UEFA Champions League Van Dijk: Liverpool’s rivals are jealous of Champions League adventure Chris Burton 21:52 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool The Reds suffered European heartache against Real Madrid, but their Dutch defender is turning a deaf ear to those who have revelled in their failure Virgil van Dijk claims Liverpool’s rivals who have been quick to revel in their Champions League heartache are “jealous” of the Reds’ success.A remarkable European adventure carried Jurgen Klopp’s side all the way to Kiev, but the final hurdle proved one obstacle too far as they came unstuck against Real Madrid.Loris Karius has accepted responsibility for a 3-1 defeat after making two horrendous mistakes which gifted goals to the Blancos, but Liverpool are rightly proud of their efforts. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now They held their own for long periods against Madrid, with Sadio Mane restoring parity at one stage, but an untimely injury to Mohamed Salah and individual errors ended up costing them dear.Domestic foes have delighted in the Reds’ failure on the grandest of stages, but Van Dijk has been quick to point out that any of their critics would have loved to be in a similar position, telling talkSPORT: “Of course we should be proud of ourselves. All the teams in England want to be in our position right now.”They act like they’re happy, but I think they should be jealous!”We were here, unfortunately we lost, but I think we need to take this to next season and make sure we do even better than we did this year.”Liverpool had entered the 2017-18 Champions League at the play-off stage, with Klopp’s side having more challenges than most to overcome.They tackled the vast majority of those in style, with famous victories toasted over the likes of Manchester City and Roma, but Madrid proved too strong in the final.The Blancos are the most decorated side in European club football, with there no shame in coming up short against a side which is basking in the glory of a third successive continental crown and a 13th in total.
zoom The High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by plaintiff Michael Sammons, a US investor in DryShips, legally embattled shipping company informed on Monday.The preliminary injunction motion had sought to suspend any further issuances of new common shares by the company at a price per share below the price specified.“The court issued its ruling denying the plaintiff’s request after hearing arguments by counsel for the plaintiff, DryShips, and Mr. Economou. The court has ordered that defendants answer, move against or otherwise respond to the complaint by August 18, 2017,” DryShips said.Furthermore, the shipowner and its CEO revealed plans to fight the complaint by the aforementioned deadline set by the court.The ruling follows an application for a temporary restraining order filed early this month in the Republic of the Marshall Islands against the company and its CEO which had been denied as well.The application is part of a lawsuit claiming breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and conflict of interest.In addition, the company has been faced with a class action lawsuit by its shareholders filed in the New York District Court against the company and two of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that the company and two of its executive officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by selling of shares to Kalani Investments at deep discounts, and are claiming damages.However, DryShips said that the complaint is without merit, adding that, together with its management, it plans to “vigorously defend” against the allegations.Despite the recent legal action over its shares, DryShips launched 1-for-7 reverse stock split of the company’s issued common shares.
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Serena Williams proved why she is the world’s No. 1 female tennis player on Sunday by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the finals of the Madrid Open, capturing her 50th career title.“It feels good,” Williams told reporters after the match about securing her 50th title. “I don’t know how many more I can. Who knows if I will even another title? I just want to live the dream. Hopefully, I can keep it going.”Entering Sunday’s match, Williams was 12-2 against Sharapova. The only two losses came in 2004, but Williams took control of the game from the beginning to assure that there would not be a third loss to the second-ranked Sharapova.The 31-year-old Williams was able to capitalize on Sharapova’s inability to control her serve. The Russian committed five double faults in her first three service games, which allowed Williams to strike several winning shots before the end of the first set.“I started the match really slow and against an opponent like her you can’t give her that,” Sharapova said. “I wasn’t reacting well. I wasn’t moving well. Not only the double fault I made, I didn’t have a lot of great first serves in. She was really stepping up.”Sharapova appeared to be settling into the game by the second set. She earned and converted her first break point, which allowed her to open the second set with a 3-1 lead.However, her inconsistent serve proved to be pivotal, causing her to double fault and cede back her break after Williams had set up three break points.Williams was able to close out Sharapova after she recorded her eighth and final double fault, which improved her record to 13-2 against the Russian.Had Sharapova defeated Williams, she would have earned the No. 1 spot, but for now Williams will retain that coveted ranking. But they could meet again at the end of this month during the French Open, competing in the finals and the No. 1 ranking.