Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Wade — one of the greatest shooting guards to play the game — was drafted by Miami as a point guard. He became a superstar shooting guard and NBA Finals MVP, a league scoring champion and absolute first option in Miami until he wooed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to the Heat to end his days as the lone Alpha dog. He tried to emulate the Miami days in Chicago, tried to fill a role in Cleveland.And now, this.Wade thinks he’s changed teams for the final time. Whether he plays past this season or not, this is his role until the end. It is the final reinvention.“I want to be my best self,” Wade said. “If I’m on the bench to start games, if I’m on the bench to end games, as long as we’re winning. That’s all I care about.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It really is similar to the role he had with the USA team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’d come in and be a force of nature.”There have been some signature moments already in his second stint with the Heat. Wade’s winner against Philadelphia last week was the 12th of his career. In the first 29 seasons of Heat basketball, only two players posted consecutive 25-point games off the bench. Wade is already the third name on that list.At home against Detroit on Saturday, he was serenaded with “M-V-P” and “We Want Wade” chants.“The guy is just a great player,” said Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, Wade’s first coach with the Heat in 2003. “Has been since he walked into the league. To still be doing what he’s done these last few games at this point in his career is pretty impressive. But he’s back home. He’s back home. I think he probably feels that.”Wade agrees, saying the return has been an energy boost.It has also been emotional, as South Florida tries to recover from last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that left 17 people dead — including a boy whose parents chose to bury him in a Wade jersey. Wade met with the family of that teen, Heat fan Joaquin Oliver, on Saturday night .“It’s bigger than basketball,” Wade said.It’s also just like old times, albeit in a new role.“The thing about Dwyane, he’s probably adapted and evolved and changed his role as much as any star player in this game,” Spoelstra said. “That is part of his brilliance. He figures things out.”He’s done that since Day 1 in Miami. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments MIAMI, FL – FEBRUARY 09: (editor’s note: This image has been converted to black and white.) Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Arena on February 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — This is not the first reinvention of Dwyane Wade.Or the second.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Wade is clearly going to play a sizable role in the Heat playoff push, in all sorts of ways. The savvy veteran who can be a de facto assistant coach in the locker room, on the practice floor and on the bench.The guy who makes crowds in Miami roar simply by removing his warmups and walking to the scorer’s table to check into games. The closer, who’ll be on the floor in the most critical minutes of games.He’s just not starting.“I started embracing it when I was at the previous team, because I’m a winner,” Wade said. “I’m always about doing whatever I can to help whatever team I’m on be in its best position. I’ve done that my whole life. It’s not just now. I’ve done it in the Olympics, I’ve done it all over the place. It takes nothing away from who I am or what I’ve accomplished.”Before now, the last season that Wade played and wasn’t a full-time starter was the summer of 2008 — on the U.S. Olympic team at the Beijing Games, where he was the leading scorer on the way to a gold medal. Prior to that, he thinks it was his fourth-grade team.ADVERTISEMENT Cavs’ Thompson to miss several games with sprained ankle MOST READ Or the third.His 15 NBA seasons have been a series of role changes — the latest being where the most celebrated player in Miami Heat history watches five younger players start games while he waits for a chance to enter as a sub. But nearly a month after the trade that brought him back to the Heat, Wade has zero complaints.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The finished product of Dwyane, you guys have seen me win three championships and all that,” Wade said. “But I’ve had so many different roles in my life in playing basketball. I came off the bench for a long time before y’all knew who I was. My ego is not too big at this point. I’m 36 years old. 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A porter was killed on Saturday after he was crushed by a container truck in the vicinity of Karakara and the Guyana Forestry Commission toll booth at Mackenzie, Linden.The container truck which ran over the porterThe dead porter has been identified as J Anthony. According to police, the motor lorry, GSS 1407 along with trailer TMM 2242 which was driven by a 28-year-old man of Ogle Street, Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was proceeding east along the northern side of the Karakara public road when the porter disembarked to pay the toll.The police said that after doing so, the porter reportedly jumped back on the lorry’s gas tank, which is situated on the left side of the front portion of the truck while it was still in motion.The porter reportedly lost his grip, causing him to fall onto the roadway between the lorry and the trailer and was run over by the trailer. As a result, the porter received injuries about his body.After the incident, the body remained on the roadway for some time before a doctor from the Linden Hospital Complex went to the scene and pronounced him dead.Speaking with this publication, an employee at the toll booth said that some drivers of container trucks, in an effort to avoid paying the exact toll, would usually send their porters to the toll booth with less money.The employee alleged that the drivers would then drive slowly while the porter pays and afterwards the porter would quickly make their way back to the truck which would then drive off.The driver was taken into Police custody where he is said to be assisting with the investigation.
HOLLYWOOD – Lew Wasserman, the man The New York Times once called “the last of the Hollywood moguls,” will posthumously receive the 2,349th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Wasserman’s goddaughter, and Dreamworks SKG co- founder Jeffrey Katzenberg will speak at the late-morning ceremony in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Wasserman’s grandson, Casey Wasserman, will accept the star on his behalf. The younger Wasserman is chairman and chief executive officer of the Wasserman Media Group — a sports management, marketing and content agency — as well as owner of the Los Angeles Avengers Arena Football League team and head of the charitable Wasserman Foundation. Born in Cleveland in 1913, Wasserman was hired in 1936 as the national advertising director of the Music Corporation of America after his wife Edie complained about the way the music booking agency was publicizing bands her husband was booking at the Mayfair Casino in Cleveland. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIn 1940, Wasserman became vice president of the agency’s new film division. During the decade, he was the agent for such stars as James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Judy Garland and Bette Davis. He was also the first agent for Ronald Reagan and helped him become president of the Screen Actors Guild. “He gave Ronnie some of the best advice in the business,” Reagan’s wife, Nancy, said in 2002, when Wasserman died at the age of 89 from complications of a stroke. In the 1950s, Wasserman oversaw the creation of a television division that would produce such hits as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.” “Miami Vice” and “Murder, She Wrote.” With Jules Stein as chairman and Wasserman as president, MCA became the world’s largest talent agency. However, it was forced by the Justice Department to dissolve the talent agency when it acquired Universal Studios in 1962. MCA then became the first entertainment conglomerate, with movie and television production, a music arm and the Universal Studios theme park. Wasserman’s marketing of “Jaws” in 1975 created the summer movie blockbuster, forever changing movies. Other classic films the studio produced during Wasserman’s tenure included “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”, “The Sting”, “Back to the Future” and “Animal House.” Wasserman, as a top Democratic Party fundraiser, played a key role in cementing the ties between the entertainment industry and politics. He was also lauded for his charitable efforts, launching the Wasserman Foundation in 1952 and raising funds for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and Music Center of Los Angeles County. “He was one of the smartest men I ever met and in more than intellectual ways,” former President Bill Clinton said upon learning of Wasserman’s death. “He just came across as someone who understood what life was all about and was pulling for people to have good lives.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
James ‘Cookie’ BoyleOne of Donegal’s great Gaelic footballers of a bygone era, James ‘Cookie’ Boyle ,was remembered once again in the Rosses at the Naomh Muire clubhouse in Mullach Dearg.The occasion was the presentation of a framed jersey worn by ‘Cookie’ as a 16 year old when he graduated from underage football to senior football with Rosses Rovers, in 1948, by his wife Breid Boyle.Tributes were paid to James, affectionately known by all as ‘Cookie’, on the night by his former playing colleagues and writer Pádraig O’ Baoill and Seán O’Donnell who played with ‘Cookie’ with Rosses Rovers, Dungloe and Donegal. Peil na mBan / Ladies➢ The Gaelic4Girls squad had an excellent day out on Saturday in Letterkenny as part of the Donegal Blitz. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day. ➢ Gaelic4Girls Week. 8. Is on Monday 10th from 5-6pm in the Banks.➢ It is vitally important that all girls are there as we will have a visit from Croke park officials to see our site in operation and with the Ulster blitz coming up on Saturday 15th of June in the new Tyrone Centre of Excellence, we need everyone in attendance to make final arrangements and also to give out details of travel arrangements for Saturday.Lotto➢ Ba iad 2, 8, 14, 18 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.➢ Bhí trí uimhir ag Annette Brennan as Bun na mBeann, Hughie Beag as Carraig a Choill agus Aimee Hanlon as Cál Chéim.➢ Beidh €2,480 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.Development Work ➢ If you are interested in lending a hand with the ongoing development works however big or small please contact Michael on 087-2925544.GAA NEWS: JAMES ‘COOKIE’ BOYLE REMEMBERED BY THE NAOMH MUIRE CLUB was last modified: June 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: JAMES ‘COOKIE’ BOYLE REMEMBERED BY THE NAOMH MUIRE CLUB
CLG Naomh Muire:Bhí AGM CLG Naomh Muire ar siúl oíche Dhomhnaigh.Great turnout and lots discussed in what is a busy Club with club membership growing in recent years.The introduction of the One Club policy together with our Club Maith work as well as the finalising of the Club plan will see a stronger and better club moving ahead. The door is wide open for those who wish to get involved in the many aspects of the club.A full update in next week’s notes regarding election of executive and subcommittees.Fógra Bainistíochta CLG Naomh Muire 2017:Naomh Muire have appointed John Pidgeon as Club Manager for the 2017 season. John will be joined by Owenie McGarvey in a management team who will take over from the position held by 2016 manager, Eamonn O’Boyle, who stepped down recently.Comghairdeas leo beirt agus ádh mór orthu,John and Owenie have the entire support and best wishes of the club and community as they prepare for the 2017 seasonN Muire Under 6s:U6s will train indoors at 10:30am till 11:30am on Saturdays (upstairs in clubhouse) for the next 3 weeks leading up to Christmas.Lotto:This weeks Jackpot is €3560. The Draw takes place every wedensday. Thank you for the continued support. An online Smart lotto is now available for our members. For more information, please contact 0879610934 or any executive member.100 club: Thank to everyone for their continued support of the 100club. For further information, please contact Dónal Ó Searcaigh. There are a number of spaces available.Underage Presentaion:Finally, one of the biggest occasions of the year will take place this Friday with the underage presentation in the Clubhouse. U6 to U12 Presentation will take place down stairs at 6.30 to 7.30 with food served.Boys & Girls.U14 to Minors will take place Upstairs from 7.30 to 8.15pm with food served downstairs. Boys & Girls. All players, parents,coaches and members are welcome.Naomh Muire hoping to ‘soar’ as John Pidgeon appointed senior manager was last modified: November 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANAOMH MUIRESport
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. ATK will host Jamshedpur FC on November 9, Saturday, for the Indian Super League 2019-20 match number 19. The ISL 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC will be played at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. ATK will eye successive wins when they take on the Jamshedpur side at their home turf. Meanwhile, an unbeaten Jamshedpur FC, who held the defending champions Bengaluru FC to a draw in their last game, will be eyeing a victory in this Top 4 clash. The Indian Super League 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC will commence at 7:30PM.Speaking on Jamshedpur’s positive start, head coach Antonio Iriondo said, “I am happy with seven points. At the beginning of the league, it’s a very good thing. Especially when you consider that we are a new team and we are trying to adjust. I think it’s a very good situation to have seven points at this moment. We will keep improving and we will have the team that we want.” Meanwhile, ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas praised his side for keeping a clean sheet against Chennaiyin FC. “I think in the first-half, Chennaiyin had a few chances and we were also denied by a wrong offside call. But in the second-half, I thought my defence was tighter. We made some individual errors but that’s the result of not attacking more in the second-half. But the defence was good, solid and positive. You can play well sometimes and not win but we won, which is why I think it was a good match for us,” he said.Indian Super League 2019-20 ATK Probable Line-up vs Jamshedpur FC: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Pritam Kotal, Carl McHugh, Agustin Iniguez, Prabir Das; Pronay Halder, Jayesh Rane, Edu Garcia; Michael Soosairaj, David Williams, Roy Krishna.Indian Super League 2019-20 Jamshedpur FC Probable Line-up vs ATK: Subrata Paul (GK), Tiri, Joyner Lourenco, Keegan Pereira, Robin Gurung; Noe Acosta, Piti, Memo Moura; Farukh Choudhary, Aniket Jadhav, Sergio Castel.This year a total of 10 teams are participating in the tournament. These teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC match start?ISL 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC match will start at 7:30PM on Saturday, November 9. The ATK vs Jamshedpur FC fixture will be at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC match on TV?The ATK vs Jamshedpur FC match can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 ATK vs Jamshedpur FC on live streaming?The live streaming of ATK vs Jamshedpur FC match, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. atkfootballindian footballindian super league First Published: November 9, 2019, 2:46 PM IST
Formula One faces its biggest shake-up in decades with the announcement on Wednesday that U.S. cable TV mogul John Malone’s Liberty Media has agreed to take control of the cash-generating glamour sport. (Bernie Ecclestone says new F1 owners would want him to stay )The deal, which has an enterprise value of $8 billion according to a company statement, heralds a new era for Formula One, a European-dominated sport that has long sought to break into the U.S. market and win fresh audiences.It could also accelerate the exit of 85-year-old Bernie Ecclestone, the Briton who has run the sport for nearly 40 years and built up a business with annual turnover of around $1.9 billion.Liberty Media said in a statement, which ended a long-running saga surrounding the sport’s ownership and potential flotation, that it was acquiring an initial 18.7 percent stake from controlling shareholder CVC Capital Partners.Chairman of Liberty Media John Malone.The company hopes to complete a deal for the remainder by the first quarter of 2017.The statement added that Chase Carey, the executive vice-chairman of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and a director of Sky News owner Sky Plc, will take over as chairman of the board of Formula One’s parent company with Ecclestone remaining as CEO.”I greatly admire Formula One as a unique global sports entertainment franchise attracting hundreds of millions of fans each season from all around the world,” Carey said.”I see great opportunity to help Formula One continue to develop and prosper for the benefit of the sport, fans, teams and investors alike.”advertisementEcclestone added that he welcomed the company into the sport and looked forward to working with them.The deal will be subject to the approval of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the governing body for Formula One and other global motorsport series, and European anti-trust regulators.CVC acquired majority control of Formula One in March 2006 and has since recouped its money many times over with billions of dollars in revenues.DEAL-MAKEREcclestone has been the deal-maker, securing lucrative television contracts and hosting fees with countries such as Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan that are eager to feature on what is now a calendar with a record 21 races.A controversial figure, who has become as much a celebrity as any of the drivers, ‘Bernie’ has been a part of Formula One ever since the 1950s.A former team owner, he secured the television rights in the late 1970s and transformed the sport into one of the world’s richest.Reluctant to delegate, he has not groomed a successor and critics have accused him of holding back the sport through a failure to embrace fully new media or the digital marketplace, something Liberty is expected to make a priority.”Maybe it is good news that an American media company buys F1,” Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said at the weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.”There are things we can learn from the American way, particularly in the digital areas…they will have a close look and then analyse what they think needs to be changed and what needs to remain.”Team bosses and other paddock insiders expect Ecclestone to be eased out only gradually, given his intimate knowledge of the business.CVC has twice tried to float Formula One but the plans stalled and the fund instead sold stakes to U.S. investment groups BlackRock and Waddell & Reed, along with Norway’s Norges Bank.It sold down its holding from 63 percent in 2012 in deals that at the time gave the business an enterprise value, which includes debt and equity, of $9.1 billion.That left CVC with a 35.5 percent stake in Delta Topco, Formula One’s parent company, with Waddell & Reed having 20.9 percent. Among other investors, Ecclestone holds 5.3 percent and his family’s Bambino Trust another 8.5 percent.Malone’s Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, operating in more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean through a series of different brand names.Liberty Media has interests in the Atlanta Braves baseball team, satellite radio service Sirius XM, entertainment group Live Nation LYV.N, and minority interests in Time Warner TWX.N and Viacom VIAB.O.
OKLAHOMA CITY — For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.The team announced that the league’s reigning MVP would be out for an undetermined length of time with a fracture in his right foot, at the base of the small toe. Typically, the injury requires surgery and six to eight weeks of healing.The Thunder haven’t officially determined what’s next, although general manager Sam Presti said surgery would be likely.The Thunder will play without Durant on Tuesday night in a preseason game against Memphis.“No one’s feeling sorry for us,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “I can honestly say I did not receive any text messages from coaches around the league looking to postpone the season.”Opponents have seen more than enough of Durant. Since he entered the league in 2007, he leads the league in points and minutes played. He has missed just 16 regular season games in his seven-year career and has never missed more than eight games in a season.His longest absence was a seven-game stretch during the 2008-09 season because of a sprained right ankle. He missed one game last season, one game the season before, played in all 82 games during the 2009-10 season and all 66 games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.“When you look at Kevin, you see all the great offense of abilities and leadership qualities, but you never really think about the toughness, for him to be able to play all those years and play just about every game at a high level, and he continues to get back up,” Brooks said.Point guard Russell Westbrook, who has missed significant time the past two years with a knee injury, admires how durable Durant has been over the years.“Very, very impressive,” Westbrook said. “He’s probably one of the hardest working guys I’ve seen. He comes in every day and does what he’s supposed to do. He doesn’t take days off in practice. He tries to compete every day. It’s definitely unfortunate, but he’s a strong guy mentally and physically, and he’ll get back to his better form.”Brooks said Durant is struggling with the idea of missing games, even though it’s the preseason.“He’s about as good as anybody can possibly be,” Brooks said. “One of the things I love about Kevin is he loves to play. He loves the game of basketball. He’s very passionate about it. It’s not a hobby for him.”Durant felt discomfort in the foot on Oct. 11 and told the Thunder staff, leading to the diagnosis. Brooks said the injury could have been much worse if Durant had waited to get help.“This is a minor, minor setback in the big scope of things,” Brooks said. “He’s going to come back in no time, and like I said, our goal is to be a better team when he gets back from where we are today without him.”The injury puts more of the focus on Westbrook, an explosive scoring point guard who averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.1 assists during last year’s playoffs. This season on media day, Brooks called Westbrook the best point guard in the NBA.Westbrook said his role won’t change.“It’s not about me, it’s about our team,” he said. “I can’t win games by myself. I can’t do anything by myself, so I kind of want to take the attention off of me and put it on more of the team. Everybody keeps asking what I’m going to do and how I’m going to change. I think it’s more about our team, and what we can do to get better.”Westbrook said while he fought through injuries, he learned a lot from the way Durant stepped his game up. With Westbrook sidelined after Christmas until the All-Star break last season, Durant took control of the MVP race by averaging 35 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists while leading the Thunder to a 19-7 record.“He did what he needed to do to help us win games,” Westbrook said. “He continued to have confidence in his teammates.”(CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Sioux City Police say they have identified the suspects who broke into Powell Broadcasting’s KSCJ transmitter building located on the north end of Leeds on July 31st.Police say the suspects do not present a threat to the public.The male suspects were carrying weapons that may have been airsoft or paintball type guns.The suspects caused several hundred dollars damage to the transmitter building.Sioux City Police say tips from the public who saw video and pictures of the break-in on social media led to the identification of the suspects.Charges are pending in the incident.
Chelsea Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge hits back after Eden Hazard’s Chelsea strike Premier League Read more Jürgen Klopp backs out-of-sorts Mohamed Salah to overcome tough spell Share on Pinterest Topics Hazard it was who opened the scoring, spinning in the centre circle and firing the thrusters away from the left side of the Liverpool defence, feet battering the turf at extraordinary speed, like a drum roll before the finish. Mateo Kovacic found him with an expert through pass. As Alisson came out, Hazard found the far corner of the net with a lovely clipped finish.As for Salah, well, no doubt some will exaggerate his bluntness here for effect. Four goals in his last 14 games for Liverpool is a decent enough return, just small potatoes next to the glorious deluge of last season. Salah was also below his best against a stronger team again. Since April, the Premier League player of the year has scored against Brighton, Saudi Arabia, West Ham and Southampton. In the same period, he’s also failed to score against Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Roma and now Chelsea – again. Flat-track bully, the unkind whispers have suggested, those thrilling performances against Manchester City and Roma in the spring banished too eagerly.Such is the nature of football at the level Salah has reached, a brutal business of starkly metered progress and constant comparison. And yet, even on an off day, he might have scored a hat-trick and still made most of the chances he managed to miss. Chelsea didn’t mark Salah closely, allowing him space at times. Twice he found space for a shot inside David Luiz, who spent those opening minutes running around like a labrador getting its first taste of the beach after a 100-mile car journey, turning somersaults, biting his own tail, chasing squirrels up trees.There was a shot ballooned into the crowd, a fluffed pass across goal. Perhaps the best part of this for Liverpool was the fact that it didn’t seem terminal, mitigated by points of strength elsewhere. Virgil van Dijk was immense again, accepting the offer to wrestle with Olivier Giroud and marching Chelsea’s centre-forward around the pitch like a man making a successful citizen’s arrest. But then, such is Van Dijk’s basic physical scale that bringing him to conservation-area west London probably breaches some kind of planning rule, erection of a semi-permanent Dutch defensive edifice.Liverpool were able to bring genuine strength from the bench, Xherdan Shaqiri missing the chance to level the scores, then Sturridge taking it with a stunningly conceived dipping shot – a moment of brilliance pulled out of the air in the most taut and congested finales.As for Salah, it will be fascinating to see how he resolves a mild but predictable slump after the adrenal success of last season. For now, there will be encouragement for Jürgen Klopp in Liverpool’s ability to keep scoring goals, to dig out results like these, and to show a different kind of strength. Share on LinkedIn Sportblog Share on Facebook Share via Email Mohamed Salah Share on WhatsApp And while there will be concern at the sheer number of chances missed, there was a resilience to Liverpool here. Not to mention some significance in being able to match Chelsea with their star attacker so obviously off form. Salah left the pitch with 25 minutes to go and in that period Liverpool grew stronger, seemed more rather than less likely to score, just as all season they have ground out the odd result and shared the goals around.It is bit of a puzzle: which is the real Liverpool? The fast-breaking dervishes of the second half of last season, powered by the chancy brilliance of Salah’s goal rush? Or the more gristly, more controlled team that has tended to grind a little more, to come on strong rather than devour opponents from the start?What is certain is that Salah does look below his best level. This game had been billed, rightly or wrongly, as a head-to-head in the creative areas, a measure of Eden Hazard’s current sublime form against the memory of Salah’s brilliance last season. If this always seemed like a simplification, then Hazard was brilliant here all the same, confirming his status as the outstanding player in the league right now. Under Maurizio Sarri, Hazard has been asked to engage only the forward gears. This must be the right way to use him. Just give us the good stuff, as much as you’ve got. features Eden Hazard Read more Share on Messenger Liverpool Share on Twitter Twenty minutes after the final whistle, with the sky above the stands fading to a deep pinky-blue, the Liverpool fans were still singing. This was an excellent game with elements of cheer for both teams in a 1-1 draw – and indeed for Manchester City, too, who saw both their main title rivals gouge a piece out of each other at Stamford Bridge.For Liverpool’s supporters, there was a little extra feeling in taking a well-deserved point through Daniel Sturridge’s brilliant late equaliser. There are two elements to this. Most obviously, Liverpool drew at Chelsea despite Mo Salah seeming once again to have his gears misaligned, haring around the Stamford Bridge pitch like a soap box cart with a wonky wheel. Reuse this content