Durant returns to court after missing a game, leads Warriors

first_imgCousins, Davis help Pelicans beat Clippers The Warriors won their ninth straight against the Sixers and sixth in a row at Oracle Arena.MCADOO’S RING76ers two-way player James Michael McAdoo received his Warriors championship ring in a pregame ceremony. He was cheered when he checked in for the first time midway through the fourth.Coach Steve Kerr texted with him leading up to the game.“I’m thrilled that he was here, and I thought it was a great gesture by the Sixers to make sure he was here,” Kerr said. “I know he’ll get a huge ovation from the crowd tonight, he deserves it.”ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, center, drives the ball against Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, left, and Ben Simmons (25). APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant returned from missing one game with a leg injury to finish with 29 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers, 135-114 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) for their sixth straight win.Draymond Green contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and two steals. Stephen Curry added 22 points and nine assists to surpass the 4,000-assist mark for his career and Klay Thompson scored 23 as the Warriors pulled away in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set CURRY’S WORDSCurry made clear “I care about our veterans deeply” in a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune that published Saturday for Veterans Day expressing his support for the troops and explaining his stance — even if he didn’t want to visit the Trump White House.The two-time MVP said: “… When someone tells me that my stances, or athlete stances in general, are ‘disrespecting the military’ — which has become a popular thing to accuse peaceful protesters of — it’s something that I’m going to take very, very seriously. One of the beliefs that I hold most dear is how proud I am to be an American — and how incredibly thankful I am for our troops. I know how fortunate I am to live in this country, and to do what I do for a living, and to raise my daughters in peace and prosperity. But I also hear from plenty of people who don’t have it nearly as good as I do. Plenty of people who are genuinely struggling in this country. Especially our veterans.“And every single veteran I’ve spoken to, they’ve all said pretty much the exact same thing: That this conversation we’ve started to have in the world of sports … whether it’s been Colin (Kaepernick) kneeling, or entire NFL teams finding their own ways to show unity, or me saying that I didn’t want to go to the White House — it’s the opposite of disrespectful to them.”Kerr applauded his superstar again.“I thought it was beautiful,” Kerr said. “He’s very thoughtful, he’s very compassionate, very smart and he’s humble. I’ve made the comment before that he is incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court. I think that’s a really powerful combination. … When he speaks it’s from the heart.”TIP-INS76ers: The Sixers forced Golden State into eight first-quarter turnovers. … Philadelphia shot 51.9 percent in the first half to stay within 65-64 at the break.Warriors: Andre Iguodala, who started in Durant’s place Wednesday, was out for rest. … Curry moved into a tie with Guy Rodgers for 10th place on the franchise list for all-time games played at 587. These two are the only Warriors to reach 4,000 assists, Rodgers with 4,855. … The Warriors blocked 11 shots, their 12th time in 13 games with at least seven blocks. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Durant sat out Wednesday’s win against the Timberwolves with a bruised left thigh but hardly showed any signs of an issue. Curry, sporting new cornrows in his hair, briefly went to the locker room early in the second but returned.JJ Redick scored 17 points to lead the Sixers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Warriors have won by 17 or more points in each game of this winning streak, averaging 122.8 points.Golden State built its first double-digit lead of the night at 86-76 on Nick Young’s 3-pointer with 4:14 left in the third, and rolled from there getting another quick 3 by Young, one from Curry and a Durant jumper. 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“Don’t attack GRA for enforcing the law!” – Finance Minister

first_imgBy Devina Samaroofinance Minister Winston Jordan was utterly astonished at the calls from the business community for the localFinance Minister Winston Jordantax authority to rethink its crackdown on errant entities, positing that the laws must be enforced.“I don’t know what it means to ease up enforcement… this is the problem we have… Once they (regulations) are on the books, we are obligated to enforce them in accordance with the law,” the Minister emphasised during a recent news conference.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland made the first call for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to put a hold on a current crackdown on non-compliant businesses in the mining town.The appeal later gained traction and Private Sector representatives subsequently made a similar demand, urging the tax body to rethink its enforcement of some regulations and modernise them where necessary.Completely appalled at the requests, Jordan made it clear that his Government will not encourage and promote a lax on enforcement; however, he mentioned that there are alternatives for dealing with the taxes if they are indeed too burdensome for businesses.“I just cannot believe it… If it’s a regulation, it has to be enforced. If you want it removed, we can discuss it with a view to alter and change, but you cannot rethink the enforcement,” he explained.Jordan pointed out that when the regulations were not enforced, stakeholders were crying out about unfair competition and unleveled playing fields and lamented that now, when the authorities have heeded to their initial requests, complains still exist.“These regulations were not being enforced and so it allowed an unfair advantage to those who benefited. When we begin to enforce the regulations, then people begin to cry.So you take a simple vendor who pays no taxes, GRA goes in and enforces the regulation and they are no longer competitive so that’s some level of demand and supply gonna fall… but on the other hand, the legitimate businesses are happy because their profits will go up, their sales will go up and so forth,” the Minister explained, noting that the compliant businesses are naturally going to benefit if the laws are upheld.Furthermore, Jordan dismissed claims that the GRA is only going after small businesses and not large corporations. He posited that poor public relations ought to be blamed for that perception.“It is not true, x big business wrote saying that they are facing unfair competition, I asked GRA what on earth you are doing because these are legitimate people who are paying and there is an elaborate structure in place that targets these different businesses.They have a PR issue and it appears as if they are going after the rum shop in West Demerara or the one in Linden and so on,” he explained, noting that tax enforcements are being done across the board.“It’s a countrywide measure aimed at getting people to legitimise themselves. We can’t on the one hand ask for legitimacy to take a foothold and at the same time when those who will be affected, we seek to have this ‘oh you know leave them and so on’,” he stated.Jordan reminded that one has to be extremely dispassionate when enforcing the laws. “You have to go after your mom or dad… Otherwise you’ll always have a friend who’ll say ‘don’t touch he’,” he highlighted.Moreover, he noted that in time, if everyone pays their taxes, the possibility exists that the taxes will eventually be reduced.“If everybody comes into the net, just think about how we can reduce taxes overall generally… We need to go after everybody so that if the take is wider, we can bring down the rates over time,” he opined.last_img read more

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Twenty-eight Years Ago

first_imgBy James M. FromayanThe eve of Christmas 1989 was when Mr. Charles G. Taylor National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) launched its military rebellion against President Samuel K. Doe’s regime. By early 1990, the NPFL rebel forces had seized large territories from the Armed Forces of Liberia. Between March and April 1990, the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) of Field Marshall Prince Y. Johnson officially declared a break with the NPFL.With the collapse of the Doe regime, and the NPFL inability to win the conflict militarily, civilians became the direct victims of the three armed factions which were responsible for various massacres in the country. Concerned about the appalling security situation in Liberia characterized by the wanton destruction of innocent lives including public and private properties, the Authorities of the Heads of State and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the leadership of Nigeria decided to intervene in the senseless bloodbath unleashed on unarmed civilians by the armed factions.ECOWAS’ intervention in the Liberian crisis was done through its monitoring group known as (ECOMOG). ECOMOG, which was the first sub-regional Peacekeeping and Enforcement Force consisted of troops from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone,  Mali and The Gambia. Uganda and Senegal later joined ECOMOG for a period of time. ECOMOG was headed by a Commander known as the Force Commander.An essential component of the ECOWAS  lofty Peace Plan for Liberia was to find a political solution which could supersede  all else. Against that backdrop, ECOWAS convened a meeting of Liberians of diverse political and religious backgrounds from Liberia, the United States, Africa and Europe at the Kairaba Hotel, Banjul, The Gambia  in August 1990. The Kairaba Hotel was the home of the IGNU mentioned below. The crux of The Gambia meeting was to facilitate an Interim Governance System through an election among the representative groups of Liberians that were present in Banjul. The election was held and Dr. Amos C. Sawyer emerged as President and Rev. Ronald Diggs (of the Luthern Church of Liberia) as Vice President of a government called the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU).By this time I was in the United States with my political asylum request granted and also a recipient of an American Refugee Passport. Upon the election of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer ( a colleague of mine) as interim President of Liberia, I decided to take a two-week break from work in order to travel to The Gambia and then return to the United States later. I departed Maryland, the United States for Banjul, The Gambia on Sunday, September 9, 1990. It was the same day that President Samuel K. Doe was captured by Field Marshall Prince Y. Johnson forces at the headquarters  of ECOMOG at the Freeport of Monrovia.Since October 1987 when I left Ghana for post graduate school in The Netherlands and then to the United States where I sought political asylum, this was my first time flying back to Africa. At the John F. Kennedy Airport, I coincidentally ran into the late Taylor E. Major, a distinguished Liberian statesman who was also headed to The Gambia as guest of IGNU. Both of us boarded Sabena Air bound for Banjul, via Brussels. After transiting few hours at Brussels airport, we got a Sabena connecting flight to The Gambia. We arrived in Banjul at the early morning hours of September 10, 1990.I later realized that Dr. Amos Sawyer had sent for Mr. Taylor Major so that he (Major) could prevail on Mr. Charles Taylor to stop the bloodletting and embrace a political solution to the crisis. Mr. Major soon came to the realization that Mr. Charles Taylor’s intractability and con artistry had no end. Mr. Major’s  good intention like others before him proved to be an exercise in futility as Mr. Taylor had no plan for a peaceful solution to the Liberian crisis.Barley three days in The Gambia, the ECOMOG High Command requested IGNU to send an advance team to Monrovia to coordinate  activities with the Force. At that moment, Dr. Levi Zangai, a brave and courageous gentleman told Dr. Sawyer that he was willing to be part of the advance IGNU team bound for Monrovia. I volunteered to join Dr. Zangai to Monrovia ignoring my return to the United States. Dr. Zangai and I flew from The Gambia around mid September 1990 to Freetown, Sierra Leone where IGNU had an office space at Cape Sierra Hotel. We were accommodated at the same hotel.In Freetown, we met messrs. John H. T Stewart and Nathaniel Beh. They were part of a large community of Liberian refugees in Freetown. Stewart and Beh agreed to form part of the advance team that was set for Monrovia. By then, Cllr. Tiawon S. Gongloe who just returned to Sierra Leone from a study tour at Columbia University also signed on for the Monrovia mission.The team, led by Dr. Levi Zangai with me as secretary departed Government Wharf, Freetown on board a Nigerian warship the SS Ambe late September 23, 1990 and docked at the Freeport of Monrovia September 24, 1990 around 5pm. The ship had about 2000 Nigerian ECOMOG troops on board. The Freeport of Monrovia which was the Headquarters of ECOMOG and surrounding areas was filthy with the odor of decomposed bodies all around. Tears set in my eyes as we drove from the Freeport to Hotel Africa in Virginia where our team lodged. Hotel Africa was considered Field Marshall Prince Johnson territory. Our team’s arrival coincided with the arrival of Maj/Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro who became the second ECOMOG Force Commander. He was a fearless and decisive Force Commander who won the admiration of Liberians who appreciated ECOMOG.Monrovia was a war zone with forces of the NPFL surrounding the city. There was a fragment of the AFL that was barricaded at the BTC and the Executive Mansion area. The INPFL was based in Caldwell at the Taylor Major compound. Hunger was wide-spread with malnutrition a common thing. Rice was referred to as gold. It could not be found anywhere in Monrovia. ECOMOG was very helpful in assisting a number of Liberians especially children in their controlled areas with their food rations.It was difficult finding our bearing. The team split into groups of twos and addressed issues of education, health and sanitation, humanitarian assistance and general administrative work. One of the key tasks of the advance IGNU team was to prepare  the Ducor Hotel to house the IGNU upon its return to Monrovia. Ducor, like Hotel Africa was a displaced center. It required a great deal of work to make it live able. The full IGNU led by President arrived in Monrovia in November 1990 in an ECOMOG helicopter from Freetown. Liberia was still in a deep state of war with conferences aimed at ending the conflict yielding no positive results.One of the most important duties that my colleague Mr. John Stewart and I undertook was to help keep Monrovia clean. We wrote a series of project proposals to the World Food Program (WFP) soliciting food to be exchanged for work. The WFP accepted our proposals and provided hundreds of bags of floor that we used as Food For Work (FFW). I can still recall the clearing of dirty Soniwein with a front end loader. There were lots of human skulls and skeletons in the water. We experienced similar situations in Paynesville in our drive to keep Monrovia and its environs cleanTwenty-eight Years Ago Liberia was a place where no one wanted to be. Most of the people in the country, especially in Monrovia were trapped and had no means to leave.  We instead knowingly entered the conflict zone. Apart from that, IGNU did not have a penny to pay us during those formative days. Twenty  Eight Years Ago, Peace was still illusive in Liberia. Be that as it may, a lot has been done for the restoration of peace in Liberia. We can never forget the sacrifices that ECOWAS in particular made towards the restoration of peace in Liberia. We will also remain grateful to the UN, the USA, EU, AU and all development partners that contributed to the peace that we enjoy today.While we pray without ceasing for peace to reign in Liberia, it is most appropriate for people who willfully perpetrated heinous crimes be made to account for their action(s) at a war crimes court. The fact that known mass killers are moving around not being remorseful makes the establishment of a war crime court a necessity. History is replete with punitive measures meted out against states and individuals responsible for genocide or other crimes against humanity. At the end of World War II, for example, German was partitioned with the West and the former Soviet Union having controlling influence in the two parts Germany. The Nuremberg Trial took place in which top Nazi leaders including Gestapo officers were rounded up and thrown into jail.In the case of South Africa, given the complexity of their situation, they did what was best for their country. Rwanda on the other hand devised its own accountability measures that served that country’s interest well. The level of development in Rwanda is well known today around the world.The reflection of my return to Liberia Twenty-eight Years Ago September 24, 1990 along with my colleagues was a way of helping our country at a time when such help was most needed. Working with ECOMOG was also an experience that I will always cherish.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Several injured as Route 42 minibus topples

first_imgOver a dozen persons were injured on Tuesday morning after the driver of the Route 42 minibus in which they were travelling lost control, causing the vehicle to topple several times.Public spirited persons carrying one of the injured passengers while another sat on the ground, as persons gathered at the sceneThe accident occurred sometime around 09:30h on the Sarah Johanna Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the minibus was heading to Georgetown at a fast rate when it reportedly suffered a blowout.This caused the bus to topple several times before finally coming to a halt on the other side of the road. While there was no fatality, this newspaper was told that the accident caused most of the passengers to sustain bruises while three persons were seriously injured.The injured passengers were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD. Several persons remained at the medical facility seeking medical attention while a few were transferred to Georgetown to be further treated.Guyana Times was told that among the passengers in the bus at the time of the accident were six students of Friendship Secondary School. A staff member from the school related that the students went to school after the incident; some limping and others in pain and informed the administration about the accident.“The Police then came to the school and advice us to bring the students here at Diamond to get checked out,” the official said.At the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, this publication spoke with a few of the students who were in the minibus at the time of the accident. One student, Jennifer Lilly, recounted that as the bus was proceeding in the northern direction along the East Bank Road, it began to pick up speed. She noted that upon reaching a turn in proximity to Sarah Johanna, the bus went over a “bump”.last_img read more

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Ministers want stand against violence

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – An Antelope Valley ministers’ group wants residents to take a stand against crime and violence by gathering at the Antelope Valley Courthouse on March31 to pray for one hour. “Stand in the Gap,” will be an effort to call on God on behalf of the Antelope Valley community, pastors from the Christian Ministerial Alliance said during a news conference Thursday at the courthouse. “When I see the crime rate going up and things happening that are unsafe, and we are starting to put cops on the street and it’s not making a real big difference at the moment, I said we need help from the Lord,” said Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns, who also is bishop of First Missionary Baptist Church in Littlerock. The event starts at 10a.m. at the courthouse, 42011 FourthSt.W. The ministerial alliance includes more than 40 churches. At the news conference were other church pastors and Steve Baker, executive director of Grace Resource Center, a Lancaster food pantry. “My hope is we come together and pray for the community,” Baker said. “Pray for the homeless, pray for the children who need the extra touch so they can get through school and go for a brighter future, pray for all people of the Valley so we can have a united heart.” Sean Appleton, pastor at Quartz Hill Foursquare Church, said organizers want to make a difference. “We are getting the word out to get churches and church leaders to bring their congregations,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to pray for the valley and situations going on right now.” “If we don’t get the wisdom of God behind us, we can’t get there,” Hearns said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744last_img read more

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DONEGAL FAMILY PRESENTS CHEQUE FROM POETRY BOOK TO ALPHA ONE FOUNDATION

first_imgPictured left to right at the cheque presentation are Laura Fee, Mary Gormley, Kitty O’Connor, Dr Tomás Carroll, Sheila Callaghan, Kieran O’Donnell, Damien O’Donnell, Mary Campbell & Liam O’DonnellMembers of the O’Donnell Family, Corkey, Manorcunningham attended the Annual Alpha One Conference in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin recently.The family had been invited by the Alpha One team to say a few words about their late brother John and recite a few of his poems.This was in appreciation by the Alpha One Foundation to the family for giving the proceeds of their late brother John’s book of poems titled “Window to My World” to the Alpha One charity.Members of the O’Donnell family who attended were John’s sisters, Mary Campbell, Sheila Callaghan, brothers Kieran, Liam & Damien O’Donnell and neice Mary Gormley. Professor McElvaney,Professor of Medicine (RCSI) thanked the family for all their hard work in fundraising and in raising awareness of this serious lung and liver disease.Sheila Callaghan said a few words about her late brother John who died in 1987 with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.Mary Turley McGrath, Editor of the book read two poems and talked very highly of John’s talent as a poet.The O’Donnell Family presented the Alpha One Foundation Team, Dr Tomás Carroll, Chief Scientist , Kitty O’Connor CEO and Laura Fee, Clinical Research Associate with a cheque for €3,760.00 for the sale of the book and monies raised. They also handed the poetry book over to the foundation for future sales opportunities.The family have said that the book was a lot of hard work but was very much a labour of love. They feel that they have hightened awareness of this disease which was one of their main objectives at the out-set of this project. They said they could never have achieved this without the help and support of the many people involved. The O’Donnell Family would like to thank Eilish Gallagher & Holly Nedeljkovic the illustrators, Bonnie Boyce & Caroline O’Donnell for compiling the poems and Mary Turley McGrath, the Editor whose help was invaluable. All the above gave their time and resources free of charge.Sammy Wasson of Impacto Print who finished the book to such a high standard. The staff of the Resource Centre, Manorcunningham who went out of their way to accommodate the family and provide refreshments for the large crowd who attended the launch.Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny & Dunnes Stores, Oldtown for giving permission for a sales pitch of the book on their premises and all the people who gave generous donations.The success of the launch of John’s book was due to the hundreds of people who came to support it on the night from manorcunningham and the wider surrounding areas.The family were very moved by the support they got from their local community which John had loved and wrote about in many of his poems.The Book is available at Easons & Veritas in Letterkenny and also from the Alpha One Foundation at a cost of €10.00 DONEGAL FAMILY PRESENTS CHEQUE FROM POETRY BOOK TO ALPHA ONE FOUNDATION was last modified: November 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Alpha One FoundationChequemanorcunninghamO’Donnell familylast_img read more

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FORMER SOLDIER IN COURT ON DONEGAL BOMB CHARGES

first_imgMark Cassidy leaving court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News pix.A FORMER Defence Forces soldier has been remanded in custody charged with planting a bomb under a car in Letterkenny.Mark Cassidy, (30), from Ballyderowen, Burnfoot appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. He faced two charges relating to an explosion under a vehicle parked outside a house in Manor View Park, Long Lane, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.The blast caused damage to the car belonging to 60-year-old Alan Coyle.Garda Detective Sergeant Mick Galvin told Judge Paul Kelly that he arrested Cassidy at Letterkenny court house at 10.15am today.He charged Cassidy with possession of explosives at Manorview Park, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.He also charged him with possession of an improvised explosive device causing damage to No 22 Manorview Park and to a Mitsubishi Jeep and possessing the device in a way which was likely to endanger the lives of Alan Coyle, Geraldine Coyle and Katie Coyle.When two charges were put to him, DS Galvin said Cassidy had said “no reply” to each of the charges.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the judge that the alleged offences came under the terms of the Offences Against the State Act.However, he said, the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided the case should be heard before the ordinary courts and not the non-jury Special Criminal Court.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked if the book of evidence could be presented within four weeks.There was no application for bail.Judge Kelly remanded Cassidy in custody to appear again via video link at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.FORMER SOLDIER IN COURT ON DONEGAL BOMB CHARGES was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bombchargesletterkennyMARK CASSIDYlast_img read more

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Hazard ‘ready to leave’ Chelsea, PSG plot Pogba swoop, Man United to sign Fekir?

first_imgHere’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Tuesday’s newspapers and online… LIVING THE DREAM targets IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 4 Losing Lazini for the season would be a major blow for West Ham West Ham have had a £12million bid for West Brom defender Craig Dawson turned down. Dawson is a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Albion understood to be rating the 28-year-old at more than £20million. West Ham are said to be considering whether to make an improved offer. (Daily Telegraph)Everton are tracking 19-year-old RB Salzburg starlet Hannes Wolf closesly ahead of a possible summer bid. The attacking midfielder has impressed after his big breakout season at senior level last term. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United could offer Luke Shaw a new contract after parking plans to sign Juventus’ Alex Sandro and reinforce at left-back. Despite struggling to impress Jose Mourinho, the club are keen to tie the 22-year-old down to a new deal as his current one expires next year. However, it is claimed Shaw’s camp are hesitant to extend his Old Trafford stay. (Manchester Evening News) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED United are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid and Uruguay centre-back Diego Godin 32, who could be available for £18m with only one year remaining on his contract. (AS)Chelsea will refuse to sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the summer after his impressive displays at the World Cup. The Blues believe his long-term future is at Stamford Bridge but may be forced to let the 22-year-old midfielder go out on loan again. (Daily Mirror)The Nabil Fekir continues to rumble on, with reports now claiming Lyon will offer the 24-year-old a new deal to prevent Liverpool resurrecting a move for the France forward. (Daily Mirror)But Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said he has spoken to Man United boss Jose Mourinho, who could be set to bid for Fekir. (Bein Sports) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 4 Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic has been in great form for Croatia at the World Cup 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 Meanwhile, Liverpool could miss out on Gremioand Brazil forward Luan, after Lazio made an early move for the 25-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal have cooled their interest in Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk. (Daily Mirror)West Ham star Manuel Lanzini is set to miss the WHOLE of next season because of the knee injury he suffered in training with Argentina just before the World Cup. (Daily Mirror) targets Nabil Fekir – Could he be set to join Man United after his Liverpool move fell through? moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Eden Hazard is ready to join Real Madrid and will reportedly reject a £340,000-a-week wage offer from Chelsea to seal his move to Spain. The Belgium flyer is said to be ready to leave Stamford Bridge and willing to turn down a bumper new contract in west London. (The Sun)Paris Saint-Germain are keen on signing Paul Pogba this summer and have reportedly offered Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, plus cash, to Manchester United in exchange for the French star. (The Sun)Meanwhile, United are eyeing up a move for 24-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is unhappy at his lack of game time at the Bernabeu since his arrival from Inter Milan in 2015. (Daily Mail) REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

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Round-up: QPR sign Owens as Chelsea prepare for Wembley

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have confirmed the signing of Charlie Owens following his release by Tottenham.West London Sport revealed in March that midfielder Owens was on trial with the R’s ahead of a possible move.Owens, who spent three years at Spurs, has signed a 12-month contract at Loftus Road.He made five appearances for QPR’s development side towards the end of last season. Conte wants ‘dream’ send-off for TerryEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte says Chelsea are determined to ensure John Terry bows out by lifting another trophy.Terry, who is leaving after 22 years at the club, made an emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge at the weekend following his team’s final league match of the season.He will be among the substitutes for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley, where the newly-crowned champions will be looking to complete the Double.Asked if Terry might feature one final time for the Blues,boss Conte said: “For sure John will be with us and for sure he will be on the bench, and then we’ll see what the game requests in the moment we are playing.“Our target is to reach another trophy and to see him lift the trophy. That is his dream and my players also have this dream.” Conte keen to improve squadEmbed from Getty ImagesConte says he and the Chelsea hierarchy are in full agreement over the need to strengthen the squad during the summer.The Blues have won the Premier League in Conte’s first season as boss, but a return to the Champions League will place added demands on the squad next term.“We have to finish this season but we have started to work for next season and I think we have the same point of view,” said Conte.“For sure we will try to improve our squad for next season because we have to face an important competition like the Champions League.“Me and the club have the same point of view about this.” Blues duo play in England U20 winEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea youngsters Fikayo Tomori and Dominic Solanke featured as England beat hosts South Korea 1-0 at the Under-20 World Cup to progress to the last 16.Tomori (pictured) started the match at the Suwon Stadium, where Solanke came off the bench. Another Blues youngster, Jake Clarke-Salter, was an unused substitute.Everton’s Kieran Dowell scored a second-half winner, meaning England finished top of Group A. Parker in talks with FulhamEmbed from Getty ImagesScott Parker is discussing a potential new contract with Fulham.Cameron Burgess and keeper Jesse Jorenen are also in talks with the Whites, who have released nine players.Ryan Tunnicliffe and Jack Grimmer are leaving now their contracts are expiring, as are Larnell Cole, Ryheem Sheckleford, Josh Smile, Jake Soutter, Josh Walker, Cassian Thomas and Josh Lukwata.Tayo Edun, Elijah Adebayo and Taye Ashby-Hammond have been offered new deals.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Sources: Raiders change kickers again, replace Matt McCrane with Daniel Carlson

first_imgThe Raiders have replaced one rookie kicker with another, waiving Matt McCrane and signing Daniel Carlson, sources told the Bay Area News Group.The Minnesota Vikings drafted Carlson in the fifth round in April, but waived him on Sept. 17 after he missed three field goals in a 29-29 tie against the Packers the day prior. Carlson hit all three of his extra points and only field goal in Week 1 against the 49ers, but missed one field goal in regulation and two in overtime against Green Bay. …last_img read more

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