to impose himself in front of his goal. Chelsea have shipped 34 goals in 25 Prem games.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is battling with the club to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga – because he wants to replace him with Nick Pope.Advertisementlast_img read more

Aliton Murphy, 64, Metamora

first_imgAliton Murphy, age 64, of Metamora, Indiana died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born January 18, 1954 at the family home in Beattyville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Herschel & Anna (Flannery) Murphy. On November 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Sharon Rogers and she survives. Aliton was retired having worked at the Farm Bureau Co-Op for 23 years; the Franklin County Highway Department as well as the State of Indiana. He was a member & Past Master of the Metamora & Andersonville Masonic Lodges; and was a Township Trustee for Metamora for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and visiting with family & friends on his front porch.Besides Sharon, his wife of over 15 years, survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Tracy (Jason) Denney of Laurel, Indiana, three grandsons, Aliton (A.J.) Denney, Zane Denney, and Joseph Denney; three sisters, Florence Busch of Beattyville, Kentucky, Betty Friend of Delaware, Indiana, and Janie Wolfe of Russellville, Alabama; three brothers, Glen Murphy and Steve Murphy both of Laurel, Indiana, and Lynn Murphy of Shelbyville, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Murphy.A memorial service will be held at Elm Grove Baptist Church in Metamora with the date and time to be announced.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Murphy family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Volleyball sees improvement despite loss to Ohio

first_imgWith eight new players on its roster, the Wisconsin volleyball team could view its performance in the InnTowner Invitational as a success. Despite losing to the Ohio Bobcats in four sets Sunday, the Badgers showed signs of improvement throughout the tournament.After getting swept by Duke in their first match of the weekend, the Badgers returned the favor to visiting South Dakota the following day. In the tournament finale, UW took on the Ohio Bobcats, who had swept Duke only a day earlier.In the first set against the Bobcats, junior Allison Wack and freshman Kirby Toon led the Badgers with four and three kills, respectively. After battling back and forth to an 18-18 tie, the Badgers pulled away, taking the set, 25-19.“I think we were just playing steady ball; we kept our composure,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We had really good matchups with the block.”While Ohio was able to hold off UW over the next three sets, Waite saw a great improvement over the games earlier in the weekend.“I wish we could have come out and gotten that second and third game,” Waite said. “But overall, we saw a lot of good things, a lot of progress over the weekend. Our middles improved every match. Our middles today did great, and it is our testament to them, going to them so much. It also shows that our ball handlers are doing their jobs well and improved a ton from last year.”After dominating the second set, the Bobcats looked poised to take their second set when they took a 22-15 lead in the third. However, the Badgers battled back to tie the set at 25-25, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Ohio, who won the set 29-27.“We had a shot at it and wished we would have had that one,” Waite said. “But we had a chance (in set) four and would have (had a chance) at five. That is something we need to be better at and be tougher about at that point.”In the fourth set, the Badgers were unable to slow down the Bobcats, who were helped by a match-high 19 kills from senior and tournament MVP Ellen Herman. After several competitive rallies, Ohio pulled away to take the final set, 25-21.While a win would have been ideal for the Badgers, the tournament did provide a much-needed source of competition unseen in practice. Aside from undergoing a team makeover, UW also changed its offensive scheme from a 6-2 to a 5-1, with only one passer — Janelle Gabrielsen — to set up her teammates.“I have been working really hard on running the 5-1 since last year,” Gabrielsen said. “It actually feels good because I feel like I’m improving every day and the team is improving every day.”Gabrielsen, who was awarded all-tournament honors, finished the match with 38 assists, while Toon and Wack led the Badgers with 9 and 16 kills, respectively. Toon, a freshman, noted just how important the tournament was to the team, despite not performing as well as it would have liked.“I think that now that we’ve played someone other than ourselves we have gotten to know how everyone plays and have gotten really comfortable with each other.”For Waite, coaching a team with eight new players is a first in his 21-year coaching career. However, keeping in mind his goal of improving every day, he saw the tournament as a step in the right direction.“I think a weekend like this helps them start the next week with even more determination to work hard in every aspect of their games individually and as a team,” Waite said. “Our goal is to keep getting better each week.”last_img read more