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Jurgen Klopp feels ‘awkward’ commenting on Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool future

Jurgen Klopp hopes to be working with Mohamed Salah for a long time to come (Picture: Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp says he feels awkward when publicly praising his own players, but has done so for Mohamed Salah as he hopes the Egyptian will stay at Liverpool for years to come. Salah is enjoying another excellent season on a personal level, even though it is proving to be a very difficult campaign for the Reds. The 28-year-old has scored 24 goals in 34 matches, taking his Liverpool tally to an incredible 118 goals in 186 matches since arriving from Roma in 2017. Having won the Champions League and Premier League with the Reds it was no surprise that Salah was linked with a move to other giant clubs and he did little to play down any bubbling speculation. ‘I think Madrid and Barcelo

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1 killed, 1 critically injured in West Chesterfield shooting: police

A man was killed and another critically wounded in shooting Feb. 28, 2021 in West Chesterfield. | Sun-Times fileThey were outside about 12:20 a.m. in the first block of West 91st Street when a group of males approached and fired shots, following an argument. One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Sunday in West Chesterfield on the South Side. They were outside about 12:20 a.m. in the first block of West 91st Street when a group of males approached and fired shots, following an argument, Chicago police said. One man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His age is not yet known. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information on the fatality. The other man, 29, suffered a gunshot wound...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides injury updates on Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba

Edinson Cavani is struggling for full fitness (Picture: Getty Images)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still unaware on Friday whether Edinson Cavani would be available for Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday, although Paul Pogba remains sidelined through injury. Cavani has missed United’s last three matches with a muscle injury and while he is nearing a return to fitness, he has not been ready enough to train this week. Solskjaer remained hopeful that the 34-year-old would be willing to play against the Blues despite this, but could not confirm his availability when he spoke to the media on Friday. ‘Honestly, I hope but I don’t know. I have got to say he has still not trained with the team and he is one of those who wants to train really hard before he plays,’ Solskjaer sai...

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Jorge Masvidal confirms UFC return date and reveals plans to fight Canelo Alvarez

Masvidal says his title rematch is locked in for August (Picture: Getty)Jorge Masvidal has confirmed he will make his UFC return this September to take on welterweight champion Kamaru Usman again – and revealed his hopes of boxing Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez one day. Masvidal was in attendance as Canelo dismantled Avni Yildirim in a successful defence of his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles in Miami on Saturday. The UFC star was on commentary duty for ESPN’s Latin America coverage of the contest and interviewed the pound-for-pound great post-fight. Speaking to Boxing Social later that night, Masvidal revealed the subject of fighting Canelo inevitably came up, with ‘Gambred’ eager to test himself against the Mexican superstar. ‘The first thing I said was congrats brother,’ Masv...

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Pandemic makes obvious another great health threat to African Americans: obesity

For too many Black folks, Laura Washington writes, being overweight has become the norm, commonplace and acceptable. | AP PhotosWe don’t want to talk about it, but COVID has put the overweight and obese, particularly Black people, at much higher risk.  As COVID-19 descended on us last March, the Fat Nag watched with dread and hope. Dread, knowing that this 21st century plague would hit Black folks hardest. When it comes to health disparities, we always weigh in on the wrong side of the scale. And as the Fat Nag always reminds, there is another plague that affects us most — our everlasting battle with obesity. I harbored hope, however, that the pandemic would usher in a new awareness that the fat is killing us. For years, as the self-proclaimed Fat Nag, I have been reminding, rai

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Saturday Night Five: Dead period extension helps UW, USC and Oregon in pursuit of mega-recruit; basketball outlook; L.A. story emerges

Instant reaction to Pac-12 developments on and off the field (and court) … 1. Rising from the dead (period) Three of the top programs in the Pac-12 received a huge favor in their pursuit of a massive recruit. J.T. Tuimoloau isn’t merely the best unsigned player in the west in the class of 2021. He’s the top overall player in the country, according to 247Sports. And he’s from the Seattle area. And he plays a position of dire, desperate, supreme need for the Pac-12 (defensive line). Tuimoloau was prepared to kiss the conference goodbye, with Ohio State viewed as the favorite for his services and Alabama in close pursuit. His list of finalists included three Pac-12 programs — Washington, Oregon and USC — but they were considered more challengers than frontrunners. And then along came the NCAA

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Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman came to Dubai's port for repairs Sunday, days after the blast that revived security concerns in Mideast waterways amid heightened tensions with Iran. An Associated Press journalist saw the hulking Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray sitting at dry dock facilities in Dubai. Although the crew was unharmed in the blast the vessel sustained two holes on its port side and two on its starboard side just above the waterline, according to American defense officials. It remains unclear what caused the blast, but the incident comes amid sharply rising tension between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has sought to pressure President Joe Biden’s administration to grant the sanctions relief it r...

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Ronnie O’Sullivan and ‘evil’ John Higgins reignite special rivalry in Players Championship final

John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan battle once more on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgns meet in the final of the Players Championship on Sunday – their first ranking final together since 2005 – and while the Rocket is concerned by the Wizard’s ‘evil’ game, they are both delighted to reignite their epic rivalry once again. The two 45-year-olds have defied their age once again this week, looking absolutely superb on their runs to the final in Milton Keynes. O’Sullivan’s 6-1 breeze past Jack Lisowski in the quarter-finals was imperious, while he has been forced to battle to wins against Ding Junhui and Barry Hawkins. Higgins, though, has not been troubled at all, dropping just one frame en route to the showpiece, whitewashing Jordan Brown and Mark Selby before

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The ‘larger-than-life’ statue of Donald Trump at CPAC was made in Mexico

Summary List PlacementThe life-size statue of former President Donald Trump that was displayed at the Conservative Political Action Conference was actually made in Mexico, Politico's Playbook reported.  The artist who made it, Tommy Zegan, is an ex-pat living in Mexico. Zegan told Politico that he spent more than six months making it with the help of three men in Rosarito, Mexico.  Images of the statue show Trump wearing American-flag shorts, with a suit jacket. He's also donned sandals and a magic wand. "He's wearing a business suit because he's a businessman. The red tie represents the Republican party, the red white and blue shorts represent the fact that he's a patriot," Zegan told the New York Post.  The fiberglass statue was moved to Tampa, Florida, and painted before it was sent...

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CPAC stage is shaped like a Nordic rune used on some Nazi uniforms

Summary List PlacementA stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference drew attention over the weekend for its resemblance to a Nordic rune that appeared on Nazi uniforms. Has anyone else noticed the shape of the CPAC stage is the Odal Rune/SS insignia? pic.twitter.com/TCns4B1tq8 — The Daily Beans Podcast (@dailybeanspod) February 26, 2021   After people on Twitter noticed the similarity, the organizer of the conservative conference strongly denied it was intentional, saying the "stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous." "We have a long-standing commitment to the Jewish community," Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, said in a tweet. "CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage." The de...

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Ryan Garcia reveals what Manny Pacquiao told him about their fight after talks collapse

Garcia was in talks to fight Pacquiao last month (Picture: Getty)Ryan Garcia has revealed Manny Pacquiao personally told him he wanted to fight him before talks between the two camps broke down. Lightweight sensation Garcia scored the biggest win of his career to date when he knocked out former Olympian Luke Campbell in January before shifting focus to ring legend Pacquiao. The 21-year-old shared a fight poster for the proposed bout to his 8 million Instagram followers that month with the two seemingly set to meet in a catchweight bout. With coach Eddy Reynoso and promoters Golden Boy warning him off the fight however, talks have since collapsed with Garcia now seemingly focused on a thrilling meeting with Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis. Garcia was part of the DAZN broadcast team on ...

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BYU salvages Senior Night with big 2nd half in win over Saint Mary’s

Brigham Young Cougars guard Alex Barcello (13) hugs his teammates and coaches at the one-minute remaining mark during a game against the Saint Mary’s Gaels in Provo on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. | Annie Barker, Deseret NewsLast February, BYU’s epic upset of No. 2 Gonzaga touched off a crazy court-storming on Senior Night. A year later, the Cougars overcame a slow shooting start to vanquish Saint Mary’s, 65-51, in front of a crowd of a little less than 2,000.  Honestly, in the first half of Saturday’s BYU-Saint Mary’s game on Senior Night at the Marriott Center, there wasn’t much to text home about. Fortunately for the Cougars, it turned out to be another memorable Senior Night. All’s well that ends well. Last February, BYU’s epic upset of No. 2 Gonzaga touched off a crazy court-stormi

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Rickard Rakell, Adam Henrique score goals, but Ducks lose in overtime

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, blocks the shot by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in the overtime during a game at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, February 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer) Anaheim Ducks players celebrate center Adam Henrique ’s goal in the third period during a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, February 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson reacts after giving up a goal to Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson in the second period during a game at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, February 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Phot...

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Man dies in Roseland gas station shooting: police

A man was fatally shot Feb. 26, 2021 in Roseland. | Sun-Times file photoThe man was sitting inside a vehicle about 9:55 p.m. at a gas station in the first block of West 111th Street when someone opened fire. A 32-year-old man has died after being shot Friday night at a gas station in Roseland on the South Side, police said. The man was sitting inside a vehicle about 9:55 p.m. at a gas station in the first block of West 111th Street when someone in a white sedan pulled up and fired shots, Chicago police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and a passenger drove him to Roseland Hospital, police said. He was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet identified hi...

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Family seeks help finding missing 19-year-old Fremont man

The family of Atharva Chinchwadkar is asking for the public’s help in finding him after the 19-year-old Fremont resident left to buy dog food Feb. 21 and did not return. He was last seen driving a dark grey 2010 Toyota Camry with license plate #6JVD754. The last cell phone ping the police received is from the intersection of Mission and Washington boulevards on Feb. 22. Chinchwadkar is a South Asian male, 6’0’’ and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt, cream jacket and gray track pants. A UC Santa Cruz student, he is athletic and enjoys hiking, running, karate, volleyball and basketball. He may head towards Santa Cruz, but he does not live on campus. Atharva Chinchwadkar He has an iPhone but it has been off for a few days. There is no recor...

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