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By Timothy Akintola

Updated news on Alperen Sengun, Ferland Mendy, Arsenal, Shaq and Luka Doncic.

Alperen Sengun is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Heart breaking news for the Houston Rockets as they are now set to lose their star centre, Alperen Sengun for the remainder of the season. The Turkish basketball player sustained a high ankle sprain after a frightening fall which left him in a wheelchair in Houston’s 112-104 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. However, the new injury update has revealed that the player escaped a major injury which will keep him on the sidelines until the end of the season. Sengun averaged 21.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5 assists per game this season and with the franchise likely to miss the postseason, it is believed that there is no reason to rush the centre back to action.

Real Madrid offering €30 million full back to Manchester United.

With the unavailability of Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia this season, Manchester United is looking to salvage this problem by signing a new left back later in the summer. La Liga giant, Real Madrid have however offered their full back, Ferland Mendy, who is presently 28 years-old to the English club for a €30 million transfer fee. While Madrid and United have a long history of successful transfers between them, it is believed that Man. United will rather be looking to sign a younger option later in the summer.

Arsenal beat Porto on penalties to qualify for Champions League last 8.

Mikel Arteta have led Arsenal to its UEFA Champions League quarter final qualification since the 2009/2010 season. After cruising through the Group B of the tournament group stage games, the club faced a tough encounter in the first leg of the round of 16 with Porto’s 1-0 defeat. In the second leg however, Leandro Trossard’s first half goal led Arsenal to a much-needed equalizer, taking the game to overtime and then penalties. Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Raya stepped up, saving two of Porto’s four penalties to send Arsenal to the last 8 of the competition.

Shaquille O’Neal criticizes Timberwolves’ Center, Rudy Gobert.

NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal has been one of the biggest critic of French centre, Rudy Gobert. The four times NBA champion was one of the loudest voices in the media when Gobert secured a $205 million deal with Utah Jazz. Since, the criticism has been constant, especially about his defence. On Wednesday, O’Neal took to The Big Podcast to declare Gobert, a two-time defensive player of the year who is again predicted to win the coveted award this year, as an overrated defender.

Luka Doncic getting closer to breaking an NBA triple-double record.

The Dallas Mavericks’ superstar, Luka Doncic is putting up MVP numbers this season, averaging a near triple double for the season. Presently the leading scorer in the league, the five time NBA All-Star has averaged consecutive triple-doubles (points, rebounds and assists) in his last seven games. Facing the Golden States Warriors on Wednesday evening, he will be looking to advance this record and edge closer to breaking Russell Westbrook’s 11 game straight triple doubles which was set in 2019, during his time at Oklahoma City Thunders.

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