WI Women sets sights on England

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):All-rounder Hayley Matthews has described West Indies Women’s win over Bangladesh on Sunday as ‘important’ as the team prepares for crucial matches in the Women’s T20 World Cup under way in India.Matthews played a key role in their second victory in the tournament, a 49-run triumph over Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium, following an opening win over Pakistan.West Indies Women take on top rated England in their next game in Dharamsala on Thursday, before playing India.”I think that it was important for the team especially knowing we have to hard games coming up versus England and India to secure a (spot in the) second round in the tournament,” said Matthews in an interview with WICB media.”It would definitely be a challenge, different conditions and so on. Obviously, England are one of the better teams in the tournament so we are just looking to hopefully get a win against them, which would really give the girls a lot of confidence by going on to the India game.”Matthews hit the top score of 41 as West Indies posted a competitive 148 for four from their allocation of 20 overs, after choosing to bat against Bangladesh.FOURFOURSThe 18-year-old faced 42 balls and struck four fours while teaming up with her skipper, Stafanie Taylor, to compile 67 off 70 balls for the first wicket.Taylor also returned with her off spin to grab two for 16.”I was not in too much forming coming over here and I didn’t really get a good spell in a warm-up game. So I was pretty happy to get some runs today and also to get the team off to a good start with Stafanie,” said Matthews.”I have been doing a lot of work on my bowling recently, so I am glad to see some progress in that area … not only with the bat.”The result meant that the Caribbean side is now perched at the top of the Group B standings with four points and a healthy net run-rate of 1.325.”It’s really good to start the tournament off with two wins especially after losing the series to South Africa,” she said.”So we are just really looking to continue that form.”last_img read more

Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets

first_imgThe 76ers led 58-56 at halftime.The Rockets were able to overcome an off shooting night by overwhelming Philadelphia at the free-throw line where they made 28 of 38 attempts, compared to just 17 of 24 for the 76ers.Former Rockets forward Robert Covington had four steals for the 76ers, adding five points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.TIP-INS76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight game with lower back tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight game. Fultz is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers said Sunday.Rockets: Nene entered the game questionable with left Achilles soreness but played 10 minutes in the game, getting seven points, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After shooting 17-for-35 (48.5 percent) in a three-game road trip, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP NEXT76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit the Knicks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ James Harden scored 29 points and Gordon had 25.Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points and entered the fourth quarter up 92-80. Houston’s reserves rallied without Harden to cut the lead to five early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogEmbiid, who played through a right hand contusion, gave Houston’s defense fits when he got the ball and was disruptive in the paint on the defensive end. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell frequently pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, adding 11 points and five assists off the bench.Philadelphia controlled the first quarter by putting up a season-high for points in a quarter, leading Houston 37-27 entering the second. The Rockets closed the gap in the second quarter, capped off by a fast-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a bad pass from Simmons that cut Philadelphia’s lead to two points. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.After losing 105-104 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Rockets, winning in Houston for the first time since Feb. 16, 2011.The Rockets missed nine of their last 10 shots, scoring just four points in the final 3:28 and dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Tiger Woods to return in the Bahamaslast_img read more

EPA National Survey to Catalog ODS Alternatives

first_imgThe National Ozone Unit of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has ended a one day stakeholders’ workshop on the Initiation of a Nationwide Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Alternatives Survey hosted at a resort in Monrovia.EPA Deputy Executive Director (DED), Urias Goll, at the opening session, said Liberia through the agency, has significantly contributed to the global success of the Vienna Convention on the protection of the Ozone Layer.The Vienna Convention up to date is considered as the most successful environmental agreement in the world.Notwithstanding this success, Goll told over 25 participants, “collective actions were still needed to find a lasting solution to global environmental problems ahead of us.” “It is in this regard that we have come to initiate another phase of the Ozone project, which is to conduct a survey of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) alternatives at the national level,” Goll emphasized.The basic concept of the ODS Alternatives Survey is to assist developing countries like Liberia to better understand their consumption trends for non-ODS alternatives and their distribution by sector and subsector. It is also meant to create inventories on ODS Alternatives which will provide Liberia with an overview of its national market where ODS Alternatives have been and will be phased in, while taking into consideration existing technologies. Finally, the survey will estimate the amount of each ODS alternative currently used in the country, identify alternatives that could be potentially used in the future as replacement and forecast the amount of each of the ODS alternatives currently used and potentially to be used in thecountry.Goll called on the participants to accord the data collectors their cooperation and give them the needed information in the next few months to come if Liberia is to succeed in conducting the national survey.Earlier, according to an EPA release, the National Focal Person of the Ozone Unit at the EPA, Sete F. Marshall, said the success of the project over the years can be attributed to cooperation, participation and involvement of all relevant stakeholders concerned with the project.Mr. Marshall noted that the pending survey is an opportunity for Liberia to move forward in cataloging the necessary information regarding ODS and ODS Alternatives for the good of its citizenry. The survey will end in September of this year, and its results will be validated by stakeholders before submission.Participants were drawn from the private sector and relevant line ministries and agencies, to include the refrigeration union of Liberia, importers, Liberia Chambers of Commerce, Monrovia Vocational Training Center, Liberia Revenue Authority, Liberia Agricultural Company, LIPFOCO among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Seniors get back into league action this Sunday with a trip to face St. Michael’s at The Bridge, throw in 3pm. The Reserves throw-in at 1:30pm. The Reserves opened their league season last Saturday evening with a big win over Kilcar.The Senior Hurlers will take on Setanta in O’Donnell Park in their opening League game this Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30pm, before travelling to MacCumhaills the following week.Best of luck to Caolan, the two Conor’s and Lee as Donegal meet Cavan in the Ulster U21 decider. Best of luck to the Donegal Hurlers that take on Fingal in the Div. 3A Final this weekend.The Minor Boys footballers had a big win over the Gaels last week and followed up with a good away win against N. Colmcille on Friday night to sit at the top of the league with two games left. They are at home to MacCumhaills this Friday night.The Senior Ladies claimed two good wins in the 13-a-side league over the weekend. They defeated Moville on Friday and overcame Termon on Sunday to continue their good start to the season.The U14 Boys footballers were in action on Monday night, with the Div. 1 team defeating N. Mhuire, Convoy at home. They travel to Gaoth Dobhair next Monday. The Div. 2 team travelled to Cloughaneely and came away with a good win and they are at home to Fanad Gaels next week. The Div. 3 team had no game this week and they travel to Castlefin next week to take on Robert Emmett’s. The U14 Hurlers lost by 2 points in a competitive game away to MacCumhaills. The Minor Hurlers also had their first loss of the year to MacCumhaills. The U14 are away to the Gaels this Thursday while the Minor Hurlers are home to Strabane Shamrocks, also on Thursday. U16 and Minor Hurling training continues at 5pm Tuesdays in O’Donnell Park.Three U12 teams travelled to Buncrana on Saturday for an invitation blitz and had some great games with Darragh Ellison picking up the player of the tournament award.The Sunday Morning Football Academy began last Sunday and once again there were great numbers in attendance. The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy gets underway this Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm. New members from all areas of Letterkenny are welcome to join.Cúl Camps will take place in O’Donnell Park this year on July 22nd (football) and August 12th (Hurling).There were 5 winners in this week’s lotto that win €20 each. The numbers drawn were: 13-15-16-22 and the winners are Mark Gilmartin, Glenoughty Close (Adrian); James Friel, Killyclug; John Ellison, Lismonaghan; Tom wherity, Cullion Rd. and Sean O’Kane, Tara Court (all card). Next week’s jackpot is €3,100. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: April 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Ex-Chelsea star explains what Spurs are lacking, reveals who could solve problem

first_imgTottenham do not have a player who can dictate the game from midfield, according to former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino.Spurs have suffered two successive defeats to Watford and Liverpool to fall six points behind the early pace setters in the title race, despite looking bright in their first three matches – all of which they won. Mauricio Pochettino’s side appear to be tired and off the pace of the game, with particular worry over star striker Harry Kane, and there have been suggestions Spurs are struggling due to a large portion of their players going far in the World Cup.They were remarkably outplayed by Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, and this run of dreadful form has come at a bad time with the north Londoners’ Champions League campaign kicking off, away at Internazionale of Milan, on Tuesday evening. Is Harry Winks the controlling midfielder Tottenham so desperately need? Dier has been criticised for a series of poor performances in midfield this season SORRY “Harry Winks is young, has spent a lot of time out injured and may eventually be the answer to Spurs’ problem but at present they lack a player who is capable of setting the tempo in midfield.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Whether these results are just a blip or are the start of an ever worsening downwards spiral remains to be seen, but former Chelsea star Cascarino believes there is a major weakness in Tottenham’s squad that is stopping them competing at the highest level.Tottenham’s Eric Dier lacks quality, claims former Arsenal star Ray Parlour: ‘I don’t know what he brings as a midfielder’However, he does feel there is one player who could solve this problem, eventually.In his Times column, Cascarino writes: “Mauricio Pochettino is rarely accused of doing wrong but he made a big mistake by starting two defensive midfielders against Liverpool.“Eric Dier and Mousa Dembélé do not offer much going forward, they do not score and rarely provide assists, meaning that Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen, the creative players in front of them, were left with too much to do. Worse was that neither Dier nor Dembélé offered enough protection to the back four and it was evident after 20 minutes that Spurs were in trouble. whoops 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense predicted England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker latest changes How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware Most read in Premier League revealed last_img read more

PATIENTS AGAIN TURNED AWAY FROM LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF OVERCROWDING

first_imgPatients were once again forced away from Letterkenny General Hospital overnight.Ambulances looking to be admitted to the hospital were diverted to Altnagelvin in Derry and Sligo.A source said the hospital was extremely busy as was the A&E department. A decision was then made to divert all incoming ambulance patients to the other two centres.However, the situation was not as bad as last week when doctors were forced to treat patients on trolleys in corridors. PATIENTS AGAIN TURNED AWAY FROM LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF OVERCROWDING was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 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) Tags:AMBULANCESletterkenny hospitalpatientslast_img read more

DONEGAL STAR REVEALS HE HAS RECEIVED HATE MAIL FOR DECLARING HE IS VOTING ‘YES’

first_imgDonegal star Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail after declaring his support for a Yes vote in next Friday’s marriage equality referendum.Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail.The Gaoth Dobhair footballer made the revelation in The Sunday Times newspaper.He said the letters to his house told him he’d be going to hell for his stance on the vote. “There’s been letters to the house with no names on them saying that I’m going to hell and leading the people of Ireland to hell, all this off-the-wall stuff.“Obviously you’d prefer it didn’t happen but I feel I’m doing the right thing. I’m happy I can look back that I stood by principles I believe in.”McGee is one of several high profile GAA players who have publicly called for a Yes vote in the referendum.Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll and Michael Darragh MacAuley along with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea are others to have declared their support along with the Gaelic Players’ Association. McGee will be in action today in Ballybofey as Donegal face Tyrone in the opening round of the Ulster championship.DONEGAL STAR REVEALS HE HAS RECEIVED HATE MAIL FOR DECLARING HE IS VOTING ‘YES’ was last modified: May 17th, 2015 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) Tags:donegalEamon McGeeGAAGaoth Dobhairhate maillast_img read more

Premier League: Spurs out to test Liverpool’s title resolve as City visit relegation threatened Fulham

first_imgFulham vs Man CityCraven Cottage, LondonSaturday, 30-03-2019 @3:30pmReferee: Kevin FriendFulham forward Andre Schurrle could feature after suffering a virus that has kept him out for five matches. Tim Ream and Jean Michael Seri will be assessed following long journeys back after international duty, while Alfie Mawson is still out.Manchester City are strengthened by the return of Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi. Fabian Delph and Claudio Bravo are City’s only injured players.Manchester City have won the past six league meetings. City have scored 10 goals without reply in their last three matches with Fulham. It’s almost a decade since Fulham beat Manchester City – a 3-1 Premier League win at the Etihad in April 2009. Manchester City have scored in all of their last 23 matches against Fulham.Manchester City have won their last six league games, scoring 16 and conceding two goals. City have scored 13 goals in their last three games in all competitions. They have the best form of any Premier League team over the last 10 matches, dropping just three points out of a possible 30. Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 79 league goals this season, more than any other top-flight side. Raheem Sterling has scored eight goals in his last four starts for club and country. Only three of Sergio Aguero’s 18 Premier League goals this season have come away from home.Brighton vs SouthamptonThe American Express Community Stadium, East SussexSaturday, 30-03-2019 @6pmReferee: Michael OliverBrighton manager Chris Hughton will make a late decision on whether to involve Florin Andone, who has missed two matches with a thigh problem. Midfielder Pascal Gross remains sidelined by a pulled hamstring.Danny Ings is in contention to return for Southampton after eight weeks out with a hamstring injury. Mario Lemina could feature for the first time in 2019 after recovering from an abdominal problem, but Shane Long is still unavailable.All three Premier League meetings have ended as a draw. Brighton recovered from two goals down to earn a point in September’s reverse fixture. Southampton won 1-0 at Brighton in the EFL Cup in August and their only defeat in nine meetings came in the Championship seven years ago.Burnley vs WolvesTurf Moor, BurnleySaturday, 30-03-2019 @6pmReferee: Chris KavanaghBurnley’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a fitness doubt after suffering a calf injury while playing for Iceland. The club’s other international players all returned unscathed, leaving Steven Defour and Aaron Lennon as their only certain absentees.Wolves will be without defender Ryan Bennett, who serves the final game of a two-match suspension, so Romain Saiss will once again deputise. Bennett is the only player unavailable to head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.Burnley’s 1-0 loss at Molineux in September’s reverse fixture ended a four-match unbeaten run against Wolves in all competitions. Wolves have won seven successive top-flight meetings, including all three in the Premier League. Burnley are without a top-flight home victory against Wolves since 1963, losing five of the subsequent nine games.Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield TownSelhurst Park, LondonSaturday, 30-03-2019 @6pmReferee: Lee ProbertCrystal Palace are hopeful Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be available following hamstring injuries. Bakary Sako has overcome an unspecified problem but Mamadou Sakho remains on the sidelines after knee surgery.Huddersfield pair Jonathan Hogg and Christopher Schindler are back after a rib injury and illness respectively. Fit-again midfielder Danny Williams could make his first appearance since December but loanee Jason Puncheon is ineligible to face his parent club. Laurent Depoitre, Demeaco Duhaney and Adama Diakhaby are among Huddersfield’s other absentees.Crystal Palace have won the past three meetings in all competitions without conceding a goal. Huddersfield are looking to record successive away league victories over Palace for the first time. The home side has never scored in seven previous top-flight meetings.Leicester City vs AFC BournemouthKing Power Stadium, LeicestershireSaturday, 30-03-2019 @6pmReferee: Lee MasonLeicester’s club captain Wes Morgan is likely to replace the suspended Harry Maguire on Saturday. Marc Albrighton has resumed training after a hamstring injury and it is hoped he will play again this season.Bournemouth trio Junior Stanislas, Adam Smith and Dan Gosling could all be in contention to return from injuries. Stanislas has missed six matches with a hip problem, while Gosling and Smith have been out with respective knee and thigh injuries.Leicester are yet to beat Bournemouth in the Premier League in seven attempts, although five have been drawn. It’s their longest run against any team in the division without ever winning. However, Bournemouth are winless in five away league visits to Leicester since a 1-0 second-tier victory on Boxing Day 1988 under Harry Redknapp (D3, L2).Man United vs WatfordOld Trafford, ManchesterSaturday, 30-03-2019 @6pmReferee: Scott AtwellNew Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will assess the players who withdrew from international duty because of injuries. Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial could all be fit, but Romelu Lukaku is expected to remain sidelined by a foot problem. Eric Bailly is a doubt with a head injury, while Ashley Young is available after serving a ban in the FA Cup.Watford’s former United midfielder Tom Cleverley is out with a calf injury. Jose Holebas has overcome the problem that forced his substitution during the FA Cup win against Crystal Palace.Manchester United have won 15 of the past 16 meetings in all competitions, losing the other game 3-1 in the Premier League at Vicarage Road in September 2016. Watford are winless in all 11 away league visits to Manchester United (D2, L9). However, they did beat United at Old Trafford in a League Cup tie in October 1978. Watford have lost 16 of their 17 away games in Manchester since beating City 2-1 in April 1987.Manchester United have earned the most Premier League points since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. Their tally of 32 is one more than Liverpool over the same period. United are unbeaten in 12 league matches at Old Trafford since defeat by Tottenham in August (W7, D5). That is also the last time they lost consecutive top-flight games. The Red Devils haven’t lost three successive games in all competitions since September 2016, a run which culminated in a league defeat against Watford. They have kept just two home clean sheets in the Premier League this season – only Fulham, with one, have a worse record. Solskjaer’s side have won only two of their 11 league fixtures this season against sides currently in the top nine (D4, L5). Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have each scored nine Premier League goals this season, with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba already in double figures. United haven’t had four players score 10 league goals or more in a season since 1995-96 (Scholes, Cole, Giggs, Cantona).West Ham United vs EvertonLondon Stadium, LondonSaturday, 30-03-2019 @8:30pmReferee: Paul TierneyWest Ham midfielder Samir Nasri is a major doubt because of a calf injury. The Hammers are already definitely without five injured players: Winston Reid, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez and Andy Carroll.Everton centre-back Yerry Mina is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring problem while on international duty with Colombia. Lucas Digne and club captain Phil Jagielka are available after injury, while Andre Gomes is being assessed. Loanee Kurt Zouma returns after missing the win over parent club Chelsea.Everton could lose three straight league matches against West Ham for the first time since a run of four between April 1929 and December 1931. The Toffees have won 24 Premier League fixtures against the Hammers, more than versus any other opponent.Cardiff City vs ChelseaCardiff City Stadium, CardiffSunday, 31-03-2019 @4:05pmReferee: Craig PawsonCardiff will be without Callum Paterson for the rest of the season after he was injured playing for Scotland. Sol Bamba is also a long-term absentee, while this game will come too soon for Jazz Richards.Chelsea will monitor Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu, both of whom missed international duty because of back problems. Callum Hudson-Odoi will hope to start his first Premier League game after impressing for England in Montenegro. Davide Zappacosta’s ankle problem will also be assessed.Cardiff have not defeated Chelsea in the top flight since 1961. That year, they beat the Blues 5-2 at home on 6 September and then, just two weeks later, won 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. The Bluebirds’ most recent win against Chelsea was 2-1 at Ninian Park in the third round of the League Cup in October 1986.The Blues have lost six of eight Premier League games this season when they have conceded the opening goal, with their only victory coming in September’s 4-1 win against Cardiff. Chelsea have lost four of their five top-flight away games in 2019, with the aggregate score in those four defeats being 14-0. Prior to the weekend, only Fulham (five defeats) had been beaten more often on their travels this calendar year. Chelsea have not kept a Premier League clean sheet outside of London since beating Burnley 4-0 on 28 October. Their only defeat in 17 previous Premier League games against Welsh opposition came at Swansea in April 2016 (W12, D4). Eden Hazard has scored five Premier League goals in three appearances against Cardiff, all of them at Stamford Bridge. Gonzalo Higuain has scored three goals in seven Premier League games, with all of those strikes coming against teams in the relegation zone: two versus Huddersfield, one against Fulham. N’Golo Kante is set to make his 100th league appearance for Chelsea.Liverpool vs TottenhamAnfield Stadium, LiverpoolSunday, 31-03-2019 @6:30pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonLiverpool will monitor full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who withdrew from England duty with a back problem. Xherdan Shaqiri will also be assessed after missing Switzerland’s two games with a groin problem, but this match comes too soon for Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Tottenham are without Eric Dier, who suffered a muscle injury in England’s win against the Czech Republic. Harry Winks remains sidelined but Kieran Trippier is back in contention. Serge Aurier was forced off after half an hour of Ivory Coast’s victory against Rwanda last weekend because of a hamstring problem and is not available.Liverpool have only lost one of their past 13 league and cup games against Spurs, winning eight of those matches. Tottenham’s only victory in their last 24 league games at Anfield came in May 2011, when Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric were on target.Liverpool have lost just one of eight league matches this season against the other sides in the top six, although four of those encounters have been drawn. Victory would give them their highest points total at this stage of a top-flight season. The Merseysiders are unbeaten in 36 Premier League home games, winning 26 and drawing 10. If the Reds avoid defeat on Sunday they will set the joint-second longest unbeaten run at home in the competition’s history, bettered only by Chelsea’s 86-match sequence from 2004-2008. Liverpool have conceded six goals in their five Premier League home games in 2019, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Anfield. They have won the last four Premier League home fixtures in which they conceded the opening goal – the first side to do so since Chelsea (from 2013 to 2015). Sadio Mane has scored in each of his past six league games at Anfield, netting eight goals in total. Mohamed Salah has just one goal in his last 10 games and has failed to score in his last seven appearances, his longest drought since joining Liverpool. Roberto Firmino has failed to net in eight of his past nine games for the Reds, although he scored twice against Burnley in his most recent match at Anfield.Spurs are without a victory in their last four Premier League games (D1, L3). It is seven years since they last went winless in five top-flight matches within a single season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost five of their last six away matches in all competitions, conceding twice in each of those defeats. They could lose four consecutive away league fixtures for the first time since December 2008 to January 2009 under Harry Redknapp. Tottenham have lost five of their eight league games this season against the other sides in the top six (W2, D1, L5), keeping just one clean sheet. Spurs have earned 33 points away from home this season – one shy of their Premier League record tally. Harry Kane has 11 goals in his last 12 Tottenham appearances in all competitions, and he has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances at Anfield.Arsenal vs Newcastle UnitedEmirates Stadium, LondonSunday, 01-04-2019 @10pmReferee: Anthony TaylorArsenal will be without the suspended Lucas Torreira when they host Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday. Aaron Ramsey is expected to be passed fit, having been troubled by his left thigh, as is Nacho Monreal, who has returned to training after hurting his right calf. Granit Xhaka also faces a late fitness test on a muscle injury but striker Danny Welbeck is out with an ankle injury, while knee issues continue to sideline Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding.Schar will miss out through suspension. The central defender completes the second leg of a two-match ban after reaching 10 bookings for the season, but would almost certainly have sat out anyway after being knocked unconscious in a clash of heads during Switzerland’s 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Georgia last Saturday. Skipper Jamaal Lascelles has recovered from the knee problem which kept him out of the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth last time out, leaving only Sean Longstaff (knee) on the sidelines.Arsenal have won their last six home Premier League games against Newcastle United, scoring 18 goals and conceding just five. Newcastle have lost 11 of their last 12 Premier League matches against Arsenal, winning the other 2-1 at St. James’ Park last season. Only against Manchester United (28) have Newcastle lost more Premier League games than against Arsenal (27). Arsenal have won all six of their home league matches in 2019 and are one of only three of the 92 English league clubs yet to drop a home point this calendar year, along with Manchester City and Sheffield United. This will be Newcastle’s 15th consecutive Premier League game on a Monday away from home – of the previous 14, they’ve won two, drawn one and lost 11. Arsenal have won their last nine Premier League home games. They last won more consecutively at home within a single season back in 1997-98 (10). Newcastle have lost 17 of their last 23 away Premier League games in London (W3 D3) and are winless in their last six visits to the capital (W0 D2 L4). Arsenal’s Mesut Özil has had a hand in four goals in four Premier League games against Newcastle United (3 goals, 1 assist). Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has taken just two points in his seven away Premier League games against Arsenal (P7 W0 D2 L5). Alexandre Lacazette has scored 73% of his Premier League goals for Arsenal in home games (19/26). Of the 42 players to have scored 10+ goals in the competition for the Gunners, only Tony Adams scored a higher ratio at home (83%).Comments Tags: premier leaguetoplast_img read more

Usual suspects win H-DN titles

first_imgArcata >> In soggy and sloppy conditions, it was two talented Arcata athletes and two gifted McKinleyville teams that shined.Arcata’s Riley Martel-Phillips and Kellen O’Neill as well as the McKinleyville boys and girls cross-country teams weathered Saturday’s storm to earn Humboldt-Del Norte League championships at the Arcata Marsh.“I’m just still in shock,” said Martel-Phillips, who defeated Del Norte’s Julia DeSolenni by two seconds. “I feel like I haven’t absorbed it yet.”Martel-Phillips …last_img

Steven Duggar’s injury creates a new challenge for Giants’ front office

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When Steven Duggar jammed his left shoulder into the outfield grass while making a diving catch on Wednesday, the Giants outfielder feared the worst.“When I landed, I kind of felt like it was something a little bit serious,” Duggar said. “It was a Grade 3 (sprain) and we’re still deciding what to do.”Duggar did not damage his rotator cuff or the labrum he tore last August that required season-ending surgery, but he did suffer a significant sprain of the AC joint in his left …last_img