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Lee Dixon claims Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would have been shown the door at Arsenal in the past

Lee Dixon claims Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would have been shown the door at Arsenal in the past

Sports
Lee Dixon insists that the Arsenal teams he played in would have "shown the door" to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in response to their refusal to commit to the club.Concerns persist that the highest-profile players in Arsene Wenger's squad will leave as free agents when their contracts expire at the end of the season.Both continue to feature regularly despite the fact their futures have long been uncertain, and after reports Sanchez attempted to leave for Manchester City before the summer transfer window's conclusion and that Ozil will eventually join Manchester United.Dixon, 53, was influential in some of Arsenal's finest teams under Wenger and George Graham, and for the latter when football was significantly different to what it has become."We'd have just shown them the door. 'If you do...
Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been 'penalised' by the Premier League schedulers ahead of Manchester City clash

Sports
Head coach Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been "penalised" by the Premier League fixture schedulers who have granted his side just one full day's preparation for Saturday's clash with Manchester City.Chelsea claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.The Premier League champions play City at 1730BST on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, while Chelsea are expected to return to London at around 0400BST on Thursday morning following their post-match flight from Madrid."In this case I think we are a bit penalised," Conte said."To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right."Honestly I'm very surprised to see that this big gam...
Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Iceland: UK should have been tougher on bankers

Business
The UK should have taken stronger action against bankers involved in the financial crisis, according to the Prime Minister of Iceland - the only country that reacted to the crisis by sending people to prison.In an exclusive interview, Bjarni Benediktsson told Sky News that his own country's actions had helped to "heal" the effects of the crisis.But he said he was surprised other countries, including the UK, had not followed Iceland's example."I think there's frustration, from the outside world, that things were not at least investigated."I'm not saying there was reason to prosecute all of those involved, but I feel that too little was done to investigate possible criminal acts elsewhere.Video:Special Report: Bankers behind bars"I'm surprised at how much of taxpayers' money was used to save...
Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Entertainment
July 26 (UPI) --Angelina Jolie says she's had "the hardest time" since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.The 42-year-old actress said in the September issue of Vogue that she and her children are doing their best to heal following her highly-publicized split from the 53-year-old actor in the fall."It's just been the hardest time, and we're just kind of coming up for air," she told the magazine from her new home in Los Feliz. "[This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we're all trying to do our best to heal our family."Jolie called it quits with Pitt in September after two years of marriage and a decade together. She confessed "things became 'difficult'" with the actor before their split, but denied her family's nomadic lifestyle was a factor."That was not the problem. That is and will...
Cave painting sites may have been chosen for their acoustics, scientists argue

Cave painting sites may have been chosen for their acoustics, scientists argue

Science
June 29 (UPI) -- New research suggests the sites of cave paintings created by Paleolithic peoples many have been chosen for their acoustic qualities.Such a connection would suggest cave paintings held a religious or spiritual significance and were the site of rituals featuring chants and music.Scientists found that "points of resonance" in three French caves correspond with the placement of cave paintings. The three sites produce strong low frequency resonances.While the correlation is intriguing, researchers say their analysis is speculative. The connection isn't conclusive."Many structures throughout history featured reverberant spaces because reverberant sound can be awe-inspiring," David Lubman, an acoustic scientist and fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, said in a news relea...