LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Sen. Gary Peters will lead Democrats’ efforts to expand their current razor-thin Senate majority in 2022. Peters, who won a tough reelection race in the fall, will head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Next year, Democrats will have chances to pick up seats in states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Democrats will need to protect incumbents in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and New Hampshire in the midterms, when Republicans have an opportunity to break Democrats’ monopoly on Congress. The Senate is split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaker for Democrats.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he was desperate “to go out a winner” after being beaten to the Barclays Premier League title by rivals Manchester City last year. He added: “We had a terrific points lead. The problem is when you have a lead and you start to lose a point. When we lost to City in the Monday night game you start to think ‘Christ, you can’t throw this away’.” That need to end on a high note extends to the final game of the Ferguson era at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday too. The silverware may have been sewn up already, but Ferguson has no interest in signing off with defeat. “We need to win the game on Sunday,” he added. “We won the last home game (against Swansea) and I don’t want to lose my last game, that’s for sure.” Ferguson was instrumental in the decision to appoint Everton manager David Moyes as his successor and he explained why he felt his fellow Scot was the man for the job. United may have known plenty of success in recent seasons, but Ferguson feels the ability to deal with adversity could be crucial for Moyes. “What I know of David is he’s hard working, there’s an integrity about him, he’s got a work ethic about him and he’s a serious football man,” Ferguson said. “These are qualities he’s going to need. If you look at what he’s done at Everton for instance. “Eleven years without real financial backing, but he persevered and created some decent teams in the last few years.” The Manchester United manager, who retires after 26 years of unprecedented success at Old Trafford, explained how important it was to him to leave his post with the club back on top of the pile. Speaking on stage at the club’s end of season awards ceremony, Ferguson told MUTV: “That was an issue when (wife) Cathy and I chatted about this at Christmas. At that point we had a five-point lead and I thought we had a great chance. I said ‘I really need to go out a winner. We need to win something’. After the disappointment of last season we couldn’t take a second one. I was hopeful we’d win it and we did.” Press Association
New Delhi: Bengaluru FC wrapped up their 2018 tour of Spain with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of FC Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, Spain on August 15, 2018. The Blues were cautious in their approach in the early minutes of the first half as the Spanish outfit attacked in their usual possession-based style. The Indian club showed great resilience as they were compact in shape and defended extremely well.ALSO READ: Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan SinghBengaluru FC worked hard off the ball ad threw Barcelona B on the back foot with successive chances around the 20-minute mark.Skipper Sunil Chhetri was at his usual best as he created a goal-scoring chance for Miku, but was denied by a reflex save from Ezkeita. A few minutes later, the Indian skipper fired a left volley just wide of the post.FC Barcelona B upped their game in the second half as they went 2-0 up in just seven minutes around the hour mark.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinentMonchu opened the scoring for Barca B with a screamer from distance in the 55th minute followed by a cool Carles Perez finish from a narrow-angle in the 62nd minute.Perez doubled his tally in the 73rd minute as the hosts completely took advantage off a fatigued Bengaluru FC backline.Few half chances fell for Bengaluru following a bunch of changes in the final quarter, but Barcelona B managed to bag the victory with a 3-0 scoreline.A total of 23 players were utilised by coach Carles Cuadrat as the Blues played four friendly games in their 2018 tour of Spain.Bengaluru FC return to India on August 16 and is set to host Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semi-final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.