Football News Liverpool trounce Porto, to face Barcelona in UEFA Champions League semi-final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Porto: Liverpool set up a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final against Barcelona after their superstar front three all scored in a 4-1 win away at FC Porto that saw them cruise into the last four 6-1 on aggregate. On a wet night at the Estadio do Dragao, Liverpool had to weather an early storm before scoring from their first attempt just before the half-hour mark, Sadio Mane prodding home for a goal given after a lengthy VAR review. Already in control of the tie after a 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg last week, Liverpool had effectively killed off Porto there and then, but Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk added further goals after the break.     Eder Militao scored a consolation for the hosts 21 minutes before the end, but this was another miserable night for them after they lost 5-0 to the same opponents on this ground a year ago. Liverpool now march on to a clash with Lionel Messi’s Barca, the first meeting of the clubs since a last-16 encounter in 2006/07 that Liverpool won on away goals.RELATED     The dream of a Champions League and Premier League double remains alive for Liverpool and their supporters, whose spirits were not dampened by the dreary weather by the banks of the River Douro.     This was their 17th game without defeat and their eighth straight victory, although Barcelona will offer a far tougher test than that provided by Porto.     The first leg of that tie is in a fortnight, and in the meantime, Liverpool will revert their focus to domestic matters, with games against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town up next. With the matches coming thick and fast, Klopp made three changes to his team here following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea. Firmino and Naby Keita, who both scored in the first leg, dropped out along with Jordan Henderson.     They were replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Divock Origi, with the latter making his first Champions League start for the club. However, the Belgian only played the first half before making way for Firmino.     Early onslaught     Indeed, he had hardly touched the ball during a Porto onslaught in the opening stages, sparked by a Jesus Corona shot just over the bar in the first minute. They had 13 attempts on goal in the first 25 minutes but would regret not scoring while on top. When the away side finally made it into the box at the other end, Salah — his every touch jeered by the Porto support who felt he should have been sent off in the first leg — rolled the ball into the six-yard area for Mane to get his 22nd goal of the campaign.     While the offside flag came up, the longer Dutch referee Danny Makkelie spent conferring with his video assistants the more obvious it became that the goal would stand. Porto knew their chance was gone, with their fans cursing Mane again — he had scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s big win here in the last-16 tie last season. The match opened up after the interval, with Trent Alexander-Arnold releasing Salah to run through and beat Iker Casillas on 65 minutes.     Porto got their consolation shortly after when Militao — who will join Real Madrid next season — rose to head in from an Alex Telles corner, finally giving their supporters something to cheer. They will be glad to see the back of Liverpool, however.     Mane missed the target after rounding Casillas, but Henderson set up fellow substitute Firmino to head in the visitors’ third on 77 minutes and Van Dijk nodded in from a corner to round out the scoring.center_img Liverpool will take on Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.Ajax will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the other semi-final.Manchester City’s quest for the quadruple has ended.last_img read more

(Not) Tokyo Olympics 2020? Venue-spreading in store to counter heat

first_img 10 months ago ‘Dream is to see India host Olympics and FIFA World Cup’: Nita Ambani WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that they have decided to shift the venue of the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo. The reasoning behind the move to the country’s northern region is that it is much cooler and will thus help athletes in the specified events.READ | Naomi Osaka To Choose Japanese Nationality For 2020 Tokyo Olympics’Shift in venue’The IOC statement read, “The move to Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan, will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes during the Olympic Games. In Sapporo, temperatures during the Games are as much as five to six degrees centigrade cooler during the day than in Tokyo, which is more than 800 kilometers further south. The plans are part of a wide range of measures already being taken by Tokyo 2020 in consultation with the IOC and the International Federations to mitigate the effects of the temperatures which may occur next summer. The IOC has informed World Athletics about the proposed changes. This latest initiative by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 comes on top of other heat countermeasures which are already planned and being implemented on the recommendations of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission Adverse Weather Impact Expert Working Group (the IOC Working Group). These measures are: Rugby: all morning games scheduled to finish before 12 p.m. 10 months ago After record world medal haul, Simone Biles a face of 2020 Olympics 10 months ago Shahid Afridi says T10 is best format to represent cricket at Olympics COMMENT Cycling: mountain bike start time delayed to 3 p.m. Devarshi mankad First Published: 16th October, 2019 22:36 ISTcenter_img Athletics: 5,000m and longer distance races scheduled in the evening athletics sessions and not in the morning sessions, and moving the marathon and race walk events to earlier starting times. FOLLOW US LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 22:36 IST (Not) Tokyo Olympics 2020? Venue-spreading In Store To Counter Heat The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that they have decided to shift the venue of the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo 10 months ago Roger Federer announces decision to play in Tokyo 2020 Olympics 10 months ago Tokyo Olympics 2020: India to have 1st ever Olympic Hospitality House The Committee will be holding a meeting on the measures on October 30 and November 1. READ | Roger Federer Announces Decision To Play In Tokyo 2020 Olympics’Well being of athletes always a priority’IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Athletes’ health and well-being are always at the heart of our concerns. A range of measures to protect the athletes have already been announced. The new far-reaching proposals to move the marathon and race walking events show how seriously we take such concerns. The Olympic Games are the platform where athletes can give ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ performances, and these measures ensure they have the conditions to give their best. I would like to thank World Athletics, and we look forward to working with them on the implementation.”The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be taking place between July 24 and August 9.READ | After Record World Medal Haul, Simone Biles A Face Of 2020 OlympicsREAD | ‘Not-so-happy’ Lovlina Now Aims For An Olympic Medal After WC Bronze Written Bylast_img read more

Curtis Granderson signs minor-league deal with Marlins

first_imgThe 37-year-old Granderson, a former Yankees teammate of Marlins part-owner and CEO Derek Jeter, hit 13 home runs and slashed .242/.351/.431 last season in 343 at-bats with the Blue Jays and Brewers.A three-time All-Star with 332 career home runs, Granderson has also played with the Tigers, Mets and Dodgers in his MLB career. Granderson is not as fast (he led the AL in triples twice) or powerful (he twice topped 40 homers with the Yankees) as he once was, but could be a useful player for Miami. He will be invited to MLB spring training with the team. The Marlins have signed veteran Curtis Granderson to a minor-league contract, the team announced Tuesday.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, September 2, 2014:•1:16 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. Park, Wellington.•9:09 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of furniture in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington.•3:47 p.m. Brian C. Haas, 24, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.•3:48 p.m. Injury accident in the 200 block S. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington, Joyce A. Robinson, 55, Wellington and a fixed object/guide wire owned by the city of Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:36 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 600 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:54 p.m. Vanessa J. Shawn, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•6:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•8:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a vehicle window in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. John C. Chinn II, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective       headlight and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

first_img“You’ll go on the road, deep inside Allianz Stadium and around Turin to capture the players’ lives in depth while following the twists and turns of another enthralling season,” the team said in a statement.“Through over four months of shooting you’ll get up close and personal with Bianconeri like Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, and coach Massimiliano Allegri as well as Bianconeri legends like Alessandro Del Piero.”The American online entertainment service was handed access to Juventus players for the current season, with the documentary set to show Serie A matches, action from the training pitch and a behind-the-scenes look inside Allegri’s dressing room.Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in 190 countries.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Netflix will air a docu-series about Juventus, including goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP/File / Federico TARDITOTURIN, Italy, Jan 22 – Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.‘First team: Juventus FC’, the original docu-series about the Italian giants, with the first three episodes following the club’s key players on and off the pitch, is to be aired from mid-February with the second part available in the summer.last_img read more