Bruno Guimaraes breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links as Edu attempts to close deal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Comment Bruno Guimaraes breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links as Edu attempts to close dealcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 11:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Bruno Guimaraes has broken his silence on the Arsenal transfer links (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Bruno Guimaraes has spoken out for the first time on speculation linking him with a January move to the Premier League.The Brazilian midfielder has emerged as a target for Arsenal, who are looking to bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad this month as he bids to challenge for a top-four spot.Guimaraes, 22, has developed into a key player for Athletico Paranaense since joining the Brazilian club in 2018 and is valued at £21million.Last week, it was reported that Arsenal’s technical director Edu was due to hold talks in London with representatives of Guimaraes, and now the Brazilian has responded to the transfer links.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told SporTV: ‘What I asked my agents was that the transfer is good for me and for Athletico Paranaense.‘I know that clubs are in talks… it’s difficult to choose. They are all great teams.’As well as targeting Guimaraes, Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a January move for PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityResponding to Arsenal’s interest in Kurzawa, PSG sporting director Leonardo said: ‘For the moment we have not had any discussions with Arsenal.’PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, added: ‘I haven’t spoken with Layvin or anyone else about his departure this winter.‘Layvin is number two behind [Juan] Bernat in the left-back position. ‘We need him and he has played well recently.’MORE: Man Utd make improved transfer bid to sign Bellingham ahead of ArsenalMORE: Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenallast_img read more

Lakers vs. Timberwolves: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

first_imgHow can I watch Lakers vs. Timberwolves on TV?The game will be broadcast on TNT.How can I stream Lakers vs. Timberwolves?You can stream the Lakers-Timberwolves game on fuboTV (7-day free trial).Where will Lakers vs. Timberwolves be played?The Lakers-Timberwolves matchup will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Lakers and Timberwolves will face off Thursday in Los Angeles. The Lakers enter the game with a 25-23 record, good for ninth place in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves are also struggling this season at 23-24, currently occupying the 11th spot in the West. The Lakers and Timberwolves have played each other three times already this season, with Minnesota winning two of those contests.  WATCH: Lakers vs. Timberwolves live or on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Los Angeles has not been the same since LeBron James was ruled out with a groin injury in December. The Lakers have lost four of their last six games, and now point guard Lonzo Ball is down with an ankle injury. Rajon Rondo, however, is expected to return after missing 14 games. The Timberwolves have won their last two games, both victories over the Suns. The team is 4-3 since Ryan Saunders took over as head coach following the firing of Tom Thibodeau. The Wolves have been getting a boost from Karl-Anthony Towns, who is averaging 22.5 points and 12.3 rebounds this season. Here is what you need to know to catch the Lakers-Timberwolves game:When is Lakers vs. Timberwolves?The Lakers and Timberwolves will meet on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

What happened to the Mets in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? A theory

first_imgYes, in the concluding chapter to a massive saga about good vs. evil, the value of teamwork and friendship, and the complexities and ethics of being a hero, the thing that stuck out most to me was that MLB had downsized. This is one side effect of viewing so much of life through a baseball lens. RIVERA: 20 things to watch in the 2020 MLB seasonObviously, this conclusion probably wasn’t the intention of the Russo brothers when they made their 3-hour adventure, which, by the way, is the highest-grossing move of all time. But, in full disclosure, I’m not a huge Marvel guy, which is why I saw “Endgame” on New Year’s Day instead of last spring when it came out. Don’t get me wrong: The movies are fine. I’ve seen most of them, but I tend to view them as individual experiences, rather than pieces in a bigger story. I know enough to follow along, but I’ve never made a point to study all the intricate details and every inter-connecting plot point.So, if you’re a huge Marvel fan who loves to discuss fan theories and expanded universes, you’ll have to forgive that my contribution to the conversation is so very minor and silly.Anyway, here are three reasons why I think the Mets were contracted in the “Endgame” universe:Citi Field is still there: In an early flyover shot of New York, we clearly see the Mets’ home appearing to still be in excellent shape. In other words, it wasn’t destroyed in any battles or in the chaos that resulted from the blip when Thanos snapped and wiped out half the Earth’s population. Perhaps the city keeps the stadium in good shape in hopes of landing another team, or perhaps it still hosts other events or other sports. But from the few seconds we see, it doesn’t appear the stadium has been converted into a shelter or anything else. Maybe Yankee Stadium was destroyed and that’s where the Bronx Bombers play now. In any case, it’s curious. Sports still exist: It would be easy to suggest that the tragedy of the blip caused all sports to cease, as it’s a safe assumption that people just wouldn’t care about such frivolous things anymore. We can assume that thousands of pro athletes across all sports would’ve fallen victim to Thanos’ snap, gutting rosters and farm systems everywhere. The whole sports ecosystem would’ve crashed. But that’s apparently not what happened. How do we know? Because when Banner/Hulk goes to Fat Thor’s house to recruit him on his time-travel mission, Thor mentions that sports are “fuzzy” on his TV. So, at least some sports are still happening. Perhaps they’re shells of what they used to be, but they still exist. But does that mean baseball is still a thing? Well, that brings me to my next point.The guy in the therapy scene says he misses the Mets (not baseball in general). This seems like a big clue. The guy, played by co-director Joe Russo, talks about being on a date and mentions how he and his date “miss the Mets.” Notice that he didn’t say “miss baseball.” Even if someone is a huge fan of a particular team, it seems more likely that they’d say they miss baseball itself if the sport had ceased to exist. I guess it’s possible that someone doesn’t really like baseball as a whole and only enjoys watching one team, but that seems weird to me. We’re still a long way from pitchers and catchers reporting, and actual baseball news has slowed significantly since the Winter Meetings, so in lieu of timely baseball commentary, I’ll offer some mindless, months-late baseball-related theorizing. Here it is: I finally watched “Avengers: Endgame” and had one major takeaway: The Mets were contracted.  That’s it. That’s the evidence. What do you think?I guess it’s possible that the Thanos blip would result in all two-team cities or states losing one of their teams. After all, it would be hard, if not impossible, to support two MLB teams in one geographic area if half the population vanished. So maybe MLB shrunk by several teams.Or maybe something else happened. Maybe the entire Mets team got blipped. Statistically, that seems unlikely. But also, it would be so Mets.last_img read more