first_imgNewcastle Utd vs. Liverpool Venue: St James’ Park Kick off: 4PMLiverpool bring an historic and seminal campaign to a close today when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on the final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season. The champions finally got their hands on the trophy after beating Chelsea last time out, and they travel to a Newcastle side without a win in their last five outings.There has been plenty of time for Liverpool to look back on their 2019-20 campaign over the course of the month since they wrapped up the title, and Sunday’s match is another of those as they bring an unforgettable season to a close.A spectacular trophy-lifting ceremony in The Kop followed Wednesday night’s thrilling 5-3 triumph over Chelsea, and just as they marked that occasion with a win they will no doubt be keen to end the season in style too.With the trophy long since secured and the all-time points record now out of reach there is not a great deal aside from pride left for Liverpool to fight for on the face of it, but some notable achievements are still up for grabs.Victory would see them surpass last season’s points tally of 97 and would set a new club record for a single campaign, beating the 98 they earned in 1978-79 when adjusted to three points for a win. The record title-winning margin is also still possible, although for that to happen Jurgen Klopp’s side would also need an unlikely favour from relegated Norwich City away to Manchester City.The Merseysiders could also still equal the record for most wins in a season by chalking up number 32 of the campaign – an achievement Man City have managed in each of the last two terms.However, for all of Liverpool’s dominance throughout the season, their away record of late has been suspect to say the least – five defeats and only one win in their last seven outings on the road across all competitions.Liverpool have shipped 10 goals in their five away league games in that run, which is as many as they had in their previous 19 on the road, so they will be relieved to face a Newcastle side that has struggled for goals all season.Only Crystal Palace, Watford and Norwich have scored fewer than the Magpies in 2019-20, although they have certainly improved in that respect since lockdown with 12 goals in eight games – as many as they had managed in their previous 15. Newcastle’s lack of goals have also not hindered them too much as far as the table is concerned, with Steve Bruce having steered his side well clear of danger with plenty of time to spare.The manager has certainly responded to his critics with his side’s performances on the pitch, but he has also stressed that a club like Newcastle should be looking to do more than simply steer clear of relegation and so signs of improvement will also be important to him.A four-game winless streak heading into this match has harmed their chances of achieving that, though, leaving them still one point adrift of last season’s tally under Rafael Benitez.The Magpies can finish no higher than 13th either – the same position as last season – although should they pull off a surprise win against the champions then they would record their highest Premier League points tally since 2013-14.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Newcastle do boast a formidable record on the final day of the season, winning each of their last five such matches by an aggregate score of 17-1, although Liverpool were the last team to inflict a season-ending defeat on them.Indeed, the Reds have inflicted 76 top-flight defeats on Newcastle down the years, which is four more than the Magpies have suffered against any other opponent.Newcastle possible XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Fernandez, Hayden, Rose, Ritchie, Shelvey, Bentaleb, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton. Liverpool possible XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Tags: ChelseaLiverpoolPremier LeagueSt james’ Parklast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a big blow to President Trump immigration policies ruling Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue of immigration, which has been a major focus of his domestic agenda.The ruling said the government failed to give an adequate justification for ending the federal program. The administration could try again to shut it down by offering a more detailed explanation for its action, but the White House might not want to end such a popular program in the heat of a presidential campaign.BREAKING: The Supreme Court overturns Pres. Trump’s decision to end DACA. https://t.co/ofQ96edQPF— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2020last_img read more

first_imgNo. 10 seed Syracuse (22-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 1 seed Virginia (29-7, 13-5) at 6:09 p.m. Sunday in the Elite Eight. The Orange is coming off a dramatic win over 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-8, 15-3 West Coast) to advance to its third Elite Eight in five years.Here’s how beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman predict the matchup to unfold.Sam Blum (21-14)Virginia 68, Syracuse 60Game over AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s season has officially been defined by this incredible NCAA Tournament run. By the time the Orange takes the court on Sunday, there will only be five teams left vying for an National Championship. This year, because of that, has been a success. The image of Tyler Lydon’s block will never be forgotten. But Virginia is the best team left in this Tournament. It might have been the best when it began. It dictates tempo and scores in bunches and play fantastic defense. It’s really hard to beat that team. This will be a good game, but it will also be SU’s last.Jesse Dougherty (23-12)Virginia 59, Syracuse 54Hoo?Syracuse is obviously on a very big high, but Virginia looked awesome in its lopsided win over Iowa State on Friday and does not look like a No. 1 seed that’s going to lose to a No. 10. The Cyclones dropped into a 2-3 zone for some of that game, and Cavaliers point guard London Perrantes looked like a one-man wrecking ball against it. And while the Orange zone is way better than whatever ISU patched together, Perrantes’ keen ability to find the cracks and open teammates will translate (enough) to breaking down SU’s defense. Michael Gbinije was the man against Gonzaga, but first-team All-American Malcolm Brogdon wasn’t on the court. Now he is, and that’s trouble for Syracuse’s most consistent source of offense.Matt Schneidman (25-10)Virginia 71, Syracuse 66Broken slipperRegardless of whether Syracuse takes down the top-seeded Cavaliers or not, this run has been a magical one for the Orange. It has a chance to be the highest-ever seed to win a national title, but those hopes come crashing down at the hands of an efficient, stingy Virginia team that boasts a deadly balance of offensive and defensive prowess. SU doesn’t play badly by any means, but its ACC foe, led by Brogdon and Perrantes, is simply too good offensively and a Cinderella run comes to an end in Chicago. Comments Published on March 26, 2016 at 1:36 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse-Virginia basketball Elite Eight game time set for 6:09 p.m. SundayDougherty: Ignorance is bliss (or something like that) for Syracuse’s three freshmenMichael Gbinije carries Syracuse offensively in 63-60 victory over GonzagaSyracuse escapes nail-biter with 63-60 win over Gonzaga in Sweet 16Inside the final 11.2 seconds of Syracuse’s 63-60 Sweet 16 win over Gonzagalast_img read more