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Squeglia services on Wednesday

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first_imgServices for Nicholas C. Squeglia of Pearblossom will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Abbey, 31001 Valyermo Road in Valyermo. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside National Cemetery. Squeglia died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 61. Born July 17, 1944, in Glendale, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was a medical technician for 10 years. Survivors include his sister, Marianne Doyle and her husband, Joseph, and numerous nieces and nephews. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsE-mail condolences may be sent to the family at cotv@sbcglobal.net. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary in Palmdale is in charge of arrangements. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool team news & likely line-up

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first_imgLiverpool Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Burnley Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Phil Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool Premier League Liverpool v Burnley Burnley Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday afternoon Liverpool’s third fixture in a week will see them welcome a Burnley side that will look to frustrate them at Anfield in an acid test against deep defending.Jurgen Klopp has overseen a 5-0 annihilation at the hands of Manchester City and a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the previous two games, with the first result influenced by Sadio Mane’s sending off and the Champions League scoreline reflective of the Reds not being strong enough in both boxes after dominating the encounter.Saturday’s visitors have won just once in their last 23 away games at Liverpool in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing LIVERPOOL INJURIES The Reds do not appear to have any fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s clash.HD Adam Lallana mainAdam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (back), meanwhile, have not featured this season and remain sidelined as they continue their rehabilitation.LIVERPOOL SUSPENSIONS Sadio Mane serves the first of a three-match ban for his straight red card against City after a high boot when challenging for a dropping ball caught goalkeeper Ederson in the face.Liverpool v BurnleyLIVERPOOL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPHaving referenced what an “intense time” it is for Liverpool, it would be surprising if Klopp doesn’t inject some freshness into the starting XI on Saturday. Heavy rotation is expected for the League Cup encounter at Leicester, but a few alterations to aid creativity against Burnley’s low block would be sensible.The 50-year-old’s decisions will largely be enforced by the condition of those who featured against Sevilla following their recovery session on Thursday.There will be an enforced change with Mane’s absence through suspension, where the German could field Philippe Coutinho or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left. It would, however, be more ideal to field the Brazil international in midfield to be the supplier-in-chief.Klopp could also start Daniel Sturridge in attack – the England striker has only run out from the off once this season, which came in the 1-0 home win over Palace.Sturridge 11/4 to score firstJames Milner is an option to drop into the centre of the park should Jordan Henderson, Emre Can or Gini Wijnaldum require a rest.Simon Mignolet should return in goal for Loris Karius, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will be after the full-back spots.Possible Liverpool XI v BurnleyBURNLEY TEAM NEWSBurnley proved problematic for Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, with Antonio Conte’s charges ultimately 3-2 winners at Stamford Bridge.Tottenham also found the Clarets to be obstructive visitors and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.”Our players are aware these are tough places to go to but we have enjoyed the challenge so far this season,” manager Sean Dyche said.”A lot was made when the fixtures came out – Chelsea away, Tottenham away and now away to Liverpool.Burnley celebrates v Chelsea“We have delivered decent performances away from home and we are looking to do that again.”The compact, disobliging approach is well implemented by Burnley, who will look to profit from mistakes and set-piece situations.They have had a league-high 30% of their shots this season from corner situations and have recorded one of the highest proportions of long balls.Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton will be out for “months” after dislocating his shoulder during Burnley’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.He had a successful surgery in midweek, while former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has been training with the club.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Burnley have won just once in their last 23 away games versus Liverpool in all competitions (D4 L18), losing the last nine in a row. Jonathan Walters has scored seven times versus Liverpool in the Premier League, more than he has against any other side. Liverpool have won just five of the 12 Premier League games that Sadio Mane hasn’t started since August 2016 (42%), compared to 63% of games when he has started (19/30). TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is at 3pm BST and the match will not be televised live in the UK. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Bulldogs walking on AFLW sunshine despite rain-sodden Ikon Park

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first_imgAmongst her jubilant teammates, and eskies filled with beer, Brennan eschewed the polo for a grand final day playing guernsey, graciously greeting those who had come to mingle with the team. Clad in red, white and blue, a fan embraced her, stating solemnly: “You deserved to be there.” “I am here,” was her defiant reply. One by one, fans and media alike cried as Brennan held back tears, respectfully subdued. In the end, the win was as much about Brennan as it wasn’t. No matter her fellow captain and coach’s fitting gesture post-game, the AFL’s crude dismissal of the clear case for gendered discrimination evident in her suspension put a significant dampener on the occasion. For fans of the women’s game – often those most well-versed in feminism – it spoke of a collective fear that the league is being mismanaged in its second season by an organisation that lacks the same passion for AFLW regularly on display from its ardent supporters.In that sense, the fact the final was played at a ground with limited cover – in a rather unfortunate downpour – only added fuel to fire. Many AFLW fans had called for the game to be hosted at Etihad given the superior facilities on offer including, most pertinently, a roof. However, with the game held at amateur Princes Park, thousands queued in torrential rain with forecast thunderstorms and lightning, and rumours the game could be called off. In response, many thousands more stayed away altogether. The end result, a crowd of just 7,083 was a disappointing, if predictable, outcome in the conditions. Read more AFLW: Western Bulldogs beat Brisbane Lions in thrilling grand final She [Katie] deserves it just as much as us, and she was playing with us in spirit. I know I was thinking of her playing. She has done so much for women’s footy, this club, and the girls we have. I can say wholeheartedly I played for her. Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp “I think it’s in our blood,” said Ellie Blackburn, as she stood on the grand final podium, premiership medal draped around her neck. “I can’t hold that cup up alone. KB, get up here.” And so, not for the first time in Bulldogs history, the crestfallen captain obliged, joining her deputy on stage to dually hoist the cup. Katie Brennan, clearly no stranger to Bulldogs folklore, then threw in the now-iconic Bob Murphy gesture, tearing away her polo shirt to reveal red, white and blue guernsey underneath.The parallels with Murphy, however, were superficial alone (no matter the Bulldogs’ ill-fated first appeal, in which their lawyer inexpertly argued that it would be cruel for two Bulldogs captains to miss their teams’ premierships). Brennan, the victim of gendered inequity in the AFL and AFLW’s disciplinary systems, had as recently as Friday looked as though she could lead her side onto the ground given talk of a last-minute supreme court injunction.In the end, however, the captain did as leaders often do: Brennan chose the selfless route, giving up the opportunity to lead her team into the decider, but pursuing justice for women through the Human Rights Commission. “The fight for gender equality is as every bit as important to me as the grand final,” Brennan said in a club statement on Friday. “And the decisions I have made reflect both of those priorities.” Kate Seear Katie Brennan’s savvy legal move backs AFL into a corner Australia sport Read more Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share via Email Topics Share on Messenger AFLW AFL features … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook After the game, the players insisted Brennan’s case had galvanised the group, who saw her suspension as “yet another challenge”. “We’ve had so many obstacles to overcome this season, and so many injuries,” said ruck Tiarna Ernst. “It felt like just one of those extra things. [But] we had trust in the whole 30, the whole playing group. We knew someone would fill her position. There wasn’t a worry that we couldn’t get the job done.”Bonnie Toogood agreed, but was more effusive when talking of her leader. She pointed to her game-day boots, inscribed with Brennan’s No3. “I put it [No3] on there for when she got injured, but also this week especially,” she said. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Australian rules football Ikon Park was clearly ill-equipped for the occasion, the ground floor – including several blocks of women’s toilets – flooding, while Missy Higgins’ pre-game entertainment routine was cancelled without warning, purportedly due to fears the stage would damage the sodden ground. In her place, 17 girls danced in ponchos to a PA system that failed in those areas under cover (where most fans were). Thanks to dark clouds looming overhead, meanwhile, Ikon’s much-maligned floodlights were also called into action. In the media centre, Champion Data statistics went down, while Channel Seven’s graphics also failed. No doubt, with Carlton’s requested injection of cash, the ground has the capacity to become a worthy home of women’s football. As it stands, however, the use of its facilities for a grand final only reinforces AFLW’s second-class citizen status.None of that, nor their beloved captain’s suspension, however, could dampen the victorious Bulldogs’ spirits. After a vigorous rendition of Daughters of the West the team retreated into the locker room, with shouts of “players only!” There, with the door slightly ajar, the players belted out Katrina and the Waves classic Walking on Sunshine as lagers were poured into the newly-minted Western Bulldogs 2018 Cup. By the time they were done, sunshine had poured onto Ikon Park, not a grey cloud in the sky. Reuse this contentlast_img read more