first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes has told his players they must capitalise on the boost they have been given by Wednesday’s remarkable victory against Liverpool.Three goals in the final 14 minutes saw Rangers come back from 2-0 down to pick up a priceless win in what Hughes hopes will prove to be a turning point in their season.But he has warned his team that they cannot afford to take a step backwards when they visit Sunderland on Saturday.AdChoices广告“It was a huge result for us and has given everybody a lift. The important thing now is that we can’t let that momentum disappear,” he said.“There’s no point having an outstanding performance and a great result if we slip back to losing games where maybe we should be taking points.“The challenge for us is to make sure we get something out of the game against Sunderland.”And Hughes believes the Black Cats will be fully focused on this weekend’s game despite the fact they face Everton in the FA Cup on Tuesday.He said: “I’d be very surprised if they allowed themselves to be distracted. Their priority might be the game in midweek but they’ll have time to recover from that anyway.“They’re at home and will have the motivation to do well in front of their supporters.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img“So next week will begin on the day. We’ve guys playing Sigerson during the week so this week is about recovery and we’ll have to go at it again next weekend and if we don’t play well, we won’t get anything out of that game either.”Tipp entertain Limerick next Sunday in Semple Stadium and Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage with throw-in scheduled for 2 o’clock. The Tipp side began life in Division 3 with a narrow one point defeat against a resilient Armagh team in the Athletic Grounds. And Creedon says while his team showed lots of guts to fight back from being three points down at half time, more challenging encounters may lie ahead. He said: “This league is tough and Armagh may not be the best team in it. Ourselves, Limerick, Waterford, Clare there’s never more than a kick of a ball in those matches. last_img read more

first_imgGhana’s Jordan Ayew has developed quite a reputation for being a matchwinner this season.The striker, who struggled to find the net last season for Palace, is in fine form this season.Following his goal on Saturday against Watford, Ayew has now scored the match-winning goal for the Eagles five times this season.Jordan Ayew celebrates goal against Aston VillaA week after scoring in the win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Ghanaian was on the scoresheet again, scoring the only goal in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa in August 2019.Jordan celebrates winner over West Ham in OctoberIn October, Jordan scored the last winner for Palace against West Ham – a 2-1 win before scoring another magnificent 90th-winner against the Hammers again in December.Sakho celebrates with Jordan after magnificent winner over West HamJordan then scored the only goal in last weekend’s 1-0 win at Brighton, a crucial goal in the battle against relegation.Jordan AYew scores only goal of the game against BrightonAn on Saturday, the Black Stars forward found the net with a brilliant finish against West Ham in the first half, a goal that turned out to be the only one of the game, giving Palace their second win in as many games.Jordan Ayew scored for Palace against WatfordAyew has now scored eight goals this season and 24 goals overall in the Premier League.Games Ayew has scored the winning goal in this seasonCrystal Palace 1-0 Aston VillaWest Ham 1-2 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 2-1 West HamBrighton 0-1 Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 1-0 Watfordlast_img read more

first_imgThe HFC-Infanta Ride Out Malaria Cycling Tour has been launched last Friday at the head office of HFC Bank Ghana in Accra.HFC Bank Ghana in collaboration with Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation are putting together the tour, aimed at raising funds for building a Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound.The one-week cross country journey will start from September 15 to 23.Twenty professional cyclists from the Velocity and the Gang Chain cycling groups will embark on 688 km journey from Tamale to Accra.The cyclists will start form the location where the CHPS compound is expected to be built in Nyanshegu, a suburb of Tamale, Northern Region.The cyclists would make stopovers at assigned HFC Branches nationwide to raise community awareness and raise funds from staff and customers. The first stop of the tour will be at the Tamale branch of HFC Bank. Subsequently, the cyclists will journey to Techiman Branch and then down to the Kumasi. The team will be expected at the Koforidua branch from Kumasi and the tour will climax at the HFC Bank Head Office in Accra, North Ridge.At each stopover, the Icon Cyclist will present the HFC-Infanta Malaria Prevention Manifesto to the Branch Manager.The Manifesto will be the guiding principles and activities the branches are expected to do to ensure a clean Ghana and prevention of malaria. In addition to the presentation, a mini awareness float and durbar to raise funds will be held.Anthony Joshua, Incoming Acting Managing Director of HFC, said the Bank is a socially responsible corporate institution and a Bank with a heart, adding that as part of their vision, they seek to building successful communities. Anthony Joshua (Right)Board Chairman, Charles Williams Zwennes, added ‘’We have the resource to make a difference in the fight against malaria in Ghana. Let’s restore hope to that pregnant woman who is not sure of her fate because she lacks quality health care. Let’s provide sound sleep to that child who is thinking of how he will battle with mosquito every night, let’s bring joy to that family whose child is dying of Malaria and above all, let’s bring back cleanliness into our community.’’Charles ZwennesSenior member of IMPF, Mrs Ophelia, expressed appreciation to HFC Bank Ghana for the support and called on all present to contribute to the aim to eradicate malaria in Ghana. Also present was the Minister of Health, Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, who lauded the initiative, pledging government’s support.Hon. Kingsley Aboagye GyeduAn amount of 50,000 cedis was raised on the night through the auction of polo shirts which will be used by the cyclists.  The Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation (IMPF) is a non-profit non-Governmental Organization with membership drawn from Ghanaian women and women from different countries resident in Ghana.Founded in February 2005, IMPF has a single goal of combatting malaria through collaboration with leaders in Malaria research and through educational and social projects across urban and rural Ghana.The First Lady, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo is the leader of the foundation.last_img read more

first_imgThe Antonio Brown sweepstakes roll on for the #Steelers, as teams come in and out. The #Broncos deemed it too rich. The #Jets enter the mix. The #Raiders have been in it the whole time. Will be a fun week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2019Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, tallied 1,297 receiving yards and 15 scores with the Steelers in 2018.Brown has spent his entire nine-year career in Pittsburgh. But he has been unhappy with the Steelers and requested they move him last month. Related News NFL trade rumors: Jets have discussed pursuing Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in late February the team would only deal Brown for a significant package in return. The Jets appear interested in Antonio Brown.New York has “entered the mix” to acquire the 30-year-old wide receiver and has made contact with the Steelers about a potential trade, according to a report from NFL Network. The Raiders and Titans are also considering pursuing a deal for Brown, the report says.center_img “Of course, if you’re going to subtract that player (Brown) from your team, you want compensation that justifies that, and that’s what we’re seeking,” Colbert said, via the Post-Gazette. “We’re open to it, but again if it doesn’t benefit us, we won’t do it; that’s as simple as it gets.”New York is also interested in free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief, according to an earlier report from the Daily News. NFL free agency rumors: Jets interested in wide receiver Donte Moncrieflast_img read more

first_imgEmery has consistently struggled to find the right balance between defence and attack.Earlier this season he was criticised for leaving his defence too exposed by cramming in as many of his attacking talents as possible in 2-2 draws against Tottenham and Watford.A few weeks on and he had to field questions this week over a lack of creativity as a strike force including Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette lacked service in Sheffield on Monday night.One man who does not appear in Emery’s plans as a solution to link defence and attack is Mesut Ozil.The German playmaker is the highest earner at the club, but has featured in just two of 13 games so far this season.Ozil has often flattered to deceive during his six years at the Emirates, but he remains popular among the fanbase with one banner on Thursday night telling Emery “to stop freezing Ozil out.”There seems little prospect of Ozil returning for Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace, but if he continues to ignore his mercurial talent, Emery needs to find other solutions and quickly is his stay is not to be a short one. EmeryLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal fans would be forgiven for having flashbacks as the Gunners needed two late Nicolas Pepe free-kicks to see off Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League on Thursday.Empty seats at the Emirates, grumbles from those who were there and calls for the manager to go, it was very reminiscent of the final years of Arsene Wenger’s tenure before the Frenchman finally stepped aside in 2018.Unai Emery was the man chosen to succeed Wenger as the first new Arsenal manager since 1996, but the club could be looking at another appointment soon with the Spaniard showing little sign of having improved the club’s fortunes over the past 17 months.Emery’s first season ended in disappointment. Arsenal blew two chances for a return to the Champions League, winning just one of their last five games to finish fifth in the Premier League and then losing the Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea.Often derided by fans for a lack of investment, the club’s American owner Stan Kroenke backed Emery with a surprising splurge in the summer transfer market.Pepe was signed for a club record £72 million ($88 million) fee from Lille, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz brought in to improve a faulty defence and Spanish international midfielder Dani Ceballos loaned from Real Madrid.Yet, a 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Sheffield United on Monday had all the bad hallmarks of Wenger’s final days as Arsenal were blunt in attack despite dominating possession and undone at a set-piece for Lys Mousset’s winner.Defeat saw Emery’s men drop out of the top four and while they are just two points adrift of Chelsea and Leicester in fifth, the feeling is Arsenal are going backwards.Between August and December last year, the Gunners went on a 22-match unbeaten run as the change of manager reinvigorated a club that had gone stale as standards slipped in Wenger’s second decade in charge.However, now Emery’s record in his first 47 Premier League games is worse than Wenger’s final 47. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgTo press on with the Games in Rio, the second most affected city in Brazil by the Zika crisis, would be “irresponsible” and “unethical,” the letter argued.”Our greater concern is for global health. The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before,” said the letter, signed by experts in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Norway, the Philippines, Japan, Brazil and South Africa, among others.”An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic,” it said.”Should that happen to poor, as-yet unaffected places (e.g., most of South Asia and Africa) the suffering can be great.”Zika can cause birth defects, including a devastating syndrome known as microcephaly in which babies are born with unusually small heads and brains.Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect since the mosquito-borne Zika began circulating there last year.The World Health Organization and top US public health officials have called on those traveling to Brazil to take precautions against mosquito bites, and have said pregnant women should avoid areas where Zika is circulating, including Rio de Janeiro.The Olympics and Paralympics, set for August 5 through September 18, “will take place during Brazil’s wintertime when there are fewer active mosquitoes and the risk of being bitten is lower,” WHO said this month.And on Thursday, the top US public health official, Tom Frieden, said “there is no public health reason to cancel or delay the Olympic Games.”But the open letter, signed by doctors and researchers at leading universities around the world, expressed worry that officials are not adequately protecting the public against the danger posed by Zika.”It is unethical to run the risk, just for Games that could proceed anyway, if postponed and/or moved,” the letter read.The letter urged the WHO to “conduct a fresh, evidence-based assessment” of the situation in Brazil and its recommendations for travelers.WHO has ‘conflict of interest’Given the big financial investments at stake, the letter questioned whether the UN health agency was able to give a non-biased view of the situation.It said the world body may not be properly considering the options, which include moving the Games to a place where Zika is not present, postponing them until Zika is under control, or cancelling them.”We are concerned that WHO is rejecting these alternatives because of a conflict of interest,” said the letter.”Specifically, WHO entered into an official partnership with the International Olympic Committee, in a Memorandum of Understanding that remains secret.”It called on the UN health agency to disclose the memo.”Not doing so casts doubt on WHO’s neutrality,” it said.”WHO must revisit the question of Zika and postponing and/or moving the Games. We recommend that WHO convene an independent group to advise it and the IOC in a transparent, evidence-based process in which science, public health, and the spirit of sport come first,” the letter said.”Given the public health and ethical consequences, not doing so is irresponsible.”AFPlast_img read more

first_imgJenni Hermoso, Sandra Paños and Hansen, leadersAs for individual names, Jenni Hermoso, Sandra Paños and Hansen stand out, who lead the table of top scorer, goalkeeper least scored and top assistant. The Madrid forward has a hard fight with her partner Assiat Oshoala for the pichichi trophy. Jenni, the top scorer of the championship, has 23 goals in 19 games played, while her Nigerian teammate has 20 in the same games.For her part, Sandra Paños is the goalless goal scorer with only five goals in 19 games. And Graham Hansen is the top assistant of the First Iberdrola. The Norwegian now has nine goal passes in 14 games plus the seven goals she has scored. Behind her, another Barcelona player, Alexia Putellas who has eight assists in 20 games and ten goals. The same goal passes has been given by the Tacon player Jakobsson, with eight assists and seven goals. Barcelona is rooted this season in the First Iberdrola. The Catalan team is the leader alone, undefeated after losing only four points (has yielded two draws), but also dominates all facets of the game. It is the highest scoring team in the championship and the least scored. To this we must add that in the individual classifications also He leads both the table of top scorer, top assistant and goalkeeper least scored. A dream season that wants to end with a treble in Spain. At the moment, he has already lifted the first title of the course, the Spanish Super Cup, and is well on his way to the league title. Meanwhile, in the Queen’s Cup, he is already in the semifinals, where he will meet Sevilla at the Johan Cruyff.Barcelona’s numbers are spectacular. The azulgrana add 59 points of the 63 possible. That is, he has only yielded four points in the 21 games played so far. With nine mattress points with respect to Atlético (second classified), Barcelona have the First Iberdrola title very close. They are the highest scoring team, with 86 goals, that is, they score a goal every 22 minutes. The 86 goals are double that of Atlético (43) and 40 more than Depor, the second highest scoring team in the championship. But it is that, in addition, He has only conceded six goals, that is, they score a goal every 315 minutes he disputes. Away are the 17 of Atlético, the second team that least goals fit in the championship. At the Johan Cruyff he has been able to score 55 goals in 11 games, with an average of five goals per game before his public, where he has won everything and has conceded five of those six goals that he has scored. At home, the azulgrana have only conceded one goal in ten games, although it is where they have let out the four points that have not won this course. Two left against Rayo (1-1) and another two against Atlético (0-0) in the only game they have not scored. He fits less outside, but they also score less with 31 goals in the games.last_img read more

first_imgThey are being hard days. There is no one outside the coronavirus crisis and society is staying at home to try to stop this epidemic. Many footballers have shown us in their networks how they are living their confinement and, directly or indirectly, they are offering us some ideas to occupy our time. Here we offer several rayista recommendations to pass the quarantine. Do houseworkThe day goes a long way and Catena He showed us another of his chores through the networks, in this case ordering his large collection of sneakers. And it is that our homes are an inexhaustible source of tasks: cleaning, cooking, ironing … “I have placed the closet twice and surely another falls this weekend”, he confessed Alicia, captain of the Feminine.To playSome opt for games like FIFA 20 or Fortnite. There are specialists. However, we can also test our knowledge of the Strip. Here, this trivial designed by fellow ‘Lightning Union’ ( to musicIt has become the anthem of this crisis. The mantra to hold on to when they are badly given. ‘Resistiré’ by the Dynamic Duo is one of the ex-Strip’s favorite songs, Bolus. It was before and it is now. “My family and my close friends have wavered my whole life because of it,” he confessed.Do sportFootballers and coaching staff they try to keep fit with the resources they have at home. In some cases they have a garden or terrace to be able to move around more, but others must manage on their floor. Sit-ups, rubbers … Any corner or object can count as an improvised gym.ApplaudRayists and non-rayists. Players and non-players. We all have an appointment at the windows and balconies at 20:00 to applaud in honor of all those anonymous heroes of the coronavirus: restrooms, restockers and ATMs, transporters, cleaners … “Thank you to all the people who are working and making things easy in these difficult times we are experiencing,” he said. Trejo.And of course … Being with the family!Video calls bring families who cannot live together this quarantine together. A good time to talk and listen. In short, to share moments with our loved ones (parents, children, couples, friends …) because even without kisses and hugs we can show affection. Morro’s aunt He has made a beautiful video linking a message from each and every member of his family: ‘Everything will pass … This too’. ReadIt is the plan chosen by Catena, who showed us in a photo four books on the table, four suggestions: ‘Ask the dust’ by Fante, ‘Complete poetry’ by Cesare Pavese, ‘Submission’ by Houellebecq and ‘The world of yesterday’ by Stefan Zweig.Two pro rayistas have also decided to do their bit and offer the free download of their books. This is the case of ‘Footballers of the Left’ ( and ‘A las Armas’ ( of Quique Hairstyle and ‘The samurai of Vallecas’ of Jesus Mesado ( seriesThe different platforms offer us a rich list of movies, documentaries and series. The latter has been the bet of Isi Palazón. The end hung a photo watching the new season of ‘Elite’ with his pet. One of the highlights of Netflix, where the Korean film ‘Virus’ is also sweeping.StudyMario Suarez He dedicates part of this time at home to training. In addition to being with the family, the midfielder continues with his SBA Master of the Garrigues Study Center, focused on sports management. Always a good option for the future.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) says Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has not been provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping rules.Russell has committed an anti-doping whereabouts rule violation after missing three tests in the space of 12 months.JADCO said in a release this afternoon, that the case has been referred to the iindependent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.The Commission says it is now awaiting a date for the hearing.The 27-year-old, who is named in the West Indies’ squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, which starts next week in India, has missed three doping tests within a 12-month period.According to anti-doping rules, athletes must tell their local anti-doping agency where they will be for at least one hour each day to facilitate drug tests.And if an athlete misses three drug checks within a 12-month period, that counts as a positive test.last_img read more