Harlee Dean keeps his place alongside Tony Craig at centre-back for Brentford at Bolton, who welcome Joe Mason back from injury but are still without Liam Trotter.James Tarkowski, available again after suspension, is on the Bees bench along with fit-again duo Tommy Smith and Nico Yennaris. Bolton: Lonergan, McNaughton, Dervite, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Pratley, Danns, Chung-Yong, Beckford, Mason.Subs:Kenny, Moxey, Hall, Clayton, M Davies, Vela, C Davies. Brentford: Button, McCormack, Dean, Craig, Bidwell, Douglas, Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota, Gray.Subs: Bonham, Toral, Diagouraga,Tarkowski, Smith, Yennaris, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.NEW YORK — The A’s making history by becoming the first club to ever try “bullpenning” in the playoffs isn’t even the craziest part about the whole thing. That distinction belongs to the man actually starting the game.A’s reliever Liam Hendriks will open up Wednesday night’s wild-card game, opposing Yankees starter Luis Severino.Tasked with getting through a clean first inning at Yankee Stadium is the same Hendriks …
16 July 2012Strengthening African unity and advancing the transformation of the continent are top of the agenda for the newly elected chairperson of the African Union Commission, South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.“I would like to make a contribution like any African citizen,” Dlamini Zuma told reporters at a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, just hours before leaders attending the AU summit voted for their organisation’s top job.“I would like to make a contribution to our organisation, that’s what has motivated me to come back,” she said.Asked what she would do differently if she were head of the AU Commission, Dlamini Zuma emphasised that unity within the AU was her priority, but added that she would need some space to familiarise herself with the “ins and outs” of the continental body.She highlighted her experience as a foreign minister for almost a decade as among the skills that would work to her advantage.Dlamini Zuma also dismissed claims that the issue of the election of a chairperson had divided the African Union.“I think an election in any democracy is a competition between a number of candidates for any position. They stand and get voted and whoever wins, wins.“I don’t think any election should be seen as divisive … whoever wins here today we should all support, irrespective of where we were at the beginning of the election.”South Africa’s Presidency said last week that southern African countries had nominated Dlamini Zuma because she had the required skills and competence to lead the AU’s executive arm.“The region is driven by the objective of transforming the AU into an efficient and effective continental body,” the Presidency said.Dlamini Zuma went on to win Sunday’s vote, becoming the first woman, and first member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to head the AU Commission.Source: SANews.gov.za
Legendary Springbok rugby scrumhalf and captain Joost van der Westhuizen died on Monday 6 February after five years battling motor neuron disease. He was 45.Joost van der Westhuizen was instrumental in the Springboks’ World Cup triumph in 1995. But tragically, the legendary scrumhalf could not triumph over motor neuron disease. (screenshot via Youtube)Former Springbok rugby scrumhalf, captain and legend, Joost van der Westhuizen, has died at age 45 after a long battle with motor neuron disease.The J9 Foundation, which Van der Westhuizen established to fight the incurable disease, confirmed his passing on Monday 6 February. After his vital organs began to fail on Friday 3 February, he was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday and placed on life support.The foundation said he passed away on Monday after “putting up an incredible fight” over the weekend.He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease, in 2011. The disease attacks the body’s neurons, weakening the body’s voluntary muscles. This can result in difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and eventually breathing.Van der Westhuizen played a pivotal role in the Springbok’s first Rugby World Cup title in 1995. In his prime, he was considered the world’s greatest scrumhalf. He is still regarded as one of the legends of the game.Van der Westhuizen spent his entire club career with the Blue Bulls, from 1993 until 2003, with great success. But he will be best remembered for his international playing career.He featured in 89 tests for the Springboks and scored 38 tries, a record only broken by Bryan Habana in 2011, at the Rugby World Cup. He captained South Africa during the 1999 World Cup where they finished third. Van der Westhuizen retired from international rugby in 2003 as South Africa’s record cap holder.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Meanwhile, Alyssa Valdez bagged the Most Valuable Player award and her Creamline took third place after beating Power Smashers, 25-20, 11-25, 25-20, 25-19. Creamline swept the best-of-three series.Earlier, Cignal captured the men’s title after downing Air Force, 17-25, 27-25, 27-25, 16-25, 15-10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 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 Banal fuels Flying V’s perfect run 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net got enough spunk to halt Pocari Sweat’s seemingly unstoppable freight train Tuesday night.Grethcel Soltones finally put it down with a down the line attack to give the Water Defenders a 25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 15-13, win and extend the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference finals at Philsports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT “I told them that let’s just believe we can do it, we just have to keep our confidence level high all the time,” said BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb.Game 3 will be on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLizzlee Ann Pantone made 23 digs and 13 receives, while import Jennifer Keddy took care of the offense, delivering 20 points for BaliPure.BaliPure took a match point, 24-23, in the third set on a Keddy block of Desiree Dadang’s attempt. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments