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WI arrive in Australia for tough assignment

first_img RICHARDSON’S FINAL BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): West Indies made a quiet arrival in the picturesque east coast city yesterday to begin preparation for their three-Test series against Australia staring next month. The squad, led by captain Jason Holder, arrived via New York and Los Angeles following two days of travel from the Caribbean. West Indies will train their attention first on a five-day camp at the Allan Border Field before taking on a young Cricket Australia XI in a four-day game starting Wednesday at the same venue. A significant presence in the squad is that of head coach Phil Simmons, who missed the recent Test and limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka through suspension. He was pulled from that tour by the West Indies Cricket Board after he bizarrely claimed in a media conference that the selection of the one-day squad had been influenced by “outside interference”. Simmons, appointed following the ICC World Cup earlier this year, subsequently apologised after appearing before the WICB’s human resources committee, and was promptly reinstated. The Trinidadian will be leading West Indies for the first time on an overseas tour after presiding over the home tours against England and Australia. While Simmons has returned, the series will mark the final one for Sir Richie Richardson in his five-year stint as team manager. The former West Indies captain and batting star is set to take up duties as an ICC match referee following the series. For the Caribbean side, the highlight of the series will be the Boxing Day second Test in Melbourne, as the tourists have not had the courtesy of being part of this historic fixture in 15 years. Several hundred West Indians, who reside in Australia, are expected to mark the Boxing Day Test with a mini-carnival. West Indies will play the opening Test in Hobart starting December 10 and the third Test in Sydney, starting in the New Year, and are expected to face a tough assignment against the powerful Aussies. Significantly, they have not won a Test Down Under in 18 years and have also not beaten Australia in a Test for 12 years. SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

Violation, Insults, Hamper Road Construction Work

first_imgConstruction workers contracted by the Chinese company, CICO, are complaining of traffic violations and insults hurled out to them by drivers as they pave the road between Red Light and Fendell.Some of the workers, who spoke to the Daily Observer on February 26, complained that drivers and owners of vehicles— specifically those bearing RL, SEN and REP plates— failed to observe signs on the road and throw derogatory languages at them (workers).According to the workers, though they are not clothed with the authority to speak for the company, disrespectful treatment towards them from government officials are an abuse of their rights as citizens of Liberia; and as such, they are compelled to express their feelings to the press under the cloak of anonymity.CICO is responsible for the portion of the Red Light-Ganta Highway from Red Light to Gbarnga. This portion has been assigned to one group of workers between Coco Cola Factory and Fendell while the others are spread out along the highway.Workers usually install signs on the part of the road they are paving while directing vehicles to use a different route in order to avoid inconvenience for motorist.In spite of these efforts, the workers claimed government officials plying the road insult them without any regard for their humanity.“As we stand by with signs to direct cars coming to where we are working, drivers and owners of these cars put their heads out of their windows and insult us. They tell us that we are useless laborers without technical knowledge who are ‘following behind the Chinese’ doing unskilled work.  They refuse to go along the path on the road we prepare for them to follow. They want to use the part of the road we are fixing because they do not want their cars to get dusty,” one worker complained.According to them, Police vehicles are also involved in the violations.  “Even the police who we expect to help us enforce the rules break them. They use their power to drive past the sign, this is causing embarrassment for us,” he said.The workers noted that they could be like any other Liberian who chooses to sell cold water or anything else for a living, but they respect their work with the road construction company because it is meant to help the reconstruction process of the country.“We are not doing bad by working with CICO to pave this road.  We are helping because they cannot do everything alone. That is why our officials should not see us in wretched clothes working on the road and treat us as if we are not human,” the anonymous worker said.CICO officials’ contacted Wednesday, February 26,  afternoon about the alleged abuse said they have not received and formal complaint from their workers. Efforts made to contact the workers’ Chinese supervisors along the road proved fruitless as they do not speak English and there was no one present to interpret from Chinese to English.The aggrieved Liberian contractors said their relationship with the company itself is very cordial one. “Only our Liberian brothers and sisters in big positions see it fit to cuss us on this road since we’ve been working here.  Let them know that it is for their own good we stand here to direct them.  They must not cuss us just because they are in big cars,” another worker noted.Giving some backgrounds on how the work is done, one contractor said, “aside from the base made of crushed rocks; two additional layers of coal tar are laid upon it (the base) before smoothening it out.The contractor said the construction work would last for three years and seven years would be used for maintenance before turning it over to the country.He also disclosed that the portion between Fendell and Red Light would be completed this Dry Season.Meanwhile, the road from Red Light to Ganta is sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).Two Chinese construction companies including CICO and CHICO are carrying on the construction for a period of three years.CICO takes on the road from Red Light to Gbarnga, while CHICO begins from Gbarnga to the Guinea-Liberia border in Ganta, Nimba County.The two companies have begun intensive work on the road as there are various sub groups in separate locations working.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘ArcelorMittal Here to Stay,’ CEO Assures Liberians

first_imgIn spite of the slump in iron ore prices on the world market, Mr. Michel Prive, chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal Liberia has assured the nation that the company is here to stay.Mr. Prive made the remark at the company’s club house in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County last Saturday during the certification of the second batch of five Liberians who have qualified as locomotive drivers. Mr. Prive said the company is more determined to ensure that Liberians are trained to fill positions to assist in government’s Liberianization drive. The five newly qualified employees bring the total number of Liberian locomotive drivers to nine. The five are Jackson Tingban, Don Hayes, Harris Luke, Willie Horace and Lawrence Wilson.The first group was also comprised of five trainees but one is deceased. The eighteen months training cost ArcelorMittal US$100,000. (US$20,000 per student), an official said.Mr. Johan Bekker, one of the manager’s in the Rail Department, said the training included theoretical and practical skills followed by a series of tests.“The training is of world class standard for train crews. The instructors are expatriates with years of rail experience in South Africa and the United Kingdom,” he stated.“Despite the bad market experience, ArcelorMittal is still here because we are here to stay and develop Liberia together,” Prive declared.He said the five Liberians have demonstrated that having completed eighteen months of intensive training and tests to be qualified as locomotive drivers, means they are prepared to accept added responsibility to move the company forward.“I urge you to apply the knowledge from your training to take care of yourselves and your colleagues and you must ensure that you accept responsibility for your safety. We count on you to grow with your responsibility,” Prive told them, as their family members and a cross-section of workers cheered.He added: “The training is in line with ArcellorMittal Liberia’s succession planning, which is intended to create more opportunities and build the capacity of Liberian employees while preparing them for higher roles and responsibilities.”Mr. Erich Katzke of ArcelorMittal’s HR Business Partner, said the company has two objectives, “To do mining and to develop Liberia.”He urged the graduates to accept the challenge, reminding them of the higher responsibility that is now on their shoulders, as well as the pivotal roles that they must play in the company.Katzke said the five Liberians must accept the responsibility to be the role models for future Liberians as the company reassesses its priorities but with a focus to develop the capacity of Liberian workers.Mr. Denis Foulds, ArcelorMittal’s head of Rail and Port, encouraged the five Liberians to take the mantle and run with it.On behalf of the newly certificated locomotive drivers, Lawrence Wilson recounted the eighteen months of training in three phases since 2013.“It was initially difficult but we were determined to follow through and despite the challenges we encountered we made it and therefore we thank ArcelorMittal and our families for their wonderful support,” Wilson said.He also assured ArcelorMittal, their families and Liberians in general that having completed the very difficult training they are ready to be responsible on their jobs to encourage the management of ArcelorMittal to do more for Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: WINS FOR TIGERS, CITY, COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN

first_imgRovers v United at Leckview4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports 26.05.13RESULTS: Kildrum Tigers 6 0 Fanad UtdBonagee Utd. 2 4 Derry City Res. Cockhill Celtic 2 1 Swilly RoversLetterkenny Rovers 0 1 Drumkeen Utd.Drumkeen Top Table After Last Gasp Winner Letterkenny Rovers 0Drumkeen Utd. 1Drumkeen United maintained their winning start to the season with a last gasp goal to grab all three points against Letterkenny Rovers.With the game deep in injury time in the 94th minute, an in-swinging corner was flicked on by Eunan Kelly before taking a deflection off a Rovers defender and into the net to secure a dramatic win.The home side were left to rue their missed chances in what was a hard fought encounter at Leckview Park. Drumkeen came into the game in excellent form having opened their season with back to back wins while Rovers – without a game in two weeks due to their postponed fixture against Bonagee United last week – had started their league campaign with a victory at home to Finn Harps.Both sides looked at near full strength and the best chance of the first half fell the way of Rovers striker Davitt Walsh who latched onto a precise through pass from Aaron Scanlon only to blaze his effort over the crossbar. The visitors applied pressure from a few set piece situations but the Rovers rearguard held firm. In the second half, Drumkeen tried their luck from long range with Richie Moore and Mark Marley both missing the target while at the other end substitute Steve Okapu steered a close range effort wide.In the final minute, the visitors forced two corners and from the second the home defence was found wanting as Kelly’s faint effort did enough to beat Shane O’Gara and seal the win.LETTERKENNY ROVERS – Shane O’Gara, Dale Gorman, Dan O’Donnell, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock, Chris Malseed, Kevin McGrath, Glen Gallagher, Davitt Walsh, Darren McElwaine, Aaron Scanlon. Subs – Oisin Grant for Gorman on 28 mins, Steve Okapu for Walsh on 79 mins, Keith Malseed for McElwaine on 80 mins.DRUMKEEN UNITED – Paul McCauley, Ryan Gildea, Benny Bonner, Seamie Friel, Chris Kyle, Gavin Reilly, David Craig, Philip Whyte, Eunan Kelly, Richard Moore, Mark Marley. Subs – Jamie Gallagher for Bonner on 20 mins, Ryan McCullagh for Craig on 69 mins. REFEREE – Mr. Con McLaughlinCockhill Keep Up The PressureCockhill Celtic 2Swilly Rovers 1Played in perfect conditions at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds on Friday night, Cockhill claimed a vital come-from-behind win against a gallant and well organised Swilly team.Cockhill started the brighter with Derek Doherty especially prominent on the right hand side. However they couldn’t convert this possession into clear chances with Doherty’s crosses being well defended or cut out by Swilly keeper Gareth Wade. Swilly settled and looked dangerous on the counter attack, their first chance coming on 17mins when Kyle Black’s volley from the edge of the box went straight at Gavin Cullen. Swilly took the lead on 19mins when good interplay on the right hand side released Ronan Curtis. His cross finding the unmarked Michael McHugh who headed home at the back post. Cockhill equalised on 23mins when a headed back pass was intercepted by James Bradley who held off a defender before slotting low past Wade from 8 yards. The remainder of the half was an even affair. Swilly almost regained the lead on 25mins when Laurence Toland’s corner found McHugh, whose near post header clipped the bar on its way over. On 29mins, Derek Doherty’s cross found Garbhan Friel, but he was unable to direct his header on target. On 35mins, Friel blocked down a clearance and broke through but Wade made a fine smothering save to deny him. The last chance of the half fell to Swilly. Declan Curtis’ free kick was parried by Cullen. From the resultant corner, Cullen’s punch was volleyed goal wards by Ronan Curtis but he was denied by a brilliant low save from Cullen.The second half began in a similar vein with Cockhill pressing with Swilly dangerous on the counter. Cockhill were reduced to shots from distance, the most notable of which was Liam O’Donnell’s deflected effort forcing a fine low save from Wade. Swilly had 2 chances to regain the lead mid-half. On 70mins, Michael McHugh’s cross found Declan Curtis. His effort beat Cullen but Conor Keddy was on hand with a fantastic goal-line clearance. On 74mins, a long ball found McHugh in the clear but his attempted lob was straight at Cullen. Swilly were made to rue these missed opportunities on 75mins when Wade misjudged a James Bradley free kick. William O’Connor’s anticipation allowed him to head back across goal for Aidan O’Donnell to bundle home from close range. Swilly’s task was made harder when they were reduced to 10 men on 78mins, when defender Laurence Toland was red-carded for foul and abusive language. Cockhill continued to press for a third goal but efforts from Gerard McLaughlin and Aidan O’Donnell failed to find the target. Swilly, to their credit, competed to the end but any long balls were capably dealt with by Cullen.Champions Get WinBonagee Utd. 2Derry City Res. 4Bonagee UnitedThree goals in the final ten minutes from the reigning champions, Derry City, ensured they left Bonagee with all three points and inflicted defeat on a home side that have conceded late goals in their first two league outings this season. Bonagee got off to the best possible start when they scored as early as the 6th minute. An Anthony Appiah corner was not fully dealt with by Derry City, and Darren Ashmore was on hand to bundle the ball home from six yards through a swarm of people. Derry equalised in the 19th minute, when a corner was swung to the back post to Paul Ramsey, and he somehow managed to head the ball back into the danger area where George Kelly smashed the ball to the roof of the net to make the score one apiece. The home side regained their lead on the stroke of half time, when defender Glenn Rainey sidefooted home at the second attempt following a good cross from Appiah. The visitors began the second forty five well but were finding a resolute Bonagee defence difficult to break through. They managed to draw level in the 80th minute, a goal they certainly were worthy of. The excellent Josh Treacy raced into the area and his pull back was slotted home by Conor Harkin. City were definitely in the ascendency at this point of the game and they managed to score their third with two minutes to go. Treacy again was the provider, this time his cross was powered home by Raymond Foy. The fourth was scored in the 94th minute by substitute Kyle Curran after a mix-up in the Bonagee defence.Bonagee: Smyth, Rainey, Doran, Frankowski, O’Loan, Appiah, Russell, Lynagh, Ashmore, McLaughlin & McGeeDerry City: Houghton, O’Brien, Curran, Barrett, Barr, Foy, McElhinney, Ramsey, Kelly, Harkin, TreacyFixturesThursday, May 31st at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. T. McAreeSunday, June 2nd at 2pm4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res v Cockhill Celtic Ref. P. CollKildrum Tigers v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlinWednesday, June 5th at 7:30pmDonegal News League Cup Group ABonagee Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. V. McLoughlinThursday, June 6th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLDrumkeen Utd. v Derry City Res. Ref. P. Duddy4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: WINS FOR TIGERS, CITY, COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN was last modified: May 26th, 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:4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: WINS FOR TIGERSCITYCOCKHILL AND DRUMKEENCockhill CelticDerry City Reservesdrumkeen unitedkildrum tigersLetterkenny Roverslast_img read more

ST MICHAELS HOST RUNEGAL IN DONEGAL

first_imgA large crowd is expected to descend on the GAA grounds at the Bridge in Dunfanaghy today, as St Michaels GAA club host the ‘Runegal in Donegal’.Participants face the daunting task of taking on the Hornhead 10K challenge.It promises to be a great day with plenty of fun activities for the family.There will be bouncy castles for the kids and face painting at the GAA grounds.While after the race competitors can relax and unwind by enjoying music and a BBQ.The race kicks off at 2pm, but registration for the event starts at 12.30pm.It’s €5 for kids and €10 for adults.   ST MICHAELS HOST RUNEGAL IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

YOUNG BUNCRANA MAN IS ‘SUITED’ TO BE A TOP DONEGAL FAN!

first_imgHe’s the new generation of Donegal GAA fan and it ‘suits’ him right down to the ground.A very dapper Adrian McMyler from Buncrana.Young Adrian McMyler will certainly stand out from the crowd tomorrow when he travels to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Final.The second year Scoil Mhuire pupil from Buncrana has had a special Donegal suit made for the occasion in hour of his Donegal heroes. Adrian follows in the footsteps of another famous Donegal supporter John Porter, also from Buncrana, who has worn his chequered suit for many years.Adrian, 14, said he hopes the suit will bring Jim McGuinness and his side luck against Kerry.“I have always loved John Porter’s suit and my dad Pat arranged for a friend to have my own suit made for me.“I have been to all the games this year apart from one when I was on holidays. “I love wearing the suit because the minute I saw John, I thought he looked really well.“I lovely the fun and I love people stopping me in the street to have their picture taken with me,” he said.Adrian thanked his drama teacher for encouraging him along the way.His favourite player is Darach O’Connor, a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire.“I really hope he comes on and plays well. But I have no doubt that we’re going to win. “Jim McGuinness is an unbelievable a manager and I’ll be wearing my suit with pride for a few days after we win,” predicted Adrian.YOUNG BUNCRANA MAN IS ‘SUITED’ TO BE A TOP DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: September 20th, 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:Adrian McMylerbuncranadonegalJohn Portersuitlast_img read more

Anderson miscue raises questions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Begging the following questions: What was Anderson doing playing so shallow? What was Anderson doing so close to the foul line? And what was Anderson doing in left field at all? Anderson didn’t stick around to address any of those topics. By the time the Angels clubhouse was opened to reporters, Anderson had left the building. Loping. And still loping, as alarm spread round Anaheim Stadium. And then reaching … in vain … as the ball went over his head, and Yankees stampeded around the bases. Much to the surprise of seemingly everyone in the ballpark not wearing an Angels uniforms, Cano’s ball landed on the left-field grass, short of the warning track, going for what turned out to be a decisive, three-run double in a 4-2 Yankees victory Tuesday night. ANAHEIM – When the ball left the bat of Robinson Cano, it looked like Bartolo Colon and the Angels were out of a first-inning, bases-loaded jam. The ball was traveling to left field, seemingly more on a lazy loop than a screaming line, and outfielder Garret Anderson was on the case. Loping, in that sort of infuriatingly effortless way he always has. center_img But his teammates refused to fault him for not catching the ball. And his manager refused to second-guess himself for playing the oft-injured veteran in left field – for only the second time since Sept. 20. “That ball was hit pretty well,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “He just drove it over Garret’s head. Have to tip your cap to him.” Scioscia conceded he and his staff “talked about” having Juan Rivera play left and leaving Anderson in the designated-hitter slot, where he spent most of his time the final two weeks of the season. When he played at all, that is. “If Garret gets to left field, it gives us more options later in the game,” Scioscia said. Hmmm. And how much better would those options be than a healthy Rivera in left and Anderson at DH? It was one of those crisp, low-tolerance type of games, with few scoring chances for either side. A game where even minor miscalculations or misjudgments would loom large. The Yankees got only two men to second base after the second inning. The Angels got just one to third in the first six-plus. “We never could string together any hits,” Adam Kennedy conceded. So when it was over, and the one “big” hit looked rather like something an average left fielder in decent physical shape ought to catch … it tended to loom large in the imagination, on a stage of this magnitude. Anderson has not been the picture of health the past two seasons. He missed 50 games in 2004 and 20 more this season with a sore knee and/or back, and he is not the defender he once was. Not by a mile. Even Scioscia seemed to concede that by DH-ing him, down the stretch. Then the Angels get to the playoffs, desperate to get Game 1 in a blink-and-it’s-over best-of-five series, and a gimpy Anderson, 33 going on 53, is back out there with the leather, watching what looked like an out turn into the game-winning hit. Scioscia wasn’t having any of it. “Anybody out there tonight is not going to catch that ball,” Scioscia said. “(Anderson) ran a good route.” And his health? “That didn’t come into play,” Scioscia insisted. Angels coach Ron Roenicke said Anderson was not at fault. By omission or commission. “A left-hand hitter, not too many drive the ball that well to left in this ballpark,” Roenicke said. “Maybe (Jason) Giambi. “For me, I’d rather have (Anderson) play (in) for the line drive. If the guy ends up smoking one, give him credit.” And his first thought, when the ball left Cano’s bat? “I thought it was trouble,” Roenicke said. Colon agreed. “The ball started low and started rising,” he said. “I knew it would be a tough play for Garret.” Not everyone was so sure. Cano, for one, said he wasn’t at all sure the ball would be more than Anderson could handle. “As soon as I hit it, I was (saying) ‘Go over, go over!’ I just see it wasn’t over his head.” Well, it was. But And now the Angels are in a fix, down 1-0 in a low-tolerance series. Maybe we couldn’t expect Mike Scioscia to say, “My bad! Garret should have been sitting next to me in the dugout!” But if Anderson is announced as the DH in the win-or-else Game 2 tonight, as he ought to be, that may be confession enough of a crucial error in judgment from the Angels’ field boss. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Readers may write him at paul.oberjuerge@sbsun.com. 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

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 11

first_imgTorreira was magnificent against LiverpoolArsenal and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, a result and performance that suggests Unai Emery’s side are making progress ever since the Spaniard took over. On the same day, Manchester United lived it late to overcome AFC Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality with Marcus Rashford scoring in injury time. Sunday’s action saw Man City brash-aside Southampton 6-1 at the Etihad and Chelsea taking care of Crystal Palace 3-1.At the wrong side of the table, Newcastle registered their first victory of the season, defeating Watford 1-0 at the St. James Park on Saturday. There was also victory for West Ham as the Hammers triumphed 4-2 over Burnely in one of the best games of the season so far.Here are the 11 players that stood out for me in game week 11.GK. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United).Newcastle United have been horrible at the start of the season and on the day that they won their first game, Dubravka had to be on his guard. The Slovakian made four saves as his side moved out of the bottom three for the first time this season.RB. Seamus Coleman (Everton).The Irishman attempted 10 crosses from open play against Brighton, more than any other player in the Premier League this weekend. Coleman also scored his first goal since January 2017 as Everton defeated Brighton 3-1 on Saturday.CB. Rob Holding (Arsenal).I first doubted the young Englishman when he signed for Arsenal but after this season and the stand out performance against Liverpool, he may become the player Arsene Wenger said he would be when the Frenchman signed him a year or so ago. On Saturday, he barely put a foot wrong, won 70% of his duels as Arsenal put out arguably their best performance this season.CB. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool).I will pair Holding with arguably the best defender in the league currently-Van Dijk. The big Dutch center back made seven clearances and two blocks as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Arsenal. Van Dijk also had the best passing accuracy (94.4%) of all players on the pitch.LB. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).Chilwell set up Demarai Gray’s winner at Cardiff as Leicester’s bereaved players paid a fitting tribute to their late owner and manager. It is such performances that have seen Chilwell join Gareth Southgate’s England set-up recently.MF. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal).What a signing Torreira is turning out to be! The little Uruguayan was all over Liverpool on Saturday and dominated a game that was not supposed to be his own.At 22 Million, the 22-year-old already looks a bargain and probably the signing of the season.MF. Paul Pogba (Manchester United).Helped set up Marcus Rashford’s late winner against Bournemouth and played a series of key passes in United’s fightback victory over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday. Pogba also created four goal scoring chances against Bournemouth, his joint-best tally in a Premier League game this season.MF. Richarlison (Everton).The Brazilian has netted six goals in nine Premier League appearances in 2018-19, one more than his total haul from 38 games last season. Two of those six goals came in the 3-1 win over Brighton this past weekend.FW. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).Against Southampton, Sterling became the first English player to both score and assist two goals in the same Premier League game since Theo Walcott did so for Arsenal against Newcastle in December 2012.FW. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United).Showed why West Ham made him their record signing with two goals against Burnley on Saturday. The excellent Brazilian also hit the woodwork and created several goal scoring opportunities.FW. Alvaro Morata (Chelsea).The Chelsea striker has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games – one more than in his previous 23 appearances in the competition combined (3) as his brace helped his side to a 3-1 home win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more

Wembley latest: Chelsea Ladies 0 Arsenal Ladies 1

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How one ex-49ers star helped another and proved that not everything is terrible

first_imgSANTA CLARA — In a quietly cool move last week, one of the 49ers all-time leading rushers helped orchestrate a family surprise for the man just below him on the list.The tale began when Ken Willard, a four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1965-73, was tapped as an honorary captain for the Nov. 1 game against the Raiders at Levi’s Stadium.His granddaughters, Tierney and Krista, decided to secretly fly in from South Carolina to surprise Ken for his big moment. But they did so on a limited budget …last_img read more