Half-time: QPR 0 Arsenal 0

first_imgQPR made life difficult for Arsenal during a disjointed first half at Loftus Road. But the home side were forced to make a defensive change shortly before the break when Clint Hill replaced Nedum Onuoha, who went off following a clash of heads with team-mate Steven Caulker.Charlie Austin saw two efforts saved by David Ospina, first when his long-range strike was pushed away and then when he fired straight at the Gunners keeper after being found by Bobby Zamora’s lay-off.At the other end, Rob Green denied Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman had been set up by Alexis Sanchez.Rangers, without the suspended Joey Barton, brought Sandro and Onouha back in after injury.With Rio Ferdinand struggling with an illness, Onuoha was deployed at centre-back and teenager Darnell Furlong kept his place at right-back.Furlong, who made his senior debut in the recent defeat at Hull, has done well so far.The 19-year-old served up a driven right-wing delivery that was nervously punched away by Ospina and a cross-field ball to Matt Phillips, whose cross also caused Ospina problems.As Arsenal continued to stutter, Austin was given time and space to gather another Zamora lay-off before sending a right-footed shot narrowly wide of the near post from just outside the penalty area. QPR: Green, Furlong, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Sandro, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Isla, Kranjcar, Vargas, Zarate.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants suffer rare loss in Madison Bumgarner start, can’t complete sweep

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.PHOENIX — Bruce Bochy is cleaning up, just not with a broom in his hand.Bochy arrived at Chase Field for the final time Sunday as the Giants manager with a chance to watch his club finish off a four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks.Instead of leaving town with a victory, Bochy walked out of the ballpark after a 6-1 loss to the Diamondbacks with certificate for a four-day, all-inclusive trip to a resort in …last_img

Calisaan tows San Sebastian to rout of St. Benilde

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ST. BENILDE 71 – Naboa 17, Dixon 15, Leutcheu 12, Pili 8, Sta. Maria 8, San Juan 6, Suarez 3, Castor 2, Domingo 0, Velasco 0.Quarters: 28-21, 51-35, 74-53, 101-71. K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Sebastian leaned on Calisaan’s offensive surge in the fourth quarter, before Kevin Baytan’s trey erected a lead as high as 36, 96-60, late in the game.The lengthy forward dropped 14 of his 20 points in the payoff period, to go with his six rebounds to help the Golden Stags even their slate at 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlfren Gayosa added 15 markers, 13 coming in the first half, on top of six boards, while Allyn Bulanadi got 13 points as San Sebastian dominated the lowly Blazers.Coach Egay Macaraya expressed satisfaction with the way his side dominated the game. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeaning on Michael Calisaan, San Sebastian finally strung its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 101-71 whacking of St. Benilde Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.With their guns ablaze from the get-go, the Golden Stags showed their full potential on the offensive end, converting 54-percent of their shots from the field and became the first squad to break the century mark this year.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextcenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “At least for us, we got a good shooting percentage today. St. Benilde is giving us a lot of three-points and we’re making them. That’s the key to our game, that we made our threes,” he said, noting of his side’s 10-of-27 shooting from beyond the arc.Unique Naboa led St. Benilde (2-5) with 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Edward Dixon got 15 markers and seven boards.Clement Leutcheu just missed out on a double-double as he racked 12 points and nine rebounds.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 101 – Calisaan 20, Gayosa 15, Bulanadi 13, David 9, Mercado 8, Calma 8, Navarro 7, Baetiong 6, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Costelo 3, Baytan 3, Are 0, Quipse 0, Valdez 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest View commentslast_img read more

Day Two Summary

first_imgThe Australian Men’s Open game against New Zealand was one of the highlights of the day, and lived up to all expectations. Australia got out to an early lead, and nothing separated the teams at half time, locked up at three-all.The second half was just as thrilling as the first, with New Zealand eventually taking the game by one touchdown, 5-4. In the Men’s Open’s earlier games, Australia defeated Scotland 23-2.  The Mixed Open team continued its impressive form on day two, with three big wins. Australia were 20-0 winners over Switzerland in their first game, and defeated Catalonia 18-1 in game two. Game three saw the side up against South Africa, with Australia taking out the game 12-2. The touchdowns kept coming for the Australian Women’s Open team on day two when they met the England Women’s Open team. In their only game of the day, Australia were 16-1 winners. The Men’s 30’s continued on their winning ways on day two, despite a number of injuries in the side. They started their day with a 14-2 win over Japan and were11-4 winners over England on Thursday afternoon. After their win over New Zealand on the first day, the Australian Senior Mixed side continued their winning ways on Thursday, with two wins. The side were 9-4 winners over South Africa in their first game of the day, and defeated England 14-3 in their second game. The Men’s 35’s were also winners in their only game of the day, defeated South Africa 9-3 on Thursday afternoon. The Australian Men’s 40’s made it four wins from their five games so far, with two wins on day two. The Men’s 40’s were 13-0 winners over Ireland, and defeated Wales 18-1. Stay up to date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 World Cup in the following ways:Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 Twitter:www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus YouTube:www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

Delays at Sturgeon Refinery add to Alberta heavy oil price discount woes

first_imgHe says the refinery contains some 7,000 pieces of equipment and getting them all to operate in concert is taking more time than expected, with the latest setback involving a heat exchanger that was apparently damaged during installation.Sturgeon, the first new refinery built in Alberta in more than 30 years, was completed 12 months ago and has since been producing diesel from synthetic crude upgraded at an Alberta oilsands mine.MacGregor says the refinery is benefiting as high discounts on prices on stranded Alberta heavy oil have also begun to affect light oil and synthetic oil, leading to its feedstock costing as much as US$30 per barrel less than usual.He says the refinery is currently producing between 35,000 and 40,000 barrels per day of diesel.“I think we’re going to be running on bitumen by the end of the year,” he said in an interview.“It will take a while to come up to full capacity because as we put bitumen into it, we’ll find other problems.” The refinery is a joint venture of North West Refining and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., which is to provide 25 percent of its bitumen feedstock. The rest is to come from the government-owned Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission. CALGARY, A.B. – A new refinery touted as part of the solution to Alberta’s oversupply of heavy oil likely won’t begin processing oilsands bitumen until year-end, several months later than expected.That means 80,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen that would have been delivered to the $9.7-billion Sturgeon Refinery near Edmonton is instead joining the queue to be placed on overcrowded pipelines leaving the province.Ian MacGregor, CEO of co-owner North West Refining, Inc., says multiple equipment failures have prevented the startup of the part of the refinery designed to break down heavy, sticky bitumen into an upgraded oil that can then be converted into consumer products.last_img read more

Airfares soar over 100 as airlines cancel flights

first_imgNew Delhi/Mumbai: Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft. According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 per cent in last minute bookings. “With an unprecedented number of planes now grounded due to various factors, reduction in seat capacity has led to an increase in fares overnight. Last minute airfares on Wednesday increased to more than 100 per cent on some key routes like Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai, Mumbai-Kolkata and Mumbai-Bengaluru as compared to same time last year,” said Aloke Bajapi, CEO and Co-founder, ixigo. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep “Spot fares for Mumbai-Chennai are touching Rs 26,073 as opposed to Rs 5,369 the same time last year. High airfare patterns are expected to continue in the short term with Holi and summer school holidays round the corner, resulting in an increased demand.” Operations of airlines like SpiceJet and Jet Airways have been hit due to the government’s Wednesday decision to join a global grounding of 737-MAX aircraft following a crash in Ethiopia. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate 17 Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft – Spice (12) and Jet (5). A part of Jet fleet has already been grounded due to other reasons. The grounding led SpiceJet to cancel 14 flights on Wednesday. This number is expected to touch 32 on Thursday. Apart from SpiceJet, Jet Airways, which faces financial challenges, has already grounded four more aircraft over non-repayment of dues to lessors, taking the total to 32. The company in BSE filings has said that its 19 aircraft were grounded in February over non-repayment of dues to lessors, while 13 aircraft were grounded this month, taking the total to 32. The Jet Airways Group operates a fle et of 123 aircraft. However, around 50 planes are said to be non-operational due to a host of reasons, including lack of spare parts. IndiGo faces massive turbulence of pilot shortage, leading to truncated flight schedule Earlier, the airline said that 30 of its flights which have been affected represent only 2 per cent of its network. It has decided to curtail its schedule till March 31, by about 30 flights a day. “As a proactive measure, IndiGo has decided to continue its curtailment until the end of March. This measure has already been implemented and passengers informed,” the airline said in a statement. “These medium term cancellations have been made to minimise the impact on passengers as alternative travel options have been offered well in advance. The operations will be normalised by the start of the summer schedule.” For sometime now, Air India has grounded 17 aircraft due to technical reasons. On Wednesday, the government had advised domestic airlines not to go in for predatory air fare pricing as several 737-MAX aircraft were grounded due to safety reasons. Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said: “We have advised the airlines… that they should not use it (grounding) as a reason to jack up their fares.” “They have promised they will go as per normal routine. DGCA has just said that it will be monitoring all the sectors very closely.”last_img read more

EC lets off Union minister Naqvi with warning for Modiji ki sena

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission Thursday let off Minority Affairs Minister and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with a light rap for his ‘Modiji ki sena’ remark and “warned” him against using the armed forces for political propaganda. It also asked him to be “careful in the future” with his utterances. Addressing an election rally in Rampur on April 3, Naqvi had used the phrase ‘Modiji ki sena’ or Modi’s army. State election authorities had issued him a show cause notice. In his response, the minister had agreed that he had used the phrase. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The Commission … hereby warns Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to desist from using the references to defence forces for political propaganda and to be careful in future,” the order read. It reminded the BJP leader of its March 19 instruction asking politicians “to desist from using any reference to defence forces in their political campaign/propaganda”. A similar remark by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earned him the ire of the poll panel on April 5. He too was asked to be careful in future with his utterances.last_img read more

Commentary Wisconsin Badgers loss is Ohio State Buckeyes gain as Big Ten

When Michigan State football wide receiver Keith Nichol hauled in quarterback Kirk Cousins’ Hail Mary pass in East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday night, the Wisconsin Badgers’ Bowl Championship Series title hopes may have come to an end. Back in Columbus though, Ohio State football’s hopes of appearing in the inaugural Big Ten championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis may have been revived. While it seems completely improbable, the truth is that the road to Big Ten title game looks like it once again leads through Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes currently stand at 1-2 in Big Ten play, which is merely good for fifth place out of six teams in the Leaders Division. Yet dates with three of the teams they trail — Wisconsin, Purdue and Penn State — still remain on OSU’s schedule. The other team ahead of them is Illinois, whom the Buckeyes upset on Oct. 15 and who now has two conference losses as well. The Badgers and Boilermakers each have one loss in conference play, meaning that if the Buckeyes can defeat both of them, they will each have two losses along with the Buckeyes, with OSU holding the tiebreaker. The wildcard is Penn State, who is undefeated in conference play, but is about to begin a brutal stretch after what was arguably a light start to its conference schedule. The Nittany Lions will host Illinois and Nebraska in the upcoming weeks, and then travel to the ‘Shoe on Nov. 19 and then to Camp Randall Stadium to play the Badgers on Nov. 26. Wisconsin hasn’t lost at Camp Randall since Oct. 17, 2009, and currently boasts a 14-game winning streak on its home field. If the Nittany Lions can survive that stretch and win 3-of-4 or even all of those games, they will be very deserving of a trip to Indianapolis in the first week of December for the conference championship game. For Penn State, a team that has been rotating quarterbacks all season, and lost to the only ranked team it faced — a 27-11 loss to Alabama on Sept. 10 — the Nits have their work cut out for them. After all of the turmoil that’s arisen this season for the Buckeyes, from the array of suspensions, to the quarterback controversy, to the blown lead at Nebraska, a little help from their other Big Ten teams and a clutch performance or two, OSU could have a chance to go to Indianapolis and compete for the Big Ten Title. Wisconsin senior quarterback Russell Wilson, junior running back Montee Ball and the rest of an angry Badgers team will have something to say about that, but with more than 100,000 fans behind them in the ‘Shoe next weekend, the Buckeyes will have an opportunity to shock the college football world. Kickoff for OSU’s Saturday game against Wisconsin is set for 8 p.m. read more

Ohio State field hockey aims to turn around 02 start

Then-redshirt-junior Logan Jones holds his follow-through after a tee shot at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on April 12 in Columbus. OSU placed 6th on the first day of play and 5th after the second round.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State field hockey team could not pull out a victory over its opening weekend, but some players said they are still full of confidence heading into Friday’s scheduled face-off with Miami (Ohio).“I think we’re all determined to come out hard after this (last) weekend,” junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “I have a sour taste in my mouth after this weekend so I’m definitely going to come out hard.”The Buckeyes (0-2) are looking to bounce back after being shutout, 4-0, by the Albany Great Danes on Monday afternoon.Much of the team’s woes may have come from a lack of posession. In all, the Buckeyes were outshot 58-14 in their first two matchups against Syracuse and Albany.“We’re able to complete a couple passes,” coach Anne Wilkinson said. “But then we’re having a rough time stringing longer passes together.”The Buckeyes may have to improve their offensive efficiency to help keep pressure off freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro. The Phoenixville, Pa., native made 25 saves in her first two collegiate starts.Tamburro’s 14 saves Monday against Albany were the most in a single game by a Buckeye since 2003.OSU has been focused on sustaining a constant attack in recent practices, Wilkinson said.“When we get it up there we’re very good at executing and finishing,” she said.The Redhawks (0-2) are also set to come into Columbus Friday in search of their first win after falling to Syracuse, 5-1, in the Buckeye Classic to open the season, and then losing to Northwestern at home by the same score.Miami’s senior back Ali Froede scored her 15th career goal in the loss to Northwestern on Tuesday.The Redhawks return 14 letter winners, including Froede and junior midfielder Bea Dechant. Both players earned First Team All Mid-American Conference honors last season.Defending set plays will be the key to slowing down the Redhawks’ attack, Tamburro said.“We need to start with defensive corners,” she said. “Focusing more and trying to get the ball out (of the corner).”OSU has defeated Miami in three of the last five meetings dating back to 2009, but the Redhawks have won the last two. Wilkinson said Miami’s ability to play together as a unit is what makes it so tough.“They’re a very systematic team,” Wilkinson said. “We need to be able to break them down one at a time.”Ultimately the game will come down to which team is able to possess the ball and capitalize off those possessions, Wilkinson said.“They (the Buckeyes) have really been working hard as far as finishing what they start,” she said. “Finish their passes. Finish their tackles.”OSU and the Redhawks are set to face-off at 5 p.m. read more

Gerrard satisfied with first Rangers win

first_imgSteven Gerrard was left satisfied with Rangers’ 2-0 win over FK Shkupi in a Europa League qualifier, but insisted that they have still got “a lot of work to do” ahead of the second legThe Ibrox side put in a controlled display in their first qualifying round tie with a Jamie Murphy first-half goal and James Tavernier’s penalty in the latter stages of the game securing Gerrard a 2-0 win in his first ever competitive game in charge at senior level.While pleased to have got a critical clean sheet, Gerrard was left to rue the missed opportunities Rangers had.“I think there are a lot of positives to take from the game,” he told Rangers TV, via Sky Sports.“We’ve won it, got a clean sheet, I thought we defended really well.“We got the second goal in the end but one concern would be that we didn’t win the game a lot more comfortably and put the whole tie to bed tonight. I thought we created enough to win more convincingly so we’re still in a tie, we’re still in a game and there is still a lot of work to do.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.The clean sheet is a big advantage heading into the return leg at Macedonia.“I think the clean sheet is very important and it was nice to get a bit of relief with the second goal,” added Gerrard.“I don’t think we can create any of the players’ effort or commitment or application tonight, I thought they gave it everything and the fans stayed with them all the way through so I’m very pleased about a lot of it. The only thing is we didn’t win the game more convincingly.“We controlled a lot of it, most of it, we were a bit careless at times in a few moments but it’s the first real game and people are trying to over-impress, people are a bit tense and are still searching for that full sharpness and full fitness. All in all though, yes, I’m satisfied.“We all have to look forward to Tuesday and realise that we’re still in a game, it’s not over and there is still a lot of work to do.”last_img read more