Wizards use 26-0 run to rout Celtics in Game 4, tie series

first_imgLATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Coach Scott Brooks called it the Wizards’ best stretch this season, crediting defense for making it all happen.“It is our defense,” said Beal, who had a game-high 29 points. “That’s why we’re able to get out in transition and get open shots, get open layups. We were just having fun.”It wasn’t so fun for the Celtics, who couldn’t get Isaiah Thomas going after he opened with five consecutive 3-pointers and 17 points in the first 15 minutes and finished with 19. Thomas was mad that referees allowed the Wizards to get away with holding and grabbing him but acknowledged the 26-0 run — not the officiating — decided the game.From Boston’s perspective it wasn’t pretty, even as coach Brad Stevens credited the Wizards, who have 26-0, 22-0 and 16-0 runs in this series.“If you turn the ball over against these guys, you’d prefer to drop kick it into the stands so that at least you can set your defense,” Stevens said. “Their attack in transition killed us.”ADVERTISEMENT Beal, who was 11 of 16 from the floor, said the conversation at halftime revolved around knowing the defense wasn’t up to Washington’s standards.“Were able to force a lot of turnovers,” Beal said. “We’re one of the best teams in the league at converting off turnovers.”Thanks to 34 points off turnovers, the series is even with the Cleveland Cavaliers waiting in the Eastern Conference final after finishing off a sweep of the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Being a shot away from splitting in Boston gives the Wizards confidence they can win there.“We feel like we’re in control,” Wall said. “We feel like we can win there, we know we can. We’ve just got to do a better job of taking those leads we get and just playing smart basketball down the stretch.”TICKED OFF THOMASThomas, who missed five of his final six shots, was ticked off that he didn’t attempt a single free throw despite taking a lot of contact . He wants more foul calls as the series continues.“It’s got to be called differently,” Thomas said. “I can’t be allowed to be held and grabbed every pin-down, every screen and I don’t even shoot one free throw.”WALL STALL, STARWall missed his first nine shots from the floor and made eight of his final 14. He said he knew he had to be aggressive, and Brooks was never worried about the All-Star guard losing his confidence or passing up good looks.“He focuses on the next play, he made a big 3 and it kind of got him going and our defensive activity got us going,” Brooks said. “He ended up having a really, really great game of leading our team defensively, offensively.” Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos The Wizards did just that in a 121-102 rout in Game 5 on Sunday night thanks to a 26-0 third-quarter run that featured big-time contributions from John Wall, Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris and Otto Porter.That six-minute stretch busted the game open and Washington tied the second-round series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We’re capable of those type of runs every game,” said Morris, who finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. “Keep pressing them, go up 50 if we can. That’s the mindset I felt like all of us had.”Washington never led by 50, but after trailing 53-48 early in the third it was 74-53 by the time Porter made a layup with 5 minutes left in the quarter. Wall had seven of his 27 points and three of his 12 assists during the run as the Celtics committed eight turnovers — including back-to-back shot-clock violations — and went 0 for 5. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRcenter_img LeBron on NBA legacy: ‘There isn’t anything I have left to prove’ MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts during the second half in Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — It wasn’t enough for the Washington Wizards to force turnover after another and make baskets every time down the floor to take a lead over the Boston Celtics.They wanted to blow them out.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSCeltics: It’s the first time in Thomas’ playoff career that he has fallen short of 20 points in consecutive games. … Kelly Olynyk was booed every time he touched the ball after his illegal screen preceded Kelly Oubre Jr.‘s charge and shove in Game 3 that got him suspended. Fans chanted “Kelly Oubre!” on a few occasions as Olynyk finished 5 of 9 for 14 points. … Back in the starting lineup, Amir Johnson had the first five points of the third quarter for Boston before the Wizards’ run.Wizards: Improved to 5-0 at home in the playoffs. … Had 21 points off turnovers in the third quarter alone. … Porter had 18 points. … Wall has 20-plus points and seven-plus assists in 10 consecutive playoff games, the most in a single postseason in NBA history ahead of Michael Jordan’s eight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar View commentslast_img read more


Bikes, shortcuts, bibs for cash: China marathon cheats run rampant

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But race organizers are struggling to keep up with a growing number of attempts — some laughably audacious — to break the rules.The Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) issued lifetime bans to three runners who cheated at the prestigious Boston Marathon in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandalTwo of them presented forged certificates to fraudulently reach the strict entry standard while the third gave his bib to someone else to run for him. The IAAF declined to comment despite repeated requests.‘Cheating a national sport’Paco Borao, president of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, said Chinese runners were not the only ones seeking to gain an unfair advantage.“It is true that some nationalities — from the Mediterranean area, Africa, South America, China — are areas where cheating seems to be a national sport and people enjoy testing organizations,” he said.“China is part of such a group but not a special concern.”Some marathons in China, including an upcoming event in the northeastern city of Dalian, are using facial recognition to root out rule-breakers.The Great Wall Marathon, which takes place on May 18 at China’s most famous landmark, is confident it can do without the technology, but is on heightened alert.“Cheating hasn’t been a big problem at the Great Wall Marathon so far,” said race and event director Lars Fyhr, putting the number of past attempts at “probably a handful”.He declined to give details because “I don’t want people to get ‘good ideas’”.“We have timing checkpoints on the route so we can see if a runner didn’t pass all those,” said Fyhr. Traffic cameras caught participants darting from one side of the road to the other.‘Lack of marathon culture’The Beijing government is encouraging long-distance running as part of a broader fitness campaign.In 2011 there were just 22 marathons, half-marathons or other running events in China, but that rocketed to about 1,500 last year, according to the CAA.Chinese media says “marathon fever”, especially among the middle class, means that some events are disorganized or unregulated — and vulnerable to cheating.The CAA, which in December issued regulations aimed at cleaning up the sport, declined to tell AFP how many Chinese runners have broken the rules.But Yu Hongchen, a CAA vice-president, told the China Daily: “Chinese marathon development has encountered many difficulties, the first of which is the lack of a marathon culture and awareness of the rules.”That “lack of a culture” means some people — eager to show off to friends or prospective bosses — are woefully underprepared for the grueling demands of a marathon.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body, endorsed January’s Xiamen Marathon as one of its “Gold Label” road races.But that did not prevent at least five people cheating, one of whom sported a mocked-up bib. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast (FILES) This file photo taken on April 15, 2018 shows participants crossing the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge as they compete in the Wuhan Marathon in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. – Dozens have taken shortcuts while one hopped on a bike — cheating by Chinese marathon runners has become so rampant that there are warnings it is harming the country’s reputation. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUTDozens have taken shortcuts while one hopped on a bike — cheating by Chinese marathon runners has become so rampant that there are warnings it is harming the country’s reputation.Running has taken off in China with competitors wearing the latest trendy gear and boasting of their achievements on social media or on job applications to boost their employment prospects.ADVERTISEMENT Their behavior “had a negative impact on China in the (international) community”, the CAA said in a statement.An official with the CAA’s marathon department who spoke on condition of anonymity told AFP the association was investigating cases of cheating at other marathons in China.A Chinese sports travel agency charged runners 50,000 yuan ($7,500) to register them for Boston, including allegedly arranging bogus certificates proving they had achieved fast enough times in other races to qualify, China National Radio reported.Some cheats have not been so subtle.In March a woman was filmed riding a green rental bike in the Xuzhou International Marathon in eastern China and at November’s half-marathon in Shenzhen more than 250 runners cheated, including many who took shortcuts.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Jimmy Butler delivers as 76ers end long skid in Toronto, tie playoff series LATEST STORIES “We also have video recording at these time checkpoints so in disputes we can look at the video to see if someone passed or not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Man arrested after discharging loaded firearm at miner

first_imgA miner was on Sunday arrested after he reportedly discharged several rounds at another man with whom he had a fight at Kanaruk, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). The shooter has been identified as Gary Boucher.According to information reaching Guyana Times Boucher and the other man, Festus Benn had an argument which led to a scuffle. Boucher retaliated by whipping out a .38 Snub-nosed revolver and discharged two rounds in the direction of Benn.Benn however managed to successfully relieve the armed man of his weapon. Boucher was apprehended by persons in the area and handed over to police along with the weapon.Boucher is expected to make court appearance shortly.last_img read more


Domenech in stellar Stars coach shortlist

first_img“We shall appoint the most qualified coach out of the ten shortlisted,” Nyamweya continued in his statement.Apart from Domenech and Leroy, former Morocco head coach Henri Michel is the other Frenchman on the list with successful previous Africa manager of the year (1992) Otto Pfister of Germany among the shortlisted candidates.Previous Ghana Black Stars tactician Ratomir Djukovic, Kikovic Milenko and Miodrag Dujkovic are the Serbians listed with Belgian trio of Luc Eyamel, Adel Amrouche and Tom Saintfelt completing FKF’s pre-selected ten.The Stars job fell vacant in May when Kimanzi was axed after failing to lead the team to South Africa 2013 Nations Cup final knock out qualifiers by losing on the away goal rule when they fell 1-0 to Togo in Lome having won the home leg 2-1 in February.Kimanzi who was re-appointed to the post in the immediate aftermath of Nyamweya’s election as FKF chair was also indicted for picking only a single point from Kenya’s two 2014 World Cup qualifiers, drawing 0-0 in Malawi before going down 1-0 to Namibia.The immediate former coach was subsequently appointed as FKF technical director and would have been actively involved in choosing his successor but he declined to take up the appointment.With Kenya sliding one place to position 126 on the latest FIFA World Rankings, the new man at the helm has the task of lifting a team that has spiralled out of the top echelons of African football.Domenech, Leroy, Michel and Djukovic possess World Cup experience with the federation keen to give the job to a man whom they believe will salvage Kenya’s hopes next March when they face group favourites Nigeria.“I have nothing against local coaches but they have proven to be partisan and short of the technical ability to handle the team,” Nyamweya announced in June when he made the decision to axe the technical bench.The statement was seen as a broadside against Kimanzi who was accused of selecting his acquaintances in his squad during his second spell that failed to mirror his first stint when he led Kenya to the final qualification group for South Africa 2010 World Cup before he was acrimoniously fired by the previous regime, Football Kenya Limited.At the time, Pfister who has a decorated CV with African teams was mooted for the job before his compatriot; Antoine Hey was controversially hired allegedly at his recommendation.Under Hey, Stars lost five and won one of their qualifiers to crash out of the South Africa Mundial and he was not in charge of the final match against Nigeria where Stars lost 3-2 in Nairobi, having abandoned the team.It remains to be seen whether the federation will hire a high profile coach to lead the side since Nyamweya has been criticised for playing to the gallery whenever negative spotlight is shed on his administration.He bowed to popular clamour in November last year when he fired Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno from the Stars job before they could play in the 2014 World Cup pre-qualifiers against Seychelles and restored Kimanzi to the post in one of his very first acts upon his October 28 election.SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES1. Ratomir Djukovic- Serbia2. Luc Eyamel-Belgium3. Adel Amrouche-Belgium4. Claude Leroy- France5. Otto Pfister- German6. Tom Saintfiet-Belgium7. Miodrag Dujkovic- Serbia8. Henri Michel- French9. Raymond Domenech-French10. Kikovic Milenko-Serbia0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, August 8- Former France coach, Raymond Domenech as well as the much travelled compatriot Claude Leroy are among ten Football Kenya Federation (FKF) shortlisted foreign coaches for the Harambee Stars job.According to FKF boss Sam Nyamweya, the ten were selected from a list of 60 who had applied on Wednesday and what remains is for the Technical Committee headed by Elly Mukolwe to appoint the successor to Francis Kimanzi.last_img read more


Great escape on as City Stars rob Bankers

first_img0Shares0000KCB’s Paul Mungai Kiongera shields the ball against a City Stars opponent on Sunday, October 18, 2015. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, October 18- The masters of the ‘Great Escape’ in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL), Nairobi City Stars are at it again after beating one of the direct rivals in the frenetic race against the drop, KCB, 1-0 on Sunday.Ugandan striker, Jimmy Bageya was the hero of the hour for the Kawangware-based side with the result at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium also having the effect of pushing hapless basement side, Nakuru All Stars closer to the relegation trapdoor after opening a five-point cushion in what is evolving to be an enthralling battle to remain in the top flight. All Stars shared a 1-1 draw with Bandari also on Sunday in what counted as a victory for City Stars as it allowed the capital outfit to put distance between them and their direct rivals while dragging the bankers into the relegation mire.Elsewhere, stuttering giants, AFC Leopards and Mathare United sweated out a barren draw while Thika United halted Ulinzi Stars match by flogging the soldiers 2-0.Western Stima and Chemelil as well as Ushuru FC and Muhoroni each shared a 1-1 stalemate.With the title already sewn up by Gor Mahia, attention has shifted to the desperate tussle to remain in the top flight with next season’s composition of the SPL yet to be decided although one thing is certain; two teams will be placed on the chopping board.Having perfect the act of staging dramatic escapes in the previous three seasons before last, their inclusion this term coming when the Kenyan Premier League Limited restored them after a dispute with Football Kenya Federation in March, City Stars want to chart their own destiny this time round on the pitch.Bageya struck the priceless goal in the 74th minute as All Stars fell behind to Anthony Kimani in the 24th at the Afraha Stadium backyard in Nakuru before rallying to level the match through substitute Lwamba Bebeto from the spot, ironically timed a minute after City Stars went ahead at Kasarani.City Stars advanced to 24 points, one behind KCB who are directly above them with six to fight for before curtains come down on the season.-Doomed Stars-Mathare United’s Edwin Lavatsa tries to escape the attention of AFC Leopard’s Solomon Nasio (#19) and Israel Emuge (third right) during their SPL clash on Sunday, October 18, 2015. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAll Stars who were also given a top-flight reprieve by KPL at the start of the campaign, are all but doomed unless a miraculous turn around with a huge swing in goal difference in their favour occurs.In other matches, Vincent Omuombo converted from the spot to give Thika the lead on the half hour mark in Nakuru before Kennedy Otieno sent his side to the break 2-0 to the good on the 43rd to round the final score although Ulinzi (54) are still ten points clear of third placed Sofapaka FC in third.Wycliffe Ochomo gave visiting Muhoroni Youth a dream start when he converted in the sixth before towering defender; Joseph Shikokoti hauled the taxmen level in the 65th as Fred Shimoyo (32nd) and Samuel Ouma (85th) traded goals in the Stima versus Chemelil clash.Shimoyo turned from hero to villain when he was sent off leading up to the equaliser.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Country singer helps out Iraq vet

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Last week in Nashville, Tenn., the 24-year-old country singer handed Reid the keys to a new wheelchair-accessible van. Chevrolet, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Rimes, a supporter of the veterans group, teamed up to present the van to Reid. “She’s wonderful,” Reid said of Rimes after returning Monday to Florida. Iraq veteran Peter Reid has gotten a boost from LeAnn Rimes. A 2004 mortar attack in Iraq’s Anbar province left Reid, a Navy Seabee, partially paralyzed, blind in one eye and dependent on a motorized wheelchair. He also suffered a brain injury, and bits of shrapnel remain in his head and body. Reid hadn’t left his Palm Bay, Fla., house for months because it took two people to lift him into and out of his van. Now he’s looking forward to shopping trips with his wife, Michele, because of a gift from Rimes. last_img read more


Six structures destroyed in 35-acre Tahoe fire

first_imgTAHOE CITY – A house fire sparked a blaze Saturday on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, destroying five houses and forcing evacuations of some homes and businesses, authorities said. Placer County sheriff’s deputies said the wind-whipped, 15-acre blaze began near the resort community of Sunnyside, just south of Tahoe City. No injuries were reported. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Barbara Rebiskie said five homes and one outbuilding had been destroyed. The fire appeared to be slowing Saturday evening, and most of those evacuated were returning to their homes, Rebiskie said. Helicopters and air tankers have joined scores of local firefighters in attacking the Tahoe City-area fire, Rebiskie said. Highway 89’s southbound lane was closed through the fire area late Saturday afternoon but its northbound lane remains open, according to the California Highway Patrol. Don Edelstein, lodge manager of the Sunnyside Resort, said the fire was moving north up a steep hill toward the Tahoe City area.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s looking pretty good. They’re doing a good job out there,” she said. Firefighters expect to have the fire contained at just 35 acres. The Washoe Way house where the fire started was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived shortly after 1:30 p.m. and the flames spread to nearby structures, causing the evacuation of an unknown number of homes and businesses, deputies said. “We’re calling all our guests and asking them to leave. It’s a mandatory evacuation,” said a Granlibakken Resort front desk clerk who would only identify herself as Dina. “We’re hoping the fire won’t reach us.” Flames were being fanned by wind gusts of up to 30 mph, and the National Weather Service was calling for similar gusts through midnight Saturday. The blaze is about 20 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, where a wildfire that began June 24 destroyed 254 homes and charred more than 3,000 acres. It took firefighters eight days to contain the fire, at a cost of $12.1 million. last_img read more


Arsenal transfer news: Valencia defender latest, winger news plus MORE

first_img Davide Astori (Fiorentina) – Until the deal for Mustafi gets done, it seems the Gunners are still assessing other options. The Italian defender, 29, is one of those, according to Gazzamercato, but it will take a lot to tempt Fiorentina into selling their player. 5 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – It appears the chase may finally be over for the Gunners. The Frenchman scored two penalties against Caen on Friday night, taking this season’s tally to five goals in two Ligue 1 games, but after the match he revealed he has set a target for goals this season and added: “There will be no departure. Everything is going well here at OL.” Yacine Brahimi (Porto) – With Riyad Mahrez now off the menu, it seems Arsene Wenger is targeting another Algerian star as he takes a look at the Porto winger, rated at around £40m. The Gunners will be buoyed by the news he was left out of the Portuguese side’s Champions League match with Roma last week but may have to move quickly to conclude a deal. 5 Bjorn Engels (Club Brugge) – After attracting interest from the Gunners and Borussia Dortmund this summer, the 21-year-old centre-back has insisted he needs another season in Belgium before making the step up. He told Het Laatste Nieuws he would prefer to move to a mid-table side in a top league first but admitted he is staying calm about any offers. 5 5 Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer news… – As Arsene Wenger confirmed he hoped a deal would get done, Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed a deal for the defender could finally be done by Wednesday, as Valencia attempt to spark a bidding war. If no more offers come in, he believes the Spanish side will sell the German for a reported £24.3m fee. 5 Arsenal have suffered plenty of rejection this summer but could things be about to look up in the transfer market for Arsene Wenger?The Frenchman has struggled to sign his targets with Leicester City duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez signing new deals at the King Power this summer.But now things are beginning to look a little rosier with at least one deal seemingly soon to be confirmed.So, what is the latest news? Click the right arrow above for the current Arsenal transfer rumours…last_img read more


Municipal socialism

first_imgHOTEL workers cheered Wednesday when the Los Angeles City Council agreed to impose a “living wage” on a handful of hotels near Los Angeles International Airport. How long will that exhilaration last when workers realize that, though they might see small bumps in their paychecks, this anti-business action could have dire impacts on their future moneymaking ability? When the city’s living-wage requirements are extended to hotels near LAX, a small group of workers will be guaranteed $10.33-an-hour pay at a minimum (or $9.08 an hour with health benefits), as opposed to the $7.50 that will be the state’s minimum wage starting Jan. 1. That could have a larger effect of putting many people out of work or shutting off opportunities as hotels cut jobs, to afford the cost, and require the remaining employees to absorb the additional work. Is that something to cheer about? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’This kind of municipal socialism might be well-meaning, but it’s ultimately bad for those it purports to help. The City Council adopted a living-wage ordinance 10 years ago for firms that did business with the city. The rationale was that it wasn’t mandatory: If companies didn’t want to pay the living wage, they could just do without city contracts. But this week’s vote to extend the law has no similar rationale since it requires private businesses to comply (or move, one supposes). More ominously, it is inevitable that the council in its arrogance will eventually impose the living-wage ordinance citywide – thereby affirming L.A.’s terrible reputation as anti-business. Who will be cheering when L.A.’s workers find that the city has become a place of few jobs and opportunities? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Pogba ‘doesn’t give two hoots’ as Man United make decision on his future

first_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… 2 It’s not clear when Pogba will make a return from injury Pogba shared a video of the celebrations at his brother’s wedding Manchester United have no intention of letting Paul Pogba leave despite the latest question marks over his commitment to the club.The French midfielder has missed the last 11 weeks of action through injury and was expected to return to training this week.However, his comeback has been delayed in recent days, with Pogba falling ill over the weekend after attending his brother’s wedding on Friday. Getty Images – Getty A video has emerged of Pogba dancing enthusiastically and talkSPORT host Alan Brazil suggests that the midfielder’s absence since the event is suspicious.“He was at his brother’s wedding, there’s nothing wrong with that,” Brazil said.“But he was up on the dancefloor given it large, then he’s taken ill and unavailable for the weekend.“Imagine what Fergie would do! He’s taking liberties.center_img Liverpool vs Monterrey (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Leicester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs Colchester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Stoke (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTAston Villa vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Preston (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Leicester (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Instagram 2 “You have to say he doesn’t give two hoots about that badge. It’s a horrible thing to say, because people tell me he’s a nice guy, but crikey.”Pogba, United’s record signing, has been linked with a move away from the club for some time, with Real Madrid known admirers of the World Cup winner.Nonetheless, the Daily Mail reports that the Red Devils will not let him leave in January, even though Pogba has no intentional of extending his contract, which has 18 months left to run. LIVE on talkSPORTlast_img read more