Round-up: Terry backed by ex-Chelsea man, QPR youngster’s loan move, Chery’s hopes, Bartlett’s new deal

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has told West London Sport he believes John Terry will still be a key man for the Blues even they sign John Stones. Chelsea are looking to sign Everton defender Stones, who has been touted as the long-term replacement for Terry, but Sinclair insists the skipper won’t be moving aside for the foreseeable future.Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has finally completed his loan move from Chelsea to Roma.Chelsea youngster Todd Kane has also moved on loan – he’s joined Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on a season-long deal.QPR have also sent a youngster out on loan, with teenage defender Niko Hamalainen joining Dagenham & Redbridge for a month, and have signed midfielder Oscar Gobern following his recent trial.One player who won’t be leaving Rangers for the time being at least is midfielder Leroy Fer, whose agent has confirmed that an injury problem led to the Dutchman’s proposed loan move to Sunderland being scrapped.Fer’s loan move to Sunderland was scrappedFer could yet line up alongside summer signing Tjronn Chery, who has spoken about his desire to play in the number 10 role at Rangers, as well being a free-kick specialist and wanting to take his career to the “next step”.Once again there is speculation about Charlie Austin’s future – it’s been claimed that Tottenham want to sign him. Spurs have not shown any interest in the R’s striker.Fans of both clubs have been discussing Spurs’ supposed interest in Austin on Twitter.Fulham have injury concerns ahead of their Championship opener at Cardiff on Saturday – Scott Parker is one of five players who will miss the game.The Whites have offered new contracts to Moussa Dembele, Marcus Bettinelli and Emerson Hyndman, while manager Kit Symons says the club have ended their pursuit of Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald.Elsewhere, long-serving manager Gordon Bartlett has signed a new contract at Wealdstone.And Middlesex face a struggle to qualify for the Royal London One-Day Cup knockout stages after losing to Nottinghamshire at Lord’s.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Thistleton finishes 2nd in elite female despite bike crash

first_imgPhoto By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Jacqueline Thistleton crashed her bike midway through the course and she could’ve easily quit right then and there.“It all happened so quickly. Everything was broken. I wasn’t coming at all together,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT But giving up is not an option for the gritty Australian as she picked herself up and soldiered on.Thistleton admitted her road to recovery was all a blur as her competitive spirit got the better of her for the remainder of the track.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I guess it was just adrenaline. I think I just had the adrenaline to get on to the bike and see where I can go. It wasn’t pretty coming back on bike,” she said.She also couldn’t let down the Cebuano crowd down in her first triathlon race in the Philippines. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I guess it was just the crowd. I had so much support and I’d like to give everyone justice — my family, my friends, everyone. It’s adrenaline, to be honest, and it’s just about it,” she said.Thistleton’s character showed in weathering the storm and not only did she get back in the race, she also managed to finish second in the elite female category of the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday here.After an inspiring stint, Thistleton hopes to get another invite, especially with the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship set to be hosted here next year.“I’ll tell everyone come over and give it a go. It’s definitely worth the trip,” she said with a smile.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant GALLERY: 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READlast_img read more

Bradley Beal’s scoring barrage propels Wizards past 76ers

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Jimmy Butler added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. A night after hitting more than half of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc, the 76ers shot 8 of 27 from 3-point range, going 3 of 20 in the first three quarters.“The combination of not being able to make some shots, the turnovers creating a lot of their offensive looks was too hard to overcome,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.Philadelphia cut what had been a 26-point deficit in the third quarter down to 12 in the fourth on the possession that followed Embiid’s charge.Beal answered by individually outscoring the visitors 14-5 to make it 116-95 with 4:22 left. He shot 6 of 11 from 3-point range and 13 of 21 overall from the field. Not to mention a gutsy defensive play.“He’s willing to do whatever it takes to win,” Ariza said. “We all see that in him.”ADVERTISEMENT Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss NOT OTTO SHAPEPorter continued in his current role off the bench, but played 33 minutes in his fifth game since returning from his 10-game injury layoff. That was his most action since Dec. 5, though he insisted his return is still a work in progress.“There is nothing easy about getting back,” he said. “Just getting back in game shape, that is the biggest (thing), getting my second wind.”TAKE IT BACK!Philadelphia has lost six of its eight games in the second game of back-to-back sets. Against Washington, however, Simmons didn’t believe the timing of the game mattered.“I think that was just lack of competitiveness,” Simmons said. “I don’t think we competed.”WHOSE HOUSE?A sizable contingent of 76ers fans made their presence known. That included booing the Wizards’ player introductions and chanting “E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!”TECHNICALLY SPEAKINGWashington picked up two technical fouls during a 32-second stretch early in the third. Thomas Bryant received his for hanging on the rim too long following a dunk, and Jeff Green got the second for arguing. Brown also picked up a tech for arguing a call in the second quarter. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TIP-INS76ers: J.J. Redick (back) sat out a second consecutive game, but Brown doesn’t expect his absence to last long. “We’re in sort of hyper-sensitive mode with J.J,” Brown said about his most productive 3-point shooter. “He’s that important.”Wizards: Led 25-20 after the first quarter despite committing seven turnovers. … Porter Jr. played with a sore right hand after injuring it Tuesday night in Philadelphia.UP NEXT76ers: Host Atlanta on Friday night.Wizards: Host Milwaukee on Friday night. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles the ball between Philadelphia 76ers guard Landry Shamet (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 123-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — After rising off the floor midway through the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal flashed a thankful smile.Washington’s leading scorer had survived the full force of Joel Embiid.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Beal drew the charge from Philadelphia’s brawny center, then went on to score 14 consecutive points and finish with 34, helping the Wizards beat the 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night for a split of the home-and-home set.“I don’t mind taking charges — I’m a physical player,” Beal said. “But with Jojo, it’s a little different story. He’s a big fella. I’m glad I got a lift in yesterday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOtto Porter Jr. added 23 points, his most since returning from a quadriceps injury this month, and Trevor Ariza had 17 to help Washington improve to 4-3 since losing All-Star guard John Wall for the season.Embiid had 35 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers. They committed 23 turnovers, and had a four-game winning streak end. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Roger Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal

first_imgSwitzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer during their men’s singles fourth round match on day eight of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2019. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)Roger Federer reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 12th time on Sunday, becoming the oldest man in 28 years to make the last-eight of a Slam.The 37-year-old eased past Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and will face either close friend and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka or Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a semi-final spot.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Federer didn’t face a break point in the fourth round match against the outclassed world number 68 played in a sweltering 32 degrees on Court Philippe Chatrier.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31CamNorte Gov faces complaints for violating ease of doing business rules01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Federer will be playing in his 54th quarter-final at a Slam, cementing his place on top of the all-time men’s list.Despite leading Wawrinka 23-3 in career head-to-head meetings, Federer said he still remembers his quarter-final loss to his friend in Paris four years ago.“I have a bad memory of it. Stan beat me in three sets with his terrible shorts!“But he played really great that year and won the title.”Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, is the oldest man to make the quarter-finals of a Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 US Open.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue TNT blasts Phoenix in heated game featuring 6 ejections “It’s fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris,” said Federer who last played the tournament in 2015 when he made the quarter-finals — where he lost to Wawrinka.The Greek star, meanwhile, defeated Federer in the last 16 of the Australian Open in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I was prepared for the worst scenario, losing in the first round in three sets. But I am super happy with my performance.“I will need to play like this again against either Stan or Tsitsipas.” MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

Virat Kohli would want to prove that he can deliver in England: Mohammad Azharuddin to India Today

first_imgThe cuts and drives were back. Some of them check drives including a dropped chance. Yet Virat Kohli’s 55-ball unbeaten half-century against New Zealand was the best news to come for the Indian camp from the first warm up match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday.WATCH FULL VIDEOTo say Virat would have exorcised his demons with the knock would be far-fetched. But this being his first tour of England after the forgettable 2014 outing where he averaged 13.5 in ten Test innings, even Kohli would have been anxious.”It would have been at the back of his mind. Virat would want to prove that he can deliver in England,” former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin tells India Today.In between that tour until earlier in the year, Virat delivered some of his best innings in all forms of the game. But India only played in the sub-continent and the West Indies. And although Indian batsmen in the last decade-and-a-half have done enough to dispel the ‘lambs abroad’ theory, experts maintain the baggage of past does not go away so easily.”Sub-continent players want to do well in England. Else people from other countries say they can’t perform well against the moving ball. That’s why Virat would want to do well this time,” Sri Lankan opening legend Sanath Jayasuriya tells India Today.Azhar backs up Jayasuriya’s opinion. “He would want to prove people wrong. Else people would say he can’t perform well against the moving ball. His stats go beyond imagination. So he has a very good chance of doing well,” he says.advertisementVirat was asked the same question in his pre-departure media meet. And he wasn’t amused. “When we don’t do well overseas, it’s like a knife hanging over our head. I don’t play for redemption. My only motivation is to play well for your country. It does not matter where you play,” he said.The other mental challenge for the Indian skipper would be to pull himself out of the rut with a series of losses as skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League this season. Before the IPL, Virat also had a forgettable Test series with the bat against Australia where he managed only 46 runs in three Tests. “India’s chances will depend heavily on Virat Kohli. And if you ask me he would have begun having one eye on the Champions trophy from the IPL itself when he realized his team won’t make the playoffs,” former Australia skipper Michael Clarke told India Today recently.Now back wearing the India blues leading his team in the Champions Trophy, a few balls in the middle from his blade would have done the magic which multiple hours of brain storming cannot. With the tournament opener slated against Pakistan on June 4, the venue will indubitably become incidental.last_img read more