Eagles bid for two titles

first_img As the week began, the Middletown South High School softball team remained in pursuit of two championships. The Eagles were still alive in the NJSIAA Group III state tournament and were scheduled to play Delsea on June 2 at New Egypt High School, Plumsted. A win over Delsea would send the Eagles into the Group III championship game. The Eagles were also bidding to win the Shore Conference Tournament championship. Middletown South was scheduled to play Red Bank Catholic High School for the tournament crown on June 3 at Wall High School. Both of those games were played after press time for this issue of the Independent. Prior to the conference tournament championship game, the Eagles and the Caseys had played twice in 2009. Middletown South won a regular season game at home and RBC defeated the Eagles in the championship of the Monmouth County Tournament. The Eagles (25-3) earned a bye in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament and then defeated Central Regional in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals played May 31, the Eagles defeated Toms River East, 6-1. Liza Kuhn had another strong game on the mound for the Eagles, getting out of a firstinning jam with just one run scoring. Coach Tom Erbig’s team got on the board in the fourth inning after catcher Amanda Galanti singled and centerfielder Jackie Bates connected for a tworun homer. Amanda Yamaguchi increased the lead to 3-1 with an RBI single later in the inning. Middletown South cushioned its lead in the fifth when Sam Penk blasted a solo homer and Bates connected for a second two-run shot. “The girls are truly playing as a team,” Erbig said before this week’s action began. “When someone makes an error, someone else picks them up. And Liza (Kuhn) has been a great pitcher for us. She perseveres and gets the job done. Her ability to pitch her way out of trouble has been invaluable to our team.” On May 30, Middletown South won its second straight NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III crown with a 1-0 win over Wall. The teams battled through eight scoreless innings, with Kuhn and Wall’s Ani Sasala dueling on the mound. The Eagles finally broke through in the bottom of the ninth when sophomore Julia Kuhn drew a walk to lead off the inning. Bates followed with a single and K.D. Rohlander stepped to the plate. The senior first baseman attempted to sacrifice the runners over, but missed. However, the ball got past the Crimson Knights’ catcher and the runners moved up to second and third. With two strikes on her, Rohlander dribbled a slow grounder to short and Julia Kuhn beat the thrown home to give Middletown South the state sectional title. “Before that pitch I told Julia not to go unless the ball got through the infield or was hit slowly to the right side,” Erbig said. “It was a situation where instinct took over. She took off as soon as the ball was hit. It was a great play.” It also marked the second straight year that Julia Kuhn scored the winning run in the Central Jersey Group III championship game. She also scored the lone run in the Eagles’ 1-0 triumph over Kingsway in 2008. Against Wall in the state sectional final, the Eagles’ defense was solid, highlighted by an unusual double play in the second inning. With a runner on second and no one out, third baseman Julia Kuhn snared a bunt attempt in the air to retire the batter and threw to Bates, who snuck in behind the runner at second from her position in centerfield and completed the double play. BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer last_img read more

Murray, Djokovic looking forward to playing in 2020 Olympics

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID, Spain—Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Murray said Wednesday “he would love to compete in Tokyo,” and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are “very high on the list of wishes for next year.”ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea verdict due mid-December in FIFA transfer ban case Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Murray, the two-time Olympic champion in singles and a three-time Grand Slam winner, has been slowly coming back to full speed after undergoing hip surgery in January. In October, he won his first title since his return.He defeated Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday in his first Davis Cup match with Britain since 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’ve really enjoyed playing in the Olympics,” the 32-year-old Murray said. “I’ve always enjoyed a team environment and competing for my country. Always really enjoyed that. So yeah, I would love to play in Tokyo.”The Olympic gold medalist in 2012 and 2016, Murray said he hopes to “feel healthy” and that his “body feels good” at the end of next year. MOST READ The Olympics is the only top tournament Djokovic hasn’t won in his career. He won the bronze medal in the 2008 Games in Beijing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’d be delighted with that,” he said. “That’s what I’d like for next year.”Roger Federer has already said he plans to play in Tokyo, even though it adds to an already packed calendar. And Djokovic, who helped Serbia beat Japan in the new Davis Cup Finals on Wednesday in Madrid, said the Olympics are also part of his plans for 2020.“I’m going to try to be healthy, be fit, be prepared to play my best,” he said. “I played the Tokyo (ATP) tournament, I won it this year. And the Olympic Games are going to be played on the same courts, which are quite good for my style of the game, I think it’s quite suitable.”The 32-year-old Djokovic said he expects “fun” games in Japan.“Olympics are always bringing something extraordinary,” he said. “Every four years you get a chance to be part of the most historic sports events in the history of sport. You never get really a chance to, other than in the Olympics, to really sit next to all the elite athletes from their sports and dine with them and just exchange experiences and knowledge and everything. There’s a lot of storytelling, a lot of fun.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

Portuguese star shuns Chelsea in favour of Valencia move

first_imgChelsea target Andre Gomes has completed his move from Benfica to Valencia.Blues boss Jose Mourinho has been interested in the 20-year-old since this time last year and has been keeping an eye on him all season.But Valencia moved quickest this summer and have now signed Gomes after he completed a medical in Spain.The classy midfielder played 19 times for the Portuguese champions last term and has been hailed as one of the country’s brightest young talents.He was included in Portugal’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup but failed to make the cut for the tournament. However, he has been tipped to make a major breakthrough at international level in the next few years. New Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes 1last_img read more

Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal: Smash-and-grab Gunners steal late victory

first_img Arsenal celebrate Lukas Podolski’s 90th minute winner against Anderlecht Two last-gasp goals from Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski saw an uninspired Arsenal come from behind to beat Anderlecht 2-1 in Belgium and keep alive their Champions League hopes.Overall it was a pretty gutless performance from the Gunners, who lacked quality without a host of injured first-team stars.The hosts, who were by far the better team throughout, took a deserved lead when midfielder Andy Najar nodded home in the box on 71 minutes.But a late resurgence saw the Premier League outfit snatch a fortunate three points, taking advantage of a bout of poor defending with two goals in as many minutes from full-back Gibbs and second-half substitute Podolski to kick off Arsene Wenger’s 65th birthday celebrations.The French boss travelled for what he deemed a crucial game with a greatly depleted squad, with 22-year-old Emiliano Martinez starting in goal for his European debut with Wojciech Szczesny suspended and No.2 David Ospina out with a thigh injury.Other first-team stars Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy are also on the club’s lengthy injury list, and the lack of class was evident as the Gunners failed to dazzle at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.The visitors did offer a glimpse of style early in the first-half when Alexis Sanchez skipped down the line and put in a dangerous pass to Santi Cazorla, but the Spain international got it all wrong with the end product, slicing a shot horribly wide.The hosts, meanwhile, were comfortable on the ball but failed to really test rookie stopper Martinez, and while Arsenal did enjoy plenty of possession there was no end product as Danny Welbeck sent a close-range header over the bar from Sanchez’s cross.The Chilean flyer was by far the north London outfit’s most potent threat, but little came from his driving runs on the flanks, while there were often worries at the back in the form of stand-in centre-half Nacho Monreal.Arsenal started the brighter after the break and registered the first shot on target as danger-man Sanchez forced a save from Anderlecht stopper Silvio Proto, while Aaron Ramsey and Cazorla both saw chances go begging from close-range after more good work from the Chile winger.Despite their impressive spell, though, the Gunners soon found themselves a goal down as Anderlecht took full advantage of some sloppy defending from Per Mertesacker on the counter-attack, with Najar sending a strong header past Martinez.It could have been worst for the Londoners, too, as the hosts should really have been out of sight ten minutes later when right-back Anthony Vanden Borre saw a bobbled effort unlucky bounce onto the crossbar, while – as Arsenal began to crumble at the back – Martinez was on hand with two smart saves to keep his side in it.Wenger’s men looked moments away from a disastrous defeat, and the manager was forced to roll the dice with the introductions of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Campbell and – later on in the 84th minute – Podolski.The substitutions proved inspired from the Frenchman, as his side conjured two quick-fire goals out if nothing in the final two minutes of play.First up was Gibbs, who looked to have salvaged a point when he guided the ball into the back of the net with the deftest of finishes from Calum Chambers’ cross.But a fortunate point turned into all three just seconds later when out-of-favour Podolski smashed in from six yards as Anderlecht’s back-four collapsed, handing an average Arsenal a sudden victory, one which leaves them comfortably five points clear in the Group D runners-up spot. 1last_img read more

Retailers head over heels for Valentine’s Day

first_imgFor More Info As in retail dollars. “It’s a really good time for retailers,” said Jaclyne Breault, owner of Heavenly Blooms flower and gift shop in Uptown Whittier, who figures to make between $10,000 and $15,000 on Valentine’s Day chocolates, love tokens and pink and red roses. On the day before Valentine’s Day, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. of Shelburne, Vt., ships 4,500 bears an hour from morning to night. There’s the Sweetheart Bear, the Love Me Tender Elvis Bear, the Playboy Playmate Bear and 39 other models made just for the season. With those bears ranging in base price from $49.99 to $199.99, it adds up to nearly $4 million in business in one day for the company. It’s all part of a holiday that has become big business, so much so that it might as well be called Valentine’s Day Inc. “This is the day when retailers bow toward the East and thank Hallmark,” said Richard Giss, a Los Angeles retail analyst. It was about five years ago that Valentine’s Day turned “into a real holiday,” said Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, a New York consultancy. “From a retail point of view, that’s when it just kind of took on a life of its own.” According to a nationwide survey Passikoff’s company conducted, the average American will spend $113 – about the price of a Vermont Teddy Bear with a few extras – on Valentine’s Day this year. That’s a $40 per person increase from just two years ago. Nationally, Valentine’s Day retail sales will reach $13.7 billion this year, up from $13.1billion last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Men spend more, as might be expected. The average Romeo will spend $145 to the average Juliet’s $81, and those in the 18 to 34 age group spend as much as all other age groups combined. Just ask 22-year-old Jesse Perez of Whittier, who shelled out more than $100 at a roadside stand on Whittier Boulevard to buy a giant teddy bear for his girlfriend. “It’s just a good day to spend money on the people you love,” he said. Clearly, we have come a long way since Feb. 14, 269, when St. Valentine – about to be martyred by Emperor Claudius in Rome – left a note to the jailer’s daughter signed, “From Your Valentine.” Or since 1415, when the Duke of Orleans sent his wife what history calls the first official valentine – from the Tower of London. It was the 19th century when people who weren’t imprisoned began exchanging cards on a regular basis. Beautiful lace valentines – designed to be kept and treasured – sold for $5 to $35 in the 1870s. But it was Joyce Hall, a traveling salesman who founded Hallmark Cards in 1910, who really brought the holiday to the masses. He believed that people were too busy to think up their own verses, so he did it for them, turning a small company into a $4 billion empire. Nearly 100 million roses are sold in the United States in the week before Valentine’s Day, along with more than a billion cards and more than $700 million worth of candy. It’s big business, and it’s why spending on Valentine’s Day ranks behind only Christmas and Easter in the United States. “Especially today, I think it’s the need people have to connect with other people,” said Constance Rossum, an associate professor of marketing and management at the University of La Verne. “Look at all the Internet chat rooms, at companies like eHarmony. This is just another channel for people to communicate their feelings if they have trouble doing it verbally.” Staff Writer Michael Rappaport contributed to this story. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 Red is the favorite color on Valentine’s Day. But these days, it’s green, too. • Download: Report by The Government Accountability Office on Katrina relief management. Abstract | Highlights (.pdf) | Full Report (.pdf) • Multimedia: From thought to paper: What goes into creating a greeting card? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Real Madrid set to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Athletic Bilbao star

first_img1 Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is out of contract in the summer Real Madrid are closing in on a deal to land Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of both Arsenal and Chelsea.The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper is out of contract in the summer leading to questions marks regarding his long-term future.Both Arsenal and Chelsea want to bring the 23-year-old to London but it appears that Madrid are in the driving seat to sign him.According to Marca, the Bernabeu giants are ready to pay around £18m to sign the talented youngster in January rather than wait until the summer for a free transfer.Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has come under increasing pressure with his side fourth in the La Liga table, eight points behind arch rivals and league leaders Barcelona.As such, new signings are expected when the window opens and it looks like a new goalkeeper is top of the wish list with current first choice Keylor Navas set to make way for Arrizabalaga.But while the news may not be good for Arsenal and Chelsea, their Premier League rivals Manchester United can breathe a sigh of relief as any successful move for Arrizabalaga should end Madrid’s long-term interest in David De Gea.last_img read more

Broadcaster developing smooth pitch

first_imgCalvert calls baseball “seven minutes of action crammed into three hours.” “If you watch it enough you can develop a sense for when to really pay attention and when to look away and talk about other things,” he said. His first broadcasting job was fictitious, a voice role in the film “The Rookie.” He tried pitching his tapes to prospective employers at the 2004 winter meetings, but none were interested. Calvert agreed to an unpaid internship with the JetHawks in the offseason. He commutes at least an hour each way from his home in Silver Lake. He spends several hours compiling statistical data and generating media notes in advance of each game. After the games, he conducts post-game clubhouse interviews. He then helps Lasky write game reports. “William has shown marked improvement under the tutelage of (Lasky) as the season has progressed, and I feel he has a bright future as a broadcaster,” JetHawks general manager Brad Seymour said. “His dedication to the craft is obvious.” His friends support his endeavor, even if they at times question his sanity. “I do it for the love of the game,” Calvert said. “My hope is that in 10 years I can maybe do this for a small Single-A team somewhere in the Midwest. I don’t really have major league aspirations. I just enjoy doing it; I guess it’s a romantic notion of America in its communities.” Calvert admittedly struggled developing a rhythmic flow early this season but has grown noticeably more confident. He called all three games alone in a recent weekend series when Laskey left town to attend a friend’s wedding. Laskey has taken note of Calvert’s progression, describing him much the way a farm director does a promising pitching prospect. “There’s no doubt he’s made significant improvement,” Lasky said. “He’s so much more in command of what he’s doing, and he has so much better an understanding of what it is he’s trying to do and what it is he can do.” Calvert cites Lasky’s mentorship as a key factor in his development, noting he’s learned to project an aura of confidence. Ironically, he never needed such reassurance as a child. “It really never occurred me as a kid growing up that being on TV would scare people, it never crossed my mind,” Calvert said. “I did theater, and it translates pretty quickly. “As a kid you just want to keep it fun. If it’s not fun, you just don’t want to do it.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.A lifelong Southern California resident, Calvert grew up a diehard Dodgers fan. His acting career began in Santa Barbara’s theatrical circles, where his childhood acting peers included Anthony Edwards, who starred in the hit TV series “ER,” and Eric Stolz, who appeared the 1985 film “Mask” with Cher. Calvert’s first big role was an appearance on a special Halloween episode of “The Jeffersons.” His most visible childhood role came on “Little House on the Prairie,” portraying a youth who inadvertently set fire to a school for the blind. He is still involved in the industry, doing audio dialogue replacement – high-tech voice-over work – for Hollywood film and television productions. The work tapers off during the spring and summer, allowing him to pursue a passion he’s had since he remembers his father, Robert, taking him to Dodgers games as a child. “Baseball is very verbal – that’s what I like about it,” he said. “The difference between going to a movie, where you have to sit quietly, and going to a ballpark is you can talk about it or other things or anything.” LANCASTER – As a 13-year-old actor, Williams Calvert was unfazed by Hollywood’s bright lights, glamour and glitz. The seemingly less-onerous trappings of a broadcast booth at Clear Channel Stadium had an entirely different effect this spring on an adult Calvert. “I’m not going to lie, I was really intimidated at first,” said Calvert, now 40, who appeared in the 1970s’ TV series including “Little House on the Prairie,” “The Jeffersons” and “Eight is Enough.” Calvert is starting a new career in Lancaster as a JetHawks broadcasting intern. He works under the tutelage of JetHawks full-time radio broadcaster Jeff Lasky, calling the middle three innings of home games. last_img read more

Ex-suitor suspect in killing of officer at memorial

first_imgNo possible motive for the attack was released. Witnesses identified Hinton as the gunman, and a handgun was found at the scene, authorities said. The getaway car, a green Ford Taurus belonging to Hinton, was found abandoned about 2 a.m. Saturday at a Fairfield shopping mall, Fairfield police spokesman Lt. Tony Shipp said. Police had contacted Hinton’s relatives in the San Francisco Bay Area but would not comment further on the status of the investigation. The killing occurred at a memorial service for Demari Jermaine Hutchinson, 12, and Immanuel Kayne Hutchinson-Callison, 7, of Suisun City, who died in a head-on crash in November near Fairfield. Authorities believed the children were related to Hinton. SAN FRANCISCO – Police searched Saturday for the ex-boyfriend of a slain off-duty Richmond police officer who is suspected of gunning down the officer in an outlying suburb after a funeral for two children who died in a car crash. Kaliah Harper, 28, of Suisun City was killed Friday after an argument outside the Fairfield Community Center, where a memorial service was being held for two young brothers who died when their car was hit by an SUV earlier this month. Harper, a five-year veteran of the Richmond police force, knew the boys through Quartus Lee Hinton, 28, of Vallejo, a man she had dated for six months but broke up with several weeks ago, said Richmond police Lt. Enos Johnson. Police suspect that Hinton shot and killed Harper outside the service after an argument ensued. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea ace ‘completes’ move to Atletico as Higuain is left out of AC Milan squad

first_img targets 2 LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Gattuso said: “I want to be honest with you all. We had a poor training session today due to all these rumours. We spoke after the training session and I did not consider him ready for this game.“I accept his decision. Surely he could have done more and maybe we could have helped him fit in better.“Right now we have to work with professionalism and determination, all these rumours have not helped us lately and we have to look ahead.”Blues boss Maurizio Sarri launched an extraordinary rant at his players after slipping to a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday night. Higuain and Gattuso have endured a difficult relationship since the striker arrived in the summer Chelsea looked entirely incapable of breaking down a Gunners side who have conceded 32 times this season.Olivier Giroud has also struggled to score goals this season and Eden Hazard has often been deployed as a false nine. targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alvaro Morata has completed a move to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, according to reports.And Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan squad to face Genoa on Monday as the rumours linking the striker with a move to Stamford Bridge gather momentum. Morata has endured a torrid 12 months in west London after his move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, with the goals drying up for the 25-year-old.Maurizio Sarri is keen to bring in Higuain in on loan until the end of the season having worked with the striker at Napoli while he was boss.According to Nicolo Schira of Gazzetto dello Sport, the Spain international will return to Madrid on loan and Diego Simeone will have an option to buy the striker for €55million (£48.55million) at the end of the season. Done deal! Alvaro #Morata is a new striker of #AtleticoMadrid. Colchoneros have closed him on loan with option to buy (€55M). Tomorrow he’ll sign the contract. #Chelsea will replace him with Gonzalo #Higuain. #transfers #CFC— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) January 20, 2019Meanwhile, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso confirmed Higuain was not in his squad for the Serie A clash with Genoa on Monday as negotiations continue. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 IN DEMAND Morata looks set to join Atletico Madrid in the coming days last_img read more

Liverpool unveil £60m plans to make Anfield third biggest Premier League ground

first_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty Liverpool have revealed their proposal to expand the Anfield Road stand by 7,000 seats in a new scheme which will take the famous stadium’s capacity up to 61,000.The original plans had purported an increase of 4,800 seats, but this has since lapsed as a new, larger proposal looks set to be formally submitted next spring. It is understood the scheme will cost in the region of £60million and, unlike the main stand refurbishment which was paid for through a £115m loan secured by owners Fenway Sports Group, the money for this project will come from refinancing at a local level.There is no timescale as yet for the completion of the new stand, which will have small hospitality capacity, with the majority of seats outlined for general admission tickets, and no further development is being considered at this time.The new plans are on the footprint of the old planning application but a redesign has allowed an increased capacity. The work will mean the partial closure of Anfield Road outside the stadium.“We are looking at an extra 7,000 seats in the Anfield Road, the old planning application was for 4,800,” said Liverpool’s chief operating officer, Andy Hughes.“They are draft numbers at this stage and there is still a lot of work to do but it would take overall capacity of Anfield up to 61,000. We are currently just over 54,000. “There is a limited amount of room behind Anfield Road at the moment so there is a short section of road which we will need to close.“The overall footprint of the build and the overall height is very similar to the the original planning application and that also included a partial closure of Anfield Road.“There is a limited amount of space if you look at the constraints of the site and the Anfield stadium itself and we have spent a long period of time trying to figure out the best design and how we could get more capacity into the stand.“I’m not saying it is exactly 61,000 but it is there or thereabouts and it is hard to see where it will go much further than that.”Increasing Anfield to 61,000 seats would make Liverpool’s home the third biggest stadium currently used by a Premier League club, behind Old Trafford and the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but slightly ahead of Arsenal’s Emirates.As part of the first stage of the consultation process Liverpool are holding drop-in events at Anfield on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. LIVE on talkSPORT Liverpool have announced plans to expand Anfield 1 Swansea vs Fulham (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Watford (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTlast_img read more