Aaron Ramsey’s warning to England: Wales have come a long way

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first_img The Arsenal midfielder believes Chris Coleman’s side have improved since last facing the Three Lions four years ago. England have won the last four games between the nations without conceding a goal – having beaten Wales in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012. Press Association The teams play in Lens on June 16 next year and, with Wales having peaked in the world rankings at eighth in October, Ramsey insists they are a different proposition now. “I’m sure it’ll be a lot closer this game – and it could go either way,” Ramsey said. “To be fair, I wanted England. I had a bit of luck. I think it’ll be a great game for everyone who’s involved in what’ll be seen as a ‘derby’ if you like. “They (Arsenal team-mates Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs) have already been winding me up but I’m keeping quiet and seeing what happens on the day.” Wales have not beaten England since 1984 and also face Russia and Slovakia in Group B in France next year following Saturday’s draw. “It was very exciting,” Ramsey said. “I’m really looking forward to it, it’s new for the team to be involved in there. It’s going to be a great occasion for us, we’re going to enjoy every minute. “Obviously there’s a ‘little’ game in the middle. But while we’re looking to enjoy it, we also want to take it seriously and get out of the group. We’ll be looking to that.” Ramsey scored in the Gunners’ 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday which sent them top of the Barclays Premier League for a little over 24 hours – until Leicester’s triumph over Chelsea on Monday night – and he is eyeing even more improvement. “It’s a busy period and we have to remain consistent through that and see where we are in the new year,” the 24-year-old added. “I hope we’ll get better now.” center_img Aaron Ramsey has warned England Wales are ready to stun them at Euro 2016.last_img read more


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first_imgThe U.S. governing body for the sport of swimming on Friday banned ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has stirred widespread outrage.Condemning Turner’s “crime and actions,” USA Swimming said that he is not a current organization member and is ineligible for membership.”Brock Turner’s membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014 and he was not a member at the time of his crime or since then,” USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said. “As a result, USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over Brock Turner.”Turner, 20, was convicted in March of the intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person.Prosecutors had asked that Turner be sentenced to six years in prison for the January 2015 assault.But Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said Turner’s age and lack of criminal history made a six-month jail sentence with probation more appropriate. Turner also has to register as a sex offender.”A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him,” Persky said last week. “I think he will not be a danger to others.”The outcry over a sentence seen as lenient by many was compounded by widely circulated letters to the judge from the victim and Turner’s father.last_img read more


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