Jurgen Klopp threatens to pull Liverpool from the Carabao Cup after Arsenal win

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link291Shares Comment Advertisement Klopp could pull Liverpool out of the tie (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp has sensationally threatened to pull his Liverpool team from the Carabao Cup if an appropriate date is not found for their quarter-final tie.The German coach oversaw a dramatic win on penalties against Arsenal after a 5-5 draw in normal time, with Divock Origi scoring a dramatic injury time equaliser to force a shootout.Klopp fielded a young and inexperienced side against Unai Emery’s much-changed Arsenal but despite his young players doing him proud, he has now admitted Liverpool could forfeit their quarter-final tie. Klopp wants to find a suitable date (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool will be scheduled to face one of Manchester City, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Colchester, Leicester, Everton or Oxford United in the final eight, but the match – which would normally be scheduled in the week commencing December 16 – is due to clash with their commitments in the Club World Cup.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTheir first match in the inter-continental competition will take place on December 18 and Klopp has warned domestic fixture makers to find a suitable slot in the congested calendar – with Christmas a notoriously hectic time of year anyway – if they want Liverpool to fulfil their commitments in the Carabao Cup.‘If they don’t find an appropriate place for us, not 3am on Christmas Day, then we don’t play it,’ Klopp said after the Arsenal win.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They have to make that decision. You have to think about these things. If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list.‘Hopefully it starts now. I really think that’s fair, and this problem is obvious now. We will not be the victim of this problem.‘We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don’t find a proper date for us, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through. Or Arsenal play them.’Should Liverpool pull out of the Carabao Cup?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeatMORE: Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick sends Blues crashing out of Carabao Cup Jurgen Klopp threatens to pull Liverpool from the Carabao Cup after Arsenal win Advertisementlast_img read more

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Video briefing: what’s hot in savoury snacks and crisps?

first_imgWhat’s hot?We know that flavour is the number one purchase driver, so full-on flavours are of absolute paramount importance for the future growth of the category. Other research tells us that one in five consumers are looking for healthier choices when they seek out tasty snacks during the course of the day, so having more products that hit that magical under-100 calorie mark are key. What’s not?Although sharing is a critical segment within the category, and larger sharing packs lend themselves perfectly to the big night in occasion or the barbecue occasion, they don’t help consumers manage portion size and control what they consume. That’s why we believe that multipacks will play an increasingly important role in the future as they allow consumers to get the taste and flavour hit they crave but in a manageable portion size.What’s next?Genuine sustainable innovation, not copycat products, are the lifeblood of our future category growth and when these products are launched they must tap on-trend flavour partitions, such as spicy or Mexican, which is where the growth is right now. We also believe that over the next three years we will continue to see more and more healthier products coming into the marketplace.What’s new? Four new Mexican-inspired crisps Beef Barbacoa & Dill Pickle Square TortillasBrand: Manomasa RSP: £1.99Launching into Asda stores this summer, these square chips feature the flavours of beef barbacoa, a traditional slow-cooked Mexican dish, alongside dill pickle and black beans.  Muchos Brand: McCoy’sRSP: £1.99/180gThese Mexican-style folded tortilla chips hit supermarket shelves last month in three flavours: Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream & Onion. Each crescent-shaped chip is made from corn, wheat and potato, along with a blend of six spices and kidney beans. Jalapeño & Lime Popped Lotus SeedsBrand: Native Snacks RSP: £1.20/22gThese snacks are made from Indian lotus flower seeds but feature a distinctly Mexican flavour profile. The seeds are dried, popped and roasted with natural ingredients which delivers a “delicious, light and crunchy texture”, according to the brand. They’re available in As Nature Intended and Sourced Market stores as well as on Amazon.  Smoked Chipotle & Creme Fraiche SlicesBrand: Kettle RSP: £2.29/100gLaunching this month, these sharing bags combine potato and sweet potato slices with a staple of Mexican cuisine – chipotle chilli.last_img read more

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Melvin Lee Ritchie Sr.

first_imgMelvin Lee Ritchie Sr. 80 of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday March 21, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Melvin was born Wednesday April 21, 1937 in Lathem, Ohio the son of Chalis and Jesse (Green) Ritchie.  Melvin was a member of Moores Hill Church of Christ.  He enjoyed Street Roding, old cars, bowling, building and playing cards. He was a machinist for Cincinnati Incorporate.Melvin is survived by his wife: Virgie Ritchie of Moores Hill; son: Melvin (WeiWei) Ritchie Jr. of Delhi, Ohio; step-sons: James (Beth) Peace of North Vernon; William (Stephanie) Peace of TN; daughters: Rhonda Clark of Aurora; Teresa Mueller of Aurora; Jennifer (Paul) Markland of Moores Hill; step-daughter: Lindsey Eads of Bloomington, IN; sister: Linda Allen of Greendale; Many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 grandsons: Jason Clark, Brandon Barker, step-son: Terry Peace; sister: Dean Jordan.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday March 23, 2018 at Moores Hill Church of Christ 13567 State Road 350 Moores Hill, In 47032 with Tito Pel officiating. Visitation will also be Friday 11 a.m – 1 p.m. at the church.  Memorials may be given to Moores Hill Church of Christ. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Syracuse receives verbal commitment from 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Burton

first_img Published on December 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Jonathan Burton, a 6-foot-7, 305-lb. tackle from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, verbally committed to Syracuse Friday, according to The Post-Standard.Burton is the 15th player in the Class of 2013 to commit to the Orange. According to the article, Burton will enroll at Syracuse in January so he can practice with the team in the spring.Burton played for Courtland High School in Spotsylvania, Va. He played in a Wing-T system and became an especially good run blocker at Courtland, and continued to develop those skills at Fork Union, according to the article.Burton made an official visit to Syracuse on Oct. 19, and was in attendance for the Orange’s win over Connecticut, according to The Post-Standard. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Premier League Player Enters Guinness World Records Book

first_imgRelatedTransfer: Eagles Star Musa Set For CSKA Moscow Loan Move; Medical To Hold In LondonJanuary 29, 2018In “National Team”BunuelJune 30, 2017Similar post2017/2018 Premier League: Who Makes The Top Four?August 11, 2017In “England” Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has made the 2018 Guinness World Records book for scoring the most headed goals in the English Premier League (EPL).The 36-year old has scored 51 out of his 105 EPL goals via head and that’s five more than the 46 headed goals managed by EPL record goalscorer Alan Shearer.Speaking on his achievement, Crouch said:“If you are a centre-forward, you should be in the box, ready for the ball.”“That is the way I have always played my game and that will never change. I see centre-forwards hanging around outside the box and it blows my mind, I just can’t get my head around it.” he added.last_img read more

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Alpena’s D.A.R.E All Stars vs. Detroit Lions Alumni

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tomorrow, the Alpena Drug Abuse Resistance Education program will take on the Detroit Lions alumni.Launched in 1983, D.A.R.E is a comprehensive K–12 education program that teaches kids the dangers of drugs, violence, bullying, issues involving internet safety, and more. The D.A.R.E. All Stars will face alumni from the Detroit Lions football team in a game of basketball.The event will be held at Thunder Bay Junior High School with tip off starting at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided at the game free of charge to kids who attend. Pictures with, and autographs of the Detroit Lions players themselves will be available. Some of the alumni players will include Rob Rubick, Kerry Hyder, Lomas Brown and more.Tickets are $20 each, or $50 per family. All proceeds will stay local and go into various programs for students.You can purchase your ticket by calling 800–445–2143, or online at www.alpenadare.publicsafetypsa.com.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Recognizes Arson Awareness WeekNext APS Board of Education to Lose Two Memberslast_img read more

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NBA trade rumors: Pelicans’ patience with Anthony Davis could be bad news for Lakers

first_imgThe Lakers saw George traded by Indiana to Oklahoma City in 2017, then re-sign with the Thunder without even meeting with LA in 2018. Kawhi Leonard, a free agent this summer, was shipped to Toronto, his future still undetermined.Historically, the Lakers have had their way when it comes to culling the top players around the league. That history is long past, though, and that will color their pursuit of Davis.If the Lakers want him, they will need to move quickly and decisively. If Davis is still a Pelican past the trade deadline, it’s bad news in LA. TRADE MACHINE: The most ridiculous Anthony Davis dealsBut as we’ve seen in recent months and years, the days of the Lakers bending the rest of the league to their will to pluck the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal are past. There is still much hand-wringing to be done in Lakerland before Davis winds up in purple and gold.There is no room for “NO” on the Lakers’ end. If the Pelicans engage in serious talks, the Lakers need to concede to their requests. If that means sending both Ingram and Kuzma, you just do it. Stubbornness isn’t going to work here because the Lakers need the Pels right now a lot more than the Pels need the Lakers.The immediate problem is that Davis is still under contract with the Pelicans, and though he has told the team he won’t sign an extension and has requested a trade, there’s no guarantee the Pels will proceed with that request in the next 10 days, when the trade deadline hits.As one league source told Sporting News on Monday, “I don’t think the guys in New Orleans care that Davis or the Lakers or anyone want to get this done quickly. They are not going to hurry through this. There’s no need for that. You have a top-five player in the league. Dell (Demps, the New Orleans general manager) is a pretty careful guy, and even if he gets told from above to make a trade, he can make the case that they should make it in the offseason.”He might get fired in all this, but still, he’d be right to tell them to wait.”Teams dealing stars generally avoid doing so under midseason deadline pressure. The Pelicans should know. In February 2017, they acquired big man DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento at the trade deadline under similar circumstances, and the Kings’ only return on that deal was guard Buddy Hield. The Kings might have gotten a better package had the trade been made during either the previous or following summers.Two other stars, Paul George of Indiana and Jimmy Butler of Chicago, were in similar situations at the 2017 deadline, but their teams instead resisted offers until the offseason. Both teams got better packages — the Pacers got Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo, while the Bulls got Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and a pick that they used on Lauri Markkanen — than the Kings got for Cousins (whose attitude and volatility did damage his value, it should be noted).The Pelicans’ preference to wait on trading Davis will cause a good deal of anxiety for the Lakers. The Davis iron is hot, and they want to strike it immediately. They’ve seen too often that these opportunities can slip away.If Davis is a Pelican past the deadline, the competition for him will stiffen considerably. For example, there’s the chance that Davis’ hometown Bulls will win the draft lottery in May and allow Chicago to offer New Orleans a No. 1 pick to headline its rebuild.MORE: Why Celtics face early disadvantage in chase for DavisWorse, if Davis has not been traded when the summer rolls around, the Celtics could get involved. Because of a collective-bargaining agreement rule, Boston can’t acquire Davis until after the season (unless Kyrie Irving is part of the deal), and even then, not until Irving opts out of his contract and is a free agent.Boston owns a future pick from the rebuilding Grizzlies (probably coming in 2020 or 2021), three other first-rounders in this draft, plus young potential stars like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, giving the Celtics the ability to top just about any other offer the Pelicans receive.That includes the Lakers. Davis-to-LA is no done deal, no matter how determined the front office is to make it happen.You’ll have to excuse folks in LA if they still have some leftover free-agent PTSD. Getting James to sign this summer ended a very long free-agent losing streak by the Lakers, but even his addition can’t completely calm the franchise’s recurring nightmare.Five-and-a-half years ago, there were the billboards sprinkled around LA imploring Dwight Howard, in a word, to “STAY.” He didn’t, leaving instead for Houston. The following summer, there was the meeting with Carmelo Anthony at the Lakers’ practice facility, which featured movie producer Joel Silver but not star guard Kobe Bryant, who was traveling and didn’t show. Anthony re-signed with the Knicks.There was, too, the meeting with star forward LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015 which was so badly botched that the team asked for a mulligan and brought Aldridge back in. He still signed with San Antonio. It’s all lined up for the Lakers now. But only for now.Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans, and it just happens that his agent, Rich Paul, also represents newly added Los Angeles star LeBron James. All that’s required is a package of youth and draft considerations — some combination of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, salary filler and picks — and Davis will join James at Staples Center.last_img read more

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Frozen by Parkinson’s, still The Greatest

first_imgSome, like Chuck Wepner, couldn’t stop talking about the night they won their own personal lottery—a spot across the ring from Ali. Nothing new there, since the Bayonne Bleeder has been talking about it to anyone else who will listen almost every day since.Others, like Leon Spinks, weren’t able to talk much at all.“Leon Spinks is here and he needs help,” Wepner said. “There are a lot of fighters who need help.”This was a night supposed to bring that help, both to fighters like Spinks and those fighting today. Millions would be raised in Ali’s name for the Cleveland Clinic’s new Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown Las Vegas, where researchers are already busy trying to unlock the puzzles of damage to the human brain.A seat for dinner and the show at the MGM Grand hotel started at $1,500. UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta spent $1.1 million in an auction for the gloves Ali used against Floyd Patterson in 1965 in the first heavyweight title fight in a city that would become synonymous with boxing. President Barack Obama wished Ali well in a video greeting, and Stevie Wonder was among those on hand to sing birthday wishes to the former heavyweight champion, who turned 70 last month.At the center of it all was an elderly man, mute and his face seemingly frozen as he sat at a table with his wife, Lonnie, and several other family members. Whether boxing caused Ali’s Parkinson’s is the subject of debate, but it was clear on this night the disease he has fought for three decades has taken a terrible toll on him.He was once a magnificent man with a sculptured body and a mouth that wouldn’t stay shut. He’s still magnificent in the way that his very presence envelopes and engulfs an arena like it did Feb. 18, hushing high-rollers and the elite of this gambling town in a way no other man could—and all without saying a word.They used to trot Joe Louis out like this in his final years, too, a heavyweight great and an American hero reduced to drooling in his wheelchair at ringside. With Ali, though, it seems different in a way if only because you get the feeling that the man who was the ultimate people person still enjoys being around people.“I’m not sad about him, just proud to know him,” George Foreman said. “When people ask me if he’s the greatest boxer ever, it’s an insult. He was the greatest everything, just a great man.”Foreman lost the biggest fight of his life to Ali, the stunner in Zaire that cost him the heavyweight title and for a long time derailed his life. He held a grudge for a long time, too, but it’s hard to be mad at Muhammad Ali no matter what he did to you in the ring.Ali was back in a makeshift ring on Feb. 19 in the lobby of the MGM, where hundreds of people crowded around to share birthday cake and sing “Happy Birthday” to him. This was a chance for his people—the common people—to get close enough to take a photo and the buzz in the crowd grew as Ali arrived in a golf cart and was helped up a few steps into the ring.The expression on his face never changed as his former business manager, Gene Kilroy, called Ali’s family and friends up in the ring to be with him. Moon walker Buzz Aldrin and singer Kris Kristofferson were among the notables, while Spinks and Evander Holyfield also joined him. Lonnie took off his sunglasses and gave him a fork, and everyone watched as Ali concentrated as hard on the task at hand—getting some of the chocolate cake in his mouth—as he ever had fighting Foreman in Africa.A few of his daughters hovered around, and grandbabies were put in his lap. Then, with Holyfield holding him by one arm and his wife by the other, Ali made a slow, trembling, walk around the ring, holding his right arm up waist high to salute the cheers from the crowd.Doctors say not many people survive 30 years of Parkinson’s, a debilitating brain disease for which there is no cure. That Ali has lasted this long is, perhaps, a tribute to the great athleticism that served him so well in the ring. Still, the death of his trainer, Angelo Dundee, a few weeks ago and Joe Frazier a few months before that is a reminder that even The Greatest has a limited time on Earth.That seemed to be on the mind of many bunched around the ring in the lobby, holding cell phones aloft in hopes of getting a picture they could show the people back home. The excitement of being so close to Ali was tempered by the reality of how he looked and the difficulty he had trying to get even one bite of frosting in his mouth.Still they cheered his victory lap around the ring, and then watched as Holyfield and others helped him down the few steps toward the golf cart. Before he got in, though, he spotted a little girl in her mother’s arms and made a playful little move toward her like he had done thousands of times over to babies throughout his career.As if we needed a reminder that he is indeed The Greatest. by Tim DahlbergAP Sports Columnist LAS VEGAS (AP)—They gathered in the bowels of the arena where most of the great fights of the last two decades have taken place, old men now all sharing one shining moment from years gone by. They had come to honor The Greatest, though whether Muhammad Ali remembered who they were or knew what it was all about was a matter of speculation that on this night would go unanswered. STILL PLAYFUL—Muhammad Ali displays his signature boxing pose after honoring outstanding surgeons and physicians at St. Joseph’s Hospital Barrow Neurological Institute, Feb. 22, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) last_img read more

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Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

first_imgby Emily Wagster PettusTULSA, Okla. (AP)—Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how serious the injury is and whether it will leave him paralyzed.Senior safety Devon Walker was in stable condition and recovering in an intensive-care unit after a three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital, said Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane’s director of sports medicine. DEVON WALKER(AP Photo/Tulane University) “These kind of injuries take 24, 48, sometimes 72 hours to fully declare themselves,” Stewart said before the surgery. “We don’t know what the long-term implications and outcomes are going to be.”Stewart said he was with Walker on the field, in the ambulance and at the hospital after the injury Saturday. He said Walker was put into a cervical collar and couldn’t see much of what was happening, so Stewart explained what was going on. Walker was talking with doctors as he was being treated, Stewart said.Walker’s parents had traveled to Oklahoma to be with their son, and they were “doing as well as can be expected,” Stewart said.“They’re like the rest of us—hopeful and prayerful.”Stewart was back in New Orleans on Sunday, as were Walker’s teammates. He said Tulane’s athletic director and the football team’s trainer remained in Oklahoma with Walker.Walker’s injury occurred on the final play of the first half, hours after Tulane opened the Conference USA portion of its schedule against Tulsa. Tulsa was leading 35-3 and facing a fourth-and-2 with the ball at the 33-yard line on Saturday when the Golden Hurricane called timeout. Tulane then called timeout.When play resumed, Tulsa quarterback Cody Green tossed a short pass to Willie Carter, who caught it at about the 28, and turned upfield. He was tackled around the 17-yard line, with defensive tackle Julius Warmsley and Walker sandwiching him and apparently smashing their helmets together.Medical personnel from both teams tended to Walker as he lay on the field. FOX Sports reported a hush went over the crowd at H.A. Chapman Stadium as Walker was attended to, and that several coaches were in tears as he was taken away in an ambulance. Spectators bowed their heads as someone on the field led the stadium in prayer.Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker never completely lost consciousness and was breathing on his own.“He was stable when we transported him,” Savoie said. “I do not think, based on the information we have, his life was ever in danger.”Walker is a senior majoring in cell and molecular biology. His brother, Raynard, told The Associated Press on Saturday that their mother was watching the game on television when her son was injured.Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said after the 45-10 loss that while Walker was on the field, Johnson told Walker that he was praying for him and that help was on the way.He said the mood among players was somber and called the day his most difficult ever.“It was tremendous that they finished the game, as I thought about just saying ‘Hey look, let’s not do anything else. Let’s just get on the road and go.’”last_img read more

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