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first_imgLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Halfway towards ending a 29-year wait to win the Premier League, the next seven days will test Liverpool’s title credentials to the fullest, starting with Arsenal’s visit to Anfield on Saturday.For a long time a new year visit to Manchester City on January 3 had the makings of a title decider, but Liverpool now have margin for error with a six-point lead at the top of the table.Tottenham are Liverpool’s closest challengers with City slipping down to third and seven points adrift after three defeats in their last four league games.That is more than the six points Liverpool have dropped all season so far as Jurgen Klopp’s men remain unbeaten.“What we said as well is that we want to create our own history. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches –- a little history and a nice step,” said Klopp after a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Boxing Day.Much more significant history awaits, particularly if Liverpool are still unbeaten come the end of a frantic festive period.“We have to win our games, we have to be focused, we need to be really in the mood with having tunnel vision,” added Klopp. “That’s really important and then we will see where it leads us.”Arsenal are one of three sides to have held the league leaders in a 1-1 draw in November and contain the attacking potential in the Premier League’s top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to trouble a Liverpool side that has conceded just seven goals this season.“There are two tough games now: Arsenal and Man City. We need to keep this momentum,” said defender Dejan Lovren.“We have big character in the squad. If you want to be at the top, you need to have the winning mentality and the calmness.”– Don’t forget ‘how good we are’ – City will he hoping for Liverpool to finally cede some ground unless the champions will find themselves 10 points off the top when they kick off at a revitalised Southampton under Ralph Hasenhuettl on Sunday.“The less important issue is Liverpool, we have to think about Southampton,” insisted Pep Guardiola after defeat at Leicester.“I don’t forget who we are, how good a team we are, how exceptional these lads I have in the locker room are.“The reality is we have lost three in four games and the last two. If you want to be real contenders you have to win again. If you don’t, it will not be possible.”However, Guardiola did send a warning to Liverpool that is much harder to cope with the tag of title favourites as City did last season and until their recent slump this campaign.“From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” added the Catalan.Tottenham have largely managed to escape the focus of attention as title contenders, but can no longer be ignored after smashing 11 goals in their last two games to thrash Everton 6-2 and Bournemouth 5-0.“The season is fantastic where from the beginning, no one believed much in us,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side host Wolves on Saturday.“We need to prepare not only physically but also our minds to be strong because it’s going to be tough to compete in the second half of the season.”Manchester United have a great chance to continue their revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when a Bournemouth side that have lost eight of their last 10 games visit Old Trafford.Fresh from scoring eight goals in victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield, United’s attacking options could be further boosted by the returns of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial from injury and illness.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement hc0kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc0jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eu6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3mgjbpWould you ever consider trying this?😱37cCan your students do this? 🌚9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Around the world and especially in the Indian subcontinent, the sport of Arm wrestling is very popular among the smallest group of friends to even the extent of professional tournaments all over the globe. We, Sports India are organising the inaugural Pro Panja League 2020, and the tournament will see the most elite arm wrestles competing with each other for the ultimate glory. A sport which is dominated by sheer forearm strength, there are several methods the pros use to increase their vigour. Lets check out some of those tactics.Advertisement 1. Pull ups:Pull ups are the single most effective method for bodybuilders, power lifters and athletes to increase their upper body strength, which mostly includes back and forearm muscle training. In case of arm wrestling, regular pull ups are crucial for training your forearm muscles, especially the pronator teres muscle, located on the anterior side of the forearm. A strong pronator muscle results in having a stronger forearm, thus being very effective in arm wrestling. Pros even perform the pull ups with an added weight, usually hanging from their waist or legs, to make their pronator muscles even stronger.Advertisement Pull ups (or weighted pull ups) are crucial to increase forearm strength. (Image Courtesy: Brute Belt)2. Wrist Flexion:Wrist flexion or cupping means to bend your wrist inward and trying to touch your wrist with your fingers. While it depends on the flexibility of one’s wrist, training to flex your wrist helps tremendously in overpowering your opponent in arm wrestling. Pros often use the method of hook technique, a crucial tactic to overpower your opponent. Flexing your wrist makes the opponent open up his bicep, which is as effective way to defeat them.Wrist flexion exercises help in the hook technique. (Image Courtesy: Voice of Armwrestling)3. Tendons and Ligaments:While growing out your forearm muscles are necessary to excel in arm wrestling, training your arm tendons and ligaments are equally important. As professional Canadian arm wrestler Devon Larratt says: “Muscles are the movers, but connective tissues (tendons and ligaments) are everything that holds you together.” Having huge muscles mean nothing if you don’t develop strong tendons and ligaments.Advertisement 4. Less Weight, More Reps:From body weight exercises to weight training, pro arm wrestlers focus on a balance of explosive strength and endurance. While having straight out explosive power is important, keeping a hold on that power is what matters in battling it out with your opponent. So for pros, the focus is always on the endurance. For this reason, they use a lower amount of weight and do more repetitions per set. They perform various forearm exercises such as wrist curls or reverse barbell curls with low weights, but with a high number of reps, ranging from fifty to even one hundred.5. Isometric exercise:The best way to train for arm wrestling is not to do pushing or pulling exercises, but to do  isometric training. Isometric exercise means to keep a muscle under static contraction, which is exactly what happens in arm wrestling. The opponents apply force on each others’ arms, and they try to hold that force in one place until one’s arm falls out. For this reason, the pros need frequent training in isometric exercises, such as holding heavy barbells or dumbbells in one place. This keeps the forearm muscles under contraction, and developing the muscle fibres over time to exert the ability to hold heavy weights.Isometric weight training helps in static holding of a weigh. (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)6. Wring out a cloth:The twisting motion of the wrist proves very useful in arm wrestling, and to train it, the bet go to method for the pros are to do the wringing out a cloth or a towel. While there are no options to overload the weight involved in anyway, prolonged training over a period of time increases the wrist’s twisting power, which is an effective way to dominate your arm wrestling opponent.Training to wring out clothes helps in a stronger twisting ability of the wrist. (Image Courtesy: DLD Running(The online registrations for this event is ongoing and can be done here. Additionally, the on spot, registrations for the tournament can be done on 28th February at the venue in New Delhi. The tournament will begin at 4:30 pm and the entry for the event is free.Pro Panja League Ranking Tournament takes place at Thyagaraj Stadium New Delhi Feb 29th 2020 4:30-7 pm. Be there!Also read-Pro Panja League 2020 Athlete profile: K.Lalhriatpuii5 best arm wrestlers in the world today Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe 2005 All Nations tournament is just 3 and a bit months away so we’ve updated the team lists and info for you after several withdrawals due to injury and so forth. WOMENS OPEN: Bo de la Cruz (NSW) Sharlene Harriman- NSW Rachael Holden- NSW Amanda Judd- NSW Kristy Judd- NSW Stacey Lapham- NSW Shelley Matcham- WA Melissa Pitfield- NSW Peta Rogerson- Qld Sharyn Williams- Qld Claire Winchester- NSW Louise Winchester- NSW Roxy Winder- Qld Kelly Woods- NSW Coach: Kerry Norman Assistant Coach: Dean Russell Manager: Renee Murphy MENS OPEN: Matt Curran- ACT Drumayne Dayberg-Muir- Qld Ash Farrow- Qld Chris Farrow- Qld Philip Gyemore- Qld Scott Mitchell- NSW Ben Roberts- Qld Ben Robinson- Qld Gavin Shuker- Qld Garry Sonda- NSW Jason Stanton- NSW Peter Stoddart- Qld Jamie Stowe- NSW Anthony Ziade- NSW Coach: Tony Trad Assistant Coach: Wayne Bambury Manager: Gary Rose MIXED OPEN: Riki Best- Qld Amy Fong- Qld Belinda Grech- NSW Dominique Maher- NSW Ben McCullen- Qld Teena McIlveen- Qld Justin Mitchell- Qld Stephanie Sorrensen- NSW Mary Steele- Qld Matthew Tope- NSW Dean Wilbow- NSW Daniel Rushworth- NSW Nathan Jones- Qld Jarod Tump- Qld Coach: Gary Madders Assistant Coach: Bernie Morrison Manager: Andrea Walters Mens 30’s: Milad Almaoui- NSW Matt Barclay- Qld Chris Benfield- NSW Scott Danswan- NSW Tony Eltakchi- NSW Michael Farhat- NSW Phil Jarrett- NSW Graham Knights- NSW Troy Morgan- Qld Gerard O’Keefe- Qld Dave Roberts- NSW Jason Scharenguivel- NSW Dean Taylor- ACT Jason Yee- NSW Coach: David Collins Assistant Coach: Charles Borg Manager: Mark Collins Mens 35’s: Dave Elliot- NSW Greg English- NSW John Georgiou- NSW Troy Hastie- Qld Tony Iannella- NSW Pule Latoa- NSW Mark Leonard- NSW Corey McLeod- NSW John Moujalli- NSW Craig Nicholls- NSW George Ornelas- NSW Lennie Ryan- NSW Sean Slinger- Qld Robert Weatherill- NSW Coach: Michael McDonald Assistant Coach: Barry Jackson Manager: TBA Mens 40’s: Danny Carulli- Qld David Cheung- NSW Michael Cheung- NSW Brian Fitzroy- WA Michael Hardgrave- NSW Robert Hatfield- NSW Tim Kitchingham- NSW Mark Koch- NSW Michael Mack- NSW John Samin- ACT Trevor Strachan- Qld Ashley Taylor- Qld Peter Velo- NSW Peter Wandl- NSW Coach: Dennis Coffey Assistant Coach: John Singh Manager: Ashley Synott Mens 45’s: Ray Bastian- NSW Bob Behnke- NSW Wayne Brennan- NSW Jeff Cheung- NSW Alan Davis- NSW Barry Draws- NSW Kevin Flett- Qld Peter Hawes- NSW Jeff McGhie- NSW Bill McLean- Qld Mick Pearsall- NSW Michael Prowse- NSW Gary Simmons- NSW Greg Snook- NSW Coach: Harry Appo Assistant Coach: Ricky Luland Manager: Marcus Cato Mixed 30’s: Suzy Barrett- Vic Michael Carter- NSW Belinda Chesell- NSW Sophie Perry- NSW Lawrence Fisher- Qld Wayne Gleeson- NSW Wayne Grant- Qld Craig Green- NT Craig Morrow- Qld Jacky Patrick- NSW Jason Powell- Qld Deborah Steinhardt- NSW Kerry Wardle- NSW Allen Watts- NSW Coach: Phil Dawson Assistant Coach: Peter Shefford Manager: Moses Choy Womens 30’s: Judy Collins- NSW Silvana Corti- NSW Maree Curran- ACT Jodie English- NSW Mary-Anne Fisher- Qld Sharon Gray- SA Cristy Hornery- NSW Lisa Mahoney- SA Kim Melville- NSW Cathy Ring- NSW Athanasia Savvoudis- SA Renee Sealey- NSW Kylie Small- NSW Maria Sonda- NSW Coach: John Collins Assistant Coach: Michael Lovett Manager: Jo Adams Womens 35’s: Kylie Crossley- NSW Alison Daskalovski Allison Day- NSW Heather Desbois- Qld Karen Hegedus- Qld Tammy House- Qld Kirsty Inglis- NSW Terri Kronk- Qld Sheralee Langbridge- NSW Lisa Miller- Qld Annette Mounsey- NSW Debbie Potts- NSW Anne Maree Shipman- NSW Julie Styles- Qld Coach: Suzanne Salter Assistant Coach: Greg Jones Manager: Peter Graham Tour staff- Peter Delmonte (Tour Leader) Jon Pratt (Tour Leader) Michael Broadbent (Sporting Images Photographer) Glen Eaton (Sporting Images Photographer) Louise Eddy (Medical) Steve Cunningham (Medical) Kara Roffey (Medical) Darryl Madge (Medical) Craig Wisdom (Medical) Laurie Atkins (Medical) Shane Townsend (Medical) Dr Bruce Watts (Medical) Cathy Gray (Elite Programs Director) Ian Stanley (National Performance) For all media enquiries please contact Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Really? Wanda already touting Serie A return for PSG signing Icardiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife and agent of Mauro Icardi is already casting doubt on his status at PSG.The Inter Milan striker joined PSG on a season-long loan on deadline day a fortnight ago.But Wanda Nara says Icardi could yet return to Italy – and as early as January.Wanda said on Tiki Taka: “Napoli has kept the money they should have spent for Mauro Icardi. “Maybe there will be some surprises in January…?” last_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAnton Gill goes up for layup vs. NC State.Twitter/‏@CBSSportsCBB Little-used guard Anton Gill emerged during this year’s NCAA Tournament, helping Louisville top N.C. State with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting and two steals in just 11 minutes of play. That game ended up being the defining one of his brief Louisville career, as the former Top-50 recruit announced that he intended to transfer from the program, where he averaged just 9.4 minutes per game in 2014-15, after the season. While there were initially thoughts that Gill would transfer closer to a school in North Carolina to be closer to home, Gill is actually heading farther west, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.Louisville transfer Anton Gill told ESPN he has committed to Nebraska.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2015Nebraska had a disappointing 13-18 season in 2014-15, after a breakout 2013-14 in which Tim Miles’ team went 19-13 and made the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a talent like Gill can help replace the void left by star Terran Petteway, who has declared for the NBA Draft.last_img read more

first_imgTavien Feaster commits to Clemson.Tavien FeasterVerbal commitments don’t mean a ton in the college football recruiting world these days, so it’s expected for fans to worry about their top prospects before they’ve been signed. Clemson fans don’t have to worry about Tavien Feaster. The 2016 five-star running back, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, recently visited Tennessee. Shortly after his visit, he posted the following tweet. I’m committed to Clemson— FeastMode (@Fast_lane28) July 28, 2015Clemson’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a very good one. The Tigers have 11 commitments and their class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto man who stood to inherit a multimillion-dollar aviation company was found guilty of first-degree murder in his father’s death Monday, a ruling that marked his third such conviction.Applause broke out as a judge declared Dellen Millard had carried out a planned and deliberate killing of his father, whose death was initially ruled a suicide.Wayne Millard, a wealthy 71-year-old businessman, was found dead in his bed with a bullet lodged in his brain on Nov. 29, 2012. His son had pleaded not guilty in the death but the judge hearing the case found otherwise.“I am satisfied that Dellen Millard killed his father by shooting him in the left eye as he slept,” said Justice Maureen Forestell. “I can find no theory consistent with innocence.”Millard, 33, cried softly as the decision was read out to a packed courtroom.Among those who had gathered for the ruling in the judge-alone trial were the parents of Millard’s two other victims, Toronto woman Laura Babcock and Hamilton man Tim Bosma. Babcock’s father said all three families would be forever linked as a result of Millard’s crimes.“It’s been proven that not only has the Bosmas and ourselves have lost a loved one, the Millard family must live with the fact this heinous individual murdered his own father,” Clayton Babcock said outside court. “There’ll be not a day in our lives when the loss of Laura, Tim or Wayne won’t be felt.”Crown attorney Ken Lockhart said he was grateful for the outcome of the case.“I hope that the process has brought (the families) some kind of closure,” he said.Wayne Millard’s death was Dellen Millard’s second murder.He had killed Babcock, a 24-year-old woman he had been seeing, months earlier in July 2012. Six months after his father’s death, Millard killed Bosma after taking the 32-year-old man’s truck for a test drive.Millard’s friend, Mark Smich, was also convicted of first-degree murder for the Babcock and Bosma slayings. The pair are serving life in prison with no chance for parole for 50 years for those murders.Police re-opened the case of Wayne Millard’s death after arresting the younger Millard for Bosma’s killing.The latest trial unfolded in June without a jury. The Attorney General granted a defence request for a judge-alone proceeding after agreeing that Dellen Millard’s notoriety, given the Bosma and Babcock murders, would make it impossible to find fair jurors.Prosecutors alleged Millard killed his father because millions in potential inheritance money was being squandered on a new aviation business.Forestell rejected significant parts of the Crown’s case, including the motive for money, saying it played no role in her decision. Instead, she found the case turned on a lie Millard told investigators after his father’s death.The trial heard Millard told police he found his father dead in bed around 6 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2012. He said he last saw his father alive around noon the day before and had then stayed the night at Smich’s house. But phone records indicated that one of Millard’s phones moved from Smich’s house around 1 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012, to his father’s home where it stayed until shortly after 6 a.m.“I do not believe the statement of Dellen Millard that he stayed at Mark’s,” Forestell said. “I find it was fabricated to conceal he was involved in the death of his father.”Forestell also said Millard created a false alibi after leaving his truck, credit card and his other phone at Smich’s house.The trial also heard that Dellen Millard, who did not testify in his own defence, bought a handgun found next to his father’s body from a weapons dealer — evidence Forestell accepted.The defence had argued Wayne Millard’s death was a suicide.Dellen Millard told police his father was depressed, an alcoholic and under a tremendous amount of stress because of his efforts to turn around the family’s aviation business, court heard.“He carried some great sadness with him throughout life that I never knew — he never wanted to share that with me,” Dellen Millard told police in an interview played in court.Wayne Millard had inherited the family aviation business, Millardair, from his father, Carl Millard, in 2006. It had been launched as a cargo carrier in 1963 and later flew passengers before going bankrupt in 1990, court heard.The company then rented out aircraft hangars at Toronto’s Pearson airport until 2010, when Wayne Millard moved into the maintenance, repair and overhaul business and built a massive, multimillion-dollar hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport by 2012.The trial heard that Dellen Millard blamed his father for the company’s financial issues.“The last time I spoke to him, I told him the company’s financial troubles were his doing and that he was a failure,” Millard wrote in a text to his girlfriend that was presented in court. “Usually he tells me not to worry. But this time he said maybe I was right.”Days after his father’s death, Dellen Millard fired everyone at Millardair and wound the business down, court heard.A sentencing hearing for Millard is scheduled for Nov. 16. The Crown said it will seek an additional 25 years of parole ineligibility for Millard in his father’s death.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $4.5 billion it announced in May.In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it estimates it will have to pay at least $325 million in capital gains taxes to the Canadian government when the deal is concluded.It says that reduces the “net price” to $4.175 billion. The filing is designed to advise Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders in advance of their vote on the transaction in August. Houston-based parent company Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns about two-thirds of the shares.The document also recounts the negotiations that led to the deal, including an initial offer by the company to give the government a five per cent equity stake in return for financial guarantees and Ottawa’s counter suggestion it could buy 51 per cent of the pipeline assets.The filing notes that once they decided on a 100 per cent sale, Kinder Morgan offered to sell for $6.5 billion and the government came back with a counter offer of $3.85 billion.An attached report from adviser TD Securities concludes that the deal as negotiated is fair for shareholders.last_img read more