Clint Hill faces a late fitness testKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 28 November 2015Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)BetVictor.com preview: QPR’s relegation odds cut – but they should beat LeedsMatch in a nutshell: QPR aim to break a six-hour goal drought against Steve Evans’ Leeds.Five key battles: Including Matty Phillips v Charlie TaylorInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf)Fitness tests: Charlie Austin (calf), Clint Hill (knee)Suspended: Leroy FerLEEDS UNITEDRuled out: Ross Turnbull (broken ankle).Fitness tests: Charlie Taylor (illness), Sol Bamba (toe)Suspended: Gaetano Berardi Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Sandro, Faurlin, Yun; Luongo; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Hill, Angella, Tozser, Henry, Doughty, Hoilett, Petrasso, Austin, Blackwood, Polter, Grego-Cox.Leeds: Silvestri; Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor; Dallas, Cook, Bridcutt, Mowatt; Antenucci, Wood. Subs from: Grimes, Peacock-Farrell, Byram, Bamba, Adeyemi, Murphy, Erwin, Botaka, Doukara. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D L L W (4 points)Home: D W D W D (9 points)Leeds total: L W W L D (7 points)Away: W D D L W (8 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 7; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 2; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Leeds United: Wood 6; Antenucci 5; Mowatt 2; Adeyemi 1, Cook 1, Cooper 1, Taylor 1.Last five meetings1 March 2014: QPR 1 Leeds 131 August 2013: Leeds 0 QPR 17 May 2011: QPR 1 Leeds 218 December 2010: Leeds 2 QPR 020 February 2007: Leeds 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Leeds 2 wins, 2 draws Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Great Britain’s Joseph Cordina (R) fights Philippines’ Charly Coronel Suarez during the Men’s Light (60kg) match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro – Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZAssociation of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines is not guaranteeing anything when it comes to the Philippines’ bid in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur next month, but it’s not tempering expectations either.Abap executive director Ed Picson on Tuesday said ABAP is aiming to sweep all six gold medals at stake in boxing tournament of the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT Charly Suarez (light welterweight), Eumir Felix Marcial (middleweight), Carlo Paalam (light flyweight), Ian Bautista (flyweight) and John Martin (light heavyweight) are carrying the country’s fight in the sport.“At the risk of sounding immodest, six,” Picson told reporters during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum when asked about ABAP’s end goal in the SEA Games. “I think we have a pretty solid team in the SEA Games.”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 starsPicson is convinced the boxers have what it takes to deliver.“We’re not going to send a boxer that has no chance of winning. I believe that all our boxers are capable,” Picson said. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony CJ Perez backs up the hype in Pirates debut Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “I’m not guaranteeing that [we’re going to get all the gold medals] but I can tell you that they are very determined to get the gold medal.The boxers are currently training in Guangzhou, China. The team returns on July 22 and will leave for Malaysia on Aug. 17 three days before the competition unfolds.“We hope the exposure the boxers are getting are enough. There’s no excuse for failure because they’ve been given exposure and equipment,” said Picson.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag 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 Maybe it’s in the way NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio has his wards thinking nowadays.“I told [the players] to make a name for themselves,” he said, when asked about the team’s spectacular showing in a 109-83 rout of TNT that knocked the KaTropa out of contention for a twice-to-beat playoff privilege.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThen, unearthing his battle cry when he coached a severely underdog University of Santo Tomas squad to an improbable UAAP title in 2006, Jarencio added; “‘Yung ‘pride, puso, palaban,’ doon na lalabas ‘yan (The pride, heart and fighting spirit will eventually come out).”NorthPort’s victory over TNT, indeed, caught Compton’s attention. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Batangas, Zamboanga advance to semis Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sean Anthony (with the ball) has been very steady for NorthPort all conference long. —RICHARD A. REYESAlaska coach Alex Compton thinks NorthPort is “pretty darned good” and that the Batang Pier’s record is a poor reflection of their true worth.“[T]heir record is so deceiving,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “We’ve been here at the bottom. We’re just trying to get to playing right,” Compton added.Meralco is also looking at fanning its flickering playoff plans to life against a Barangay Ginebra squad at 7 p.m.But the Bolts need a lot of things to go their way to stay alive.The Gin Kings (6-3) have little at stake in the game as they are already in the playoffs—but out of the race for the playoff bonus.Meanwhile, with the league to celebrate its 44th anniversary on April 9, prices of tickets for the whole of next month will be slashed by 44 percent in select sections of the venues.Forty-four prizes will be raffled off, and the first 44 government employees who can show their IDs will be given free admission to the venues every game day for the whole month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I don’t know if you watched [their game against TNT] but they’re pretty darned good,” he said.But that’s not the reason Compton is wary of Jarencio’s boys when they clash in a survival battle at 4:30 p.m.“I was at their game with Phoenix, their game with Meralco,” Compton said, noting the Batang Pier’s narrow losses earlier in the conference.Compton saw how NorthPort could have easily won both save for key breaks that went against it. Had the Batang Pier gotten those breaks to go their way, Compton would have been facing a 6-4 squad.And Alaska (4-6), which is coming off a 114-96 beating at the hands of San Miguel last Sunday, won’t treat NorthPort as a fellow sub-.500 squad as it shoots for a victory that could nudge the Aces into seventh place—good enough for a spot in the quarterfinal round.ADVERTISEMENT