New signing Jordan Cousins is among QPR’s substitutes for tonight’s friendly. Goalkeeper Alex Smithies, meanwhile, has recovered from injury and makes his first appearance of Rangers’ pre-season campaign.None of QPR’s three other summer signings will be involved. Jake Bidwell sits the game out, Joel Lynch has been nursing a hamstring problem, and Ariel Borysiuk has been sidelined by an ankle injury.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Perch; Henry, Luongo; Gladwin, Chery; Shodipo; Polter. Subs: Ingram, Kpekawa, Furlong, Cousins, Doughty, El Khayati, Emmanuel-Thomas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer is hoping to return to action as soon possible for Ginebra Ginebra.The Ginebra rookie is looking to return on Friday after he missed the Gin Kings’ 121-94 Game 1 rout of TNT in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Meralco suspends Kelly Nabong BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The 24-year-old forward suffered a slight fracture on his left cheek after a freak fall in the Gin Kings elimination game against TNT last September 23.The former UST stalwart said he’s just awaiting the green light from the doctors. He has already returned to the team’s practice, but limited to only non-contact drills.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 shutout“It’s already normal. There’s no more pain. I’m just resting and waiting for the go signal of our doctors,” he said.Rather than be down, Ferrer is taking advantage of the extended time to heal up as the Kings prepare for the bigger wars ahead. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “This is the time where I shouldn’t be down. I have to prepare for the time when I make the comeback and I hope that I’ll be better when I return,” he said.Ferrer has been averaging 5.25 points on a 38-percent shooting from three, to go with 1.25 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of play this conference.Ginebra shoots for a 2-0 series lead against TNT on Wednesday in Batangas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Inter Milan director Ausilio: Palmeiras wanted to sell us Gabriel Jesusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio admits they came close to signing Manchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus.Ausilio says Palmeiras were willing to sell them the Brazil international.“We were negotiating with Gabriel Jesus for a month,” Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.“Our offer was also better than Manchester City’s. Palmeiras preferred to sell him to us but the lad, through his agents, let us know that he preferred to play for Guardiola.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
BYU’s football team will be lacking some depth when it takes on Nebraska in its season opener on Sept. 5. The school announced Tuesday morning that it will be disciplining “10-ish” players for the game against the Huskers due to their role in the brawl against Memphis. Following the Miami Beach Bowl on Dec. 22, many of the Cougars and Tigers’ players got into a severe scuffle on the field. Multiple punches were thrown, faces were battered – it was an incredibly ugly scene.BYU will discipline “10-ish” players for their role in brawl with Memphis in their opener vs. Nebraska. Still not saying who, however.— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) March 3, 2015Here’s video of the brawl.With star quarterback Taysom Hill returning, BYU was expected to be a tough test for Nebraska in Week 1. The Cougars’ chances of pulling off an upset in Lincoln took a decent hit today, though.
The weakest division of the American League so far this season is the one that has been the most dominant in recent years: the AL East — featuring the Yankees and Red Sox, the two winningest AL teams since the league expanded to three divisions in 1995.Baltimore is leading the division with a puny 16-14 record, the worst for any division leader in baseball. Four of the AL East’s five teams are being outscored. And it could get even bleaker: All five teams have put up these poor results while facing schedules that are significantly weaker than average.There’s plenty of time for things to turn around; four-fifths of the season remain. Even if just one or two AL East teams get better, that could be enough for the division to win another pennant and even the major-league title.Winning pennants and titles has been the forte of the AL East since the majors reorganized after the 1994-95 players’ strike. Teams from the division have represented 36 percent of all AL clubs but have won 11 of 19 pennants and eight of 10 World Series titles for AL teams — twice as many as any NL division. (NL East teams have won four.) The division has also claimed 71 percent of available AL wild-card slots, twice as many as it would be expected to by chance alone.Much of that postseason success was achieved by New York and Boston, and the division has had plenty of underachieving clubs, too. But the AL East’s overall results stand up nicely, too. Its teams won 51 percent of regular-season games between 1995 and 2013. That understates its success because division games each had winners and losers, so they canceled each other out. Against opponents from outside their division, AL East teams won 52 percent of games, including the same proportion against both intraleague rivals and against NL teams.Surprising early-season results often stem from bad luck: Opposing batters’ grounders find gaps in the infield, and their fly balls sail for home runs, at unsustainable rates. One way to measure this luck is to compare teams’ skill-interactive ERA to their ERA. SIERA tries to control for factors beyond pitchers’ control — so it’s roughly what a pitching staff’s ERA would be if it had the same luck, and fielding ability, of the average team. And all five AL East teams have a SIERA below their ERA. The Yankees’ gap is nearly a run per nine innings.Then again, last year, all five AL East teams also had ERAs worse than their SIERAs. And while that doesn’t appear to have been due to bad fielding, this year most of the AL East clubs have below-average fielding.There’s one more sign that its slow start could mean real trouble for the AL’s worst division. A few days ago, Dave Cameron at FanGraphs calculated teams’ expected scoring margins — based on how well they’ve hit the ball, run the bases, fielded and pitched — relative to their actual scoring margins. If the AL East really has been the victim of hard luck, we’d expect its teams to have better scoring margins than they do. Yet overall, they’ve done about as poorly as expected. Because they’ve won even more than we’d expect by scoring margin, if they keep playing as poorly as they have, their luck — and tougher opponents — could make it even harder for AL East teams to maintain the mediocre level they’ve established so far this season.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday that Athens will press its claims on a shadow-puppet theater tradition that the United Nations cultural watchdog UNESCO has deemed to be part of Turkey’s cultural heritage.“Karagiozis is an inextricable part of our culture,” Grigoris Delavekouras told reporters. The spokesman invoked the UNESCO convention on “intangible cultural heritage,” noting that it “enables neighboring countries to access the same commodity.”Karagiozis – Greek for the Turkish “Karagoz,” meaning “black-eyed” – is the central character in a popular shadow-puppet theater series that originated in Turkey and was very popular in Greece up until the 1990s.In the Greek show, which features a cast of social stereotypes and is set loosely during the Turkish occupation of Greece, Karagiozis is a hunchbacked con man who makes a living bamboozling Turkish officials. Karagioizis is also a common byword for “clown” in the Greek vernacular.The Greek Theater of Shadows, one of the few forums for enthusiasts that continues to stage Karagiozis shows, yesterday issued a press release criticizing the government for its delayed reaction to the “Turkification” of Karagiozis, noting that UNESCO had placed Karagoz on its list of intangible cultural elements, associating it with Turkey, last September. “We wrote to the Culture Ministry last year, describing the matter as one of national importance and seeking its support… but, instead of sensitivity and interest, we faced total indifference,” the press release said. The theatre group called on the government to subsidize Karagiozis performances and promote the Greek shows, and their history, to foreign visitors.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering entering the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotThe France international has featured in all five of PSG’s Ligue 1 games this season.But Rabiot has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Parc des Princes and appears increasingly unlikely to sign an extension.The 23-year-old has already allegedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Although now Paris United claim that Spurs are considering making an approach for Rabiot in January.The Lilywhites failed to sign a single player in the summer transfer window and, on the back of two consecutive losses, manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering whether to bolster his squad options at the start of 2019.Rabiot would also serve as an ideal replacement for midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave North London this summer once his contract expires.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has already made it clear though that he intends to do everything he can to keep Rabiot at the club.
Wayne Rooney reckons that there are exciting times ahead for DC United after surpassing his expectations for this seasonThe former England captain joined the MLS outfit from Everton in June and made an immediate impact in Washington.DC went from being last in the Eastern Conference to a fourth-place finish and progressed to the playoff semi-finals, where they lost to Columbus Crew on penalties.However, on the back being named in the MLS Best XI for 2018, Rooney is predicting a bright future for DC.“We went on a great run, making the playoffs and finishing fourth in the league,” said Rooney, according to Flow Sports.“At the time I joined I don’t think we really expected to finish that high up. Obviously disappointed to go out on penalty kicks.“We’ve set foundations now. We’re looking to build on the momentum we’ve built up. We’ll try and start the season well next season and try to kick on.”Rooney added: “Did I think we would go on the run we did?“Probably not, but the team grew, as a team and as individuals, and showed great character to help us get there.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“The way we ended the season was an exciting time for the team and fans and it leads to an exciting time coming up.“This has to be the marker we’ve put down to improve on. It’s on us as players and on the club to move forward and that’s what we’ll be looking to try to do.“It’s early to put down expectations and we don’t know what’s going to happen with players coming in and players going out.“Once we know what our squad is we can start to set goals for the season, but we need to move forward and our first goal has to be to make the playoffs.”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC this season.2018 MLS Best XIGoalkeeper: Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew)Defenders: Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders).Midfielders: Luciano Acosta (DC United), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC).Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Wayne Rooney (DC United).
Jennifer Prandato recently joined the team as a freelance iPad/iPhone/print designer. She was previously a design intern at The Boston Globe and worked as a graphics reporter for the Chicago Tribune during the Olympics. Group editor Clare McHugh has added Sunset and This Old House to her existing portfolio of Health and All You. Carrie Gee recently started as a senior art director and will help shape upcoming redesign efforts. She was most recently the design director of AdWeek. Timothy Clark joins as a full-time contributor. He had served as editor-in-chief, publisher and president of Government Executive previously, and will continue in his role as editor-at-large at the publication while contributing to Route Fifty. Time added a few new additions and promotions to their art department: Eric Markowitz joins as senior writer for the technology team. He will cover the deep web, the sharing economy and the issues surrounding the intersection of technology and society. Brad Dunn was named SVP, chief digital officer for Athlon Media Group/Parade. Dunn had been executive editor of Parade when it was owned by Advance Publications, and had been serving as a consultant for Athlon since the group was purchased from Advance in September. IBT Media announced additions to its’ newsroom: The Competitor Group announced new senior leadership: Chelsea Kardokus has been promoted to assistant art director. She came to Time in 2013 and has since art directed the Smart Home special issue, 2015 Future Issue and is in the midst of this year’s TIME100. Owen Davis joins the business team as a financial writer covering Wall Street and its connections to everyday financial concerns such as retirement planning. Mashable has hired two reporters for new beats at the company: Atlantic Media’s new local government publication, Route Fifty, has hired three editorial staffers ahead of its spring launch: David Yi was named Fashion Reporter. He’d worked as a regular contributor to GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Fashionista, and had been a writer at WWD. Josh Furlow was named president, overseeing all of CGI’s global business. Furlow was previously the executive VP of events and he joined the CGI team back in 2011 as VP of operations. Bill Lucia was hired as a reporter. Lucia had been with the Inside U.S. Trade newsletter. Miriam Kramer was named Space Reporter. She’d been a staff writer at Space.com previously. Wendy Godoy joined the executive team as CAO and CFO. She previously served as senior VP and CFO of Terramar Retail Centers and has more than 30 years of financial management experience. Sid Evans will deepen his involvement with the day-to-day operations at Coastal Living, working closely with Marcoux in her new role. Steele Marcoux is the new editor of Coastal Living. She will be focused on expanding the brand across digital, social and video platforms as well as leveraging the power of the brand’s audience. Dave Nyzcepir was named news editor. He had most recently been writing for the Desert Sun newspaper. Allison Duda was promoted to associate art director. She has been at Time since 2012, and started as an art department intern several years earlier. Time Inc. announced that Coastal Living’s Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer is leaving to pursue new opportunities. Several new staff changes accompany her departure: Cole Stangler joins the business team as staff writer. He will cover labor and the workplace, focusing on the nature of the changing workplace.
Popular on Variety Another recent Quibi hire is Diane Nelson, former president of DC Entertainment, who is the startup’s head of operations for content.Quibi, previously operating as “NewTV,” says it has raised $1 billion from investors including Disney, Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCU, Viacom, WarnerMedia. The service will serve up short series, pegged at around 10 minutes per episode, in a range of genres.Quibi (a portmanteau of “quick bites”) has inked content deals including with Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Catherine Hardwicke and Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media. The company is targeting commercial launch toward the end of 2019 or early 2020. Whitman previously announced it would cost $8 monthly without ads and $5 per month with commercials.Katzenberg, speaking at Variety’s Innovate summit earlier this month, said Quibi is aiming to deliver 5,000 episodes in the year following its launch. “The biggest challenge is the volume of content,” he said. “It’s a tall order to do this in the next 12 months, but that doesn’t mean we are not gonna try.”Pictured above: Tim Connolly (left), Jim O’Gorman Quibi, the mobile-TV startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has tapped several Hulu alums among its latest hires.Tim Connolly, formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined Quibi as head of partnerships and advertising. Jim O’Gorman, previously Hulu’s SVP of talent and organization, is now head of talent and organization at Quibi.Connolly left Hulu this summer as part of a reorg at the company. At Quibi, Connolly is in charge of business relationships with all Quibi partners including subscriber-acquisition partners (like app stores, mobile operators and music services); advertisers and agencies; technology partners; and promotional partners.Other ex-Hulu staff who have joined L.A.-based Quibi include head of engineering Rob Post (previously VP engineering at Hulu); Denise Jackson, head of people operations (formerly Hulu’s senior benefits manager); and head of talent development Megan Tannenbaum (former Hulu manager of ad operations). ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15