Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 17-year-old pedestrian who was hit by an SUV while walking along an avenue in her hometown of Deer Park on Saturday night has died.Suffolk County police said Shakira Wilson was walking westbound on Long Island Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Lexus SUV shortly after 8 p.m.The victim was taken to to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was listed in critical condition with a serious head injury before she died Sunday morning.The driver, 67-year-old Joseph Ulysse of Wheatley Heights, suffered minor injuries.Wilson’s 21-year-old sister, who was walking with her, was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to call them at 631-854-8152. All calls will be kept confidential.
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Advertisement ‘We are pleased about that because the level of intensity and the level of demand in the Premier League is very strong.‘He’s probably too young for that yet, as I said, we need to protect our young talent.‘We think it will be good for him to be in a less demanding league to continue his formative period, so we’ll have a top defender for a decade.‘He saw for his career path, the perfect solution for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link70Shares Advertisement Raul Sanllehi explains why Arsenal are sending William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne Arsenal have confirmed the £27million signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Raul Sanllehi fears William Saliba is not ready to withstand the physical demands of the Premier League and sending him back to Saint-Etienne for a year represents a logical step.Arsenal confirmed the signing of the teenage French centre-half on Thursday, but he will immediately return to the Ligue 1 side for the entirety of the upcoming season, despite Unai Emery’s desperate need for defensive reinforcements.The Gunners saw off competition from the likes of Tottenham for one of the most highly-rated central defenders in Europe and Sanllehi is confident he will be more than worth the wait.He said: ‘Saliba was different, part of the deal is for him to be on loan for one year with his club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City✈️ In the plane🚖 On the road📸 Getting the shots🔴 In club coloursJoin us as we take you behind the scenes of William Saliba’s journey to Arsenal and his signing day🇫🇷 #SalibaSigns— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 26, 2019
That Barcelona were prepared to allow one of their great hopes to move to Goodison Park for the season was seen as a coup for Martinez. And it appears officials at the Nou Camp are more than satisfied with the progress being made. “There is a different approach when you have young players who have not played in this league and need a period of adaptation,” said the Toffees boss. “Barcelona were pleased with that and felt that was what he needed – they think so highly of him they were prepared to accept whatever was needed for him to flourish and become the player we know he can be.” Deulofeu had his first taste of a Merseyside derby last weekend when he was the surprise replacement for the injured Leighton Baines five minutes after half-time. Martinez had two defenders on the bench but opted to switch midfielder Gareth Barry to left-back and throw his young attacker into the fray, which corresponded with their best passage of play as they came from 2-1 down to lead 3-2 before Daniel Sturridge’s 89th-minute equaliser. It may have been viewed by observers as a bold decision but it undoubtedly contributed to one of the more thrilling cross-city encounters of recent years and served as an example of the mentality Martinez brought to the club after his summer arrival. “We always want to win, and that will never change,” said the Toffees boss. “The most important aspect is that the players are not shocked by it. “We work in a certain way so the players are ready for it, and they understand it and everyone is aware of what is expected of each individual to make sure the team is balanced. “They know how to adapt, how to be well-balanced and that mentality of scoring goals and controlling games will always be successful over 10 months of games. “The team is ready to make those sort of changes. They are brave changes but they are controlled changes.” Baines could be sidelined for up to six weeks with a broken toe but Everton will not be opening talks over a new contract despite speculation linking Manchester United with another attempt to sign the England international after a failed summer bid. “The injury doesn’t change anything,” said Martinez. “All our plans have always been the same. We want to have Leighton for the long term and that will never change. “The injury is a set-back but we will use it to regenerate him, to give him a bit of a breather. “It is a period we are going to use in our favour but in terms of his contractual situation it will never change what our thoughts were and our strategy behind the scenes.” On-loan Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu is champing at the bit for a run in the first team after manager Roberto Martinez admitted the youngster has exceeded his expectations Martinez did not expect the teenager to be competing for a place in his starting line-up until the new year as he adapted to a new country but he is now making a strong case. “His progress has been quicker than I expected,” said the manager. “His talent is there for everyone to see; he is an exciting footballer and when you see him on the ball you know something is going to happen. “It was always going to be the case adapting to the British style and physicality of the league would take a few months but I never expected him to be ready to play in the league until January or February. “It was a shame we were knocked out of the Capital One Cup because I thought that was a perfect introduction for him into the British game. “It is safe to say Gerard has exceeded my expectations in terms of how quickly he has adapted and has become someone very important to the side. “He has already played big chunks of games and has had a big impact. “He has surprised us all and he has started to get frustrated to not start a game and that is fantastic.” The Catalan prodigy has made 10 appearances this season but his only two starts have been in the Capital One Cup, which the Toffees exited in September. But after a string of exciting performances coming off the bench, the 19-year-old is at the stage where he wants to be included from the off. Press Association
“I’m just happy to be finally here. “I spoke to (AC Milan’s Holland international) Nigel De Jong and he told me very good things about this club.” Van Ginkel moved to Chelsea from Vitesse last summer but missed most of the 2013-14 campaign with a knee injury. The 21-year-old is hoping to earn a regular spot in Filippo Inzaghi’s side, who will not compete in Europe this season. “I am a midfielder that defends but is also is able to score goals,” Van Ginkel said. “I can play in many positions in midfield. “I want to have more playing time and this is my aim this season. “I believe at Milan I will have the opportunity to play more games, in what is a big competition, with many strong teams. “I have not spoken to Mr Inzaghi yet but I’ve spoken to Fernando Torres this week.” Van Ginkel completed a medical on Monday morning with the Italian outfit. “I am very happy to have arrived in Milan,” Van Ginkel said on www.acmilan.com. “A lot of Dutch players have played in this great club, big names. Spanish striker Torres joined Milan last week on a two-season loan from Chelsea. Milan still had time to complete another deal before the transfer window closed, announcing the arrival of Atalanta’s attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura for a fee reportedly worth seven million euros. Milan said Bonaventura had signed until 2019. News of the move came after Milan said they had failed in a bid to land Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany in a swap deal involving defender Cristian Zaccardo, as the Milan player had rejected the switch. One player on his way out of the San Siro on Monday evening was Bryan Cristante – to Benfica, for a fee reported to be in the region of 6million euros. “Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante has joined Benfica,” a statement on www.slbenfica.pt read. “The player, 19, from AC Milan, will strengthen the senior team over the next five years.” Press Association New AC Milan signing Marco van Ginkel is thrilled to have moved to the San Siro on a season long-loan from Chelsea.
Male (Maldives): Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC are set to face Maldivian side Maziya S&RC in a Playoff Round first leg clash of the 2020 AFC Cup, at the Maldives National Football Stadium on Wednesday.Despite having qualified with a massive 10-1 aggregate win over Bhutan’s Paro FC, Blues’ boss Carles Cuadrat says his side will have to work hard to claim a result in humid conditions. “I remember winning against Maziya S&RC with a late goal and when New Radiant got the better of us in 2017. We are in a good place with the big win in this competition against Paro FC, but this is a completely different situation and previous results don’t matter,” Cuadrat said.The Blues’ first-ever win in continental competition came against Maziya S&RC, and despite having the upper hand in clashes between the sides, Cuadrat maintains that past form counts for little. “It’s true that we have had a decent run against teams from the Maldives. But if you notice how we won some of the games, it was tough. Nishu scored in injury time at Kanteerava once, Johnson scored late on in the Maldives. It’s difficult to say that we are favorites,” he added.The Blues will be without skipper Sunil Chhetri, who continues his return from a muscle injury while midfielder Suresh Wangjam serves a one-game suspension, having picked up yellow cards in both clashes against Paro FC.The Marjan Sekulovski-coached Maziya side qualified for the playoff rounds with a victory on away goals over Bangladeshi Premier League side Abahani Dhaka, having returned with a 2-2 result from the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the first leg. (IANS) Also Read: AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Bhutan’s Paro FC in reverse legAlso Watch: ‘Dehal Kasirodam Utsav’ by Karbi Community observed in Guwahati