what did you miss: davis faces uncertain future

06:30    12 Apr 2019

Anthony Davis (R) fouled by Steph Curry
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis kicked up a storm with his "That's All Folks" t-shirt ahead of Tuesday night's 112-103 defeat to the Golden State Warriors.

While Davis has been linked with a role in the Looney Tunes Space Jam remake, many feel the shirt was in reference to the game being his last as part of the franchise ahead of a proposed move elsewhere.

The 26-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, hinted that he could well still be a Pelican next season despite having tried to force through a mid-season trade deal to join LeBron James in LA.

“I’m under contract still," Davis said at his post-game press conference.

“I have a year left. Obviously it's a possibility it could happen [staying in New Orleans].

“I don't have ill will towards anybody. I know that it's a possibility that next year I could be here as well, so I can't be mad if I'm here next year."

The Pelicans missed out on a play-off spot after finishing 13th in the Western Conference.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Man United can score in Barcelona


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant that his team can score in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League tie away to Barcelona next week.

The Spanish side claimed a 1-0 win in the first leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez combining to force an own goal from Luke Shaw. The return game will played at Camp Nou next Tuesday.

"We're playing against a great team. It's a tough one - we'll go there with the knowledge we can score over there," Solskjaer told BT Sport. "We go there with one thing in my mind: we have to score."

In the previous round, United turned around a 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain by winning 3-1 in the French capital to advance on away goals.

"The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favourites," said Solskjaer, adding that recovering to reach the last four would be a "greater achievement" than the win in Paris.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde also refused to write off the English side.

"Look how they did in Paris, you need only to look at how they did there - the result is yet to be decided," said the Spaniard.

"They are a powerful side and when they pressed us they caused us difficulties. Football is a funny game, it's full of everything. It's hard to move the ball when they are being aggressive in their pressing.

"We thought it was going to be very difficult and 1-0 is not going to decide anything."
 

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