Mark Warburton matches record of Rangers legend after just eight games in charge

first_img1 Rangers beat Queen of the South 5-1 Rangers moved two points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship thanks to a 5-1 thrashing of Queen of the South at Palmerston.Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Barrie McKay scored in addition to a brace of Martyn Waghorn penalties and, though Aidan Smith scored for the hosts on 75 minutes, the Gers cruised to a fourth win from four league games this season.Going in to the match, Queens also boasted a 100 per cent record, but there was no repeat of the crushing defeats suffered by Rangers in Dumfries on their two visits in the previous campaign.The 5-1 scoreline also means Mark Warburton has become the first Rangers manager since Bill Struth in 1920 to win his first eight games in charge in all competitions, albeit at a lower level.Struth was in charge at Ibrox between 1920 and 1954 and led Rangers to a remarkable 18 league titles, including the club’s first ever league and cup double and treble.Warburton will do well to achieve a fraction of his illustrious predecessor’s success and the Ibrox faithful will settle for promotion this season.last_img read more

Premier League Preview Show – including Man City v Liverpool

first_imgTom Rennie is joined by the former Arsenal winger and Premier League tactics expert Adrian Clarke to look ahead to the big games of the weekend.Topics include: Raheem Sterling facing Liverpool for the first time since his acrimonious departure from the club as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds travel to Manchester City on Saturday.How will West Ham United cope in the absence of Dimitri Payet? The Hammers take on Tottenham on Sunday as 5th takes on 6th.How lucky were Arsenal to beat Tottenham last time out?!Also on the show, the former Crystal Palace defender Matt Lawrence says the Eagles will beat Sunderland on Monday Night Football & ‘Paparazzi’ Olisa Chukwumah from Nigeria Info (one of talkSPORT’s Global Audio Partners) plays the predictor game ‘Tom against the World’.last_img

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Gunners player ratings – Who struggled at the Emirates?

first_imgArsenal were beaten by Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon and consequently missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League.Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game after Per Mertesacker saw red for bringing the striker down as Willian fed him through on goal.Arsenal were poor throughout and struggled to get a foothold in the game following the sending off but did managed to spurn a couple of guilt-edge chances to get back on level terms.As a result, the defeat left the Gunners back in third position in the Premier League, three points off leaders Leicester City and two ahead of north London rivals Tottenham in fourth.Click the arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s player rating for Arsenal’s men during the 1-0 defeat. 12 Petr Cech – 7 – He couldn’t do anything about the goal but made a vital save to deny Diego Costa scoring a second. Did well to reorganise the defence after Mertesacker’s red card. Theo Walcott – 6 – Made captain for the day and despite getting into a number of dangerous positions, he was often thwarted by the linesman’s flag. 12 12 Per Mertesacker – 2 – Made a stupid decision to bring Costa down when he was through on goal and it was made worse by him looking at the linesman rather than the striker when he did it. The German’s poor decision making cost Arsenal the game. Mesut Ozil – 5 – Couldn’t put his stamp on proceeding and looked subdued and out of the action for a lot of the game. Hector Bellerin – 6 – Bellerin’s forward bursts were kept to a minimum following the red card. 12 12 Olivier Giroud – 5 – Unlucky and unimpressed at being replaced for Gabriel following Mertesacker’s red card. Looked a strange decision from Wenger to withdraw his only out and out striker. 12 Laurent Koscielny – 5 – Steady as usual but was lucky to avoid giving away a penalty in the second half for his body-check on Cesc Fabregas. 12 Nacho Monreal – 6 – Did okay going forward and managed to create a few chances for Walcott. Did well to nullify the threat of Willian. Aaron Ramsey – 7 – Ran himself into the ground as always and created good chances for both Walcott and Flamini to score. Mathieu Flamini – 4 – Had little impact on the game other than missing a guilt-edge opportunity to equalise just before half time. 12 12 12 Joel Campbell – 6 – Showed a few fleeting signs of danger before being replaced by the returning Sanchez. 12 12 Substitutes: – Gabriel – 6 read more

Los Angeles, San Francisco to go dark to illuminate cause

first_imgBy Dana Bartholomew STAFF WRITER At 8 p.m. tonight, Fernando Ludena will kill his lights, turn off his TV and cut short his Saturday night. And for one hour, he will join conservationists across Los Angeles and San Francisco who will flick off the lights for a return to the Dark Ages. It took Lights Out founder Nate Tyler six months to rally San Franciscans for the self-imposed brownout that will darken City Hall, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. He got the idea from an “Earth Hour” held in March in Sydney, Australia, where 2.2 million people hoping to see the stars cut their lights – for a 10percent drop in energy use. The savings: 25 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking 49,000 cars off the road for an hour. A Lights Out America is planned for March 29 in cities nationwide. “We’re giving people one thing they can do to save energy that connects them to all the people around them who are concerned about the same issue – climate change,” Tyler said. “You turn out your lights, come out of your house, look at the stars and go have a candlelight dinner at a local restaurant.” San Franciscans have long been hip to Lights Out, but Angelenos had just a month to hunt for oil lamps and tapers. Lights Out L.A., recently approved by the city and county and backed by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, will withhold juice from the decorative pylons at LAX and many public buildings. Officials hope for a 15 percent reduction in usage – enough energy to power 2,500 homes for a year. “We don’t want this to be a one-night stand, but an ongoing effort to conserve energy and protect our environment,” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said during a Lights Out press conference this week in front of the Department of Water and Power. Some say public events like Lights Out are possible only because of a public shift in perception on global warming publicized by Al Gore in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and subsequent awards. “L.A. and San Francisco officials who haven’t done squat about energy all of a sudden want to get on board,” said Jack Solomon, a cultural critic at California State University, Northridge. “And what made it cool? Al Gore made a movie, won an Oscar and Nobel Prize and now the public’s behind it.” Brenda Ekwurzel, a climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, praised the Lights Out campaign, a California idea that might heighten awareness in the East. “I definitely think this is an example, one of the latest, where people are taking any means necessary to combat global warming,” she said. “They’re wondering when the policymakers are going to catch up nationwide.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’ll go to my bed. I’ll lie down for an hour – one hour. It’s good for saving money, saving energy,” said Ludena, 59, who lives in the San Fernando Valley. The Lights Out event endorsed by L.A. and San Francisco officials aims to turn off as many nonessential lights as possible – in homes, office and public buildings and landmarks – for one hour to cut pollution, promote energy savings and slow global warming. Participants also are asked to screw in one compact fluorescent bulb. But are fast-paced Angelenos really ready for a candlelit prime time? “This is L.A.,” said a Best Buy clerk. “It’s like telling Las Vegas to turn off the lights.” last_img read more

Benitez to drop out of sorts Wijnaldum? Predicted Newcastle XI v Man City

first_img 3. Paul Dummett (left back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 9. Papiss Cisse (striker) 8. Vurnon Anita (right back) 11 18. Chancel Mbemba (centre back) 11 25. Andros Townsend (right wing) 12. Jonjo Shelvey (centre midfield) Newcastle United host Manchester City tonight, as they bid to stave off the very real threat of relegation.The Magpies go into the game fresh from a convincing 3-0 victory over Swansea, but face a dangerous Manchester City side, who secured the same result away at Chelsea on Saturday.Injury still ravages the Newcastle defence, and with Coloccini and Daryl Janmaat unavailable, Benitez will again be forced to field a makeshift backline against the in-form Aguero.Georginio Wijnaldum’s selection remains a contentious issue for Newcastle fans. The Dutchman started the season with a bang but has trailed off in recent weeks, leaving many fans frustrated with his perfomances.So, will Benitez stick or twist with the hand he played against Swansea? Will Shelvey, Mitrovic or Perez make the starting XI?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Newcastle line up by clicking the arrow above, right. 11 15. Jamaal Lascelles (centre back) 11 24. Cheick Tiote (defensive midfield) 11 11 11 26. Karl Darlow (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 7. Moussa Sissoko (left wing) 4. Jack Colback (defensive midfield) 11last_img read more

CONFIRMED! West Ham sign Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli

first_imgWest Ham have completed the signing of Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli.talkSPORT revealed on Monday that the Hammers were close to landing the 26-year-old, who will be a free agent  on July 1 after rejecting a new deal with Valencia.Now the Hammers have confirmed Feghouli has agreed to make the move to Upton Park, penning a three-year contract.“I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic,” he told the club’s official website..“The history of the club is important for me in my decision.“Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers.”Paris-born Feghouli has been capped 35 times for Algeria and was a regular for Valencia after joining from Grenoble in 2010.He leaves Los Che having scored 42 goals in 243 appearances for the Spanish top-flight club. 1 Sofiane Feghouli [right] in action for Valencia last_img read more

Arsenal and PSG leading race to sign in-demand Alexandre Lacazette

first_imgArsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman has bagged 75 goals in the past three seasons and clubs are now ready to snap him up.Tottenham and West Ham have already expressed an interest in the 25-year-old this summer, but no deal has been struck.And, according to L’Equipe, that is because Arsenal and PSG are leading the chase for Lacazette.The striker is ready to quit Lyon this summer – but he is reluctant to join a club which doesn’t match his ambitions.That has poured cold water on the chances of Lacazette moving to Tottenham or West Ham and instead he will reportedly wait for offers from Arsenal and PSG. 25-year-old Frenchman has scored 75 goals over the last three seasons 1last_img

No. 1 Duke dominates at home

first_imgShelden Williams got his first career triple-double and J.J. Redick scored 27 points, helping No. 1 Duke snap a three-game losing streak to No. 23 Maryland with a dominating 76-52 victory Wednesday night in Durham, N.C. Williams had 19 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks for the Blue Devils (15-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored the game’s first seven points and led 45-22 at halftime. They held the Terrapins (11-4, 1-2) to 29 percent shooting in the opening 20 minutes while forcing 18 of Maryland’s season-high 29 turnovers. Chris McCray had 12 points for the Terrapins, who lost their second in a row. No. 2 Florida 75, Mississippi St. 60 : Taurean Green scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers with the shot clock winding down in the closing minutes, to keep host Florida unbeaten. The Gators broke the school record for consecutive wins and extended the best start in school history. They surpassed the previous mark of 14 consecutive wins set in 2001-02 and tied the following season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita No. 3 Villanova 84, Rutgers 78, (OT ): Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 28 points and Randy Foye added 24 as visiting Villanova rebounded from its first loss of the season. Lowry missed two free throws with 1:44 left in overtime and the score tied at 76. But teammate Will Sheridan tapped the rebound of the second miss back to him and the guard scored and was fouled. He completed the three-point play to give Villanova (11-1, 2-1 Big East) a three-point lead. No. 5 Memphis 77, East Carolina 67 : Rodney Carney hit six 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead Memphis in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Shawne Williams added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Tigers (14-2), who have won all four meetings in the series. No. 14 Michigan St. 87, No. 9 Indiana 73 : Maurice Ager scored 28 points and Paul Davis had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Michigan State at home to its first Big Ten win. center_img The Spartans (13-4, 1-2) bounced back from two consecutive double-digit losses because Ager and Davis were tough to stop after struggling in those setbacks. Ager and Davis combined for 34 points in the games at No. 7 Illinois and No. 21 Wisconsin. No. 16 West Virginia 68, Georgetown 61 : Kevin Pittsnogle scored 23 points and West Virginia is off to its best start in the Big East with the win at home. No. 17 George Washington 69, Saint Louis 64, (OT ): Danilo Pinnock had 19 points, seven in overtime, and 12 rebounds for host George Washington. No. 19 Ohio St. 80, Purdue 64 : J.J. Sullinger scored 17 points and Je’Kel Foster tied his career high with six steals for visiting Ohio State. WOMEN No. 2 Duke 67, Georgia Tech 59: Wanisha Smith scored 13 points and No. 2 Duke survived its closest game of the season, defeating host Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils (15-0, 4-0 ACC) went ahead for good on Abby Waner’s 3-pointer less than three minutes into the second half. But they struggled to put Georgia Tech away, scoring their final field goal with 6:27 remaining. No. 5 Baylor 57, Oklahoma St. 26: Jessica Morrow scored 11 points and Sophia Young added 10 to lead host Baylor. No. 10 Rutgers 66, South Florida 65: Cappie Pondexter scored a career-high 40 points and Rutgers rallied to get the road win. TCU 76, No. 18 New Mexico 67: Adrianne Ross scored a career-high 24 points to help TCU get the win at home. George Washington 58, No. 19 Temple 41: Freshman forward Jazmine Adair scored 11 points and set career-highs with 11 rebounds and three blocks to lead host George Washington to its fourth consecutive win. No. 24 Missouri 64, Nebraska 58: Carlynn Savant scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half and host Missouri won its 12th game in a row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL BENCH-PRESSER IS READY TO GET A WEIGHT OF HIS MIND – AND SHOULDERS!

first_imgIt’s going to be a lonely road but Donegal bench-presser Mick Coleman is ready to do it for his country.Mick, 36, from Stranorlar is heading to Estonia to represent the country in the World Benchpressing Championships on September 17th next. Mick, a married father of two, has spent the last number of months preparing for the event at the Energie Gym in Letterkenny.Mick dispels the myth that all weightlifters are all brawn and no brain and comes across as a friendly, thoughtful and decent guy.He revealed that he will travel to the championships alone but says he will be able to concentrate as a result.“I’m really looking forward to it. The number of days to the event are getting shorter and things are getting serious. “I am travelling alone and I have had to get sponsorship myself but that’s all been part of the build-up.“I feel like I am ready and I just want to get there,” he said.Mick is hoping to bench-press a whopping 155kgms in “the raw” which means he does not use a specialist bench shirt which gives him more power.Mick is very thankful to his sponsors National Irish Bank, Energie Gym and Irontech who sponsored his bench shirt.Mick says he is hopeful for a top five finish at his 100kg weight-level.“That’s the aim but as this stage I don’t know how many are competing. “Top five would be great but who knows?” said Mick hopefully.EndsDONEGAL BENCH-PRESSER IS READY TO GET A WEIGHT OF HIS MIND – AND SHOULDERS! was last modified: September 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bench pressmick colemanlast_img read more

LOWER ROSSES GETS READY FOR ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ AS DAFFODIL CENTRE SET TO OPEN

first_imgA meeting to organise a Lower Rosses Relay for Life team will take place in the Mullaghduff Community Centre this Thursday 24th at 8pm.Relay for Life takes place at the LYIT again this May….by which time the Irish Cancer Society will have opened its new Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny.The 24 hour walk and gathering of hundreds is an outstanding contribution against the disease of cancer focusing on survivors as well as a support for cancer patients. The meeting in Mullaghduff is an effort to add yet another team to this event.Those interested from the area and beyond are asked to attend where Bernie Gallagher from the County Committee will outline the Relay for Life and where a local team with a fun name will take part in the May Walk.The Irish Cancer Society says it will open its new Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny General Hospital in the next few weeks.The new Daffodil Centre will cost of €125,000 to start up, with annual running costs of more than €80,000.The centre will be providing information, advice and support to anybody concerned about or affected by cancer, on site in a hospital setting.Construction on the new centre in Letterkenny is due to start on March 11 and will open six weeks later. Advertisement  LOWER ROSSES GETS READY FOR ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ AS DAFFODIL CENTRE SET TO OPEN was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOWER ROSSES GETS READY FOR ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ AS DAFFODIL CENTRE SET TO OPENlast_img read more