Written by Ashley Handelaar
Not the most exiting game in recent memory for Gunners or Tigers fans, but the end result was an Arsenal win and three vital points. Two goals, both coming within two minutes of the restarts of each half were enough to give Arsenal the win.
Hull started poorly when out-of-form Nicklas Bendtner scored his first league goal since his loan spell at Sunderland two seasons ago, when he headed in a Carl Jenkinson cross from the right flank in from close range. The Gunners should have gone further ahead at half time as they created several chances but squandered a number of them. Hull came close too as a spell of possession nearly brought a goal, but unfortunately, they could not find the final finish.
With the score 1-0 to Arsenal at half time, Hull were still well in the game but Arsenal came back out and dented the hopes of a potential comeback when a sleek Aaron Ramsey reverse pass played through Mesut Ozil, who cooly finished to double Arsenal’s advantage.
NFL’s vice president of officiating Dean Blandino acknowledged Tuesday that Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin should have been penalized for his sideline shuffle in last week’s game against the Ravens.
A league source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday that the incident will be reflected in the grades for Clete Blakeman’s officiating crew. Rapoport also reported, per a league source, that the issue of sideline placement will be addressed with the entire referee staff via video training this week.
Officials are graded on every play of every game. When there is an incorrect call, it’s referred to as a “downgrade.” Blakeman’s crew is expected to receive a downgrade for not calling a penalty on Tomlin when he stepped onto the playing field.
The upshot is that the Tomlin-Jacoby Jones controversy might affect postseason placement for Blakeman’s crew.
Conor Sammon sealed a late win for the Rams which keeps them well poised in the promotion race while the Latics endured a poor start to life after Owen Coyle
Derby County climbed into the Championship’s top six as Steve McClaren led his side to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
A 90th-minute strike from Conor Sammon snatched all three points for the hosts after Middlesbrough had rallied with 10 men.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie guard Dennis Schroder to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Schroder, from Braunschweig, Germany, was the 17th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft. He was averaging 3.7 points and 2.5 assists in 11 games. He was tied for fourth among NBA rookies in assists but struggled for playing time behind starting point guard Jeff Teague and backup Shelvin Mack.
The return of guard Lou Williams from knee surgery added more depth to Atlanta’s backcourt.