Tottenham respond to Juve’s Tanguy Ndombele-Aaron Ramsey swap deal proposal

first_imgTanguy Ndombele has failed to win the trust of Jose Mourinho while Aaron Ramsey is struggling to settle at Juventus (Picture: Getty)Tottenham have turned down the opportunity to sign Aaron Ramsey in a swap deal which would have seen Tanguy Ndombele move in the opposite direction.The Italian champions, according to the Daily Telegraph, expressed an interest in Spurs’ record signing who has struggled to win the confidence of Jose Mourinho.Despite a reported bust-up with Mauricio Pochettino’s successor following last month’s draw against Manchester United, where he was an unused substitute, the former Lyon star is still said to be part of Mourinho’s long-term plans. Ramsey, meanwhile, who joined Juventus on a free transfer from Arsenal last summer, has found his maiden season in Italy similarly hardgoing. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTInjuries have stunted the Wales international’s progress, while he has also found it tough to adapt to the tactical demands of is new manager Maurizio Sarri. Mourinho’s thoughts after Spurs lose 3-1 to Sheff Utd, and that VAR callTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:19FullscreenMourinho’s thoughts after Spurs lose 3-1 to Sheff Utd, and that VAR callhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mourinhos-thoughts-spurs-lose-3-1-sheff-utd-var-call-2203580/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Earlier this week Juventus confirmed the signing of Arthurs Melo from Barcelona and are prepared to listen to offers for Ramsey, despite Miralem Pjanic’s departure to the Spanish giants. Tottenham, however, are said to have no interest in player who spent 12 years at north London rivals Arsenal and scored the winning goal in two FA Cup finals. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalNdombele, meanwhile, made his first appearance since Project Restart as a second half substitute in last night’s 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United which all but ended Tottenham’s hopes of Champions League qualification. ‘It’s very very difficult to dream of the Champions League and it will be a very, very difficult, tough fight with other clubs like Sheffield (United), Arsenal, Everton and lots of clubs that are going to fight for the Europa League spots,’ Mourinho conceded afterwards. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Jul 2020 4:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Tottenham respond to Juve’s Tanguy Ndombele-Aaron Ramsey swap deal proposal Advertisementlast_img read more

Stars Pump-up for CBL Final-4 Playoffs

first_imgThe countdown for the Final-4 playoffs of the Continental Basketball League (CBL) has reached crescendo with players, dancers and singers gearing up for what is expected to be the biggest basketball play offs ever on the continent of Africa in recent times.The CBL features players from the USA, Senegal, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Cameroon, South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Chad Ghana and the Bahamas.The playoffs have been confirmed to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.This final stage of the ‘May Madness Tournament’ has been preceded by the All-Stars game which also featured three-point shootout and slam dunks. Mayes Jordln from the USA won the three-pointer after beating fellow Americans Mark Hill, Israel Faulcon and Jared Grady. The Lagos City Stars guard also pushed aside Thierry Gomis from Cameroon who plays Yaoundé Giants.The hall was electrified by the slam dunk contest won by Thomas Doug also of the City Stars. It was an emotional night for Thomas who lost his brother on the day the game was played.The West Team coached by Ayo Bakare defeated the Central Team 119-113 coached Godfrey Dosseh of the Abidjan Raiders.American Thomas George of the Eko Kings was the MVP of the stars game. It was his first time receiving such an individual award.He said, “I just wanted to put in my best for a game like this and I finished as the MVP. I am really excited because it is the first time I will be so honoured in a competition at this level and I believe it will help me quite a lot for the playoffs.”The playoffs will tip off June 3 with the match between Abidjan Raiders and Yaoundé Giants at 4:00pm local time. The next match of the same day will be between Eko Kings and Lagos City Stars at 7:00pm. This match will be a war in every sense of the word after the Kings snatched a win from the City Stars in their last match played in Yaoundé, Cameroon after trailing largely until less than a minute to the buzzer. The winners will play the final match the following day by 5pm.Five games were played over three days in Cameroon with Eko Kings coached by Bakare maintaining their unbeaten run.FINAL-FOUR GAMES FIXTURES:●Saturday, June 3 – Abidjan Raiders vs. Yaoundé Giants 4:00pm●Saturday, June 3 – Eko Kings vs. Lagos City Stars 7:00pm●Sunday, June 4 – Championship Game 5:00pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Clippers’ 6-game win streak ends with loss to Bucks

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Bucks led 79-69 before going on a 9-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Pat Connaughton, putting them ahead 88-71 with 2:49 left in the third quarter.Middleton completed a four-point play late in the quarter and had 13 points in the period as the Bucks took a 100-77 lead entering the fourth quarter.Middleton finished 16 for 24 from the field, including a 4-for-7 mark from 3-point range.“I’m feeling good,” Middleton said. “The Houston game was just a dud. I had a lot of great shots and air-balled most of them, I felt like (on Tuesday in the Bucks’ victory). Tonight, I came out with the same mentality, just being aggressive and pick my spots. I was just trying to find a rhythm.”TIP-INSClippers: Veteran guard Patrick Beverley was out with a right hip pointer suffered in the Clippers’ 122-111 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night. Bench stalwart Lou Williams also was out for rest. Coach Doc Rivers called Beverley “unstat-able” because his box score numbers do not always do justice to his impact on the court. Rivers pointed to a game in which Beverley did not score but was plus-22 during his time on the court. “You really can’t quantify what he does at times,” Rivers said. “He gives us our heart and our soul, for sure.” … Landry Shamet returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with a left ankle injury. … Luc Mbah a Moute, who played in just four games with the Clippers this season, underwent surgery on his left knee Wednesday in New York and will not return this season. He will not be able to return to basketball activities for eight weeks.Bucks: The NBA announced Thursday that the Bucks will face the Charlotte Hornets in Paris on Jan. 24, 2020, marking the first regular-season league game in France. Milwaukee last played in Europe in January 2015 when it beat the New York Knicks in London. … Tony Snell missed his second straight game with a left ankle sprain. Budenholzer said Snell is expected to be ready for the playoffs. … Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo will not play again this season (heel bursitis). His total of missed games will be 43 due to injury/illness. “It’s certainly not easy for him, what he’s going through,” Budenholzer said. “But for now, this is the best thing. Just get him healthy and moving, and hopefully have a great summer of development and move on to a great second year.”UP NEXTThe Clippers host Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers coach Doc Rivers was impressed with Antetokounmpo’s play and joked that the Bucks star and Houston’s James Harden should share the league’s MVP award this season so “everybody in the world is happy.”“The thing I like about Giannis the most is his temperament,” Rivers said. “He is not messing around. He is not there to put on a show. Every game is a competition for him. I love that. For me, of all the things he does, that is the No. 1 thing that stands out with me.”The Bucks led 67-46 at halftime as Antetokounmpo had 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Middleton added 15 points and Brown 10 as Milwaukee shot 55.8 percent from the field (24 of 43).The Clippers went on an 8-1 run to open the second half, cutting their deficit to 14 and leading Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer to call a timeout.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I’m definitely working on it, trying to get it healthy, stronger,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m trying to get my mobility back. It’s not going to be easy.“Usually when you sprain your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games. But I don’t like missing games. I’ve got to work through it while playing. I’ll be ready to play until Coach (Mike Budenholzer) tells me not to play.”Sterling Brown, in the starting lineup with the Bucks’ rotation thinned by injuries, had 15 points.“I was able to get to my spot and my teammates were just finding me,” Middleton said.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers (45-31) with 21 points, and JaMychal Green added 16 and Wilson Chandler 15.center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shoots past Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) reacts after fouling Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, bottom right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Members of the bench react after a three-point basket by Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots after being fouled by Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with Pat Connaughton (24) and Khris Middleton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez (11) dunks against Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) drives between Los Angeles Clippers’ Jerome Robinson (10) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)ExpandMILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds before leaving after aggravating a right ankle injury in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 128-118 victory over the Clippers on Thursday night that snapped the Clippers’ six-game winning streak.Antetokounmpo went to the floor and held his right ankle after dunking the ball with 7:46 left in the game, and he immediately went to the bench and didn’t return. He missed two games last week with a sprain to the same ankle.Khris Middleton had a season-high 39 points with eight rebounds and five assists as Milwaukee won its fourth straight. Eric Bledsoe added 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as the Bucks (57-19) cut their magic number to two to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.Antetokounmpo wants to fight through the ankle injury, which has hampered him over the last two weeks. But the Bucks forward might need some rest to get fully healthy before the playoffs start in mid-April. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Byron Scott calls Kyrie Irving more mature & offensively developed than D’Angelo Russell during rookie season

first_img“Effing up on a lot of things and (Byron) being there to protect me every single time,” Irving recalled. “I’m learning and being given the keys to the organization and accepting responsibility and knowing how to become a better professional. Knowing all the things he was teaching me are things I’m starting to understand.”Thus far, Russell ranks fourth in his class in points (12.1), third in assists (3.3) and fourth in minutes played (27). Russell has occasionally admitted he wished for a larger role after losing his starting spot 20 games into the season and sitting out late in games. But in recent weeks, Russell has softened his stance so much that he even argued he did not deserve a starting spot. Russell even partly credited Scott for his development. “He kind of doesn’t really put you on a leash,” Russell said of Scott. “He kind of lets you learn from your own mistakes. I talked to a few vet guys and they say that’s kind of the way where they didn’t have it that way. So it’s almost a good thing.”It appears likely to be a good thing that Bryant has both advised Irving and Russell. Though he gushed about Irving’s “killer mentality,” Bryant has talked about perfecting his pull-up jumper as well as figuring out the dynamic between himself, LeBron James and Kevin Love.“It’s how to do that where everybody kind of plays the way they normally play. You’ll have that friction and that conflict, but you have to trust through that out,” Bryant said. “It sounds strange, but you can’t try to make the pieces fit. In other words, you can’t compromise to make pieces fit. That probably goes against anything that you’ve ever heard. But the reason Shaq and I figured out how to make it work is because neither one of us had compromise and because of that, you had this incredible storm, and through that storm we were able to figure out how to make pieces fit.”Meanwhile Bryant described himself as Russell’s “big brother” before joking he is actually “his grandfather” given the 18-year age difference. “I just talk to him often about the game and the mentality and technique and execution,” Bryant said, “as well as some of the psychological things that he’s going through and how to navigate through those.”One of those things entails staying patient for his starting spot. Scott only offered a “maybe” on if Russell would start after the NBA All-Star break next Friday against San Antonio at Staples Center. “Some time after the All-Star break, I’ll put him back in the starting lineup,” Scott said. “There’s no timetable on when.”Revising historyThe story sounded confusing to Kobe Bryant. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue recalled that Bryant wanted to fight him after he blocked his dunk at practice during the 1999-2000 season.“That may just be Lue mythology,” Bryant said. “I don’t remember. I bet that I kicked his (butt) in practice more than he’s blocked my shots.”Lue laughed at Bryant’s recollection.“You think he would say yes? You know Kobe,” Lue said. “When Brian Shaw hears about it, he’s probably going to talk about it next time he’s on TV.” The nostalgia swept over Lakers coach Byron Scott as he reflected on coaching Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during his first two NBA seasons.“He was the most talented point guard I had,” Scott said. “He didn’t have any weaknesses offensively.”The realism hit Scott as he evaluated Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell with 30 games left in his rookie season. “He still has a whole lot to room to learn about this league and about playing that position,” Scott said. “But the thing I like about him is he’s willing to learn and willing to accept the criticism to try to get better.” In the Lakers’ 120-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving and Russell symbolized how Scott viewed them differently during their rookie seasons. Irving posted a team-high 35 points on 15-of-24 shooting and seven assists while Russell had 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting and three assists. “He was a little bit more business-like at practice and games,” Scott said of Irving. “D’Angelo still has a playfulness about him. Sometimes in practice he’s joking around and losing a little bit of focus.”The majority of Lakers practices are closed to the media. But Russell spends the tail-end of practice often working on his shot as well as various ball-handling and shooting drills with Lakers assistants Thomas Scott and Larry Lewis. Russell will do the same thing about 2 1/2 hours before each game. But Russell has often concluded his sessions by attempting half-court heaves or one-handed 3-pointers. “There’s always a time to be serious and there’s always a time to joke around,” Scott said. “So I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, I’m saying he’s 19.”Irving won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in the 2011-12 season after leading his class in points (18.5), ranking second in assists (5.4) and finishing third in minutes played (30.5). Four years later, Irving looked back at that time with fondness. He called Scott a “leader.” Irving also credited how Scott developed him. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Year in Review – Part 1 – January – February 2009

first_imgPhotos from Chetwynd AvalancheBody recovered after Chetwynd Avalanche Problem at Gas Plant closes Alaska HighwayH2S Leak at Spectra Facility Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ- Advertisement -The top story from January and February of 2009 was the pyramid scheme that was reported to be operating in Fort St.  John.  It’s still unclear if the pyramid scheme is still running in the community.  The links below provide more information. EnCana Bombings case has cost the RCMP over $1 million New Airline arrives in Fort St. JohnOn Monday February 16th, 2009, Fort St. John welcomed a new airline to the North Peace Airport.  The Airline started off by offering flights from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson, Grande Prairie and Calgary.  For more on this story, click on the link below.Advertisement Spectra Energy February gas leak update RCMP release name of Chetwynd avalanche victimAvalanche near Tumbler Ridge, BC – one person is dead RCMP says FSJ pyramid scheme is a scam Update: Highway Open; Spectra H2S Leak isolatedPhotos from Spectra Pipeline Incident Another bombing near Tomslake EnCana let go security companies before latest bombing RCMP on fourth Encana pipeline bombing  RCMP have identified all 8 people in EnCana case center_img Investigations continue into FSJ pyramid scheme Group of Snowmobilers caught in Avalanche near Chetwynd, BC; One deadFriends tried to save avalanche victim near Chetwynd, BC Tumbler Ridge avalanche victim from Hythe Alberta Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ H2S Leak at Spectra FacilityOn Friday February 29th, 2009 a H2S leak at a Spectra Facility at Mile 111 of the Alaska Highway caused the road to be closed for several hours and two men were taken to hospital.  For more on this story view any of the stories below. Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009.  This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca.Below are the top 5 news stories from January and February 2009 in the BC Peace Two deadly Avalanches in the Peace RegionEarly 2009 saw several deadly avalanches across the province, including two in the BC Peace region.  The first occurred on January 11th, 2009 near Chetwynd and killed a man from Rycroft Alberta.  The second happened only a few days later on January 17th, 2009 near Tumbler Ridge and took the life of a man from Hythe Alberta.  For more on these avalanches click on the stories below. Advertisement Up to $500,000 Reward offered in EnCana Bombing Case  Another bombing near TomslakeOn January 4th, 2009 the EnCana Bomber set off the fourth bomb in the Tomslake area.  To date there have been 6 attacks in the area and the RCMP are still searching for the bomber.  This summer the bomber threatened to increase his attacks after a 3 month break.  So far there have not been any more attacks.  For more on the fourth bombing and the investigation during January and February of 2009, see the stories below. Local airport welcomes new airlinelast_img read more