Harris scores 22, Clippers down Wizards

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “We know what we have in the locker room,” said Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. “Whatever the standings might be, whatever is said on paper, you’ve got to play the game. And we like to play the game.”Bradley Beal scored 20 points and John Wall added 18 for Washington, which shot 40 percent and missed 22 of 27 3s. The Wizards are 1-5 this season and have lost 11 in a row to the Clippers in Los Angeles, dating back to Feb. 13, 2008.“Our defense was horrendous. I don’t know how we expect to win,” said Wizards reserve guard Austin Rivers. “Teams are just walking into the paint, making layups, getting open threes. It just comes from effort and talking. You’ve just got to have personal pride. You’ve got to get mad when somebody scores on you.”After Washington pulled within 81-71, the Clippers ran off 16 unanswered points, including three 3-pointers by Patrick Beverley, for a 97-71 lead with 2:15 left in the third. The Wizards missed three shots and turned the ball over twice in the run.Leading 21-18, the Clippers capped a 14-2 spurt with a 3-pointer by Williams for a 35-20 advantage with 10:58 left in the second quarter. After two free throws by Jeff Green, back-to-back lay-ins by Harris gave Los Angeles its biggest lead to that point at 42-24 with 9:24 left in the half.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — In a season where putting up lots of points has been a nightly occurrence, the Los Angeles Clippers have also been trying to win with their defense.Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead nine players in double-figures as the Los Angeles Clippers coasted to a 136-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Machado’s first World Series one to forget for Dodgers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It was because of our defense,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Everybody’s excited about the offense, but its the defense that does the dirty work and allows everybody to score.”Lou Williams added 17 points on his 32nd birthday for the Clippers, who shot 54 percent from the field, made 16-of-29 3-pointers, and outrebounded Washington 57-45.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“As a team, we want to not only be known as an offensive team in the West, but a defensive team as well,” said Avery Bradley who had 15 points. “We know defense wins games, and that’s our mentality going into games.”Two nights after posting a 133-113 road victory over the Houston Rockets, the Clippers held the Wizards to a season-low in points and won for the fourth time in their last five games. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Wizards got within 52-45 only to see the Clippers expand their lead to 69-54 by halftime. Back-to-back dunks by Harris early in the third quarter put Los Angeles up 77-60 with 8:26 left in the third.We have to be one of the best teams chemistry-wise,” Harris said of the Clippers. “It’s just a matter of us continuing to build on that, and I think we’ve still got a ways to go in that department.”TIP-INSWizards: Markieff Morris (flu-like symptoms) was a game-time decision. The Wizards were playing their fourth of five road games, their longest trip of the season, and fourth straight in the Pacific Time Zone. … Dwight Howard (gluteal soreness) missed his fifth straight game working out back in Washington.Clippers: Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with 4:58 left in the first quarter, his third of the game, was the 600th of his NBA career. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sank a 3-point shot from the center circle as time expired in the first quarter to give the Clippers a 28-20 lead. … Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) sat out his second straight game.FAMILY REUNIONThe game was the first in which Doc Rivers coached against his son, Austin Rivers, since Austin was traded by the Clippers to the Wizards in June after four years with the lippers.“In New Orleans (in 2014), at least the first time, it was really cool. I didn’t even know what to do. Shake his hand? Wish him luck?” said Doc Rivers. “Now, you just want to beat him. And he wants to beat me. That’s the way it is.”MULTIPLE MILESTONESWith his fourth rebound with 3:59 left in the half, Marcin Gortat moved past Al Horford into 15th place on the NBA’s all-time Total Rebound list, and finished with seven for the game, putting him at 6,153 rebounds for his career. John Wall played his 547th game for the Wizards, moving him into 9th place on the team’s all-time list, one behind Jeff Malone. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college RIVERS HOT OVER LUEDoc Rivers did not mince words when asked about the Cavaliers decision to fire Tyronn Lue on Sunday.“We talked for a long time because he’s really disappointed,” said Rivers. “But he has a lot to be proud of. He did a heck of a job in extreme circumstances. I’m probably no prouder of anybody who’s played for me and been a coach under me than Ty Lue. It makes me so angry when you see stuff like that, but there’s nothing you can do about it. He handled it better than me. He handled it with amazing class, thanked everybody. He’s better than me.”UP NEXTWizards: Conclude a five-game road trip in Memphis on Tuesday night.Clippers: At Oklahoma City, where they’ve lost three in a row, on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

Teen on bail for illegal ammo charge

first_imgA teen labourer was charged and released on bail on Wednesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, after being slapped with possession of illegal ammunition charge.Nineteen-year-old Shemroy Williams, of Lot 74 Section B Sophia, Greater Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied the charge which stated that on December 16, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he had in his possession one live round of 9mm ammunition when he was not the holder of a firearm licence.He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson who told the court in a bail application that the wristband which contained a bullet was given for protection and not criminal purposes.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman stated on December 16, ranks on patrol duty saw Williams acting in a suspicious manner and conducted a search.The court heard the ammunition was found in his pants’ pocket.Williams was released on $50,000 bail.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgFor more information, call (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2367. Ex-CIA analyst to discuss book WHITTIER – Chalmers Johnson, former CIA analyst and China expert during the Cold War, will speak about his latest book, “Nemesis,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Friends Quaker Meeting Hall, 13205 Philadelphia St. Johnson’s book is the third in a trilogy about the effects of U.S. foreign policy. His first in the trilogy, “Blowback,” focused on those effects coming back to haunt us in the form of terrorism, among other things, and became a bestseller after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. In “Nemesis,” Johnson analyzes American militarism as the modern tool of hegemony rather than colonialism and warns that current U.S. policy may lead to the nation’s collapse as a constitutional republic. For more information, call Carol Urner at (562) 696-5215 or Bill Miller at (562) 945-6975. Chili cook-off to benefit museum WHITTIER – The Whittier Historical Society’s Museum is sponsoring the second annual chili cook-off fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. Admission is $3 per person, which includes a spoon, napkin and tasting cups for sampling the chili. The event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, which organizes cook-offs for the Food Network. All proceeds go to support the expenses of running the museum. For more information, call Rosalie Dannenbaum, (562) 698-1718 or (562) 945-2308. Hazardous waste roundup scheduled LA MIRADA – Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is notifying residents about an upcoming hazardous waste roundup to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at La Mirada Regional Park on Adelfa Drive. Residents can bring old paint, brake fluid, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, light bulbs and other items. Hazardous and electronic waste from businesses, explosives, ammunition and large items such as refrigerators, stoves and washing machines will not be accepted. For more information on what you can bring and what you can’t, call (888) 253-2552. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hillside Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road, for Sharon Moyer, the wife of longtime Industry Lions Club member Phil Moyer. Moyer died April 4 at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton. A lifelong Rowland Heights resident, she often paired with her husband as Santa and Mrs. Claus to help fulfill the wishes of needy children in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to her husband, Sharon Moyer is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beth Moyer-Kelly and Charles Kelly of Mission Hills; sister Grace Cubbage of Goleta; and two granddaughters. Job fair to be held at Cerritos College NORWALK – Cerritos College’s annual career expo and job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 in the student center on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The event, which attracts more than 500 people each year, is free and open to Cerritos College students and the general public. Employers representing business, finance, technology, healthcare, retail and other industries will participate. Employers who wish to participate can call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2366. last_img read more

From China to the World Cup? Oscar eyes end to Brazil exile

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian midfielder Oscar has scored five goals in his last two games for Shanghai SIPG. © AFPSHANGHAI, China, Mar 8 – Oscar said he’s hoping to force his way back into the Brazil squad for this year’s World Cup after the former Chelsea star made it five goals in two games for Shanghai SIPG.The attacking midfielder, who moved to the Chinese Super League (CSL) last year for an Asian-record 60 million euros from Chelsea, has not been picked for Brazil since October 2016. But with the World Cup in Russia less than 100 days away, the 26-year-old has made a spectacular start to the new season in China, scoring a hat-trick in SIPG’s opener at the weekend in an 8-0 thrashing of Dalian Yifang.He followed that up with both goals in a 2-2 home draw with Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday and said afterwards: “I am very happy that I am in good form.“I have played for the Brazilian national team for five years and this year is World Cup year so I think I have the opportunity to go for that.“What I need to do is keep in good form for SIPG and keep playing the way I am now.”SIPG coach Vitor Pereira also pushed Oscar’s hopes of ending his time in the international wilderness, saying: “Oscar is a player who can make me smile all the time during the game.“Oscar’s ability is beyond doubt. If I was coach of Brazil, he would definitely be selected.“As the coach of SIPG, I am very happy working with him.”Oscar has 48 caps and 12 goals for Brazil, but national coach Tite appears unconvinced and already has a wealth of attacking options.There were suggestions that Oscar ruined his chances of playing again for his country when he moved to China.However, Tite started midfielder Renato Augusto of Beijing Guoan for Brazil’s friendly against England in November, and previously selected Shandong Luneng forward Diego Tardelli.Midfielder Paulinho was a mainstay of the Brazil team when he moved from Guangzhou Evergrande to Barcelona last summer.SIPG striker Hulk has not played for Brazil since June 2016 but will also be hoping to catch Tite’s eye as the clock counts down to the World Cup in June.Brazil are in Group E in Russia with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal suffer Maitland-Niles blow

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s England Under-20 World Cup winning midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be out for up to two months with a fractured left leg © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 16 – Arsenal’s highly-regarded midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be out for as long as two months after suffering a “small fracture” to his left leg, the club said Thursday.The 20-year-old — a member of the England side that won the U20 World Cup last year — suffered the injury in a challenge with Kuyle Walker during Arsenal’s opening Premier League clash against champions Manchester City, a 2-0 defeat last Sunday. It is a blow both to the player and the club as big things had been expected of him at first team level this season in manager Unai Emery’s first campaign in charge.“Ainsley has sustained a small fracture to his left fibula and will be out for six to eight weeks,” Arsenal said on the club’s official website.Better news for Emery if that he could be in a position to consider selecting left-back Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck for the daunting trip to London rivals Chelsea on Saturday as both are back in full training.The longer-term injured defensive duo of Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac and club captain French veteran Laurent Koscielny are improving too.The former is likely to return to training from his knee problem in October, while Koscielny is continuing his recovery from Achilles surgery which cost him his place in the World Cup finals squad and ultimately a winners medal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis

first_imgThe first leg will be played at the Camp Nou next week before a return at the Santiago Bernabeu. The provisional dates are February 6 and 27. Real Betis will go up against Valencia in the other semi-final.Barcelona are 10 points clear of Madrid in La Liga and will be favourites to progress but their opponents have found form in recent weeks, winning six of their last seven matches.Barcelona director Guillermo Amor said: “Real Madrid are playing well and they will be the Madrid team we always expect — a group of winners that competes for everything, that can give us a scare if we are not ready to work.”“There’s nothing like it,” Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno said. “We are talking about two teams with a lot of resources, with extraordinary players and we always expect very tight games.“We trust our players but obviously this is one of the greatest games in the world today.”Barca are chasing a record fifth Copa del Rey success in a row while Madrid are into the last four for the first time since they won the competition in 2014.– Two Clasicos in a week –Two Clasico games in a week will crank up the pressure on both teams at the end of the month but Real also have a testing schedule around the first leg, sandwiched between a city derby against Atletico Madrid in La Liga and a Champions League last-16 first leg away to Ajax.Santiago Solari’s side will hope victories in the Copa del Rey can have a knock-on effect in the league, however, where Barca have been unflappable over the past two months, winning eight matches on the spin.The opener at the Camp Nou will present Madrid with a chance to avenge their 5-1 hammering there in October too, a result that led to Julen Lopetegui being sacked as coach.They reached the Copa del Rey semis after completing a 7-3 aggregate victory over Girona on Thursday while Barcelona pulled off a brilliant comeback to beat Sevilla, overturning a 2-0 first-leg deficit by winning 6-1 at the Camp Nou.Valencia continued their own resurgence by scoring two late goals to overcome Getafe on Tuesday and Real Betis needed extra time to knock out Espanyol.Each sitting on 29 points in La Liga, Valencia and Betis played out a goalless draw when they met at Mestalla in September and both will fancy their chances of making the final.Betis also have added motivation in this year’s competition after their own stadium, the Benito Villamarin, was confirmed as the venue for the final on May 25.“For everyone, and above all the fans, it would be an extraordinary way to finish the season,” Betis coach Quique Setien said earlier this week.“To play the final in your home stadium, on your home pitch, and with your fans in your own stands — we know half the city would be there to support.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Holders Barcelona thrashed Sevilla 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the final © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Feb 1 – Real Madrid will face defending champions Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.The draw made on Friday means there will be back-to-back Clasicos, with the second leg due to take place in the last week of February, before Madrid host Barca in La Liga on March 2.last_img read more

Getting Defensive

first_imgAnzack, a 2005 South High graduate and Army gunner who was killed in Iraq in May, was a nose guard for South Torrance and wore No. 52. Gifford, who was killed in December 2006 at age 27, wore jersey No. 65 for the Spartans when he played. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster the last few months,” South coach Josh Waybright said. “They were both great guys. We’re dedicating our season to both of them.” This year’s Spartans appear to be just the kind of talented, hard-working bunch to make them proud. While South Torrance wasn’t the most dominant team on offense last season, it did boast one of the toughest defensive units in the South Bay. The Spartans were stingy in Pioneer League play, going 5-0 and outscoring opponents, 133-22. With players returning in key positions on defense and skill positions on offense, the Spartans look like a team capable of capturing a second straight league title. “I’d go with South as being the league favorite,” North Torrance coach Todd Croce said. “They are the returning league champs and they have enough guys coming back.” South returns quarterback Will Brown, who threw the ball sparingly last season. Waybright said Brown will throw the ball more because he’s grown a lot as a quarterback since last year. Brown happens to have a lot of talented guys around him, including tight ends Derek Sholl and Austin Flynn and returning receivers Dylan Stephenson and Jason Yang. “All four had really good summers catching the ball,” Waybright said. South could get big production from junior running back John White, a first-year starter at the position. “I’m really excited about John White,” Waybright said. “I think he can be a special player.” South has three returning all-league picks in the defensive front to stabilize the unit – linemen Flynn and Tyler Townsend and inside linebacker J.R. Carr. “We’re going in with high expectations,” Waybright said. “But it’s a new team with new players. You kind of just have to go out and play to find out how good you are. I expect things to go well.” First in line to challenge the Spartans for the league title could be El Segundo. The Eagles have to reload their passing game with quarterback Mike Quinones and his favorite target, wide receiver John Yessner, gone. But the passing game could be a strength again. El Segundo coach Steve Shevlin said sophomore Michael Bundy is an outstanding prospect with a big arm. “He has the ability to do some real nice things,” Shevlin said. “He has an understanding of the passing game and a willingness to be coached.” He also has two all-league returners at receiver in Joey Schaffhauser and Kevin Post, and a beast in tackle Trevor Richter protecting his blind side. That being said, El Segundo will go as fullback/linebacker Gage Mortesen goes. Mortesen is a playmaker on both sides of the ball. “He’s our toughest player on the field,” Shevlin said. “We’re trying to find ways to get him the ball more. He’s a guy that can break a game open.” But don’t count out Torrance, which is looking to surprise with its talented runners in the double wing-T package. Losing Chris Marzan (1,167 yards rushing, 14 touchdowns) to graduation and Nehru Peters (833 yards rushing, six touchdowns) to family issues would seem to put Torrance in a hole. But it’s a resilient bunch that churned out a 20-0 win over visiting Hawthorne in its zero-week opener and most likely will contend for a playoff spot. Torrance had two 100-yard rushers in the game in Michael Andrews (120 yards, touchdown) and Jarred Wilson (106 yards, two touchdowns). If anyone knows how North Torrance is going to do, please let Croce know, because he’s not sure what to expect. Centennial, usually the doormat of any league it has been apart of in recent history, all of a sudden is a dangerous squad that won five games last year and could improve this season. Lawndale could have a tough year if its 57-15 week-zero loss to Leuzinger is any indication. But Lawndale does have talent running the ball with Trayveon Thomas and fullback Carlton Callaway. Thomas had 1,017 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns last year. dave.thorpe@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PIONEER LEAGUE: South has the talent and experience to win the title for a second consecutive season. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER This football season should be a promising one for South Torrance, and an emotional one as well. South will retire the numbers of Joe Anzack and Micah Gifford in a ceremony at halftime of its season opener Friday against Hawthorne. last_img read more

Take away illegal drug demand, ax gangs

first_imgNever mind that right now kids can already buy meth and heroin – and drugs I probably don’t even know exist – from any number of people just down the street. And in so doing, they are interacting with dangerous people and are funding organized crime. The problem is, other than the pothead lobby and Libertarians, what sane person would take on a politically untouchable issue? The day after the City Council had voted to move forward on the gang tax, and the very day I was contemplating the futility of throwing away more money for the new generation of “Just Say No” to gang programs, I got an answer: Jack Cole, a retired police lieutenant from New Jersey who heads a growing organization – Law Enforcement to End Prohibition – of former and current cops and other law-enforcement people who are fighting to get drugs legalized. Cole came to the Daily News recently to preach the end of America’s other war, the War on Drugs, which he said has only increased the use of dangerous narcotics and packed the country’s jails with users. What he said resonated in my gang-obsessed mind. The only way to control drug use (because you just can’t stop it; a trillion dollars spent to fight drug use has proven that) is to make it legal, tax it and use the money for prevention programs. A happy byproduct is that gangs suddenly lose the majority of their revenue if people can go down to the brightly lit safety of Rite-Aid to buy their fix. So there’s the real solution, if the Los Angeles City Council members are willing to put their political careers at risk to take it on. If they truly meant what they say about ending the reign of gangsterism in Los Angeles, they would. Think they will? I can hear Mickey Cohen laughing at that one, too. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. She blogs at www.insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. Write to her by e-mail at mariel.garza@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE political leaders of Los Angeles say they want to, finally, dedicate the resources to tackling the city’s long and storied history of gangs and gangsters. To do this, they are planning to ask voters – probably on the February ballot – to approve a $40-a-year parcel tax to give them $30 million a year for gang-suppression programs. If Hollywood gangster Mickey Cohen were alive today, he might have a good laugh over the idea that $30 million in government programs (which, after funding the useless bureaucratic structure that comes along with any new program, means $15 million) could stop the likes of him. Considering the city already wastes $100 million on anti-gang programs – so much that we don’t even know what all the programs are! – and gangs are just as dangerous and prevalent as ever, Cohen’s hilarity would be quite appropriate.There’s a reason I’m mentioning Cohen, as opposed to say, Stanley “Tookie” Williams, one of the pioneers of modern day L.A. gangsterism. I’m making a historical analogy. See, Cohen got his start at age 9 running moonshine during Prohibition. Prohibition was a huge boon for gangsterism as rumrunners like Al Capone made fortunes supplying the alcohol once it was made illegal. In fact, he and gangsters of his era made themselves rich on the profits of peddling vice of all sorts: alcohol, gambling, protection and whatever else was illegal and in hot demand. What Cohen knew is that the heart of gangsterism is capitalism. If there’s a demand, there’s money to be made. And if that money is to be made in the outlaw trade, then outlaws are going to make it. No amount of crackdowns or well-meaning political programs warning of the danger of gangster life is going to stop that essential equation. In fact, when Prohibition dried up, gangsters had to scramble to find new ways of making money. Luckily for them, there were drugs. Los Angeles’ gangs of today are really no different from the crews of Cohen and Capone. And unless the supply simply dries up, which is unlikely, there’s really only one way to stop these moneymaking machines, particularly those profiting from the poor, politically disenfranchised ‘hood, where there aren’t a lot of legit opportunities for making substantial cash: Take away the demand for the product. Which brings us to the obvious solution to seriously damaging the power that Mara Salvatrucha, the 18th Street Gang or Canoga Park Alabama wields. Make drugs legal – all of them – and suddenly the income that funds gangs’ operations dries up, and the power of gangsterism fades. Who wants to join an impoverished gang? Drive-bys are hard to do on bikes – and with sticks. Tagging with chalk takes too long and washes off too easily. As simple as this may seem, it’s where logic always breaks down. We can’t allow drugs to be legal because then kids could run down to Rite-Aid and buy a pack of crystal meth. All they’d need is a fake ID, right? last_img read more

Liverpool predicted line up v Man United: Formation change with star man missing?

first_imgManchester United v Liverpool is live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 5.30pm BST.It’s the biggest fixture in the English football league calendar.The two clubs’ intense rivalry runs deep and after respective defeats in their last Premier League matches, both will be looking to inflict a damaging psychological blow so early in the season.United won 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last season but that doesn’t tell the full story, with David De Gea having the game of his life and Raheem Sterling squandering a number of gilt-edged opportunities.Liverpool, up until their 3-0 defeat to West Ham, had shown encouraging signs and their new signings appear to have settled nicely.But the absence of the suspended Philippe Coutinho is a huge blow to Brendan Rodgers on a creative front, while Jordan Henderson’s lingering foot injury means the game may come too soon for the Reds captain.As a result, the Ulsterman may opt for a change in formation to take the game to United.What do you think the Liverpool team should be? Leave a comment below… 11 11 28. Danny Ings (striker) 11 11 21. Lucas Leiva (defensive midfield) 11 11 11. Roberto Firmino (attacking midfield) 11 11 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 12. Joe Gomez (left-back) 11 23. Emre Can (central midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 7. James Milner (central midfield) 11 11 37. Martin Skrtel (centre-back)last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Is under-pressure Brendan Rodgers set for Liverpool exit?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks to Alan Brazil and Danny Murphy about The weekend’s Premier League action and the likely managerial merry-go round.The heat seems to be off for Jose Mourinho, who was 5-2 third favourite for the sack last week before Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal moved him to 33-1. But it’s not so rosy for Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers, as a 1-1 draw with Norwich takes him to 6-4 to be the next manager out, while Dick Advocaat – with Sunderland rock-bottom of the table – currently 2-1 to be the first managerial casualty of the campaign.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more