Liverpool ride their luck to beat Wolves, Chelsea comeback stuns Arsenal

first_img– ‘Awful’ Chelsea beat Arsenal –Arsenal seemed set to give Arteta a first home win in the league since October as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener was just reward for one of the Gunners’ best performances of the season.However, the defensive blunders that have blighted Arsenal’s season under three different managers cost them again when goalkeeper Bernd Leno came and missed a Mason Mount free-kick to allow Jorginho to tap home an equaliser seven minutes from time.Chelsea capped the comeback four minutes later when Tammy Abraham led a counter-attack from one end to the other before finishing from Willian’s cross.“We were so awful for 30 minutes; slow, lethargic, nervous,” said Lampard, who made a tactical change to bring on Jorginho after just 34 minutes.“The second half was nothing to do with tactics, it was all to do with spirit and desire.”However, Arsenal were furious Jorginho was still on the field to equalise as he escaped a second yellow card at 1-0 for a foul on Alexandre Lacazette.VAR also had a big role to play at the Etihad where City were again far from convincing but did enough to inflict a first away defeat in nearly a year on Sheffield United.The Blades had a goal ruled out by a VAR review before half-time for another close offside call against Lys Mousset.The Frenchman also wasted another good chance when one-on-one with Claudio Bravo and the visitors were punished by a characteristically clinical finish from Aguero as he rifled home De Bruyne’s through ball.De Bruyne then doubled City’s advantage eight minutes from time as Pep Guardiola’s men bounced back from defeat at Molineux less than two days ago.“After 48 hours we recovered for an incredible game after more than 80 minutes with 10 men, so compliments to the team,” said Guardiola.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool 1 Wolves 0 Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2 Man City 2 Sheffield 0London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool needed the aid of VAR to re-establish their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday as a late Chelsea fightback inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Arsenal in Mikel Arteta’s first home game in charge.Manchester City remain 14 points adrift of the runaway league leaders, but closed the gap on second-placed Leicester thanks to second-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne to beat Sheffield United 2-0.Sadio Mane scored the only goal of a controversial clash at Anfield as Liverpool extended their unbeaten run at home in the league to 50 games.“If it would be easy to win that number of games a lot more teams would have done it,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.“It is not easy and you have to fight with all you have. Sometimes we have more and sometimes less and the boys do that all the time, so I couldn’t be more proud of what they did again.”Mane’s strike three minutes before half-time was initially ruled out for a handball by Adam Lallana in the build-up, but a VAR review overturned referee Anthony Taylor’s on-field decision.Moments later Wolves thought they had levelled when Pedro Nieto fired low past Alisson Becker, but again the VAR review went against the visitors as the goal was ruled out for a fractional offside against Jonny.“We feel massively hard done by, I can’t get my head around it. It is ridiculous,” said Wolves captain Connor Coady.“For me it is not working. Some people are saying it gets the right decision but we’re the players on the pitch and it doesn’t feel right to me.”Wolves had less than 48 hours to recover from a thrilling 3-2 victory over City on Friday, but still had plenty of chances to secure at least a point after the break as Becker denied Diogo Jota before Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore had shots deflected wide in the closing stages.Just a second league defeat in 15 games means Wolves fall five points behind Chelsea in the fight for a top-four finish after Frank Lampard’s men staged a dramatic turnaround at the Emirates.last_img read more

Four New Coronavirus Cases in Florida

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health on Saturday announced that the state has three new presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.The new cases are in Manatee, Charlotte, Volusia, and Okaloosa counties.There are 17 confirmed cases of the virus in Florida, and two people have died from it. Another 278 individuals are being monitored for symptoms.Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Saturday morning to activate to Level II, in order to coordinate the state’s response and to provide critical support to the state’s Department of Health as well as county health departments.On Friday night, the Department of Health announced that a Lee County woman and a Santa Rosa County man had died from COVID-19.The contagion has also made its way to South Florida, with two presumptive cases in Broward County, which were announced Friday evening.This is a developing story.Gov. Ron DeSantis activates level II response to coronaviruslast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis: Florida ‘flattened the curve’ without ‘draconian’ rules

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is explaining how he plans to reopen the state at the end of the month now that the curve is flattening.Appearing on FOX News, Gov. DeSantis praised residents for doing their part to help flatten the curve amid the coronavirus pandemic. Broward County Mayor Dale Holness says he’s looking at reopening some public spaces as soon as next week. The first areas to reopen could be parks, boat ramps and golf courses. Boca Raton will be reopening boat ramps this morning to commercial fishermen to use.and will meet again on Monday to consider reopening more of Boca.The coronavirus is responsible for more deaths in Southeast Florida. The Florida Department of Health yesterday announced about two dozen more deaths across Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Statewide, there were 44 deaths reported yesterday.last_img read more

Gnarlies Angels dump Salmo; Killjoys beat up on city rivals, Lumber Jackies

first_imgHowever, Gnarlies Angels stepped up the pace on the Babes early and often in the second half to skate away with the victory.In the second match, the Killjoys also managed to put together a strong second half against rivals Lumber Jackies.Leading 66-49 at recess, the Killjoys scored 97-69 to grab the win — the second in as many games.The Killjoys defeated Dam City Rollers 181-78 during a mid-week encounter at the NDCC Arena.The league is idle until Saturday, July 28 in Castlegar when the Killjoys face the Bad News Betties of Trail in one game while Lumber Jackies meeting Valley Vendettas of Slocan in the late game.On Saturday, July 21, Kootenay Kannibelles host Spokannibals at 6 p.m. in the Castlegar and District Arena.The Kannibelles are fresh from finishing second in the Western Canadian Championships last month in Nelson.The all-star team of players from the West Kootenay League qualified for the National tournament in January of 2013. Defending champion Rossland Gnarlies Angels made a statement Friday night in Nelson that the road to West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League title still goes through the Golden City.The Angels outscored Salmo’s Babes of Brutality 102-60 in the second half to dump their league rivals 167-120 at the Crashablanca Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.With the win Gnarlies Angels continue to lead the league standings.In the second game of the doubleheader, host Killjoys ousted city rivals Lumber Jackies 163-118.The Babes squad definitely wasn’t playing a full strength, missing star Bobbi “Beretta Lynch” Barbarich from the lineup.Despite the loss, the Babes took the early lead and stayed with the Angels until late in the half when Rossland took a 65-60 lead at halftime.last_img read more

Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last year

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Well, Ben Mbala is not the one to forget and he knows this version of the Green Archers is far different from the unit that won the title a year ago.“I say defense, we’re not the defensive-minded team we used to be last year and that’s something we need to change,” said Mbala Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after La Salle lost to arch rival Ateneo, 76-75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La SalleLa Salle’s loss to Ateneo saw it slip to 5-2, a respectable record but a far cry considering how powerful the Green Archers were last year. Read Next Pons lifts FEU over Adamson for PVL Finals berth For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s only the first round, we still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Blue Eagles. “I’m sure coach (Aldin Ayo) and all of us players will be able to work on that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how the mighty have fallen.With De La Salle’s recent slippage in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one may be forgiven that he forgot how dominant the Green Archers back in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Green Archers waylaid opponents in the first round of Season 79 holding them down to an average of 73 points a game while scoring 88.4 to end up with a 7-0 record.Those numbers, however, are not even close from what La Salle put up in the first seven games this season.The defending champions may be scoring more this year, averaging 96.9 points a game, but they also allow their opponents to score way more compared to last season as their points allowed skyrocketed to 90.3 points per outing.La Salle outscored opponents by 18.4 points a game in the first round of Season 79 but Season 80 saw the Green Archers take wins by an average of just 6.6 points.Mbala hopes the Archers can change their fortunes in the second half of the tournament, a stage where the Final Four picture starts to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

a month agoKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpool

first_imgKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpoolby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jurgen Klopp admits he’s unsettled at Liverpool due to the local weather.Marc Kosicke says the German will consider his options in 2022.”Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” Kosicke told Spox.”We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.”One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.”Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.”During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.”During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia Cornerback Rico McGraw Injured After Taking Slap From Celebrating Coach

first_imgTwo Georgia Bulldogs football helmets sitting on a field.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today has been full of injuries in the college football world, but Georgia cornerback Rico McGraw’s has to be the weirdest. On the sideline after a play, special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler got very fired up, and gave McGraw a celebratory slap to the helmet, which apparently injured the freshman defensive back.Rico McGraw injury https://t.co/SfpAvZRMmq— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 14, 2015After the play, former Bulldogs superstar Todd Gurley joked about not being surprised. Apparently Ekeler is always a pretty high-energy guy.We all knew happy Coach Ekeler would injure a UGA player one day…— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) November 14, 2015Same Thing I told him when I was there lol https://t.co/A1Re33TPa7— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) November 14, 2015Obviously this is a freak injury, and we hope McGraw is okay. Ekeler might have to go with celebratory handshakes for a while.last_img read more