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Eddie Howe gives update on Adam Smith after Bournemouth defender was stretchered off with head injury against Tottenham

Eddie Howe gives update on Adam Smith after Bournemouth defender was stretchered off with head injury against Tottenham

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Eddie Howe says Bournemouth’s Adam Smith is “sitting up and okay” having been stretchered off during their clash against Tottenham on Thursday. There was a lengthy stoppage in the second half with Cherries defender Smith sustaining a worrying looking injury. Having gone down after taking a powerful Harry Kane free-kick to the chest, Smith found himself in the wars moments later as he clashed with Spurs defender Ben Davies. Getty - Pool Smith appeared to sustain a head injury in the clash with Davies AFP AFP or Licensors AFP or Licensors There was no malice from Davies, who didn’t get hurt Club medics gave Smith treatment for a number of minutes before taking him off on a stretcher. It looked nasty as the player
David Luiz: Arsenal defender signs new one-year contract at club

David Luiz: Arsenal defender signs new one-year contract at club

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Arsenal defender David Luiz has agreed a new one-year contract with the club.Defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will also join the Gunners permanently at the end of their loan deals, from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan deal from Real Madrid until the end of this season. "I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future," said the Premier League club's technical director Edu."They have been part of the long-term technical plan [manager] Mikel [Arteta] and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad."Brazil centre-back Luiz, 33, joined the club from Chelsea last year but was sent of...
Nedum Onuoha: Former Man City defender says he does not feel safe in USA

Nedum Onuoha: Former Man City defender says he does not feel safe in USA

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Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha says he does not feel "100% safe" in the USA.Onuoha plays for Utah-based Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer after spending six years at QPR."I am always very wary of how I behave and how it could be viewed by people who have power," Onuoha, 33, told BBC Radio 5 Live. "For me personally, overall I don't like to say it but I have a fear and distrust towards police."Widespread protests have taken place across 75 US cities since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after being pinned down by a white police officer.Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd's neck, has been charged with his murder. He and three other police of...
Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal & England defender in hospital

Kenny Sansom: Ex-Arsenal & England defender in hospital

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Former England and Arsenal defender Kenny Sansom is ill in hospital.The 61-year-old does not have coronavirus, according to a tweet from his Twitter account.Sansom, who won 86 caps for England and played 394 games for Arsenal, has had well-publicised problems with alcoholism and gambling. In 2015, he revealed he had contemplated suicide after becoming homeless because of his problems.A tweet read: "He is being well cared for and does not have Covid-19. Kenny's family and close friends kindly ask the media to respect his and their privacy, plus that of the healthcare workers treating Kenny."Sansom, who played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, made his debut at 16 for Crystal Palace in 1975, bef...
Kyle Walker: Man City defender says he is ‘harassed’ after admitting breaking lockdown rules

Kyle Walker: Man City defender says he is ‘harassed’ after admitting breaking lockdown rules

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Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker says he feels he is "being harassed" after it was reported he had broken social distancing rules again.Walker, 29, confirmed he went to Sheffield to see his sister on Wednesday to give her a birthday present and hugged her.He then admitted he travelled to his parent's house to "pick up some home-cooked meals". City will not take any disciplinary action against Walker.The Premier League club feel there were some personal circumstances surrounding his trip which provide important context.The player is already facing disciplinary action from City for a lockdown breach in early April.Walker was reported to have hosted a party involving two sex work...