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first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Twenty years later, Dirk Nowitzki is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in league history. Back then, the big German wasn’t remotely comparable to Larry Legend — and his rough first two years proved it.So ask Nelson about a player the Mavericks clearly coveted heading into the draft in Doncic, and he’ll choose his words carefully regarding the 19-year-old from Slovenia. Doncic won’t turn 20 until after the All-Star break of his rookie season, which is expected to be Nowitzki’s record 21st with one franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Dirk and I had a long talk coming in,” Nelson said about the player Dallas drafted days after his 20th birthday in 1998.“We’re obviously very excited to have (Doncic) but he’s got a very tough road ahead of him. Dirk wasn’t done any favors in his first two years. We are going to steer away from any of those comparisons. Luka is his own guy. He’s got his own challenges.” Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Kemba Walker focal point of Hornets franchise going forward Luka Doncic speaks while he is introduced with Jalen Brunson, left, by the Dallas Mavericks to reporters in Dallas on Friday, June 22, 2018. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)DALLAS — Luka Doncic didn’t get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft.For president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, that’s progress based on his last experience of getting a tender-aged European in hopes of lifting the Mavericks out of the doldrums.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Coach Rick Carlisle dropped a few international names in trying to describe the versatility Dallas thinks is offered by the 6-foot-7 Doncic, who won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors while helping Real Madrid win the title just days before the draft.After offering comparisons to the late Drazen Petrovic, three-time champion Toni Kukoc and longtime San Antonio star Manu Ginobili, Carlisle stopped.“I really feel it’s important that we shouldn’t try to compare this guy to anybody,” Carlisle said Friday during an introductory news conference that included Doncic and second-round pick Jalen Brunson, who won two NCAA titles in three years at Villanova. “Let him be himself. Let his game takes its own form.”Doncic figures to shape the future of the Mavericks in some form with Dallas coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time since the second of Nowitzki’s two difficult years at the start of his career.Those 1990s-era Mavericks had 10 straight losing seasons. Combine the drafting of Doncic with last year’s ninth overall pick in point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and a still-young leading scorer in Harrison Barnes, and Carlisle expects the losing to stop soon, if not this coming season.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “Last night was symbolic to me that it was kind of a defining moment in this rebuild,” said Carlisle, who had just one losing season as a coach before the current Dallas slide. “We’re going propel forward with the idea that we’ve got to start winning games.”Just as he did last year with Smith, Carlisle is declaring Doncic a starter, which means the opening night lineup will have a teenager for the second straight year. Youth partly explains a two-year record of 57-107, including the 24-58 mark last season that landed Dallas the fifth pick before the draft-night trade with Atlanta on Thursday.Another explanation was an unusually large number of undrafted players, including a young German in Maxi Kleber who grew up watching his countryman become the 2007 MVP and 2011 NBA Finals MVP.The Mavericks haven’t won a playoff series since taking their only title in 2011, and have missed the postseason three of the past six seasons coming off a 12-year playoff streak. Doncic might only get one chance to get Dallas back on track with Nowitzki, the 13-time All-Star who has hinted that 40 is a nice round number as a retirement age.If this is it for Nowitzki, Nelson sees a trio in Barnes, Smith and Doncic that reminds him of Michael Finley mentoring Nowitzki and point guard Steve Nash and helping the Mavericks end a 10-year playoff drought in 2001.“Michael Finley was our Harrison Barnes back in the day,” Nelson said. “We feel like we’ve got that here in a different form. There’s just some really cool elements to this that take me back and remind me about what it was like 20 years ago when we were watching these young guys.”Just don’t remind Nelson about the Nowitzki-Bird comparisons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Far Eastern University once joined Adamson University and Ateneo atop the standings after the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament when all three teams racked up 5-2 records.Fast-forward to less than a month and the Tamaraws are in a tight spot in the fifth seed tied with University of the Philippines with 5-6 slates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis sudden fall has FEU head coach Olsen Racela feeling bothered.“It’s troublesome actually because we’re out of the Final Four picture and we have to figure out a way to win first,” said Racela. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It actually doesn’t matter [that we beat them], we’re fighting for survival,” said Racela. “We cannot think about the Ateneo and Adamson wins because it won’t do us any good.”“Our focus right now is to get one win in the second round and see what happens after that.” Compounding Racela’s worry is the absence of center Prince Orizu who suffered a high ankle sprain on his left leg in the Tamaraws’ 82-62 loss to the Blue Eagles early in the second round.Orizu, counting his exit in the Ateneo game, has already missed three games for the Tamaraws.Racela’s team has a chance to correct its trajectory in its final three games in the season with the next two against bottom-dwellers University of the East and National University.The Tamaraws will then face the Soaring Falcons in their last game of the preliminaries.FEU already beat Adamson, 88-85, in the first round but Racela said he doesn’t look at the victory as a confidence-builder for their rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Talk about a downward spiral.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perasol, UP still confident of Final 4 chances despite heartbreaker to Adamson Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgThe new United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Ann Elder, on Thursday presented her Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Affairs Ministry office in Monrovia.The Ambassador, who arrived at the ceremony with a delegation from several top US institutions including USAID, Peace Corps, the Center for Disease Control and the interim team at the US Embassy, expressed gratitude for the level of cooperation that currently exists between the two countries. “The US Government wouldn’t have done what she has and [is] doing in the country without the cordial level of cooperation from the Liberian people and government, “Elder said upon presenting her Letters.Ambassador Elder was making reference to the numerous interventions that the US government has been making in several sectors such as governance, security, education, agriculture, health and others in Liberia.Although Liberia and the US are traditional partners, Ambassador Elder described the current partnership subsisting between the two countries as unique. “This is a unique partnership and we have come to improve upon it and take on a higher level,” she said.She pledged her government’s unflinching support in helping Liberia transition peacefully upon UNMIL’s departure. “We will stand by you during this transition and ensure that you have a successful transition. We will stand with you shoulder to shoulder,” she said.According to her, the White House told her at her last meeting before departing for Liberia that “We are here for Liberia, just tell us what the problems are when you are there.”The new US envoy brings to three the number of female diplomats from that country to serve during the presidency of Madame Sirleaf. The others were Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield and Deborah Malac, who recently departed the country upon concluding her tour of duty.Ambassador Elder’s Letters of Credence presentation comes within a few days of the arrival of US First Lady, Michelle Obama and her entourage, which comprises her two daughters and mother to Liberia. “We very much look forward to working with you to achieve the development of Liberia that your country has been a fundamental partner.”President Sirleaf touched on the many areas of cooperation between the two countries from which, according to her, there are a fair amount of successes. These areas include governance, security, education, infrastructure and energy.With regard to infrastructure, the President told the Ambassador that the provision of cheap electricity through the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant in White Plains, which will be a great boost to the country’s economy, will be realized at the end of this year.She said the country’s education system is now taking a “radical” approach with the introduction of the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), though such an approach is not strange to the country. “This country’s education system has a long history of partnership,” President Sirleaf said. “Our public and private schools have been collaborating for a long time.” Ambassador Elder is a native of the State of Kentucky and the daughter of Allen and Diane Elder. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Arts from the George Washington University.Her career has spanned both civil and foreign service. She served as a Trade Policy Assistant with the International Trade Administration at the United States Department of Commerce before joining the Department of State.Her earlier assignments include Germany and Hungary.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgLet us first define the terminologies. Fronting is taking a bribe from a foreign businessperson to pretend that a business belongs to a Liberian when it does not.Lack of patriotism means a total lack of love for one’s country and one’s own people, and lack of interest in the country’s progress. The unpatriotic person is purely there for himself or herself—or so that person thinks—and to hell with the country.Why do we say “or so that person thinks”? Because only a fool can remain unpatriotic and believe that he or she is making progress. That kind of progress, achieved in an unpatriotic way, is not sustainable. Sooner or later, one will realize that one’s lack of patriotism is an exercise in futility.What happened to all the people who, while in positions of power, unpatriotically favored foreign businesspeople and, for a pittance, gave them anything they wanted? In the end, the foreigners got super rich, while the unpatriotic Liberians, no longer in power, became poor and powerless. Remember what happened to Charles Taylor and so many of his relatives and officials, who gave away Liberia’s forests for nothing. Where are they today?Another example is President Samuel Doe with all of his officials who favored the Lebanese businesspeople and gave them everything they wanted. Where are they today and where are the Lebanese? Many of these Liberians cannot be found, while the Lebanese are richer and more powerful in our own country.And where are the Liberian officials who during the Tubman and Tolbert administrations failed to empower their fellow Liberians in business, but favored foreign businesspeople? These former Liberian officials are gone and their descendants? They are missing in action while the Lebanese, Indians and their children have remained the captains of Liberia’s industry and commerce.This is a long explanation to demonstrate the futility of being unpatriotic and indifferent to the progress and development of one’s own people.Now what do we mean by unserious Liberians? All of the above. Because we know of no other country where this is done—where the people of the country favor foreigners to their own people. No, the people of all other countries are far more serious than we Liberians are, and put their people first.So here we are in this rich country of ours, remaining persistently impoverished, even destitute and powerless, our children and young men and women “here-now” boys and girls on the streets, selling chewing gum, towels, old clothes and bitter balls, while foreigners are permitted to come here with nothing and within a few years become our bosses, rich and owning everything.So where, we ask, is there any indication of seriousness on the part of Liberians in this rich country, where we allow other people to become rich while we remain perpetually poor, dependent and powerless? All you who say you want to be president—president for what? To become rich—you and your relatives—while your people remain trapped in poverty and powerlessness? Remember, and never forget, that this selfishness that some of you candidates are pursuing, while the rest of your people remain poor, powerless and hopeless, is not sustainable. For soon you and your posterity—your children and grandchildren—will be in the same boat as the rest of us, while foreigners whom you will favor and permit to become rich, will be in control and while your people—your fellow Liberians—continue to languish in poverty and powerlessness.So what is the way forward?Better we decide, at long last, to start loving one another and our country! Start realizing that without LOVE for one another and for our country, we will make no progress.But with love for one another and for our country, we will begin to make serious progress, because we will start empowering one another and all of us will begin making progress in every direction.We will finally become a serious people, mindful of the things that matter to us and to one another, to become more focused on lifting up one another. In so doing, we will soon find that we are lifting all boats—Liberian boats—and Liberia, too, will be lifted up!The bottom line: Let us start defending, helping, supporting one another, our fellow Liberians: start being more serious; start being more patriotic; start taking ourselves and our country more seriously. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFinally, the weekend wrapped up in Slave Lake, where the Trackers located their offensive touch in a game that resulted in a 6-6 tie.Sunday’s game started off well for the Trackers, who led 2-1 after the first, thanks to the game’s opening goal from Brysan Eklund, and a power play goal courtesy of Mark Readman.The second was a period to forget for the visiting Trackers, who allowed the Thunder to score six unanswered goals, producing a 5-2 score in favour of Slave Lake entering the third.The tables were turned in that third period, as it was the Trackers who managed to score four of their own in the final frame, as Brysan Eklund added three more goals to his Sunday total, scoring two of the three third period goals on the power play. Trevor Whynot added the Trackers’ fourth goal of the period.Advertisement Unfortunately, the Trackers also allowed Slave Lake to score a single goal in the third period, producing the final tied score of 6-6.Following the busy weekend, the Trackers sit in third place in the NAMHL’s North Black Division, just three points behind second place Grande Prairie.The Midget team will next hit the ice in a couple weeks, when they take on the top two teams on the road, travelling to Grande Prairie Saturday and Peace River Sunday. The Trackers began their weekend in Spruce Grove, Alberta, where they took on the PAC Saints for the first time this season, the top team in the NAMHL’s West Blue Division.Friday, the Saints showed why they are division leaders, beating the Trackers 7-1, after scoring three in the first, including two on the power play, and four more in the third period.Not only was it an introduction to the Saints team, but also the top three point producers in the league, who all play for Spruce Grove.- Advertisement -Ryan McCallum was the only goal scorer for the Trackers, scoring his fifth goal of the season, with the lone assist going to Wyatt Gale.Saturday, the road woes continued as the Trackers hit the ice in St. Albert, taking on the Crusaders, another team they met for the first time this season.Much like Friday, Saturday’s introduction wasn’t a friendly one, as the Crusaders shut out the visiting Trackers 7-0, thanks in large part to a stellar performance from Crusaders forward Jason Kidd, who scored six of his team’s seven goals.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts out instructions during the friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne will turn his attention to improving the squad further at the four-nations Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, but he will do this at the backdrop of missing some of his key players due to club commitments.Gor Mahia has already said they will not release their six players for the tournament while AFC will only release two, meaning the team will miss up to eight potential first team players. “Our players are already in camp for the game against Sony Sugar on Wednesday and we don’t have official communication asking us to release our players. What is there is that I wrote to them but the letter was never replied to. We have to do everything professionally,” Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport.Joash Onyango, Philemon Otieno and Francis Kahata were all starters in the last two friendly games against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea with Boniface Oluoch starting against Swaziland, Humphrey Mieno playing as a sub in both while Harun Shakava was unused.Harambee Stars midfielder Philemon Otieno vies for the ball with a forest of Swaziland players during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We have the Super Cup coming up, there are league assignments as well and we are taking all these matches seriously,” Aduda said.Meanwhile, arch rivals AFC Leopards will release only two players while the other three will return to the club. Duncan Otieno and Mike Kibwage will travel while Marvin Omondi, Whyvonne Isuza and Jaffery Owiti will return to the club.On Monday after leading the team to a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, the coach admitted it would be tough to play the tournament without his key players.“We have to look at what we have because I know some clubs put pressure to recover their players. Without the foreign based players and without the best local players it would be difficult to go to India,” the tactician said.Capital Sport has learnt that Migne had requested to have at least three Gor Mahia players in his travelling squad, but the club declined.In India, Stars will play against the hosts, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in a round robin format, with the top two teams in the group facing off in the final.Migne hopes the tournament brings him a new opportunity to accumulate more knowledge of local based players.-Musa impressiveHarambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed tackles Equatorial Guinea’s Kata Senga Nicolas during their friendly match on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are far but the behavior of the players is interesting. We need some time to be fully operational but we are on the right way. Like against Equatorial Guinea I discover Musa (Mohammed). It was difficult to discover him after two training sessions for the Swaziland game. I hope I can discover more,” the coach added.He was impressed with an improved performance against the Equatorial Guinea side who had three players who played in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations in 2015.“It was difficult but what I like is that we kept a clean sheet. It was the main aim before the game and I like how it went. Nothing is perfect, we have a lot to do. It is always good to win bit we have to stay humble,” the coach added.Migne also hopes that he will get some good time with the whole squad including foreign based players before the team takes on Ghana in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier in September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“I woke my mom, my little brother and sister up,” Muniz said. “I called like two of my friends, but from there, it just spread. Up to this point, my phone has been blowing up. “I had to get a new phone.” Muniz, 26, joined the Mets in Miami for a game that night. “That whole experience, it really didn’t set in ’till I got to LAX,” Muniz said. “Once I hopped on the plane, I just kept thinking about it. There was a car service waiting for me. I got there 20 minutes before game time. I missed the national anthem and everything. I kept thinking, `I’m going to wear the uniform, I’m not going to be sitting up in the nosebleeds. It’s my time.”‘ Muniz had completed a whirlwind season in the minors before being called up by the Mets, who were desperate for bullpen help in the midst of a pennant race. He spent the bulk of the season at double-A Binghamton, N.Y., going 2-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 23 saves. Muniz was promoted to triple-A New Orleans on Aug. 29, tossing 52/3 scoreless innings to help the Zephyrs advance to the Pacific Coast League playoffs. Muniz tossed three scoreless innings in the semifinal victory over Nashville. He then gave up two runs in his only inning of Game 2 of the championship series against Sacramento, which New Orleans lost in three games. After that last game ended on Sept. 14, Muniz was informed that he had been named Binghamton’s MVP and would be needed at a ceremony in New York. He flew across the country on Sept. 15, attended the award ceremony on Sept. 16 and then flew home to Los Angeles on Sept. 17. Three days later, he was sitting in a major league bullpen. “This is a veteran staff,” Muniz said. “They’re classy guys, they go about their work very professionally. When I got here they were telling me congratulations and welcome aboard. Everybody is really close. “Billy Wagner, our closer, said, `Hey kid, I’ve heard really good things about you. Don’t feel like you’re not part of this team. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.’ Him, Aaron Sele, Pedro Martinez, Carlos Delgado, everybody welcomed me with open arms. “That’s just the way the clubhouse is. Everybody respects everybody.” Muniz made his major league debut on Tuesday at Shea Stadium against the Washington Nationals. With his team trailing, 6-3, he was summoned in the sixth inning, taking the mound in place of future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine. “Absolutely there were butterflies,” Muniz said. “It’s a pennant race. You’ve got to take that into consideration. You’re not pitching halfway through the season. “In a pennant race, you feel the pressure. I was a little nervous, I’m not going to lie. I’ve been doing this all this time. But once I got into the game, everything just flowed.” Muniz retired the first two batters he faced before Jason Bergmann singled. Muniz didn’t flinch, though, striking out Felipe Lopez. His teammates presented him with the ball. chris.jackson@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He wanted to ignore the phone that was ringing at 5:30 a.m. last Thursday. The right-handed pitcher who went to Banning High, Harbor College and Long Beach State had just completed an exhausting end to his minor league season in the New York Mets system. Muniz eventually answered the phone. He’s pretty glad he did. “It was Tony Bernazard, our minor league coordinator who called me,” Muniz said from New York on Wednesday night. “He woke me up and was like, `Carlos, you still sleeping?’ I said yeah, and he said I needed to get up and get to the airport. I asked him what for, and he said I was coming up to the show.” Muniz proceeded to wake up his entire household, while furiously packing his things for a flight in less than four hours. BASEBALL: Ex-Banning starinheatedracewithMets. By Chris Jackson STAFF WRITER Carlos Muniz just wanted to sleep. last_img

first_img Tottenham: Net PROFIT last five seasons – £36.7m – This is where the clubs substantially differ. Amazingly, Tottenham are the only Premier League club in the last five seasons to have made a profit on transfers. Daniel Levy’s shrewd business acumen has seen the likes of Bale and Luka Modric (above) sold to Real Madrid for big bucks, while emphasis has been placed on harnessing the development of the club’s youth system. The club’s finances are in good shape and will see the development of a new 60,000-seater stadium ready for the 2018/19 season. Tottenham: Average Premier League finish in last five years – 5 – Tottenham have been extremely consistent in the last five years. While the more optimistic sections of their fan base may yearn for regular top-four finishes, given their financial power they’ve done well to drop no lower than sixth. They even managed a Gareth Bale-inspired fourth place finish in 2012, but were cruelly denied Champions League football after Chelsea won the competition and stole their spot. Liverpool: Spent over £100m after selling Luis Suarez in 2014 – Brendan Rodgers, analysing Spurs’ £100m spending spree, intimated that a splurge of that magnitude should see the club challenging for the league. So when Liverpool used the £75m they recouped from Barcelona for Luis Suarez in July 2014, you’d think the Reds would have consolidated on the brilliance of the previous season? Wrong. They made exactly the same mistake, recruiting expensive mistakes like Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli (above) and Lazar Markovic, with the latter two subsequently shipped out on loan a year later after uninspiring campaigns. Similarly, only one signing from that summer has probably proved his worth – Emre Can. 8 Liverpool: Average Premier League finish in last five years – 6 – While Liverpool came agonisingly close to a first ever Premier League title in 2013/14, that is their only top five finish in the last five years. There is an argument that their futile title challenge was a complete anomaly given their previous three finishes were sixth, eighth and seventh under FSG’s ownership. Another disappointing sixth place last term made Brendan Rodgers’ departure inevitable. On the five-year anniversary of Fenway Sports Group’s (FSG) takeover of Liverpool, much has been made of the progress the club has made since the American owners assumed control.Brendan Rodgers was seen as the pin up boy to their model image of what Liverpool should represent, but the Northern Irishman was dismissed two weeks ago after an underwhelming 18 months.Interestingly, new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge is against Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime – a side who the Merseysiders are regularly compared to in their respective bids to gatecrash the top four.Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher offered a damning assessment of his former club’s treatment of Rodgers, suggesting they were ‘becoming Tottenham’.He told Sky Sports: “Liverpool are becoming Tottenham, think they’re a big club but the real big clubs are not too worried about them – who they buy, what they’re going to do – that’s the situation as it’s become for Liverpool, even when I was there at the end.”With Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal financially in a different league financially, Liverpool and Tottenham have been left to play catch up in their pursuit of Champions League football.But just how similar have the two clubs been in the last five years?Click on the yellow arrow, above, right to see our analysis… Tottenham: Trophy record in last five years – One League Cup final – Spurs’ performances in cup competitions in the last few seasons have left little to be desired. Until March’s 2-0 League Cup final defeat to Chelsea they had gone without a major final appearance since 2009. Despite finishing fourth in 2011/12, they haven’t qualified for Champions League football in that period either. 8 8 8center_img Tottenham: Spent over £100m after selling Gareth Bale in 2013 – Roberto Soldado struggled at Spurs Liverpool: Net SPEND last five seasons: £162.6m – In stark contrast, Liverpool have comparatively spent big in the last five years. The January transfer window in 2011 proved to be FSG’s first big statement of intent, overseeing the eye-watering captures of £22m Luis Suarez and £35m Andy Carroll. Other hefty fees parted with in the same period include £25m on Adam Lallana, £29m on Roberto Firmino and £32.5m on Christian Benteke. 8 Liverpool: Trophy record in last five years – One League Cup win and one FA Cup final – Liverpool’s record in cup competitions doesn’t read much better. Under Kenny Dalglish in 2011/12 the Reds were abject in the league put proved a force to be reckoned with in the domestic cups, winning the League Cup and losing the FA Cup final to Chelsea. They returned to the Champions League for the first time since 2009/10 last season, only to see their challenge end rather prematurely in the group stages. 8 8 getty images 8last_img read more

first_imgMARIE Green received an early Christmas present when she recently matched all four numbers in the Finn Harps Super 4 Lotto draw.  By doing so, Marie scooped the €10,000 jackpot for herself.  The jackpot, the largest in the history of the long running Harps lotto, had been sitting at its €10,000 ceiling for just over six months. Marie, living in Knock, Ballybofey is well known to many around the Twin Towns area – she is employed in the Births, Deaths & Marriages Office in the HSE in Stranorlar.The four magic numbers drawn in the lotto draw on Tuesday 5th November were 1, 11, 20 and 26.  Marie was presented with her winnings by Charlie McHugh from the Finn Harps Lotto committee.  Joe Doherty sold the winning ticket to Marie.In addition to Marie receiving €10,000 in the Jackpot, the Harps lotto gave away a further €10,000 throughout the year through the weekly €200 prize which is distributed when the jackpot isn’t won.  Therefore, in excess of €20,000 was won by Harps lotto players throughout the last twelve months.  The Harps lotto is one of many vital fundraisers that is run in order to keep senior football alive in Donegal.  The lotto alone generates approximately €25,000 for the club in any given year.It has never been easier to enter the Finn Harps lotto – it can be done online at  Enter today, and you could soon be scooping the jackpot too!Jackpot joy as Marie scoops largest ever Finn Harps lotto prize! was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:finn harpsMarie GreenSuper 4 Lottolast_img read more

first_img1. Kansas City (9-1)Finally, it’s here. The most anticipated regular season game of the season, maybe in a few seasons. The latest matchup in NFL regular-season history between teams averaging better than 33 points per game. Chiefs leaky defense will be scrutinized.Last week: 1 Next: at L.A. Rams2. New Orleans (8-1)Drew Brees could be a sentimental MVP choice over upstart Pat Mahomes and he wouldn’t be a bad choice. Working in his favor? Todd Gurley/Jared Goff would split the LA Rams …last_img read more