Sam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer move Arsenal have failed with two bids for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has told Arsenal to stop ‘messing around’ and ‘pay the money’ for Wilfried Zaha before it’s too late.The Gunners’ opening £40million bid for Zaha was swiftly rejected, with Palace reportedly incensed with the offer considering they value the 26-year-old forward at around £80m.Arsenal have responded by offering £65million plus a loan move for Reiss Nelson, but the Eagles have once again turned down the proposal.Palace, quickly losing patience, are only interested in a permanent deal for any player coming in exchange for Zaha and are threatening to walk away from their talks with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CitySpeaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said: ‘Pay the money! Wilf is in his prime now and there’s not too many like him about.‘I think he’s so ready and I hope Steve [Parish] isn’t calling me for saying this, but it’s Wilf’s time.‘If he doesn’t go very shortly then he never will and Arsenal really need to stump the money up. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Zaha reportedly submitted a transfer request after returning from AFCON (Picture: Getty)Reports last week claimed that Zaha had handed in a transfer request, Roy Hodgson expects the Ivorian to return to pre-season training with Palace.‘He has not spoken to me. I don’t know if he’s spoken to the club,’ Palace’s manager said following the side’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.‘As far as I’m concerned, he is coming back, he is our player and I’ve been given no information that the club is interested in selling him at the moment.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I’m just expecting him back, looking forward to working with him and seeing some of the things he can do for us.‘I think he has got another ten days or another week of holiday. I think he is back after we play Bristol City and before we play Hertha Berlin – that gives him his three weeks off.‘If he wants to come back earlier we will be very happy to see him.’MORE: Unai Emery hints Laurent Koscielny is no longer in his plans after Arsenal captain’s pre-season snub Comment Advertisement Allardyce believes it’s Zaha’s time to rejoin a big club (Picture: Getty)‘If Manchester United are having to pay £90m for a centre half which is what they’re looking at in Leicester’s Maguire then Wilf’s £70-80m, it’s worth it today in the market.‘He’s proven he can be a massive success at Arsenal.‘Arsenal are truing to mess around… pay the money, time’s running out and the window’s going to shut.’
(REUTERS)-Olympic champion Ruth Jebet smashed the world record for the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase by more than six seconds at the Paris Diamond League meeting yesterday.The 19-year-old, who was born in Kenya and runs for Bahrain, clocked eight minutes 52.78 seconds, more than nine seconds ahead of Olympic silver medallist Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya who finished second.The previous record of 8:58.81 was set by Russian Gulnara Galkina at the Beijing Olympics eight years ago.Jebet narrowly missed out on the world record when she won Bahrain’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro this month.It was clear that the world record was in danger after Jebet completed the first kilometre in 2:56.36.She went through the second kilometre in 5:54.16 compared toGalkina’s split time of 6:01.20 in her record-breaking run in Beijing.“I tried many times to beat the world record and today we decided to push each other to go for a good time,” said Jebet.“I was not expecting such a big difference with the record. I think I finished my season today.”
After losing two of three games to Arizona last weekend, the USC baseball team has now lost three consecutive series and four of its last five series overall.But unlike those other series losses, they didn’t get swept thsi time around.Slump city · Senior catcher Kevin Roundtree hit a homerun against Arizona on Sunday. But it was not enough to help the Trojans win. – Corey Marquetti | Summer TrojanHaving not won a game in the month of May, the Trojans (23-27, 8-19) entered a three-game home stand against No. 14 Arizona on an eight-game losing skid: three against Washington, three against No. 5 Oregon, and singular midweek losses at No. 20 Cal State Fullerton and at Washington State.That eight-game slide extended to nine with an 11-1 throttling at the hands of the Wildcats Friday night at Dedeaux Field.But on Saturday the Trojans hit their stride with an 8-4 victory over the Wildcats (36-16, 18-9).Making his second-to-last start as a Trojan and his last at Dedeaux Field, senior Andrew Triggs made it count. The four-year fixture in the Trojans’ rotation went seven strong innings, allowing just three runs on nine hits.But down 3-2 in the sixth inning, the Trojans were in danger of squandering yet another quality outing from their pitching ace as they have done numerous times this season.The Trojans were being no-hit into the sixth, but responded with seven knocks in the sixth, including five in a row at one point to vault to an 8-3 lead.Arizona did get one back in the ninth, but it was no matter as the Trojans coasted to an 8-4 win.After regaining some momentum Saturday, the Trojans hoped to steal the series from the Wildcats on Sunday’s senior day.Eleven seniors were honored in what was the Trojans last conference home game of the season.USC took an early 1-0 lead on senior catcher Kevin Roundtree’s leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning.But Roundtree allowed the Wildcats to tie the game on a passed ball in the top of the second, the first of the Trojan errors on the day.After giving up back-to-back singles to lead off the second, freshman pitcher Stephen Tarpley committed a throwing error — the second Trojan error of the day — on a sacrifice bunt attempt to load the bases with no outs.Following a strikeout, Tarpley walked in the go-ahead run and gave up a two-RBI single to give the Wildcats a commanding 4-1 lead.Freshman second baseman Andres Rodriguez proceeded to boot a grounder to give another score to the Wildcats. He had not committed any errors up to that point this season.Tarpley rebounded, going six strong innings with just two earned runs (but five in total).For the first time in nine games, the Trojans outhit their opponent (9-8 on Sunday), but could not parlay those baserunners into runs, with Roundtree’s homer serving as the lone run in a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Arizona.The Trojans play their final home game of the season tonight at 6 p.m. when they host UC Riverside at Dedeaux Field, and they wrap up their season with three games against crosstown-rival No. 3 UCLA in Westwood over the weekend.