No excuses for Kangaroos: Woods

first_imgThe Kangaroos are training at St George’s Park National Football Centre, the home of the England Football Association, which opened in 2012 and boasts state-of-the-art facilities.”They’ve got 14 fields here, the recovery centre’s unbelievable, the gym’s crazy. It’s just – I’ve never been a part of anything that looks this amazing,” Woods said.”So we’ve got some really good resources to use, so we’ve got to back it up and play some good footy now.”It’s just crazy being here. The things we’re surrounded by, it’s unbelievable.”Woods missed Australia’s 26-6 win over New Zealand in Perth earlier this month due to his wedding, but is expected to be recalled when the Four Nations begins this weekend.The Wests Tigers skipper and NSW Origin star may have five Tests to his name so far but still admits he is in awe of some of the talent in the Kangaroos squad.”You look around and you see the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith, Greg Inglis, Matty Scott – it’s just crazy. You’re playing the best of the best,” he said.”So you sit there and pinch yourself some days but then again you’re thinking, ‘well I’ve got a job to do here as well’.”So I’m really looking forward to each game, and can’t wait to play with the boys.”Australia takes on Scotland on Saturday morning (6am AEDT) to kick off the 2016 Four Nations, with England facing New Zealand in the early hours of Sunday morning, Australian time.last_img read more

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Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Meralco loses 2nd straight, bows to Alvark Tokyo

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco suffered another heartbreaker in the continental stage after losing to B.League’s Alvark Tokyo, 84-73, in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Friday at Nonthaburi Province Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham put up 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bolts while fellow import Diamond Stone added 28 points and eight boards.Alex Kirk led Alvark with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Daiki Tanaka added 17 points, five boards, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Eyes on gold: High hopes for PH delegation in Asian Para Games The Bolts are now at 0-2 in Group B and will now hope for the other teams in their pool to lose their respective games for them to have at least a chance of entering the semifinals.Only the top two-teams in the group will advance to the next round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMeralco managed to hold on to a 60-60 tie early in the fourth but Alvark got on a small 6-0 run to take a 66-60 lead after Milko Bjelica’s free throws at the 6:57 mark of the quarter.That small scoring spurt proved to be enough separation for the Japanese club as it held on for the win. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Huskies drop 3rd in a row

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies dropped their third game in a row losing 5-1 to the North Peace Navigators in Peace River.The game started out as a defensive battle as the first period was scoreless.  Both teams exchanged chances, but were unable to solve each other’s goaltenders.  The game was physical as both teams exchanged a number of big body checks throughout the period.- Advertisement -It was in the second period where things started to open up.  The Huskies  struck first as Connor Rose was able to get a wrist shot through from the point that beat the Navigators goalie and give the Huskies a 1-0 lead at the 11:02 mark.  The Navigators were able to answer right back with two quick goals just a over a minute apart to build a 2-1 lead.  Both goals were scored of costly turnovers by the Huskies defense.It was in the third period where the wheels really began to fall off.  The Navigators scored three goals in the period as frustration began to set in for the Huskies.  The final score of the game was 5-1.  The Huskies began the season 4-0, but with those three losses now sit at 4-3 with a tough matchup against Grande Prairie on Sunday.Face off for the game is 2pm at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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Morrison has bike stolen just days before a big race

first_img Local athlete Jay Morrison needs your help after his bike was stolen only days before a 1,200 km race.Morrison and two other Fort St. John residents will leave in just a few days for the 17th annual Paris-Brest-Paris race. Sometime Friday, Morrison’s specialized Tri-Cross bike was stolen from Ferris Fast Cycles in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Here is a description of the bike:Specialized Tricross ExpertDrop bars58 cmRed and whiteSPD pedalsArmadillo tiresMorrison is set to leave for France on Thursday and needs the bike back in order to compete.The 1,230 km marathon, held every 4 years, begins in Guyancourt, a Paris Suburb and cyclists will ride through tertiary roads and small villages to Brest in Brittany, located on the Atlantic Coast. Upon arriving, cyclists will then have to turn around and ride back to Paris.If you have any information about the location of this bike, call 250-785-8948.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fan favourite Nicky Bailey re-joins Barnet

first_img1 Barnet have resigned former fans’ favourite Nicky Bailey.The 31-year-old midfielder spent three successful years at the club between 2004 and 2009 before Southend paid £175,000 to sign him.After one successful season at Roots Hall, Charlton offered Bailey the chance to play Championship football and he moved to The Valley in 2008.He produced some of the best football of his career in south London, which prompted Middlesbrough to spend £1.4m to sign him.He then spent three years at the Riverside before moving on to Millwall in 2013 – but left the club during the summer.And he has now dropped back down to League Two to pen a short-term deal at the Hive. Nicky Bailey during his three-year spell at Middlesbrough last_img

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Arsenal still working on deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

first_img LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest Transfer Rumours Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on RANKED Torreira has developed a reputation for being a tough-tackling central midfielder Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer That is greater than the 22-year-old’s £22 million release clause, but it would allow Arsenal to pay the fee in instalments rather than upfront.Several other clubs remain interested in Torreira, though, including Borussia Dortmund and Napoli.They are both ready to make formal offers too and as a result, according to Il Secolo XIX, Torreira’s agent has met Sampdoria president Ferrero.The two met to discuss where the Uruguayan wants to be playing next season as it is likely his release clause will be activated. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 targets REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Despite earlier reports suggesting the Gunners had completed the signing of the young midfielder, it is possible Sampdoria could be swayed to go with an offer that is paid in full now.Torreira could be joined at the Emirates this summer by Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.According to reports, Unai Emery wants to bring the German shot-stopper to the Emirates as he looks to bolster his fragile backline. getty The agent of Arsenal target Lucas Torreira has met with Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero to thrash out his client’s future.The Gunners are working to sign the midfielder this summer and have made an offer of £26.5 million. LATEST targets last_img read more

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Drake Climbs to No. 21 In AP Women’s Basketball Poll

first_imgStory Links AP Women’s Basketball Poll Week 16 The Drake University women’s basketball team climbed to No. 21 in Monday’s The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll. Drake, which is 22-4 overall and 15-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play this season, last week joined the poll at No. 25 for the program’s first ranking since Dec. 3, 2001. The Bulldogs rose in this week’s rankings after their road wins over Indiana State and Loyola last weekend. It is the highest ranking in program history since the 1982-83 team was ranked No. 20 on Dec. 5, 1982.center_img Drake welcomes in-state rival UNI to the Knapp Center on Friday at 7 p.m. in the program’s annual Pink Game presented by Mercy Medical Center. The two teams played an instant classic that featured two overtimes on Jan. 27 at the McLeod Center as Drake pulled away for an 88-79 win. If the Bulldogs win they will clinch the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference regular season title.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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iPhone in the Car: Get Up Close With Apple CarPlay

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Play iTunes Radio through CarPlay.  A microphone installed above the rearview mirror helps pick up clear sound.  Apple Maps can list a certain type of destination, like “coffee shop” or “gas station.”  The menu dashboard includes phone, music, maps, messages, and now playing.  Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.If your iPhone was built into your car’s dash, you wouldn’t have to get caught texting and driving again. In March, Apple announced CarPlay, which renovates the clunky digital infotainment system interface with the familiarity of the iOS mobile operating system.We finally got to touch, see, and experience Apple CarPlay for ourselves while testing Pioneer’s CarPlay-compatible aftermarket infotainment systems. Pioneer users with select models—AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC5000NEX, and AVH-4000NEX—will be able to download the CarPlay software onto a USB drive, then simply install it onto the dash using the in-car USB port. The systems can be installed into just about any car, but it’s not an installation project for a novice.The systems can be bought at Best Buy, and Pioneer suggests hiring Best Buy’s Geek Squad to implement the new infotainment center into the car. Get Apple CarPlay without getting a whole new car via Pioneer starting early Summer. You’ll need a Lightning-cable-connected device (iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C), a data plan to use Messages or Maps, and iOS 7.1 or later. Scroll down to get an up-close-and-personal look at Apple CarPlay!Watch Siri enable Apple CarPlay’s Maps.Watch Siri enable Apple CarPlay’s iTunes. Once the device is plugged in, you’ll see this.  Access contacts through CarPlay.   Apple Maps also offers turn-by-turn directions.  Find music by album, genre, etc., just as you would in iTunes. Podcasts are not supported right now. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Images and videos courtesy of Nicole NguyenMore stories from PopSugar Tech:Chic Clutches That Charge Smartphones? SoldOff Pocket: A Privacy Pouch That Shields Phones From HackersRide On! The 10 Coolest Bike Gadgets to Hit the RoadAsk Your Facebook Friends: Are You Single or Not?Switching to Android? Your Texts May Be Trapped in iMessage Enable Siri voice control by pressing down on the home screen button. center_img The steering wheel can also enable voice control.   This USB cable is installed into the center console (middle compartment).  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App nicole nguyen Current location view in Apple Maps.  Send text messages, and have their responses be read back to you by Siri. Related Posts Find a type of location, such as “cafe,” using Apple Maps. Tags:#Apple#auto#car#CarPlay#Contributed#PopSugarTech#stereo 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Militant killed in encounter in J&K’s Kupwara

first_imgAn unidentified militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Langet area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. An encounter broke out between militant and security forces on Sunday morning after the latter launched a search operation in Langet, 100 kms from here, an Army official said.He said one militant has been killed and the encounter is still underway.last_img

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