Sir Alex: QPR’s dismay understandable, but Derry had to go

first_imgManchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he understood QPR’s frustration after their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Rangers manager Mark Hughes was angered by the decision of referee Lee Mason to award a penalty against the visitors and send off Shaun Derry following a challenge on Ashley Young.But although Ferguson conceded that Young was in an offside position, he insisted his player did not dive to earn a spot-kick and therefore Derry had to be dismissed.“Ashley was a yard offside so I can understand Mark [Hughes] being angry and disappointed at that. You see these kinds of decisions every week though,” he said.“The boy’s just got a little tug on Young, not a great deal but enough to get us the penalty. And unfortunately he was the last defender and had to be sent off.“The sending-off didn’t help us at all. I was actually more confident before that in terms of the speed of our play and the movement of the team which was very good.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: United helped by officials as they see off 10-man RangersHughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashlast_img read more

Are “Black Boxes” really painted black

first_img“Black box” inventor David Warren with one of his devices. With the advent of jet airliners in the late 1950s, analyzing critical details of aircraft performance became paramount during crash investigations, and two new devices were added as standard equipment on airliners. One was the “Flight Data Recorder” (FDR) which automatically records hundreds of parameters of flight information, such as engine performance, power settings, control surface inputs and movement, and all changes in attitude, airspeed, and altitude. The FDR provides investigators with a detailed “road map” of every second of flight up to the moment the aircraft comes to a stop.The second device is the “Cockpit Voice Recorder” (CVR) which captures recent intervals of conversation between pilots onboard the airliner, as well as Air Traffic Control personnel communicating with that aircraft. Valuable information can also be revealed through careful analysis of various sounds coming from inside the cockpit, such as warning horns, or the sequence of specific switches being activated. Although the FDR and CVR were originally referred to as “black boxes,” today with rapid post-crash identification in mind, they are actually painted a bright red-orange.last_img read more

Gavina sees potential as Rene Pacquiao gets quality numbers in debut

first_imgRene Pacquiao. PBA IMAGESFor someone who had little time to prepare for his debut game in the big stage, Rene Pacquiao came in and made the most of his opportunities.The second cousin of eight division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao impressed in his first try in the PBA, battling the likes of Justin Brownlee, Japeth Aguilar, and Joe Devance on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And with the famed Pacquiao in attendance, Rene did all he could to deliver for Mahindra, finishing with six points and a rebound in his eight minutes on the floor.Unfortunately, his debut came with non-bearing consequences, as the Floodbuster closed their 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign with 94-80 defeat to Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Pacquiao’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed, with coach Chris Gavina admitting that he’s a fan of the 6-foot-5 big man.“Rene came in and was ready. Few guys can come in ready on a big stage against a team like Ginebra and go out there and be productive, so I give him a whole lot of credit for not shying away from the big moment and stepping up with the limited minutes he had,” he said. MOST READ Pumaren relishes GlobalPort’s unexpected crack at playoff berth 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pacquiao was drafted 25th in the 2014 PBA Draft by the franchise, but languished largely as a practice player before playing for a short while with MP Hotel in the PBA D-League.However, Gavina is adamant to the management to keep the window of opportunity open for the 30-year-old.“I told management to keep him in the active lineup,” he said. “Let me develop him, let our coaches develop him, and who knows? We may have a Pacquiao superstar in basketball as well.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more

Jamal Murray scorches with 46 on 9 3s as Nuggets hold off Suns

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue He’s rarely shot it better than he did Saturday night.Murray scored 46 points and made a career-high nine 3-pointers, carrying the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets to a 122-118 victory over the Phoenix Suns, the adrenaline from a big night helping him deal with the ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionMurray was 16 for 24 from the field with the second-most points he’s scored in a game this season. He scored 31 a night earlier in a win over San Antonio.The Suns almost overcame a 22-point, fourth-quarter deficit, drawing to 113-110 on Mikal Bridges’ 3-pointer with 1:51 to play. T.J. Warren hit a 3 to cut the lead to 117-113 with 30 seconds remaining, but the Nuggets closed it out with free throws in the final seconds. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford rally Celtics past Grizzlies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments TIP-INSNuggets: F Paul Millsap returned to action after missing the past eight games with a broken right big toe. He played 14 minutes. “We’ll see at altitude, I think that’s going to be the big challenge,” Millsap said about getting back into game shape. … Beasley played through a sprained left ankle. … Five other Nuggets players were inactive, including G Will Barton (hip/core surgery) and G Gary Harris (right hip).Suns: Booker was assessed a flagrant foul in the third quarter when his hard contact on Craig sent Craig sprawling to the floor under the basket after a breakaway. … Booker has 25 or more points in eight straight games. … Bridges, a rookie, made a career high five 3s.UP NEXTNuggets: Host New York on Tuesday night.Suns: Host Golden State on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nikola Jokic added 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Denver, while Malik Beasley came off the bench to hit a career-high five 3-pointers for his 15 points.“He’s my security blanket,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said of Jokic. “At the end of the game, when the ball goes to him I know something good is going to happen.”Rookie Deandre Ayton scored a season-high 33 points and added 14 rebounds for the Suns. Ayton made 12-of-13 shots in the second quarter for 24 points, the highest-scoring quarter by a Suns rookie and sixth-highest by any Sun in franchise history.“I don’t think I started off playing well,” Ayton said. “Coach took me out and I got my second wind and went out and forgot about the scoreboard and just played hard.”Denver improved to 4-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season. The Nuggets made a season-high 18 3s for the second straight night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Phoenix, the last-place team in the West, is 0-6 on the second night of back-to-backs this season and has lost four of its last five overall.Suns star Devin Booker bruised his lower back in the second quarter after he stepped in to draw a charge on the Nuggets’ Torrey Craig. Though announced as questionable for the second half, he returned and scored 27 points for the game, 20 in the second half.“We were worried if he could finish the game and be on the court,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He was fighting through pain and he was leading the group when we needed him the most.”Murray started hot, knocking down his first three 3s and finishing the first quarter with 13 points. He had 15 in the fourth.Murray lobbed to Mason Plumlee for a dunk with 2:39 left in the first half, giving Denver a 57-37 lead.The Suns went on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 59-49, but Juancho Hernangomez hit a 3 just before the halftime buzzer for Denver. The Nuggets made 11 3s in the first half.Denver led by as many as 23 in the third quarter, but Ayton’s hook with 19 seconds got the Suns within 90-78. Denver scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter, but the Suns stormed back to make it interesting at the end.EXCHANGE OF THOUGHTSAs the Suns rallied in the fourth quarter, a fan yelled from the stands at Kokoskov. “Hey Igor, we can make some free throws!” the fan shouted.Kokoskov looked at him, pointed and said, “You’re right!” The Suns made nine of 14 for the game. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — There was no getting around the pain in his right ankle, so Jamal Murray figured out a way to deal with the injury.“I was trying not to move as much, kind of relied on my shot,” Murray said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibidlast_img read more

Muller’s wife sorry after Instagram ‘brain wave’ post

first_imgBayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has accepted an apology from the wife of Thomas Muller after her social media criticism of the coach’s treatment of the Germany star.Lisa Muller hit out at Kovac for leaving her husband on the bench for Saturday’s 1-1 Bundesliga draw against Freiburg, in which the champions conceded a late equaliser.When Kovac prepared to bring on the forward during the second half, Lisa Muller posted on Instagram: “More than 70 minutes until he finally has a brain wave.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Although Thomas Muller downplayed his partner’s comments when he spoke to the media after the match, Bayern said on Sunday she visited Kovac to apologise.”Lisa Muller, the wife of Thomas Muller, went directly after the Bundesliga game against Freiburg in the Allianz Arena to coach Niko and apologised for her Instagram post during the substitution of Thomas Muller,” Bayern’s statement said .”Kovac accepted her apology.”After the game, both Muller and Kovac had attempted to play down the criticism. “It was out of emotion. In retrospect I don’t think it was super. But she just loves me, what should I do?” the Germany star signalled to Sky . Kovac added: “There’s nothing to clarify. Obviously it wasn’t Thomas himself who wrote that.”Serge Gnabry seemed to have earned his side three points with a late goal, only for Freiburg’s Lucas Holer to swoop in the 89th minute to the frustration of Kovac and his charges. Bayern are second in the league, four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. Kovac’s men are next in action at home to AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday.last_img read more

Lakelands win WA Champion Schools

first_imgThirty-two teams converged on George Burnett Park in Karrawarra to contest the WA Champion Schools tournament. In the eighteen team strong Open Boys competition, Lakelands proved too strong for Thornlie winning the final 5-1. Thornlie were served well by WA Under 18’s squad member Steven Komene but were outclassed by a formidable Lakelands outfit containing Fremantle Men’s Open players; Cody Strom, Derek Rakatau, and Antini Brown.Lakelands won their second title for the day in the Open Girls division winning 7-1 over All Saints College. The experience of the Lakelands team showed in the final with Australia Youth Squad member Jenaya Quan being the standout player.WA Game Development Officer, Claire French, who coordinated the School Sport WA tournament, was impressed with the level of skill displayed during the day. Also impressed was WA Director of Referees, Freda Black, who was in attendance to keep an eye on budding young referees. Lakelands High put further claim to being the leading Touch Football school in the state after Lakelands won the Boys division and made the final of the Girls division at the Year 8/9 Tournament in May.A driving force behind Lakelands success is English international Rebecca Fraser who is a teacher at the school. Rebecca will take a mixed team from Lakelands to compete in the World will head to the World All Schools in Brisbane in October. Thanks to Claire French for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: As soon as he wants, Mourinho can walk back into management

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: As soon as he wants, Mourinho can walk back into managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says sacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho can quickly jump back into management.Klopp says the 55-year-old losing his job is not as serious as it would be for a coach in the lower divisions.“I have to say, on our level – and it’s not that I don’t feel for him or whatever – if a manager got the sack in the Championship or in League One or League Two, that’s a bad moment, because you don’t know if they will get another job and stuff like that,” he said.“If Jose wants to have another job, he has it in two days. That’s really easy.”Klopp claims Mourinho is still “an outstanding manager”, because of everything he has achieved.“He has all my respect,” he said. “He was unbelievably successful.“Nobody can take away from him all the things he won and I wish he has that in his mind when he leaves and not a few other things, which happened in the last few months.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: First Look At Former 5-Star RB Joe Mixon Practicing In An Oklahoma Uniform

first_imgJoe Mixon practices with Oklahoma.Joe Mixon, a former five-star running back who was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to an alleged assault, has rejoined the Oklahoma football program. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound running back officially got back onto the Sooners’ squad in February. Bob Stoops announced earlier this month that Mixon will be practicing with the team but won’t be playing in the spring game. Here’s your first look at Mixon practicing in an Oklahoma uniform. Here’s your first look at Joe Mixon live in an OU football uniform. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/5C8I9B9adK— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) March 23, 2015Mixon, a consensus five-star player in 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings for the 2014 class, could be a key contributor for Stoops’ squad this fall. Oklahoma opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Akron.last_img read more

Iowa Lands 4-Star CB Chevin Calloway

first_imgChilvin Calloway committing to Iowa.chevin calloway iowaChevin Calloway, a four-star cornerback recruit from Dallas, Texas, has announced his decision to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2017. Calloway’s announcement was supposed to come this past Friday, but given the tragedy involving the Dallas police department, he chose to push it a few days. Calloway announced the news live on Periscope.Calloway is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound player who is ranked as the 15th-best athlete in the state of Texas. Here’s a screenshot of him wearing an Iowa hat after the announcement.pic.twitter.com/x4kekz2vOM— Chevin Calloway (@_chev1_) July 11, 2016Boom – Chevin Calloway #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/2fH6Zk04xZ— Hawkeye Images (@webcentrick) July 11, 2016Calloway, according to 247 Sports, had offers from nearly every major program – including Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and more.last_img read more

Ottawa considered speeding up new seatbelt rule after Broncos crash documents

first_imgThe father of a teen who died in a crash that killed 16 people on a junior hockey team bus is questioning why Ottawa is waiting two years to make seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory.Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show Transport Canada considered enacting the rule sooner following the April 6 tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos.The team was on its way to a playoff game when the bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural Saskatchewan intersection. Sixteen on board would die and 13 were injured. The truck driver faces dangerous driving charges.Ottawa first proposed a seatbelt rule more than a year before the crash. The final regulation was announced earlier this month, but it won’t take effect until Sept. 1, 2020.“Why wouldn’t they bring it in sooner rather than later?” said Russell Herold, whose 16-year-old son Adam was the youngest crash victim. “If it would have saved one life, does that not benefit everyone?”Internal documents show that in the days following the collision, Transport Canada was weighing whether to move more quickly on seatbelts.“We’re taking a hard look at the coming-into-force date, and as soon as we can, we’ll provide a specific (question-and-answer document) on the risks/implications of accelerating this date,” Michael DeJong, director general of motor vehicle safety, wrote in an email to colleagues April 8.The options included moving it up a year or having different in-force dates for large and medium buses.Despite the Humboldt crash, Transport Canada decided to stick to the 2020 timeline.“Bus manufacturers have expressed support for the proposed regulations, but have sought adequate lead time for implementation,” bureaucrats wrote in the document.It said Transport Canada heard that provinces need time to address issues around bus driver liability for child-restraint systems, as well as on standing passengers and unbelted minors.It also said there would need to be tests to ensure newly purchased buses comply with the regulation.The new rule applies to newly built buses. Ones already in operation are under provincial and territorial jurisdiction.Transport Canada says it assumes anywhere from 25 to 75 per cent of buses are already equipped with seatbelts and the overall cost to equip the remainder is expected to be less than $1 million a year.It determined seatbelts would reduce the probability of fatalities in a collision by 77 per cent in the event of a rollover and by 36 per cent in other types of collisions.“You’d have to think seatbelts would have done something. We’ve been told by the coroner that everyone was ejected from the bus,” said Herold.“If you’re seatbelted in and your seat remains in the bus, you’re in a better situation than flying out onto the hard, frozen ground.”Lewis Smith of the Canada Safety Council said his organization was of two minds when it learned the new regulation won’t be in effect until 2020.“On the one hand, we feel that this type of regulation is already long overdue, so the fact that it won’t go into place until September 2020 … at first blush, is a bit concerning,” he said.But Smith also said the timeline makes sense because enforcing traffic rules is a provincial responsibility.“We feel that this gap between the regulations being discussed and being implemented is important to give the provinces time to look at their legislation.”The Herold family has filed a lawsuit that, among other things, seeks a declaration that all buses carrying sports teams in Saskatchewan be equipped with seatbelts and other safety devices.Herold said the upcoming regulation is a good start, but he wants to know how authorities will make sure passengers actually wear them.“You make it a law. You announce it when you get on the bus that seatbelts are required,” he said, comparing it to how everyone must buckle up on airplanes.Herold suggested law enforcement officials could pull over buses to check that everyone was wearing seatbelts. Or belts could light up when buckled, making it visible to a driver that everyone was properly strapped in.“I’m sure it can be enforced.”last_img read more