Ighalo off to UK for Man U deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Odion Ighalo on loan, according to reports. The former Watford striker is currently on the books at Shanghai Shenhua, but the start of the Chinese Super League has been suspended amid a developing coronavirus crisis in China. The Mirror claimed Ighalo is on his way back to Europe and is keen to secure a last-minute transfer. United have been on the hunt for a frontman this month after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku during the summer. Ighalo was once linked with a move to United when he was still at Watford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be tempted by a short-term solution to his goalscoring problems. Marcus Rashford is currently out injured and Ighalo has continued to score goals while in China, grabbing 10 in 19 appearances for Shanghai Shenhua. United have been linked with a host of forwards this month, including Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, who is keen to return from his loan deal at Monaco. Solskjaer has a host of injury headaches to deal with and the addition of Ighalo or any striker is sure to ease concerns about a depleted squad.Tags: Coronavirus crisisManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerRomelu LukakuShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Like LeBron James, Bradley Beal strives for All-NBA status on a losing team

first_imgLOS ANGELES — For so long, Bradley Beal was a wingman. For the first time, the NBA is seeing him as something far more.Ahead of the Lakers’ home game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, Coach Luke Walton revealed the tentpole of his team’s game plan: Stop Beal.“Bradley Beal is a monster,” he said. “Our priority has gotta be containing him the best that we can. He’s scoring all over the place. He’s playmaking for them. So we got a game plan to make sure we don’t give him anything easy.”When John Wall was lost for the season, the Wizards slumped. It was hard to see what the team’s future was without their million-mile-per-hour point guard. But Beal, 25, has brightened the outlook for the franchise: He’s averaging career-bests in scoring (25.9), assists (5.6), and rebounds (5.2) while shooting at more crisp percentages from the floor than last season. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHis production is enough to put him in the discussion for a small club: an All-NBA player from a losing team. It’s the same club LeBron James will likely inhabit for the first time in his career this season, and one that Walton said Beal belongs in.“When you’re a scorer and a shooter like Beal is, sometimes if you take (a playmaker) away, teams can take you away,” Walton said. “You can focus on him, you can jump switch to deny him. But he’s able to handle the ball, play-make himself, still get to the rim, still get himself open and everything that they’re doing.”James is a 14-time All-NBA forward, and at his level of production (27.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 8.1 apg), he should receive the honor again. With Beal, the All-NBA designation might be a bit of a catch: He would be eligible for a supermax extension, and with Wall already being paid one, the Wizards might be hard-pressed to keep both on the books.But that’s a hypothetical problem for the Wizards. Coach Scott Brooks said it’s as simple as that Beal has qualified despite Washington’s record.“I think if you look at it, you see that he’s one of the best guards in the league,” he said. “He’s one of the best two-way players, he’s one of the best playmakers and one of the best rebounders at that position. When you’re one of the best at all those things, on both sides of the ball, it puts you in that category.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Averaging 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, Bryant has carved out a starting role for most of the season in Washington after the Lakers cut him last summer. The roster decision at the time was made so they could keep Ivica Zubac, who has since been traded to the Clippers.Meanwhile, Bryant has looked solid as a sophomore for the Wizards, even spurring the team to try a “Most Improved Player” campaign on his behalf.“He plays with great energy all the time,” Brooks said. “He’s not perfect, but he gives you great effort and gives you that perfect effort every night.”Walton said studying Wizards film, he’s appreciated Bryant’s ability to roll to the rim and to set screens. It’s not that the Lakers didn’t see Bryant do those things in L.A., he’s just better at them now.“We knew he was a good young player,” Walton said. “That’s why we drafted him. But with the opportunity and experience, he’s continued to expand his game.” THOMAS BRYANT RETURNS TO L.A.It’s not the first time the Lakers have seen Thomas Bryant in the opposing starting lineup, but this time, it feels less like a stopgap.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 21, 2014:•9:00 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicles in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•9:15 a.m. Jesse W. Poole, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large and no Wellington tags.•9:15 a.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•10:05 a.m. Officers investigated making false information and theft by deception in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•10:30 a.m.  Amanda L. Lassley, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for three dogs at large.•2:05 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block S. US81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Leah C. Logan, 27, Caldwell, and Ronnie L. Foreman, 42, South Haven, Ks.•2:45 p.m. Officers investigated possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington by a known suspect.•3:32 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and speeding 33 mph in a 20 mph school zone.•On October 20, 2014 at 3:56 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stolen property in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington by a known suspect.•4:20 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telecom device by a known suspect in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Titus L. Stewart, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended and speeding 33 mph in a 20 mph school zone.•4:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•5:04 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to windows and siding in the 1200 block S. Washington.•5:29 p.m. Officers investigated a forgery in the 600 block S. Fair, Wellington.last_img read more