Man United to make ‘new contacts’ with club for transfer, will…

first_imgThe Belgian’s departure leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez as the three recognised players who can play up front.This could force the Red Devils to bring in a replacement for Lukaku. According to Sky Italia, United are back in for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic.It’s claimed ‘new contacts’ are expected today between the Premier League side and the Old Lady for ‘white smoke’.United will ‘try to find’ an agreement with the Croatian for the transfer.Embed from Getty ImagesManchester United can make signings until 5pm on Thursday, which is why it’s a ‘race against time’ for them to sign the 33-year-old.Sky Italia’s report states that if United fail to sign Mandzukic, Fernando Llorente is considered an alternative. The striker is available on a free transfer after Tottenham Hotspur released him at the end of the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undo Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of joining Inter Milan and the striker has arrived in Italy to complete his transfer to the San Siro from Manchester United.last_img read more

Unlikely hero leads Nets past Rockets

first_img(Field Level Media) Taurean Prince collected season highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets overcame a 15-point deficit and beat the visiting Houston Rockets 123-116 last night. The Nets improved to 2-3 and rebounded nicely from Wednesday’s 10-point loss to Indiana by outscoring Houston 93-71 over the final 32:31.Caris LeVert added 25 points for the Nets, who shot 49.4 percent while not being led in scoring by Kyrie Irving for the first time this season. Irving finished with 22 points and 10 assists to post his first double-double as a Net.Prince posted his third career game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds and shot 9 for 17 from the floor. The forward also made 6 of 10 3-pointers as the Nets shot 59.4 percent (19 of 32) from behind the arc. James Harden scored 36 points for the Rockets but struggled to get a shooting rhythm most of the night. After getting 59 in Wednesday’s wild 159-158 win at Washington, Harden shot 10 of 31 from the floor and missed 14 of 16 3-point attempts.Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but the Rockets shot 41.4 percent and were 12 of 48 (25 percent) on 3-pointers.Brooklyn held a 15-point lead late in the third but the Rockets trimmed it to 104-98 on two free throws by Harden with 5:32 remaining. Irving’s 3-pointer with 4:53 remaining pushed the lead to 109-98 but Houston was within 109-103 on Harden’s uncontested dunk with 4:10 to go. The Nets sealed it when Irving connected with Prince, who hit an open 3-pointer from the left wing for a 114-106 lead with two minutes to go. Irving made it 117-108 with a step-back 3-pointer from the right corner with 55.9 seconds remaining.Harden scored 11 points as the Rockets forced 10 turnovers and took a 33-24 lead after the first quarter. The Rockets ended the quarter with an impressive 18-1 run over the last 4:29 and forced Irving into five turnovers.Houston expanded its lead to 45-30 on a jumper by Danuel House Jr. with 8:21 remaining in the first half but the Nets ended the half with a 31-14 run to take a 61-59 lead into intermission. Westbrook’s steal of Brooklyn’s inbounds pass and subsequent dunk forged a 68-68 tie with 8:16 remaining in the third quarter. The Nets countered with a 17-5 run and took an 85-73 lead on Prince’s layup with 3:48 remaining in the period and carried a 95-83 lead into the fourth.last_img read more

Utah Jazz: Devin Harris’ overall play improved since break

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — In the middle of the season when the shots weren’t falling and he was struggling on the court, Devin Harris was the subject of some trade rumors. But not from the Utah Jazz.”Not by us, not by us,” Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin insisted Tuesday.Right now, the Jazz couldn’t be happier with Harris, who has been one of the team’s most consistent players since the All-Star break. He has almost single-handedly willed the Jazz to a couple of victories, including Monday night’s come-from-behind win over San Antonio.In that game, he scored a game-high 25 points, including 12 in the fourth-quarter when the Jazz outscored the Spurs 27-16. That came on the heels of an 18-point game the night before and a 28-point game two days earlier against Golden State when he sank 8-of-13 shots, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range.Harris is looking more like the player who made the NBA All-Star team three years ago, and he’ll be a big key to Utah’s hopes over the next four days when the Jazz play three important road games beginning tonight in Houston. The Jazz are missing five players due to injuries, including three guards, and will need Harris to keep up his hot play of late.When asked why Harris has been playing better the past few weeks, the first word Corbin used was “speed.””He’s done a great job of pushing the ball down the floor,” he said. “He uses his speed to get on top of the basket and break defenses down. But he can finish in the lane and we can put the ball in his hands in the pick and roll more and he attacks the basket or makes the proper passes to his teammates.”Besides his speed, Harris has been most noticeable in his ability to knock down long jumpers. In the last three games, Harris has sunk 11-of-22 3-pointers, bringing his 3-point percentage up to 35.1 on the season.”His confidence in his jump shot has gotten a lot better, because he’s making shots,” Corbin said. “We’ve struggled all year but he’s been making timely 3-pointers for us of late. He’s worked his butt off all year to get to this point and now the work that he put in earlier is starting to pay off for him.”Since the All-Star break, Harris is averaging 13.2 points per game, above his career average of 13.0. Before the All-Star game, he averaged just 9.1 points per game. In fact, there was a stretch where he didn’t even reach double figures in 11 of 17 games and went scoreless in one game and scored less than three points in three others.Harris just shrugs when asked about his improved play, answering “not especially,” when asked if there’s anything different he’s done lately. He did agree that using his speed has made a difference in his game and the Jazz’s success.”They’ve been encouraging me all year to push the ball and do what I do, and I’ve had a lot more opportunities lately,” he said. “When we get stops and I’m able to push the ball in transition, we’re a lot more effective. It’s kind of hard to do that in a half-court setting. It’s kind of predicated on our defense and how we’re playing.”Corbin said he’s believed in Harris all along and praises his attitude during the down times.”He just kept working — he didn’t complain about it or pout about it — he just kept working his way into getting better, getting more comfortable here and playing better for us,” Corbin said. “We talked about it before the season, him getting back to where he’s one of the best point guards in the league. He certainly has the speed and talent to do it. We believed in him and still believe in him.”email: [email protected]last_img read more