BREAKING: Liverpool hit Chelsea 5-3 in Anfield thriller

first_imgLiverpool held off a Christian Pulisic-inspired comeback as the runaway Premier League champions defeated Chelsea 5-3 ahead of the trophy presentation at Anfield on Wednesday night. Advertisement Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen TodayWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Jurgen Klopp’s title winners got into the party spirit as they were involved in an eight-goal thriller on Merseyside in their final home game of an unforgettable season, though there was little sign of the late drama to come when they led 4-1.Naby Keita’s right-footed rocket opened the scoring, and there was a long-awaited home goal for Roberto Firmino – his first in the league since March 2019 – early in the second half.Roberto Firmino finally ended his home goal drought in the Premier League as Liverpool saw off Chelsea at Anfield.Read Also: Man Utd move closer to UCL spot after West Ham drawThe impressive Pulisic helped the Blues battle back to 4-3, raising hopes of clinching the draw they required to make certain of a top-four finish, but Liverpool had the last word, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slamming home to secure the win. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Lakers’ Nick Young still holding out hope of returning this season

first_img“We’re all thinking about that,” Scott said. “But we still want to get some closure as far as what’s going on with it.”Young will stay out for at least today’s game in Philadelphia as well as a homestand against New Orleans (Wednesday) and Portland (Friday). “I want to get out there before the season is over,” Young told Los Angeles News Group. “It’s been a tough one, but I still want to play and be a part of the team.”Young maintained he’s “not worried” about improving his 13.4 points per game average on a career-low 36.6 percent shooting. “I just want to play. Hopefully I can get some buckets and get some wins,” Young said. “After all the stuff I’ve been going through with the injuries and the media talking about me, I want to go out there, have fun and be Swaggy P.” Young’s lack of progress on his left knee might derail that hope. “We’re not in a big hurry,” Scott said. “As long as he has some problems going on in there, we’re going to take our time.” A day of restHe stared at his cup, slowly mixing some warm tea that Jeremy Lin hoped would make him feel better.The Lakers’ guard had nursed an upper respiratory infection in recent days, though he still managed to fight through it on the court with a dose of antibiotics, pain killers and adrenaline. But the expression on Lin’s face as he stood in the locker room before Sunday’s loss to Brooklyn (32-40) told the whole story. He looked tired and sounded quiet before indicating he would soon head to the trainer’s room and sleep. “It seemed like after every game, it got a little worse,” Scott said. “Today it caught up to him.”Scott expressed confidence that Lin could feel better enough to return for today’s game in Philadelphia. But no one knows for sure. After all, Lin maintained after Saturday’s practice he would keep playing despite his voice sounding frail. But Lin has averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 assists in the past four games while nursing the illness.“He was able to fight through it and put up some pretty good numbers on the offensive end,” Scott said. “He did some good things for us on the defensive end. Even with those last couple of games dealing with it, I thought he was pretty effective.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img NEW YORK >> The storylines surrounding Nick Young once involved his entertaining quotes, his inaccurate shooting and his occasional clashes with coach Byron Scott.But in the past month, it has become reduced to non-injury updates.Scott reported head athletic trainer Gary Vitti told him there “hasn’t been much improvement at all” in Young’s fractured left knee that has sidelined him for the past 18 games, including the Lakers’ 107-99 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at Barclays Center.The Lakers (19-53) will evaluate Young in approximately a week, but will they consider just shutting Young down for the 10 remaining games?last_img read more

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200 Staff of Defeated, Ex-Senators Jobless

first_imgThe inauguration of 12 Senators yesterday in the Chambers of the Liberian Senate was colorful and filled with good cheer, but for 200 support staffers of ousted lawmakers, it was a mournful event that formally marked their dismissal.These now jobless staffers of the 10 defeated Senators in last month’s Special Senatorial Elections and three (3) other Senators, who failed to contest, having quitted electorate politics are anxiously vying for positions with the incoming lawmakers.The defeated Senators whose staffers are hoping to be reemployed are Sen. Lahai G. Lansanah (Bomi); Sen. J.S.B. Theodore Momo, Jr. (Gbapolu); Sen. Gbehzohngar M. Findley (Grand Bassa) and Sen. Abel Massaley (Grand Cape Mount). Others are Sen. Sumo G. Kupee (Lofa); Sen. Clarice Jah (Margibi); Sen. John a. Ballout (Maryland); Sen. Joyce Musu Sumo-Freeman (Montserrado); Sen. J. Jonathan Banney (Rivercess) and Sen. Mobutu V. Nyenpan (Sinoe).Also in the hunt for work are the staffs of three Senators who did not contest the Special Senatorial Election namely Senator Cletus Wotorson (Grand Kru); Sen. Frederick Cherue (River Gee) and Sen. Isaac Nyenabo (Grand Gedeh).Each Senator is entitled to 15 staffers while the heads of the eight (8) Statutory Committees are statutorily entitled to a staff of 16. The same goes for the House of Representatives. The Speaker and the President Pro Tempore get at least 20 staffers each.Scores of saddened staffers were seen lingering in their to-be vacated offices looking depressed.  Some later moved into the courtyards and Rotunda of the Capitol Building in the frame of mind to do anything to be reemployed.“Most of us are here not really to help our (former) bosses to pack up; we are here to beg for inclusion,” Mr. Jasper Togbah said.“With the number of family I have, I can even work as a yard girl,” declared Madam Klubo Kerkulah. “I cannot bear it without a job.”The former Chief of Office Staff of out-going Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Wotorson, Mr. Jenkins Pelenah said he was blessed to be reemployed with Senator Dr. Peter Coleman.“We welcome the 12 Senators happily, but it’s painful to see over 200 of the support staffers in the hunt for reemployment,” Mr. Pelenah said. “And presumably, each of the more than 200 staffers, have at least five persons to feed, so it means about 1,000 persons have been added to the scourge of poverty.”“I feel very depressed,” Mr. Joe Saah sobbed. “It was a very depressing evening. I thought I would be included. What will become of us?” he wondered sadly.An expatriate who begged anonymity, said the dismissal of a huge number of people in the society has adverse effects. She stressed that unemployment and poverty are the two major challenges that are facing the world economy at present.Madam Roberts said unemployment leads to financial crisis, as well as underemployment which lie at the core of poverty.However, staffers of Senator Chief Jewel Howard Taylor (Bong) and Senator Prince Y. Johnson (Nimba) were in high spirits and comforted by the reelection of their bosses.It is believed that 95% of the employees of the new Senators will also be newcomers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man remanded for break and enter

first_imgCion Isaacs, 26, of Lot 121 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday charged for breaking and entering and larceny.The charge, which was read by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, stated that on July 12, 2019, the defendant broke into the home of Sandra Adams and stole $1,400,000 in cash, gold, household appliances and electrical devices.Isaacs denied the charge and was remanded to prison.Police Prosecutor Shondel Daniels told the court that on the day in question, when the Virtual Complainant (VC) arrived at home, she noticed a car was parked in front of her home. According to the Prosecutor, the car subsequently drove off, but as it was moving off, she noticed the trunk which was open was packed with appliances. Realising that her home had been broken into, the VC raised an alarm and public-spirited persons chased after the car. The car eventually stopped and Isaacs was seen inside. The Police were called, and he allegedly later admitted to the theft in his caution statement. The appliances were returned to Adams.Prosecutor Daniels objected to bail. The case will continue on July 29, 2019.last_img read more

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Women’s basketball: Area teams are left out of NCAAs

first_imgOf the five Los Angeles-area programs, only USC watched the selection show with a glimmer of hope at hearing its name called. Some had speculated the Trojans (17-12) could sneak in because the school is hosting first- and second-round games. Texas (18-14) was also hoping to earn a bid and play at home this week. But the Longhorns were snubbed despite playing the 19th-toughest schedule in the country and recording three wins against Top-25 teams. Only four teams from the Pacific-10 Conference earned bids. Conference champ Stanford is the highest seed. The Cardinal earned a No. 2 seed in the Fresno Regional. Arizona State is the No. 3 seed in the Greensboro Regional, California is the No.8 seed in the Dallas Regional and Washington, a team USC beat twice in the final three weeks of the season, earned a No. 11 seed in the Dallas Regional. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the first time in six years, none of the Los Angeles-area women’s basketball programs – USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Cal State Northridge – was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament. The only Southland representative in the field of 64, which was announced Monday, was UC Riverside, the Big West Conference champion, which drew No. 3 seed Arizona State in a first-round game Saturday at Galen Center. center_img But like in the men’s game, women’s basketball is placing less emphasis on selecting or placing teams based on geography or attendance considerations. “I think we just needed a few more wins,” USC coach Mark Trakh said. “I thought our kids did a great job considering everything we went through this year. We lost our point guard, the No. 1 recruit in the country, our top shooter and some other very key players and we still won 17 games and almost made the tournament, so I’m very proud of the kids.” Asked if he was disappointed that the Trojans didn’t get to play in a regional they are hosting, Trakh was blunt. “No,” he said. “They shouldn’t seed teams because they’re hosting. They should seed the best teams.” USC wasn’t the only host school whose bubble burst. last_img read more

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Kaepernick’s camp denies Jay-Z spoke to him before NFL deal: report

first_imgRapper-turned-music-mogul Jay-Z is partnering with the monolithic if ever-uncool National Football League. His Roc Nation entertainment company announced Tuesday that it will be the league’s “live music entertainment strategist,” aimed directly at the Super Bowl halftime show.Jay has dabbled in sports before as a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets and with Roc Nation breaking into the player agency landscape, plus he’s long been a fixture courtside at NBA games.Roc Nation’s latest athletics …last_img

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10 months agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd win

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he enjoyed a dig at Alisson after victory over Manchester United.Such is the strength of spirit in the dressing room, Van Dijk felt comfortable jokingly admonishing the Brazil international afterwards.”I said to him “We have no clean sheet because of you!” No, I made a joke out of it. He’s been fantastic for us,” he said.”It happens, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I didn’t react as well as maybe I could have. It happens sometimes.”It’s how we react and he did brilliantly in the second half. He didn’t get nervous. We had to all bounce back and we did. I said to him, ‘Just keep going, keep your head up and we’ll be fine.'” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Vadra’s interim bail extended till Mar 25; asked him to join probe

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended Robert Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25 in a money laundering case and asked him to join the probe after the ED alleged that he was not cooperating and sought his custodial interrogation.Special judge Arvind Kumar granted the interim anticipatory bail to Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Vadra, who has been granted protection from arrest several times by the court, had filed an anticipatory bail application in the case linked to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by him. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Enforcement Directorate (ED), represented by Special Public Prosecutors D P Singh and Nitesh Rana, told the court that there was reasonable apprehension that Vadra being a highly influential person would tamper with the evidence and hamper the investigation. “If he is granted a blanket protection of bail, there is all likelihood that he will tamper with the evidence and would influence witnesses,” it said. ED further said that Vadra had in a “mala fide” manner raised certain grounds claiming to be a “victim of a political vendetta” and harassment at the hands of the agency. “The allegations were totally unfounded and devoid of any merits. The investigation, in compliance with the procedure established by law, has been conducted as per the evidence on record disclosing commission of grave economic offences,” it said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe probe agency also said that Vadra cited his firm’s cooperation in another case as a ground for him being granted anticipatory bail. “It (other case) has no bearing on the present case. The present case is based on an independent set of transactions, initiated on the basis of commission of offences under the Black Money Act. The investigation pertains to the undisclosed foreign assets and entities to evade tax,” it said. ED further said that it was unfortunate that he has got involved in a “political mud-slinging” but his conduct during the course of investigation raised even more apprehensions that he was a key link to unearth the modus operandi adopted by all the accused persons and hence the agency be given a free hand to interrogate him. It said that the investigation was at a crucial stage and various incriminating documents have come on record. “There are ample evidences in the form of E mails retrieved from seized electronic devices as well as material information gathered from electronic surveillance showing involvement of Vadra, along with his associates in undisclosed overseas assets which he, during course of investigation has denied blatantly taking advantage of interim protection. “From the investigation conducted so far, it is revealed that he is involved in the commission of the offence of cross border and domestic money laundering. He is the beneficial owner of various properties under the investigation in the case, which have been acquired through the proceeds of crime,” the agency said. On February 16, the court had extended his protection from arrest till today. In his anticipatory bail plea, Vadra alleged that he was being subjected to “unwarranted, unjustified and malicious criminal prosecution which on the face of it is completely politically motivated and is being carried out for reasons other than those prescribed under law”. It said Vadra’s office was raided by the ED on December 7, 2018 and, therefore, he seriously apprehends that his liberty may be curtailed by the investigating agency. “The petitioner (Vadra) is being subjected to a farce criminal prosecution which actually is beset with nothing else except political vendetta and most unfortunately the respondent (ED) being the law enforcement agency is a party to the unethical and illegal exercise.last_img read more

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Is Vegas Underrating The Warriors

2013Heat66-16✔ 1997Bulls69-13✔ 1987Lakers65-17✔ 2011Bulls62-20 1994Sonics63-19 1992Bulls67-15✔ 2004Pacers61-21 2008Celtics66-16✔ Our NBA playoff projections, which are based on a version of Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi’s Real Plus-Minus ratings (RPM), give the Golden State Warriors a 48 percent chance of winning the NBA title. Other statistical systems hold the Dubs in similarly high regard: The playoff probabilities at Basketball-Reference.com give them a 47 percent chance of winning a ring, and John Hollinger’s playoff odds put their chances at 38 percent.Gambling markets are more skeptical of Golden State. According to PredictWise, which compiles odds from Betfair and removes the “vig” (house cut), bettors have the Warriors with a 27 percent chance to win the title. And a number of sportsbooks consider LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers to be the title favorites.So here’s a gut-check. The Warriors, with a 67-15 regular-season record, are the top overall seed and will have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. How often does the top overall seed1That is, the team with the best regular-season record, plus whatever tiebreakers apply. win the title?The answer — since the NBA expanded the playoffs to 16 teams in 1984 — is 45 percent of the time, almost exactly the chances RPM assigns to the Warriors. The top seed has won 14 titles in 31 attempts. 2012Spurs50-16 2001Spurs58-24 2000Lakers67-15✔ 2006Pistons64-18 YEARTEAMREGULAR-SEASON RECORDWON TITLE 2005Suns62-20 1990Lakers63-19 1991Blazers63-19 2003Spurs60-22✔ 2007Mavericks67-15 2002Kings61-21 2010Cavaliers61-21 1986Celtics67-15✔ 1998Jazz62-20 1984Celtics62-20✔ 1989Pistons63-19✔ And the Warriors, with 67 wins, are better than your average top seed. Since 1984, nine other top seeds have finished within two games of the Warriors’ regular-season win total (somewhere between 65 and 69 wins). Those teams went 7 for 9 in winning titles. In contrast to the single-elimination NCAA basketball tournament, the best-of-seven format in the NBA playoffs has historically allowed elite teams to rise to the top.We certainly do not recommend you naively trust statistical systems ahead of the handicappers. Vegas is really tough to beat. Gamblers can account for all the information in systems like RPM — plus whatever other data they think is relevant, like postseason experience or how teams match up with one another or the San Antonio Spurs beating the odds again and again.Still, we’re a little more likely to give credence to complex systems like RPM when they’re also able to pass simple gut-checks like this one. 1985Celtics63-19 1996Bulls72-10✔ 2014Spurs62-20✔ 1988Lakers62-20✔ 1999Spurs37-13✔ 1995Spurs62-20 2009Cavaliers66-16 1993Suns62-20 read more

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