Mexico’s Estrada dethrones Thai champion Srisaket for super flyweight belt

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 32-year-old Srisaket looked slow and flatfooted early on compared to the confident Estrada who welcomed the toe-to-toe exchanges in the centre of the ring.There were no knockdowns but Estrada landed a powerful overhand right in the eighth that rocked Srisaket’s head back. He won by scores of 116-112, and 115-113 twice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSrisaket, who fights mainly as a southpaw, looked strongest in the final two rounds when he seemed to be re-energized after switching from an orthodox to a lefty stance.Estrada appeared to slow near the end of the 12-round fight when he got caught with some solid punches by the Thai champ. But the Mexican survived and won the fight based on his superior performance throughout the first 10 rounds. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Kevin Durant unstoppable as Warriors close out Clippers, face Rockets A former WBA and WBO champion in the flyweight division, Estrada improved to 39-3 with 26 knockouts. Coming into Friday’s bout Estrada had won twice since losing to Srisaket in their first fight in February of last year.The loss snapped Srisaket’s 20-fight win streak as he dropped to 47-5 with one draw and 41 knockouts. This was the fourth defense of the title he won in a stunning upset over Nicaragua’s Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in 2017 in his US debut in New York.It was Srisaket’s first loss in five years.On the undercard, Danny Roman unified the WBA and IBF super bantamweight titles by defeating TJ Doheny by a majority decision. Roman won by scores of 116-110, 116-110 and 113-113.Roman, 27-2 with one draw and 10 knockouts, has won 19 fights in a row since dropping a 2013 decision to American Juan Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT FILE -Juan Francisco Estrada has his hand raised in victory after defeating Victor Mendez in seven rounds at StubHub Center on December 8, 2018 in Carson, California. John McCoy/Getty Images/AFPMexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada won the World Boxing Council super flyweight title Friday, holding on for a unanimous decision over Thailand champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in a rematch.Estrada dominated most of the fight, outboxing Srisaket and winning the majority of the rounds on the judges’ scorecards at the Forum arena in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Mexico’s unbeaten Rey Vargas, the 33-0 WBC champion, is believed to be next on Roman’s radar.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chieflast_img read more

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Youth Leading Advocacy for Africa Agenda 2063

first_imgThe National Youth Council of the Liberia YMCA has held its March edition of the Monthly Civic Competence Speaker Series. The series is organized as an engagement platform to unlock potential and empower young people to participate, engage and become responsible global citizens. The program is under the Africa Alliance of YMCAs flagship youth leadership development program, “From Subject to Citizen -S2C.” Launched under the theme: “Young People Leading Advocacy to Promote the Africa Agenda 2063”, the competence series is also intended for young people to be empowered with requisite skills, space and voice to influence change as citizens.The program held at the YMCA headquarters in Monrovia brought together sixty persons, including stakeholders, government officials, and civil society organizations, the Federation of Liberian Youth, the Liberia National Student Union, youth organizations, universities, high schools and the National Secretariat and Board of the YMCA.Keynote speaker Attorney Prince M. Korvah, Assistant Minister of Labor for Regional Affairs, observed that African youth have searched for ways to prepare for the future, while exhausting all energies on making a living.Minister Korvah said the generation of young people from the signing of the original African Union Charter took on the Pan African Project and pushed the agenda. “The current group of leaders pushed it a notch by crafting a policy paper – the Agenda 2063 – to guide successors in the realization of the dream of a united Africa,” Minister Korvah informed the gathering of mainly youth participants.He admonished that Africans owed it to themselves, their gallant predecessors and posterity to push systems to the limit to ensure that the goal of an integrated, prosperous and economically viable continent is actualized by 2063. “This is a silent inter-generational pact we signed up to and inherited in partnership with the broader vision of 2063 by building on the current progress,” he said.The National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, E. Edward Gboe, explained the S2C concept, which is for young people to be mature and move from the manipulation of bandit politics to skills and their capacity.“The lack of civic competence has led many people to make the wrong choices,” Mr. Gboe said. “If the economic renaissance of young people is achieved, then political manipulation of young people will be reduced.” Earlier, one of the ‘Change Agents’, S2C Ambassador Decontee George, said the series is intended to strengthen the National Youth Council of the Liberia YMCA to equip young people on civic engagement issues.Another S2C Ambassador, Beyan Harris, said Agenda 2063 is a development plan established by the African Union to build a prosperous and united Africa.Africa YMCA’s vision is to help leaders incorporate the agenda into their development plans for the improvement of young people on the continent, said Mr. Harris.A former Youth Council President, Alston Armah, said the S2C concept allows young people to be transformed from subjects to citizens with a voice, and called on young people to engage constructively to bring about the change that is needed for young people to become citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SEA Games: Filipino bets Watanabe, Nakano capture judo golds

first_imgMOST READ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Carlos Yulo: The Making of a Filipino World Champion But before that, Nakano claimed the first gold for the country in judo, annexing the men’s -66kg before cheering crowd at Laus Group Events in San Fernando, Pampanga.Philippines’ Kiyomi Watanabe and Malaysia’s Nik Azman Nik compete during the women’s -63 kg in 30th SEA Games Judo. INQURER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonGilbert Ramirez settled for silver in the 81kg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Nakano’s twin brother Keisei snagged the bronze in 73kg, while Khrizzie Pabulayan came away with third place honors in the women’s -55kg.The win is expected to further boost Watanabe’s world ranking which was pegged at No. 24 in the world. The top 32 by next May will make it to the Tokyo Olympics. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Philippines’ Nakano Shugen (white) celebrates after winning the gold medal against Indonesia’s Prasetiyo Budi during the men -66 kg in 30th SEA Games Judo. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNEW CLARK CITY — Kiyomi Watanabe and Shugen Nakano pinned down the golds expected of them Thursday night to power the Philippines in the judo competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Watanabe, 21, retained the crown in the female 63-kilogram division, scoring ippon wins along the way — the exact same way she won two years ago in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Watanabe was born in Cebu City but was raised in Honsu, Japan by Filipina mother Irene and Japanese father Jinero.Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter had earlier said they are expecting five golds from the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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NHL NOTEBOOK Kelly elected to lead the union

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Berard sidelined New York Islanders defenseman Bryan Berard will be sidelined two to four weeks because of a groin injury that forced him out of New York’s victory against New Jersey last weekend. From news services Paul Kelly will be introduced as the new executive director of the NHL Players’ Association today, the union said Tuesday night. Kelly was nominated for the job during a conference call with the 30 player representatives last week, but wasn’t confirmed for the position until he received a majority vote from the reps in a secret ballot vote. The Boston lawyer replaces Ted Saskin, who was fired as executive director last May amid allegations he ordered the spying of NHLPA player e-mail in the midst of a membership uprising against his leadership. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Premier League clubs’ captains ranked – from worst to first! Agree?

first_img 20 11. Liverpool: Jordan Henderson – It was always going to be tough to replace Steven Gerrard as captain at Anfield. Henderson struggled with injuries in his first campaign as skipper, and missed their Europa League final loss to Sevilla too. The most important figure in a football team is its captain.The skipper acts as a leader on the field, helping to keep his side on track with the manager’s tactics, while also inspiring his team-mates to perform at the highest level.Over the last 24 years, the Premier League has seen some truly phenomenal captains, men who have taken their teams by the scruff of the neck and guided them to glory.In that time, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane and Tony Adams, to name but a few, have had legendary stints with the armband wrapped around their bicep.But who are the current crop of captains and what have they achieved during their stint so far?Click the right arrow above to see how we’ve ranked them… 20 20 20 4. Manchester United: Wayne Rooney – A huge part of the Red Devils’ history already, Rooney has only been captain of the club since 2014/15. In those seasons, Manchester United haven’t been at their best with fourth and fifth place finishes consecutively, although they did win the FA Cup in May. Rooney’s form also hasn’t been great with the player notching 14 (his worst tally since joining the club) and 15 goals across all competitions respectively. 20 6. Southampton: Jose Fonte – The Portugal star has been an almost ever-present for the Saints since become skipper in August 2014, leading them to seventh and sixth place finishes respectively, while winning Euro 2016 with his national team. 20. Crystal Palace: Scott Dann – Click the right arrow above to see who the best current Premier League captain… – The Eagles defender has been given the armband by Alan Pardew for the 2016/17 season after relieving Mile Jedinak of his duties. 20 9. Watford: Troy Deeney – Named Hornets skipper for the 2014/15 season after the departure of Manuel Almunia. His first campaign was a huge success, scoring 20 league goals for the third year in a row and leading them back into the Premier League. Last season he struck up a superb partnership with Odion Ighalo and his goals helped keep Watford in the top-flight. 20 3. Leicester City: Wes Morgan – It’s been a wonderful ride for the big centre-back, named the Foxes’ captain in 2012. Since then the club have been promoted to the Premier League, avoided relegation in miraculous circumstances, and then won the English top-flight despite being 5000/1 outsiders. He’s been huge for the club as a leader. 20 16. Middlesbrough: Grant Leadbitter – The ex-Sunderland and Ipswich man helped Boro get back into the Premier League and is a well-respected member of their squad. He’s currently out injured though, so George Friend has taken up the role. 20 20 20 20 7. Everton: Phil Jagielka – The ex-Sheffield United man has been captain at Goodison Park since the 2013/14 season. In that campaign the Toffees finished fifth with a record Premier League points haul, while winning the club’s Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season, and Goal of the Season awards. It hasn’t all be plain sailing since but he is a leader at the club. 1. Chelsea: John Terry – Captain. Leader. Legend. He’s the club’s most successful skipper ever, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League, amongst a plethora of awards, since taking up the role in 2004. 2. Manchester City: Vincent Kompany – Given the armband in 2011, the Belgian centre-back, despite injury problems. Has led the club through one of the most successful periods in their history. Under Kompany’s captaincy, the club have won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup, as well as gaining individual honours. 20 20 20 10. West Ham: Mark Noble – Believe it or not, the Hammers’ home-grown hero has only officially been club captain since the start of last season. He did a pretty decent job in their final campaign at Upton Park, can he follow it up this year? 8. Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross – Captain since 2010/11, the Englishman has remained a mainstay in an evolving Potters side. He led the club out at Wembley twice that season, in the FA Cup semi-finals and the club’s first ever FA Cup final. 19. Arsenal: Per Mertesacker – Well, rather embarrassingly, the German defender was named club captain last week, while he’s facing a four-month injury lay off. Mertesacker is unlikely to take the armband until at least December. In the meantime, Petr Cech will be skipper. 14. West Brom: Darren Fletcher – Named captain upon his arrival at the club in February 2015, Fletcher has been a vital fixture for the Baggies, but they’ve still only finished 13th and 14th in the last two seasons. 12. Burnley: Tom Heaton – In his first season as captain, the England goalkeeper lead the Clarets to the Championship title. He’ll find things harder in the Premier League but he’s done well so far. 5. Tottenham Hotspur: Hugo Lloris – The Frenchman has had one full season in the role, after taking the job from Younes Kaboul. He led Spurs to a third place finish, which puts them back in the Champions League, and was a vital player in what many consider to be the best Lilywhites side in the Premier League era. 20 20 13. Hull City: Michael Dawson – The ex-Tottenham centre-back usurped Curtis Davies to take the armband but is, like Mertesacker and Leadbitter, out injured, allowing his team-mate to take back the role in the meantime. 20 20 20 18. Swansea City: Leon Britton – He might have played for the club at every level from League Two to the Premier League, amassing more than 400 appearances, but he’s only just been named captain by the club. He replaced Ashley Williams who left to join Everton. 15. Sunderland: John O’Shea – The Irishman took on the role in 2013, taking over from Lee Cattermole at the Stadium of Light. The club, though, have had several relegation struggles since then, although they did play in the 2014 League Cup final. 17. Bournemouth: Simon Francis – Another man only in the job for a short period of time is the Cherries defender. He’s replaced Tommy Elphick who left to join Aston Villa this summer. last_img read more

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Ex-Liverpool star Danny Murphy says sex abuse claims could blow football apart

first_imgDanny Murphy has told talkSPORT there is a ‘lot more to come’ following the revelations of sexual abuse that have rocked football in the past week.Two former Crewe youth players, Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, were the first to break their silence over the abuse they suffered at a young age at the hands of their former coach, Barry Bennell.Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Paul Stewart and ex-Manchester City and England attacker David White have also come forward to reveal their own childhood traumas.Murphy, who began his career as a youngster at Gresty Road, insists this is just the tip of the iceberg, but believes long-standing boss Dario Gradi knew nothing of the horrors unfolding at the club.“I’m very saddened by it all,” he said on the Jim White show. “There’s a lot more to come. I don’t think it stops with Crewe. That would be ridiculously naïve.“This is going to be blown apart and I encourage anybody listening to speak out because why try to hide anything, even if it’s negative? Put it out there, let’s get to the bottom of it.”Murphy’s association as a youngster with Bennell at Crewe was brief, but he admits he was not surprised by the recent revelations.The former Liverpool and England star added: “When it first came out, sadly, no, I wasn’t shocked because obviously Barry had already been to prison many years ago for the same crimes he’s been accused of now.“I was a bit surprised by who it was [who’d been abused] because I knew him. He was a bit older than me, but I played with him at Crewe, Andy [Woodward].“I know his sister was married to Barry for a while so it was kind of even more of a shock in a way, but the more I thought about it and remembered back to my time [at Crewe] it made sense.“My cross over with Barry was quite quick. I went to Crewe when I was probably 12, 13, and he left soon after. I had probably only a year, if that, with him and in and around him. Some of the lads he’d coached were five, six, seven years before that. So he knew those lads a lot better than me.“Strangely, the guy himself was quite charming, a good coach, quite well liked with the lads because of his great skills and the sessions he put on, but there was a certain side to him that was aggressive and he was a bit of a bully to certain victims – within the coaching, I’m talking about. So he did have two sides to him.“It was only really after he left and I got to know some of the lads that I started hearing little whispers and rumours if you like, but when you’re 14, 15, 16 at a football club with a lot of lads, things do get said and you don’t really have the intelligence to take them in, process them and think of a bigger picture.“I took stick myself from some of the older lads because I stayed with [manager] Dario [Gradi] for many years off and on, as in weekends here and there because I couldn’t afford to travel backwards and forwards to play the games. I used to get stick – ‘oh, you’re one of Dario’s boys’, all that stuff – but it goes over your head a bit.“I feel sad that my fantastic memories of Crewe – and I think there will be other lads in my boat – aren’t shared by all of those I thought they were shared by. It was a fantastic environment for young kids to be in. Families and parents were welcomed in, there were lots of family days.”Gradi is yet to speak publically following the claims about Crewe, the club he has been synonymous with for more than 30 years, but Murphy is convinced his mentor has nothing to hide.He added: “Dario was like a second father to me, a perfect gent, a brilliant coach and somebody I still look up to. I sincerely believe that if he had any indication of anything going on he would have done something about it. Well, I have to believe that. That’s the relationship I had with him.“So I’m sad he might be tarnished and the club is tarnished because it did so much good work and still does, but unfortunately when you get something like this, the questions have to be asked.“Crewe have to open the doors now to the authorities and answer anything that needs to be answered and just put it all out there because the problem has been people keeping quiet about it, not talking about it, not opening up.“Let me tell you how some of these things happen, and it’s not difficult. [Football] is an easy breeding ground for someone like Barry Bennell.“There are lots of football tournaments, not just for professional clubs, but Sunday League clubs, amateur clubs all across the country. They go away and play in tournaments, in the UK and abroad. And you get 15-20 lads, sometimes four or five different age groups, going with four or five coaches staying in average accommodation where everyone crams in. That’s what happens.“I went to a tournament in Blackpool. Barry took the team. I think we were four or six to a room, a little pokey room, and later on I heard he would oversubscribe the amount of people to the room, and that was another opportunity for him to get close and stuff like that, that’s what I was told.“I didn’t experience that so I can’t say for sure, but those are the type of things you started hearing as you got older but, to get back to the point, the opportunity to be around children continually is easy for a football coach, and now looking back it makes absolute perfect sense that that’s what he would do. It’s all about accessibility.“And the other key, which is what Andy Woodward was talking about, is all these children are desperately seeking guidance to become a footballer. And that particular coach, if he does it right, becomes your shining light. He becomes the one that can make it happen for you.“Luckily for me, when I was at Crewe, Dario was that man, [along with] Kenny Swain, Alex Gibson. For a lot of those lads who were there, it was Barry. He could make or break them. He had the power.“It’s the power of, ‘I can make you a good player or not’. And then [there is] the fear of children, of course.”last_img read more

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Goals galore as Letterkenny Gaels soar past Carn into last four

first_imgFOUR GOALS in the first half saw Letterkenny Gaels soar into the Junior Championship semi-finals.Letterkenny Gaels 4-14 Carndonagh 0-8Gaels made light work of Carn at Hibernian Park to move towards the last four. An onslaught of goals in the first half had the game all but over at half-time, when they led 4-5 to 0-3.Ciaran Kilfeather struck two goals inside the opening two minutes as Gaels laid down an early marker.John Doherty, who came on as an early replacement, hit a third goal for Gaels.Late in the first half, Shay Doherty rattled the net to put his side 14 points in front. Conor McBrearty added six second-half points as the Glebe made advanced with minimal fuss against a Carndonagh side that has been shorn the services of cruciate victim Conor O’Donnell.Letterkenny Gaels: Shane Graham; Sean McDonagh (0-2), Darren Hunter, Ciaran Lynch; Conor Browne, Brian Diver, Diarmaid Cahill (0-1); Ciaran Cannon, Paddy Doherty; Shay Doherty (1-1), Ronan Frain (0-3), Anthony Diver; Odhrán McMacken, Conor McBrearty (0-7, 4f), Ciaran Kilfeather (2-0).Subs: John Doran (1-0) for Kilfeather, Aaron Stewart for Browne, Kevin Kilkenny for Lynch, Sean Crossan for McMacken.Goals galore as Letterkenny Gaels soar past Carn into last four was last modified: September 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:2019 Donegal JFCCarndonaghCiaran KilfeatherJohn DoranletterkennyLetterkenny GaelsShay Dohertylast_img read more

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Tierney ‘already gets it’ as Arsenal man is praised for actions after Liverpool loss

first_imgTierney is pure class here – he gets it already 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/0TFnk7shW5— Johno ✖️ (@Talkinoutmyarse) October 30, 2019As Jones’ effort went in off the post, dejected Arsenal players, who had stood watching from the halfway line, were keen to make a hasty exit, with Ceballos and Matteo Guendouzi leading the way towards the tunnel.A video has since emerged of Tierney, who came on in the 83rd minute, gesturing towards the players to make sure they went over and thanked the supporters who had made the long trip down to Merseyside.Tierney, who joined Arsenal for £25million from Celtic in the summer, knows what it’s like to be a fan and would often be seen among the Celtic Park faithful when not playing.When he did play, he was usually leading the ‘Green Brigade’ – the club’s noisy supporters – in their songs. After the shootout, some of the players were frustrated & about to make their way to the dressing room. Kieran Tierney then stepped in & instructed them to thank the away fans beforehand. Hero.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 31, 2019 🎥| #AFCKieran Tierney, as the final penalty went in, grabbed all the players and told them to go thank the away fans 👏 pic.twitter.com/3aBQZkSmV0— afcSource™ (@afcSource) October 30, 2019 Tierney, as the final penalty went in, grabbed all the players and told them to go thank the away fans. Well done, lad.— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) October 30, 2019 Future captain— McDoom (@BearMcDoom) October 30, 2019 He has had an injury hit start to his Gunners career, but did impress in the recent 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.Relations between players and supporters at Arsenal are strained, with captain Granit Xhaka jeered off by home fans during the Palace game and he responded by cupping his ears and swearing at supporters as he walked off.However, the actions of Tierney could go some way to easing the tension and maybe Gooners are witnessing a captain-in-waiting. 1 Arsenal summer signing Kieran Tierney has been praised by supporters for how he reacted to their exit at the hands of Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.The game ended 5-5 in normal time at Anfield and in the penalty shoot-out Caoimhin Kelleher saved Dani Ceballos’ spot-kick, allowing 18-year-old Curtis Jones to win it and send the Premier League leaders into the quarter-final. Tierney grew up as a Celtic fan and would lead the Green Brigade in their songs sometimes last_img read more

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It wasn’t always like this – when Everton were better than Liverpool

first_img Getty Images – Getty Bill Shankly once described Liverpool as “a city with two great teams – Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.”It’s something the former Liverpool manager undoubtedly said to get one over on his club’s local rivals Everton but the Toffees’ terrible form this season makes it not the most unreasonable assertion. Liverpool are having a much better 2019/20 season than Everton 1994-99In the 90s, both teams suffered a decline as the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal and even Blackburn emerged as the top sides in England.Liverpool finished above Everton in the Premier League throughout the 90s but it could be argued the decade belonged to the Toffees in terms of Merseyside Derbies.Between November 1994 and April 1999, Liverpool were unable to find a win against Everton in nine attempts. LIVING THE DREAM update Admittedly, six of those matches were draws but it was an uncomfortable statistic for Kopites who have grown accustomed to being the top dogs on Merseyside over the years.Liverpool ended that run with a 3-2 triumph at Anfield in April 1999 only to lose at their home ground five months later to a Kevin Campbell strike.2004/05, 2011/12, 2012/13Liverpool have been superior to Everton for most of the Premier League years but there are three seasons where the Blues came out on top.They pipped Liverpool to Champions League qualification by finishing fourth in 2004/05, although Rafael Benitez’s men were allowed into the competition in 2005/06 after beating AC Milan in the 2005 final.Meanwhile, the Toffees failed to make the group stage of the Champions League after losing to Villarreal in the final play-off round. getty 6 6 6 The Reds are the hot favourites to emerge victorious in the 234th Merseyside Derby when they face Everton on Wednesday night.Liverpool top of the Premier League having yet to suffer a defeat in the league season.They’re blessed with home advantage and have even had an extra day to prepare for the match as Liverpool beat Brighton at Anfield on Saturday while Everton’s last outing was at Leicester on Sunday.And it looks as though Liverpool are in pole position to get the three points with Marco Silva’s side currently 17th in the table and two points above the relegation zone. rookie error 1986/87Liverpool won the league the following season but Everton came roaring back after that by beating the Reds to another title in convincing fashion.This is made all the more impressive when you consider they lost star striker Gary Lineker to Barcelona in the summer.However, Liverpool also lost their top hot shot in Ian Rush, who joined Juventus on loan for the season.And it’s clear the Reds suffered more with Everton being crowned champions with 86 points, finishing nine ahead of Liverpool.Graeme Sharp was the Toffees’ top scorer with 21 strikes in the league that season. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule 6 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son latest Getty Images – Getty David Moyes, who has been linked with a Goodison Park return, was the last Everton manager to help them finish above Liverpool 6 Jamie O’Hara says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk should have won the Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked 1984/85The mid and late 80s saw Liverpool and Everton compete for English football’s biggest prizes including two FA Cup finals in 1986 and 1989.They went toe-to-toe for the First Division title many times too and the Toffees came out on top twice, the first coming in the 1984/85 season.Everton, who were managed by Howard Kendall at the time, romped to their first league title in 15 years with a total of 90 points.Liverpool came second that season but finished 13 points behind the champions.What arguably won the title for the Toffees was an impressive 18-game unbeaten run between December 1984-May 1985.The end of the season saw Joe Fagan leave his post as Reds boss and Kenny Dalglish was brought in as his replacement to be player-manager of the club. 6 Manager Silva is under huge pressure to save his job so playing away at the league leaders is the last thing he’ll need.He’s not helped by the fact that Everton have a rotten record away to Liverpool in recent seasons – their last win at Anfield coming in September 1999.But there have been occasions where the Toffees weren’t living in the Reds’ shadow.talkSPORT.com has taken a look at some of the times where Everton were the better team on Merseyside. Everton only have 14 points from 14 games this season Everton won the league again despite losing Lineker before the season started Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father statement The Toffees lost to Liverpool seven times in 23 games during the 90s appointed deals AFP Hulton Archive – Getty PEP TALK Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:42Loaded: 23.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta They played each other in the League Cup final that season too, which Liverpool won in a replay Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Everton then finished above Liverpool for two straight seasons as the Reds were in the midst of a transition phase.In 2011/12, the Toffees finished one place above the Reds in seventh.And in 2012/13, they finished one place above Liverpool again but Everton came sixth that time in what was David Moyes’ final season in charge at Goodison Park.It may be a long time before we see anything like that happening again by the looks of the current teams.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Everton vs Chelsea at 12:30pmlast_img read more

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Has D-day arrived for the troubled A380?

first_imgAn Emirates A380 Speculation is growing that Airbus may draw the curtain on its A380 superjumbo program Thursday as it hands down its annual results.Reuters said Wednesday the European manufacturer was nearing a decision to ax the big plane amid indications Emirates was revising a crucial order that underpins ongoing production.Quoting sources and analysts,  Reuters said Airbus was likely to give an update at its results.Emirates operates the world’s biggest fleet of A380s and has been the aircraft’s staunchest supporter.It has 53 aircraft left on order but is looking to replace some of those planes with smaller twin-engine aircraft after talks with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce failed to produce the increase in efficiency the Dubai airline is seeking.READ: winning passengers’ hearts may not be enough for the A380 superjumboAirbus is hoping to convince Emirates to switch some of the order to A350 or A330neo aircraft.The decision to wind down the program, which must be approved by the Airbus board, comes as Qantas formally canceled its remaining order for eight A380s and Qatar chief executive Akbar Al Baker criticized the plane as too heavy and fuel-hungry.Read:  Why the Airbus A380 has failed airlines.The Qantas cancellation was not a surprise as the airline had made it clear for several years that it was not taking the additional planes.The A380 was thrown a lifeline in early 2018 when  Emirates signed a deal for up to 36 aircraft to be delivered from 2020.The deal for 20 firm orders and 16 options was valued at $US16 billion at list prices and allowed Airbus to continue production.Since the A380 was designed in the late 1990s, however, much lighter, all-composite aircraft have emerged like the 787 and A350 that burn about 34 percent less fuel per passenger.The A380s engines have been leap-frogged twice and the new 777X to be rolled out shortly will burn around 40 percent less fuel per passenger because of its new generation General Electric engine – the GE9X.Airbus tried to interest airlines in an upgraded A380 neo but only Emirates was interested.One of the biggest arguments for the A380 was capacity limited Heathrow Airport in the UK.Many airlines purchased the A380 because of the landing slot constraints at Heathrow and needed the A380 to get more capacity.But now many of these airlines fly to other destinations in the UK such as Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.And airlines such as Emirates offer over 50 destinations in Europe giving travelers far more options.Another problem for A380 operators is the lack of enthusiasm for second-hand planes, suggesting many will end up parked in the desert.last_img read more

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