Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals vs Cilic

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After his passing shot finished the 2-hour, 30-minute match, Djokovic led the crowd in cheers and pumped his fist, ending a long day with an impromptu celebration. He beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov a few hours earlier, completing a match suspended overnight because of rain and returned a few hours later to play a rested opponent.“Quite a roller coaster, to be honest,” he said.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’Djokovic has reached the finals in Cincinnati five times and lost every time. He’s trying to become the first to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 championships.“That’s why I’m here,” he said. “I have plenty of motivation. I’ve put myself in a good position in the semifinals.” 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 Asian Games: Something for everybody – even contract bridge MOST READ “Waiting around all day and hardly seeing any tennis obviously is never fun for the tournament and the fans,” Federer said. “So we’re happy that the tournament is back underway. Today I tried to really focus on just the one match, not thinking that there is possibly going to be two.”On the women’s side, the top-ranked Halep beat Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 6-4 early Friday afternoon to reach the quarterfinals, then returned and knocked off Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-1, raising both arms in triumph at the end of her long day featuring two full matches.Halep has faced the most challenges from the rain, with one match suspended overnight Wednesday and then her third-round match held over for a day as well.“I hope it’s not going to happen again,” Halep said. “I will not complain, but it was a tough day.”Barty, who lost to Halep in last week’s Rogers Cup semifinals in Montreal, committed 32 unforced errors to Halep’s 17. Halep is seeking her first Cincinnati championship after losing in the finals last year and 2015.In a match between rested players, Petra Kvitova beat Elise Mertens 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 to reach the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MASON, OH – AUGUST 17: Novak Djokovic of Serbia gestures after breaking Milos Roanic of Canada in the third set during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPMASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track and took another step toward the title that has eluded him.Enraged by his poor play in the opening set, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, the only ATP Masters event he has yet to win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ He’ll face Marin Cilic, who won twice Friday to reach the semifinals. He beat Karen Khachanov in three sets, completing a suspended match, and got a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta, who was playing his only match of the day.Several days of rain turned the quarterfinals into an endurance test. Six men’s and three women’s singles matches were held over from Thursday because of rain.Roger Federer and Simona Halep made quick work of their rain-delayed matches Friday afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals, facing the daunting challenge of playing a few hours later in humid conditions.Federer — the top player left in the men’s bracket after No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew to get some rest — needed only 72 minutes to beat Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (6), leaving him on course for yet another Cincinnati title. He’s won a record seven despite missing the tournament the last two years because of injury.Then, it was off for a little rest before an evening match against fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka, who advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Marton Fucsovics.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Closure of LBI operations not a wise move

first_imgDear Editor,It was saddening to hear of GuySuCo’s decision to end the operations at LBI Estate. From what I understand a number of departments including the Field Workshop would be closed and its tasks discharged from the workshop at Enmore Estate.I do not think this is a wise move by GuySuCo. Given the distance between Enmore and LBI it would be both time-consuming and costly for mechanics to travel to repair machines and other equipment in the LBI cultivation.Time is important especially when tillage operations are being carried out. I recall when the Diamond cultivation was in existence, GuySuCo maintained a workshop at that location for such occasions.I also understand that the Enmore workshop is too small and cannot accommodate the total machine fleet from both LBI and Enmore. This will undoubtedly cause major problems.What is the real reason for GuySuCo’s hasty decision to close the LBI operations?Yours sincerely,Fredrick Yuvrajlast_img read more

Grande Prairie to host their first ever multi-city cricket tournament

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The city of Grande Prairie will play host to a multi-city cricket tournament this weekend.The tournament, which was organized by the Grande Prairie Cricket Association, will last three days and see teams from Fort St. John, Fort McMurray and even as far away as Calgary compete.This is the first time Grande Prairie has hosted a cricket tournament with out of town teams in the mix. Featured at the tournament will be a $50 cash prize for any fan who can make a one-handed catch of a ball hit out of the ground’s boundaries.- Advertisement -Games start September 1st at 9:00 a.m and conclude each night at 6:30 p.m. The finals will be held the evening of September 3rd.All games are free to watch and will be played at the North Ridge Cricket Grounds.For more info on the tournament visit the Grande Prairie Cricket Association Facebook Page.Advertisementlast_img read more

Classic transfer: Arsenal sign Chelsea attacker on loan

first_imgArsenal don’t do many transfer deadline day deals, but in 2011 Arsene Wenger was a very busy man indeed.Three years ago Yossi Benayoun, Chelsea’s Israeli attacker, moved on a season-long loan, joining the Gunners as part of an uncharacteristic last minute trolley dash that also saw Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta arrive.If snapping up four players was a surprise, the move for Benayoun was perhaps the most unexpected of all, but his experience proved useful and he should probably be judged a hit during his loan stint.The Israel international waited patiently for his chance in red and white and is mostly fondly remembered for scoring a late winner at Villa in a 2-1 victory that sealed three vital points.“Yossi has had to wait for his moment but he has been 100 per cent professional and got us three very important points. He works hard and shows fantastic attitude,” Wenger said following the win at Villa Park.The former Liverpool star was arguably more impressive with an excellent display against Tottenham in a crucial 5-2 win in February 2012, where he was a constant menace to the opposition defence in a victory that helped the Gunners fend off their great rivals’ challenge for Champions League qualification.After six goals in 25 games in all competitions, Benayoun returned to Chelsea, before bing loaned to West Ham for the 2012/13 season. He now plies his trade at Maccabi Haifa in his homeland. Yossi Benayoun spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Arsenal from Chelsea 1last_img read more

Liverpool maintain pursuit of Champions League football with win at Southampton

first_img1 Philippe Coutinho’s wonder strike steered Liverpool to victory against Southampton and to within two points of the Premier League top-four.Raheem Sterling netted midway through the second half to ensure the Reds recorded a fifth win in six matches to maintain their pursuit of Champions League football next season.However, Saints will feel aggrieved after a handful of penalty appeals were waved away by referee Kevin Friend, though the hosts did look out of sorts in an uninspiring match at St Mary’s.Boos rang around the stadium from the start, not for the unwelcomed return of Adam Lallana, but when Filip Djuricic was bundled over inside the box by Emre Can after Steven Davis’ sweeping pass caught Liverpool’s back-three napping.Their claims were waved away, though, and St Mary’s soon turned silent when Coutinho curled the ball into the top corner on three minutes.The Brazilian collected possession from Lazar Markovic with plenty of time and space, before sending a dipping 30-yard effort beyond the outstretched Fraser Forster for a goal-of-the-season contender.Saints responded with another penalty appeal two minutes later as Djuricic was again impeded by a clumsy challenge, this time from Joe Allen, and as the ball bobbled out Eljero Elia had a strike diverted wide by Dejan Lovren’s instinctive block.A slick breakaway from the visitors concluded in their first penalty claim when Sterling was tripped by Jose Fonte’s trailing leg, but the Saints skipper made enough contact with the ball to detract interest from the referee.More appeals erupted from the home faithful when Simon Mignolet intercepted a hopeful punt with an arm outside of the area to deny Elia, before the ball bounced off Lovren’s arm in a goalmouth scramble.The unconvincing Belgian goalkeeper rectified some tame punching with a couple of excellent stops to keep the hosts at bay.Neither side was at their fluid best, as the high-pressure approach adopted by both managers meant building attacks from deep was restricted.And it took until the hour mark for the first meaningful chance of the second half as substitute Sadio Mane latched onto Elia’s cross with a neat swivel and shot, but Martin Skrtel ensured the attempt would not trouble Mignolet.The introduction of Daniel Sturridge added more impetus to Brendan Rodgers’ frontline and the 25-year-old threatened to double Liverpool’s tally with a mazy run deep into the Southampton area, until Fonte intervened with a precise sliding tackle.But the away side did manage a second goal on 73 minutes when Sterling reacted quickest to steer the ball past Forster.The Reds hounded the hosts into a mistake as Alberto Moreno pounced on the left and his low cross caused confusion among the Saints ranks as Matthew Targett failed to clear his lines, with the England international on hand to net his sixth league goal of the campaign.Saints were restricted to set-piece efforts while, unbelievably, Liverpool only forced a first save from Forster when Sturridge tried his luck from the left.The defeat means Southampton missed the chance to move into third spot, while momentum is gathering speed for the Merseysiders who welcome Manchester City to Anfield next week. Raheem Sterling last_img read more

Ulinzi down Zoo to start 2018 KPL season on a high

first_img0Shares0000Ulinzi got their goals from Enos Ochieng, Cliff Kasuti, Daniel Waweru and Masita Masuta while Nicholas Kipkirui and 2017 KPL Player of the Year Michael Madoya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 – Ulinzi Stars kicked-off their new season on a winning note after beating visitors Zoo FC 4-2 in the first match of the 2018 Kenyan Premier League played at the Afraha Stadium on Saturday.Ulinzi got their goals from Enos Ochieng, Cliff Kasuti, Daniel Waweru and Masita Masuta while Nicholas Kipkirui and 2017 KPL Player of the Year Michael Madoya. Zoo started the game on a wrong note with Ochieng and Kasuti giving the soldiers a two goal advantage in the first ten minutes.Zoo’s attacking three of Mike Madoya, Geoffrey Gichana and Danson Chetambe combined well but couldn’t break through the solid defence of the Ulinzi Stars.Their efforts were rewarded midway through the half hour mark with Kipkurui pulling one back when he headed home from a Cylus Shitote header.Zoo’s all attack minded approach as the game progressed exposed their defence, this time Waweru making no mistake, sending his stinger to the top right corner one minute to the break to triple the soldiers lead.It was no surprise when Zoo started the half on the upper hand with some crisp passes going ahead to score a second through Madoya.-Additional reporting from Soka-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DESSIE SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR SUNDAY MORNING ACADEMY

first_imgCllr. Dessie Larkin makes a presentation to the St. Eunan’s GAA Minor Board during the Sunday Morning Academy.Pictured with Dessie are Sunday Morning Academy co-ordinator Ciaran Maguire and Minor Board Chair Person Pauric Daly.  DESSIE SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR SUNDAY MORNING ACADEMY was last modified: April 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Dessie LarkinletterkennySt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

Watch Lukaku’s awful shooting ahead of Man United’s defeat to Tottenham

first_img possible standings silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Overall he had five shots but only got two on target, while he only completed one of his three dribbles, and failed to win an aerial duel after the 12th minute.Fans at the stadium, though, got a glimpse of the performance to come at Old Trafford in the pre-match warm up and will have expected such a poor showing.One supporter, Siraj Datoo, filmed Lukaku in action and witness him scuff an awful shot, which you can see below, well wide of the posts in a sign of things to come. Latest Premier League News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED shining REVEALED huge blow Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img 1 Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in action against Tottenham Hotspur. smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice It’s safe to say Romelu Lukaku wasn’t at his best for Manchester United in their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.The Belgian star missed a glorious chance to put the Red Devils ahead but his shot, after rounding Hugo Lloris, slid the wrong side of the far post. ALTERED If you’re thinking that Lukaku had a bad half, you should have seen him training before the game… #MANTOT pic.twitter.com/kbOX16A4zu— Siraj Datoo (@dats) August 27, 2018last_img read more

JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY NOTES: DEATH OF FRANCES O’DONNELL AT THE AGE OF 102

first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Notes November 12CRAFT FAIRThe Annual Craft Fair held in Caisleain Óir Annagry will take place on Friday December 5th. To book a table contact Seamus at 074 9548723 or Caisleain Óir Hotel at 074 9548113. THE LATE FRANCES O’DONNELLThe death has taken place in England of Frances O’Donnell nee Rodgers formerly of Kerrytown. Aged 102 years, she was a daughter of late Hughie Rodgers (Den) and Annie McBride (Thimlín). Frances was predeceased by her husband the late Patrick O’Donnell (Eoin Phádraig) and her brothers the late Dan and Tim Rodgers Kerrytown. The sympathy of the community is extended to her family, nephews, nieces, relations and friends.ACTIVITIESThe autumn season of activities and classes is presently underway at Annagry Community Hall. On Mondays Pilates, Set Dancing and Boxing, Tuesdays Dressmaking and Fly Tying, Wednesdays Guitar, Social Media, Crochet and Boxing, Fridays Foróige and Boxing, Saturdays Hip Hop. For further information contact annagryhall@gmail.com or 074 62591. TABLE QUIZThere will be a table quiz in Casadh an tSugain Loughanure on Friday night November 14th starting at 9.30pm. The proceeds are in aid of Loughanure Christmas lights. Please come out and supportSYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to her relatives and friends of the late Margaret Roarty, St Peter’s Terrace Dungloe and formely of Cúl a’ Cnoic Annagry and Diane Byrne Bunaman (see obituary next week) who died recently.LOTTO There was no winner of the €2420 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for November 5th. The numbers drawn were 2-4-13-23. Brian O’Donnell Belcruit West, Kevin White Loughanure, Neil Doherty Loughanure, Ryan Gallagher Mullaghduff and Francis Sharkey Ranamona matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 12th is €2480 If you’re not in, you can’t win!100+ DRAWThe following people who won in the 100+ October Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 Neil Boyle (Peter) Annagry. €200 Nora Greene Rann na Feirste. €100 Phil Ward Belcruit, Grace Boyle Mullaghderg, Brian Gillespie Mullaghduff. €50 Mary Ward (H) Belcruit, Nigel McBride Meendernasloe, Mark Sharkey Mullaghderg, Billy Mooney The Cope Annagry, John Gallagher Toin a’ Bhaile, Hughie Hanlon Calhame, Margaret Trimble Loughanure and Ronan Conlon Mullaghduff. The next draw will take place on November 26th. There is a limited number of spaces available, so if you wish to join draw contact Naomh Muire Club committee members.COMHGHAIRDEAS Congratulations to the local participants in this year’s Oireachtas na Samhna held in Killarney recently. Brian Ó Domhnaill (Danny Minnie) as Anagaire was second in Corn Uí Riada singing competition. Bríd Anna Ní Baoill as Rann na Feirste won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. Clann Mac Suibhne from Loughanoran Annagry was most successful in winning prizes in Storytelling, Recitation and Agallamh Beirte.TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Make A Wish Ireland will be held in Caisleáin Óir Annagry on Wednesday November 12th at 10pm. Teams of four €20 per table. Thank you for your continued support.SCÓR NA NÓGComhghairdeas le Róise Nic Ruairí o Chlub Óige Rann na Feirste agus Fo Chumann CLG Naomh Muire atá fríd go dtí Comortas Conndae Scór na nÓg i mBaile Dhún na nGall ar an 23ú Samhan. Bhí Róise i gcomortas aisteoracht. Míle bhuíochas do na paistí eile agus Bríd Anna, as an taispéantas fiuntach a thug said i nGleann Fhinne oiche Shatharn.JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY NOTES: DEATH OF FRANCES O’DONNELL AT THE AGE OF 102 was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Annagry newsCommunity newslast_img read more

It all comes back

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “‘Son of Red Car’ makes long-awaited return to Valley” (Oct. 30): Those Red Cars were my main transportation for over two years to and from North Hollywood High School. I got on board at Vineland and Moorpark, and got off on Colfax. Remember the Friday nights in Hollywood, going to Los Angeles for a downtown shopping experience on the Red Cars? I rode the Red Cars down to Long Beach, and with the big red ones, it felt like you were flying along the countryside. And then due to the infinite wisdom of our leaders and the coercion of big oil, big auto manufacturers and tire manufacturers, the Red Cars began to disappear. But look what has happened: Now those same routes of big red are being used on so-called new trains, subways and buses. John Adams Camarillo Pumpkin to turkey We were always curious about those accordion-clad buses lumbering about Warner Center. The pumpkin buses seem to be turning into turkeys. As I understand it, the Orange Line will take 42 minutes (on a good day) to the Metro, which will then take another 20 minutes or so to L.A. I am at the 5-110 freeway ramp in 40 minutes, so where’s the incentive for me to use the Orange Line? What about a monorail along the 118 to the 101? Using old rights of way does not mean it is the right way to install mass transit in the West Valley. Leigh Datzker Woodland Hills Orange Line whiners Stop whining about the Orange Line. Has anybody who relies on bus service complained yet? It seems only car owners do. Some suggestions for everybody’s safety: Turn off cell phones, eat/drink at home or in a restaurant, put on makeup at home; pay attention to other traffic, don’t run every red light that comes your way, and keep to the speed limit. It’s a stretch, I know. Maybe then we won’t have to shell out more money for safety measures to keep incompetent drivers out of our/harm’s way. Stalling construction last year cost enough. Christina Sjoblom West Hills Wrong country Re “MTA launches the busway with great hoopla; More than 30,000 riders on Day One” (Oct. 30): Can you tell me what Aztec dancers represent? Nowhere in U.S. history is there any record of Aztecs in our country. Aztecs were a civilization of Mexico. Why honor them on the Orange bus line? Barbara Mark Valencia Orange appeal I enjoyed taking a ride on the recently opened Orange Line. I think it’s a great way of getting across town. I believe many people will take advantage of it. There were a lot of positive comments from other passengers. Three very well-placed stops are Pierce and Valley colleges and the thriving Warner Center. It’s a plus to the Valley. I’m pleased with it, “orange” you? Pamela Taguinot Woodland Hills Good first step Re “Cheney aide indicted” (Oct. 29): This should be a good step toward finally exposing this group who operated out of the office of Dick Cheney to smear and diminish the critics of the Bush claims of nuclear weapons in Iraq to justify going to war. It is a corruption of some magnitude and an assault against our country to lie to get us into an unnecessary, shameful war. Sharon R. Fox West Hills Seek permission It is easier to seek forgiveness than permission. The union whiners complain Proposition 75 is a big-business, special-interest, unnecessary boondoggle, which the taxpayers will have to pay for. How? I would rather have a union to which I belong seek my permission to make political contributions than be allowed to make a donation to a political cause I do not agree with. Make unions seek permission of their members. Vote yes on Proposition 75. Craig Crippen West Hillslast_img read more