Spain striker Alvaro Morata 1 Juventus star Alvaro Morata is a wanted man.Arsenal are just one of the clubs being linked with a move for the striker, along with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.At Euro 2016 with Spain, the player may have been hoping to impress his suitors, who are likely to sign him once Real Madrid have activated a buy-back clause in the player’s contract.Unfortunately, the 23-year-old centre forward didn’t put in his best showing against Czech Republic in Group D, and was substituted after just 62 minutes.So, what did Gooners think about Morata’s performance? You can see below…
- Visitor seeks honorable end to Pacquiao career
LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ On Sunday, Matthysse was quoted as saying he does not think of anything but to knock out Pacquiao.The way Matthysse sounded, he clearly meant he wanted to retire Pacquiao honorably, not with a shallow, messy win on points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPacquiao said he considers himself the underdog, although he has been declared an early favorite, based on initial sports book placements.Veteran promoter Bob Arum called the fight pretty even, a toss-up. Che’Lu Bar Stuns Akari in D-League semis View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Dong Secuya, Philboxing.com founder and chief editor, has noted that trainer Freddie Roach worked Postol’s corner in that bout.“This should show if Manny has anything left to offer to the sport,” said former world champion Shawn Porter.Porter said anything short of sensational would cast a doubt on the ability of Pacquiao to compete at a high level.Knockout or no knockout, Pacquiao needs something extra special to show he has the right to remain at center stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, delivers his speech while Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse, right, listens during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The two are scheduled to fight on July 15 in a World Boxing Association welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Let’s salute and welcome Lucas Matthysse, also thank him for giving the Filipino national treasure Manny Pacquiao a crack at the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown.They have been scheduled to dispute the championship in Kuala Lumpur on July 15.ADVERTISEMENT It could go either way, although Matthysse has an edge in knockout achievements. He has stopped 36 of his 39 victims.Pacquiao, on the other hand, has registered a total of 39 knockouts out of his 47 victories.Matthysse has lost four times, compared to Pacquiao who has suffered a total of seven defeats.In the area of defeats inside the distance, Pacquiao has been knocked out a total of three times, Matthysse has been stopped only once.Curiously, it was noted that Matthysse was stopped by Viktor Postol with a short right shot in the 10th round in suffering his lone defeat by knockout.ADVERTISEMENT
- Insecurity plan
HOPE that somehow the situation in Iraq will take a positive turn is fading fast, which means time is running short for President George W. Bush’s strategy to work. Whether the invasion of Iraq was a blunder or the conduct of the war has been botched no longer really matters. Americans have lost patience and Muslims are voting with guns and bombs, mostly using them against each other in a civil war between Sunnis and Shiites. Whether we’ve done the right thing for the wrong reasons or the wrong thing for the right reasons, the public has no stomach for another Vietnam-like morass, with no end to the conflict in sight. The Bush administration says it has a timeline for the surge as it increases troops, extends soldiers’ tours in Iraq and pulls soldiers from Afghanistan to bolster efforts in Iraq. But the timeline for success is shorter than the White House would like, and major successes are needed by summer to sustain support even within the Republican Party. With the U.S. military stretched too thin around the world, things are going from bad to worse. Violence in Iraq and elsewhere in the Muslim world has escalated, and anti-American sentiment is on the rise. The extent of the deterioration in Iraq was evidenced in recent days by a mass demonstration in Najaf, with Iraqis burning U.S. flags, and by the bombing of the Iraqi parliament building. If even the Green Zone in Baghdad isn’t safe, how can there be much hope of securing the rest of the city and the nation that are being torn by civil war? Things are looking bleaker, not better, and even the scaled-down goal of at least securing Baghdad is starting to look unachievable. The U.S. can’t afford is another lingering and unpopular war that results in only death and destruction. Our country’s leaders must start planning the way out. When the top Democrats meet with Bush this week, they must get past their differences and find common ground. Democrats must ensure that there are enough funds to give the troops the resources they need to make this one last stab at ending the civil war. The president must recognize the reality of the situation and agree to concrete benchmarks and timelines. Too many Americans have died or suffered terrible injuries. The horror in Iraq is unimaginable. It takes great courage to fight a war and even more to seek peace. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!