LeBron James ‘couldn’t care less’ about personal narrative as Lakers win

first_imgWarriors star Kevin Durant, meanwhile, described the media attention that James draws as “toxic” and would make it difficult for another elite player to join the Lakers.But the four-time NBA MVP showed no sign of distraction as he scored 42 points in the 121-113 win over the Spurs, helping his team to overcome an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit, before telling reporters his performance had nothing to do with silencing critics. Related News Brandon Ingram injury update: Lakers F reportedly will miss next three games with sprained ankle “I’m past the personal stage,” James said. “I can do whatever. I can have a huge workload, I can have a not so huge workload. It doesn’t matter for me.”What’s important is seeing my teammates make huge shots in the fourth quarter. J Hart [Josh Hart] was out of rhythm because of fouls all game, but he makes two huge 3s in the fourth quarter; Zo [Lonzo Ball] makes a huge 3 on the left wing; Kuz [Kyle Kuzma] makes plays down the stretch as well. LeBron James insisted that talk off the court this week had no impact on his game-winning display for the Lakers against the Spurs.The former Cavaliers great has been the subject of much conversation, with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson suggesting there might be an over-reliance on James, while Kobe Bryant said it was important he was not “doing everything”. Needed It.Got it.#LakersWin pic.twitter.com/APZMPxDXwH— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 6, 2018″That’s what’s important to me. I couldn’t care less about the narrative. That doesn’t matter. I’m a staple in this game, so it doesn’t matter.”On his clutch effort for the 15-9 Lakers, James said: “We were down eight and [the Spurs] have had our number up until this point. They beat us in our first two games, beat us on our home floor. We’ve been playing so well at home, so we wanted to try to continue that.”Once I got in, it was just a matter of me trying to make plays and seeing what happened.”last_img read more

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Rajon Rondo keeps in high spirits as he continues comeback from second hand injury

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — One gets the sense that if it were up to Rajon Rondo, he would be playing.Since suffering a sprained finger on Dec. 25 that required surgery, the 32-year-old point guard has been seen in the gym, defending when he can, dribbling with his injured right hand, even taking a few shots to Coach Luke Walton’s gentle rebukes.It’s fairly common to see Rondo jabbing his good hand in the face of would-be shooters after practice. It’s a sign of his spirit, which is alive and kicking even as his body continues to recover.“He can’t really do too much with his hands,” second-year point guard Lonzo Ball said. “But he runs up and down with us. He’s talking the whole time, what he’s been doing all year for us.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRondo is still expected to be out for some time, but he’s progressing: He was officially cleared to dribble on Monday morning, and he also will be able to travel with the Lakers for their upcoming trip to Oklahoma City and Houston.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“My ban has been lifted,” he deadpanned after practice, in his first public availability since the injury.In the meantime, it has been a restless few weeks for Rondo: He said he’s fed his competitive spirit with games of Connect 4, UNO, Spades and Bourre, mostly with his family. He’s longed for team plane rides when he could play games on the flight – “I wouldn’t say gambling, but just competing,” he said with a sly look.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed But of course he’s missed playing most of all. After sitting out 17 games when he broke his hand back in December, he’s scheduled to miss probably about as many this time around, already having missed 10. He’s been on the sideline for every Lakers home game since he was injured – and he made it out for the Rose Bowl, too, as Ohio State topped Washington.This time, he has had a partner in recovery: LeBron James. Walton said Monday afternoon that James has mostly been getting shots up and doing treatment at the team facility – not exactly a sure-fire sign that he’ll be back after the medical evaluation the Lakers have said is scheduled for Wednesday before the team travels. James has never missed more than 13 games for injury in any season. But even though Rondo has more experience dealing with the mental side of injury, he’s confident that James doesn’t need any advice.“He’s got a lot of answers himself,” Rondo said. “He’s in good spirits. He’s always positive and he never lets anything pretty much get him down. He’s always had good energy when he walks into the building and he’s gonna try to continue to get forward. Pretty much the advice from me is, like I said, whatever he’s been doing, he seems fine to me.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Susan Treft/Rodger Doherty honored with national outstanding service to professional photography award

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Local · 276 weeks ago They do such excellent work. Congratulations on this accomplishment! Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sunflower · 276 weeks ago You both are so good together. Congratulations !! Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Susan Treft and Rodger Doherty were honored with the Professional Photographers of America National Award for outstanding service to professional photography.The bronze and walnut plaque was recently presented to them by the Kansas Professional Photographers, a PPA Affiliated Association at their annual convention held April 12, 2015.The national award is offered by PPA to state, regional, national and International affiliated organizations on a yearly basis. This is the second highest award given in the organization, the first made available in 1958. The award recognizes those who generously contribute their time and talents to the service of their profession, their affiliated organization and their fellow photographers. Selections of the award are determined by the recipient’s peers, adding to its distinction and value. Treft is a graduate from Emporia State University with a Photographic Media Degree. After graduation, Treft worked in two professional photography studios for 10 years before starting her own business in 1995. She has earned her Master/Craftsman degree and has been a recipient of the Fuji Masterpiece award, Kansas Top Ten photographers and Photographer of the year.She has taught for the Kansas Professional Photography School, teaching background painting, and raised thousands of dollars in scholarships with backgrounds being auctioned.Doherty has been in the professional photography field since 1970 and opened his own business in 1980. He has experienced all aspects of the changes in photography starting with film and transitioning to digital in 1998. Doherty has mentored many photographers through the years and continues to share his technical knowledge of the digital age with his peers.With the growing number of photographers, Doherty and Treft made the decision to combine their studios in 2008 and together they run a full time, full service student that serves all of south central Kansas.PPA is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers for professional photographers.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Mike Castaneda auditions for the national TV show Shark Tank

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 214 weeks ago Be very careful of that valuation. They will shoot you down fast. $333,333.33 today is a stretch for the value of your current business. Valuation should be based on what you are worth today not the future of what you think you can do. They are going to want 50% for that investment. Be careful not to give too much slice of the pie! Report Reply 0 replies · active 214 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down jj little · 213 weeks ago wish you well Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down WTF · 213 weeks ago Is everyone BUT me on disability????? Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — When you are at the Kansas Wheat Festival, look for Mike Castaneda, local owner of the food truck, Bade Truck. It may become famous someday by being on the national television show Shark Tank.“I saw they were taking applications a few months ago, and a few weeks ago, I get a call out of the blue and they liked my story so they asked me a ton of questions,” Castaneda said.He will find out in mid-August if he made the show.“I wanted to get with a shark to possibly expand my reach and see what we could do,” he said.Shark Tank is a TV series featuring very ambitious entrepreneurs, who present their business ideas to a group known as the “sharks.” Once submitted for audition, their ideas are thrown into the “shark tank” and the “sharks” decide if the business is worth funding.“I’m asking the Sharks for $50,000 for 15% of my business, not just Bade Truck, but my LLC,” Castaneda said. “If I get more trucks or a restaurant or whatever, they’re in with me.”Castaneda has owned the Bade Truck since October of last year, wanting to have his own business after leaving the Army.“I wasn’t a cook in the Army, but I was known around base for my food,” he said.He served at the joint base Lewis McCord in Washington before being sent to Fort Sill, Okla. He spent five years in the Army as a specialist and left on medical disability.“Being chosen as one of the top ten cooks in America by the Food Network gave me a nice start,” he said.He was featured on the Food Network’s All Star Academy cooking competition last year. Although he didn’t win the $50,000 top prize, he was still named one of the top ten cooks in America.He got the name Bade after his son Brady’s nickname.“His name is Brady, but his nickname is Bade,” he said.Castaneda resides in Wellington with his wife, Jordyn, and their daughter, Emery, 3 1/2, and son, Brady, age two.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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VETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY

first_imgVETERAN TRACK EXPERT WILL BEGIN SANTA ANITA INSPECTION THURSDAY       Arcadia, CA – March 6, 2019 – Highly respected track man Dennis Moore will begin extensive testing and a thorough review of the one-mile main track at Santa Anita tomorrow.Mr. Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of the Racing Services Testing Lab will do additional testing of the track to ensure track consistency and uniformity for both training and racing.  At the same time, Santa Anita is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all existing safety measures and current protocols.“As horse lovers first and foremost, we are deeply saddened by the losses experienced over the past several weeks. The loss of just one horse is one too many. While we can’t prevent every injury, we can’t overemphasize that the health and welfare of the horses and jockeys is our top priority,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group, the owners of Santa Anita Park. “The track will be closed for live racing and training until our outside experts confirm the soundness of the track and let us know that it is safe to resume racing.Mr. Moore has more than 46 years of experience working with racing surfaces in CA and worldwide, served as Santa Anita Track Superintendent from 2014 until his retirement this past Dec. 31.  Currently employed as Track Superintendent at both Del Mar and Los Alamitos, Moore was chiefly responsible for providing Santa Anita with the “El Segundo sand” which was installed here to universal acclaim in 2014.  The son of a track superintendent, Moore grew up in racing, and in addition to his father, Bob, his brother Ron has also served in the same role at various tracks in California.The Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory has been a pioneer in creating a Maintenance Quality System, which utilizes both daily measurements and enhanced techniques and technologies to manage racing surfaces with a goal of creating a consistent and safer racing surface.Officials at Santa Anita Park have been in constant communication with the California Horse Racing Board and key stakeholders who fully support our decision to close the track while we conduct additional testing of the track, review current protocols and existing safety measures.   All horses who stable at Santa Anita will remain on site, and Santa Anita will remain open to the public for simulcast.Press Contacts:Tiffani Steer, Tiffani.Steer@stronachgroup.comMike Willman, Mike.Willman@santaanita.comlast_img read more

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Unaggressive Lone Star Disappoints Fans

first_imgLFA President Musa Bility might have seen the signs on the wall when last week he cried over national radio that Lone Star’s failure against The Crocodiles of Lesotho would not be his fault.The reason he gave was because of the Liberian government’s careless and non-financial support to the team. But while Lone Star did not lose yesterday’s game for Bility to blame the Liberian government, the team at the end of the grueling 90 minutes managed to win 1-0, in the 40th minute.“The Liberians were holding back,” Lesotho coach Seephepha Matete told journalists after the game, “they are good but they could not move in to take control of the game.”Granted Coach Matete had a good opinion about the team, since Lone Star had a 70% ball possession and from the blast of the whistle dictated the pace of the game.“To lose 1-0 away is a good result,” Coach Matete said, “there is nothing that can stand in our way to qualify but I can say that the return leg in Maseru is a 50-50 chance, though.”Perhaps one can say Matete is an honest man, and knowing the surprises that are inherent in sports, he was being too complementary for he indicated his appreciation for the skillful Liberian players.That Lone Star, having dominated the game won 1-0 indicated that they held back and the team was not aggressive enough to make use of the many chances that came their way.Technically, Lone Star was good in the midfield. Center forward Sherman Kpah, Anthony Laffor and Isaac Pupo were great upfront but there were something in their coordination that was lacking, which is effective team-work.“We were much under pressure,” admitted Coach Matete, “so we have to slow the game whenever we had the chance.”And that was exactly what they did. With Lone Star exploding with man to man passes right from the start of the game, and a goal-bound shot that was scissor-kicked from the goal, Lesotho knew they were in trouble and had to slow the game.Perhaps unaware of what The Crocodiles were planning, Lone Star resorted to individual play, and forced their opponents to double their defense.In that effort, defenders Sepiriti Malefane, Nkau Lerotholi and Basia Makepe worked overtime to enable goalkeeper Kananelo Makhooane to understand the intentions of their opponents.Many fans had anticipated a glorious victory that is, at least more than one goal, that would have made the return leg in Maseru (in two weeks) a less pressure game. The Crocodiles’ defenders realized that they were standing between massacre and loss and therefore potted their defense with care.But after Sherman Kpah, in a beautiful attack ran through the Lesotho’s defense and connected for Anthony Laffor to hit the ball home in the 40th minute, the waiting was too long that many fans wondered how the Lone Star would fare in the end.Though one Lesotho player earned a yellow care, the team did not engage in foul plays, but plotted to neutralize Lone Star’s attacks and therefore allowed Liberian strikers to run with the ball, while their opponents’ guided them along.The too much running around with the ball wasted Lone Star’s strikers’ energy and it had a telling effect on them.It was long before Sherman Kpah was begging to be substituted, and though Anthony Laffor held on it was evident that it was a matter of being the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak syndrome. Sekou Jabateh Oliseh was an addition that simply increased the aimless running around since neither he nor Laffor could engage in any meaningful single solo runs.It became apparent that Lone Star’s strikers had not recognized their opponents’ weakness. Though The Crocodiles did not pose any threat in their counter-attacks, the Liberians were not doing enough, despite holding on to the ball when they were expected to run over The Crocodiles’ defense.Sadly, Lone Star’s counter-attack was the most unsatisfactory. In most cases, they resorted to passes from the defense when they were supposed to rush for goal, and even when they attempted to rush for goal, lack of imagination would rob them of any chance to beat their opponents in their own game.It was one game in recent time that a team possessed a game about 70% but failed to turn the superiority into goals.“We are sure to turn the tables in our favor in Maseru,” stated Coach Matete, but whether he was saying it because he was speaking to journalists or not, what is certain is that, there are times that home advantage becomes the only  weapon in such a match.But it was that particularly home advantage that Lone Star did not have enough aggression to use to advantage and as result the return-leg in Maseru becomes another herculean mountain to climb.Lone Star: Nathaniel Sherman, Trokon James, Aloysius Simujla, Prince Jetoh, Teah Dennis, Alseny Keita, Issac Pupo, Eddie Wulue, Sekou Jabateh, Sherman Kpah, Anthony Laffor; Sub: Melvin King, Alvin McCornel, Nuwo Johnson, Blama Kamara, Chris Roosevelt, Elijah Clark, Sam Kollie.Lesotho: Kananelo Makhoone, Spiriti Malefane, Nkau Lerotholi, Basia Makepe, Bokang Mothoane, Mabuti Potloane, Tsoanelo Koetle, Lekhanya Lekhanya, Motlalepula Mofolo, Makara Ntaitsane, Tsepo Seturumane, Bushy Moletsane. Sub: Likano Mphuthi, Phafa Tsosane, Bokang Sello, Thapelo Tale, Tsepo Lekhoana, Moitheri Ntobo.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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Herstelling church advocates against domestic violence

first_imgIn the midst of its grand 50th anniversary celebrations, the Herstelling Assembly of God Global Outreach Centre is calling on the public to engage themselves in violence-free activities while making conscious decisions.Under the title “An Action Against Domestic Violence”, a series of activities is organised from October 19-22 at the church and all are encouraged to participate. The organisers are certain that this will aid in the elimination of domestic violence in the country.Starting from Friday, a prayer service was slated for all victims and survivors which will be followed by a street march today. On October 21, Dr Michelle Shiwnandan will lead a church service on the development of family values. The events will conclude on October 22 with a family discussion as Attorney Kavorn Williams speaks on “Domestic Violence: The Problem, The Law and You.”Pastor Ravindra Shiwnandan believes there is an important place for the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which sets the parameters for individuals to measure their degree of freedom from domestic violence.Shiwnandan also agrees with former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s words which state, “Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and end violence against women and girls, starting by challenging the culture of discrimination that allows it to continue.”The pastor is encouraging everyone to continue to embrace our national policies to eradicate sexual violence against men, women and children along with the ongoing scourge of human trafficking.“May the length and breadth of our nation be filled with responsible citizens who embrace the two greatest commandments of life given by Jesus Christ – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is Love your neighbour as yourself.”last_img read more

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Emotion carries Trojans

first_imgYoung drained a long jumper in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime and the Trojans ran away from Stanford in the extra period for an 83-79 victory at Staples Center. “For the first time, I can relax and know we’re in the tournament,” Young said. “Last season, we were fighting for the NIT and lost some big games down the stretch. Now we feel comfortable that we’re in the NCAAs.” Despite six victories over ranked teams, there was some question as to how safe the Trojans (22-10) would be on Selection Sunday if they entered with three consecutive losses and an even split of their final 10 games. Now it’s Stanford (18-12) that will have to sweat it out Sunday while the Trojans, who advanced to the semifinals to face Washington State tonight, can enjoy knowing they are likely in their first NCAA Tournament in five years. Young, who scored a game-high 26 points, thought of his NBA idol when called upon by Floyd to take USC’s biggest shot of the season. “When we came to the front of Staples Center, I saw (Kobe Bryant’s) picture and was thinking about all the big plays he’s made, like his shot against the Phoenix Suns in last year’s playoffs,” Young said. “That was an inspiration to me.” Young’s basket with 10 seconds remaining tied the score at 69-69, leaving enough time for Stanford to get one last shot. Anthony Goods got by Gabe Pruitt and thought he had a good look at the basket, but Taj Gibson came out to help and swatted the ball away. It went out to Lawrence Hill, who missed a desperation shot at the buzzer. “I knew to watch Goods coming down because he’s their best shooter,” Gibson said. “When Gabe gave me that look saying, `Help’, I just jumped up and got a big block.” Gibson got his fourth foul with more than 14 minutes left but kept up his intensity on defense and didn’t foul out. USC trailed 54-44 before going on a 19-5 run led by Pruitt, who hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Young to tie the game at 59-59. Young said that he had never seen Pruitt so serious as he was in the second half. “It clicked in my head,” Pruitt said. “This could be it. I didn’t want this to be my last game. You never know with Selection Sunday.” Senior Lodrick Stewart, who had just two points in regulation, faked a 3-pointer and drove to the basket for a layup with under a minute to go in overtime to put USC ahead 76-73. Pruitt stole the ball from Kenny Brown at midcourt and scored on the other end to put the game away. “We’ve never won a (Pac-10 Tournament) game since I’ve been here, so it’s very emotional for the upperclassmen and the underclassmen,” Young said. matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tim Floyd slammed his hand on the court three times during a timeout after Stanford scored an easy layup to move ahead by double-digits midway through the second half, his face turning bright red as he shouted at the defender. Gabe Pruitt skipped toward the sidelines waving his arms to get the crowd going as USC made its late run to get back in the game. Then Nick Young pumped his fist and Lodrick Stewart clapped his hands over his head as the Trojans brought the ball up the court in overtime, for the first time knowing that a victory was in hand. All week, USC players and coaches had scoffed at the doubts that they needed a victory in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament to ensure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. But, with the game slipping away Thursday, their actions and expressions said otherwise. last_img

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Tottenham transfer news: Pochettino puts Porto hitman top of January shopping list

first_img1 Jackson Martinez Tottenham are lining up a January move for Porto hotshot Jackson Martinez – but will face strong competition from Napoli.According to reports in Spain, the Colombia striker has decided that this will be his last season at Porto and he will seek a fresh challenge in the summer.But now it has been suggested that the Portuguese side are bracing themselves for January offers, with Spurs and Napoli circling.Martinez has become one of the most sought-after forwards in European football after he hit a staggering 51 goals in just 66 league outings since his move from Chiapas in 2012.Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been heavily linked with the 27-year-old but now, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Spurs are the English club leading the chase.Manager Mauricio Pochettino wants new forward options, with question marks over the future of Roberto Soldado, who has played just 41 minutes in the Premier League so far this season.And the Argentine manager could be about to bolster his options with a New Year swoop for Martinez.last_img read more

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Wenger on Sterling links: ‘I do not bid for anybody at the moment’

first_img Raheem Sterling in action for Liverpool 1 Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn on whether he will make a move for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling but says he will be active in the transfer market during the summer.Sterling could be heading through the exit door at Anfield following the latest reports that the England striker is expected to tell Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave at the end of the season.Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the 20-year-old who is emerging as one of the best young talents in Europe.But Wenger is adamant he will not enter any transfer negotiations until the end of May when the season has finished.Wenger said: “I do not bid for anybody at the moment. In the summer we will bid for people. At the moment we are not in transfer mode at all.“We want to finish our season well. We have put massive effort in since the start of the season to come back into a potentially good position in the Premier League, and now we need to focus on finishing well.“We have put so much effort in that it would be stupid not to finish the job well. The transfer period comes after the FA Cup final.“You absolutely want me to say something that I don’t want to say. I don’t like to lie. If I say that I will and I don’t do it, then I have lied.”last_img read more

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