James Wiseman’s abandonment of possible dream season at Memphis will have lasting impact

first_imgJames Wiseman never really got the chance to see what it could be like. His opportunity was denied to him by others, certainly, but more to the point he never gave himself the chance.Had there been no NCAA suspension to keep him off the basketball floor these past several weeks, he might have understood the ecstasy available to a Memphis basketball player playing for Memphis in Memphis. There is a connection between the city and the Tigers, especially those who are Memphians, that is uncommon in the college game. Wiseman will not be punished in the draft for taking this approach. His talent is too obvious for teams to dismiss him. He has sacrificed, though, the opportunity to compete for something important and to spread his brand beyond those who view him merely as that guy who got suspended. There is value in that, or there would have been no celebration in the Pelicans’ ticket offices when their organization won the lottery to select Zion Williamson.And there is an intangible value, as well, as could be seen in Zion’s ceaseless smiles after every Duke victory in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. He expressed how much he enjoyed his experience, how much he cared about his teammates, how badly he wanted to win.In the space of five months, Wiseman could have left an impression on his adopted city that would have lasted a lifetime. Instead, he’s leaving. Wiseman was teased with that just a bit in the opening two games of his too-short college career. His coach, Penny Hardaway, understands the feeling better than anyone. It’s part of what brought him back to the city following his retirement from the NBA, back to coaching, and eventually to becoming head coach of the Tigers.And the collective possibilities were boundless, as well. The constant rotation at the top of the Associated Press poll, the results impacting the highest-rated teams almost nightly and the stirring performances of the Tigers in Wiseman’s absence all suggest the potential for this team — his team — was enormous.Thursday, through an Instagram post, Wiseman declared he was withdrawing from the University of Memphis and would look forward to preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft. His college career ends with these small totals: three games played, 59 points scored, two games won.A 7-1 center with a developing jump shot, he was the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 recruiting class. He will leave, though, having made the slightest impact on the college game since the NBA age limit was installed in 2005 and Greg Oden became the first gigantic talent to attend college in a dozen years.“When you get a player described as a generational talent and then have this occur, you can’t help but think, ‘What if?'” Dave Woloshin, who has done play-by-play for Tigers basketball since 1986, told Sporting News. “I am really sad for him personally. I view him as a victim. But I have no idea what changed.”MORE: College Basketball Athlete of the DecadeMemphis is undefeated since Wiseman’s suspension. There was so much excitement in the city about what could be possible when the nation’s brightest talent rejoined a team that, without him, won on the road at Tennessee and UAB, at home against Ole Miss and on a neutral court against N.C. State. With Duke and Kentucky losing to middling mid-majors, with Michigan State recovering from Joshua Langford’s injury, it appeared as though a team this resilient bolstered by a player so gifted could join the ranks of genuine national title contenders.Woloshin acknowledged he began to think about that very thing when Kentucky fell on a neutral court late Wednesday to a developing (and unranked) Utah squad.Wiseman had not played for the Tigers since a Nov. 12 loss at Oregon. He was declared ineligible and then reinstated under the grounds he serve a 12-game suspension that would have returned him to the court in mid-January. All this time away from the game is time in which the negatives of competing at the college level could be emphasized by those interested in Wiseman’s future earning potential.For one, there is the current prohibition to compete. That such a circumstance could develop after he’d been informed in May there would be no issues was bound to engender mistrust toward the NCAA. There is the possibility of injury, which inevitably is exaggerated in such a conversation but is not imaginary. (He could get hurt, as well, doing the predraft training he promised in his post). And there is the wait for the money that will be available to him once he enters the professional game.He can be a pro now, but he can’t be an NBA player. So there isn’t much immediately available to him. He can move into a nice, new home using the credit that will be made easily available to him as a projected top pick in the draft and do so beyond the purview of the NCAA. He probably could sign an endorsement deal with an athletic apparel company, though he has less leverage at this point in such a negotiation than when his draft destination clears up or if he’d finished out this season as a Final Four hero.Wiseman played a single game for the Tigers, scoring 28 points and grabbing 11 rebounds on opening night against South Carolina State, before the NCAA indicated to Memphis he was likely ineligible. That ruling was on account of an $11,500 payment Hardaway had made to Wiseman’s family when James moved from Nashville to Memphis to play high school basketball for Hardaway’s East High squad. Hardaway has publicly said the NCAA was made aware of that in May, when the organization apparently approved him to compete, but the contradictory ruling reached the school as the Tigers prepared for their second game. Eventually, the NCAA determined he would be suspended 12 games. 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Lukaku on outside looking in at Solskjaer’s new-look Man Utd

first_imgLukakuManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Romelu Lukaku’s Manchester United future is in the spotlight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots to maintain his 100 percent winning record against Brighton on Saturday.Solskjaer is the first manager in the club’s history to begin his career with six straight victories and the feel-good factor is back at Old Trafford after a miserable spell under Jose Mourinho.A former super-sub himself, Solskjaer warned his players when he took over from Mourinho that some would have to take the opportunities given to them from the bench, and Belgium striker Lukaku has been one of the losers from the switch in tactics and positive vibes that have arrived under the Norwegian interim boss.Mourinho stood loyally by the 25-year-old despite a drop in form and productivity during a season that eventually cost the manager his job.Solskjaer’s own decision about the forward positions was made for him when he took over at Old Trafford before Christmas, with Lukaku on leave from the club for personal reasons.That meant the Norwegian was able to play with a more dynamic, versatile and speedy forward line for his debut game at Cardiff, and he has not looked back since that 5-1 victory.Marcus Rashford has been the main beneficiary, starting all five league games under Solskjaer and scoring four goals while operating as the focal point of the United attack.Behind him, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have also made telling contributions, with French international Martial, in particular, appearing to benefit from an end to his fraught relationship with Mourinho.As part of that tactical reshuffle, Solskjaer has also been able to get more out of Martial’s compatriot Paul Pogba by pushing him into a more advanced midfield position.It has left a question mark over Lukaku’s role in this new attacking set-up. – Substitute role –Lukaku has played just 64 league minutes since Solskjaer’s arrival, although the striker has managed to score twice in that time and bag a goal in his only start to date under the Norwegian, the 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading.Lukaku has been making his mark as an impact substitute but that is not the usual role of a player bought for £75 million ($97 million), plus add-ons.Alexis Sanchez will also present Solskjaer with an issue when he is finally fully fit from hamstring troubles that have limited him to just one start in the past two months.Chilean Sanchez is unavailable for Saturday’s visit of Brighton alongside defenders Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo.The 30-year-old was sidelined when Solskjaer took over but played his way back to fitness, playing 27 minutes in the 2-0 win at Newcastle at the start of the month.A recurrence of his hamstring injury, in the win over Reading a few days later, once again sent him to the treatment room, although he could be back for United’s visit his former club Arsenal in the next round of the cup.Despite his recent lack of playing time, Sanchez would appear to be a better fit for Solskjaer’s preferred style of play than Lukaku, with his versatility and mobility meaning he can fill a variety of attacking roles.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgASTON VILLA 0MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:- UNITED: JANUZAJ 12th.Manchester United went to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time since August 2015 with a narrow victory at Aston Villa on Friday night. Adnan Januzaj’s early goal extended United’s unbeaten run at Villa Park to 20 league games. Januzaj, given a rare start, scored the vital goal when he converted a pass from Juan Mata.SOUTHAMPTON 0EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 22nd, 45th; BARKLEY 84th.Romelu Lukaku struck twice in the first half to earn Everton an impressive win at St Mary’s, their first there for more than 10 years. The Belgian’s brace came from his first two shots on target, the first a header, and the second a ruthless finish high into the net. Ross Barkley, who scored two goals last season, added his second in two games before then end.SUNDERLAND 1NORWICH CITY 3GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: WATMORE 88th. NORWICH: MARTIN 26th; WHITTAKER 37th; REDMOND 57th.Sunderland suffered another heavy defeat when they were well beaten by newly promoted Norwich. A week after losing 4-1 at Leicester, the Black Cats were undone by two first-half goals from Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker. Nathan Redmond added a third soon after the interval, before Duncan Watmore scored on his senior debut two minutes from the end.SWANSEA CITY 2NEWCASTLE UNITED 0GOALS:- SWANSEA: GOMIS 9th; A AYEW 52nd.Swansea punished 10-man Newcastle as Steve McClaren suffered his first defeat as Magpies boss. Jonjo Shelvey set up Bafetimbi Gomis for the first goal, before Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat was sent off shortly before half-time for persistently fouling Jefferson Montero. The Ecuadorian then set up AndrÈ Ayew to head his second Swansea goal in as many games.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2STOKE CITY 2GOALS:- SPURS: DIER 19th; CHADLI 45th. STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC PEN 78th; DIOUF 83rd.Spurs squandered a two-goal first-half lead as Stoke staged a feisty come back.Eric Dier gave Tottenham the lead with a header from a corner, and Spurs added a second before half-time when Nacer Chadli volleyed in. Marko Arnautovic pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after Toby Alderweireld brought down Joselu. And Mame Diouf secured a point when he converted Stephen Ireland’s cross.WATFORD 0WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Watford are still unbeaten in two Barclays Premier League games after securing a second draw. The Hornets dominated the match but could not break through a well-organised West Brom defence. Odion Ighalo had the hosts’ best chance, but put a diving header wide from six yards. West Brom could have stolen the points, but Saido Berahino missed a clear headed chance five minutes from time.WEST HAM UNITED 1LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS:- WEST HAM: PAYET 55th; LEICESTER: OKAZAKI 27th; MAHREZ 38th.Leicester moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a second straight win, at Upton Park. Shinji Okazaki put the visitors ahead, heading home the loose ball after goalkeeper Adrian blocked his volley. Riyad Mahrez made it 2-0 before half-time with a powerful finish for his third goal of the season. West Ham improved after the break, and Dimitri Payet pulled a goal back, but Kasper Schmeichel denied Diafra Sakho as they searched for an equaliser. West Ham keeper Adrian was sent off for a challenge on Jamie Vardyafter he went up for a corner in stoppage time.last_img read more

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New Deputy Chief Elections Officer sworn in

first_imgPublic and Social Policy Analyst, Roxanne Myers was on Friday sworn in as the new Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO).Myers took the oath of office before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The position is paired with that of Deputy Commissioner of Registration. After her swearing in on Friday, Myers declined to answer questions posted to her by the media. Myers appointment came after much controversy over the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) employment practices.GECOM Commissioners Bibi Shadick, Sase Gunraj and Robeson Benn had written a letter of complaint to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) complaining that the discriminatory measures being practiced at GECOM. They contend that there is an ethnic imbalance at GECOM, and hiring practices are being manipulated in favour of one group. The ERC has since met Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and the matters were raised. The entity also met with President David Granger.The ERC earlier this month said it was currently in the process of investigating employment practices at GECOM and has assembled a team to do so.The Commission announced that a special investigative team has already begun work on the case. The team is being headed by retired Justice Stanley Moore, who served as a Home Affairs Minister under former President LFS Burnham. It also includes former Deputy Commissioner of Police Lloyd Smith and human resource consultant Jairam Petam. According to the ERC, the team was given a period of three weeks to complete their investigation and submit a report. But it is understood that during the process, they requested an extension, which has been granted.In a brief interview with Guyana Times, ERC Chairman, Dr John Smith had noted that the team was looking to wrap up its work before Local Government Elections. Local polls are expected to be held on November 12.At a recent press conference, GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson had said qualifications ultimately trumped race when filling vacancies. When asked whether deliberate efforts to achieve racial diversity were being made, Patterson contended that deliberate efforts were being made to get the best people and he has “no apologies” for that.Besides its work on the GECOM case, the ERC confirmed that it has met with senior officials of the Guyana Defence and Police Forces and the Fire Service. Meetings were also held with Councillors of Regional Democratic Councils across Guyana.last_img read more

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Limping Nzoia eye Nakumatt scalp

first_img0Shares0000Nzoia Sugar head coach Bernard Mwalala watches his side during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 25 – Despite failing to win a single match in their previous two fixtures on the road, Kenyan Premier League( KPL) side Nzoia Sugar’s head coach Bernard Mwalala is optimistic of recovering when they face Nakumatt on Saturday at the Ruaraka Complex.The Bungoma-based side lost 1-0 away to Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium last weekend and went on to lose 3-1 to 2009 champions Sofapaka in their midweek fixture on Wednesday in Nairobi. They face fellow Premier League newcomers Nakumatt in their last of three games in a week away from home on Saturday with the hope of bagging a point in the least.“It’s been a very difficult trip and we cannot afford to lose three games in row. This is a must win for us. The worst we expect is a draw. The boys have to be mentally strong and understand the nature of the league; we just have to perform because the league is very tight,” Mwalala told Capital Sport.The two teams who faced each other last season in the National Super League played out to a 0-0 draw in the first leg tie staged at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma, but Mwalala wants a better show and result from the return tie.Nzoia Sugar players try in vain to stop Sofapaka’s Ezekiel Okare from scoring in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kasarani Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNzoia are ninth on the KPL log and Mwalala has blamed their hot and cold performances this season on inexperience, though he commends them for putting up a good show in all their matches.“We have to kill the game when we have chances to score. Against Sofapaka and Thika we played well but we missed several important chances which would have given us a different result. But it’s an experience we learn from,” the former Kenyan international revealed.On the flip side Nakumatt, are placed 10th with 26 points, just one shy of Nzoia and have won only one of their last five league matches.Head coach Anthony Mwangi is however optimistic that despite the financial difficulties the team is going through, they can bounce back with a win to boost their motivation ahead of a tough business end of the season.“We have a lot of challenges in the company. The effect is real; running football is very expensive and any constrain will directly affect the team even in the field but we will approach the next game with a view of fighting for top 10 in the back of our minds,” Mwangi told Capital Sport.Nakumatt played out to a tough 1-1 result against Mathare last Wednesday and when they return to the same venue on Saturday, Mwangi hopes he will be leaving with all three points in the bag.“My players have matured and they play according to instruction. We are going to approach this game just like we have approached all the other games and hopefully we will get a positive result,” Mwangi added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Season over at Bayern for Neuer, doubts over World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was part of Germany’s victorious team in the last World Cup but is a doubt for the squad in Russia © AFP/File / ODD ANDERSENBERLIN, Germany, May 9 – Manuel Neuer has poured serious doubt on his World Cup chances while his Bayern Munich coach on Wednesday says Germany’s goalkeeper will not play again in the Bundesliga this season.“I do not think it’s imaginable that I go into such a tournament without match practice,” Neuer said at an event on Tuesday night on his Russia 2018 chances. Neuer, 32, has been sidelined by a fractured foot since September and is running out of time to be fit for Germany’s opening World Cup match against Mexico in Moscow on June 17.Jupp Heynckes has ruled Neuer out of Bayern’s final league game at home to Stuttgart on Saturday.Bayern’s back-up goalkeeper Sven Ulreich is also expected to deputise in the German Cup final on May 19 against Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin.“Manuel will not be in the squad for Saturday’s final home game against Stuttgart, for the cup final the decision is still open,” said Heynckes on Bayern’s website.If he misses the Berlin final, Neuer could only get the necessary match practice in two games before the World Cup — Germany’s friendlies away to Austria in Klagenfurt on June 2 and at home against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen on June 8.“There are still a few games,” Neuer said, but added that he cannot give a date for his return.“There is no prognosis, I have to make the right decision for me, the team and Germany.“It does not help to get distracted.”– Debate rages –Coach Joachim Loew is still expected to include Neuer in his provisional World Cup squad, which will be named next Tuesday and then trimmed down for the final 23-man list.The goalkeeper will have to work on his fitness at Germany’s two-week training camp in northern Italy from May 23 to June 8 if he is to have any chance of playing at Russia 2018.Neuer only recently returned to Bayern training.“I want to improve daily and try to get fit as quickly as possible, so far the steps have been very good and positive,” he said,“I’m trying to continue and then we’ll see if it’s enough.”Neuer is the main concern for Loew, who is also waiting on the fitness of Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng, who has a groin injury, and attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, who is sidelined by a back complaint.Boateng says having Neuer in goal is key to Germany’s hopes of retaining the title.“He’s our captain and a strong personality, it just makes you feel good when ‘Manu’ is behind you,” said the burly centre-back.Debate is raging in Germany as to whether Neuer should play at the World Cup finals after so long on the sidelines.Oliver Schmidtlein, a former physiotherapist with the German team, told magazine Sport Bild he believes Neuer will not be ready to play in the World Cup’s group phase.“Manuel can’t train more in his current situation, even though time is short, or he’ll risk compromising his recovery, so I think Manuel could be involved at the earliest in the knockout games,” said the former Bayern and Germany physio.“But maybe ‘Jogi’ Loew will also rely on him, because, even if he is not on the pitch, as captain he is important for the team structure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Peace Region canola and wheat farmers worried as CN Rail strike continues

first_imgAccording to Kantz, there are approximately 300 farmers in Northern B.C. affected by this situation. – Advertisement -On top of this strike, Kantz says it has been an already difficult year for farmers as wet weather has delayed the harvest. B.C. Grain Producers Association President, Rick Kantz says while their harvest can be stored, it is more important to get it moving, so farmers can have it dried at special facilities and get paid. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canola and wheat farmers across the Peace Region are growing increasingly worried as the strike at CN Rail continues. According to a report by 1130 News, farmers are hoping the strike will not last too long since the railway is a critical route for wheat and canola on their way to international markets. last_img

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Learn never to pay full price again

first_imgBuying early can help just as much as waiting around for a sale and buying late. As long as the item won’t take up too much space or perish, why not purchase it on sale weeks or months before you use it? My Grandma Jo did this every January. While the rest of us were wallowing in our Christmas loot, she headed to the stores to stock up on greeting cards. I used to roll my eyes when she proudly relayed how many dollars she saved on the Santa-splashed cards – 75 percent off, of course. Now, I realize my grandma was one savvy spender. Continuing in that tradition, here are nine things you should always buy on sale. Clothes Online discounters, brand-name outlets, secondhand stores. There are a bevy of choices when it comes to buying below-market clothes, including many pieces from the current season. Seasonal swings during the year force retailers to discount merchandise to push it out the door before the new threads arrive. At other times, retailers have sales to stay competitive. Most people have bought a swimsuit by July Fourth if they are going to, so that’s when you start seeing bikini sales. (Same for grills, outdoor furniture and air conditioners.) In August and September, clothes for boys and girls are marked down heavily because retailers want to get a slice of the back-to-school spending spree. That means major competition and red-tag madness. During the rest of the year, there are SmartBargains.com, Overstock.com, Nordstrom Rack, Loehmann’s, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ross, Buffalo Exchange, Out of the Closet and Aaardvark’s Odd Ark. Groceries I hate the idea of coupon clipping as much as the next person. Penny pinching 25 cents here or 75 cents there never seems worth the hassle. My time is too precious, I tell myself. But devoted coupon clippers regularly save hundreds of dollars. Got your attention now? Kevin O’Connor, who lives in Montrose and is the techie behind BargainsLA.com, spends 45 minutes every weekend clipping about 20 coupons and sorting them in his organizer. Trips to the grocer take a little longer than they would if he wasn’t checking to use coupons, about an hour to an hour and a half. O’Connor knows the staples of his household – cereal, laundry detergent, bread – and watches for these items to go on sale. Then he pairs the sale, usually requiring a frequent shopper card, with his coupons. “I’m waiting for a card deal plus the coupon,” O’Connor said. “That’s when I’ll jump on it.” He prefers shopping at Ralphs or Vons because they double coupons. But, O’Connor notes, Albertsons lets shoppers buy a single item at the sale price even if the tag says two for $4 or three for $7. Other grocers offer similar bargains, so ask the manager at yours. O’Connor consistently knocks 50 percent off his bill, or $100 per week. That adds up to savings worth the time. Televisions The field of electronics makers is so crowded – I can rattle off a dozen brands in my sleep – that competition is intense. That means consumers benefit from frequent sales. And not just during the typical markdown periods of the winter holidays, Super Bowl and March Madness. “Retailers are interested in attracting customers year-round,” said Jason Oxman, a spokesman for the Consumer Electronics Association. Sales of digital TV sets are particularly heated because manufacturers want to get in on the buying frenzy. This year, about 30 million couch potatoes will swap out their old sets for new, high-definition ones, the consumer association predicts. But not all sales are created equal, partly because there is an incredible array of options and features in today’s televisions. Figure out what you want, then comparison shop for the best price. Pets Why spend big bucks on a designer dog or fancy feline when there’s a pooch or tabby waiting to be adopted at the local pound? At Long Beach Animal Control, it costs $105 to take home a kitty that has been fixed, microchipped and vaccinated through the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Dogs are $125. Furniture When’s the last time you saw a couch you just had to have? Uh-huh. Didn’t think so. Better to visit multiple stores, create a price range, and wait for your preferred lounging apparatus to go on sale. Big-ticket items with long style cycles such as furniture do not move very quickly, so you won’t miss out by waiting. The couch I bought at Macy’s was featured in its sale circulars for three years after I bought mine. Your patience will pay off big time because 10 percent off $1,000 is a heck of a lot more than 10 percent off $10. Sheets Like with furniture, you should be able to anticipate need and avoid last-minute impulse buys. Department stores frequently mark down sheets, which have a long shelf life (it is cotton, after all). Look for sheet sales during storewide holiday sales. And you know they use every holiday under the sun as a reason for a sale. Jewelry There is such a big markup on bling – 100 percent or more – that there is often room to haggle. Aim for 10 percent because you can often get it. If you are not in a rush, wait for the winter holidays and Mother’s Day. This is when jewelry goes on sale big time because everybody knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Gym memberships If you miss out on the annual sign-up discounts in January, when gyms compete to attract those newly determined to exercise as part of their New Year’s resolution, don’t fret. Gyms run promotions a few times a year, and most offer free trials lasting from one day to one month. If you don’t sign up after testing a gym out, wait a few weeks because they will often send you a letter offering membership for less than they pitched at the tryout. You can occasionally talk one gym into matching the price of another gym if the amenities are comparable. Check your human resources department at work because many companies offer gym deals. The thinking is employees who work out are healthier and happier, so their doctor’s bills are slimmer, and they work harder. Holiday decorations Retailers don’t have room to stash strings of holiday lights and inflated snowmen after the winter holidays fly by. So they mark down anything red and green to get it off their hands. If you have more room than retailers in your attic or basement, you can take advantage of the sales. At the minimum, check out Stats & Fishbecks in Pasadena. Their faux Christmas trees and strings of lights are popular. The store is transformed during the holiday season with all the decorations. If you can’t wait, TJ Maxx has holiday decor at a discount starting in July. Now that’s a list that would make Grandma Jo proud. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! All in good time. Nearly everything – even the iPhone – eventually goes on sale. But certain items go on sale so often that you should never pay full price. The trick to making sales a staple of your shopping diet is patience, according to bargain hunters and marketplace masters. “A little bit of delayed gratification can go a long way,” said Helen Malani, a shopping expert at the West L.A.-based Shopzilla, a Web site that compares the price, rating and shipping fees of more than 30 million products from about 90,000 stores. last_img read more

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‘Bids are coming in for €40m man,’ warns Palermo president

first_img Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal target Paulo Dybala Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has told Juventus to hurry up if they want to win the race for Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal target Paulo Dybala.The striker is attracting interest from several clubs around Europe and is expected to be on the move this summer after scoring 12 goals in Serie A this season.Italian champions Juventus are one of the clubs in for the 21-year-old, but Palermo president Zamparini has told them to make their move quick or risk losing out.“I’ve received concrete offers for Dybala,” Zamparini told Gr Parlamento.“I was offered €30m by two clubs, but I said that I want €40m. I even got [an offer] for [Franco] Vazquez and Dybala together.“Juventus? Yes, they could take him [Dybala]. I’m in contact with [Juventus general manager Giuseppe] Marotta, I know they’re interested, but they must hurry, there are other teams after him.“After Easter I’ll meet Dybala’s agent who is working hard for the lad’s future. Will he remain in Italy? It’s 50-50 at the moment.” 1last_img read more

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Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: Cesc Fabregas sees red but Blues win in Los Angeles

first_img Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas gets a red card 1 Chelsea had Cesc Fabregas sent off as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in their International Champions Cup clash in Los Angeles.The midfielder was dismissed with 20 minutes remaining at the Rose Bowl Stadium for a late challenge on the Reds’ new signing Ragnar Klavan.Gary Cahill got the only goal of the game in the 10th minute, heading in a Fabregas corner.The England defender was also booked in the clash of the Premier League rivals, with Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno, Ovie Ejaria, Marko Grujic, Dejan Lovren and Kevin Stewart also receiving yellow cards.As well as Kavlan, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave starts to fellow recent arrivals Sadio Mane and Loris Karius in a match which was watched by more than 53,000 in California.The closest his team came to a goal was in the 35th minute, when Roberto Firmino’s effort was ruled out for offside.last_img read more

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