Liverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man Cityby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to focus on themselves and not to worry about rivals Manchester City.Mo Salah’s 50th-minute penalty sank Brighton, again moving the Reds seven points clear of Manchester City — who don’t play until Monday’s home game against Wolves. Klopp said: “Our situation is we are completely focused on us. Nothing that happens around us is important.“After the City game [Liverpool’s first league loss all season, 10 days ago at the Etihad] it was just a case of, ‘Stay in the situation, completely focused, and obviously we can win football games.’“The boys proved that this season already a lot and that is what we have to do until the end of the season. That’s all.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Women who breastfed their infants exclusively for seven to 12 months may have a significantly lower risk of early menopause than their peers who breastfed their infants for less than a month, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study also suggests that pregnancy can reduce the risk of early menopause.The study was conducted by Christine Langton, M.S.W., M.P.H., of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and colleagues.Previous studies have suggested that menopause before age 45 (early menopause) increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Smaller studies have found evidence linking pregnancy and breastfeeding with later menopause, but because of their size and other limitations, the results are inconclusive. Moreover, the earlier studies focused on the timing of menopause and not on the risk of early menopause.In the current study, researchers analyzed data from more than 100,000 women ages 25 to 42 years. Every two years, from 1989 to 2015, the participants responded to detailed questionnaires, providing health information and medical history, including pregnancy history. Compared to women who had never been pregnant or who had been pregnant for less than six months, women who had one full-term pregnancy had an 8% lower risk of early menopause. Those who had two pregnancies had a 16% lower risk, and those who had three pregnancies had a 22% lower risk.Women who breastfed had an even smaller risk for early menopause. Those who breastfed for a total of 25 months or more during their premenopausal years had a 26% lower risk than women who breastfed for less than a month. Similarly, women who breastfed exclusively seven to 12 months had a 28% lower risk of early menopause, compared to those who breastfed for less than a month.The study did not determine why pregnancy and breastfeeding might lower the risk of early menopause. However, researchers theorize that because pregnancy and breastfeeding halt ovulation, the slowing of the egg loss may delay menopause.
Press Association The 30-year-old has been on loan at the Whites this season, becoming a key part of manager Martin Jol’s side. The right-back has made 34 league appearances and represented Germany twice during his career. Riether thanked his former employers – currently in the second tier of German football – before looking to push on with his new side next season. “Thanks to the FC,” he told the club’s official website. “The club and the city have grown on me during my time in the Cologne. “I am pleased after a first season in England and am focused on my other tasks in Fulham. I wish FC Cologne only the best and the imminent promotion to the Bundesliga.” Sascha Riether has joined Fulham on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee from Bundeslia side Cologne.
This time there was no unexpected suspension. There was no first-half scare and Syracuse didn’t need any surprising heroics.Instead, Syracuse’s second game of the season went exactly as anticipated. The Orange was at full strength and held a commanding halftime lead. Trevor Cooney had cooled off, but C.J. Fair took his place as the star of the day. Even a late push by Fordham wasn’t quite enough to qualify as a scare during an 89-74 SU victory.“We had a very good first half,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We just have to look at what we did the second half and try to work on that.”Tuesday featured all the drama of a usual opening-week game for No. 9 Syracuse. Jerami Grant was in his typical role as sixth man. The Orange (2-0) cruised to a 46-21 halftime lead over the Rams. Fair scored a career-high 26 points. Fordham (1-1) cut the lead to as slim as 12 in the second half, but there were never more than murmurs of restlessness from the 22,667 that trekked through the snow to the Carrier Dome. From wire-to-wire, SU had control.Almost 15 minutes into the game, Fair had matched the Rams’ scoring output. Minutes earlier, Grant was in the same position. Fordham missed its first nine 3-pointers to drain any drama from this upset bid in a hurry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It did feel good when everything was going our way,” Fair said.After a layup by Tyler Ennis to start things off, Fair went to work doing what he does best. He knocked down a baseline jumper from the right side and followed it up with another mid-range score moments later. Two minutes after, Fair drilled his first 3 of the game.He hit another jumper to bring his total to nine with 13:09 left in the first half — a number that Fordham wouldn’t reach until seven minutes later.“He scores almost every time he touches the ball,” Grant said, “so it’s definitely great to have a high-profile guy like him.”Turnovers, though, were once again an issue. Fair turned the ball over seven times in the opener and followed it up with a four-turnover first half against the Rams.He knew coming into this season that he would have a greater role as a creator.“I knew I was going to have to handle the ball a little more and create more offense for myself,” Fair said.So he had to work on everything. Shooting. Passing. But especially ball-handling.Some of the turnovers have been careless — he’s tried to start transition too quickly at times — but other times he’s just gotten out of his element. In the second half, he remedied the one issue that’s plagued him in the earliest stages of the season.“I don’t want to be known as turnover prone,” Fair said.And when Fordham started to come back, it meant he was the most obvious option to counter the run.With 3:33 remaining, the Rams showed signs of life. The lead was down to 12 and Syracuse needed a bucket.Fordham leaned on Branden Frazier and Jon Severe, who finished with 33 and 19 points, respectively, to charge back and make the second half a frame that frustrated the Orange.“There’s a lesson learned here,” Boeheim said, “if you don’t guard people — every team has guys that can shoot.”But SU had a trump card. A pair of Rakeem Christmas free throws stretched the lead back to 14. Grant blocked a shot on the other end and Fair started transition.The forward set up on the right wing. He pump-faked and headed to the rim. Fair drew contact and finished. And-one. Twenty-three seconds later he hit another jumper. He had a career-high 26 and the Orange had a 19-point lead.This time, Syracuse didn’t need any heroics from Cooney — who had just two points. It could have cruised without Grant. Fair and the Orange disposed of a lesser opponent in the fashion that SU has made customary during November.“We played a very efficient first half. We were very good offensively,” Boeheim said. “If we didn’t play really well it would’ve been a lot closer game and if they made that run it would’ve been a difficult game.” Comments Published on November 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+
The USC baseball team looks to win its first Pac-10 series of the season this weekend as it hosts No. 30 California at Dedeaux Field beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m.Minor slump · Junior infielder Joe De Pinto is one for his last eight and was held without a hit in USC’s loss to Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan The Trojans (15-14, 2-4) defeated CSU Bakersfield Wednesday behind a strong effort from the bullpen and a tie-breaking solo blast off the bat of sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa in the bottom of the eighth, giving USC a 4-3 victory.Cal (17-10, 3-3), has been riding a five-game win streak heading into the contest. Most recently, the Golden Bears defeated then-No. 18 Arizona over the weekend and also beat their rival No. 22 Stanford on Monday, 2-0.The Trojans most likely will turn to senior Kevin Couture (2-0, 5.66 ERA) to start the series. In his outing last Friday against Oregon State, Couture pitched five innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out seven. He took a no-decision in the Trojans’ 4-1 loss.Following Couture in the weekend rotation will be sophomore right-handers Ben Mount (3-1, 3.28 ERA) and Andrew Triggs (1-4, 4.11 ERA).The Golden Bears will hand the ball to right-hander Erik Johnson (4-1, 2.70 ERA) Friday. Johnson, who has racked up 32 strikeouts in 33 and one-third innings, has set the tone for the Golden Bears’ rotation so far this season. Following Johnson will be left-hander Justin Jones (6-2, 3.07 ERA), who has two complete games this season, and right-hander Dixon Anderson (2-1, 3.38 ERA).Cal is hitting .327 as a team with a staff ERA of 4.07 compared to USC’s team batting average of .287 and 4.51 staff ERA.Trojan pitchers will have to look out for Cal catcher Chadd Krist, who is batting .406 on the season and leads the Pac-10 with 12 doubles. He also has a .713 slugging percentage and five home runs on the season. The Golden Bears’ All-Pac-10 first baseman Mark Canha also poses a threat to the Trojans. He is hitting .380 with a team-best 31 RBI.USC has some firepower of its own on the offensive side. Oropesa hit his 10th home run of the season Wednesday night, leading the Pac-10. The sophomore is hitting a team-best .348 and has driven in a team-high 30 runs.Sophomore left fielder Matt Foat also provides a big bat for the Trojans. He is hitting .321 on the season with five home runs and 27 RBI.After Friday’s contest, the series will resume Saturday at 1:30 p.m. before concluding Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. USC leads the all-time series against the Golden Bears, 224-130-2, and has won five of the last six meetings at Dedeaux Field.