Basel through as Gerrard heroics come too late to save Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool’s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16 on Tuesday after withstanding a late fightback sparked by a stunning Steven Gerrard free kick.Gerrard curled the ball into the top corner with eight minutes remaining to cancel out Fabian Frei’s rasping first-half drive, but the Premier League side, who had been reduced to 10 men following the second half sending off of Lazar Markovic, could not find the crucial winner.Barring their late flurry, it was a largely a dismal home performance from Liverpool who finished third in Group B on five points, two adrift of second place Basel.Liverpool, whose poor start to the season shows no sign of improving, will now drop into the demanding Europa League.last_img read more


Davis looking to build on Walker Cup momentum

first_imgHydel High School’s outstanding goalkeeper, Shaquan Davis, said it was a big disappointment that the school did not go further in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. However, he and his teammates will be looking to go the distance next season, as his aim will be to add a Manning Cup title to the Walker Cup crown, which they lifted a few weeks ago for their first schoolboy football title. Davis, Man of the Match for the final against Excelsior, which they won 2-0, was lost for words after winning the school’s first title and the MVP award. “This feeling cannot be explained. I can’t find a way to tell you how I am feeling now but it’s a great feeling,” Davis said. “I did not really make the impact I had hoped this season. I am always confident in myself. I am Shaquan Davis and I know what I am capable of, but I am looking to market myself as a player because I am looking to go forward in the profession. “But I have a next year, so next year we will be looking to do it in the Manning Cup. Our objective (this season) was the Manning Cup and we didn’t get it. But I made a mark and we were able to lift the Walker Cup, and I am glad for that,” the goalkeeper added. The colourful and brave ‘shot stopper’ has been crucial to his team’s display throughout the season, starting with the opening Manning Cup game against Jamaica College, where his talent came to light. In the Walker Cup final against Excelsior, he was equally impressive, as he kept a clean sheet to help his school to its first football title. MOVING FORWARD Davis, who is also one of the school’s top basketball players and Duhaney Park’s Major League goalkeeper, said his intention now is to continue to improve on and off the field and build on the momentum from this season. “I am the vice-captain and I cover my team, so I had to constantly be talking to them. But I couldn’t have done this without my teammates, so thanks to them, but right now my next move is to get some subjects and try to move forward, as I will be looking to get a scholarship next season,” he said.last_img read more


F Division launches Bartica Youth Summer Programme

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force is continuing to work diligently to have youths across the country engaged in constructive activities under its crime prevention initiative.F Division Commander Ravindranauth Budhram along with facilitators and participants of the summer programme at the launch on MondayTo this end, F Division (Interior locations) on Monday launched a summer programme in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The programme, which will last for two weeks, targets children between the ages of six and 16.During the summer programme, the participants will be engaged in various activities and interactive sessions. Some of these activities include football, cricket, singing, and crafting sessions in floral arrangements and sewing (designing patterns), among other activities.The facilitators of the summer programme will include members of the Police Force, teachers and other volunteers from the town of Bartica. Senior Superintendent and Divisional Commander Ravindradat Budhram disclosed that at the end of the two-week programme, there will be an exhibition for the parents of the participants to view the pieces created by the children.According to the Divisional Commander, the aim of the programme is to get youths in Bartica meaningfully involved and occupied during the school break.“The youths today will be the leaders of the future, and therefore this programme will enhance their ability to interact with each other and work as a team. It will also help them to strive to be part of the solution in keeping their community safe,” Commander Budhram stated.last_img read more


Liverpool reject mega £40m Arsenal Suarez bid

first_imgBut Liverpool have knocked back the new offer, maintaining that they are only compelled to inform the 26-year-old of any bids exceeding that amount – and that they do not have to sell at that price.They have made it clear that they do not want to sell the striker, and are unlikely to contemplate any offers below £50 million.Suarez is scheduled to hold talks regarding his future with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in Australia on Wednesday, following a friendly against Melbourne Victory at the MCG.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s desire to sign the Uruguay international has intensified after being frustrated in his attempts to sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, who looks set to join former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez at Napoli.But Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday that he expects Suarez to honour his contract, which has three years to run.Rodgers has also stated that he believes the striker to be as valuable as Edinson Cavani, who recently joined Paris Saint-Germain for £55 million on June 16.Suarez, signed from Ajax for £22.8 million in January 2011, first announced in May that he wanted to leave Anfield.He initially claimed he was been driven out of the Premier League by the British media and the Football Association, having been given a 10-match domestic ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League match at Anfield on April 21.He then said earlier this month that he was flattered by Arsenal’s interest, with his agent Pere Guardiola indicating to Liverpool that the forward wanted to join a club in the Champions League.Suarez flew to Melbourne on Sunday to join up with Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, having been given a break by the club after playing for Uruguay at the Confederations Cup in Brazil in June.The striker has six games still to serve on his domestic ban for biting Ivanovic, and will not be able to play in the Premier League until September.-BY ESPN0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, July 24- Arsenal have stepped up their attempt to sign Luis Suarez with a £40,000,001 (Sh5.365b) offer – which Liverpool have rejected.The bid was made on Tuesday after Liverpool had turned down a previous offer of £30 million, sources told ESPN. It is understood that Arsenal have made their latest bid in the belief that it will trigger a reported £40 million release clause in the contract Suarez signed last summer.last_img read more


El Segundo revisits pilot sign

first_imgA splintered council approved the sign’s language in 1988 after considering a few other options such as “Turn at the Coastline, Stupid,” “LAX Crash Site” and “The Most Careless Airline of the Month is … .” At the time, then-Councilman Alan West called the move “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” West’s prediction that the sign would bring the city “ridicule and laughter” came true after the display attracted national media attention, he said. “It did, and it will again,” West said Monday, adding that he was “flabbergasted” that the council would consider a sign again. The billboard stayed put for a couple of years until it was covered in 1991 after the Federal Aviation Administration launched new takeoff procedures designed to curb flyovers. If fashions come back in style every 20 years, El Segundo is right on schedule. The City Council tonight will mull over bringing back an old favorite first seen in town in 1988 – a large sign telling pilots taking off at adjacent Los Angeles International to stay clear of El Segundo’s airspace. At Councilman Bill Fisher’s behest, it will discuss whether to study another billboard along Imperial Avenue to fight so-called early turns by pilots. Tired of pilots immediately turning left after takeoff and cutting over town, El Segundo nearly 20 years ago erected an 8-foot-tall sign, then reading “Unsafe Area For Jets.” andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com (310) 543-6111160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more



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Dems say they’re ready to deliver

first_imgAnalysts said Democrats are backing themselves into a corner and making promises they might not be able to keep. One of Democrats’ biggest gripes over the past few years has been California’s so-called balance of payments – the 79 cents it gets back in federal spending for every tax dollar its citizens pay. Many ridiculed Schwarzenegger after the governor dubbed himself “The Collectionator” but failed to increase that ratio. Bruce Cain, director of the University of California’s Institute for Governmental Studies, noted that Congress actually has little power over the state’s lopsided give for what it gets. That figure, he and others say, is largely determined by wealth and age. California has a lot of the former, and the wealthy pay larger percentages of their income in taxes; it doesn’t have much of the latter, who receive the highest percentage of federal benefits. For Democrats, Cain said, “There is a danger of unrealistic expectations. This is going to be a problem for them. “The issue is, what will be the political consequence of raising expectations?” Claremont-McKenna College political science professor Jack Pitney agreed that California Democrats won’t be able to do much more than Republicans. But he argued they won’t face too many consequences. “They’re counting on people not remembering,” he said. “It’s a pretty abstract issue. I never heard anybody talking about it when I was in line at Ralphs.” In the meantime, it may be Republicans’ turn to bash Democrats for failing to boost spending to the state. “The spending ratio is to political rhetoric as Elvis is to pop radio,” said Pitney. “It will always be there.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Republicans on Wednesday defended their ability to bring home the bacon for the state. “We did pretty well,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. “The facts don’t really back up their argument,” added Jo Maney, spokeswoman for Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora. A recent emergency supplemental spending bill alone included $30 million for levy repairs in the state, she said. “In fact, we have been able to send money back to California,” Maney said. “We’re interested in working together and improving on our successes.” WASHINGTON – California Democrats have long accused Republicans of failing to fight for the state’s “fair share” of federal dollars. Now it’s their turn to deliver, and some Democrats are already boasting about how much better they will do. “We believe that the Democratic Congress is going to be much more sympathetic to California,” state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez said Wednesday as he prepared to visit with incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Barbara Boxer. In Washington to pick up an award for his work on global-warming legislation and to lobby for federal funding, Nuñez said the cadre of powerful California House Republicans was unable to overcome opposition to the state from GOP leaders. “Part of it was to punish the states that don’t vote Republican, it seems to me,” Nuñez said. Even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, he said, “privately expressed frustration to me about the Republican leadership in Congress not being receptive to California’s needs.” last_img read more


Ross County now face spell which could define their season

first_imgRoss County manager Jim McIntyre admitted his side rode their luck in a 2-1 win over Hamilton, underlining the importance of the Staggies’ upcoming seven fixtures.County played for almost all the second half with 10 men after Jamie Reckord was sent off in the 47th minute for a professional foul on Dougie Imrie. The home side led the Ladbrokes Premiership match 1-0 at half-time thanks to Alex Schalk’s goal moments before the break, but when Imrie levelled midway through the second half it appeared Hamilton were the likelier team to take the win. However, the 10 men stuck to their task and defended stoutly before they got a rare sight of goal in a breakaway move which resulted in a free-kick in the 78th minute, when Ali Crawford was adjudged to have fouled Andrew Davies.  He said: “From there on in, we had to hang in there. We had the goalkeeper making good saves, blocks on the line, some heroic defending – and a wee bit of luck at times as well. “We knew chances would be at a premium and it was a free-kick good enough to win, and grace, any game. “We knew the seven league games coming up were going to be huge – and they will determine how successful we are this season. For me, it was vitally important we won today’s match.” Ian McShane stepped up to beat Michael McGovern with a fine strike. Hamilton tried their best to rescue a point but County held on for all three points, which keeps them in fourth spot in the table. Ross boss Jim McIntyre said: “With the condition of the pitch and the weather today it was never going to be pretty. We knew scoring the first goal was going to be vital. “We managed to do that at a good time, going in 1-0 at the break without either team creating much.”  McIntyre acknowledged his side were on the ropes after Hamilton drew level. last_img read more



first_imgORG Dan FeeneyOutland Trophy Watch ListNo. 1 Offensive Guard Nationally – Phil Steele, Lindy’s, USA Today1st Team All-American – ESPN, Sporting News, Phil Steele, Lindy’s, Athlon1st Team All-Big Ten – ESPN, Sporting News, Phil Steele, Lindy’s, AthlonK Griffin OakesLou Groza Award Watch ListNo. 6 Kicker Nationally – Lindy’s1st Team All-Big Ten – Sporting News, Phil Steele, Lindy’s, AthlonWR Simmie Cobbs, Jr.Maxwell Award Watch List1st Team All-Big Ten – Phil Steele2nd Team All-Big Ten – Lindy’s, AthlonLS Dan Godsil2nd Team All-Big Ten – Phil SteeleS Jonathan Crawford3rd Team All-Big Ten – AthlonLB Marcus Oliver3rd Team All-Big Ten – Phil SteelePR Mitchell Paige3rd Team All-Big Ten – Phil SteeleRB Devine Redding3rd Team All-Big Ten – Phil Steele, AthlonDC Tom AllenNo. 8 Coordinator Hire Nationally – Athlon IU led the Big Ten in scoring offense for the first time since the league began using the entire season as the statistical champion in 1985. Indiana had not led the league in total offense since 1988.The Hoosiers became the fourth college football team to have a 3,500-yard passer, a pair of 1,000-yard running backs and a 1,000-yard receiver in the same year. IU was also one of only two Power Five conference teams with two 1,000-yard running backs (Baylor).Indiana opens the 2016 campaign at Florida International on Thursday, Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU), and kicks off its seven-game home schedule against Ball State on Saturday, Sept. 10 (noon, ESPNEWS). IU also hosts Wake Forest (Sept. 24), Michigan State (Oct. 1, 8 p.m., BTN), Nebraska (Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.), Maryland (Oct. 29), Penn State (Nov. 12) and Purdue (Nov. 26). Season tickets are available by clicking here, by phone at 1-866-IUSPORTS or in person at the Assembly Hall Ticket Office. The Hoosiers full schedule is available by clicking here.The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are a part of the annual FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects a 26-man first team and eventually the three Outland finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.The list will be trimmed to six or seven semifinalists on Thurs., Nov. 17. Five days later, three Outland Trophy finalists will be named by the FWAA. The winner of the 71st Outland Trophy – named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn at the turn of the 20th century – will be announced on live on ESPN on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thurs., Dec. 8. For the second straight year, the show will air from the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be held on Jan. 11, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. This year, Oklahoma’s Greg Roberts, the 1978 Outland Trophy winner, will be honored and presented an Outland Trophy, which was not given in the era in which he won the award. In addition, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer, will receive the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the same banquet.The Outland Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 22 awards boast over 722 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.ncfaa.org to learn more about our story. Indiana fifth-year senior right guard Dan Feeney is a member of the Outland Trophy Watch List for the second straight season, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced today. The list includes 22 offensive tackles, 20 offensive guards, 17 defensive tackles and 11 centers.Cream and Crimson Spring Football Game, 04/18/15_Mike DickberndFeeney, an ESPN, Associated Press, CBS Sports and SI.com All-America selection as a redshirt junior, has allowed just one sack in 37 career starts at right guard (2,719 snaps). In 2015, he did not allow a sack in 475 called pass attempts.The Orland Park, Ill., native finished with a team-best 102 knockdowns in 1,069 snaps. A first team All-Big Ten honoree, Feeney was also a Lombardi Award Watch Lister.Indiana finished 2015 first in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense, while placing second in rushing offense in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers became the first team since Ohio State in 1995 to lead the league in total, passing and scoring offense.last_img read more


Transportation advocates still waiting for regional plan

first_imgOriginally expected for release this fall, advocates are now anticipating that a regional transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario will be pushed into the new year.Terence Johnson, president of Transport Action Canada, said he previously heard the Ministry of Transportation’s plan was coming in November.“We will continue to be hopeful that we’ll see something sooner rather than later,” he said.When asked about the status of the plan, the Ministry of Transportation stated in an email: “The ministry is working to release a transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario in due course. Please stay tuned for more information.”Johnson said he doesn’t believe there should be any delay for the plan.“There’s no need for this to be a long-term project,” he said. “The mistake the previous government made was to do something that was going to take more than a single term of office to study, rather than do something that could be done and deliver results, and then move on from there and deliver more results.”In its first budget in April, the province promised a regional transportation plan would be coming in the fall while hitting pause on a high-speed rail system to connect Southwestern Ontario to Toronto.As part of this promised plan, Doug Ford’s government has said it will widen the London-Tilbury stretch of Highway 401 to six lanes from four and add the median barriers.The plan is also expected to consider other services such as inter-city busing, issues key in a region that’s seen an erosion of rail passenger and busing services and where many want improved links to the Toronto region.Transport Action Canada says the most pressing need in Southwestern Ontario is for CN to provide additional train paths to Via Rail on the main line between Burlington, London and Sarnia.Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who has long lobbied for improved transportation, said there needs to be more consultation with average citizens, not just municipal officials and similar stakeholders.He said he expected an announcement soon concerning inter-city bus transportation between such centres as Sarnia, London and Strathroy.In other transportation developments, a light-rail project in Hamilton was cancelled Monday after the provincial government said the project would cost more than five times its original price tag.Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said the government would no longer fund the 17-stop project but would create a task force to help it decide how to spend a billion dollars on transit in the city.The 14-kilometre project was estimated to cost $1 billion when the previous Liberal government committed to funding it in 2014. The Progressive Conservatives promised during the 2018 election to move ahead with it, but Mulroney said Monday the cost had now ballooned to $5.5 billion.Bradley called it “stunning” when he learned of the government’s LRT decision, given the time, effort and co-operation that had went into the preliminary stages.“It’s a job creator, it’s a job keeper, when you upgrade your transportation system,” he said. “I’m hoping that whatever they’ve promised for Southwestern Ontario is written in blood.“It’s needs to be there that we can say, ‘This is the plan, we are going to support it and it’s going to happen.’”– With Canadian Press filestterfloth@postmedia.comTwitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more