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Nothing is ours yet – Gerrard

Nothing is ours yet – Gerrard

first_img Jordan Henderson’s lunge on Pablo Zabaleta in added time resulted in a red card and a three-match ban which may yet damage their prospects, however, as may a hamstring injury to striker Daniel Sturridge. “That’s the longest 90 minutes I’ve probably ever played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game,” Gerrard, who delivered a rousing speech to the players in a huddle at the final whistle, told Sky Sports 1. “That win means so much. That is such a big result for us. “We’ve got four cup finals left. Nothing is ours yet. The important thing now is not to get carried away with that result. “We need to stay calm and prepare for Norwich (next weekend).” Manager Brendan Rodgers felt it was a game his team may well have lost in the early part of his tenure, but the Reds are made of much more resilient stuff these days. Their 10th successive league win opened up a seven-point gap to third-placed City, who have two matches in hand but have had their destiny taken out of their own control. “The group is very tight. We foster a real closeness here in our spirit and you need that if you are going to win anything. There has to be a cause to fight for,” the Northern Irishman said. “Getting pegged back to 2-2, we may have gone on to lose that game when I first came in here, but we dusted ourselves off and went again and the level of some of our football was so good we ended up getting a terrific goal. “The performance level of the players was sensational – to dominate as we did in the first half with that energy and intelligence was remarkable. “We showed our resilience to see it through. Ten wins in succession is an incredible achievement and against all the odds we are where we are and are still fighting.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini accepted his side failed to deal with the early onslaught launched by Liverpool, but was pleased with their comeback and does not consider the title race done and dusted just yet. “The team played very well. We had chances to score and win the game and we didn’t. Finally Liverpool won the game with a mistake,” he said. “It is not the end of the Premier League. The most important thing today is now it is not dependent what we do in the future. “If Liverpool win their four games maybe they deserve to win the title, but we will continue fighting until the end. We have to play one of our games in hand on Wednesday.” Pellegrini felt they should have had a penalty in the first half with the score at 2-0 when Mamadou Sakho clattered into Edin Dzeko, but he refused to criticise referee Mark Clattenburg. “It was a very clear penalty but I don’t want to talk about the referee – it is not fair to think that we lost the game because of the referee,” he added. City lost influential midfielder Yaya Toure to injury midway through the first half, which may cast doubt on his participation in the rest of the season. “Yaya has an injury in his hamstring and will be assessed (on Monday),” the Chilean said. The 33-year-old midfielder has experienced the full range of feelings during his lengthy career at Anfield but, having seen his side’s 2-0 lead pegged back in the second half, there was still time for a nervy finish. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel had put the hosts ahead inside 26 minutes, only for a rejuvenated David Silva to score one and force a Glen Johnson own goal to level things up before Philippe Coutinho drove home the winner with just 12 minutes remaining to keep Liverpool’s title dream on track. Emotional Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admitted Sunday’s 3-2 victory over title rivals Manchester City was the longest 90 minutes of his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Senior powers Badgers

Senior powers Badgers

first_imgLin Zastrow making noiseSince scoring 15 points against Ohio State Jan. 20, Zastrowhas continued to find her stroke. Since that game against the Buckeyes, Zastrowhas dominated the inside presence of the court, scored 18 points and had tenrebounds in Wisconsin?s win over Penn State.?Lin Zastrow?s growth has been huge for us,? Stone said. ?Wehave a presence inside that we haven?t had consistently since I?ve been here.It allows us to score inside, in the point, as opposed to outside at the threepoint line.?With Ward haunted by foul trouble all season, Zastrow hasfinally emerged as the inside presence Stone had hoped she would become.Zastrow?s play has been so impressive this season that she has been the No. 1option down low, despite Ward?s status as a senior and more experienced player.?Danielle is the first one to be cheering for Lin in there,?Stone said. ?There?s quite the unselfishness there. Lin?s ready to go. She?splaying a lot of minutes and building confidence.?The Badgers will need Zastrow to contribute like she did against theBuckeyes the last time the two teams faced each other. While the three seniorsare playing well, without Zastrow?s presence inside, Stone knows it will be along and difficult road in the Big Ten and against Ohio State for the Badgers. Wisconsin relies on AndersonDuring their recent stretch of strong play, the Badgers havecounted on the team?s leaders, mainly senior Jolene Anderson to lead the wayboth in terms of scoring and mental effort. In the win over Penn State onSunday, Anderson provided a large bulk of the offense, playing all 40 minuteswhile scoring 30 points and tying a career high with 14 rebounds.?Jolene Anderson threw the team on her back, and that was abig difference maker right there,? head coach Lisa Stone said in her Mondaypress conference. ?She played all 40 minutes, has 18 [points] at the half, isrebounding like crazy, and we had three freshmen out there most of the time.?Anderson has achieved several milestones this season, includingbecoming UW?s all-time leading scorer in women?s basketball, but moreimportantly, she has kept her team in games when the other two seniors, JaneseBanks and Danielle Ward, have been unable to contribute.?When you?re strapped with fouls with your two seniorrunning mates, with Danielle and Janese on the bench, we were able to give ourselvesa cushion and really ride out Jolene,? Stone said. ?She did a tremendous jobkeeping things together for us.?The three seniors are averaging 41.4 points per game andhave been proving to Stone and the rest of the Badgers that their success isvital to the team?s future. BEN CLASSON/Herald PhotoComing off consecutive wins in the Big Ten for the firsttime this season, the Wisconsin women?s basketball team went 1-1 this week on atough road trip at Indiana and Penn State. Despite winning three of its lastfour games, the Badgers remain at the bottom of the Big Ten standings with a4-7 record.Going into the road trip, the Badgers had been playing farbetter basketball than the preceding conference games, but going to Indiana,where the team was 2-26, proved to be a daunting task, as the Hoosiers routedWisconsin 86-62.Following Indiana, the Badgers went to Penn State, wherethey had not won in 14 tries. Nevertheless, Wisconsin went on to defeat theLady Lions by a commanding 18-point margin.With a week off before their next game, the Badgers willlook to improve as they play Ohio State, the first place team in the Big Ten.After losing to the Buckeyes in their first match of the season, Wisconsin willhope to rebound and move up in the standings.last_img read more

Trojans give back

Trojans give back

first_imgBryan Chong, an undeclared sophomore, donates blood at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom during the Trojan Scholars Society Red Cross Blood Drive that took place Monday and Tuesday.Austin Vogel | Daily Trojanlast_img

Champions facing tough test in semi-finals

Champions facing tough test in semi-finals

first_imgThurles Sarsfields will have to overcome what some see as the surprise package of this years Championship if they’re to continue the defence of their County Senior Hurling title.Last night’s draw pitted Sars against Kilruane McDonaghs while Nenagh Eire Og will face Drom & Inch in the other last four clash.Thurles Sarsfields chairman Michael Maher says they’re well aware of the progress made by Kilruane McDonaghs of late having played them a number of times in recent years at underage level.last_img read more

Changes made to Ireland teams for hurling/shinty internationals

Changes made to Ireland teams for hurling/shinty internationals

first_imgMichael Breen will line out in Inverness but Noel and John McGrath are now unavailable due to club commitments.By contrast, there is added Tipp representation in the Ireland U21 side that will take on the Scots on Saturday.Andrew Coffey joins Tom Fox and Barry Heffernan in the starting team.last_img

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Worried About the Reopening of Schools

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Worried About the Reopening of Schools

first_imgMiami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has admitted that he is worried about the reopening of schools in a month, as the COVID-19 cases throughout the state continue to rise. Superintendent Carvalho has said that if the county is still under phase one reopening by August 24, the first day of school, then schooling will be held entirely online. “In addition to scientific data, the unique circumstances our community is facing must be taken into account. We are working closely with the Mayor, seasoned medical experts and educators to guide our decision making, and ensure all community parameters are clear for the safe return of our students and employees,” he added. “I also want to make sure that working parents have options for the school year, but we must have a safe environment. Children and teenagers may not even know they have the virus, but they can be spreading it to their teachers and classmates with autoimmune problems or other medical conditions, as well as spreading it to their parents and grandparents, who are at highest risk of severe symptoms and death from COVID-19,” Mayor Gimenez added. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez The reopening plan was crafted with the understanding that its implementation is based on Miami-Dade County moving into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan.center_img “The Superintendent and I are very worried about our children returning to school next month unless the spread of the virus is tamped down immediately,” Mayor Gimenez said. “That’s why it’s so important for everyone to wear masks, social distance and wash their hands often. It’s up to all of us to change the trajectory of this deadly virus.” “The reopening of schoolhouses across our state and nation cannot be a one-size-fits all approach,” said Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. The Miami-Dade School Board unanimously approved a detailed and dynamic schools reopening plan, which allows parents to choose the mode of schooling for their children. last_img read more

Kwesi Appiah: We can’t go back to expatriate coaches

Kwesi Appiah: We can’t go back to expatriate coaches

first_imgBlack Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has insinuated that indigenes must be given precedence over expatriates when coaches are being hired to manage the various national teams.The gaffer will lead Ghana into its opening game of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against South Africa in Cape Coast with a new assistant by his side.C.K Akonnor,a former Black Stars skipper who also has experience from working as head coach of Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold has been recruited as replacement for Ibrahim Tanko.Reports indicate that Appiah and Tanko fell out following Ghana’s performance at the 2019 Afcon in Egypt.Justifying the decision to work with Akonnor, Appiah explained that local coaches with experience must also be given the opportunity and groomed for the top job in future.“I have the belief that many coaches should be given opportunity to be at the national team.“Maybe tomorrow I might say I am done coaching, who then do we rely on?“Do we go back to the whites or we fall on our own.“It is important that others be given the opportunity to be closer to the players so they know what we do on and off the pitch,” he explained.Appiah’s current deal expires at the end of the year.It remains unclear whether he will be handed a new contract when the current one expires.last_img read more

Alpena Public Schools Gearing Up For Kindergarten Registration in April

Alpena Public Schools Gearing Up For Kindergarten Registration in April

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Public Schools is beginning kindergarten enrollment for the 2017–2018 school year and children turning 5 years old on or before September 1st are eligible.This is a chance for parents to reserve a spot for their child in a kindergarten class.All elementary schools will be holding an open house style enrollment from 5 to 6:30 p.m starting in April.Ella white principal Melissa LaCombe said the event helps parents learn about school and helps teachers plan ahead.“The most important thing I think for registration is for the families to get in the building and kind of see where the kindergarten room is, and meet some of the school staff. For us in the school it’s really important to be able to plan for how many children are coming and so by registering in April it gives us some planning time to make the best decisions we can for staffing,” LaCombe said.Parents need to bring their child’s legal birth certificate, proof of residency and vaccination records.Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at HinksThursday, April 20, 2017 at SanbornMonday, April 24, 2017 at WilsonTuesday, April 25, 2017 at LincolnWednesday, April 26, 2017 at BesserThursday, April 27, 2017 at Ella WhiteIf you have any questions, or can’t attend registration night please call Angie at APS – 989-358-5025.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Public Schools, Kindergarten, Kindergarten RegistrationContinue ReadingPrevious Read a Book, Win a Bike Contest Being Held in Rogers City for ‘National Reading Month’Next Zonta Club of Alpena Has Scholarships Available for Women in the Arealast_img read more