Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) scores against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Lauri Markkanen wasn’t feeling his 3-point shot against Atlanta’s perimeter defense, so the Bulls’ big man decided to attack inside.“That was their game plan, but I can do much more than just shoot from the outside,” he said. “I missed I don’t know how many 3s, but that wasn’t going for me tonight. I had to figure out something else.”ADVERTISEMENT “I know I can’t just shoot 3s,” Markkanen said. “I’ve got to get to the rim. Eventually that’s going to open a lot more space for 3-pointers and stuff like that. I just try to mix it up.”TIP-INSBulls: Hoiberg said G Kris Dunn, in the NBA’s concussion protocol, will not join the team Monday in New Orleans. Dunn is still suffering headaches, dizziness and soreness from losing two front teeth after his face hit the floor. … Chicago is 7-16 on the road but has won four of its last six away from the United Center. … The Bulls have hit at least 10 3s in 10 straight games.Hawks: The team’s best 3-point veteran shooters, F Ersan Ilyasova and G Marco Belinelli, were a combined 0 for 12 beyond the arc. Atlanta finished 11 for 48. … The Hawks have dropped three straight in the Bulls series after winning seven in a row.BULLISH STARTChicago did as it pleased in the first half, dishing out 18 assists on 21 field goals to begin the third quarter with a 55-38 lead. They scored the game’s first 14 points in the paint on five dunks, and Atlanta had no one capable inside to defend Lopez, who had 16 before intermission on 8 for 9 shooting.Portis finished with 14 points and Justin Holiday had 13 for the Bulls.“We knew it was going to be an important game for us after a tough loss against Golden State,” Nikola Mirotic said. “I think that game gave us confidence that we can beat any team in the league.”UP NEXTBulls: Visit New Orleans on Monday. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio 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 award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Miocic, Cormier set to defend titles at UFC 220 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Hawks: Host Utah on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Robin Lopez scored 20 points, Markkanen added 19 and Chicago easily beat the Hawks 113-97 on Saturday night.The Bulls, coming off a 7-point home loss to defending NBA champion Golden State three days ago, have won four of five and 15 of 23. They never trailed, taking an 11-point lead midway through the first quarter on Lopez’s dunk and going up 17 on Markkanen’s dunk in the closing seconds of the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe closest Atlanta got in the third was 10 points on John Collins’ dunk. The lead swelled to 25 midway through the fourth on Portis’ 3.“I thought that we really played a complete game tonight,” Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. “I thought that we played with the right mentality.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dennis Schroder scored 18 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 11 for Atlanta, which showed why it’s spent the season at or near the bottom of the NBA standings.The Hawks began the game ranked seventh in 3-point shooting, but they had little chance of competing after missing 34 of their first 38 shots beyond the arc. Atlanta, coming off a dramatic late victory over New Orleans, was attempting to win three straight for the first time this season.“The shot isn’t falling, but you have to find another way to win the game,” Schroder said. “We didn’t do it tonight. We have to keep moving on to the next game.”With the Hawks poorly defending inside, Markkanen took his game to the rim. The 7-foot, 227-pound Finn, a prolific 3-point shooter, had five dunks. He went 0 for 4 beyond the arc, marking the first time in 17 games that he didn’t hit a 3.Markkanen hit 100 3s in his first 41 games, faster than any rookie in NBA history, but he wants to make the adjustment inside when teams focus on taking his perimeter game away.ADVERTISEMENT
There will be plenty of attention on Russia off the pitch. At the 2016 European Championship, Russia was better known for its marauding hooligans than its defense-first approach in games, while the team has been embroiled in Russia’s doping scandals.Defender Ruslan Kambolov was investigated by FIFA earlier this year over allegations he may have benefited from Russian doping cover-ups. Kambolov’s lawyers say the investigation was closed for lack of evidence, but FIFA didn’t confirm that.Kambolov was originally included in Russia’s preliminary squad but then dropped citing injury.The Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has said he suspects one unnamed player from the Russia squad of breaking anti-doping rules, but didn’t specify if that player was in the final squad of 23 or earlier, larger squad lists.Here’s a closer look at the Russia team:ADVERTISEMENT San Beda routs Mapua; Lyceum beats UST in battle of also-rans China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Despite having the largest population in Europe and a rich football history, Russia remains a sleeping giant. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov is taking the blame for poor results.“I’m no psychologist, to go around calming people down,” he said after another disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Turkey. Instead the fans’ job “is to believe in us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussia’s best chance of a first World Cup win since 2002 is in the opening game June 14 against Saudi Arabia_the second-lowest ranked team at the tournament. Mohamed Salah’s shoulder injury could help Russia’s chances in the second Group A game with Egypt, before Uruguay presents a tough test.Even if Russia gets out of the group, Spain or Portugal are likely second-round opponents. Russia’s team players pose prior the friendly soccer match between Russia and Turkey at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — Russia goes into its home World Cup with expectations at rock bottom. It’s the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, according to FIFA, but has a comparatively easy group.When Russia won the right to host the World Cup eight years ago, the team glowed with potential after reaching the semifinals at the 2008 European Championship. It goes to the World Cup on a seven-game winless run.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MIDFIELDERSZobnin and Golovin are Russia’s main emerging talents. Golovin, a creative spark for CSKA Moscow, seemed overawed at Euro 2016 but now has more experience and was energetic in a 1-1 friendly draw with Turkey on June 5.Cherchesov hasn’t picked a dedicated defensive midfielder, which has often forced Zobnin to play deeper than he’d like. Playmaker Alan Dzagoev, once considered one of Europe’s brightest young talents but now 27, could finally make a meaningful impact at international level.FORWARDSRussia’s attacking options were badly dented when Alexander Kokorin was ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury. Fyodor Smolov, the Russian league’s top scorer for the last three seasons, is the clear leading choice, while Artyom Dzyuba is the main backup. Twins Alexei and Anton Miranchuk can work well as second strikers or on the wing.GROUP GAMESThe hosts open the tournament against Saudi Arabia on June 14 in Moscow, near their training base. Russia, which reached the quarterfinals in 1958, 1962 and 1970 as the Soviet Union, then faces Egypt on June 19 and Uruguay on June 25.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St. Petersburg).Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg). In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow).Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours COACHCherchesov has tried to refresh a team that was one of the oldest at Euro 2016. The former international goalkeeper made younger midfielders such as Roman Zobnin and Aleksandr Golovin into key members of the team, but he’s yet to be rewarded with wins.Injuries have put his preference for three central defenders under strain, so he switched to a four-man back line for the 1-0 friendly defeat to Austria on May 30.GOALKEEPERSRussia captain Igor Akinfeev shot to fame as the 22-year-old goalkeeper who pulled off stunning saves on the team’s way to the semifinals at Euro 2008.Predictions of a big-money transfer never materialized and he spent his entire career at CSKA Moscow. He has a tendency to make errors in high-profile games, including an embarrassing fumble which let South Korea score at the 2014 World Cup.DEFENDERSInjuries have hit Russia’s back line hard, with central defenders Viktor Vasin and Georgy Dzhikiya both sustaining severe knee injuries.Replacements like Ilya Kutepov and Vladimir Granat have struggled to settle and each made notable errors in recent friendlies.Former Chelsea wingback Yuri Zhirkov could start on the left, with Brazil-born Mario Fernandes a contender for a spot on the right. 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Eighteen male and female basketball teams are expected to battle in a three-day basketball tournament at the Ford Maden Christian Academy (FMCA) gym on Smythe Road, Old Road Community.The tournament is expected to bring 2nd, 3rd and female basketball teams, who are registered members of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23, at 12pm.The Desert Warrior Association organized the 3-day games is to reawake the spirit of basketball which is yet to be revived since the outbreak of the Ebola and the leadership crisis at the LBA.The Assistant Coach of the Desert Ladies and Knights, Febian N. Kieh said there would also be an exhibition match between some first division all-star basketball players.Mr. Kieh, who is also part of the organizing committee, said beside the tournament, there would also be a ‘3 points competition.’“Trophies and medals would be given to the first and second winners in each category as well as for the 3 points competition,” Coach Kieh said.The head coach of Desert Ladies and Knights, Jerry L. Bryant said 2nd and female clubs are to register with L$1,500 and 3rd division clubs would pay L$1,000 for registration and tickets are already on sale for L$50.Funds raised would be used to support Desert Warriors Association’s educational and communities’ projects. The Desert Warriors Association was founded on September 2008, but was legitimized in December 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Two masked gunmen on Saturday carried out a brazen daylight robbery on a Timehri, East Bank Demerara home, leaving the wife of a businessman traumatised.Reports are two armed men attacked Veronica Jadunauth of Lot 5 Reid’s Avenue, Timehri as she was entering her home at about 11:30h. The gunmen forced their way into the home behind her, and held her at gunpoint as they demanded that she take them into the lower flat of the house. While there, the bandits demanded jewellery and money, but Jadunauth held out that she did not have money at home.One of men gun butted the woman while the other ripped out the telephone cable which he used to bind her. The gunmen used one of the woman’s dresses to stuff her mouth.Guyana Times was told that the men then ransacked a bedroom in the lower flat of the house, but came up empty handed. They then proceeded to the upper flat, where they ransacked the three bedrooms but again came up empty handed.The armed men, who were described as tall and dark in complexion, went back into the lower flat, where they collected a projector and a few other items, including about $6000 and a mobile phone. The traumatised woman said the ordeal lasted for about 30 minutes.The men then made good their escape by running towards the back of the yard and into the bushes.After a struggle, Jadunath managed to untie herself and contact her sister-in-law, who alerted other relatives of the robbery.The woman’s husband and son were subsequently contacted. When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, the visibly shaken woman was crying out for pains to her head.She related that prior to the attack, she was at the washing area in her yard.“As I was heading into the house I heard footsteps, and as I looked around, I saw the two men running towards me and I screamed,” she recalled.She added that their faces were partially covered with cloth and they were carry small black guns.“I screamed but one of them hit me to the head with the gun…they then ripped out the internet and telephone cables and take off my clothes and tell me if I scream more they will kill me”, she noted.She stated that the men asked for money, but she told them that her husband only restocked the business on Friday and they did not have any money.“It was then one of them tell me that they know I was at the shop yesterday (Friday) and ask for the sales.”The Police arrived at the scene about an hour later, searched the area, and took statements.Several footprints were seen in close proximity to the house, and upon following same, they led to an abandoned house nearby.Residents in the area reported that a heavily tinted car was seen traversing the area early Saturday morning. The car was reportedly seen parked in one of the cross streets with its engine running.The Police have launched an investigation. The victim was taken to a medical facility.
Coincidentally, a similar incident happened on Sunday, April 26th when a person was assaulted and held against their will in Chetwynd. One suspect was arrested, and police say the suspect and victim knew each other. By Energeticcity.ca staff Officers with the Chetwynd RCMP detachment have arrested two suspects in connection with an attempted murder case.- Advertisement -On Saturday, April 24th, the Chetwynd RCMP detachment received a complaint from a woman who said she had been nearly strangled to death, and then forcibly confined in a local apartment the night before.She was taken to hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.Investigators located two suspects and discovered that the incident was drug related.Police have laid several charges including attempted murder, forcible confinement and other related charges. The man and woman will now make their first appearance in Dawson Creek Provincial Court on Wednesday, April 28th.Advertisement
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a break-and-enter.On the morning of April 9, at approximately 4:30 a.m., RCMP responded to a report of a break-and-enter into a business in the north end of the city.Police say the suspects backed a vehicle through the doors of the business and took an ATM located inside the building. The suspects fled the scene in the vehicle, taking the ATM with them.- Advertisement -If you have any information on this crime, you asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has revealed that the footballer is still keen to play Champions League football. The Sweden striker’s future is uncertain with his contract at French champions PSG due to expire this summer. Manchester United are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in him but they are in real danger of missing out on a Champions League place, meaning Ibrahimovic may not want to move to Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)Paris Saint-Germain have identified Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports in Chile. With the Swedish striker out of contract at the end of the season and expected to leave the Parc des Princes, the Ligue 1 champions will be keen to make a big splash in the transfer market. And manager Laurent Blanc is a huge fan of the 27-year-old Gunner. (AS)Bayern Munich are targeting Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier as a replacement for 34-year-old Xabi Alonso. (Bild)Bayern Munich are bracing themselves for a summer wrangle with Chelsea over Arturo Vidal after Antonio Conte moved the midfield kingpin near the top of his wanted list. (Daily Mail)Chelsea’s young defender Andreas Christensen is set to spend another season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, according to the German side’s sporting director Max Eberl. (London Evening Standard)Liverpool are trying to clinch a deal for Holland Under-16 international Abdallah Aberkane. Anfield scouts have watched the 15-year-old Ado Den Haag defender extensively this season and are working on a deal. (Daily Mail)Leicester expect to lose one of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante this summer. The Foxes fear they won’t be able to hang onto all of the key players who have inspired them to the brink of a historic first top-flight title. Winger Mahrez, 25, has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and Spain’s European champions Barcelona. Kante, meanwhile, is a target for Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Italian champions Juventus. (Daily Mirror)Aston Villa starlet Andre Green is wanted by four of the Premier League’s big guns. Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the 17-year-old winger. And they sent their top scouts to watch the pacy wide man in action for Villa’s under-21s against West Brom this week. (Daily Mirror)Manuel Pellegrini has opened talks with Valencia about succeeding Gary Neville. Neville was axed last week after just four months in charge of the club, with Pellegrini their preferred candidate to take over next season. And the outgoing Manchester City boss has now outlined his conditions for taking the job. (Daily Star)Tony Pulis will be offered a new contract this summer after guiding West Bromwich Albion to Premier League safety, as he closes in on 1,000 games in management. Pulis is in line for an extension to his current £2 million-a-year deal and is plotting major changes as he bids to make further progress at the Hawthorns. (Daily Telegraph)Southend’s Jack Payne is attracting interest from further up the Football League ladder, with Barclays Premier League clubs among those who have been left impressed by the 21-year-old. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Could Neil Warnock be the next Aston Villa boss? ‘I won’t rule out anything’, he tells talkSPORT‘It’s just the start’– Manager Mark Warburton on Rangers’ return to Scottish top flightRay Parlour on Wilshere story: ‘I had seven stitches in my head after a night out with Lamps at Cafe de Paris…no one cared!’Manchester City transfer news: Turkish wonderkid targeted as potential long-term Joe Hart replacementLiverpool transfer report: Reds star Philippe Coutinho wanted by BarcelonaNew Chelsea boss Antonio Conte tells club to KEEP outcast winger Juan CuadradoTottenham transfer news: Roma ready to fight Spurs for £25m-rated Belgian starTransfer report: Chelsea and Real Madrid on alert as Roma ready to sell Miralem Pjanic‘It’s not true!’ – Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen denies Manchester City agreementTRANSFER BATTLE! Juventus join Chelsea and Manchester United in chase for frustrated Real Madrid star James RodriguezEverton eyeing £6m Nani as former Manchester United winger targets Premier League returnTransfer report: Manchester City in battle with Roma and Bayern Munich to land French starlet
The Donegal Soccer Academy Primary Soccer 7s (sponsored bySellm8.com) kicked off in style on Tuesday morning, with the Letterkenny Town schools taking part in their qualifiying area.After 24 group games were played, they were down to the final four schools in each section (boys and Girls). The boys semi finals were close affairs with St Patrick’s (Lurgybrack) and Scoil Colmchille overcoming Illistrin NS and Gaelscoil respectively, by 1 goal to nil.The girls semi finals saw Woodlands NS defeat St Patrick’s (Drumkeen), while St Patrick’s (Lurgybrack) beat Illistrin NS on penalties.The finals themselves were a fantastic advertisement for small sided football and both highly entertaining games.The boys section saw St Patricks (Lurgybrack) narrowly defeat Scoul Colmchille 2-0, while on the adjacent pitch, in the girls section final, both St Patricks (Lurgybrack) and Woodlands NS played out a 1-1, leading to another tense penalty shootout. This time it was Woodlands who were victorious claiming a 3-1 penalty win.Both final winners now advance to the Grand Finals taking place at the end of November.The Donegal Soccer Academy would like to thank all the schools that participated on Tuesday and to the teachers for overseeing a fantastic start to the competition.SPORT: DONEGAL SOCCER ACADEMY’S SCHOOLS COMPETITION GETS OFF TO A FLYER was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sport
Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY smart causal Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF RANKED Most popular football news REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Barnsley’s League One match against Burton Albion has been postponed because of a ‘medical emergency’.Prior to the game a Yorkshire air ambulance landed on the Oakwell pitch, delaying kick-off. ADVICE It has been announced here at Oakwell that, due to a medical emergency, today’s game between Barnsley and Burton Albion has been postponed.It goes without saying, but all our thoughts are with those affected.— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) September 22, 2018Burton manager Nigel Clough said: “First and foremost, everyone at Burton Albion hopes the gentleman is okay and, in the scheme of it, football doesn’t matter.“When it was announced the game was called off, all the crowd were applauding respectfully as they realise it’s the right decision.“We also think it was definitely the right decision to call off the game.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact silverware possible standings Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? An air ambulance has arrived at Oakwell after someone was taken seriously unwell before the match started. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to that person. pic.twitter.com/cuTU0Air3x— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) September 22, 2018Players had been out on the pitch ready to get the game started at 3pm, but when, as is being reported, a fan inside the ground was taken ill, everything changed.The club announced kick-off had been delayed and an ambulance arrived at 3.30pm, with the decision then being taken to postpone the match entirely. Due to the circumstances the match has been postponed. Barnsley Football Club will look to provide further update when appropriate to do so.— Barnsley FC (@BarnsleyFC) September 22, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won
There’s plenty of football gossip, news and rumours in Thursday’s newspapers – here’s a round up of the headlines… Paul Pogba is being ‘suffocated’ by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and it would be in both the club’s and player’s interest for the Frenchman to leave in January, according to former Red Devils captain Paul Ince. (Paddy Power)Chelsea will battle Manchester United for the signing of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar. The 23-year-old Slovakia international is reportedly rated at £70million. (The Sun)Man United are also considering a move for 21-year-old Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic in January, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his back-four. (Sky Sports) 3 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho have appeared at loggerheads this season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED LATEST moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND 3 Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle will push for a permanent move to West Brom next summer, at the end of his season-long loan deal. (Northern Echo)West Ham youngster Reece Oxford wants to join another Premier League club if he leaves the Hammers in January. (The Sun)Usain Bolt has been linked with a move to Mexican side Dorados, who are managed by Diego Maradona. (Marca)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he will make the step into international management “sooner or later”. (Daily Telegraph) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Fernando Llorente has been linked with a surprise move to Leeds in January Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com targets LIVING THE DREAM Latest talkSPORT.com EXCLUSIVES and transfer headlines:Charlie Adam refuses to rule out reunion with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard at RangerstalkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams slams Hampden Park atmosphere in another dig at Scottish footballEngland Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd encourages more young players to move abroad for first-team football‘Just let Unai Emery get on with it’ – Arsenal legend David Seaman in blast at Gunners chiefMartin O’Neill sacked: Tony Cascarino backs Mick McCarthy for Republic of Ireland manager job RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Meanwhile, Chris Smalling is apparently in talks over a new deal at Old Trafford, despite the transfer links meaning he is likely to be replaced in the Red Devils line-up. (Daily Mail)Liverpool target Christian Pulisic has thanked Jurgen Klopp for his part in bringing him to Borussia Dortmund, with the 20-year-old USA star saying the Reds boss is the kind of manager all players would dream of playing for. (Liverpool Echo)Liverpool could sell two players to Turkey in January, with out-of-favour forward Divock Origi wanted by Galatasaray and centre-back Joel Matip a target for Fenerbahce. (Liverpool Echo)Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is a January target for Leeds United. The Spaniard has been linked with a reunion with Marcelo Bielsa, who was one of his managers at Athletic Bilbao. (The Sun)