Representative Knopp Urges Communities To Support Alaska LNG Project

first_imgThe final EIS, issued March 6, accepted Nikiski, as the project’s preferred site for an LNG terminal at the end of an 807-mile gas pipeline from the North Slope. On May 21, the federal regulators approved the plans for the long awaited LNG Project. With that authorization comes a looming 10-year deadline for the project to begin operations of the gas pipeline and liquefaction plant. “The federal government spent years reviewing the application for Alaska to commercialize our natural gas reserves. Regulators followed strict guidelines to determine the location of key facilities and identified Nikiski as the perfect place for the pipeline terminal. That makes sense. Alaska natural gas was first exported to Japan from Nikiski in 1969, and our deep tidewater port would enable safe and reliable shipping. Alaska faces more than enough economic headwinds, and the last thing we need now is additional infighting that threatens our ability to develop our resources. I encourage Mat-Su leaders to do what’s right for Alaska and withdraw their petition.” In a filing with FERC, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is asking the commission to reconsider its decision. Knopp released the following statement on this development: Representative Knopp issued a press release following an announcement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the Mat-Su Borough has requested in its final environmental impact statement for the project to re-route the planned 807-mile pipeline’s terminal away from the Kenai Peninsula to Port MacKenzie. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Gary Knopp (R-K-Pen) issued a plea to the Kenai Peninsula and its residents to back the Alaska LNG Project and Nikiski as the prefered site for the pipeline terminal.last_img read more

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Pere Marquette Beach kicks up Sunday waves for surfers after weekend storm

first_imgShares Share Mail Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Chase Ledsworth at the bottom of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Other Photo/Jason Goorman Nate Knoth smiles after catching his last wave of the day. Photo/Jason Goorman Bestseller Ads by Amazon Photo/Jason Goorman Report a problem This item is… × Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Bestseller Jason Gorski rides a wave with a Pere Marquette Beach snow fence in the foreground. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema enjoys a knee high wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Not relevant $15.29$17.99 Joe Kostrzewa drops in on a sholder high wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Displayed poorly ENDS IN $0.00 LSJ Photo/Jason Goorman Eric Hojnacki (left), Pat Taylor, Marc Hoeksema and Brad Knoth talk during a break on the beach. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goorman Jason Gorski cruises on his SUP. Photo/Jason Goorman Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Photo/Jason Goorman Displayed poorly Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Report a problem This item is… Jason Gorski gets eaten by a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Mona Shores grad Pat Taylor. Photo/Jason Goorman ENDS IN Photo/Jason Goorman $14.99 Nate Knoth rides a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Other Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Photo/Jason Goorman ENDS IN Jason Gorski rides on his standup paddle board and drops in on a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth looks a lip of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Photo/Jason Goorman FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Chase Ledsworth walks on his board at the top of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Share Chase Ledsworth. Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema gets ready to make a cut. Photo/Jason Goorman DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Marc Hoeksema floats on the top of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Norton Shores resident Marc Hoeksema makes a cut at the top of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Nate Knoth makes the turn. Photo/Jason Goorman Other Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goorman Not relevant × Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Other × Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Not relevant Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth catches a knee high wave. 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We will try not to show you such ads again. × Photo/Jason Goorman × × Photo/Jason Goorman LocalSportsJournal.comArea surfers were stoked to get their feet wet at Pere Marquette Beach on Sunday. Lake Michigan was roaring throughout the day with waves topping out at eight feet.West Michigan was pounded by rain throughout Friday and Saturday, and had wind gusting up to 38 mph out of the southwest on Sunday morning, with a sustained speed  of 24 mph at 7:20 a.m.By midmorning Sunday the wind switched directions, coming out of the northwest, creating perfect conditions for local surfers.Check out video and photos below by LSJ’s Jason Goorman. Not relevant Norton Shores resident Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Photo/Jason Goorman (22) Photo/Jason Goorman Bestseller Not relevant ENDS IN Jason Gorski makes a turn at the bottom of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth. Photo/Jason Goorman Jason Gorski cruises on his SUP. 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Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Joe Kostrzewa ducksk down as the wave breaks. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth on the line. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Photo/Jason Goorman (8187) Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Displayed poorly Chase Ledsworth. Photo/Jason Goorman Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth approaches the nose of his surfboard. Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema pulls out after riding a knee high wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Bestseller $26.86$49.99 Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Mona Shores graduate Chase Ledsworth make a cut at the top of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive × ENDS IN Other Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goorman DEAL OF THE DAY A lot of action was taking place on Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon. Photo/Jason Goorman NBC Sports DEAL OF THE DAY $59.99 (33138) DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Chase Ledsworth walks on his board at the top of a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Jason Gorski loses his balance and makes a fall. Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema rides a wave a Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon. Photo/Jason Goorman Nate Knoth makes the turn after catching a wave. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth makes a step on his board to carry out his next menuv Not relevant (1009) Pat Taylor catches the turn at the bottom of a wave. Marc Hoeksema drops in on a wave while Chase Ledsworth watches. Photo/Jason Goorman The League A Warrior’s Heart Other Photo/Jason Goorman (124) Displayed poorly Photo/Jason Goorman × Photo/Jason Goorman Marc Hoeksema gets low as a wave barrels over. Photo/Jason Goorman Chase Ledsworth carries out a Hang 5. Photo/Jason Goormanlast_img read more

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Injury worries as T&T head off to World Championships

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Fitness will be a serious consideration for Trinidad and Tobago’s women in their debut outing at the World Championship starting next weekend in Japan. Head coach Francisco Cruz said coming out of the last tournament, several key players were carrying injuries which would impact their final preparation for the September 29 to October 20 event.“The players who finished the last tournament, the CAC, they have a few injured,” Cruz told the NewsDay here.“Some players have problems in the ankle, some players in the knee. For example, (Krystle) Esdelle has a problem in the shoulder. Nobody is ready. Everybody has these problems. They maybe can play because they [may] recover a little but ready, ready? They are not fully ready.” He added: “It is normal in volleyball. The players sometimes carry injuries.”T&T will compete in Pool C alongside the likes of Azerbaijan, South Korea, Russia, Thailand and world number two, the United States.Ranked 34th in the world, T&T are the only Caribbean side in the tournament, which will see four pools of six teams contesting the preliminary round. Cruz said Trinidad would be looking to gather as much experience as possible from their participation in the tournament.“The only expectation we have there is that the players take the experience. That is the first time they will take part in the tournament. The challenge is very, very high,” he explained.“The teams (Azerbaijan and Thailand) are more level to us [but] those are teams that played in the World Championships [before]. Only Trinidad is the team that will take part in one World Championships [for the first time].” He continued: “You know here, we don’t have facilities for training. We cannot have expectations, just take the experience as the first time [competing].”The experienced side, which will be led by setter Renele Forde and includes the likes of Kelly-Anne Billingy, Channon Thompson and Darlene Ramdin, left for Japan earlier in the week.They open their campaign on September 29 against world number five Russia.last_img read more

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Nuggets coach Malone says he had coronavirus

first_imgDenver Nuggets coach Michael Malone revealed Monday that an antibody test showed he had the coronavirus. He told CBS4 in Denver that he had symptoms soon after the NBA halted play on March 11. He said he believed he had COVID-19 but was unable to get tested.“I’d say around March 20, I started not feeling well, and we began reaching out to team doctors to see if I could get a test,” Malone said. “Unfortunately, at that time, there was no testing available.”That month, the Nuggets said a different employee tested positive but didn’t disclose the person’s name. Malone told the TV station that he had an antibody test around Memorial Day, and it showed that he had been infected.“I like to say that I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt,” Malone, 48, said.When play was suspended, the Nuggets were 43-22 and in third place in the Western Conference. They are one of the 22 teams scheduled to return to the court next month in the league restart at The Walt Disney World resort near Orlando, Fla. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

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ARSENE WENGER: I Now Get a Trophy Every Week

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger joked he now “gets a trophy every week” after being honoured by the League Managers Association (LMA).Wenger left the Gunners in May after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in a 22-year spell.He was awarded the LMA Service to Football Award at Wembley on Thursday.“The LMA is proud to recognise Arsene’s remarkable career in football management,” said LMA chief executive Richard Bevan.“The role of the football manager has changed beyond recognition since Arsene’s first match at Highbury in 1996, but his profound influence on the game over the past 22 years means he truly deserves the admiration of his fellow practitioners in football.”Wenger, 68, was presented with his award at the LMA’s President’s Dinner by England boss Gareth Southgate.“Since I don’t compete any more, I get a trophy every week,” Wenger joked.“How stupid was I not to understand that earlier?”Outgoing Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth was also presented with a special award to recognise his achievements during his time at the organisation.Relatedlast_img read more

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Scoreboard Roundup — 3/6/18

first_imgCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Cleveland    112  Detroit     90 Indiana       92  Milwaukee   89 Miami        125  Phoenix    103 Boston       105  Chicago     89 San Antonio  100  Memphis     98 Utah          94  Orlando     80 Portland   108  L.A. Lakers   103 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Pittsburgh   4  Calgary   3 Buffalo      5  Toronto   3 Ottawa       3  Dallas    2 Edmonton     4  Arizona   3 Vancouver   3  N-Y Islanders   4 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (6) Gonzaga   88  San Francisco             60       BYU           85   (20) Saint Mary’s (Cal)   72last_img read more

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Joe Mixon, Le’Veon Bell, Mark Ingram affecting Week 2 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgIngram (shoulder) is “questionable” for Sunday’s game against Arizona, but after getting in full practices on Thursday and Friday, it would be a shock if he doesn’t play.MORE WEEK 2 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup builderArizona was one of the worst defenses against RBs last year, but it had a surprisingly decent day against Kerryon Johnson and the Lions in Week 1. Even so, we rank Ingram as a borderline RB1 in Baltimore’s run-heavy attack. WEEK 2 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Joe Mixon playing Week 2?UPDATE 2: Mixon is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE 1: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Mixon “plans” to play, but he’ll test out his ankle in pregame warmups before making a final decision.After missing most of the second half last Sunday and all of practice early this week, Mixon (ankle) returned for a Bengals walk-through practice on Friday and is listed as “questionable” for this week’s game against San Francisco. His status is truly up in the air, but it seems likely he would see fewer snaps than usual even if he did start. Giovani Bernard is a worthwhile RB2 if Mixon is out and a potential PPR FLEX even if he’s active. Given the matchup, we’d roll with Mixon as at least a FLEX in both standard and PPR leagues if he’s out there.WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Le’Veon Bell playing Monday night?Bell got an MRI on his shoulder earlier in the week, but after it came back clean, he told reported he’d be “good to go” for Monday night’s game against Cleveland. He got in a limited practice on Friday and is officially listed as “questionable”.Obviously, Bell’s official status won’t be known until Monday night, but it certainly appears as if he’ll play and be without restrictions. He’s a high-upside RB1, as usual.Week 2 DFS Lineups: FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPMark Ingram injury updateUPDATE: Ingram is officially ACTIVE. Is there anything worse than RB1s being “questionable” heading into Sunday’s slate of games? How about if one plays on Monday night? Joe Mixon, Mark Ingram, and Le’Veon Bell all have the dreaded “Q” tags in Week 2, and while it looks like two will play for sure, one will come down to a game-time decision. That means lots of nervous fantasy football owners searching for injury updates, scouring running back rankings, and questioning their start ’em, sit ’em decisions right up until the last minute. We’ll be here to help all morning with the latest news, so check back for updates or follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). For the Week 2 weather report, click here, and for updates on TEs Mark Andrews and Trey Burton, go here. For the latest on banged-up WRs Mike Williams and Hollywood Brown, click here, and you can find the latest on Antonio Brown’s Week 2 status by clicking here.last_img read more

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Ottis glad to see Archer get his England chance

first_imgSouth Africa coach Ottis Gibson wants England fast bowler Jofra Archer to have a good World Cup — but only after the Proteas have played the hosts in Thursday’s tournament opener at the Oval.Former West Indies fast bowler Gibson, like Archer, was born in Barbados.ALSO READ: Morris’ presence non-negotiable for Proteas, says AlbieGibson had a chance to observe the then teenage Archer’s progress when he returned to the Caribbean as coach of the West Indies in 2010.Archer, whose father is English, was included in the host country’s World Cup squad on the back of just three one-day international appearances after completing a three-year qualification period in March.“He’s fresh and he’s obviously talented and he’s got a lot of pace and he’s from Barbados, so I’m glad that they picked him,” Gibson, also a former England bowling coach, told reporters on Tuesday.Archer’s ability to bowl at speeds of 90 mph, allied to a variety of alternative deliveries including a slower ball, has seen the 24-year-old make a name for himself on the Twenty20 franchise circuit.“He’s a very good kid,” Gibson said Tuesday. “I’ve known him from Barbados when he was a youngster growing up there, so I’m really pleased for him.“He’s got a lot of talent, so he’s bringing that. He’s bringing pace; he bowls quickly. And he’s a match-winner. So hopefully he won’t have much of a say in this game, but then he’ll have a really good tournament once this game is over.”Asked if Archer had been “on his radar” when he was coach of the West Indies, Gibson replied: “He was only about 16 when I was there, so he wasn’t on my radar.“But it’s well-documented that they didn’t pick him for the Under-19s and then he chose a different path.“I’m really happy for him… I know that he’s a good boy and I wish him well.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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US women rout Costa Rica 8-0 to begin victory tour

first_imgThe game marked the opening of a victory tour by the Americans and was played before a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field — the largest to see a soccer game Pittsburgh.Meghan Klingenberg grew up in Pittsburgh and rewarded her hometown fans with a goal. Heather O’Reilly added two goals, with the other scores coming from Julie Johnston and Whitney Engen“I think it was a very professional performance,” O’Reilly said. “There were parts in the first half that I thought were tough and we sort of had to grind through moments of the game, but we kept pressing on as a team and put together some really good stuff and scored some nice goals. I think there were some patches of good and patches of bad, but we worked through them and we’re proud of our performance.”Press was one of Sunday’s six starters who did not start in the World Cup final. Forward Alex Morgan did not play, having undergone minor knee surgery following the World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Abby Wambach entered in the second half.“I personally felt this victory tour was the beginning of a new journey,” Press said. “I think the World Cup, for me, was an eye-opener on how great our team can be, and also, that I need to get to the next level. That I need to keep pushing myself and not be stasis died with where I am.”In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)Klingenberg scored after being moved to midfielder to start the second half. She lifted a cross from Tobin Heath into the net to give the United States a 5-0 lead in the 55th minute. She ran to the U.S. bench to grab a Terrible Towel — a more common sight at Pittsburgh Steelers games — and waved it near midfield.“It was wonderful,” Klingenberg said. “Playing with my teammates again is always a blast. I love getting on the field with them and being in my hometown, and hearing 44,000 people roar for you is quite incredible. … I don’t know if you saw, but I like elbowed Abby out of the way to get to that Terrible Towel, so it was pretty special.”O’Reilly opened the scoring in the fourth minute. She intercepted a pass intended for Costa Rican defender Daniela Cruz, charged into the box and shot past goaltender Dinnia Diaz.The first of Press’ two first-half goals came in the 29th minute. She collected her own rebound to send a shot past a diving Diaz. She then scored nine minutes after Johnston made it 3-0, touching a rebound off Shannon Boxx’s header into the net in the 45th minute.Press’ second goal came off the second of two corner kicks originally forced by an O’Reilly cross that Carli Lloyd couldn’t reach. O’Reilly also contributed to Johnston’s goal with another cross that forced a corner kick, which Johnston headed past Diaz.O’Reilly scored in 59th minute to make it 6-0. After defender Whitney Engen scored the seventh goal with a header in the 63rd minute, Press completed her hat trick to push the lead to 8-0 five minutes later.,The game marked the opening of a victory tour by the Americans and was played before a crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field — the largest to see a soccer game Pittsburgh.Meghan Klingenberg grew up in Pittsburgh and rewarded her hometown fans with a goal. Heather O’Reilly added two goals, with the other scores coming from Julie Johnston and Whitney Engen“I think it was a very professional performance,” O’Reilly said. “There were parts in the first half that I thought were tough and we sort of had to grind through moments of the game, but we kept pressing on as a team and put together some really good stuff and scored some nice goals. I think there were some patches of good and patches of bad, but we worked through them and we’re proud of our performance.”Press was one of Sunday’s six starters who did not start in the World Cup final. Forward Alex Morgan did not play, having undergone minor knee surgery following the World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Abby Wambach entered in the second half.“I personally felt this victory tour was the beginning of a new journey,” Press said. “I think the World Cup, for me, was an eye-opener on how great our team can be, and also, that I need to get to the next level. That I need to keep pushing myself and not be stasis died with where I am.”In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)Klingenberg scored after being moved to midfielder to start the second half. She lifted a cross from Tobin Heath into the net to give the United States a 5-0 lead in the 55th minute. She ran to the U.S. bench to grab a Terrible Towel — a more common sight at Pittsburgh Steelers games — and waved it near midfield.“It was wonderful,” Klingenberg said. “Playing with my teammates again is always a blast. I love getting on the field with them and being in my hometown, and hearing 44,000 people roar for you is quite incredible. … I don’t know if you saw, but I like elbowed Abby out of the way to get to that Terrible Towel, so it was pretty special.”O’Reilly opened the scoring in the fourth minute. She intercepted a pass intended for Costa Rican defender Daniela Cruz, charged into the box and shot past goaltender Dinnia Diaz.The first of Press’ two first-half goals came in the 29th minute. She collected her own rebound to send a shot past a diving Diaz. She then scored nine minutes after Johnston made it 3-0, touching a rebound off Shannon Boxx’s header into the net in the 45th minute.Press’ second goal came off the second of two corner kicks originally forced by an O’Reilly cross that Carli Lloyd couldn’t reach. O’Reilly also contributed to Johnston’s goal with another cross that forced a corner kick, which Johnston headed past Diaz.O’Reilly scored in 59th minute to make it 6-0. After defender Whitney Engen scored the seventh goal with a header in the 63rd minute, Press completed her hat trick to push the lead to 8-0 five minutes later. United States’ Carli Lloyd (10) reacts after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany as Meghan Klingenberg (22) follows during the second half of a semifinal in the Women’s World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game since winning the Women’s World Cup in Canada last month.last_img read more

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Five-star Liverpool thrash Porto with Mane hat-trick

first_imgSadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scored with a mesmerising piece of ball-juggling as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away with an irresistible attacking display in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday.Roberto Firmino completed the scoring in the first leg tie to hand the Portuguese league leaders their heaviest-ever home defeat in European competition and virtually guarantee Liverpool a quarter-final place.Salah’s 29th-minute goal arguably upstaged Mane’s treble as the Egyptian took his tally to 30 goals in all competitions this season.Liverpool midfielder James Milner’s shot hit the post and rebounded to Salah who flicked it up over Porto goalkeeper Jose Sa, then controlled it with his head and touched it into the net.Twice European champions Porto sorely missed injured leading scorer Vincent Aboubakar and midfielder Danilo although they began brightly as Otavio saw a shot deflected onto the roof of the net by Dejan Lovren’s outstretched leg.For a while, it was an end-to-end game but swung Liverpool’s way with two quick goals, both helped by poor defending.Liverpool went ahead in the 25th minute when they won the ball in midfield and Georginio Wijnaldum found Mane whose shot squirmed through Sa’s arms and into the net.Four minutes later, Milner won the ball off Moussa Marega, ran on as the Porto defence hesitated, waiting in vain for a foul to be called, shot against the post and Salah did the rest.Porto also started the second half brightly but were again caught when Salah opened them up with a diagonal pass to Firmino whose shot was stopped by Sa, only for Mane to snap up the rebound.Already facing a record home European defeat, the hosts were sliced apart again in the 69th minute as Mane won the ball, burst forward and released Milner whose low pass into the centre was turned in by Firmino.Mane completed his hat-trick with another unstoppable effort from outside the area with five minutes left.last_img read more

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