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Mikel Arteta reaches 50 Premier League wins almost as fast as Arsene Wenger

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Mikel Arteta recorded his 50th Premier League win as a manager as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in Friday night’s Premier League opener and is now the second quickest Gunners boss to reach half a century of top flight victories.

Arteta has taken 98 league games to get to this point, with only Arsene Wenger able to better that – the Arsenal icon racked up 50 league wins marginally faster in 94 games.

It speaks volumes about the job Arteta has done and continues to do for Arsenal. The Spaniard was tasked with essentially ripping things up and starting again after the somewhat scattergraph tenure of predecessor Unai Emery, who had himself inherited a difficult situation from the retiring Wenger.

Wenger faced a similar scenario when he first arrived in north London in the autumn of 1996 and quickly set about revolutionising the club in more ways than simply on the pitch. Within two years, Arsenal were celebrating a Premier League and FA Cup double.

Arteta has a much tougher challenge on his hands to achieve something like that so fast given the immense quality of Manchester City and Liverpool, but his record compared to Wenger’s is a clear indicator that his squad is heading in the right direction.

It is also worth noting that since Arteta’s first game in December 2019, only Pep Guardiola (70) and Jurgen Klopp (64) have actually won more than his 50 Premier League games.

As for year on year progress, Arsenal are already in better shape than they were this time last year when they lost to Brentford and went on to have their worst start to a season since the 1950s.

A year more experienced, more in tune with the manager’s philosophy and generally better prepared, Arteta’s Arsenal shows the kind of resilience against Crystal Palace that hasn’t always been there over the 10-15 years – even during the later Wenger years. That was especially so when the home side turned up the pressure in the second half and the Selhurst Park crowd got louder.

At 40, Arteta is still a young manager and there is a feeling that this project is only really just getting started.

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Read Now: Basketball Without Borders tips off 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi – 101 Latest News



Basketball Without Borders tips off 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi

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Basketball Without Borders (BWB), the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, tipped off the 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi, which featured 78 of the top high-school age boys and girls from more than 20 countries and territories from across Asia and the Middle East.

This year, BWB Asia participants had the opportunity to learn from current NBA players Saddiq Bey (Atlanta Hawks) and Monte Morris (Washington Wizards), and NBA veterans Taj Gibson (most recently with the Washington Wizards), Rodney McGruder (most recently with the Detroit Pistons) and Vladimir Radmanovic. NBA assistant coaches John Bryant (Chicago Bulls), Ryan Forehan-Kelly (Brooklyn Nets), Jim Moran (Detroit Pistons), Ryan Richman (Wizards), Sean Sweeney (Dallas Mavericks) and Mike Weinar (Indiana Pacers); NBA Global Academy Technical Director Marty Clarke; and NBA Basketball School Dubai Technical Director Phil Galvin served as BWB Asia coaches, while Nina Hsieh (Charlotte Hornets) served as the camp’s athletic trainer.

In collaboration with FIBA and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, BWB Asia 2023 began with an opening ceremony, which included remarks from FIBA National Federations & Sport Senior Manager Kosta Iliev, NBA Europe and Middle East Managing Director Ralph Rivera, DCT Abu Dhabi Strategic Affairs Executive Director Saeed Ali Al Fazari, NBA Asia Head of Basketball Operations Carlos Barroca, NBA Head of International Basketball Operations Chris Ebersole and Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey.

In the afternoon session, campers participated in a series of on-court drills focusing on enhancing fundamental basketball skills, learned a combination of team offensive and defensive concepts, and competed in 5-on-5 games.

In conjunction with BWB Asia 2023, the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi Elite Camp also tipped off the 3-day event at New York University Abu Dhabi, which brought together 40 of the top boys and girls ages 15 and under from the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League to participate in fundamental skill development and 5-on-5 competition.

NBA Head of International Basketball Operations Chris Ebersole

“Basketball Without Borders is our longest-running elite development program and we’re thrilled to have the 13th edition of the BWB Asia Camp for the first time in the Arabian Gulf.  Together with FIBA and DCT Abu Dhabi, we’re committed to providing our boys and girls from across Asia and the Middle East with a memorable experience on and off the court as they train under the guidance of some of the best players and coaches in the world.”

FIBA National Federations & Sport Senior Manager Kosta Iliev

“Basketball Without Borders builds on a decades-long collaboration between FIBA and the NBA that provides a tremendous opportunity to the most talented kids in Asia and the Middle East to grow and to reach the highest possible level in basketball.  The campers will learn from some of the best coaches in the game and will compete and interact with some of the best players from other countries and cultures, which will give them a different perspective and vision for the future.”

Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey

“I’m excited to be part of my first Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp and experience the unique brand of basketball played on this side of the world.  BWB is a great reminder that basketball transcends cultural boundaries and I’m looking forward to maximizing this opportunity to engage and connect with the boys and girls through our shared love for the game.”

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Read Now: West Ham flop set to make transfer move to English club – 101 Latest News



West Ham flop set to make transfer move to English club

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West Ham have a season-defining Europa Conference League final ahead of them this week before turning their attentions back to the summer transfer window, pre-season and then domestic duties for the 2023/24 campaign.

It’s not clear if David Moyes will still be in charge come next season, with reasons why he could both stay or go depending on next Wednesday’s result.

Should the Hammers win their first European final in 47 years, the Scot could bow out on a high, but equally, if they were beaten by Fiorentina, that could re-ignite the fire for Moyes to push ahead in 23/24 and turn things around just as he did when returning to the club second time around.

Premier League new boys Sheffield United’s only concern is being able to sign players that will keep them in the English top-flight, and to that end, one West Ham flop is apparently on their radar.

It hasn’t been that long since Turkish side, Besiktas, made Arthur Masuaku’s loan move from the Hammers permanent, but according to Takvim, the left-back is a target for Paul Heckingbottom.

Hammers supporters will surely have something to say about that given that Masuaku’s best moment in a West Ham shirt was a late, and slightly fortuitous winner against Chelsea.

Much of the remainder of his career at the London Stadium was uneventful, the player making only 49 total appearances (including as sub) in the three seasons he was at the club, per WhoScored.

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Read Now: LIVE: Eels respond over star's alleged pub act – 101 Latest News



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Parramatta five-eighth Dylan Brown has been charged with five counts of sexual touching without consent after an alleged incident at a hotel in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Saturday night.

It’s understood police were called when a 20-year-old woman reported the alleged incident to staff at the Golden Sheaf pub.

NSW Police confirmed that Brown is due to answer the charges at the Downing Centre Local Court this week.

“About 11.40pm yesterday officers attached to Eastern Suburbs PAC were called to a hotel on South Head Rd at Double Bay following a report of sexual touching,” a police statement read.

“Police arrested a 22-year-old man. He was taken to Waverley Police Station where he has been charged with sexually touch another person without consent.

“He was granted bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.”

The Eels had the bye this weekend and play the Bulldogs next Monday afternoon.

“The Parramatta Eels have been made aware of an incident involving Dylan Brown last night,” Parramatta said in a statement.

“The club has advised the NRL integrity unit as per our normal process. As it is a police matter, the club will not be making further comment at this time”.

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