Dec
30
2014
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Finally, flashes of last season’s Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made four changes to his starting lineup, and it paid off as his men swept aside Swansea City 4–1 at Anfield.

It was a reminder of how Liverpool almost took home the title last season, with the Reds attacking with flair and outrunning the Swans.

Spanish defender Alberto Moreno opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, running from deep in his own half into Swansea’s penalty box to convert a Jordon Henderson cross into a goal.

Swansea mistakes, three points Liverpool will take

Adam Lallana scored the first of his two goals in the 51st minute when Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski attempted to clear the ball, but hit Lallana instead and let it rebound into the unguarded net.

There was some hope for Swansea a minute later as Gylfi Sigurdsson put the ball into the back of the Red’s goal after a mistake by Mamadou Sakho.

Man-of-the-night Lallana beat two Swansea players, running down the center to score his second goal in the 61st minute in style.

Unfortunately for Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey, his own goal in the 69th minute secured the win for the Reds.

Read the source article at The Guardian.

Dec
30
2014

They are never gone until we have forgotten them

Every year we lose people who have moved political tides by either directly or indirectly shaping ideas, change, or progress in the world. The news outlets become inundated with biographies and tribute pieces for several weeks after the news of their passing breaks, and then all goes quiet until our next loss sparks an outbreak of notifications. But POLITICO has reminded us that people shouldn’t have to be trending news items in order to be remembered for the important contributions they’ve made throughout their lives.

Remembering the real titans

Over the course of the past year, the world of politics lost countless foot soldiers and commanders alike.

                                                                                                                                                                             –POLITICO

In the pieces linked below, POLITICO remembers 20 of the most prominent figures who “shaped American campaigns and cities, laws and presidencies over the past century.” These people have pushed boundaries, set precedents, and influenced important decisions in their lifetimes. Some of these individuals include Maya Angelou, David Greenglass, Sophie Masloff, Lawrence E. Walsh, Joe McGinniss, Tom Menino, and others. Please take a moment to click through and remember our late titans.

 

John Doar, by Henry Gallagher

Ariel Sharon, by Martin Indyk

Maya Angelou, by Marcia Ann Gillespie

Bill Frenzel, by Newt Gingrich

Frank Mankiewicz, by Robert Shrum

Lawrence E. Walsh, by Philip Shenon

John Seigenthaler, by Gene Policinski

Garrick Utley, by Tom Brokaw

Sophie Masloff, by Jim O’Toole

David Greenglass, by Sam Roberts

Lester Bernstein, by Carol Felsenthal

Joe McGinniss, by David Greenberg

Bob Strauss, by Kathryn McGarr

Charles Keating, by Philip Shenon

James Traficant, by Vince Guerrieri

Richard Mellon Scaife, by David Brock

Jim Brady, by Dennis Henigan

Ben Bradlee, by Jack Farrell

Tom Menino, by Peter Canellos

Marion Barry, by Ruben Castaneda

Read the source article at POLITICO

 

Dec
28
2014
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The Reds were lucky to come away with a 1–0 win over Burnley after a lackluster performance at Turf Moor against a team in the relegation danger zone.

Mignolet’s Second Chance

After a series of recent mistakes, Simon Mignolet has been LFC’s out-of-favor goalkeeper for the last three games. But when Brad Jones was forced out of the game with a suspected thigh problem in the 16th minute, substitute Mignolet was given a chance to prove why he should be the number one goalie again. He was lucky to keep a clean sheet as Burnley dominated play for long stretches of the game and missed a number of scoring opportunities.

Sterling wasn’t voted Europe’s “Golden Boy” for nothing

Raheem Sterling won the European Golden Boy award earlier in the month after a number of top sports publications voted him the best player under 21 years old. Sterling proved his worth against Burnley, scoring the winning goal in the 64th minute when he struck the ball around keeper Tom Heaton from a Phillipe Coutinho pass. It was Sterling’s sixth goal of the season, and thanks to him, Liverpool was able to walk away with a valuable three points allowing them to jump to ninth on the Premier League table.

Read the source article at ESPN FC.