Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has revealed he was with Javi Gracia in his hometown, discussing Sunday's upcoming match against Watford, when they learned he had been sacked. Watford took the decision to part company with Gracia last Saturday, just five games - three of which ended in defeat - into the new campaign, and five months after he led them out at the FA Cup final. Watford vs Arsenal September 15, 2019, 4:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Gracia was quickly replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores, making his return to Watford three years after his departure from Vicarage Road. Unfortunately … [Read more...] about Unai Emery bumped into Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him
Craig Levein faced further calls for his resignation as Hearts crashed to the bottom of the Premiership courtesy of a 3-2 defeat against Motherwell. A poor defensive display from the Jambos saw Declan Gallagher, Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton find the net for the Steelmen.Latest Scottish Premiership tableHamilton 0-1 CelticRangers 3-1 Livingston Ryo Meshino did turn in a heartening cameo from the bench, teeing up a goal for Uche Ikpeazu and finding the net with a fine curling effort himself. However, that did little to stop the fury of the home fans. Second-half goals from Liam Miller and Mohamed El Makrini earned Kilmarnock a 2-0 win which turned up the heat on Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom.Angelo Alessio's name rang round Rugby Park as his Kilmarnock side made it four games unbeaten, but the only chants from the visiting fans were for Heckingbottom to go as the visitors' miserable run continued. Aberdeen and St Johnstone shared the points in a 1-1 draw on a difficult day for … [Read more...] about Hearts go bottom after losing thriller
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night’s game against the New York Jets with a concussion. Randall reported to the team’s facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league’s protocol for head injuries. Randall missed practice earlier in the week with what coach Freddie Kitchens said was a stomach virus. Backup Eric Murray is the likely replacement for Randall, who was looking forward to the game and a chance to matchup against former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The Browns also said defensive end Chris Smith returned following the tragic death of his girlfriend, Petara Cordero, who was stuck by a car Wednesday morning. Smith practiced, but it hasn’t been determined if he’ll play in New York. Linebacker Adarius Taylor will miss the game with an ankle injury and rookie Mack Wilson will take his spot in the Browns’ base defense. Backup quarterback Drew Stanton is … [Read more...] about Browns’ Randall out against Jets with concussion, Smith back
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard must wait to see how long Ryan Kent will be out of action after he was injured during their 3-1 win at home to Livingston on Saturday. Kent, who joined the Gers from Liverpool on transfer deadline day in a deal worth up to £7.5m, impressed while on loan at Ibrox last season and was named PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year.But he lasted only 41 minutes before coming off with a hamstring injury, to be replaced by fellow-summer signing Brandon Barker, who went on to score his first goal for the club. The 22-year-old looks set to miss Thursday's Europa League game with Feyenoord, as well as the Scottish Premiership match with St Johnstone on September 22.Kent will be properly assessed in the week and Gerrard admitted his absence will be a blow."He has got a hamstring [problem] and we will look at that in the coming days and see how bad it is," Gerrard said after they came from a goal-down to beat Livingston."Hopefully it's not as bad, hopefully it's … [Read more...] about Ryan Kent injures hamstring in Rangers’ win over Livingston
Valencia arrive at the Camp Nou in a state of turmoil after their owner, Peter Lim, decided to axe head coach Marcelino García Toral just days before their visit to Barcelona. Marcelino has been replaced by the former Spain Under-21s manager Albert Celades, but even against a Barcelona side on the same number of points after an equally slow start to the season, a win for Los Ches under these circumstances would appear unlikely. Marcelino’s exit ends an ugly power struggle with Lim, but given the veteran coach had returned a level of stability to the club the fans will probably wish there had been a different victor. Valencia’s issues heading into the match are threatening to mask Barcelona’s own consistency issues. Only one win in their first three games means Barça are already four points behind leaders Atlético Madrid and the reigning champions will once again be without talisman Lionel Messi having also failing to secure the return of Neymar at the … [Read more...] about Barcelona v Valencia: La Liga – live!