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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool’s two goal Shaqiri: I always try to make an impactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s two goal Xherdan Shaqiri was delighted with his role after their 3-1 win over Manchester United.Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the final whistle, the Switzerland international explained how he used his natural disappointment with being a substitute as motivation to influence the outcome when he got a chance.“Every player is not happy when he is on the bench, that’s pretty normal. But only 11 players can play – the coach decides,” said Shaqiri to liverpoolfc.com.“I always try to make an impact when I come on or play from the beginning. Today was a very good impact with the two goals, I’m delighted.”He added: “It was an amazing win and important, too. We played very well. In the second half, we did more than Manchester United – we tried and tried. In the end, we fully deserved to win this game.“When you see the statistics, we did everything in this game to win. It was very intense and we kept the high intensity in this game. It was an important win and a nice win against Manchester United.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lovren insists Liverpool feel no pressureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren does not believe pressure is an issue for the Reds.It is the best chance the club have experienced to win the Premier League in a long time.They are now six points ahead of Tottenham and seven up on champions Manchester City.But Lovren believes no one is under pressure in the Reds dressing room, as they are only concerned about performing in the next game.”It’s only about us and that’s how we should do it always. We learn from these previous seasons,” the defender said to the club’s official website.”There’s no pressure. In the previous years, yes, but now when you look in the dressing room, when you go into Melwood in the morning, everybody is happy, nobody talks about anything other than the next game.”We can’t talk about something that will happen in five or six months. We go game by game and we will see where we finish. “For us, every game is a final. It’s good to hear all these positive words but we don’t live on these positive words, we live on winning games.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield out of FA Cup after Bristol City defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town are out of the FA Cup after a 1-0 defeat at Bristol City.A third-round tie low on quality was settled by Josh Brownhill’s 72nd-minute strike, the midfielder dispatching his fourth goal of the season after twisting and turning in a congested penalty area.Until then, after a largely forgettable first half, Huddersfield had looked the more likely winners with half-time substitutes Alex Pritchard and Steve Mounie adding pace and purpose to their attacks.But Huddersfield are bottom of the Premier League for a reason, they have scored only 13 times in 21 top-flight games and have little, if any, confidence in front of goal.Against Bristol City, opponents unbeaten in eight Sky Bet Championship games, and increasingly finding form as the season unfolds, it was to prove their undoing.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Luiz reveals Cesc gave farewell speech to Chelsea playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz has revealed Cesc Fabregas gave a formal farewell speech to Chelsea’s players over the weekend.While no deal with Monaco is as yet confirmed, Fabregas is expected to soon sign for them.“He did a speech and then after that we all say thank you for him, and hug him,” David Luiz revealed.“I think it’s an emotional day not just for him, for everybody. One of the best players playing in England was him, everyone knows that. Sad for everybody when you lose this kind of player, this kind of person, but I think everybody has to stand up and clap the hands for him because he deserves it.“It’s always difficult to lose players, especially like him, because like I say he’s a world-class player but also I understand it’s part of the process, and if it’s better for him and better for the club, we have to understand that.”Fabregas won two Premier League titles, a League Cup and an FA Cup with Chelsea, and Luiz said it was that champion’s assertiveness that would remain in the memory.“I think he won everything with this club. My memories are always going to be with the world-class player, with the great technique, he’s a great guy.“He has experience. He knows football, I think he had the opportunity to learn in many different changing rooms when he was so young, before, so he brings always a confidence, energy for the team, and then in the pitch he showed that it doesn’t matter the game, he’s always going to show his qualities. Sad. It’s really sad for us. We are wishing him all the best, because he deserves it.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers: Henderson suspension cost Liverpool titleby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has suggested it was Jordan Henderson’s suspension and not a slip from Steven Gerrard that cost Liverpool the 2013/14 Premier League title.Rodgers’ Liverpool side won 12 of their last 14 Premier League games at the end of the 2013-14 season.But a loss to Chelsea – in which the infamous Gerrard slip occurred – and a draw at Crystal Palace saw Manchester City claim the title.Speaking ahead of a reunion with his former club this weekend, Rodgers says it was the loss of Henderson which caused them to drop points.”The story that went unnoticed was Jordan [Henderson] was unavailable for three of the last four games because of a last-minute sending off against City,'” he told The Telegraph.”He was a huge miss for us that day (against Chelsea). “But as time goes on and you see the images and you realise how well we played that season so I don’t lose sleep about it.”
zoom The newly-built Maltese-flagged containership Kea Trader ran aground today off New Caledonia, the ship’s AIS data shows.The boxship hit the Durand Reef, some 100 kilometres southeast of the island of Mare.The 18 crew members on board have not been injured in the incident, and there have been no visible traces or reports of any immediate pollution from the vessel, according to the ship’s owner Lomar Shipping.Based on the ship’s vessel tracking data, Kea Trader was en route from Papeete port in French Polynesia to the Port of Noumea, New Caledonia.“The situation is currently stable and the weather forecast is good for the coming days,” the company said.Lomar added that it has activated its emergency response centre and was coordinating with all relevant authorities and organisations.A salvage team has been sent to the site and is providing support.“We are grateful for the rapid help and support that has been given since the vessel ran aground. We are currently working with the authorities and other industry experts to determine when and how the vessel is to be re-floated,” a spokesman from Lomar told World Maritime News.The cause of the grounding is yet to be disclosed.“An internal company investigation will work alongside the official inquiry to thoroughly examine this incident,” the company added.The 2, 194 TEU Subpanamax boxship, constructed by China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in 2017, is chartered by Seatrade Groningen as of June 7, 2017, VesselsValue data shows.World Maritime News Staff
Trace Adkins will reach a special milestone with the USO this spring – his tenth entertainment tour in thirteen years.To celebrate, the country music star will take part in a ten-day, three-country trip to the Middle East and Europe (For security reasons, country names and tour dates cannot be released at this time).Adkins is scheduled to perform approximately five acoustic shows and four full band performances at nine bases in three countries over the span of just ten days. In celebration of the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th anniversary and its May partnership with the USO and MusiCorps as part of Cause for Applause – a nine month celebration highlighting countless important causes and charities – Adkins will also bring a treasured Grand Ole Opry tradition with him on his USO tour.Adkins is far from a stranger in supporting troops and military families. He first volunteered with the USO in 2002 and became one of the first entertainers to travel to the Middle East. Over the past 13 years, Adkins has participated in nine USO tours and traveled to seven countries – visiting, entertaining and creating #USOMoments for more than 43,218 troops and military families. Among the countries he has visited with the USO are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait and the U.S.Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques – selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. When he is not in the studio working on his new album, the 6’6″ megastar can be seen shooting an episode of NBC’s “Night touring the globe or Shift,” or on location for his new film “Road Runner.” ”I can’t believe I’m about to go out on my tenth USO tour,” said Trace. “It feels like just yesterday when I first went out. No matter how many times I go out, or which countries and bases I visit, it never gets old. As long as they are out there serving our nation and sacrificing their lives… I’ll continue to tour with the USO.”The USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign invites Americans to join Trace Adkins in honoring, saluting and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families. The campaign, much like this tour, centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners and date nights to children’s births and bedtime stories – that our troops and their families selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country. To learn more visit USOmoments.org.
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Senior Andrea Walker has seen it all in her four years playing basketball at Ohio State, but this season has been her most productive yet.Walker has already matched or surpassed her highest career output in rebounds, points and assists with six games still remaining, but her stat line won’t be compared with the best players in the nation.Walker has played backup to two of the best centers in OSU history while on the team: Jessica Davenport and junior Jantel Lavender.“I don’t really care about minutes. As long as our team is winning, I’m happy here,” Walker said. “I think that I’ve gotten better playing against the best centers.”Walker’s 6-foot-5-inch frame allows her to dominate smaller players while on the floor, but it also helps her to push Lavender to the brink in practice to help her get better. Sometimes, it can become a little more than just a practice.“I think there have been days where me and [Walker] get really physical. We get mad at each other sometimes,” Lavender said. “I think we make each other better everyday … because we always play each other hard.”Walker also has to play the role of senior, one of only four on the team, to help get OSU through the tough times of the season, like the past couple weeks.She does so not only with her words, but also her play, as she recorded 28 minutes and 15 points, her highest totals of the season, in OSU’s 67-62 loss to Indiana on Jan. 31.Walker has really been part of the rise of OSU women’s basketball. Since her freshman year, OSU has had 100 wins and 19 losses and has made the NCAA Tournament each year. Her freshman and sophomore years, OSU was ousted in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but in her junior year they advanced to the Sweet 16.Although she doesn’t make headlines, her team feels that people don’t understand how good she really is.“I think people don’t give her enough praise and attention. I think she’s long and can block shots,” Lavender said. “People don’t give her enough attention as far as recognizing her abilities to defend the post and alter people’s shots. She can score in the post just as well as anybody.”Walker has had better averages in almost every statistical category since starting Big Ten play, one of only a few players on the team to do so.The Buckeyes will need her production to continue as they enter a tough stretch in their schedule over the next five games when they face Purdue, Wisconsin and Michigan State. OSU lost to Purdue once already and didn’t put away Wisconsin or Michigan State until late in the game when they last played.