Rumour Rater: Arsenal eye Gelson Martins on loan; PSG want Julian Weigl

It's January, and the transfer window is open. Which players are likeliest to move before the window closes at the end of the month? David Amoyal rates the top rumours from around world football. Gelson Martins to Arsenal: 40 percent After his controversial move from Sporting Lisbon, Gelson Martins has failed to gain a spot in Atletico Madrid's starting XI, pushing Los Colchoneros to consider loaning out the Portuguese winger. In the background, Arsenal are keeping a close eye on this ...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Mario Balotelli, Arsenal, Transfers, Atletico Madrid, Psg, Blog Post, Blog - Transfer Talk, Matteo Darmian, David Amoyal, Andrea Belotti, Julian Weigl, Gelson Martins, Los Colchoneros

LA County homeless count was something these Valley volunteers could not ignore

Thousands of people across Los Angeles County took to the streets this week, but it was not to march in support of a political cause. Instead they were volunteering in the homeless count, a now annual reminder of a pressing problem in Los Angeles that has become difficult for many to ignore. That inability to look the other way was what prompted eighth-grade math teacher Jose Fernandez to go straight from the LAUSD teacher strike that ended Tuesday to join the homeless count. Homelessness has be...
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Raging NFL Controversy Over A Blown Penalty Turns Political

Louisiana's governor sent the NFL Commissioner a letter complaining about a missed penalty that New Orleans Saints fans say cost their team a chance to play in the Super Bowl. The letter follows lawsuits about Sunday's NFC Championship game.
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Janssen & Nkoudou: Tottenham transfer updates

Pochettino provides transfer updates Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened up on potential exits for Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kévin N’Koudou amid the clubs injury crisis. Spurs currently have several problems on the injury front. A fair few players have suffered injuries recently and that has left Pochettino with a pretty bare squad. Harry Kane’s injury has forced Pochettino to play Fernando Llorente, who scored an own goal in the last game against Fulham. Vincent Wanyama, Lucas Mour...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Burnley, Harry Kane, Fulham, Pochettino, Moussa Sissoko, Sissoko, Fernando Llorente, Dele Alli

Superhero Bits: Katherine Langford’s Role in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Deadpool in ‘Super Smash Bros.’ & More

When will Arrow address the cliffhanger from the Elseworlds crossover last year? How many Oscar nominations did Black Panther get? How did Deadpool participate in the 10-Year Challenge on social media? Have fans figured out who Katherine Langford is playing in Avengers: Endgame? What was Black Panther‘s original ending? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Watch the teaser trailer for Avengers: Endgame recreated in the very popular battle video game Fortnite. Don’t expect t...
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5 ways to celebrate National Puzzle Day (and where to shop for games)

Solving crossword, sudoku, jigsaw and other puzzles is one of America’s favorite pastimes, so much so that National Puzzle Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 29. Interested in getting in on the fun? We have a list of shops you can visit, plus a few simple suggestions to get you started. Here are 5 ways you can join in: 1) Do a crossword, sudoku or other puzzle in this newspaper or on our website. If you like to solve them online, click on Things To Do and select Puzzles. 2) Help your child wit...
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Transfer Talk: Barcelona set to sign Ajax wonderkid Frenkie de Jong

ESPN FC's Julien Laurens reveals the latest on Barcelona's efforts to land Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month. Barcelona win race to sign De Jong After months of speculation surrounding the future of Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong, it appears there is finally light at the end...
Tags: Europe, Football, Blog, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Transfers, Espn, Blog Post, Blog - Transfer Talk, Ajax Amsterdam, Julien Laurens, De Jong, Camp Nou Sport, Frenkie de Jong

Higuain to sign for Chelsea: Sarri says Milan problems not a 'failure'

With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal. With Gonzalo Higuain enduring an inconsistent season at Milan, the FC crew assess whether he is worth the price for top-four hopefuls Chelsea. LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has dismissed concerns that Gonzalo Higuain could become Chelsea's latest disappointing striker signing and backed him to rediscover his best scoring form at Stamfo...
Tags: Milan, London, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Transfers, Juventus, Mls, Espn, Ac Milan, Barca, United, Italian Serie A

What will make LAUSD teachers’ deal work? New outside funding – and teamwork

Teachers, board members and experts had just begun to scrutinize the landmark deal that effectively ended the Los Angeles Unified School District’s strike on Tuesday. But one thing is clear: The agreement will call for a complex mix of flexibility and cleverness from the district to secure an influx of new funding from the state and elsewhere to fend off the financial disaster that LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner has been warning of since the day he took office. LAUSD strike update: UTLA say...
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How to stop passing teams

Passing and possession are now seen as key to the way most successful teams play. So how do you go about preparing your team to play against a passing team? MORE
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This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
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Fulham Aboubakar Kamara arrested for incident at training ground - reports

Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara has been arrested following an incident at the club's training ground. Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara has been banished by the Premier League club after getting arrested for an incident at their training ground in west London. British newspaper the Daily Mail reported that Kamara was involved in a fight with a member of staff at Fulham on Monday. In response to a request for comment on the incident involving Kamara, Fulham said in a statement that "the subje...
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Monterey Park police searching for hit-and-run suspect

Monterey Park police Tuesday sought public help to find a hit-and-run motorist responsible for injuring a woman who was crossing a street. The woman was injured about 7:30 p.m. Friday as she was crossing mid- block in the 100 block of West Newmark Avenue, according to the Monterey Park Police Department. She remained hospitalized. Monterey Park police searched for the suspect in a hit-and-run incident that left one woman hospitalized. The suspect’s car was described as a light-colored SUV with...
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Portland Timbers pursuing Tigres striker Julian Quinones - source

Julian Quinones is on a shortlist of forward options for the Portland Timbers, according to an ESPN source. The Portland Timbers' search for a new striker includes Tigres forward Julian Quinones, a league source with MLS has told ESPN FC. Quinones, a Colombia youth international, joins a list that includes Argentine striker Ezequiel Ponce and one another target, the source added. The Timbers' interest in Ponce was first reported by The Athletic. Quinones, 21, has been on Tigres' b...
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Monchi comments on Arsenal interest with Gunners confident over his appointment

AS Roma director of football Monchi is top of Arsenal’s list to become the club’s technical director and the Gunners are growing confident that a deal can be reached, according to the Independent. The North London club are restructuring their technical staff following the departure of Sven Mislintat. Unai Emery is hopeful of working alongside Monchi again following their spell together at Sevilla. Arsenal confident over deal for Monchi BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager o...
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5 notes on Elton John’s ‘Farewell’ at Staples Center on Tuesday

Late in Elton John’s terrific show at Staples Center on Tuesday, on what the 71-year-old performer has billed as the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, his final run of shows around the world, he paused to thank all the fans who’ve supported him throughout half a century on stage. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be sitting here 50 years later talking to you,” John said. “I’ve been incredibly lucky. Worked very hard, but I’ve been lucky too.” And Los Angeles has always been there for hi...
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For most clubs, losing a star like Frenkie De Jong would be a killer. For Ajax, it's their business model

Access all areas at Ajax where Edwin van der Sar and Matthijs de Light reveal what makes their academy so special. AMSTERDAM -- Matthijs de Ligt knows everyone outside of Ajax is talking about his future and which European superpower will secure his much-coveted signature. "Am I annoyed by the rumours? No. Bored? A little bit," De Ligt tells ESPN. "But it doesn't matter to me if there's an article about where I should go or what I should do. It doesn't matter, at all." He is on...
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Klay Thompson looks comfortable making history at Staples Center

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scores on a breakaway dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gold...
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Melbourne City beat Western Sydney Wanderers in 7-goal thriller

Melbourne City FC Western Sydney Wanderers 4 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Melbourne City scored in the last minute of stoppage time to beat Wanderers who were reduced to ten men after Keanu Baccus saw red. Melbourne City's B...
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Man City's Benjamin Mendy back with first team for Carabao Cup match

Manchester City started slowly, but eventually strolled to a three-goal win over bottom side Huddersfield Town. Manchester City started slowly, but eventually strolled to a three-goal win over bottom side Huddersfield Town. Manchester City started slowly, but eventually strolled to a three-goal win over bottom side Huddersfield Town. MANCHESTER, England -- Benjamin Mendy is back in the squad for Manchester City's trip to Burton Albion with Pep Guardiola set to name a stro...
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The high limit gaming experience is changing at Southern California casinos, here’s how

Make your way past the flashing lights and noise of the regular gaming floor at a Southern California casino and you will likely find more secluded spaces, where the minimum bets are much higher and the experience is elevated to match. These high limit gaming rooms are often decked out with luxe furnishings, food, drinks and dedicated employees. And just as many Southern California casinos are expanding and renovating, they’re also updating their high limit rooms. Many are separating their high ...
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Doctor In Louisiana Offers Free Eye Exams To NFL Referees

Many in New Orleans believe their Saints lost a trip to the Super Bowl because a referee missed a pass interference penalty Sunday. The Saints lost that game to the Los Angeles Rams.
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National Geographic exhibit focuses on the powerful work of 11 female photographers

For 130 years National Geographic has been reporting from around the world, exposing readers to far-flung stories they might have never otherwise known about. The photographs accompanying these pieces are often striking and memorable. “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” a traveling exhibit organized by the magazine, is on display at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale through April 7. It features nearly 100 images by 11 female photographers: Lynsey Addario, Kitra C...
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Rock solid defending in 5 weeks PART 1

If you want to win matches, you have to be solid at the back. Over five weeks this series will show you how to tighten up your defence and make your team impregnable MORE
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Mavericks hand cold-shooting Clippers their 6th loss in 7 games

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) of Germany drives against LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Mavericks won 106-98. (AP Photo/LM Otero) The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell shoots as the Mavericks’ Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Dallas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic...
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Arsenal defender Bellerin out up to nine months after anterior cruciate ligament rupture

The guys discuss whether Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri needs to adjust from his typical tactics, with Manchester United and Arsenal showing good form. Check out how Europe's top clubs fared at the weekend, including PSG's 9-0, a big night for Arsenal and another win for Manchester United. Get caught up on all the major headlines from Week 23 in the Premier League with the Exploding Heads, from Arsenal players' new tattoos, to Sarri getting trolled. Week...
Tags: Europe, Football, America, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Arsenal, Argentina, Espn, Psg, Buenos Aires, Hector Bellerin, Mourinho, English Premier League

Higuain joins Chelsea on loan; Sarri says Milan problems not a 'failure'

With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he'll be able to solve Chelsea's woes in front of goal. Chelsea's Olivier Giroud believes the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain will benefit the club and the competition for places in attack can push them to winning trophies. With Gonzalo Higuain enduring an inconsistent season at Milan, the FC crew assess whether he is worth the price for top-four hopefuls Chelsea. LONDON -- Gonzalo...
Tags: Milan, Football, Sport, Story, Chelsea, Premier League, Transfers, Juventus, Olivier Giroud, Stamford Bridge, Ac Milan, Italian Serie A, Fc, English Premier League, Gonzalo Higuain, Sarri

Photos: Looking back at the LAUSD teachers strike — a visual history

What started as picketing in the rain last week turned into celebration at Grand Park in sunshine. After nine days of teacher striking and intense last-minute marathon bargaining brokered by LA’s mayor, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing its 30,000 teachers agreed on a deal to end the district’s first teacher walkout in 30 years. Read full coverage here From the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, here’s just a glimpse at the images that defined a history-making...
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Aaron Pico prepares for Henry Corrales at Bellator 214, then championships in MMA and boxing

HOLLYWOOD — Aaron Pico sits on a stool at the famed Wild Card Boxing Club on Vine Street and seems entirely in his element. Pico wraps his hands for a sparring session under the watch of acclaimed boxing trainer Freddie Roach. Also looking on, from the posters and photos on the walls surrounding the ring, are some of Roach’s elite clients: Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Sergey Kovalev, boxing champions all. This workout, however, is done with MMA in mind. This is a striking session, not boxing. T...
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Juventus reveal full details of Gonzalo Higuaín’s Chelsea move

It’s finally done! Juventus have revealed how much it would cost Chelsea to make Gonzalo Higuain’s move permanent at the end his initial loan deal. Higuain has been in the news for a fair few weeks now. ‘Pipita’ had been linked with a move away from AC Milan to join up with former boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. That lead to this week where that move was seemingly sped up and a deal for Higuain was completed. Chelsea announced the deal as a loan move until the end of the season but Juventus hav...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Tottenham, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Ac Milan, Udinese, Turin, Liam Twomey, Maurizio Sarri, Gonzalo Higuain, Higuain, Stadio Friuli

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