first_imgQPR’s Massimo Luongo hit the woodwork twice in the first half of the derby at Griffin Park.Luongo headed Matt Phillips’ left-wing cross against the upright and went close again when his right-footed shot from the near the left-hand edge of the penalty area beat keeper David Button and struck the par post.Earlier, Tjaronn Chery had had a decent chance for the visitors and John Swift went close for Brentford.Chery sneaked behind Bees defender Harlee Dean to collect Daniel Tozser’s pass but the Dutchman’s attempted chip was well off target.On-loan Chelsea youngster Swift then tested Rob Green with a curling effort the Rangers keeper was able to gather.Brentford: Button; Yennaris; Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga, Woods, Swift, Judge; Djuricin.Subs: Bonham, Hofmann, Kerschbaumer, Vibe, O’Connell, Gogia, Canos.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Austin, Doughty, Faurlin, Hoilett, Perch, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgWatch President Jacob Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address, given on Thursday, 9 February 2017. Final preparations being made at the Parliament precinct in Cape Town for the 2017 State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma on 9 February 2017. Taking inspiration from struggle stalwart OR Tambo, Zuma in his speech called on South Africans to unite and move the country forward. (Photo: GCIS)Brand South Africa reporterPresident Jacob Zuma gave his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday, 9 February at 7pm. The theme for Zuma’s fourth SONA was “The year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: unity in action together moving South Africa forward”.South African President looks at members of the South African Parliament during his 2017 State of the Nation address, given on 9 February 2017. (Image: GCIS)The address was Zuma’s fourth SONA to the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament – National Assembly and National Council of Provinces – since he was re-elected in May 2014.WATCH a video of the President’s 2017 State of the Nation address below. Source: GCISlast_img read more


first_imgGoalie Elia Benedettini of San Marino is unable to stop Mustafi of Germany’s goal for 5:0 during the World Cup qualifier Group C soccer match between Germany and San Marino at the Stadion Nuernberg in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday June 10, 2017. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)NUREMBERG, Germany — Sandro Wagner scored a hat trick on his second appearance for Germany as the defending champion maintained its perfect record in World Cup qualifying with another rout of San Marino, 7-0 on Saturday.Germany scored 27 goals in three previous games against the tiny microstate, and it was just a question of how many an unfamiliar looking lineup could score on this occasion.ADVERTISEMENT In the end, it was Germany’s highest win at home under coach Joachim Loew.Germany’s starting lineup came from 11 different clubs for the first time in 57 years as Loew gave his experimental Confederations Cup squad another run-out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You can try certain things in these games, gain confidence, produce nice play. I’m satisfied with that,” Loew said. “Not everything worked out but a few things did.”Julian Draxler, one of only three members of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad called up for the tournament in Russia, captained the side on his 30th international appearance, and he opened the scoring with a curling effort inside the far post as the home side’s early pressure paid off. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus win French Open doubles title Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img NORWAY 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 1Theodor Gebre Selassie scored from close range 10 minutes before the break, but Norway’s Alexander Soderlund equalized from the penalty spot as the Czech Republic fell four points behind second-placed Northern Ireland.AZERBAIJAN 0, NORTHERN IRELAND 1Stuart Dallas’ injury-time goal ensured Northern Ireland consolidated second place in the group, five points behind Germany, and dealt the home side a blow to its lingering hopes of a playoff spot.Michael McGovern denied Afran Ismayilov with a fine save in what was the Azeris’ best chance in the second half.Azerbaijan stayed fourth on seven points, now six behind Northern Ireland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wagner claimed his first international goal five minutes later, and he didn’t have to wait long before claiming his second – after fans indulged in Mexican waves.Midfielder Amin Younes claimed his first goal for Germany before the break, and there were more cheers after it when Shkodran Mustafi scored two minutes into the second half.Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, who claimed his first international goal in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining.Germany made it six wins from six, 27 goals scored and just one conceded in Group C as it looks to wrap up qualification as quickly as possible. Resting almost all of the regular players made little difference.Group winners from the nine groups qualify automatically for the 32-team World Cup in Russia, while the eight runners-up with the best records against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go on to play-offs to decide the other four tournament places allocated to Europe.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more


first_imgStar middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chest infection he suffered after the World Cup and is gearing up for the important England tour next month.Yuvraj said in Kolkata that he has completely recovered from the chest infection which ruled him out of India’s ongoing West Indies tour and he is available for selection for the full tour of England beginning July 15.”I am 100 per cent fit for the tour. I am sure most of the other seniors who are battling injuries would be fully fit for the tour. I am really looking forward,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a promotional programme on Wednesday.Yuvraj said he had learnt life’s lesson the hard way when he was dropped for the Asia Cup last year and that became a motivation for him to do well in the World Cup. Yuvraj overcame injury (shoulder) and sickness (dengue) to become the player of the tournament in India’s second World Cup triumph.”Only after we won the World Cup did I realise that in limelight everybody is with you but there would be nobody in times of trouble. It was a big lesson for me,” he said.”It was the toughest phase of my career and I learnt an important lesson of my career. It was “very tough to tackle injury, sickness and ouster together. World Cup was my goal last year, so it became a big motivation. I prepared well,” he said.Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs, including a century and four fifties, and took 15 wickets in the World Cup, said winning the tournament was dream come true for all the players.advertisement”India needed the victory. Everybody’s wishes came true and the dream became a reality. It was a very important win and the biggest achievement for all of us.” After the World Cup triumph, Yuvraj had a lacklustre IPL captaincy stint with debutants Pune Warriors and later suffered from respiratory infection that forced him to miss Caribbean tour.He dismissed suggestions that he pulled out of the West Indies tour because Suresh Raina was the captain.”I play for my country not for any captain. I’ve played under (Sourav) Ganguly. Then I played under MS (Dhoni) and Gauti ( Gautam Gambhir) after about four years together,” he said.With Kolkata getting to host three matches (one T20, ODI and a Test) later this year to compensate for the India-England World Cup match which was moved to Bangalore, Yuvraj said it’s always special to play at the Eden Gardens.”I have some fine memories of the ground. The atmosphere, the crowd support, it’s just amazing and nowhere else you would see this,” he said.Yuvraj said Sourav Ganguly’s inclusion in the Sahara-owned team was his gesture to pay back the support he had received from the former India captain during the initial years of his career.”I and Sourav share a very good relationship. He supported me a lot during my initial years in international cricket. And I think it was my time to support ‘Dada’ as he wanted to play IPL,” said Yuvraj.”We had very good interactions during the IPL seasons. We had good plans and I hope that we will have good plans and strategy in the next season of the IPL also,” said Yuvraj.Yuvraj also mentioned that Ganguly doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody after playing for so many years in international cricket.”I don’t think Sourav needs to prove anything to anybody after playing international cricket for so many years,” he said.- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more