Two more Denver Broncos rookies get hurt, joining Hamler

first_imgThe Broncos avoided yet another injury to their rookie draft class when defensive lineman McTelvin Agim, a third-round pick from Arkansas, was thrown to the ground by center Patrick Morris during pass rushing drills Sunday, sparking heated reactions from defenders. Although Morris stayed down for a minute, he returned later in the practice. Morris was pulled from the drill amid the angry reactions. He returned later in the practice and the defense continued razzing him.“He threw the guy down late in the down which is bad to do for two reasons,” Fangio said. “One, it’s a penalty. Two, we don’t throw each other down like that.”Morris is in a three-way competition for the starting center job along with fellow TCU alum Austin Schlottmann and LSU rookie Lloyd Cushenberry III, who worked with the starting offense Sunday.Running back Melvin Gordon (ribs) missed practice again, but linebacker Von Miller (elbow) and tight end Nick Vannett (head) both returned. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — More injuries have hit the Denver Broncos’ rookie class. Cornerback Michael Ojemudia missed Sunday’s practice with a thigh injury and linebacker Justin Strnad left practice after hurting a wrist.Ojemudia, a third-round pick from Iowa, will miss at least a week, said coach Vic Fangio, who was unsure of Strnad’s prognosis.Already, speedy receiver/returner K.J. Hamler, the team’s second-round pick, is out for several weeks with a pulled hamstring. August 23, 2020 Two more Denver Broncos rookies get hurt, joining Hamler Associated Press Still out is second-year pro Juwann Winfree (groin), whose injury could end up costing him a roster spot in a crowded field of wide receivers.On special teams, first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy and veteran cornerback Bryce Callahan, who missed the 2019 season because of complications from foot surgery, both fielded punts.Special teams coordinator Tom McMahon said he’s grooming Jeudy, a jewel in this year’s deep class of NFL rookie receives, as a fair catch guy, not really a returner.“I’ll be honest with you, right now we’re just trying to get him to catch that ball,” McMahon said. “It’s hard to catch a punt. He didn’t catch them at Alabama. Everybody knows the returners that they have there right now. He didn’t get a lot of opportunities to do that. He would be, in my opinion right now, more of an emergency guy.”___ Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,The Latest: Justin Thomas takes early lead at US Openlast_img read more

Syracuse defense frustrates Notre Dame for 2nd time in 6 days

first_imgVILLANOVA, Pa. — Five days ago, the Syracuse defense turned in perhaps its best performance of the season. It held No. 1 Notre Dame scoreless for the final 19:58 en route to clinching a share of the Big East regular season title.Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan blamed himself and his team. They would be better in Thursday’s rematch.But it was the Orange who improved, taking his words as a slight. If the SU defense frustrated UND on Saturday, then it suffocated them on Thursday.“I think we did,” Syracuse goaltender Dominic Lamolinara said. “We held them to less goals than we did on Saturday, so we picked it up.”For the second straight game, the No. 3 Orange’s (12-3) defense stymied one of the nation’s best teams. First, it allowed the Irish to just four goals in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday. Then it one-upped itself in a 9-3 win over No. 5 Notre Dame (10-4) in the first round of the Big East tournament at Villanova Stadium on Thursday. Syracuse advances to play No. 19 Villanova in the championship game on Saturday at noon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just got our butts kicked by the same team in the course of five days twice,” said Corrigan, UND’s head coach. “Give them credit, I don’t think we’ve played well in either game, but when you score three goals in the last six quarters against them, there’s a lot of reasons for that.”SU’s defense came out on Thursday with the same ferocity it closed with on Saturday. Defender David Hamlin once again made UND’s leading scorer Matt Kavanagh a non-factor, Lamolinara made three saves in the opening quarter and Syracuse held the Fighting Irish scoreless for the opening 8:57. The Irish’s scoring drought hit 28:55.“You’re pretty well prepared because you’ve seen what worked and what didn’t work against a team that you just played, being Notre Dame,” SU head coach John Desko said, “and fortunately we were able to go out and duplicate that again.”The Fighting Irish had just four days between games to figure out what went wrong offensively its first time out against Syracuse.They turned the ball over too many times and made poor decisions, issues that could straighten out with better execution. So Corrigan stuck to his plan, and Desko did, too, electing to keep his defenders close to the net.His strategy worked on Saturday and unless UND changed something, it would again in the Big East tournament.“We were watching to see if they were going to do something different offensively and we felt that we were going to have to adjust as we went,” Desko said. “Especially with giving up just four goals last game, I don’t think there was any different reason to go to a different scheme.”The Orange again packed its defense in and again the Irish couldn’t solve it. Lamolinara saw 12 shots in the game, but most came away from the net. He snatched an outside shot by midfielder Jim Marlatt out of the air to start the game, then reached down to make a save on a shot by midfielder Will Corrigan minutes later.But mostly he watched as Notre Dame misfired on passes or had the ball stripped away, ultimately turning the ball over 15 times.“(The defense) gave up shots that I wanted to have them,” Lamolinara said. “It was either low angle or it was really far out. I was seeing the ball really well today. That’s a credit to the defense just giving up the shots that I want to see.”After each of the past two games Lamolinara has fielded similar questions. Was it the defense’s best performance of the season? Was it his own personal best performance of the season?Either time it could have been the case. On Saturday, the Fighting Irish were No. 1. On Thursday SU held them to fewer goals as they sat atop the RPI.No longer is Syracuse relying on explosive attacks and dynamic midfielders, but also a stalwart defense that can carry it in slugfests like Saturday and Thursday. Moving into the Big East tournament final and the NCAA Tournament, they may be the most complete team in the country.Said Lamolinara: “I feel like as long as we keep this up we can make a run at the playoffs.” Comments Related Stories NOTRE TAMED: Syracuse offense breaks out late, defense clamps down on Fighting Irish to send Orange to Big East tournament finalsLamolinara shines in Big East tournament semifinal after watching from sideline last year Syracuse defense frustrates Notre Dame for 2nd time in 6 daysGallery: Syracuse beats Notre Dame 9-3 to advance to Big East tournament final Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Professor advocates for diplomatic soft power

first_imgNaren Chitty, the founder of the Soft Power Advocacy and Research Centre at Macquarie University in Australia, visited USC on Monday to speak about the role of power and the importance of soft power in contemporary diplomacy.Before founding the research center, Chitty, who has a doctoral degree in international relations from American University, spent time as a public diplomat in Washington, D.C. and currently teaches at Macquarie University. In addition to researching soft power and public diplomacy, Chitty also advocates the use of ethical soft power. In international relations, hard power is usually the use of military force. Soft power is distinct from hard power in that it is less concrete and stems from outside perceptions of a country’s behavior.Throughout the presentation, Chitty discussed the definition and usage of soft power and elaborated on the ethical use of soft power. Combining his own personal experiences with academic theories, Chitty addressed how the use of ethical soft power can solve social and political problems on an international level.According to Chitty, cooperation works as a positive feedback mechanism for soft power in that it strengthens soft power, which would in turn foster stronger international relationships. Soft power resulting from smart cooperation can be utilized to alleviate poverty, form strategic trade alliances and foster political freedom.Though political scientist Joseph Nye formally defines soft power as “the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments,” Chitty set the mood of the presentation by reflecting upon the definition through a Confucian perspective.“Never seek outcomes for others that you would not seek for yourself,” Chitty said. “That is my interpretation of what Confucius would have said if he was to be asked about what soft power was … Symbols of good governance include perfect good will, gentleness and benevolence to all righteous creatures.”Though Confucianism is an ancient philosophy, Chitty gave modern interpretations of Confucian ideals that correspond with the concept of soft power. Based on Confucian philosophy, soft power requires that governments learn about the right form of governance within the broader value structure of their societies, espouse and promote such governance, become established with a recognized social position and share authority with other established figures.“Buddhist culture … spread ideas of soft power during the last hundreds of years,” Chitty said explaining the role of Buddhism in the concept of soft power.Included in Chitty’s presentation were also ideas regarding how soft power can be multiplied and applied to nurture international relationships. According to Chitty, reciprocation and cooperation are the tools involved in using soft power since the concept of ethical soft power focuses heavily on mutualism.“In the case of current relationships between [the three countries] Australia, China and India, and [the countries] China, India and Nepal, cooperation to nurture a third party can result in three-way growth,” Chitty said.Overall, audience response consisted of questions from students and faculty applying current and past diplomatic issues to Chitty’s ideas. Chitty’s talk promoted the use of soft power as an appealing, albeit complex, method of international diplomacy.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

El Centro Chicano provides resources for Latinx students

first_imgOn a Wednesday morning, Cameron Casillas sits in the quaint, yellow kitchen of the El Centro Chicano office in the Student Union Building. His face is lit up from the glow of his laptop screen and a microwave whirs behind him as he types.El Centro Chicano offers tutoring, networking opportunities, student advocacy, personal support and other resources for members of the Latinx and Chicanx communities at USC. Photo from USC website.“Honestly, I first started coming because there’s a microwave,” said Casillas, a senior majoring in human biology. “Sometimes it’s kind of hard to take food from home because I commute.”When Casillas transferred to USC two years ago, El Centro Chicano was one of the first communities that made him feel at home, he said.“I’m kind of a quiet person, normally,” Casillas said. “But here, I found several people who were very, very easy to approach me, to make me feel welcome, especially as a transfer student. So that helped me a lot to fit in and get integrated here.”El Centro Chicano at USC was founded in 1972 during a time when the Chicano population was rapidly growing in South Los Angeles, as well as in the pool of USC applicants. Today, El Centro Chicano offers student advocacy, tutoring, networking opportunities, personal support and assistance for Latinx student groups all with the primary goal of empowering the Chicanx and Latinx community on and off-campus.“We are a place that orients our students and makes them aware of so many amazing resources at USC from offices, departments, programs, club/organizations, faculty, staff, fellow undergrad and graduate peers,” Billy Vela, the director of El Centro, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “El Centro Chicano is also a place that welcomes from our very diverse community and we love seeing students who are not Chicanx or Latinx who have found a home here too.”Victoria Perez, a sophomore majoring in cinema and media studies, said she first learned about El Centro when she was a freshman living on the Latino floor of her residence hall. Earlier that year, she’d attended an open house held by Vela. This year, as a sophomore at the University, she feels that the El Centro office has quickly grown into a home base for her on campus to get work done.“[Vela] was really, really understanding in letting us know it’s a safe space and a lot of people are coming from specific neighborhoods and specific backgrounds where we’re just more comfortable around our own people,” Perez said. In an effort to broaden the inclusivity of the program, the Central American Network released a petition on Feb. 12 requesting for the removal of “Chicano” from its name. According to the program’s petition, this request for a name change is not meant to “attack or diminish the Chicano culture or movement,” but rather to continue to uphold the program’s principles of “inclusion, pride and democracy.”“The current Latinx community on campus consists of people with varied cultural identities, who practice various religions or none at all, who represent all facets of the LGBTQIA+ community, and who may or may not identify as ‘Chicano,’” the petition states.In response to the petition, Edgar Sanchez, a freshman majoring in computational neuroscience, said that like Perez, he believes that the current program title with the word “Chicano” is a large part of what makes the program special. “Personally I think that’s what gives this place its identity, so it would be a shame to have that taken off,” Sanchez said. “But I definitely think that no matter what the name is, the people that belong here are the one that make this place.”last_img read more

Former Arizona coach Lute Olson recovering from stroke

first_imgThe University of Arizona released the following statement:“Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson has been hospitalized after experiencing a minor stroke,” the statement read. “Coach Olson is not only an icon of our men’s basketball program and all of college basketball, but he is also an embodiment of greatness to Arizona Athletics, the University of Arizona and the Tucson community. Our thoughts are with Coach Olson, his family and loved ones during this time.”Olson coached 34 seasons at the NCAA Division I level, compiling an overall record of 776-285. After stops at Long Beach State and Iowa, he found a home in Tucson, where he led the Wildcats to 23 straight NCAA tournament appearances in his 24 seasons there, including four Final Four appearances and the national championship in 1997.The Wildcats won 11 Pac-12 titles under Olson. Among his many former players are current NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Luke Walton. Olson is a member of both the Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame.Olson retired in 2008, but has remained a big part of the Wildcats’ culture. Current Arizona coach Sean Miller posted get-well wishes on Twitter, saying in part, Olson is “beloved by his entire basketball family and our great community that he has meant so much to for more than three decades. My personal prayers and best wishes are with you, Coach O.Wishing Coach O the best from Arizona Basketball! #BearDown pic.twitter.com/kPCa2HtHcD— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) February 19, 2019 Legendary Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is in good condition after suffering a minor stroke during the weekend, according to Banner UMC hospital in Tucson.A hospital spokesperson said the 84-year-old Olson is expected to make a full recovery but will likely need some rehab therapy after being released from the hospital.last_img read more

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

first_imgSix in a row! Six in a row!Billy Gorn stopped 28 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Friday night in the Lilac City.The win was the sixth consecutive win for the Green and White, setting up a showdown Saturday in the Bavarian City against KIJHL heavyweight, Kimberley Dynamiters.Colum Mcgualey, Andy Fitzpatrick, Logan Wullum and Aigne-McGeady-Bruce with a pair, scored for Nelson. The Leafs held period leads of 3-0 and 5-0 as the visitors peppered Blake Norman with 51 shots in the Braves net.Gorn, 20, continues to lead by example in the Nelson goal after being acquired before the recent BC Amateur Hockey roster deadline. The Edmonton native is undefeated as a member of the Nelson Leafs goaltending tandem that includes Devin Allen.Nelson moves into a third-place tie with Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division standings, and trails Grand Forks Border Bruins by a point for second.Castlegar lost 6-2 in Fruitvale Friday to Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a penalty-filled contest.Jaxen Gemmell led the Hawks with three points, including two goals while Sam Swanson and Mitch Foyle each had two points.Ed Lindsay and Logan Styler scored for Castlegar.Meanwhile, Grand Forks Border Bruins lost 2-1 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the East Kootenay City.last_img read more

Tony Becca: The Australian inspiration

first_img Everybody was playing, young and old. They played in the backyard and in the front yard. They were seen on television enjoying the Test matches, and by playing everywhere and anywhere, and by playing every day and everywhere, the young players were in a position to replace the stars whenever their time came to step aside. They had the numbers. That was how it was in those days. While it is basically the same in the other countries, it is no longer so in the West Indies, and certainly not so in Jamaica where a cricket match, almost any cricket match, is like a ghost town. Today, the team, the West Indies team, still wins a few matches, but they are few and far between, and mostly against teams as low as Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. And they are gradually catching up with the West Indies. Their performers are few and far between, and with one like Chris Gayle and probably another like Dwayne Bravo not involved, the relatively good performers are Darren Bravo, Kirk Brathwaite, and Marlon Samuels, and they are so only now and again. The reason is that those who are equipped to take the places of the stars are not around, or by playing only now and again, they take too long in getting there. It is difficult these days to spot, not only another Brian Lara or another Curtly Ambrose, another Shivnarine Chanderpaul or another Courtney Walsh, but also a player who really looks like for one for the future England, Australia, South Africa, and especially India turn these type of players out almost every season. They flow like off a production line, Alistair Cook, Ian Bell, Steve Hamison, Joe Root, Jos Butler, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Steven Finn, Michael Clarke, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Finch, Michael Johnson, and Mitchell Starc, Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock, Faf Duplessis, A.B. De Villiers, Makhaya Ntini, and Dale Steyn. And from India, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinka Rajane, Rohit Sharma, R. Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Suresh Raina, and many more. It is almost like you hear about them today and by tomorrow they are gone, and not because they are not that good enough, but because a better one appears on the scene. One of the reasons why England, Australia, South Africa, and India keep producing more and better players more often than the West Indies is because their cricket fraternity really loves cricket. Based on what I have seen they go to cricket from they are young until they are old, and during that time, they play cricket, in the backyard, in the front-yard, and even competitively until after their 75th birthday. The Australians, who were in Jamaica two weeks ago courtesy of Paul Campbell’s Sports Innovation Group, played four 20-over games against a Kingston CC Masters Invitational X1, a Melbourne CC Masters Invitational X1, and two games against a Paul Campbell Masters Invitational X1, were from Victoria. They came to Jamaica from Mexico and Cuba, and they were heading to Vancouver in Canada before going on to Philadelphia in the USA for a seven-match series in five days to end the tour. The Philadelphia series has been going on for the past 20 years. The reason for the headline is this: the tour was an eye-opener for the Jamaicans, certainly to regulars like former Jamaica nationals Delroy Morgan, John Gordon, Terrence Corke, and Odelmo Peters and to regular master league players like Mark English and Myron Chin. The local players were, however, nowhere near 60 or 75 years old, and while there were maybe a few of them, who may play five or six games a season, the Australians number thousands, who play a minimum of 15 competitive games a season. It is because of that why the Jamaicans were astonished by these older Australians, who, while were attired in the green and gold of Australia, ran sprightly and smartly between the wickets, something which is almost foreign to West Indies cricket these days. “Boy, these guys certainly taught us a lesson. Imagine, 70 and 75 yeas old and still playing, and playing two games a day on top of that,” said one of the Jamaicans who was just pushing his 50th birthday. That’s what made cricketers like Clarke and Smith, and also others like Johnson, Starc, and company. “These guys really love cricket, man. We really have to take a leaf out of their book if we are to match them,” said one of the Jamaicans who required a substitute fielder half way through the match at Melbourne Oval. If the West Indies played cricket like the Aussies, they probably would not have suffered so badly for so long: 1995 to 2016 at the bottom, or near to the bottom, of the Test and One-day rankings. Competitively Some people may now be questioning the reason for this headline, The Australian inspiration. After all, the West Indies did go from 1976 to 1995 losing only one Test series against all comers, they defeated Australia mercilessly in seven series from 1980 to 1993 and during all those years there skill was such that they were considered the greatest set of cricketers ever to play the game. Maybe the headline reflected the 4-1 defeat in 1951-52 when Australia first played the West Indies, or maybe it brought back memories of the 3-0 thrashing they dished out in 1955 when they first toured the West Indies. No, it could not have been. Those defeats, and others, were well and truly avenged during the 19 years of ascendancy and the many thumpings that Australia received from the West Indies during that time, even though those victories are nearly as far away and as long ago as the wonderful and historic 3-1 victory against England in 1950. The headline is for another reason. Back in those days, cricket was popular among the six or seven countries which really played the game, and Test cricket was what other cricket was judged by. Whenever stumps were driven into the ground and two men in white walked out of the pavilion, it was the signal for the people to turn out in their thousands, or for rain to come tumbling down. People loved the sport, and they used to revel in who wins and the successful performers were the toast of the day, as they are today. In that atmosphere, with everybody, toddlers to grandparents, probably even to great grandparents, involved in the game, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the West Indies, India, and Pakistan were happy. They won series and they lost series. They produced good players. Young playerslast_img read more

‘Extension of Feeder Roads is Critical to Vibrant Agriculture Growth, Development’

first_imgPublic Works Minister William Gyude Moore has reminded the government that extension of feeder roads to hard to reach parts of the country is critical to the attainment of agriculture growth and development.Minister Moore made the assertion last week Tuesday in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his Lynch Street office in Monrovia.In order to translate that into practical reality, Minister Moore has disclosed that in the early part of next year, the Ministry will embark on the construction and rehabilitation of feeder roads in Southeastern Liberia.He added that the potentials of the rural farmers and businesspeople to transform the nation into a vibrant exporting country cannot be over-emphasized.Therefore, Minister Moore stressed, emphasis and priority should be given to the construction and connection of farmers to major primary and secondary roads in all parts of the country.In recent trips to Nimba and Lofa counties, this reporter observed that pineapples, corn and cucumbers were getting rotten due to difficulties being encountered by farmers to transport them to markets.The farmers told the Daily Observer that should the government prioritize more farm-to-market roads, the economy could experience some growth and progress.Farmers will be happy to learn that Minister Moore and team are beginning to consider the construction of farm-to-market roads across the country.Minister Moore pointed further out that construction of feeder roads requires sufficient funds to meet the growing demands from farmers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘We Need to Stand by Each Other’

first_imgBy William HarmonLiberians from all walks of life, especially women, must adopt the culture of being their sisters’ keeper in order to help strengthen the social bond of the country, a women rights activist, has said.Ms. Emma Smith, president of the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation (ESLRF) said when Liberians stick together they will be capable to achieve better results. “There is strength in unity. Until we can grab that culture of being our brothers’ keeper, we will continue to suffer a lot of pains individually.She spoke in reference to the saga involving the late 10 years old Barway Collins, whose lifeless body was found in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis after three weeks of massive search in the city by volunteers.On Monday, Barway’s father, Pierre Collins, confessed to intentionally murdering his son for US$70,000 insurance money. U.S. media quoted Pierre as saying that he punched his son and he became unconscious after which he duct-taped his body and threw him into the river. Pierre is expected to be sentenced to 40 years imprisonment.She said this case is truly a success story, noting that if Liberians both in the Diaspora and those at home have not come together to exert the level of pressure, she doubted that the success could have been achieved.“We want to be grateful to the U.S. Government and all Liberians, who stood up for this case. Indeed justice will truly prevail. The unity we exhibited during this process should stick with us. We all know that there is strength in unity and this is clearly manifested in this case,” she told the Daily Observer on Monday in a telephone interview.Emma said ESLRF, which headquarters is located in the ELWA Community, the same community where Louise Karluah resided before her departure to the U.S. to attend her son’s funeral, is also involve in helping the destitute.The ESLRF President, along with other women, lobbied to ensure that Barway’s mother-Louise Karluah was transported to the U.S. to attend her son’s funeral. Emma was at the forefront when all the formalities for Louise departure were being finalized. Louise, herself termed the plea as a relieved for her, but wants all those involve in the killing of her son to be brought to book.Reports indicate that she strongly believes that though it was Pierre who orchestrated the plan, he did not do it alone.“Justice has shown its rightful face, and I want to praise God for Louise,” Ms. Smith, a young activist said. She was in an exciting mood when she heard the news.Emma said Lil Barway’s soul will now rest in peace now that Pierre has been brought to book and is poised to bear the consequences of his actions.“Pierre is very wicked and heartless and the innocent soul of Barway has never been at peace till this cannibal faces the consequences of his action.She further said, “Lil Barway, you can now go and rest in peace. Let Jesus holds you in his blossom, you were a lovely child, but given to the wrong father.She said the many prayers, to bring whatsoever that led to your early death to light, have been unearthed. “Praise God that our prayers have been answered,” she said.Ms. Smith, a musician and social activist, along with other Liberian women, including Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, were in the forefront in ensuring that Louise, a semi-literate woman, got to the U.S. and be part of the search for her son’s killer.She also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. Embassy, and Concerned Women in Liberia for their roles in the advocacy.“I want to be grateful to God for this news. This is indeed a victory for humanity, those of our friends in the U.S., who have been consistently part of this justice seeking initiative and the Liberian women on this side that rallied behind Louise to ensure that she got due recognition,” Smith told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool vs Torino: TV channel, kick-off time and confirmed Reds team

first_imgLiverpool play their first pre-season friendly at Anfield since 2014 when they face Italian outfit Torino.Jurgen Klopp has spent big over the summer and is looking to build on a fantastic season that saw them reach the Champions League final. 2 possible xi Anfield plays host to Torino on August 7 FOOTBALL LATEST Naby Keita scored 14 goals in 58 appearances for RB Leipzig smart causal Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who plundered 91 goals between them last season, line up in attack.Trent Alexander-Arnold starts having returned to training last week, while Nathaniel Phillips plays alongside Virgil can Dijk at centre-back.Alberto Moreno will captain the side.Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Phillips, Moreno, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.Substitutes: Karius, Clyne, Henderson, Sturridge, Grujic, Lallana, Shaqiri, Robertson, Ings, Jones, Johnston, Camacho, Grabara. 📋 Here’s how we line-up in our last #LFCPreSeason game… pic.twitter.com/N3eTD0gOuQ— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 7, 2018What was the last friendly to be held at Anfield?Four years ago, current manager Jurgen Klopp brought his Dortmund side to face Liverpool before the 2014/15 season.Dejan Lovren netted his first goal for the club in the 4-0 rout, along with Daniel Sturridge and Phillippe Coutinho.Torino finished 9th in Serie A last year and recently beat Nice in a pre-season runout. 2 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? highlights center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA When is Liverpool vs Torino?The match will be held on Tuesday, August 7.Kick-off is at 7.30pm.This will be Liverpool’s final pre-season encounter before they begin their season against West Ham on August 12.Which channel can I watch it on?The game will be shown on Liverpool’s own LFCTV.It can be found on Sky channel 425 and Virgin Media 544, costing £9.99 on top of your usual subscription.What is the team news?Adam Lallana (hamstring), Markp Grukic (calf) and Joel Matip (hip) are all missing for Klopp’s men.Summer signings Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Naby Keita make their home debuts having been named in the starting XI. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Getty Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more