Dennis Smith’s key plays late help Mavs surge past Thunder

first_imgSmith’s key moments came two nights after he failed to get a shot off before the buzzer — and missed it anyway — in a 114-112 loss at New Orleans. It was his first game back after missing 11 with a sprained right wrist.The loss to the Pelicans was the second of two straight games against them, with Dallas winning the first. Now the Mavericks will play two in a row against the Thunder, this time in a back-to-back at Oklahoma City on Monday night.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“I am just trying to earn my respect in this league,” said Smith, who scored 14 points while backcourt mate and 19-year-old rookie sensation Luka Doncic led Dallas with 25 points.George scored the last 13 points for Oklahoma City and finished with 36, but he missed the pull-up jumper with Smith defending with 2 seconds left. MOST READ The Thunder still had a chance with 1.7 seconds left, but Russell Westbrook missed a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to wrap up a rough shooting night for the 2017 MVP. He was 4 of 22 for nine points with nine rebounds and eight assists.It was the first time since April 12, 2017, that Westbrook didn’t finish in double figures in at least one of those three categories.“We got lucky because he had an off shooting night,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “And knowing him, I’m not looking forward to tomorrow night.”The Thunder led by as many as six in the final two minutes fueled by a pair of 3s from George, but the Mavericks chipped away thanks to missed shots and turnovers by Oklahoma City.Smith’s layup for a 104-103 lead came after he dribbled away from the basket and reversed course to the hoop, easily speeding past Dennis Schroder and hitting the shot over a leaping Westbrook.ADVERTISEMENT DUELING GERMAN 3sThe first of Dirk Nowitzki’s six points came on a 3 with 34 seconds left in the first quarter, but the fellow German Schroder hit one in transition 5 seconds later to finish the scoring in an entertaining first quarter. 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Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. The Mavericks won 105-103. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS — Dennis Smith Jr. was coming off a last-second gaffe in a Dallas loss when the second-year guard came through with two critical plays in a win over Oklahoma City: one at each end of the court.The 21-year-old hit the go-ahead layup before defending on a miss by Paul George , and the Dallas Mavericks surged past the Thunder late in a 105-103 victory Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Raptors slip past defensive-minded Chicago LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “I think there were some times where we did a great job defensively, and obviously there were some other times we broke down,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.DeAndre Jordan, who had 12 points and 17 rebounds, pulled Dallas to 101-99 with a thunderous dunk. The Thunder turned it over but Westbrook knocked away Harrison Barnes’ pass to Doncic. Trailing the play, Jordan grabbed the loose ball and dunked without taking a dribble.George was 12 of 24 from the field but just 3 of 11 from 3 as the Thunder shot 24 percent from beyond the arc. Westbrook missed all eight of his attempts from long range.The Mavericks took their first 10-point lead on a 3 from Doncic while the Thunder went without a field goal for more than six minutes to start the third quarter. The lead reached 13 in the final minute of the third on a 3 from J.J. Barea.The Dallas lead was gone less than four minutes into the fourth quarter, with Oklahoma City getting even at 86 on a floater from Schroder, who scored 19 points.TIP-INSThunder: Lost for first time with George scoring at least 30 points after winning the first five this season. … Westbrook got a technical after he didn’t get a call on a bump from Maxi Kleber when he drove for a layup that was short. … Jerami Grant and Patrick Patterson scored 10 points apiece while Steven Adams had nine rebounds and eight points.Mavericks: Won their 13th out of last 14 home games to improve to 15-3 at American Airlines Center. … Barnes had 16 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith added 10. … G Wesley Matthews missed his second game with right foot soreness. … Smith got a technical for complaining going into a timeout about a no-call when Westbrook made contact with his face.RUSS DUDIt was the fourth time this month that Westbrook has shot less than 25 percent of the field. “Missing and making shots is part of the game, but I got to do a better job and that’s on me,” Westbrook said. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Poverty decreased to 15% in Guyana

first_imgGuyana has successfully combated poverty, dropping to figures to 15 per cent. This is according to International Development Adviser to the United Nations on Poverty, Dr Naresh Singh, during the recording of ‘The Factor’ hosted by Neaz Subhan, to be aired on Television Guyana (TVG) Channel 28 at 20:00h tonight.According to the expert, Guyana has been successful in reducing poverty from about 28 per cent in 1992 to roughly 18 per cent in 2006. Singh asserted that with sound technical advice, it is believed that Guyana in 10 years time can be able to ‘fix’ the poverty problem with the creation of an inter-ministerial body.Guyana has two poverty lines – extreme poverty and moderate poverty.Extreme poverty which is also a global poverty line, is define as people who live one less than US$1.25 a day, people who do not get enough food for normal functioning of everyday life.Moderate poverty is defined in Guyana as people living on US$1.75 which is G$350 per day. Both type of poverty have been majorly affecting persons living in the hinterland regions, especially Amerindians.However, as Guyana successfully continues to fight the issue of poverty, effort to alleviate the scourge appears relentless globally also.According to the Singh, the UN has been able to mobilise resources to help fight poverty. It has established global goals such as the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) which ended in 2015. The world has made tremendous success in reducing poverty over the years by using the Millennium Development Goal.MDG was established in 2002 based on the year 2000 Millennium Declaration where all world’s leader got together at the United Nations General Assembly.Their number one goal was to reduce extreme poverty by 50 per cent by the year 2015 which the world was successful in achieving. However, even as the reduction was seen globally, not all countries achieved a reduction.So currently, the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) has been formulated, where nations would come together to achieve goals set by the UN.Seventeen goals were agreed upon by the United Nations last year and the UN is now mobilising the countries to work towards those goals. “So my task in the meeting will be to draw all the lessons I have learned, what countries have done… [what] worked and not worked, to help them influence the way the Sustainable Development Goals will be shaped,” Singh relayed.The United Nations stands firm in its commission to have poverty eradicated.last_img read more

Harmon meets with East Berbice-Corentyne residents, contractors

first_imgFollowing the award of 0 million in contracts for rehabilitation works in several communities in Region (Six East Berbice-Corentyne), Minister of State Joseph Harmon visited with community members and contractors in the selected areas to ensure that the community members are involved during the construction process.Minister of State Joseph Harmon with Chairman of the Lancaster/Hogstye NDC Forbes Moore (third from right) along with other members of the community during one of his visits to East Berbice-CorentyneAt High Dam, Caracas, West Canje, Berbice, residents expressed relief that the road in that area would finally be paved. However, several took the opportunity to air other concerns that needed to be addressed in the area, including the need for a recreational centre for children, the installation of street lights, and the alleviation of flooding that occurs in the area.Minister Harmon pledged to address matters of flooding as a priority as it affects residents’ livelihoods. He pledged that at a later date, efforts will be made to look into the installation of street lights, which he noted is a larger project – not just for a specific community – and paving other access roads to the area.Regarding the paving of the High Dam Road, which is a 453-metre stretch into the community, the Minister said that after consulting with the contractor, once the weather clears, the project should take a month to complete. He also noted that the entire project should be completed in two months.Minister Harmon then paid a visit to Lancaster, Middle Walk Dam and Liverpool to assess the work to be done. At those locations, some residents were primarily concerned with obtaining some form of employment from the work that would soon begin on the roads. Minister Harmon agreed that residents should have this benefit, stating that this was part of the reason for his visit.“It is important that the community is involved in what is happening here. And you should also ensure that people from the community are employed. I want to make sure that whatever work is done there is reflective of community involvement. These contracts were aimed to give a bit [of a] jumpstart to the communities so I hope the contractors will pay attention to that,” the Minister said.In response to the work being done, Chairman of the Lancaster/Hogstye Neighbourhood Democratic Council, Forbes Moore said the planned works are a great help to the community. He noted, however, that there were some other needs communicated to him, including the establishment of a farmers market, better drainage and irrigation and better garbage collection.Following these visits, Minister Harmon also visited the Independence Arch at Hogstye and met with more residents. Community visits were also scheduled at Second Street, 65 Village, Arjune Street, Hampshire and Koker Dam Fyrish North on Saturday.last_img read more

Simeon Freeman Returns, Resumes Tough Talk

first_imgMPC standard bearer, Simeon Freeman, believes the government of Liberia needs to be relieved of deadweight caused by certain ministries and agenciesThe political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) Simeon Freeman says the Government of Liberia sees her critics as enemies and has therefore vowed to remain robust on ills in the society.According to him, Liberia has assumed a new dimension; and he is tough on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf government because Liberians are still living in abject poverty.“Those of us who caution the government are those in the interest of the people of Liberia. We are there to remind the government of its obligations. And so, we are classified as enemies,” he said, though he did not name others that have been declared enemies by the government because of their critical stances against President Sirleaf.He made the statement yesterday upon his arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) following months away from the country.He stated that the current government is not working in the interest of the Liberian people; therefore our leaders allow corruption and poverty to eat up the citizens while a certain segment of the population enjoys the wealth of the nation. “When the government agency, the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) went down, the President took responsibility and this means that she is shielding criminals. And those of us who see these things and bring them to the attention of the state are seen as the greatest enemies that are undermining the development of the country,” he said.Mr. Freeman called on old politicians to give way to the new breed of politicians to take over and transform the country.“Come 2017, you people will be able to look at the politics in the country and let these old politicians get out of the process in order for Liberia to assume a new dimension,” Freeman said.He called on Liberians to make a decision in 2017 that will benefit the country, saying the time has come for Liberians to give power to those who have the country at heart, including himself.Freeman has been out of Liberia for more than nine months since he evaded arrest by the Liberia National Police (LNP) to answer questions for his allegations that the Liberian government had a ‘hit-list’ of vocal Liberians it wanted to eliminate. His failure to provide substantive proof for his allegations turned many people against him, considering him as someone who wanted attention and using the government to get recognition abroad.The LNP ordered 15 armed Police Support Unit (PSU) and Emergency Response Unit (ERU) officers to Mr. Freeman’s residence, after he was invited but failed to come to the LNP headquarters to provide clarity and help the police sort out the confusion.But Freeman claimed he made the statement based on widespread speculation in the media, following the mysterious death of Harry Greaves, who spent the last months of his life enlightening the public about the many ways people in power were exploiting and further corrupting the system to the chagrin of the masses. Mr. Greaves was found dead on the beach behind the Foreign Ministry in February 2016. International pathologists and forensics experts ruled his death as drowning, a conclusion many in the general public flatly rejected.Freeman, who himself could not provide any proof on Greaves’ death or his hit-list allegation, realized the unnecessary tension he had caused and went into hiding. He managed to evade capture and snuck out of the country. Weeks later, seeing that it was pointless chasing a man who no one knew how he left the country, the Liberian government abandoned its pursuit and eventually threw out any charges that would have been pressed against him. Freeman’s absence from the country has not helped his cause as a champion of those he claimed he has advocating for. Many called him a coward for not standing by his utterances like others who were invited by police for questioning around the same time. Whether his return to the scene singing the same song of “people living in abject poverty” will draw the masses to his side remains to be seen. For many of those living in “abject poverty,” the man who ran away from his own words is just history, but he now has a chance to prove them otherwise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ECOWAS Electoral Group Evaluates Challenges to October Elections

first_imgRep. Smith between two members of ECONECRepresentatives of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) are visiting the country to review challenges to the upcoming October presidential and legislative elections.The electoral group is also in the country to play the role of an observer and monitor of events concerning the elections.The House chairman on Elections and Inauguration, Rep. Gabriel B. Smith, informed journalists about the objectives of the group yesterday on Capitol Hill after a closed-door meeting with the 8-man ECONEC delegation.The ECONEC delegation includes Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of ECONEC and chairman of the Independent Nigeria Elections Commission (INEC); Mr. Newton Ahmeh Barry, chairman of CENI Burkina Faso; and Dr. Maria do Rosario Goncalves, chairperson of CNE Cape Verde.Other members of the delegation are Mr. Francis Gabriel Oke, permanent secretary of ECONEC; Prof. Antonia Simbine, INEC Commissioner; Prof. Bolade Eyinla, chief technical adviser to INEC chairman; Mr. Paul Ejime, ECONET communications and advocacy officer; and Mr. Chinedu Chinedu, ECONEC program manager.During the consultative meeting, the committee told ECONEC that the major challenge to the election is  funding, in the amount of US$20 million, said Rep. Smith.He further reported that the committee was able to explain about the rising concerns from ECONEC about the Code of Conduct (CoC) and other related election issues.The Grand Bassa County lawmaker said the ECONEC delegation visits every West African country during elections to review the country’s challenges and reassure of its role in observing and monitoring.The delegation has reportedly met officials of the National Elections Commission, senior government officials, including the Speaker, and will meet the Chief Justice today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jagdeo slams Govt for ‘hostile rhetoric’ towards GGDMA

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has dubbed the coalition Government’s response to concerns expressed by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) as unhelpful ‘hostile rhetoric.’Jagdeo was referring to a recent statement issued by the GGDMA where it called for an immediate investigation into the execution of a miner who was working legally on a legal claim, among other issues.The former Head of State said, “I am concerned about the hostile rhetoric by Government in response to GGDMA… The GGDMA was factual… talked about the state of the road, taxes, harassment of miners, corruption in the sector and bullyism.”Jagdeo said rather than responding to the concerns raised by the Association, the Government, he said, “we saw threatening rhetoric coming from the Government.”Jagdeo repeated his call for Government to pay attention to the concerns of the miners, given the importance of the mining sector to Guyana’s economy.“It seems that some people are totally seduced by the lure of oil, that they believe that we can just wait for oil to save use,” the Opposition Leader opined.The GGDMA had called for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to be launched into the death of a Brazilian miner who was shot and killed by two Police Officers in Puruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The Association made calls via a strongly worded statement to the media on Wednesday which highly condemned the action, and more so the officers, who committed that act.“No one in the Government is doing anything to help miners, they are just applying pressure. We are demanding our respect… there seems to be no one in charge of the mining sector and the Government is yet to articulate its policy on continued mining in Guyana,” the GGDMA stated in the release.The organisation bashed the Finance Ministry for not addressing issues within the sector.“When the Minister of Finance takes to the media to bemoan and lament the dismal performance of the Guyanese economy, he must address the outstanding issues under his portfolio that are negatively impacting the industry and then look squarely in the face of his colleagues who, for the last four years, have mismanaged and neglected the industry which carried Guyana on its back,” the GGDMA added in its release.In addition, the body said it has taken note of the increasing levels of bullyism which is seemingly going unnoticed by the Government, which is clearly responsible for the downturn in the mining sector.“There is an increasing level of bullyism taking place and public officers are clearly operating outside the law without consequence… death, corruption and frustration are now the pillars on which the current Government seems to be moulding the industry”.Against this backdrop, the Association said “Mining is surely on the down turn and the blame for this lies squarely at the feet of the current Government”.It complained that is has now been more than three years since the coalition Government took office and the President is still refusing to meet with the largest Private Sector employer in the country. “We will not take it anymore.”Government, through the Natural Resources Ministry, responded stating its concern regarding the miner’s death. “We trust that there will be an expeditious and fair hearing to determine all of the relevant facts and that justice will be served,” it said.However, in response to the criticisms over the purported failure of Government to address the concerns of the industry, it said that was far from the truth.“The miners in particular, and the public in general, will recall the numerous efforts made by various Ministries to support the mining community by providing greater incentives for fuel and spares, granting duty-free concessions, assisting with the establishment of the National Mining Syndicate and providing mining lands to name but a few of the initiatives that have been introduced and are ongoing.”Further, the Ministry said the GGDMA speaks of respect and yet has publicly challenged President David Granger on issues such as mercury eradication following his attendance at the First Conference of Parties for the Minimata Convention, and given ultimatum for a meeting to be held.“The Government of Guyana takes issue with the insinuation that the GGDMA has been disrespected by it and wishes to place on record that it endeavours to treat respectfully, all persons, group and organisations in its interfaces. Respect begets respect and if respect is demanded, it first has to be given and be deserving,” it added.Government said too that it can well appreciate the nervousness of some miners that the emerging green economy and imminent oil production will displace their standing and wishes to assure that the gold mining industry will remain an indelible feature of Guyana’s economy and culture.“It is time the GGDMA decided whether it is a political pressure group and a body representing the interests of an elite group, or a partner in national development. The Government of Guyana waits with great expectation for meaningful and respectful engagement, and meanwhile, will continue its efforts to ensure a better organised and regulated mining industry.”last_img read more

Sprint king Bolt scores first goals in f’ball bid

first_img0Shares0000It was Bolt’s first start since joining the A-League club in August for an indefinite trial © AFP / PETER PARKSSYDNEY, Australia, Oct 12 – Sprint legend Usain Bolt made his case for becoming a professional footballer Friday when he scored his first goals after starting up front in a pre-season game for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners.The 100 metres world record-holder, who has been bidding for a professional contract since he retired last year, recovered from a painful kick in the groin to grab a double against Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Bolt, 32, finished with his left foot after some slack marking on 55 minutes, celebrating with his trademark ‘Lightning Bolt’ pose in front of more than 5,000 fans — a rare turnout for a pre-season game.The Jamaican, wearing number 95 on his shirt in a nod to his 100m world record time of 9.58secs, then capitalised on a defensive mix-up to score his second on 69 minutes before being substituted six minutes later with the score at 4-0.Bolt said he had a “lot more to learn” and was keen to join the Mariners on a professional contract © AFP / PETER PARKSIt was the first game Bolt has started since joining the A-League club in August for an indefinite trial.“I’m just happy that I got a chance and I’m proud of myself,” Bolt told host broadcaster Fox Sports after the game.“It was a big deal… first start and scoring two goals. It was a good feeling. This is what I worked towards. I try to get better and I am on the way to doing that.”Bolt said he had a “lot more to learn” and was keen to join the Mariners on a professional contract.“I’m keen, that’s why I’m here to play my best and to try and get into the team,” he added.The superstar, a massive Manchester United fan, was handed a chance to train with the A-League side for an indefinite period in order to pursue his boyhood dream of becoming a professional footballer.Whether he signs for the Mariners appears still up in the air, but the brace bolstered his case after a difficult first-half where he missed chances and appeared to struggle with the pace and movement of the game.“They’ve seen me in training, they’ve seen what I’m capable of and so, they need to analyse and say, ‘Is he good enough for this club?’ and they will tell me that,” Bolt told reporters after the game.“I just did what I had to do and that’s as far as I can go.”Recently installed coach Mike Mulvey said he was focused on the first game of the season for the Mariners, who finished bottom of the table last season, but heaped praised on the eight-time Olympic champion for his goals.“You’ve got to be so happy for the guy, haven’t you?” Mulvey told reporters.Bolt appeared to appeal for game time, saying he would improve as he gained more understanding of his teammates and what they wanted.He has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail.The Mariners have been giving him one-on-one sessions on top of the squad’s training in a bid to turn him into A-League material for when the season starts a week from now.The Mariners will face Brisbane Roar, the club Mulvey was sacked from in 2014, in their first game next Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rayon coach Minnaert wary of a tough Gor

first_imgThe Belgian tactician will lead Rwandese giants Rayon Sports on Sunday evening when they take on Gor at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali, Rwanda in their first Group D match of the CAF Confederation Cup.“I have followed Gor Mahia and their progress and they are a very tough team. They have a squad that has been together for four or five seasons and they have become very solid. It will not be an easy match against them and I have told my players that,” Minnaert told Capital Sport from his base in Kigali.Ivan Minnaert“This is a battle of East African teams which have almost a similar style of football and it will make things even tougher,” he added.Starting their campaign at home though, Rayon who are also making their maiden appearance in the group stages of the Confederation Cup have vowed to kick start their campaign with a win.“We have to start well because we want to excel in this competition. Obviously Sunday will be tough because both teams want to begin on a high, but we have the advantage since we are at home. We have to put a marker on our campaign and that means a win,” the Belgian further stated.-Key players racing for fitness-Ivan Minnaert in training.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.However, the tactician is worried that some of his key players are facing a race to be fit for the clash, but remains optimistic he will have some of them available.“Against a team like Gor, you always want to field the strongest team. It is a small worry but possibly we can have some of them back,” the coach noted.Minnaert just recently signed a new contract with the club after guiding them to their first ever Confederation Cup group stage appearance having taken over on interim basis in February.He is out to ensure the club leaves a mark on continental football and he is optimistic that they can get off the group if they put in a shift of hard work.“It is a possibility but from a very tough group. Gor Mahia and Yanga are tough regional rivals and it will not be easy both home and away. USM Alger are an experienced side and their strength is known having played at this stage before,” the coach further noted.Rwandan champions Rayon Sports FC.Rayon, who contribute a huge chunk of players to the Rwandese national team, dropped to the Confederations Cup after losing to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the Champions League first round.They are currently third in the Rwanda Premier League standings on 35 points out of 18 matches, three points behind leaders AS Kigali. They have not lost over their last five games picking three wins and two draws.Their last league tie was against 12th placed Kirehe where they came from a goal down to draw 1-1. At home in the Confederation Cup, they beat Mozambican side Costa De Sol 3-0 in the play-off round and advanced despite a 2-0 loss away.Their last loss in the league was against arch rivals APR in February. That was their first loss at home in three years, the last time having tasted defeat at their Nyamirambo pitch being in September 2015 when they lost to AS Kigali.They went on to pick a run of 37 matches without losing at home, drawing 11 of those. They have conceded 19 goals from those 37 games.“We have had a strong record at home and definitely that is what we will rely on and we want to continue the tradition,” coach Minnaert noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former AFC Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert in a past KPL match-PHOTO/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 4- On March 6, 2016, he famously broke Gor Mahia’s Kenyan Premier League unbeaten run with a 1-0 win at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani courtesy of a Lamin Dialo goal, a result that consequently led to former head coach Frank Nuttall leaving the club.But when Ivan Minnaert meets K’Ogalo two years later, this time with a different employer, he knows only too well chances of him finishing the 90 minutes on a celebratory mood might be minimal as he admits he faces a tougher opponent.last_img read more

Palermo president: Arsenal target will be ‘sold by the end of April’

first_imgPalermo president Maurizio Zamparini says Arsenal and Juventus target Paulo Dybala ‘will be sold by the end of April’.The striker is drawing attention from a host of top clubs after netting 13 goals in Serie A this season.Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Argentine, while talkSPORT told you yesterday that Juventus were arranging talks with Palermo.“Dybala will be sold by the end of April,” Zamparini told Tuttosport.“Along with Juventus, Roma are the team most interested in my lad from our league. Dybala would help them for sure, and Roma don’t have money problems.“But then there are foreign teams. [Dybala’s agent Pierpaolo] Triulzi, with my blessing, is going between Paris and London getting the offers, and then we’ll evaluate them together.“Also, we’ll meet with [Juventus general manager Giuseppe] Marotta again. I wonder if he wants to raise his offer.” 1 Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo last_img

Video: Callum Wilson’s best Bournemouth bits!

first_imgCheck out the Cherries forward in action…last_img