Meanwhile, 303IB commander, Army Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, lauded the attentiveness of the local populace as mishandling explosives could have caused serious injuries and loss of life./PN BACOLOD City – A team of explosives and ordnance disposal experts from the military detonated five explosives yesterday in Barangay Busay, Bago City, Negros Occidental. Major John Joel Batusbatusan, Bago City police chief, then requested assistance from the 303IB’s Explosives and Ordnance Disposal Battalion to safely dispose of the items. Bago City police, several local officials, and local residents responded to the area and found more explosive devices. Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade spokesperson, Major Franco Ver Lopez, said they received a resident that a farmer unearthed a fragmentation grenade in his rice field. Personnel from the 1st platoon and 2nd company of the disposal battalion facilitated the process. Among the recoveries included one fragmentation grenade, a rifle grenade, a projectile grenade, and two fuse assemblies.
16 May 2017 Turner and Broadhurst top the Brabazon Trophy qualifiers Somerset’s Matt Turner won the southern qualifier for the Brabazon Trophy with 66 at Littlestone, Kent – which included a stunning front nine of eight-under par 28. In the north, Warwickshire’s Sam Broadhurst – son of Senior Open Champion Paul Broadhurst – topped the leaderboard on five-under par at Sandiway, Cheshire. They each led 31 players into next week’s English men’s open amateur stroke play championship at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf. The 62 qualifiers will join over 80 exempt players to challenge for one of amateur golf’s great titles on the famed Hotchkin course. Turner (pictured top), from Burnham and Berrow, was five-under for the round and won the south event by a shot from Todd Clements (Braintree, Essex). He commented on his remarkable front nine: “I’ve never had nine holes like that before, everything went in. It was some of the best golf I’ve ever played.” He started with three consecutive birdies, holing out from 3ft, 10ft and 15ft, before parring the fourth. A ‘standard’ birdie followed on the par five fifth, where his second shot finished on the front edge. He holed out from 15ft for another birdie on the sixth, then chipped in for eagle three on the seventh. The eighth provided yet another birdie where he holed from about 8ft, before he reached the turn with a par at nine. “I was thinking ‘don’t mess up!’” said Turner. “I knew the back nine was going to be a lot tougher because it was straight back into the wind.” He had two bogeys and a double on the way home before signing off with a birdie on 18th. His score sees him into the Brabazon Trophy field for the second year in a row. At Sandiway, Broadhurst, pictured right (Atherstone) booked his second appearance in the Brabazon when he carded 65 to win by two shots from Kieron Harman of Wales and Thomas Hamson (Notts). He had just one bogey on his card, alongside four birdies and an eagle on the fourth, where he hit his second to within a foot of the hole. “I’m really happy with the score. I felt I struggled for the first few holes but after that I struck it really nicely and holed some clutch putts,” he said. Broadhurst is at college in the USA and hoping to follow his father into professional ranks. “That’s the dream and if I keep shooting rounds like today and holing putts you never know.” Meanwhile, he caddied for his father in last year’s Senior Open and will be back on the bag this summer in both The Open and the Senior Open. “It should be a good two weeks,” he said. “I know his game quite well and he trusts me, I like to think.” Click here for full scores from the southern qualifier Click here for full scores from the northern qualifer
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Former West Indies Women captain Merissa Aguilleira believes that the regional side is capable of securing championship honours in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which starts next month in India.West Indies women have reached the penultimate stage of the competition on three successive occasions, but the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman believes that they can go all the way this time.”I am really excited about this tournament because I truly believe it is time for us to win this T20 World Cup,” said Aguilleira.”It has been three consecutive times we have reached the semi-finals, so it’s about time, but I have all faith in the girls, and I truly believe we can cross that mantle.”Aguilleira has been in prolific form since she was relieved from her duties as captain, a title that has been handed to Jamaican cricketer Stafanie Taylor.She roared to two powerful half-centuries in St Lucia last October to help West Indies Women come from behind to beat Pakistan in an ODI series 3-1 and said consistency would ensure that Windies Women lift the World T20 trophy.LACKING CONSISTENCY”I must say consistency because we have been lacking that for quite some time,” said Aguilleira, a 10-year veteran who has played 86 ODIs and 73 T20s.”One minute we are up; next minute, we are down. But I think once we get that consistency going, everything will fall into alignment.”Aguilleira is part of a squad that includes a number of reserve players in a training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados, preparing for a tour of South Africa before the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India. They are participating in an on-field training programme as well as a number of personal-development sessions before leaving for South Africa in two batches on February 9 and 10.”I will be going forward in South Africa with full fire, trying to continue from where I left off in St Lucia,” she said.”I have really been putting in some work so, hopefully, I can go out there and contribute for the team.”
Barcelona and Real Madrid have ruled out buying Fernando Torres from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.They say both clubs were sounded out about signing the Spaniard but were not interested.The Independent claim Torres will not be sold in January but may be offloaded at the end of the season if his form does not improve.And the Daily Star say Chelsea are are preparing a £30m offer for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.The Mail suggest Italian club Napoli are interested in QPR duo Alejandro Faurlin and Adel Taarabt.Picking up on recent comments by both Faurlin’s agent and Rangers’ former European scout the paper suggests a double raid is being planned.This page is updated throughout the day. Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Solskjaer demands players wear Man Utd club suits on matchdayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ordered his players wear their club suits before all games.The Daily Mail says Solskjaer has ordered United’s players to wear their official club suits to all matches as he continues to impose his ethos on the squad.The United stars are still allowed to travel in their club tracksuits, as they did on the train to Watford for Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham.But when Solskjaer and his players arrived at Wembley 24 hours later, they were more formally dressed in suit and tie on the instructions of their caretaker manager.A smarter dress code is just one of the ground rules Solskjaer has borrowed from Sir Alex Ferguson, who was seen at United’s Carrington training ground again on Saturday before the squad left for London.The 45-year-old, who has done the same at Molde, informed the United players of the new regulation on their warm-weather training break last week. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view of the field prior to the start of the game between the Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Expansion talk for the Big 12 has been going on for years. It will likely continue to go on for years, too. Texas’ athletic director, Mike Perrin, said this evening that he thinks this is a dialogue that could “continue several years.”Texas AD Mike Perrin on expansion: “I think this is a dialogue that could continue several years.”— David Ubben (@davidubben) June 1, 2016The conference’s commissioner has a less vague timeline. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he hopes a decision is made – one way or another – by the end of the summer. Big 12 commish Bowlsby on timeline for expansion: ‘I’m going to push for decisions to be made one way or another by the end of the summer.’— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) June 1, 2016Houston, among other teams, is pushing to join the Big 12. The Cougars appear to be a great fit for the league, but it’d be surprising if the conference adds just one school. With 10 universities currently in the conference, it would make most sense to add at least two (or four) teams.
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Alabama, unsurprisingly, has the best odds of reaching this season’s College Football Playoff. Bovada released College Football Playoff odds for the 2016 season and the Crimson Tide are at the top. Nick Saban’s team has 3/2 odds to make this year’s playoff. Alabama is trailed by:Oklahoma – 7/4Michigan – 9/5Clemson – 2/1Ohio State – 2/1Top odds to make CFP (per @bovadaLV) Alabama 3/2#Sooners 7/4 Michigan 9/5 Clemson 2/1 Ohio State 2/1Other Big 12: #OkState 7/1, TCU 17/2,— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) July 22, 2016The odds for the other top teams:LSU – 3/1Tennessee – 13/4Florida State – 7/2Notre Dame – 4/1USC – 4/1Florida – 7/1Oklahoma State – 7/1Who are you picking to reach this season’s College Football Playoff?The season starts in a little more than a month.