ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Antigua have already begun preparations to host a Test during the upcoming India series, in anticipation of getting official word from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).Sports Minister EP Chet Greene said the country had received “verbal information” that the tour would go ahead, and officials at the island’s premier cricket venue, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, had already started putting things in place.”We are waiting for the official communiquÈ, but the verbal information is yes, the Test series is happening,” Greene told the Observer newspaper here.Preparations have already begun at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to host a Test during the India series.”But even at the level of preparation at the stadium, we have already started the work because we don’t want to get the announcement and then we find ourselves short of time.”FOUR-TEST TOURWICB president Dave Cameron confirmed last month that the four-Test tour would go ahead in July and August, but specific dates and venues had not been announced.The tour had been in jeopardy for some while after the Board of Control for Cricket suspended bilateral relations with the WICB, following the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago.Antigua last hosted a Test during England’s tour of the Caribbean last year, when the first Test ended in a tense draw.Greene praised the stadium team for its commitment to moving quickly to spruce up preparations.”I want to commend Anthony Merrick and his team (and) Conley Phillip, who heads the stadium staff. We have started the work, but are just waiting on the official communiquÈ from the WICB that the game is happening.”
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE — The Philippines’ Rodolfo Reyes Jr. and Dustin Jacob Mella perform in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLThe Philippines secured at least two bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games after the country’s men’s and women’s poomsae teams seized a spot in the taekwondo team poomsae semifinals Sunday at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.The men’s team, composed of Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Jeordan Dominguez, will face Yuxiang Zhu, Mingda Hu and Tingfeng Deng of China in the semis later in the day.ADVERTISEMENT Asian Games: Patrombon cruises into next round in men’s singles tennis MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The women’s team made up of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva, meanwhile, arranged a semifinals duel with Yeowon Gwak, Dongah Choi, and Jaeeun Park of Korea.Crisostomo and company slipped past host Indonesia in the quarterfinals while the men’s squad edged Iran to make the last four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments
Charlie Austin has revealed he turned down a move to the Premier League this summer – even though he knew it could cost him a spot at Euro 2016.The Queens Park Rangers striker attracted much interest following the Hoops’ relegation to the Championship after firing 18 goals in the top-flight last season, with Newcastle, Leicester and Tottenham among a clutch of clubs eyeing the £15m-rated hitman.It was therefore a major surprise when a move away from Loftus Road did not materialise before the transfer window closed.But Austin insists it was his decision to stay put at QPR, telling talkSPORT: “I turned down a move [to the Premier League] which wasn’t right for me and my family.“I didn’t feel it was right for me to go, so I stayed at QPR.”Austin was happy to remain with the Championship side, but he is fully aware that his decision is likely to rule him out of contention for England selection for next summer’s Euros.The 26-year-old was called up by Roy Hodgson for the friendly clash with Ireland in June but was left out of the squad for the recent qualifying double-header against San Marino and Switzerland.“I have had no contact [from Roy Hodgson] but that was not really expected,” he said.“I knew what my chances were of getting in the England squad when I stayed in the Championship. There are others players doing it week in, week out in the Premier League.“It is something I have had to take on board with my decision in the last three weeks.“For me now, I am getting my head down and that is at the back of my mind. I try to score as many goals as I can and perform to the best of my ability and help QPR achieve our goal, which is promotion come May.”
Nguyen Busch Youth was served in a big way among girls tennis players this season in the Moore League. Freshmen such as Jillian Sangria from Wilson High, Stacey Tan and Summer Beaird of Lakewood and Poly’s Monica Rodriguez all served notice that the level of play and competition should be outstanding over the next three years. But one freshman, Millikan’s Mimi Nguyen, clearly shone brighter than the rest. Nguyen had a remarkable year, winning the Moore League singles title with a straight-set victory over Tan and reaching the semifinals of the CIF Individual tournament. And for those efforts, Nguyen has been selected as the 2005 Press-Telegram Girls Tennis Dream Team Player of the Year. Nguyen has plenty of shots in her arsenal Busch once described her ground strokes as “bullets,” and she has a fine service return but needs to work on her speed and strength, according to Barretta. “From what I’ve seen already, if we add a little speed and strength to her,” Barretta said, “she can be unstoppable.” Busch, in her fifth season at Lakewood, saw her team escape what she called a “third-place rut” by sharing the Moore League title with Wilson. It was the Lancers’ first title since 1990 and just the third since 1984, when Busch was a sophomore at Lakewood. She attributed this year’s success to her team’s mental approach as much as its tennis skills. Busch said the season may have turned around for the Lancers when they topped perennial playoff team Poly in the Moore League opener. “That was when the girls realized they had the potential to win the league title,” said Busch, a 1987 Lakewood graduate. “That made them even more determined.” The Lancers completed the season with a 14-2 mark and were ranked as high as fourth in CIF Division III. Lakewood was seeded fourth in the playoffs and reached the second round before a 10-8 loss to Viewpoint. Things are also looking good for next season. Lakewood graduated just two starters from the 2005 team and players such as Tan and Beaird will return next season with a year’s experience. “I’m excited for next year, too,” Busch said. “We’ll be ready for the fall. The girls are motivated to defend their title.”, 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “This season was really good for me,” Nguyen said in December. “I played so many good people. It was really good for me.” Nguyen is joined by Coach of the Year Lisa Busch, who led Lakewood to a share of its first Moore League title since 1990 and only the third in school history. Nguyen had a 29-1 record in Moore League play her only set loss was to Tan and used her powerful ground strokes to defeat Tan 7-5, 6-3 in the league finals. She eventually built a 61-3 season record and advanced all the way to the CIF Individual semifinals, where she was just a tie-breaker victory away from the final. Eventually, she ran out of steam against defending CIF champion Maggie Mello of Mission Viejo 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Third-year Millikan coach Bernie Barretta knew she had a skilled player in Nguyen the 14-year-old is ranked 11th in Southern California at 16-and-under by the USTA when the season began. But when the competition got stronger in the Moore League and CIF so did Nguyen’s game. “As soon as she hit Moore League and CIF I saw her pump up her game,” Barretta said.
The Orlando Magic indefinitely suspended Steve Francis because he refused to play late in the fourth quarter of a blowout, two newspapers reported Friday. The Orlando Sentinel and Florida Today, both citing anonymous sources, said the star guard wouldn’t re-enter Wednesday night’s game against Seattle to replace Hedo Turkoglu. Turkoglu had fouled out with 3:22 left and the Magic trailing 103-87. Magic spokesman Joel Glass told The Associated Press on Friday the team had no comment on the reports. Orlando has said only that Francis was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Coach Brian Hill also would not confirm the reports. “It’s an internal matter that we’re going to handle from within, without commenting on it,” Hill said from the team’s shootaround in Portland, Ore. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Video footage showed Hill pointing to Francis to check into the game. However, the point guard shook his head, said something to Hill and did not get up from the bench. Hill approached Francis and the two continued to talk. Stacey Augmon replaced Turkoglu. “He wouldn’t go back into the game,” the source told Florida Today. Orlando guard Keyon Dooling was suspended for five games without pay and Seattle guard Ray Allen three for fighting during Wednesday’s game, the NBA announced. Both were ejected during the second quarter after Dooling went running at Allen and pushed him to the ground. Allen got up and tackled Dooling into the first row of seats along the sideline and onto some fans. Former King dies Marc Potvin, a minor-league hockey coach and former NHL player, was found dead in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., hours before his team was to play. He was 38. Bohn in title match PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III beat Jason Couch 226-182 to finish round robin match play 12-4 and gain the top seed for Sunday’s championship round of the Dick Weber Open at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. Bohn totaled 9,774 pinfall (including bonus pins) over 39 games for the week. Sunday’s 10 a.m. stepladder finals are scheduled as follows: Game 1 Christopher Loschetter vs. Norm Duke; Game 2 Game 1 winner vs. Couch; Game 3 Game 2 winner vs. Michael Machuga; Championship match Game 3 winner vs. Bohn. Miller disqualified Bode Miller was disqualified just yards from the finish of a slalom in Wengen, Switzerland, allowing Austria’s Benjamin Raich to win a World Cup super-combi and pad his lead in the overall standings. Miller was second fastest in the morning’s downhill and appeared to have won after the slalom, holding a lead of 1.11 seconds over Raich. But the American was disqualified for straddling a gate near the end. Toby Dawson and Michelle Roark won in moguls to give U.S. skiers first place in three of four competitions in the World Cup freestyle in Park City, Utah. Ryan St. Onge won the men’s aerials earlier Friday. The U.S. women’s World Cup skeleton team had one top-10 finisher in a race in Koenigssee, Germany meaning it will have only one sled entered in the Olympics next month. Hyatt wins title Megan Hyatt won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships junior women’s title in St. Louis. The 15-year-old from Lindenhurst, Ill., finished fourth in the short program. In the free skate, her dynamic spins and jumps catapulted her to the championship. Rena Inoue and John Baldwin won the pairs title at the U.S. Championships. They successfully landed a throw triple axel. Two U.S. Figure Skating officials confirmed no other couple not even the Russians and Chinese who have dominated the event has done the move in competition. Briefly Jaime Jarrin signed a five-year contract extension this week that will keep him in the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio broadcast booth through the 2011 season. Also, Dodgers LHP Kelly Wunsch, who underwent surgeries both to his right ankle and left hip last summer, is expected to be at full strength by the start of spring training. Tony Jackson Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields of the Angels, as well as Dontrelle Willis, Mark Teixeira and Alfonso Soriano were among the 100 major-league players who filed for salary arbitration. Mark Prior, Josh Beckett, Brad Lidge, Adam Dunn, Morgan Ensberg, Brian Roberts and Carlos Zambrano were some of the other stars who filed before Friday’s deadline. Players will exchange proposed salaries with their teams on Tuesday. Paul Lindblad, a middle reliever who pitched in the World Series for the New York Yankees and Oakland, has died after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 64. Former major-league manager Davey Lopes has joined the Washington Nationals as their first base coach. Right-hander Brandon Webb and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a four-year contract with a club option for 2010. Connecticut tailback Cornell Brockington will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Purdue quarterback Brandon Kirsch will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. Luc Alphand of France maintained the overall lead in the Dakar Rally, winning the 13th stage as the race entered Senegal from Guinea, where one competitor struck and killed a boy who crossed the track. The accident occurred about 15 miles into the 216-mile stage, near the village of Kourahoye. The No. 420 car driven by Maris Saukans hit the boy, organizers said. China’s former head track coach, Wang Dexian, received a lifetime ban by the Chinese Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Commission, following doping violations by two of his runners. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There was no evidence of foul play, said Lt. Michael Werkema of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Potvin coached the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League. Friday night’s game between the Frostbite and the Kalamazoo Wings was postponed. Potvin was a member of the Kings’ 1993 Stanley Cup runner-up team. Fight postponed The third fight between Diego “Chico” Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo will have to wait because Corrales suffered a rib injury during sparring this week and the fight has been postponed. The WBC lightweight title bout was scheduled for Feb. 4 in El Paso, Texas. Promoters for the respective fighters said the fight could be rescheduled for late spring. Bob Arum, of Top Rank Inc., promotes Castillo. He said his matchmaker, Bruce Trampler, was working to get a new opponent for Castillo, who will keep the February date. : Robert Morales
SANTA CLARITA – It’s been quite a year in Santa Clarita high school sports – maybe our best in football terms – and it’s time to reflect on some of the highlights now that the school year has ended. The biggest celebration was Canyon High’s football team’s 21-13 victory over arch-rival Hart in the Southern Section Div. II championship at Home Depot Center in Carson in December. It was the Cowboys’ third consecutive narrow victory over the Indians, who had dominated the series in recent seasons. Picked by many to finish no better than third in the Foothill League, Canyon blossomed under the leadership of star running back J.J. DiLuigi, quarterback Austin Civita and linebacker Tyler Hawkins. A tough runner with breakaway speed and keen natural instincts for the game, DiLuigi rushed for a school-record 1,862 yards, caught 30 receptions and scored a Foothill League-record 43 touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior is one of just 10 players from the Daily News coverage area ever to score more than 40 touchdowns in a season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Civita, like DiLuigi a first-year starter, proved equally vital, especially during Canyon’s playoff run. The senior completed 61 percent for 2,670 yards and accounted for 30 touchdowns (25 passing, five rushing). In a 42-13 Div. II semifinal victory over Valencia, no one was more responsible than Civita for pushing Canyon into the title game, as he passed for a career-best 354 yards and four touchdowns. Hawkins, an aggressive hitter with a great feel for the game, led an undersized but dominant defense that included standouts Garrett Leary (defensive line,) Matt Brown (linebacker) and Chris Kingsbury (defensive back.) In the championship game, Hart, led by quarterback Tyler Lyon, receiver Troy Yudin and linebacker Patrick Sarkissian, was thirsty to avenge consecutive losses to the Cowboys, including a 16-14 defeat for the league title that came down to the final moments one month earlier. The rematch before more than 7,000 saw Lyon pass for 294 yards – 13 for 209 yards to Yudin – but Hart came inches short when DiLuigi tackled Yudin inside the 1-yard line in the final seconds. Canyon’s massive legion of supporters mobbed the lush Home Depot turf in a wild green and gold celebration. At Valencia, star quarterback Michael Herrick made headlines after passing for than 10,000 career yards to break Newbury Park’s Keith Smith’s state record. Running back Shane Vereen also came through with an incredible season, rushing for 1,675 yards, catching 52 passes and accounting for 35 touchdowns. The blazing fast junior never was caught from behind, and he was also a top defensive back and the league’s most dangerous return specialist. Hart’s girls’ basketball team won a Southern Section Div. I-A title after finishing as a runnerup three times over the previous four years. Again it was Hart and Canyon in the final, and this time Hart won 54-37 behind dependable three-year standout Taylor Lilley, who scored 19 points to spark the championship at Loyola Marymount – including a 47-foot buzzer-beater. Lilley, named Southern Section Div. I-A Player of the Year, finished among the state’s all-time leading 3-point shooters. Hart lasted until the third round of the State Playoffs, as the Indians won 29 games before succumbing to national power Lynwood. Unseeded Canyon was the Cinderella team in the playoffs. The team continually improved behind the steady front line of Nicole Leon, Brittany Thomas and Cheryl Stevens, coming through with several exciting upset victories during the playoffs. In boys’ basketball, no local team advanced past the second round of the playoffs. Yet there were some excellent overall performances by Hart’s Josh Herman and Nate Bichara, Canyon’s Kris Rincon and Bryan Lewis, Valencia’s Teddy Goetz and Donjay Kakonde, and Saugus’ D.J. Smith. The boys’ soccer star was Hart’s Matt Valaika, who scored a league single-season record 41 goals – tops in the Daily News coverage area – including six in one game. He also proved a top baseball player, signing a baseball scholarship with UC Santa Barbara. Valaika broke his own school single-season scoring record by 13 goals and was named Daily News Player of the Year. Canyon’s Shane Anderson had a fine season, along with Valencia’s Craig Jaffe and Saugus’ Kyle Ernsberger. Valaika’s schoolmate, Sarina Coutin, made her mark Hart’s girls’ team, scoring a school-record 38 goals. It wasn’t a great playoff season in baseball and softball, particularly at Valencia, where the top-seeded softball team and third-seeded baseball team failed to reach the Div. I quarterfinals. Valencia softball pitcher Jordan Taylor deserves credit as one of the top pitchers Santa Clarita ever has produced. The junior right-hander finished 26-5 with a league-record 419 strikeouts and a 0.13 ERA in 215 innings. With a 68-mph fastball and a variety of breaking pitches that swooped in at various unhittable angles, Taylor totaled nine no-hitters and tied the league record for most wins in a season. Other softball standouts included Valencia’s Jessica Spigner, Torrie Anderson and Nicole Matson, Saugus’ Sarah Hooper, Tiffany Huff and Victoria Kemp, Hart’s Jessica Shults and Destiny Rodino and Canyon’s Jenna McGivney. Valencia’s baseball team won the league title, thanks to standouts Casey Mulligan, Michael Hur, Justin Shults and Nick Pappas. The season ended with a dramatic 4-3 loss in 12 innings at Agoura, which had spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by Baseball America. Perhaps the league’s most exciting player was Canyon’s Johnny Hay, who hit a school-record 12 home runs, falling one shy of the league record. Other top players included Hart’s Matt Valaika and Mike Montgomery, Canyon’s Matt Warr and Colby Hyatt and Saugus’ Casey Stevenson and Zach Vincej. Valencia reigned supreme in boys’ volleyball, winning a Southern Section Div. II title for the third time in four seasons under coach Mark Knudsen. In the championship, Valencia lost the first two games against Corona Del Mar before rallying for the victory. “Two games is a huge hole against a team like Corona Del Mar, but I never lost sight of our goal to win the championship,” Knudsen said. Teddy Goetz was named league MVP, and teammates Kevin Ker and Stephen Cornelius enjoyed strong seasons, along with Canyon’s Chris Renfrow and Brandon Pank, Saugus’ Steven Heineman and Hart’s Dane Raleigh. Led by Taryn Robertston, Valencia’s girls’ volleyball team was also strong, winning a league title and advancing the Div. I-AA quarterfinals to match the deepest playoff run in school history. Among the area’s other top volleyball players were Canyon’s Jannalee Mays and Kassie Faulkner, Valencia’s Asha Kakonde and Lauren Wells, Saugus’ Stephanie Shardlow and Megan Thorpe and Santa Clarita Christian’s Brittney McDiffett. In girls’ tennis, Valencia twins Cassie and Alexa Strange proved dominant, along with Valencia’s Michelle Stock, Saugus Thalia Wilczynski and Hart’s Elizabeth and Isabella Tang. In boys’ tennis Jack Zapala won the league singles title. Shannon Murakami, a Saugus junior, dominated in girls’ track, setting several school distance records on her way to the State Finals. “When anyone else starts coming near me, I just fight to win,” Murakami said. “My feeling is no one wants it more than me, and when you finish first in a big meet, it’s just an amazing feeling. But it’s not about glamour. I just want to get faster.” Other top track performers included Saugus’ Lauren Moore (girls’ long jump, triple jump, high jump) and Jeannette McConnell (girls discus), Canyon’s Paul Ned (boys’ sprints), Andi Behring (girls’ shot put) and Phil Malinowski and Valencia’s Shane Vereen (boys’ sprints) and Virgil Hill (boys sprints, hurdles). In girls’ golf, Stevy Loy helped carry Valencia to its most successful girls’ season ever, as the Vikings won 32 matches and finished second in the Northern Divisional and seventh in the section final. Loy was named league MVP, an exceptional conclusion to an exceptional season after warming up by qualifying for the U.S. Golf Association national championships last summer. Other top girls’ golfers included Hart’s Tessa Harp, Ashley Redmond and Eleanna Tan, Valencia’s Michelle Mannix and Tracy White, and Saugus’ Alyssa Wohlfeiler. Boys’ golf was dominated by Valencia’s Louis Amira, the league MVP. Also impressive were Saugus’ Nick Delio and Hart’s Jason Kang. In girls’ swimming, Valencia emerged as an elite team this year with the addition of strong sprint freestyler Kasey Hartsock, along with butterfly specialist Megan Machynia and versatile Kaitlyn Salovich. Other top girls’ swimmers included Canyon’s Roxy Camuso and Chelsea Griffiths and Hart’s Jordan Danny and Molly Rogers, The top boys’ swimmers included Saugus’ Ryan Kristensen and Valencia’s Garrett Nugent. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about an incident in Bridgend today in which three men were arrested.It follows an incident in which a white van was pursued by a number of Garda cars towards the border.It is understood up to six Garda cars, including two unmarked patrol cars, may have been involved in the incident. Eye-witnesses have told Donegaldaily.com that two of the Garda cars were damaged when the white van reversed into them.More details as we get them. MEN ARRESTED AFTER GARDAI PURSUE VAN NEAR BORDER was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:bridgendGarda
Alan, Adam and Oisin pictured with their new pet kitten Catster.A kind-hearted Donegal family have adopted a little kitten who was cruelly abandoned by the roadside just outside their home.Alan Rodgers and Trio McGonagle from Dungloe found the little cat in a dishevelled state outside their home.The little kitten was extremely hungry and it looked like it hadn’t been fed for days. The family decided to take the kitten in and give it food and shelter until it got stronger.The couple’s young children Oisin and Adam grew very fond of the little kitten and asked their parents could they keep the cat.Trio told Donegal Daily, “We found the kitten in a terrible state and it looked like it had been abandoned.“He was very, very timid and frightened, we gave him food and water and he started to get stronger. “After a few days he was less timid and the boys were able to pet him and they grew very fond of him and named him ‘Catster’.“They asked us to keep him, and I was unsure but when I looked at the cat’s cute little face I knew it was the right decision to keep him and the boys were delighted. LITTLE KITTEN CRUELLY ABANDONED SAVED BY KIND HEARTED DONEGAL FAMILY was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnews
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Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer says Lee Williamson has avoided serious injury despite being stretchered off against Fulham.The Rovers midfielder was taken straight to hospital after Shaun Hutchinson’s dangerous challenge just before half-time resulted in a straight red card for the Whites defender.“Fortunately for us and for Lee, he has got lucky – there’s no break,” Bowyer said.“He has a lovely pattern down his leg so he will be badly bruised, that’s for sure, but fortunately at this moment there’s no break in it. We’re delighted for him.“Willo, I thought, was playing ever so well up until that point, but the main thing is that he has been able to limp out of here.“It is one of them where the ball runs away from the lad, he has aplogised and that’s no problem.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook