Lamar Jackson ‘hoping’ for Antonio Brown, but Ravens need to keep saying no

first_img“It was nice throwing to Antonio Brown” Jackson said, via ESPN. “I was hoping we would get him. I’m still hoping — a little bit.”MORE: Complete list of players opting out of 2020 NFL seasonWhen throwing to Brown earlier in the offseason, Jackson came away impressed with not only Brown’s talent, but his passion, work ethic and drive to win. On top of boosting a young Baltimore wideout corps on the field, Jackson also believes the former Steeler, Raider and Patriot could mesh with the Ravens’ players off the field.”There’s no quit with him,” Jackson said. “That’s the type of guy we need in our locker room. I feel like the locker room here is different than any other locker room. There’s a brotherhood going on. None of that outside noise. It’s strictly inside.”Brown, who quickly reversed course from potential retirement this summer, has pushed for the NFL to finish its investigation into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. Should he be cleared and allowed to sign and play with anyone in 2020 without discipline, Baltimore officials shouldn’t want to mess with any real interest in Brown.The Ravens went 14-2 as the top AFC playoff seed last season with an elite run-heavy offense. They strengthened their No. 1 rushing attack by drafting rookie running back J.K. Dobbins. They are short on experience at wide receiver, but have plenty of promise in second-year speedsters Marquise “Hollywood” Brown — Antonio’s cousin — and Miles Boykin. They also drafted two more wideouts, Devin Duvernay and James Proche. They also have a rising star at tight end in Mark Andrews, Jackson’s go-to guy from 2019 who has no plans to opt out of the season despite having Type 1 diabetes.MORE: The NFL’s 25 highest-paid playersJackson vouching for Antonio Brown is no surprise, because when Brown works out, he continues to prove he’s in tremendous shape at age 32. The running and pass-catching aren’t the issues, or he would have either stayed with the Raiders or the Patriots last season. In both cases, for different reasons, the risks associated with him far outweighed his rewards.The Ravens aren’t as desperate at wide receiver as those teams were, and have made it a point of late to avoid signing players with troubling baggage. They have made moves over the past two offseasons that say they’re comfortable with youth at the skill positions growing along with Jackson. Could Brown make the Ravens that much better? Maybe. Could Brown make the Ravens’ worse? Definitely. Baltimore won big last season because of Jackson’s play backed by a strong scheme, consistent execution and solid offensive chemistry. Brown is used to teams in Pittsburgh that threw more than 60 percent of the time, seeing plenty of volume. The Ravens, so effective on the ground, passed only 46 percent of the time with Jackson last season. How will Brown respond when he’s not seeing the same targets as he did as the Steelers’ No. 1? Will he hurt or help more in bringing along the young receivers?The Ravens have plenty of offensive answers without Antonio Brown. There’s little upside in bringing on those questions. Lamar Jackson keeps quietly pushing for the Ravens to add Antonio Brown to their wide receiver corps. It’s a good thing they’re still not listening to their reigning MVP quarterback.Jackson, in speaking to reporters at the onset off training camp Wednesday, once again expressed how he would love for his team to sign Brown after working out with the free agent in April.last_img read more

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE — NIACC transitioning to online classes, boys state basketball restrictions, NA3HL suspends play, NIACC women’s national tournament trip postponed

first_img=== NJCAA Division II national basketball tournamentNJCAA Division II women’s tournament postponedPORT HURON, Mich. – The NJCAA Division II national women’s basketball tournament has been postoned due to recent developments regarding COVID-19.Originally scheduled to begin the week of March 16, the four upcoming national championship events – NJCAA DI men, DI women, DII men and DII women will aim for a tentative start date of Monday, April 20, according to a release Thursday afternoon from the NJCAA.The NIACC women’s basketball team is the No. 1 seed for the NJCAA Division II tournament. The Lady Trojans were originally scheduled to play 16th seed United Tribes Technical College at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.“Due to the concerns surrounding the safety and security of our student-athletes and those involved with Division I and Division II NJCAA championships,” NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher Parker said. “We are postponing the tournaments and maintaining a fluid mentality to see these tournaments take place with a tentative start date.“We have two main objectives in this situation – first and foremost is to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, college personnel, and fans. Second is to make sure our student-athletes receive the national championship experience that they have worked so hard for.”Start dates for each of the respective tournaments are tentative. The NJCAA will continue to follow all state and local mandates, restrictions, and regulations as it impacts its member institutions and national championship events. === NIACC === Boys State BasketballDES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 2020 State Basketball Tournament will play Friday’s games with spectator restrictions due to increasing concern of the spread and impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The consolations and finals set for Friday, March 13 at Wells Fargo Arena will be played as currently scheduled. The IHSAA will provide additional updates to this strategy should they be necessary. Thursday’s games will continue as scheduled and are currently without spectator restriction.The IHSAA has coordinated with health officials, state and local government, and Iowa Events Center throughout this week’s event, with updated guidance requiring these measures.Only team members, game officials, essential tournament workers, Iowa Events Center staff, limited credentialed media, and select school spectators (see below) will be allowed inside the facility. Those spectators will be asked to leave the facility once their game is complete.Other spectators and previously scheduled award recipients and visitors will not be permitted.The IHSAA acknowledges these updates are inconvenient and unprecedented. The understanding of member schools and communities is sincerely appreciated.The remaining games will be available to view through the Iowa High School Sports Network’s coverage. The IHSSN has television coverage for semifinals and finals, free live streaming, and a free downloadable app to view the games. Visit or for viewing information.The IHSAA staff will also provide frequent updates on the games through its website and social media platforms.Spectators who purchased tickets in advance of Friday’s games at Wells Fargo Arena will be refunded at the point of purchase.The IHSAA will continue working with health officials to determine adjustments or preventative measures for the upcoming spring sports seasons. Updates will be provided as they become available. === NA3HL — North Iowa BullsMASON CITY, Iowa – The North American Tier 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the suspension of all competition, including Fraser Cup playoff competition, until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19, or the “Coronavirus.”“This is an unprecedented time and situation, so first and foremost we want to be sure we are doing what is best for our players, teams, fans, and officials,” said North American Hockey League commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “In the past 24 hours, it became clear that we needed to follow a path that was consistent with what has transpired in the hockey world, particularly with our partners at USA Hockey, the NCAA, the NHL, and USHL.”“We will continue to monitor the situation daily with everyone involved and we understand that given the current landscape, things could change at any moment. Our number one goal is to resume play as soon as possible, but only when we feel it is safe for all of the parties involved. We are currently speaking with the NA3HL members and leadership to determine a further course of action.”“While public safety remains at the forefront and takes precedent in this situation, we are also mindful of the opportunity that will hopefully be presented to all of our athletes during these important events in the near future.”This means that North Iowa’s Fraser Cup playoff schedule is currently uncertain, including the West Division semifinal games against the Alexandria Blizzard that were scheduled for this weekend. The North Iowa Bulls are reviewing options for ticket exchanges or possible refunds after more information is made available on game postponements by league officials.“The health and welfare of our team, staff and fans are very important to us,” said North Iowa Bulls director of business operations Kathee Corsello. ” We realize the temporary postponement of our play off schedule is hard on everyone, but the welfare of all must take priority.”center_img MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT SCHULZ TO THE NIACC COMMUNITYFollowing the declaration by the World Health Organization that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached a global pandemic level, North Iowa Area Community College will be taking measured steps to help reduce the spread of the virus and limit exposure to the NIACC community.March 16-20, following spring break, face-to-face classes on the NIACC Campus will not meet. Online courses will meet as planned. Beginning March 23, the majority of NIACC classes will transition online until further notice.Lecture format classes will move online.Select lab-based, hands-on classes will continue to meet in-person as scheduled.Any exceptions will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.Students in Continuing Education classes will be contacted by NIACC staff in the coming days.Instructors will be reaching out to students by March 20 to clarify if a class is online or in person and explain expectations for students moving forward. Students can expect to hear from their instructor by March 20 at the latest.The NIACC campus and all NIACC centers will remain open. In an effort to provide educational continuity, computer access will be available on campus in the Student Learning Center, the Media Center, and McAllister Hall rooms 105 and 110 for those students who do not have access to a computer or the Internet.The Recreation Center on the main campus will be closed to all students, faculty, staff, and outside visitors until further notice. This measure will allow the college to significantly decrease the number of students and visitors on campus, and in doing so will reduce the risk of exposure to the NIACC community.Note: All athletic practices and activities will be suspended until further notice as of Friday, March 13, 2020. Student-athletes can expect communication from their respective coaches in the near future.Students traveling home for spring break are strongly encouraged to stay home, to avoid the risk of infection. NIACC’s residence halls will be open. Students who currently live on campus and wish to remain there must register with Student Services by filling out the Housing Exemption Form by noon on Friday, March 20, 2020.Dining services will also be open, but may be provided on a limited basis. Additional housing information is forthcoming.Administration will continue to monitor the outbreak with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and local health officials. If the spread of the virus worsens, NIACC may implement additional safety measures as needed. Ongoing updates will be posted to this webpage ( want to emphasize there are no identified cases of COVID-19 at NIACC. These measures are being put into place to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty.Additional communication is forthcoming and I do appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented challenge. If you have any questions, please send them to you,Steve Schulz, PresidentNorth Iowa Area Community College 5:10 PM — Here’s our latest regarding announcements:last_img read more

Police: Florida Child Apparently Shoots, Kills Self

first_imgPolice in St. Petersburg, Florida, are investigating, after a 5-year-old boy there was allegedly shot and killed over the weekend.Authorities say they received a call at 2:27 p.m. on Saturday concerning a child who was shot.When officers arrived, they indeed found the child suffering from a gunshot wound.The boy was transported to All Children’s Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.According to police say, preliminary information indicates that the child accidentally shot himself.Investigators are continuing to look into the incident.last_img

Football aspires to return behind closed doors from June 5

first_imgBut this whole plan was called into question by a single sentence from President Ceferin, who said on the German channel ZDF that “it may not be possible to play again”. Something that does not match what he himself says in a letter sent to the 55 European federations and that he signs together with Agnelli (ECA) and Olsson (Leagues), and in which he insists that the priority is “to bring all national competitions to an end natural so that the titles are a consequence of the results obtained on the field “.In any case, UEFA wants unity in the block. He did not like the idea of ​​Belgium to end his unfinished League by giving Bruges its champion. And to give an example, it has reminded its 55 affiliated federations that “both the Champions and the Europa League have admission rules who pass by occupying the merit places that are awarded according to the result of each league. “He has done it so that the example of Belgium does not expand, since the Netherlands has made a move to copy that model. The Championship of League can be restarted on June 5, provided that the Government of Spain authorizes it and fulfill the plans that UEFA has drawn up for the various European federations and the hopes that forward coronavirus pandemic, at least to be able to contest the eleven days pending in the First Division behind closed doors. This is the scenario with which it works, in the absence of UEFA itself, based on the development of the Covid-19, auction a cunified booklet that could be released on May 18.Spain and England are the ones that have made the most of UEFA to make the leagues conclude “Even if part of the schedule for next season needs to be invaded.” At the moment it is not an option contemplated by UEFA, which is optimistic about finishing the leagues in the summer. Its director of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, is working on the calendar that he wants to present in mid-May, and also on the possibility of finishing European competitions in ‘final four’ format, as reported by this newspaper.last_img read more

ITF announces the recommendations to follow in the return of tennis

first_img“With measures of this sort we strive to ensure that the danger of COVID-19 is minimized and the recommendations make it clear that the danger can’t be utterly eradicated, “reads the ITF assertion, so it’s clear from this assertion that these measures will happen so long as the evolution of the pandemic is favorable. For now, The exercise of the skilled circuits stays suspended till July 13. Regardless of the undeniable fact that tennis is one of the sports activities most punished worldwide by the coronavirus pandemic, and authoritative voices corresponding to that of Rafael Nadal aren’t optimistic about his return, the completely different worldwide organizations are finalizing the Preparations for the motion to resume in a couple of months.It’s the case of the ITF (Worldwide Tennis Federation), which in an official assertion has introduced a sequence of recommendations to be made to make returning to tennis a protected follow. Amongst the most excellent measures is that of play solely particular person matches and with out spectators, so many tournaments can have to think about taking part in behind closed doorways. As well as, gamers should stay two meters away from one another, so protocol greetings earlier than and after video games can be suppressed. Lastly, it must be famous that the tennis gamers will change courts on completely different sides of the internet, use completely different units of balls that shall be marked, and won’t share the tools.last_img read more

Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees head coach Tim Cone had no qualms about the glaring free throw disparity between his team and TNT in Game 3 of their semifinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday.The Gin Kings, who are now a win away from a Finals berth, had 43 free throw attempts and converted 30 of them, while the KaTropa had just 14 tries on the charity stripe and made 12 of those shots.ADVERTISEMENT Cone added his team was the one that got the short end of the officiating stick back in Game 2 when the KaTropa had 35 free throws while all they had were 18 attempts.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’ The league’s winningest coach said it’s all a give and take affair in terms of free throw shooting.“We gave up 35 free throws in Game 2… they were the more aggressive team in Game 2,” said Cone of TNT. “I wasn’t happy with the officiating in Game 2 because they [the KaTropa] were beating us up. They were grabbing and holding Greg [Slaughter] and doing all kinds of stuff and they weren’t able to do that today.”READ: TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2ADVERTISEMENT “We’ll see what happens in Game 4, but to me it’s just tit for tat.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody “We went to the line a lot because we were the more aggressive team tonight,” said Cone at Smart Araneta Coliseum after their 106-103 win. “I don’t care what TNT may say, that’s the way it is.”READ: Ginebra nears finals, nips TNT in game 3FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTNT also committed more fouls than the Gin Kings tallying 30 infractions, seven more than what Ginebra had.“You are the more aggressive team, you can get to the free throw line. I’m okay with the free throws.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 award LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Adamson stops UE’s win streak

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Soaring Falcons held fort at the third place with a 6-3 record while the Red Warriors saw their two-game win streak snapped and slipped to 2-7.Jerrick Ahanmisi capped off Adamson’s 19-7 run that spanned the last two quarters with a fade-away bank shot with 2:22 left in the game that gave the Soaring Falcons a 64-55 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren knew facing a UE team that had won two straight games would be a different task compared to their meeting in the first round which ended in a blowout, 79-60 .“It was not an easy game for us, we struggled because UE is on a streak and they really played well,” said Pumaren. “They’re not the UE team that we played during the first round.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “But my team stayed within the course, and we just had to slow [Alvin] Pasaol down a bit.”Pasaol was averaging 30.67 points the past three games but the Soaring Falcons managed to slow him down to 22 points and 12 boards.Papi Sarr powered Adamson with 12 points and 15 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi led the team in scoring with 14 points.Mark Olayon added 16 points for the Red Warriors who lost Nick Abanto and JC Cullar to injuries in the fourth quarter.Abanto hurt his knee late in the final quarter a few minutes after Cullar fell awkwardly on his left ankle with 6:35 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Adamson U won its fifth game in six outings in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after swopping down on University of the East, 66-57, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Fierce rivals take the court as Eagles battle Archers

first_imgThe Eagles have remained almost intact with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go also flashing more polished games under Tab Baldwin. Angelo Kouame has also turned out to be an upgrade from graduated foreign player Chibueze Ikeh, after dishing out a 20-point, 14-rebound performance in a win against University of Santo Tomas last week.Save for a stunning upset to the Adamson Falcons at the start of the season, the Eagles have been in superb form with back-to-back blow-out wins over National U and UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game time is at 4 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena with the Eagles looking for their fifth win in six games, while the Green Archers aim to continue their rise after a roller coaster start to the season.“There’s no need to motivate the players if it’s an Ateneo-La Salle game,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzales, who will be figuring in his first rivalry game after serving as deputy to Aldin Ayo the past two seasons on the Archers bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a responsibility for us to come out and give everything. We know it’s going to be tough because since the start, Ateneo is the team to beat.With Mbala no longer around, Justin Baltazar and Santi Santillan have been trying to fill the hole in the middle this season. Returning guards Aljun Melecio and Kib Montalbo will also provide scoring spark. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Two teams that have not only split the UAAP basketball titles the past two seasons, but also form the fiercest rivalry in varsity sports in the country duke it out for the first time in Season 81 on Saturday.And while the odds have favored defending champion Ateneo after its impressive run to the crown last year, La Salle remains as dangerous as ever in the post Ben Mbala era.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Weary after air travel, young PH athletes’ spirits up as they hunt for golds View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Lukaku helps Man United over derby hangover

first_imgUnited took the lead after 25 minutes at Old Trafford, and largely against the run of play, as Lukaku scored just his second league goal since the end of September.Anthony Martial brushed off his marker and slipped a pass to Juan Mata, who launched a towering cross into the Bournemouth area.Lukaku easily outjumped Nathan Ake just outside the six-yard area, and headed goalwards, with visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic seeming to misjudge the ball’s flight as it looped into the top corner.United, for whom 21-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay made just his second league start, had clearly been suffering from the effects of Sunday’s intense disappointment and could have conceded first.On 20 minutes, Callum Wilson’s superb dummy from Ake’s pass played in Josh King, whose shot was well-blocked by Phil Jones.Then Charlie Daniels was allowed space to cut through midfield before unleashing a powerful shot that was kept out by David de Gea at full stretch.Ryan Fraser’s cross just eluded King, but Dan Gosling collected the ball, cut back to a better angle and saw a strong effort parried well by De Gea.As conditions deteriorated in the wind and driving sleet, United bought some breathing space with their goal.– Rashford rattles bar –Bournemouth’s goalkeeper Asmir Begovic jumps for a shot that rebounds off the post during their match against Manchester United in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFBut Bournemouth were quickly back in their rhythm, a deflected shot from Junior Stanislas drawing yet another fine save from the diving De Gea.Simon Francis should have done better when presented with the ball, from a Fraser corner, but skied a shot high over the goal from 15 yards.That chance had come from an error by Lukaku — as, of course, had City’s winner in the derby — and the Belgian’s mixed fortunes continued before the interval when he was cautioned for a foul on Harry Arter.Bournemouth still might have gone in level at the interval, after Fraser’s injury-time cross-shot almost found De Gea out of position, only for the Spaniard to make a superb adjustment and bat it away.United sought to take better care of the ball after the restart.An early shot from Mata, set up by Lukaku’s selfless lay-off, was blocked before Martial missed a glorious chance to double his team’s lead on the hour.Lukaku’s close-range shot was well saved by Begovic and when the rebound fell to Martial, six yards out from an open net, he cleared the crossbar, albeit under slight pressure from Gosling.Coincidental or not, Mourinho soon replaced Martial with Marcus Rashford, who almost scored a remarkable second goal with a ferocious strike that struck the underside of the bar and bounced to safety.Bournemouth substitutes Jermain Defoe and Benik Afobe offered more threat after Eddie Howe threw them on and the latter was denied by De Gea’s legs when Adam Smith played him in.Bournemouth threatened to pinch a point deep into stoppage time, but Fraser could only drive a shot into De Gea’s body from a free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (R) heads the ball past Bournemouth’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake to score during their match against Bournemouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Romelu Lukaku’s 14th goal of the season got Manchester United back to winning ways in a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday following their derby defeat by Manchester City.United were far from convincing, but after Sunday’s loss to City and the ugly changing-room altercation that followed, they at least prevented Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders from increasing their 11-point lead.last_img read more

Transfer report: Tottenham plotting £16m swoop for 20-year-old Venezuelan ace

first_img1 Tottenham are ready to splash out close to £16million on young Venezuelan midfielder Yeferson Soteldo.According to Don Balon, Spurs are looking to swoop for the pocket-sized 20-year-old next summer after another season in South America.The report also states that Watford are keen on a deal to bring the youngster to the Premier League too.Able to operate as a winger on either flank or in an attacking midfield role, Soteldo is currently playing for Chilean side Huachipato after securing a move in January from Zamora FC.He is yet to get off the mark for his current club in eight appearances, but he did hit 21 goals in 84 appearances for his former employers.Standing at just 5ft 3in tall, Soteldo is known for his dribbling ability and his impressive performances have also earned him four caps for Venezuela.He also starred at the recent U20 World Cup, but couldn’t prevent his country from suffering defeat to England in the final. Venezuelan starlet Yeferson Soteldo last_img read more