Blackburn v QPR: Young in the Rangers team

first_imgLuke Young is a surprise inclusion in the QPR starting line-up for their game at Blackburn. The defender makes his first appearance in the side for two years.Joey Barton is still injured, there is no Clint Hill for Rangers, while Will Keane starts up front.Blackburn: Robinson; Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr; Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Conway; Gestede, Rhodes.Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Etuhu, Feeney. QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Young, Assou-Ekotto, Hoilett, Henry, Benayoun, Carroll, Morrison, Keane.Subs: Murphy, Austin, Yun, Zamora, O’Neil, Donaldson, Maiga. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The calm streets of Sirsa villages

first_imgA middle-aged woman lounging outside her house, a couple of children fighting over who will throw the next ball, and a bunch of elderly men taking drags on their hookah.This is how the streets of Sirsa, where the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda is located, looked like on Monday, as opposed to the violence it witnessed on Friday. While residents of the three villages closest to Dera — Bajekan, Begu, and Nezia Khera — heaved a sigh of relief, his supporters still waited for a miracle. Some, however, who were worried for their future employment. Sitting outside a ‘pucca’ house at Bajekan, along with a few friends, 28-year-old Kashmir, a BA student, told The Hindu that he was sick of the autocratic ways of the Dera. “They would take out processions every now and then. They would block the way, not allowing normal commute. They would take the law in their hands,” he said.Lal Chand, a daily wager and autorickshaw driver, said: “They grabbed villagers’ land by force. Over the years, they started compensating but one would have to part with land even if they were not willing to. Ours was one of the most affected villages because of its proximity [to the Dera],” he said.Employment woesAmong those who expressed content at the sentence were those who worried about their next month’s salary. These residents belonged to Nezia Khera village, which houses factories and institutes owned by Gurmeet Ram Rahim. “We accept and honour the verdict and his punishment, but what will happen to our jobs. We don’t worship him, but he was our employer,” said Sarvan Kumar, a labourer who claimed to be working at the Dera’s farms. But there are followers who believe that a miracle would bring the Dera chief home. Bain Singh, 63, security supervisor of a factory, said that what happened with the Dera chief was “a conspiracy”. “It’s all the work of the government which wanted his land. I’ve seen dead people come alive because Papaji touched them. I am sure he’ll be back home soon,” he said. Lakhbir Singh, 21, said: “Whatever happened with him is wrong.”“We revered Satnam Singhji but a lot of us lost trust in Ram Rahimji because of his ways. He wears fashionable clothes, makes movies, sings songs, our elder generation felt betrayed,” Vikram Singh, 28, said.last_img read more

Pooping in MMA fight will now result in TKO loss

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WATCH: UFC fighter accidentally soils herself mid-fightAhead of UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York this weekend,  the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has made a bold move by getting rid of unwanted bodily fluids inside the octagon.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 shutoutThe governing body, which is responsible for regulating MMA fights in the state, has now banned poop, urine and vomit while competing.According to the new rules in place relayed by MMA Imports, any fighter who would release the body fluids will forfeit the fight by technical knockout (TKO). Scree grab from Youtube/Domenick Nati ShowMixed martial arts is arguably one of the craziest and most unpredictable sports there is, as anything can happen inside the cage.One of the most bizarre incidents happened in June, when UFC Strawweight Justine Kish lost control of her bowels and visibly soiled herself mid-fight.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As of this writing, only the NYSAC has imposed such a rule and it remains unclear if other governing divisions in other states will soon follow.The new regulation will take effect on Saturday’s event (Sunday in Manila), headlined by a UFC Middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and the returning Georges St. Pierre. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:UFC fighter who pooped herself will be sponsored by butt-wipes company Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Bryant set to bring KO punch to UFC with BodyArmour CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:21’Shit happens’: Moreno steps on poop during Bonifacio Shrine inspection00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Knicks Outgun The Pistons, 121-115

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — After a terrible start to the season, the Detroit Pistons have worked their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff race.Losses like this may keep them on the outside looking in.Shane Larkin’s three-point play in the final minute of the second overtime helped the New York Knicks snap their eight-game losing streak with a 121-115 victory over the Pistons on Feb. 27 — Detroit’s latest ugly loss at the Palace to a team around the bottom of the standings.The Pistons have lost at home to each of the league’s five worst teams: New York, Philadelphia, Minnesota, the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando.“We’ve had a lot of these games,” coach Stan Van Gundy said. “If you aren’t going to play defense and rebound, that’s going to happen.”Larkin put the Knicks ahead by four with 28 seconds remaining, and they held on to win a game that Detroit appeared to have control of after two quarters. The Pistons led by 18 in the second and by 12 at the half but blew what looked to be an easy game against the team with the NBA’s worst record.“The whole second half and overtime were terrible. That’s the second game in a row where our starters have come out for the second half and not been any good,” Van Gundy said. “We didn’t even try defensively, so it was easy for them to get back into the game.”Detroit squandered a five-point lead in the final minute of regulation, allowing the Knicks to tie it at 95 it on a pull-up 3-pointer by Langston Galloway with 6.3 seconds remaining.“I looked up at the clock, it was just running down,” Galloway said. “It’s only me, and I think there was two other defenders going down court, and I just pulled up.”With the Pistons down 105-103 late in the first overtime, Detroit’s Greg Monroe scored while drawing a foul with 12 seconds left, but he missed the ensuing free throw.Monroe and the Pistons would go on to miss several more crucial free throws in the second overtime. With Detroit down 119-114 with 8 seconds remaining, Jodie Meeks was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer. Meeks, who had made 32 consecutive free throws to that point, missed two of three.Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points for the Knicks. Lou Amundson added 17 points and 14 rebounds. New York won for the first time in 17 games without Carmelo Anthony (left knee surgery) this season. The Knicks were also without guard Jose Calderon, who was out with a sore left Achilles.“No matter what happened the night before, they’re coming back with the right effort and playing with the right mindset,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “That’s the only way you can win a game like tonight. As coaches we’re happy for our players more than anything, because they need some positive feedback from the effort they put in.”Monroe had 28 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 21 points and 15 rebounds.(NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

State Cup Live Streamed!

first_imgFor the first time, New South Wales State Cup games will be live streamed. The following games will be streamed, please click on the links below to be taken to the event. 8.00am – Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs (Men’s Open) – Bankstown Jets v Manly Sea Eagles (Men’s Open) 12.40pm – Eastern Suburbs Roosters v Murwillumbah Mavericks (Mixed Open) 1.15pm – Taren Point v Penrith Panthers (Mixed Open) 3.00pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Wallsend Wolves (Women’s Open) 3.35pm – Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels (Women’s Open) Related LinksState Cup Live!last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool top of table for Christmas after victory at Wolves

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool top of table for Christmas after victory at Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are four points clear at the top of the table after their 2-0 win at Wolves.Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.The Reds went ahead when Fabinho played a one-two with Sadio Mane and crossed for Salah, who flicked the ball into the net with the outside of his foot.The Egyptian set up Liverpool’s second with a wonderful lofted pass over the home defence, allowing Virgil van Dijk to side-foot a six-yard volley past Rui Patricio.City, the defending champions, play their game in hand on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace, but this victory ensures for Jurgen Klopp’s side will be top on Christmas Day. last_img read more

9 months agoBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with us

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with usby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley earned victory over Fulham thanks to two own goals.Andre Schurrle’s wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan.And three minutes later it was Denis Odoi who inadvertently beating Sergio Rico, heading in after Hendrick crossed.Burnley boss Sean Dyche said afterwards: “They were very tough conditions for both teams and it was a very tough win, for many reasons.“I didn’t think we played as well today as we did in the previous two wins, but the mentality to come back from a goal down for the second game in a row was terrific and I thought we grew into the game and ended up being the more progressive side.“We got a scratch of luck, but I’m not going to cry that one in because I don’t think we’ve had our share this season.“And towards the end James (Tarkowski) does what we maybe weren’t doing enough of at the start of the season, by making an absolutely fantastic block to make sure we go and win the game.“That’s as good a goal for me!”Dyche added: “They threw caution to the wind in the second half and why wouldn’t you?“They haven’t won away all season and they are trying to get a foothold in an important game, so they went very expansive, but I don’t remember them opening us up too many times.“The resilience, character and energy is back in the side and we are doing all the details better.“Earlier in the season we were conceding a lot of soft goals. We have to continue, of course, but what it does is provide a mental shift.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great moment

first_imgArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted to see their medical room clearing.For their Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, Emery welcomed Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding back into first-team – while Kieran Tierney made his debut.All three made a big impression as we beat Nottingham Forest – and Unai Emery praised the trio and believes they will make a big impact.”It’s amazing news,” the head coach said. “It was amazing to see the people’s reaction to Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin, who played his first 15 minutes [at the end]. “It was a great moment. We can be a better competitive team with them. For us having every player available is the perfect moment. “Now we have two injuries with Lacazette and Smith Rowe, and hopefully in a few weeks he can be training with the possibility to play. Really we are really happy with Hector, Rob and Kieran.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelona

first_imgToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToulouse defender Bafode Diakite insists he’s happy for Jean-Clair Todibo.Todibo left Toulouse in January for Barcelona and is now set for a first team run due to their injury crisis.Diakite said, “Of course I am happy by what he does, he was trained in Téfécé, like me. “If he chose to join Barca, it’s not for nothing. He has an idea on his mind, we do not take such a big decision without thinking. I hope that he will make a place in their starting XI, he will be beneficial for the French squad and Toulouse.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Keyshawn Johnson Is Taking 11 California HS FB Recruits On A Huge Trip This Weekend To Texas, A&M, OU, Nebraska

first_imgKeyshawn Johnson during a broadcast.There will be quite a football posse traveling through Texas and the Midwest this weekend. According to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson will be taking the “California 11,” a group of 11 California-based high school football recruits, on a recruiting trip this weekend. The group, which includes Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., a four-star WR, will be visiting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Nebraska, before traveling back to the West Coast. I can confirm that Keyshawn Johnson is headed to Austin to barnstorm the state with 11 recruits from Cali, including his highly touted son— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Keyshawn Johnson @Thromedamnball and the California 11 will hit Texas A&M Fri practice, visit Texas Sat, OU Jr day Sun and Nebraska Mon— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball are flying into Austin and driving to College Station for the Texas A&M Friday Night practice— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will drive back to Austin and spend Saturday visiting with @TexasFB and coach @Strong_TexasFB— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will then make the 6-7 hour drive from Austin to Norman for the Oklahoma Junior Day on Sun— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will leave OU and head to Nebraska to visit the Cornhuskers, then fly back to Cali from Lincoln— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among 2016 recruits in the Cali 11 are Michael Pittman, Marquel Dismuke, Isaiah Hayes and Khalil Tate— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among the 2017 recruits in the Cali 11 are WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., WR Terrell Bynum, CB Darnay Holmes, CB Jermani Brown, QB Tristan Gebbia— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015That sounds like one heck of a trip. Be on the lookout for some top football prospects, Longhorns, Aggies, Sooners and Huskers.last_img read more