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  • Rodgers plays down title talk

    first_img Victory, Liverpool’s first in the league over Arsenal since 2007, closed the gap between them in fourth place and the Gunners to five points and they were six off the lead at the end of the day after Chelsea went top. With Jose Mourinho’s side and third-placed Manchester City still to come to Anfield, there is plenty of opportunity to do further damage to the teams above them but Rodgers played down Liverpool’s chances. “You only need to look at our squad really, that can be an indication,” said the Reds boss. “The objective has always been to finish as high as we can but you also have to look at the other teams around you. You only have to look at what Arsenal had on the bench today. “I want to be in a position where we can really challenge for the title here and the players have been incredible – we just hope to continue with that development and see where it takes us. “There is no doubt we have been outstanding for a big part of the season. “We have had one or two off days but in the main our consistency and quality of our game has been incredible. “We will keep focused and keep our concentration.” Manager Brendan Rodgers insisted Liverpool are still not in the title race despite their 5-1 demolition of deposed leaders Arsenal at Anfield. Press Association Four goals in the first 20 minutes – the first coming after just 52 seconds – left the Gunners reeling. Defender Martin Skrtel scored the first two, with forwards Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge following his lead. Sterling added his second just after half-time and although Mikel Arteta pulled one back from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go the match was well over as a contest. Liverpool’s display was one of their best for several years and Rodgers was full of praise for what he considered an all-round excellent team effort. “We were brilliant today, it was a wonderful performance in such a prestigious game between the two teams,” Rodgers said. “The performance level was absolutely out of this world and I am very pleased as it is another marker for us that we are getting better and improving all the time. “These games are normally very tight games and Liverpool haven’t beaten them in the league since 2007 – that is a long time – but I felt we could have gone on and scored more, but I was pleased with how we managed the game. “The crowd were so excited and they were really wanting us to go for the throat but it was also important we could manage the game as well and that was a pleasing aspect. “Sometimes with these performances you don’t get these types of goals going in but we know we can perform to that level, with Everton (4-0) at home and Tottenham (5-0) away, there are many times we’ve scored many goals this season.” last_img read more

  • ELL 11-12 All-Stars compete at states; 11-12 baseball, 9-10 baseball, softball begin districts

    first_imgELLSWORTH — Little League season has continued into the second week of July with the Ellsworth 11-12 softball team beginning state tournament play and three other Ellsworth teams opening their respective district tournaments.On Sunday evening, Ellsworth’s 11-12 softball team played the first game of the state tournament against the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport/Wells-Ogunquit All-Stars. Ellsworth took a 2-0 lead early but could not hold off a strong rally from Kennebunk/Wells in a 12-2 loss.Although the defeat sent Ellsworth to the loser’s bracket, the team can stay alive if it earns a win in its next game. Ellsworth faces the Medomak/Five Town Little League All-Stars at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, July 11.In 11-12 baseball play, Ellsworth started 2-0 in District 1 tournament play with an 8-1 win last Monday over Bucksport Little League and a 14-1 Friday over Blue Hill’s Coastal Little League. The team then fell to a 1-0 defeat Saturday against Machias Little League.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth bounced back Tuesday, though, as it defeated Bucksport 15-6 to reach the championship round. To advance to states, Ellsworth must beat Machias on Friday, July 12, and triumph in the resulting winner-take-all game between the two teams Saturday, July 13.In the 9-10 baseball division, Ellsworth broke out the big bats in Saturday’s District 1 opener before falling 5-4 Tuesday against Sunrise Little League of Columbia. Ellsworth can return to the championship round with a win today, July 10, against Calais Little League.Ellsworth’s 9-10 softball team got off to a strong start of its own Saturday when it defeated Sunrise 14-1 in Columbia. The team can claim the district title tomorrow with a win over Acadian Little League.last_img read more

  • Asian Games Manjit Singh wants TOP Scheme inclusion after Asiad gold

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Manjit Singh, who doesn’t have a regular job, on Tuesday requested the sports ministry to include him in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme to prepare for the upcoming big events like the 2020 Tokyo Games.Manjit, who won a gold in the men’s 800m race in the Asian Games, was left without a job in March 2016 after the ONGC refused to extend his contract as he was not producing results.Also Read | Asian Games 2018, Day-10: Manjit Singh wins GOLD medal in 800 metres finals; Jinson Johnson wins silverDespite the odds, he continued training under army coach Amrish Kumar before getting a National Camp call-up.“I lost my job in March 2016 as the ONGC refused to renew my contract. They said I was not producing results. I was getting stipends earlier,” he said.“But now I have won a gold in Asian Games. I hope the sports ministry will take notice of my achievement and the hardships I am facing. I don’t have any sponsor or any company giving me assistance. I am hoping that the Sports Ministry will include me in the TOP Scheme so that I can continue training,” Manjit told PTI during an interaction.The international season is over now and Manjit said next year will be crucial for him as the Asian Championships and World Championships are lined up.“I want to do well in both the Asian Championships and World Championships next year. After that is the 2020 Olympics but for that I need financial assistance for training. I hope the sports ministry will help me out,” he added.The 29-year-old Manjit, a native of village Ujhana in Jind district of Haryana, said he was on the verge of quitting the sport when the ONGC refused to renew his contract two years back.“I was feeling very low and I did not know what to do. I am from a farmer’s family and my family cannot afford to send big amount of money for my training. But somehow I continued with help from my coach Amrish Kumar,” he said.“I briefly thought I would quit athletics but my father (a former state level shot putter) said I should continue and so I continued with the meagre income from my family.”Also Read | Lalremsiami: Meet Mizoram’s first Asiad medallistManjit earned a spot in the Indian athletics team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games but failed to qualify for the final round. He finished fourth in the Asian Championships in Pune in 2013 and won a silver medal in the Federation Cup in 2014.His first and last gold medal until the recent win came in 2013 and he admitted that he mostly finished second in Nationals. He was not selected for the CWG and Asian Games in 2014.In 2015, Manjit moved to Bareilly and trained under Amrish Kumar, a former Army man who trained athletes at Jat Regiment Centre.He approached the trainer after 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Naveen Kumar told him about the training. Manjit then won a silver in the Federation Cup in 2015.“It has been more than 10 years I began my career and I have faced a lot of disappointments in my career. But I did not lose hope and I knew I can do something big,” said Manjit who began competing in the national circuit in 2008.Also Read | No Messi as Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for The Best awardAsked about the 800m final he ran in Jakarta, he said, “My tactics was to run along with the leading pack and then take a chance in the final stretch. I was determined to do something.“Thank God, it was according to the script I had worked out. I had enough energy to make the final kick and overtake those who were ahead of me.” last_img read more

  • Governor signs sports betting bill into law

    first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds has signed the bill into law legalizing betting on college and professional sports. If you are at least 21 years old you will be able to place a sports bets at any of the state’s 19 casinos or online if you go to a casino and register in person for that option. The bill also makes it legal to bet and win at fantasy sports websites like DraftKings and FanDuel. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will now take over as Commission Administrator Brian Ohorilko says they prepare the rules to carry out the law.“Part of that process — just like any other time the commission would promulgate rules — rules would be available for stakeholders and the public to comment on that,” Ohorilko explains. He says they can get started on the issue right away.“This particular process, the legislation contemplates emergency rule making, and so the steps will happen more quickly than normal. But the commission will make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to provide input in order to come up with the best product possible for sports wagering,” Ohorilko explains. Ohorilko says there will be a second track following the emergency rule process.“There will be a parallel track for rules to also go through the normal process,”Ohorilko says. “And so, that process will be like any other where there will be multiple opportunities for public input. And will go through the legislative oversight committee, which is the Rules Review committee.” Ohorilko says the commission staff have been preparing for this possibility since the 2018 U-S Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting in all states.“We really had no way to predict if or when this would be legalized in Iowa. But it was a situation where — if the Commission were asked to regulate it — the commission needed to be prepared.” He says they have been doing a lot of research and review.“The Commission staff has been watching other jurisdictions. We have draft copies of rules from the various jurisdictions where sports has been approved. We’ve made contacts in those jurisdictions, and so all of those things will help us be prepared — not only for rule-making — but for implementation when it is time to do that,” according to Ohorilko. Governor Reynolds had not indicated what she planned to do with the bill, only saying that the support for and against it had been running 50-50 after the end of the legislative session. Critics say this is the largest expansion of gambling in the state’s history. Supporters say people have been betting on sporting events for centuries and the new state law will set up consumer protections to keep bad actors from taking advantage of betters.last_img read more