The Kings played without rookie sensation Anze Kopitar, who suffered an undisclosed upper-body strain in practice this week and is considered questionable for Saturday’s game against Nashville. “The playoffs are out of reach so it’s more about pride,” Kings forward Dustin Brown said. “The worst thing we can do is just roll over and die.” NOTES: London called, and the Kings and Ducks answered. The Southern California rivals will open the 2007-08 season in a newly refurbished arena in downtown London on Sept. 29-30 as the NHL attempts to expand interest in the game beyond the North American shores. News of the games leaked out several weeks ago, but the dates were formally announced before the Kings and Ducks faced off Thursday night at Staples Center. These will be the NHL’s first regular-season games abroad since the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames played two games in Tokyo to start the 1998-99 season. – Elliott Teaford 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We have a lot of respect for (the Ducks),” Cammalleri said. “We have to play well against them or we’re not going to look good. We have a lot of pride and fans who want to see us develop.” Cammalleri’s goal, 3:17 into overtime with Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer in the penalty box, capped a rally. The Kings rallied from a two-goal deficit, just as they did Saturday against Colorado. LOS ANGELES – The Ducks are in second place in the Western Conference and the Kings are in last place. The gap between them is 31 points, but that’s not discernible when the teams meet on the ice. The crosstown rivals have played seven times this season, and every game has been decided by one goal. The Ducks have prevailed four times to the Kings’ three, but the Kings pulled one out Thursday when Michael Cammalleri’s overtime goal gave them a 4-3 victory before 17,620 at Staples Center. The Ducks, who won their last two games despite blowing a two-goal lead in each, couldn’t pull it out this time. Niedermayer’s interference penalty led to Cammalleri’s 4-on-3 overtime goal. Niedermayer also took an interference penalty on Sunday against Colorado that led to a game-tying goal, but Niedermayer responded with the game-winning goal. There would be no redemption on Thursday. “Everybody has the physical ability here,” Niedermayer said. “It’s our mental focus. Tonight we had it off and on. We didn’t play a consistent game all night.” The team captain echoed his coach, who was disappointed with the Ducks’ effort in a game in which they outshot the Kings 30-21. Kings goalie Sean Burke held up well and Ilya Bryzgalov took the loss, as the Ducks chose to save No. 1 goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for tonight’s showdown against San Jose. “We didn’t play with the necessary urgency that the situation asked for,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We turned the puck over too many times and it cost us. It’s mental, that’s all it is. Our mental preparation has got to be better.”
A 26-year-old dancer was allegedly molested on the sets of Housefull 4 late on Thursday night. According to the Amboli police, the incident occurred at Chitrakut Studio in Andheri (west) around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday, while a dance sequence was being shot. The complainant has told the police in her statement that actors Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh were also part of the sequence. The police said that the accused, Pavan Shetty, is also a dancer by profession, and both are members of the Cine Dancers’ Association (CDA). “The complainant, in her statement, has said she was shooting for the dance sequence since Thursday morning, and was sitting along with some co-workers during a tea break at 11.30 p.m. when Shetty turned up at the studio and started arguing with another dancer identified as Mohammed Amir Sheikh. When the argument escalated, she and some others intervened to calm matters down, and it was during this time that Shetty touched her inappropriately,” said an officer with the Amboli police. The complainant immediately objected to this and said she was calling the police, after which Mr. Shetty fled from there. She then lodged a complaint with the Amboli police station which has registered an FIR against Mr. Shetty for outraging a woman’s modesty.“Shetty was involved in a dispute with CDA over giving jobs to those dancers who were not members, and had gone to the set to argue over the same issue. The dispute has been going on since August this year,” the officer said. Meanwhile, executive producer of Housefull 4 Manoj Mitra said the incident took place off the sets when the lead actors had already packed up for the day.“It is disheartening to hear about this incident. As an executive producer, I would like to clarify the recent incident that showed up in the news related to the sets of Housefull 4 is something that evidently didn’t happen on the sets or during the shoot,” he said in a statement.“It took place off the sets and hence I have to state that it is beyond our capabilities,” he added.“I would also like to clarify that Akshay Kumar and Ritiesh Deshmukh (who feature in the film) had packed up way before this incident occurred. It was their personal matter and nothing related to our film shoot,” Mr. Mitra said. Raman Dave, head of the dancers for the film, said, the argument was between the dancers and an “outsider” and it had nothing to do with the film.“I had left from the shoot but my set attendant Sandra was there and even she has mentioned that nothing happened on the set,” he said. (With PTI inputs)
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong And that change of culture is exactly what the neophyte mentor wants as he starts his journey with the Blazers.“That’s what we’re hoping for, that somehow, that experience for them, that snake-pit down there would give them a sense of urgency, a sense of motivation that we don’t want to be back there again,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTang knows that bringing St. Benilde back to its old glory is going to be a tough climb. But just like every rebuilding team, he’s trusting the process.“Right now, we don’t really expect much. It’s the changing of the culture and the environment and we’re trying to change that whole atmosphere. What we’re trying to get through is trying to work as a team. We’re struggling, but hopefully, when the season starts, we’ll be able to mend ourselves working together.” 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 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hail to the Timberland King of the Mountain The Blazers will once again lean on Gerard Castor, JJ Domingo, and Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu in their campaign, but Tang believes that with the right breaks, his whole team is capable of doling out significant contributions for the Taft side this year.“The whole team is in a different level in terms of everyone of them are equal and ready to contribute.It’s just a matter of giving them the right time and exposure in the game. I feel that everybody can help our team this time around,” he said. LATEST STORIES View comments Head coach: Ty TangLast Season: 1-17Holdovers: JJ Domingo, Gerard Castor, Clement LeutcheuKey Losses: Christian Fajarito, Fons SaavedraKey Additions: Matthew Johnson, Unique NaboaStuck in the cellar for the past two seasons, St. Benilde is eyeing to finally get out of the muck under new coach TY Tang.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers650 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening 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 “If we work on ourselves and work together, we have a good chance at being successful in the Asian Cup,” said James Younghusband.The Azkals face China on Jan. 11 in Abu Dhabi before battling Kyrgyzstan four days later in Dubai. The top two teams from the six groups along with four best third placers will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines may have failed to achieve its target of reaching the AFF Suzuki Cup final this year, but coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes its campaign in the regional tournament should serve the Azkals well as they make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup starting Jan. 7 at United Arab Emirates.“We will be better with the experience we have in the Suzuki Cup,” declared Eriksson after the Azkals suffered a fourth semifinal exit in five competitions in Hanoi last week. “We expect to improve our performance with better players and a longer preparation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the World Cup, did not have some of his stars in the most important stretch of the Suzuki Cup due to either injuries or club commitments, but the likes of Daisuke Sato, Patrick Strauss, Luke Woodland, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge will all be available for the tournament in the UAE.In contrast, Vietnam had a full-strength squad in the semifinals, using the Suzuki Cup to also build up its team for the Asian tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSidelined by an injury at the start of the Suzuki Cup, Javier Patino will also be back for the Azkals in the Asian Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami hinted that the squad will still be reinforced by a few newcomers.The Azkals plan to leave for Qatar for training camp shortly after Christmas with a clash against Suzuki Cup tormentor Vietnam on New Year’s Eve in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals make their Asian Cup debut against powerhouse South Korea on Jan. 7 in Dubai. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments
Close to 40 teams will take part in the inaugural Queensland Touch Football Affiliates Cup on Saturday, 7 December and Sunday, 8 December 2013 at the Carrara Sports Complex.38 teams will compete across five divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Masters/Men’s 50’s and Senior Mixed. The event, in its first year, sees teams from the South Queensland region, as well as Brisbane, Noosa and Kingaroy, travelling to compete. Round games will be played on Saturday and Sunday morning, before the grand finals take place at the following times: 1.30pm – Mixed Open and Masters2.00pm – Women’s Open and Senior Mixed2.30pm – Men’s Open and Men’s 50’sTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Queensland Affiliates Cup, please click on the links below:Website – www.qldtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/Qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/QueenslandTouch Related LinksAffiliates Cup
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere.
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move awayby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is eyeing a loan move away in January.The Daily Mailsays he is said to be considering asking for a loan move away from Chelsea if he is not given more opportunities soon.Pulisic has found himself falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge just three months after completing his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.The 21-year-old has been an unused sub in the last three Premier League matches – and hasn’t been seen in top flight action since August.Now the American is open to the prospect of moving elsewhere in January if Frank Lampard continues to overlook him in his Chelsea plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Leicester keeper Schmeichel says being late bloomer is career motivationby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says being a late bloomer has helped his career motivation.The Dane made his international debut at 26, though is now regarded among the best keepers in the world. He reached a personal national team landmark last week against Switzerland. Schmeichel made super four saves in the 1-0 European Championships qualifying win.And the Foxes favourite admits his late career recognition is now working in his favour. At 32 years of age, Schmeichel insists he’s as ambitious and motivated as ever.Now boasting 50 caps, he was quoted by Bold as saying, “It was a big motivating factor that I was not involved in the national team earlier in my career, but I am grateful to be part of it now and it makes me proud to play 50 games for my country – now I just hope for 50 more.”If I don’t last five years, then I will be disappointed.”Indeed, while not taking anything for granted, Schmeichel is adamant that thoughts of retirement are far into the future. The goalkeeper, who is in his eighth year with Leicester, is determined to make the most of a period in his career where he is now reaching his peak. After spells with the likes of Darlington and Bury, Schmeichel is grateful for his current status in the game.He added: “You can’t plan in football. Anything can happen. You can get hurt tomorrow and not have the opportunity to come back, so you have to be grateful every time you are teamed up with the national team.”Every match I get in the Parken in front of such an audience, I am incredibly grateful for, because it happens so rarely. We must be proud of all the matches we can fight for the national team.”- updated 21/10 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Sky Sports is to expand its service to offer 10 channels and is introducing new ways to consume the service.The revamped service will include dedicated channels for the English Premier League, football, cricket, golf and Formula 1. Two channels, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena, will offer a mix of rugby union, rugby league, boxing, netball, darts, NFL, tennis, WWE and GAA wrestling. A Sky Sports Main Event channel will include the main sporting events in one place.Two channels – Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix – will be available for all Sky customers.The 10-channel package will be available for £27.50 (€31.10), frozen for 12 months. Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up.For the first time, Sky is providing more flexible options for customers that are interested in specific sports, although with significant discounts for those taking the full line-up. It is offering three separate sports packages, with one available for £18 a month, two for £22 and three for £26.Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports said: “We’re dedicating channels to some of our biggest sports, launching a new way to watch the best live action and offering even better digital products too. Sky Sports is giving customers even more choice and channels at the same price for another 12 months, while opening up new ways for sports fans to join. If you love Premier League, you can enjoy it for as little as 60p a day or you can have the full Sky Sports package for less than £1.”Stephen van Rooyen, Sky UK and Ireland chief executive said: “Sport has been a major part of Sky for 26 years and we’re improving our service even further, super-serving existing customers and providing flexibility to a whole new generation of sports fans. We are making sport more accessible and offering even more choice; all part of our continued investment in offering Sky customers an unrivalled service.”