Murray to quit if baby comes early

first_imgAndy Murray will leave the Australian Open early if his wife goes into labour prematurely.Kim Sears isn’t expecting until mid-February, but Murray told the Daily Mail newspaper that he’s prepared to withdraw from the first major of the year if she goes into labour early.”I’d go home. For sure, yes,” Murray said in yesterday’s edition. “I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me.”The Australian Open, where Murray has reached the final four times but never won, runs from January 18-31.Regardless of his result, Murray said he’s taking off all of February and won’t play again until the first round of the Davis Cup in early March at home against Japan. Britain will be defending the trophy that Murray led them to last month.The second-ranked Murray said he is looking forward to becoming a father.”I am excited about that,” he said. “People have asked me, ‘Do you think it will be a distraction?’ It might be a distraction, but it’s a good distraction.”It’s actually not good to all the time be just concentrating on tennis and your training all of the time. It is important … when you finish on the practice court, be able to just go away and be with your friends and your family.”Murray also reunited with coach Amelie Mauresmo and her first child Aaron in Dubai this week. Mauresmo gave birth in August and Murray hadn’t seen her since Wimbledon in July.”I really enjoy working with her,” he said. “The last six months not seeing her, it’s just nice to have her back as part of the team, and get that continuity going again.”last_img read more

Gillespie Defeats No. 38 Krstanovic As Drake Men’s Tennis Falls At No. 17 Minnesota

first_img Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Doubles competition1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Josip Krstanovic/Justyn Levin (MINN) 6-32. Eli Ogilvy/Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU) 6-43. Marino Alpeza/Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. Tom Hands/Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-1 No. 64 Tom Hands posted a rare loss at No. 2 singles to Stefan Milicevic, 6-1, 6-1. Despite falling at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles, the Bulldogs managed to win a set in each match after dropping the doubles point. #17 Minnesota 6, #43 Drake 1Mar 03, 2019 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)Singles competition1. #72 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. #38 Josip Krstanovic (MINN) 5-7, 6-2, 6-32. Stefan Milicevic (MINN) def. #64 Tom Hands (DU) 6-1, 6-13. Jackson Allen (MINN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-2, 6-24. Marino Alpeza (MINN) def. Bayo Philips (DU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-15. Eli Ogilvy (MINN) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-26. Vlad Lobak (MINN) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 Match NotesDrake 11-6; National ranking #43Minnesota 11-1; National ranking #17Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,4,1,6,5) Print Friendly Version Drake’s No. 72 Vinnie Gillespie collected the Bulldogs lone point on the day with a three-set victory over No. 38 Josip Krstanovic by scores of 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. at Iowa 3/8/2019 – 6 PM Drake (11-6) remains on the road next week to face Iowa Friday, March 8, evening followed by Sunday matches at Western Michigan and Michigan State. Next Game: Preview MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The No. 43 Drake University men’s tennis team fell at No. 17 Minnesota, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Gophers’ Baseline Tennis Center. Story Linkslast_img read more

Human Genome in Meltdown

first_img(Visited 395 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Most of the deleterious mutations in the human population arose in the last 5,000 to 10,000 years, a survey claims.According to a study published Jan. 10 in Nature by geneticists from 4 universities including Harvard, “Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants.”  By recent they mean really recent on evolutionary timescales:We estimate that approximately 73% of all protein-coding SNVs [single-nucleotide variants] and approximately 86% of SNVs predicted to be deleterious arose in the past 5,000–10,000 years. The average age of deleterious SNVs varied significantly across molecular pathways, and disease genes contained a significantly higher proportion of recently arisen deleterious SNVs than other genes.The authors explained this in evolutionary terms as the result of “explosive population growth” and that “selection has not had sufficient time to purge them from the population.”  They claimed Europeans had more variants “consistent with weaker purifying selection due to the Out-of-Africa dispersal.”  The last paragraph assesses the impact of their findings:More generally, the recent dramatic increase in human population size, resulting in a deluge of rare functionally important variation, has important implications for understanding and predicting current and future patterns of human disease and evolution. For example, the increased mutational capacity of recent human populations has led to a larger burden of Mendelian disorders, increased the allelic and genetic heterogeneity of traits, and may have created a new repository of recently arisen advantageous alleles that adaptive evolution will act upon in subsequent generations.As for advantageous mutations, they provided NO examples.  That’s merely an assumption, based on neo-Darwinian theory, that evolution would need beneficial mutations as raw material for “adaptive evolution” in the future.  What they observed, by contrast, was a “larger burden of Mendelian disorders” afflicting mankind.The findings depend on models and assumptions, but appear to support the thesis of John Sanford’s book Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome, which argues that the genetic load increases so rapidly that mankind could not have survived for tens of thousands of years, to say nothing of millions (see recent YouTube interview part 1 and part 2).  How can such rapid rate of degradation be sustained over evolutionary time?The authors seemed a bit baffled by their findings.  The following paragraph gives a hint of that (compare “expected” vs observed):The site frequency spectrum (SFS) of protein-coding SNVs revealed an enormous excess of rare variants (Fig. 1a). Indeed, we observed an SNV approximately once every 52 base pairs (bp) and 57 bp in European Americans and African Americans, respectively, whereas in a population without recent explosive growth we would expect the SNVs to occur once every 257 bp and 152 bp in European Americans and African Americans, respectively (Supplementary Information). Thus, the European American and African American samples contain approximately fivefold and threefold increases in SNVs, respectively, attributable to explosive population growth, resulting in a large burden of rare SNVs predicted to have arisen very recently (Fig. 1b). For example, the expected age of derived singletons, which comprise 55.1% of all SNVs, is 1,244 and 2,107 years for the European American and African American samples, respectively. Overall, 73.2% of SNVs (81.4% and 58.7% in European Americans and African Americans, respectively) are predicted to have arisen in the past 5,000 years. SNVs that arose more than 50,000 years ago were observed more frequently in the African American samples (Fig. 1b), which probably reflects stronger genetic drift in European Americans associated with the Out-of-Africa dispersal.But how can they claim Europeans “probably” had stronger genetic drift at the same time Africans did not?  Genetic drift is not racist.  It appears they are fudging assumptions.To the degree they have empirical support, their findings seem to fly in the face of long ages but support a human population that has only been in existence for 10,000 years or less, as indicated in the Genesis record.last_img read more

SA duo on TIME influential people list

first_imgThe list groups influential people according to the categories leaders and revolutionaries, builders and titans, artists and entertainers, heroes and icons, and scientists and thinkers. Writer, musician and photographer Lou Reed, who authored the TIME profile on William Kentridge, pays rich tribute to the South African’s “startlingly original” drawings that capture multiple feelings, emotions and moods. Dedicated service Revealing beauty and humanity “Not bad for less than one year in office.” The TIME profile written by Aids activist Sharon Stone describes Hogan as being made of profound experience, a dedicated service to her homeland, unflinching courage, conviction and compassion. “She has acknowledged that HIV causes Aids and has embraced anti-retroviral drugs,” says Stone in the article. “She has pledged that pregnant mothers with the virus will be treated with nevirapine to stop transmission at birth – ending a policy of denial that was responsible for the loss of an estimated 330 000 lives. 13 May 2009 South African Cabinet minister Barbara Hogan and artist William Kentridge are included in the 2009 TIME 100, the international news and current affairs magazine’s list of 100 most influential people over the course of the year. Reed has special praise for Preparing the Flute, with its use of charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil, as well as his study of the artist’s space, Artist and Model, from the series Pit, and the drawings of his film Stereoscope. Mention is made of Hogan’s departure from the views of previous health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang regarding HIV/Aids and its treatment, and in turn doing “what is right”. Hogan was appointed as health minister under the interim government of Kgalema Motlanthe, and was recently appointed as minister of public enterprises by President Jacob Zuma. “The ability to express that for which there may be no word. An original expression of the most inexpressible,” says Reed. “Kentridge has made a home for emotions in his private expression, through line and form, of that which we cannot say.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

USOC leader: Athletes have right to express themselves

first_imgRead Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Forgotten man: Derrick Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Last year, the USOC honored Tommie Smith and John Carlos, whose raised-fist salute during “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1968 Olympics stands as one of the seminal moments in sports protests.National anthems are played at the Olympics to honor the winners of events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUSOC CEO Scott Blackmun said: “Our stance on this is fairly clear, and we recognize the rights of athletes to express themselves.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Michael Phelps, center, carries the US flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. APPARK CITY, Utah — The leader of the American Olympic movement says the U.S. Olympic Committee recognizes the right of athletes to express themselves at the Games, even though Olympic rules forbid political protests.The comments came Monday, in the wake of shows of solidarity among NFL players who were angered by President Donald Trump’s stance on kneeling during the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Adam Rippon of the United States reacts following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on.Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. He finished 10th, a fine result for a 28-year-old who was never expected to medal against a field populated by younger, higher-flying competition.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum He and skier Gus Kenworthy are America’s only two openly gay male athletes, and they’ve flaunted their LGBT pride on social media throughout the Olympics. Kenworthy and his boyfriend were in the stands to watch Rippon on Saturday, waving an American flag with rainbow patterning in place of red and white stripes. Rippon said he plans to watch Kenworthy compete, too.Rippon’s path to Pyeongchang included a public spat with Vice President Mike Pence, whom the LGBT community considers an opponent for signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in March 2015 as Indiana’s governor. Critics said the legislation encouraged discrimination against gay people. An amendment with protections for the LGBT community was passed a week later.Rippon criticized the White House in January for choosing Pence to lead its official delegation for the opening ceremony. When a USA Today report said Pence was hoping to sit down with Rippon, the figure skater said he had no interest in meeting with Pence until at least after the games.The “brouhaha” — Rippon’s word — mostly dissipated as he made his Olympic debut. He helped the Americans win a bronze medal in the team event, then put on a pair of clean skates in the individual competition.All the while, he charmed away during interviews with his striking ease and wit. His personality — he proudly told The Associated Press in November he’s “a little trashy, but really fun” — cemented his Olympic stardom, catching attention from stars including Reese Witherspoon and Elmo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img How does he feel about that?“Well, you know, on the spectrum from Reese Witherspoon to Elmo, I’m like excited at about, like, a Meryl Streep,” he told NBC this week. “Does that make sense?”Those around him say the buzzy one-liners aren’t an act. Fellow American skater Ashley Wagner said this week that “he’s like this 24/7. It’s exhausting.”A taste of Rippon’s best work just from Saturday:—On his plans for the rest of the Olympics: “I’m probably going to have like a stiff drink later.”—On the Olympic spotlight: “Sometimes I just get attention, and I really don’t know how it happens.”—On his legacy: “You know, I’m not like a gay icon, or America’s gay sweetheart. I’m just America’s sweetheart and I’m just an icon.”Certainly, this month has opened doors for Rippon. He wouldn’t say for sure Saturday that he’s ready to retire from competition, but at 28, he seems unlikely to keep going much longer.He’d be a hit on television — perhaps following in the footsteps of fellow American skating star Johnny Weir, now a personality on NBC who helps host figure skating and Kentucky Derby coverage. There’s no doubt that if Rippon wants, he can parlay his celebrity into some sort of public post-skating career.With what he showed in South Korea, it’d be surprising if he doesn’t want that. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ The self-proclaimed “icon” didn’t need that hardware to leave his mark on these games.Or for the Olympics to leave its mark on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.”Rippon has been the headline-grabbing darling of the Pyeongchang Games, a status earned in part with his near-flawless skating, but even more with his efforts off the ice. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments LATEST STORIES He’s given the world a taste of himself, and even after he’s done skating, it’s going to want more.“I think I’ve shown the world that I’m a fierce competitor,” he said. “But I think I’ve shown them that I’m also a fierce human being.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Forensic audit of Deccan Chargers owners accounts begins

first_imgThe noose is gradually tightening around debt-ridden Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL), the Hyderabad-based media house which owns IPL team Deccan Chargers, as bankers have begun the forensic auditing of its accounts to expose chinks, if any.This was stated by DK Mittal, secretary, department of financial services in the Union finance ministry, in New Delhi on Tuesday. He said Canara Bank, the lead banker of the lenders’ consortium for DCHL, had begun the auditing process.Putting DCHL in further trouble, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed that proceeds of the sale of the Chargers be deposited with ICICI Bank after paying five per cent to the Indian cricket board. The order was passed by Justice SJ Kathawalla while hearing an application filed by Tata Capital against DCHL for recovery of a Rs 101 crore loan.According to sources, forensic audit involves a thorough examination of the company’s financial position, especially for using the data in a court of law. “It would dig out the accounting frauds, if any, and enumerate total assets, as was done in the case of erstwhile Satyam Computers, in which a massive accounting fraud was unearthed,” an analyst said.Mittal added: “We are aware of the situation in DCHL. We want to study systemic failure in the company,” he said.Mittal’s statement came as a big embarrassment for the DCHL management, which is hoping to wriggle out of the financial mess by raising a few hundred crore rupees through the auctioning of the Chargers in Chennai on Thursday.The move is set to derail the proposal of DCHL to go in for corporate debt restructuring (CDR) of its outstanding loans with the bankers. DCHL’s board has passed a resolution on asking the CDR cell to rejig its existing debt.”The board of directors of the company, at its meeting held on September 7, 2012, has passed a resolution to restructure the existing debt of company by an application to Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) cell under CDR mechanism as envisaged under the Reserve Bank of India guidelines,” DCHL said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.Hitherto, the outstanding debts of the DCHL were projected at Rs 3,200 crore, but Mittal on Tuesday declared that the total exposure of banks to DCHL stands at around Rs 5,000 crore, including Rs 3,800 crore to nationalised banks.”These are just secured loans. There are even unsecured loans raised by DCHL from various financial institutions,” a company source said.Efforts to reach the Canara Bank authorities in Hyderabad did not succeed. When contacted, Andhra Bank chairman and managing director BA Prabhakar said the forensic audit would expose a comprehensive picture of the company’s financial position.”It is a thorough investigation into the company’s assets, liabilities, cash flow and sources of income. The bankers would study the cash flow and cash transactions,” he told Mail Today.Adding to the woes of DCHL, the Registrar of Companies (RoC) is also understood to have initiated a preliminary scrutiny of the books of accounts to find out accounting irregularities, if any, in the media group.(With inputs from PTI)advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: Man Utd players have clean slate – to a point

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer: Man Utd players have clean slate – to a pointby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the players have a clean slate – to a point.Predecessor Jose Mourinho fell out with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba, but Solskjaer says he is prepared to take a fresh look at every player.He told MUTV in his first interview: “Playing games is the best time of your life!”The more games you get, the better it is. For me as a manager now it’s great because you have to rotate, so you’ll get to see many players; they’ll get that chance and everyone in”Everybody in the squad knows ‘I’ve got a chance now’ because whatever’s gone, whatever’s happened has happened.”Now it’s just about from here everybody starts with a clean slate and we want players to perform and to give them a chance.”Asked whether that meant everybody in the squad had a ‘blank piece of paper’ going forward, Solskjaer said: “Well you’ve got to start somewhere.”Of course you look at a couple of performances I’ve seen the last few games, but you look at the merits, you look at the team, you pick a team now and you move on; they’ll all get chances.” last_img read more

To stop BJP minorities likely to go with TMC in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Despite nursing a grudge against the state government for its alleged failure to curb communal riots, the minorities in Bengal are likely to vote for the TMC to stop BJP’s march, leaders said. A deciding factor in several Lok Sabha seats in the state, the minorities especially Muslims are likely to vote for the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) which they perceive as a “credible force” unlike the Congress-Communist Party of India (Marxist) alliance, they claimed. “Despite having anger against the state government over various issues including several riots that took place in the state, the minorities will vote for TMC in the state to ensure their safety and security,” Mohammed Kamruzzaman, General Secretary of All Bengal Minority Youth Federation told PTI. “In Bengal, TMC is the most credible force as it is in power, when it comes to fight against BJP,” he added. Kamruzzaman, whose organization has the biggest following among Muslim youths in the state, said that the Congress-CPI(M) seat sharing talks have evoked little hopes as credible alternative among the masses. The Imams of the city, who hold a sway over the large Muslim population here, felt that the minorities should vote for the strongest secular candidate. “We would appeal to the minorities to vote in favour of the strongest secular forces in their respective areas. Efforts should be made to ensure that only secular and democratic candidates win,” Qazi Fazlur Rahman, the Imam, who conducts prayers on Eid at Red Road every year, told PTI. The Red Road Eid prayers witnesses the biggest congregation of Muslims in the state. Rahman’s view was echoed by Shafique Qasmi, Imam of Nakhoda Masjid, the biggest mosque in the city, who stressed that the minorities must ensure that there was no division of their votes and only a secular and democratic force comes to power. The minorities, which comprise nearly 30 per cent of the electorate, are a deciding factor in nearly 16-18 Lok Sabha seats of the state. They are a vote bank that every political party has tried to woo. Parliamentary seats such as Raiganj, Coochbehar, Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Murshidabad in north Bengal and seats such as Diamond Harbour, Uluberia, Howrah, Birbhum, Kanthi, Tamluk, Joynagar in south Bengal have very high Muslim population. The TMC presently holds a great influence over the minority votes in the state but several riots that took place in the last four years have angered a section of the minorities. According to Union Home Ministry data released in 2018, communal violence increased sharply since 2015 in West Bengal. While the state recorded 27 incidents of communal violence in 2015, the number almost doubled by 2017 when 58 such incidents were recorded. The recent ones being the Basirshat riots in 2017 and Asansol riots in 2018. The TMC, however, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to flare up communal passions to serve its own political purpose and expressed confidence that it will repeat its 2014 feat with the help of minorities. “The minorities are very well aware of developmental work that the TMC government has done. Bengal is known for communal harmony but BJP is trying to disturb that for its own political gains,” TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim said. According to TMC sources, minorities are likely to vote for the party to stop the march of the BJP. Since independence, the minorities in the state voted in favour of the Congress in order to keep outfits like the Hindu Mahasabha and Jan Sangh at bay. However, since the late sixties, they gradually started drifting towards the Left forces, which under the leadership of Jyoti Basu and Promode Dasgupta put up an alternative against the Congress rule in the state. After the CPI(M)-led Left Front came to power in 1977, through its iconic policies of ‘Operation Barga’ – giving land to landless farmers which benefited lakhs including Muslims – cemented its support base among the minorities. Riding on the support of minorities and rural Bengal, the Left Front in 1996 and 2004 had sent the largest bloc of 33 and 34 MPs, respectively, to the Lok Sabha. But things started falling apart for the Left Front after the Sachar Committee report in 2008 painted a dismal picture on the condition of minorities in the state. Adding to their woes was the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram and Singur that made the TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee, as the new “saviour” of minorities. Banerjee unseating the 34-year-old Left Front regime in the state but has been accused of appeasing minorities by the BJP-RSS, which emerged as the main opposition in West Bengal. “The policies of the state government were only aimed at protecting the interests of a specific community in the state. This has ignited anger among the majority community which feels only BJP can protect their interests,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said. Senior CPI(M) leader and MP Mohammed Salim said the assertion by TMC that it is a saviour of the Muslims in the state has fallen flat in the last few years. While Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said that minority voting pattern would depend a lot on the credibility of the CPI(M)-Congress alliance in the state. “If we are able to put up a credible alternative then we too will receive considerable minority votes. But if we fail to do so, TMC will take away the entire share,” the senior Congress leader said.last_img read more

Kompany Our pride has been hurt

first_imgManchester City defender Vincent Kompany says the recent defeats they suffered at the hands of Crystal Palace and Leicester City have hurt their pride.Ahead of Thursday night’s potential title-deciding clash with Liverpool at the Etihad, Kompany still has hope that they can catch up with league leaders Liverpool despite trailing them by seven points.“We shouldn’t focus too much on points at the moment, we know if we can play to our potential we are a good team,” Kompany told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Our pride has been hurt over the last few weeks but we have everything to play for and it depends on us.“It’s one of those key games you live for. Every living soul that comes into the stadium on Thursday has to be ready to fight and give it to them.“And we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.”last_img read more