Salah brace guides Liverpool past Stoke City

first_imgStoke City 0 Liverpool 3: Salah at the double for rotated Reds Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 06:01 11/30/17 Sadio Mane Getty Images Liverpool edged closer to the top four courtesy of goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah away to Stoke City. Jurgen Klopp’s decision to rest several key men paid off as Liverpool climbed to fifth with a convincing 3-0 win over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday.Mohamed Salah scored twice in a 23-minute cameo off the bench to add to Sadio Mane’s first-half opener and edge the visitors closer to the Premier League’s top four.Egypt international Salah was one of six players rotated out from the side that drew with Chelsea at the weekend, although the changes failed to prevent the Reds from registering a fourth consecutive away win in this fixture. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mane, who had not scored in his previous five league appearances, earlier opened the scoring by punishing a sleepy Stoke defence in the 17th minute.And the Reds all but confirmed another important three points when Salah – who joined the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson on the bench – fired home from Mane’s cross in the 77th minute.The in-form attacker completed the rout with his 12th league goal late in proceedings as Klopp’s side leapfrogged Tottenham, while Stoke – who were aggrieved not to see Simon Mignolet sent off for bringing down Mame Biram Diouf in the first half – slipped to 16th in the table.14 – Mohamed Salah has had a hand in 14 goals in his 14 Premier League games for @LFC (12 goals, 2 assists). Electric. pic.twitter.com/svPn4HYALi— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2017Any concerns over the effectiveness of Liverpool’s attack without Salah were soon extinguished by Mane’s early opener.They were aided by a static Stoke defence, which paused to protest that Joe Gomez’s byline cut-back had run out of play. That enabled Dominic Solanke to turn the ball into the path of Mane, who dinked a clever close-range finish over Lee Grant.Solanke – in his first league start for the club – should have doubled the advantage when he was freed by Roberto Firmino’s back-heel but, with time to pick his spot, the young forward fired straight at Grant.He almost paid an immediate price as Diouf latched onto a long ball, only to be tripped just outside the area by the onrushing Mignolet.The goalkeeper escaped with a yellow card despite denying the attacker what would have been a certain goal, and the resulting free-kick came to nothing.Stoke then received a reprieve of their own on the stroke of half-time, Mane hitting the base of the left upright after being sent through one-on-one by Solanke’s pass.The run of chances continued after the restart as Joe Allen’s half-volley deflected narrowly wide off the fit-again Dejan Lovren.And with Peter Crouch coming more into the match on his first league start of the campaign, Mark Hughes’ men began to mount a greater aerial threat.Crouch’s knock-down from an Erik Pieters cross teed up Allen for another promising opening, but the fast-arriving midfielder blazed well over the crossbar.Klopp responded to the slight loss of control by introducing Salah and James Milner and the former quickly continued his hot run in front of goal, volleying home Mane’s cross to make it 2-0 with just over 15 minutes remaining.And he only needed a further six minutes to double his tally and complete a one-sided victory, outpacing Pieters and applying a cool finish past Grant.Key Opta stats:- Liverpool have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games, winning five and drawing four.- Liverpool have now made 48 changes to their starting XI this season in the Premier League, 11 more than any other side (Everton next on 37).- Sadio Mané scored for the first time in six Premier League games for Liverpool, ending his longest top-flight goal-drought with the Reds (5 games).- Mohamed Salah has had a hand in 14 goals in his 14 games for Liverpool this season in the Premier League (12 goals, 2 assists).- Salah’s haul of 12 goals in his first 14 Premier League games for Liverpool is a club record. read morelast_img read more

a month agoNew Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League clubby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains interested in buying a Premier League club.It’s understood he looked at Newcastle and Chelsea this year – and he may return to buy a top flight club at a later date, says the Mirror.Those close to the man, who started life in a council house in Greater Manchester, insist they haven’t ruled out Ratcliffe ­making a Premier League impact one day.A business confidante said: “Jim was genuinely interested in buying a leading Premier League club. At the same time he wants value for money and after ­considering the cost involved and the ­necessary investment he chose Nice ahead of Premier League clubs he was in negotiations with.” last_img read more

24 days agoChelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lille

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lilleby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed N’Golo Kante is a chance to face Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Injuries have disrupted Kante all season, with a hamstring niggle the latest ailment that caused him to miss Saturday’s win over Brighton.But the World Cup winner returned to training on Tuesday and Lampard was confident he could play against the Ligue 1 outfit.”He trained this morning and he got through training okay,” said Lampard.”He is still one we have to assess in the morning but we are positive he will be fit to play.”The injury doesn’t relate to the Europa League final. What that injury did do, regardless of whether he played that game, was meant he had a broken pre-season.”It’s a slight domino effect. The main injury is now feeling good, but he’s probably got a couple of niggles since that, and a tackle at Manchester United in the first game that affected him on the ankle.”There’s a bit of bad luck in there as well. Everyone is working towards getting him regularly fit so he can play continuous games, and I’m hoping that’s coming really soon.” last_img read more

Hashim Amla to miss South Africa vs Sri Lanka ODIs to be with his ill father

first_imgHashim Amla to miss South Africa vs Sri Lanka ODIs to be with his ill fatherHashim Amla has asked for permission to miss the last one-day international against Sri Lanka on compassionate grounds in order to be with his ailing father.advertisement Reuters Port ElizabethMarch 12, 2019UPDATED: March 12, 2019 18:25 IST Hashim Amla cited family reasons for missing the final two ODIs vs Sri Lanka. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHashim Amla pulled out of the final two ODIs between South Africa and Sri LankaSouth Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Amla’s father is critically illAmla had been rested for the first three ODIs, all of which South Africa wonVeteran batsman Hashim Amla has pulled out of the South African One-Day International squad to play Sri Lanka for family reasons, granting a reprieve for opener Reeza Hendricks who had been dropped for the final two matches of the series.”Hashim has asked to be excused from the last two ODIs of the current series on compassionate grounds since his father is critically ill,” Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.Hendricks played as an opener in the first three games of the series, all won by South Africa, but managed scores of only 1, 29 and 4, dealing a blow to his chances of making the squad for the World Cup in England and Wales starting in late May.The experienced Amla, 35, is seen as a certainty to travel to the global showpiece tournament, but had been rested for the start of the series to allow Hendricks to stake his claim.Amla was rested after a poor Test series last month amid growing speculation his international career is coming to an end.The fourth ODI will be played in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.”Experience is always a key factor in major tournaments such as the World Cup,” said selection panel convener Linda Zondi.”We will use the final two matches in the ODI series to continue to examine all the options that are available to us as far as the World Cup squad is concerned.”South Africa face hosts England in the opening game of the World Cup at The Oval in London on May 30.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Hashim AmlaFollow South Africa vs Sri Lankalast_img read more

How to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmen

first_imgHow to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmenHaving met Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan earlier this year, Adam Zampa believes that the insights gained from the meeting will come in handy for his fellow Australian batsmen when they face him in the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 15:28 IST Zampa met Rashid during the BBL in January 2019 (ICC/IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAdam Zampa had met Rashid Khan during the Big Bash League earlier this yearZampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowlerZampa said that the insights will help Australian batsmen to counter Rashid during the World CupFinger-spinners are ruling the roost in white-ball cricket these days. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has led this renaissance of sorts emerging as the No. 1 T20 bowler in the world. His impact on world cricket has been such that almost every international team these days packs a wrist-spinner in their team while playing ODIs and T20Is. Adam Zampa, the Australian leg-spinner has been a beneficiary of the same.Recalling his meeting with Rashid Khan earlier in January 2019 during the Big Bash League, Zampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowler.”The reason he runs in so fast is because he’s got really thick fingers and holds the ball right at the end (of his fingers),” Zampa explained to reporters.”I bowl it (the ball) right in my palm, he bowls it right at the end. He’s so hard to pick because he just uses the end of his fingers. I tried doing it but they were just slipping out. I was like, ‘this bloke is unbelievable’.”As the two spinners exchanged notes on spin bowling, Zampa also quipped that though ‘could never bowl like Rashid’, the tips from Rashid would certainly come handy for the Australian batsmen when they face Afghanistan on June 1 in the 2019 World Cup.”To his credit he spent about 45 minutes with me…and (Marcus) Stoinis actually came over and was interested. I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid.”But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler.”advertisementThough Afghanistan were one of the last 2 sides to qualify for the World Cup, they have managed to impress everyone with their constant rise in the cricket world. On the other hand, defending champions Australia will be gunning for their 6th World Cup title after receiving a major shot in the arm with the return of Steven Smith and David Warner.Also Read | Where are India’s 2011 World Cup winners?Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Adam ZampaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img read more

Fall Running Gear: Must-Haves for Adjusting to Autumn Temperatures

first_imgAutumn is arguably the best season for running for one reason above all: temperature. For much of the fall, the mornings and evenings are cool, the days are mild, and the air is pleasantly dry. These are the perfect conditions for a great run because they require minimal gear and water, reducing kit weight so you can log more distance in greater comfort. However, fall is also a season of change. In September, the temp can still creep up into the 80s and 90s in many places, and by the time December rolls around, some regions will already be experiencing deep freezes.Even a single autumn day can see dramatic shifts in the temperature and weather. Some fall runs require nothing but a good pair of shoes, socks, and some base layers, but other days will require rain gear, outerwear, a hat, gloves, and more — and don’t forget about the growing hours of darkness.Ultimately, running in autumn requires you to dress for the weather and temperature of the moment, not the season. Here’s the best fall running gear.Best ShoesI tend to run in neighborhoods and on prepared trails, so for the most part, I’m fine in regular running shoes during the spring, summer, and early fall. When the weather starts to get colder, when slick, damp leaves line the sidewalks, and when frosty days leave ice on the ground, I often switch to trail running shoes even for my road runs. The added grip and support is worth the few ounces of extra weight when running on terrain that can be varied and slippery. This year, I’m breaking in a new pair of HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat2 trail runners. If you’ve never tried this brand (or even heard of it), now is the time. The brand’s shoes are designed with maximum cushioning, which is welcome on hard, cold ground and when your joints are a bit stiffer during that first mile. The outsoles are good and grippy, keeping you upright over wet leaves, black ice, and all the other terrain that comes with cooling weather. Just keep in mind that wearing trail runners on roads will wear down the treads faster, but committed running requires a few new pairs of shoes each year anyway.Best SocksAs with most fall running apparel, choosing the right socks means balancing warmth and wicking. You don’t want your feet to be cold, of course, but even worse than cold feet in cold weather are hot and sweaty feet in cold weather. I balance this out by wearing socks with a tight weave that aren’t that thick. Feetures Elite Max Cushion Quarter socks rise up just above the ankle, meeting full-length running tights or pants and protecting your ankles. They have excellent arch compression zones and breathable uppers so your foot stays supported and cool even as you log the miles and your body temperature rises. As the days grow colder, you can switch to crew-length for even more coverage.Best Base Layers 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business I don’t care for running in tights and long-sleeve shirts when I can avoid it, but I dislike skipping a run or jogging in abject misery due to the cold even more. So when I finally have to turn in my T-shirt and Path Projects Sykes PX running shorts for the season, at least I can pull on Mammut Go Dry Tights and Go Dry Longsleeve and know I’ll stay warm and dry and if a bit less comfortable what with compression from ankle to hip. The multi-direction stretch fabrics don’t inhibit movement, they keep your body warmth next to you where you want it, and they draw moisture off your skin and disperse it into the air. On cool days, I often run in base layers alone.Best WindbreakerI recently spent a week in the French and Swiss Alps, during much of which I was running around Chamonix. It was August, but at that elevation, the weather was distinctly autumnal, with icy breezes often blowing in off the mountains. Most of the days, I was plenty warm wearing just a Columbia Titan Lite II Windbreaker over a T-shirt (until the sun set and the temperature plunged, that is). This lightweight, highly flexible jacket takes the sting out of the cold and wicks sweat away from your body so you don’t get chilled or overheat. As a bonus, in the Red Element color, it also looks fine with a pair of jeans, so you can pack even lighter when planning for your active and casual activities.Best JacketI am a huge fan of the Cotopaxi Feugo LT Down Jacket for two reasons above all else: the two side panels that release excess heat and provide superb breathability. With its 950-fill down rating, this jacket is suitable for use under a shell while you traverse a glacier or go ice climbing. But thanks to its great breathability, it works perfectly over a T-shirt for a late autumn run (or hike or walk). It’s comfortable, flexible, and does not have a hood, which often bounces around during a run. While quick-drying, the Fuego LT isn’t waterproof; when it rains, I slip on a Columbia OutDry Ex Caldorado Shell.Best HeadlampNights come on faster and faster with each passing day, and when Daylight Saving Time makes us wind our clocks back an hour, later afternoon or evening autumn run will be in the darkness. Light things up for yourself and improve your visibility to others (meaning motorists, really) with a lightweight headlamp from UCO Gear. The  Vapor Headlamp shines at up to 300 lumens, lighting your way and making you impossible to miss, yet it weighs in at less than a quarter pound.My Favorite Piece of Fall Running GearSure, when it gets super cold out, I’ll pull on a hat and gloves. But my favorite fall weather running accessory of all? It’s the same as my favorite summer running accessory: a great headband. I use a Columbia Montrail Neck Gaiter because I can wear it bunched up as a headband, pulled back to cover my entire head for added warmth and sweat-wicking, around my neck for added insulation, or even up over my face when the icy wind blows. 1 of 2 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing Previous Next Editors’ Recommendations Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

ITF 13 Crew Abandoned in Sri Lanka Ship Arrested

first_imgThirteen crew members of the general cargo ship Sanad were “left close to starvation” after they were abandoned in Colombo, Sri Lanka, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).The vessel was reportedly abandoned by its owner, the Bahrain-based Tylos Shipping & Marine, and arrested on September 7 for unpaid charges to the port authorities.ITF inspector Ranjan Perera, who has been helping the six Indian, four Jordanian and three Myanmar seafarers from the Bahrain-flagged cargo ship, reported that the “have been left without food or drinking water, and with dwindling fuel reserves that could shut down the generators, posing a serious danger to the crew.”ITF further said that the owner also failed to pay the crew their wages for the last five months.The organization in Sri Lanka is supplying the crew with some food stocks and drinking water, while working with ITF headquarters in London, UK to resolve the situation for the seafarers.Sanad’s earlier AIS data, provided by Marine Traffic, shows that the vessel arrived in Colombo in early June, 2017.last_img read more

World Oceans Day at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax is hosting World Oceans Day on Friday, June 5. Showcasing 30 exhibitors from across the region, under the theme Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet, scientists, artists and educators will share their knowledge and understanding of the world’s oceans. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Bringing partners together to discuss ideas and educate the public about oceans is important to Nova Scotians,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Preserving and celebrating healthy oceans is essential to maintaining the province’s rich marine heritage.” Some of the exhibits will include Mermaid Nessie and Mermaid Mutiny from Halifax Mermaids, the Ecology Action Centre, Dalhousie University’s marine affairs program and others. “We are excited again this year to be hosting World Oceans Day events at the Maritime Museum,” said Kim Reinhardt, museum manager. “We must ensure that our oceans are kept as healthy as possible for future generations.” Admission to the museum is free all day with special exhibits inside and on the waterfront. The CSS Acadia, the museum’s 102-year-old research vessel, which is now a permanent exhibit, will also be open. The museum is at 1675 Lower Water St. For more information visit maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Fort McMurray wildfire adds 500M to Albertas projected deficit

Fort McMurray wildfire adds $500M to Alberta’s projected deficit by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2016 1:33 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci releases the 2015-16 year-end financial results in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta’s bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Ceci says he had to revise the projected deficit upward in his first-quarter fiscal update to almost $11 billion from $10.4 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken EDMONTON – The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta’s bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he has had to revise the projected deficit upward in his first-quarter fiscal update to almost $11 billion from $10.4 billion.“I don’t need to tell my fellow Albertans that as a result of the oil-price shock, the economic headwinds facing Alberta remain strong. Albertans see that every day. Many are suffering significant hardship,” Ceci said Tuesday at a news conference where he released the latest numbers.“This year those headwinds are blowing even harder as a result of the Wood Buffalo wildfire.”Regardless, Ceci said, the province will stick to its plan of avoiding deep cuts to the civil service, while continuing to accumulate debt to pay for roads, infrastructure, health and education.“We’re not going to make knee-jerk cuts. We’re not going to make things worse for Albertans,” he said.The May fire in northern Alberta forced more than 80,000 people to flee for a month and destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings in the oilsands hub city.Ceci said the province paid out $647 million in disaster relief, a figure reduced to $195 million after federal aid transfers.On top of that, the province estimates it lost another $300 million in revenue, because the fire severely curtailed oilsands and forestry activity in the area. An estimated 40 million barrels worth of production was lost.The government forecasts Alberta’s overall oil production for the 2016-17 fiscal year will be down about four per cent due to the shutdown.Rebuilding parts of Fort McMurray is expected to boost provincial growth in the years to come, but business losses are expected to cancel out any such stimulus this year.Insurable losses from the wildfires are pegged at $3.6 billion.The Fort McMurray numbers come on top of gloomy forecasts as low oil prices continue to depress Alberta’s economy, although a modest recovery is predicted for 2017.Alberta’s real GDP, the benchmark figure representing all of Alberta’s newly produced goods and services, is predicted to fall 2.7 per cent, mainly due to the fire. It fell 3.7 per cent last year. It’s a back-to-back plunge not seen since the last Alberta oil crash in the 1980s.Real exports were expected to go up by 1.9 per cent. Instead, they’re now predicted to fall 1.7 per cent.Alberta will rack up $32 billion in debt this year and remains on track for $58 billion in debt by 2019.Debt servicing costs have now surpassed $1 billion a year and Alberta’s debt-to-GDP ratio is up to 10.25 per cent.Opposition Wildrose critic Glenn van Dijken said the NDP needs to create a plan to balance the books by reducing spending and streamlining services, rather than simply wishing high oil prices will return.“If we don’t act now, it will only mean higher taxes for future generations and less services,” said van Dijken.Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver agreed.“It’s evident that the NDP has no intention of being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars and will forge ahead with their reckless agenda, no matter what it ends up costing Albertans,” said McIver in a news release.Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said NDP policies are failing Albertans, starting with a hike of the corporate tax rate to 12 per cent from 10 per cent.“Despite big corporate tax increases, Alberta’s tax revenues are way down and will continue to drop because the NDs have done nothing to create a positive investment climate,” Clark said in a news release.“In fact, they’ve done the opposite.” read more