Liverpool still chasing Champions League spot

first_imgRepublic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy was on the scoresheet for Everton in a 3-nil win at home to ten-man Newcastle.While Chelsea are six points clear of Manchester City at the top after a 1-all draw with Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool will look to close the gap to Manchester United in the race for the Champions League tonight.Brendan Rodgers brings his Reds to his former side Swansea, with kick-off at the Liberty Stadium at 8 o’clock.Manchester United hold a five-point advantage over Liverpool following yesterday’s comfortable 3-nil defeat of Tottenham.last_img read more

Don Shula dead at 90: NFL world mourns loss of legendary Dolphins coach

first_imgDon Shula, the NFL’s all-time winningest head coach with 347 victories, died Monday at age 90. The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020Shula’s NFL career was exemplified by his ability to flex with his players. In the 1970s, the Dolphins were a power-run team, while the Dan Marino years were focused on an aerial assault on opposing defenses. That 1972 Dolphins team remains the only undefeated squad in NFL history.The passing of the NFL’s all-time winningest head coach drew strong reactions from the NFL community:“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”RIP Coach Don Shula.— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) May 4, 2020Even though I never personally met Coach Shula that quote was on the wall above the doors before you walked out of the facility in Miami. Through the best and worse days it reminded me to never settle for less than my best. Thanks coach— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) May 4, 2020Today is a sad day. Coach Shula was the rare man who exemplified true greatness in every aspect of his life. He will be so missed by so many but his legacy of character and excellence will endure. All my best to Mary Anne and the Shula family.— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) May 4, 2020Holy cow. RIP Don Shula. One of the coaching icons that just seemed to me like he’d be immortal. He passes away still comfortably positioned as the winningest coach in #NFL history, with 347 victories (including playoffs). For perspective, #Patriots’ Bill Belichick is at 304.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 4, 2020Don Shula did an amazing thing during his Hall of Fame career: pivoting to a totally diff. style to empower his personnel.The ‘70s Super Bowl champs were power run teams.The ‘80s/‘90s were pass-happy aerial assaults w/ Marino.Flexible, brilliant football mind. RIP 🙏🏻— Damon Amendolara (@DAonCBS) May 4, 2020The Shula-Jets rivalry ran deep. Six years ago, I interviewed him for a 20-year anniversary piece on the Fake Spike Game. I asked him what he says to #Jets fans in So Fla who bring it up: “I don’t talk to Jets fans in South Florida. Or in New York. Or in the United States.”— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 4, 2020The Greatest.Thank you for everything, Coach Shula.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former @MiamiDolphins Head Coach Don Shula who passed this morning.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 4, 2020We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary @MiamiDolphins Head Coach Don Shula. #RIP— NFL Alumni (@NFLAlumni) May 4, 2020Official statement from @PFHOFPrez on the passing of Hall of Famer @DonShula.#HOFForever | @MiamiDolphins— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) May 4, 2020R.I.P. to the goat Don Shula🙏🏾— DeVante Parker (@DeVanteParker11) May 4, 2020I’m at a loss for words. The game lost one of its giants. People will remember Coach Shula for all the games he won, but as an influential member of the competition committee he did so much for advancing the game to what it is now. Miss you already. Rest easy, my friend.-Gil— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) May 4, 2020Joe Namath didn’t play for Don Shula, but the two have been linked from Super Bowl III on. Just talked to Joe. “Coach Shula had dedication, determination, passion to do things the proper way. And he didn’t BS people.”— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) May 4, 2020 The architect and driving force behind the undefeated 1972 Dolphins had a lengthy coaching career that spanned four decades, with two Lombardi Trophies and innumerous big-time victories on the football field that landed him in the Hall of Fame in 1997.last_img read more