Peter Crouch’s goal against his former club left struggling QPR staring at another defeat.They were were behind after Mame Biram Diouf’s close-range header and had lost Joey Barton after he appeared to aggravate a hamstring problem when Charlie Adam sliced the ball into his own net three minutes before the break.But Stoke regained the lead when Crouch fired home early in the second half.Stoke manager Mark Hughes was given a predictably hostile reception from the home supporters because of his ill-fated spell as Rangers boss.The Welshman is faring much better at Stoke, however, and they went ahead in the 11th minute.Mauricio Isla’s hesitation enabled Victor Moses to cross from the left and Crouch climbed above Rio Ferdinand to nod the ball down and give Diouf a simple finish.Moses then had a low shot saved by Rob Green as the visitors continued to have the upper hand.And Crouch missed a great chance when he shot wide after being teed up by Moses.Barton went off in the 33rd minute having started the game after coming through a fitness test and although Niko Kranjcar went close from 30 yards, Rangers were struggling before their good fortune led to an equaliser.Steven Caulker met Jordon Mutch’s corner with a firm header and as Crouch and Adam both attempted to clear off the line, the Scot was left red-faced.But Stoke hit back six minutes after the break. Again Moses was the provider – and again Isla was at fault.The Chilean lost possession deep in his own half and then allowed Moses to deliver a cross towards Crouch, who thumped past keeper Green.Another error by Isla then presented Erik Pieters with a chance but he failed to take advantage and Rangers had another let-off when Steven N’Zonzi fired wide after being set up by Adam. QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore: Barton (Phillips 33); Mutch (Henry 50), Fer, Kranjcar; Vargas (Zamora 70), Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Onuoha, Dunne, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High pressure moves over the state today and will yield good sunshine all day long! Temperatures today will be mostly near normal, and will even climb a bit late in the day as south winds start to really kick in.Tomorrow clouds will be on the increase, and we wont rule out a few scattered showers developing in the NW part of the state. The southern half of the state may be able to stay partly sunny through the entire day, but even with clouds around most of Ohio does not see precipitation through the day tomorrow. Overnight tomorrow night rain potential picks up, and we see a fairly wet 24-30 hour period from there through Friday morning Rain will be moderate to heavy in spots and we also will not rule out a few afternoon and night time thunderstorms Thursday night. Rain totals for the 2 day period will be from .4”-1.4” with coverage at 90% of the state. See the map at right. Thunderstorms should be limited mostly to the southern half of the state, but we won’t completely rule out a little action farther north. Mild temps will be seen tomorrow as we move into the 50s and 60s, and on Thursday, we would not be surprised at a move to highs near 70! All of that temperature move comes on strong south flow.Friday early morning we should be done with precipitation, and clouds will give way to some sun. Temps are likely to start to moving back just a bit. WE still think we will see temps in the 50s and 60s, before we revert back to normal over the weekend. Saturday can feature a few more clouds and perhaps a few spits and sprinkles or even flurries in the morning, but that will be very limited, and moisture only ends up with around 25% coverage.Beautiful, dry, sunny weather arrives on Sunday with high pressure dominating. The dry pattern holds all the way through next week into the start of the 11-16 day period next Friday. Temperatures will be near normal through the period. Unfortunately, we can’t keep that pattern going for the balance of the extended window.Scattered showers are back starting Saturday the 23rd, a day that starts with sun, but sees clouds quickly move int .The showers for Saturday will be mostly from I-70 north by sunset, and can bring up to .3″. On Sunday , we see showers from US 30 north can bring up to another .3″, and then morning showers on Monday the 21st bring up to another .3″ from US 30 north. This time, though, by late in the day, we see that rain spreading south. Rain continues Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 25th through 27th statewide. Combined rain totals for the entire 5 day period will be 1 to 3 inches from US 30 north, and 1-2 inches from US 30 south. Rain coverage will be 100%.
frisbee’rNominated by tallgirl84, Daniel, a.k.a. frisbee’r “is a geocaching legend! In addition to finding almost 20,000 caches, he is a great competitor in FTF’s and 5/5’s. Even though he lives well over an hour away from my hometown, he still managed to beat myself and five other dedicated geocachers on a 5/5 kayak/canoe cache by a few hours. And he went solo! Frisbee’r is also very fast to respond to a call for help with finding caches he’s already found, without simply giving away the answers. Along with those wonderful characteristics, frisbee’r is also beyond excellent company! Despite his bad knees, he hiked up and down multiple steep and long logging roads for the Qwest series in Aberdeen, WA. This is after having done another series involving more hill climbing earlier that morning, and not once did the man complain. In fact – the other geocachers in our group and I took turns hanging back and having our own great mini-conversations with him. He is an awesome cacher and in my mind the poster-boy of what a ‘real’ geocacher is – excitable, kind, patient, adventurous and addicted!” SharePrint RelatedAugust Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 16, 2012In “Community”October Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 12, 2012In “Community”July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJuly 20, 2012In “Community” emiliereneemiliereneNominated by Steelers Chic, Emily, a.k.a. emilierene “loves the sport of geocaching and is not selfish. She enjoys helping anyone who is interested in getting started. She has gotten us involved by encouraging us in the beginning to just ride along and ‘see what’s out there.’ Emily plans her vacations around geocaching and her weekends are all about the sport. She has saved and saved, and recently, she was able to purchase her new kayak so she can get geocaches on the water and on the islands. She is a vital part of the geocaching community in Coos Bay, Oregon. The caches she places are well thought out and draw you to places you might not go to if there wasn’t a cache there.” The September featured nominees have been described as kind, patient, adventurous, and addicted. Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three nominees because of what they’ve said and done to inspire and encourage members of their community to get out and geocache.August Featured Geocacher of the Month, whbaisdenNow it’s your turn to help select one of them as the Featured Geocacher of the Month for September.Write a comment at the bottom of this blog about which of these geocachers you feel should be crowned.Last month, Wendy, a.k.a. whbaisden was honored with the title of August Featured Geocacher of the Month. Whbaisden was recognized for putting together the Hatfield and McCoy GeoTrail Kickoff Event that took place on September 1, 2012. She has also been a strong advocate for her community since she started geocaching in 2010.Here are your nominees for the September Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.SpongeBob CachePantsSpongeBob CachePantsThe August Featured Geocacher of the Month, whbaisden, writes, “So much of what makes me a geocacher comes from Stuart, a.k.a. SpongeBob CachePants and his comment when we met two years ago. I had only a few finds compared to his 2,500 and he teased me that my finds were ‘not bad for a girl.’ That statement inspired me to change my entire life and become the crazy geocacher I am today. He has encouraged the people around him to be creative. His hides make you think. He has respect for the game and a name among the community that makes people want to be near him. His Gatti Land(ing) cache is my very favorite of the 6,800 I have found since his comment. Mostly, however, his work on the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail can not be unnoticed. He wrote every cache page and co-designed every aspect of the Geocoin, the website and the series. Without him and his contributions HMGT [Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail] would not exist. I’d have to say, SpongeBob isn’t bad….for a boy.”frisbee’r Share with your Friends:More Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured September Geocacher of the Month. A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat, a Geocacher of the Month profile icon, and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for September’s award through Monday, September 24th.Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month. If you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] nomination must meet the following requirements:Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the October Geocacher of the Month must be received by Sunday, October 7th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Defending champion Arellano stayed perfect in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after a masterful 25-16, 25-17, 25-11 win over Lyceum on Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs rose to a league-leading 5-0 record as coach Obet Javier commended his wards for following their game plan to the letter.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rugged, bumpy ride ends for Kia LATEST STORIES Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I told them that if they can finish the game quickly while not acting too rash then do it, if they can build a lead and run away with it, then do it,” said Javier.“Our best set was the third because they did what I told them to do.”Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates tried to close in, thanks to a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs then scored five straight points before substitute Glydel Liu, who played only in the third set, finished the match with a well-placed kill.Arellano had four players scoring in double digits, led by Necole Ebuen who put up 11 points. Mary Esguerra, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha had 10 points each.Anne Romanban and Monica Sevilla produced eight points apiece for Lyceum, which dropped to 1-4. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments
AJ Edu. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonFor AJ Edu, joining Gilas Pilipinas on Tuesday’s evening practice session was an eye-opener of sorts.“It’s amazing. This is something that people dream of, an opportunity to come and train with the best players in the Philippines. It’s really amazing,” said the 17-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT The Fil-Nigerian Edu was invited by Gilas team manager Butch Antonio to participate in the national team practice Tuesday at Meralco Gym, where he rubbed elbows with a number of Gilas pool members.“I was nervous for it, but I was ready and I was really excited for it. I’m really happy with how I trained,” the 6-foot-10 prodigy said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough Tuesday’s session was just a short one, coach Chot Reyes noted it’s still a huge morale-booster for the young guys, especially for Edu.“We always like to do that with the younger guys. We always want to expose them to the national pool and we’ve been looking at him for a long time. That’s why we wanted to get him here and practice with us,” the outspoken mentor said. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Smith shows big heart as he continues to push past pain for TNT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Edu said that he won’t have any second thoughts if he gets an invite anew to join the national team practices in the future.“I might be coming again. Hopefully, it will become something regular in the future. Right now it’s just an experience,” he said.For now, Edu is focused on the 2017 Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Cup in Chengdu, China from June 28 to July 2, where he will represent the country alongside Encho Serrano, Rhayyan Amsali, and Juan Gomez de Liaño.The Philippine team was slotted in Pool A, where it will clash against world number one Netherlands, Poland, Turkmenistan, and Israel.“We’re really excited about it,” shared Edu. “I got really good teammates, we think we can do better in previous tournaments.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? 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
Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo There were a handful of million-dollar bets on Mayweather, with three coming in just hours before the fight. The biggest reported bet on McGregor is $100,000.Bookmakers say they still will post a big loss should McGregor beat Mayweather, especially if he stops him early. If Mayweather wins, though, it will be a big score by the sports books.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMayweather was minus 600 at William Hill, down from 11-1 when the fight was announced.The fight is shaping up to be the biggest bet fight ever, breaking the mark of about $50 million set in Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015. CBB Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The big money continued rolling in just before fight time at this city’s sports books, with several million-dollar bets on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Conor McGregor.Bookies had faced taking a big loss because McGregor tickets outnumbered Mayweather tickets by as much as 18-1 at some books. But the big bets started coming in Thursday on Mayweather and at the William Hill chain of sports books 74 percent of the money on straight bets was on Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’