Ryan Tunnicliffe hit the bar as Fulham struggled to find a breakthrough against Sheffield United in the first half of their Capital One Cup second round tie.The midfielder, who replaced the absent Jamie O’Hara as one of three changes, smashed a half-volley against the woodwork from distance on 12 minutes.The hosts had an early scare when Martyn Woolford, one of 10 changes for the Blades, forced Andy Lonergan to tip a long-range shot round his left-hand post.But the Whites enjoyed a 15-minute spell of dominance that included Tunnicliffe’s effort and saw Moussa Dembele almost find the far corner with a low shot from an acute angle.United had two further efforts that Lonergan saved before the break, with Marc McNulty forcing the keeper quickly down to his right to stop a firm effort.Manager Kit Symons handed new signing Tim Ream his debut in place of the injured Shaun Hutchinson, while an illness kept out O’Hara and Tom Cairney dropped to the bench to give Ben Pringle a start.Fulham (4-2-2):Lonergan; Richards, Ream, Burn, Voser; Kacaniklic, Tunnicliffe, Christensen, Pringle; McCormack, DembeleSubs: Lewis, Bodurov, Cairney, Woodrow, Hyndman, Kavanagh, ColeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – If he wasn’t already busy locking down his opponents with intensity and trash talk, Draymond Green would also have a calling for another high profile job. He would be one interesting and honest NBA analyst perfect for the sports talk show circuit.The first topic: Green’s reaction on Oklahoma City forward Paul George saying that Portland guard and …
OAKLAND — Matt Chapman delivered a walk-off three-run homer in a four-run ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday night.Marcus Semien’s RBI single drove in the first run of the ninth and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. It was all the fireworks needed following a true pitchers’ duel put on by Frankie Montas and Charlie Morton.Ryne Christenson took over as manager for Bob Melvin, who sat the game with a nagging neck and back injury.The Rays and …
4 militants killed in Bandipora “We have not recovered any GPS sets; it appears that they were guided till the camp by a local handler,” said a senior CRPF official.“We found food packets, bananas and water bottles, which indicates that the terrorists arrived the previous night.”Heavy stone-peltingThe CRPF said in a statement that a violent mob gathered in the vicinity after the encounter and there was heavy stone throwing.“Due to the worsening law and order situation in the State, bodies of the four terrorists could not be taken to hospital for post mortem and were kept in an army camp nearby.”An official said they would be buried somewhere in the camp. The case is likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the “heavily armed fidayeen terrorists” came with an intent to breach the CRPF camp.“They were heavily armed with automatic rifles, grenades and incendiary material such as petrol, and were carrying dry rations, which indicate they had planned a prolonged siege and intended to cause extensive damage. The group attempted entry by cutting the wire fencing and shooting at the sentry. The sentries responded with alacrity and returned fire. A heavy exchange took place, during which the terrorists lobbed more than two dozen grenades in an attempt to escape,” Mr. Singh said in a statement.“However, the CRPF, in cooperation with Jammu & Kashmir police, shot all the four terrorists dead,” the Home Minister added.It was around 3.30 a.m. that the armed militants were spotted near the 45 Battalion Headquarters of the CRPF at Sumbal. The Constable on duty responded to the terrorists’ firing from a nearby open orchard.Ammunition recoveredA Srinagar-based police spokesman said four AK rifles, 12 AK magazines, 140 AK rounds, seven UBGL grenades and nine hand grenades were recovered from the encounter site.The killings resulted in a complete shutdown in Sumbal. Four “foreign” terrorists on a suicide mission were killed early on Monday morning when they tried to storm the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kashmir’s Bandipora district.The encounter lasted more than an hour. CRPF officials said the terrorists carried “petrol cans,” indicating their intention to set the camp on fire.A senior Home Ministry official said that though the identity of the terrorists was yet to be established, it was clear that they had come from across the border and, in all likelihood, belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called “power lacing.”And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther — now your shoes will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them, and then adapt based on your activity.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 starsWait for it — the Nike Adapt BB shoes, which go on sale on February 17 for $350 in the United States, are controlled by the touch of a button or a smartphone app.“We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes,” Eric Avar, Nike VP creative director of innovation, said in a statement. Using a custom motor and gear train, “Adapt” technology enables the shoe to be automatically adjusted to the foot.The app allows the player to load in different fit preferences — for example, game play versus a timeout.Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is the first pitchman for the new shoe.“That the app allows the ability to put the shoe on and touch the button, change the colors, see the percentage on the battery…it’s just cool,” Tatum said in a statement.Nike says it plans to bring the system to shoes for other sport.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte In the 1980s, the “Back to the Future” film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments No need to score as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks past Heat LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of RJ Media to professionally film and produce the 2014 Elite Eight series. Both the Men’s and Women’s Elite Eight finals will be professionally filmed on finals day of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League, to be broadcast on Foxtel through April and May. This has been achieved through the ongoing support of the TFA Board of Management and their vision for the elite game into the future as well as the overall benefits associated with the promotion of the sport across Australia. TFA has a strong track record of working with RJ Media through Richard Scotts on projects including the 2011 and 2013 Elite Eight series as well as the 2012 Trans Tasman and State of Origin series’. To check out some of their work from the 2013 Elite Eight series, please click on the links below:2013 Elite Eight Men’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdH8lmIvrg2013 Elite Eight Women’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTrnHxvVueIRelated LinksElite Eight Filming
Watford chief Duxbury admits Gracia sacking was harshby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford chief Scott Duxbury admits Javi Gracia’s sacking was harsh.But added that it was a necessary decision for the club’s future.”There’s no doubt it’s harsh from a human and personal perspective,” he said.”I get that. But I’ve got to make a professional decision and what I think is best for the football club is not perhaps what the media and pundits think is best.”Unlike the media and the pundits, I’m here and at the training ground every day, I see what’s working and I see what’s not working and am able to make an informed decision.”I don’t believe waiting and hoping for results to improve will work and that I need to make a change. It would be wrong of me to wait just because it looks better.”I’ve got to be decisive and I’ve got to make that change. Can it look harsh? Yes. But is it a decision made in the best interests of the football club? Absolutely.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Lys Mousset overjoyed to score Sheffield Utd winner against Arsenalby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLys Mousset was delighted to score for Sheffield United in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal.The summer signing from Bournemouth endeared himself to the Blades faithful after his 30th minute strike sealed a memorable victory at Bramall Lane.He told Sky Sports: “It was a good feeling and it was good to be back in the team.”I wanted to say thank you to the manager for bringing me to Sheffield United and he told me just to play my football and try to score.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and head coach Jason Garrett have never been shy about their love for the Duke Blue Devils – they’ve been spotted attending home games and hanging out with players in the locker room. Sunday night, it looks like the duo will be in Houston to watch their favorite college basketball squad try to reach this year’s Final Four. Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer snapped a photo of them finding their seats behind Duke’s bench.Early Tony Romo and Jason Garrett sighting behind the Duke bench pic.twitter.com/kMXVHx0N3R— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) March 29, 2015If Duke loses, expects the conspiracy theories to start flying.
Arizona State Bobby HurleyNew Arizona State head basketball coach Bobby Hurley is best known for his play as a point guard at Duke and later in the NBA. However, Hurley did play a little baseball growing up in Jersey City, N.J., and last night he had the opportunity to put some old skills to use. Hurley was a guest of the Arizona Diamondbacks and threw out the first pitch before the team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Beforehand, he had a chance to meet some of the D-Backs players and coaching staff, and was even interviewed by Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici, who was in attendance with teammate Jordan Simone. He is in the house! pic.twitter.com/DEtkghvLSW— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Sun Devils in the house. Tuffy. Hurley. Graham Rossini. #ForksUp pic.twitter.com/R886wvabYM— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Hey look at @MikeBerco and @JordanSimone38 with @BobbyHurley11 pic.twitter.com/g2hKLjipAs— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Don’t ask him tough questions Berco. pic.twitter.com/GPVxePXdfU— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015The @BobbyHurley11 family is here to support him. Unless he bounces it. pic.twitter.com/OjcVsLRy24— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015To add another degree of difficulty to Hurley’s toss, the Curtain of Distraction, usually employed by ASU’s student section to harass free-throw shooters, was brought out. It didn’t seem to affect him much, as his throw was accurate.Calm, cool and collected. Nicely done, @BobbyHurley11. https://t.co/sMyggvY9Yh— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 24, 2015Looks like Hurley is still comfortable with the ball in his hands, even if it’s not a roundball.