Liverpool stun Barcelona to reach final with 4-0 comeback win

first_imgBy Simon EvansLiverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday, overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit and advancing to the final with a 4-3 aggregate victory.Liverpool will play the winner of Wednesday’s other semi-final between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur with the Dutch side leading 1-0 from the first-leg in London.Liverpool, without injured strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, took a seventh-minute lead when a poor headed clearance from Jordi Alba fell at the feet of Jordan Henderson, who burst goalwards.His low shot was parried out by Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen but straight to Divock Origi who slotted home.The game took a remarkable turn following the introduction of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum at the break.The Dutchman drove home a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, which Barca keeper Ter Stegen should have saved, to make it 2-0.Minutes later Wijnaldum rose to meet a Xherdan Shaqiri cross with a powerful header to make it 3-3 on aggregate.Liverpool then grabbed an extraordinary fourth goal with a quickly-taken corner from Alexander-Arnold, catching the Barca defence asleep with a low ball that was turned in at the near post by Origi.last_img read more

Ejected 76ers fan apologizes to Westbrook, says he was provoked

first_imgSmart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Richard Harkaway was kicked off the game after publicly flipping off Russell Westbrook with his two middle fingers after the Oklahoma City star was fouled on his way to the basket.The elderly urologist and part-time comedian lost his court-side seat, at the same time becoming an internet sensation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Westbrook, meanwhile, took the high road when asked by reporters about the incident following his team’s 103-97 victory. The high-flying guard said he has “turned a new leaf” and didn’t want to find himself in another altercation with another fan—considering he faced multiple fines in the past.A video of Harkaway being escorted by security is available below.  Khristian Ibarrola@SmittyBarstool @barstoolsports @PhillyBarstool we need to hear his side of the story…#TTP pic.twitter.com/wTfRYgh46E— T to the P to the G (@TDeer21) October 27, 2016 We are young No room for complacency for top Gilas pick Belo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Speaking to Sam Wood of Philly.com, Harkaway apologized for his rude behavior, but insisted that the All-Star point guard had provoked him.“As a part-time comedian I realize that my words and actions are sometimes inappropriate. In this instance, after standing up to boo and being provoked by Russell Westbrook calling attention to my being overweight, my action in response was clearly inexcusable and I am embarrassed,” he was quoted as saying in the report.“I sincerely apologize to my fellow Sixers fans, the Sixers organization, my colleagues and patients, and to Mr. Westbrook for my behavior.”The Philadelphia native also took to Facebook to air his side of the story, via Complex.com.“To all my FB friends who are seeing a picture of me on the internet giving the finger to Russell Westbrook. Actually two fingers,” he wrote. “Not as simple as it seems. I love to scream at the players and anyone who has been to a game with me knows this. Part of my charm. What you may not have seen on any of the video clips is what started the whole thing, which was Russell Westbrook saying, ‘sit down (expletive) fat boy,’ when I stood up to boo. I am sometimes sensitive about my plumpness. I guess I got a little out of hand.”ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder earned a hard fought victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), but the game was marred by controversy due to the actions of one unruly fan.NBA: Westbrook keys rally as Thunder spoil Embiid’s Sixers debutADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Blackwater falls to Seoul in Terrific 12 opener

first_imgLOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son MACAU—Blackwater failed to handle the speed of Seoul as it lost in the opener, 93-77, of the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Knights were quicker to their feet, outpacing the Elite every time down and taking a clear 23-8 advantage in fastbreak points.This quick pace was what allowed Seoul to quell the Elite’s comeback in the third quarter and blow the game wide open in the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Blackwater was down 43-26 with 3:56 left in the game but it staged a 20-3 run across the two middle quarters tying the game at 46-all off of Alex Stepheson’s one-hand jam.Seoul, however, quickly countered with a 13-4 run with Aaron Haynes’ layup giving the SK Knights a 59-50 lead with 5:42 remaining in the penuiltimate quarter. Ryan Gregorio denies volunteering for Gilas coaching job MOST READ Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption “I thought we started the game really flat today and we cannot let that happen tomorrow but I thought we closed out the first half the way we wanted,” said Blackwater head coach Aris Dimaunahan.“The consistency, however, is not there and maybe that’s the reason we lost the game.”Blackwater fell to a 0-1 record in Group A and it will have to beat B.League’s Chiba in its second game on Wednesday to have a chance of cracking the semifinals of the tournament.Stepheson led the Elite with 19 points and 19 rebounds while Marqus Blakely, Blackwater’s import for the PBA Governors’ Cup, had 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists.Jameel Warney had 24 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and three steals to lead the Knights.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Analysing the cost for the ICJ case

first_imgDear Editor,It is hard to accept and understand the exuberant cost estimates associated with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case of Guyana vs Venezuela as it pertains to the county of Essequibo. There have been a number of cases where it has taken several years, and in some cases decades, vs oil companies or even the USA Government and the cost of the cases have not surpassed the million-dollar mark. These cases usually entail a number of appeals. A good example was the recent legal case and the settlement associated with NYPD illegal Muslim surveillance. This case was quite sensitive, difficult and costly with the legal fees over almost five years being only US $950,000. Also in the award from the court, legal expenses were included and returned to the plaintiff in the case. If the return of our legal costs are included, then the funds may also be salvaged. In addition, our Bar Association, along with members and alumni of our legal fraternity should be able to furnish sufficient lawyers of high calibre to support this legal pursuit at the ICJ. The inclusion of legal counsel from Her Majesty’s team should also be able to bolster the effort and aid in containing any excessive costs associated. A bit of research into the matter and precedence associated with costs should be quite informative and eye-opening for those putting together the effort at the ICJ. We must also keep in mind that the country has had a very long time in which to be well prepared for this undertaking and a bipartisan approach in the legal team’s makeup will both unite us and make us stronger verses our external adversaries. In this undertaking we must and will have to be as One People from One Nation with One Destiny.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

Super-sub Aswani seals AFC win over Ushuru

first_imgLeopards head coach Ivan Minnaert made the two changes on the start of the second half after his side struggled in the opening half where his defence gifted Ushuru the two goals.The win sees Leopards climb to eighth on 28 points while Ushuru, who entered the clash from a 4-0 loss at the hands of Western Stima in mid-week, inched closer to the relegation zone as they sit 14th on 22 points.Despite a see-saw display in the opening six minutes, Ushuru took down their opponents with relative ease but Liberian Import Roosevelt Blaty missed a sitter just after kick-off when his short was deflected for a goal kick.The visitors made good use of Leopards’ poor marking at the back when Odipo glanced home a header from Heritier Luvalu’s corner in the 17th minute.Blatty could have made it two when he was left unmarked on the 27th minute but he only managed to hit the side net.However, the Liberian made the amends three minutes later when he unleashed a thunderbolt after a good 1-2 combination with Luvalu to see Leopards custodian Ian Otieno spill the shot for Odipo to tap home the opener.The goal inspired Ushuru, who were threatening upfront and they could have found another goal when Blaty turned inside out Leopards defender to curl in a cross but Otieno was alert to parry it over.It was the end of Ushuru’s domination when teams resumed for the last half as Leopards took control of the game after Minaert introduced Aswani for Allan Kateregga and Bunyasi for Jack Bruno.The double substitution meant Leopards opened their midfield at the same going for goals and it didn’t took long for the changes to be felt  when Ushuru keeper Shaban Odhoji was forced to parry away John Ndirangu’s shot.Aswani pulled one back in the 65th minute when he headed in from Edwin Wafula’s fine cross from the right.Ushuru found themselves on the receiving end again when Bunyasi restored parity with a wonderful long range screamer from the midfield that went in between Odhoji’s legs.Aswani completed his brace after Ushuru’s back-line slipped to see the former Thika United forward pick the pass from the midfield to control the ball before placing it on the far right corner past Odhoji.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Kepha Aswani celebrating after scoring in a past event.PHOTO FILEMUMIAS, Kenya, Aug 6 – Super-sub Kepha Aswani notched a brace as AFC Leopards came two goals from behind to beat visitors Ushuru FC 3-2 in an early Kenyan Premier League kick-off played at the Mumias Sports Complex on Saturday.Goals from Maurice Odipo and Dennis Wafula had given Ushuru a comfortable lead at the break but Leopards made a comeback in the second half from Aswani’s brace and another substitute Bernard Bunyasi.last_img read more

PRRD switchover of 9-1-1 services delayed

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District’s plan to change fire dispatch service providers is delayed.Back in January, the PRRD Board voted in favour of the Regional District entering into a five year contract with Campbell River-based North Island 911 to provide fire dispatch services for the B.C. Peace Region. The five year contract totals $635,477, which was the lowest of three bids that were received by the PRRD.In March, PRRD Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik said that the tentative date for North Island 911 to begin providing fire dispatch services was this month. Cvik explained that the PRRD is waiting for Telus to do some required work to switch some of the communications systems in order to mke the switchover possible. He said that the tentative date for North Island 911 to begin providing dispatch services is mid-November, but that no final date has been set.- Advertisement -Fort St. John’s Director of Protective Services Jim Rogers said that the City, though it had mentioned the possibility of conducting its own fire dispatch services, is also going be serviced with the rest of the Regional District by North Island 911. Rogers said that with the tentative mid-November date, officials are in communication about the PRRD about reasonable compensation for the cessation of using Fort St. John’s services, as well as briefing fire crews about the changeover.last_img read more

‘The real Balotelli has returned’ following free-kick heroics, claims AC Milan boss

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists he is a ‘completely different person’ since his return to AC Milan on loan, and is determined to prove his critics wrong with his performances in Italy.Balotelli endured a nightmare season on Merseyside but it’s taken him just three games to make an impact back in his homeland, with the striker netting his first goal of the season on Tuesday night in stunning fashion.Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic hailed the Italian’s ‘perfect’ performance as his sensational long-range free-kick helped Milan to a 3-2 victory over Udinese.And the enigmatic frontman now feels he has taken the first step towards answering his doubters, both at home in Italy and back in England.“I worked for the team, as I always do,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.“It was a difficult game for me because I know they were trying to provoke me. I picked up a yellow card and that did ruin things for me a bit.“But I’m happy with my performance.“Slowly I’m starting to remove all the stones from my shoes, because in recent years, in Italy and England, they’ve concocted a lot of things about me. I’ve stayed silent.“In the locker room and in my life I am a completely different person to the one that has been described.”“Are defenders trying to provoke me? Let them come and get their yellow cards, or try and take my legs out, but they won’t be seeing the ball.”The former Manchester City star scored 30 goals in 54 games during his previous stint at Milan, but managed only four in all competitions for Liverpool last season.Milan boss Mihajlovic added: “The real Balotelli has returned, and he can now handle the provocation.“He was perfect, the best player on the pitch.“He made a real difference and I’m happy with that, but he has to continue doing so.”last_img read more

Poll: Are Manchester United in a crisis?

first_img1 Manchester United players after crashing out of the League Cup on Wednesday Wayne Rooney is not scoring, Louis van Gaal’s philosophy is being questioned, but are Manchester United are in a crisis?The Red Devils were knocked out of the League Cup on penalties on Wednesday night by Middlesbrough after a goalless 120 minutes at Old Trafford.Manchester United have actually gone the whole of October without scoring a goal at home so the Drivetime team want you help.last_img

Jennifer Love Hewitt to pitch in at holiday Mission event

first_imgActress Jennifer Love Hewitt will be among the volunteers who help spread holiday cheer today to the city’s neediest at the Los Angeles Mission’s annual Christmas event. Hewitt and nearly 400 volunteers will bring Christmas toys and dinner to thousands of homeless men, women and children on Skid Row from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Mission at 303 E. 5th Street. “I have made it a point to come to the Los Angeles Mission at Christmas,” said Hewitt, who stars in the TV show “Ghost Whisperer.” “There are so many hurting people on the streets of our city, but when I’m here I get to see the smiles of the children and the great food for everyone. I think they are getting real help from the staff and volunteers. I come to give something back, but invariably I get more blessing than I give,” she said. “We want each child to receive a gift they will like,” Smith said, adding that adults will also be given gifts. He said the holiday can be a difficult one for those battling homelessness. “Imagine being alone, and having nothing but the clothes on your back or what you could carry,” Smith said. “We try to put on a party that gives everybody a chance to feel involved, and at the same time, urge our guests to find out about the many services that the Los Angeles Mission offers to help them turn their lives around.” For more than 70 years, the nonprofit mission has served the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row by providing shelter, food, clothing and professional medical and dental care. In addition, the Los Angeles Mission also offers long-term residential rehabilitation programs through its Urban Training Institute, including education, job training, transitional housing and counseling.160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Police will close off Fifth Street from Wall Street to San Pedro Street so the area around the mission can be set up with tents, tables and chairs for the thousands expected to visit the mission for a warm holiday meal. The menu will include rotisserie chicken, glazed ham, three-cheese macaroni, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls, cranberry relish and chocolate cake for dessert. Santa will also be on hand to greet the children and pass out gifts donated by area businesses and individuals. The mission said it expects to serve about 3,000 meals and give out more than 1,000 gifts to 600 children. Mission President Herbert L. Smith said the mission has been collecting and wrapping children’s gifts for weeks, carefully sorting them by age and gender.last_img read more

O’Neill says Northern Ireland in confident mood ahead of World Cup play-offs

first_imgMichael O’Neill is confident Northern Ireland can overcome Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs and reach next summer’s finals.Switzerland were the top-ranked team in Tuesday’s draw having enjoyed an excellent qualifying campaign which saw them narrowly beaten to top spot in their group by European champions Portugal.But O’Neill is relieved to be facing them instead of Italy and Croatia and believes his side have an outstanding chance of booking a spot at Russia 2018.Speaking to Max Rushden on talkSPORT’s mid-morning show on Wednesday, the Norn Iron boss said: “They don’t have maybe the aura of Italy and the world class individuals that Croatia possibly have.“Whilst we wouldn’t pinpoint Switzerland as the team we wanted, it was certainly one we felt we could overcome – and I believe that we can.“They have had a very successful qualifying campaign with nine victories but the group they were in was possibly the easiest of all the groups and we have to believe we can overcome them in a two-legged game.”Listen to the full interview with Michael O’Neill on talkSPORT abovelast_img read more