first_imgJurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been breathtaking and infuriating in equal measure this season, but it all came together on Tuesday as they displayed their devastating attacking prowess in a 7-0 victory against Maribor.As has been the case too often this season, Liverpool’s opening two Champions League draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow were characterised by both defensive fragility and attacking frustration.Yet from the moment Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the fourth minute against the Slovenian side, Liverpool cut through the hosts’ defence with irrepressible vim and vigour and ended up recording the biggest away win by an English team in European Cup history.The first half was only 19 minutes old by the time Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah added their names to the scoresheet – the latter then netting his second, and the team’s fourth, in the 39th minute.By the time Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai blew the final whistle, Firmino, substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and defender Trent Alexander-Arnold had scored second-half goals.“Our attitude was outstanding, we were spot on from the first second,” Klopp told BT Sport.“We scored wonderful goals, played wonderful football and it looked like they were not very good, but it is difficult to play against us.“I love the fact we stayed really concentrated in the second half, we controlled the game and it was a very mature performance.“You can struggle in a game like this if you do not have a 100 per cent attitude… Seven goals was wonderful, but the counter pressing I was close to celebrating it, it was so good. They are a really good football team and they could not cope with this.”Such are Liverpool’s attacking options at present, dynamic England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has had to be content with a place on the bench since his arrival from Arsenal in August.“We were very clinical and putting almost all of our chances away,” the midfielder said. “It feels like we have a lot of goals in us, we create a lot of chances.“This is a competitive team, we have had a few results that have not gone our way, and I’m ready whenever I get an opportunity.”With five points, Liverpool – who welcome Maribor to Anfield next month – lead Group E on goal difference from Spartak Moscow, while Sevilla are one point further adrift in third.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Titans’ Teng favorite to win PBA D-League MVP Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG The 35-year-old forward unleashed all of his 14 points and three rebounds in the third quarter.“Joe’s been an inspiration to us,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone of his veteran stalwart, who had to play through pain just to give his side the energy they badly needed in the third period. “His resolve and his ability to keep on battling, it’s just an inspiration to all of us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSol Mercado fired 21 markers and collected five boards, and four assists, while LA Tenorio got 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Jervy Cruz dropped seven of his 11 markers in the fourth period, to go with four rebounds as the Gin Kings ran away with the victory late. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. STAR 67 – Pingris 14, Barroca 13, Maliksi 9, Lee 8, Ramos 6, Melton 4, Jalalon 4, Reavis 4, Sangalang 3, Brondial 2, Abundo 0, Dela Rosa 0, Simon 0.Quarters: 25-22, 38-39, 62-54, 91-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Devance willed Ginebra in the third quarter and had answers for everything Star threw. Mercado, then, orchestrated a 10-2 tear to break a 52-all deadlock and grab a 62-54 lead to end the period.The Hotshots could no longer recover as Mercado extended the lead to its highest at 21, 91-65, late in the game.Marc Pingris topped Star with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Mark Barroca got 13 markers and four dimes.The scores:GINEBRA 91 – Mercado 21, Tenorio 19, Devance 14, Aguilar 11, Cruz 11, Ferrer 6, Taha 3, Jamito 2, Thompson 2, Helterbrand 1, Ellis 1, Caguioa 0, Mariano 0, Marcelo 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely FILE – PBA IMAGESJoe Devance celebrated his birthday in style, providing the boost Barangay Ginebra needed in its 91-67 victory over Star on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The win allowed the Gin Kings to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, slated on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img read more

first_imgKiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena couldn’t be more grateful to have made the Philippine men’s basketball team’s final 12-man lineup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Ravena was selected out of 15 players despite being a late addition to the pool.ADVERTISEMENT SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:05Poor 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 shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas, still heavily-favored to extend its reign, begins its campaign against Singapore on Dec. 4 at Mall of Asia Arena.Leading the country’s bid is reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger and crack playmaker Stanley Pringle.Also expected to play key roles are national team mainstays Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Marcio Lassiter, Matthew Wright, Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio.Donning the country’s colors for the first time are all-around guard Chris Ross and versatile bruiser Vic Manuel.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced the final roster Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Just so grateful to be part [of the team] despite being a late addition,” Ravena told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Saturday.“I’m always ready [to represent the country]. Hopefully, we get to make our fellow Filipinos proud.“FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 26-year-old Ravena may be the youngest on the all-PBA squad but he has the most experience playing in the regional meet.The NLEX guard already holds the record with the most SEA Games gold medal by a Filipino athlete with four and he gets to add another this year in front of a hometown crowd. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study SEA Games a test of progress as PH boxers eye Olympics MOST READcenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Three of six Barangay Ginebra players who were part of the pool in Scottie Thompson, Art dela Cruz and Greg Slaughter failed to make the cut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgShe told searchers she was wearing floats on her arms and pulled herself from the water with a branch.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hannah was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She slept with her parents and a teddy bear at her side before being released. Cradling the bear, she spoke freely of her ordeal Friday evening. “I was scared last night when everybody was gone,” she said. “I went searching all over the world to look for the cottage (where her grandparents live).” Hannah had scratches on her face and body and thick dirt under her nails. She had poison ivy rashes on her legs and couldn’t walk because splinters and thorns cut her feet. Hannah and her grandfather, David Klamecki, 62, were last seen Wednesday evening on the river near Momence, about 45 miles south of Chicago. Authorities believe the river current swept the girl away from a small island where she and her grandfather had stopped to swim and to the shore of the mainland where she eventually was found. MOMENCE, Ill. – A 5-year-old girl who was feared drowned with her grandfather on a boating trip startled searchers Friday when she emerged from the woods – naked, scratched and holding raspberries. Crews had pulled her grandfather’s body from the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois just hours earlier. “People were like, `Who’s that little girl? That can’t be her, can it?”‘ Kankakee Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ken McCabe said. “I went up to her (and) asked, `How you doing? What’s your name?”‘ When authorities told Hannah Klamecki’s family – already grieving the loss of her grandfather – that she was alive, the home erupted in screaming. last_img

first_img1 Henri Bedimo West Brom are working on a deal for Lyon defender Henri Bedimo, according to reports in France.The 31-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is unlikely to pen an extension.As a result, Lyon are looking to cash in on the Cameroonian this month rather than losing him on a free in the summer.West Brom, according to L’Equipe, have now made contact with the French club and are hoping to bring Bedimo in this month.Baggies boss Tony Pulis is a big fan of the former Lens man and wants to beat the summer scramble for his signature.However, West Brom do face competition from AC Milan and Besiktas.last_img

first_img&#187 READ: Complete Golden Globes list of nominations &#187 READ: Actors react to Golden Globes BEVERLY HILLS – The British historical romance “Atonement” led the competition for the Golden Globes with seven nominations Thursday, including best drama and acting honors for Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Other best drama nominees for the 65th Golden Globes were the crime sagas “American Gangster,” “Eastern Promises” and “No Country for Old Men,” the inspirational college drama “The Great Debaters,” the legal drama “Michael Clayton” and the California oil-boom epic “There Will Be Blood.” Globe voters picked seven dramatic nominees, rather than the usual five. Nominated for best comedy or musical were the Beatles musical “Across the Universe,” the foreign-policy romp “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the Broadway adaptation “Hairspray,” the teen-pregnancy comedy “Juno” and the bloody musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Joining Knightley in the dramatic actress category was Cate Blanchett for her title role as the British monarch in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.” Blanchett also had a supporting-actress nomination for her gender-bending role as an incarnation of Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There.” Also earning two nominations was Philip Seymour Hoffman, for lead actor in a comedy or musical in the sibling tale “The Savages” and supporting actor for “Charlie Wilson’s War.” A comic look at a congressman (Tom Hanks), a Texas socialite (Julia Roberts) and a slovenly CIA man (Hoffman) who engineered the covert U.S. response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, “Charlie Wilson’s War” ran second to “Atonement” with five nominations. Hanks was cited for best actor in a comedy or musical, while Roberts was nominated as supporting actress. Surprising omissions in the musical or comedy category were Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up” and “Superbad,” both huge critical and box-office hits, as well as his upcoming parody “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” “Walk Hard” star John C. Reilly was nominated in the best musical or comedy actor category, however. Also overlooked: Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, who had acclaimed performances in “No Country for Old Men.” Their co-star Javier Bardem, who has a chilling role as a relentless killer trailing a man who made off with a fortune in drug money, was nominated for supporting actor. A critics favorite, “No Country for Old Men” also had nominations for Joel and Ethan Coen for both directing and their screenplay, adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s novel. Eddie Vedder also received two nominations, for best score for the road drama “Into the Wild” and for an original song he wrote for the film, “Guaranteed.” Besides his best-actor nomination, Reilly also is up for original song for the theme from “Walk Hard,” which he co-wrote with Marshall Crenshaw, Apatow and director Jake Kasdan. Perpetual awards favorite Clint Eastwood did not even have a movie of his own out this year but scored two Globe nominations, for his score and the title song for the Iraq War drama “Grace Is Gone.” Sean Penn, the Oscar-winning star of Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” was shut out in the directing category for “Into the Wild,” while Penn’s lead actor Emile Hirsch also missed out on a nomination. Denzel Washington, director of “The Great Debaters,” had a best dramatic actor nomination for “American Gangster,” in which he plays a 1970s Harlem heroin baron. Russell Crowe, who plays the cop who brings him down, was snubbed by Globe voters, though. Along with Washington and McAvoy, dramatic-actor nominees were George Clooney as a conscious-torn lawyer in “Michael Clayton,” Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil tycoon in early 20th century California in “There Will Be Blood” and Viggo Mortensen as a Russian mobster in “Eastern Promises.” Joining Knightley and Blanchett in the dramatic-actress category were Julie Christie as a woman succumbing to Alzheimer’s in “Away From Her,” Jodie Foster as a Manhattan vigilante in “The Brave One” and Angelina Jolie as journalist Mariane Pearl in “A Mighty Heart.” Actresses who became instant box-office stars in 2007 earned nominations for best actress in a musical or comedy: Nikki Blonsky as a vivacious Baltimore teen in “Hairspray,” Amy Adams as an exiled fairy-tale princess in “Enchanted” and Ellen Page as a sardonic pregnant teen in “Juno.”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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAdapted from the novel by Ian McEwan, “Atonement” earned dramatic actress and actor nominations for Knightley and McAvoy, who play lovers whose newfound romance is shattered after Knightley’s jealous younger sister (Saoirse Ronan) falsely accuses McAvoy of a crime. “Atonement” also had nominations for Ronan as supporting actress, director for Joe Wright, screenplay for Christopher Hampton and musical score for Dario Marianelli. “We’re all jumping around at the moment. It’s just fantastic. I’m working today, so I don’t know whether I’ll be able to celebrate, but we’ll probably have a nice dinner when we get home from work,” the 13-year-old Ronan said after learning she was a nominee. “It’s a brilliant way to start the holiday season,” she said. No clear front-runners have yet emerged in the long buildup to the Academy Awards race, so the big nominations haul could make an early favorite out of “Atonement,” which just opened theatrically last week. Oscar nominations come out nine days after the Golden Globes ceremony Jan. 13. last_img read more

first_imgIt’s been another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was among this week’s special guests and responded to criticism from Mario Balotelli, while he also discussed Liverpool’s title hopes and Daniel Sturridge’s situation at Anfield.Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan also joined the boys, while Alan Brazil explained just why Steven Gerrard should swap LA for Glasgow.last_img

first_imgThe report took direct aim at Rumsfeld. Saying there has been a long tradition of partnership between the military and civilian leaders, the group said the “tradition has frayed” and must be repaired. It urged the new defense secretary, former CIA director Robert Gates, to “make every effort” to encourage military officers to offer independent advice. President Bush’s national security team is debating whether additional troops are needed to secure Baghdad – a short-term force increase that could be made up of all Americans, a combination of U.S. and Iraqi forces, or all Iraqis, a senior administration official said Saturday. Other options being debated for inclusion in what the president has said will be his “new way forward” include a revamped approach to procuring the help of other nations in calming Iraq; scaling back the military mission to focus almost exclusively on hunting al-Qaida terrorists; and a new strategy of outreach to all of Iraq’s factions, whose disputes are fueling some of the worst bloodshed since the war began, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the disclosure of internal discussions had not been authorized.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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’He said Friday that the worst day of his nearly six years as secretary of defense occurred when he learned of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse. Rumsfeld’s Pentagon appearance Friday and his trip to Iraq, where he was Saturday, were among the few public appearances he has made since President Bush announced on Nov. 8 that he was replacing the defense secretary. His last full day will be Dec. 17. Rumsfeld’s farewell tour follows a grim picture of the Iraq war that was presented this week by a bipartisan commission headed by former Secretary of State James Baker and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton. The Iraq Study Group said its prescription for change is needed quickly to turn around a “grave and deteriorating” situation. The commission called for direct engagement with Iran and Syria as part of a new diplomatic initiative and a pullback of all American combat brigades by early 2008, barring unexpected developments, to shift the U.S. mission to training and advising. WASHINGTON – Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a surprise trip to Iraq on Saturday, just days after a bipartisan commission called the situation there “grave and deteriorating” and said the administration’s policy wasn’t working. “He’s there to express his appreciation to the troops and to thank both the troops and their families for the sacrifices they are making,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Vician, a Defense Department spokesman. It was Rumsfeld’s 15th trip to Iraq since the war began; he was last there in July. Rumsfeld’s trip follows an emotional farewell Friday at the Pentagon, where the defense secretary defended his record on Iraq and Afghanistan. last_img read more

first_imgCharlie McConalogue says Failte Ireland must build on Donegal’s increasing profile and invest in tourism initiatives in the county. It comes after Donegal topped National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List for 2017.Deputy McConalogue commented that the rest of the world is waking up to the incredible scenery, beaches, warmth and friendliness that Donegal people have long enjoyed. “This is a county with something for everyone and over the past number of years, with the development of the Wild Atlantic Way, more and more people are discovering what Donegal has to offer.“Being named the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller is a major coup and presents an opportunity for us to build on the already solid reputation that the county has, both at home and abroad. Donegal has begun to make a name for itself, and the decision by Disney to film Star Wars on Malin Head last summer will bring a whole new wave of tourism to the area.“I am encouraging Fáilte Ireland to put a renewed focus on Donegal to capitalise on this prestigious accolade. While there has been investment in the past, this should be increased and a real effort made to boost the county’s profile and appeal. Tourism is an incredibly important industry here and recognition like the Cool List should not be let pass without an attempt to build on the progress made to date”.Donegal must capitalise on being coolest place on planet – McConalogue was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgEffective immediately, the entire area east of Highway 276 and south of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Pisgah Ranger District is closed including all campgrounds and campsites in the area.North Mills River Campground, Wash Creek Group Horse Camp, and all roadside camping in the area will remain closed until further notice to protect public safety during ongoing law enforcement operations. Roads and trails in this area have been closed since Sunday. This area includes Mills River, Yellow Gap Road, Turkey Pen Gap, Trace Ridge, and Wash Creek.Highway 276 is closed from the Pisgah Ranger District office to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Pisgah Ranger Station Visitor Center and Sycamore Flats picnic area are now open but other attractions along Highway 276 remain closed including Sliding Rock, Cradle of Forestry, and Looking Glass Falls. Davidson River Road (#475) is closed at Gloucester Gap.Numerous law enforcement agencies led by Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office are engaged in a search for a suspect who is known to be armed and dangerous. A photo of the suspect and more information is posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nfsnc/.last_img read more