Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender suffers injury during England training | Football News

first_img Image:Gomez’s central defensive partner Virgil van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury A long-term absence for Gomez would be a major blow to Liverpool, who are expected to be without fellow centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after he suffered a severe knee injury against Everton last month.Jurgen Klopp has also been without central midfielder Fabinho, who deputised at centre-back following Van Dijk’s injury, but the Brazilian is expected to return to action after the international break. Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle in the national team and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by manager Gareth Southgate.Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to Southgate’s squad for the second time ahead of matches against Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.The 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018, and he revealed it was Tottenham striker and England captain Kane who helped him settle when he joined up with his international team-mates.“All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in,” Saka said in his first England news conference.“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.“That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.” Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training.The FA has yet to comment on the incident, which occurred during Wednesday morning’s session, but Gomez is understood to be receiving treatment, while the extent of the injury is being assessed. England manager Gareth Southgate is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s point at Manchester City on Sunday has left them well placed amid this season’s unrelenting schedule.The champions lost top spot in the Premier League over the course of the weekend but were satisfied to leave the Etihad Stadium with a 1-1 draw and Robertson feels they are doing well to be third in the circumstances.“We are always hungry for more but we have to be happy,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with Covid-19, everyone expected the wheels to fall off.“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results. Long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances.Saka: Kane helped me settle in England squad 0:20 – Advertisement – Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka says Tottenham striker Harry Kane has helped him settle into the England squad. – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League England are scheduled to play the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Thursday, before taking on Belgium and Iceland in Nations League fixtures.- Advertisement – 3:00 Bukayo Saka Gomez has started all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures this season, with Klopp’s side attempting to defend their Premier League title.Despite their injury struggles, Liverpool went into the international break just a point behind leaders Leicester, who they face in their next match, on November 21.Robertson: Liverpool doing well given circumstances preview imagelast_img read more

Van Dijk reveals target for Liverpool in 2020 after trophy-laden 2019

first_imgThey also have a match in hand – to be played against West Ham at the end of next month – over second-placed Leicester and Manchester City, in third, and look nailed on to end a 30-year wait for the title in May.“Yeah, 100 per cent it, the year we feel very positive about it,” he said.“If you are able to play for trophies when you are in finals then you want to win them so we have been doing that since the Champions League so it is a nice habit.“I think the most important thing was the Champions League. That is something incredible and we all enjoyed that – but we all enjoyed the ride we had in the Premier League last year (finishing one point behind City).“We came very close, unfortunately, City were just a little bit better but that spurred us on to try even harder this year and so we have been winning games, grinding games out and playing good football at times.“We enjoy the hard work too so that is very good. Hopefully, we can just keep going doing that and just be hungry for that as well.“We are halfway through now and we hope to finish the season on a high so for that we have to focus on the game ahead of us.”Despite their commanding lead, Van Dijk said there was no risk of the players becoming complacent, having taken 55 points from a possible 57 so far. Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk admits 2019 was an important breakthrough year for the players but insists they are not allowing themselves to look ahead to what could prove to be even more memorable 2020.Advertisement Read Also: Ex-Liverpool legend blasts VAR after another controversial decision“Obviously last year we have seen anything can happen and this year we just focus on the game ahead of us and we will see at the end when it will be decided, hopefully in our favour,” he added.“The whole experience from last year, doing well in the league, only losing one time, winning the Champions League, the whole experience has been helping us so far in our journey this season.“We should be learning from what happened last year and I feel that is definitely what has been going on.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Reds closed out a 12 months in which they won the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolves which re-established their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWorld’s Most Delicious Foods6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Futurelast_img read more

When do the NBA playoffs start? First-round schedule, odds for top 2019 contenders

first_imgOFFSEASON PREVIEWS:Lakers | Knicks | Bulls | Pelicans | MavericksOver in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks, Raptors, 76ers and Pacers have known where they stand for quite some time. The rest of the East fell into place Wednesday night with the Pistons claiming the final playoff spot just behind the Nets and Magic.Below are the final NBA standings along with playoff matchups and start dates for each round.When do the 2019 NBA playoffs start?The last day of the NBA regular season is Wednesday, April 10. The 2019 NBA playoffs begin three days later on Saturday, April 13.The conference semifinals will begin April 29-30 (possible move up to April 27-28), and the conference finals will begin May 14-15 (possible move up to May 12-13). The 2019 NBA Finals will begin May 30 and end no later than June 16.NBA standings: Eastern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Bucks***60-22—2.Raptors**58-2423.76ers*51-3194.Celtics*49-33115.Pacers*48-34126.Nets*42-40187.Magic**42-40188.Pistons*41-4119*clinched playoff berth**clinched division***clinched conference NBA standings: Western ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Warriors***57-25—2.Nuggets**54-2833.Trail Blazers*53-2944.Rockets**53-2945.Jazz*50-3276.Thunder*49-3387.Spurs*48-3498.Clippers*48-349*clinched playoff berth**clinched division***clinched conferenceNBA playoff picture: First-round matchupsEastern Conference(1) Bucks vs. (8) PistonsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 14Game 1 at Milwaukee7 p.m. ET (TNT)April 17Game 2 at Milwaukee8 p.m. ET (NBA TV)April 20Game 3 at Detroit8 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 22Game 4 at Detroit8 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 24Game 5 at MilwaukeeTBD*April 26Game 6 at DetroitTBD*April 28Game 7 at MilwaukeeTBD(*if necessary)(2) Raptors vs. (7) MagicDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Toronto5 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 16Game 2 at Toronto8 p.m. ET (TNT)April 19Game 3 at Orlando7 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 21Game 4 at Orlando7 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 23Game 5 at TorontoTBD*April 25Game 6 at OrlandoTBD*April 27Game 7 at TorontoTBD (TNT)(*if necessary)(3) 76ers vs. (6) NetsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Philadelphia2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 15Game 2 at Philadelphia8 p.m. ET (TNT)April 18Game 3 at Brooklyn8 p.m. ET (TNT)April 20Game 4 at Brooklyn3 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 23Game 5 at PhiladelphiaTBD*April 25Game 6 at BrooklynTBD*April 27Game 7 at PhiladelphiaTBD (TNT)(*if necessary)(4) Celtics vs. (5) PacersDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 14Game 1 at Boston1 p.m. ET (TNT)April 17Game 2 at Boston7 p.m. ET (TNT)April 19Game 3 at Indiana8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)April 21Game 4 at Indiana1 p.m. ET (ABC)*April 24Game 5 at BostonTBD*April 26Game 6 at IndianaTBD*April 28Game 7 at BostonTBD(*if necessary)Western Conference(1) Warriors vs. (8) ClippersDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Golden State8 p.m. ET (ABC)April 15Game 2 at Golden State10:30 p.m. ET (TNT)April 18Game 3 at Los Angeles10:30 p.m. ET (TNT)April 21Game 4 at Los Angeles3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)*April 24Game 5 at Golden StateTBD*April 26Game 6 at Los AngelesTBD*April 28Game 7 at Golden StateTBD(*if necessary)(2) Nuggets vs. (7) SpursDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 13Game 1 at Denver 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 16Game 2 at Denver9 p.m. ET (NBA TV)April 18Game 3 at San Antonio9 p.m. ET (NBA TV)April 20Game 4 at San Antonio5:30 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 23Game 5 at DenverTBD*April 25Game 6 at San AntonioTBD*April 27Game 7 at DenverTBD (TNT)(*if necessary)(3) Trail Blazers vs. (6) ThunderDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 14Game 1 at Portland3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)April 16Game 2 at Portland10:30 p.m. ET (TNT)April 19Game 3 at Oklahoma City9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 21Game 4 at Oklahoma City9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 23Game 5 at PortlandTBD*April 25Game 6 at Oklahoma CityTBD*April 27Game 7 at PortlandTBD (TNT)(*if necessary) The 2019 NBA playoffs are here. While tankers are hoping to land Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, playoff contenders are ready to fight for the Larry O’Brien trophy.On the final day of the 2018-19 NBA regular season, the Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference behind the Warriors with an improbable win over the Timberwolves. The Trail Blazers bumped the Rockets down to No. 4 with their own stunning comeback against the Kings. The bottom half of the West field in order: Jazz, Thunder, Spurs and Clippers. (4) Rockets vs. (5) JazzDateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 14Game 1 at Houston9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)April 17Game 2 at Houston9:30 p.m. ET (TNT)April 20Game 3 at Utah10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)April 22Game 4 at Utah10:30 p.m. ET (TNT)*April 24Game 5 at HoustonTBD*April 26Game 6 at UtahTBD*April 28Game 7 at HoustonTBD(*if necessary)Updated odds to win the 2019 NBA championshipTeamOddsWarriors1/2Bucks6/1Rockets6/1Raptors12/1Celtics20/176ers20/1Thunder40/1Nuggets50/1Jazz50/1Spurs80/1Trail Blazers200/1Clippers300/1Pacers300/1Magic300/1Nets500/1Pistons500/1(Championship odds via sportsline.com)last_img read more

Wednesday November 27th Local Sports

first_imgWAVERLY — The Mason City High girls moved to 3-0 on the season with a 57-49 win at Waverly-Shell Rock last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Jaeda Witner led Mason City with 19 points while Anna Deets added 12. Mason City will host Ames on Tuesday. == THURSDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa WBB vs. Towson at Puerto Rico Classic — 11:45/12:00– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa MBB vs. Texas Tech at Las Vegas Invitational — 6:00/7:00 CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa Director of Athletics David Harris has signed an extension to his contract with the university, committing to more than five additional years with the Panthers.Harris, who was officially named director of intercollegiate athletics in February 2016, will continue to lead the division through June of 2025.“I am very grateful to President Nook for providing me the opportunity to continue leading the UNI Athletics Department,” Harris said. “My family and I have truly made the Cedar Valley our home, and we love being part of the Panther Family. This extension represents a tremendous vote of confidence in the work being done by our staff each and every day. We look forward to continuing to build on the momentum that has been established by our coaches, staff and student-athletes and creating a bright future for Panther Athletics.”Earlier this year, Harris was appointed to the NCAA Division I Council, a 40-member council responsible for the decision making of the division. As part of those responsibilities, he acts as the council representative for the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. AMES — Iowa State closes out the regular season with a visit to Kansas State on Saturday. Both teams are 7-4 on the season.That’s ISU coach Matt Campbell who likes the way the Cyclones have been finishing games in the fourth quarter.Campbell says the players ability to make adjustments has been a big part of their success.Kickoff in Manhattan is scheduled for 6 o’clock on Saturday. SPORTS SCHEDULE THROUGH THE WEEKEND:== WEDNESDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa WBB vs. Cincinnati at Puerto Rico Classic — 2:15/2:30– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk Hockey at Ames — 5:45/6:00 (game time could be shifted earlier)– AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 6:30 CLEAR LAKE — Sara Faber had 16 points and was one of three players in double figures as the #4/3A Clear Lake girls basketball team had no problems with Charles City last night at home in a 63-27 victory, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Darby Dodd added 12 while Chelsey Holck had 11 for the Lions, who travel to West Fork next Tuesday. WAVERLY — The Waverly-Shell Rock boys beat Mason City 54-45 in the Hall of Pride scrimmage last night in Waverly, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Cory Miner had 16 while Austin Richardson had nine to lead the Mohawks. Mason City will open up the regular season on Tuesday at home against Ames. AMES — The Iowa State basketball team has enjoyed a lot of success over the years in Holiday tournaments and they hope for more of the same beginning Wednesday in the Bahamas, The Cyclones play Michigan in the Battle 4 Atlantis.That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm talking about first year Michigan coach Juwan Howard. Seven-one center Jon Teske is a key for the Wolverines. == FRIDAY – AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa FB at Nebraska — 11:30/1:30– AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa MBB vs. Creighton or San Diego State at LV Invitational — 6:00/7:00 or 8:30/9:30 AMES — The Mohawk High School hockey team hits the road this afternoon to travel to Ames in their I-35 Cup series. Mason City is currently 0-8 on the season while the Little Cyclones are 0-9 and also have a shootout loss. Nik Howell will look to extend his streak of eight games with a goal. The opening faceoff for this game is scheduled for 6 o’clock but could be moved up earlier due to the weather. You’ll hear the game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com, with the broadcast starting about 10 minutes before the game. == SUNDAY– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk Hockey vs. Fremont — 11:00– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC BB DH vs. Central-Columbus Nebraska in NIACC Thanksgiving Challenge — 1:00 & 3:00 == SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC BB DH in NIACC Thanksgiving Challenge — WBB vs. Grand View JV at 12:00, MBB vs. Graceland JV at 2:00– AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Mohawk Hockey vs. Fremont — 2:45/3:00 IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes need to find a way to run the ball in Friday’s Black Friday game at Nebraska. The Hawkeyes managed only 79 yards on the ground in a 19-10 win over Illinois.Ferentz says with the short week to get ready the Hawkeyes have adjusted practice.The forecast calls for freezing rain in Lincoln on Friday and the Hawkeyes went to work throwing wet footballs in practice.Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 on Friday, with the pre-game at 11:30 on AM-1300 KGLOlast_img read more