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QPR v Wolves: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgQPR midfielder Henry could face his former clubKick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 23 January 2016Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northampton)Match in a nutshell: Rangers aim for only their second home win since October against a Wolves side missing two key players.Five key battles: Including Karl Henry against former team-mate Dave EdwardsInjuries and suspensionsWOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERSRuled out: Jordan Graham (knee ligaments), Michal Zyro (calf), Emiliano Martinez (thigh), Nouha Dicko (knee ligaments).QPRRuled out: None. Possible line-upsWolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Ebanks-Landell, Doherty; Coady, McDonald; Van La Parra, Edwards, Henry; Le Fondre. Subs from: McCarey, Golbourne, Hause, Price, Saville, Byrne, Enobakhare, Sigurdarson.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Henry, Fer, Hoilett; Polter, Washington. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Doughty, Faurlin, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Grego-Cox, Mackie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W D L D L (5 points)Home: L D D D W (4 points)Wolves total: L W W W W (12 points)Away: W W L W D (10 points)Top scorers – all competitionsWolves: Afobe 10; Henry 5; Edwards 4; Le Fondre 3, McDonald 3, Ojo 3, Zyro 3; Batth 1, Byrne 1, Dicko 1, Doherty 1, Ebanks-Landell 1, Enobakhare 1, Graham 1.QPR: Austin 10; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Phillips 5; Chery 4, Hoilett 4, Polter 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Last five meetings19 August 2015: Wolves 2 QPR 34 February 2012: QPR 1 Wolves 217 September 2011: Wolves 0 QPR 318 April 2009: Wolves 1 QPR 06 December 2008: QPR 1 Wolves 0QPR 3 wins, Wolves 2 wins, 0 drawsSee also:QPR v Wolves: five key battlesQPR sign Ingram and plan short-term Motta dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


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Warriors’ Draymond Green unfiltered about Russell Westbrook fan incident

first_imgHOUSTON — Perhaps at some point, Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook will exchange some sharp words when the Warriors (46-21) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) on Saturday. Those two players often consider that development both inevitable and necessary to fuel their competitive juices.As far as fans exerting that same behavior, though? Green found it completely unacceptable for a Utah Jazz fan to yell reportedly offensive and racist language toward Westbrook in a game earlier this …last_img


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H-DNL football: Week 6 highlights and Players of the Week

first_imgAn action-packed opening weekend of Little 4 Conference play, a big road win and duel up north highlighted week 6 of the Humboldt-Del Norte League football gauntlet.Let’s take a look at the teams, and players, which left their stamp on the midway point of the season.Ferndale outlasts ArcataIn what was the highest-scoring Little 4 game since the conference began play under its current format in 2018, Ferndale was able to outlast Arcata in a wild 45-38 win at the Redwood Bowl Friday night.The …last_img


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A Habitat in Mississippi Follows Two Paths to Green

first_imgA lot of Habitat for Humanity affiliates have been pushing hard to boost the performance of the homes that they, their homebuyer-clients, and teams of volunteers build, all the while keeping final costs in the affordable realm.Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, in northwestern Vermont, has committed to a three-home development in Charlotte in which the first house will incorporate Passive House construction and performance standards. (Groundbreaking for that project was June 18.) The Habitat affiliate in Prescott, Arizona, collaborated with students from the Yavapai College Residential Building Technology program to help design and construct a 1,200-sq.-ft. home that operates at net zero energy. And one of the 20 contenders in the 2011 Solar Decathlon – a student-and-faculty team representing The New School and Stevens Institute of Technology – is developing a solar-powered Habitat home for residents of a low-income neighborhood in Washington, D.C.Another affiliate chasing the dream of green and affordable is Bay-Waveland Habitat for Humanity, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, which last week announced that one of its builds recently earned LEED for Homes Platinum certification. Perhaps just as important, Bay-Waveland Habitat intends to make improved construction standards routine. One of its homes completed in 2009 earned an Emerald certification under the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Program, and that same year the affiliate committed to build its future projects at least to Silver standards under LEED for Homes or Silver under NAHB Green. That includes homes built for Seal Pointe, the affiliate’s new 42-unit neighborhood.Bay-Waveland Habitat says a big part of its prescription for green is its materials selection: aluminum roofing, cement board siding, open-cell spray foam insulation, low-e double-glazed windows, SEER 15 HVAC units, and low-VOC paints and adhesives. Construction methods include advanced framing, low-impact site development, natural resource conservation, and recycling of construction waste.last_img read more


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DJs And Pop Stars Join For Dance RED Save Lives 2

first_imgThe world’s biggest DJs and pop stars are coming together for charity.(RED) Brings Together The World’s Biggest DJs + Pop Artists To Release DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2) On iTunes November 25, 2013.Following the global success of the 2012 DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES music compilation – which topped the iTunes dance charts at #1 in 33 countries – (RED) together with today’s hottest dance artists, including Avicii, Baauer, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, deadmau5, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, RL Grime, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Tommy Trash and many more, announce DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2.Video: DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES 2 – 2013 Official Trailer

The ultimate soundtrack to this year’s World AIDS Day weekend celebrations, the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 compilation features new and original collaborative dance tracks, plus remixes of Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Empire of the Sun, and Far East Movement. Proceeds from the sales of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Produced in partnership with Capitol Music Group’s Priority Records and Recreation Worldwide, DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 will be released on iTunes on November 25, 2013 with pre-orders available now: iTunes.com/DanceRED. 

Luke Steele/Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun commented, “DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 is about celebrating how far we’ve come in the fight against AIDS while also uniting the world around this incredible opportunity we have to deliver an AIDS Free Generation within the near future. We are honoured and delighted that the Tommy Trash remix of ‘Celebrate’ has been chosen for this album.” 

Beginning on November 30 in Sydney, Australia where (RED) will be renewing its partnership with Stereosonic Festival, DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 will kick off a 24-hour dance party taking place across the 2013 World AIDS Day weekend. Stereosonic Sydney will be live-streamed on VICE’s electronic music and culture channel, THUMP, via its YouTube channel, bringing dance music fans an unforgettable live global music experience. The lineup from the recently expanded two-day Stereosonic festival includes David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, Empire of the Sun, Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, {celebrity:Krewella, and more. Continuing the celebrations, (RED) will also host a series of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 parties in major cities across the globe: Singapore, Mexico City, Johannesburg, London, New York and Los Angeles.

”Stereosonic brings the biggest names in dance music together to create a festival like no other. Our partnership with (RED) to support DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 makes the event a truly global dance phenomenon, and we’re proud to play a role in rallying these huge DJs to join the AIDS fight,” adds Richie McNeill, Stereosonic’s Managing Director.

In addition to THUMP, the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 live-stream will be available throughout World AIDS Day weekend across leading media properties such as WIRED, Rolling Stone, iHeartRadio and LETV in China. Promotion for DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 includes a pro bono media campaign by Hill Holliday across leading digital platforms, television and radio networks, print publications and outdoor media including CNN, A&E Networks (A&E, History, Biography and Lifetime), Fuse, Posterscope & Lamar, Twitter, Viacom International Media Networks – Americas, The FADER, People.com, NASDAQ OMX and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
 
Adds Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), “With the end of AIDS now within the world’s grasp, we have so much to lose if we don’t make a lot of noise. That’s exactly what this album is designed to achieve. We’ve brought together a powerhouse team of artists and partners to ignite a movement that will be amplified in all corners of the world for this year’s World AIDS Day.”

Josh Neuman, CEO of Recreation Worldwide, the creative agency behind DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 notes, “The passion and generosity of the artists, brands and media partners we’ve assembled to engage a global audience with (RED) has been profoundly inspiring. We are all excited to see the campaign grow tremendously since its inception last year.”
 
The announcement comes as (RED) and its partners mark an important milestone in the fight against AIDS, having generated more than $215 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. The war against AIDS faces a critical battle: to deliver the first AIDS Free Generation since HIV was diagnosed 32 years ago. In sub-Saharan Africa, it costs only 40 cents a day for two lifesaving pills that can prevent HIV positive mothers from transmitting the virus to their unborn children. Today, 700 babies are born with the virus. It’s possible that number can soon be near zero. Ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a component of the UN Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015.
 
The DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 album artwork features a collaborative design by pioneering graffiti artist and graphic designer, Futura, and German design student Ramona Ring as part of (RED)’s global design competition with Adobe Creative Cloud.DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 ALBUM TRACKLIST
 
1. Katy Perry – Roar (DallasK Remix)
2. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix)
3. Major Lazer ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga and Mystic – Bubble Butt (Flosstradamus Remix)
4. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash – Celebrate (Tommy Trash Remix)
5. Madonna vs. Avicii – Girl Gone Wild (Avicii’s UMF Mix)
6. Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining (Jesse Rose ‘Bootleg’ Remix)
7. Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love (R3hab Remix)
8. Dada Life vs. Josh Wink – Higher State of Dada Land
9. Robin Thicke ft. Kendrick Lamar – Give It 2 U (Benny Benassi Remix)
10. Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court (Robert DeLong Remix)
11. Banks – Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) 
12. Baauer & RL Grime – Infinite Daps
13. Claire – Broken Promise Land (Giorgio Moroder Remix & Vocoder)
14. Bingo Players – Buzzcut (Popeska Remix)
15. Icona Pop – All Night (Crookers Remix)
16. Tiesto, Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic, Jason Taylor – Love & Run ft. Teddy Geiger (MOTi Remix)
17. Deadmau5 vs. Eric Prydz – The Veldt (Prydz Festival Edit)
18. Martin Solveig & The Cataracts – Hey Now ft. Kyle (Pierce Fulton Remix)
19. Gorgon City – Voltage
20. Felix Cartal ft. HAERTS – Slow Motion
21. Rebecca & Fiona ft. VICE – Hot Shots (RED Edition)
22. Tritonal ft. Underdown – Deep Into Black (Club Mix)
23. Chuckie – Skydive ft. Maiday (Candyland Remix)
24. Far East Movement – There Will Be No Rain (Kill Paris Remix)Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more


LeBron James Is Indestructible

The only other past superstars who’ve played in a higher percentage of their teams’ total games are Karl Malone and John Stockton. (It’s fitting that a player nicknamed “The Mailman” appeared in 100 percent of potential games 10 different times in his career.) But even they had their injuries. In Malone’s case, he tweaked his right knee in his final season and missed nearly half of the regular season. (To be fair to Malone, he was eight years older than James and five seasons deeper into his career.) Meanwhile, Stockton injured his MCL in 1997, forcing him to sit out the first 18 games of that year.4Stockton was three years older than James at the time, but he was at the same point in his career — the 14th season.He’s been equally great when compared to the five other active players with the highest career win share. For all the many things LeBron James is praised for, from his ability to set up his teammates to his capacity to take over a game, his most underappreciated quality may be his most obvious: He’s always there.Since entering the league in 2003, James has never sat out for more than 15 percent of a season (regular and playoffs combined). Among players of his caliber, past and present, that’s unprecedented. Stephen Curry had ankle issues at the start of his career; both Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant experienced late-season injuries that forced them to miss the playoffs in, respectively, 2000 and 20131Duncan, however, was incredibly healthy most of the time — he still ranks No. 3 among the retired greats we looked at.; and Michael Jordan broke his foot in his sophomore season. Then there’s James. He’s never missed a playoff game, and even though he has the sixth-most regular-season minutes of all time among players at the same point in their careers (within their first 14 years in the league), the most severe injuries he’s incurred are a sore back and knee and some untimely cramps.Quantifying a player’s durability is a bit tricky because the NBA doesn’t keep track of games missed due to injury, which leaves us no way to distinguish physical issues from other reasons for missing games, such as paternity leave or regular rest. The best we can do, then, is to look at the number of games a player appeared in as a portion of the number of games they could have appeared in. The higher the percentage of possible games played, the more durable the player is.2Keep in mind that is only a rough measure, and there’s no way to adjust it for changes in the way the game is played. James has missed more games for rest than players did in the past, which deflates his durability percentage somewhat relative to theirs. On the other hand, getting that rest may have made him more able to avoid injury than those past players, which would inflate his numbers.This year, James appeared in 74 out of a possible 82 games during the regular season and has played in all 12 of the Cavaliers’ playoff games — that’s a 91 percent appearance rate. By itself, that statistic is unremarkable. But when you put it in context — James has played in at least 85 percent of his teams’ games in every season of his career — you see something special.Here’s James compared to the five inactive players with the highest career win share since 1980.3We’re only counting win shares earned after the 1980 cutoff point, which is why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the all-time leader in win shares, is not on the list even though he played part of his career in the ’80s. Truth is, James has been even healthier than those numbers would suggest, because potential games played is a conservative estimate of durability. Some of the games James missed weren’t because he was injured, but rather because a coach decided to rest him for meaningless games at the end of a regular season. (A philosophy that Malone is happy to remind people didn’t exist in his day.)All this is even more impressive considering the bruising style of basketball James is known for. Among active players, no one has gone to the free-throw line more than James. It’s almost unbelievable that a player who plays such physical ball has stayed so healthy since, as we’ve seen in this year’s playoffs with Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Isaiah Thomas, it only takes one misstep to end someone’s season. read more


Villanova Is Basically Starting From Scratch

2012-13Louisville31–6–Sweet 16 2014-15Duke425.5– 2011-12Kentucky736.3– SeasonChampionNumberWin Share 2010-11Connecticut513.4– 2017-18Villanova726.1– 2006-07Florida1033.7– 2008-09North Carolina20–17–NIT Back-to-back has become a pipe dreamHow men’s NCAA champions have fared the following season in college basketball’s one-and-done era 2011-12Kentucky21–12–NIT 2015-16Villanova32–4–2nd Round 2017-18Villanova2–0? 2005-06Florida35–5–Champion 2008-09North Carolina926.6– 2005-06Florida21.5– The NCAA Tournament’s First Four was known as the First Round until the 2015 tournament.Source: Sports-Reference.com SeasonChampionWinsLossesPostseason Source: Sports-reference.com 2013-14Connecticut20–15–NIT Villanova fans might choose to view things in a more optimistic way, instead thinking themselves as fortunate that they only lost four players, especially seeing the Wildcats of Kentucky lose an unimaginable six players after their championship in 2012 and then stumbling into the NIT a year later. Nova’s relatively tiny rotation last year — Villanova ranked 302nd in total bench usage, according to KenPom — could be a blessing in disguise as the likes of Eric Paschall and Phil Booth are still available to make the leap to the top of the college ranks and potentially beyond.Still, Villanova fans thinking of a repeat might want to curb the enthusiasm.Any team not named Duke, Kentucky or Kansas — whose recruiting prowess means a revolving door of NBA-bound super freshmen — has struggled to be relevant again immediately. If you look past these three blue bloods, Louisville is the only reigning champion to reach the Sweet 16 the year following championship in the last dozen years. It’s why the 2010 North Carolina Tar Heels couldn’t even make the NCAA Tournament after winning the whole thing a year earlier. It’s why last year’s Tar Heels were swept aside in the second round of the tournament by Texas A&M. 2010-11Connecticut20–14–2nd Round The Villanova Wildcats produced one of the most dominant seasons in NCAA history last year, going 36-4, including a complete dissection of a strong Michigan team to win the championship game. The Wildcats scorched teams on offense, ranking No. 1 in the country in offensive efficiency and effective field goal percentage, according to college basketball stats guru Ken Pomeroy. This helped them beat the Wolverines by 17 points.But the team that is defending that title — currently ranked eighth heading into Wednesday’s rematch with Michigan — is hardly recognizable eight months later, as four of coach Jay Wright’s stalwarts from a season ago are now in the NBA.The departure of Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges — a pair of juniors left over from the 2015-16 national title-winning team — has left a crater in Wright’s lineup. Along with the exits of Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman, the outgoing quartet combined for a whopping 26.1 win shares last season1Win shares represent the number of estimated wins that a player produces for their team.It’s typical for reigning national champions to lose a large chunk of their talent the following season, especially in the one-and-done era. And while the Wildcats may not have lost the most win shares of past champions, the immediate exodus of talent will have huge consequences for their prospects to repeat as champions this season. This is perhaps a long way of saying winning back-to-back titles, or even coming close, has become very difficult in college basketball — and for good reason. The Florida Gators, in 2006 and 2007, and the Duke Blue Devils, in 1991 and 1992, are the only programs in the past 45 years to repeat as NCAA men’s basketball champions, after John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins capped off seven consecutive titles. Back then, Wooden had the luxury of coaching future NBA Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar2Then Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton for three seasons, something that is largely unheard of in today’s game.3Ironically, those two weren’t allowed to play their freshmen years because of a bygone rule, skipping what likely would be the only year they would play at UCLA today. Likewise, Mike Krzyzewski was able to develop chemistry with college stars like Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, and Bobby Hurley — all of whom stayed a full four years.And when it comes to the one-and-done era, the Gators are an anomaly themselves, as Donovan managed to persuade the likes of Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer to remain in Gainesville for their junior years before winning another title and then moving to lengthy careers in the NBA.For most champions, winning a national title usually means saying goodbye to their best talent — the nation’s top freshman are forced to use college as a stopgap for a year before jumping to the NBA, and upperclassmen often ride their team’s success to test the NBA’s waters. For his part, Wright did well to keep Brunson and Bridges in Philadelphia for another two years after winning their first title, which built a bridge to that second championship.But the team that cut down the nets last year has been gutted, particularly on the offensive side. Among the top four players of each champion since 2006, when the one-and-done began, Villanova’s departed quartet leave the greatest offensive hole for a reigning champion, a hole that might be too great to overcome. 2007-08Kansas27–8–Sweet 16 2016-17North Carolina26–11–2nd Round Departing players Season after championship … 2015-16Villanova511.4– 2016-17North Carolina721.8– 2013-14Connecticut719.8– 2012-13Louisville412.3– 2009-10Duke32–5–Sweet 16 2014-15Duke25–11–Sweet 16 Villanova’s departures have left a sizable holeTotal win share of players who left NCAA championship teams the season after their championship, since the beginning of college basketball’s one-and-done era 2006-07Florida24–12–NIT 2007-08Kansas935.3– 2009-10Duke620.7– Joining senior Paschall, who’s being touted as a first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and redshirt senior Booth, who netted 23 in his season debut last week, is the 12th best recruiting class, according to ESPN. Five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly is considered one of the best freshman point guards in the nation, and four-star forwards Cole Swider and Brendan Slater both also have a place on the ESPN 100. Whenever this is enough for Wright’s team to make waves again in March is a question for the season ahead. However, with currently the fifth-best ranked recruiting class for next year, Wildcats fans may have another title-winning team in the not-too-distant future, maybe just not in the immediate one.CORRECTION (Nov. 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the Florida Gators were the only team in 45 years to repeat as national champions in men’s college basketball. Duke also did, winning back-to-back titles in 1991 and 1992. read more


I should have paid Conte more Tavecchio

first_imgThe former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has admitted he made the biggest mistake of his tenure by not giving Antonio Conte the pay-rise he wanted and deserved.The current Chelsea boss guided the Azzurri to their quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before leaving to take over the Blues. Later, he was replaced by Giampiero Ventura, but the Nazionale could not qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.“My biggest error was not giving Conte the €2.5m more that he wanted,” Tavecchio, who resigned following Italy’s play-off defeat to Sweden last November, told Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia.“I would have got it back in three friendlies. Antonio was earning €4m and was asking for €6.5m.“He would have stayed with the Azzurri and today we would be in Russia, for sure.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But is it right to give what we were investing in the youth sector to one man?”Italy took their time to appoint a successor to Ventura, but Tavecchio believes they have found the right man in Roberto Mancini.“Immediately after the defeat to Sweden, I contacted Sacchi in order to convince Ancelotti.“I was convinced that he would accept the role as our saviour, but he cost too much.“At that point, I would also have chosen Mancini.”last_img read more


Ronaldo signing Mourinho congratulates Juventus

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Ronaldo’s Juventus move is the complete transfer, according to Sports Mole.Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho has congratulated Juventus on the signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, calling it the “complete transfer”.The Italian champions shocked the football world when they agreed to sign the Portuguese superstar for a fee thought to be around £105million.Despite his obvious age, Jose believes Juventus pulled a coup signing the five-time Balon d’Or winner from Madrid, while also saying the transfer will make the Serie A a force to be reckoned with once again.“It has become three-dimensional. The whole world now looks at Italy with Ronaldo, Spain for Messi and England for the Premier League,” Jose told Teleradiostereo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Spain no longer have the two best players in the World, one of them has move to Italy while the Premier League still remains the most competitive in Europe.”“Things change quickly in football, the Serie A has become the most important once more with Ronaldo joining Juventus as well as Inter and Roma emerging from the shadows.”“Juventus are contributing quality and excitement to the Italian league and for that I congratulate them.”Ronaldo completed his move to Juventus on Monday and the all-time Real Madrid top scorer will be hoping to add the Scudetto to his impressive haul.last_img read more


Aguero can surpass Shearers Premier League goals record – Silva

first_imgSergio Aguero can beat Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record, says Manchester City team-mate Bernardo SilvaThe Argentine striker netted his 148th goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.But Aguero still has a long way to go before he can match Newcastle legend Shearer’s tally of 260 goals.However, Silva believes that Aguero does have the potential to reach the milestone.“I think he can reach it,” said Silva on Goal. “He’s got the potential.“Every season he keeps scoring more and more. We hope he can keep helping us win more titles in Manchester.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Sergio is the best scorer in Manchester City’s history,” added Silva.“He’s a legend not only for Manchester City but also for the Premier League, if not the best striker in the world then one of the best.“You have to admire players that score 30 goals and next season they don’t rest, they want to score 30 or 40 again. We have to admire that and be happy to have him and enjoy it.“If he reaches that level it will be even better because everyone knows how important Alan Shearer was for English football and for the Premier League.”Aguero has scored five goals in seven Premier League appearances and recently extended his contract at City until 2021.last_img read more