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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp admits Loris Karius will continue to face criticism after howler in Tranmere friendly

Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp admits Loris Karius will continue to face criticism after howler in Tranmere friendly

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in the spotlight The Reds goalkeeper made another mistake in a pre-season friendly against Rovers Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts goalkeeper Loris Karius is going to be regularly scrutinised and criticised until he puts together a string of good performances. The German’s handling was back in the spotlight after he spilled a free-kick which allowed Tranmere to score in the Reds’ 3-2 friendly win at Prenton Park. Karius has not had the stress-free pre-season he would’ve wanted Tranmere’s official Twitter account initially posted a video of the howler but quickly took it down. Karius was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in May’s Champions League final defeat – after which it was reve...
Are ODIs too batsman friendly? Analysis & vote after England's record 481-6

Are ODIs too batsman friendly? Analysis & vote after England's record 481-6

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's batsmen caused carnage once again, returning to Trent Bridge to break the record for the highest total in a one-day international for the second time in two years.Their 481-6 to destroy Australia by 242 runs beat the 444-3 made against Pakistan in 2016.It continues a trend of devastating batting that has rippled through the ODI game in the past five years. The magic 400 mark was first passed by Sri Lanka in 2006 and was matched on nine other occasions until the end of 2011.What followed was a wait of almost three...
Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

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Home Sweet Home. The words the Celtics have lived by in this year's NBA playoffs. Now Boston has the value of the parquet, the banners and the wild home fans with the Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers down to a best-of-three. The Celtics have gone 9-0 at home in these playoffs and won 10 in a row at home dating back to the regular season. For the year, they are 36-14 at home, a .720 winning percentage. Just as they had done in the opening series with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics won the first two games at home and then lost two in a row on the road, where they have just one victory in the playoffs. They then won 5 and 7 at home and lost 6 at Milwaukee. And just like that series, Boston doesn't have to win a road game to advance. "I think our focus i...
Why dogs are friendly – it's written in their genes

Why dogs are friendly – it's written in their genes

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Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they came to share our lives, say US scientists.Dogs evolved from wolves tens of thousands of years ago.During this time, certain genes that make dogs particularly gregarious have been selected for, according to research.This may give dogs their distinctive personalities, including a craving for human company."Our finding of genetic variation in both dogs and wolves provides a possible insight into animal personality, and may even suggest similar genes may have roles in other domestic species (maybe cats even)," said Dr Bridgett vonHoldt of Princeton University.The researchers studied the behaviour of domestic dogs, and grey wolves living in captivity. They carried out a number of tests of the animals' skills at problem-solving and ...